Why block websites on Android? First of all, Android phones have become quite popular among kids and teenagers of all ages. Obviously, not all sites are safe for kids, and parents might as well consider blocking those sites on their kids’ smartphones. On the other hand, some adults find certain websites too addictive, affecting their concentration levels and productivity in day-to-day work. As a result, they may prefer blocking these sites for certain amount of time or until their work is done.
Good news for Android users! The latest version of the popular OS is just around the corner. In fact, it’s already rolled out early in November 2013 for devices in the Nexus line – and should get released eminently for other popular devices.
In case you’d like a quick round-up of everything worthy of note regarding this update, read through this article to find out.
Why is it called Android “Kitkat”?
Since the earlier versions of Android, Google has adopted a system for code names – and so far all versions have followed the same pattern, that of an alphabetically ordered dessert name. Well, this time around they decided to pick a dessert which happens to have a brand name to it – and then they happened to strike a friendly JV with the parent company of said brand. Simply genius or simply annoying? We still can’t make up our minds about it.
If you reach out to happy Android phone users worldwide and ask them what is the biggest shortcoming of their phone – 90% of people will likely mutter “battery autonomy”.
Whereas with cell phones of a few years back users were accustomed to running for several days on a single charge… most Android smartphones will likely require a daily charge to stay functional. And that isn’t entirely linear either: depending on what you do with your phone, you can burn through a full charge in fewer than 5 or 6 hours!
Good old Chinese smartphones… always cheap and often even more ridiculous than their negligible price tag. Everyone can rely on a Chinese smartphone not to be reliable. Right? Well, if you subscribe to the mindset above, this article will show you your reasoning is out of date and plain wrong.
Most people are familiar with the low cost iPhone knock-offs that have spawned furiously from the East over the past half decade. What everyone does not know is that in the past year or so, they’ve started to get things right. Nowadays, it is very possible to find much satisfaction and outstanding cost effectiveness by choosing the right Asian brand phone.
Just like knowing keyboard shortcuts for your PC, knowing android voice commands can really save you a lot of time when using your Android phone. For those who don’t know what I am talking about, with your Android phone, you can simply hit a button then give your phone a verbal command. The phone will then carry out an action based on the command you used.
Android Voice Activation
It is pretty simple to activate voice on your Android. First, look for the Google Search widget on your phone. Most phones come with this on one of your home screens. If this is not on your home screen, you can add the widget by going to apps->widgets and then adding “Google Search”. Now that you have found the Google Search widget, simply click the microphone icon to activate Android actions.