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Android Apps – Springpad

I used to think that I only needed a simple note taking app on my android phone. A standalone app that would allow me to quickly create text notes and checklists that I could refer to when I needed. I was wrong. What I really needed was Springpad. The app that met my basic requirements was ColorNote....
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Android Apps – Go SMS

Generally I don’t really care about all the bugs that people keep reporting in Android and in all the apps. However, the recent news about the bug in the Android SMS app is one that I decided to take seriously. In brief, the app will send the SMS to the wrong person, a person that you did not intent...
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Android Apps – Google Reader

If there is one web service that is constantly open in my browser, it is Google Reader. Considering that I depend on the feeds in Google Reader for all that is going on in the various worlds of all the topics that I am interested in, Google Reader is always open. The downside to this dependence was that...
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Android Apps – Clockr

Clockr is a widget for the home screen that tell you the time in plain text. It is very elegant and is a departure from the fairly heavy clock and clock + weather widgets that you may find on other home screens. Clockr adds a simple, elegant text clock to your home screen The font can be customized...
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Huawei’s Customizations to Android 2.1

The Huawei U8100 is an entry level Android device, which retails for only about 150 Canadian dollars. In spite of this it bundles a really good package. In fact, apart from the low resolution screen, you would be hard pressed to find any other deal breaker with the device. Huawei has also customized...
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Android Quick Tip – Contact Operations

Due to the so called “fragmentation” in the Android OS, there has always been a lack of documentation related to any particular version of Android. This means that if the manufacturer of your phone doesn’t tell you about it, you will probably miss out on using a lot of features that...
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Android Quick Tip – Smiley Meanings

Using “Smileys” or “Emoticons” in text messages is very common today. All phones today have a fair selection available to you to use in your messages. On Android phones too, you have a dedicated button on the stock android keyboard for inserting these emoticons. Even third party...
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Android Quick Tip – Send to Voicemail

How many times have you wished that you could auto divert an irritating person’s call directly to voice mail, without even having to lift a finger? Well, you can do exactly that with Android. Even better, if you don’t have voice mail set up with your service provider, the offending caller...
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Paid Apps Available in India on Android Market, Auto Updates

As of 12:30 PM India time, I have paid apps showing up in the Android Market in India. This has been rumoured on various sites like Android Central and AndroidOS.in, and was expected to launch over the next couple of weeks. Well, Christmas seems to have come early depending on which way you look...
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Android Quick Tip – WiFi

When on wifi on your Android phone, you may have noticed that once you switch off your screen, your wifi goes to sleep and wakes up to connect only once you wake up the screen. In the interim period when the phone wakes up and the wifi is yet to connect to any available network, you are using the data...
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