Apps I Have Installed
So I found an app, called List My Apps, that helped me construct this list of all the apps on my phone (minus a few). This is an easy way for me to see what junk I have installed. If you have suggestions for alternatives to any of these apps, let me know.
- ASTRO File Manager
- Alarm Clock Xtreme Free
- Ally Bank
- Amazon Kindle
- Amazon MP3
- Camera ZOOM FX
- Chrome Beta
- Chrome UA
- Clock plus
- DashClock Battery Extension
- DashClock GTalk Extension
- DashClock Widget
- Dashclock Hangouts Extension
- Earth Fare
- Evernote Widget
- Eye In Sky
- Falcon Pro
- Featured Apps
- Flowpaper Free
- Gas Guru
- Google Opinion Rewards
- Google Voice
- Google Voice for DashClock
- GrooVe Forwarder
- GrooVe IP
- Hangouts DashClock Extension
- How About We
- Hulu Plus
- Jellybean HD
- Light Flow
- List My Apps
- My Data Manager
- My Month Calendar Widget AppGratis
- Nova Launcher
- Nova Launcher Prime
- PDF Plugin of Moon+ Reader Pro
- PayPal Here
- PicShop Lite
- Pixlr Express
- Purple Wallpapers
- Purple Wallpapers
- QR Droid
- Rings Extended
- Screen Record
- ScreenDim Full
- Screenshot UX
- Simply Hired
- Square InstaPic
- Stamped White
- Status Agenda
- SwiftKey Beta
- TeslaUnread Plugin
- Update Agent
- avast! Mobile Backup
- avast! Mobile Security
- textPlus Gold
I seem to have an incredible amount of junk on my phone. :(
If you’re wondering what all of the Android 4.4 KitKat and Nexus 5 buzz is about, the HBIC (head blerd in charge) Marques Brownlee, walks you through everything you need to know.
Just thought I would update you guys on what’s going on.
BRAND NEW VERSION
Well, we’ve rolled up our sleeves…
This update from Producteev is still vaporware well into Q2. I’m looking for a new task management system. Anyone have a suggestion?
Sheeple are Getting Their S4s Today
Everywhere I go I’m bombarded with more Samsung S4 marketing mush and excited sheeple gushing over their new S4s. In a few more days I figure I’ll start seeing all the posts complaining about the bugs and the busted apps that shipped with it from Samsung, and how there’s hardly any storage left on the 16GB model, because TouchWiz takes up 6-8GB of storage by itself.
Fucking sheeple. After Samsung’s catastrophic ICS update to my Captivate Glide that virtually bricked it, and then choosing not to fix an 8 month old clipboard bug that forces my S3 to reboot at random, I’m done with Samsung.
If HTC had put a real camera and a MicroSD slot in the One, it would’ve saved the company. Maybe they’ll be smart enough to refresh the device later this year with a Snapdragon 800, a real camera, and an SD slot. Unlikely, but THAT would ACTUALLY save the company.
I’m waiting for LG’s event in May to see if they’ll ship the Optimus G Pro with 4.2.2. If that doesn’t happen, I’ll wait to see what Google has to say during I/O and maybe a Motorola X Phone is in my future.
But as far as phones are concerned, I’m done with Samsung, and HTC needs to get their head out of their collective ass to get my money.
Why I’m Dumping Spotify for Rdio (for Now)
So I was a big Spotify fan. I tried to get my friends to use it, and I fucking evangelized it. Even after they took away the ability for me to choose to save my songs to my SD card.
I did the same trick that all of us did. I downloaded the old .apk, installed it, set my SD location, and then updated the app from the Play Store after downloading some songs to verify that they’re going to the same place.
Apparently once you upgrade to Android 4.2.x or recent versions of the app, the old trick doesn’t work anymore. Therefore, I was screwed when I flashed my phone to CyanogenMod 10.1 yesterday.
So I decided that if Spotify was going to wage a war against my SD card, I wasn’t going to support them financially anymore. Their Android App leaves a lot to be desired in its design, and I am not going to waste hours doing the hokey pokey to get my files saved to the right place by using even more apps. It’s rubbish. I’m over it.
I signed up for Rdio, and the interface is better. When you fire up the Android app, it ENCOURAGES you to save your music to the external card. So that’s what I did with absolutely no drama. I don’t think it will sound better, and it is going to take some getting used to, but I can control where I save my music which is very important to me.
Too bad, Spotify. You lost a big fan.
I’m selling my old phone on eBay, and if you love an Android Qwerty slider, this is a great phone. All reasonable offers will be considered.
Tumblr for Tablets
So Tumblr finally blessed the tablet owners of the world with a version of the app for us. It’s really just a big version of the smartphone app and it works well enough. It’s not perfect, but it works a lot better than Shortblogger, because my keyboard app actually works with it and all of my text isn’t underlined. It’s the little things.
But if you spent a bunch of money on Tumblr apps for your tablet, you might want to still consider trying out the native app. It’s worth a shot.
Discovered More Broken Stuff After ICS Upgrade
So there is plenty wrong with my Captivate Glide after Samsung botched the ICS upgrade. The keyboard no longer lights up, the phone app freezes and crashes, Bluetooth crashes, apps that were previously stable crash at random, and the phone locks up at random.
I had to reboot the phone three times yesterday, which is a new record for this phone. I felt like I had my BlackBerry Torch again and it was fucking miserable.
Today I discovered that the Email app is broken and I can’t read any email on my Exchange account. It downloads the messages, but you can’t see or open them, and the app gives random connection errors.
I really hope that Samsung knows that they need to fix and re-release the update as soon as possible, because this is a really big botch-up, and how they handle this will determine whether my next phone will be a Samsung or not.