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New year, new habits?!

Published on in 💭 Thoughts

Colin’s post yesterday inspired me to install the Loop Habit Tracker app. How did I not know about this app yet? Free, no ads, and even open source!

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How I checked the battery health of my Android phone 🔋

Published on in 📱 appydroid

My smartphone, a Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite, which has been my daily driver for a year and a few months, has a 4500mAh Li-Po battery ("lithium-ion polymer" – like lithium-ion, but with solid or gel-like electrolytes that allow a thinner design). My smartphone can be charged with a maximum of 45 watts. The included charger, which I always use for charging, delivers a maximum of 25 watts.

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How to remove bloatware

Published on in 📱 appydroid

After I put my new SIM card in my phone today (yes, the one with the unlimited mobidata volume - thanks for all the replies to my recent post!), I noticed that there suddenly appeared a new app that wanted to offer me additional services via SMS, of course for a fee. An app with no benefit for me, even annoying me by the presence of the app icon in the app drawer and the missing possibility to deactivate the app!

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FitoTrack

Published on in 📱 appydroid

When I used to run back in the days, I used Runtastic to record my runs. When I tried running again last year, my app of choice was Strava. For recording hikes, I mostly use Komoot. But today for recording a bike ride, I tried FitoTrack.

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BootBoi

Published on in 🔗 Links

I found this little open source app to wake up or even shut down my new code server using my smartphone: BootBoi. The whole thing even works via Tailscale, if I use a device from my home network as exit node. To wake up a Wake-on-LAN packet is sent and to shut down a SSH command is executed.

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Organic Maps

Published on in 🔗 Links

There is a new option for mobile offline maps: Organic Maps. This app is based on the source code of maps.me, before the acquisition last year.

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Google Alternatives for More Privacy and Less Monopoly

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I hope I don’t have to explain why Google is bad, but just to give a few reasons to switch to alternatives: You’ll probably get better privacy because those alternatives collect less data about you, your data won’t get sold to advertisers or government organizations that easily and you help to prevent a monopoly. Sometimes alternatives are also just better than the Google product and don’t lock you in so much.

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I Plant Trees To Focus

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Yesterday I told you, that I currently somehow struggle with procrastination and not being able to get myself finishing the tasks from my to-do list. So today I used an app again, that I last time used while preparing for my final exams in school.

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