or it makes them throw up:
Gives everyone else a laugh at their expense though…
Clearly a Worms variant, but quite amusing nonetheless, and you can play it well enough without paying for gears etc if you work through the single player campaign and upgrade your Bot, not your weapons, which you get as you level up and are dropped throughout the game.
A long title, but a pain to achieve as Windows 8 ADB drivers are different from Vista and Win7. It’s exactly the same process on Vista & Win 7, but impossible on Windows 8 without the drivers linked below..
So in the correct order:
Once you have done that lot, you boot up into a standard Jelly Bean environment with out all the Kindle crap and the store with charges more for apps than the Google Play store does. I linked the tablet to the wife’s Gmail account (it’s her tablet), and it promptly sorted her emails and pulled down her Android apps without my intervention…
This is about as straightforward and polished way of working with your Windows PC and you Android tablet or phone I have come across. if they are both on the same wifi network, you can inspect, edit and transfer files between both with ease, as well as sent text messages on your PC using you phone and so on. Impressive stuff…
I’ve had an Android phone for almost 2-years and I have pretty much settled on the software I use on it, I think I have reached the point where it does certain jobs for me and that’s it. In alphabetical order they are:
I have tried quite literally hundred of apps, but these are the ones currently present and worth having, though I would like to find something a little less quirky than ES File Explorer tbh. These are NOT the same as the apps I use on my Android tablet, where there is a considerable divergence due to screen size, chipset (Tegra 3) and ease of use. I’ll cover these another time.
Well I’m not a fan of “Social Media” but I do enjoy photography and Instagram allows me to combine my love of IT with it. You can monitor pictures as they are posted on your phone or via the Webstagram site. Millions of users, so all sorts of interesting images covering any subject you happen to be interested in.
The filters are pretty basic in Instagram, but you can edit them before hand and import, though the bulk of mine are untouched as I try to get the best image in the lens rather the on my PC after. There are not shortage of Android image editors either and couple of good examples are BeFunky, Pixlr-o-matic and Colour Splash Photo.
You can see my images on webstagram here.
In answer to the query can I recommend any programmes for the Android, yes. I’ve had my DHD for 5-months and tried all sorts, so here is the current list stuff I re-install after flashing new ROMs:
Angry Birds – Game, I finished this, Seasons and Rio (which is the current release)_ so waiting for the next RIO instalment to be released.
Aura – Eve-Online skill watcher and more
BBC iPlayer – TV on demand on the loo…
BBC News – Glorified RSS Feed but very useful when out & about
ES File Explorer – File manager & App manager
London Underground – Tube map, routeplanner & live service information.
Quick Settings – name explains it
Rockplayer – best of a bad bunch – I’d use something else for watching videos if it came along tbh
ROM Manager (Clockwork Mod) for flashing
Screenshot - guess what this does
Superuser (actually installed with the ROM)
Tank Hero – nice little tank game
VISONary+ Radio flashing etc
WiFi Analyser -
The current ROM is this stock-based but heavily optimised offering called Android Revolution HD 5.1.3 which does what it says on the tin.
My phone, the rather nice Touch HD is 2 and the wife vomited on it earlier (long story) which was all the encouragement I needed to replace it. Clearly I wanted something shiny, powerful and new, preferably that allows me to make phone calls, so that’s the iPhone out of the equation. I currently see no point in Facebook or Twitter, so Win7 mobiles and their tight integration has no attraction either. Cue Android, and the HTC Desire HD.
My sim has to be migrated as the Carphone Warehouse is now essentially O2, I retain my number, but the new toy is not fully functional until it completes, but it does allow me to play with most of it and I have to say that it is fast and pretty straight forward to use. The guide (including videos) cover the essentials, not it’s a matter of waiting for the sim migration to complete so that the connected apps & the app store function as intended.
Stricking design, matchine charger/carrier an effective in use what’s not to like? Comments suggest battery life might be a tad short, but hey!