This 99-Cent Android App Enables Speed Reading in Reading Apps

-+*When I was working on that post earlier today on Instapaper’s new speed reading feature, I came across another app which added a similar feature to Android reading apps. SpeedRead with Spritz is a 99 cent which uses Spitz’s speed reading service to offer an incredibly fast reading option. The app works with just about any Android… Read More »

Blu to Launch Smartphone Running Cyanogen (Sans Google Apps) Later This Year

-+*Cyanogen CEO Kirt McMaster has said that he believes his version of Android OS can compete on equal footing with Google’s, but now it seems he didn’t mean it. Along with raising $80 million in capital, Cyanogen also picked up a new manufacturing partner yesterday. Later this year the budget smartphone maker Blu is going to… Read More »

Cyanogen Raises $80 Million in Funding from Qualcomm, Telefonica, Rupert Murdoch

-+*Cyanogen announced today that it has raised $80 million in a Series C funding round from investors including Twitter, Qualcomm, Telefónica, Smartfren Telecom, Index Ventures, Rupert Murdoch, and several yet to be announced partners. Existing investors Benchmark, Andreessen Horowitz, Redpoint Ventures, and Tencent Holdings Ltd. also participated. Rumors have been circulating for the past couple months that the Android… Read More »

Dropbox’s New and Improved Android App Adds PDF Viewer, In-Doc Search

-+*Continuing their roadmap of “help people get work done with our app”, Dropbox launched a new version of its Android app earlier this week. Android Police reports that the new Dropbox app features a PDF viewer, and a new option for in-document searching of Word, Powerpoint, and PDF files. I don’t have an Android device handy so I… Read More »