“OMFG!!! I’ve Been Hacked!?$?!”
I received that text from my GF last week, and all hell broke loose – literally and figuratively. My GF, who is a regularly relapsing Smartphone addict, has this habit of using her Samsung Galaxy for EVERYTHING – surfing, emails, texts, cloud, pics, financial info, social security numbers (parents, her, and mine), credit cards, etc… I don’t remember ever seeing her using an actual Computer – like a laptop or a desktop. So obviously, while surfing one of those shady-amazon-discount-coupon sites, her phone got jacked by a malware, which downloaded itself onto her phone. Thankfully, given the way the Android OS is designed, externals APKs require the explicit authorization of the user in order to begin installation. She wasn’t aware of this and freaked the fuck out.
So, the other day I was just messing around with my Samsung Galaxy S4 and I thought to myself, “Bruh, how cool would it be if we could Jailbreak this motha-f**kin piece of tech right here. We could literally turn this Samsung Galaxy S4 into the f**kin Death-Star with a fully functional Kali Linux Distribution on this bitch. Let’s go ma *N-Word* – let’s do this!” And just like that, I literally signed my own death-warrant that ultimately culminated in me running an FDISK on my Windows PC (Partition), and with over 10+ hours of lost productivity, all because I wanted to see gain motha-f**kin root access to my Android Device. Un-Freakin-Real. Bruh, you’re better off going getting kicked in Deez Nuts a Million times than trying to jailbreak your Android Device. Trust me, it will literally destroy your life!
Now that we’re done with the monologue, let’s get to what the fu*k really happened and why I’m so against Jailbreaking your Android Device.
Ever since my last article on apps that can extend the battery life of your Android device, I’ve received a lot of requests asking me to do a blog post on portable battery solutions. Although I myself have never used any external solutions, there happen to some really good ones on the market. I’m going to list a few here; I suggest you do your own research on these before ordering them.
Ever since I published a blog post on my Samsung Galaxy’s battery life, I’ve been getting a lot of requests on how to extend the battery life of various Android devices, as the previous post was more of an overview as opposed to a detailed step-by-step tutorial. Before I give you the exact steps, I would like to do a little disclaimer: The battery life of your device will ultimately depend on the device that you own. I’m no expert in hardware and I definitely haven’t done a lot of research on what kind of batteries all the different Android Devices use. So I’ll be approaching this topic from a more generic angle; more specifically, I’ll be focusing on the Android OS, as opposed to individual devices. Maybe in the future I might consider doing a little User Guide to the battery life’s of all the major Android and iOS devices – but that’s in the future. For now, let’s just focus on the Android OS.
It’s been almost 3 months since I made the switch from my iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S5. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love my Samsung Galaxy, but the past few weeks have got me thinking whether I’ve made a huge mistake by switching from iOS to Android. In order to fully understand my dilemma, you first need to understand the reason WHY I made the switch, which makes this whole situation even more painful for me.
If you were to go search the Google Play Store for the keywords “financial calculator”, you’d find about a zillion apps, all of which are actually pretty good – if you could only ignore the annoying pop-up ads that come with them. The ones without ads are pretty darn expensive. For example: The powerONE Financial Calculator that I paid almost $5 for. Great app with a lot of different calculators for Finance and Personal Budgeting. The good thing about powerONE is that its library of calculator modules is always growing. So if you don’t find what you’re looking for in the app, you can just go to their website and download the appropriate module. It’s pretty awesome. But, to some people, $5 is a lot of money to spend on a single app. For those, I give you the “Financial Calculators by Bishinews”.
Despite all its great features and flexibility, Android has its flaws. One of them being Automatic Updates. Although I love to have all my apps up-to-date (latest version), at times the updates are pretty much useless, and provide no added benefit over the previous version. Despite this, due to the fact that Android’s auto update feature is turned on by default, Android goes ahead an updates the apps any way. If you’re like me and have more than 15+ apps on your device, this whole auto update process can be a huge battery killer. Fortunately, there is a way for you to manually turn off this auto update feature .via. Google Play Store, and in this blog post, I’m going to show you exactly how you can accomplish just that.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve switched over from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S5. I absolutely love my new phone, except the fact that it has a tendency to flood the RAM, which constantly slows down the phone. It’s no fault of the phone, but the Android OS, which seems to have an unsatisfactory memory and power management system. Another downside of this is that it causes the phone to drain a lot of battery power pretty quickly – this can be frustrating, especially if you’re traveling and have no access to a charger or a power-outlet.
As a result of Instagram’s never-ending quest to primarily be a Mobile Platform, many users find themselves in a situation where they can’t post pictures to Instagram .via. Desktop, or 3rd Party Applications – and when they do post pictures using their Smartphones, Instagram forces them to Crop those images; which is total and complete BS if you ask me. Because of this, users are forced to post half-baked and incomplete images on Instagram, thus defeating the whole purpose of a social network that’s solely based on Image Sharing.
Luckily, there are ways and alternative methods that you as a user of Instagram can use to post Full Size images on Instagram without having to Crop those images.
There are Apps available for both iOS and Android Devices that automatically resize your images and make them fit in the Instagram’s Crop Square. It’s actually pretty easy and effortless.
So, without further ado, let’s get straight to it.
List of Free Instagram Image Resizing Apps For iPhone (iOS)
List of Free Instagram Image Resizing Apps For Android
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Now that I’ve seen the light, and officially converted to a full-fledged Android-ian – I’ve been doing some digging around the Google Play Store, and I must admit, I’m freakin’ blown away by the awesomeness of Android Apps. Because of the fact that there aren’t a lot of restrictions on Android Apps, you can find some really cool and useful Apps that otherwise wouldn’t be available on the iTunes App Store.
So over the next couple days/weeks, I’ll be testing some cool Android Apps and I’ll be dropping my Reviews right here on App Store Download.
In this blog post, which will be updated on a regular basis, I’ll post Reviews for the Best Memory Games on the Google Play App Store .i.e. Android App Store.
So, without further ado, let’s get straight to it.