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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…

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Being an owner of a Samsung Galaxy Note, you may have encountered some little inconveniences when it comes to accessing a certain app when you need to use it right away. Because of the Galaxy Note’s rather wide screen, you’ll find it a bit taxing to tap and flip through screens just to launch an app. This is exactly why widgets were made. If you are not really a fan of widgets, you should try considering using some to make your life easier and more comfortable. With just a tap, you can launch an app right from your homescreen. We’ve…

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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…

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One of the advantages of owning an Android phone is that it is customizable. You may have the same phone as other people but you may have different launchers, SMS apps, ringtones, and so on. Advanced Android developers tend to customize their phones by making their own custom ROM. They enhance existing software, add some apps, tweak its performance, and provide an edge that stock ROMs fails to offer. You might like: Best Android Launchers But, for a newbie Android phone user, you won’t need to study developer stuff and take note of confusing developer jargon just to customize your…

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It’s easy to get carried away with our mobile devices. There are a number of things that can just take up countless hours of your time. Browse the Internet and get lost in the maze of Wikipedia’s articles or TVTropes’ trope pages. Curious about the new TV series everyone is hyped up about? View videos on YouTube or download the series yourself to see why everyone is crazy over this show. Next thing you’ll know, you’ll be tapping on the Next button without noticing the time. Or, you can sit back and curl up with a number of ebooks. Flip…

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Quick Note is exactly what you think it would be, which is a little  note app that gives you the ability to put notes, as widgets, to yourself on your User Interface (UI). You can either place a note on your UI, or in the app itself, which is more like a to-do list then sticky notes. When creating your note there are a few options you can adjust, for both the in app experience and for the way the widget is displayed itself. You can chose to customize colors, a few styles, font size, and the alignment. The only…

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Looking for a widget that is a perfect for your Android Tablet? HD Widget might be what you are looking for. With numerous weather widgets on the Android Market, it’s tough to choose one that gives the biggest bang for one’s buck. One of the weather widgets that stands among the rest is the HD Widget app. Providing “Big Widgets for Big Screens,” as it says in the description of the app on the Android Market, HD Widgets is a straightforward way of describing HD Widgets. It is a fully functional widget that displays the time and date, and instant…