Google Quietly Launches Latitude Leaderboards, Threatens Foursquare Under Its Breath
Google didn't exactly offer much fanfare for this new feature -- as far as we can tell, it still hasn't been officially announced. With the latest update to the Maps app, Mountain View delivered an extra level of functionality to the all but forgotten Latitude. Now check check-ins earn you points which are tallied and used to rank Google+ users on a global leaderboard, just like on Foursquare.

LG Optimus Vu

LG Announces Optimus Vu with 5-Inch Display
LG today revealed the Optimus Vu, a new Android phone that boasts a five-inch, in-plane switching display with a 4:3 aspect ratio and 1024 x 768 pixels. The device will include a stylus, similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy Note. The Optimus Vu will ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, though LG says it will be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich within three months of its release.
Phone Scoop

Globe & Mail News App for Android Officially Released
The Globe & Mail seemed to have shunned Android for the first couple years of its existence, focusing instead on improving its iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry apps. But the market share tides have turned and the people have spoken, and we have an Android app to prove it.

How to Create Animated GIFs With Your Smartphone
Did you know you can whip up tasty animated GIFs on your iPhone or Android handset, in seconds, free? Whether you want to join in with a popular meme, give a social avatar a bit of motion enhancement or just create something that will make your friends laugh, we have a super-simple way to do it.