Category: Android

  • iPhone handcuffs

    Apple has launched a new model in their iPhone line called iPhone 5S on 20th of September 2013. The newly implemented functions of 5S are: Touch ID, a fingerprint recognition system built directly into the home button which can be used to unlock the phone and authenticate App Store and iTunes Store purchases, and an […]

  • Replicant funding opened doors for further development

    Replicant funding organised by the Free Software Foundation was a great success ! People donated over  20,000 USD over the past two months. The project didn’t expect that much money and it will greatly cover their needs, which include buying new devices and cover travel-related expenses, allowing developers to attend events such as FOSDEM. On […]

  • Fairphone transparent cost breakdown

    Fairphone company which aims to produce the first ethical mobile phone, revealed their “cost breakdown“, where they explain the 325 EUR price tag and how this will be divided between production and organizational costs. It is nicely presented in a graphical PDF file.

  • Fairphone operating system

    While looking forward about obtaining one out of 25000 ethicaly made Fairphones through pre-order, which are announced for December, Fairphone has recently announced their own custom made Operating System, which will be based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. It will be designed by Kwamecorp. The main benefits of the new interface are: Edge Swipe: […]

  • Fairphone – the new alternative

    Fairphone is an alternative campaign to create a mobile phone with a fair share of payments to everyone involved in the project. It begins with the lowest process, with mineral digging workers in People’s republic of Congo and Zambia, where Fairphone will pay them 6 usd/day, which is more than 3 times the amount that other […]

  • Free as in Freedom

    I have noticed that my blog doesn’t contain any detailed description about my view on Free Software, so for those people who come to my blog, and think it’s just another thing that computer oriented people like to use, I would like to explain my vision about that in a few words. Beside the philosophical […]

  • Android 1.5 -> 2.1 upgrade

    I have upgraded my Samsung Galaxy Spica mobile phone from Android 1.5 to 2.1 release by following this guide. There are many new features in the new release and a lot of additional software available.

  • Photo geotagging

    There is another sweet feature present in Android phones, which is called Geotagging. It is the process of adding geographical identification metadata to various media such as photographs, video, websites…Once the pictures are being taken, it is possible to upload them to Picasa album on Google, which can display the exact location on Google maps.

  • QR Code

    A QR Code is a matrix code (or two-dimensional bar code) created by Japanese corporation Denso-Wave in 1994. The “QR” is derived from “Quick Response”, as the creator intended the code to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed. It is being used all over Japan and can include the following information: URL, […]

  • T-2 mobile plan

    This will be interested for Slovenian readers. Recently I switched the mobile plan from Mobitel to T-2. T-2 has an UMTS data coverage in major Slovenian cities for only 10 EUR/month. They provide unmetered data plan through their nodes. When being out of reach their voice signal is being transmitted through Mobitel. They also have […]