Paul Nuñal(250 posts)

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.

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Best file explorer and file manager apps for Android

by: Paul NuñalAugust 2, 2012

Android devices these days are already bundled with such a large internal memory that using your device is tantamount to carrying a hard disk in your hand. With that amount of storage space, managing your files can be a daunting task, most especially if you tend to fill up your 16 GB internal storage, plus your 32 GB microSD card, with files and folders.

One of the main challenges of many users these days is that of managing the files on their phones. And what better way to keep those files in order than by getting yourself a file manager application from the Google Play Store. But, there are many to choose from.  Which one should you choose?

To help you answer [...]

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Best compass apps for Android

by: Paul NuñalAugust 1, 2012

Whenever you go on a wild adventure or just a nature trek with your family in the woods, the most indispensable tool is the compass. Reading maps or navigating the woods wouldn’t be possible without a navigation instrument.

Today, the compass is no longer just a piece of physical equipment.  It can be virtually found anywhere as long as you have a smartphone in hand. And, what’s even better, almost everyone with a smartphone can know directions with the aid of a digital compass application.

Check out our list below and get to know some of the best compass apps for Android.

Super Compass

Getting yourself lost in the wilderness or the concrete [...]

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VLC Beta (NEON version): Foretaste of a better VLC Player for Android

by: Paul NuñalAugust 1, 2012

The very first beta of VLC Player for Android has just been released for devices sporting an ARMv7 CPU with NEON Support. The VLC Beta Player is intended for “power users,” allowing them to fully customize the player.

The VLC player is already a cross-platform application and can play almost any multimedia format. The application is not just limited to supporting local video and audio playback but also supports high quality online streams.

VLC Player for Android supports swipe gestures so you can control volume by swiping up and down the screen, multi-track audio, subtitles, changing aspect ratio, filtering audio tracks according to a users preference, album [...]

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Flick Widgets: Using gestures to launch apps

by: Paul NuñalAugust 1, 2012

Using hand movements or gestures is one of the coolest ways to interact with your phone or tablet. As technology continuously evolves, sophisticated circuit boards and powerful sensors are also being added to the latest devices.  Even though you sport a not-so-latest mobile phone, you can still take part in the motion gesture revolution as long as your device has a built-in sensor.

Many applications on the Google Play Store cater to gesture control functions (for example, using motion and gestures to launch apps). Two fine examples are the Brightness Motion app and the InvisiBright app, both of which can help users toggle between different sets of brightness levels on [...]

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Word Crank: Building words with letter blocks

by: Paul NuñalJuly 19, 2012

Word games have evolved into many different variations throughout the years. One of the famous games that deals with letters is the all-time favorite classic Scrabble. Many games have recently sprouted on the Google Play Store and most of them involve users playing with letters. Word Crank is another word puzzle game that requires players to form words using blocks falling from the sky.

Basically, Word Crank is a mash-up of Bejeweled and Scrabble. There are three difficulty levels to choose from that involve 3-, 4-, and 5-letter levels for players to create a word out of. If you have always wanted to enhance your vocabulary, this is a great way to do it, as the game is [...]

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Worldscope Webcams BETA 4.0: Live images from over 20,000 webcams around the globe

by: Paul NuñalJuly 19, 2012

The remote viewing of live webcams isn’t exactly new to us. In fact, we are already using it every day as we communicate through Skype and other forms of social interaction. Because of this, the popularity of using webcams to communicate has skyrocketed and has led to a lot of innovative creations such as viewing the world in real time. Worldscope Webcams is gaining popularity in the multilingual Android world, helping users catch a glimpse of real locations just by using their Android phones.

You can stream high-quality views of the Niagara Falls, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, or even live traffic in the busy streets of New York City. Not only that, the app will also [...]

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Electrofly Odyssey: Hurtling charged flies into warp holes in space

by: Paul NuñalJuly 18, 2012

Since Angry Birds was released, physics game puzzlers have become a common theme on the Google Play Store and these games just keep on coming. Electrofly Odyssey Free is a mixture of Angry Birds Space and point-and-shoot games. The game will have players hurling electrically charged balls as they try to hit a dimensional hole.

The game takes players to space where they have to shoot electrically charged particles to a warp hole and finish a level. If you have played Angry Birds Space before, then you have a clear picture of the entire game. Instead of loading up birds in a catapult and hurling them across space, Electrofly Odyssey Free lets you point-and-shoot [...]

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Samsung Galaxy S3 SPH-L710 (Sprint): Finding your phone’s MSL number

by: Paul NuñalJuly 18, 2012

One of the main requirements in order to program a CDMA phone is knowing the Master Subsidy Lock code (MSL number). This code is useful, most especially when you are trying to program a mobile telephone number. If you’re one of the many users who still can’t find out where the MSL number is located on your Sprint Galaxy S3 SPH-L710, then we’ve got some good news for you.

Owners of non-rooted Sprint Galaxy S3 phones can easily get their MSL number just by using an application known as Get My MSL. You can grab your copy by heading to the Google Play Store. But, for those who have rooted devices, the Get My MSL application will definitely not work. However, you can [...]

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How to install Jelly Bean’s Google Ears or Google Sound Search widget on your ICS phone or tablet

by: Paul NuñalJuly 17, 2012

When Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was unveiled at Google I/O 2012, a lot of features and improvements were demonstrated for the audience. One worth mentioning is Google Sound Search, also know as Google Ears.

This new feature is a widget that detects music playing in your surroundings and tells you what you are listening to. Google Ears is very much like SoundHound or Shazam, but with added features, the most convenient of which is that of being able to buy the Ears-recognized music directly from the Google Play Store.  Neither Shazam nor SoundHound offers this kind of access to the Google Play Store.

Thanks to XDA Developers member asdfzz, the Google Ears widget has [...]

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Best Android apps for children and kids

by: Paul NuñalJuly 16, 2012

Parenting is one of the best things that you can experience in life and there is nothing better than educating your own children.  Yet, teaching kids has never been an easy task, as children these days are always distracted by the things happening around them.

One of the best practices by parents is that keeping their kids entertained while educating them in the process. That way, parents and their children can also bond.

Armed with the proper tools, parents can pacify any child by amusing them with Android applications. Here are some of the best Android applications for kids and children that will keep your child happily learning for the rest of the [...]

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