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PC Advisor's top five tweets of the week – 4th August 2011

Musings from Twitterville we had to share

From the best Android app ever to the scary fact that hackers posted personal details of readers of the Sun on the web, there's been plenty of tech news to keep the fingers of ideal Twitter users busy. Here's our top five tweets of the week.

The Best Android apps....ever

While Apple's iPhone is arguably the most popular smartphone in the UK at the moment, there's no doubt handsets running Google's Android mobile platform are certainly surging in popularity. One of the best features about a smartphone is the ability to install and use apps, but there are literally thousands in the Android Market. Fear not, we spent hours trawling Google's official app store to find the apps that you can't live without.
"PC Advisor's guide to the best Android apps. If you're rocking Android, you won't be able to live without these apps," we tweeted.

Personal details of The Sun readers posted online

The week didn't get off to the greatest of starts, when it comes to personal information security anyway, after News International has revealed that personal details belonging to web users that entered competitions on The Sun website had been posted online. The details were harvested during an attack on the website last month, which saw hacking group LulzSec redirecting visitors to the website to a fake story claiming Rupert Murdoch, owner of News International, had been found dead. The headline read: "Media moguls body discovered" complete with a spelling mistake, while the story said Murdoch's body had been found in his garden by police. PC Advisor's Deputy news editor CarrieSkinner tweeted: "Personal details of The Sun users posted online. Information was harvested during LulzSec attack".

Google Maps for Mobile offers public transport directions

Google revealed this week it has added public transport details for London to Google Maps for mobile. The services uses a smartphone's GPS to identify the users location. Once a destination has been entered, the map will offer the Tube and bus routes to complete the journey. Furthermore, those with a Google Android handset using the search engine's Navigation turn-by-turn direction service within Google Maps for Mobile will also be offered alerts as to when they need to get off a bus or tube during their journey.
"For all the lost cockneys out there: Google updates Maps for Mobile to include Public Transport directions in London," we said.

Would you announce your pregnancy on Facebook?

Facebook introduced an option to add an 'expected child', its estimated date of birth, and even a name, this week to your page on the social networking profile. But PC Advisor Editor MattJEgan couldn't help but wonder if it's a step too far?
"Would you announce your pregnancy on Facebook? (I'm not pregnant, it's a paunch BTW)," he tweeted.

BlackBerry Torch 9850

Associate editor RosieHattersley was lucky enough to get a good look at the BlackBerry Torch 9850, one of five new handsets unveiled by RIM this week.
"Hands on with the BlackBerry Torch 9850," she said in a tweet.

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