The ‘Android’ Archives
Posted January 22, 2015 by

OnePlus One: How to Customize the Notification LED

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The notification LED can be a useful tool, especially when you are in situations that require you to silence your phone. The OnePlus One uses a full, multi-color LED that sits to the right of the front-facing camera and can be fully customized to adjust the color of the default notification as well as to […]

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Posted January 17, 2015 by

How Do I Cut My Own Micro and Nano SIM Cards

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Are you using a Mini SIM (2FF)? More commonly termed as the regular SIM card, Mini SIM is still the most widely used SIM card in the world. You may notice, though, that once you switch to flagship devices, they are using smaller types of SIM cards. These are the Micro SIM card (3FF) and […]

Posted January 14, 2015 by

OnePlus One: How to Switch from Dalvik Runtime to ART

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The Dalvik runtime has been used in previous versions of Android, but the Android runtime (ART), which is used on Android Lollipop, is quicker and smoother. You do not have to wait for Lollipop to be released for your OnePlus One to start using the ART runtime on your device.

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Posted January 10, 2015 by

How Do I Automatically Switch Off the Internet Connection Whenever the Screen Turns Off on My Samsung Phone

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Having an internet connection on a smartphone is great, whenever you need one. It can be annoying, however, if you find your battery drained because you forgot to disable your Wi-Fi. Even worse, you could be paying for mobile data charges while you are asleep because you did not turn off your phone’s data connection. […]

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Posted January 5, 2015 by

How Do I Manage Tasks and Events Using S Planner on My Samsung Galaxy Phone?

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You will soon realize that, as you grow older, responsibilities and tasks grow with you. If you are in a stage of life where there are just too many things that you need to remember and ribbons on your fingers no longer help, then it may be time that you use a planner. You could […]

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Posted January 2, 2015 by

How Do I Fix Issues on My Samsung Galaxy Phone by Booting into Safe Mode

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Have you encountered problems with your Samsung Galaxy phone? Issues on your phone may be due to faulty and buggy applications. Incomplete and errors in updates can cause inconsistencies on your device. The quick and easy way to fix these errors is by uninstalling the application causing the error or reverting the latest application updates. […]

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Posted December 29, 2014 by

How Do I Recover the Clipboard History on My Samsung Phone?

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By default, Android phones only allow one active clipboard item at a time. As a new item is placed on the clipboard, the old one will be erased automatically.  Without the help of third-party apps, you may not be able to recover the clipboard content that you copied previously. However, if you own a Samsung […]

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Posted December 23, 2014 by

How Do I Use Music Square on My Samsung Galaxy Device?

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Somewhat buried on the tabs of Samsung Galaxy’s default music player app is a feature called Music Square. Music Square scans for the characteristics of the music files stored on your phone. The feature then automatically categorizes and groups each music file into four different “moods” based on a music’s tempo, beat, and other attributes. You can […]

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Posted December 21, 2014 by

Turn off Android Features That Pose a Security Risk

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Two types of technology on your Android device are security risks:  Bluetooth and NFC (near field communications).  If you have these turned on, your phone can be hacked because you are basically walking around broadcasting a radio signal. People can even use these features to track you. Keep reading to learn more about the security […]

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Posted December 20, 2014 by

How do I Automatically Switch Between Wi-Fi and Data Connection on My Samsung Galaxy Phone?

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You have control over the network connections on your Samsung Galaxy device. You can set your phone to automatically switch between your Wi-Fi connection and your mobile data to maintain a stable internet connection. Switching to a better connection lets you have a better online experience using your Galaxy device. You do not need to […]

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