Monitoring Apps for Android Devices

What are Monitoring Apps?

Android monitoring apps are designed to enable android users keep an eye on their loved ones. Given that you cannot be in two places at the same time, you need to have a way of seeing what your eyes cannot see physically. These types of apps are beneficial to parents who have teenage children and want to know more about their whereabouts without necessarily following them. By making use of the app, you will be able to know if your teenage child is involved in activities that may be dangerous to their development.

It’s an open secret that teens and parents ague a lot. Therefore, it is increasingly becoming difficult for both parties to trust one another. But you can be sure of where you teenage child is and what they are doing by making use of monitoring apps for android devices.

Types of monitoring apps for androids

Every android device is fitted with a firmware which can support the installation of a monitoring application. The moment you have downloaded and installed the app in your teenage child android phone, you will be able to know what it is your teenage child discusses with their friends. Moreover, android apps allow parents to have access to emails composed and read by their teenage children. By reading these emails, as a parent you will be able to know what your teenage child is up to, thereby enabling you to know the necessary steps to take to mitigate damages that your child have caused.

Are android monitoring apps spyware?

Android monitoring apps are actually spyware programs installed in android phones. The application enables you to know each and every detail about your child so long as they have used their android phones to communicate. Applications such as Android spyware have enabled parents to get their teenage into counseling after being made privy to information that would have otherwise been damaging to their children’s lives.

In addition to giving you access to the emails read and sent by your teenage children, the monitoring apps for androids can also be utilized in viewing pages as well as websites that your child has visited. The good thing about monitoring apps for android phones is that you do not have to access your child’s phone. All that is required of you is to log into the online account and check out your teenage son or daughter browsing history.

Monitoring apps for androids can also help in mending relationships between parents and teenagers. By being privy to what your children think of you, you will be able to do something about the thoughts to ensure that there is no strain between you and your child.

There are different types of mobile surveillance that you can download and install in your teenage child’s android phone. However, the best monitoring app for android currently in the market is Android Spy. Other than being used to keep tabs on your children, you can use the app to monitor the activities of a spouse.

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Considering a Home Theater Projection System? Do it!

Have you ever gone to the movie theater and wished that you could replicate that feeling of actually being a part of the movie that you have when you’re seeing it in the theater? Of course you have! Installing a home theater projector in your own living room might not exactly duplicate the movie theater experience, but it can be just about as close as you can get in the privacy of your own living room.

You can set up your own big screen to satisfy your movie going urges without having to purchase expensive theater tickets and concessions… or without leaving your house, for that matter. You can pop your own popcorn, snack on your own sweets and lounge in your comfy clothes. Not to mention, what girl wouldn’t love to come back to your home theater setup to watch a movie with you?

Mounting a projection screen to your ceiling will allow for use at any time and keep the device from being more clutter in your living room. When setting up a projector, you will want to be aware that they require ambient lighting, meaning that you will have find a way to limit the amount of light entering the room when using the projector.

The size of the room is also important. Projectors need larger rooms. The larger the room, the larger the screen you should be able to accommodate. There are calculators online, like this one to help you determine the screen size that will properly fit your living room.

There are three versions of video projectors available for purchase. Those three are: CRT, DLP and LCD. Here’s some info on the three different types of projectors, so you can decide which one will work best for you.

CRT (Cathode Ray Tube)

The CRT video projector has been around for quite a while and is not available to the average consumer, but is rather used for commercial and industrial use. CRT projectors produce the blackest of black and have the ability to show the most movie-like qualities out of any of the types of projectors. This type also has the longest light source projection times. It can last up to 20,000 hours.

These units are typically very big, require a large screen and it is necessary to have a completely dark viewing area.

DLP (Digital Light Processing)

This type of projector is used in both commercial movie theaters and in home environments. The DPL projector uses images displayed on a chip called a DMD (Digital Micromirror Device) wherein all of the images in every pixel are reflected onto a mirror in the chip. The mirrors tilt rapidly to accommodate the changing images on the screen. The color on these projectors is very accurate, they use smaller amounts of energy to operate and produce a smoother looking picture.

The downside to this type of projector is there are a limited number of pixels that these projectors can provide. The light source also usually needs to be changed after every 3000-4000 hours’ worth of use. This model has become pretty popular among home theater enthusiasts.

LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)

This type of model uses a powerful light source to project through a transparent LCD chip comprised of individual pixels. These images are then projected through a lens onto a large screen. This model is compact because the LCD chips are small. They do not use much power and have a high brightness and contract capability. The other big advantage to the LCD projector is that they are inexpensive and geared towards home theater usage.

This unit does have some disadvantages. The LCD chip has many individual pixels on a chip. If one of the pixels burns out, it will appear as a black spot on your screen. Individual pixels cannot be replaced in this model; therefore, it would be necessary to purchase a completely new chip. The light source on this model will also need to be replaced every 3000-4000 hours and sometimes the light replacements can be costly.

Whichever you decide to use, don’t hesitate to get your home theater setup! I did it last year and, despite having to fork over some money initially, I haven’t regretted it for one second.

Jeff Fields contributes writing to Allcases, a company that sells projector cases, among many other cases. When he’s not working, writing, or watching a movie in his home theater, Jeff likes hanging out with his two black labs and playing Neil Young covers on his acoustic guitar.

Nintendo Announces New Video Game Console At E3

Nintendo Announces New Video Game Console At E3

Nintendo had some big news last week at the Electronics Entertainment Expo in LA. Nintendo during their big press conference announced that they would be the first of the big 3 console manufacturers to refresh their console. The new game system is called the Wii U and here are
the reasons to be excited.

Graphics
One of the main things holding the first Wii back was in an age of HD graphics it was still pushing PS2 level gameplay graphics. The Wii U is changing all of that, early reports from third party developers are saying that it is at least as powerful as the 360 and that we should expect some amazing things when it comes out next year.

Games Library
The other main problem most gamers had with the Wii was its lack of good games. Sure Wii sports was fun for a while and there were a few gems like Mario but besides that there was almost nothing to play. This was primarily because developers were designing HD games to run on the 360 and PS3 and the Wii just couldn’t handle it. With the new more powerful Wii U we can expect to see games like Call of Duty and Assassins Creed as well as HD Nintendo first party games like Mario and Zelda. As an added bonus all of your old Wii games also work.

Controller
By far the most exciting thing about the new Wii U is it’s controller. Not only does it offer the same motion capabilities as the wiimote but it also features a huge 6-inch LCD touch screen you can use to play games. The new controller is a cross between the joy pad controls found on the new 3DS and an IPad allowing for a truly revolutionary game play experience. Unfortunately there isn’t any price or specific release date yet but we do know that it will be avalible for purchase before the holidays in 2012.

Bio: Maria Rainier is a freelance writer and blogger for First in Education where she’s recently written on jeweler jobs along with a piece on online art programs. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, playing piano, and working with origami.

Turn Your 3G IPad Into A Giant Phone With Phoneitipad

Many users have been hoping for a time when they could ditch their phones in favor of only carrying their IPad as their primary phone. Thanks to famous IPhone developer Iphoneislam you can now do just that. It does require you jailbreak your IPad, which voids your warranty so continue at your own risk.

 

How It Works

Phoneitipad is a hacked application available from the Cydia marketplace for jail broken IPads. What it does is fool the operating system into reading the sim-card and interacting with the network as if it were an IPhone. In order for the application to work properly it requires a jail broken original IPad running IOS version 4.3.3. Just install the app, register it on their website and insert a working sim-card and your IPad now really is a giant IPhone. For those who purchased a 3G IPad from ATT it’s important to mention that the sim-card included will not work because it’s configured for data only. If you also have an AT&T or T-Mobile smartphone you can just take the sim-card from that phone and insert it in your IPad. The IPad now has the same number the other phone did and when someone calls you, it will ring in place of your old phone.

 

Other Things To Consider

There are a few others things to consider before attempting to use this app. Currently only the original IPad is supported and while the developer is committed to supporting future hardware and software updates there is no guarantee it can be done. Because of the IPads size by default it answers calls in speaker mode. An easy solution to this problem is to simply plug in a wired headset. While the IPad does have Bluetooth, since it was never intended to be used as a phone it does not support wireless headsets and likely never will. If you understand the limitations and either don’t mind or already have jail broken your IPad then this can be a great way to make the coolest guy gadget around even cooler. The app is available from the Cydia market place for $20.

 

Bio: Maria Rainier is a freelance writer at First in Education where recently she’s written on online jurisprudence programs along with a piece on environmental science technology programs. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, playing piano, and working with origami.

Adding Voice Search to Acer Liquid E

So after getting the Acer Liquid E from Rogers I noticed that Voice input was missing. After some searching I a way to install the missing apk and get voice input enabled.

  1. First you need to set the application settings to use unknown sources.
  2. Then upload VoiceSearch_21__1_.apk to the phone.
  3. Once the file is installed you have Voice Search.
Dropbox QR code

I used the Dropbox Android app to get the file into my phone.

Update: I have just found away to enable voice dictation, follow this link. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=624416 There is two files to download and install to the phone.

Affordable Gadgets

While there are those dream gadgets we would like to have many of our pocketbooks can’t handle the hefty prices that come with them. The following list is a compilation of affordable gadgets. So if you don’t mind basic models that are not as flashy as their competitors this may be the list for you.

TomTom ONE 125 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator

tomtom-one-125There are many GPS’s on the market many are affordable but there are also a lot of higher priced ones. The TomTom One 125 get the job done at a reasonable price of approximately $140. There is a TomTom 130 which leaves to question the differences. However if you are looking for something basic the TomTom One 125 gets the job done.

Features

Windshield mount
Car charger
Usb Cable
Dashboard mount disc
3’5″ colour touch screen
Turn by Turn spoken directions
Preloaded U.S maps
Approx 3 hour battery life when fully charged

Flip Video MinoHD Camcorder

flip-mino-hd-camcorderThe Flip Mino is a very cool gadget. For approximate $230 you get a good quality camcorder. It’s around 3 ozs in weight so its light and compact. It shoots around 60 minutes of high quality video and has a USB port built in so it can easily connect to a computer and upload its content onto Youtube and other video sharing websites. It is sold in black but at the online store you can create your own customized skins for your camera.

Peek Mobile E-mail Device

peek-mobile-e-mailNo it’s not an iPhone or any type of phone for that matter but at around $70 for a portable email system you can’t go wrong. It may not have a web browser or camera but it allows you to access up to 3 of your email accounts and has rubberized keys which make for easy typing. Unlike expensive plans there are no contracts for the peek mobile, only a monthly $20 fee.

Samsung BD-P1500 1080p Blu-ray Player

samsungs-bd-p1500-blu-ray-playerThis Blu-ray player won’t break the bank you can get it for around $250-300. It may not be equipped with all the fancy features of higher end Blu-ray players but it plays high definitions as well as regular dvds. It also is sleek and glossy finish. However if you are willing to wait awhile expert analysts believe prices for Blu-ray will go down.

ASUS Eee 8GB Netbook

asus-eee-pc-laptopThis netbook only weights 2 lbs. It costs around $270. It’s target audience is for kids or teens. There is 8 G of flash memory. Not only is there a camera but this computer can connect to the internet by wi-fi. This unit runs on Linux though you can get a slightly more expensive version that operates with windows.

Ambient Market Maven

ambient-market-mavenWatching your stocks fall may be one of the last things you want to do but for those of you who can look this device lets you look at the info of the real time market during the day. You don’t need an internet connection or wi-fi this device uses its own wireless network. It also is magnetic so it can attach to your fridge or filing cabinet. It sells for around $130.