Pugs, Android, and Other Cool Stuff

Metro MUI Mod MDPI LS for MiLocker or MIUI, Original and Blackout

Posted by on Feb 26, 2012 in android, android in general, cool apps, MIUI, MIUI Lockscreens, my screens | 21 comments

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Not So Clean Android

Posted by on Feb 21, 2012 in android, android in general, cool apps, fave widgets, MIUI, my screens, wallpapers | 3 comments

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Chrome Royal Lockscreen Set

Posted by on Jan 21, 2012 in android, android in general, cool apps, fave widgets, my screens | 6 comments

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Missed It! Customization

Posted by on Sep 6, 2011 in android, cool apps, tutorials | 19 comments

Here is an example of a Missed It! widget displaying missed calls, unread sms, and new g-mail along the top of this WidgetLocker lockscreen. Missed It! is one of the most reliable, stable apps for tagging updates on these default applications. I have also used it successfully to display updates from Google Voice, Nimbuzz, and other apps I use to communicate with family and friends. Here’s how I created this widget from beginning to end. Note 2/12: this was done when gmail still allowed third party apps to count gmails a few versions of the gmail app back. Mail counts for gmail may work if you use K9 mail in the alternative.

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Windows Phone 7 Theme for Android

Posted by on Aug 26, 2011 in android, cool apps, fave widgets, my screens | 0 comments

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The marquis is part of the wallpaper – I used Mutli-Live Wallpapers (free on market) to make different wallpapers for each screen. (I recently switched to Super Wall Lite, also free, to use panoramic wallpapers than span multiple screens: one master image for each setup, and this app also uses less memory). Date, time, weather condition is Minimalistic Text. Weather picture widget is Fancy Widgets. Battery status is Widgetsoid. SMS Unreadcount for mailbox updates.
Minimalistic Text at top. Widgetsoid for battery. Media Button Shortcuts for music controls. Missed It! for updates.
Custom Clock Pro is well worth the $1 on the market, and gives you infinite possibilities for customizing your clock, including using a custom background.
Minimalistic Text on the notepad, with my notes as an invisible shortcut.
These are mostly Widgetsoid toggles for turning on and off all my common used settings, like WiFi, GPS, etc. Droid Stats showed my remaining minutes on my data plan, and can also show sms and data usage stats.
Media Control Shortcuts on the cassette player. I thought the skype tile was very appropo – so glad I found Fring and Nimbuzz since.
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Missed It!

Posted by on Jul 5, 2011 in android, cool apps, fave widgets | 0 comments

The Missed It! app currently runs for $0.99 on the Android Market. I’ve used this very reliable app to show concise data on missed calls, sms messages, and emails (Gmail). The same thing can be accomplished by pairing Tasker and Minimalistic Text – unless, of course, the output doesn’t create an error (I will demo my woes on that later).

But the Missed It! app also provides ease of customization to those who are not rooted, and therefore haven’t changed system fonts. There are plenty of options for changing the layout, static tests, text padding, and a whole lot more. ┬áHere are two examples of using this app on two different themed lockscreens:

Example of the Missed It! Android App Widget

Missed It! top left

Example of the Missed It! Android App Widget

Missed It! bottom right

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