Category Archives: Smartphones
Android Device Manager is a new function in Android to be able to locate your phone. It should work for android 2.2 and up. After login to device manager https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager, one can see the latest location of the phone or … Continue reading
There exist several variations of DIY spectrometer by using CD or DVD as the main component (ie. generating the rainbow of colors by diffraction from the optical disk grooves). The output is a spectra, light intensity versus wavelength. In Wikipedia: … Continue reading
World Newspapers is one good alternative for reading your favorite news. Good: Create your own list of newspapers Long list of newspapers build-in RSS support Offline reading possible (to read later) Bad: no support for Atom feeds Screenshots showing “Browse” … Continue reading
AnDLNA is one of the DLNA clients for android. If you have a media server at your home network (see blog), then you could watch videos and feeds via WiFi on your android without hassling with moving them to your … Continue reading
MX Player is one of the free media player alternatives for android. Good sides: support for subtitles (srt files) codecs are automatically downloaded during installation (Unfortunately drocap2 didn’t succeed better in the screenshot above) For more about the features, see … Continue reading
“gStrings Free” is good basic tool for verifying if your piano is in tune. I have used for both acoustic and digital pianos. It automatically can recognize the notes, and displays the frequency as well (see below).
ENISA has published a report called “Smartphones: Information security risks, opportunities and recommendations for users”, which is good reading for smartphone security issues. 10 different risks are evaluated: R1 Data leakage R2 Improper decommissioning R3 Unintentional data disclosure R4 Phishing … Continue reading