Friday, October 29, 2010

BrainyBeats Help Documentation and Description of the Tones...

BrainyBeats uses binaural tones to help induce relaxation, creativity and other desirable mental states through brainwave synchronization.

It is HIGHLY recommended that you use Stereo Headphones and listen for approximately 30 minutes to achieve maximum effectiveness.

Wikipedia Definition of Binaural Tones:

Binaural tones are auditory processing artifacts, or apparent sounds, the perception of which arises in the brain for specific physical stimuli. This effect was discovered in 1839 by Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, and earned greater public awareness in the late 20th century based on claims that binaural beats could help induce relaxation, creativity and other desirable mental states.

When the perceived beat frequency corresponds to the delta, theta, alpha, beta, or gamma range of brainwave frequencies, the brainwaves entrain to or move towards the beat frequency.

Description of the BrainyBeats' Binaural Tones:

(or, more specifically, the Brainwave Frequencies that they cause)

ALPHA (7–13 Hz) - Causes improved creative problem solving, stress reduction and introspection.
BETA (13–39 Hz) - Causes an increase in mental ability, focus, alertness, and IQ.
DELTA (< 4 Hz) - Causes a state of deep dreamless sleep.
GAMMA (> 40 Hz) - Causes an increase in advanced problem solving abilities, perception and higher reasoning.
THETA (4–7 Hz) - Causes a state between wakefulness and sleep, lucid dreaming and creative mental imagery.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Known Roms/Devices that Work/Don't with AndGuard

This List is a Work in Progress.... Please leave feedback so we can make this list more complete.

Known Working
-G1/HTC Dream (Running CyanogenMod6)
-MT3G (Running CyanogenMod6)
-Motorola Cliq (AdlxMod and j_r0dd Roms)
-Sony Xperia X10 (Rooted, w/ busybox)
-Should Run on almost any *Stable* CM6 Rom

***Should work on ALL phones with Busybox installed/working and a /system partition that can be mounted as Read/Write***

To test if AndGuard will work on your phone:

In Terminal Emulator:
Type "su" and hit enter.
Type "busybox mount -o rw,remount /system" and hit enter.
If no errors are displayed, AndGuard SHOULD work on your device...

Unless it is...

Known Not Working 
-MT3G Slide (Any ROM) AndGuard causes the device to reboot when it tries to remount /system as read-only.

Known Issues
-Sony Xperia X10 *Works* but may prevent Timescape UI from updating at Level 3 Protection

Friday, October 15, 2010

AndGuard Pro (w/ Iptables) is Now Available on the Market!

AndGuard Pro is essentially the same as regular AndGuard, but with additional support for IP address blocking via Iptables.

To Check if your Android device has Iptables, do the following:

At the Terminal Emulator, type "su" and then "iptables -L"

If Iptables is installed, this command will display the current rules.... If it is not, you will get an error and AndGuard Pro's Iptables functionality will not work.

AndGuard: Troubleshooting Tips

If AndGuard said that you did not have SU permissions and you believe this to be incorrect:

1) Enter Terminal Emulator and type "su" (This will check to see if you have SU Permissions, If it fails then your device is most likely NOT rooted) If that works...

2) Still in Terminal Emulator (with SU permissions, indicated by the # instead of the $) type "busybox mount -o rw,remount /system" (This will use busybox to remount your /system as Readable/Writeable... if this does not work, than you don't have access to write to the necessary filesystem or you don't have busybox and AndGuard will not work) If that works (indicated by an error message NOT being given) then...

3) Type "df" and look for /system in the output.... Does /system have 0K available? (This would indicate that /system is full, and therefore, the hosts blocklist cannot be written to it) If /system is NOT full...please let me know what model phone you have and what Rom you are running so that furthur investigation can be made.

Please email me back with any errors... and don't forget to include your Device Model and Rom!

If steps 1-3 work without error, then it is highly likely that the newest version of AndGuard (1.3.5 or later) has fixed your issue.

I will be compiling a list of Phones and Roms that AndGuard does and currently does not work on.... I will place this list on my blog in the upcoming days to avoid furthur unncessary dissatisfaction.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

AndGuard Version 1.3.5 Released!

AndGuard should now work on ALL rooted phones that have busybox installed!


Major Bugfix!
- Fixed issues involving incorrect mount points and/or file system. (These issues were causing the app to incorrectly think that some phones were not rooted)

-Added AdMob blocking to all levels of protection. (This should help block more in-app ads)

***If you experience any issues, please email me at for support... before rating low***

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

AndGuard Help Documentation

AndGuard is a Host-Blocking App for Root Users Only.

What Does AndGuard Do?

AndGuard uses carefully crafted, regularly updated blocklists to prevent your phone from connecting to potentially dangerous hosts.

* AndGuard is more than just an effective ad-blocker... it provides an extra layer of security to your mobile platform, helping prevent the loading of spyware, malware, data tracking etc...

* With AndGuard you can easily switch between various levels of protection.

* In addition, by blocking these hosts, AndGuard often speeds up the loading of webpages.

***It is Important to Remember that No Host-Blocking Solution can block 100% of the Ads and Malicious Content Found on the Web... Please Use Common Sense and Browse Cautiously***

Which Level of Protection Should I Use?

The answer to this question depends heavily on your internet usage and needs.

* Level 1 is the smallest blocklist and focuses entirely on ad blocking.

* Level 2 contains the ad blocking list plus additional blocking of known dangerous hosts, this level of protection focuses on the blocking of ads, spyware, malware and some data tracking. This level is recommended for most users.

* Level 3 is the largest blocklist and therefore provides the most complete level of protection... however this list may prevent certain commonly used websites from loading properly. This level is recommended for more paranoid users.

***It is Highly Recommended that you REBOOT your device after making any changes to AndGuard***

Thanks for using AndGuard!