Android app

Samsung teams up with The Weather Channel to bring new functionality to weather app

The Weather Channel App for Samsung, which was released in 2016, offers exclusive functionality to users of the soon-to-be-released Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ devices and older devices like the S7, S6 and Note 5. The latest feature to be added to the Weather Channel App for Samsung includes Google calendar event syncing and Lyft …

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Get one free Android app from Google every week!

Google recently quietly rolled out a new section on Google Play. It’s called Free App of the Week and it is wonderful! Both Apple and Amazon have had similar programs for years now, highlighting a particular paid app and providing it for free for a limited time. Google has finally caught up and created a program for …

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Save up to 90% on selected games for your Android devices

One of my new year’s resolutions for 2016 is to play more games because life is short. Imagine my glee when I happened to notice that there’s a big sale going on right now on the Google Play store. For their Games Year-End Deals they are offering up to 90% off on several games that …

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Android app spotlight: Freeze! 2 – Brothers

Back in March I posted about a fun physics game called Freeze! I’m a puzzle game fan and found Freeze! to be easy to learn, but a fun challenge. The gist of the story behind the game is that the main character, who is a rolling eyeball, is being held prisoner on a planet. Unfortunately …

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Wifi Analyzer Android app helps you identify optimal channels for your wireless router to improve speed

I recently switched to T-mobile and upgraded our router to the T-mobile CellSpot (an ASUS dual-band TM-AC1900 router). When setting up this router, I didn’t want to use the default channels. I wanted to select the optimal channels that my wireless router would use on the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands (not all of our devices support the …

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The Gadgeteer, there’s an app for that!

After almost 18 years, The Gadgeteer finally has a stand alone app! As of today you can download and install The Gadgeteer Android app from the Google Play store. Don’t worry iPhone and iPad peeps, an iOS version will also be available very soon. It is still going through Apple’s approval process. The Android app has the same …

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The Android app for Belkin’s WeMo line of home automation products is now available

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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Udemy probably has lessons for anything you want to learn

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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Control your child’s access to games and apps on their device from your device

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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Android app spotlight: CCleaner

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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See a new color on your walls before buying a can of paint

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 – a photo sharing and pinning site for animal lovers

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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