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What’s On My Devices

There has been a little casual interests on what is on my phone or tablet. To make life simpler, I will be combining all three on one page. In addition, I will be noting what will be on a future replacement home phone – although, since I don’t have that device – it isn’t guaranteed. The devices I will make note of will include a Highsense Sero 7, a Google Nexus 4-16GB, and a Nexus Full HD (2013 edition) 7-32GB with LTE. In case anyone would want to know, I have written reviews of all three.

All three devices have a few things in common. First, they are all registered under my main UID with Google. Second, they are all running Android 4.1 or higher. While I would have preferred iOS for my home media player, the cost of an iOS device was simply prohibitive. All three devices are also used daily – although intended to serve particular roles. I won’t go into specs, nor my opinions of these devices as again – this was done in reviews of all three.

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What’s On My Phone – 2014

The year 2014 is just around the corner, and in case anyone is curious, I will go with what is on my phone, and why. First, I don’t do a lot of video viewing, or game playing on my phone. For one, this is a battery drain. In addition – it also demands a lot in resources that I don’t want to expand on my phone. For such things, I will prefer to use a tablet which I do not have.

In case anyone wants to know, I have a Nexus 4 – 16GB with a protective case (especially for the glass back). I am using T-Mobile USA as my service provider, and connect to a home Wifi Network with a 25MBPS connection. I will not be noting applications that are included in the OS individually, but instead will provide them in just one section.

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2013-04-27

Not much happened today. I had an errand to go to where I picked up a SIM card for the benefit of my brother. He will have the same conditions that his girlfriend has. Once I got back, I set up the phone to work with his Google Voice service, and made sure everything was running (as good as the incompetent G2x can). I also installed a battery meter widget to display the battery strength in the notification pane, Drop Box, a Flashlight App, Lookout security, and of course Google Voice. I adjusted a few of the contacts in his Contacts List that I knew needing adjusting, but he will be responsible for managing his own contacts. Last, I set up the web browser to make his Contact directory as his start page.

After that, I took the dogs for a walk, and fed them. They didn’t seem to be in the mood to play, so they came in early after their outing to where they could play. I also watched a couple of shows on Hulu, but otherwise – the day has been quiet.

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2011-05-02

Today was an extremely busy day. It was relatively an eye-opening day. I first had to go to pay my bills that remained that could be addressed today. This meant that I went to Waterworks Mall to pay 2 bills, and while I was there – I also bought an micro SD card for the phone that Chris will use, and I bought a portable charger that will use two AA batteries to charge something via mini or micro USB. Once I got home, I made a phone call to collect for bills I address on his behalf. He usually takes a few days, but he actually came this day which was surprising.

I also tried the iSyncr (Wifi) program on a large collection of files, and it was pointless for a large collection. Even though the only activity on my home network was the host PC, and this phone – it was worthless for a large collection. So, this will work for smaller files (maybe 25 maximum), but for large collections, I am best to take the SD card out of the phone, insert it into an adapter, and insert the adapter into the PC. It will also work on USB of course, but for 500 songs, it would take about an hour. SD card will be a bit quicker from my experience.

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December 19

Today was a reasonably good day. Chris spent much of the day here. I also received a long IM from a relatively new friend, and I watched a couple of shows on Hulu.

Chris spent the night, and stayed much of the day. Andie and the kids went to do something, so instead of him going to an empty home, he stayed for a while. After some time, he left, and I prepared for dinner. During this time, I received a long IM, which of course I replied back to. This was from someone in Chicago, and a pretty nice person as well.

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5 Apps that should be on Android

I have been using my new Android phone for a little more than a month now, and I really like it. It is fast, I am able to boot the phone quickly. Full touch screen, and 3G. However, there are a few things that the Android phone should have.

I would list what I think should be on the Android, why, and for what benefit. Maybe a developer would come across this, and take my advise into consideration. I would go in order from what I feel is most important to least important.

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