Archive for the ‘Mobile’ category

How To Turn Your Android Smartphone Into A Mobile Hotspot

January 14th, 2013

Android 4.2.1 GPS Fix

December 2nd, 2012

Galaxy Nexus Android 4.2.1 GPS bug is certainly annoying but seems easily fixed.

Try the following:

1. go to settings

2. Location Access

3. Un-check ‘Wi-Fi & mobile network location’

4. Re-check ‘Wi-Fi & mobile network location’

or possibly try the following:

1. On main page press the search bar at the top (box written Google following of a mic symbol). This will open Google Now

2. Google now will tell you that location service is currently Off.

3. You will have a link to a setting menu to turn it on

4. Go in that menu and turn it on.

5. The GPS/Navigation still not working.

6. Repeat step 1.

7. Repeat step 2.

8. Now you will see something like “Enable Google app access the GPS location”, turn it on.

9. There we go, the GPS/Navigation works again!

Second problem:

Seems like the GPS is spending a lot of time trying to connect with a signal.

Look in the settings for ‘Battery’. Investigate to see what apps may be using the battery way more than they should. I found ‘The Weather Channel’ app was the culprit. Once I uninstalled this app, the GPS stopped trying to constantly connect.

Other users have indicated issues with certain apps like ‘Shazam’ and possibly ‘Zillow’.

Whatever the case…keep an eye on apps that frequently use location as part of their service to you. Sometimes un-installing and re-installing these apps may solve the problem.

Also I have found that deleting app caches tends to speed up the phone. Check out ‘App Cache Cleaner’ in the Play Store.

Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G for T-Mobile [video]

October 16th, 2012

There is a reason that Samsung is the king of Android. They make some of the best Android devices on the planet. There was a time when I thought that HTC was the undisputed champion of Android devices. This is no longer the case. Since the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S2, the reign has shifted to Samsung. With the arrival of the Galaxy S3, they simply insured that no one would topple their rule over the Android kingdom.

The Galaxy S Relay is a phone designed, not to take top honors, but to fill a niche market where people desire a physical keyboard and an affordable price.

Probably the most significant feature of the Galaxy S Relay is the full 5 row qwerty keyboard. Most current smartphones lack a slideout keyboard. They tend to favor the on screen keys so the device can be the tinnest possible.

Samsung did a nice job with pairing form and function with the Galaxy S Relay 4G. It has a very crisp 4 inch Super AMOLED display that is very responsive and easy to see in direct sunlight. The 5 megapixel rear facing camera that is very user friendly and takes a nice picture or records 720p HD video to capture your favorite events.

Noozy is a Zune like Music Player for Android

October 11th, 2012

image Seems that some developer was smitten with the Zune’s UI and has created a new Android app (music player). Apparently it isn’t just superior in visual appeal. Sounds like it has a decent sound engine behind it as well.

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