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Get the little green robot into the festive spirit with Christmas themes
Mon, 19 Dec 2011 15:25:31 +0000
There are plenty of ways to customize your Android mobile to get into the Christmas spirit. None better than installing a Christmas theme. Luckily, there are many great Christmas themes available. To install a custom theme onto your mobile, you need to have an app called a Launcher. There are many launchers available and you need to decide which launcher you are going to use before you decide which themes to download. I use the
launcher which is free, works very well and has many themes available for it.
Here is a list of great Christmas themes available for Go Launcher EX:
There are many more Christmas themes available for Go Launcher EX. Just search for “” on the Android Market
All of the above themes look really great as they customize you’re Android a huge amount with custom wallpapers, icons, docbars, folders, app drawers and much more.
I personally use the . It doesn’t cost a penny but is one of my favourite looking themes.
My favourite paid theme is the . The theme is very customisable and I like the cartoony feel to it.
Easily find great Android tablet apps with the Tablified.com directory
Sun, 11 Sep 2011 17:57:53 +0000
Many times, I have heard people tell me that Android Honeycomb sucks because it has no apps. Well, it is true that it doesn’t nearly have as many apps as the iPad. However, there are still hundreds of fantastic Android tablet apps out there, it’s just difficult to find them. The Android Marketplace doesn’t have a separate section for tablet apps which means those tablet apps and games can easily get lost in the crowd.
Luckily, there is a solution and it is in the form of the website,
Tablified is a web directory for Android Honeycomb apps and is very similar to the Android Market website. You can easily find great Honeycomb apps through the featured slider at the top, through the categories and by using the search bar. The website gives users the opportunity to comment and rate apps, it even includes the Android Market rating so it is easy to tell a great app from a bad one. With a great User Interface and plenty of app screenshots, the website is a fantastic tool for finding Android tablet apps.
Within the first few minutes of using the website, I came across some brilliant tablet apps that I will definitely use that I had never seen before. The website is very easy to use and looks great. If you have an Android Honeycomb tablet then I would go as far as to say that Tablified.com is an essential website.
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How to rescue a drowned Android mobile – Remove all moisture from a wet phone in 5 steps
Tue, 02 Aug 2011 17:14:31 +0000
You lean over the sink to wash your hands and suddenly, plop, your mobile splashes into the water. You pull your precious phone out and dread the worst. After being submerged in water, it is very unlikely that your mobile will be able to survive, and Android mobiles aren’t cheap to replace. Luckily, there a few tips which will dramatically decrease the chances of your phone dying on you.
This is what you need to do if your Android mobile comes into contact with water:
Immediately get your mobile out and take out the battery. The longer you leave your mobile in water, the greater chances of it getting damaged are. By taking your battery out, you will also reduce the risk of your mobile getting damaged by cutting out the power source.
Dry your mobile with a towel or paper towels while keeping it still. This will absorb up the majority of water so you will have less water to get out the mobile.
Use a vacuum cleaner to suck up water. Hold your vacuum over each accessible area for up to 20 minutes. This can be very effective in drying your mobile.
is Do It (Tomorrow) the perfect todo app for procrastinators?
Wed, 27 Jul 2011 13:51:33 +0000
It’s easy to tell yourself that you will complete a task later and then never actually getting around to doing it. You could just do things straight away (that’s never gonna happen), or you could use Do it tomorrow and embrace your procrastination.
Do it tomorrow is like any to do list app as it lets you type in a task and then click to cross off the task when you have completed it. The difference is that when you decide to procrastinate, the task will move on to the next day. The app doesn’t actually feature any deadline functionality. This may frustrate people who like to get things done efficiently. For those who don’t mind when a task gets finished, as long as it is finished, this app is perfect. Once the deadline is past, the task won’t get hidden by all of the new tasks you add, the app will just give you another chance to complete it.
The User Interface is very simple and looks stunning. A task can be added with just a few presses and there are only a few settings that you need to worry about.
Download the most advanced Android folder out there
Tue, 26 Jul 2011 16:39:59 +0000
Folders come included with Android. You can add a folder by long pressing on your home screen and then pressing the folders button. Then, just drag apps into the folder and you have an easy way to categorise and open your apps.
GotoApp goes a step further than folders as it is just one mega folder. The app will automatically put your apps into categories which makes it much faster to set up than folders. When you open up GotoApp, you will see a list of the apps you use the most. You can then move to another category of apps such as games or tools by just clicking on the tabs at the top.
GoToApp essentially works like the Android app drawer which is the app that lists every single app installed on your mobile. The difference is that there are category tabs so you can find an app much easier and faster. Finding the
game is much easier when it is under the games category rather than having to find it hidden somewhere between all of your other apps.
GotoApp will automatically put your apps into categories but the app lets you easily move and delete app icons from their categories.
GotoApp is a very well designed app which is very similar to folders but is much easier and faster to set up and makes finding apps simple. There is a
version available which is very capable and also a
version which costs $2.26 US (£1.38 UK)
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How to exclude podcasts from an Android music player app
Wed, 29 Jun 2011 15:55:25 +0000
If you regularly listen to podcasts, you probably use a podcast manager like . You use the podcast manager to download podcasts and then listen to them. This means that you don’t need to play podcasts in your music player. Unfortunately, all Android music players automatically list all of the downloaded podcasts. If you put your music player in shuffle mode so random songs of yours play, you will occasionally get a podcast which will force you to get your mobile out and press the skip button. There is no setting in your podcast manager to stop music players from doing this! There is a solution though. It does involve a few minutes tinkering with a file manager, but it only needs to be done once.
1. Download ES File Explorer (You can use another file manager but it needs to be able to create a blank file)
2. Open up the file manager and navigate to the music folder in your podcast managers directory (My podcast manager is called DoggCatcher so I opened up the folder called “DoggCatcher”. I then opened up a folder called PodCastEnclosures, this is because this was the folder that stored the podcasts.)
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Sun, 05 Jun 2011 16:12:37 +0000
Some of you may remember that a while back I posted a daily article that linked to tips around the web. The idea was that you could keep up to date with all of the latest tips from around the web. It was a good idea but the daily tip articles ended up consuming the whole blog.
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5 ways iOS outdoes Android – and how you can fix that!
Mon, 23 May 2011 15:31:07 +0000
A few days ago, Lifehacker wrote an article titled . Now before I start, I want to let you know I am not going to be all Android fanboy on you and tell you how the article is a load of rubbish. In fact, I agree with many of the suggestions. Instead, I am going to point out all of the ways to improve your Android device so the negatives of Android are less strong. Most of these tips were mentioned in the article such as the use of DoubleTwist instead of iTunes. The article suggests that these alternatives are not as good as the built in features of iOS. In some cases I have to agree but I will show you the positives and negatives of the alternatives so you can make your own mind up!
The article mentions crapware which is the extra software that manufacturers and carriers install. An example of crapware is a verizon voip app that you can not uninstall. I agree, crapware is a problem. Some of the preinstalled apps can be useful but most of them are a load of rubbish. I have a solution though, . Yes, root your phone and then install a new Rom. That way you will have a great Android phone minus the crapware.
Pros of rooting
Cons of rooting
Download Windows phone 7 zune player for your Android
Fri, 20 May 2011 20:41:51 +0000
It was just over a month ago that we explained . Earlier today, Federico Carnales, the developer of the popular launcher called Launcherpro released a clone of the zune media player found on Windows phone 7.
A nice Engadget video compares the media player to the one on Windows phone 7. They find that the two media players are very similar. Watch it below:
To install the app, download it from
and side load it onto your Android device.