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Monday, 26 December 2011

Samsung galaxy s2 problem

There is an annoying problem with the current Android version where if apps are installed to an external card the app icons reshuffle and move every time you restart your galaxy s2 or use a task killer. You tend to end up with a lot more screens than you had before and because your icons get moved, it then stops you finding your apps at a glance.

I have found a way to resolve this but only if your apps are stored on internal storage. You will need to navigate to Applications, Settings, Applications, Manage Applications and then click All. Scroll to TwLauncher and click on it. Clear data and cache (this resets your home screen to original settings but all your apps and app screens will still be there). Now you will need to restart your phone and then set your app icons as you would like. They will now stay in place.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

My best Android Apps :)

Just wanted to shere some of my best apps that i use on my Samsung Galaxy S2. It's more of the everyday apps as opposed to the technical operational Apps. First of all i just have to show you my home screen. The apps i use more frequently have widgets or shortcuts on the homescreen. If you look on the top left, you will see 6 degrees in blue. This is the accuweather app whick i have found to be very reliable. Although android phones come with accuweather, you will need to download the one from the market which seems to do a lot more.

I use ebay, facebook, twitter, foursquare, formspring and google plus a lot and have these apps from these developers as opposed to third party. Infact, Google+, twitter and facebook recently got new look updates and i'll be the first to admit that they now offer a very intense user experience.

My other apps are the LLoyds and natwest banking apps, lottery results, bible, bbc, Flashlight, groupon, argos, nectar, premier league, linkedin, google translate, british gas, paypal, PAYE tax calculator, Loan Calc, Redlaser, dictionary and RAC traffic. I also love the Filmon Free TV app which also works with 3g.

My latest app has really impressed me. It's wikitude and brings everything that little bit closer to you. It shows what's around you, even closest twitter and other social network users.It also uses Augmented Reality navigations system where your Navigation takes place in realtime in the live-camera image of your smartphone. Next to a conventional 3D map view, Wikitude Drive has a spectacular Augmented Reality camera view, where driving directions are directly drawn into the real road you are driving on.

Advantage
The system works by attaching your mobile phone on top of your dashboard with the camera facing the road. The application then overlays video captured through the camera with driving instructions. This allows users to literally drive through their phone, watching the road even while they are looking at directions

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Why is Borderline Personality Disorder called "Borderline"?

The term "borderline" goes back a long way. For centuries, European society excluded people regarded as "insane" from normal life, confining them to asylums or driving them from one town to another. By the 18th century, a few doctors were beginning to study the people in asylums, and discovered that some of these patients had, by no means, lost the powers of reason: they had a normal grasp of what was real and what wasn't, but they suffered terribly from emotional anguish through their impulsiveness, ragefulness, and a general difficulty in self-governance caused others to suffer. They seemed to live in a borderland between outright insanity and normal behavior and feeling.
These people, who were neither insane nor mentally healthy, continued to puzzle psychiatrists for the next one hundred years. It was in this "borderland" that society and psychiatry came to place its criminals, alcoholics, suicidal people, emotionally unstable and behaviorally unpredictable people—to separate them off both from those with more clearly defined psychiatric illnesses at one border (those, for example, whose illness we have come to call schizophrenia and manic-depressive or "bipolar" disorder) and from "normal" people at the other border.