The ‘Android’ Archives
Posted August 5, 2014 by

Samsung Gear 2: Double-Press Power Button to Launch a Specific App


The home button on the Gear 2 is useful for exiting an app and quickly going back to the main watch face. By double-pressing the button, you can also use it to launch apps or actions. By default, this action simply launches the recent app list, but you can configure it to launch your favorite app […]

Category Android

Posted August 3, 2014 by

How Do I Move Message Threads to the Top of the Messages App on My Galaxy S5?


If you text frequently, the number of threads inside your Messages app will rapidly increase. This makes finding the message threads of favorite or important contacts difficult. Luckily, on the Galaxy S5, you can choose specific threads to move to the top of the list so that you can see and access the ones you […]

Category Android, Google

Posted July 29, 2014 by

How Do I Change the Watch Face on LG G, Samsung Gear Live, or Motorola 360?

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Customization has been an integral part of Android since its inception. Giving users the ability to personalize almost every aspect of the system is a key attribute that helps Android stand out from its competitors. The new Android Wear platform is no exception. While the level of customization falls short of the original Android platform, the ability […]

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Posted July 28, 2014 by

How Do I Move Android Apps from One Developer Account to Another?


In the past, Google Play allowed developers from only a few countries to sell paid apps on the Play store. For developers in countries that were excluded, distributing paid apps under the account of a friend or company in supported countries was a common solution. However, as the Play store has expanded, more and more […]

Category Android, Google

Posted July 26, 2014 by

How Do I Exclude Notifications from Specific Apps on Android Wear?

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By default, all notifications on your Android phone will be sent to your watch. While seeing and interacting with your apps’ notifications from your wrist can be convenient, many types of notifications are completely unnecessary and could be a disruption. Luckily, you can manually create a custom list of apps that you want to display […]

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Posted July 25, 2014 by

Facebook: Save or Bookmark Links, Places, Music, or Events


When you browse through the Facebook News Feed, you may find many helpful and informative posts, but you may not have the time to read them all at once. In such situations, you can save or bookmark the posts that interest you using the Save feature in Facebook and view them later. Since all of […]

Posted July 24, 2014 by

How Do I Debug Apps on the Android Wear Emulator?

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During the app development process, debugging helps developers quickly track and eliminate problems or bugs in their apps. Without app debugging, production apps may contain bugs that make them malfunction. While the emulators of most platforms have the Debugging option enabled by default, Android Wear’s does not. Fortunately, enabling debugging on this emulator is easy. […]

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Posted July 20, 2014 by

How Do I Connect an Android Wear Emulator to a Real Phone?

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Even though developing wearable apps on a real device is recommended, buying every possible device with different screen shapes for testing purposes would be quite costly. For this reason, testing an app on an emulator is a good idea. The emulator works similarly to a real watch, and it is possible to pair the emulator […]

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Posted July 14, 2014 by

How Do I Turn Off or Disable the My Magazine Feature on the Galaxy S5?


My Magazine is one of the extra features on the Galaxy S5 that lets you access from the home screen the latest news or updates from the social networks your choice. While this may seem convenient, the lack of functions, content providers, and customization make this feature not very useful. If you want to turn […]

Category Android, Internet

Posted July 10, 2014 by

How Do I Switch Between Apps Without Exiting the App Currently Running on My Galaxy S5?


Nowadays, smartphone users tend to open and switch between numerous apps very often. Big screen phones like the Galaxy S5 can make switching between apps harder, especially for small hands, because the hardware buttons may be out of reach. Luckily, there is a built-in feature that creates a floating shortcut on-screen which you can place […]

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