Showing posts with label Android. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Android. Show all posts

Thursday, February 6, 2014

How to Root [Almost] Every Android Smart Phone

What is rooting you ask? The simple answer is that it gives Android users superuser permissions over their device and full access to their phone. For those familiar with iOS and jailbreaking, its is a similar albeit more complex and deeper unlock. However, because iOS devices are fairly standardized, it's usually quite an easy process to jailbreak your device. When it comes to Androids though, the vast variety of brands, carriers, firmwares, and versions make searching for a root for your phone hectic and time-consuming. This revolutionary app will save you a lot of time as a (almost) universal application to easily root any Android device.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Automatically Download Album Artwork for Music on Android

Often times, whether it be a bad download from a non-prestigious source or an error in the file transfer, the album artwork does not show up for many of your music selections on your Android device. This can often yield an issue for those that are nit-picky about keeping an organized and complete music library on their phone, or those that just want to spice up their music experience by adding some of their favorite album covers. Luckily, there is an easy fix to this. Even if you're not too bent on needing to have all the might as well do it because its just that easy!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Turn Off WiFi When the Screen is Off/Standby (Android)

The proliferation of smart phones is great and there isn't much for users to complain about with fresh innovations that keep up with their needs. However, one issue in particular is both reoccurring and highly detrimental. This is the shockingly low battery life that accompanies most smart phones. Applocity does a lot to fix this issue and it turns out that one of the root causes of it is that background processes eat away at the battery. Specifically, unneeded internet usage and searching that goes on. Whether its roaming for a signal or checking for unwanted updates, WiFi that operates during device standby is a problem...luckily, we have the solution. Here's how you can keep the WiFi off in standby but have it turn on again at your convenience when the device is powered on again.

Friday, March 1, 2013

How to Make a Harlem Shake Video On Your Phone!

For those of you that keep up with viral videos on the internet or hear about them by word of mouth, you've probably recognized the Harlem Shake as the next big thing. This completely freestyle and easy to do dance has swept the internet from social networks to YouTube as people interpret it in their own versions. Some are bad, some are hilarious, but the common theme is how simple yet effective they can be. Well, it is likely after watching one of these spin-offs to try an create your own. For those of you that don't know how, here's an easy way to do so right from your Android or iDevice. Best of all, they're both free

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Temple Run 2: Better or Worse Than the Original?

Temple Run has been one of the most popular games on the market. Now Imangi Studios has come out with a long-awaited sequel, cleverly named... Temple Run 2. But the less than innovative title doesn't mean that the game isn't. But the question is, does Temple Run 2 offer anything superior or different from its predecessor. Well, let's take a look.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Truth About App Killers and Task Managers on Android

Should you use app killers, task managers, and cache 'clearers'? It seems like a plausible idea to do so because pretty much all Androids come with pre-installed apps and services (known as bloatware) that are impossible to remove without a root. These continually run in the background, and to you, seem to hog up a lot of the RAM and speed of your phone that could be distributed to different places. Sure apps like Advanced Task Killer and CCleaner can fix this to a degree, but are they also causing harm along the way? Find out the truth about app killers and task managers!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

My Xbox Live/360 Live: Best Apps (See Whose Online)

Who's online? If you're an avid or even casual player on Xbox Live, you know how much the gaming experience is benefited by being able to play online with friends and have much of experience be on the internet. But sometimes, playing without your friends can be a bore and you want to see if your friends are online. Also, maybe you want to keep track of the latest news (see if that new update came out) without having to turn on your console. Well you do all this and more with My Xbox Live on an Android or 360 Live on your iDevice.

Monday, February 4, 2013

PVSTAR+: Listening to the Music (Audio) of a Youtube Video Without Being in the App!

Nowadays, many people utilize YouTube to listen to music on their computers. When you try to do this on your smartphone, the issue with this is that you are unable to close out of it and continue to listen to the music. This is so since YouTube is made primarily for videos and the app recognizes the fact that you left the app, forcing it to stop not only the video, but the audio as well. What if there was a way to continue the audio's playback, but at the same time take on another task. In this age of multitasking, I bring you PVSTAR+.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Swiftkey 3: The Best Keyboard Out There

Every found yourself typing tediously on your Android Mobile Phone, or your iPhone? Have you ever sent text messages with errors or typos? Well, as you probably know, developers have created auto-correct and similar things for your device, but in many cases, this causes more problems than solutions! That is until this revolutionary new app came out allowing users to not only type with drastically improved speeds, but accurately as well. I introduce...Swiftkey 3!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

StudyBlue: The Best Flashcard App

As the world's integration with technology is increasing exponentially as time goes by, it has become a huge part of education as well. With this said, Smart Devices are exceptional resources for learning and studying a wide variety of material. With StudyBlue, it is possible to create flashcards and study with them with ease.

Trainyeard Express: Not a puzzle why it's on top!

The app store has an entire category filled with games. Its hard to not feel overwhelmed by the myriad of options you are bestowed when simply trying to pick a game to pass some time. What's more is that many of them are, quite frankly, trash. Among these is the jewel that cannot be missed: Trainyard Express.

Timeriffic: The Best Battery Saver

One of the perpetual quests of any smart device holder is to find a way to elongate the its miniscule battery life. Most devices die often when regularly used and traditional battery saver methods just dim the screen and ruin the functionality the device has to offer. Timeriffic fixes this and at the same time lets you utilize all the features of your phone untouched. So how does it work?

Friday, February 1, 2013

Dropbox: The Ultimate Cloud Storage Tool

This app allows you to store files and information online! In essence it is basically an online USB Drive that you will never lose. After signing up easily for an account you can start out with over 20 GB of storage space without paying a cent and start storing images, documents, videos, and more. Plus the accessible sharing features allow you to send many pictures to friends and family that won't fit on an email conveniently.