Anyone who steps outdoors during the day is affected by the weather. Sure a nice sunny day is the type of day we all hope for when we wake up, but as I look out the window today, I can assure you they are not all pleasant. When a storm is a brewin’, its good to have access to a weather radar to see if you should prepare. Radar Now! for Android is just the app for you to see what’s comin’ at ya. Continue reading
Okay, I want to start by saying that texting while driving is not safe. I personally know people who have been in accidents while texting and driving. The title got you here though so I’ll show you a cool app with a car mode. The car mode lets you use voice commands to open various apps and input text into those apps. Yes one of them is the stock Android SMS app. Continue reading
In the world of Android replacement home screen apps, it takes some innovation to stand out. Even though you may use a home screen replacement like ADW or GO Launcher EX, there are still times when you need quick access to a few commonly used applications.
I have been trying applications for the notification bar and application docks similar to Wave Launcher. Here is why Wave Launcher stands out in my mind. Continue reading
Have you ever been at work and had your phone ring with an inappropriate ringtone in the middle of a meeting? Sucks to be you. To help spare you the embarrassment again, you should look at Llama.
There is a little setup when you are at each location so Llama knows where the profile should be switched. Other than training the app at the location, everything else can be done later. Continue reading
When it comes to business, if it can make you money or save you money, it’s work looking into. There are a lot of Android apps for business out there, but the problem is, it’s hard to know what is worth the money and what’s not. Below are three apps to make your day a bit easier and run more smoothly. Continue reading
Cloud storage is getting cheaper by the day. Services are popping up all the time offering you a place to keep your information and files. The question is, why should you store your information in the cloud when you have a perfectly good micro SD card or internal memory in your Android device? Continue reading
I have a couple applications aimed to help those times when you want to transfer viewing a web page from computer-to-Android or Android-to-computer. Both options need Google Chrome extensions along with an application installed on your Android phone.
One major complaint with with many Android phone owners is the battery life. For what ever reason, a lot of power is required to operate the Android OS. The poor battery life continues to be a much talked about topic on various Android forums (XDA-Dev, Modaco and others).
The problem was very widespread until the release of Android 2.2 (Froyo). I personally noticed a great improvement in my battery with no change in the way I used my HTC Desire. Battery life is very dependent on how you use your Android phone. a good majority of the applications access the internet. Anytime you are connecting to the network, you are draining more battery than when you are using an app that doesn’t connect to the network.
Adobe Air applications offer a lot of benefits to the desktop user. Applications such as Tweetdeck run on the Adobe Air platform. Typically these desktop applications are very smooth running and feature rich.
How would you feel about having Adobe Air applications for Android devices? Well, you will be getting your wish. The question though is when. I saw an article a few months ago on AndroidGuys talking about Air apps. To me, having these Adobe Air applications would be great for the Android devices. The problem I can foresee is trying to use an app with a slower processor.
If the Air apps are a resource hog, people and developers will have a bad taste in their mouth from the start. Currently the only application in the Adobe Air gallery slated to run on the Android platform is one for BlogRadio.
What are the applications you use on your desktop machine you would like to see as an Adobe Air app?
Just because your Android phone is fun doesn’t mean it can’t be useful too. There are a lot of people with similar health issues. App developers are starting to open their eyes and see a vast market for health related applications.