- Dec 23, 2009
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What are your New Years Resolutions and how did you do with last year's resolution?
When I had my Motorola Droid one of my most used apps was Pandora Radio. Pandora became my go to source for music but over the years I grew frustrated with the bugs (there were times I would experience stoppage in play for almost 15 mins to an hour). I remember one time in my frustrations with Pandora thinking "why can't Google come up with an alternative", and now we basically have a large choice of music streaming apps from Pandora, Slacker (which was available during the Motorola Droid says as well), Milk (aka Samsung Music), Google Play, and Spotify. So I have to ask which streaming service is your go to music source? Or (like me as of late) have you ditched music streaming services?
I want to revisit the new priority settings (the new silent mode) in Lollipop. Those running lollipop are familiar with the change with "silent mode" made by Google. This change was met with backlash from some of the community but I actually feel like this change is a good thing. At first I will admit I too fought the change but after playing with priority mode some more I actually feel like this is a change long overdue and here is why. How many times have you put your phone in silent mode only to miss a call, text, or notification because you forgot to turn it back on (this is where android watches actually help)?
With priority mode it is silent mode that has graduated where instead of just going into silent mode you now have the option to determine what interruptions are allowed (ie alarm clock), how long to remain silent, and a "downtime" that you can schedule for interruptions. I personally like the new way that silent mode is being handled and think it i was a change in the right direction. At first when you experience it the first thing you want to do is demand silent mode back but I suggest give it a little time and you may actually like it...or not. But that is the cool thing about android where if you do not like something more likely you can find the change via open development.