Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Gadget Goodies 11 -- Android Apps 3

This is the third post in a series about “must have”Android apps.  We’re using John Vincent’s list as our foundation.  I’ve added my thoughts to those.  You’ll note that, while he and I have some where we match, there are quite a few where we differ.  That’s not because my choices are better than his or his are better than mine.  We all have different ways of doing things and different preferences.  Our hope is that, by giving you both our preferences, we give you a solid foundation from which to explore if what we like is also best for you or to find something else that is.  So, let’s get back to our list.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Gadget Goodies 10 -- Android Apps 2

We only got to three of our Top 10 “go to” Android apps, last week.  There are a couple of instances where John’s list separated things I’d combine, as you’ll see.  So, let’s get going, again, with John’s #7.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Gadget Goodies 9 -- Android Apps 1

A little business and then the fun.  The first item is about the feeds for RSS/Atom readers and email feeds.  There are several replacements for the Google Reader service, some even supplying their own reader app.  And there are other readers that have added the new sources.  That seems to be working well.  When the transition occurred, Feedburner seemed to handle the email portion without a hitch.  So, we’re not going to change that until it proves necessary.  In the meantime, we’ll explore other alternatives, to be ready, “just in case”.

As always, we’re learning.  As you probably already know, Amazon has It's own app store to supply the Kindle Fire line of tablets.  And, if you’re a Kindle Fire owner, it’s the only way to get apps, unless you learn how to root your tablet and sideload apps.  Amazon recently offered a bundle of productivity apps for free that made me wonder if their closed ecosystem extended to not being fully available on other Android devices.  As it turns out, it’s not closed that way.  And I added a couple of useful apps.  Which brings us to today’s tech subject – Android apps.