Poynt for Android Makes Local Search Fun

Poynt for Android is the perfect application for people who hate to sit at home. Technically, Poynt for Android is a local search utility but I like to think of it more as a fun engine.

The way to use Poynt for Android  is just head out for the evening and then let the app lead you.  What I mean is you can choose anything from a place to have dinner, find an event or check movie times. Poynt for Android  is a central search when you are out and about and looking for something fun to do. Poynt  is a great app for people who travel quite a bit  or just like to explore their hometown.

 

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Android Theme Thursday September 20

 

This week for the Android theme review, we will be talking about the ADW Sticker Album Theme. The most notable part of the theme is the change in the  icons. This is a very fun theme and has a playful feel to it.

Some people aren’t sure how to add a theme to ADW launcher, please refer to this article:

How to add a theme to ADW launcher

 

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Typing on an Android Virtual Keyboard [Android Basics]

Typing on a virtual keyboard takes a little getting used to. If you started out on a phone with a full keyboard with actual buttons, the first thing you will notice is your speed decrease.

The Android virtual keyboard is unique in the way that, if you don’t like it, you can download a new one. There are are over 6204 different keyboard applications in the Google Play Store. Each can replace the default Android keyboard or add to it. Continue reading

Lookator – Augmented Reality Wi-Fi Hotspot Finder for Android

Augmented Reality Wi-Fi Hotspot Finder for AndroidWhen you use a lot of data from your phone, knowing how to find a Wi-Fi hotspot can potentially save you lots of money and overages.

Finding a free and open Wi-fi hotspots isn’t always the easiest of tasks. Lookator is a Wi-Fi Hotspot Finder to help make the task of  finding a Wi-Fi hotspot a little bit easier. If you have used any augmented reality apps, you will feel at home with Lookator.

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(Don’t) Text and Drive

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

Why Android Users Should Sync To The Cloud

android-sync-introCloud 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

Master your to-do list

There are so many ways to stay organized. There are many ways to manage tasks. There are entire books and systems fabricated around managing your to-do lists.

I am constantly using my Android phone and accessing my Google account. For this reason I started using Google Tasks.

Having a lot going on is a common occurrence these days. Managing what you have to do is where you separate the men from the boys.

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6 Must-have Android apps for freelancers

When you are a freelancer, you  are a Jack-of-all-trades. Because of this, you are always working. You might be at your kid’s soccer game and think of something to tweet. Or if you are at a networking event and meet 10 new people, you will need to get their contact info into your contact list.

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Using the Android Calendar [Android Basics]

The Android phone calendar is super powerful and easy to use. If you are accustomed to other smart phone calendars, the Android calendar will be a sight for sore eyes. The look of the Android calendar will vary depending on the device.

For example, the Samsung Tab has a different calendar than my HTC Desire. If you root your device and change ROMs, you will likely have a different calendar application on each ROM you install.

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Google Translate for Android

Google released an amazing application for Androids. Google translate gives you the ability to communicate with people who have a hard time understanding your language. Much like the web-based version, you can type in what you want to send to someone in English and Google Translate will automatically convert it to one of over 50 languages. Continue reading