How to stream music from your router to your android devices

Fitzbox NASThese days you will get faced with the term “cloud” everywhere. I am, for my part, not really a fan of cloud streaming because nearly every solution that I tried did not work without complications.
But in recent weeks, I got friend with a streaming solution within my appartment’s walls. And this solution is what I want to introduce to you today.
At first some information concerning the initial situation. I confess that I am a passionate fan of audio dramas. (I’m really addicted to “The three Investigators”. Some of my friends blaspheme, that I were too old for it, but take it from me, you’re never too old for The Three Investigator because it’s cult!)
However, normally I like to listen to another episode every evening. But to copy every evening another tape to my phone is […]

How to activate USB mass storage and developer options on CyanogenMod

For over three years I’m a user of Android smartphones. At first with Motorola Defy, then Samsung’s Galaxy S2. What both of these devices have in common, is the fact, that both were not running the original ROM for a long time. Too much trash, too much unnecessary, pre-installed software and really to less updates.
Both devices got the CyanogenMod-ROM, one of the most famous mods for Android devices. And because I like to be up to date and also like to try out experimental features, I flash my Samsung Galaxy S2 regularly with the so called nightly builds. (Nightly-Builds = daily updated version directly from the developers. Bleeding edge but not always 100% stable.)
No products found.With the latest CyanogenMod version (10.1), two features have disappeared, so far. On the one hand the possibility to use the phone as a mass storage device on your PC and on the other hand […]

Mail from Far East – Accessories for the Samsung Galaxy S2 at a bargain price

Airmail Hong KongToday I received the long-awaited package – but but let’s take one thing at a time…
For some time, I am the proud owner of a Samsung Galaxy S2. And so my beloved smartphone even longer remains such beatiful, I bought a whole bunch of accessories on Ebay some weeks ago. Actually I just wanted a case, but I’m a penny pincher and therefore I ordered the following package. (For the case, that the link doesn’t work any longer, I have even made you a screenshot.) The package contained the following items:

3x protective foils
1x car charger
1x USB connection cable
1x car mount (with suction cup)
2x styluses (of course for capacitive screens)
4x silicone soft cases
1x silicone case with built-in stand
1x rubber case
1x flipcase (a “cover with lid”)
1x wristband with pocket (e.g. for sports)
2x batterys
1x battery-pack charger (including […]

Why Whatsapp is boon and bane at the same time

Whatsapp CC LogoWhatsapp, one of the most widely used messengers for mobile devices, should be known to the most people. I myself use Whatsapp since one and a half years and I have always been satisfied. I never had problems with messages send too late or something similar. Even money I had to pay not yet. And as my smartphone phone contract brings an internet flatrate with it, Whatsapp is a free alternative to SMS for me, which I don’t want to miss anymore.
Well now the payment model of whatsapp should indeed be known. iOS users pay once for the app – users of other systems, so as Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone, get the app for free, but will be prompted after one year to pay for the service. The annual fee is then close to 1$. Even so […]

Update: HNBK.plan 1.0.8 released

hnbk.plan-1.0.8_screenshotThe last update for the HNBK.plan app is already again a while. Today I’ll present you a new release. HNBK.plan in version 1.0.8. But please don’t expect great innovations. I only removed one silly bug that has been created through the new year. The current version can be found in the main article for the app. (Follow the link below.)
Download: HNBK.plan 1.0.8
For the nerds there’s something to smile. The error, that had crept in, was one to hit your head on the table… But take a look for yourself…
Old line:
String planUrl = "" +kw + "/c" + createClassPath() + ".htm";
Fixed line:
String planUrl = "" + (((kw + "").length() == 1) ? "0"+kw : kw) + "/c" + createClassPath() + ".htm";
Best regards,