Sunday, October 21, 2012

Reasons Why You Should Choose Samsung Galaxy S3 Over iPhone 5

To the dismay of Apple fans, the much expected iPhone 5 came out with little or nothing to offer. There were countless rumors before the actual release, lots of leaked photos were seen and the anticipation was just rather too much. The hype died the very day iPhone 5 was released and lots of iOS users were disappointed. Though statistics shows that the device sold millions in the first day, that shouldn’t be enough reason to go for it. Samsung Galaxy S3, which is seen as a close competitor, is a much better alternative. If you’re wondering if you should still go for iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S3, these points below should convince you.

1. A much bigger screen

Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with a 4.8 inch screen and this makes doing certain things on mobile much more easy. With a wide screen, watching movies is much more enjoyable and everything looks so realistic. iPhone 5 comes with a tiny 4-inch screen with a resolution of 1,136×640 while Samsung Galaxy S3 has a generous 4.8-inch screen with 1,280×720 pixels resolution.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Run Java Apps On Android Devices

There are numerous people who have decided to stick permanently with their J2ME phones. This is simply because they do not want to lose their favourite Java apps. An old friend I hooked up with yesterday has a similar experience. He had to stop a particular activity because he couldn’t get the Android version of the J2ME application.

By default, Android devices cannot run Java apps(.jar or .jad). Many of you might as well be looking for a way to run your favourite Java apps on your Android phones. There are two “personally tried” methods you can apply to get this done:


Netmite is an online service that helps you convert your .jar/.jad apps to the .apk file extension which is recognized by Android.
This is the first service I tried and it worked perfectly for me.

Follow the following instructions to enjoy Netmite:
-Visit Netmite for android’s website here
-You need to first of all download the Java app runner for Android to your device. Without this installed, no java app will run on your device even after you’ve converted it to .apk. So, Download it now. Then install it normally on your Android device.
-Get the .jar/.jad of your Java app on your computer and upload here. Or just copy the URL of your .jar/.jad file and paste it in the space provided on Netmite’s Conversion page.
-Your .jar/.jad app should now be uploaded and converted to .apk. Upon completion, your .apk extension will download.
-You can then install your converted app to your Android device normally.

Jbed 1.20 for Android

Jbed 1.20 is an Android app which allows you to install and run Java apps. This approach is easier, preferred and recommended, at least from my experience with the two. JBed 1.20 can run on Android 1.5 – 2.3 devices with each version having it’s Jbed 1.20 version. Select the download link of your Android device below to download Jbed.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Earn Money Using Your Android Smartphone

Making money with your Android Smartphone can be a lot of fun and simple to do!

Here are three Free Apps you can find on the Android Market to make some extra cash and earn rewards.

(To download each app: use your smartphone’s scanning device to scan each of the QR Codes)

1. CheckPoints

CheckPoints is available for Android users as well as Apple devices such as iPhone and iPodTouch. Once this app is downloaded you can view a list of products in your local area businesses. Your job is to find these products at the business listed, scan the bar code with your phone and CheckPoints gives you points in exchange for your work. You can also earn points just for ‘checking in’ when you are at affiliated locations. These points can be turned into cash rewards or gift certificates. Many people enjoy the hunt of finding the products and find the earnings to be an added bonus.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Android : How (and when) to clear app cache or data

Apps sometimes can misbehave. Before you go reaching for that task killer (don't do it!) here's something else to try. Above is the screen you'll see if you go to Settings>Applications>Manage appliations and tap on an app. You've got a bunch of buttons and numbers. The top buttons are pretty self-explanatory -- force stop makes an app quit. Uninstall either uninstalls an app -- or if it's permanently loaded onto the phone (like the Android Market should be), you'll have the option to uninstall updates.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Android Won't Download Apps (Android Market Stuck at Downloading)

Various solutions have been discovered, and these are listed below. As you can see from the responses I've had, every one of them has some chance of solving the problem. The simplest (and most convenient) solutions come first, so I recommend working through them from top to bottom. Please tell me if any of these solutions work for you - your information will be useful to the many other people experiencing this problem.

First, check your available space (Settings -> SD Card & phone storage). If space is low, solutions (d) or (i) will probably work for you. The problem may re-occur if your space runs out again though - consider investing in a better memory card!

a) Restart your phone.[17 people told me this worked]
Restart your phone by switching it off and switching it back on again (not just the screen - you need to shut it down!).

b) Make sure your phone is not on a Wi-Fi network.[20 people told me this worked]
Some Wi-Fi networks may block port 5228, used by the Android Market. If your phone is connecting to the Market via a Wi-Fi network, turn it off (Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Turn off Wi-Fi) and
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