Tired of seeing the same apps you've already searched for show up over and over when you search the Android Market? You can easily clear your search history and get rid of the usual -- or incriminating -- list of apps.
Your smartphone is a pretty personal item, and we all like to do the little things to make them our own -- like setting a signature on outgoing email messages. It's easy to do (and easy to change) on both the Gmail app as well as the Android mail client. Grab your phone, and follow along:
When you find a great app in the Android Market, it's only natural to want to go ahead and share it with others. Luckily, the Android Market makes that a fairly easy process when combined with Androids built-in sharing options. The process:
Find the app you want to share in the Android Market
Tap on the share button, as denoted by the blue arrow in the image
Select to where and how you wish to share which, can be pretty much anything
There you have it, that's it. An easy and simple process for sharing apps with others directly from the Android Market. Keep in mind, sharing apps doesn't mean if you buy it and share it will be free for people you share with -- it's more suggesting and app to another user.
Now that a couple days have passed, and you have had ample time to read about the Amazon Kindle Fire, talk it over with all your "knowledgeable" friends, and make a decision, we are dying to know. Did you pull the trigger and preorder one of these, or are you waiting for another device? Is the ability to sideload Android applications enough for you, or are you looking for the full Android experience? Be sure to let us know, and if you haven't gone ahead with a preorder, will you be in the near future?
Why, in the name of all things holy, does the fastest, most powerful phone on the market have a widget warning me how many apps are open?
Many of you guys know me, and how I am (if you don't, imagine some godless mash-up of anal retentiveness and OCD), so you know this is something that just had to be addressed or I would never sleep well at night again. Which leads us to here and now. The answer to the question is pretty easy -- user madness and FUD forced manufacturers to add some sort of RAM-cleaning, task-killing, and problem-causing widget to current builds of their software. For most of us, the system running on our Android phones, and the way it handles RAM usage, is very different than what we are used to on our computers. If we take a few minutes to understand the way RAM is managed on our phones, we'll not only be able to better interpret what that widget is telling us, but also understand why it doesn't really matter. Let's do that, after the break.
Hey, we don't judge. From time to time you might "accidentally" visit a website your wife would leave you over you didn't mean to visit and get caught sneaking a peek see something you didn't want to see. It happens.
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