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A few months ago I made the switch back to Twitter for Android. It wasn’t the best client, but Tweetdeck was giving me constant problems, and none of the other Twitter apps seemed that much better. (Also, I couldn’t get Twitter off my phone for a while, which was just stupidity/laziness on my part.) The only thing missing, it seemed, was support for multiple accounts. Today I saw an update on the Market, and there it is. I can now log into multiple accounts with Twitter for Android. Switching accounts is pretty easy, too. But wait, there’s more!
Also included in the update is the addition of push notifications. Via the official Twitter blog, if you select Automatic Refresh in your account settings — it was already selected when I checked mine — you’ll get a push notification. This is much better than the pull updates we got previously, since pulling data consumes more battery life. The update is available right now; you’ll see it when you go to update your apps in the Market. That is, unless you removed it on your rooted Android. In which case, you probably don’t care anyway. (And know how to get it if this entices you.)
There was no possible reaction other than outrage to the news about Verizon’s tiered data pricing. We knew it was coming, but given its fierce competition with AT&T, we — or at least I — also figured that the pricing scheme would work out a bit better. But when word leaked that the plans would only limit use and impose more costs on users, well, I lost a lot of faith in the company. We’ve gotten plenty more details since then, though, and some of them mitigate the issue. It’s still a raw deal, and I expect that they might adjust along the way. But in general terms, if you’re not a Verizon customer before July 7th, I don’t see the point in becoming one.
The tiers, which Droid Life broke on Monday, provide high caps for a high price. That is, the 10GB plan costs $ 80 per month. The worst part, though, is that the $ 30 plan, which currently covers unlimited usage, will cover only 2GB right now. There is a middle plan, 5GB for $ 50 per month, and there are some plans that include tethering, but none of them ease the outrage of the issue. After all, as Android Police’s David Ruddock ranted, didn’t Verizon advertise that LTE was actually cheaper for them to deliver than EVDO? If so, then why the hell is it going to cost us more?
We’ve all been in the situation. You’re on the phone and you need to take down a phone number. Only, there’s no pen or paper nearby. Oops. You can fumble through your Android device and open an email or a text document, but that means you’re exiting out of the call screen and going into other parts of the phone. It’s not convenient, really. Thankfully, Android developers have you covered. There’s an app in the Market called Number Saver, and it lets you take down that number with no hassle. Just click the icon, which is right on your call screen, and you’ll get a prompt, as you see above, asking for the number. From there you can save the number, dial it, send an SMS, or just add it to your contact list. This is one of those apps where there’s little reason not to have it (it’s only 64K). You can download Number Saver from the Market.
Via Talk Android.
This post originated at AndGeeks.com – home to all things Android! Also a great source of info about Android Phones.
Number saver makes taking down a phone number easy
When it comes to calendars, the easier the better. The more steps I have to take, the less likely it is I will use it. Seeing as how using a calendar is a pretty easy way to stay organized and on top of your life, I’d say that it’s a good thing. Still, entering in events on my Nexus can be something of a pain, if for no other reason than my having to use the touchscreen keypad to create the event. Really, it’s no big deal, since I do it all the time anyway. But if there’s a free way to cut down on that time, all the better. That’s why I’m working with ClickCal. It uses voice and pictures to create a more intuitive calendar.
Instead of typing in the details to your event, you can simply snap a photo of whatever it is — an email, a business card, a save the date, or anything, really. It will then show up in ClickCal, even giving you a thumbnail preview of the pic. When you open up the date you’ll see the full picture, which should serve as a reminder of what needs doing. It won’t parse the image for the relevant info and enter it in as a calendar entry, though you could probably charge a few bucks for such an app. But it will make it easier to create events.