12 January, 2015

How to Change Your Default Launcher (TouchWiz) and Make the Changes Last

Hi all, I recently just got a new phone (Samsung Galaxy S4) and if you're like me, you would want to change the default launcher which is TouchWiz to something more advanced like LauncherPro.

I used LauncherPro on my S2 before and it meet all my needs, so I thought of installing it on my new phone. But after running it for a few minutes, it was buggy and the app crashed several times. Checking the app on Google Play, I was shocked to find that the app was last updated on March 2011, which means that it was abandoned by its developer. Take note guys, most of the time you don't want to run app that haven't receive frequent updates, especially if you encountered problems with the current version of the app.

So I switched over to Nova Launcher, which have been running smoothly on my Nexus 7. But it won't stay as the default launcher. It will switched back to TouchWiz whenever I pressed the 'Home' button. Luckily, I found the solution and I'm going to share them in this post.

01 January, 2015

Happy New Year 2015!

Happy New Year 2015!

Hi everyone! Just writing to let you all know that I'm still around, although a bit occupied with other commitments in life.

2014 has been a great year and I believe 2015 will be an even greater year, with more opportunities to grow. And, of course more blog posts to share, that we may grow together. Hopefully in the next few days, I will have a post ready on 'How To Increase Your Productivity In Doing Mundane Tasks On Your PC' to kick-start the new year.

In the meantime, the best way to catch up on what I'm up to is to follow me on Google Plus:

01 August, 2014

How to Fix The “Insufficient Storage Available” Issue [Android]

On Android phones, have you ever, while installing a new app or updating an existing one, encounter the error message:
Insufficient Storage Available
even though you have plenty of device memory space? I have, previously, and it happened to one of my friend who have the same Android phone as me, a Samsung Galaxy S2. But no longer am I plagued by the issue and I will share how I fix the problem without rooting my phone.

Initially, I tried to uninstall some apps which I no longer use in a long time, or move them to the SD card. That solution did not last long, needless to say. Next, I tried App Cache cleaner. However, the problem still persist. However, one day I found the solution on the internet and it worked.

27 March, 2014

A Simple Way To Fix Kindle's "Invalid Item" Error [Android]

A while ago, my Kindle for Android app notified me with the message
'Invalid item - please remove from your device and download again'
when I tried to open a book in my Kindle library. I tried updating to the latest version, later to find that I'd the latest version installed. Next, just like everyone else these days, I googled around and discovered that others are in the same boat as me. The solution offered by Amazon Kindle was tedious (deregister device, uninstall Kindle app, reinstall, re-register device). There's no way I would like to do all those steps and re-download all my books, if I have to.

Fortunately, I happened to find a way to fix it (which I am going to share in this post) before I go through all the hassle offered by Amazon's solution. It will only take less than one minute of your time to do it. I promise.

18 December, 2012

Learning HTML with Google Chrome 'Inspect Element' Tool

Ever stumble upon a website and ask yourself how that wonderful interface is done? Well, fortunately Google Chrome comes with a built-in tool that lets you do that—Inspect Element.

In this post, I am going to show you how to learn HTML with it.