This is my site for links to Genuine Free Stuff as well as some useful advice. I use most of these programs regularly. It's good gear. It's all worth having.

** April 2014. Major revamp and update for relevance happening, especially now that support for Windows XP has ended, and now that we all are addicted to our Android phones. A lot of old stuff is going.

This post in particular started this whole website...

I have been building and using computers since about the Ice Age, from DOS 3 through to Windows 7.
I have been mucking about with mobile phones for quite some time, using Symbian S60 and then Android.

Press F8 at boot to start in safe mode - Windows XP and 7
To see the details of you computer, download, install and run 'Speccy' - shows Operating System, Firewall, Anti-virus and hardware.
If you think you have a virus, start here 'Free Online Virus Scan'. Try any or all, and be patient.

April 3, 2014

Android Live Wallpapers for HTC, Samsung and Sony phones - April 2014

Here's the latest thing I mess around with on my Android phone. Live wallpapers.
Live wallpapers are hard to find in the 'good' and 'free' bracket.
These are the best I've sampled and actually use.
Note that these things chew up your battery life and RAM.

My favorite is actually just a pure black "No Wallpaper" for that elegant look and to save power and RAM. Here's the link -
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sapps.android.NoWallpaper


Or this one of the same name "No Wallpaper"...
Here's the link -
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=no.wallpaper



On that note, if I want a plain colored wallpaper, I use the "Colors" app to change to a plain background color.
Here's the link -
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.citc.colors


I also use a couple of live wallpapers that show system specs.
One is "Mobile Info Live Wallpaper".
Here's the link -
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.zeg.livewall.zeg103140


The other is "Device Info Live Wallpaper". There's a free and paid version.
Here's the link -
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.main.kurousa.android.livewallpaper.DeviceInfo


Now for the best live wallpaper ever... "The Matrix"
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=simosoftprojects.matrixlivewallpaper


I am also rather partial to Terratime. This can be set to show the sun sweeping across the planet as a live wallpaper.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.daylightclock.android.license



I also drop in Bamboo Forest, now and then. It's free. It's very pretty.
There's a paid donation version as well of course, but the free is all you need
Here's the link -
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fishnoodle.bamboo_free



Cheers. Si.
link corrected 28 May 2012, checked and added to April 2014
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