Sunday, June 26, 2011

Supernova Article: How to properly set HD Wallpapers on your Honeycomb Tablet

You've downloaded a bunch of really nice, awesome looking HD wallpapers with just about the right resolution for your honeycomb tablet. Then you go ahead to the Image Gallery and try to set the wallpaper and realized that the crop tool in the gallery doesn't allow you to crop the wallpaper too much, at least not length wise (assuming your tablet is in landscape mode). 

So what do you do? Its actually very simple. Let me introduce to you a very useful application that I use to set my wallpapers nicely on my EEE Pad Transformer. They're still cropped, but it is done automatically and you have a few options to choose from too. Check it out after the jump.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

HoneyComb Tip : Personalize Your Lock Screen By Adding Some Text To It

Did you know that in Honeycomb you could personalize the lock screen by adding some text to it? You could do it very easily just by going to Location & Security and then clicking on the Owner Info item to set the owner information. Make sure you tick the checkbox : "Show Owner information on screen" otherwise it will not be shown on the lock screen even though it is already set. Here's a picture of the settings page for easy reference:

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You might be wondering, what's so special about adding the owner information on the lock screen?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New Site Name

Hi Guys,

I had to update and change the site name to a new name because I've just found out there's already another Android Digital out there with a .com domain name, so from now on the site will be called "Android Supernova". Sounds kinda cool right? Anyway, if you have any ideas for a site name, perhaps you could drop me a mail.

Thanks :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Android HoneyComb Browser Tip

The built-in stock HoneyComb browser is adequate enough for browsing normal desktop-based websites. However by default, the browser would send the user-agent string of "Tablet" to all the sites that you visit and when detected, you may be redirected to the mobile version of the site. To force the browser to always display the complete and feature rich desktop site, you can configure this in the browser settings by going to the action bar context menu at the top right of the screen in the browser, then tap on settings. 

Then proceed to the advanced tab and scroll down until you see a setting called "User agent string". Tap on that option and then select "Desktop" instead of "Tablet". Then go back and re-open the site that you've visited earlier (the one that redirected you to a mobile version of the site). You should be able to view the full desktop version of the site now. Have fun!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Waking Up Your EEE Pad Transformer Without Pressing The Power Button

This is a small tip for those who owns the Asus EEE Pad Transformer and bought it together with the keyboard dock – there is a simple way to wake up your EEE Pad Transformer from sleep mode (when the screen is turned off from a display timeout) without pressing the power button. To do this, you can just disable the option “mobiledock battery saving mode” in the settings -> display section and that’s it. Here's a pic of the settings page:

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Now when the screen timeout goes into effect, you can press more or less any key (try spacebar for instance) to wake the transformer up from sleep mode. Do take note that this will however drain the battery more quickly but it is useful if you’re the type of person who goes back and forth your Android Netbook Hybrid often (like myself). Alternatively, you could always get “Screen On Toggler” from the Android Market to disable the screen timeout temporarily and then reenable the timeout when you’re done working. Hope this tip helps :)

Note: This will not work while your transformer is charging via the keyboard. It works only when your transformer is connected to the keyboard dock AND not charging (i.e: running purely on battery)