Feb 29, 2012

PocketCloud Explore

"Search, view and organize files on your computers from your Android device"

This is what the developers say. Well I really needed an app like this, so I gave it a try. It's quite easy to set it up, and very easy to navigate and grab the files from your PC.
After you install the app on your android device, you will get a link to the PC companion. Install this, log in with your Gmail account and you are ready to go (just don't forget to play a bit with the setting on your PC: start the PC companion, go to folder settings, and then ADD the folders or drives you want to make accessible). <--- otherwise you will only be able to access "desktop" and shared files. After that step you are DONE. Now you can access all your files from your computer on the go.

"Leave the laptop behind and don’t be concerned with copying or syncing files – just grab anything you need whenever and wherever!"

I have to say that it works really well. It's still an early version, has a few bugs, but it's working and it has decent speed. I even tried to pull a 700MB clip from my PC, and the transfer rate was quite good (my PC's upload speed is fair/good).

"With PocketCloud Explore you can:
• Securely access your content without syncing or paying for extra cloud storage
• Open remote files with any of your Android apps (e.g. QuickOffice, DocumentsToGo)
• Search for files across your computers
• Unlimited video, photo, audio and file transfers: upload pictures to your desktop
• Simple file management: create, rename and delete folders or documents"

Now there are some drawbacks, like you can only access 1 PC (2 if you buy the app now, and more if you get the Premium membership), and you can't set the link to the transfers. All files will be on external storage in a folder called "PocketCloud".
Not that bad, maybe they will fix it in the near future, as the SGS2 has a built in "external storage" and I would like to save the files to my memory card (external-external storage :D ).
Not to mention that it would be GREAT to have the ability to push files from your phone to your PC.

The price is ~1$ for now, and will go as high as 5$ in the near future (it's a special launch price). No more syncing and uploading to cloud services, just leave the PC on and grab what you need wherever you are. IMO this app is worth the 1 or even 5$.

The Glitch Mob feat. Swan - Between Two Points

Found this while I was browsing for some Nokia 808 video samples (yes, the PureView, the phone with the 41megapixel sensor and 8 megapixel camera). Most of the time I have to dig for hours on youtube to find a decent song that I like. Usually I find 2-3 songs/week. Eighter I have a strange taste in music, or good music is rare these days... (same thing applies to wallpapers too :/ ).
Anyway, I found this, and I think this rocks. I don't even know what genre this is (glitchstep?..), but it's nice and calm, + her voice is really good. Give it a try:

T-shirt Wallpaper

Found this wallpaper yesterday :D IMO it's simple and cool.

Feb 27, 2012

Black and Blue Wallpaper

My current phone wallpaper :D using it on my work PC too. Enjoy
OFC. you can shift the hue to make the blue, red or any other colour (or color, both are correct) you want.

Feb 24, 2012

Pebbles Wallpaper

Just some pebbles + vignette effect :) Enjoy.

Lindsey Stirling - Crystallize

Found her channel a couple of days ago while I was searching for some symphonic dubstep. She is very talented and quite cute :D So I gave her a follow because I liked her elecrtonic + violin songs. But yesterday she relesed Crystallize, a dubstep + violin tune (just what I was looking for). It is a very cool and relaxing song. She really nailed it with this song. OFC haters gonna hate, because that's their job. But I really like the song and her style. Go to her page, follow her, like her links because she deserves it, she is really talanted.

Feb 21, 2012

Specimen A - London

A friend of mine shared this track on Facebook. I instantly fell in love with it. Turn up the volume, and enjoy the music!

Toon Wallpaper

A weird wallpaper that I found on the internet :D. But I like it, and so it's my current wallpaper.

Feb 17, 2012

SoundWire for Android

Long time since I reviewed an android app. That's because I had some issues with my phone. But I'm back now :)

Today I'm going to talk about an app named SoundWire.

SoundWire is an app that lets you send any sound from your PC to your Android phone. With this you can use your phone as a way to listen to music (or movie audio) from your computer anywhere in your house.

"Unlike Apple's AirPlay you can use any music player on your PC or laptop like Grooveshark, Spotify, YouTube, or iTunes and feed the sound directly to your Android device. SoundWire lets you listen to the free versions of Grooveshark and Spotify on your phone."

SoundWire has low latency (audio delay), which means you can use this app to listen to movies or youtube videos (**Note you must adjust the buffer size in app settings for low latency).

- Real-time audio capture and streaming
- Not locked to one music player
- Excellent sound quality (44.1 kHz or 48 kHz stereo 16-bit PCM)
- Low latency
- Easy to use
- MIPS and x86 support, send music from PC to PC running virtualized app

I have used this app at work (have no speakers there) and it really works. Had some issues setting it up (it's very easy once you test it), but worked flawlessly after that. Tested with some youtube videos, and the sound was synced (but you need to tweak the buffer size for this - another easy step from the options).

What more can I say... I recommend this app because it's simple and it does the job well. It's streaming audio from your PC or laptop over WiFi or 3G/4G to your android phone.
There is a free version of this app, so you can test it before you buy it.

Sand Wallpaper

New day, new wallpaper ;)

Feb 16, 2012

Aaron Static - Amen Tune

Another great chill tune. I like to listen to this one when I get home from work, and lay on the bed for a few minutes, enjoying bass therapy (not too loud, but not too low eighter). The bass is pretty powerful, but balanced. I think this is my new favorite chillstep song. Also I've learned that cool/amazing songs have only a few views. Hope you guys like it too.

Paint Wallpaper

Simple and clean. My current destop and phone wallpaper.

ACTA is still a threat to us. Some important people realized that they are doing a big mistake with this ACTA shit. However this does not mean that the "war" is over. We must stand our ground, and do what we did 'till now.

Feb 14, 2012

Snowflakes Wallpaper

Europe is under snow :/ . Since I got my car I hate snow. Hate it because authorities don't clean up the streets, problems with car starting up (constant -20 deg. C), and ofc the cold.
Hope it gets warmer next week :/

Feb 13, 2012

Subvibe & Fuzion - 30 Million (Fracx Remix)

My new favorite tune. It has a sick drop at 1:50, so if you have a serious subwoofer be prepared to sh!t your pants. Best dubstep tunes are produced by "noname" (no offense) artists. Hope to find more tunes like this, because Skrillex & Co. are getting overrated. This song scored #1 at Subvive & Fuzion.
Enjoy this sick tune, like it, and download it for free (link in video description).

Zenit Camera Wallpaper

Old russian SLR camera. I own a Zenit 11 and it's still working (made in ~1970). These are the tanks of SLR cameras.

Feb 7, 2012

Red Rose Wallpaper

This is my new wallpaper. Hope you guys like it too :)

The Glitch Mob - We Can Make The World Stop

Another cool tune from The Glitch Mob. This time the title is perfect for this anti-ACTA campaign :)
"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people"
The above statement is very true.
The 11th is near, Anonymous will help us fight ACTA, and in every major city there will be anti ACTA protest. So don't be lazy, go out and do whatever you can to make this bullsh!t stop. 
Youtube, Facebook, Tumblr, Imgur, Soundcloud will disappear... SAY NO TO ACTA!

Feb 4, 2012

Road Wallpaper

Again, say NO to ACTA if you like imgur and other picture sharing sites. With ACTA signed, you will have no more wallpapers, and a lot of image sharing/hosting sites will go down!

Kreayshawn vs Flux Pavilion - Gucci Cant Stop (DOSVEC DubStep Mashup)

Found this cool song on facebook. Actually a new friend of mine posted this :) It's a different kind of dubstep (at least for me), but it's OK. Has a good ammount of bass and quite good vocals. Also it's free to download (download link in the video description on youtube).
And don't forget: say NO to ACTA!

Feb 1, 2012

Purple Flower Wallpaper

Been very busy these days (had to read a whole book - 700+ pages), so sorry for the inactivity. I hope that by tomorrow I will be back and running this blog properly :)