Paul and I.T. are synonyms. If you need help with I.T.-related stuff, call on Paul. His experience with Android phones goes way back to the ancient single-core-phone days. But, he keeps himself up to date, so now he has a dual-core beast in his pocket, and is looking forward to getting his first quad-core monster, and when it comes, his first eight-core phone. Perhaps he should be called Mr. X-Core, where "X" equals the number of CPU cores.
CyanogenMod 10 ROMs based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean are found virtually everywhere as new Android devices are constantly being added to the list. This new update from the CyanogenMod development team comes in the form of a modification that will change the old boot animation found on most CM10 ROMs. If you have recently flashed CM7 or CM9 ROMs before, then you’re probably familiar with the boot animations that usually show the CyanogenMod mascot in blue named Cid.
This MOD replaces the animation, and replaces it with a clean logo of CyanogenMod, which is more appealing and best describes the CyanogenMod Team. The MOD is only available for the Samsung Galaxy S2 [...]
You just have to love the things created by the hardworking developers in the XDA Developers community because they’re continuously improving our lives and end-user experience. Take, for instance, what XDA Developers member vicino has done to make the Recent Apps switcher look and function better on the Galaxy Nexus.
The native Recent Apps switcher in both Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean allows you to see what recent apps are running in the background and also preview their respective app screens. But, vicino has taken it further and styled it.
The modification is easy to install. It only requires flashing a package in [...]
Reddit is one of the largest social bookmarking sites on the web. Despite its popularity among millions of users worldwide, it still lacks a dedicated client for Android devices. However, there are a bunch of third-party Reddit applications to fill in the gap. Fresh from the Google Play Store is Reddit ET Free, a third-party Reddit client that is packed with features and claims to be the most comprehensive application to give users the complete Reddit experience.
Reddit ET sports ICS-inspired Holo-style menus, columns, dropdowns, and tabs. Also included in the package are several familiar Reddit features, such as threaded comments, a native browser, the up/down voting [...]
Having problems with a sluggish phone? Look no further because we’ve just got the right applications to tuneup and turbo charge your phone instantly. Android phones and tablets work under the same principle as desktop computers and notebooks that have a processor and RAM. And, just like any other electronic device, they also experience failures. You can experience problems like a full RAM or a slow processor. Luckily, there are tons of applications to help you speed up your phone. Here are some of the best speed booster apps for Android.1Tap Cleaner
One of the best ways to boost your phone’s speed is by cleaning it of unnecessary clutter, and what better way [...]
Apple’s iMessage is arguably one of the best messaging applications for iOS devices. Introduced in October of last year, iMessage has been the prime choice of many users. It’s known for being able to send and receive messages faster in a secure environment compared to other platforms. The iMessenger is so reliable that it has been chosen by many users for its simplicity and service.
The iMessenger is certainly a great application if you own a Mac, iPhone, iPod, or iPad, but what good is a service if it remains an Apple exclusive? For Android users out there, there’s an application that provides similar functions as iMessenger. Introducing mysms – Text [...]
Taking snapshots on your phone has never been easier, thanks to the Ice Cream Sandwich update. While others still choose to use the traditional ICS-native method of capturing screenshots, others have resorted to using apps. One such application dedicated only to capturing screenshots is Websnap, developed by Web2mine. Basically, the app makes capturing selected parts of a web page easy..
Websnap comes with a built-in browser that will let you explore and capture any part of a webpage instantly. The app also supports User Agent (UA) String selection, to help you quickly switch between mobile and desktop layouts of the current website. The UI is pretty slick and [...]
Delicious, also known as del.icio.us, is a social bookmarking service focusing on tag-laden bookmarks and scans through every topic that exists in the Internet. Although there is still no word on the official companion app for the Delicious service, there are, however, some third-party Delicious apps that developers have created to bridge the gap.
One of such apps is Droidicious, a promising Android application that integrates with the Delicious service, bringing in new features such as remote access and synchronization with your Delicious account.
Droidicious also brings a holo-themed UI inspired by ICS with full support for Android tablets. It comes with many [...]
Widgets are among the easiest ways to keep tabs on the latest updates on your device, most especially if you are using a tablet. Any avid Android user can attest that the strongest point of Android has to be its widgets, which have made many iOS turn green with envy.
The Google Play Store hosts widgets that help in many aspects of our daily lives, including daily weather forecasts, battery status, and social networking updates, just to name a few. Among the newcomers in the widgets camp is the Weather Neue widget app.
Weather Neue roughly means “Weather News” in English. It is a widget app that I found truly a pleasure to look at and added [...]
The release of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet marked the beginning of affordable ultra-fast tablets on the market. Boasting a powerful quad-core processor and Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset, the Nexus 7 is not just your ordinary tablet. Despite the tablet’s powerful hardware specifications, Google made a lot of changes in the software department. The Google Nexus 7 tablet no longer carries the stock Android browser and users will have to make do with the Chrome Browser.
Even though Chrome is a fantastic Internet browser, it doesn’t support Flash and never will in the near future. Those who are looking for the stock browser can finally do so by sideloading an AOSP browser, courtesy of [...]
YouTube is, in fact, one of the largest video sharing services on the Internet and together with Google, literally controls a large number of loyal users subscribing to the service. Since the launch of YouTube, numerous other websites have followed its lead, stemming from the idea of video sharing. One of these websites is Klip, a simple social video sharing service that combines Facebook and YouTube, all in one place.
First time users of Klip will notice how the app is beautifully laid out in a thumbnail-laden interface that pretty much resembles Pinterest. Klip is not an Android-exclusive application but it also has an iOS counterpart.
The Android [...]