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App and hardware review: ‘Klick’

I love my gadgets, smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc, are great, v but the cheap little things that are unusual are what get me excited. So in comes Klick.

Klick is a 3.5mm ‘dust cap’ plug for your smartphone or tablet’s headphone jack, and works in conjunction with an app for Android.

Now, there are a few others, iKey, KeyCut, Quick Button (more listed below with Amazon links) and the most expensive, Pressy.

Pressy is almost $30 on Amazon and seems to have done clout since need the registration key from the product packaging to activate and even use the app.

Meaning it’s not cross compatible with other plugs even though they’re all basically the same hardware. However, the reviews are still around 2.5 of 5 stars with the same complaint of the item just not working.

Here is what it says about Klick on the app store, after translating it to English:

Quick button forAndroid devices is a smart shortcuts, just plug it into the headphone jack, you can quickly start favorite functions via the default gestures. Powerful, compact. To provide users with fast, free interactive experience. Try their hands smartphone. If you want to use a feature, you need to wake up the phone -> to unlock the phone -> to find the appropriate application -> click to open the Applications -> find the function you need. Complicated the whole process rather than directly, such inefficiencies have been far unable to meet the needs of people use mobile phones speed up. Fast button is also based on this consideration, giving a physical smart phone keys, from optimizing the completion of the fundamental human-computer interaction, and that the proceeds are simple and direct, fast intelligent thought.

The review, well, is short. Klick is great, that’s because my hardware works, but seems many people are receiving non working units, and generic knock offs.

www.helloklick.com/

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App developers need to slow down and think thoroughly! (MightyText)

So.. It was getting better, became great, and now it’s getting away from even being good. MightyText is what I’m on about; the ‘SMS Text Messaging ↔PC Texting’ solution that I personally use on my Androids¹ and computers. Reason why is because it’s getting away from it’s roots; an app to send and receive messages, txt & mms, for convenience and so you don’t miss a message, or even phone call (notification) for that matter. In addition to the android app, you use a PC side client; chrome extension, chrome web app, or just www.mightytext.net.

Now, the app’s doing the usual ‘popular app’ metamorphosis; that is- premium/add-ons/upgrades that are numerous, overly-annoying, and/or used to be free within the app originally. The worse mutation that these fast-popularizing apps fall into is actually a fall out; -of their category that is. The line, and ease of a one-sentence app description, is becoming more blurry. The developer dips the app’s toes into other aspects that may seem to follow it’s natural evolution; but shouldn’t. Some of these are okay I guess, add more functionality (duh).

Additions usually mean bloating the app up, debuting features you won’t use, and adding ads. More features are good; no I mean ‘Great’ right? Not always; for instance: MightyText added a web (PC) side phone dialer… Why? Not like it’s a VoIP (Voice over IP [making phone calls over WiFi with no need of mobile service) And I’d have to be near my phone to pick it up anyway after dialing the..- never mind, ..because it’s just really that stupid.

Ads can be annoying, especially if they’re not tailored to your interests. And I understand ads; that’s why I love Google …anything-all Google products; because everything is free (well almost everything) because it’s all driven by Google’s Ad Mob (and information gathering of user’s personal information.. but shh about that). But Ads become a problem in any app when the annoyances are based on.. well, having ads that are numerous and overly ‘all-up-in-your-face’.

As I mentioned above about the worst aspect of the blurring of the line. Everything wants to be everything to everyone every time. But, like MightText, lots, most, started out as a developer’s solution to a particular niche. MightyText is unfortunately following suit; you have a messages category, perfect! Not, 3 different views, that are all heavy, and include contact photos, buttons to invite to use the MightText service, call the contact, refresh the conversation thread, and delete the thread.. -all on every single individual thread (as viewed in the ‘Power View’). You can also view your contacts and their info.

The worst of the worst examples are easily found in the MightyText app. They include these specific in-app functions; first is the ‘Phone’ tab with the dialer I mentioned earlier. From here you can also send files to your phone, here is a key example of bloating up an app and adding SH*T we don’t. We already have apps specifically for that function, and they’re most likely better since, ..they’re original development for that purpose.

But the [smelly] ‘gold star’ goes to the ‘Photo/Videos’ tab. Oh dear lord, oh I mean OMG. Anyway, but really? Really? This actually started out as an addition to view the pics you received in messages, and that made since with the app’s original purpose. But crap, now.. well they tell it easy themselves..

Recent picture messages (MMS) sent to your phone are below. You can also see photos & videos that you take on your phone here, and easily share them or do some cool photo editing…

Stop it, that’s what Google Photo’s, Google’s + (plus) service already does. An it’s already implemented, of course you can opt-out, but it backs up your photos/videos and lets you ‘easily share them or do some cool photo editing’ 😉 already. Not to mention that i know where Google puts them, well not really, but they’re in my Google account cloud, available in Drive, Photos, Plus, and upload to YouTube, etc…

App developers; slow down, think thoroughly, developed accordingly, and behave yourself. As for MightyText, you’ve gone over (not above [and beyond]) that blurry line and incredibly made it easier to put into focus. ..;not a good thing. This Android power user, not referring to your stupid view in your web app, will indeed continue to use the MightText. It’s bloated and not optimized for how fat it really is, but for now, it can still just barley fit in it’s own pants.

-by Kevin Seeger, www.kevinseeger.info

My current Android devices (from Android¹ above)

  1. Samsung Galaxy S III 32GB “Pearl White” on Verizon Wireless (Rooted and currently running the newest Paranoid Android Rom 4.4-RC1-4.4.3 KitKat)
  2. Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB “Pebble Blue” on Verizon Wireless (Stock, and currently running the newest OTA update 4.3 KitKat) [not active-wifi only]
  3. Samsung Google Nexus 10 (Rooted, and currently running the newest Paranoid Android Rom 4.4-RC1-4.4.3 KitKat)
  4. HTC DROID Incredible (Rooted, old; yes i know; but with the right Roms, Kernals, etc.. perfect for multi-device use as a remote, relayer for notifications and others, and even more)
  5. HTC DROID Eris (Rooted, old as SH*T right!? but it’s fun for me with developers’ Roms, Kernals, etc.. to push it as far as it shouldn’t go)

Picking a new Android smartphone; has it become too much work?

HTC Okay, so.., OMG, I’m either getting old or things are as complicated as i thought they were getting; i want another android device to add to my collection, replace and use as my main phone  – voice/text/chat – but of course i want ‘the best’, the best just means of right now but also doesn’t cost $4,000 dollars 🙂 You know what I mean.

 

SAMSUNGMy phone right now is the Verizon galaxy S3, rooted with CyanogenMod 11, and I’ve been loving it, while starting the process of picking a new phone, I kinda decided against the S5, i don’t know why, seems too much like what I’ve got but with a bigger screen? -I know; that is way, over-simplifying it.. but I want different features like the speakers on the One, that’s cool -and anyway, I loved HTC way back from the Eris, to the Incredible.

So how come there are so many different versions of [any phone] the HTC One? …and not differently-named but same-versions for whatever specific carrier,. -Verizon has like 3 or 4 variations of the One if I’m not mistaken, and,… here’s the kicker, why i even bothered to write this, is that,… They are all super-vary-similarly spec’ed out, ugh..

Now.. I don’t even know how to word my question, basically, what’s you’re opinion, recommendation, reviews, or comments, or just a quick ‘anything’ response; help me out.. ;]

Please respond, comment, add opinions below, or on Twitter @KevinSeeger, on Google Plus +KevinSeeger, even on Facebook @KevinSeegerChico

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Android 4.2.2 Leaked for Galaxy S III

Exclusive: I9300XXUFME3 – Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean leaked firmware for the Galaxy S III – Download link included below.

S3-4.2.2-TOP2

We of SamMobile would like to give you the latest I9300XXUFME3 – Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean test firmware for the Galaxy S III. Big Thanks to our insider who made this all possible.

Development on Android 4.2.2 update isn’t completely done yet. We do not know if Samsung will bring the new Galaxy S4 Camera features to the Galaxy S3. We expect Samsung to do this but we are not really sure if Samsung will do this with Android 4.2.2 or with 4.3 for the Galaxy S3.

Android 4.2.2 is still under testing phase by Samsung and they will release the official final Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S III in June. We wanted to give Samsung’s hardcore fans a sneak preview of what Samsung is up to at their dev center.

New enhancements in Android 4.2.2 update

– Android 4.2.2 – Build ID: JDQ39

– New S4 Lockscreen: Multiple Widgets, two Unlock effects (Ripple and Light), improved ripple effect than Android 4.1.2, ability to change clock size and set a personal message

– New Screen modes (From S4): Adapt Display and Professional Photo

– Daydream

– Driving mode

– Actionable notifications

– New Additions in Notification Center

– Completely revamped Settings UI (Tabbed interface – Exactly like the S4)

– Addition of Voice controls (Let’s you control various parts of the phone using voice commands – Galaxy S4 feature)

– Gallery modes have white background (When changing gallery modes to 3D the background changes to white)

– Full screen Samsung apps

– New S-Voice (from S4)

– New smart switch widget

– Found more? Tell us about them in the comments below!

WARNINGS

– This firmware will increase your binary counter but the current binary and system status will remain official.

– We have re-packaged this firmware from dump files.

– There is no modem in this firmware, so the Modem you will be using before flashing this firmware will remain the same.

– This is a pre-release firmware and not official from Samsung.

– We have fully tested this firmware and this firmware works perfectly as any other official firmware.

Firmware Details

Android Version: 4.2.2 – JDQ39 (Jelly Bean)

PDA: I9300XXUFME3

CSC: I9300OJKFME1

MODEM: N/A

Region: Middle East

Carrier: Branded

Changelist: 611730

Build Date: 8 May 2013

Download: I9300XXUFME3_I9300OJKFME1_ILO.zip

Flashing Instructions

– Unzip the file

– Open Odin 3.04 (already included in the firmware package)

– Restart phone in download mode (Press and hold Home + Power + Volume down buttons)

– Connect phone and wait until you get a blue sign in Odin

– Add I9300XXUFME3_I9300OJKFME1_HOME.tar.md5 to PDA

– Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked

– Start flash, sit back and wait a few minutes.

– If you encounter any issues with the firmware (Any FC, Bootloop etc)

– Boot into recovery mode (Home+power+vol up)

– Choose to wipe/factory reset. (THIS WILL ERASE ALL OF YOUR DATA INCLUDING YOUR INTERNAL SD CARD!)

– Then choose reboot and you should be good to go!

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