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.
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 […]
After a month of writing this series, there seem to be a some somewhat generic questions coming through. There also some very specific questions. However, if you could add the model of the device, which version of the OS you have and any other key information would be very helpful in helping answer your questions. […]
If you are one of the lucky few who are already using Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on your handset, then I am sure you will agree that the ICS stock launcher is a much improved version than its previous iteration. However, as good as it gets, it is still lacking in user customization and […]
Thanks for taking a look at this week’s ask an Android expert Q&A. There have been quite a few questions about rooting. If you asked one of these questions, know they are not being ignored. In the near future we will put up an article to address your rooting questions. Otherwise, we are making an […]
Dropbox doesn’t encrypt your data by default. If anyone got hold of your password, they will be able to login to your Dropbox web account and access all of your file. One of the method that we show you before is to encrypt the files/folders in your desktop before syncing them to the cloud. This […]
Kids are busier than ever these days and because of that, parents are buying children Android phones at a young age. Since kids are quick to learn technology, getting them in the habit of using their calendar isn’t a bad thing to show them right away. There are a couple ways to keep your family […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]