Tuesday, September 30, 2014

One more reason for using the private browsing or incognito



When I'm using a public pc at a cafe I'm burdened with the responsibility of signing out my account on all the various websites I opened before leaving.
With private browsing or incognito all I have to do is simply close the browser window.Smooth.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Musixmatch MusicId: Finding NICO & VINZ



This is the story of how I used musixmatch MusicId to find the "Am I wrong" song.
So you have been jamming the song for month? Whatever. You have known the song from the days of the group called ENVY? Good for you.

Make no mistake I have used shazam before but when I used shazam I used it to identify song which I already knew. That was the time blackberry subscription was almost unlimited in nigeria (that has changed now). It has been capped. I used shazam to see for example if shazam will recognize a wizkid or fela's song. I was happy whenever a positive result came up. Cool stuff. One thing though, you could only shazam five songs in a month on the free version. The bulbs went off. When I got my android phone and saw shazam on play store I didn't bother downloading.

At this point you will be wondering if this story is about shazam or musixmatch. Well it is about musixmatch, we are just getting to the point, the root of the matter.

(IN MY MIND) Do I really need shazam when I could alway ask someone what the track was?

I didn't download shazam but you should already know the story of how I was forced into downloading musixmatch.If not, read my post on poweramp and lyrics.

I was walking on the street of my school on a beautiful afternoon and I just heard a very nice beat coming off the speakers set for an event. My mind just went like - cool song let me try the musixmatch MusicId feature.I pulled out my phone and opened musixmatch and in seconds I came face to face with the details of the song.

yes that's it, that's how I found out about NICO & VINZ. That is a really cool track and I've been jamming it for a while.Waiting for the album Black Star Elephant.

One more thing: What was the music video all about? Where they searching for each other or for better network for the tv antenna?

And I call it a wrap. Music Id cool feature.

Poweramp and lyrics

I like poweramp, great design, it even plays mp4 and other video formats as audio cool.There was a day that I was singing

a song Titanium- David Guetta ft. Sia and in singing I murdered the lyrics, I got the lyrics wrong. Somewhere in the

chorus. I was corrected by my friends who said something like "don't you read the lyrics". Since then I was determined to

know the lyrics of songs. Well what is the point really of singing a song without knowing exactly what the singer was

saying?

Poweramp
Like I said, excellent app but where is the lyrics? I searched online and found out that I need to download musixmatch (a

whole new player) just to have lyrics on poweramp.

(IN MY MIND): Poweramp are you guys kidding?

I downloaded the musixmatch music player(with lyrics widget for apps like poweramp). It turns out the lyrics musixmatch

widget (well it is a widget) displays for poweramp is in a floating display, it is doesn't really blend with the design of

poweramp. It is just not cool.

Musixmatch here I come
I started using musixmatch even though it doesn't have all the features of poweramp but it particularly shines in some

respect-lyrics. The way it dispalys lyrics is really nice.And the MusicID, more on that later.

So it turns out that simply because poweramp doesn't allow lyrics in-app I have downloaded musixmatch and it looks like it

will remain that way for a while because both are brilliant app and I need those lyrics well presented.

It is just like yahoomail telling you to sign up for a gmail account to format email before sending it. YahooMail will be

like it is not our main business, we will focus on our strength. I will be like ?? Really?

Poweramp has very nice software designers, it is evident from the sophistication of the app and beauty of delivery just

that they have not done a perfect job with lyrics.
 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Google keep

Once upon a time...                                                
I have this android app called Notes on my phone and I use it to keep notes.

Then...
Being the adventurous type I tinker with my phone and lose my contacts,text messages and Notes.
Thanks to Gmail and FB sync I get my contacts back and others from Whatsapp.

Once upon a time + Then... x3 or more times

In my mind...                                              
Those were precious notes, how would I ever retrieve them? Is there a better way to keep them? Should I use a book? I need a cloud solution.                       

Tried a book...
Well I always have jotter.There is just something about being on the go and saving notes and looking up strange words in the dictionary.

Evernote?
Well, evernote is nice.It works pretty well but there is not way [1] my phone will run whatsapp,bbm and evernote together. I can't do without WhatsApp[2] so I just have to give up Evernote on my phone(I have an  account with Evernote)

I still have to keep notes.

Open Notes App...
Add a few notes
Repeat:
              Once upon a time and Then...

Two days ago...
A friend on FB listed his favourite apps and right there stood Google Keep.Immediately I saw it my mind went like:
        GO STRAIGHT TO GOOGLE PLAY STORE   

Google Play App:
Search for Google Keep-Nothing (404)

Web browser (play.google.com) :
Search for "Google Keep"-200

Read about google keep online
    FYI
        Google keep works only on android 4.0 upwards

Me:??
Are you kidding me?

Open web browser(pc) and use google keep. Cool!!

So google has decided to leave gingerbreaders [3] out of the loop on google keep.So what happened to android support library?

I will really like to see google keep work on Gingerbread.

             ***THE END***
[1] That is a lie, there is a way just not obvious.I will have to root my phone,create swop file with my memory card to increase phone's internal memory.
[2]Another lie. I can live without whatsapp but I choose not to. WhatsApp is cool.
[3] gingerbreader: In the context of this post this refers to android gingerbread users.
                                                             

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