How to hide notification for particular Android app?

When you run many background apps (e.g. GMD GestureControl, SwipePad: Hyperspace Launcher, HomeFlip, GYF Side Launcher) that add themselves to your ongoing notification panel, the list grows fast and soon it gets so long that it takes up precious screen estate, forcing you to scroll down whenever you want to check the real notifications from incoming messaging… Continue reading How to hide notification for particular Android app?

Why is my Android phone disallowing me from changing ringtone or notification sound?

  OBSERVATION: It allows me to change it, but after a while, it’ll revert back to a particular ringtone, notification sound, or “Unknown ringtone”. No matter which sound I picked, be it from internal storage or SD, it’ll always revert back after a while. It’s like the ringtone is stuck! SOLUTION: Some profile changing app… Continue reading Why is my Android phone disallowing me from changing ringtone or notification sound?

Some design considerations for tablet devices

I’ve got a chance to play with the old iPad and the newer Motorola Xoom. Here’s a list of some of my observations comparing the two in terms of hardware/form factor. It’s just a personal list and by no means comprehensive. iPad battery lasts longer when in sleep mode. Shorter battery life makes using the… Continue reading Some design considerations for tablet devices