How to Take a Screenshot on your Samsung Captivate.

Most Android phones have a simple key combo that gives you a screenshot. The Captivate has this too, but no one knows how to use it. We've been able to accidently do it once, but have since been unable to duplicate the right combination of keys.  Most apps for screenshots end up forcing you to root your phone  -  the easiest way to take screenshots, but rooting your phone renders your warranty void most of the time. If you do not mind rooting your device, we have directions here. How to take … [Read more...]

How to set up Google Voice as your voicemail provider

I am assuming that you have Google Voice installed on your device. If not, then kindly do so using this link. Now that you have Google Voice installed, you can start using various services offered by Google Voice. One of these useful services is the voicemail service which you can use in place of your mobile carrier service. I shall now show you how to set up Google Voice as your voicemail provider. Step 1: Click on the Google Voice launcher icon. A pop-up will appear … [Read more...]

How To Set Up Gmail on your Android Device

First, we'll assume you have a Gmail account already, and you want to get your gmail e-mail on your Android smartphone. If not, you need to go to www.gmail.com and create an account. There are two ways to setup Gmail on your android phone. The phone comes with a generic "Mail" program, but you can also download a Gmail specific application - this is what we will be doing here. 1. Gmail app in the Android Marketplace Go to the android marketplace and search  for "gmail". It should come … [Read more...]

Survey Indicates That Android Is Still On Top In Terms Of Market Share

Ever since Android stepped into the scene, other platforms (BlackBerry especially) have been having a hard time. But what could be the reason for that? Well, in my opinion it’s the open sourced nature of Android that has brought it where it is today. On the other hand there is Apple, which has a different set of customers with slightly different mindsets. The iPhone was launched in 2007 with much grandeur by Apple. Back then the iPhone was one of a kind, now with the emergence of Android, we get … [Read more...]

Samsung Galaxy S III To Be Launched During First Half Of 2012

The Samsung Galaxy S II has arguably been one of the hottest devices in the market and it sold over 120,000 in the first three days in South Korea. Well, even though South Korea is Samsung's home, we can't take away the credit from Samsung. But selling 120,000 units was old news, the handset has now surpassed sales of over 1 million units. Now that's not just a number, given South Korea's population of 48 million and odd, it is a remarkable achievement by Samsung. While other countries are still … [Read more...]

Google’s Test Device For The Ice Cream Sandwich [Rumor]

Google's next said mobile platform update, the Ice Cream Sandwich has been making rounds in the web for quite some time. But nobody had an idea as to what it would look like or how it would perform. But now a leaked image has surfaced, which shows a handset which reportedly is the test device for Google's very own Ice Cream Sandwich. The image just shows a cellphone turned off, which has absolutely no keys below which could either mean that the keys appear when the display is turned on, or could … [Read more...]

Radioshack To Sell the HTC EVO 3D At $199.99 On Contract or $99.99 For a Trade In

The HTC EVO 3D is one of the most expected devices in the market. But we were pretty curious as to how operators or retailers would price the device. The phone has been up for pre order from some time, but no retailer has given a definitive launch date for the device. It is really disappointing considering that this is one of those rare 3D phones in the market which offer a brilliant experience without needing any sort of glasses. And now, a leaked slide by Radio Shack shows that the device is … [Read more...]

Rooted Android Devices Will Not Have Access To Google’s Movie Rental Service

By now all of us are pretty aware of Google's movie renting service for Android via the Android Market which is currently accessible to users with Motorola XOOM running on Android 3.1. Google plans to extend this service to devices running on Android 2.2 Froyo and further as well. But it has now come to light that rooted Motorola XOOM tablets are not being able to access or rent movies. When they try to rent movies, they receive an error message saying "Failed to fetch license for [movie title] … [Read more...]

Mozilla Updates Firefox For Android Which Enables Private Browsing

We all know how security is a priority to us all, especially when it comes to browsing (for undisclosed reasons). And now Mozilla has gone a step further in providing better security for its Android browser users. The dev team at Mozilla have now introduced the private browsing feature on the Android version of Firefox known as the 'Do Not Track' feature. This will enable the users to turn off the the feature where websites can track you. This is inspired by the HTTP reader which garnered great … [Read more...]

HTC Flyer Available From Today On Best Buy

Best Buy's website listed the HTC Flyer as available for pre order when we checked yesterday. The device was originally said to be available for purchase from tomorrow onwards. But now a leaked document shows that the Flyer could be available as early as now. A memo directed towards Best Buy officials states that the HTC Flyer's ‘hard street date’ has been relaxed which means that Best Buy retailers are supposed to sell the tablet if they have it in stock, if they don't though they will have to … [Read more...]