Category Archives: Android tips

Google Find My Phone (even if Device Unavailable)

Google has been adding more action oriented features to their engine. One of the most useful is “find my phone”. If you have an Android phone you can try finding it here: https://www.google.com/search?q=find+my+phone Also, even if the map/screen says “Device Unavailable” you may still be able to “Ring” the phone… this will ring the phone for 5 minutes and this is exactly what I did this morning to find my phone (which was hiding in the covers) ;-).

LG G2 muffled call quality issues [SOLVED]

QUESTION: I bought the G2 at Amazon on sale and everyone I talk to on the phone complaints that they can hear themselves if the volume is turned up. I also have some sporadic muffled call issues and want it to be louder without affecting the person on the other end. Are these issues defects? I hope there is a fix because I love the rest of this phone and do not want to return it! -Nicole S. ANSWER: You

Recommended Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Screen Protector [REVIEW]

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Screen Protector – NEW 2014 Ultra Premium HD Version – 3 PACK Ultra Clear – iSmoothhttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AGABISW?ie=UTF8&tag=pixensity-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00AGABISWThe iSmooth Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Screen Protector is backed by the iSmooth Lifetime Replacement Guarantee. If you are looking for a good screen protector for your Note 2, look no further than the iSmooth SGN2 screen protectors. For less than $11 my family has been very satisfied with this brand of screen protector. I purchased the (3) pack for my

LG G Pad 8.3 GPE vs. iPad Mini Retina vs. Google Nexus 7 FHD

Santa Claus brought an LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition tablet early this years. To me the display is perhaps the most important aspect of a tablet, so here is a how it stacks up versus some competitors: Tablet Model Release Date Diagonal Screen Size Total Screen Area (Dimensions) Resolution Aspect Ratio Pixels Per Inch (PPI)  LG G Pad 8.3 2013 8.3″ 30.96 square inches (7″x4.4″) 1920×1200 16:10 (8:5) 272.79 Apple iPad Mini (2nd Generation) 2013 7.9″ 29.96 square inches

Make Amazon MP3 stores downloads on SD card

I have been investigating the best way to have Amazon’s Android MP3 player store music downloads on a MicroSD card (instead of internal storage). So far reports are somewhat conflicting… I hope to have some better, and definitive, news to report soon! Amazon MP3 won’t save music files to SD Cardhttp://androidforums.com/incredible-support-troubleshooting/250489-amazon-mp3-wont-save-music-files-sd-card.htmlWhen the HTC Incredible was first launched, it did not include the Amazon MP3 app. However, I was able to find it on the web and install it. At that

Nexus 7 FHD (2013) vs GPad 8.3 vs iPad Mini

LG is preparing to release their new G Pad 8.3 Android tablet with a nice 1920×1200 resolution, of course Google’s new 1920×1080 Nexus 7 has been out for a while now and Apple’s iPad Mini is looking absolutely outdated. Both resolutions on the Android tablets are are very nice, but how about screen area and actual PPI: Manufacturer and model name Year introduced Screen size Screen area Resolution Ratio PPI Google Nexus 7 (2013) 2013 7″ 20.94 square inches (6.1″x3.4″)

New Google Nexus 7 Hands On (2013 edition)

Yesterday while stopping into Best Buy I was surprised to see a new Nexus 7 in the tablet section. After playing with the device for a while I came away unimpressed. It is a solid device 🙂 but the screen was not as overwhelmingly good as I expected 🙁 Perhaps the biggest problem for me was that my Samsung Galaxy Note 2’s display actually seemed brighter and it was also not that much smaller than the Nexus7: Google Nexus 7 (2013) 2013

Nook HD+ Review at $149 price point (and N2A/RootMyNook)

With the recent price drop to $149 and the announcement that B&N will not be making new color tablets, there are a lot of questions out there about the Nook HD and Nook HD+. This is my placeholder for my full Nook HD+ review, where I hope to answer some of those questions 🙂 Sections will be added below: Let me begin by saying that $149 buys you a LOT tablet and there are a number of tweaks to help

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