3D Compass for Android Review

3d-comapass-androidOne of the coolest thing about some of the newer apps is they are using augmented reality. If you aren’t sure what augmented reality is, in this case it is basically adding features to what’s currently being displayed through your camera. When it comes to your location, a real-time compass is the only way you should get information.

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Alarm clock [Android Basics]

The alarm clock on Android devices can vary a little from manufacturer to manufacturer. However, pretty much all of them offer the same basic features and functions. The video below will show the basics of how to use the pre-installed alarm clock on an Android device.

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How to Add a Theme to ADW Launcher

 

Android home screen launcher seem to cause people a little anxiety.  Most Android home screen launchers are different than what most people are accustomed to and they have a lot more features.  One of the coolest  features is adding themes. Some of the more popular Android home screen launchers have numerous themes to change the look and/or operation of the launcher. Here we will go over how to add a seem to ADW launcherContinue reading

Typing on an Android Virtual Keyboard [Android Basics]

Typing on a virtual keyboard takes a little getting used to. If you started out on a phone with a full keyboard with actual buttons, the first thing you will notice is your speed decrease.

The Android virtual keyboard is unique in the way that, if you don’t like it, you can download a new one. There are are over 6204 different keyboard applications in the Google Play Store. Each can replace the default Android keyboard or add to it. Continue reading

Using the Android Calendar [Android Basics]

The Android phone calendar is super powerful and easy to use. If you are accustomed to other smart phone calendars, the Android calendar will be a sight for sore eyes. The look of the Android calendar will vary depending on the device.

For example, the Samsung Tab has a different calendar than my HTC Desire. If you root your device and change ROMs, you will likely have a different calendar application on each ROM you install.

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Adding your internet provider’s email when its actually Gmail [Android Basics]

Many ISPs are using Gmail these days. Because of that, there is some confusion with the setup. Here are the settings to add your Internet Service Provider (ISP) email to an Android phone.

These directions are if you are using the Mail or Email application. Many times you can skip all of this setup by using the Gmail for Android application.

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How-to back up your Android contacts [Android Basics]

People rely heavily on the information in their phone. One of the most important pieces of information is the contact list. Many people never back up their contact list. When they lose their phone or the phone is wiped for one reason or another, the result is devastating.

A few simple steps can help you keep your contact list when the unfortunate occurs. Below is the method to manually back up the contacts on and Android device. Continue reading

Remove an Android application [Android Basics]

Many Android phones do not have much space for applications. This means from time-to-time, you will need to delete old applications to make room for new applications. There is an easy way to delete Android applications and a method that takes more steps to delete the application.

Below will show you the steps how to uninstall an Android application the long way. This method is good for deleting one application at a time. To delete multiples, look for the links at the bottom of the page.

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