Mobile Phones &Software Wes Novack on 02 Mar 2014

Now writing for Greenbot

I am now freelance writing for Greenbot, a new website by IDG Media (publishers of PCWord, TechHive, etc) dedicated to all things Android related.

Check out a few of the initial articles that I’ve written for them.

No Kindle? No problem! Score free Android apps at Amazon’s Appstore

One tidbit that didn’t make the cut in my Greenbot piece: Amazon also doles out ‘Amazon Coins’ as an added bonus with select app purchases. For example, the ‘GoneMAD Music Player Unlocker’ is currently on sale for 0.99 on both the Play Store and Amazon’s Appstore, but Amazon also throws in 30 coins. Each coin is equivalent to 1 cent in credit, so you’ll earn 30 cents towards a future purchase at Amazon if you buy there.

Jelly for Android: Diving deep inside the new image-based Q&A app

Jelly was launched with a lot of hype due to the involvement of Biz Stone (Twitter’s co-founder). Unfortunately, I just didn’t find the service very useful or compelling.

Use the Android Gmote app to remotely control your PC entertainment center

Gmote essentially lets you use your Android device as a Wi-Fi remote for your PC. If you have an alternative that you prefer for this type of thing, please let me know as I’d be interested in checking it out. I’ve tried multiple software bundles that advertise the Wi-Fi mouse feature and I’ve had troubles with many of them.

Why you need to start using Google Voice, your Android phone’s best-kept secret

The Google Voice article was fun to write. I love Google Voice and have been using it ever since it launched with Google (I applied for its predecessor, Grand Central Station, but it was then bought out by Google before I could get an invite there).

Unfortunately Google Voice hasn’t been updated in years. Product managers at Google say that its functionality will be rolled into Google Hangouts at some point, so I’ll be keeping an eye on that situation to track how it develops.

Send me your Android questions, tips, tricks and app recommendations

If you have any Android related questions, tips or tricks you’d like to share with me, I’d love to hear them. You can use my contact form or hit me up on Twitter @WesleyTech.

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