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Android Apps [PDJ01]

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A few days ago, a friend of mine emailed me and asked what Android apps she can use for the following:
Download Youtube videosView/edit Microsoft Office files (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)Download music/picsCreate collage of pictures Here are my answers:
TubeMate - this is not available in Google Play Store. Download from http://m.tubemate.net/ and manually install.ThinkFree Office (I think this is included by default in Samsung Phones). Alternatives are Polaris Office or Kingsoft Office.aDownloader (download using torrents).Ay wala akong alam na pangcollage ng pics. Hehehe. Si Jen tanungin mo jan, most naman ng meron sa iphone, meron na rin sa android. On how to manually install applications in Android:
Go to Settings -> Applications -> Unknown sources (this should be checked). Warning: Enabling this may allow malicious apps to be installed in your phone. Use with caution.Download/copy the app to your phone (file extension should be .apk).Browse and run the file using your phone'…

Infinite Help Desk

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Yey! After so many months, I finally got in the mood to blog! I'm finding it really hard to write here  since I normally do so when I'm sad or lonely or have no one to talk to, and I am not any of these right now (and in the foreseeable future) thanks to my beautiful and lovely wife.

Last week, a friend of mine called me asking me for help to setup the security of his wireless network. He said that when he arrived home, there were quite a number of people with laptop in front of their gate, apparently using their wireless network to surf the Internet [in your face!]. So I guided him over the phone on how to make his wireless network require a security key (pass phrase) upon connection. After the call, I felt happy and that was when I realized that being an IT Help Desk could have been one of my dream jobs (if not for practicality reasons).

A few days later, another friend emailed me and asked for some advise on what applications to install in her new Android phone. When I told…