The S Planner is an app developed for Samsung’s various devices alongside S Memo and S Voice. Here are 5 great alternatives to the S Planner app.
Your phone is capable of many things, but one of its more worthwhile uses is being able to help keep your life in order. There’s a plethora of calendar-based apps on the Google Play store, and with so much choice available it can be difficult to find one that works for you. A large portion of Samsung users benefit from being able to use the S Planner app, but unless you’ve previously rooted your device, any other device is incapable of getting this app. We’ve put together 5 real alternatives that can give it a run for its money.
1. Google Calendar
Android app updates can bring problems to some of your favourite apps. Here’s how to restore these apps to a previous version.
We love apps, and we love seeing what has been added in app updates. But there’s nothing more annoying than an update that kills your favourite app. Features get removed, the interface gets changed or, worse, it drains your battery overnight because the developers haven’t spotted all the bugs in it.
In such cases you have three choices. Uninstall the app and find something else – not an ideal option especially if it’s an app you’ve already paid for – put up with it, or roll back to the previous version you liked so much.
This latter option is what we’re going to look at in this tutorial. In order to roll back to an old version you will have to have backed it up in the first place. If you’ve got a rooted phone and play around with custom ROMs then chances are you have done this without even knowing about it.
The Asus MeMo Pad is another budget tablet to compete against the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD.
CES perhaps wasn’t as Android-friendly as many were expecting, but that didn’t stop it providing an array of upcoming budget tablets. The Asus MeMo Pad is the next on the list of budget goodies, sporting a basic 7″ 1024×600 screen that works out to be a 170ppi pixel density.
It includes a single-core ARM A9 processor that runs alongside 1GB of RAM, and either 8GB or 16GB of internal storage. One of the key differences between this device and similarly priced tablets, is that the MeMo pad will come with an expandable storage slot of up to 16GB. There’s also a 1-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.
On the software side of things, the Asus MeMo Pad will be running a slightly altered version of Android 4.1 out of the box, with Asus also providing free cloud storage to all users.
A new way of getting 40 winks.
Although a bedtime calculator may seem like an app you’ll never find any need to use, SleepyTime Plus is actually an ingenious little app. The app looks to give you the exact time you need to fall asleep, and then wake up to feel fresh and raring to go. By using the simple input system, you can manually select the time in which you either need to get up, or the time you want to be asleep by, and it’ll evaluate the exact time you need to correctly go to bed, or wake up. As well as displaying the most suitable time for you to wake up and fall asleep, it also displays alternate wake up times, and even tells you the exact amount hour of sleep you can expect when choosing them.
Once you’ve selected an appropriate time, you can create an alarm for it within the app. It’s easy to set-up and will deactivate any other alarm you currently have set up on your phone. The alarm tones tend to be on the quiet side, so make sure you’ve your phone’s volume turned up loud. Accompanying the app is a home screen widget which gives you quick access to some of the basic features of the app. The widget is customisable depending on how you want to use it, and by pressing on it, you can open up the app. The app uses the Holo theme throughout, making it look stylish and modern, and the minimalist design it upholds to throughout makes it run really quickly as well.
Although there are several similar apps on the Google Play store that perform a similar function to SleepyTime, it’s ease of use and modern design that really set it apart from the competition. If you’ve trouble sleeping, or waking up, then SleepyTime Plus is definitely the app for you.
Despite strong competition from the Google Nexus 7, Amazon Kindle Fire and Acer Iconia B1, the Polaroid M10 looks to streak ahead of the competition.
The latest Android tablet to take centre stage is the Polaroid M10. Although famed for their camera manafacuring skills, rather than their tablets, the M10 is shaping up to be a nice tabled indeed.
It sports a rather bland slab look, but does include a metallic back to give it a premium look and finish. All the standard ports are included, as well as HDMI-out for any movie buffs or avid gamers.
Display wise, the M10 uses a 10″ 1280×800 IPS screen which is pretty standard for budget tablets, but thankfully packs in a lot of power with its quad-core processor.
The Acer Iconia B1 is the latest budget tablet following in the footsteps of the Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire. But how does it compare?
The wave of budget tablets arriving on the market is set to increase once more with Acer’s new Iconia B1 tablet. At £99 it certainly is looking to compete with the Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire in terms of price, but does it have the features and specs to match the current budget behemoths?
In terms of display, the B1 doesn’t offer anything spectacular and instead sports a 170 ppi 1024×600 LCD display, which is significantly lower than the 1280 × 800 WXGA pixels, with a pixel density of 216 ppi that the Nexus 7 offers.
For £99 you also get a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 512MB of RAM, as well as 8GB or 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded via SD card.