Posts Tagged ‘android’
Those who know me in real life and in the digital world know that I change my mobile phone on more than a regular basis. In fact in 2012 I change phones 15 times!! I had everything from HTC One X, SGS3, Note 2 and anything in between. Now some would say I have a problem others would say I am just crazy. I could agree in some respects as it’s not normal behaviour to go through that many devices in one year alone.Google+ Profile
If you have a Samsung Galaxy Note II, then you’ll probably be happy to hear about a new app being developed by xda user LegendK95, called SPenBoard Switcher.
One of the best things about the Note II is the ability to use the S-Pen to write, instead of tapping keys with your fingers as you normally would. The stock Samsung keyboard includes this feature, but for those of us who prefer 3rd-party keyboards (such as Swiftkey), it’s a hassle to manually change over the keyboard when using, and not using the S-Pen. It doesn’t appear that you need root either, so all of you can enjoy this one!Google+ Profile
I’m not the hugest fan of cases on a smartphone. Generally speaking, they add bulk and ugliness to something that is more than just function, something that was designed to be beautiful. Why would you hide that? Well, one reason is to keep it beautiful, to protect it from bumps and falls. When I heard about the Tech 21 Impact Snap case, I was definitely intrigued.Google+ Profile
If you use your smartphone for more than just making calls and receiving texts, it’s probably same to assume you struggle with battery life. One of the great things about (the majority of) android phones is the removable battery. That means you can carry a spare or two and simple swap them out when you run out of charge. I have to say though, the Galaxy Note II is probably the exception to this rule thanks to the huge 3100 mAh battery included inside. But, the gadget freak inside me always loves having a spare battery around, you know, just in case!Google+ Profile
Generally speaking, I’m not a great believer in phone cases. Having said that, I pretty much always use on one my phones. However, I have very specific requirements around what is allowed to wrap itself around my beautiful (and expensive) smartphone.
I feel pain right down to my core whenever I see an expensive smartphone wrapped up in some bulky, ugly case. It’s just plain disrespectful, to both the phone and the engineers that spent (probably) months designing this thing so it fits in your hand perfectly, and making sure that it’s pleasing to the eye! (Well ok, sometimes those engineers probably deserve being kicked out of the door but we’re talking in an ideal world here!).Google+ Profile
There are apps you use on a daily basis, and there are apps that you set up once and work all day without you actually having to do anything at all. If you ask me, these apps are just as important or even more so than apps you interact with directly. Lets take a look at my current top picks!
Why not check out my Top 7 Android apps I use daily too?Google+ Profile
Everyone has a set of apps they just can’t live without. If you’re like me, this list of apps is by no means dynamic, it changes often as my own needs change as well as the functionality of apps change. There are also some apps that “just work”. There are many apps I rely on that just work, on a day-to-day basis I have little to no interaction with these apps directly, but my world would literally crumble if they didn’t do their job (metaphorically speaking of course!).
The list below is my current set relating to the first category, these are apps I use EVERY single day, without fail.
Why not check out my Top 8 Android Apps That Just Work too?
Possibly the best and most fully featured twitter app available for android. There are two things to Plume that put it head and shoulders above any other twitter app out there now. The first is how it handles lists, you don’t even have to have your main timeline showing at all. That’s priceless to me. The second is the addition of tweetmarker support. This essentially stores your current read position in the cloud, it works for every list and means you can easily jump from device to device and pick up where you left off.Google+ Profile
Phones have limited internal memory nowadays. Now this didn’t used to be a huge problem, but with some of the latest android games coming in at over 1GB, that limited internal memory soon becomes a restriction, while that 16, 32 or even 64GB microSD card is sitting there barely utilised. Wouldn’t it be great if you could force apps to read their data from your external microSD card rather than from your internal memory? Well… now you can!Google+ Profile
Generally speaking I have different requirements in a case for my tablets and phones. Phones I always go thin, light and unobtrusive. Tablets however, are a different story. I tend to carry tablets in hand or in a bag, and as such I like to know the tablet is fully protected, whilst also ensuring none of the style of the tablet is lost. This is where the DodoCase comes in!Google+ Profile