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Smart Actions: Motorola’s Answer To “Low Battery”

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Most of us have faced the dreaded “Low Battery” notification at least once before. Motorola has developed an Android Application that prevents that notification from showing up prematurely, and much more. Smart Actions is available as a preinstalled application on the Motorola RAZR MAXX.

“Smart Actions can extend battery life and keep your phone adjusted to your changing needs, based on your location, the time of day, or other factors.”

This application uses your phone’s array of sensors and functions to extend battery life when not in use, read text messages when driving, silence at night or during meetings, play music during a workout, or just about any other routine you may have.

Smart Actions will also monitor your behaviors and give you suggestions based on actions you frequent. The example below shows a common, popular Smart Action – the Low Battery Saver. Many other preset Smart Action profiles are also included in the device, but if none suit your needs, you can completely customize them.Screenshot_2012-12-13-10-45-25

Atooma

If you are looking for an easy to use application to automate everyday actions such as a “battery-saver,” try Atooma. The cool thing is, other users save their profiles for you to use on your phone. So, “WIFI on at home” is a Atooma profile you can use on your phone.

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Often when comparing Android(s goog) and iOS(s aapl), folks will point out that Android phones are more customizable. They don’t just mean with wallpapers and such, however. Users and apps can take finer control of the phone’s settings or read sensors to fire off events. Call it “smart customization” if you will. Apps such as Locale and Tasker are prime examples, but they can be overwhelming to use at first. Atooma is a new beta app in Google Play that I think nearly any Android device owner can use it for the same customization and control in a few short minutes.

Atooma UIWhat makes Atooma different is the simplicity of its approach. It uses an IFTTT approach, which is short for “if this, then that.” You simply have to tell the app what to do in the case of a certain event. Here’s how Atooma describes it: “Create your Atooma to…

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