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.
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So recently I was at a tech conference where the guest speaker who shall not be named, introduced the idea of developing mobile apps using the Python Programming Language. At first I thought he was just trolling the audience, but after couple slides of his presentation, I was totally, completely, and utterly blown away. For all those not familiar with computer programming languages, I’ll sum up Python as such: The Easiest and The Most Efficient High Level Programming Language In The History of Computer Programming. OK, maybe that might be an exaggeration but you get the point. Python is super easy to learn and boasts an open-source library of user created packages that is second to none. The fact that one is now able to create mobile apps (iOS and Android) using Python is just freakin awesome. Continue reading
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.
First of all, I just want to take a moment to wish all of you a very Happy, prosperous, and opportunistic New Year! How are you guys? It’s been a while since my last post. I’ve been rehabbing my knee surgery, and making plans for some new and cool App launches for 2015, which is why I haven’t really been posting blogs on App Store Download regularly. But that’s about to change. My New Year’s Resolution is that I’m going to make sure that I post at least 1 Technology and App Development related blog every week. Even if the blog is as meaningless as the one you’re reading right now; which I’m sure you don’t mind, but would rather me doing blogs on Best iPhone Apps, Best Android Apps, etc… I hear ya! Hopefully this will be the last meaningless blog of the year 2015 – although I cannot make any guarantees.
So, here’s the plan:
- Every Tuesday, I plan on updating the Lists of Best Apps – (Lists can be found here or under the Guides Tab in the header.)
- Every Thursday, I plan on doing a Technology, App Development, Finance, or Investing related blog.
I know it’s ambitious, but I’ll try my best to deliver on my New Year’s Resolution.
I’ll see you guys Next Week.
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