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 Tinykernel for the Galaxy Nexus I515

by: Carl ParkerDecember 11, 2012

It’s been a year since the launch of the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus SCH-I515. A lot of people were amazed by its 4G LTE capability and great performance. Of course, having an Android phone like the Galaxy Nexus would make you want to push it to the limits by flashing custom ROMs and kernels. Speaking of custom kernels, XDA Developers member tiny4579’s Tinykernel has just been released.

A kernel acts as a bridge between the software and the hardware. Having the right kernel is very important if you want your device’s performance to be optimized. There are lots of different custom kernels lying in wait for you to find in the XDA Developers Forum and [...]

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

by: Carl ParkerDecember 7, 2012

It’s time, once again, to feast upon the delicious and sizzling new apps from the Google Play Store’s kitchen. App developers surely don’t want to stop teasing us with their newest and hottest apps.

These new apps can decorate your home screen, create your grocery list, browse your tweets, and many more. Without any further ado, here are the new and sizzling apps for the week.

Advent 2012: 25 Christmas Apps

For Christians around the world, Advent is the season for commemorating the waiting and preparation for the birth of Jesus Christ. As you wait, enjoy a free Christmas present everyday with MagicSolver’s Advent 2012: 25 [...]

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14 sizzling new Android apps of the week (November 30 issue)

by: Carl ParkerNovember 30, 2012

Gather around, Android fanatics, for we are about to serve the hottest sizzling apps from the Google Play Store. Indulge yourself on 14 of the newest dishes from Google’s app kitchen.

With these sizzling apps, you can decorate your homescreens, chat with Instagram users, remotely control your SMS messages, see all your friends’ uploaded pictures in one place, get baking, magically remove the ads, and much more.

So grab a chair, ready your plates, and get ready for some new and sizzling apps for the week.

Beautiful Clock Widgets

It’s time to decorate your Android homescreens! The Beautiful Clock Widgets app by AntTek offers you a [...]

 
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9 new irresistible games of November (2/2)

by: Carl ParkerNovember 30, 2012

It’s almost December and the best way to end this month is to play some of the new games from the Google Play Store. It’s time for some of the new and irresistible games that are freshly baked from the Google Play Store’s oven. So sit back, buckle up, and charge your Android device’s battery as we introduce to you some of the new games that will surely entertain you this weekend.

This weeks 9 irresistible games will have you:

defeating bosses with your pet companion; fighting to live as the sole survivor of the zombie apocalypse; farming plants for magic spells; making weapons of mass destruction out of gems and towers; dodging traffic and [...]
 
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Social Network OverView Lite: Your social feeds in one place

by: Carl ParkerNovember 29, 2012

Social networking sites have become essential parts of some people’s lives. Keeping connected to friends and family using the Internet is now one of the activities one cannot afford to skip out on, most especially when the Internet is accessible anywhere and everywhere.

Settling for just one social networking site today is not that common anymore; the more social networking sites you maintain, the more chances of not missing out on anything your friends or the whole community is currently into. With that said, news feeds are definitely important. Want an easier way to access not only your Facebook news feed but your Google+’s and Twitter’s, as well? [...]

 
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Draw a Stickman: Adventure, RPG, and puzzle game in one

by: Carl ParkerNovember 29, 2012

Drawing was one of my frustrations when I was a kid. I would always gape in awe every time I watched my older brother draw shapes, lines, and curves with so little effort to come up with a sketch. Lacking the talent to draw, I was limited to drawing anime and basic figures. People who share the same sentiment have settled for drawing the most elementary manifestation of the human form — the stick figure.

This time around, you can watch your drawings come to life in Hitcents’ innovative game, Draw a Stickman: EPIC. The game is an adventure game, RPG, and puzzle game in one with a cool new game mechanism mixed in.

Draw a Stickman: EPIC follows [...]

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Facebook Image Grabber: Saving FB photos to your phone easily

by: Carl ParkerNovember 29, 2012

Pictures, pictures, pictures; everyone just loves pictures. We collect pictures of people, events, or random silly things and store them in our albums, cameras, computers, phones, and of course, our favorite social media sites. It’s little wonder why social media sites are trending like wildfire across the Internet. And, with Mark Zuckerberg as my witness, Facebook is one of the leading social media sites where you can find a gazillion pictures.

It becomes frustrating when you’re browsing Facebook and you find a really nice picture but you can’t save it. You’ll have to wait until you get home and scour your News Feed before you find the picture [...]

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Executive Assistant +: Getting yourself organized

by: Carl ParkerNovember 28, 2012

If you have a cluttered work desk, it becomes a challenge to find what you need right away. That’s why a lot of people spend a lot of time and effort arranging things in the way that works best for them.

It’s the same with mobile devices. You’ll want to have important things within easy reach, such as your emails, important dates, and your to-do list. Unfortunately, you’ll need to access them through different apps and that means wasting precious time. Wouldn’t it be better if there was a way to keep everything you need in one easy to access place?

Developed by Appventive, Executive Assistant + is an app that lets you [...]

 
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Idrod Music: Virtual iPod for your Android

by: Carl ParkerNovember 28, 2012

Let’s face it, it’s difficult to find a well-made music player app. There are tons of them on the Google Play Store that can charm you when you’re just reading about what it can do and the reviews that people have left. Maybe it’ll charm you all the way to downloading it to your device. But once you get the app on your Android device, you’ll realize that it’s just not for you because it doesn’t pack the things you need.

We’ve discovered a new music player app that may interest you. Introducing Idrod Music, a multimedia player for your music, audio, photos, and videos. If you’ve ever owned an iPod Classic, then [...]

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How to unlock or relock the Nexus 10 bootloader

by: Carl ParkerNovember 26, 2012

The Google Nexus 10 is one of the top Android tablets that Google has released. It runs on Android 4.2, the upgraded version of Jelly Bean. One of the benefits of having a Nexus 10 is the ability to easily unlock its bootloader.  In fact, it’s one of the benefits of having any Nexus device.

It’s important to note that unlocking your Nexus 10’s bootloader does have some risks, including the risk of making your tablet unusable.  So, you should be aware of such risks before proceeding and you should follow instructions closely.  Despite the risks you take, an unlocked bootloader is the first step in being able to fully customize your Nexus [...]

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