Android: how to clear app’s data & cache

Posted on June 11, 2018. Filed under: Android, Everything, Techniques | Tags: , , , , , |

HowToGeek has a post on clearing the data and cache, for Android apps that hang up (force close) when you try to load them.

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Limiting data on your phone with a firewall

Posted on April 30, 2018. Filed under: Android, Phones | Tags: , , , |

Dennis Faas on Infopacket has a post on limiting the access which apps have to your data channel.

“A good firewall app will let you manage both WiFi and data settings separately (on a per-app basis). In doing so, you could allow all traffic on WiFi and then restrict data to only a handful of apps – such as email and instant messages.”

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Move tabs from PC to Android phone

Posted on April 23, 2018. Filed under: Android, Chrome and Chromium, Everything, Phones | Tags: , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post on how to sync your tabs in Chrome between your PC/tablet and your phone.

Start reading on one device, finish on another.

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Android security check

Posted on April 16, 2018. Filed under: Android, Everything, Security | Tags: , , , , , |

ZDNet has a post on SnoopSnitch, an Android app that checks your Android phone or other device and “will outline not only vulnerabilities that have been patched, but also patches that are missing, as well as new vulnerabilities that have yet to be patched.”

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Google Assistant on Android

Posted on December 15, 2017. Filed under: Android, Freeware/Shareware, Google | Tags: , , , , , , |

HowToGeek has a post on using the Google Assistant app on Android.

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3 Ways to Get More Storage on Android Using a microSD Card

Posted on October 9, 2017. Filed under: Android, Files, Hardware | Tags: , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post on how microSD cards are a great way of adding storage to your Android device — but you need to know these tricks!

Source: 3 Ways to Get More Storage on Android Using a microSD Card

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How to Quickly Transfer Files from a Computer to Your Phone with Portal

Posted on September 28, 2017. Filed under: Android, Apple, Files, Freeware/Shareware, Phones | Tags: , , , , , |

HowToGeek has a post: We’ve all had that moment where we need a file on our phone that happens to be on the computer. Now, there are a couple of ways you can do this: email it to yourself, put it in cloud storage like Dropbox, or even transfer it with a USB cable. But there’s a faster, easier way. Enter Portal.

Source: How to Quickly Transfer Files from a Computer to Your Phone with Portal

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Scan Documents on Your Phone with CamScanner for Android

Posted on June 28, 2017. Filed under: Android, Apple, Freeware/Shareware, Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a recommendation: You can use this handy app to scan any document straight from your phone.

Links for Android, iOS, and Windows phones apps. Free and pay versions.

Source: Scan Documents on Your Phone with CamScanner for Android

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How to Easily Set Reminders for All Android Notifications

Posted on May 31, 2017. Filed under: Android | Tags: , |

Guiding Tech has a post: Have a habit of swiping away important notifications? Here’s an easy solution to set reminders for all notifications on your Android device.

Source: How to Easily Set Reminders for All Android Notifications

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How to Set Up Google Cardboard on Android

Posted on March 23, 2017. Filed under: Android, Phones | Tags: , , , |

If you’re hungry for a taste of this new-fangled virtual reality, Google Cardboard is by far the cheapest (and easiest) way to get in on the action. Sure, it’s not as high quality as something like the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, or even the mobile-focused Samsung Gear VR or Google Daydream, but it’s still a nice experience for the little investment involved.

Source: How to Set Up Google Cardboard on Android

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How to Create an NFC Tag That Connects Any Android Phone to a Wi-Fi Network

Posted on November 9, 2016. Filed under: Android, Everything, Phones, Techniques, wireless | Tags: , , , |

HowToGeek has a post: NFC is one of those tools that is great to have, but so ridiculously underused by the majority of Android users. While it can be used for advanced automation of things on your Android phone, it can also be used for equally as simplistic stuff: like easily sharing your home Wi-Fi data with friends.

Source: How to Create an NFC Tag That Connects Any Android Phone to a Wi-Fi Network

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How to Make the $50 Amazon Fire Tablet More Like Stock Android

Posted on October 18, 2016. Filed under: Android, Everything, Techniques | Tags: , |

HowToGeek has a post: Amazon’s Fire Tablet may be one of the best deals in tech–especially when it occasionally goes on sale. It may feel limited, but with a few tweaks–no rooting necessary–you can turn it into an almost-stock Android tablet perfect for reading, watching, and even light gaming.

Source: How to Make the $50 Amazon Fire Tablet More Like Stock Android

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How to Install Bluefire Reader for Android on the Kindle Fire

Posted on October 18, 2016. Filed under: Android, ebooks, Everything, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , |

Plain Amazon Kindle readers cannot use ebooks from the Boreham Library. However, if you have a Kindle Fire tablet, you may be able to load the free Bluefire ebook reader app on it for those ebooks. Bluefire posts the procedure:

Source: How to Install Bluefire Reader for Android on the Kindle Fire | Bluefire Reader

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How to Use Android’s Wi-Fi Assistant to Keep Your Phone Safe on Public Networks

Posted on October 18, 2016. Filed under: Android, Everything, networking, Security, Techniques, wireless | Tags: , , , |

HowToGeek has a post: If you aren’t using Android’s “Wi-Fi Assistant”, you should. It automatically secures unsafe public wireless networks by using a Google VPN, so attackers can’t access your data.

Source: How to Use Android’s Wi-Fi Assistant to Keep Your Phone Safe on Public Networks

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Office Lens – Android Apps on Google Play

Posted on September 21, 2016. Filed under: Android, Apple, Everything, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , |

Office Lens is a pocket scanner for docs and whiteboard images. It also includes automatic OCR (optical character recognition) to translate pictures into text so it becomes searchable.

Named one of the “Best Apps of 2015” in the U.S. and Puerto Rico by Google Play!
Office Lens trims, enhances, and makes pictures of whiteboards and docs readable. You can use Office Lens to convert images to PDF, Word and PowerPoint files, and you can even save images to OneNote or OneDrive.

Source: Office Lens – Android Apps on Google Play and for iOS through their app store.

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For privacy and security, change these Android settings right now

Posted on September 3, 2016. Filed under: Android, Everything, Security | Tags: , |

ZDNet recommends: All Android devices are different, but they all come with some basic security and privacy features. Here are the important tweaks to get started.

Source: For privacy and security, change these Android settings right now | ZDNet

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The 15 Best Non-Streaming Android Music Player Apps in 2016

Posted on August 3, 2016. Filed under: Android, Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Music, Phones | Tags: , , |

So you are unable to reliably connect for streaming, or maybe you just don’t want to use up your expensive plan time just for music, and you have plenty on your Android device already to listen to.

MakeUseOf recommends: The 15 Best Non-Streaming Android Music Player Apps in 2016

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9 Ways To Protect Your Privacy on Android

Posted on June 27, 2016. Filed under: Android, Everything, Security | Tags: , |

MakeUseOf posts: We all rely on our smartphones. Whether it’s messaging friends, checking our bank accounts, shopping, storing important documents, or looking up directions to a restaurant, our pocket-sized devices are vital. While all this convenience is a luxury we have had for barely a decade, it’s important we take care of that information.

Source: 9 Ways To Protect Your Privacy on Android

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Android 4.4 KitKat tips, tricks and secrets

Posted on June 27, 2016. Filed under: Android, Everything | Tags: , , |

Trusted Reviews looks at the top tips, tricks and secrets hiding in Android 4.4 KitKat.

Source: Android 4.4 KitKat tips, tricks and secrets

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How to Easily Mirror Your Android Phone’s Screen on Your PC with Vysor for Chrome

Posted on June 7, 2016. Filed under: Android, Phones | Tags: , , , , , |

HowToGeek has a post: Smartphones are convenient, but sometimes it’s more trouble than it’s worth to pick up your phone when you’re already sitting at a computer. It would be nice to do whatever it is you want to do from the comfort of your PC—especially if you work at a desk. Thankfully, there’s a simple (and brilliant) way to completely mirror your Android device’s screen over USB with a Chrome app called Vysor.

Source: How to Easily Mirror Your Android Phone’s Screen on Your PC with Vysor for Chrome

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