Author Archives: Rita El Khoury

About Rita El Khoury

Rita is a graduated pharmacist with a Masters in Biotechnologies, a super geek and lover of all things mobile. Although she has tried various platforms over time, she has chosen Android for over 3 years and has an unhealthy addiction for apps and puzzle games. When she's not editing AndroidBeat's content, she can be found providing advice and medicines at her pharmacy, or watching TV series via her Chromecast.

20 Beautiful 2K QHD wallpapers for your brand new Galaxy Note 4

20 Beautiful 2K QHD wallpapers for your brand new Galaxy Note 4

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 should be unveiled next month at IFA, touting a gorgeous 5.5″ or 5.7″ 2K QHD LCD screen at an amazing 1440 x 2560 resolution. If you’re planning on buying this phone, you might be stuck wondering where to find wallpapers that fit this new resolution. Until various wallpaper sites start offering this new resolution, we’ve done some of the hard work and found and resized 20 gorgeous high-resolution images for you to use on the Note 4.

Last App Switcher and 4 other useful floating bubble Android apps

Last App Switcher and 4 other useful floating bubble Android apps

Floating bubbles have been made popular a while ago by Facebook’s Chat Heads, and continue to be one of the most practical yet fun ways of adding a top layer to your current Android screen. Among the most recent floating bubble apps is LAS (Last App Switcher), a handy way of jumping to the last used app on your phone. But LAS isn’t alone, so this is a list that also includes 4 other apps with the same user interaction idea.

The best 5 Fitness Android apps to ease back into a healthy lifestyle

The best 5 Fitness Android apps to ease back into a healthy lifestyle

Getting started with exercise and fitness isn’t an easy task. Most people are often overwhelmed with the choice of activities they can take on, the time constraints in their schedules, and the requirements that any sort of sports has. It doesn’t have to be this difficult nor this complicated, and I speak from first-hand experience. About 18 months ago, I decided to change my lifestyle and these are the apps that have helped me the most get back on the right foot.

5 Excellent travel apps for Android

5 Excellent travel apps for Android
Whether you are a frequent traveler or you only travel occasionally for vacations every year or less, it’s important to have a good arsenal of apps you can consult before, during, and after your trip. Because I’m going soon on my first trip since 2009 — online services were a lot less powerful, varied, and widespread then as they are now — I have been looking for the best travel apps to install on my phone. Below is my selection of the 5 best apps that I will be using and that I would recommend to any fellow traveler.

The best 5 free Productivity apps for Android

The best 5 free Productivity apps for Android

Productivity apps are very easy to come by on Android. Simply head over to the Play Store, browse by category, pick Productivity, and revel in the choice, the huge amount of choice available to you. But what if you wanted great productivity apps that also happen to be free, proven, and simply the best in their subcategory? Then you need to check out this list.

OnePlus is the most cleverly obnoxious company to grace this mobile industry, and we helped them do it

OnePlus is the most cleverly obnoxious company to grace this mobile industry, and we helped them do it

There’s bad. There’s really bad. There’s Chinese-ripoff-bad. And then there’s OnePlus. I am going to break my vow not to mention the company — a vow that I just made on Twitter — to talk about OnePlus once. Then I’ll shut up. Forever. I won’t acknowledge their existence, answer questions about them, or read posts (or even titles) that mention them. Because that would be fueling the rage that is OnePlus, and I don’t plan on doing that. Well, not until I am done with this post anyway.

6 Beautiful Android Wear watch faces for the G Watch, Gear Live, and Moto 360

6 Beautiful Android Wear watch faces for the G Watch, Gear Live, and Moto 360

Android Wear watch faces have started to flood the Play Store. Every day, there seems to be a new face for your G Watch, Gear Live, or Moto 360. Some are elegant, others are retro, some are geeky, others are minimalistic. Basically, there’s something for everyone there. In this post, however, I will focus on 6 of the most beautiful watch faces available for Android Wear at this time.

The 5 best Cases for the OnePlus One

The 5 best Cases for the OnePlus One

The OnePlus One is one (if you’ll pardon the pun) of the most controversial devices of 2014. But having recently started shipping, with a more open invite system, it has been quickly making its way to the hands of many enthusiasts all over the world. If you happen to be one of the lucky people to have gotten their hands on it, you must be looking at the best ways to protect it. Here are our personal picks for great OnePlus One cases.

Get the Android L Material Design look on your phone with these icons, themes, and wallpapers

Get the Android L Material Design look on your phone with these icons, themes, and wallpapers

Google is in the process of revamping the entire look of the Android ecosystem. Material Design will make its big entrance with Android L, and it will bring with it an inherent focus on colors, interactive shadows, and superposed elements. If you have already flashed the Android L preview on your device, you’re already benefiting from many of its visual novelties, but if you don’t want to go through this process (or if there isn’t an L ROM for your device), you have easier alternatives in the form of iconsets, themes, and wallpapers.

5 Games to play on your Android Wear watch

5 Games to play on your Android Wear watch

While it is true that Android Wear is geared toward contextual notifications and quick access to certain functions, there’s no reason why you couldn’t use that new screen on your wrist to pass the time without having to pull up your phone. After all, if you just have a minute or two to kill, it may be more practical to raise your wrist than fish a phone out of a huge bag or purse. That’s why I have gathered 5 great Android Wear games that you can download and play.