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
Part of customizing an Android device is adding the apps to add functions not there before. Adding a home screen launcher will let you change the layout of your home screens, but sometimes the colors and icons are a little blah. To fix the blah-ness problem, many of the popular home screen launchers have add-on themes. We will be talking about those Android themes here and Thursdays will hence forth be called Theme Review Thursday. Continue reading
Do you have a your own website or manage one for someone else? If so, there is a good chance Google Analytics is installed on the site to track what the visitors are doing on your site and how they are finding the site. Google Analytics for Android is a great way to check your stats when you are mobile. 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
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.
For the Google addicted out there you are probably giddy with excitement over addition of the Google Docs app to the Android Market. I know I was.
Compared to using the mobile site, the Google Doc Android app is amazing. Using Google Docs, or any document editing program for that matter, isn’t always the easiest from your Android phone. It IS however a great leap in the right direction towards integrating your Google account with your Android phone.
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.
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.
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.
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