Android Newsletter

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Welcome the March Newsletter.

1.Digital Payments

Although I’ve been a user of PayPal for over 10 years I haven’t yet ventured further into the digital payment world.

However it is becoming apparent that sooner or later we will all be using some form of digital payment system.

On that note here are a couple of articles that you might find interesting Using gmail to transfer money and Android Pay Explained

2.Sending and Receiving Email Using Gmail

New tutorial on the site if you are using Gmail for email.

3. Android and Blackberry

If you are an old fan of blackberry then you should be happy that blackberry are making some of the popular Apps like Notably available on Android

3. Nokia and Android

Nokia is another blast from the past that is moving to android. personally I’m a big Nokia fan and I’m still using a very old Nokia phone.

Here is an overview of Nokia Smart Phone Plans for 2017

4. Android Games

Do You play Games on your Android? I’m not a big game player but my granddaughter got me into Toms Gold Run which I play now and again.

Here is a list of the most popular games on Google Play.

Interestingly Solitaire which I do play quite often on my PC is on the list.

Getting Familiar with Android Terms

  • AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) is a display technology used in smartwatches, mobile devices, laptops, and televisions.- Wiki
  • Gorilla Glass– A scratch resistant glass made by corning- Wiki
  •  apk Files-  APK files are the android equivalent of .exe files that you find on PCs. On a PC clicking on a .exe file with usually start an install process and on android clicking on a .apk file will start an install process.
  • MTP ( Media Transfer Protocol) – Protocol Developed by Microsoft, and used to transfer tiles over USB.

See Android Terms and Acronyms


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