02-15-2012 10:02 AM
I'm liking "Unlock at Home". It allows you specify which WiFi zones will act as a "Do Not Lock My Tablet" area. So, I don't have to use the unlock pattern (or code) each time I pick up my A1 in those specified places.
02-21-2012 11:27 AM
I have an A1 and I like these:
Weather channel app
Linda Manager for app and pad manager
MoboPlayer for videos
TeamViewer for remote desktop use
SugarSync for access to files on multiple devices
AirDroid for wirelessly accessing and transferring files to the pad from a computer on your home wireless network.
Free video to Android converter from dvdvideosoft.com that runs on a PC and converts almost any video file to work on almost any tablet.
03-02-2012 12:47 PM
What do you use LCD Resolution for? Is it for screen-sizing with certain apps, or is it to improve Android Market compatibililty? Thanks.
My favorite Apps:
03-02-2012 01:56 PM
What do you use LCD Resolution for? Is it for screen-sizing with certain apps, or is it to improve Android Market compatibililty?
LCD Resolution or Density makes things on the screen a different size. The display on the A1 is set at 240 dpi (dots per inch). A tablet with 1024 x 600 specs, in my opinion, should be set somewhere between 170 and 200. You get more stuff on the screen.
Here's a link explaining in detail.
03-03-2012 06:13 AM
tinybeetle, Thanks for the link on LCD Resolution. This helps a lot. Still, for my eyes the current 240 isn't bad. My comment about the Android Market was that a number of applications which actually work fine on the A1, are listed as "not compatible". Some articles suggest that this has to do with the listed screen resolution, the 240, which should be changed to something like 160 in the build.prop file. For such "incompatible" applications, I've had to download the .APK files to install. Of course, certain applications really are not compatible. That is always the danger of by-passing the Market.
03-17-2012 06:24 AM
To install from an APK, you need to first check Settings / Applications and see that "Unknown Sources" is checked. This is probably the case as Lenovo has this checked to enable their Lenovo App Store. Next, you need to download the App you are looking for as an APK. You can also use your PC to find an APK and email it to your A1. When you open up the email and tap on the attachment, a pop-up should ask you if you want to install. If you downloaded, you can use the ES File Explorer App and look in "download" to find and tap on the APK.
For example, the Google Earth App, APK file looks like this: Google_Earth_6.1.apk. You can Google search it and download it to your A1 or PC. Then transfer from your PC by USB, email, Bluetooth, etc. Hope this helps.