Author Archives: LjL

OS Monitor open sourced!

A very fine program I previously reviewed, OS Monitor, has now become open source. Additionally, I don’t know if this has always been there and I just never noticed it, since the updated version is said to contain no actual … Continue reading

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Something Fancy – Instant Heart Rate

Program reviewed: Instant Heart Rate Your smartphone probably has many sensors, but there is one that has become ubiquitous, being present in most “dumb” phones too, that should be considered the king of sensors: a camera. It’s one there’s sure … Continue reading

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Something fancy – Sonar

Program reviewed: Sonar There are several programs for Android to help you measure distance. They generally work either based either on GPS, or on some simple trigonometry made workable with the help of the gravity sensors (accelerometers) that your phone … Continue reading

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Programs to manage programs – part 2

Programs reviewed: OS Monitor, PowerTutor, Watchdog, SystemPanel, AutoKiller, AdFree, DroidWall, aSpotCat, Autorun Killer Finding and installing lots of new programs using the tools described in the previous article is all well and good, until you realize that some of them stay running in … Continue reading

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Programs to manage programs – part 1

Programs reviewed: My Market, AppBrain, AppAware, Market Suggest, AndroidPIT Hello there! Since this blog is mostly going to be about Android software, I thought it made sense to start talking about those pieces of software that let you view, install, remove, rate, comment and … Continue reading

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