Top Things Any Android Owner Should Know About

If you’re having fun with your Android smartphone, just know this: you could always be having more fun!  There are quite a few important things that most Android consumers aren’t aware about, like for example the fact that you don’t have to be annoyed by countless notifications from apps super late at night.

While apps are useful, that could happen if you’re on dating site or looking for interracial dating site that comes with an app. It’s a great way to meet new people and it’s on both Android and iOS, so you can meet people from “the other side” as well. However there might be a 6 hours time window where you just want to get some rest and disabling notifications in that time period can help. That, and other tips and tricks will be discussed in the remainder of this article.

By Scott Williams

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How to find out all the details of your Android device with a single app

How much do you know about your Android device? No really. How much do you know about that smartphone? You probably know the make and model number of your device and how much internal storage and RAM it contains. Beyond that, you’re probably at a loss for too much detail about your Android smartphone.

What if you wanted to know more? Say you’re a developer and you need to know some serious specifics about a particular device, like:

  • CPU
  • Sensors
  • Camera
  • Network

Or you’re a user who wants to know some specifics about:

  • Device information
  • OS
  • Battery

On your own, you might find it a challenge to track down some of this information. With the help of the simple app, My Device, you can uncover a serious amount of detail.

Let’s install this app and see just how much information we can dig up. The basic app is free, and includes advertisements. If you want to rid the app of ads, you can purchase (in-app) the pro version for 99 cents.

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How to properly charge a phone battery: Battery care tips

Here’s some tips to extend your battery’s lifespan, be that in an iPhone, Android phone, Windows phone, tablet, or laptop.

The big questions about how to re-charge a battery is whether you should let it run to zero before re-charging to 100%. One reason why people are unsure is something they’ve heard of called the battery “memory effect”.

What is battery memory effect?

Battery memory effect is about batteries remembering remaining charge if you don’t let them go all the way to zero too often. So a battery frequently charged from 20% to 80% might ‘forget’ about the 40% that’s left uncharged (0-20% and 80-100%).

Sounds crazy but that’s sort of true – but only for older nickel-based (NiMH and NiCd) batteries, not the lithium-ion batteries in your phone.

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries don’t suffer the memory effect so you almost need to do the opposite: charge them often but not all the way throughout the day, and don’t let them drop to zero.

Don’t charge your phone battery from zero to 100%

The rule with Li-ion batteries is to keep them 50% or more most of the time. When it drops below 50% top it up a little if you can. A little a few times a day seems to be the optimum to aim for.

But don’t charge it all the way to 100%. It won’t be fatal to your battery if you do a full recharge – most of us are forced to do this every now and again in emergencies. But constantly doing a full recharge will shorten the battery’s lifespan.

So a good range to aim for when charging a Li-ion battery is from about 40% to 80% in one go. Try not to let the battery drop below 20%.

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Best Android Remote Desktop Apps Compared: Which Is Right For You?

 

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Are you a tech support person on the go? Maybe you just want to be able to set up a download on your home computer while you’re away. There are any number of reasons why you might want to use your Android device for Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) access to a Windows computer. If you’ve got an Android phone or tablet, and can set up Remote Desktop Protocol access on your Windows computer, you will find at least one good RDP client for you here. If you’re looking for something for your iPad, James Bruce writes it up well in The Best Free Remote Desktop Apps for Your iPad.

By: Guy McDowell

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How to move your photos, contacts, and more from Android to iPad and iPhone

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Moving your photos, contacts, calendars, and accounts from your old Android phone or tablet to your new iPhone or iPad is easier than ever with Apple’s Move to iOS app. Apple’s first Android app, it hooks your old Android and new Apple device together over a direct Wi-Fi connection and transfers over all your data

While Move to iOS app transfers a lot of your data, it doesn’t transfer your apps (as they’re not compatible), music, or any of your passwords. Additionally, you can only transfer data from an Android phone or tablet to an iPhone or iPad running iOS 9 or higher. Good news: That does include your brand new iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, or iPad Pro.

By DEREK KESSLER

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5 Common Causes To Laggy Android Devices (And How To Fix Them)

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No matter where your loyalties lie, we all hate lag on devices with a vengeance. Gamers despise it because it interrupts their fights and attacks, developers hate it because it cuts off their line of thought and everyone else hates it because they may need to reboot the device to get things back up to speed.

Android devices are regular victims of unspeakable lag although some may argue that it is most likely the user who is causing their device to lag. Arguments aside, why do Android devices stop performing at top condition after a period of use? We’re not settling for, “hey, it happens.” In fact, here we listed 5 causes to a lagging experience on the Android and how you can counter them with the help of apps.

By Nels Dzyre

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Add Google Assistant to your phone by tweaking two lines of code

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Want Google Assistant, but don’t want to spend your allowance on a Pixel? I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is you can get it with two tiny tweaks to a single config file — the bad news is you’ll need root access, and there’s no guarantee it’ll work on your phone in particular. Read More

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Android and chill: Do the right thing

It’s piling up so fast you almost need wings to stay above it.

That line (paraphrased) from Martin Sheen’s character in Apocolypse Now perfectly describes this weekend for Samsung. I had what I thought was a really well-written and thoughtful article ready yesterday about the price of phones, our reactions, and how we can’t judge what anything is worth to someone else. A big part of it was about the Note 7, which set off the most recent chain of phones that cost “a lot.”

Yeah, that went off the rails. That’s what I get for trying to talk about things that move as quickly as mobile tech. This week’s Android and chill isn’t so chill.

The Note 7 has turned into a dumpster fire. We really have no idea what’s going on, yet we’re seeing people with replacement phones doing the same exact thing the original ones did. The ones that Samsung, Health Canada, and the CPSC all deemed as unsafe. Why this is happening is anyone’s guess. I imagine that even Samsung isn’t quite sure. Worst of all, people who spent nearly $1,000 USD on a new phone, universally touted as the best you can buy, have no idea what the hell is going on. And that’s not fair. Not even a little.

By Jerry Hildenbrand

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