Android Tricks

Android Tricks

How to Manually Rearrange the Order of Your Browser Bookmarks

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In the Android Internet browser, you can sort your bookmarks by how often you use them, by their date and in classic alphabetical order. You can access this option by going to the browser’s Bookmarks scre…

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LinkPush mimics Chrome to Phone feature for ALL Android versions

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Even though many of us – from Motorola Cliq users to HTC EVO owners – are jealous of all the great things about Froyo (Android 2.2), developers do things that somewhat lessen the blow. LinkPush is a s…

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How to retweet with comment using Twitter for Android and Retweet

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Thousands of Android users have switched to the official Twitter for Android app, only to run back to one of the many third-party options because they can’t do the classic retweet. Twitter has seen it fit to limi…

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Do EVO or Desire videos playback on your computer with no sound? You probably need QuickTime

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If there’s one thing universally despised about video, it’s the fact that the tech industry refuses to adopt a standard. Users are constantly forced to deal with codecs being unsupported in one p…

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HTC EVO 4G handed out at I/O ships with faulty microSD cards

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The day after Google I/O, a number of people reported that the microSD card that ships with the phone runs into trouble and is inaccessible by certain apps. I experienced this problem whenever trying to take a pi…

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Tip: Use G-MoN and some scissors to strengthen your AP’s wireless signal

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Tip: Use G-MoN and some scissors to strengthen your AP’s wireless signal

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Here’s a neat little tip for some of you that highlights a lesser known Android app, includes a really cool do-it-yourself project, and hopefully solves some wireless signal strength issues for many pe…

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Tips: Use Android’s “share” feature to quickly save to Evenote, 3Banana, etc.

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Tips: Use Android’s “share” feature to quickly save to Evenote, 3Banana, etc.

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Last week, Evernote and Seesmic reminded users that they can easily save tweets from Seesmic into Evernote using Android’s share feature. Then I realized that you can do this in practically any app that…

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Tips: Froyo can send links from desktop to Android browser

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Tips: Froyo can send links from desktop to Android browser

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Google’s Cloud to Device Messaging for Android 2.2 seemed like a no-brainer when demo’d at Google I/O. A feature that allows you to discover content on the web and then send it to your phone; how did anyone…

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Review: Mobile Stream’s EasyTether for non-rooted phones

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Review: Mobile Stream’s EasyTether for non-rooted phones

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Good news for owners of non-rooted phones: Mobile Stream’s EasyTether app, already available for Palm, Blackberry, and WinMo users, is now available on the Android Market as a free beta. EasyTether al…

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Tip: How to fix your Android’s battery issues (rooted devices)

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Tip: How to fix your Android’s battery issues (rooted devices)

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Here’s a quick tip I found on the cyanogenmod wiki for people with rooted phones and battery life issues. Many users report increases in their battery life meters after using this fix, but please note tha…

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Verizon Droid Eris, Google Voice and the “Network Busy” error message

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Verizon Droid Eris, Google Voice and the “Network Busy” error message

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I will clarify that I am not sure how wide spread this problem is, but it happened to me and also to another Droid Eris user that I am friends with. Given that I will assume that it may be happening to other Droid Eris u…

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Hack for rooted phones promises faster 2G/3G speeds

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Hack for rooted phones promises faster 2G/3G speeds

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A quick hack posted here on the XDA Android Development forum by “Stimpoff” may allow you to achieve faster download and upload speeds on 2G and 3G networks. I say “may” because it did…

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Workaround: How to fix the GSM/WAV voicemail attachment issue in Android

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Workaround: How to fix the GSM/WAV voicemail attachment issue in Android

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UPDATE: While the solution below still works, I am happy to say that Walter Wang has released an app on the Market (after reading this post!) that may solve this problem for most. The app is called “Remote W…

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Android Tip: Set your Google Voice app notifications to manual and still get near instant notifications for SMS and voicemail messages

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Android Tip: Set your Google Voice app notifications to manual and still get near instant notifications for SMS and voicemail messages

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I am a Google Voice user, but will also confess that I like the service more than I probably should, kind of borderline fanboyish. But that is OK because at least I can admit my issues. That said, I thought I would ta…

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Android tips: use long press to discover app widgets and shortcuts

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Android tips: use long press to discover app widgets and shortcuts

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Widgets are always available for download in the Android Market, but many of the “regular” apps that you download come with built-in widgets. I’ve been getting several questions from new…

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