urn:uuid:1cdfd3c6-5026-563e-830c-8c040062ce4b Topic: Mobile Apps – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2021 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/favicon/favicon.svg 2021-08-04T03:25:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:5dd1f1e4-cfa0-4567-9b5e-48a7b86e55fa 2021-08-04T03:25:00Z 2021-08-04T03:25:00Z Overriding Bedtime mode with priority alerts Is Bedtime mode on Android using Do Not Disturb mode to silence alerts and notifications? That’s unclear, if you’ve got the Samsung Digital Wellbeing app. <p>Bedtime mode on Android guides you towards better sleep habits by muting notifications and making your phone less interesting. Samsung’s take on the feature says it will mute all sounds and alerts, but that isn’t the whole story. What if you rely on certain notifications and alerts to wake you in the night?</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/android-bedtime-mode-priority-alerts.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:c98cf16a-e10b-4cfc-ae0c-2e2c58a47ef4 2021-03-24T03:08:00Z 2021-03-24T03:08:00Z Kitty Letter word-scrambled my brain Who knew an enchanted letter vortex could cause you trouble falling asleep? How a mobile game engraved a repeating pattern into my brain. <p>Kitty Letter is a free mobile game from the creator of The Oatmeal webcomic. It’s a simple word game that quickly engraved an obsessive repeating pattern into my brain. Here’s my cautionary tale about the game.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/kitty-letter-scrambler.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:9a53d927-a9c7-49f4-a79a-6b6e6f14a798 2021-02-23T19:42:00Z 2021-02-23T19:42:00Z Be wary of file sync conflicts with KeePass apps on Android An investigation and comparison into how KeePass-compatible password manager apps for Android handle external changes to an unlocked password vault database. <p>KeePass is a tried and tested open-source encrypted password manager available for Windows. You can also use one of the many forks for Android, iOS, Linux, MacOS, and other operating systems. KeePass has created the defacto standard for encrypted password vault/database files (<code>.kdbx</code>). Syncing the vault files between your computers and Android can cause problems with some KeePass apps, however.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/keepass-file-conflicts-android.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:71674821-42fa-4f3b-89e4-75b57c4afe88 2020-08-05T19:22:00Z 2020-08-27T14:49:00Z Review of Firefox “Daylight” for Android The new Firefox version for Android comes with big changes under the hood, but also drops support for thousands of extensions, and is less configurable. <p>Mozilla has released its redesigned and rearchitected Firefox browser for Android (codename “Daylight” <em>and</em> “Fenix”) through the Google Play Store everywhere. Here’s my review of Mozilla’s new flagship mobile browser as a long-time user and as an extension developer.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/review-firefox-fenix-android.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:1962a635-3046-4644-ac91-f1543f7cee74 2020-01-27T03:15:00Z 2021-07-22T13:42:00Z FreeStyle Libre Reader device vs LibreLink app The pros and cons of using Abbott’s dedicated Reader device or the LibreLink mobile app to read your levels with the FreeStyle Libre flash-glucose Sensor. <p>I’ve used the FreeStyle Libre 2 (“FreeStyle Libre 14-days” in some regions) flash glucose monitoring system for a year. The system can get up to eight hours of glucose readings by scanning an NFC sensor installed on the back of your upper arm. I’ve previously shared my experiences on what it’s like to wear the sensor (with photos of the Libre Sensor.)</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/freestyle-libre-reader-vs-app.html">Read more …</a></p>