While owners of iPhone, iPods and iPads can turn to iTunes to manage their iOS devices from Windows – or indeed OS X – the options available to Android users are far more varied. Depending on which device you have, you may find that you have an incredibly useful piece of software that you can use to connect to your Android powered phone or tablet, but you may also end up with something terrible or even nothing at all.
SnapPea is a free tool that can be used to manage your Android device from Windows, backup data, install apps, take screenshots and much more. This is an app that is currently in beta, but it’s already taking shape and there’s a big bonus over some other comparable tools: there’s no need to root your device.
The smartphone industry is a fickle world and many users choose to swap out phones to stay up to date with the latest hardware. I, for one, never buy phones tied to any sort of contract so i’m able to easily sell or pass on old hardware to make room for the latest and greatest.
With a large market for second-hand phones and a plethora of businesses who will take your phone off your hands if you can’t find a independent buyer, it’s a practice you can easily get involved in. In this How To article, we’re going to take a look at preparing your phone for sale (both hardware-wise and software-wise).
Keeping your phone protected from the harsh outside world should be pretty important to you. If it isn’t, think about how you would feel if your $400 phone slipped out your hands and you watched it fall, right before it exploded into pieces on the pavement. You may end up telling a story like this.
There are several methods of protecting your Android phone from such damages; in this article, I’ll fill you in on I’m going to tell you the positive and negative aspects of each.
Every month, I shell out £30 (around $50) to my network provider for the privilege of making 600 minutes of calls, sending “unlimited” texts (as long as I don’t exceed 3,000) and surfing the web “as much as I like” (as long as I don’t exceed 500 MB). You’re probably thinking the same as me in that these definitions of “unlimited” and “as much as I like” seem a bit weak, especially as they seem to contradict the service I actually receive – I can’t send unlimited texts and I can’t surf the web as much as I like.
Other companies reward their customers handsomely for doing business with them — why not phone carriers?
Android has gone from strength to strength over the past few years. From humble beginnings, the operating system has quickly become a dominant force in the mobile industry today. The open-source platform is free from restrictions that come with other devices, and this has lead to the development of some really fantastic software.
Today we’re going to highlight no less than 100 fantastic Android applications, across categories such as productivity, entertainment, reading, file sharing, and useful utilities. You’ll be amazed what the Android device in your pocket is capable of!
Of course, even these 100 applications are only the tip of the iceberg; there are plenty of others that we just could not fit in the list. Let us know in the comments if there are any you think deserve a shout-out.
We’ll also share a series of 15 nifty Android tips and tricks that you may not have come across before… Read on to find out more!