Category Archives: Apps

How to Use The Gmail App on Android


The Gmail App is found on almost all Android phones and tablets.

If it isn’t already installed on your device you can download it from the Google Playstore.

Although it is probably mainly used for accessing email on Gmail It can be used for accessing email on non Gmail accounts e.g. Yahoo Mail.

Gmail App vs Gmail

Gmail is a free email service provided by Google. When you create a Google Gmail account you are automatically provided with 15GB of free email storage on the Gmail service.

The Gmail App is an email client provided by Google. It is available for Android and IOS

Getting Started

In this tutorial we will look at setting up and using the Google Gmail App on Android for sending and receiving email on Gmail. Continue reading

Using The Astro File Manager

android-files-iconMost Android devices don’t come with a pre-installed file manager or file explorer.

On Android access to files is normally via an App. This means that if you want to manage photos then you do it through a photo App etc.

Unfortunately it doesn’t always work that way, and being able to move around the file system is very useful, especially if you need to move files between systems .e.g. a tablet and a PC. Continue reading

Accessing and Using the Google Play Store- Beginners Guide

google-play-storeThe Google play store is a collection of Apps,books,videos and music etc which you can download and install on your android tablet/device.

To access the play store you will need the Google a google account.

Google accounts are free and can be used to access many Google services like Gmail, Youtube, and more importantly the Google Play Apps store.

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Reading and Managing Kindle Books on Android

kindle-book-iconOne of the most common uses of Android tablets in for reading ebooks.

There are many different formats for ebooks some, are proprietary like Amazon kindle, Nook, and others are more open and standard like pdfs (portable document format) ebooks.

The two most common are ebook formats are Kindle and pdf.The Android Kindle reader App can read both formats Continue reading