joi, 23 august 2012

Android Launcher keeps restarting

When your phone runs out of RAM, automatically stops one or more applications that are currently running, making use of the newly gained resources for currently running apps.

The problem here is that my mid end phone stops the Home app, aka Launcher. I’ve used several launchers like Launcher Pro, Nemo, ADW (?) and others, and having the same problem. So I found that I can prevent the home app from being stopped by locking it in memory. You can do that (if you have a custom ROM installed) by going to Settings –> CyanogenMod Settings –> Performance , then select Lock home in memory.



Thanks to Google and XDA forums for this fix.

Standard ROMs should not have this problem.

Reading books on today’s touchscreen devices

First of all, nothing beats reading a physical book.

But some books are hard to find, therefore I must use the power of Google and get my book in digital format. Then I have to use my smartphone to read it.

I use Moon+ Reader and I find this app the best one (so far) for reading. It’s very complex and yet very easy to use. Text is highly customizable and page turning is smooth.


Now read!
Some books I have imported
Statistics about your reading. Unfortunately, if Moon+ Reader is running while phone is charging, app still records data. I don’t read that much.
Same statistics

You need to buy the full version of Moon+ Reader to record data about your reading habits. But , given the fact that I screwed my statistics just by keeping the screen on while charging, I think free version should bee just fine.

I have also used Aldiko Book Reader and ePub Reader. First one was good, but not as good as Moon+ and the second one was bad and often turns like 5 pages at a time for no reason.