Category Archives: Apps

Using The Astro File Manager

Updated: December 6, 2016

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

Updated: January 25, 2017

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

Updated: May 16, 2017

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