You Probably Don’t Need a 4G Tablet.

Are you looking to buy a ‘4G tablet’? …you know, those tablets where you put in a SIM card, so that you can access the Internet on your tablet, without WiFi?

Tablet with Internet connection, in random exotic locations? OK Amigo.

Do you have a Smartphone? Then you don’t need a 4G tablet; a WiFi tablet will do.

Tip: Forget the 4G tablet; get a WiFi version instead, and connect it to the Internet through your 4G (or 3G) smartphone.

This way, you will not only save money, but also you won’t need to buy a separate data plan for your new tablet.

How to connect your WiFi tablet, to a 4G (or 3G) network service through your smartphone.  Continue reading

Tip: Travel Lightly. Here’s a guide.

Hey Amigos and Amigas! I’ve been away for a while, traveling in Philippines! 😀

High fives. More fun in the Philippines.
I carried around a very small and lightweight backpack, and subsequently, received many surprised looks and comments from other backpackers.

Did I have a big luggage instead? No, no luggage at all. After all, it would only drag you down if you were ambushed by a group of ninjas, wouldn’t it? 🙄

So then, what did I take with me on my month-long travel, which attracted much this much  attention? Continue reading

Download a country’s full map, with Nokia’s Here Maps (for Android!)

Travelling overseas? Backpacking? You’ll agree that it’s probably a good idea to have some map of your destination country…

Heck, but if you’re like me, you don’t like carrying around paper. Instead, we have our smartphones!

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Sweet-as 3D view of buildings, and also accommodation details (among others).

And good news for Android Users: Nokia’s Here Maps is finally available for Android!

You may be thinking,

I‘ve already got a good, functional map app, called Google Maps? And Google Maps is the best?

OK amigo/a/friend… but with Google Maps, you can’t download full maps of countries, for offline viewing.

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Phone Battery Saving Tactics, for Travelling

When you go travelling, you are probably going to take your phone with you. And why shouldn’t you? Smartphones are more than just phones. For our trip, they can:

  • take (decent) photos for your journey,
  • connect to the Internet (for you to update your Instagram or Facebook),
  • contain your itinerary (to save those trees),
  • act as an emergency flashlight… and more.

Essentially, smartphones are multi-functional devices that can make our travels (and life) easier. It may even save your life.

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Today, the AmigoTips is here to share those the battery-saving tactics, some which may be obvious, that will actually make a difference (none of that ‘disable widgets’ thing), that you should know for your next trip.

Here’s is your typical scenario…

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