Most used apps and games for Android

After I got a new Samsung galaxy S II, I’ve been thinking about creating a summary of apps I enjoy using and share it with you. Maybe it will be inspirational for you to get these apps as well, or even get yourself an Android phone and join the march against Apples world domination?

These are the apps I use every day, and games I play to and from work (or when ever I get a little time to spare). Some cost money, others are free, but I feel that if you enjoy the trial, buy the game! The prices on the Android Market are so cheap, that it’s well worth investing some money to get the most out of your Android device.

Here goes!

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Favourite Android root apps

I just figured it would be fun to share a list of applications that I enjoy with my rooted Android.

drocap2
Screenshot app.
http://market.android.com/details?id=com.gmail.nagamatu.drocap2

Fast Uninstaller For Root
Uninstalls anything!
http://market.android.com/details?id=me.notenking.root

Root Call Blocker
Disconnect any caller or phone sales person directly.
http://market.android.com/details?id=fahrbot.apps.rootcallblocker.beta

Autostarts
Turn off auto starting applications so they don’t run unless you want them to.
http://market.android.com/details?id=com.elsdoerfer.android.autostarts

ClockSync
synchronise clock from a ntp server to make sure your phone time is correct.
http://market.android.com/details?id=ru.org.amip.ClockSync

LCD Density Changer
Change resolution on your phone to get even more workspace.
http://market.android.com/details?id=com.beansoft.lcd_density_changer

Quick Boot
Simple app to reboot, reboot into recovery or bootloader.
http://market.android.com/details?id=com.siriusapplications.quickboot

ROM Manager
Backup entire rom or flash new roms or kernels.
http://market.android.com/details?id=com.koushikdutta.rommanager

Root Explorer
Root access file manager.
http://market.android.com/details?id=com.speedsoftware.rootexplorer

SD Speed Increase
Speed up SD card read access.
http://market.android.com/details?id=com.sdincrease.it

SetCPU
Scale cpu on demand to preserve battery.
http://market.android.com/details?id=com.mhuang.overclocking

Tegrak Overclock Ultimate
Overclock cpu (requires overclockable kernel)
http://market.android.com/details?id=com.tegrak.overclock.ultimate

Titanium Backup PRO
Backup all user and system applications and settings, and restore after rom upgrade. Supports even dropbox storage.
http://market.android.com/details?id=com.keramidas.TitaniumBackupPro

Hope this guide shows how useful a root of your Android phone might be, and encourages you to do it also.

Mediacenter automation

This will just be a quick update on various things I have managed to put together after getting a Synology DS410j NAS, which in turn gives me completely automatic downloading and sorting of any Movie or TV series I would like.

Tools used:
- Sick Beard
- Couch Potato
- Transmission
- Sorting script

These tools combined give you a system able to download, rename and sort any tv-series or movie, and will even update your mediacenter (XBMC, Plex etc) with the new content. Hell, it will even notify you via twitter when it’s done downloading!

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Instant entertainment

Ever wondered if there’s a way to have all the TV-Shows you would ever want directly delivered to your media centre as soon as it’s available online? Over the last years I’ve experimented with several ways of automatic download, sorting and management of my shows, and I think I have found a setup that works according to my needs.

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