Android

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

How to Use The Google’s Roboto Font Everywhere

How to Use The Google’s Roboto Font Everywhere

The Roboto font is a new set of sans-serif font created by Google for the Android 4.0 Ice-Cream Sandwich platform. It is a nice and elegant font that renders well on high resolution screens such as your Android phones and tablets. It contains the full set of font weight (includes regular, bold, italic, and bold […]

How to Send Large Files From Your Android

How to Send Large Files From Your Android

Sometimes you have a large file you want to send. Perhaps a movie or another file you transferred to your SD card to use on your Android phone. You cannot always send these files through email. I know I have tried to email a video taken with my 8MP camera and I can’t. I have […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

4 SMS Back Up Applications To Keep Your Messages Safe [Android]

4 SMS Back Up Applications To Keep Your Messages Safe [Android]

SMS messages are the preferred method of communication for many people these days. Unlike emails, SMS messages are short and simple and usually read right away. One thing email has the advantage of over text messages is you can retrieve them from the trash or back them up easily. Android phones have 3rd party application […]

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 […]

Android Power Monitoring At Its Best

Android Power Monitoring At Its Best

Using your Android for a full day on a single battery is a pipe dream for many people. There are things you can do to get better Android battery life right on your phone. However, sometimes you need options in the form of an app. GO Power Master is an Android power management app letting […]

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 […]