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Archive for the ‘Android’ Category



Danny want to know where to find audiobooks for his Android tablet. This article breaks down where to download them free, borrow from the library and how to buy. Continue reading

John wants to know if he can use Google Chrome as the browser on his Tablet. We’ve got the answer in this article. Continue reading

If you lose your phone, all those photos you took of your kids and pets are gone. Learn about Dropbox, a quick and easy way to back up your important files. Continue reading

Need to connect your Android tablet to your computer? Learn the simple step in this article. Continue reading

What do Jelly Beans, Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwiches have to do with your Android phone? We look at Google’s sweet naming conventions for the Android OS. Continue reading

James wants us to walk him through installing a Bible on his phone. This article explains how to find one and how to install it. Continue reading

Android: Flick to Close

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Sure, you can tap and hold on the app and wait for the flyout window to pop up – thus allowing you to “Delete from list”, but that takes too long. Here’s a better, more fun way. Continue reading

Susanne wants to know why she can’t use Flash on Android. We’ll explain why and let her know if there is a tablet that supports Flash. Continue reading

Android How-To: Google Play Store

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

Need a little help with your Android tablet? The Google Play Store is where you find all the greatest music, video and most important Apps for your tablet. There are a lot of tricks so read on how to get the most out of the Google Play store. Continue reading

How Can I Read Downloaded Magazines?

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

Charles wants a program that will let him read downloaded magazines. In this article, we check out his options. Continue reading

Betty wants to know if she can read Kindle books on her Nook. I’ll show her how it’s done. Thanks to Barnes and Noble’s decision to add the Google Play Store to the device, it only takes a few minutes to set up. http://imgsrv.worldstart.net/images/ct-images/2013/06/kindleapp2.jpg Continue reading

Lou from Salt Lake City writes: How do you increase the font size on the screen of a 7″ Android? Lou, that’s a tricky question. Since the Android operating system is open, it can look a little different on every device Continue reading

Android How-To: E-Mail Setup

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Need a little help with your Android tablet? E-mail is one of the major reasons people buy tablets and setting up e-mail is harder then it may sound. This article covers the most common e-mail setup instructions for Android’s e-mail app. Continue reading

Cheri wants to know how she can use her .exe PC programs on an Android tablet. This article explains why that won’t work and what her options are. Continue reading

Can A Kindle Fire Read Nook eBooks?

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Shirley asks: Can a Kindle Fire read Nook ebooks? I haven’t found an answer. Well, you can Shirley – but Amazon won’t make it easy for you. I’ll break down the steps to make it happen… Continue reading

Android How-To: Settings Screen

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Need a little help with your Android tablet? From setting up Wi-Fi to wallpaper options to security, this article covers the most popular features found in the Settings menu. Continue reading

Do Tablets Have A Monthly Fee?

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Question: I’m interested in buying an Android tablet, but not sure how it works. Do you have to pay a monthly fee? I have a wireless laptop and a desktop and get my Internet service through the phone company. Nobody ever addresses these issues. Thanks for any help this old gal can get. Continue reading

Galaxy S3 Multi-Window

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Those sporting a Samsung Galaxy S3 on Verizon’s network might want to check for updates (Settings icon>About phone>Software update). The data giant recently rolled out a whopping 129mb (make sure you’re on a wireless network, huh?) download that issues several big fixes, tweaks, and an exciting Multi window feature, which allows users to keep two active apps open on the same screen. Continue reading

Android How-To: The Home Screen

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

The home screen is the screen you first see when you unlock your Android device and to a new user can look very confusing. This article will go over what each of these icons on the screen does… Continue reading

Vine App Now Available For Android

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Vine, an app that allows users to shoot, edit and then share six-second videos is now available for Android. The app has proven to be very popular among iPhone users. It was purchased by Twitter last year and the company says it has 13 million users. Continue reading

Janelle from Texas asks: I just got a new Android tablet. This is my first device of this kind and am learning my way slowly around it. How do I go about getting my e-mail. I use Yahoo. Answer: Congrats on the new tablet, Janelle. I think you’ll enjoy it. The answer for getting e-mail is the most common answer for any question about how to find something that performs a task on an Android tablet… Continue reading

Android – What’s that Icon?

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Android notification icons got you stumped? Here’s at least one mystery solved! Continue reading

A new app will let you tease your pets with a laser pointer no matter where you are. It’s called Petcube and it comes with a device that will shoot out a low-intensity laser point for playtime with your animals. Continue reading

Google Redesigns Google +

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Google has introduced a series of enhancements to Google + in hopes of drawing more users to the service which has 190 million monthly users compared to Facebook’s 1 billion monthly users. Continue reading

Google is now offering its own streaming music service called All Access. The service is available for Android phones and tablets and for the web. Continue reading

Martha writes: “I have a Samsung 8.9in. Galaxy tablet. It works great except I can’t watch movies (Netflix) or TV (MLB.com). We wanted it so that my husband could watch his sports when we travel. Was told we could get all this from the store employee at a major electronics store.” Answer: Martha, here’s what you’ll need to do to see movies and baseball on your tablet… Continue reading

How Do I Get News On My Android Tablet?

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

I just got a new Android tablet as a Mother’s Day gift. My kids said it would be a great way to keep up with the news (They call me a news junkie) without having to turn my computer or TV on all the time, Where are the best places to find news that I don’t have to pay for? Continue reading

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