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Everyone is going gaga over Android 4.0 and its Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) firmware update. Wondering what is it all about? Here are the distinctive advantages of owning the latest Android phone, be it the Sony, Samsung or HTC. Continue reading

Changing the Android Wi-Fi Sleep Policy

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

I just got an Android 4.0 phone with a limited data plan. I heard that the Android sleep policy settings can help conserve data usage, but all I can find are instructions from earlier versions that don’t work with my phone. Can you help? Continue reading

Google recently announced the Nexus 7 Tablet, which promises to make a huge impact on the world of lower priced Android tablets. Designed by Google, but manufactured by Asus, the tablet features impressive technical specifications including: Continue reading

Do you regularly get tons of spam messages on your mobile and hate deleting them manually? Here is a useful Android app which lets you automatically delete spam messages, so that your main messaging inbox remains neat and clean. Additionally, you can blacklist specific numbers and define your own spam filtering rules. Continue reading

Android Back-up Tips

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

If you want to update the firmware of your Android phone, it’s important to back up your contacts and apps. Everything else is individual, like sms messages, calendar and notes. In fact, you have the option of syncing your contacts, calendar and notes to Google already, so you don’t have to worry about that. Continue reading

Android vs iOS: What You Need To Know

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

The Android vs. iOS debate has blossomed into quite the war among sides. So, what’s the deal? Is Android really the blissful open enviroment that lets people truly customize the device – or is it a virus-ridden monster which has more junk then quality? Continue reading

Flashlight LED Genius App

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

If you have an Android phone, you already might have a preloaded LED Flashlight app. However, you might find it difficult to even find it, because it’s not in the main apps. This is because it comes as a widget which you have to enable. And then, sometimes, it’s buggy at best and doesn’t work consistently – like the one on the Samsung Galaxy Note. So let’s hit the marketplace! Continue reading

Adding Words to the Android Dictionary

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Android phones contain an extensive dictionary, but if you want to add words, there are several methods; some more convenient than others. However, as it is with all things Android, the method for each device, model, and version may differ (at least slightly) from others. Continue reading

Which Version of Android Is Best?

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Looking for an Android device but confused on all the versions? Read this article for a few tips on picking which version is best. Continue reading

HDR Photography Made Simple

Monday, June 18th, 2012

For starters, HDR photography is where your pictures capture both the shadows and light areas much more vividly than the regular camera lens. Our eyes do that already, which is why the brightest area in our vision is balanced off with the darkest area and we get a truly dynamic sight in front of us. Continue reading

On at least some Android versions, a shortcut key can be added to the keyboard for quick access to keyboard settings. This article shows you how. Continue reading

It seems that smartphones are everywhere these days! From all the constant ads we see, we may often wonder if everyone has one. But do they? This special infographic gives you all the numbers in an easy to read graphical format! Continue reading

Android Animation Scale Settings

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Speed up your Android 4.0 phone, with adjustments to the animation scales. Or, enjoy the eye candy offered by slower transitions, using different settings. Continue reading

Google Translate Mobile

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Google Translate for Android or iPhone translates text between more than 60 languages, and offers spoken word translations for many of them. Continue reading

Android Punctuation Made Easy

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

If you care about punctuation – as so few people do anymore – and if you own an Android phone, the stock keyboard offers a quick shortcut. to punctuation tools. Continue reading

Swype your Way to Typing Heaven

Monday, May 21st, 2012

A free app that revolutionizes the way you type on your smartphone. It’s called “Swype”. Continue reading

Android Text Response

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

With Android 4.0, a new feature was introduced that provides an option to send a quick text response to a caller, when a call is received at an inconvenient time. Continue reading

Is bigger really better? Read our thoughts on the new Samsung Galaxy SIII phone to find out. Continue reading

If you want quick access to a favorite website from your Android device, creating a browser shortcut on your home screen can help. Continue reading

Android App Shortcuts

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Quickly send shortcuts to the Android home screen by following these steps. Continue reading

OneMediaHub

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Syncing with Outlook Contacts was never so easy until now. Say hello to OneMediaHub! Continue reading

CamScanner Mobile Phone Scanner

Monday, April 30th, 2012

CamScanner turns your mobile phone into a portable scanner by using the camera to snap pictures of paper articles or documents and converting them to PDFs. Continue reading

Astro File Manager for Android

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Astro File Manager provides access–and allows some editing capability–to nearly any file or folder on an Android phone, including those stored on the SD card. Continue reading

Android Automatic App Updates Part 2

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

If you have trouble setting up automatic app updates on your Android phone, the issue may be the location of the menu button on your phone. Continue reading

avast! Free Mobile Security

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Highlights of this mobile security suite from avast! include Antivirus, Privacy report, Web shield, Call/SMS filtering, Anti-Theft, and Application Manager. Continue reading

The tag line in the Simple Weather Alert description sums it up pretty well, “When all you care to know about the weather is if it’s about to kill you or not.” Continue reading

Android Notifier

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Do you want to get all your Android notifications on your desktop? Here is a simple utility which can be used to receive Android notifications on a Windows, Linux or a MAC computer. Continue reading

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