Category: Personal Tech

Favorite Android Apps – Hi-Q MP3 Recorder

One of the many advantages of carrying an all-in-one device like a smartphone is the ability to record notes to myself, whether it’s short reminders or dictation of study notes. A device with some storage space can even store longer recordings including lectures and meetings. The old micro-cassette recorders...

Alcatel OneTouch – Fixing dark video problems on the camcorder

Yesterday, I reviewed the Alcatel OneTouch Fierce smartphone that I picked up last week. As I mentioned, one of its quirks is that the videos taken through the camcorder feature are sometimes extremely dark, so dark as to be unviewable. This only seems to happen inside and I was...

Alcatel OneTouch Fierce – Budget Phone Review

The Alcatel OneTouch Fierce smartphone was released in the latter part of 2013 and is now being offered by MetroPCS and T-Mobile as an Android smartphone option for budget-minded people. This review explores some of the features of the phone and how it compares to past phones....

Listening to MP3s on my TracFone … and a warning.

I remember my first MP3 player back in 2004. I don’t remember the brand but it was an off-brand made in Japan with an liquid crystal display, a manual that had been badly translated into English and a high price tag that did as much as the rest of...

TracFone – Follow up …

In my previous post, I talked about how I’d decided to try the TracFone prepaid phone now that I’m nearing the end of my 2-year contract on my HTC EVO.  I just wanted to follow up with a couple of minor points: When you buy a phone pay attention...