Tomek Kondrat · Jan 22, 2014 at 03:00 pm

Get Information about System Resources with NotiSysInfo

Android, like every other operating system, consumes lots of storage space and Random Access Memory. The validity of third party task killers is for another, very long discussion. But even without killing apps in the background, accessing some information regarding resource consumption is often quite problematic and requires a lot of tapping through settings.

The notification shade seems to be a perfect place to find such information, and XDA Forum Member zsoltz made an application to show RAM usage and free space on your SD Card. You may ask: Why not a widget? The answer is quite simple, as not every launcher supports them. Notifications are fully customizable, so colors can be changed for the selected bars. The service can start at boot, so users don’t need to restart it every time the device starts.

By default, the application refreshes every 10 seconds. You can set up a shorter interval, but keep in mind that more frequent refreshes lead to more battery consumption. NotiSysInfo doesn’t require root or any special prerequisites, so it can be used on every running Jelly Bean or KitKat.

If you want to have information about resources of your device visible, make your way to the application thread to give it a shot.


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Emil Kako · Feb 1, 2015 at 02:54 pm · no comments

Good Games to Show off Graphics on My Phone?

Mobile games may not be ready to replace your consoles, but they have seen incredible improvements over the years. What are some of your favorite graphic-intensive games to show off how powerful your device is?

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Pulser_G2 · Feb 1, 2015 at 11:30 am · no comments

ITaaS – Identity Theft as a Service with FileThis

It's not often I look at a product or service and say "I really really hope this isn't real, and it's an elaborate fake". Alas, this day has come. It's time for a look at something which cropped up on my radar today, namely a service called FileThis. I won't do them the search-engine-ranking honor of providing a direct link to their site, but a quick search will find them, and their app on the Play Store and iTunes store....

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Emil Kako · Jan 31, 2015 at 02:59 pm · 2 comments

Do You Prefer Physical or on Screen Buttons?

More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.

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