Archive for Android

Access Your Apple Email Account On Your Android Device

How to get Apple iCloud email n Android

If you ever need to configure Apple iCloud email on your Android device then you may find the following settings of use:-

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SmartWatch The Android Compatible Watch From Sony


I have been using the Sony SmartWatch for a few months now coupled with a Sony Xperia S phone. I must say so far I have been quite impressed with the


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Tips to Make Your Android Tablet Battery Last Longer

One of the most frustrating things about using tablets today is the speed with which the battery can deplete. When in the middle of surfing or writing an email, no one likes to see that the battery is almost gone. While the batteries are getting better with these devices, it’s still possible that you could be running through your battery quite quickly. Fortunately, you can do a few things that will help to make your battery last longer.

What Does the Task Manager Say?

How many applications are you running at the same time? The ability to multitask on the Android tablets is nice, but you have to realize that when you multitask it does drain more power. Check and see which apps you have open and then shut off the ones that you are not using. It’s a simple thing to do, but it is something that many people forget. They have a couple of apps open and running in the background and then wonder why their batter is draining quickly.

Power Control Helps Keep Track

You will find there are some nice ways to gain even more control over the power that your tablet is using. With the Power Control widget that you will find on many tablets, you can get a better handle on your tablet. You will also find some apps that you can download that can help you manage your power. You will be able to use this to turn off the things that you aren’t using – the GPS or Wi-Fi – that could be draining power.

Turn Down the Brightness Setting

In many situations, you might not need to have your screen at the brightest possible setting. When you have a bright screen setting, it is going to drain your battery faster. Check to see where your brightness setting is and turn it down until you need it brighter with certain apps, games, or surfing the web. Brightness is one of the things that cause the power to drop very quickly, so make sure that you check your settings even if your tablet seems to be holding a charge well. It could be even better.

The above are some of the simplest and easiest tips and tricks that you will be able to use when you are looking for ways to extend the battery life on your Android tablet. Take care of your tablet and if you notice any rapid power drops, keep these things in mind.

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Samsung Galaxy S III

Last Week Samsung launched their latest Smartphone the Galaxy S III. This is a big screen phone boasting several new functions, will they be enough to win the Android battle, let alone the battle with Apple?

Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone

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Google Maps..Google Streets now Google Drive

Cloud storage is a popular topic at the moment with online storage options coming from, among others, Apple, Microsoft, DropBox, Samsung and Amazon.  This week a new option arrived on the scene, Google Drive.  If you sign in with your Google account you can request notification when your Drive is ready to use.



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The App that forces you to Get out Of Bed (GOOB)


All smart phones have various types of alarms on them and there are more and more Apps available with different methods of waking you up. Before I used the standard App on my phone I tried all sorts of alarms from ones you throw at wall to ones that try and hide themselves, from Apps that make it look like the sun is rising to Apps that wake you at the optimum time in your sleep cycle.

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Sony Xperia S


The new Sony Xperia S smartphone will be arriving in stores in 2012. It’s the first Sony smartphone that does not have the Ericson name. The phone certainly has a nice aesthetic and by all accounts is pretty clever too.

Sony Xperia S smartphone

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Use Face recognition to unlock iPhone


A facility available on Android Ice Cream Sandwich has been ported to IOS and used to unlock an iPhone. The software recognises your face and unlocks the phone accordingly albeit rather slowly, as the youtube video below demonstrates.


Apparently there will be an App appearing on iTunes but as yet there is no sign. Interestingly though, Apple has just applied for a patent for their own Face Detection technology.




Sony reduce price for Tablet S by $100

Update to a previous article Sony Tablet S Review 


 Sony have now reduced the price of the Tablet S by  $100!!

 Will this decrease in price make the Tablet more successful? With the new iPad expected soon Sony may have left it too late to attract uncertain buyers.



New ASUS Eee Transformer Prime might upset the Tablet Market


According to some reports the new ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime Tablet is being shipped this week by Amazon to people who had pre-ordered the hybrid device, although there are also reports of delays until the first quarter 2012. Whatever situation is true it looks like it will be here sooner rather than later.


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