This statement is going to sound odd, but a minimal design is trendy these days. Running a minimal setup on your Android device is also highly desirable. Problem is it’s hard to find a launcher or widget tray that maintains a small footprint in screen real estate. Minimalistic Text is [...]Read More »
[Android] X-plore File Manager is an advanced file manager with cloud storage integration, ability to explore ZIP archives, root support, and more
Having a good file manager on Android is very important. If you’ve looked passed all other file managers and you still haven’t settled on a file manager that you love, X-plore File Manager might just be the last stop. This app has dual panels, tree style folder listing, and so [...]Read More »
dotTech has a guide on how to root Motorola Droid RAZR HD. Now we will show you how to root Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD, the version that has a much bigger battery life. This guide will help you easily root your Droid RAZR Maxx HD running Ice Cream Sandwich [...]Read More »
New Copy.com cloud storage service gives free 5 GB storage plus free 5 GB for every person you refer
I’m guessing between Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, and iCloud, most people have their cloud storage needs fulfilled. However, that hasn’t stopped competing cloud storage services from cropping up. Copy is the latest to join the fray.
Copy is a new cloud storage service by Barracude Networks, a company networking hardware. [...]Read More »
Have a shiny new Samsung Galaxy S4 that you want to root? You have come to the right place. This guide shows you exactly how to root your Galaxy S4!
Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. dotTech and its writers are not responsible for any gain [...]Read More »
Sometimes you need to wipe your phone, clear the data, and hit the factory reset button. Doing that makes you lose your installed apps and their data. App Backup & Restore allows you to easily back up and restore all of your apps on your device. It even supports App2SD, [...]Read More »
Shopping lists are pretty much a thing of the past, at least the ones penned on paper are. These days, everyone has a smartphone, which means the shopping list has gone digital. Problem is creating a shopping list in conventional notation apps can be quite a headache. The developers of [...]Read More »
The difference between iOS and Android users highlighted in this comic couldn’t be more true.Read More »
File management is a must on Android. Some file management apps are super advanced and are praised by very technical users while other file managers are basic and simple yet very elegant. OI File Manager is the latter. If you desire a basic but elegant file manager for your Android [...]Read More »
Whatsapp is a pretty popular app. It’s for good reason too considering you can send SMS, MMS and more through the service without paying extra messaging fees. Regardless, Whatsapp ends up taking a lot of storage capacity over time, specifically because of media content. Every time a friend sends a [...]Read More »
Stock Android devices can come filled to the brim with nasty bloatware. Sometimes when you get a new device, just the sheer number of startup apps can put your device to the floor. Or, after using your device, you can install so many apps that startup is a five minute [...]Read More »
[Windows] 3 free programs to easily encrypt files stored in cloud storage (Dropbox, SkyDrive, Google Drive, Box, etc.) [Mac OS X, iOS, Android]
I’m sure many dotTechies use cloud storage service, at least sparingly if not frequently. One of the major concerns with cloud storage is the safety and privacy of data; no one wants their files, documents, etc. in the wrong hands. The best way to combat these concerns is to simply [...]Read More »
Streaming media is everywhere these days. Originally made popular by services like Netflix, Hulu and similar providers, there are a lot more options now. There are some free options out there for the folks that don’t have extra money to spend, but they do not necessarily offer premium quality material. [...]Read More »
System cleaners have become a necessary evil on mobile devices. The more you use a device, the more junk keeps piling up. When you uninstall apps and delete files, they can often leave traces behind especially on internal storage or external SD card. SD Maid is designed to eliminate such [...]Read More »
There’s certainly no shortage of simple text editing apps for Android. Text Edit is another simple text editing program for Android. Let’s see if it’s worth your time, shall we?
What is it and what does it do
Text Edit is a text editing app for Android.
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[Android] Calculate your blood alcohol content instantly and find out if it’s safe to drive with SoberApp
There are plenty of times when I’m out somewhere drinking, and I realize it would be beneficial to have an estimate of my BAC. I’m one of those folks who genuinely doesn’t want to drive after drinking, but I know some of you out there do. SoberApp will take into [...]Read More »
For avid readers (and I don’t mean dotTech readers but rather people who like reading books), having a good Android app to manage your e-books is important. Aldiko Book Reader is an excellent choice. This app will provide a great reading experience on your smartphone or tablet.[...]
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I’m pretty sure that everyone knows what Pokemon is. Of course, not everyone is fond of the franchise like me, but that’s okay. I grew up with the Pokemon games and trading cards. I’m always on the lookout for something like the original games, but I’ve never quite found it. [...]Read More »
iOS users get voice dictation and search support from the infamous Siri. Hopefully you know what that is by now, but in case you don’t it’s an automated application that analyzes voice commands and turns them into actions. For example, you can tell Siri to locate a nearby restaurant, and [...]Read More »
Sometimes you just want an app to do what it says. App Cache Cleaner is one such app. It’s not a full fledged cleaning device cleaning program complete with advanced functions. It does not require root. It does not have tons and tons of features, but what it does do, [...]Read More »
I love Game of Thrones. I’m all caught up on the books, and I’ve been watching the TV series on HBO since its inception. That’s why, when I saw an app dedicated to George RR Martin’s fictional world I snatched it right up. A World of Ice and Fire is [...]Read More »
In their ’25 Years of Vulnerabilities’ study, SourceFire — a firm that focuses on providing network security solutions to companies — has revealed iPhone has 81% of all smartphone operating system vulnerabilities, followed by Android (9%), Windows Mobile/Phone (5%), and BlackBerry (4%). SourceFire based its conclusions upon data gathered by [...]Read More »
[Android] Mapsaurus helps you find new apps with recommendations based on the apps you have installed
There are so many apps available in the Google Play store, it’s almost impossible to check them all out. In fact, the app store is so littered that it can even be difficult to find what you’re looking for at times. That being said, there are tons of third party [...]Read More »
No matter where you are, sometimes you just need to write something down. Fast Notepad is an extremely simple notepad app that helps you do just that. You can create and edit text files with extreme ease right on your Android device. This app even has an option that lets [...]Read More »
Temporary, surplus and leftover files can bog down any device, and that includes mobile phones. More advanced users know how to take care of these files of their own accord. Problem is, cleaning out everything can be somewhat of a pain. That’s why there are so many cache and data [...]Read More »
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S4 has a little brother on the way. Leaked images of what look like is going to be the Galaxy S4 mini have been spotted by SamMobile, and there is both good news and bad news about the phone.
First, the good news for all the people [...]Read More »
We all love movies, or at least I’m going to assume that anyway. Regardless of what movies you enjoy most, keeping track of them all can be quite overwhelming. That is where Movie App HD comes in handy. It is essentially a giant movie database that you can carry around [...]Read More »
[Android] ZArchiver is the best free archive manager on Android — extract, create, and edit archives (ZIP, RAR, 7Z, and more) to your heart’s content
Yesterday I reviewed PowerGrasp. It’s alright for basic file extraction but If what you’re looking for is an extremely comprehensive file archive manager for Android, then ZArchiver is the app for you. ZArchiver can extract and create almost any file archive type imaginable.[...]
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The next version of Google’s Android storefront, Google Play, has been leaked in a recent video walkthrough by Droid Life. The version number is listed as 4.0.16 and while not all parts of the store are functioning just yet, it’s a pretty good glimpse of what you’ll probably be [...]Read More »
Recognize that fellow up there? That’s Guy Kawasaki, formerly of Apple but now at Google’s Motorola division. If that picture he posted on Google+ seems completely unrelated and harmless to you, hold on. There is reportedly more to it.
The Porsche video he linked in the post is an exclusive [...]Read More »
Shortly after CES 2013, Sony released a video of one of their engineers assembling some of their hottest gadgets in only 5 minutes.
Now it’s upcoming Xperia Tablet Z, which is due in May, is getting its own video — but this time of the teardown variety. Normally you’d see [...]Read More »