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Android SDK tips and tricks.

September 11, 2010 Leave a comment

The Android SDK is meant to be a set of developer tools to create Andorid apps, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be useful to Android users. In fact, there are plenty of interesting and useful ways you can use the SDK. It allows you to make changes to the phone’s settings, do things not usually allowed on stock devices, and it can even get around some nasty carrier restrictions. All of this without ever having to root your phone. All you need is the Android SDK, an Android phone, and basic knowledge of you computers command prompt or terminal. Read more…

Home Screen Replacements: LauncherPro vs. ADW.Launcher.

August 7, 2010 Leave a comment

LauncherPro, Stock Froyo, ADW screenshots

One of the coolest ways to easily customize your phone is by changing your home screen launcher. The home launcher that comes with stock Android phones is usually very limited, and comes with few customization options. While the custom launchers available in HTC sense, MOTOBLUR, and Samsung TouchWiz phones all have some interesting features, they can also sometimes suffer from laggy/choppy scrolling, strange UI choices, and unattractive design. So what if you’re bored of the stock look of your phone, tired of a poorly scrolling home screen and app drawer, or you’re frustrated with the ugly “enhancements” your phone maker decided to add to your homescreen? That’s where third party homescreen replacements come in.

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A simpler way to move apps to SD card on Android 2.2.

July 22, 2010 Leave a comment

As most Android 2.2 users have already noticed, finding out which apps can be moved to the SD card is not exactly intuitive. Since developers have to update their apps to support this feature, most apps don’t even allow it yet. To make matters worse, trying to find out which apps can be transferred over using the built in app manager can get incredibly frustrating. Navigating through settings menus and scrolling through dozens of apps get tiresome, especially when you have a handful of freshly updated apps that need to be checked. Lucky for us there’s a much easier way to do this, and all it requires is one awesome app from the Market.
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