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Archive for the ‘Android’ Category



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

A Camera Powered By Android?

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Nikon recently announced the Nikon Coolpix S800C, which features something really unique: Google’s Android operating system. Here’s a preview… Continue reading

Kingsoft Office for Android

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Kingsoft Office Free for Android enables users to view, create, and edit Microsoft documents on an Android phone, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Continue reading

Creating new folders and subfolders is just as advantageous in a phone as it is on a computer, Astro File Manager offers that option for Android phones. Continue reading

Have you been told jailbreaking or rooting your phone is illegal and could land you in jail? Want to know the truth? Continue reading

Google Chrome for iPad

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Do you love Google Chrome as much as I do? Well, you’re going to be happy that it’s now available for mobile devices! Continue reading

Setting Alarms in Android

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

To long-time cell phone owners, using basic functions like setting alarms is second nature, as is the use of the nearly unlimited array of available features and apps. For the rest of us, some of these basics are still new and uncharted terrain. Continue reading

WS App Review: Gas Buddy

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Remember when $20 worth of gas filled up your truck? Not anymore! So what can you do to reduce the pain at the pump? Download Gas Buddy, an amazing app which will save you time and money on gas. Gas Buddy works by using your current… Continue reading

In most cases, when you connect an Android device to your computer for the first time, the drivers will automatically be installed. However, the phone will most likely be detected as a mass storage device, not as an Android device. This gives it similar properties as an external hard drive, and should be fine for most users, since you will still be able to copy files to

Rooting Your Android Phone

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Getting root access of an Android phone (also called “rooting”) means acquiring full control over the operating system. Continue reading

Tablet’s are such a new device type that many people have the same question: What do I do to maintain it? Well here is a bit of good news and… Continue reading

While not equal to high quality digital cameras, the stock Android camera should offer enough photo quality adjustments to satisfy the casual photographer. Continue reading

Did you know your local library may be the hot place to borrow a great eBook? Read this article to find out more about the kinds of titles and devices your library may support. Continue reading

Battery Options for Samsung Devices

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

If you are not happy with the sole battery on your Samsung device, here are a few options to keep your phone juiced up on the go Continue reading

History Eraser for Android

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

History Eraser offers one touch app cache cleaning, and clears search history from several applications, along with clearing text messages and phone history. Continue reading

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

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