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How To Calculate Noise Level Of Your Surroundings Using Windows Phone

If you have ever been into a situation when it turned to be a necessity for you to calculate noise level or have you ever been curious to know the noise level of your surrounding, then it’s very easy to calculate it using your mobile phone, you don’t need any extra device to calculate noise level.

I have seen few of the searches on the same noise measurement for Android but not for Windows Phone. Therefore, I decided to cover Windows and Android both in this article.

Calculate Noise Level Of Your Surroundings Using Windows Phone

#1 ToolKit for Windows Phone is a free windows app you would like to take in use to calculate noise level of your surrounding.

It is a multipurpose app with other features too, that I’ll cover later in this post, to calculate noise level using noise meter tool is one of the coolest feature available in #1 ToolKit app.

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While I find the room quite peaceful to write and compose this article #1 ToolKit app show the surrounding quite a noisy. Take a look at the screenshot for the different dB (Decibel) mentioned accordingly.

You can download the #1 ToolKit app from your windows phone store. Also, check out other feature available in the app.

Set 1: Ruler, Compass, Protractor, Level

Set 2: Flashlight, Mirror, Magnifier, One Tap

Set 3: Unit Converter, Currencies

Set 4: Noise meter, Recorder

Set 5: Timer, Stop Watch, World Clock, Speed Meter

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Calculate Noise Level Of Your Surroundings Using Android

Deciber is the free app available in Android store, using it you can calculate noise level of your surrounding. It measures the frequency as well as the sound pressure level around you.

One of the interesting features of the app is to share the noise level of your surrounding when you are at a noisy area. Imagine sitting in a noisy restaurant, and sharing the noise level around you on social media. Interesting? Get the app.

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You can download the Deciber App from your mobile’s Android store.

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Speed up your Android smartphone – 5 Excellent Ways

For the popular Android smartphone to run smoother, the simplest way is to “sacrifice” the effect of the operating system.

Although the performance of each device depends largely on the hardware configuration, but with these tips, you can somehow get a “tonic” to speed up your Android smartphone with low configuration.

Turn off Screen Animation and Animated Wallpapers

If you want your Android smartphone to run smoothly, you need to understand your needs for shiny or flashy speed of the user interface. Since a highly configured interface demands more memory, it needs to be customized.

To help alleviate the burden on the limited hardware, the simplest way is to disable wallpaper (Live Wallpaper) as well as other animations, on-screen menu effects, unlock screen features etc.

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The choice of regular static wallpaper instead of Live Wallpaper is recommended on most versions of Android.

In addition to turning off the animations, users should only install the most commonly used and basic applications in order to speed up the Android hardware devices. This is because most of the applications are installed on a special memory called ROM, which has limited capacity and cannot afford to upgrade or expand.

Turn off automatic synchronization, high-speed data network connection

Today’s most popular smartphones are equipped with 3G, Wi-Fi, and GPS etc in order to increase their ability to connect to the user. However, if you regularly use these features, your Android device not only becomes slow, but also consumes more battery power. In addition, the automatic updates in the background also contribute to the increased burden on the system with low configuration.

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Turn off the connection when not in use

Therefore, this feature should only be enabled when needed. You can disable / enable these features via the “Power control widget” simply and quickly on most of the Android versions.

Free up RAM to Speed up your Android smartphone

With Android operating system, an application that has been activated and closed by the user will only end, once the application process is freed completely from RAM. This helps to restart the application every time you need to be faster. However, with the low-end smartphone, saving the application will consume a significant amount of RAM, causing the machine to run less smoothly.

Some suggest that the release of RAM completely by the end of this application is a bad habit. However, in the case of RAM, limiting capital equipment while increasing application data “ballooning” is often a nuisance. In addition to freeing up RAM manually, you can use applications such as Android Booster or Watchdog Task Manager if the ROM’s memory capacity is in “abundance”.

Remove Unnecessary widgets

The different widgets on the Home screen or the different screen interface of the smartphone also somewhat affect the performance of the device. Since Widget is an application, more and more applications mean more wastage of memory resources.

To contribute in “offloading” the low-end smartphone, simply remove the unnecessary Widget from Home Screen interface as well as the screen interface of the operating system. This not only helps the smartphone run smoothly but also makes it easy to manage or arrange the widgets on the screen.

Remove the pre-installed applications

As mentioned above, most of today’s smartphones are preloaded with its applications. This causes annoyance especially when the memory capacity is limited. However, you can remove these applications from your system with the help of apps like Titanium Backup and Root Uninstaller easily. These two applications are compatible with almost all versions of Android.

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Must lock an application on Android 4.0

With the Android operating system version 4.0 or later, users can easily block a pre-installed application by selecting “Settings Apps All”, then select the name of the application to be disabled, press the Disable button, then OK. However, disabling the application does not completely remove the application from ROM. Therefore, if you want to delete this application, you also need the help of one of the two tools mentioned above.

I hope these 5 tips on how to speed up your Android smartphone with low configuration have helped?

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5 Best Cooking Apps for Android

With the coming of the phones run on the Android OS, the very definition of mobile devices used to commute with others changed. These pocket equipments emerged as a mini universe that one can grab within his fists. Several apps were designed, compatible with an android phone to make the mobile using experience a better edge. When on one hand, some apps allows one to play his favorite games in his device, there are some really cool cooking apps for android. These apps are found in abundance over the internet. Some are available for free, while for the rest one would have to pay a certain some of money.

This article aims at giving a quick overview of some of these exclusive apps.

1. Cooking Master

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One has to mention the Cooking Master app at the first of the list. Here, you get the opportunity to become one of the most celebrated chefs once you have fed the hungry patrons. This is one app which shall keep you hooked to it. With the kind of speed this game offers, you shall be able to serve your customers as fast as possible.

The gaming process is also very simple. One would need to keep on tapping the food, the pan etc and finally to serve the dishes.

2. Ice-Cream maker

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For kids who have a fascination for cooking games, the Ice-Cream maker is going to be a treat. One, who has this app in his mobile, will be able to virtually prepare his favorite ice creams. There is hardly a soul, who doesn’t like ice creams and if it is a personalized ice cream with delicious taste and awesome look, no matter even if it is a game, you will surely have your mouths watering.

3. Make Juice Now

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This is another fun-filled cooking game for the kids. Kids always have a thing for fruit juices. Now they can prepare one for themselves by installing Make Juice app in their respective android mobiles.

4. Cupcake-Maker

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Just like ice creams and juices, cupcakes have their own fan following. Now to be able to prepare a personalized cupcake you would need to download this free app in your android device. You will be playing the role of a chef and decorate or design a baby cake or a wedding cake all by yourself.

You would then need to bake it and your cupcake would be ready to be served. This app is again meant for the kids. The plethora of colorful toppings, creams and decorations make the game all the more exciting.

5. Make Cookies

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Another fun-filled cooking app, meant especially for the kids (most of these apps are meant for the kids) is the Make Cookies apps. If you are cookie lover and desire to prepare your own cooks, here is your opportunity, well virtually of course.

The above mentioned five best cooking apps for android phones are just a few names amongst a plethora of names. There are several websites from which one can download these apps. So happy Cooking!

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How to Choose the Best Android Phone Gaming

The Android phone is now being used for different things – Gaming. No longer is it just being used for phone calls, data calls, etc. Now, the Android phone has become a complete entertainment device, and is used not just to watch movies and listen to music, but is also used to play games. However, one should take some aspects into consideration before they buy an Android phone for gaming purposes. Here are some of the tips that you should keep in mind while buying Best Android phone gaming.

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Size Does Matter to Choose Best Android Phone Gaming

The size of the screen will be the be all and end all reasons of whether you should buy a particular Android phone for gaming or not. There have been many phones that have tried to earlier tap the mobile gaming market, but they have not been able to do so, because their phones did not have the screen sizes and technology today. With Android phones coming with HD screens, AMOLED screens, Gorilla Glass screens, etc. it becomes evident that we are looking at very vibrant and powerful machines when we go through the choices of Android phones for gaming.

The Juice that Runs the Device

Most high profile Android devices have special GPUs that not just help them play games in a better manner, but they also help them display graphics in a better manner. Once you have played a game on an Android phone that has a dedicated GPU, you will always feel that something is missing when you play on some other device. Therefore, check the GPU, and also check whether it is worth the price that you are playing.

Mobile GPUs are just like desktop GPUs. The price does sometimes decide which GPU is the best, but sometimes you might get a GPU that might be really good, but is low priced and not popular because of bad or no PR. A simple Google Search should tell you what kind of devices have what kind of GPUs, and you should be able to make good decisions about which mobile phone to buy, especially when it comes to Android phones for gaming.

The added software that might be required to play some of your favorite games

Even the most expensive Android phones did not have Flash support for a while, but all that seems to be solved now. However, there are chances that if you are buying an older phone, you might be buying a phone that does not support Flash etc., which will seriously hamper your gaming experience. Therefore, you should research the device and check out which software it supports and which it does not, so that you can make a better decision about buying an Android phone.

The OS that the device runs

The newer Android phones will ship with the latest version of the operating system, but the older ones, however expensive, will not have an OTT update. You would need to go to the certified after sales service place to have your Android phone upgraded. This might be a hassle, and you might try to do the update yourself, which might end up bricking your cell phone. Therefore, try to get an Android phone that runs the latest operating system from the outset, so that you do not need to go for an upgrade – at least for the time being.

These are the important tips that you should remember before you buy an Android phone for games. There are several, new and good games that are available for the Android operating system today, and some are free too.

This article is written by: Roy is editor at AndroidMag. Know more on movie based android games at his blog.