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Archive for the ‘Android’ Category



Google has issued a transparency report explaining when they’ll allow the government to take a look at your private information such as e-mails, photos and documents. You might say, “Google doesn’t have any of my private information,” but they just might. Continue reading

Facebook announced some big changes to the newsfeed, promising to reduce clutter and focus more on stories from people you care about. Among the new additions, feeds specifically for music and photos. Continue reading

WS App Review: Sports Tracker

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

There are many exercise tracking applications on the market. However, most are not really up-to-the-mark. The Sports Tracker application is an exception. This application is remarkably well designed and has very few short comings for tracking distance based exercises. It also has a special add-on that enables you to track your heart rate. Continue reading

A five-year-old British boy managed to rack up $2500 in charges in just 15 minutes charges playing Zombies vs. Ninjas on his parents’ iPad. He did it with “in app” purchases of add-ons to the “free” game. Here’s how to make sure that doesn’t happen to you… Continue reading

Ever wish there was a quick way to find your keys, your cat or the remote? A company says it has the solution for that problem in the form of stickers and a Smartphone app. Continue reading

Question: I bought a Kindle Fire 2nd generation tablet. I click on a video and it says I don’t have Adobe Flash, but does not say how to get it. I am very disappointed in it. It is an Android. – Mike Answer – This should be a quick fix. Continue reading

Google+ Sign-In – How It Works

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Google has introduced Google+ Sign-In, which the company promises is “simple and secure, minus the social spam.” If you sign in to Gmail, YouTube or any other Google service, you can use your credentials to sign in to outside apps. This works like Facebook sign-in, but Google says their version is better. Continue reading

The Department of Health and Human Services Text4Health Task Force says mobile messages are a great way to improve the health of Americans, especially traditionally under-served groups like those in rural communities, people with low incomes and minorities. Continue reading

Your Cell Phone Is A Bacteria Farm

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

A professor at The University Of Surrey asked students to make imprints of their mobile phones in a Petri dish to find out how much bacteria the phones carried around. Turns out your phone is home to a lot of nasty bugs. Continue reading

Your dirty touchscreen not only looks messy, it could help a thief break into your phone, tablet or touchscreen computer. Crooks are staging “smudge attacks” where they follow the pattern of your fingerprints to determine passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive information. Continue reading

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

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