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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Youtube apps and extensions

Posted on February 18, 2018. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Utilities, Video, YouTube | Tags: , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post on useful Youtube apps and extensions.

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How to spot and avoid fake apps

Posted on February 7, 2018. Filed under: Android, Freeware/Shareware, Phones, Security | Tags: , , , , , |

HowToGeek has a post on avoiding fake apps in your Play Store (Windows, Google, etc.).

The fakes are getting trickier — so see how to detect them!

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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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Post to all of your social media accounts at once | Popular Science

Posted on May 31, 2017. Filed under: Facebook, Freeware/Shareware, Social media, Twitter | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Popular Science has a post that could be especially useful in emergencies, if you need to inform everyone that you are safe (or not), as well as other times.

Source: Post to all of your social media accounts at once | Popular Science

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Supercharge Windows 10: Replacement apps that blow away standard Windows programs | ZDNet

Posted on March 10, 2017. Filed under: Windows 10 | Tags: , |

ZDNet has a post: Supercharge Windows 10: Replacement apps that blow away standard Windows programs | ZDNet

Some of these are free, or have free versions, like Feedly and TeamViewer, which are also recommended by Computer Helpers!

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How to remove unwanted apps from Windows 10 (even though Microsoft doesn’t want you to)

Posted on October 18, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Techniques, Windows 10 | Tags: , , , |

TechRepublic has a post: Certain Windows 10 apps can’t be uninstalled the normal way–they have to be removed with PowerShell commands. Here’s how you do it.

Source: How to remove unwanted apps from Windows 10 (even though Microsoft doesn’t want you to) – TechRepublic

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How to Get Rid of “Suggested Apps” in Windows 10

Posted on June 27, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Windows 10 | Tags: , , |

HowToGeek posts: In the Windows 10 Fall 2015 update, Microsoft introduced what they call the “Microsoft Consumer Experience”, which includes some rather annoying “suggestions” in the Start menu–both on the left side, under your apps, and on the right side as live tiles.

Source: How to Get Rid of “Suggested Apps” in Windows 10

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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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How To Speed Up Your Android Cell Phone

Posted on February 12, 2016. Filed under: Android, Phones | Tags: , , , |

For Android users, Dave’s Computer Tips suggests How To Speed Up Your Cell Phone which focuses on controlling your apps.

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You can now run Android apps on a Mac or PC with Google Chrome

Posted on June 4, 2015. Filed under: Android, windows, Windows 7, Windows 8 | Tags: , , , |

TheVerge has a post about how You can now run Android apps on a Mac or PC with Google Chrome.

You simply need to download the ARC Welder app and obtain APKs from Google’s Play Store. There are some limitations: only one app can be loaded at a time, and you have to select landscape or portrait layout and whether you want the app to run in phone- or tablet-style. However, you can load multiple apps by selecting the download ZIP option in Arc Welder and extracting it and then enabling extension developer mode to load the folder of the extracted APK. “

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Android smartphone reset doesn’t wipe your personal info

Posted on July 9, 2014. Filed under: Android, Freeware/Shareware, Phones, Security | Tags: , , , , , |

ZDNet warns that an Android smartphone reset doesn’t wipe your personal info — including any nude selfies.

When it’s time to change phones (or tablets), BE SURE to use a recommended app to wipe ALL the data left on your phone or tablet, or somebody could recover it and use it against you.

Especially the nude selfies!

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10 Must-Have Android Apps

Posted on June 19, 2014. Filed under: Android, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , |

PCMag suggests their 10 Must-Have Android Apps.

Remember to check the sources and latest comments to avoid apps which may have been tampered with.

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SwiftKey Keyboard (for Android) Review & Rating

Posted on June 19, 2014. Filed under: Android, Macros & Shortcuts | Tags: , , |

PCMag offers their SwiftKey Keyboard (for Android) Review & Rating.

Remember to check the source and the latest comments to avoid apps which may have been tampered with.

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The 100 Best Android Apps of 2014

Posted on June 19, 2014. Filed under: Android, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , |

PCMag recommends their The 100 Best Android Apps of 2014.

Remember to check the source and the latest comments, to be sure the app was not tampered with.

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The 15 Best Free Android Apps

Posted on June 19, 2014. Filed under: Android, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , |

PC Magazine recommends The 15 Best Free Android Apps.

Remember to check the source and be sure the app hasn’t been tampered with; the recent comments may be a tip off.

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Kingsoft Office 5.7 (Free) – Android App

Posted on August 28, 2013. Filed under: Android, Freeware/Shareware, Microsoft Office Suite | Tags: , , , , |

Kingsoft Office 5.7 (Free) is an Android Apps on Google Play.

Kingsoft Office is a free Microsoft Office-compatible app for Android 2.1 and later.  View, edit, organize documents, spreadsheets, and PowerPoints.  Supports Google’s Drive, Dropbox, and other online storage.

 

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Malware in the Google Play Store

Posted on May 23, 2013. Filed under: Android, Malware, Security | Tags: , , , |

TechRepublic warns of Malware in the Google Play Store for Android app users.

The article covers precautions to take and links to security apps.

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CloudOn | Microsoft Office(R)

Posted on April 21, 2013. Filed under: Android, Apple, Freeware/Shareware, Microsoft Office Suite | Tags: , , , , , , , |

CloudOn is an online version of Microsoft Office(R) with iOS and Android apps available.

 

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