The Play Store has most everything you need, but there are times when you need to install apps without the Play Store. Here’s how to do that.
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.
There are a lot of ways to personalize the look and feel of your Android phone. Applications can add functionality to what’s already there. Phonebook 2.0 is a phonebook replacement application and it adds a ton of features to your contact list. Having your contact list be the central social hub for your Android phone […]
It has been said many times over, but it bears repeating: even with the numerous updates, the Android Market is still in shambles. It is difficult to find apps, it is difficult to rate apps and it can even be troublesome to install them and keep them all up-to-date. Fortunately, we overcame this frustration when […]
If you have not heard, the Android Market is now available to view on your desktop browser. I was pretty excited to see the features offered in the web version of the Android Market. However, much like many of you, I have grown comfortable using Appbrain for my Android app searching needs. I’m not going […]
My favorite home replacement app for Android used to be LauncherPro, mainly because it is fast and highly customizable. Even after trying out many other home replacement apps in the market (such as ADW Launcher, Zeamly, etc), I always find myself going back to LauncherPro, that is until I have found Go Launcher Ex. Go […]
We have written plenty of articles on the Android OS, mostly on the apps review and various tips/tricks. One assumption that we make is that our readers are all Android proficient, or at least know how to use their Android handset. Apparently, this is not the case. Some users who have switched from the normal […]
There are no shortage of to-do lists apps and note taking apps in Android market. However, few of them allow you to place a reminder note on the notification bar so you can easily check it with a quick swipe. Notification Note is a simple note taking app that places your note on the notification […]
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 […]
Unlike iPhone, rooting your Android phone is not an easy task, at least it is not for the faint hearted. To make it worse, there are different model of Android phones in the market, each comes with its own customization. This make it difficult to develop a universal rooting tool that can work on all […]
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 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. […]