Android

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. […]

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 […]

3 Useful Comic Viewer Apps for Android

3 Useful Comic Viewer Apps for Android

The advent of the digital age has drastically changed our methods of consuming media. Books and music have become digitised and in the same vein it is now possible to read entire comic books from a variety of electronic devices. I have been a fan of comics for a long time and as an Android […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Remote Control VLC With Your Android Phone

How to Remote Control VLC With Your Android Phone

The best thing about living in 2010 and owning an Android phone is the incredible number of apps. My mission over the past few months has been to find the best apps that I can use to control my PC with my phone. I have tested a number of free and paid apps and put […]

Use your Android Phone as a Wireless Hotspot (Rooted Phones Only)

Use your Android Phone as a Wireless Hotspot (Rooted Phones Only)

We have recently covered how to use your Android phone to access the internet on your computer. This process is known as tethering. By connecting your phone, via a USB cable, to your computer you are able to use the phone’s data connection to browse the web on your computer. In places where there aren’t […]

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 […]

6 Beautiful Android Live Wallpapers to Make Your Phone Stand Out

6 Beautiful Android Live Wallpapers to Make Your Phone Stand Out

In January 2010, Google released Android 2.1. Amongst a bevy of features released in this version of the mobile operating system, Google also added the live wallpapers function. What makes this live wallpapers different from the conventional static wallpapers is the richer, animated and interactive backgrounds. Live wallpapers are similar to a normal Android application […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Install and use Google Voice on your Android phone

How to Install and use Google Voice on your Android phone

Google Voice, as reviewed here, is a service that gives you an all new way to interact with your phone, as well as the things you use it for most. Google Voice has many feature, but the few that are probably most important to most people are the unified voicemail, the ability to make and […]

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, […]