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Android 5.0 – Trusted Devices

Now that I have Android 5.0 on my Nexus 7, I have just had the opportunity to see another feature in action. I was using my Bluetooth keyboard with the Nexus 7 and up popped the trusted devices feature. This keeps the Nexus 7 unlocked in case there is a “trusted” device connect to the Nexus...
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Android 5.0 on the Nexus 7 2012

About a week ago, Google finally released Android 5.0 for the GSM version of the Nexus 7 (2012). I was beginning to wonder whether they planned to release this at all. My Nexus 7 is mostly relegated to be used when the iPad runs out of power. This is why I was really looking forward to breathing some...
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Initial Impressions – Sony Alpha SLT A58

I have always wondered why people only consider Nikon and Canon when they are thinking of buying a DSLR camera. I wondered the same when I bought my first entry level DSLR, the Sony Alpha A300, and I wondered the same this time when I updated my shooter to the Sony Alpha SLT A58. As far an entry level...
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OnePlus One Long Term Review

When I first got the OnePlus One back in July 2014 there were already so many people writing reviews about the phone that there was really nothing more left to be said. It is difficult to write anything new about a phone that was surrounded by so much hype; both good and bad. There was a time when I...
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Review – New Kindle Paperwhite

I had been using a second generation Kindle since we got it many years ago and didn’t really feel the need to upgrade. mainly due to the fact that the newer Kindles up till now didn’t really have anything that was too much different. The Paperwhite Kindle got my attention. This device promised...
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Android Apps: Trigger

The most underutilized feature of my Nexus 4 has got to be the NFC. I can’t use it for payments because no one in India supports it. I can’t charge because the only decent charger for the Nexus 4 is not available in India and is really too expensive. What I can use it for is to automate tasks...
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Android 4.3 Review – Battery Life

I was able to update the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 7 to Android 4.3 pretty early after release because I followed some instructions on the internet that weren’t working for everyone who tried them. Obviously, you can’t let small things like these stop you from updating to the latest and greatest...
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Android Apps: Now Playing

If you want a good minimalistic music app and you also like the direction that Google is going with the design of most of their services (flat and minimal), then you might want to try out Now Playing. I don’t listen to music much on the phone but I do like the app to look nice when I do listen....
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Android Apps: Expense Manager

If you are the kind of person who likes to keep track of everything that you are spending, it can be quite a task. One thing that can make it easier is a well designed app that you feel like using when you have to use it. Great design is generally a barrier that prevents me from using an app to its fullest....
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My Expectations from Android 5.0 – Key Lime Pie / Android 4.3

Updated: Since it looks like there is not going to be a 5.0 version at I/O but rather a 4.3. In any case, these upgrades would apply to the next upcoming version of Android. It is getting really close to Google I/O and I have personally been wondering what new magical features the new version of Android will...
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