Saturday, June 23, 2012

Android : How (and when) to clear app cache or data

Apps sometimes can misbehave. Before you go reaching for that task killer (don't do it!) here's something else to try. Above is the screen you'll see if you go to Settings>Applications>Manage appliations and tap on an app. You've got a bunch of buttons and numbers. The top buttons are pretty self-explanatory -- force stop makes an app quit. Uninstall either uninstalls an app -- or if it's permanently loaded onto the phone (like the Android Market should be), you'll have the option to uninstall updates.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Android Won't Download Apps (Android Market Stuck at Downloading)

Various solutions have been discovered, and these are listed below. As you can see from the responses I've had, every one of them has some chance of solving the problem. The simplest (and most convenient) solutions come first, so I recommend working through them from top to bottom. Please tell me if any of these solutions work for you - your information will be useful to the many other people experiencing this problem.

First, check your available space (Settings -> SD Card & phone storage). If space is low, solutions (d) or (i) will probably work for you. The problem may re-occur if your space runs out again though - consider investing in a better memory card!

a) Restart your phone.[17 people told me this worked]
Restart your phone by switching it off and switching it back on again (not just the screen - you need to shut it down!).

b) Make sure your phone is not on a Wi-Fi network.[20 people told me this worked]
Some Wi-Fi networks may block port 5228, used by the Android Market. If your phone is connecting to the Market via a Wi-Fi network, turn it off (Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Turn off Wi-Fi) and

Friday, June 1, 2012

How To Send Free SMS Text Messages

Today we’re going to learn how you can send free SMS Text messages to other people’s mobile phones. In order to do this, we’re going to harness the awesome, unyielding, raw power service of win which is is Google Mail (GMail).

1) If you don't already have one, sign up for a Google Mail Account:

>>>Free Google Mail Account

If you do already have a GMail account, then you can use your existing address, or create a new one just for sending free SMS text messages. Either way, log into your GMail account.

2) You should now be inside your Gmail account. On the upper right hand side of the browser window, click the settings hyperlink, and just…

Follow the red arrow!

Click the "Settings" Link in Your GMail menu
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