Thursday, May 31, 2012

Galaxy III arrives downunder

As I was near my local Telstra shop at Hornsby I wandered in after 12 noon to have a look at this new toy. Sadly there were none in stock yet (or I couldn't find one).

Samsung launch of Galaxy S III

I am wondering if anyone has had a play with one yet.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Inside History available for Android

To say that I have been pestering the Editors of Inside History Magazine, my favourite Aussie Genie Mag, to publish a version of their Mag for Android is an understatement.

I was thrilled to see the news on FB that this fab production is available for we Android users. Congratulations Cassie, Ben and team on this move.

Inside History | May/June-12 Back Issue for $8.49 | Zinio - The World's Largest Newsstand

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When you install a new app do you just give all the permissions required for download without much thiught?

If you care about your security follow this link:

How App Permissions Work & Why You Should Care [Android]

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Manage Your Podcasts With Doggcatcher | ByteMunchers

Seems as though someone agrees with me that Doggcatcher is a great tool for managing your podcasts. I have been using this tool for nearly a year now and have no reason to complain.

Manage Your Podcasts With Doggcatcher | ByteMunchers:

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Amazon's Android Appstore Allows Users to Test Apps on Phones | PCWorld

I wonder if we can access this facility in Australia or, like many of Amazon's new features, it is just for people in the US.

Amazon's Android Appstore Allows Users to Test Apps on Phones | PCWorld:

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Protection for your devices

This article made me think about the gear I use to protect my devices. Like the writer of the article linked to below I have tried a variety of housings for my toys.

My newish Android phone is a cheapish Galaxy model so I have only invested in a screen protector for it. At the time I was seeking a cover I couldn't find one that I liked. I prefer a cover I don't have to open, one that will protect the device from bumps, that encases the back and sides of the device and is made from a soft pliable material like silicon.

The cover on my Galaxy Tab is of the type I described above. Coupled with a screen protector it gives the device which has survived a few drops adequate protection.

How do you protect your Android phone?

Saturday, May 12, 2012


The iSheep amongst my friends have been singing the praises of Flipboard for ages. It now appears thatcAndroid users are going to have a chance to play with this spp.

Flipboard Arrives on Android…Finally. #parity

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Can you help Carole?

Australian Genealogist Carole Riley has written a Public Post on Google+ about her problems "synchronising files across from my Windows laptop" to her Android tablet. A couple of other Android users have added to the conversation. 

Perhaps you can take a look and add to the conversation on Carole's post.

Carole Riley - Google+ - I have tried and tried to make my Android tablet replace my…:

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Having been alerted by Tamura Jones of a new Gedcom viewer for Android, GedTree, I sought it out in the Google Playstore.

I found a free version, GedTreeFree, there as well. As the price of this appealed to me I downloaded it. Once I have tested it out I will share my findings here on this blog.

Should you have already used it please share your thoughts in a comment to this post.

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