In the quest to become the fastest browser, Google Chrome skipped many features that would slow down its performance. Chrome Toolbox is an extension that you can install to restore these features. Check it out here!
If you are those who love to actually get out and be social, appoi US for Android allows you to find events based on your location and what you’ve previously liked on Facebook or events you’ve attended.
For the rival relationship between Google and Microsoft, you won’t expect Microsoft to release a native Office app for Android anytime soon. If you really need to access Ms Office on your Android tablet, you can make use of CloudOn as the middleman to make the two play nice.
Keeping track of all your passwords is a pain, unless you have only one password for all your accounts. Managing your passwords on a mobile device is even worse because of the small form factor and inflexible keyboard. If you are using a Android device, here are several applications that can help you manage your passwords and make your life easier.
Android phones come in many different models and specifications. Most of the time, it is limited by what your wireless carrier provides. Even within the that bunch of phones, there’s still a wide variety to choose from. Knowing how to choose an Android phone can definitely make the selection process a much easier one.
Tasker is one of the most powerful, yet confusing automation app for Android. In this guide, I will take some of the difficulty out of using Tasker. We will go over what features of your Android phone need to be turned on, how to create profiles, tasks and scenes. Let’s get to it.
Most of us have a tolerance of seeing and accepting ads within the apps, but when the ads become too intrusive and annoying, you know it is time to use counter measures to remove them from your system. Here is some of the ways you can use to remove them.
Certain functions on the Android devices need a Wi-Fi connection to operate and having a bad WiFi connection can really spolit the whole user experience. Try out the following apps to improve your WiFi connection and user experience
Problems with your Android phone will slow down the phone, or cause it not to work. Here are some steps to maintain your Android and keep it in tip-top shape and running as fast as it possibly can.
Yup, you read that right. Pinterest is now available for your Android. What does that really mean? Well, you can see all of your boards, likes and best of all, you can upload your own stuff a lot easier. Let’s take a look at this long awaited Android application. How Pinterest for Android is the same […]
Even though there are not too many options, some people are still a little confused on how to use Instagram for Android. Below is run-through on the features and the filters. After reading this, you should be pretty darn comfortable with Instagram and be proud of your photographic genius.
Let’s face it, we all have poorly organized bookmarks. Here are 7 awesome apps to help you better manage your bookmarks in Android.
Vacationing is a great way to spend some downtime and recharge yourself. Here are 8 of the most useful apps you must carry along in your Android phone.
Accessing your Android files on your PC seems like an easy task, but without a dedicated desktop client, it can be difficult at times. Check out how you can wirelessly access your Android file.
Have you been out somewhere and got a call asking if you can help with a computer issue? As long as you have your Android with you, you’re all set.
We all have a busy schedule. What if you need go to a store to buy something a little more on the rare side and you have a very busy week? If you have an Android device, you can now shop for the items you need without physically appearing at the store. Here are a […]
In this week’s Android question roundup, we talk about privacy, Android 4.0, Windows 8 on an Android tablet and wireless picture transfer from Android to a PC. There is a lot of exciting stuff happening with the Android devices and OSes recently. Are you keeping up with what’s happening? Apple blocking the Samsung 10” tablet […]
Website owners rejoice! Google finally has an official Android application for Google Analytics. While some of the other applications out there work well, the official Google app works better. When you are not near a computer, you can now easily get your stats fix by logging in to see how well your new landing page […]
In this week’s round of Android questions and answers, we will be talking a little about Google Voice, the App drawer, running Windows programs on a tablet and populating your contacts with information from Google.
With any bit of technology, be it a gadget or software, there are some basics for general troubleshooting some people don’t always think about. Even the most tech savvy people can get into a bind with misbehaving technology. When troubleshooting any problems with an Android device, there are couple of things you can try before […]
In this installment of the weekly Android question and answer series, we answer some questions about rooting, applications that work well with Gmail and what to do if the Google Play Store doesn’t come on your tablet. If you missed the article explaining rooting last week, there are some good resources for the beginner to […]
In this week’s Android Q&A, we talk about the alternative app market GetJar, contact management, Wi-Fi hot spots and erasing your download history.
Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of the weekly Android Questions and Answers series. This week we are talking about totally getting rid of applications, changing the default account used for the Google Play Store, Wi-Fi connectivity issues and more. Remember, any question you may have is surely a question someone else out there […]
In this episode of the weekly Android Questions and Answers series, we are going to ways to download new ringtones, fix force closing apps, and migrating contacts from another phone. Thank you to everyone sending questions. I think those new to Android will have a good resource for any questions they might come up with […]
Shortcuts of any kind to make a person more efficient at what they do is usually appreciated. For the web-worker, using a text expander or a fancy clipboard app saves a lot of time. For the occasional work you may do on your Android device, there are similar applications available.
When maintaining a WordPress website, the speed at which it loads is super important. Not only for the visitor, but also for SEO. Google and other search engines do grade your site on loading speed. One remedy to help the load speed of your WordPress site is to set up a cache. What a cache […]
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, […]
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. The Q&A […]
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.
Everyday we are bombarded with a bunch of information. While a lot of the information will not hold your interest, there are things you may see on your web you really want to read but don’t have the time at that moment. On your Android devices, one of the most popular services to get your […]
Android phones are growing with leaps and bounds. There are a lot of ex-Apple users who have switched to Android devices. In my opinion, people use Android phones because they can customize them more than iOS and Blackberry devices. One way a desktop Apple fan could make their Android feel more comfortable is adding a […]
Having different profiles for your Android device is super handy. You can set up different volumes and notifications for different environments such as work and home. While it is cool to be able to manually switch your Android profiles when you need to, automatic Android profile switching is even better. Llama is a great location […]
When you have an Android phone, you use it for many reasons. A lot of times, your Android phone is used for both work and personal. When you are using your phone for business, you are not going to want certain ringtones or backgrounds to be on your phone no matter how funny you think […]
During the normal everyday usage of your Android device, there will be accumulated digital junk files. These may be the cache from all of your Facebook exploits or a really full call log from all of your sales calls. For Android phones with low memory, this digital junk can take up needed space. It is […]
Virtual storage space is getting really inexpensive these days. There are a lot of services popping up with free space to store your stuff. While some cloud storage services have a desktop application, Hopper is all on the web. In addition to being all web-based, uploading is drag and drop making it that much easier. […]
For those of you who use Facebook, I am sure there are one or two of you who have an Android phone. If you fall into this category, there is an application that lets you make new cover photos from pictures you take from your phone. You can add Facebook Cover Art to the list […]