Category: Android

  • Survival – how news media should adapt to a challenging present

    Over the last ten years, I have been an active consumer of online news media. This has cost me nothing, simply because the online news outlets I read are financed by ads. According to Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corporation, this trend must change if news media are to survive. While I think that his […]

  • Another feature I’d love to see on the iPad

    The iPad is great, and iOS is, well, neat. However, there are a few features from Android, that I would love to see on the iPad. Chief among these is widgets.   On my Android phone, I have widgets telling me how much power is left on my phone, the number of days until my […]

  • My number one wanted feature on Android

    Lately, I have been writing quite a bit about features I’d like to see on my iPad. I do also have an Android phone (my second one, as a matter of fact), and, while it usually does most of what I want, there is one feature which is not built into it – screenshots.   […]

  • BGG apps for Android – a review

    Note: I’ve been a BoardGameGeek user for a few years now, but only after I got my first Android phone did I really start using the features the site has to offer, as I got an app that uses its API. These tests have been performed on an HTC Desire, running Android 2.2 (Froyo).   […]

  • Resetting HTC phones to factory settings

    I recently grabbed my second Android phone, a HTC Desire. While I was very pleased with my HTC Magic, the Desire has a few features the Desire does not, and so I decided to spring for it.   I wanted to be able to hand over my old phone to someone else, but didn’t want […]

  • Mobile multitasking – Android versus iOS

    The two main contenders in the mobile OS world today have two vastly different approaches to multitasking. Both have merits, and potential drawbacks. Let’s have a look:  

  • Android – Choosing apps

    Like the iPhone and its app store, Android offers a market for download and purchase of apps for the Android phones. They’ve cleverly called this market the Android Market. It is directly accessible from the phones, and you can find it on the main menu.   The only problem with the Android Market, as I […]

  • STFU && RTFM on mobile devices

    After reading this post at NRKBeta (link in Norwegian), I decided to follow suit, and install a theme to help speed up access to my blog from mobile devices.

  • A new phone – useful apps

    Note: For the next few posts, I will cover my choice of a new mobile phone, what considerations I have made and what applications I am running through it.   As mentioned in my previous post, the Android Market has a plethora of more or less useful apps for Android. Here are the ones I […]

  • A new phone – Choosing apps

    Note: For the next few posts, I will cover my choice of a new mobile phone, what considerations I have made and what applications I am running through it.   Like the iPhone and its app store, Android offers a market for download and purchase of apps for the Android phones. They’ve cleverly called this […]

  • A new cellphone – Choosing phone

    Note: For the next few posts, I will cover my choice of a new mobile phone, what considerations I have made and what applications I am running through it.   As I said in my previous post, I eventually decided on getting a phone that runs Android. The question, then, was which phone to get. […]