DuckDuckGo- Privacy Browser

Data privacy and online censoring are some of the most hotly debated topics at the moment. Recently the US Congress had interrogated the heads of Google (CEO: Sundar Pichai), Facebook ( Founder and CEO: Mark Zuckerberg) and Twitter (Founder and CEO: Jack Dorsey) regarding censoring non liberal political views aired on their platforms. The questionContinue reading “DuckDuckGo- Privacy Browser”

One ui icon pack- The galaxy in your android

In this post, I will be primarily talking about the app named One ui icon pack designed and developed by iEvil Dev. This icon pack is aimed at providing the feel of One ui for non-Samsung android devices. The icons in the pack are inspired by the flat icon design and consists of colourful squares with rounded corners. This icon pack is compatible with a number of launchers whether it be Nova launcher, Atom launcher, Apex launcher, Poco launcher etc. The app makers have however mentioned that this icon pack will not work with Pixel launcher, Google Now launcher or any other launcher that comes with the phone. However, I have been able to successfully use this icon pack in my Oneplus7Pro along with the stock Oxygen Os.

Live Message- Enabling s pen messaging for the whole android family

The smartphone giant Samsung launched its first Galaxy Note in IFA Berlin in the year 2011. At that time, that smartphone was an anomaly due to its 5.3 inch screen which was then considered humongous. The regular flagship Galaxy SII launched that year only had a 4.3 inch display. However, despite the spectacular success ofContinue reading “Live Message- Enabling s pen messaging for the whole android family”

Ukiyo E- An appwindow into the world of Japanese art

Google Playstore especially is filled with wallpaper apps that offers wallpapers in various categories whether it be abstract, scenery, buildings, superheroes, colours, patterns and many other categories. Apps like Starless, Walli, WallP, Abstruct, Backdrops etc are examples. Ukiyo E on the other hand is a wallpaper app that offers wallpapers in only one category and that category is the japanese woodblock printing from 17th to 19th centuries.

Backdrops- A Colourful Concoction

In contrast to iPhones, android users have the option of enjoying the whole display of their beautiful smartphones without being distracted by app icons. This is exactly the reason why Google play store is especially filled a number of wallpaper apps some of the most prominent of which are Starless, WallP, Walli, Resplash and Backdrops. Among all of these apps, Backdrops deserve special mention due to its material design and also due to the wide variety of wallpapers present in the app and that too of various categories like Abstract, Amoled, Be Together, Earth, Flags, Food, Geometric, Material, Minimal, Pairs, Pattern, Photography and many others.

Sony Headphone Connect- Customization is thy middle name

In September 2016, the corporate giant Apple launched iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The keyword in the launching event was ‘courage’ and this display of ‘courage’ made a dent in the smartphone industry for ever. To put it simply, Apple took away the headphone jack (aka 3.5mm jack) and needless to say android smartphoneContinue reading “Sony Headphone Connect- Customization is thy middle name”

Alto’s Adventure-Scenic adventure in the hills

Smartphone gaming has evolved a lot over the past few years. Even though still inferior to gaming via a console such as an xbox or a playstation, the prospect of gaming via smartphones has gained a lot of value recently due to the increasing prowess of smartphone processors from the likes of Snapdragon and AppleContinue reading “Alto’s Adventure-Scenic adventure in the hills”

Poweramp-The quintessential android music player

Android as an operating system has no dearth of quality music players. Currently they range from simple and minimalist music players such as ‘Musicolet’ to highly customizable and complex music players such as Jetaudio HD music player plus. There are also dedicated music players from corporate giants such as Sony and Sennheiser which are primarily intended for controlling their bluetooth headphones. In addition to all of these, there are myriad music streaming services such as Amazon music, Spotify, Gaana, JioSaavn etc. Among all these diversity of apps catering to the smartphone music enthusiast, Poweramp stands out by virtue of the great customizability it offers, its beautiful interface, solid equalizer and most importantly its long history as a reliable music player.

Importance of Long Term Reviews of Smartphones

Smartphone releases always follow a cyclical pattern. There will be leaks of major smartphones months or even an year before the actual launch (example: SLASHLEAKS). Major websites such as Android Police, Android Central, GSM Arena and Android Authority make sure to publicize all those leaks and smartphone enthusiasts take keen notice. This is followed by the grand release of major smartphones by key players such as Samsung, Apple, Huawei and Oneplus. Very soon major smartphone reviewers such as MKBHD, MrMobile and LinusTechTips review the smartphones.

My Experiments with Night Time Photography

Night time photography became a big thing in the smartphone photography arena from 2018 on-wards. the Night Sight mode in Pixel 3 launched in November 2018. Google’s Pixel line up of devices were already famous for the great still images they captured in daylight. With the introduction of Night Sight feature, Pixel devices extended their dominance into nighttime photography as well. 2019, proved to be the year of night-time photography in smartphones.