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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InFoto: Quick and easy infographic about your shutterbug habits

by: Paul NuñalJune 22, 2012

Not all users are familiar with their phone’s hardware and specifications. Most of the time, users don’t bother to check them out or even take notice of the many things that their device can do. For tech junkies and hardware enthusiasts, however, knowing what your device is capable of and how you’re using your device is important. That’s where benchmarking comes in.

The Google Play Store is chock full of benchmarking applications that each serve a specific purpose. For those of you who really care about getting hardcore information, here’s an app that is designed to get information about your camera usage.

If you’re a photography enthusiast, [...]

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Sports Republic: Your one-stop sports news aggregator, magazine-style

by: Paul NuñalJune 22, 2012

Sports aficionados who just can’t get enough of their favorite sport will never have to worry again as Sports Republic is here to save their day. Sports Republic is one of the best sports news aggregators for Android devices. Specifically targeted for die-hard sports fans, this powerful application is rich in sports content that will surely complement anyone’s lust for real-time updates.

Sports Republic fetches all the latest content from acclaimed news providers namely AFP, F24, Associated Press, Bike Radar, and Sports Vibe, just to name a few. If you happen to dislike a particular news source, don’t you worry because you have the option to choose your [...]

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DjRun: Your personal DJ for matching music tempo and your body motion

by: Paul NuñalJune 22, 2012

There’s nothing better that running in the streets with intense music in the background to fire up your adrenaline. Pumping up energy with music during a miles run is a great way to boost your stamina and makes exercising more fun. Yet, though technology has made almost all our daily activities more entertaining, it isn’t perfect. In fact, one of the most common problems runners and sprinters face is having to manually switch music tracks. Can you imagine jogging up a hill while listening to soothing jazz? It isn’t quite the same level of epic you can get from other tracks.

If you’re one of the many users who use their smartphones to listen to music [...]

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Mindomo: Creating mind maps and organizing ideas easily

by: Paul NuñalJune 21, 2012

Brainstorming is a great way to exercise your brain cells, allowing you to generate some crazy ideas that you would never have imagined. If you feel that you have way too many ideas, you should try mind mapping. It may sound like a strange idea, but there’s an application that can definitely help you organize your thoughts.

Mindomo is an online mind mapping service for Android that lets users map out their ideas, create thoughts and even share their mind maps with colleagues or with the public to help other users accomplish their targeted goals as quickly as possible.

The app itself offers numerous mind mapping options that you can tinker with. Mindomo is [...]

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SmartShift Lockscreen: Auto lockscreen personalization according to time or circumstance

by: Paul NuñalJune 21, 2012

The Android home screen not only displays application shortcuts and widgets but also represents the user’s tastes and preferences. In the past few years, manufacturers have also tried to impose their own vision of what a home screen should look and feel like. Some users love them, others hate them, and a select number of users just don’t have anything to say about it.

As a user, you may already have decided to inject your personal touch into your Android experience by downloading famous home screen launchers such as GO Launcher Pro, Launcher Pro, or ADX Launcher. The method is easy, but for some Android junkies, these homescreens aren’t quite personal [...]

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File Expert: Easy Android file management with Dropbox and Box.net support

by: Paul NuñalJune 20, 2012

Android smartphones and tablets these days are sold with huge chunks of memory, and with all that memory to spare, it doesn’t take long before users try to fill it up with as many things as possible. When you’ve fully settled into your Android device, keeping your files organized can be a daunting task. One solution to keep your files organized is by using a decent file manager to keep your documents, music, videos and other important data in order. The latest smartphones already carry a stock file manager when they come out of the box, and while the stock file manager does a pretty good job in keeping your files in order, it lacks some advanced [...]

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Instapaper: Android app for saving online content for offline reading

by: Paul NuñalJune 20, 2012

After a few rough patches, the official Instapaper client has finally arrived on the Google Play Store. The popular iOS application that became an instant hit for being easy to use has once again triumphed on the Android scene for being a reliable application that allows you to bookmark your favorite online articles, blog posts, journals and webpages so you can read them later in offline mode.

Offline reading is not the only thing that makes Instapaper popular. It’s also a universal application that has been fine-tuned to run efficiently on smartphones and tablets.

Instapaper features several tools that enhance the user’s experience, such as being [...]

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Rainy Days for Android: Is it going to rain today?

by: Paul NuñalJune 20, 2012

Checking weather conditions has become a habit for many of us, since the weather usually affects our day-to-day activities. We rely so much on applications that forecast the weather so that we can prepare ourselves accordingly for any abrupt changes in our environment. Most of us have already downloaded weather applications that sport fancy widgets that mimic realistic weather effects, depending on the current location.

If you have downloaded weather applications in the past, then there’s a huge chance you have been using it for a quite a while in plotting your busy schedule. Some of us even tailor our schedules to the week’s weather forecast. Rainy days can be a [...]

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Symbaloo: Managing your bookmarks effectively and efficiently

by: Paul NuñalJune 19, 2012

Here’s another famous application that has been ported to the Android platform and is definitely a keeper. Symbaloo is an easy-to-use bookmark management application that lets you organize your favorite bookmarks and websites in just a few taps.

Users who keep loads of bookmarked websites on their computer browser will surely love what the Symbaloo application can do. Simply put, the app is a bookmarking web service that manages your URLs into one sleek presentation, together with attractive tiles and logos of your favorite websites and RSS feeds.

Symbaloo can group bookmarks according to a specific topic and pile them neatly in a tile-oriented [...]

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SportsYapper: Yapping about your favorite sports in real-time

by: Paul NuñalJune 18, 2012

Sharing your opinion of a sport, whether bad or good, is every sports fan’s way of expressing his or her feelings and sentiments. And, what better way to air out your remark than by sharing it with your friends and your closest mates who love the same sport as you do?

There are plenty of applications available on the Google Play Store with sports-oriented themes like tracking scores or giving you the freshest news, but one way to fully enjoy the sport that you love is by airing out your opinions to thousands or millions of people online right as the game unfolds.

Inject a little bit of social networking and you have SportsYapper, a real-time [...]

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