Monday, 19 August 2013

Living With A Droid

My android phone is like a baby to me. I so much love with its endless possibilities. Time spent away from my phone when am not that busy especially during when the charge is over or am forced by circumstances to leave it alone, mostly when am eating or the sort, are among the dullest moments.
Why android???    How about you SHUT UP and stop asking QUESTIONS. Ouch that escalated quickly.
Android is one of the best platforms in the market right now being an OPEN SOURCE that means it’s free. Yaaay does that sound familiar?? Especially if you are Kenyan. The other day there was this trending topic on twitter #WhatMakesMeKenyan and one that caught me was that most of Kenyan searches start with the word free. Someone is feeling guilty but you know what??  start rejoicing coz you aint alone I bet  you have most of the Kenyan online with you.
One good thing about android is that it’s very flexible. Soo much flexible and there are some developers out there who are not sleeping (literally), either developing that custom sleek ROM to that app that satisfies that very need of yours. In short there is a whole lot of community  “customer care” out there we call them developers who probably will solve almost all your problems in case you will ever encounter any.
The best part about android is its customizability. Did I sound correct there?? Well anyway you get the general idea don’t you?? You can customize your android phone to whatever you want it to look like You can change the look of your phone from those feminine bright colors to the cool gentle colors. They always say beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, so am not to judge, you are the one to do that.
 On May 2013 a survey indicated that  an estimate of 25 billion were in the Google Play store.  So basically You can find any app that can virtually do whatever you want or can automate that simple or complex day to day activity. You can even order for a customized app if you feel that those on the store can’t satisfy your need of course at a fee.  Generally android gives you the ultimate flexibility of what you want is what you get. I think you get the idea. Don’t you??
But what really strikes me about android is its ability to read documents. Am that one person who is constantly on the move, ”situlii”. May be on one of those to trips of mine am on a deadline and have to do some research ivi ma exams or  some isht I need to present like in the next two days. So my phone just comes in handy. Plus I found this app its called  RepilGo reader. This is one cool PDF reader app that can sync your dropbox account if you put your books there, or either Microsoft  SkyDrive or the popular BOX. The killer part about the app is the ability to read aloud. What this read aloud does is it converts text to speech. So your handy most mobile, flexible, obedient and all knowing lecture with you on the go *Smiles Broadly. Unlike my laptop which is bulky expensive and risky *si unajua madingo vile wao hu operate?*
The ability to access internet faster with the 3G, WIFI thing is just a turn on. I fuckin love the internet that’s why internet accessibility is concern to me. Having to access a website ki computer style complete with drop down menus just amazes me, the fact that am using just a phone to do that awes me. That  made just forget the route to my local cyber. I don’t have to my phone completes all my needs.
An android phone being built on Linux kernel kinda makes it almost immune to virus attacks. PS ALMOST IMMUNE not entirely safe there are some android exploits but we will discuss it some later time.
I heard my Guy calling his Android  phone his wife coz it virtually satisfies all his needs well…. even conjugal satisfaction coz, “faping”  ooh now just ignore this line completely
In simple wording my phone is my ka mini portable laptop. So imagine all that services a laptop offers an android phone can offer that. I have just highlighted a few of them but there are whole lots of em.

Monday, 29 July 2013

Tips To Speedup Your Android Smart Phone.

1. Optimize your home screen

When you load your home screen with widgets and live wallpaper, it'll slow your Device particularly if your good phone is one among the oldest ones. Trim the quantity of widgets you employ and you'll see a performance increase. However, i might encourage you to not use the widgets at all and use easy wallpapers instead. what is more, through this method, you'd have saved your batteries’ life also.

2. Grab the most effective browser that you can use simply

Many people stick to browser that came with the androids, like Internet, etc these sort of browser are slow as a result they are never being up dated. However, you may increase the speed by simply putting in one among the most recent internet browsers. a decent example is that the new Firefox app for android. Via >

3. Uninstall apps you don't like.

I know many of you making your device full of apps which really makes your device slow. However, if you are want to improve your phones speed, we counseled that you simply take a while to uninstall misbehaving /fraud apps . Note: once device is loading too several apps at same time, it tends to be slow as a result of it'll take longer to load all the apps. 
And above all please buy a fairly powerfull phone Usilalamike na una-ideos.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

How To Disable Unwanted System Apps On Android 4.x And Up Without Root Access!

I tried Uninstalling System applications and bloatware from my phone to relieve more space unfortunately that was not possible for non-rooted phones like mine. I had to resolve to an alternative which is disabling those system applications. Luckily Android 4.x operating system comes with a very handy but underrated feature which is the ability to disable system apps. ' Kama uko na ideos sahau'.

Disabling apps is a way to basically freeze and hide any unused, unwanted, or unruly system apps that came on your phone (ie: ones that you can’t uninstall). This feature might come in handy if your phone came stocked with a bunch of unwanted bloatware that you never use. If you’re sick of looking at those unused icons cluttering up your app drawer, you can simply disable them and they’ll disappear for good.

There are various reasons that made me want want to disable those systems apps one of them being to free up more space on my phone, reduce battery consumption/ drain and lastly to reduce the load on my phone ssytem thus improved system speed. Whatever the reason is that you might want to disable an app, it’s a pretty straightforward procedure. Read on after the break for instructions. To disable an app, again let me insist you must be on Android 4.0 and up. If you are, then follow these steps:
  • Open your main Settings menu
  •  Tap on Apps
  • Swipe to “All”
  • Find the app you want to disable and click on it
  • In the top right you will see a disable button (if it says Uninstall instead of Disable, then it is not a system app, and you can just uninstall it like normal)
  • Tap Disable (If you had updated uninstall updates first)
  • Confirm by clicking OK on the pop-up dialogue
  • Exit settings
A reboot may be necessary, but more than likely won’t be 'if you are in an hurry like me'.
 If you ever want to enable the app again, just follow the steps above and tap Enable.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Full forms of Computer Related Terms And Abbreviations

Full form of computer related terms include:
* HTTP - Hyper Text Transfer Protocol.
* HTTPS - Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure.
* IP - Internet Protocol.
* URL - Uniform Resource Locator.
* USB - Universal Serial Bus.
* VIRUS - Vital Information Resource Under
* 3G - 3rd Generation.
* GSM - Global System for Mobile Communication.
* CDMA - Code Divison Multiple Access.
* UMTS - Universal Mobile Telecommunication
* SIM - Subscriber Identity Module.
* AVI = Audio Video Interleave
* RTS = Real Time Streaming
* SIS = Symbian OS Installer File
* AMR = Adaptive Multi-Rate Codec
* JAD = Java Application Descriptor
* JAR = Java Archive
* JAD = Java Application Descriptor
* 3GPP = 3rd Generation Partnership Project
* 3GP = 3rd Generation Project
* MP3 = MPEG player lll
* MP4 = MPEG-4 video file
* AAC = Advanced Audio Coding
* GIF = Graphic InterchangeableFormat
* JPEG = Joint Photographic ExpertGroup
* BMP = Bitmap
* SWF = Shock Wave Flash
* WMV = Windows Media Video
* WMA = Windows Media Audio
* WAV = Waveform Audio
* PNG = Portable Network Graphics
* DOC = Document (Microsoft Corporation)
* PDF = Portable Document Format
* M3G = Mobile 3D Graphics
* M4A = MPEG-4 Audio File
* NTH = Nokia Theme (series 40)
* THM = Themes (Sony Ericsson)
* MMF = Synthetic Music Mobile Application File
* NRT = Nokia Ringtone
* XMF = Extensible Music File
* WBMP = Wireless Bitmap Image
* DVX = DivX Video
* HTML = Hyper Text Markup Language
* WML = Wireless Markup Language
* CD - Compact Disk.
* DVD - Digital Versatile Disk.
* CRT - Cathode Ray Tube.
* DAT - Digital Audio Tape.
* DOS - Disk Operating System.
* GUI - Graphical User Interface.
* HTTP - Hyper Text Transfer Protocol.
* IP - Internet Protocol.
* ISP - Internet Service Provider.
* TCP - Transmission Control Protocol.
* UPS - UninterruptiblePower Supply.
* HSDPA - High Speed Downlink Packet Access.
* EDGE - Enhanced Data Rate for GSM [Global
System for Mobile
Communication] Evolution.
* VHF - Very High Frequency.
* UHF - Ultra High Frequency.
* GPRS - General Packet Radio Service.
* WAP - Wireless Application Protocol.
* TCP - Transmission Control Protocol .
* ARPANET - Advanced Research Project Agency
* IBM - International Business Machines.
* HP - Hewlett Packard.
* AM/FM - Amplitude/ Frequency Modulation.
* WLAN - Wireless Local Area Network
I hope to expand the list soon because as we all know Technology is dynamic . Cheers!!

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Must Have Android Apps

I've been on a mission to make my phone really awesome, and as you know android phones comes with the ability to customize it to extreme limits. In the near future I'll talk about ways on how to customize your android phone with the basic tools and apps to improve both appearance and performance. 
Today I'm gonna highlight some of the must have apps on you Droid gadget. Some of these apps are found on the playstore for free while some are sold, (don't worry I will provide you with the paid ones on my list for free).
Let me start with the apps that I have in my phone since those are the once that have made my phone awesome so far.

TeamViewer for Remote Control

It is Mobile and flexible: remotely access computers from your android device!
Easily support friends and family when they have computer problems - no matter where you are. You can also benefit from gaining access to your private home computer to edit documents or use particular software while you are on somewhere in the office like me.
It is found on the playstore for free Download

Bass Booster Pro


Just as the “Bass Booster” yeah! This app boosts your devices bass and sound quality in general. It’s one of my favorite apps since I can listen to music with heavy beats “literally a walking hoofer”
Features :
- Bass Booster
- 6 Bands Equalizer (5 on some phones)
- 20 Presets (More Basses, Improve quality, Electro, Techno, Dubstep, Dance, Pop, Rock, Metal, Reggae, Rap, R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Latino, Acoustic, Classical, Party, Voice Booster, Volume Booster)
You can download it Here

Walk Me Up! Alarm Clock

Walk Me Up! is unlike any other alarm app you would have used. It stops ringing only when you have walked a certain number of steps. That’s right, it 'walks' you up!
And this app also has intelligent algorithms to detect shaking. So, if you try to cheat, the app wouldn't hesitate to gotta try it to believe it.
So, all those sleepy heads out there who find it difficult to get out of bed, this is the perfect alarm for you.
It’s offered for free at the playstore; Download

CamScanner -Phone PDF Creator



It turns any Smartphone into a Scanner with CamScanner for Intelligent Document Management.
CamScanner is an intelligent document management solution for individuals, small businesses, organizations, governments and schools. It is the perfect fit for those who want to scan, sync, edit, share and manage various contents on all devices.
It automatically crops to correct size of document, very easy to use and nice features.
It is found for free at the Playstore as a trial version but here is the licence to activate to pro version Download

Photo Studio PRO


Photo Studio for Android® is utilized by both amateur and professional photographers who seek simple, but powerful image processing on-the-go. Users can turn their devices into a fantastic photo editing studio.

It is sold at the playstore you can have it here Download

WiFi Mouse HD


It transforms your phone/tablet into a wireless mouse, keyboard and trackpad using WiFi Mouse. WiFi Mouse supports speech-to-text as well as multi-finger trackpad gestures. WiFi Mouse enables you to control your PC, MAC or HTPC effortlessly through a local network connection. 

Wifi mouse not only acts as a wireless mouse but you can also type and input text on your computer “As easy as sending someone a text”.

It is sold in the playstore but don’t worry you can have it for free here; Download

Other Useful Apps Include
Power Amp Full version unlocker ( to activate the trial)  Download
Pool break Pro Download
Blacklist pro Download