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In this episode of the weekly Android Questions and Answers series, we are going to talk about a couple of types of notifications, LumiRead and how the heck to find what you are looking for in the Google Play Store.
There have been quite a few connectivity questions coming through lately. It seems like there are a lot of you looking for ways to directly connect your Android to your computer to sync like you would if you were using an iPhone or iPod. Androids are not quite the same in this aspect. Because Google […]
I’m happy to see there is still a steady stream of questions coming into us. Are you shy about asking your question because you don’t want it published? Send it anyways and ask for it not to be published word for word. If you know of a friend who is new to the Android OS, […]
When you know people all over the world, it is nice to hear their voice and see them from time to time. The problem is international calling rates are pretty pricey; so is a plane ticket. To solve this, we are going to talk about Android apps to make calls and video chat anywhere in […]
In this week’s round of Android questions, we talk about why you sometimes get force close errors, how to video chat on Skype, managing contacts and Wi-Fi issues. Recently we have some questions about Android application coding, I’m sorry, but this is not something that we will be covering in this weekly column.
Calendars are a necessary evil these days. They can be hard to manage, but you will surely forget half of what you need to get done if you don’t use one. Using the calendar on your Android device will make it a lot easier to keep track of what you need to do and where […]
Sometimes setting your site apart can be as simple as adding some nice text. Luckily adding some cool text or even text effects is simple if you are using the WordPress platform even when you can’t read or write code. You probably guessed that these would be WordPress plugins if you don’t need to know […]
The questions this week cover some workarounds and email troubleshooting. The questions about the phones and applications troubleshooting are great; keep sending them! We have got a few questions about building applications. While this is Android related, it isn’t part of what we cover in these articles.
Have you been using a 3rd party application to sync the documents on your computer? If so, you can now sync your computer(s) with your Google Docs. That’s because Google Drive has finally arrived! That’s right, you can now use what was previously Google Docs as a Dropbox-like storage. Here’s a walk-through.
Instagram for Android is a HUGE hit. With something like 5 million downloads in the first week, it’s like people forgot there are other camera applications out there. LIke anything out there, the most popular option isn’t always the best option. Other Android camera applications offer some really cool features and effects to make your […]
Thank you everyone who has been emailing in questions over the past month, they have been great questions. Keep them coming! As a reminder, please include the make, model and version of the OS when sending in a question. Let us know if you have your device rooted and the ROM you have installed if […]
The world is a big place and a lot can happen in the blink of an eye. While it is easy to obsess over the latest happening, being informed is not a bad thing. There are a lot of very popular news sources and there are some lesser known sources. Most of the applications on […]
After a month of writing this series, there seem to be a some somewhat generic questions coming through. There also some very specific questions. However, if you could add the model of the device, which version of the OS you have and any other key information would be very helpful in helping answer your questions. […]
Thanks for taking a look at this week’s ask an Android expert Q&A. There have been quite a few questions about rooting. If you asked one of these questions, know they are not being ignored. In the near future we will put up an article to address your rooting questions. Otherwise, we are making an […]
Kids are busier than ever these days and because of that, parents are buying children Android phones at a young age. Since kids are quick to learn technology, getting them in the habit of using their calendar isn’t a bad thing to show them right away. There are a couple ways to keep your family […]
This week we have a few questions about making an Android phone a little easier to read. While some of the problems can be solved through rooting and/or using custom ROM, many times there are applications or simple tweaks that can be done to achieve similar result while keeping your warranty. Please keep sending us […]
Let’s face it, people are self conscious and need validation. So, there’s an app for that. A couple of applications actually. In the marketing world, this is called social proof, to the average person, this is ego building. The premise of the Android applications below is to supply a picture to have other people vote […]
First off, thank you for everyone who has been submitting Android questions. They have been great and we hope you keep flooding us with questions and requests. This is a great way to be more helpful to all of you. To submit your own question, send an email to android-help [at] maketecheasier.com. We will make […]
Some people don’t like giving all of their information to Google. Having an Android phone makes this pretty difficult. There are ways to minimize the amount of information you entrust to Google’s servers. Here are some pretty simple changes you can make to changes to take Google out of the picture for most things.