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Android + Google Checkout = Just as good as cash?

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As the world inches closer to switching from a cash society to an all-digital payment society, companies are finding new ways to let users exchange money. PayPal bumps transactions between iPhones, Square ca…

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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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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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Common questions and answers for the Android beginner

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Common questions and answers for the Android beginner

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There’s an Android phone in your hand and a desire in your heart to push that phone to the limit. The enticing Google Android operating system was too much for you to ignore, so let’s get to work answe…

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Battery life tips for the HTC Hero

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Battery life tips for the HTC Hero

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Browsing around the interwebs, I recently came across a nice (albeit older) thread over on gdgt dealing with the battery life, or more specifically the lack thereof in regards to the HTC Hero. And as a Hero user m…

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

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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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Voice Text turns your speech into text in Android apps

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Voice Text turns your speech into text in Android apps

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A group of United States senators are in a tiffy about drivers who send text messages while driving. They say it leads to driver distraction and traffic accidents, which has inevitably led to lawmakers working…

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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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