How-To Guides

  • The Android User Interface War - HTC Sense, TouchWiz or MotoBlur?

    A UI enhancement can make an Android 2.1 device look better than a 2.3 phone, which is why HTC, Samsung and Motorola have used them so extensively. It's a bone of contention among the owners of different Android phones - which user interface overlay...
    By Christian Cawley August 6, 2011 

  • Establish A Secure Wi-Fi Connection on Android

    Knowing how to connect to a secure Wi-Fi with an Android is an easy and straightforward process. So let's take a look at what you need to do whether you're at home or out and about, and what you can do if you run into problems.
    By Ashlye Richardson July 28, 2011 

  • Rid Me of These Files! Managing and Deleting on Android

    Everyone has various things on their smartphone - pictures, apps, maybe even some files or documents. Sometimes we get so excited that we just keep installing or deleting without actually clearing out stuff. Here's some tips on how to remove...
    By Regina Woodard July 26, 2011 

  • Getting Your Plus On - Tips for the Google+ App

    If you're not using Google+ on your Android phone, you're missing out on a great way to keep up while on the go. Already have the Google+ app, but don't know what to do with it? Here are some tips and tricks, as well as a thorough...
    By Regina Woodard July 25, 2011 

  • A Simple Guide to DLNA Video Streaming on Android

    This guide explains how to use your Android device for DLNA video streaming to certified products such as TV's, media boxes and game consoles. We suggest the best apps and alternatives and provide step-by-step troubleshooting tips for getting everything...
    By Daniel Kolobaric July 20, 2011 

  • Tasks, Appointments, and More! Using Your Android Calendar

    Google Calendar has been a great way for people to keep track of their daily routines and schedules. The introduction of Android phones allowed users to take their calendars on the go with better integration with Google's products and services. But...
    By Regina Woodard July 14, 2011 

  • How-to work with the new Google Android SDK 1.5 - More Changes

    In our last article we learned the basics regarding how to deal with the new Android SDK, lets have a further look for a better understanding. We'll talk about the new compatibility system and some new features and changes to the architecture.
    By Jbeerdev July 6, 2011 

  • Rooting Your Android Based T-Mobile G1: Part 1, Downgrading Your Radio

    Enabling root access on your phone exploits a security flaw in an early version of your G1's radio software. In order to enable root access, you must downgrade your radio temporarily to RC29.
    By Christopher Earle July 6, 2011 

  • Rooting Your Android Based T-Mobile G1: Part 2, Rooting & New Recovery Image

    Now that you have downgraded your radio to RC29, you can exploit a security hole in the system to enable root access. This process is relatively straight forward, but requires careful typing on your G1 keyboard. By following these directions, you will...
    By Christopher Earle July 6, 2011 

  • Rooting Your Android Based T-Mobile G1: Part 3, Upgrading the Radio, SPL, and ROM

    Now that you have a rooted G1 with a custom recovery image, you can install anything from the latest official T-Mobile ROM to mods from people like Cyanogen, Jesusfreke or Haykuro. Most people install the Cyanogen mod, it contains more custom features...
    By Christopher Earle July 6, 2011 
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