Category Archives: Using Android

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

Understanding and Managing Data Usage

Updated: December 12, 2016

data-usage-iconIf you use a connection that has usage restrictions or charges, then having an understanding of how much data your tablet or phone is using, and what connections it is using is very important.

Smart Phones are all equipped with a mobile connection (GSM, 3G, 4G), and so are some high end tablets.

Both Smart Phones and tablets are equipped with Wi-Fi which is the main connection mechanism when at home or office. Continue reading

Understanding Android Photo Storage and Backup Options

Updated: June 8, 2016

android-photosOne of the main uses for an android Tablet or phone is for taking photos.

However because the storage space on phones and tablets is limited they can quickly use up all of your available storage space.

In this tutorial we will look at how you can manage your photos to ensure that they don’t get lost if you lose your phone/tablet, or if it breaks.

In addition we look at how to ensure that they don’t use all of your storage space, but at the same time they are easily accessible.

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Understanding and Managing Android Notifications-Beginners Guide

Updated: January 23, 2017

Interruptions-disabledAndroid Apps can inform you of important events e.g. a new email,an App upgrade etc by using audio and visual notifications.

Some Apps ( can generate lots of notifications, whereas others don’t generate hardly any.

However, all Apps seem to install with notifications enabled.

Although notifications can be very useful, they can also very annoying so in this tutorial we look at how to control them. Continue reading