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My Frugal Smartphone

Remember the good ol' days when we used mobile phones to actually talk to people, and batteries seemed to last forever? Well, those days are not over my friend. You just need to get used to using your brand new multi-core multi-band multi-GHz multi-GB smartphone as an old dumbphone. Like I did last week.

Just light texting and talking. The bare minimum. No 3G. No 4G. No 5G. No WiFi. No Bluetooth. No GPS. No NFC (who uses that anyway :-p). And of course, no gaming!!

What you get? 6 and a half days of glorious battery life (on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus with CM 10.1 nightly). Almost a whole week with only one charge!

I'm proud of my frugal smartphone :-D

DIY NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight

Tired of bedtime debates when you want to read your Nook and your significant other wants to sleep? Not willing to pay extra for the NOOK Simple Touch™ with GlowLight™? Or maybe living outside the US? Here's a solution!

B&N Nook Simple Touch + USB OTG cable + USB LED lamp= DIY Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight! :D
Just need:

  • rooted B&N Nook Simple Touch
  • USB OTG cable
  • USB LED lamp

And follow (any/some/all/a mix of) these instructions:

Enjoy! And no more complaints at bed, hopefully...

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