Category: Apps

Hide apps on Android

How to Hide or Disable Apps on Android?

You may want to hide apps, or disable apps on your Android phone or tablet.  Most manufacturers include several apps that are pre-installed on your Android device when you purchase it.  Many times, these pre-installed apps cannot be uninstalled or deleted.  You should, first, attempt to uninstall the app, since that is the most desired result in order to get it off your Android device and free up the used storage space.

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Record Calls

Record Calls on your Android Phone

How to record calls on your Android Phone?
Before you record phone calls, be sure you are aware of the privacy laws in your country. In most cases, it is OK to record a phone call if you are using it for personal use only and you will not be sharing the recording with others. In any case, it is best if you get the person’s permission to record the call and have the permission recorded as part of the call. You may want to record business conversations, or personal conversations for future reference. It may be a good idea to record technical support calls so you can go back and review later. Calls to financial institutions or banks may be good to have a recording off in case there is a dispute later.

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Control your camera remotely

Control your Camera Remotely from your Android phone or tablet

Control your Camera Remotely
There are times when you want to control your camera remotely. Some cameras come with a remote control, most do not. You can easily do this using your Android phone or tablet. Many new cameras are coming with WiFi and/or Bluetooth connectivity. You can use either one to connect your Android device to the camera. You must download an app to your Android device in order to establish the connection and perform the camera remote control features.

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Android Launchers

How to use Android Launchers?

How to use Android Launchers?
Why would you use one?
What is a launcher?
Android launchers are the user interface that sits on top of Android. It is the launcher that organizes and displays the various app icons and widgets. The Android operating system comes with it’s own launcher. However, it is just an app that can be replaced with another launcher app. Different launchers have different features, looks and feels. Some Android launchers are thin apps, meaning they don’t require a lot of processing by the device’s processor, and others require a lot of processing cycles.

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remove a virus or malware from android

How to Remove a Virus or Malware from Android phone or tablet?

How to remove a virus or malware from Android phone or tablet? How can your Android phone or tablet get a virus or malware? Most infections come from contact with an app, file or another device. Same as with humans. If you download apps from other sources, there may be a virus or malware imbedded in the app. Same is true when you download files, such as mp3, mp4 or even pdf files; or even connecting with another device may allow a virus or malware to infiltrate your own device.

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Manage Permissions on Android apps

Manage App Permissions on Android Phones and Tablets

Manage app permissions on your Android phone or tablet. You may want to audit the permissions you have given away to various Android apps and make changes. It is even better to check the permissions required on an app before downloading and installing it. We will tell you how to do both of these procedures.

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Use PowerPoint on an Android tablet

PowerPoint on an Android phone or tablet

PowerPoint on an Android Phone or Tablet
Using PowerPoint on an Android phone or tablet is not only possible, but it works very well. You can download Microsoft PowerPoint for Android from Google Play Store. This app allows you to create, edit, view and share PowerPoint files. You can also purchase through Google Play Store the Office 365 for Android. This allows more options for sharing, collaborating, and makes the files available for you to use on any PC or other Android devices.

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How to use PDF files on Android

How to view PDF files on Android Phones and Tablets?

How to view PDF files on Android Phones and Tablets?
How to View PDF files on Android phones or tablets is very simple. Whether you received the PDF file as an attachment in an Email, or transferred the file from your PC, the Adobe Acrobat Reader app will work for you. There are other apps available including the Google PDF Reader.

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Google Play

Cannot install Apps from Google Play

Google Play will not allow you to install apps.
If you cannot install Apps from Google Play, you may need to reset the app on your Android phone or tablet. Sometimes an app can become corrupted with missing or damaged files. When this happens, you should reinstall the app.

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Use Outlook on Android

How to use Outlook on Android devices? Outlook on Android devices can be very useful. Outlook.com is a fully functional personal information manager built by

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QR code reader for Android

QR code Reader for Android

QR code Readers for Android are more common than ever. If you have a newer Android phone or tablet with Android 9 or later, you’re in luck since the camera will automatically sense the QR code and automatically scan it.

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Sideload Apps

How to sideload apps or data?

How to Sideload apps or data?
Before we discuss how to sideload apps or data to an Android tablet, first, let’s talk about what Sideloading is and why you might need to do this.

Sideloading is the process of installing an app or data bypassing the normal process. For instance, if you wanted to load an app onto your tablet that is not from Google Play, Android Market, or whatever app store your tablet uses, then this would be referred to as sideloading an app.

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