Thursday, April 11, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 Accessories

With a few more weeks to the launch of the phone, what are the accessories that Samsung came out along with the phone?

Phone Cover

Most of the people would get a cover for their phone, hence it is quite important to have this. Samsung came out with a range of different covers for all, from leather pouch to flip cover, some designs came in a range of colours to choose from. 

However, I am sure once the phone is launched, there will be a lot of different cover designs everywhere.

Wireless Charging Pad / Cover

It seems the latest trend to charge the battery is wireless charging. Samsung came out with a wireless changing pad. To charge the phone, just place the phone on the pad and the charging begins. For me, this is a MUST HAVE! No more messy cables! For those who are always on the go, you can always purchase an extra battery. Just remember to charge it though.

Heart Rate Monitor (HRM) and Body Scale

In the market now, Polar and other health brands came out with their own applications to work with their own HRM to monitor and record the data. Samsung now also want to have a share of this market by coming out their products and applications in the phone. This would come in quite useful for those who like to monitor their health status. For me, I would buy these accessories if the price is right.

The above accessories are from the Samsung website. I am sure they will be coming out a lot more accessories to be used with the phone. So which accessories would you aiming at?

A "looking forward to wireless charging" Polarbear

Sunday, April 07, 2013


Recently, I just got my first Android phone. As I moved from an OS to another, I was totally unfamiliar with the new Android OS. I got no clue where to start from with the new OS.

Lucky for me, I found out that Starhub had created a series of Andriod Applications to assist newbies like me to set up my new phone with ease.

The first application (app) that I started off is APPvisor. What is APPvisor? From this app, it is similar to the Andriod Play Store but the contents are localised. It is a good way to start downloading the applications with local content. The starting page of the app had different categories which will lead you to the common and popular apps under that specific category.

If you got no idea what app to look for, you can try Discoverio. Just tap on the gears in the brain, it will random generate some topics which will lead to the applications related to the topic.

In Appvisor, there is a faster way to locate all the popular apps. There are 3 “top” list, Top 25 Paid, Top 25 Free and Starhub Apps. This will be a good starting place to start downloading apps, especially from Top 25 Free list. 

So if you are a Starhub and Andriod phone user, I would recommend that you can try downloading this app first as your first app! 

Below is a list of Starhub created apps that you can download as well.

A "where to start for Android newbie" Polarbear