No, this is not a “common Android blog”. Rumors on Rice-Phones, which have fallen (down) in some Chinese area, are searched for here in vain. Fruit-Cocktails made from apples and black berries you won’t find here, nor “the latest (trendy) thing”. Instead, I want to concentrate on more enduring topics encountered by smartphone- and tablet users in their everyday life.
Doing so, I prefer to offer quality over quantity (I hope I succeed in this). What’s on my mind, you can tell by available tags:
- apps: Introducing some interesting app every now and then (see review), and link to that from the corresponding App Lists; tips on both, maybe also pointing out some "interesting categories" (aka “there’s an app for that, too” )
- markets: Shed some light on sources to (safely and securely) obtain apps from
- privacy: Topics around privacy – e.g., how to guard against “Snoopers”
- review: Not only apps can be reviewed – though it probably will be mostly them here
- security: Topics relevant to security. Using this tag, I’m likely to talk about permissions, amongst other things
Naturally, tags overlap. Specifically on my mind:
- markets + security: What to consider in this context? Why is the “simplification” displaying permissions on app-install using the Google Play Store app rather a step into the wrong direction – and how could it have been done better? How safe are “other market-places”?
- apps + review: No need to explain this, right?
- apps + privacy: What to look out for, how to protect? Surely, this includes things like permission-blockers and firewalls
“Quality over quantity” also means: Don’t expect “10 posts daily”. Rather be prepared for the fact that, between two articles, it might well take several weeks. And moreover, I won’t publish all articles in English and German: most articles will probably be available in German only. So if you’re capable of reading German, or can live with a “Google translated variant”, you might wish to head over to the German list of topics.
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