MonthMay 2012

Flipboard for Android Is Here!!

Flipboard and Android were seen together first at the Galaxy S3 launch ceremony. The app was planning a debut on Android with S3 and later to be made available for all other Android devices.  But, an unofficial apk file has been leaked now.

You can now download the .apk file from the location shared here at XDA. Enjoy!

Flipboard on Galaxy Note

Flipboard is an app which I really really wanted on my Galaxy Note. I love Flipboard and I feel it will be a good combination with the huge screen of the Note.

I got what I wanted today.

I am going to try this out and if everything is smooth, I will probably remove Feedly apps for reading and have all in Flipboard.

Flipboard on Android

Flipboard on Android

Feedly is an app that transforms your Google Reader stream in to a magazine styled UI, giving you a pleasant reading experience. I use it every day on Chrome, but not always on my phone, it takes a while to get my content loaded there, not sure if it is because my connection is slow. But, if Flipboard does this job better, I will move in there!

 

5 Lesser Known Galaxy Note Tips

I’ve been using Galaxy Note for about 3 months now. Here are some useful tips I collected while getting to know my new phone (tablet?).

1. Cover the Screen With Your Palm to Pause Music

This is a cool thing that you can show off in front of your friends. While playing music, cover the screen with your palm (at least half of the screen from above) to pause playing. Music resumes when you take your palm off the screen. Here is a video demo.

2. Touch And Twist

Did that title tell you something? If not, here is a little more detail. Go to Gallery on your Galaxy Note and open up any image. Touch and hold the image with one finger and then twist it towards right, the image rotates to the side you moved your finger. Still confused? here is your video

3. Take Screenshot with Your Palm/Hand

You might have taken screenshots on your galaxy note with the S Pen. Now, here is another cool trick. Keep your palm in vertical position and slide from left to right, a screenshot will be captured.

It is not easy to master this trick, but its good to know, and is cool enough to show your friends!

4. Disable All Controls While Watching Videos

When you are watching videos on your Galaxy Note (which I must say is a pleasant experience on Galaxy Note’s biiggg screen) there are chances that you touch the screen, or press the home button or menu button and it interrupts your video. What if you can disable everything while watching videos?

  • Touch Screen
  • Menu Button
  • Home Button
  • Back Button

Yes, it is possible, and also easy to do. Just press the power button once and you will see a lock icon on the screen for few seconds. Now try touching the screen or key. They all are disable.

To enable them again, just press the power button one more time.

 5. Control Brightness from Notification Bar

When you have “Automatic Brightness” disabled, you can control brightness of the screen by sliding left or right on the notification bar. Slide your finger to the left to reduce brightness and towards right to increase it.

Hope you learned something new here today. Please share if you liked them!!

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Samsung Galaxy Note Video

Galaxy S3 was announced the other day. First thing I looked for after getting back from work today was a video comparing Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note. So, here it is.

One thing I will really miss is the Flipboard app. It will be packed with the S3, exclusively for now. We all will have to wait until it shows up on Galaxy note and other Android phones and tablets.

I hope someone rips the .apk file off from the Galaxy S3 and posts online. I will definitely try it as soon as someone posts the download link online.