Android Widget Review- CurveFish OnOff by iupon13

VIEWS: 5 PAGES: 2

									?Widgets: Bluetooth OnOff, GPS OnOff, WiFi OnOff, LockPattern OnOff,
AutoRotate OnOff, Brightness Level
Publisher: CurveFish

Introduction
The CurveFish OnOff widgets were the first widgets I downloaded when I got my
new Motorola DROID. I needed to have co mplete control over my connections to
save on battery life, and found a few little fun widgets along the way. And to have
found a publisher that has released multiple widgets of the same theme excite the
OCD inside me.

Bluetooth OnOff, WiFi OnOff
The Bluetooth OnOff and WiFi OnOff are just that, great widgets for controlling the
state of your Bluetooth and WiFi connections. Straight forward and usable.
Bluetooth OnOff Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
WiFi OnOff Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

GPS OnOff
The GPS OnOff widget is very much like the Bluetooth OnOff and WiFi OnOff
widgets, with the exception that it must be linked to another service. I originally
linked it to the Bluetooth service, but the GPS froze and never turned on. I linked it to
the WiFi, and seems to work, but I hate losing my WiFi connection just to turn my
GPS on or off.
GPS OnOff Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

LockPattern OnOff
LockPattern OnOff is nice for configuring whether, once your phone locks, it unlocks
using the slider or lock pattern. I use it to switch between being home, and away from
home, as I don't need anyone having that easy of access to all of my data.
LockPattern OnOff Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

AutoRotate OnOff
I honestly don't enjoy my phone rotating from landscape to portrait wit hout me
explicitly telling it to. This is where AutoRotate OnOff comes into play. If your
keyboard is retracted, your phone's display is set to portrait. If your keyboard is
extracted, your phone's display is set to portrait. And putting your DROID in the car
dock in portrait mode overrides the widget, which is perfect.

AutoRotate OnOff Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Brightness Level
While not specifically an OnOff widget, it works with with the battery saving features
of the OnOff widgets by allowing you to EASILY change the screen brightness,
saving you battery when you don't need the screen on, or don't need it bright.
Brightness Level Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Final Thoughts
Overall, very satisfied with these widgets. So much so that I have a desktop de voted
to geek tweaks, and they occupy the first six positions.
Overall Rating: 4.25 out of 5 stars

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