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After using Money Lover for several months, here's my wishlist:

1. Search across all wallets. I want to be able to find a location, a friend, or a specific note across all my wallets, not individually in each one.
2. Reorder wallets. The order they appear in right now is weird and there's no way to drag and drop my main wallet for example to the top.
3. More detailed total wallet. Right now nothing shows up in the total wallet, I know it's a bug. But when fixed, I'd also like to see trends and transactions across all of my wallets in the main currency of my choice.
4. Cross-wallet categories. If I'm creating a new category, why does it have to be confined to one wallet? I might pay it from Cash or Credit Card or some other wallet. Right now, I need to create the category separately for each wallet. I think it makes more sense to have one central list of categories for all wallets instead of a separate one for each.
5. Trends for people. How much did I pay for/with each person in my list?

Edit: 6. Showing all input fields by default when adding a transaction. I always tag the location of my payments so it's silly that with every transaction, I have to tap the screen to show the other fields.

I'm pretty sure there are a few more things I haven't thought about, but these are the ones that come to mind now.
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2 and 4 are a long standing requests. Wallet reordering is present in the iOS app and Windows app. So, not sure why they can't do it in android app. And universal categories - that's something the devs don't even acknowledge. 😞
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That caption 😂
 
Disney: "We Donald want to support these games anymore. Winnie-d to remove them from the Store. Goofy-gure somethin' else to play."
  Listen up kids, I'm going to tell you something and it will hurt. But sooner or later, you'll have to face the harsh realities of lif... by Rita El Khoury in Games, News
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That time when I faked an article into a BSOD and did such a good job that no one saw the article.
 
So meta.
Alternate title: When Artem Asks You To Write A "Fun" Post, You Accept The Challenge And Do Your Best... by Rita El Khoury in Android Wear, Applications, News
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Oh, I totally missed that! I didn't even read it, it just looked like a BSOD. Nice job!
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That moment u prepare for a run & have:
- Garmin HR monitor on ur chest
- Fitbit One on ur sports bra
- G Watch R on ur left wrist
- Backbeat Fit on ur ears
- Amiigo & Garmin Vivoactive on ur right wrist
- Amiigo clip on ur shoes
No such thing as too many gadgets!
... Or is there?
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Could replace a few of those with a Fitbit Charge HR, or Surge, FWIW.

Sadly, the ChargeHR isn't available on my size yet. Have to wait until next month to upgrade from my One.
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I just realized that I have mentioned Chuck, Happy Endings, Downton Abbey, and Archer in Android Police posts so far.
Let it be known that we watch stuff other than GoT and know more characters than Hodor, even if +Artem Russakovskii​ would like you to think otherwise
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YAY, not GoT!
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Challenge Unlocked: Have my face all over AndroidPolice's homepage :)
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Rita i realise I'm the only person with a 2014 Moto X in Lebanon... I'm also a fan of AP, if you need to review or check something on this moto for your work, i would be more than happy to help.
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Still laughing at "catslock" and "pussyssion"
 
I cat tell you how much fun I had writing this post :')
You're not alone. We all feel the catrocious weight of our daily grind, from early meowning until late evening, and by the time the clock st... by Rita El Khoury in Android Wear, Applications, News
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Hello Rita, it's been months since Nap Cats launch, and your unforgettable review. I'd like to announce that we (with an illustrator +Sara Smolińska ) have recently uploaded a sequel app with hungry cats this time :D

New watchface uses interactivity so you can throw cat-snacks with a tap. Sounds like fun? :)

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.atektura.hungrycatswatchface
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And I highly recommend you read it. I had tons of fun editing it because the Sci-Fi universe is quirky, the situations go from fast-paced action to deep thoughtfulness elegantly, and the characters are relatable while still being surprising. Michael did an awesome job with this one.
 
And here it is! Good Intentions: A Supervillain Story is now available on Amazon Kindle.

It's a novel about a man who becomes an accidental supervillain. It also has bad metaphysics, classical mythology references, kick-ass women of both virtuous and dubious nature, and a dog named Terry.

A big thank you goes out to +Rita El Khoury, who edited the entire thing with saintly patience. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B018TO37DK

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Level unlocked: get both my face and Kanye's face on Android Police's front page 😂
 
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH <3.
We all have that friend or relative who can't help but swipe through dozens of photos when we hand them our phone to check one pic. It's an invol... by Rita El Khoury in Applications, News
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I wrote this article about OnePlus a year ago, back when I was on AndroidBeat. I still stand behind every word in it (although +Artem Russakovskii​ made me break my vow and cover 1 or 2 OnePlus update stories on AP because other writers weren't available). I sighed of relief when I read +David Ruddock​'s editorial on OnePlus yesterday. Word.
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
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+Rita El Khoury​ unfortunately I have to agree with +Amir Saghir​ when it comes to the screen resolution.

Small details aside though the core of the problem with OnePlus remains the same: promises that aren't kept. It isn't just the misleading slogan or the overhype or the awful publicity campaigns... It's all of this together while STILL claiming to be a company that is in the business for the consumer and that they want to do everything to make us happy. They want to do anything to get us talking about them and those orders flowing. They don't care what it is and it's their claims that they're special and that they care that upsets me. If they want orders and if they want to be talked do things right and they'll get just the same amount of publicity but this time positive one! Don't give PR bullshit responses when asked about NFC. Live up to the product is they put out. Don't say that people don't need it. Be honest! Admit to cutting corners to keep the cost low. It's a lot more likely to generate awesome publicity for them! 
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#G4Landed* G4 Launch in Istanbul - Part 1 - Quick thoughts*

There's little doubt that LG has a lot to ride on the success of its 2015 flagship. Following up after the positive feedback that the G2 and G3 garnered in previous years wasn't meant to be easy, especially when you look at the current landscape of the mobile market. 

When the G3 launched in 2014, it mainly had the Galaxy S5 and the iPhone 5S to compete against, the first being an iterative design and device in all aspects, and the second catering to a different clientele altogether (and still carrying the disadvantage of its smaller screen). In 2015, the G4 is launching in a very different market. Samsung surprised everyone - even itself, it seems - with a significantly improved Galaxy S6 (processor, storage, design, build quality, Android skin), and Apple went big, literally, with its iPhone 6 and 6Plus.

So when the competition is leaping forward, you have to do the same to keep your competitive edge, otherwise, even if you started ahead in the first place, you risk losing ground, getting caught, or worse yet, being left behind.

In the camera, the G4 manages to one-up the G3. In the display and battery life, it fixes the G3's issues. In the MicroSD and removable battery, by not changing anything, LG gets the bragging rights for what has now become a differentiating feature. And in the processor, LG is carrying the weight of Qualcomm's failure to produce a competitive high-end processor for this generation of high-end devices.

The G4, in my personal opinion, is LG's iterative revision of the G3. It's the equivalent of the "S" year for Apple. It takes a design and an execution that are tested and approved, and tries to slightly improve where it can. It's a recipe that already worked that is being used for the second time. But companies need these "break" years because there isn't enough time to develop an entirely new device and experience every 12 months. Besides, the novelties introduced need that extra year to be mature enough.

As badly needed as this iteration is, it's hard for hardcore Android users like us to be excited or impressed by what is essentially the second version of the same phone. But there are still upsides, and there are still cool little things here and there that manage to surprise us.

In the next few posts, I will share my personal hands-on impressions with the G4, a few photos taken by the device, and will compare it to the G3 side-by-side.
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What happened with the follow-up, Rita?
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I'm trying to do roundups more frequently on AP. This is one of them, and it's cool.
 
Some cool apps there if you love listening to your tunes
A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you a selection of lesser known music players for locally stored media that had some special powers and functions. How... by Rita El Khoury in Applications, News, Roundups, Videos
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Pharmacist by profession, Geek by Passion. Panacea Pharmacy owner and manager. Android Police editor.
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  • AndroidPolice
    Editor, 2014 - present
  • Panacea Pharmacy
    Owner, Managing Pharmacist, 2011 - present
  • AndroidBeat.com
    Editor, 2014 - 2014
  • FoneArena
    Editor, International Correspondent, 2008 - 2012
  • Android.AppStorm
    Editor, 2011 - 2013
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Pharmacist, Tech Journalist, Freelance Editor
Introduction
I’m a graduated pharmacist with a Masters in Genetics and Biotechnology from Paris 7 University, currently established in Lebanon where I’ve opened my own pharmacy: Panacea Pharmacy.

My other occupations range from writing poetry and literature, to goofing around, watching movies, inventing fast-and-delicious recipes, and constantly listening to music.

I have always been enthusiastic about technologies, and am known in my surroundings as the go-to tech support person. I joined the mobile scene in 2006 when I started my first blog as Dotsisx, a nickname I was and still am known by in the Symbian scene. In December 2007, I joined Symbian-Guru and was an Editor until July 2010 when it was closed. I have also contributed to FoneArena, co-founded MobileRnR, and was the editor of Android.AppStorm for 16 months.
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Once interviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Can solve a Rubik's Cube. Knows how to drive with both feet. Fluent in three languages, and once tried to learn Japanese.
Education
  • Saint Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
    PharmD, 2003 - 2008
  • Paris Diderot, Paris, France
    Masters In Research, 2008 - 2009
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