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3 years ago

Android 101: How to sync Facebook Events with Google Calendar

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Facebook does a really good job reminding us when our upcoming Events are or when our friends and families have their birthdays. It’s gotten to the point now where I’ve given up trying to memorize birthdays and just look to Facebook. The problem I run into is that I don’t spend all my time on Facebook, so if there was an easy way for me to see the reminders on a service that I do, such as Google Calendar, it would be a lot more valuable. Enter: syncing your Facebook Events with your Google Calendar. It is an easy process that will take ten minutes tops. Here is the step by step process:

First: Go to your Facebook account and click Events in the left pane. Scroll all the way to the bottom and you'll see three links: Past Events, Birthdays and Export.

Next: I'm going to show Birthdays only, but if you want all events, just click Export and skip this step. Click Birthdays. Scroll all the way to the bottom again and click Export Birthdays. A link will pop up.

Finally Copy the link and go into your Google Calendar. In Other Calendars in the bottom left, select Add, then Add by URL. Paste the link you copied into the box.

Voila! You're all set. The Calendar will appear in your Other Calendars as Friends' Birthdays. If you are on your Android device and go into your Calendar application -> Settings -> Calendars, it should be listed. If the box is ticked, then that means it's syncing to your Android device. Now you won't have to worry about visiting Facebook when you're worried about missing someone's birthday you may have forgotten.

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3 years ago

Android 101: How to set screen brightness

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As we all know, battery life is something that we all keep an eye on with Android devices, and one of the biggest offenders in this is the brightness of the display.

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3 years ago

Android 101: How to set default keyboard

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One of my favorite things about Android is that there are tons of options for keyboards, lots of different styles, skins and colors that can be selected, and changing them on the go is extremely easy.

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3 years ago

Android 101: Connecting to a Wifi Network

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Android Travel Tip: Turn off auto-syncing to save on data

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How to customize the Sense 3.0 lockscreen

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Android Travel Tip: Automatic time zone switching

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Android Travel Tip: Know what time it is

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Android Travel Tip: Stumble back to the right room

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Android Travel Tip: Document your documents

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3 years ago

Migrating from the EVO 4G to the EVO 3D -- a simple guide

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We know that many of you are going to be lined up bright and early come June 24, with one thing on your mind -- the EVO 3D.  Can't say we blame you, it certainly looks to be one of this years best.  We also know a lot of you guys will be retiring your EVO 4G to pick this bad boy up, and there will be questions about migrating all your "stuff" from EVO to EVO.  That's where we come in. 

There's a couple ways to go about transferring most everything over, some built in and some third party.  The good news is, all of them are pretty easy.  Hit the break and we'll sort them out.

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3 years ago

Saving your contacts to Google

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3 years ago

Netflix on a rooted Nook Color [how-to]

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Have a rooted and hacked Nook Color? Want to run the new Netflix app? It's as simple as changing the build.prop file, of course, to make the app think your $250 e-reader actually is one of the few phones currently supported by Netflix. Been there, hacked that, got the T-shirt.

Youtuber huskermania has worked up an excellent video showing you how it's done. In less than five minutes, you, too, can be streaming Netflix on the Nook Color to your heart's content. Check it out.

More coverage: Nook Color forums. Thanks, Alex!

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3 years ago

How to remove the Infuse 4G microSD card

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(Yes, you'll need instructions)

You really shouldn't need an instruction manual to remove the microSD card from a phone. But things get a little tricky with the Samsung Infuse 4G.

Open up the battery cover and there's no card to be found. OK, there's a picture of one on the FCC label, but where the heck is the card? Samsung tucked it up under the SIM card. It's spring-loaded and pops out straight down toward the bottom of the phone.

But that's not the only trick -- it's mounted face down. You'll need to make sure the printed side is down, and the gold contacts are facing up.

As for actually getting your fat fingers around and under the card to remove it? You're on your own. Check out our trials and tribulations after the break.

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3 years ago

What's a PRL?

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If you're on Sprint or Verizon, or another CDMA-based network, you might have heard the term PRL thrown around once or twice. It stands for Preferred Roaming List, and it's basically a way of telling your phone phone where to look for a signal so that you get faster, better connections.

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