Friday, March 16, 2012

Technobabble

Anybody who has to do tech support for their friends and family will LOL at this video.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Favorite Apps

In an effort to reclaim memory on my Xperia Arc, I recently did a hard reset on my phone and went through the trouble of re-installing only my most essential Android apps.  Here in alphabetical order are the ones that I re-installed immediately.

ACast - By far my most used app.  It's a "podcatcher" app and I listen to podcasts more than just about anything else.  ACast is not user friendly, but it is free and it gets the job done.  It has some pretty important features like a home screen widget and limits on when to download episodes (e.g. "only while charging on WiFi").  Most importantly, it works well with my favorite Bluetooth headset (Sony Ericsson MW600).  If it was a little cheaper I might actually buy the "pro" version just to eliminate the ads, but for $4 I'll put up with them.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Pult.io

This is hard to describe, but it's one of the coolest services I've seen recently. Point your PC browser at http://pult.io and your phone to the same address. Then you can control your PC from your phone and command it to show pictures and videos from various on-line services.