Recently I have had an increased need to send and receive text messages. While we have reviewed some applications to send text messages from your browser, there was a bit of a lag I wasn’t liking. I decided to try other options. MightyText was the outright winner of my search. What I was looking for […]
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.
Calendars are a necessary evil these days. They can be hard to manage, but you will surely forget half of what you need to get done if you don’t use one. Using the calendar on your Android device will make it a lot easier to keep track of what you need to do and where […]
The questions this week cover some workarounds and email troubleshooting. The questions about the phones and applications troubleshooting are great; keep sending them! We have got a few questions about building applications. While this is Android related, it isn’t part of what we cover in these articles.
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 […]
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 […]
Thank you everyone who has been emailing in questions over the past month, they have been great questions. Keep them coming! As a reminder, please include the make, model and version of the OS when sending in a question. Let us know if you have your device rooted and the ROM you have installed if […]
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 […]