A couple of months ago, I took a bit of a leap and installed CyanogenMod9 (alpha2) onto my HP Touchpad that I picked up in the firesale last year. I have already covered some great useful apps that you can install on webOS for your Touchpad but of course you’ll need new ones for Android.
I may cover later how to install CM9 on your Touchpad but honestly, I just followed the thorough instructions of Rev Kyle. I’d find it hard to improve on them. I’ve attached the video to this post. It is about 30 mins long but he covers EVERYTHING, including what to do if things go wrong or not as expected. Not everything is working yet on CM9, including the webcam, the headphone jack, or microphone but for what I use this tablet for, it’s not a problem (even … Read More »
This is the biggest sale I have ever seen on the android market. It is to celebrate 10 billion. 10 billion what, I don’t know, though it’s probably a safe guess that Android is coming up on 10 billion application downloads. The promo banner in the Android market read, though: “10 Days of Offers: Top Premium Apps, 10¢ Per App.”
List of apps can be had for just $/€/£0.10 each:
Minecraft – Pocket Edition
Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD
Endomondo Sports Tracker
Great Little War Game
Color & Draw for Kids (Phone)
I’ve gone ahead and downloaded a couple of them since you can’t even get a freddo for 10c these days! A lot of these apps normally cost more than the 99c. You may note that I covered Swiftkey X in a previous post. I got it for half price (~€2) and if … Read More »
Much in the same tone as my previous (and first) post, I’d like to give you a quick run down of a few of the apps I have on my HP Touchpad. I picked it up during the firesale and planned to put Android on it as soon as it was ready. However, after a few months of using it, I’ve found webOS quite usable and I won’t be switching to Android for another while.
The stock applications on the Touchpad are lacking in functionality (such as a video player – quite an omission on a tablet in my opinion) so it becomes necessary to find useful apps to fill the voids left by HP. The built in Facebook app is excellent, the maps app is based on Bing rather than Google (I’d prefer Google) and there is quite a good … Read More »
While not necessarily the top apps around, but below are some apps that have become so integrated in my life that things would be harder without them.
A really clever notebook that’s also completely FREE! It synchronises all your data across all your devices and the cloud. You can make lists, tasks, notes, save pages while you surf, share with social networks and email. You can also use a built in bar code scanner while shopping and look up products online. I don’t know where they make their money because there also does’t seem to be a limit on the amount you can store.
Despite having a smart phone I tried to find more and more ways to avoid using it. DeskSMS is the best way I’ve discovered to not have to text on a small keyboard. Either through a webapp found at … Read More »