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How to set-up the HTC EVO 4G Hotspot [Video Demo]

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Sprint is so confident that users will love the ability to turn their phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot, it’s willing to tack on what’s practically an entirely new data plan – $29.99 in addition to t…

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Tips: How to install Android beta apps and .apk files

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Tips: How to install Android beta apps and .apk files

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What’s an .apk file? Every time we post about beta applications, the comment section inevitably fills up with people confused about how to download and install Android apps that are not in the Android Ma…

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How to format a 32GB microSD card for Nexus One and Android

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How to format a 32GB microSD card for Nexus One and Android

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Google has acknowledged that there is an issue with Android that can create problems when people attempt to format a 32GB card on their phone. Sure, the Nexus One and many Android phones say they support up to 32G…

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Tips: trim your bloated contacts list with a custom sync group

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Tips: trim your bloated contacts list with a custom sync group

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Google Gesture Search is great, but its existence reminds me that I have way too many contacts on my Android phone. My phone has hundreds of contacts because Google auto-adds people I frequently email. That…

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How to install Swype on a G1, myTouch, Hero, or HVGA device

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How to install Swype on a G1, myTouch, Hero, or HVGA device

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UPDATE: SWYPE HAS SINCE RELEASED AN OFFICIAL BETA VERSION AND PEOPLE HAVE REPORTED PROBLEMS WITH THE ORIGINAL FILE USED IN THIS TUTORIAL. This tutorial is kept open only for archival purposes and is not suppor…

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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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How to use QR codes [the barcode squares] to get apps

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How to use QR codes [the barcode squares] to get apps

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I recently got an email from someone asking, “What do I do with the barcode squares?” This is a common question asked on this site, so I figured that I might as well make a post explaining why those bla…

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My Android phone is rooted: now what?

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My Android phone is rooted: now what?

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The one-click root method inspired quite a few Android device owners to root their phone. Sadly, not all root functions are as easy to implement as the one-click method. Some of the hacks and features that inter…

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How to Understand Android root terms and procedures

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How to Understand Android root terms and procedures

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Be sure to read our introductory article before proceeding. So you took the plunge and rooted your Android phone. Congrats. Now get to work understanding what that means. First things first: realize that Andr…

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How to update your rooted Android phone with CM Updater

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How to update your rooted Android phone with CM Updater

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The one-click root method encouraged plenty of novice Android users to embrace the more advanced features of Android. Thankfully, updating the CyanogenMod is just as easy. If you used the one-click root meth…

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How to create a 2nd partition to install Android apps on an SD card

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How to create a 2nd partition to install Android apps on an SD card

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If you’ve rooted your Android phone, it may have been because you wanted to free up space and install apps on your SD card. Certain ROM’s have this feature built into, so all a user has to do is create a…

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How to install themes on your rooted Android phone

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How to install themes on your rooted Android phone

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If you’ve rooted your Android phone, you may be interested in applying themes. Unlike the ones seen in home screen replacement apps, root themes are typically full-scale: notifications, keyboards, d…

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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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Enhance video experience with Android and VLC Media Player

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Enhance video experience with Android and VLC Media Player

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VLC Media is the ultimate desktop application for multimedia. It plays almost any format or codec out there, and it even has the ability to convert and edit video. Whether you’re on Mac, Windows PC, or Lin…

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