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Archive for the ‘Android’ Category



Help! My Android Tablet Has No Instructions

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Looking for some instructions for using your new Android tablet? Here are some suggestions on the best places to search for help. Continue reading

Android – Show your Touches

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

I love my Samsung Galaxy S III, but like most touch-enabled devices there’s no confirmation of where you’ve been touching. I can live without such a luxury, but why bother when Android OS (at least everything after v4.0) has a built-in option that does just that? Continue reading

Smartphones are being blamed for a drop in sales at the supermarket checkout line. Instead of flipping through a magazine or picking up some candy and lip balm while waiting for that person checking out 45 items in the 10 items or less lane, people are checking their Facebook, replying to texts or getting in a Words With Friends move. Continue reading

WS App Review: Scanner Radio

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Listening to police and fire scanners can be interesting and sometimes a little scary. You could spend around $100 to buy a scanner and listen to calls in your area, or you could download Scanner Radio for free and listen to calls on over 3600 police and fire scanners in the United States and Australia on your phone or tablet. Continue reading

Tamogotchi virtual pets were a huge hit in the 1990s, when it seemed like every kid (and some adults) were carrying around a tiny little digital friend that required constant care and feeding. Now the high-maintenance virtual critters are making a comeback as a free smartphone app called Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. Continue reading

Unlocking Your Phone Is Now Illegal

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Did you know that unlocking your phone is now illegal in the United States? What is unlocking? Why would you want to unlock a phone? Why is it illegal if you own the phone? Continue reading

Facebook tried it unsuccessfully with Facebook Credits, but plenty of online games like Farmville make big bucks with virtual currency. Now Amazon is getting into the act with Amazon Coins and they’re launching it with a big giveaway. Continue reading

The Federal Trade Commission is calling on mobile platform providers and mobile app developers to establish a national “Do Not Track” registry similar to the “Do Not Call” registry to prevent apps from tracking the locations of unsuspecting users. Continue reading

Nancy Mobley from Oxford, Alabama writes: I have an Android phone. I am a Diabetic and have an app called Glucose Buddy that I use to keep track of my Sugar level and meds that I take so my doctor can see where the ranges are. How can I download the information from my phone to my computer to put in a document? Continue reading

App Vs. Widget… What’s the Diff?

Monday, January 28th, 2013

What’s the difference between a widget and an app? I hope that this clears things up. Continue reading

You would expect an app like Google Maps to pinpoint your location, but why do the Angry Birds need to know where you are? Many popular Android apps also track your location, check your device ID and even access the contacts on your phone. Continue reading

Instagram Changes Privacy Policy

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Instagram is making changes to its privacy policy and terms of service. The popular social photo-sharing site says these changes are necessary to function more easily as a part of its parent company, Facebook. Instagram will now share more user information with Facebook. Continue reading

Appetizing Android Operating Systems

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

If you’ve wondered your Android is named Cupcake, Ice Cream Sandwich, etc., here’s a brief history of the tasty codenames assigned to Android operating systems. Continue reading

Android – Change your Home Screen

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

What do you do if you want to suddenly change one of those screens to your home screen? Do you take the time to manually move all of those icons? Heck no! Continue reading

Tablet Shopping: Accessories Worth Buying

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Have you purchased a tablet or are you looking to buy one this holiday season? From the widely popular Apple iPad to the Amazon Kindle to the dozens of Android tablets, it’s expected to be one of the most popular gifts under the tree this year. What accessories are worth buying and which should you avoid? Continue reading

All-New Tips On Camera Phone Photography

Monday, December 10th, 2012

With camera phones becoming as good as point-and-shoot cameras, it’s a must to know the basics of taking album-worthy photographs. The first step would be to read the following tutorial and then, you can trial and error your way to picture-perfect photography. Continue reading

You want to store your all-important camera photos, but don’t have the time to transfer it to your desktop or external device. Or better still, you would rather want it as it is – without any compression – in the cloud. Google Drive does it, but compresses your data.

But you don’t need to fret when there is FolderSync. This

Android Data Usage

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

From within this handy utility, you can monitor how much data you’re using, turn mobile data off, set warnings if you’re about to go over your limit and even see what’s been using your precious gigabytes! Continue reading

Android To Windows 8?

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Peter from KY writes:
If you have a Tablet running Android can you upgrade it to Windows 8 and if you can’t, why not? I have never seen upgrade software for Android, Is that possible? Continue reading

Smartphone Tech Explained Simply

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

There is so much of information floating around that sometimes you wonder where all the jargon and technical terms sprung from. If you are a smartphone user, this article will explain the most important, and frequently cited terms understandably. 

Near field communication (NFC) 


It is this technology that is making several smartphone addicts

Ouya

Monday, November 5th, 2012

What’s an Ouya? Well, it’s a $99, open-source video game console built on the Android OS with some pretty high-ideas. It plugs right into your TV, and get this: all the games are free to play! Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy S III Screenshot

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

It’s new toy time for yours truly! Android was being poorly represented in my household, so I decided to get a Galaxy S III to round out the technology spectrum. Continue reading

Screen protectors. Which one to choose?

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

If you thought there is only one kind of screen protector available for your phones and tablets, you are mistaken. There are many varieties, and some are limited to the brands that manufacture them. Without going into any one brand, here is a generic list of screen protectors available in the market. Continue reading

Which Smartphone With Voice Recognition?

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

I’m considering buying a smart phone of some type. I don’t really need an internet connection, but I’m assuming that all plans require it. What I need most is to be able to place reminders (doesn’t have to be a calendar, just a list for me to access later) in 3-4 different lists. Continue reading

Forcing an Android Download to Stop

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

If you’ve got a download on your Android phone that just won’t quit running, try the steps described in this tip. Continue reading

The All-New Features of Android ICS 4.0.4

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

There are so many features ( including one hidden ) in the new Android version 4.0.4. Take a look at some of them. Continue reading

Google Offline Maps for Android

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Google Maps now offers offline maps so, if you’re planning a trip to a location without a data signal, download some maps to your Android device in advance. Continue reading

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