Category Archives: Using Android

Understanding and Managing Android Notifications-Beginners Guide

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

Using The Gmail App to Send and Receive Email

compose-newmesge-iconOpen the Gmail App which should open displaying your Primary category.

To create and send an email click on the compose icon at the bottom of the screen.

A new message window opens with the cursor positioned on the to line.

Notice the icons at the Top of the message, the screenshot below shows what they mean. Continue reading

How to Transfer Files From Android to PC Using Wi-Fi

transfer-files-androidYou can transfer files from android to and from your Windows PC using Wi-Fi.

Using Wi-FI to transfer files is much quicker than Bluetooth and often more convenient  than using a USB cable.

It also  works not only for transferring files to your PC, but can also be used to transfer files between a tablet and a smart phone (IOS or sharing files between Android Devices.

However before you can do this you will first need to install a File Transfer  APP.

The one I will be using here is the Fast file transfer App. Continue reading

Android Location History,Reporting and Tracking

location-markerAndroid tablets and mobile phones have the ability to report your location to online services, usually with pinpoint accuracy, if the device has GPS capability.

Knowing your location,and tracking your location history is very important for many android applications.

For example a weather Widget on your home screen would be more useful if it displayed the weather in your current location rather than in a pre-set home location.

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