Without a doubt, Google Maps and Navigation is probably the best maps/GPS/navigation software in the U.S. and other countries that support Google Navigation. Well, that changes as soon as you step outside the U.S. as I found out.
Category: Android Apps
For those of you with one of the latest Android smartphones/tablets that have NFC but cannot use Google Wallet (such as any AT&T, T-Mobile, or Verizon phones), here’s how to install Google Wallet.
I’ve been traveling to Asia often lately and found that when I am in countries like South Korea or Thailand (where I am right now), I found that you cannot access certain apps on the Play Store. Now, this can become a headache especially when I can’t get apps like Google Voice, which I need to keep in contact with my friends and voice messages for my phone number in the U.S. Also, I do enjoy listening to music using Pandora app or watching movies with Netflix when I am traveling outside the U.S.
For those of you who want to run your favorite apps in Phone mode or Tablet mode (such as Netflix shown above running in tablet mode with a Galaxy S3), scale fonts, keep screen ON, or even change language on “app basis”, you can do it easily on “any” rooted Android smartphone or tablet device running Android 4.0.3 or higher. (ICS and Jelly Bean)
For those of you having hard time organizing your apps efficiently or simply have hundreds of apps installed, here’s a great way to organize your apps using Atom Launcher.
What’s hot around town right now? Of course, it’s the PIE Control!
If you are running the latest ParanoidAndroid ROM, you can get PIE Control, a new way of accessing your home buttons.
Those of you who want to take a small peek into the future of Android 4.2, you can now get GoogleApps (GAPPS) 4.2 for your Jelly Bean ROM.
For those of you who didn’t know, there are apps that can help you easily hide your photos, videos, and apps. One of them I use fairly often is called the “Hide It Pro” app, allows you to discretely hide your private photos, videos, and apps easily.
Here’s how to install Flash Player on “any” Android smartphone or tablet device running ICS or Jelly Bean.
Do you need to adjust your sound quality when listening to music on your Android device? Well, I have been using DSP Manager and other apps that require custom ROMs but found this really great app that does it on any Android device, no rooting required.
Here’s a really cool app called AirDroid that lets you connect your Android via WiFi to your computer instantly. What I like the most is the ease of use on this app, simply run it and it connects your phone to your computer instantly. You can easily copy files to your phone wirelessly without messing with any IP addresses and whatnot. Besides that, there’s some other neat features like being able to send SMS messages on your computer.
Do you own a Canon DSLR camera? Do you do a lot of off-site shoots?
If so, you might want to give this DSLR Controller app a try, which is compatible on many of the newer Android tablets and smartphone. This DSLR controller app acts as a standalone DSLR liveview and remote control for your DSLR camera.
Want a barometer on your Android smartphone? You can if you own a Galaxy Nexus or a Galaxy Note, both which come with a barometer chip.
Chrome Browser app for Android has been officially released on phones with Ice Cream Sandwich. I got to try the new Chrome Android browser on my Galaxy Nexus and I have to say Google is really coming together with its Chrome browser that brings many more features to your internet browsing experience over everything else on the market right now.