Last Updated: July 24th, 2011
Everyone knows that smartphones are awesome, but it’s hard to beat using a large screen and full keyboard to control a device. Developers Peter Mora and Zoltan Papp believe they have come up with a compelling compromise: Webkey, for Android. Webkey allows users with a rooted Android device to text or call contacts, view SD card contents, and more - all from a web based interface.
Webkey's interface leaves a lot to be desired, as it is more bare and utilitarian than polished and perfected. As the picture above shows, you have access to the following options:
- Call List
- SD card
Clicking on "phone" gives you the screen above.
Last Updated: December 23rd, 2010
The number 1 Android app for rooted phones out there is undoubtedly Android WiFi Tether, which is a free alternative to all those carrier-bundled WiFi hotspot apps. In fact, it is the primary reason I root every Android phone I own - 2 hours of commute on the train suddenly become extremely productive because of always-on laptop connectivity. I've excitedly written about the app before, especially after it added support for Infrastructure mode and WPA2 on the EVO 4G.
However, after a few months of using the WiFi Tether app, I started experiencing occasional issues maintaining connectivity. The symptoms were:
- the WiFi AP (access point) would suddenly disappear from the list completely
- the connection would drop unexpectedly
- the AP would show up in the list but connectivity with it could not be established
Doesn't sound like fun, does it?
Last Updated: October 10th, 2010
Do you guys remember Napster, the music sharing service that started it all, made huge headlines, was sued into oblivion, went legit as a radio with a monthly subscription fee, and later got picked up by Best Buy? Of course you do, and I'm willing to bet most of you downloaded at least one song using Napster back in the day.
The app, quietly launched over the weekend, offers access to over 11 million songs using your Napster account, which costs $10 a month. Considering that this $10 "Napster plus mobile access" plan offers offline listening, it's not such a bad deal at all.