Android Basics: Manage Syncing In Gmail On Your Android Device

I know many of you prefer Gmail over other mail services. But things can get messy with your inbox! If you would like to get things organized, and you already have a bunch of labels set up, you can have a look at this tip! … [Read more...]

How to Tether Your Android Phone

There are three different ways that you can tether your Android phone. The first method uses a free Android Wi-Fi Tether application. The free application works by turning your phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot. This method is not for everyone. The process involves rooting your phone. Unless you know what you are doing, do not attempt this! If you fail, you could seriously damage your phone and cause it to no longer work. The second method is by using the Proxoid Android app. This app will turn … [Read more...]

How to Forward a Text to a Group List on an Android Phone

Sending across a text message to a group of people can be a pretty tedious task in an Android phone if you have to manually select each contact. It is also quite annoying to keep checking whether all the contacts have received the text. The obvious solution would be to create a group of your contacts and forwarding the text to all the contacts in the group. The Contacts and Messaging applications that come pre-loaded with your android are not capable of forwarding a text to a group of contacts. … [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...]

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...]

AT&T Sheds More Light on Sideloading of Android Apps from Unknown Sources

A screenshot which leaked this past week gave us an idea that AT&T will actually allow sideloading of applications from unknown sources on Android devices. AT&T has now formally informed developers that the company plans to allow downloading of applications from unknown sources with future Android smartphones including some Android handsets that are currently available on the network. Other than allowing sideloading of applications a representative from AT&T said - "over the next few … [Read more...]