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 […]
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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 […]
During WWDC, I was very happy to see that iOS 6 was going to come packed with turn by turn directions for maps. This seemed like a great feature to add for individuals not willing to pay a premium for applications on the App Store offering turn by turn directions. However, I was disappoint, like […]
We have covered several Android apps that allow you to sync your Android to your computer over wireless network. Most of them will turn your Android phone into a web server and you can then access it from your computer’s web browser. What if you want to browse the files and folders in your computer and move them over to your Android phone?
Rooting your Android device in essence will give you free reign to do almost any kind of customizing you would like to do. There are some pros and cons you may want to weigh before jumping into rooting your Android.
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.
Losing your Android phone sucks! Did you leave it at home this morning or did it fall out of your pocket somewhere? Don’t let your day be ruined just yet. Here is a list of applications to find your Android phone when it is missing.
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 […]
Android comes with an optional lockscreen that requires you to enter a password/pin/pattern before you can get to the Home screen. This may be a good protection feature, but in the event that you lost your phone, there is no way that the person who pick up your phone can know your contact information and […]
While most smartphones come with a default browser app that allows you to surf the Web on your mobile, it is often simple, ugly and doesn’t feel personal. What if you want to customize the browser app and you have no (or little) coding skill? Here’s one way you can create your own browser app […]
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.
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.
If you are using the latest Gmail app on your Android phone, you will know that it comes with one limitation: it doesn’t allow you to download and view zip attachment. For emails with any other form of attachment, such as image files, word documents etc, you can easily view/save them to your phone. However, […]
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 […]
While everyone knows about Skyping and Facebook Chat, TinyChat is much lesser known. Just like the other forms of chatting, TinyChat is available across multiple platforms. It’s available both on the web as well as on mobile devices. However, unlike the others, you can do more than chat. You can also listen to music or […]
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.