Android Tricks

How to get Google Voice’s voicemail feature without switching numbers

Android Tricks

How to get Google Voice’s voicemail feature without switching numbers

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I was exciteded when Google Voice was first announced for U.S. residents, but my excitement went down when I realized the 1,000 business cards with my current number sitting on my desk would be worthless. Googl…

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How to hide non-music audio files from appearing in Android media players

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How to hide non-music audio files from appearing in Android media players

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There’s a common Android problem of unwanted media files appearing in the song list of music players. This annoyingly causes your favorite songs to get mixed in with audio files associated with other ap…

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How to install the HTC Android soft keyboard without rooting your phone

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How to install the HTC Android soft keyboard without rooting your phone

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One of the perks of rooting my phone was that it included the HTC version of the on-screen keyboard. I flat out didn’t like the default keyboard and was content switching between Better Keyboard or Touchp…

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Tips: Copy files/text from and to Android with Gmail

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Tips: Copy files/text from and to Android with Gmail

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Copying files from an Android device to a desktop computer is very easy thanks to the USB cable, but a cable isn’t always on hand. Sometimes you’re in a computer lab or at work, and need to quickly get…

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How to install US Cupcake immediately

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How to install US Cupcake immediately

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Sick of playing the waiting game for T-Mobile USA to roll out Cupcake? Well, quit the game and install Cupcake right now. Yes, right now, with no rooting required. Late last night, I was linked to a simple tutoria…

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Watch NBC shows on your phone (#android)

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Watch NBC shows on your phone (#android)

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Before “Heroes” broke my heart with last season’s jumbled, bloated story line, I usually tried to watch each episode on Hulu if I was away from a television. I wish I would have noticed this s…

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Tips: Customize and manage your Android bookmarks

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Tips: Customize and manage your Android bookmarks

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A few people asked me how I made the custom icons for the bookmarks seen in my Watchmen SweeterHome theme. No, it wasn’t any Android code hacking or black magic – it’s Bookmarks2. Using Bookm…

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Tips: Create MP3 playlists with MediaByPath

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Tips: Create MP3 playlists with MediaByPath

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Creating on-the-go playlists is a staple of any MP3 player. The Android Music app can perform this function, but its a laborous process that needs to be simplified. Enter MediaByPath. MediaByPath makes creat…

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Tips: Protect files on your Android phone

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Tips: Protect files on your Android phone

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30 Rock‘s Liz Lemon, played by nerd queen Tina Fey, mistakenly left her iPhone in a New York City Taxi Cab. Soon after, the cab driver called Liz’s contacts to relay threats about exposing an “…

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