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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Best Android apps for your Samsung Galaxy Note’s S Pen

by: Paul NuñalJuly 4, 2012

The Samsung Galaxy Note, with its huge 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen and innovative S Pen, has catapulted its way to success and becoming the world’s first phablet/phoneblet.

With the responsive and accurate movement of the S Pen, users can do a lot more things than just pointing and clicking buttons.  In fact, we found the S Pen so powerful that it can provide new ways to capture and create ideas. With the introduction of new applications that are tailor-made for the S Pen, or can put it to really great use, the Galaxy Note truly becomes more than just a smartphone.

Here are some of the best Android apps that take advantage of the Galaxy Note’s superior [...]

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CrowdStream: Establishing connections between music artists and fans

by: Paul NuñalJuly 3, 2012

If you love spending your quality time by showing up at events, concerts, or gimmicks, then you’re definitely going to love how CrowdStream is going to boost your music life to the next level.

CrowdStream is a free Android application that connects avid music lovers with their favorite rock bands and stars at upcoming live events. It so happens that CrowdStream is one of the few applications that are popular among both music fans and stars.

CrowdSteam essentially builds bridges between music fans and artists so that they can easily share exclusive content like photos, comments, and feedback of live concerts all over the world in real-time. Not only that, the app [...]

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Swype Beta Living, learning keyboard capable of 4 text input modes

by: Paul NuñalJuly 3, 2012

Swype is back with a vengeance and this time around, it certainly means business. The new Swype Beta has just been released to the public and if you’re one of the lucky few who have tried the past versions, then the improved version will definitely blow you away.

For those of you who have never tried it yet, Swype is an innovative custom Android keyboard developed by Nuance Communications. Since its debut, Swype has been reaping positive vibes from many Android users praising its simplicity and innovative way of “typing” on the keyboard. With every update, Swype is continuously improved with the promise of customer satisfaction. If you feel tired of the [...]

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Asus Transformer Pad TF300T: Flashing TWRP Recovery 2.1.5

by: Paul NuñalJuly 2, 2012

Owners of the Asus Transformer TF300T are in for a special treat as the tablet is finally getting a custom recovery in the form of the TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) Recovery 2.1.5.  TWRP Recovery is a custom recovery built from the ground up, is easy to use, and features a lot of customization tools that users can benefit from.

Based primarily on the recovery images from the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), TWRP Recovery is loaded with all the standard recovery options but with added modifications such as a fully touch-driven interface to navigate instead of the traditional button pushing. The user-interface is fully coded in XML and is completely customizable [...]

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Best Android apps for privacy protection and security

by: Paul NuñalJuly 2, 2012

UPDATE New Article: Best Android Antivirus Apps

Privacy has always been an issue, even long before the Android platform was invented. Since time immemorial, people have always been trying to protect their privacy and personal data from both public and private threats. As technology grows each day, so do the number of scams, thefts, hacks, and malicious attacks. Smartphones, being bearers of your personal data, are also delicious targets for privacy intrusions.

A lot of Android apps exist to help secure your phone and safeguard your privacy.  In this post, we feature some of the best apps for securing your phone and protecting your privacy.

Lookout Mobile [...]
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by: Paul NuñalJune 29, 2012

Looking for a home has never been so much easy, thanks to Android applications saving the day. For quite a while now, users have been taking advantage of the Internet for finding trusted apartments and homes. One of the most popular home finding services is If you have been struggling to find your perfect home and you own an Android phone, then you’re in luck as HomeFinder is expanding its service to an application for mobile devices.

Officially known as Real Estate, the app features the same functionality found in its older Web version. Featuring the most expansive property searching algorithm, the app can help users pinpoint the exact [...]

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Nextcall: Simple app for scheduling call reminders for your phone contacts

by: Paul NuñalJune 28, 2012

It’s quite hard to juggle between your work, personal and social life, especially if you need to interact with a lot of people. Staying connected with them can be a tough challenge if you have hundreds of contacts stored on your smartphone’s address book. Keeping an organized address book is what many users want to achieve and if you have been constantly communicating with your friends and colleagues from work, then you certainly know how important it is to always stay connected.

There is always a time when you just forget whom to call and what to say during those conversations. If you have been experiencing this kind of dilemma, then it’s time for you to get organized [...]

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PicCollage: Assemble photo collages quickly and share them around

by: Paul NuñalJune 27, 2012

PicCollage has finally made its way to Android devices, saying goodbye to its status as an iOS exclusive. PicCollage is a collage maker that is simple to use with a bucket load of features for users to explore.

Using the elaborate tools in the application, users can create wonderful works of art using only their smartphones. PicCollage is packed full of background templates that are easy to apply and allow users to use mutli-touch gestures to maneuver images and share other extended features.

PicCollage lets users build nothing more than photo collages, hence the app’s name. Getting started is a breeze and once you get inside the app’s home [...]

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Best Android apps for the blind and visually impaired

by: Paul NuñalJune 27, 2012

One of the most common problems that many blind and visually impaired people experience is their day-to-day challenge in coping with their impairment. Equipment such as Braille, reading glasses, or a walking stick are just some of the few things that help visually impaired people get along with their lives.

With the advancement of technology, a common Android smartphone equipped with specific applications can aid visually impaired and blind people in functioning. Here are some of the best applications that are tailor-made for visually impaired persons.

ScanLife Barcode and QR Reader

For those of you who can’t afford purchasing gadgets for reading [...]

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Songkick Concerts: Tracking your favorite music artists’ tours, events, and performances

by: Paul NuñalJune 26, 2012

Finally after a year of being an iOS exclusive, Songkick Concerts is finally making its way to the Android platform. Released way back in the iTunes App Store, SongKick Concerts immediately rose to success for being a popular music client. If you’re an Android user, then you’ll be happy to know that the app is now available to download at the Google Play Store. The app is not just any variant of SongKick Concerts — it pretty much features the same characteristics of its iOS counterpart. Not only that, the developers have added some additional features.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Songkick Concerts, the app automatically scans your entire online and [...]

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