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I got BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 on my phone the other day (by sideloading it, actually, rather than waiting for the official download, since it looked like Vodacom was behind the times). Despite the minor version number increase, it's a huge update, with a bunch of nice improvements. The most major, yet least mentioned, is the ability to directly load Android apps; I loaded Snap, which can get apps directly off the Google Play store, and also got the Amazon and 1Mobile Market store apps to get apps from there. So far, I'm slightly underwhelmed; I downloaded Talking Tom, which is amusing, but just about everything else I can think of, I already have a native app for. I did a count of apps the other day; I have 191 on my phone.

The other day I picked up a micro-USB to USB OTG (on the go) cable. This little cable lets me connect a flash drive, external hard drive, mouse, or keyboard into my BlackBerry. Very handy to be able to access flash drive contents.

Date: Wednesday, 5 February 2014 15:58 (UTC)
filialucis: (Default)
From: [personal profile] filialucis
Hmm, would a cable like that work on a Galaxy S3? Sounds useful.

I discovered yesterday (because it hadn't previously occurred to me to look) that there's an Android app that turns your phone into a barcode scanner for adding titles to LibraryThing. Brilliant! And there's another one that downloads your LT library to your phone for offline browsing. Why did it take humanity so long to invent the smartphone? :D

Date: Thursday, 6 February 2014 11:37 (UTC)
filialucis: (Default)
From: [personal profile] filialucis
Hmm, there are a number of Youtube vids demonstrating how to connect a usb stick to an S3. I think I need to get me one of these cables!

A phone-as-spirit-level app sounds pretty nifty. Must see if there's one for Android...

Date: Monday, 10 February 2014 12:15 (UTC)
filialucis: (wtf)
From: [personal profile] filialucis
SRSLY. No, I had no idea! :O


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