How to stop that irritating moment when an email goes to one of your old accounts
Many of us have more than one email account, often with different service providers, for specific purposes such as work and home. While this helps us to keep the different parts of our lives separate, it does mean that we have to use a variety of different apps or log in to a range of websites to keep up to date with all our correspondence.
It doesn’t have to be that way, though. The Gmail app lets us import mail from other accounts so everything appears in the one place. Not only that but you can also reply to messages – irrespective of which account they were addressed to – in just the same way as you’d reply to a Gmail message.
Here we show how to configure the Gmail app so it becomes a central location for all your email accounts. We’ll also see how to import address books from other accounts so all your contacts are accessible in Gmail.
Reports are suggesting that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will be much more streamlined than its predecessors.
One of the major gripes consumers have had with Samsung phones in the past is that the sheer volume of pre-loaded apps eats up the available memory and slows the phone down. However, an article from www.sammobile.com says that Samsung is going to change their approach to the amount of bloatware they put on their phones.
The article says Samsung is going to remove a number of apps that can be downloaded from the Play Store or Samsung’s app store in order to make the S6 as fast and streamlined as Nexus devices.
Not all will be removed and it is expected that S Health will be one of the ones to stay as it is one of Samsung’s biggest successes in recent years, but lesser used apps much as S Translator and S Voice might become download only.
Everyone can now make PowerPoints and Word documents on their Android device.
Following last week’s previews of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel for Android tablets, Microsoft has announced that you can now download the full package from the Google Play store.
The technology giant has explained that the apps will be very familiar to users of these core Office products, while being fully optimised for Android devices, with large touch points negating the need for an external keyboard.
The preview apps were downloaded by more than 250,000 people in over 110 countries and all three gained Google Play scores of over 4.2 showing a positive response to the products.
We’ve all been in the situation where a simple misplaced finger can accidentally delete an important file or photo that we actually really need – it’s annoying but it does happen.
Unfortunately for Android users, there’s no simple workaround for restoring your deleted files and instead you’ll need to venture on to the Google Play Store to find a suitable third-party solution to help fix the problem.
We recommend the Dumpster app, which acts as a gatekeeper for all your deleted files before they permanently vanish from your device. It works in the same vein as a desktop PC’s recycle bin feature, where the user can restore the files they need or choose to permanently remove them for good. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process of correctly configuring the Dumpster app to safely store and manage your deleted files, photos and other specific types of documents so that you can choose what to do with them before they disappear forever.
The Tornado 348 is the world’s thinnest phone according to the Guinness Books of Records, so what does it compromise on to achieve its slender size?
Is your phone in the Guinness Book of Records? The Kazam Tornado 348 is, by virtue of its extreme thinness, measuring just 5.15mm wide. Now, we all know that a thin phone doesn’t make a great phone and if I were to ask you to list Kazam’s previous efforts in the Android phone space, you’d probably struggle and with good reason – they were uninspiring at best. As a rare UK based phone manufacturer, it’d be great to see the company delivering a genuinely desirable product.
The Tornado 348 sensibly takes a two-pronged approach to winning across potential buyers. As well as its diminutive dimensions (which also deliver incredible lightness) and overall inoffensive design language (although we’re not fans of the retro menu, home and back capacitive buttons), it packs internals that, while certainly not up there with the latest flagship devices, allow for a user experience that doesn’t feel compromised.
We are generally accustomed to seeing the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset in almost every device on the market today, however, the Kazam instead packs a Mediatek processor. Previously known for their presence in low cost devices from China, Mediatek are becoming recognised competitively with the best from the more respected brands, and the eight-core MTK6592 present in the Tornado represents a landmark for the company.
Amazon has launched a fire sale (pun intended) of its own brand phone.
The Amazon Fire Phone has seen its price slashed from $400 to £99 for one day only. Consumers have until midnight tonight (Wednesday 28 January) to pick up an Amazon Fire Phone for a quarter of its usual retail price.
The phone launched in the UK at the end of September to a pretty lukewarm response and sales haven’t been spectacular so the online retail giant will be hoping that this flash sale will be enough to convince customers to try out the 32GB handset.
Critics of the phone say that the display lacks clarity and the camera is little more than decent, but it does have a pretty quick processor. If you’re looking for a second phone for games and not much more then it might be worth taking advantage of this deal but otherwise we would recommend caution in leaping toward this seemingly amazing bargain.