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#Android | May 27, 2024

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[Pro-Tip] Charging Your Device Properly

June 9, 2015 |

Since cell phones became a main facet in our lives there have been tons of different reports on how to properly charge your new device when you first get it out of the box. Some reports say that you need to charge the device fully before you turn it on, and some say to let it die completely. Some people recommend charging the device when it fully dies and to not charge it every night unless it is completely dead. With all this conflicting information, how do you know when to charge your device and if you’re doing damage to the battery?

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[Pro-Tip] How to Access VoLTE in Android M Preview

June 3, 2015 |

With the Android M developer preview just recently being available, we have to be aware that certain settings and options have changed and that being a developer preview not everything will work. There are many things not working to full potential in M, but one of those that we though we’re broken happens to just be hidden: VoLTE.

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How To: Use a PlayStation DualShock 3 Controller With Your Android Device [No Root]

January 28, 2013 |

It’s time to show you just how simple it is to use a PlayStation DualShock 3 controller to game on your Android device. All you’ll need is a PS3 DualShock 3 and a $2 OTG cable — no need for any rooting or hackery. Read More

Android 4.0+ Tip: Send a Quick Text Response to a Caller Before Sending Them to Voicemail

January 20, 2013 |

Did you know you can send a quick text response to callers before declining their call? This feature has been around for bit now and usually comes standard in Android devices running Android 4.0+, but if you’re new to Android and wondering what I’m talking about, then read on. Read More

How To: Extend the Life of Your Android Device’s Battery

January 19, 2013 |

Over the past years, our mobile devices have advanced well beyond our expectations. The rapid evolution from simple mobile phone to powerful mobile computing device has given rise to the Swiss Army Knife of technology — small enough to fit in your pocket, yet powerful enough to complete any task. While mobile technology has advanced by leaps and bounds, the batteries powering them have failed to keep up — leaving mobile users with few solutions. Read More

Android 4.0+ tip: How to Easily View and Manage Data Usage

January 18, 2013 |

As you all know, data has become a high commodity these days and every MB counts. That’s why Google decided to throw users a bone by including some great data management tools in Android 4.0. Today I’m going to show you how to use those tools to help stay in control of your data and keep your hard earned money out of the hands of the, well… you know. Read More

Android 101: How To Use Voice Actions

January 16, 2013 |

Android has many features, some that are obvious, some that are a bit hidden. One of those semi-hidden features is Voice Actions. Most Android users realize they can search for something by pressing the microphone icon and speaking into their device, but many don’t realize Voice Actions go way beyond simple search. Read More

Android: Lock Screen 101

January 14, 2013 |

Today we’re going to take a look at the lock screen features you have available to you on Android. Depending on which version of Android you’re running, things will look a bit different and some options may or may not be available to you. However, this will serve as a good introduction for any new device owner looking to become acquainted with the different lock screen options and how they function. Read More

Android Tip: Prevent App Shortcuts From Automatically Appearing on Your Home Screen

January 11, 2013 |

Whether you’re a casual user or power user, one thing is for certain — you’re going to be downloading apps. You may have noticed that every new app you download receives a nice little shortcut icon on your home screen. That might not be a big deal for some of you, but for others (especially you app hoarders out there) having dozens of app icons automatically added to your home screen can be unnecessary and make for quite the cluttered home screen. Read More