Samsung Galaxy S2 Sample Camera Pictures | I just picked up a Galaxy S2 refurb from ATT for a penny. I was pleasantly surprised by the camera! The Galaxy S2 has an 8MP camera which takes fairly good pictures. Here are some example shots I took today: Original images off the camera available here (21MB .zip).
CyanogenMod CM7 Fix for Choppy 720p Video Recording | CyanogenMod 7 is the premier Android distribution. However 720p video record is sometimes problematic on certain model phones in that frames drop giving choppy and poor quality video. Alas there is a fix! I picked up this tip from a user on xda-developer.This will fix the choppy video by lowering the bitrate which is a
flac – Audio Codec of Choice | Similar to MP3 (but lossless), flac is an audio codec for your music. Instead of ripping to MP3, consider ripping to flac! flac stands for free lossless audio codec Why choose flac? flac is awesome for various reasons: Entire original source file is retained (excellent for CD archiving _with_ metatags!) Zero quality loss (lossless) Can
Privacy Inspector – Android | There is a great free Android app called Privacy Inspector which scans your apps to find out what they are doing with your phone’s information. Most of this sort of info is collected and sold to advertisers. In this example, I’ll scan the Engadget app to see what information it is snooping from my phone.
Amazon Cloud Player and Cloud Drive Review | scottlinux here with a quick review of the Amazon Cloud Drive and Amazon Cloud Player. I love Amazon mp3s and their Cloud Player for many reasons: Purchased music is not tied to any one device or any device. No DRM! Play from anywhere you have an internet connection. Your music is always available! Upload your
Android Most Wanted Features | Here are my most wanted fixes for Android! You can help out by starring the bug reports. None of these are fixed as of the latest Android 2.3. Warning: rant mode is on. Issue 2630: Email app uses base64 encoding for plain text messages Yes, the Android email app cannot send plain text emails. Emails
FxCamera for Android | I ran across a neat free Android app called FxCamera. It takes photos with a variety of effects, though perhaps the best is the old polaroid. Check out these pics I took with my Android phone: An old Ubuntu mug from the 70s A pic of @scottlinux from back in the 70s For more details,
Quake 3 on Android | Yes Quake 3 runs pretty well on the Samsung Captivate. The controls are the only weak part. Quake is difficult without a mouse! (For me, at least.) Video is below:
Audible for Android is Here | Audible for Android is here! Audible has created a fantastic Android app. No computer or other software required, just download and do everything right from your phone. There are many options such as only download on wifi, set audio quality (standard or high quality), and others. Audible really did an awesome job with this app.
Handbrake Android Settings (DVD) | What setting can I use in Handbrake to encode a DVD for my Samsung Galaxy S phone? Well Android can play just about anything! The Galaxy S phone in particular has a nice screen, and 1Ghz processor that works great for high profile Handbrake encodes. The high profile setting may however result in a larger