Alvin Ybañez(264 posts)

Android is arguably the most flexible mobile operating system. Period. I'm extremely passionate about helping Android users around world get the most out of their Android devices by writing how-to guides and tutorials.

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Norton Utilities & Task Killer: Performance boost for your Android

by: Alvin YbañezOctober 8, 2012

There are Android apps for entertainment, apps for productivity, and even apps that replace the utility tools found on your Android device. Apps such as battery savers, RAM boosters, app killers, and app managers are just some of the utility apps for your Android device.

But, with many utility tools available on the Google Play Store, it is really inconvenient to download multiple apps just to use a single tool. If you don’t want to download multiple apps, you can try using the Norton Utilities & Task Killer app and enjoy a variety of utility tools all in one app.

The Norton Utilities & Task Killer features 4 primary utilities: a battery saver, a [...]

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MX Player: Powerful media player with background playback and new HW decoder

by: Alvin YbañezOctober 3, 2012

Our Android devices are our pocket-size media hubs. We store our music files in them and listen to them while on the road. We also store our favorite videos so we can watch them whenever we want. Our Android devices have default music and video player apps that can play media files. But, if you want a player with more features, you should try installing third-party media players on your Android device. The Google Play Store offers numerous media player apps and one of those is the MX Player.

The MX Player has been sitting on most Android devices due to the fact that it supports a lot of file formats. If that wasn’t enough, the app has also been recently updated. [...]

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Note+ Notepad: Simple and easy note-taking

by: Alvin YbañezSeptember 26, 2012

Note taking is important in everyday life. If you’re a writer, for instance, you often need to bring a small notebook so you can write new ideas when they pop up in your head. Students also need to write important notes so they can easily review their lessons. Even ordinary people use notepads to write important notices or make their grocery lists.

Note taking is very important that even phone manufacturers have created phones and tablets dedicated to taking notes. The Google Play Store also offers a variety of note taking apps that will allow you take notes on your Android device. One of those note taking apps is the Note+ Notepad app. This is a simple app that [...]

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MEGATROID: Defeating the evil galactic empire

by: Alvin YbañezSeptember 25, 2012

Intergalactic peace has been broken by the robotic army of Empire Imperium. Hali, one of the members of GRiN (Galactic Rebel information Network), must set forth to infiltrate the battle stations of Empire Imperium. Your cute robot assistant S.P.A.K.K., also known as the Self Propelled Aerial Kinematic Kitten, will also keep you updated on the latest information from GRiN and also help you defeat your enemies. Set forth as Hali and defeat the Empire Imperium with the MEGATROID game on your Android device.

On the game’s main menu, you can find buttons to access the game’s shop, access game news, view extra content, and to start the game. You can [...]

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Attendance Tracker: Convenient attendance monitoring

by: Alvin YbañezSeptember 25, 2012

Our article on the best android apps for teachers, tutors, and educators featured apps that allow you to check your students’ attendance. Checking attendance, however, is not limited only to the classroom. You can also check attendance during events or other activities outside the classroom. If you’re a teacher and, at the same time, an event organizer for your school, it may be inconvenient to bring a separate attendance sheet for a specific class or event. Life would be easier if you could merge all your attendance sheets into one. Thankfully, we have the Attendance Tracker app to help us with our attendance-checking needs.

Unlike some attendance checker [...]

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How to overclock the Galaxy Note 10.1 to 1.6 GHz

by: Alvin YbañezSeptember 20, 2012

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is a powerful tablet. This tablet carries a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM, which make this tablet ideal for multitasking. Plus, with the addition of Project Butter in the coming Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, this tablet will be super fast. Unfortunately, we are still waiting for the latest updates to arrive. For the meantime, how about flashing an overclocked kernel to make your tablet a bit faster?

XDA Developers member brieuwers shares an overclocked kernel that will increase the clock speed from 1.4 GHz to 1.6 GHz on your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. Flashing this kernel will make your tablet snappier. The instructions below will [...]

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Private Line: Selectively blocking calls and SMS

by: Alvin YbañezSeptember 17, 2012

You don’t want to receive calls or text messages all the time on your mobile phone. Imagine your phone beeping 24/7 with calls and text messages. They could be about your work, your bills, or just chain messages sent by your friends. There are occasions when you just want to be “left alone” and to be undisturbed. You’d wish you could silence your phone for an hour or two without turning your phone off. Actually, you can with the help of the Private Line- Free Privacy app.

This app lets you block unwanted calls or text messages on your phone so you can focus on your work or have some quality time with your partner. Aside from blocking calls and [...]

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Sleep Time – Alarm Clock: Waking you up at the right time so you’ll feel refreshed

by: Alvin YbañezSeptember 17, 2012

Having enough sleep is very important. With enough sleep, we feel refreshed to do our tasks for the day. Sleep also helps boost the immune system and keeps the mind sharp. But, with jobs and deadlines to meet, we often neglect getting enough sleep. The invention of alarm clocks even make matters worse. Alarm clocks may allow us to wake up at the right time but disrupts our sleep cycle, making us groggy during the day.

Devs at Azumio saw both the importance of sleep and waking up at the right time. That is why they have created an app that will help you wake up at the lightest sleep cycle possible, preventing you from breaking your sleep cycle.

The Sleep Time [...]

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Tweedle: Simple and elegant Twitter client app

by: Alvin YbañezSeptember 12, 2012

There are a variety of third-party Twitter apps on the Google Play Store but, among all of them, only one has been granted a seat on my Android phone. I’m not really a Twitter fan, nor am I a hardcore Twitter user who likes to keep my account updated 24/7. A Twitter app that is simple, clean, and has all the basic functions is good for me. If you’re like me, then you will love using the Tweedle for Twitter app on your Android phone. It’s a simple and elegant Twitter client app.

The Tweedle for Twitter app is just like any third-party app for Twitter. With numerous Twitter apps around, this app was able to capture my attention, not with its extended [...]

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Memento Database: Powerful and flexible database for lists, inventories, and collections

by: Alvin YbañezSeptember 12, 2012

We store a lot of files on our Android devices. We save important notes, make shopping lists, list things to do, record a variety of stuff, and much more. To keep things organized, hundreds of apps on the Google Play Store allow you to organize the things that you’ve saved on your Android device. However, some apps may be limited to certain actions, compelling you to install additional apps to fill in the gaps. This results in jumping from one app to access your grocery list, to another app to view your to do list. Switching from one app to another is really inconvenient. It would be so much better if you could access all types of lists from one app.

Introducing [...]

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