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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

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

The Overdrive Media Console allows you to download E-books and audiobooks from your local library to read or listen to on your computer or your personal devices. It is free to download and easy to use. Continue reading

In The News – 4-5-2013

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Your weekly update in the world of technology. – Facebook finally announced a Facebook phone….sorta. The company unveiled the new Facebook Home Android app. Continue reading

Pulse bills itself as “Your news. Anywhere.” That’s a pretty good description of this nifty free app (and website, for those without a tablet or smartphone) that lets you set up a customized news feed of the information that interests you. Continue reading

Spring Cleaning For Your Smartphone

Monday, March 18th, 2013

As I write this, the first day of spring is only a day away. Seems like a good time to take up that good old tradition of spring cleaning – on your smartphone or tablet. Is your phone the equivalent of a spare room crammed full of stuff you thought you might use someday? Here’s how to straighten things up. Continue reading

WhatsApp: How to Use (Part 2)

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

WhatsApp lets you message friends anywhere around the world using your mobile device without any charge to send or receive messages! Learn how to set up your profile and adjust your settings on this app. Continue reading

Cool Site – HealthTap -Get answers from trusted physicians anytime, anywhere for free. 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

Question: I read the article on turning off autocomplete. This would work fine on my desktop, but not on my Samsung Galaxy 2 Smartphone. So, how would you make it work on this kind of phone as more and more people are using this type of phone over a desktop? 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

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

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

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

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

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

What if you could keep in contact with your friends across the globe not just through the internet, but using your Android device? For free? WhatsApp lets you do just that! This application is like an instant messenger that lets you text friends who also have WhatsApp installed on their Android phones–not only in the states but also anywhere around the world at NO charge for the messages you send and receive. Keeping in touch has never been this easy! Continue reading

WS App Review: Viber

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Have you ever wished for an inexpensive way to stay in touch with friends and relatives across the country, or even around the world? Now you can, with the super-cool Viber app! Compatible with a variety of smartphone platforms, Viber is a simple, quick and easy method for connecting with buddies for free. 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

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

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