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Introducing: The Ballerina Monsters

Are you missing Freewaregenius and wondering what we’ve been doing for the past several months? One project I’ve been working on is: “The Ballerina Monsters”; written and illustrated by my friend Kate Ledogar. What it is is a series of children’s book apps for Android and iPad that your children (and yourself) will love! Elspeth, 

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How to delete GMAIL contacts off your Android

It happens often that in the process of adding your Google accounts to your Android phone or device, you mistakenly sync all of your Google contacts to your Android as well. I have done this many times and although it is possible to go in and uncheck/deactivate contact syncing with your Gmail account(s), there is

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Ten ways to REALLY free up internal storage space on your Android

If clutter and insufficient internal storage space on your Android are getting you down, then read on: this article won’t just tell you to clean caches, uninstall apps and the like (which we believe are only marginally and temporarily effective), but will get to the heart of the problem with recommendations that make a significant

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Looking for the absolute easiest way to root your Android? Check out ‘Framaroot’

After holding off for a long time, I recently decided to root my Android (a Galaxy Note I). Having had experience in jailbreaking my iPhone in the past I expected the rooting process to be somewhat complicated and annoying, involving a whole lot of careful reading of instructions, finding and downloading exactly the correct version

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Help! My PC no longer recognizes my Android as a USB drive

It’s a very frustrating problem: you want to transfer files to your Android so you plug your Android device to your PC via USB, only to discover that it it not being recognized as a hard drive. So you plug and replug and check the wire and that both devices are attached properly, to no

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Six ways to transfer files between Android and PC (or Android and Android) WIRELESSLY

In our ultra mobile and wireless world, it seems somewhat ‘low-tech’ to have to physically connect your Android device to a PC in order to transfer files. The good news: there are many ways to transfer files wirelessly, and you can do it whether your Android and PC are connected to the same WI-FI network

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Launch Android apps and shortcuts quickly, with these FIVE excellent FREE apps

So many apps in the world, and so little time! But chances are that as the number of apps installed on your Android is growing, your launcher is increasingly getting cluttered and it may be getting harder to find and launch your frequently used apps. This post will showcase five terrific free apps that make

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Five apps that can make your Android a better PHONE

Modern Smartphones are more powerful than most computers that were around just, say, ten years ago. So why does it sometimes seems like they can do a million things except function as decent phones? This post will present five FREE Android apps that will make your Android a better phone. (1) Contacts dialer, which makes

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Three great apps for COUPLES that you should know about

I hope my wife is not reading this, but it has been said that being in a relationship is kind of like running a business. You have to make sure that the money coming in every month is not less than that being spent, you have to make sure that the kids (and pets) are

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Google Keyboard for Android: autocorrection, word prediction, gesture and voice input– for free

As an ex iOS user, one of the reasons that I like Android so much is the flexibility to customize so many aspects of it, such as the interface itself and the keyboard used for text input. We’ve previously mentioned a couple of cool keyboard replacements for Android. This time around, it’s Google Keyboard, a

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Seven great FREE Android widgets that you never heard of (part 1)

After a period of (mostly ambivalent) courtship, I am now officially in love with Android widgets. I have been guilty of suggesting that Android copied iOS, which may have some truth in it, but if there’s any one thing that defines the Android iOS, widgets are probably it. You don’t want to overwhelm your interface

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Three AWESOME free apps to enhance your Android Calendar

Do you use Calendar function on your Android regularly? Do you rely on it completely to organize every moment of your life? For those people who do (or those who aspire to be like them), we present three FREE apps that can make it easier to work with the Calendar (or significantly enhance the experience).