We preview what we expect to see at Samsung’s Galaxy Premiere event on June 12th.
Samsung are once again setting tongues wagging with what they’ve got in-store for their June 12th event. Speculation is rife around the internet, but we’ve put together some ideas on what we expect to see them unveil.Samsung Galaxy Tabs are guaranteed
Expect to see Samsung unveil some new additions to their Galaxy Tab range. If the release of the S5 is anything to go by, don’t expect any revolutionary devices, but a simple bump in specs and design.13-inch tablet announced
Samsung tend to throw a few surprises at their events and one item that’s expected to be unveiled is a new 13-inch tablet. We’ve no idea on the sort of specifications on something that size will require to run, but expect Samsung to make it work somehow.
Can the Braven BRV-X produce high quality sound to match its price tag?
Although the Braven BRV-X isn’t the most attractive of speakers we’ve covered previously, its rugged exterior is perfect for those who like to take their music with them. The rubberised coating is water and shock resistant, with the screw cap housing a wide variety of ports to explore.
You can expect most Braven speakers to offer top quality sound and you get that in abundance here, with the BRV-X producing crisp sound and superb bass support.
It rivals many bigger speakers in terms of sound quality and with a powerful 5200mAh battery you can expect to get around 10 hours of playback before a charge is required. It comes with all the necessary cables needed to charge it, so there’s no need to pay out for any extras. If you can look past its ugly exterior, then the Braven BRV-X is a rough and ready speaker that’s certainly worth checking out.
App Override for Android allows you to configure a number of system settings on a per-app basis
App Override by Runaway Fridge (currently in Beta testing and free to download from the Play Store) is an application that allows you to configure a growing number of system settings including Screen Orientation, Font Size, Input Method, Screen Timeout, Minimum CPU Speed, Maximum CPU Speed, Sound Mode, WiFi settings for individual applications.
Rather than configuring these settings system wide, App Override will automatically set them as the chosen application is launched and restore them back to the system default when you leave the app. There are often times when you might want to have, for example, a larger font size, but not want it to take effect right across your device – and App Override makes that possible.
Root access is required for some of the options (currently only Input method, Minimum CPU speed and Maximum CPU speed), but if you don’t have root access you can still use the application – however your choice of controls will be more limited. App Override is compatible with all versions of Android from 2.3 Gingerbread onwards and can be switched on / off with a main ‘toggle button’.
There’s plenty of choice for fans of customising their phone’s look in this entry of Google Play apps of the week.Monument Valley
Google Play link
Although a game about guiding a princess through different landscapes might not be everyone’s cup of tea, Monument Valley is a superb game that has plenty of charm and puzzling aspects to keep you occupied for days on end.Murum
Google Play link
App Settings is a powerful Xposed module that enables you to override the settings on any of the apps on your Android phone. Here’s how it works.
App Settings will unlock the power of your apps. It might appear a little primitive but that’s it’s charm, because it takes you right to the core of all your apps’ settings and lets you override any of them, on a per app basis.
You can customise the display to hide or reveal more of what you want to see, so if you want to have more map on-screen when you’re using the turn-by-turn then you can hide your status bar and the app’s title bar.
You can disable large, distracting notifications from apps (such as Any.do, which slides an alarm panel up over a third of your screen), and if you want to give certain apps a priority status then you can give them insistent notifications with endlessly looping sounds.
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