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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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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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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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How to Stream Videos From Your Home PC to your Android: an Odyssey

Do you have videos stored on your PC and want to view them on your tablet or other Android device without the hassle of copying and possibly converting them? Well look no further. I too wanted this and I set out to find out how to do it for no cost. What I found was

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Kongregate Arcade App: brings TONS of free cool flash games to Android

If you know Kongregate (an excellent site for free flash games), then let us introduce the Kongregate Android App, which brings you over 600 free games playable on your Android device absolutely free. Kongregate for Andoird is organized as an app market, and lets you choose and download from a wide range of games and

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Launcher 8: brings the Windows Phone metro interface to Android

I know someone, a sophisticated designer type who was given Nokia Lumia Windows phone to test and try out, and loves it. His take on the Windows 8 metro interface? That it is brilliantly designed, that the interface is excellent, user friendly, and easy to get to grips with. I trust this guy not just

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How to access the US Google Play Android app market from outside the US

If you’ve ever found that an app you were interested in was only available in the US or some other countries but not your own, or if you’re disappointed with the tired ‘local’ apps that are forced on you every time you open Google Play, then read on; this post will show you how to

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Yahoo launches a beautiful FREE weather app for Android and iOS

‘Yahoo Weather’ is a free weather app that displays beautiful pictures from Flickr for the place you are checking the weather for, and that reflect the weather and the ‘mood’ of the moment. The app displays the kind of information you would expect: temperature highs and lows, the general state, as well as the projected

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Nemus Launcher: an Android launcher that can organize icons in ‘Fences’ style compartments

If you’re looking for a novel Android launcher with a bit of a twist then read on. Nemus Launcher can provide a compartmentalized look and feel similar to Windows desktop organization app ‘Fences’. It is probably one of the best launchers to keep your many apps organized, if that is something that you’re after. The