Tips & Tricks
Usually we have to wait until after a phone is released, it could be months (Moto! ಠ_ಠ) or it could be day one (Nexus praise!), but eventually it seems like the majority of Android phones (especially popular ones), get rooted. The process to achieve root though, could be daunting, that’s where Chainfire comes in.
Google Now updates and additions have been rolling out quicker than I can say “OK Google” — I don’t know what’s going on over there in Mountain View but I like it. We’ve been treated to health questions, NCAA stats, increased movie details, and a lot of other useful information. I’m honestly starting to become convinced that Google Now will one day become all we need on our phones.
Don’t believe me? You will after you let Google get you drunk with their latest feature.
Users are becoming increasingly more vigilant about protecting their devices, and while there are many forms of security when it comes to your Android device, what you are trying to protect and how far you’re willing to go to protect it will determine the right steps for you. I’m going to outline a few of those steps in order to give you a better idea of what options you have when it comes to protecting your device. Some are extremely easy to implement and bring peace of mind, while others are tedious and quite bothersome, but also offer more security.
Whether you’re a casual user or power user, one thing is for certain — you’re going to be downloading apps. You may have noticed that every new app you download receives a nice little shortcut icon on your home screen. That might not be a big deal for some of you, but for others (especially you app hoarders out there) having dozens of app icons automatically added to your home screen can be unnecessary and make for quite the cluttered home screen.
Over the past years, our mobile devices have advanced well beyond our expectations. The rapid evolution from simple mobile phone to powerful mobile computing device has given rise to the Swiss Army Knife of technology — small enough to fit in your pocket, yet powerful enough to complete any task. While mobile technology has advanced by leaps and bounds, the batteries powering them have failed to keep up — leaving mobile users with few solutions.
As you all know, data has become a high commodity these days and every MB counts. That’s why Google decided to throw users a bone by including some great data management tools in Android 4.0. Today I’m going to show you how to use those tools to help stay in control of your data and keep your hard earned money out of the hands of the, well… you know.
Did you know it’s possible to disable those annoying app notifications from within the App Info page on Jelly Bean? Well it is, and it’s a great feature. As more apps lean towards invading your notification bar, Android has taken action and made it possible for users to disable an app’s ability to show you notifications. It’s extremely easy to enable/disable this option and requires very few steps.