Category: Android Apps

What’s on My Phone #2 – Chrome Remote Desktop, Wemo, Nest! [Apps]

Let me go into what’s on my phone this week and talk about some of the apps I am using this week. This week, I have both the Android Wear and Samsung Gear apps installed for my LG Urbane watch and Gear S watch. Android Wear app doesn’t let you pair more than one watch at a time but if you have an Android Wear watch and Samsung watch, you will be able to use two watches simultaneously. I find this part kinda odd, I wish Android Wear allows you to pair multiple watches and I am sure those of you super high on Android would like to wear different watches for different outfits.

Amazon Echo Review & Voice Controlled Home Automation HOWTO w/ WeMo!

When I first got the Amazon Echo, it was a pretty cool device that you could talk to when you are bored but there were limits to the device as I was used to doing complex things with my Google Now already.  Of course, I also find playing music rather convenient, especially when I am doing dishes, I can turn on music without bothering to dry my hands, I really like that.  But at the price of near $200, is this gadget worth it?

How to Make 4K Timelapse Video w/ Android and Camera FV-5!

If you want to make a high quality 4K timelapse on your Android smartphone, you will definitely want to use the Camera FV-5 as it comes with intervalometer (that automatically takes photos for the interval you set).  There are apps that make timelapse videos for you but the quality you get out of them will be nowhere near doing it this way by taking our photos then post-process them with desktop software Adobe Effects.  And if your Android smartphone supports RAW images (like LG G4, OnePlus One, Nexus 5/6), you will have more control over your images in your final edit, even remove noise from low-light shots.

How to Edit Raw Images on Android! [Lightroom App]

For those of  you who have bought a new smartphone or own one with RAW image capabilities (LG G4, Galaxy S6 with Android 5.1.1, Nexus 5/6), you may want to know that you can do much more with RAW images then standard JPEG (JPG) image files.

So, what is the difference between RAW and JPEG?

The Battle Cats Game Review!

Probably my favorite Android game of all time is The Battle Cats.  Although I try to stay away from games as I have very addictive personality and would not get anything done playing games, I was introduced to this game by my daughter Peony who plays a ton of games on her Galaxy S4 running Resurrection Remix ROM.

How to Install Xposed Installer on Android Lollipop 5.0/5.1/5.1.1!

Xposed Installer is an essential app required to run various different Xposed Modules/Apps to add extra functionality to your Android device such as enabling tablet mode using Xposed App Settingscloaking root through Root Cloak, or cheat in Pokemon Go using Pokemon Go Hack.    In fact, some of you use it so much that you even refuse to upgrade to Lollipop.  Xposed Installer has actually been available for awhile now and they actually work for most Android devices on Lolllipop including Android 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.1, and 5.1.1.

How to Setup VPN on your Android! (Access Netflix/Pandora Outside U.S.)

Many people have asked me in the past about how to setup a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to do various things like accessing Netflix/Pandora outside the U.S., installing apps on Play Store only available to U.S., and making their internet traffic encrypted and anonymized.  Whatever the case, I had the first hand experience to test out VPN outside the U.S. recently in my vacation to Thailand, which is a great test spot as it’s located on the other side of the earth (actually it’s located between the sun and earth).

How to Install Flash Player on Android Lollipop!

For those of you with latest Android 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, or 5.1 Lollipop OS, here’s how to install Adobe Flash Player to view legacy Flash Player-enabled websites.   You will need to use a Flash Player-compatible browser like Dolphin browser (which I highly recommend btw).  This will allow you to enjoy all your flash content even on Lollipop.  And yes, if you have a newer device like the Nexus 6 or Note 4 with latest Qualcomm 805 processor or higher, flash runs really fast.

How to Recycle Android into Security Camera Liveview!

Recently, I’ve setup a new security camera liveview system with TinyCam Pro app and my Korean Note 2 (which I don’t use) by my front door.  Ever since I moved to my new house couple years back, I have been working on my own DIY IP security camera project to make my house more secure and also so I can watch my house when I am traveling.  I know many of you probably have Android devices that are collecting dust somewhere in your garage and this is a great way to put your older Android devices into new uses.

How to Install LG G3 Keyboard on Any Rooted Android!

LG G3’s keyboard is touted in Android world as one of the better keyboards you can use as it comes with ability to resize your keyboard (which can be good for making the keyboard size exactly the you want it, works great for larger-screen phones) and support for Swipe out of the box.