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?
Category: Android Apps
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.
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?
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.
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 Settings, cloaking 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.
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).
For those of you who don’t have a Nexus 6, you are probably bummed out you can’t try out the latest Android M Preview. But no worries, we’ve got you covered as it’s really easy to install the Android M launcher on any Android device.
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.
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.