Android App Reviews Archive

Viber : Better than Skype or Facebook?

This is an app that my son in New Zealand has put me onto recently. I kept pestering him to get Skype updated on his phone (seems that like anything that Micro$oft have to do with – they own Skype – needs constant updates for them it to work). he said, ‘Dad I use Viber

Ok. I’m back! Review : Blue Light Filter- Night Mode, Eye Care

My last post was to advertise this blog/site for sale, but I have had second thoughts. Partly because I finally have more time on my hands to write again but also because of many encouraging messages from the faithful readers – thank you, I really appreciate the support. Readers may not realise the time it

Microsoft Launcher

I’ve written about installing new launchers on phones or tablets before and there is a wide range available. This is Microsoft’s offering that is based on the excellent Arrow launcher. If you are a user of Office 365, OneDrive or an Outlook.com or Hotmail account and want easier access to the Microsoft programs, then this

July : Apps/Games now free or reduced

I’ll post these lists each month now to keep you all up to date whenever a previously paid app or game is offered for free or at a reduced price in the Play Store. There are always plenty of apps & games that are put on special, sometimes for just a few days, but I

Want Free Spotify? – How to make your own!

I while back (3 years ago now) I wrote about the Spotify app and while it is still a great app to have, the ads are annoying unless you pay for the Premium version. The Google Play Music service isn’t as widely known about as it should be and using it is a great way to

ABC ME : A handy video app for the grandkids

The Australian ABC service is a fantastic community resource – as an aside, it’s still under attack by the current government – check out Friends of the ABC to see – and they have a range of apps to complement their services, they released a new one last year aimed at children – ABC ME.

Launchers : What are they and how to install a new one?

Although it is the ‘silly season’ of Xmas and holidays I have been remiss in not writing posts for the blog – I promise to do better ! A recent comment by Brian on my post about the Huawei GR3 phone changed my topic for this post – hopefully it will help others too. Launchers

Zinio for Libraries : read magazines for free

Technology is in many ways, making our world a better place and Zinio for Libraries is one of those apps that many of us who love to read will enjoy. Zinio has an app that enables users to buy and read magazines on their tablets and PCs – but you may not know that many

BOM Weather (Australia)

Readers of this blog will know that weather apps are one of my favourites and my current fav is the excellent (but not free at least for the premium version) – Weatherzone which I reviewed here. The Australian Bureau of Meterorology or BOM for short (don’t you love the abbreviation?) has recently released a free

Growing number of Chromecast apps becoming available

In my last post about using Google Chromecast I mentioned some of the apps that are available that can stream video or music to your Chromecast. Well, the list is gradually growing so here’s some to add to your collection of apps to use on your shiny new Chromecast. Links to all the apps are at

Google Maps : latest changes have made this app even better

Google Maps for Android has so many features that it would take a series of reviews to uncover them all, but I recently discovered some of the new features recently added so thought I would share them with you. Some of the features will not appeal to many – the navigation feature is one as it

Over 40 Magnifier & Flashlight

It happens to most of us eventually – trying to read the small print on jars is often the first sign our eyesight isn’t what it used to be in our thirties – and a simple app that magnifies text quickly and without fuss is something that I have been looking for lately. Over 40
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