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Posts Tagged ‘android’



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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