Information wants to be free, but most of us still want to know where it is when we need it. Bubbleator is a live wallpaper app for Android that keeps your hottest info streams flowing along your home screen for easy reminders and prompts. It's sleek and incredibly easy to use. Here's how to get started:Download and install Bubbleator. Long-press anywhere on your screen, then select "Wallpapers," then "Live wallpapers," then "Bubbleator." Tap "Settings" to tell Bubbleator what to do and how to do it. You … Read more
Have you ever wished you could set different ringtones for different types of e-mail the way you can for phone numbers? You can, with the latest version of Gmail (2.3.5), now available in the Android Market. With it, you can set distinct ringtones for each Gmail label you use. Here's how:
Before starting, make sure you have at least one Gmail label created and a filter that uses that label.
Step 1: Open your Gmail app and press the Menu Key, More, then Settings.
Step 2: If you have more than one Google Account set up on … Read more
There's so much you can do with Android that it can seem impossible to experience all the operating system has to offer. With these tips, tricks, and guides, we show you how to go beyond the tip of the iceberg to unearth Android's most awesome features. Whether you're new to Android, considering making the switch, or looking for new ways to make the most of your powerful device, we've got you covered.
Say goodbye to the days of scouring through newspaper classifieds or even being tethered to your computer when seeking a new place to rent. Now you can use Android apps to help you look for apartments and other housing rentals, no matter where you are or where you'd like to look.
From prices to pictures, everything you need to know about a perspective rental is at your fingertips. You can view lists of the available properties for rent, or even interactive maps that show you their exact locations. One of these apps even generates an entire inquiry e-mail for … Read more
Grocery shopping--it can be fun, annoying, relaxing, or done in a rush, but it is always necessary. So why not use a grocery app for your phone that can help make the process go smoother every time? While the number of grocery apps in the Android Market is mind-boggling, the amount of features per app varies greatly. Out of Milk is relatively balanced on features, ease of use, and quality in comparison to many others. Here's how to use it to simplify the necessary task of grocery shopping:
A lot of Android smartphones don't have an LED that can display color-coded alerts like the G1 or Nexus One. It's pretty handy to simply glance at your phone and already know if the alert you were out of earshot for is actually something important to check. NoLED is a useful little app that allows you to see a small colored dot or icon on your screen which will identify your different alerts received.
Note: It's recommended that you only use NoLED on AMOLED screens because it is not as battery-friendly on SLCD screens; however, it can … Read more
We have already shown you how to get started with Spotify, and we have also shown how to use Spotify with your Sonos system. Now we will show you how to use Spotify on your iPhone in Offline mode, allowing you to keep your favorite playlist at the ready, even when you find yourself without an Internet connection.… Read more
As you step into the new school year, we know you'll have lots of adjusting to do--new friends, classes, professors, and eating habits (hello, Top Ramen)--so we'd like to make at least one thing easy for you: setting up your gadgets.
With these helpful tips crafted by our How To team, you'll be setting up your TV, exploring new places around campus, mastering your computer skills, and collaborating with other students in no time.
At a recent airshow, I used my iPhone to shoot some mighty nice footage of the Blue Angels doing their thing. Later I wanted to show the videos to my kids--not on my tiny iPhone screen, but on my computer's nice big monitor. Just one problem: how?
If you're new to capturing video with your iPhone, iPad 2, or fourth-gen iPod Touch, you may have discovered there's no obvious way to copy those mini-movies from your device to your PC. (Note: For purposes of this tutorial, I'm focusing squarely on Windows-powered PCs.)
Indeed, iTunes lacks any … Read more
Whether you're showing off to friends or earnestly trying to record every calorie burned, you may want to use your Android phone to record your workouts. It can be hard to keep it up, though, especially if your hands are sweaty or you're juggling water bottles and towels. The free CardioTrainer app and accompanying widget make life easier for Android users--here's how to start recording workouts with one click:Download and install the CardioTrainer app and the separate CardioTrainer Widget. Run CardioTrainer and set up the options to your liking. You can choose what and where to … Read more