Android

The Google Now mini games are fun

Next time you launch Google Now tap on the Google Doodle and you’ll see the screen above.  They’re fun games you can play on your phone, all with a sporting, Olympic theme with cute fruity graphics!

Android

Split screen on your phone

A thread on Reddit asked what you use the new split screen functionality in Android Nougat for. Apparently people use it to browse Reddit and watch YouTube at the same time.  Samsung Android phones have had this functionality for a while but I rarely use it however I decided to try this, […]

Android

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Marshamallow Update

So, I’m back in the Samsung TouchWiz fold. I was a fairly happy user of Cyanogenmod for a few months which allowed me to use the latest version of Android on my Galaxy S5. It worked almost the way I wanted it to. There were a few issues related to […]

Android

Marshmallow on the Galaxy S5

It’s possible that Samsung are going to update the Galaxy S5 to Marshmallow (Android 6.0) this year, and there was even a leak when someone received an OTA update to a beta version of Android 6.0 on their Galaxy S5 but I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting. If it ever […]

Android

Searching for Animals

The stand alone Google Photos app went live last night and I’m playing with it this morning. I love that I can search my photos for animals, family or San Francisco and it will return meaningful results. The app is really nice to use now, I love the new month […]

Android

Sabermod on the Galaxy S II

The ageing Samsung Galaxy S II still has plenty of life in it. It runs Minecraft PE and Terraria perfectly well! It might be old, but there are still developers hacking at it and releasing firmware upgrades with modern versions of Android. I decided to try this unofficial build of […]

Android

Galaxy S5 Lollipop Root without Tripping Knox

If that headline makes no sense to you apart from the “Galaxy S5” bit and you own that phone here’s why it’s important: Gaining root access to your phone lets you have more control of your phone. It’s like the difference between having access to the engine of your car […]

Android , Health

How to improve your sleep in seconds….

In this post Richard Wiseman recommends reducing the use of screens late at night because of the blue light emitted by them as that can keep you awake for longer. I read books on my phone but I use Screen Filter To bring the brightness way down. Once I start […]

Android , Photography , Photos

Raw DNG Samples from the Nexus 5

Android L, the next major release of Android will allow apps to get raw data from the camera. This lets photographers extract more information and develop photos a lot more than they could with simple Jpeg files. They’ll be able to “push” the image further to recover blown out highlights […]

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