Monday, January 17, 2011

Fun with Tasker Part I: Weather-adaptive alarm clock.

One of those things I always dreamed of having was an alarm clock that woke me up early on those mornings where Mother Nature decided to hand me a nice blizzard before work or school to struggle through.

A couple months back I started playing with Tasker, an amazing Android application that you've probably already heard me gush about in previous posts. In short, for about the price of a Value Meal at McDonalds, Tasker allows you to set up triggers on your phone that you can use to carry out a virtually limitless set of actions. And really, that'll pay for itself, because you can set it up to do countless things for you that other applications charge for. I've got a bunch of profiles I've set up and I'll be sharing them here on my blog over a period of time.

So I'll cut to the chase. I used Tasker to create a weather-adaptive alarm clock, and posted the profile on Tasker's Wiki page, so feel free to try it out!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

More on Samsung; the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Well my last post was the good... now we're about to see some of the bad and ugly. I've been on a lot in the last couple months, (I've got over 100 posts there). Today an anonymous tipster posted some insight into why none of the Samsung Galaxy S phones have received Android 2.2 (FroYo) officially yet.

Anyhow, read past the break, I'll let his post speak for itself.