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How to Get Android Notifications On Your Computer

How to Get Android Notifications On Your Computer

The Android Mobile OS is surging forward with leaps and bounds. If you do not own one of these devices, you likely know someone who does own an Android phone. Even though you can do most everything on your phone, it is still easier to do somethings on your computer. While you are working on […]

How to Sync Android’s SD Card With Dropbox

How to Sync Android’s SD Card With Dropbox

Dropbox for Android is easily one of our favorite mobile app. It allows you to download and view your files in your Dropbox folder and also upload files to the server. It is best suited for people (like us) who like to work on the move. If there is anything that we are unsatisfied with, […]

iDisplay: Turn Your Android Devices Into A Second Monitor

iDisplay: Turn Your Android Devices Into A Second Monitor

When you connect two (or more) monitors to your computer, you can drag an application window from one to another monitor. Now, what if your second monitor is your smartphone, or tablet and you are able to drag window to it and interact with your fingers? Sound cool, isn’t it? iDisplay is one such app […]

4 Ways To Make Good Use Of Dropbox For Android

4 Ways To Make Good Use Of Dropbox For Android

When I made the switch to an Android phone from a Blackberry, one of the deciding factors was how I could easily share files with clients and club members. I am usually not at my office and do much of my work remotely. While Dropbox was accessible from my Blackberry, it was less than convenient […]

Bartender Lite = A More Useful Android Notification Bar

Bartender Lite = A More Useful Android Notification Bar

One of the most under utilized parts of an Android phone is the notification bar. While it is useful for alerting you of emails, calendar appointments and SMS messages. The Android navigation bar can do so much more. Previously on Make Tech Easier,  we showed you how to put a reminder note in your Android […]

How To Activate USB Debug On Your Android Device

How To Activate USB Debug On Your Android Device

Have you ever thought, it could happen even a common user needs to switch on the USB debug mode on his/her Android phone? One could think this may be required for an application developer, however, certain desktop phone managers can establish connection with your phone via USB cable only, when this setting is activated. Certain […]

Keep Your Android Running: How to Conserve HTC Battery Power

Keep Your Android Running: How to Conserve HTC Battery Power

This is a guest post by Kat Cole A diverse range of people now own one of the various smart, internet-enabled 3G mobile phones available on the market. Although it would hardly be catastrophic should your kid neighbour’s battery conk out right when he is in the middle of sending a text message to his […]

Phonebook 2.0: A Great Alternative to Android Contact App

Phonebook 2.0: A Great Alternative to Android Contact App

There are a lot of ways to personalize the look and feel of your Android phone. Applications can add functionality to what’s already there. Phonebook 2.0 is a phonebook replacement application and it adds a ton of features to your contact list. Having your contact list be the central social hub for your Android phone […]

Remote Control Windows 7 With Your Android Phone

Remote Control Windows 7 With Your Android Phone

WIN Remote is an Android app that allows you to remote control your Windows 7 directly from your mobile. As compared to an earlier post on remote controlling your computer from Android, this app is much more polished and there are many features that are dedicated to Windows 7. To be able to remote control […]

Find Related Apps on Android with Chomp

Find Related Apps on Android with Chomp

It has been said many times over, but it bears repeating: even with the numerous updates, the Android Market is still in shambles. It is difficult to find apps, it is difficult to rate apps and it can even be troublesome to install them and keep them all up-to-date. Fortunately, we overcame this frustration when […]

How to Make Good Use Of The Android Search Button

How to Make Good Use Of The Android Search Button

Are you one of those people who is constantly doing something on your Android phone? If you are anything like I am, you likely use the search function a fair amount. Once you start to use the Android search feature, you can find and navigate to things with less hassle. One of the most powerful […]

How to Manage Your Picasa Web Album From Android

How to Manage Your Picasa Web Album From Android

In the past, we will have to carry a bulky camera along to take photos. Now, most phones come with a camera for you to take photos on the move. The new problem is, how can we quickly deal with the photos after you have taken it? Connecting your phone to your computer, transfer the […]

How to Install VLC-Shares In Ubuntu And Stream Videos to Android

How to Install VLC-Shares In Ubuntu And Stream Videos to Android

VLC, without a doubt, is the best media player around. Not only is it able to play almost any file format, it is also able to stream audio/video from the Web and transcode on the fly. VLC-share is a web implementation of VLC streaming and transcoding that allows you to stream (and transcode) your videos […]

Increase Your Phones Battery Life With JuiceDefender [Android]

Increase Your Phones Battery Life With JuiceDefender [Android]

Smartphones have become like mini-computers, however a prevailing problem for all mobile devices is the short battery life. Sometimes I am unable to get through the day on a single charge. The problem with smartphones is that there are a lot of different features that can increase battery consumption. However, it is impractical to disable […]

How to Save Attachment From Gmail For Android

How to Save Attachment From Gmail For Android

The Gmail for Android app is pretty well integrated with the phone. You can read, sync, compose (using different addresses), access labels, star your mail and there is even the Priority Inbox feature. One thing that it didn’t do well is the ability for the users to download the file attachments to your SD card. […]

xScope Browser: A Hidden Gem In The Pool Of Android Apps

xScope Browser: A Hidden Gem In The Pool Of Android Apps

Recently, we reviewed some of the useful browsers for Android. Even though we tried our best to be comprehensive, we still missed out on a few gems. And thanks to all of you who commented, we have uncovered another gem – xScope browser. At first glance, I didn’t think xScope was anything noteworthy. It has a plain […]

Android Market (Web) Vs. Appbrain

Android Market (Web) Vs. Appbrain

If you have not heard, the Android Market is now available to view on your desktop browser. I was pretty excited to see the features offered in the web version of the Android Market. However, much like many of you, I have grown comfortable using Appbrain for my Android app searching needs. I’m not going […]