How to Create Your Own Mobile Browser Without Any Coding Skill [Android]

How to Create Your Own Mobile Browser Without Any Coding Skill [Android]

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 […]

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How To Type Faster On Your Android

How To Type Faster On Your Android

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.

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How to Download Zip Attachment From Gmail in Android

How to Download Zip Attachment From Gmail in Android

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, […]

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Tinychat For Web Allows You to Chat, Listen to Music And Draw Simultaneously

Tinychat For Web Allows You to Chat, Listen to Music And Draw Simultaneously

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 […]

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How to Watch P2P Media Streaming On Your Android Tablet [Sopcast]

How to Watch P2P Media Streaming On Your Android Tablet [Sopcast]

SopCast is a great software for you to watch TV online. It used to work only for Windows, but we have shown you how to get it working in Linux. The good thing is that the developers of SopCast has not been slacking and an Android version is now available for you to download. With […]

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4 Awesome Camera Applications That Are More Powerful Than Instagram [Android]

4 Awesome Camera Applications That Are More Powerful Than Instagram [Android]

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 […]

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5 Awesome News Applications For Android To Keep You In The Know

5 Awesome News Applications For Android To Keep You In The Know

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 […]

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Apex Launcher Is A Worthy Replacement For The Stock ICS Launcher [Android]

Apex Launcher Is A Worthy Replacement For The Stock ICS Launcher [Android]

If you are one of the lucky few who are already using Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on your handset, then I am sure you will agree that the ICS stock launcher is a much improved version than its previous iteration. However, as good as it gets, it is still lacking in user customization and […]

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How to Access Your Encrypted Dropbox Files In Android

How to Access Your Encrypted Dropbox Files In Android

Dropbox doesn’t encrypt your data by default. If anyone got hold of your password, they will be able to login to your Dropbox web account and access all of your file. One of the method that we show you before is to encrypt the files/folders in your desktop before syncing them to the cloud. This […]

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What Is Your Family Doing Right Now? Try Using A Digital Family Calendar. [Android]

What Is Your Family Doing Right Now? Try Using A Digital Family Calendar. [Android]

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 […]

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Ask An Android Expert – Week 2

Ask An Android Expert – Week 2

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 […]

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8 Useful Tips To Get The Best Out Of Your Android Phone

8 Useful Tips To Get The Best Out Of Your Android Phone

The smartphone nowadays is more than just a simple calling device. The Android phone or iPhone that you own is a powerful mini-computer that allows you to surf the web, check emails, chat with friends, read books, listen to music, watch videos or even work while on the move. Thus, it can be a frustrating experience when it lags terribly, or the battery runs out of juice very quickly. With a little (and regular) maintenance and the help of several applications, you can easily get your phone to perform at its best, consistency.

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Unplug And Reconnect Lets You Take Some Time Off Your Android Phone

Unplug And Reconnect Lets You Take Some Time Off Your Android Phone

Do you find yourself addicted to your mobile phone? Ask yourself these questions: What is the first thing you do after you wake up? Check emails on your mobile phone. What is the first thing you do when you are on the bus? Play games on your mobile phone. What is the first thing you […]

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2 Android Apps To Receive Brutally Honest Opinions And Feedbacks

2 Android Apps To Receive Brutally Honest Opinions And Feedbacks

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 […]

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Ask An Android Expert – Week 1

Ask An Android Expert – Week 1

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 […]

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Tips To Use Less Google On Your Android Phone

Tips To Use Less Google On Your Android Phone

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.

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4 Handy Android Apps To Save Information For Later Reading

4 Handy Android Apps To Save Information For Later Reading

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 […]

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Give Your Android Phone A Mac-Like Dock

Give Your Android Phone A Mac-Like Dock

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 […]

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Llama: Transform Your Android Phone to A Fully Automated Bot

Llama: Transform Your Android Phone to A Fully Automated Bot

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 […]

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How to Install Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) In Virtualbox

How to Install Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) In Virtualbox

If you do not own an Android phone, or that your phone has not been upgraded to Android 4.0 (Ice-cream sandwich) or you just plain curious how Android 4.0 running on a desktop will look like, here is your chance to find out now. The Android-x86 project, which brings the Android OS to x86 desktop, […]

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Ask Your Android Questions Now!

Ask Your Android Questions Now!

As you all know, we launched the “Ask a Windows question” event a month back and we received plenty of responses for that. Thanks, everyone and keep the questions coming. I am glad to inform you that we are now extending the services to Android. So if you have any Android related issue, send it […]

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Schedule Android Profiles To Change Automatically With Profile Scheduler

Schedule Android Profiles To Change Automatically With Profile Scheduler

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 […]

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3 Must Have Android Applications To Clean Out Your System And Keep It Blazingly Fast

3 Must Have Android Applications To Clean Out Your System And Keep It Blazingly Fast

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 […]

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How to Connect Your Galaxy Nexus to Ubuntu And Enable File Transfer

How to Connect Your Galaxy Nexus to Ubuntu And Enable File Transfer

While Android is based on the Linux kernel, that doesn’t mean it plays well with Linux distro. If you are a proud owner of the Galaxy Nexus, you will find that it doesn’t come with a micro SD-card slot where you can transfer files to and when you connect your phone to your Ubuntu, it […]

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Turn Your iPhone or Android Into a Walkie Talkie

Turn Your iPhone or Android Into a Walkie Talkie

Suddenly messaging people just got much easier. The Voxer app turns your iOS device into a walkie talkie, but also allows you to send text messages and pictures like you would with a regular text message. All three can be mixed within a conversation. I wasn’t even looking for such an app, but now having […]

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Organize Your Digital Life Easily With My Life Organized

Organize Your Digital Life Easily With My Life Organized

With the new year comes resolutions. I myself have made a few that I am working to keep. Some people I know have vowed to be more organized. Having an Android phone can make getting your digital life more organized if you let it. My Life Organized is a cool little Android application that lets […]

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How to Dual Boot Asus Transformer With Ubuntu

How to Dual Boot Asus Transformer With Ubuntu

I got myself a Asus Transformer tablet in June 2011 and since then, I have been looking for an easy way to install Ubuntu on it. The form factor, the keyboard dock and the hardware spec of Asus transformer make it just right for a portable computer. However, back then, getting Ubuntu on board the […]

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Tablet Remote: Remote Control Your Android Tablet With Your Android Phone

Tablet Remote: Remote Control Your Android Tablet With Your Android Phone

Let’s imagine the situation: You have an Android tablet and you love to connect it to your big HDTV so you can watch your favorite movie (or play Angry Birds) in big screen. Right after you have set the movie playing, you sit back and enjoy your movie, only to find that the volume is […]

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How to Find Data Hogging Applications in Android

How to Find Data Hogging Applications in Android

Many mobile carriers are limiting your data plan. If you are a bulk data user, you will be paying more. Some of you may not even know how close you are coming to your data limit. Onavo can help you track your data AND weed out the applications that are eating up your data.

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How To Root Amazon Kindle Fire (For Software Version 6.2.1)

How To Root Amazon Kindle Fire (For Software Version 6.2.1)

Just a few days back, Amazon rolled out a minor software update for its tablet, the Amazon Kindle Fire. The software update was stated as version 6.2.1 update and it fixed a few bugs as well as blocked the ability to root the device. Before that, one can use the SuperOneClick tool to root the […]

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Best Of Android Apps 2011

Best Of Android Apps 2011

Over the course of 2011, the Android Market has exploded with growth. The Market has reached over 10 Billion downloads and is gaining momentum by the day. Because of all the growth in for the Android OS, it can be difficult to find the most best applications for your needs. Below is a list of […]

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12 Android Apps For Small Business Owners

12 Android Apps For Small Business Owners

The small business owner is a busy person these days. Many are utilizing Android devices to do more without being stuck in front of the computer all day. Many of the applications available out there are wildly helpful, it just takes some digging to find them. The list here will give you a good intro […]

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7 Christmas Live Wallpapers For Android

7 Christmas Live Wallpapers For Android

People get pretty nutty about the holidays. They get hyped up for shopping for and receiving gifts and going to all of the holiday parties with friends and family. People also love to decorate their houses, pets and anything else they can. Below are several Live Wallpapers for Android to get your Android phone into […]

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Google Samsung Galaxy Nexus Review

Google Samsung Galaxy Nexus Review

Another quarter, another superphone. This time it’s the Google Samsung Galaxy Nexus, with its pimped out 4.6” 1280×720 Super AMOLED display and the tasty Ice Cream Sandwich update to Android. How does it stack up to the recent competition, you might wonder, read on to find out!

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5 Worthy Siri Alternatives For Android Smartphones

5 Worthy Siri Alternatives For Android Smartphones

If you are the owner of an Android device, you might know about Siri – voice recognition software exclusively available for iPhone 4S that allows you to control many smartphone functions. If you want to buy an iPhone just because of Siri, you might want to read on ahead as there are some good alternatives […]

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How To Root Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android Smartphone

How To Root Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android Smartphone

Galaxy Nexus is the third flagship Android smartphone made with the partnership between Google and Samsung. If you are not aware, Galaxy Nexus is also the most powerful Android phone to date, sporting a large 4.6 inches screen and dual core CPU. In addition, it is also the first Android phone to be shipped with […]

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How to Check If CarrierIQ Tracking Software Is Installed In Your Android Phone

How to Check If CarrierIQ Tracking Software Is Installed In Your Android Phone

The hottest news lately has to be the discovery of the CarrierIQ software residing in most Android phones. If you are still not aware, CarrierIQ is a tracking software that can track almost every single bit of information in your phone, including the characters you typed in your keyboard, the website you visited, the information […]

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Pogoplug: Cloud Storage Made For Mobile

Pogoplug: Cloud Storage Made For Mobile

A big problem with a lot of cloud storage options is they are intended for you to sync computers to other computers. Mobile syncing seems to be an after thought. Pogoplug was made with mobile in mind. Mobile cloud syncing is kind of a big deal for a lot of people who are on the […]

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How to Watch YouTube Playlist in Android [Quick Tip]

How to Watch YouTube Playlist in Android [Quick Tip]

Playing your YouTube playlist on a browser is easy. With a few simple clicks and you can sit back and enjoy your videos. In Android, the YouTube app comes with playlist creation and playback feature, but it is not immediately visible to the user. You will have to dig deeper into the options to access […]

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4 Free Keyboards For Android Tablet That Are Great For Daily Use

4 Free Keyboards For Android Tablet That Are Great For Daily Use

On a tablet, other than the screen, the next most used item is the keyboard. In most Android tablet that I have come across, the default keyboard is always badly done, and while it is usable, it is always not a good tool for improving productivity. Unlike iPad where you don’t have a choice of […]

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4 Android Apps To Improve Your Productivity

4 Android Apps To Improve Your Productivity

Do you want to make your life a bit less stressful, and take out more time to do more things? Even 5 minutes of freedom can be a great thing nowadays. Here are 4 Android apps that help you make your daily routine / work more productive. Some may help you remember things while others […]

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Called Someone and Forget What You Want to Say? Try Call Reminder Notes [Android App]

Called Someone and Forget What You Want to Say? Try Call Reminder Notes [Android App]

To-do lists can be really helpful. We have mentioned different task applications and web-based to-do lists as well as apps on your phone or desktop. Call Reminder Notes is a great reminder style to-do list for calling people. You won’t want to use this Android app to remember to get bread and milk on the […]

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