Carl Parker(349 posts)

We're all multi-talented and multi-faceted here, but, perhaps, Carl is the most multi-faceted in the bunch. Among Carl's many interests, Android holds a special place. He's particularly fond of reviewing Android apps and writing step-by-step guides for fellow Android fans.




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How to flash Perseus kernel for the Galaxy Note 2 T889

by: Carl ParkerJanuary 4, 2013

The XDA Developers Forum is a nest of geeky information about any type of Android device. From entry-level to mid-range to high-end smartphones, you can find a wealth of mods that will just about get you hooked on flashing. So, what do you do when you feel like your T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SGH-T889 could perform better and faster? Well, you flash a ROM for starters. However, if you like your current ROM and don’t want to change too much of what you have, then you flash a kernel.

One of the better known kernels in the forums of XDA is the Perseus kernel. This mod was first introduced in the Galaxy S3 forums and now it has been ported to the Galaxy Note 2. [...]

 
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How to flash SpeedWizz kernel for the Galaxy S2 I9100

by: Carl ParkerJanuary 4, 2013

Can dual-core processors work any faster? XDA Developers member umberto1978 believes so and, to make tangible that belief, has created the SpeedWizz kernel for the Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100, a stable kernel for those who love speed on their dual-core processors. This kernel has dual boot, Busybox 1.20.2, SpeedMod Patch K3-31, and Thunderbolt tweaks among its many features. The kernel allows undervolting and overclocking with DVFS disabled, touch sensitivity fix, and recovery fstab fix.

The SpeedWizz kernel is pretty stable and is reportedly fast. No bugs have been found as of yet, but the developer is still having the kernel tested for any undiscovered bugs that need [...]

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9 new irresistible games of December (2/2)

by: Carl ParkerDecember 31, 2012

Everyday is Christmas day on the Google Play Store as we are about to open our newly packed gifts from Google’s toy shop. Present time is not yet over for we are about to introduce some of the newest games for the second half of December.

These 9 new irresistible games will have you:

Exploring the world as a monk, 8-bit graphics style; Fighting against aliens with the use of machines; Combine puddings to create the ultimate pudding monster; Preparing people, resources, and equipment to fight a war; Stopping pesky ducks from stealing your pumpkins; Conquering asteroids and planting trees to increase your units; Slipping, sliding, and dashing your way while [...]
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14 sizzling new Android apps of the week (December 29 issue)

by: Carl ParkerDecember 29, 2012

Christmas has passed but we’re still feeling the Christmas spirit. If you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet, now might be the time to do it. If you’re all done, however, you can sit back, relax, and join us for this week’s installment of 14 sizzling new Android apps.

We’ve scoured the Google Play Store to bring you apps for tracking the weather and your files stored in the cloud. Breathe some creativity or a bit of epic into your images and videos. Figure out what you want to do with your room makeover. You can even check out your horoscope or get in touch with your friends easily with a powerful T9 dialer. When it’s time [...]

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Handy Note: Almost like a real notebook

by: Carl ParkerDecember 28, 2012

Living in a fast-paced world can be very stressful. Some people enjoy the demands while others crumble under them. For people like me who love to keep busy, juggling work with other projects is not uncommon but maintaining that kind of lifestyle can make bringing several notebooks and planners inconvenient. Thankfully, we have smartphone apps that can help us remember our schedules and stay organized.

AppBody (HK) Information Technology’s Handy Note is one app that you should take note of. This app not only works as an organizer but also as a handy-dandy notebook. Whether you’re keeping track of the projects you’re managing or taking down [...]

 
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How to flash Motley Kernel for the Nexus 4 E960

by: Carl ParkerDecember 27, 2012

After the successful launch of the LG Nexus 4 E960, custom ROMs and kernels have quickly been developed for it. Optimizing battery use is one of the main goals of most developers especially for phone powerhouses like the Nexus 4. One of the many kernels geared towards decreasing battery usage is one developed by XDA Developers member _motley, the Motley Kernel.

The Motley Kernel has added performance tweaks designed to help you optimize battery usage. The kernel uses a Google 3.4 base allowing support for all stock features. Aside from that, it comes with compiler optimizations, I/O schedulers, voltage control, governors (OnDemand, Interactive, PowerSave, and [...]

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Know Your Type: Tool for understanding your Enneagram type

by: Carl ParkerDecember 27, 2012

Understanding human behavior is a very important factor not only in business but also in relationships. It helps you adjust to your environment and blend into your corporate ecosystem or community better. It also makes it easier to know what to say and how to say things during difficult situations.

Yet, understanding behavior isn’t all that easy. It becomes even more difficult to create a holistic explanation of behavior without having to mix and match some personality theories. However, if you’re interested to know your personality type without having to sign up for a day course in Personality Psychology, then I have the perfect app for you.

Know [...]

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How to flash Mako Kernel for the Nexus 4 E960

by: Carl ParkerDecember 15, 2012

Android devices are some of the most popular gadgets around the world. The hottest one at the moment is Google’s latest release, the Google Nexus 4 made by LG. The Nexus 4 E960 is equipped with a great display, quad-core processor, the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and PhotoSphere. Affordable and sleek, the Nexus 4 is the perfect gift you can give yourself this yuletide season.

The Nexus 4 has already gotten a lot of attention in the XDA Developers community. Developers have been happily creating ROMs and kernels to optimize the phone’s capabilities. Faux123, an XDA Developer member known for his expertise in kernel development, is no stranger to the Nexus [...]

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9 new irresistible games of December (1/2)

by: Carl ParkerDecember 15, 2012

It’s game day this weekend as we are about to unfold some of the hottest, newest, and simply irresistible games from the Google Play Store. This is an early Christmas gift for everyone.

Get ready, because these 9 irresistible games will have you:

steal luxurious cars; save world leaders from terrorists; buy property and earn money; fight against armies to end a war; lead an armed revolution; strengthen and defend your castle; squash clay monsters; defy the laws of physics to escape from your cell; and defeat your foes by matching basic elements.

Charge up your Android devices, ready your couch, prepare some snacks, and have a great time with these new [...]

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7 sizzling new Android apps of the week (December 14 issue)

by: Carl ParkerDecember 14, 2012

Another week is about to end. You know what this means? It’s time once again for our list of sizzling new apps for the week. For this week’s list, we will be talking about new apps that customize your homescreen, create personalized liquor labels, staying fit and healthy, and many more that would keep you busy this weekend. Ready your platters, for we are about to serve some of the newest apps of the week.

Action Launcher Pro

If you’ve grown tired of the stock launcher on your Android device, how about trying some third-party launchers such as Action Launcher Pro by Chris Lacy. This launcher is just like any ordinary Android launcher. The [...]

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