December 30, 2012

Fluent News Reader App, deliver the latest news links for you to read on Google Android

Fluent News Reader is an App for Google Android which delivers the latest news in Full articles format from websites like Fox, BBC, MSNBC, Wall Street Journal, ESPN, and Washington Post on different categories like Business, World, Science and Technology, Lifestyle, Entertainment, and more.

Fluent has a built in browser for displaying the mobile versions of News websites instead of the desktop version because the mobile version loads faster, and is easier to read on a phone or tablet without zooming in and out.

You can also share articles on Twitter, Facebook, e-mail, Google+, and view articles offline from the app without leaving the app.

Fluent news is easy to use since you don't have to set up a subscription to Google Reader, make an account, or pick categories and websites to subscribe to like other News Reader apps and websites. You just install Fluent News, and you are ready to read from different news sources on different categories.

To change categories/topics like Business, World News, and Life style, you just tap on the menu button on Fluent, or your phone or tablet if it has a physical menu button. After you tap on the menu button, Fluent will show you a list of categories you can read. You just tap on the category which you want to read and Fluent will display links to articles which you can read on the category you picked.

You click on the article link on Fluent to launch the article. When you are reading an Article, you can tap on the menu button to share the article by e-mail, and social network like Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter.

The App runs pretty fast on a Google Android Tablet, and the news is updated regularly. I like that Fluent News Reader uses less then 1 MB of space to install it. It also rarely crashes in my experience.

The best feature of Fluent News is everything is automatic, so there is no syncing with accounts like Google Reader, or loging in required like other news readers, and all articles being linked to on Fluent are full articles displayed on a mobile website template making it easier for people on tablets and smartphones to read the news.

December 29, 2012

gReader, Great third party Google Reader for reading your news on Google Android

  I have been using gReader (Google Reader / RSS) which is a free third party news reader app which let me log-in to my Google Reader account from the app, and quickly downloads and sync articles from my favorite blogs with a RSS news feed which let people subscribe with news readers.

I can also use my Google Reader/Gmail account to manage my subscriptions on a desktop computer, so I can easily subscribe to blogs and news sites I want to follow on gReader installed on my mobile devices like Tablets and Smartphones. Plus, I don't lose my subscriptions even if I lost my phone or tablet because all my subscriptions are saved on my Gmail account which I can access from almost any internet connected device.

I like using gReader because it let me easily keep up to date on my favorite blogs without opening a web browser, going into my bookmarks folder, looking for the link to go to blogs, browsing the website to look for articles to read, and zooming in and out of websites to read the text if the website is not a mobile website.

With gReader, new articles from blogs are automatically downloaded to my Tablet when it is on, so once I launch gReader all my subscriptions from Google Reader are ready for me to read even if I don't have internet on.

Plus, gReader have offline reading support, so I can still read while I am offline. Setting up gReader to get news from my Google Reader account is easy. All I need to do is login to my Google reader account from gReader to sync gReader with Google Reader. I can also use gReader to search for new blogs, and websites to add to my Google Reader/gReader profile from within the app.

I can also search for text within subscriptions, and articles to make finding articles easier from within gReader.

The reading experience from within gReader is great for tablets, and smartphones. I can easily adjust the font size, and theme to Dark or Black for better night reading, and back to bright for daytime reading.

Some blogs only send you a few sentences for you to read on Reader apps to make you visit the full website. When you open the full website where the article is hosted, gReader will format the article to display in Reader mode to make the article look like articles saved to gReader. Articles in Reader mode won't have banners, sidebars, and comments like the full website, but if you prefer the full website layout, you can click on the web button, or change the setting to web in the display settings for gReader.

It is also possible to show a thumbnail image of images within articles, and read the first few sentences of an article before opening it to see what it is about.

Articles which you read are mark as read, mark article as favorite, and there are options to save articles to read offline on your devices memory. It is also possible to use gReader to share articles by email, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and other social networks.

Once you are done reading an Article in gReader, you can swipe your finger to the left on your tablet, or phone which will tell gReader to load to the next article. You can also hit the back button on your mobile device to go back to the article list from the news source. There are also navigational buttons for scrolling and going back to the home screen on gReader sidebar.

gReader also has Widgets, Text-To-Speech, Podcast support (streaming), Mark read on scroll.

In my experience, gReader runs pretty well on my Asus Google Nexus 7 tablet. Articles load almost instantly, and gReader never freezes and crashes. The user interface is easy to use because it has the back, up and down scroll bar buttons, and toolbar buttons for doing common tasks, so I so not need to change the settings much.

gReader is one of the best third party Google Reader apps for Google Android, and it is also available in the Amazon App store, so Kindle Fire users can read their website and blog subscription from the gReader app instead of on a web browser which can be slow, and time consuming compared to using an app .

December 26, 2012

News Hog Google Android App delivers you news automatically from different topics from Google News to your Google Android phone or tablet

NewsHog (Google News Reader) finds news from different articles which are listed on Google News, and displays them in an easy to read news reading app designed for reading comfortably and quickly on Smartphones and Tablets.

You can pick from 100+ different topics like food, music, technology to subscribe to, or make your own topics like The Olympics, or regional news based on a city's name or zip code and News Hog will automatically find and deliver stories for you to read online when you open the app, and offline when you are not connected to the internet.

News Hog also have a built-in browser for reading news directly on its web browser if you prefer reading news on a browser, or to visit the website to make a comment on the article.

It is also to use the share button to share articles with friends on Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, and other places. You can also filter article as read, or save articles to read latter because News hog downloads articles while you are reading them.

News Hog has a text to speech feature which let you listen to the article, and you can set it's built-in alarm clock, so you can wake up to the latest news headlines instead of an annoying buzzer or alarm clock.

You can also change the size of the images in News hog to large, and adjust the font size to small or big to make reading more comfortable for you.

Changing topics to read is easy with the topic bar on the top of the app. You just tap on the topic, or slide your finger to the left on the right to see more topics which you picked, or made. It is also possible to search within topics and category, save, and like/favorite your favorite articles for latter reading.

To read an article, you click on the article title which will launches the article, and article pictures on your mobile phone or tablet. Some articles on News hog only show part of the article, and require you to press the "open full article in browser" button to launch the full article's on the owner's website to read. If you find the article hard to read, you can press a button which looks like a piece of lined paper to reload the article in News Hog. Once you are done reading the article, you can swipe your finger to the left to read a older article, or swipe your finger to the right to read a newer article. You can also hit the back button to see the list of articles related to the topic.

The swiping finger gesture to the left or right is one of the main advantages of News Hog over a web browser, and other news reader since switching articles is like a book where you turn the page which is more natural compared to pressing a back or forward button like a browser.

The best part of News Hog is it is not subscription base, so you do not need to manually enter in each link for a website, or add websites manually to News hog since News Hog uses  Google News to find you the most important articles on a certain topic/category on Google News.

News Hog app runs pretty fast in Android, and it is very easy to use, and uses most of your screen space to display articles, so you can read your news faster, or listen to it with the text to speech feature which you can use by just clicking the speaker button.

I like that News Hog is a lot easier then opening up a web browser, typing in a link, or looking through my bookmarks for websites to read which are not always formatted to be easy to read on a mobile phone or tablet, so I need to zoom in and out just to read the articles. With News Hog, I can just click on the app, and browse through the topics which I am interested in, and click on articles I want to read.

The Pink pig icon for News Hog is also pretty easy to find on my home screen because it stands out more then generic app icons.

December 24, 2012

Pulse News, lets you follow all your online news from one Google Android app

Pulse News is an online news reader which lets you easily read all your news from one simple news reader app installed on Google Android.

Searching for websites to subscribe to is easy with Pulse's built-in category, and search engine in Pulse. You can also connect your Google Reader account, and add your own RSS news feeds to add sites which you are already subscribe to.

Browsing your subscriptions, and reading articles is easy because Pulse is like a magazine style website where you click on an article's thumbnail/title which you are interested in, and reading the article in an eBook and magazine style format. You can also bookmark articles for latter reading on which is Pulse's website where you can read your news feeds on a  desktop web browser like Google Chrome or Internet Explorer. You can also sync your News Feeds with your other Google Android and Apple iOS phones and tablets with the Pulse News app installed on it by logging into your Pulse account, so you can read your news from all your devices.

Adjusting the font size, and style is very easy when you click on the font button in pulse. You can also switch to the Dark theme for better reading in low light because your background will be black, and font will be white, and if you want to go back to the daylight theme with a white background, and black font, you just click the light theme.

Pulse can be used to share articles on e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, and more from within the app to help promote good articles to your followers to read. You can also like, share, and comment on articles on social networks like Facebook, and browse content from content based social networks like YouTube, Vimeo, Digg, Reddit, and more in Pulse.

You can read your articles offline with Pulse because articles are automatically downloaded to your tablet or smartphone as you open Pulse, so if you lose your internet connection, you can still read on Pulse.You can also save battery power by turning off Wi-Fi and 3G/4G mobile data after Pulse has downloaded all your articles.

You can add up to 60 News sources on 5 different News pages/tabs.

In my experience Pulse runs pretty well when all your feeds are loaded on Pulse. But, it can be slow if other apps like a web browser, media player, etc.

December 23, 2012

TapTu, Follow your news blogs in a news feed style Google Android App

Taptu is a free Newsreader RSS Feed Reader App which is used for reading news feeds from blogs, websites, online magazines, and your Google Reader account if you have one.

It can also be used to post, reply, and read status updates, and posts on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, and other social networks to read articles which friends posted to their social network profiles.

It is very easy to add new news sources to Taptu by searching for topics, website names, and feeds on Taptu built-in search engine to search for websites, websites on a specific category, or you can manually add websites your find in Taptu's categories . If you already have a Google Reader account, you can easily add   blogs, websites, etc which you saved to Google Reader, and add them to the TapTu app.

Connecting your Taptu app to its website is easy. You just need to use Taptu to login to your Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin or Google account to sync Taptu to Taptu's online website, so you can use multiple devices running iOS, Android, Nook Color, Playbook, Kindle & Samsung Bada operating systems.

You can also use your account which you link to Taptu to read articles on on a computer with a web browser, and internet connection.

Taptu lets you merge multiple feeds into one feed to save screen space on phones and tablets.

You can also change the background color of the website or feed title to make finding them easier.

Browsing articles on a feed is also easy all you do is swipe your finger right to left, and Taptu automatically show you older articles in the feed. It is also very easy to change the font size and style, reading template like Bright, or Dark page, and picture size in articles, or hide articles to save bandwidth, and make article downloads faster.

I like that reading Articles in Taptu is like reading a Magazine

If you like the article, you can bookmark it to read at a latter time, or save it to Instapaper, and Pocket which are offline article readers which you can use to read your articles offline anytime you want even when there is no internet connection once you save the article to Instapaper, or Pocket.

Tatu also seems to freeze up less, and crash less then other newsreader apps which I used for Android, and it also runs faster, and seems easier to use then other news apps while looking attractive for a news reader app.

December 22, 2012

Flipboard a Google Android news and social network magazine style reader app

Flipboard is a news blog and social networking reader app which let you read your favorite blogs like TechCrunch, Gigaom, Readwrite, Google Reader and your social accounts like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and more from the convenience of an app installed on your Google Android phone or tablet.

Flipboard is also available for Apple's iOS devices like iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, so you can follow your same feeds by logging into your Flipboard account on the Flipboard App for iOS.

Flipboard is also a good discovery tool for finding new blogs, and articles to read because Flipboard also suggest blogs by topic to you, and there is a search engine in Flipboard to search for new blogs to read.

The social reading feature of Facebook, Twitter, etc is good for quickly reading status updates from your friends.

It is also easy to share articles with Flipboard on social networks by clicking the share button on Flipboard to share articles on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

If you want to read the article later, you can save articles to Pocket, Instapaper, and Readability which let you save articles for offline reading when you are not connected to the internet.

Using Flipboard is pretty easy since it is like a book. You swipe your finger to the left to flip a page, and you click on the title to read the article. When you are done reading an Article you click the back button.

I like the clean magazine style layout with a picture on the side of each article. The text and font in Flipboard is also easy to read.

You can also read Twitter comments on the articles, see the number of retweets, retweet the article, favorite the article in article, and share the article online, or with other apps like Pocket, Instapaper, and Readability to read at a latter time offline.

At the bottom of the article, you can view the article on the original website by opening it on a web browser like Android Browser, Opera Mini, ect by pressing on the view original article button

Flipboard runs smooth and fast even on slower Google Android tablets like the Kobo Vox. Flipboard app has a full screen mode, so you can use your entire screen to read your news, and social feeds on Flipboard without distractions from the Android Status bar, and notifications.

Flipboard is a good app for quickly following your favorite news blogs without opening a mobile web browser, typing in the address, and reading the news on a mobile site, or worse a desktop website which is not optimized for phones and tablets which require you to zoom in and out to just read a little bit of text.

Flipboard is also great for following your friends on social networks like YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, and to share websites with them you found on Flipboard from within the Facebook App.

December 18, 2012

Pocket Offline reader app, saves articles, web video, and online images to view in Google Android while Offline

Pocket formerly known as "Read it Later" is a free offline reader app which lets you easily copy articles, web video, and online images from other reading apps like Google Currents Reader, Pulse, Flipboard, Feedly, Twitter, and web browsers like Dolphin Browser for Google Android to your Google Android Tablet and Smartphone internal storage to read on Pocket.

You can also create a Pocket account on its website, so you can sync articles which you save from Pocket to your web browser, e-mail PC, and other Android, iOS, Windows Phone, WebOS, and s60  Tablets and phones which you own, and have Pocket installed on.

Using The Web App and Extension on Google Chrome is also very easy to save articles to Pocket by pressing the pocket button on the toolbar, or using the right click menu to pick save to Pocket on the Google Chrome Right Click Menu.

Reading articles with the Web app on Pocket's website with my Pocket online account is simple, and clean like reading an online magazine, and you can tag, categorize, and delete articles within the web app easily.

You do not need to have a Pocket account to use Pocket, but you can't use the syncing features to sync and backup articles, pictures and video to your other devices which you own. Your articles wll also get lost if your phone or tablet gets stolen or lost, but with a Pocket account, you can still read your articles on your other devices, or a web browser like Google Chrome, and sync your previously saved articles to your new replacement phone or tablet after you sign-in to your Pocket account on your new Tablet or phone.

Pocket is very easy to use since you just use the share button on Apps like Feedly, and pick Pocket from the share menu, and the article, picture, and video are automatically stored in Pocket to read at a latter time while you are offline. The fonts in Pocket are easy to read, and reading from Pocket full screen app is like reading an eBook or Magazine because you just read the article and see pictures instead of also seeing a sidebar, widgets, etc like on a desktop website.

There is also a night mode theme in Pocket which turns Pocket background color to black, and the font to white to make it easier to read at night, and low light conditions. It is pretty to search for articles which you previously saved, and tag them to categorize them for easy searching.

You can also mark articles with a star, and delete articles you already read to free up room for new articles.

Pocket is also very fast. It launches in seconds, and articles load almost instantly. It is also easy to use to read, archive, favorite, tag and delete read articles.

You can also share articles from within the Pocket app to share interesting articles via Bluetooth, e-mail, Facebook, or SMS links with friends.

I also find that Pocket is very stable, and rarely crashes, and freezes like other reader apps I used.

Pocket is good for saving money on cell phone data plans, and battery life because you can download all your articles, pictures, and video in Pocket while at home with your home WiFi, or use free Wi-Fi available at schools, and other public places to download articles, so you do not need to use your cell phone's data plan to download articles and video. You can also turn off Wi-Fi and your 3G or 4G data service on your phone to save battery life because Pocket does not need Internet for you to read articles offline. Plus, you have articles to read while there is a power or internet outage as long as your phone's or tablet's battery is charged with power.

I think reading from an App like Pocket would be one of the main ways people discover, read and share articles from the web because Reader apps are clean, simple, and fast while backing up articles for safe keeping unlike a website where articles are gone if a site goes down, delete the article, or sells or close the site like Yahoo's Geocities which is gone forever because Yahoo shut it down a few years a go.

December 17, 2012

Feedly, Magazine Style Google News Reader App for Google Android

Feedly is a free magazine style Google News Reader App which you can use on Google Android phones, and tablets.

I like Feedly because it is easier to read then desktop and many mobile sites on a small phone and tablet because it is like a magazine or ebook with larger font, and cleaner design. There is also a night mode which changes the color of the background to black, and the font to white to make it easier to read at night.

It is also faster then using a web browser because I just need to connect my Google Reader/Gmail account to Feedly to start following blogs, websites, and other sites with RSS news feeds on Feedly. Plus, Feedly just load the article and article images instead of the whole website, so there is less to load, and article load very fast. Feedly also have a built-in web browser to view the article from within Feedly web browser, or click the browser button to load an external web browser like Chrome, Firefox, or Opera, so you can read  and make comments on the article from the articles official website on the web.

The page turn animation., and scrolling up and down an article is pretty fast, and Feedly rarely crashes like other news readers.

What I like about Feedly is that I can easily add new subscriptions to Feedly by using my Google Reader account on Google at which has a easy to use website for adding new websites by just clicking the subscribe button, and pasting in a blog link into the textbox, and clicking add.

You can also use the Google Reader App for Google Android to add a website to subscribe to in Feedly, and to manage your subscription.

You can also add suggested or websites you like to read in Feedly's App, and star/save articles to read at a latter time, on Feedly or Google Reader. You can also save articles to Pocket, or Instapaper to read offline when you are not connected to the internet.

Feedly can also be used to share web links articles on Twitter, and Facebook from within the App, so your friends, family, and followers can more easily find and comment on articles on Facebook and Twitter.

Feedly is also available on popular web browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, so you can read the same article on multiple devices and browsers.

December 15, 2012

Apps for Google Android to help you improve troubleshoot your wireless wi-fi internet connection

Wi-Fi problems like disconnecting Wi-Fi, slow wireless internet, and short wireless range are problems which a lot of Wireless Wi-Fi users deal with in their home, or public Wi-Fi like at school.

However, there are apps for Google Android which make it easier for the common user to pick the right wi-fi channel which is less crowded, so your performance and reliability of the signal can be better.

Using your phone or tablet is more convenient then taking out your laptop, and starting it up since apps can easily tell you the signal strength of a wireless network, what channel the network is on, and what type of password protection like WEP, WPA, and WPA2 it is using with a few taps of the fingers on a touchscreen.

A tablet, and phone is also lighter, and have better battery life then a laptop, so you can leave your phone or tablet powered on longer without charging it while troubleshoot your wireless network.
There is an App for Google Android called Wi-Fi Analyzer which more accurately rate and measure your wireless internet's signal strength then the signal indicator on your phone or tablet's status bar or the default Wi-Fi connections manager for Android. The Wi-Fi Analyzer can help you find locations in your home where the signal is weak or no signal, so you can move your router or Wi-Fi repeaters to another location where it can reach the weak or no signal area of your house to make the signal stronger.
There is an app called WiFi Connection Manager which makes it easy for you to find out what channels what other networks are using, so you can find the least populated channel to set your wireless network to, or connect to the fastest public wi-fi network which is open. It can also find hidden network, and connect to networks from the connection manager.

Tip: You can use your Android phones or tablet web browser to open the control panel for your router's web-based control panel which address is usually or , and the default username is admin and password is admin.

Maxthon Mobile Browser for Google Android, Makes browsing the web easier and faster on phones+tablets

Maxthon Mobile Browser for Google Android is a mobile which uses cloud/internet computing to make it simple for users to sync their tabs, bookmarks, text, images, and other files to their Maxthon Cloud account.

Maxthon is one of the fastest, easiest to use, and most stable mobile web browsers which I use on Google Android. Pages load in seconds on my home's wireless internet. The user interface on Maxthon is also easy to use like desktop web browsers which I am used to with an address bar, bookmarks, back, forward, and other features. Maxthon browser also rarely crashes, or freezes in my experience.

Maxthon cloud sync makes it easy for you to pick up where you left off from your Google Android phone or tablet, on another Maxthon web browser running Windows, Mac, and iOS operating system by signing in with your Maxthon account.

You need a Maxthon account at Maxthon's website to use Cloud Sync feature, but you do not need to a Maxthon account to use the non-cloud features of Maxthon to browse the web.

With Maxthon, you can push  text, images, websites/links and tabs from your Maxthon account on Google Android to Mac, Android and Windows operating systems which also have Maxthon installed on it

Maxthon ha cloud download which let you upload files to your Maxthon "My Cloud" account to backup up to 10GB of data from any device with Maxthon web browser on it.

Maxthon also has a full screen mode which has a fan-menu which make it easy to switch tabs by using touch gestures. The full screen mode also uses all your screen's space to view a website in full screen mode.

The homepage for Maxthon is useful because you can add speed dial bookmarks to open up websites with a tap of a finger on an icon. You can also setup Maxthon to open web apps, apps, and add-ons from the new tabs, or homepage.

The add-ons like Task killer, RSS reader, screenshot, file manager for Maxthon are also useful when you installed them from Google Play.

App Center in Maxthon makes finding web apps and content online easy.

You can also use touch gestures in Maxthon to close, open, switch, and restore tabs, or create your own gestures.

Reading in Maxthon is faster because it preloads pages, so you do not have to wait for pages to load. There is also night mode in Maxthon which makes your web browser easier to read in low light rooms, and it is easy to adjust the brightness in Maxthon for more comfortable reading in bright rooms.

Reader Mode adjust the font, and remove objects like widgets on a website to make reading websites easier.

There is a mode in Maxthon called WAP mode which makes downloading websites faster by using the low bandwidth WAP version of the website. It is easy to switch between the regular version and WAP version of a website in Maxthon in Maxthon's settings.

The Maxthon community also is very active with a forum, a lot of Facebook fans, and blog, so finding help on how to use Maxthon browser, or just to talk about it is simple.

Pinterest App for Google Android, fun online Image pin board app

Pinterest for Android is a fun pin board app which lets you pin images, videos, and other visual content to

You can make boards/categories for pinning your images, so they are easier to organize your pinned content. You can also give category and descriptions to your boards, so viewers can more easily know what your board is about, and possibly, let Pinterest more easily make your photos and videos which you pinned easier for users to find. You can also add a short description to images and videos which you have pinned on Pinterest.

Pinterest App for Android let you pin images by uploading them from your Google Android phone or tablet's  storage and camera, or you typing in the link or using the pin button on websites to pin a image which you selected from the website with Pinterest.

Pinterest also let you search for images and video, Pinterest boards, and members on Pinterest's built-in search engine. You can also browse categories like Art, Kids, Humor, etc when you just want to browse pins related to categories. I like using Pinterest for searching for images because most images are more high quality, bigger size, and newer then most image search I tried. For example, if I search for Tablet PC, I would get fewer results with those old Windows XP Tablets with Stylus pens instead of the iPad.

You can also use Pinterest to search for friends you already know on Facebook or Twitter by signing-up to Pinterest with your Facebook or Twitter account, or linking your accounts to Pinterest.

My favorite feature about Pinterest is the social network part of Pinterest. I can re-pin other users pin, and reply to other pins which people posted. It is also easy to follow other people's boards, and pins by following them, or just a board they made. It is also a good place to share website pictures and links with other members on Pinterest.

Pinterest is good for collecting images from around the web for arts and craft, or to easily find at a latter time by organizing them on boards. You can also make private boards to hide your images from the public.

The Pinterest App is pretty easy to use because it is like which has a simple to use website for pinning images, videos, and links. The App is also pretty fast and stable in Google Android.

December 14, 2012

Opera Mini and Opera Mobile, two mobile web browsers you can use to save data on your Google Android phone or Tablet

Opera Mini and Opera Mobile have a setting called Opera Turbo which you can use to save data while you browse the internet. Opera Turbo compresses images, and other website objects like HTML codes, etc which make downloading websites faster and more efficient on your phone or tablet running Google Android.

By using less data because you are using Opera Mini or Mobile with Turbo mode as your main web browser, you can subscribe to a cheaper data or internet plan which is cheaper because you don't need to subscribe to as much data. You can also subscribe to cheaper slower internet because Opera Turbo makes website load faster on slower connections because it compresses the data, so there is less to download.

Opera web browser are also pretty light weight, and easy to use in my experience like a desktop web browser. They both have tabs for multi-tab browsing navigational buttons like back, forward, stop, refresh, an address bar, bookmarks, and speed dial bookmarks which let you set your most used bookmarks in the new tabs or homepage.

Opera also has Opera links which let you sync your bookmarks, and settings from your desktop, other mobile devices, and laptop to multiple devices, so you can access your bookmarks on multiple devices.

The main difference between Opera Mini and Opera Mobile is Opera Mobile has HTML5  and flash support which lets you view HTML5 and flash animation and video while Opera Mini does not have HTML5 or flash support.

But, Opera Mini lets you adjust the quality of the images to low, medium, or high, so by using Opera Mini, you can save even more data by downloading more compress images.

It is also very easy to turn off images in Opera if your data plan is very low, or you prefer not to see images while you browse online.

I been a user of Opera Mini and Mobile, and found it to be one of the fastest, easiest, and most stable mobile web browser for Google Android operating phones and tablets.

Friendcaster, Great 3rd party Facebook Client for Google Android

 Friendcaster for Facebook is one of my favorite third party Facebook clients for Google Android because it is fast, easy to use, looks nice, and stable.

Friendcaster lets me easily follow my friends, fanpages, notifications, messages, and timeline on Facebook easily, and it also let me reply to post, pictures, videos, and upload photos.

Friendcaster also is faster to use then the official Facebook Android app which feels slow on older phones and tablets. 

The user interface in Friendcaster is easy to use on touch screens, and viewing photos and video on Friendcaster is simple to use, and fast by just tapping on images and video.

Friendcaster is more convenient then logging into the Facebook mobile site with a mobile browser because typing in my user name and password is more difficult on a phone or tablet, and sometimes the web browser is slower then Friendcaster because there are a lot of tabs open on the browser which can slow down a phone or tablet.

Friendcaster also crashes and freezes less then web browsers and the official Facebook app in my experience.

There is also Friendcaster Facebook Chat App which let you easily chat with friends on Facebook with an App, and mark friends as favourite to chat with on Facebook. It also has themes to make your chat themes look better.

You also sav money by using Facebook chat if your cell phone service charges you money per text/sms message you send, or you have a limited amounts of text you can send per month before paying overage fees for texts.

December 10, 2012

Hootsuite, Best third party Twitter Client for Google Android

I have been using Hootsuite for Google Android, and I found it to be one of the best Twitter clients for reading from my Twitter timeline which has a lot of twets, looking at images in the timeline, and making tweets.

Hootsuite is fast, and easy to use on my older Google Android Gingerbread 2.3 Tablet. The scrolling is fast when I scroll down the timeline in Twitter.

Hootsuite also can be used to read and reply to direct messages, and regular twetts.

Hootsuite also can be used to log into your Facebook, Foursquare, and LinkedIn Account to post, follow, and keep in touch with friends around the web.

You can also upload photo, receive notifications, and schedule updates.

Hootsuite also can has a built-in browser for opening links within status updates in Twitter, Facebook, etc, so you do not have to open an external web browser to view a link you clicked on a status update in Hootsuite.

Hootsuite also is fast, and does not slow down Google Android on slower phones and tablets like other Twitter, and Facebook apps.

The user interface is easy to use, and read in Hootsuite like the official Twitter site, but without the sidebars at, so it looks good on mobile devices.

December 9, 2012

Boat Browser for Google Android, Fast Simple Web Browser

Boat Browser is a fast and light Mobile Web Browser for Android . Page loading, scrolling, zooming in and out, and going back and forward is fast and smooth in Boat Browser. It also does not slow down your device when it is running in the background because it is more light weight then other web browsers like Firefox for Android.

You can also export, save, and import bookmarks in and out of Boat Browser.

Boat Browser is also the most stable web browser which I ever use with very few force closes, freezes, and crashes compared to other web browsers I used in the past.

It has all the features which most mobile web users need like speed dial bookmarks in the new tabs page, back, forward, and address bar, autofill, Flash support, and multi-tab viewing.

If your tablet or phone has volume buttons, you can set your volume button to scroll up and down a page when you use them in Boat Browser to make browsing more convenient and fast. 

In my experience, Boat Browser is fast and easy to use, and it also supports voice commands by using Google Voice. It has multi-touch support like pinch to zoom to zoom into a page.

Boat Browser also comes with a few colored theme to personalize the color of the web browser, and you can install add-ons from Google Play to add more features to Boat Browser. Boat Browser also has a night mode which makes a website dark to make it easier to read at night, or in low light conditions.

You can also use Boat Browser to take screenshots of a website, and add add-ons to save sites as PDF and other file formats.

It is also easy to empty your web history and cache files in Boat Browser from the settings menu, or when you press exit in the menu.

Boat Browser is only 2MB in size, so it does not take up much space on your Android phone or tablet.

December 7, 2012

Duck Duck Go Search App for Google Android

Duck Duck Go is a website search engine app which you can use for Google Android phones and tablets. I like the search app because it is clean, fast, and easy to use.

Duck Duck Go have less spam, and cluttered websites because they ban undesirable sites, and it also does not collect information, and track its users.

I like that the homepage of the Duck Duck Go app is a newsreader RSS news feed from news sources from around the web like Yahoo News, Time, Reddit, NPR, and more, so once you open the DDG app you are greeted with news which got posted from around the web.

You can also use Duck Duck Go App as a simple web browser to browse, and save webpages. All links open in the DDG app also open in the DDG app, so you do not need to launch another web browser. The Duck Duck Go Web browser app is also pretty fast, and the settings are easy to adjust.

The app is also only 679 KB in size, so it loads fast, and does not take up much room on your Google Android phone or tablet.

The Duck Duck Go App is fast, and so is the web browser. The web results which Duck Duck Go provide are pretty good when I search DDG, and the web results don't have a lot of big ads, and links on it.

Learn more Abour Duck Duck Go at

You can download the app at Amazon's Duck Duck Go page , Google Play's Duck Duck Go page, or at

UC Web Browser slim, fast, simple web browser for Google Android

UC Web Browser is a free web browser for Google Android, and I have been very happy with UC because there are a lot of features, it is easy to use, and it is fast.

The Startup times for UC web browser is quick. It only takes a few seconds to start up UC Browser in Android. UC Browser compresses your webpages, so images and websites load faster, and save you money by not going over your data cap for your cell phone plan if you have one. I notice even on slower Android devices like the Kobo Vox, websites load pretty fast, scroll, and zoom in and out pretty fast. It is also easy to change the default search engine to another search engine like Bing, Yahoo, or Duck Duck Go if you prefer to use a different search engine provider. The new tabs page let you set speed dial bookmarks to make visiting your favorite websites faster by clicking on a bookmark site in the new tabs page, or clicking on the popular button on new tabs. UC also comes with a lot of useful bookmarks like Facebook, Yahoo, Google, YouTube, Craigslist, and a lot more in the new tabs, and popular section of the web browser. I find the bundled bookmarks pretty helpful because it saves me time by not having to manually type them into the address bar to bookmark since it is already included. You can also set the brightness of the screen to be 5% or higher in UC's settings to save you battery life, and make it more convenient for you to change the brightness by just going to the US settings.

The User interface is similar to a desktop browser with an address bar, back, forward, bookmarks, new tabs, stop, Autofill, Download manager, RSS News Reader and other buttons, and features found on a traditional browser for desktops, so learning how to use it is simple. You can also use voice commands for Smartphones, and if your tablet has a microphone.

I also like that UC goes into full screen mode until I press the menu button, so the address bar, menu bar, and other things are not taking up screen space on my screen when I do not need to use them. Scrolling and zooming in in UC is also very fast and smooth in my experience.

Switching between, opening  and closing tabs is also easy in UC Web Browser by just clicking on the tabs buttons, or using finger swipe gestures.

There is also a night mode in UC Web browser for improve night reading in low light condition. The night mode dims the screen brightness, and change the background color of US Web browser to Black, and the font color to a light blue color to make night reading more easier.

It is also easy to exit the web browser by clicking the menu button, and clicking exit. You can also set UC Browser to clear your temporary internet files after you exit, or clear your temp. files in the settings.

If UC Web browser crash, or you turned off your phone or tablet, and did not exit UC browser,  UC browser ask you if you want to restore your previously open tabs/websites.

UC Web browser is one of the fastest, easiest, and feature rich third-party web browser for Google Android which I used on Android.

December 4, 2012

Iobit's Advance Mobile Care For Google Android - Protects, clean-up, and optimizes Google Android phones and Tablets

Iobit recently release Advance Mobile Care for Google Android smartphones and tablets. Advance Mobile Care is similar to Advance System Care, but for Google Android mobile devices.

Advance Mobile Care is an all-in-one Google Android system utility which scans your Android phones, and tablet for malware/viruses, background programs, cache files, and junk files. After Advance Mobile Care finds malware, background programs, cache files, and junk files, you can choose which files which you want to remove individual, or just hit repair to remove them all at once.

Advance Mobile Care scan takes only a few minutes to do, and clean up takes a few seconds. I think Advance Mobile Care is good for someone who just wants one app which does all their maintenance  tasks like temp file deleter, Mal-ware scan, real-time Mal-ware scans, automatic malware definition updates, and task killing for them instead of using multiple apps to do all the things Advance Mobile Care does. Plus, Iobit is a trusted company which has been making system utility software like Advance System Care, Smart Defrag, and anti-malware programs for Windows for many years, so it is safer then using some app from an unknown app company which might try to trick you into installing a virus, or signing up for something you don't want.

Iobit's Advance Mobile Care also comes with a Task Killer to kill background task which may be slowing down your phone or tablet, app manager to open, uninstall, and move apps to SD card, Game Speeder Launcher which speeds up and launches your game, and, Battery saver with 3 settings like Super Saver, Battery saver, and normal which disable programs like Bluetooth, 3G, Wi-Fi, Audio etc to save you battery life, and you can manually adjust the power modes like leaving Wi-Fi on when in Power Saving mode instead of Off, so you can use the internet.

There is also a privacy locker which is protected by a custom pin which you set to unlock files you have locked in the privacy locker to protect them from being viewed unless you know the pin. After you press in your pin, you can unlock your files to view it with the Gallery, document, and other types of apps for opening files.

You can also set ASM to automatically kill tasks when the screen is off, and every few hours, automatically updates its virus definitions, and protect your Android device in real-time like your anti-virus for your desktop and laptop computer.

Advance Mobile Care also has a battery monitor which tells you how much battery life you have left, and the percentage which your battery is charged. When the charger for your phone or tablet is charging your phone, there is a battery icon on the status bar with the percentage your phone is charged.

ASM battery monitor can also predict how long your battery will last based on which power saving mode you pick like normal, power saving, super power saving.

There is also a widget to perform Advance Mobile Care quick scans which scan and repair your Android device from your Homescreen desktop by clicking on the ASM widget labeled scan. While ASM is scanning, you can use your phone and tabley, and it will notify you when it is done scanning and repairing your phone or tablet.

I like that Advance Mobile Care is fast, and does not slow down Google Android on a noticeable level on my Kobo Vox eReader Tablet which uses Google Android Gingerbread. I been using it for a few weeks, and it works great as an Antimalware, disk cleanup, cache cleaner, app manager, and task killer all-in-one App for Android.

You can download Advance Mobile Care for Android at

If you use also own a Windows Tablet, Laptop, Desktop, or Netbook, I recommend Advance System Care Pro since it is one of the easiest , and best system utility programs I used for Windows. Advance System Care has an Antivirus, AntiMalware, Disk Cleanup, Privacy Sweeper, Registry Cleaner, Registry Defrag, System and Internet Optimization, Disk Defrag, Disk Scan, Turbo mode, Shortcut fix, and a bunch of other tools for you to use to clean up, and optimize your Windows PC. Best of all, it is easy to use, and just requires a few clicks of the mouse to maintain your PC, and you can just let it run in the background to maintain your PC when your PC is idle, and doing nothing.

December 3, 2012

Dolphin Browser 8- Fast, Simple, and Light Google Android web browser

Dolphin Browser 8.7 is one of the fastest, easiest, and lightest web browser which I ever use on Google Android on my Kobo Vox eReader Tablet.

I like Dolphin because it's user interface is similar to a desktop web browser, so I can easily switch tab windows at the top of the web browser, go back, and forward, type in the address box, bookmark page.

There is also a full screen mode in Dolphin Browser which hides the address bar, and menu bar, so you have more free space to display a website. The Full screen mode is useful for phones and tablets which have smaller screens. You can also set Dolphin to show the bottom toolbar in the settings to make using Dolphin faster and more convenient.

It also has autofill, voice controls, Dolphin Connect Sync, and  shortcut gestures to make using your web browser faster.

Voice controls, and finger Gesture make going to website, using back, forward, and other web browser commands more convenient by using your voice, or using your touch screen and finger to draw letters, and symbols to tell Dolphin to do a web browser related task.

I like the speed dial bookmarks which are located at the homepage, or new tabs menu to make it easy to add bookmarks, and go to bookmarks by tapping on one of the speed dial icons. You can also make folders for your bookmarks to better organize your bookmarks if you have a lot of bookmarked pages.

The performance of Dolphin Web Browser is very fast, scrolling up and down, loading pages, and zooming in and out of web pages is smooth. Dolphin also starts up pretty quickly.

Dolphin also does not slow down much after using it for a while like other web browsers which I tried.

I also notice Dolphin can sometimes display websites which other web browsers can't display. One time, I was trying to open my webmail from my ISP, and only Dolphin can open it while other web browsers which I have installed can't display it.

Dolphin Browser also has add-ons like Lastpass, Evernote, etc which give more features to Dolphin as you add more add-ons to it like Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. A add-on I recommend is Jetpack which claims to make Dolphin load pages faster.

I also like that it is possible to install custom themes/skins to Dolphin browser to change the appearance, and color of the browser. I am using a blue theme for Dolphin Browser which gives Dolphin a blue Toolbar, tabs, and loading bar.

I also like that it is easy to clear my history, cache files, and other private information in the settings of Dolphin Browser.

There is also an Exit button in Dolphin Browser which is great since when I press the exit button it is no longer running in the background like the default web browser for Android which does not have an exit button, so I can't easily exit it unless I use some sort of Task Killer app.

Dolphin Browser is available at the Amazon App store and Google Play App Store for free.

December 2, 2012

Tips for boosting the volume of Google Android Smartphone or Tablet

Some Google Android Smartphones and Tablets have speakers or headphone jacks which are not very loud, and are hard to hear in loud rooms with lots of people talking, or when the TV is on in the background.

First, you should make sure your volume is set to it's highest by pressing the volume up button until the volume bar is full. Some tablets like the original Kindle Fire does not have volume buttons, so you need to use  the on screen volume controls/settings found in your tablet's operating system if your tablet or smartphone does not have volume buttons on it.

There is a Free App called Speaker Boost for Google Android which would boost your speakers and headphone jacks volume after you installed it, and adjust the boost settings. I tried it on my Kobo Vox Tablet, and now I can hear my Tablet's speaker when the room is louder because of a stereo or TV being on. I set the Speaker boost to 40 percent on my tablet. I like that Speaker Boost automatically starts up when I turn on my Tablet, and my settings are saved, so I don't need to turn it on, and adjust it every time I turn on my tablet. Speaker Boost also has an Icon which sits in the notifications area of Android which makes it easy for me to adjust the boost, or turn it off. Speaker Boost can also be used to adjust the default volume in Android in the settings area. The user interface is simple, all you do is slide your fingers to the right on the sliders to make the boost, or volume higher, and slide your fingers to the left to make the volume and boost lower. In the settings, you can also adjust how high you want the maximum boost to be to prevent damage to your speakers or hearing.

If your tablet or smartphone has Bluetooth, you can use a Bluetooth speaker like Jawbone JAMBOX Wireless Bluetooth Speaker to boost your audio by using a Bluetooth speaker instead of your tablets internal speakers. A Bluetooth speaker is wireless, and there are no wires and cables to untangle, so it is more tidy and convenient. Bluetooth is also digital, so the sound should be clearer then analog sound from an FM transmitter, or headphones. You can also use it on Apple iOS devices with bluetooth like the iPhone or iPad.

You can also use a portable wired speaker which is battery powered like X-Mini II Capsule Speaker to plug into your 3.5mm headphone jack on your tablet or smartphone. You can use portable speakers on a MP3 player, hand held game console, and other device with a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

There are also headphone amps like Fiio E3 Headphone Amp which uses an AAA battery which boost the audio with the battery in it which would make your headphones, FM transmitter, or speakers plug into the headphone jack louder.

Buying a better pair of headphones like Bose® QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® Headphones can also make listening to your audio from your Tablet, Smartphone, and other audio device sound clearer, louder and better compared to the headphones you owned, or came with your devices.

November 26, 2012

Experience Using Windows 8 Pro as main Operating System on older computer.

Windows 8 Pro has been one of the fastest Windows based operating systems which I used on an older Dual core 1.86GHz Intel CPU computer with only 1GB of RAM, 320GB hard drive, DVD Drive and onboard video and sound cards. I love that Windows 8 starts up in under a minute, and rarely freezes during shutdown like other operating systems I use.

Installing Windows 8 was also pretty easy for me. All I did was start my computer from the Windows 8 Pro install disc by leaving the disc in the DVD disc drive during computer startup, and waiting for the disc to load, pressing the install button on the Windows disc program, entering in my serial key, and picking which drive or drive partition to install Windows 8.

Windows 8 start faster then Windows 7 and Vista, and experience a lot fewer freeze and crash related errors when I shut it down my computer. I  can also easily launch the shut down program by pressing ALT-F4 shortcut in the desktop mode to quickly shutdown.

The new touchscreen start screen user interface takes a while to get used to, but it is not hard to learn for me. Plus, the new user interface seem faster then the default desktop user interface because all the icons are loaded immediately after startup. The desktop mode for Windows 8 also seems faster, and less likely to crash then Windows 7 and Vista desktop which tends to crash, and slow down because I only have 1GB of RAM, and an older dual core CPU. The file copy and paste program, and Windows Explorer in the desktop mode in Windows 8 is also faster, and more stable then the version in 7 and  Vista. I like that the new copy and paste program shows how fast the hard drive is copying, and how much time is left. Plus, it is now possible to pause copy and paste operations easily by clicking the pause button.Changing the visual appearance of the desktop is simple since all you have to do is right click the desktop and click personalize from the desktop right click menu, and follow the personalize wizard program.

It is also easy to remove shortcuts you rarely use from both the Start screen desktop, and regular desktop to make both your desktop cleaner, and possibly load, and run faster because there are less objects on the screen.

In the modern start screen desktop, you can also stop tiles/shortcuts from updating by rightclicking on them and picking the option to disable updates to the tile.

The animations in Windows 8 don't seem to slow down Windows 8, but you can easily disable them by going to Computer, and right clicking a blank space and pick properties from the right click menu, and clicking Advance System Properties in the sidebar of System menu.

Lastly, click on Settings in the Performance heading box under Advance tab. The Visual Effects wizard will launch. Pick Adjust for Best Performance, and click OK or Apply. Now all the animations and visual effects are turned off, and you might experience faster performance if your computer has an older CPU and videocard, or is less powerful like Intel onboard graphics found on many desktops and laptops made by companies like Dell, HP, Acer, etc.

The Startscreen in Windows 8 is the startmenu, but in full screen mode, and I found it pretty easy to use to launch apps with a click of the mouse, or I can use the Windows+Q to leaunch the application search program to find programs like Word, Power Point, and Excel I use by typing them in the search box.

I like that Windows 8 also uses less then 20GB of hard drive space, so it does not take up much room on my 320GB hard drive on my desktop computer. Also, Windows 8 does not read and write to my hard drive as often as Windows Vista and 7 which used to spin my hard drive up and down when I have a lot of programs open, so my computer is now more quieter because Windows is not making my hard drive read and write as much as older versions of Windows.

You can use an USB Flash Drive, or SD card in Windows 8 for Readyboost caching to make Windows faster by making your Flash drive or SD card act as RAM when you enable Readyboost on it. Windows 8 also has video card/GPU acceleration to use your computer's video card to speed up Windows by using your video card as a secondary CPU. Internet Explorer 10 also has video card acceleration to make video and webpages run more faster in the browser.

 The Task Manager now in Windows 8 allows you to easily disable third party programs which you don't need to run during start up. All you have to do is press CTRL-ALT-Delete while logged into your user account, and pick Task Manager. From the Task Manager, pick the Start up tab where you can easily enable and disable start up programs by right clicking on them, and pick enable or disable. Task manager also tells you how much Impact it has on your startup time. It is usually safe to disable chat programs, media players, games, and office programs from starting up when Windows starts up.

Windows Defender which is the default Antivirus for Windows 8 also seems very fast since Windows Defender seems like it is based on Microsoft Windows Security Essentials which is a light weight antivirus for Windows operating system like XP-7. The default Windows 8 Firewall, User Activated Control Windows, and SmartScreen for Windows also run very well without slowing down Windows.

Panda Cloud Antivirus is a good antivirus which uses very little CPU, and Memory because it uses the internet to scan and remove viruses, but you need an active internet connection for it to work. In my experience, Panda Cloud Antivirus is good if you want a very light antivirus which is lighter then almost all regular antivirus, and you are always connected to the internet like on a desktop pc which usually always have an internet connection.

Internet Explorer 10 is also a nice improvement from older versions because IE10 seems faster, and crashes less then older versions of IE. Opera 12.11 is a good third party web browser which is also very fast on older computers if you prefer not to use IE web browser.

Windows 8 Pro seems like the second fastest operating system I use from Windows, and best of all, it does not freeze or slow down after using it for a few hours unlike other Windows Operating Systems I used in the Past like Windows 98, and Vista. Windows XP is the fastest on older computers, but Windows 8 seems almost as fast as XP even when installed on older desktop and laptop computers. In some cases, if you have a fast multi-core CPU, more RAM, solid state drive, and faster video card installed on your older computer, Windows 8 might be faster because Windows 8 is probably optimized better for faster multi-core CPU, more RAM, solid state drives, and faster video cards then older Windows operating systems like XP.

Tip: Close unused programs in your Taskbar, System tray, and desktops in Windows 8 to recover free RAM and CPU resources which would make the program which you are using run faster. Also, close web browser windows, and tabs which you are not using, or restart your web browser, and other programs by closing and opening again to refresh the program, so it uses less system resources.

I also use Windows 8 with Classic Shell which is a  Free Startmenu button program which brings Windows Startmenu button and menu back to 8, and make 8 look like 7.  Classic Shell works great for a startmenu program for 8. You can also setup Classic Shell to start your computer from the classic desktop instead of the modern touchscreen desktop.Using Classic Shell is a lot easier then re-installing Windows 7 on a Windows 8 PC, and you get to enjoy the improve performance and stability of Windows 8 while using Windows 8 like 7 or Vista. Classic Shell is also fast, and does not slow down Windows 8 when it is running. You can also exit Classic Shell at anytime by right clicking it, and picking exit.

My favorite new feature in Windows 8 is faster performance when starting up Windows, opening programs, and shutting down Windows since it now only takes a few seconds to startup Windows, open applications, and shutting down Windows even on my older computer which only have 1GB of RAM and a Dual Core 1.86 GHz CPU, Mechanical hard drives and onboard Intel video which is not very fast compared to todays  computers, laptops, and Tablets running Windows 8 which have Quad Core CPU, 4GB and more RAM, SSD solid state drives, and better video cards, so if you buy or install Windows 8 on a modern computer with faster computer parts it would be super fast.

September 23, 2012

News Reader Apps make it easier to read news blogs websites on Google Android Smartphones Tablets

Reading websites on a Smartphone and smaller Tablet in portrait or even land scape mode can be uncomfortable because the font is too small, there are too many images, and your web browser is slow. You can subscribe to mobile newspapers and magazines, or buy them from an online store, but they can be kind of expensive, and limit you to one or a few devices like Android, iPad, iPhone, PC, Mac, compared to reading on a Newsreader app like Google Reader which is free, and allows you to read on any device which have is compatible with the Google Reader App, or any computer with an online internet connection, and a web browser like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Firefox.

Google Android has a lot of free News RSS reading apps like Google Reader, Pulse, Feedly, and Flipbook which can be used to grab the articles from your favorite websites like Mashable, The Huffington Post, etc, and convert them to a readable article which has bigger font, and fewer un-needed images like the website header images, banners, etc, so it is fast.

Feedly is my favorite news reader apps because it is free, fast, and if you use Google Reader, you can sign into Google Reader, so you don't have to re-add your websites. I also like that it shows a thumbnail image of the story, so you can see what the story about instead of just reading a bunch of links with no images like Google Reader. I can also save stories to read later, and mark as read.

Feedly also rarely crashes, and seems to load a lot faster then other similar apps like Flipboard, Google Currents and Pulse  on my Kobo Vox Tablet with Google Gingerbread.

The user interface on Feedly is very simple compared to Flipboard, and Pulse News Reader Apps which both have more modern feels.

I also recommend Google Reader which you can download at the Google Play App Store because it loads fast, and is stable, but it is kind of boring because it is just white, and have no images on the stories listing. You can easily add new blogs and websites, and mark stories as read, or star them to read latter. Google Reader also have offline reading support which a lot of news readers do not have, so you can read articles from your favorite blogs and websites even without an internet connection.

Using a news reader app can also save you bandwidth/data because you do not have to visit a website, and download cookies, banners, the website template's HTML, images & CSS files javascript files with a newsreader apps. I also notice news reader apps tend to be faster then web browsers at loading articles since there is less to load, so you can also save time and battery life when using reader apps.

You can also save money if you use a Dataplan for your tablet or Smartphone to go online since you less data, so you would be less likely to go over your Data limit, or you can subscribe to a cheaper data plan since you are no longer using as much data since you are downloading fewer images, and other files found on a typical desktop and mobile website.

September 22, 2012

Using Brightness Apps in Google Android to save power/dim the screen.

Changing the Brightness in Google Android is not hard, but it can be somewhat inconvenient because you have to go into settings>Screen>brightness then slide your finger to change your brightness in older versions of Google Android like Gingerbread, Jellybean, etc/

 But, with a 3rd party Screen brightness App or Widget like Low Light, you can easily adjust the brightness of Android with a Tap, and a slide of a finger on your Brightness setting scroll bar.

Some Brightness Apps, can also make your screen more dim then the lowest setting in Android, so you can save a little bit of battery life, and make the screen less bright in low light conditions which can also make reading at night less bright on your eyes.

You can also easy make the screen more bright by pressing a button on the brightness app. Some Brightness apps and widgets also let you save pre-set brightnesses or auto brightnesses to make reading easier depending on light levels.

I like using a Brightness App/Widget on my Kobo Vox eReader Tablet which runs on Google Android Gingerbread since it makes it more convenient for me to change the brightness of the screen by tapping on an app or widget on my home screen to change the brightness of the screen depending on the light condition in my room.

If it is bright, I usually turn the brightness up to reduce the reflectiions of the screen, but if the light is dim in my room, I usually turn down the brightness to make it easier to read because the brightness of the screen is not glowing in front of my eyes, and to save battery life, so I can read or surf the web for a few extra minutes or hours.

Be careful not to set your brightness too low where you can't see the screen anymore if you do, you can restart your tablet or phone by pressing on the power button until it shutdown, and press the power button again to turn on your device, and hopefully, the brightness returns to normal.

Otherwise, you need to reset your phone and tablet by pressing the power and volume up button or other button combination at the same time during power on which will reinstall Google Android, and delete all your apps, and settings.