Raveesh Bhalla

Uniquely Android: Notif

Apr 27th - Notif is a useful app that allows you to add notes, in the form of text, images or lists, to the notification drawer on your Android device.

Uniquely Android: Puzzle Alarm Clock

Apr 20th - You might think alarm clock apps are a dime a dozen, but Puzzle Alarm Clock for Android uses one of Android’s unique capabilities to deliver a service that is sure to get you out of bed.

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Any.DO Chrome extension now allows you to set up reminders from Gmail

Oct 31st - If you’ve followed my writing at Phandroid, you would probably know that I’m a pretty big fan of Any.DO. While I certainly can’t claim to be a power-user, I’ve tried a ton of apps over the past few months trying to get myself more organized, I haven’t found any that I wanted to stick around …

Uniquely Android: WiFi Keyboard

Sep 16th - Uniquely Android is a series we started a while ago to shine the spotlight on those apps that take advantage of the unique capabilities of the platform and provide an experience that you wouldn’t find in most other phones. So far, we have featured Plug In Launcher, AirDroid, Shush, Llama, Swiftkey 3, SwipePad, Widgetsoid2.x, Unified Remote and AirCalc. Of all the apps I’ve discovered for the Uniquely …

[Rumor] Tipster claims Galaxy Note 2 coming to Verizon

Sep 9th - Brief Mobile are claiming that one of their “trusted sources” has confirmed to them that the Samsung Galaxy Note II is coming to Verizon. In fact, the above screenshot has been taken by the Verizon variant, the SCH-I605. They also claim that the phablet will make its way to all the major carriers including AT&T, Verizon, …

Uniquely Android: AirCalc

Sep 9th - Uniquely Android is a series we started a while ago to shine the spotlight on those apps that take advantage of the unique capabilities of the platform and provide an experience that you wouldn’t find in most other phones. So far, we have featured Plug In Launcher, AirDroid, Shush, Llama, Swiftkey 3, SwipePad, Widgetsoid2.x and Unified Remote. Too often for my liking I’ve encountered …

Google granted patent for Smart Glove

Sep 9th - Project Glass isn’t the only augmented reality project Google happens to be working on: they’ve recently been granted a patent for what can best be called a “Smart Glove”, somewhat similar to what Tom Cruise wore in the movie Minority Report. Consisting of several sensors, cameras, processors, memory and networking capabilities, the glove itself seems very unlikely …

Galaxy Note II could come in a dual-SIM variant

Sep 8th - An interesting find today: the Samsung Galaxy Note II might come in a dual SIM variant, although currently it sounds like it might be available only in China. As you can see in the image above, there are 2 SIM slots unlike the handset most journalists got a hand on at IFA. Dual SIM capability is quite …

Kindle Fire HD LTE hasn’t been cleared by FCC yet

Sep 8th - Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD LTE might already be available on pre-order, with shipping set for late November, but it’s still to get one important certification without which the product cannot actually be put into customer hands: an FCC certification. Due to regulations, Amazon can’t actually publicize the LTE version without a disclaimer, which they have …

Samsung couldn’t put a 13 MP camera on the Note II because of Sony’s production issues

Sep 8th - The Note II’s already got some amazing specs, but on the one front that some might have been disappointed has been Samsung putting “only” an 8MP shooter on it. That’s primarily because the rumors pointed towards the possibility of a 12 or 13 megapixel camera. IntoMobile is reporting today that the decision wasn’t really about cutting costs …

Jeff Bezos gives Android the credit it deserves

Sep 8th - I still remember when the Kindle Fire was still nothing more than a rumor, every blogger who wanted to see the end of Android  (*cough* MG Siegler *cough*) spoke of how Amazon was about to not just put a fork on the OS, but also end up stabbing it to it’s death. That never happened, …

Federal Judge turns away Apple protests, HTC patents likely to stand

Sep 8th - I hate writing about patent news, but I can’t deny that every time I come across something positive for an Android OEM a part of me wants to cheer them on in their battle. This time, it’s HTC that brings us some good tidings, with the Federal Judge in their lawsuit against Apple turning away …