Android Tricks

Android Tricks

Tips: Long-press address bar to share URL

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So I’m minding my business watching the pre-show of This Week in Google and Leo Laporte showed a great tip that I don’t remember using before. Maybe you’ve stumbled across it, but on the off c…

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How to get a shorter list of widgets (root only)

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A strongpoint of HTC’s widgets is that no unnecessary entries are created in the widget list since you simply pick the widget you want to add and then get to choose from the various available styles. But as we all k…

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Reduce Photo Size will make photos smaller for sharing

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There are times when you snap that great photo and want to share it on Facebook or Buzz, but the 2 MB upload may be a lengthy and troublesome proposition on a weak cellular network. You could just shoot at a smaller r…

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5 Tips for Mastering Search on Android

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Google is known for search, so it’s no wonder that search plays a prominent role in Google’s operating system. That tends to happen when the company that controls the vast majority of daily search queries decid…

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Get Priority Inbox in mobile Gmail [Android tips]

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Google recently debuted Priority Inbox, a new feature that highlights emails that are more important. Priority Inbox promotes messages that are more relevant and creates an enhanced mail browsing experien…

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How to Free Up Space on the Internal Storage

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Due to the software/hardware combination of not being able to install apps to the SD card and phones simply having inadequate amounts of internal storage, a weak point of Android has been that users often have r…

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Tip: Use SMS Backup+ to auto-archive and read text messages in Gmail

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In the latest edition of Android Apps Alert, we highlighted an SMS Backup+, an app that can create backup of SMS messages to the user’s GMail account. In the event that someone accidentally deletes a mess…

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FoxtoPhone sends links or text from Firefox to Android

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The biggest flaw with Chrome to Phone, if you consider it a flaw at all, is that it only works with Google’s Chrome Browser. What about the thousands of people who have opted for the No. 2-ranked desktop bro…

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HTC Sense Tips & Tricks

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The first device to feature the HTC Sense user-interface was the HTC Hero that made its debut in Europe about a year ago. Since then, HTC has incorporated Sense in all its Android handsets except for the Nexus One…

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Tips: Open Google Gestures with a quick-flip gesture

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Those of you still running Google Gestures as a way to quickly search through your phone’s contacts will be happy to know that the app recently got a new shortcut. In Gesture Search 1.2, the app can be opene…

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A Guide to Making Your Android’s Battery Last a Little Longer

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A common complaint among Android users is short battery life. As we all now, Google’s platform has numerous benefits, but state-of-the-art features and constantly being connected seem to come with one drawb…

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How to Disable the Start-Up Sound

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A peculiarity of phones that have managed to annoy many people over the years, is the start-up sounds that some manufacturers insist on adding. It’s somewhat ironic that just as HTC’s “Qui…

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How to Route Unwanted Callers Directly to Voicemail

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Is there someone you just wish would stop calling, but you don’t want to turn off your phone or activate the Airplane Mode, because you still need other people to be able to reach you? Or do you have friends that cal…

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How to Activate Android’s Safe Mode to Get out of a Force Close Loop

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Have you ever experienced a force close loop on your Android phone? No? I hadn’t either until a couple of weeks ago, but if you also enjoy checking out various ports, launcher replacements, ROMs, emulators or pr…

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How to Vary Your Notifications: Set a Unique Sound for Each Type of Message

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The same notification sound is usually played for all incoming messages on Android by default. When you receive a message, this prevents you from hearing where it came from. When you know whether you just got an…

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