wp_ss_20150327_0003

Free Downloadable Music on your Android… Nokia’s Mix Radio

Music. We love it. And it’d be better if it was free

Screenshot_2015-04-12-09-56-43 - Copy

Yup. Mix Radio, on Android. Free downloadable music whaat

Hello, Mix Radio! Рby Nokia. Previously, it was exclusively on the Nokia Lumia range (Windows Phone), but now you can get it on your Android device!

That’s free, downloadable playlists of legit music artists, for your offline listening pleasure ūüôā

Continue reading

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

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!

Nokia-HERE-Maps-Windows-Store

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.

However with Here Maps… Continue reading

Backpacing

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.

backpacker-phone

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…

Continue reading

Opinion: The Perfect Phone

Which one should I get??

Which one should I get?

What is the best¬†phone, right now? The answer is obviously…? My current phone is considered ‘old’, and it may be the time to look for a replacement. However among the flagship¬†phones, any choice will come with compromises. So, I have decided to compile the best parts of all phones, to describe the ‘perfect phone’ for me.¬†Manufacturers, take notes! Continue reading

Paranoid Android – Not Recommended…

We have been using Paranoid Android for¬†over two weeks on our Nexus 4, and have gained deep insight into Paranoid’s special features.

We are loving Paranoid's funky robots.

We are loving Paranoid’s arty funk… but that’s pretty much it.

Main finding: While Paranoid does have some nice functions, Paranoid’s main features are more gimmicky, rather than usability enhancing features. Continue reading