Communication with an artificial intelligence through voice commands has been the holy grail of sci-fi nuts since the “Library Computer Access and Retrieval System” was first sighted on Star Trek: The Next Generation. It was only with the launch of Google Voice Actions, about a year ago, that voice commands became a reality. Despite being […]
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Halloween is a great holiday for all to enjoy and what’s a better way to celebrate than to trick out your Android phone in full orange attire. For this article I have found a number of apps, themes, and games that transform your phone into a Halloween-themed device.
Last week, I wrote about 3 simple note-taking apps that made it easy to keep your life in order. Those apps didn’t have very many features, but that was the whole point, the focus was on the note-taking. In this weeks article, let’s look at two competing note-taking apps, Evernote and Springpad which are bursting […]
They say that the best camera is the one you always have with you. Similarly, the best notebook is also the one always present with you. Although I prefer taking notes by hand, my Android phone is the device which I am always carrying with me and so, my default note-taking device is a combination […]
Unless you were away for the past couple of weeks, you must have heard about Facebook launching its latest enhancement to the standard profile view, the Timeline. In short, Timeline, if you allow it, will be the new default view of your profile, allowing other users easy access to your past activity on Facebook. Once […]
In my previous article of the Android Widget Series, I gave a few examples of clock widgets that help keep you on time. In this weeks article, I will give examples of a few different “agenda” widgets. These widgets either place calendars, to do lists, or a variety of other organisational tools on your home […]
Facebook officially launched its improved Friend Lists feature today, making it easier than ever to view and share relevant content with the appropriate individuals. In this article I will highlight the main uses of Facebook’s newest feature.
In my article last week, I provided examples of a number of Android widgets that help users monitor and toggle their settings (including WiFi, battery, brightness, data, gps, etc.). In this weeks installment of Android widgets, I will highlight a number of useful clock widgets that assist you in telling the time. Depending on which […]
With the growth of apps, the various smartphone platforms are all becoming similar. What makes Google’s Android stands out from the rest is the ability to add “widgets” on the home screen and offer the user a unique experience. For those of you who are not sure what widget is, they are essentially interactive icons […]
A little over a year ago, I did a post on Live Wallpapers on Android which became popular as new Android users wanted to push their devices to the limit. Today, the Android platform has matured significantly and with better hardware comes improved support for live wallpapers. This article will feature some of the newer […]