Paul Nuñal(249 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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How to Extend Your Samsung Galaxy S2’s Battery Life

by: Paul NuñalDecember 7, 2011

Samsung’s smashing success with the Galaxy S2 has reaped many joys and pleasures for many happy Android users. Despite the fact that it has won the hearts of many users, the Galaxy S2 still shares the same dilemma found in many Android devices–being prone to poor battery life.

With a massive 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen that is enough to satisfy ones craving for entertainment, it’s a monstrous device that consumes energy at very alarming speeds. Hopefully, there’s a remedy to get around the battery drain. With a few simple tips and tweaks, you should be able to feel a significant increase in your phone’s battery life.

Reduce screen [...]
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How to Root Your Samsung Galaxy Ace

by: Paul NuñalDecember 6, 2011

If you own a Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 running on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread DDKQ5 or DDKQ6 version, you can now easily root your device. If you are unsure what version your phone is running, you can verify by heading to Settings > About Phone > Firmware Version, in which you can find valuable information on what type of firmware version your device has.

What is Rooting?

For those of you who are not familiar with rooting, it is like jailbreaking your phone to support neat new features normally not found on a smartphone. There are many benefits you can have once you gain root access on your device. For example, you can make your phone run faster, install custom [...]

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How to Update Your HTC Desire S to Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread

by: Paul NuñalDecember 6, 2011

One of the fastest phones out there, the HTC Desire S is giving out promising results as HTC is planning to release an Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread update for the device. Despite the fact that HTC hasn’t come up with an official release date for the update, leaked versions began to surface through the net. Early users of the HTC Desire S were able to get a copy and test it on their device and were happy to report that the latest version was stable with all the core key features completely intact.

With the Gingerbread version all ready, there’s no surprise that a customized version of Ice Cream Sandwich will soon be available for the HTC Desire S. The Gingerbread [...]

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How to Update the Samsung Nexus S to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

by: Paul NuñalDecember 1, 2011

Google’s iconic smartphone, the Samsung Nexus S, is now finally getting the royal treatment as Samsung will soon be rolling out the official Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) upgrade for the device. As we wait for the official update to be released, we’ve managed to stumble upon a leaked version of Android’s latest offering for the Nexus S.

As a precaution, this is not the official ICS update but a leaked version circulating around the Net. Luckily for Nexus S owners, you can easily apply this update on your device.

Considering this is still the beta version, you may face certain issues in running applications and functionalities like the Face Unlock [...]

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play vs LG Vortex vs LG Enlighten

by: Paul NuñalDecember 1, 2011

Verizon has a beefy catalog of Android smartphones that cover a broad spectrum–from low-end to high-end. Although many dual-core smartphones have come out in recent months, three popular smartphones on Verizon still stick out from the crowd despite their being single-core handsets.

In this post, we will take a quick view at the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, the LG Vortex, and the LG Enlighten. Hopefully, the comparison will be able to help you decide which phone is worth having.

Design and Display

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is regarded as the first certified PlayStation smartphone that comes fully equipped with a 4-inch display with 480×854 [...]

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HTC Rhyme vs iPhone 4S

by: Paul NuñalDecember 1, 2011

The smartphone wars continue everyday as mobile manufacturers are getting head-to-head in an intense battle for power and dominance. Two of Verizon’s new offerings promising to be powerhouse smartphones, the iPhone 4S and the HTC Rhyme are two of the most-wanted smartphones that many customers can’t decide which one is best for them. With both models coming from two different worlds, we’ll take a closer look at what separates them from each other.

Design and Display

The HTC Rhyme with its 3.7-inch S-LCD touch screen display is large enough to fill your appetite for ultimate viewing pleasure. Capable of rendering 480×800 resolution, the device is [...]

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Top 5 NFC-equipped Android Smartphones

by: Paul NuñalNovember 30, 2011

The popularity of phones that support Near Field Communication (NFC) is rapidly gaining momentum, with handset manufacturers starting to produce more and more devices that support NFC technology.

NFC-enabled devices work in tandem. The technology is similar to how Bluetooth technology works, but NFC is less on power consumption and connection interruption. The technology works like this: whenever an NFC-enabled device is close to another NFC-enabled device, it triggers the NFC sensors on both devices and allows both devices to send messages to each other.

Futuristic as it may sound, NFC devices are growing and it won’t be soon before we reach a [...]

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The Display Technology That Could Squeeze More Juice Out of That Battery

by: Paul NuñalNovember 30, 2011

As more and more devices get even better upgrades in terms of processing speed, massive memory, and skyrocketing download rates, the only thing that is left behind would probably be the display. More new mobile devices are being introduced each month, but they still share the same common problem: poor to decent battery life. The likely culprit behind the huge consumption of power could be attributed to the bright lights in the phone’s LCD screen just to generate an image.

One practical alternative to the mammoth power consumption comes from the e-Ink technology used in Amazon’s Kindle. Consuming less power, it does have its drawbacks by sacrificing color quality and image [...]

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Unleashing Your Creative Spirit Through Your Android Tablet, Adobe-style

by: Paul NuñalNovember 30, 2011

Still looking for the ultimate editing tool for your Android device so that you can use it to paint yourself your very own Mona Lisa? Adobe Creative Cloud and its merry band of Adobe Touch Apps is yours to play with.

Let’s take a closer look at what this suite of applications can do to help you unleash your creativity.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Creative Cloud just entered beta phase recently and promises to be an extended branch of Adobe’s intensive line of design products that perfectly caters to tablet users and designers alike. Creative Cloud may not have the syncing capabilities found in Adobe Carousel or Apple’s cloud servers, but the service [...]

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How to Use Custom Themes on Your Android Tablet

by: Paul NuñalNovember 28, 2011

Tired of your dull Honeycomb homescreen with the same black and shades of dark blue? There’s nothing better than to stand out from the rest of the crowd by personalizing your own brew of styling up your Android Honeycomb tablet.

Since its initial release years ago, Android has been a huge fan favorite of many mobile manufacturers. Since then, it continues to be the hottest operating system for smartphones and tablets in the market, considering the fact that it is also the most versatile and flexible enough to cater to full customization right from the bear bottom.

Thanks to many third-party developers, we can expect thousands of customized homescreen launchers, [...]

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