The Android notification tray can be a fantastic tool when it’s properly utilized by developers. Android 4.1 introduced more advanced notification options that allow application to offer various quick functions directly in the tray. For example, you can reply to emails, pause and fast forward music and even access various [...]Read More »
Desktop to mobile file transfer clients are a dime a dozen. We’ve covered quite a few here at dotTech, such as AirDrop and qrSend. ZeZebra is another program that allows you to share large files from Windows or Mac to Android or iOS devices. Let’s see if it is worth [...]Read More »
One of the biggest problems with Android, is that when you have a lot of apps installed quite a few of them end up running endlessly in the background. Some of them drain the battery faster even when they’re not doing anything. Force stopping them through the Android settings menu [...]Read More »
Mobile technology has become such a nuisance in today’s world that several music artists are now asking fans to keep their devices pocketed when watching a show. It makes perfect sense, right? You can’t really enjoy a show if you’re too busy playing with your phone and a mobile recording [...]Read More »
During the company’s BlackBerry Live 2013 conference yesterday, BlackBerry announced something that’s been rumored for over a year now — BlackBerry Messenger is going multi-platform.
The service has always been one of the selling points of having a BlackBerry device, and now it’s coming to both iOS and Android through [...]Read More »
[Android] Cloudii is a cloud storage manager that connects to Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, and Box simultaneously
Cloud storage is pretty popular these days. In fact, lots of people use multiple services to store and access content. Previously, we’ve covered CarotDAV which is a Windows application that allows you to connect to multiple cloud storage accounts simultaneously through a single portal. It’s great, except the driving idea [...]Read More »
Have you ever wanted to make sense of your dreams? I know I have plenty of times. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to remember a dream after you’ve been awake for a while. It’s even harder to analyze what a dream means in the general scheme of things. Wouldn’t it [...]Read More »
My RSS feed is full of content, and so is my personal collection of stories that I’ve saved for later with Pocket. It’s all just sitting there waiting for me to read it. I don’t always have the time to read a lot of the stories I like, though. For [...]Read More »
It might be safe to say at this point that Google will indeed by introducing a new, fully-featured games service at Google I/O. A previous leak from the Google Glass companion app revealed lines of code referring to the unannounced service, but now another leak also courtesy of Android Police[...]Read More »
I’m sure many of you are aware of Minecraft. It’s a pretty straightforward simulation type game that allows you to build and survive in an open and very pixelated world. I have Minecraft Pocket Edition on my Android (what Minecraft lover doesn’t, right), but the updates seem to take forever. [...]Read More »
[Android] Schedule automatic messages or emails through SMS, Gmail, Facebook, and Twitter with Schemes
Have you ever missed a special moment before and then felt guilty about it after? I’m specifically talking about those times where you forget to wish someone a happy birthday or congratulate them on an engagement or milestone. It actually happens to me more than I’d like to admit, mostly [...]Read More »
Sometimes it’s necessary to hide files/contacts/messages/photos/calls/etc. on your device. With smartphones that’s not always so easy to do, but there are apps like Hide It Pro, that allow you to mask sensitive files and data. Text and File Hider Plus, or just Hider+ for short, is one such application [...]Read More »
This is getting interesting. First we heard rumors that Google’s next Nexus phone would once again me made by LG. Then after some time, the fabled X Phone from Motorola, which is running stock Android, shows up on camera. Now, there is word that LG is indeed working with Google [...]Read More »
As a freelancer, one of the things I have to do often is keep track of my time. Every once in a while I’ll land a project where I have to record my work hours and then turn them in. Normally I just use a spreadsheet setup through Google Drive. [...]Read More »
In Russia, nearly every driver equips their car with a dashboard camera. There are many reasons for doing so, namely the sheer size of the country and because of the corruption rate with law enforcement over there. Other places in the world don’t see as many dash cams. However, regardless [...]Read More »
[Android] Remotely wipe data, backup contacts, lock down, and locate your device with NQ Mobile Easy Finder
These days, a smartphone is an extension of the owner. We carry our smartphones with us everywhere, and we do pretty much everything on them. It stands to reason that our smartphones have some pretty sensitive material on them. That information ranges from finance data, login credentials, personal photos and [...]Read More »
Let’s be honest, managing your finances sucks. Unfortunately, it’s something that we all have to do, because it helps you live within your means. Although, I’m sure some people don’t know how to budget, but that’s a different story altogether. Most finance tracking tools that I’ve come across are complicated, [...]Read More »
It’s kind of hard to deny that the HTC One hardware is one of the most beautiful available today. To a number of people in the industry, it matches the quality build of the iPhone, maybe even surpass it. So a releasing a video about the phone is made is [...]Read More »
What does Microsoft’s Surface tablet and Samsung’s recently released Galaxy S4 have in common? False advertising about storage space.
Users that purchased the 16GB version of Samsung’s latest flagship phone have discovered that half of that advertised memory is already taken up by the phone’s operating system and built-in apps, [...]Read More »
It’s been quite some time since we’ve heard anything out of Motorola, and while this is far from an official reveal from the company, it’s nice to see that they’ve definitely been working on something. And this is quite a something: leaks are floating around of a Motorola with stock [...]Read More »
Do you often transfer files from your computer to your Android smartphone? Do you hate messing with pesky cables and software clients in order to transfer a simple file? There are a lot of reasons why you would want to transfer files to a smartphone, but the process can sometimes [...]Read More »
Microsoft’s latest attempt to get more users on their platform is an interesting one. The company has released an app called Switch to Windows Phone on the Google Play Store — and it’s of course designed to make switching, a little easier.
What the app does is it scans your [...]Read More »
Do you hate playing games on a laptop or netbook with a touchpad? Do you ever feel like there may be a better way to game? WanderPlayer for Android is an application that allows you to connect your Android to your PC as an extended game controller.[...]
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It’s Apple fans versus Samsung fans at a wedding fight in Microsoft’s hilarious new Windows Phone ad [Video]
Everybody knows about the ongoing war between Apple fanboys and Samsung fanboys. It’s inevitable when the two manufacturers constantly rank as the top smartphone vendors in the industry. But doesn’t get a little tiring sometimes? What if you could just switch to a different kind of phone and watch while [...]Read More »
While it might look very similar, that’s not your Galaxy Tab 2. Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Tab 3: The new tablet has a 7-inch screen, dual-core 1.2 Ghz processor, 3-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front camera, Android 4.1 and a choice between 8GB or 16GB of storage.
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When you’re traveling abroad –or traveling anywhere for that matter- one of the worst things you can do is not prepare for the trip. This especially holds true when you’re visiting an unknown location or a foreign land. Hell, even when traveling in your own country there can be dire [...]Read More »
Have a Samsung Rubgy Smart I847 that you’re looking to root? This guide will help you! Follow the instructions below and before you know it, your device will be rooted and ready for the installation of custom ROMs and even some mods!
Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful [...]Read More »
How to root Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G on Android Ice Cream Sandwich and flash ClockworkMod recovery [Guide]
Have a Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G you’re looking to root? This guide will help you! Follow the instructions below and in no time at all your Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G will be rooted and ready for modding!
Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. dotTech [...]Read More »
Have an LG Escape P870 that you’re looking to root? This guide will help you! Follow the instructions below and before you know it, your LG Escape P870 will be rooted and ready for custom ROMs and even some mods!
Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. [...]Read More »
[Android] Share clipboard (copied) content with your PC and have up to nine clipboards with Kingsoft Clip
The ability to copy and paste text based content is a key feature on desktop computers. One benefit that desktops have over mobile devices is that users can manage content copied to the virtual clipboard. Kingsoft Clip (Office Tool) is a handy little application that allows you to manage your [...]Read More »
One of the things I hate most about my Android device, is that because of all the different accounts I have stored on it, I end up with multiple contact cards for the same person. This means, I have the same person three or four different times across various social [...]Read More »
[Android] Screebl Lite prevents the screen on your smartphone or tablet from turning off while you are using it
Ever been reading something on your Android phone or tablet when the screen suddenly turns off? Or maybe you are not reading but are using your phone or tablet for something else. Wish you could solve this problem? Screebl Lite is here to help; it identifies when you’re using your [...]Read More »