Go Launcher Ex: An Impressive Home Replacement App For Android

Go Launcher Ex: An Impressive Home Replacement App For Android

My favorite home replacement app for Android used to be LauncherPro, mainly because it is fast and highly customizable. Even after trying out many other home replacement apps in the market (such as ADW Launcher, Zeamly, etc), I always find myself going back to LauncherPro, that is until I have found Go Launcher Ex. Go […]

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Read eBooks On Android Using Aldiko Book Reader

Read eBooks On Android Using Aldiko Book Reader

I generally do all my reading on my Kindle. However, sometimes I am averse to carrying something that does not fit into my pocket. So, I often end up reading a lot of eBooks on my Android device. While it is relatively easy to read text files and PDFs on most Android device, other formats […]

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BytNotes Sets A Reminder Note For Your Contact in Android

BytNotes Sets A Reminder Note For Your Contact in Android

How many time have you promise to do a task for your friend only to forget the minutes after? And when they call to remind you, you have completely no idea of why they are calling in the first place. BytNotes is a simple application for Android that allows you to set a reminder note […]

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Browsers War: The Search For The Best Android Browser

Browsers War: The Search For The Best Android Browser

Just like a computer, your Android device comes with a standard browser pre-installed. For many people, this browser will work great. The standard Android browser is fast and has a few cool features. However, being the default browser doesn’t mean it is the best Android browser. There are other options out ther. Depending on how […]

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2Player Streams Music From One Device To Another [Android]

2Player Streams Music From One Device To Another [Android]

Using your Android phone as a remote control is nothing new. We have already discussed how to remote control VLC and iTunes right from your smart handset. What about a different kind of remote control, like remote controlling the streaming of music from one device to another? 2Player is an Android music player with integrated […]

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SMS Popup Notifies You When New Message Arrives [Android]

SMS Popup Notifies You When New Message Arrives [Android]

On Android, when a new message is received, a notification appears in the sliding panel showing the user the number and contents of the new message. While this is a handy way of displaying the message, it does not give you the immediacy of the iPhone’s pop-up notifications. Instead, you have to slide the panel […]

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3 Quick And Easy Ways to Convert A Webpage to PDF in Android

3 Quick And Easy Ways to Convert A Webpage to PDF in Android

Browsing a website on your Android phone is easy. You just have to connect to a WIFI/3G network, launch your browser app and start browsing. When you chance upon an interesting webpage that you want to read later, you can either add it to bookmarks or save it with Read It Later app (like Instapaper). […]

By Damien -
Easily Create Blog Posts On The Move With Posterous Android App

Easily Create Blog Posts On The Move With Posterous Android App

Posterous is a simple blogging platform that allows you to create short simple posts with an emphasis on rich media content. It is possible to post from the web interface, however Posterous has made it incredibly easy to create posts from your mobile phones by emailing text and media to your personalised  account. Therefore, it […]

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Android App Review: Google Reader

Android App Review: Google Reader

I have been an avid user of Google’s RSS reader for quite some time. Since I bought my smartphone, I was able to view my RSS feeds on the phone’s browser through Google Reader. Owning an Android phone means that I have become accustomed to using Google branded applications for most of the things I […]

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Netfront Life Screen: A Beautiful Home Replacement App For Android

Netfront Life Screen: A Beautiful Home Replacement App For Android

There is no lack of home screen replacement apps for Android. From Home++ for the older days, the revolutionary Slidescreen to the widely popular ADW and LauncherPro, there will sure be one that suits your needs. NetFront Life Screen is yet another home screen replacement app, and yes, it is beautiful and elegant. NetFront Life […]

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How to Enable Google Instant in Android And iPhone

How to Enable Google Instant in Android And iPhone

All Android phones and iPhones come with a search feature that the users can press to perform a search instantly. If you are searching within an app, or searching for files in your SD card, the search button will serve you well. But if you want to search the web, you will be better off […]

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8 Things You Need to Know Before Modding Your Android Phone

8 Things You Need to Know Before Modding Your Android Phone

If you have gotten an Android phone and plan to be only a casual user, this article might not be suitable for you. If however, after using your Android phone and you are tempted to mod your phone to achieve better performance, it is best to learn about some of the technical stuffs before you […]

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4 Free Tools to Sync Your iTunes Music to Android

4 Free Tools to Sync Your iTunes Music to Android

If you are a iPod, iPhone, iPad or whatever iDevice user, you will have no problem syncing your device with iTunes (in fact, this is the only way you can get music onto the device). But if you own an Android phone and use iTunes to purchase, store and organize your music/video, you will find […]

By Damien -
Pixelpipe For Android: Post Anything to Everywhere, Anytime

Pixelpipe For Android: Post Anything to Everywhere, Anytime

Just like pipes that connect you from one place to another, Pixelpipe is a web service that connects you from the real world to the virtual world, by allowing you to upload your media content from desktop and mobile to a plethora of social network sites, all at the same time. For those who have […]

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Sync Your Android Phone to Your Desktop: Android Manager WiFi

Sync Your Android Phone to Your Desktop: Android Manager WiFi

There are numerous ways of syncing your data from your phone to your computer or the cloud, however the easiest is often to automate it through your personal wireless network. This ensures that whenever your phone and computer are on the same network, all the data on your phone is automatically synced to your computer. […]

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Place Reminder Note On Your Notification Bar in Android Phone

Place Reminder Note On Your Notification Bar in Android Phone

There are no shortage of to-do lists apps and note taking apps in Android market. However, few of them allow you to place a reminder note on the notification bar so you can easily check it with a quick swipe. Notification Note is a simple note taking app that places your note on the notification […]

By Damien -
Read SMS Messages On your Computer With TalkMyPhone [Android]

Read SMS Messages On your Computer With TalkMyPhone [Android]

My day is split between sitting in front of the computer and being on the move. While I am at my computer my HTC Magic (running Android 2.2) is comfortably charging in its dock. Unfortunately, this means that every time I receive a text message or other notification I have to remove the phone from […]

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Quick Review Of Firefox Beta For Android

Quick Review Of Firefox Beta For Android

There is no lack of browsers in the Android market, but still, the release of Firefox beta for Android is worth all the attention. The beta version of Firefox for Android brings much changes and improvement to its pre-alpha build. Plenty of new features such as sync, addons, awesome screen and the improved user-interface are […]

By Damien -
Dropbox Android App Review

Dropbox Android App Review

In my previous Dropbox article, I highlighted that Dropbox had released apps for the Android, iOS and Blackberry platforms. These enabled Dropbox users to access their data while on the move. However, the apps, especially the Android one, was very much in its infancy and there were a lot of basic functions that it lacked. […]

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How to Increase the Google Reader Font Size In Android Browser

How to Increase the Google Reader Font Size In Android Browser

Using the Android browser to surf the web is usually quite painfree. Whenever you encounter a site that is not optimized for mobile, you simply do a pinch action to zoom into the site. However, if you load the Google Reader site on your Android browser, you will definitely be frustrated over the small font […]

By Damien -
Launcher Pro + QuickDesk: Probably The Best Android Home Replacement Combination

Launcher Pro + QuickDesk: Probably The Best Android Home Replacement Combination

Android owners know after about 2 minutes of going through the Android Market how much you can do to personalize your device. Usually people go for the fun apps like live wallpapers, themes and games. One overlooked type of application is a new home screen app. Sure you may have a nice UI for your […]

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How to Find And Install Non-market Apps On Your Android Phone

How to Find And Install Non-market Apps On Your Android Phone

The Android Market is great, and only getting better. It is home to literally tens of thousands of great apps, many of which are free, and all of which are at your disposal with just a few taps of your finger. But sometimes, particularly when searching for apps that perform particular functions, we are met with an […]

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How to Control Your Computer With Your Android Phone

How to Control Your Computer With Your Android Phone

In my last article, I covered how to control VLC media player with your Android phone. While that is great for manipulating VLC, it cannot actually control anything else on your computer. Other similar Android apps such as TunesRemote are great for controlling iTunes, but are again limited to that one function. Sometimes you are […]

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Protect And Secure Your Android Phone With Lookout Mobile Security

Protect And Secure Your Android Phone With Lookout Mobile Security

In the past, when it comes to security, we are always discussing about means to protect our PC from virus, malware and hackers. With the rising popularity of smart phone, such as iPhone, Android phone, blackberry etc, we are starting to see more and more concern for mobile security. Hence, it is no surprise that […]

By Damien -
How To Take Screenshots on your Android Phone (Rooted Phone Only)

How To Take Screenshots on your Android Phone (Rooted Phone Only)

Unlike the iPhone, there is no easy way for you to take screenshots of your Android phone. The only way is to install the Android SDK and run the ddms from there. However, if you have rooted your phone, this will be a different story. There are several useful apps in the marketplace that allow […]

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AppBrain: Easily Install Android Apps From Your Desktop Browser

AppBrain: Easily Install Android Apps From Your Desktop Browser

AppBrain is a powerful web-interface for installing any app onto your Android phone. Instead of navigating through the default Android Market app, you can browse the apps on the AppBrain website and install/uninstall from the comfort of your desktop. Since installing AppBrain and now Fast Web Installer I have completely stopped using the default Market application. […]

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Backup All Your Mobile Data With m:IQ

Backup All Your Mobile Data With m:IQ

We talk a lot about backing up on Make Tech Easier, but generally this is with respect to computers. Backing up mobile phones is still in its infancy as mobile internet has just recently started to become more ubiquitous. The two leading smartphone operating systems, Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, both have some backup functions […]

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Sync Your Desktop Browser to Your Android Phone

Sync Your Desktop Browser to Your Android Phone

Let’s say you are doing research on your desktop browser and you need to leave your computer to run some errand. Wouldn’t it be great if you can sync what you are reading to your mobile phone so that you can continue your research on the move? If you are using an Android phone (running […]

By Damien -
How to Access Your Computer Files (And Stream Music) From Your Mobile Devices

How to Access Your Computer Files (And Stream Music) From Your Mobile Devices

With today’s technology, it is becoming very easy to share your files, music, video or even computers over the cloud. If you always have the need to access to the files in your computer while on the move, and you happen to be a proud owner of iPhone/iPod Touch or any Android phone, you can […]

By Damien -
How to Tether Using Your Android Phone

How to Tether Using Your Android Phone

Unless you are one of the few who have upgraded to Froyo, or you have rooted your Android phone, chances are, you are still not able to tether using your Android phone. Those who are seeking a solution, PdaNet is the easiest way available to provide tethering to your Mac or PC. PdaNet allows you to, […]

By Colin Scattergood -
TunesRemote: Remote Control iTunes With Your Android Phone

TunesRemote: Remote Control iTunes With Your Android Phone

There are plenty of apps that allow you to remote control your iTunes from other computers, iPhone or even iPod Touch, but when it comes to Android, the choice is limited (as of now). TunesRemote is one of the few that give you the ability to control your iTunes from your Android phone. While it […]

By Damien -
Snippet: How to Manually Upgrade Your Nexus One to Android 2.2 (Froyo)

Snippet: How to Manually Upgrade Your Nexus One to Android 2.2 (Froyo)

Update: Google has stated that this version of Froyo firmware is not the official version for your phone. Therefore, this method of manual update is no longer valid. Nexus one owner, in case you are still not aware, Google has released the latest version of Android 2.2 (Froyo) in the Google I/O Conference. Some of you […]

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SlideScreen: A Beautiful Alternative to Android Home Screen

SlideScreen: A Beautiful Alternative to Android Home Screen

The default Android home screen is rather functional. You can fully customize it by placing various kind of widgets, shortcuts on the desktop, change the wallpapers and you can swipe to switch screen. Now, if you are looking for a more functional home screen, one that can allow a busy person like you to better […]

By Damien -
18 Essential Apps For Your Android Phone

18 Essential Apps For Your Android Phone

Like any other operating system, most Android phones come preinstalled only with a minimum set of applications that are sufficient to get you started. But to really get the best out of it, you have to go into the Marketplace and grab the third-party apps. Being a geek in my circle of friends, I am […]

By Damien -
How to Install Android SDK (and Take Screenshots) in Ubuntu 9.10

How to Install Android SDK (and Take Screenshots) in Ubuntu 9.10

If you are an Android developer, looking to root your Android phone, or just a blogger who wants to take screenshots of your latest Nexus One phone, you will need to install Android SDK in your computer. I know that it is kind of troublesome to download/install the SDK just to take screenshots in your […]

By Damien -
How to Add Custom Alarm Ringtones in Android

How to Add Custom Alarm Ringtones in Android

If you are a proud owner of an Android phone and also a heavy alarm clock user, you will know that the default alarm clock app in Android phone does not provides you with lot of options, especially the ringtone. If you are looking to choose from a wide range of songs/ringtones that you are […]

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How To Check Your Android For Cupcake

How To Check Your Android For Cupcake

Cupcake is the internal Google nickname for the latest version of the Android operating system (There will be a Doughnut version next). Google engineers stumbled on a great marketing tool similar to Ubuntu’s Hardy Heron, Intrepid Ibex, Jaunty Jackalope scheme. Who doesn’t like dessert? Unfortunately, Cupcake is quickly becoming known as the update that didn’t […]

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