Category: Android HOWTOs

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 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 Fix HTC One M9 Camera Auto Focus with Manual Mode!

HTC One M9 has one big flaw, that its auto-focus does not work correctly.  5 out of 10 shots taken with the M9 results in over-exposed photos and depending on where you focus, the exposure changes constantly.  This is worse than the HTC One M7 and M8.  Since this is a matter of the camera’s auto focus not doing job correctly, it should be fixed with a camera firmware update by HTC in the future.

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.