Android app

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I reviewed the Belkin WeMo Smart Home Automation Switch about a year ago, and at the time, you really needed an iOS device to control the products.  There was an Android app, but it was in beta, but Belkin announced late last month that the Android app is ready.  Just like with the iOS app [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Home, Kitchen, News
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What do you want to learn more about?  How to program or start your own business?  How to take better pictures, decorate a cake, play a musical instrument?  How to dance or do yoga?  Udemy can provide you with classes on all these subjects - and many more.  Udemy is an app for iPhone or [...]

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Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
dinnertime-app

If your child has his or her own Android phone or tablet, you might want to set some limits on exactly when they can access the apps on the device.  Using the DinnerTime parental controls app, you can set times during which the child cannot use any app on the tablet.  There's a Dinner Time [...]

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By day I work at Cummins Inc. in the engineering application support group. Our main job is to help users all over the world with their application problems. We do a lot of troubleshooting, uninstalling and reinstalling of software. One of the tools in our tech arsenal is Piriform's CCleaner, which cleans the gunk out [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Articles
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After upteen years at the same address, my family will soon be moving into a almost time-capsule mid-century condo.  Moving has a lot of work and a lot of expense associated with it (and I'm not just talking about the mortgage, either), so I want to be sure I get things right the first time. [...]

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peterest-app

You know about Pinterest, the website that Wikipedia defines as a "a pinboard-style, photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and hobbies."  What if you're only interested in sharing and collecting pet and animal photos?  With Peterest, you'll be able to upload, manage, share, browse, and mark favorite photos [...]

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Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
CyanDelta

If like me your Android devices are rooted and running alternate ROMs  then you'll be sick of downloading 200+MB files everytime an update comes out. If you're running Cyanogen 10.1 nightlies then you'll be downloaded these files, well, every night.  CyanDelta Updater is an app that does incremental downloads of your CM 10.1 nightly downloading only [...]

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I'm going to make a strange admission here for a gadgeteer:  I'm not really a power user on my phone or my tablet.  Though I use my devices for all sorts of things, though I love to play with alternate ROMs and want my devices to be fast and responsive, in the end I'm a [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Reviews
Inapp purchase

As a followup to Janet's article about restricting in-app purchases on an iPad, here's the guide to doing it on Android.  Like Janet, I've heard so many of my less technology-bent friends complain that they handed their Android device to say their nieces and nephews to play games and keep them busy, and lo and [...]

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tasker

Julie mentioned this app in her article on using NFC tags and promised a followup review. Well at the moment it's on sale on the Google Play Store for $1.99. That's 69% off it's normal price of $6.49. I've played with Tasker and it's a fantastic and powerful program allowing you to automate and manipulate all sorts [...]

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Gmailnotifybar

Got the latest Gmail client for your Android 4.1.x (Jellybean) device yet? The new version allows you to choose if you want to archive or reply to a new email directly from your notification bar without having to open the client. Handy for short emails but not quite so good for longer ones :) I've [...]

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Posted in: Android related, News
RomCleaner

Whether it's put there by your Telco or your device manufacturer, bloatware is a pain.  Utilities that you'll never use are taking up valuable storage space and system resources.  If your device is rooted, you can manually remove a lot of this app-by-app.  But every time you get an update for the ROM, you'll have [...]

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siyahkernel

If you're like me, your Android devices don't stay stock for very long.  Sometimes my devices are rooted and have alternate ROMs on them before I've even fired it up for the first time. Siyah Kernel is an alternative kernel for the Samsung Galaxy S3 (and S2) that allows you to adjust things like CPU speed, under- [...]

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I'm not a big Facebook user, but these days it's a bit of a necessary evil. In my opinion, the official Facebook app for Android is nothing short of atrocious. It appears just to be a different interface to the mobile web site. Friendcaster is an alternative client that makes using Facebook just that little [...]

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I often use my phone one-handed; however, with larger screens like like the 4.8" screen on my Samsung Galaxy S3, my thumbs are just not long enough to be able to reach some Jelly Bean navigation keys on the other side of screen. :) . LMT Launcher is an alternative navigator which solves this issue, [...]

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There are so many video players for Android out there, but my favorite player is Dice Player. Besides playing every format I've thrown at it, Dice Player has a number of handy features, including the ability to adjust the audio sync speed, boost your audio up to 400%, and the ability to adjust the video [...]

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Roottoolkit

Got a Nexus 7 or a Samsung Galaxy S3? Read about all the advantages of rooting your device, but feel overwhelmed with all the information out there, and you're scared you might brick your device?  XDA Developers member Mark Skippen has you covered with his toolkits for both the Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy S3 [...]

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adaway

I'll admit I'm an advertiser's nightmare.  In all the years I've been on the Internet, I've probably clicked through on a handful of ads displayed.  I can watch the coolest ads on TV and at the end still not know what product brand they're actually advertising, even after multiple viewings.  So why would I want [...]

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Multiview5

While most stock Android ROMs include features that can only be considered bloatware, once and a while a manufacturer comes up with an innovative and useful feature that they include into their OEM products. Samsung released their Multi Window on the Note 2, and the Multi Window utility is included with the release of their [...]

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Mightytext

Lets face it, your Android phone's fine for texting once in a while, but the small screen and even the best virtual keyboards aren't the ideal for long and frequent message exchanges.  MightyText  is an app that installs on your phone, and as long as your phone is connected to the internet and you've got [...]

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