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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How To Run Android on Your Home PC with Virtualbox

How To Run Android on Your Home PC with Virtualbox

Google’s Android OS has been making consistent progress in the smartphone world. If you’re anything like me, you may have been curious about this mobile OS but not willing to spend much on a phone. Fortunately, the LiveAndroid project on Google Code provides a bootable LiveCD image that can be run on your home computer. […]

How to Make Scannable Bar Codes for Android Phones

How to Make Scannable Bar Codes for Android Phones

Ever seen those black and white checkered boxes on Android web sites? They’re QR or “Quick Response” codes, and they can be read from your phone using the Barcode Scanner application from the Android Market. You can scan the codes that are published on web sites and use the results for all kinds of things. […]

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 […]