dotTech » Android http://dottech.org Professional Technologians Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:16:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 [Android] Change the default app for specific tasks and file types with Better Open With http://dottech.org/161977/android-better-open-with-review/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=android-better-open-with-review http://dottech.org/161977/android-better-open-with-review/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:15:37 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=161977

Having too many apps that performs similar functions is okay but it’s also a hassle. Why so? It’s because your device will frequently show you its “Complete action with” dialog. Therefore, you need to go through this step first before…

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How to root the Huawei Ascend P7 [Guide] http://dottech.org/161729/how-to-root-the-huawei-ascend-p7-guide/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-root-the-huawei-ascend-p7-guide http://dottech.org/161729/how-to-root-the-huawei-ascend-p7-guide/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:14:27 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=161729

Want to root your Huawei Ascend P7? This guide will help you accomplish just that!

Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. Ashraf and dotTech are not responsible for any gain or loss (including but not limited to bricked

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How to change the default font in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/161554/how-to-change-the-default-font-in-android-tip/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-change-the-default-font-in-android-tip http://dottech.org/161554/how-to-change-the-default-font-in-android-tip/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:11:42 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=161554

For some, the default font on their smartphone or tablet may suffice but there are also those who wish to customize the way how their devices look and feel. Come to think of it, you can change your device home screen wallpaper, lock screen and even…

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How to find an Easter Egg in Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/161711/how-to-find-an-easter-egg-in-android-tip/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-find-an-easter-egg-in-android-tip http://dottech.org/161711/how-to-find-an-easter-egg-in-android-tip/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:08:34 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=161711

In tech, Easter Eggs refer to those hidden treats or surprises that you can find in a particular device, game, software or application. They are fun to find because you get to discover a variety of secret messages, freebies, artworks, etc.

Speaking…

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How to root Asus Zenfone 5 [Guide] http://dottech.org/161727/how-to-root-the-asus-zenfone-5-guide/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-root-the-asus-zenfone-5-guide http://dottech.org/161727/how-to-root-the-asus-zenfone-5-guide/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:19:12 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=161727

Want to root your Asus Zenfone 5? This guide will help you accomplish just that!

Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. Ashraf and dotTech are not responsible for any gain or loss (including but not limited to bricked

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How to root LG G2 Mini [Guide] http://dottech.org/161730/how-to-root-the-lg-g2-mini-guide/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-root-the-lg-g2-mini-guide http://dottech.org/161730/how-to-root-the-lg-g2-mini-guide/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:08:20 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=161730

Want to root your LG G2 Mini? This guide will help you accomplish just that!

Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. Ashraf and dotTech are not responsible for any gain or loss (including but not limited to bricked devices)

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[Android] Record a voice-over for your drawings with Clarisketch http://dottech.org/156380/android-clarisketch-review/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=android-clarisketch-review http://dottech.org/156380/android-clarisketch-review/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:03:21 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=156380

For users who wish to sketch or draw on their Android phones and tablets, there are a bunch of reliable drawing apps in the market such as SketchBook and Draw ‘n’ Sketchpad. The problem with these apps is that they don’t let you …

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[Android] Write your secret thoughts and feelings in Secret Diary http://dottech.org/160476/android-secret-diary-review/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=android-secret-diary-review http://dottech.org/160476/android-secret-diary-review/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:32:20 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=160476

There’s an old-fashioned way of writing down your secret thoughts, feelings and experiences. Apparently, you get to keep a secret journal that you usually hide under your bed. It’s a journal with a lock and only you hold the key but as time…

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How to root Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 [Guide] http://dottech.org/161543/how-to-root-the-samsung-galaxy-grand-2-guide/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-root-the-samsung-galaxy-grand-2-guide http://dottech.org/161543/how-to-root-the-samsung-galaxy-grand-2-guide/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:56 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=161543

Want to root your Samsung Galaxy Grand 2? This guide will help you accomplish just that!

Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. Ashraf and dotTech are not responsible for any gain or loss (including but not limited

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How to root Samsung Galaxy K Zoom [Guide] http://dottech.org/161483/how-to-root-the-samsung-galaxy-k-zoom-guide/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-root-the-samsung-galaxy-k-zoom-guide http://dottech.org/161483/how-to-root-the-samsung-galaxy-k-zoom-guide/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:51:48 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=161483

Want to root your Samsung Galaxy K Zoom? This guide will help you accomplish just that!

Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. Ashraf and dotTech are not responsible for any gain or loss (including but not limited

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[Android] Manage your work shifts with Shift Work Schedule http://dottech.org/160608/android-shift-work-schedule-review/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=android-shift-work-schedule-review http://dottech.org/160608/android-shift-work-schedule-review/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:48:50 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=160608

Nine to five jobs are most commonly attributed to daytime workers. The job schedule is fixed so you have lesser worries about remembering your shifts at work. As for shift workers, following a flexible schedule is a must. You must be ready and…

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[Android] Mr. Silent enables auto silent mode by time, event, contact or location http://dottech.org/161420/android-mr-silent-review/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=android-mr-silent-review http://dottech.org/161420/android-mr-silent-review/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:58:50 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=161420

You may have already heard that Android L is already due for release this coming fall. Guess what? It’s also packed with new, useful and interesting features such as its “Do Not Disturb” mode for incoming notifications. While waiting,…

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How to root the OnePlus One via toolkit [Guide] http://dottech.org/161469/how-to-root-the-oneplus-one-via-toolkit-guide/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-root-the-oneplus-one-via-toolkit-guide http://dottech.org/161469/how-to-root-the-oneplus-one-via-toolkit-guide/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:01:11 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=161469

 

Want to root your OnePlus One? This guide will help you accomplish just that, via a handy toolkit method!

Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. Ashraf and dotTech are not responsible for any gain or loss (including

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[Android] StuffMerge Message Wizard is a clipboard manager with fast messaging support http://dottech.org/161342/android-stuffmerge-message-wizard-review/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=android-stuffmerge-message-wizard-review http://dottech.org/161342/android-stuffmerge-message-wizard-review/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:52:42 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=161342

Imagine this scenario. You’re typing a message or email but alas, you forgot to copy the links that you’re supposed to include in the message. Now, you’re left with no other choice but to close your messaging app and switch to your browser.…

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[Android] Create custom live wallpapers with Murtastic http://dottech.org/161332/android-murtastic-review/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=android-murtastic-review http://dottech.org/161332/android-murtastic-review/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:47:25 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=161332

Have you ever thought of creating your own Android home screen wallpapers? Well, if it’s just static wallpapers, then you most certainly can. However, with live wallpapers, you need to be a bit more tech-savvy. Fortunately, there’s Murtastic

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[Android] View and manage all apps in one place with Prism Launcher http://dottech.org/159142/android-prism-launcher-review/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=android-prism-launcher-review http://dottech.org/159142/android-prism-launcher-review/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:50:16 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=159142

Most Android launchers support multiple home screens and widgets. While there’s totally nothing wrong with having these features, some users would prefer to keep things neat and simple. This means stripping down your launcher with any…

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How to disable camera on Android smartphones and tablets [Tip] http://dottech.org/159716/how-to-disable-device-camera-on-android-tip/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-disable-device-camera-on-android-tip http://dottech.org/159716/how-to-disable-device-camera-on-android-tip/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:33:22 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=159716

Majority of today’s devices have a built-in camera. As a matter of fact, it has already become a trend to capture photos every now and then. It doesn’t even matter where you are for as long as you can share a photo to your Facebook, Twitter…

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[Android] Automatically open a sleeping device with WakeUp http://dottech.org/159062/android-wakeup-review/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=android-wakeup-review http://dottech.org/159062/android-wakeup-review/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:29:55 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=159062

In Android, you can do a lot of cool and interesting things that you can never do with a regular phone. One good example of this is when you want to automatically turn your device screen on as soon as you pick it up from your desk or table. Sounds like…

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[Android] Quickly hide photos with Peeki http://dottech.org/160889/android-peeki-review/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=android-peeki-review http://dottech.org/160889/android-peeki-review/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:00:41 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=160889

Consider this scenario. You let your friend view a photo from your image gallery but he/she accidentally scrolled over the rest of your personal photos. Unfortunately, there’s nothing that you can do about it but why deal with the aftermath…

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How to manually add words to Android user dictionary [Guide] http://dottech.org/160790/how-to-add-words-to-android-user-dictionary-guide/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-add-words-to-android-user-dictionary-guide http://dottech.org/160790/how-to-add-words-to-android-user-dictionary-guide/#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:59:09 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=160790

Most Android keyboards have a built-in predictive text input. With it, you can easily input the word or phrase that you want without even typing the full word. Sounds easy, huh? Well, wait until you get to type a name or word that the dictionary…

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How to install Android L on Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2012, 2013) [Tip] http://dottech.org/160271/how-to-install-android-l-developer-preview-to-nexus-5-2013-and-nexus-7-tip/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-install-android-l-developer-preview-to-nexus-5-2013-and-nexus-7-tip http://dottech.org/160271/how-to-install-android-l-developer-preview-to-nexus-5-2013-and-nexus-7-tip/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:14:02 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=160271

Google, for the first time in a while has released a developer preview of Android months before it’s release. This preview goes by the codename Android L. Now, you’re probably thinking to yourself, ‘why is it called Android…

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[Android] Use Google Now to turn on WiFi, Bluetooth with Commandr http://dottech.org/160722/android-commandr-review/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=android-commandr-review http://dottech.org/160722/android-commandr-review/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:57:27 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=160722

Google Now is fairly useful especially to those who prefer to use voice search instead of type. It’s just that it’s mostly focused on providing you with essential information like the latest weather forecast, street directions, etc.…

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How to enable “Ok Google” from any screen on Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/160778/how-to-enable-ok-google-from-any-screen-on-android-tip/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-enable-ok-google-from-any-screen-on-android-tip http://dottech.org/160778/how-to-enable-ok-google-from-any-screen-on-android-tip/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:56:09 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=160778

If you wish to use Google Now on Android without tapping the mic button, you just need to say the “Ok Google” hotword then proceed with your search. However, this can only be done right after you tap the Google Search box or when you press and…

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[Android] ColorNote is a simple, yet powerful, note taking app http://dottech.org/159673/android-colornote-review/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=android-colornote-review http://dottech.org/159673/android-colornote-review/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:40:06 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=159673

It’s easy to create notes and memos on Android. You just need to find the right memo or note-taking app that would best suit your needs and preferences. As a matter of fact, some devices are already equipped with stock memo apps but what if you…

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[Android] POMELO is a smart camera app with live filters http://dottech.org/159872/android-pomelo-review/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=android-pomelo-review http://dottech.org/159872/android-pomelo-review/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:30:00 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=159872

As time goes by, more and more photography apps have emerged on the market. Of course, this gives you more freedom to choose the app that would best suit your needs and preferences. As for those who are currently searching for better alternatives,…

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[Android] Create and share your own picture quotes with Kwote http://dottech.org/160274/android-kwote-review/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=android-kwote-review http://dottech.org/160274/android-kwote-review/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:22:30 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=160274

The Play Store is filled with all sorts of photography apps. Thus, it would be very easy for you to edit and enhance your photos and make them appear like they’ve been edited by a pro. Now, what about those who also likes to discover and share all…

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How to clear private browsing history on Chrome for Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/159955/how-to-clear-private-browsing-history-on-chrome-for-android-tip/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-clear-private-browsing-history-on-chrome-for-android-tip http://dottech.org/159955/how-to-clear-private-browsing-history-on-chrome-for-android-tip/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:04:45 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=159955

There are many reasons as to why you should regularly clear your browsing data. Of course, this isn’t just applicable to your web browser but also to your mobile browser. Speaking of which, Chrome for web offers a simple and direct way of clearing…

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How to add bookmarks to home screen on Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/159886/how-to-add-bookmarks-to-home-screen-on-android-tip/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-add-bookmarks-to-home-screen-on-android-tip http://dottech.org/159886/how-to-add-bookmarks-to-home-screen-on-android-tip/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:00:53 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=159886

By saving a bookmark to your home screen, you can quickly access sites or pages in just a single click. No need to search your bookmarks list. Moreover, this can be a convenient option for those who needs to access specific sites for a quick reference.…

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[Android] Listen to free relaxing music with Doze http://dottech.org/160065/android-doze-review/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=android-doze-review http://dottech.org/160065/android-doze-review/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:39:12 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=160065

Relaxation music is good for everyone especially to those who are stressed and tired. If you are having trouble sleeping, you can also listen to some relaxing music and just let yourself go with the flow. Speaking of which, Doze is a free app that…

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[Android] Open multiple web pages in the background with Flynx http://dottech.org/159571/android-flynx-review/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=android-flynx-review http://dottech.org/159571/android-flynx-review/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:37:46 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=159571

Speed and efficiency, these are two of the most important qualities that a mobile browser must possess. Now, what if I tell you that there’s an app that lets you load up to four web pages at the same time while you’re watching a YouTube video…

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[Android] Search for hashtags on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus with Hashtagger http://dottech.org/159815/android-hashtagger-review/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=android-hashtagger-review http://dottech.org/159815/android-hashtagger-review/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:16:31 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=159815

Nowadays, hashtags are not just being used to sort out topics and posts. They are also being used to organize events, promote a product, launch a trend and even start a stream of conversations. In short, hashtags are everywhere but you can mostly…

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How to stream YouTube videos from Android to PC [Guide] http://dottech.org/159764/stream-youtube-videos-from-android-to-pc-guide/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=stream-youtube-videos-from-android-to-pc-guide http://dottech.org/159764/stream-youtube-videos-from-android-to-pc-guide/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:22:50 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=159764

Do you wish to know how to play the YouTube videos that you have on your Android device on your computer? Well, it’s not really that difficult to do. You just need to be aware of the correct process. So, if you’re all set, better proceed to the…

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[Android] Instantly remove image or photo backgrounds with Background Eraser http://dottech.org/159653/android-background-eraser-review/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=android-background-eraser-review http://dottech.org/159653/android-background-eraser-review/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:30:43 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=159653

In my previous reviews, I’ve already covered some useful image background removal tools like Background Burner. It’s just that most of these tools are web apps so you can’t quickly access them especially if you’re using your smartphone…

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How to block websites on Android [Tip] http://dottech.org/159534/how-to-block-websites-on-android-tip/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-block-websites-on-android-tip http://dottech.org/159534/how-to-block-websites-on-android-tip/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:29:36 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=159534

Have you ever felt the need to block access to specific sites and yet, you don’t know how to do it on your Android device? Well, there’s no need for you to be upset. In this post, you will learn how to easily block specific sites on Android. You…

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[Android] Open links in the background with Link Bubble, a floating browser http://dottech.org/159617/android-link-bubble-review/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=android-link-bubble-review http://dottech.org/159617/android-link-bubble-review/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:55:18 +0000 http://dottech.org/?p=159617

Floating apps are great because they allow you to perform multiple tasks at once. As for Link Bubble, it can load any web page while you’re using another app. So instead of wasting your time waiting for the page to load on your browser, you can…

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