The quality of mobile internet has increased rapidly recently. Here’s how to get started with it.
Using the internet on a smartphone has come one leaps and bounds in recent times, and with the Ice Cream Sandwich update being rolled out to numerous Android phones, the experience of visiting websites and media content is better than ever. Browsers are increasingly becoming faster, and the rendering and buffering of media images is quicker than it has ever been. With the size of smartphones also increasing, viewing media and reading text has become a lot easier, making mobile browsing an extremely enjoyable experience.
The stock browser that comes as standard in Android devices has all the basic functions that you’d expect from any browser you use, and will be the chosen browser for this tutorial. There are plenty of other alternatives, however, and users can expect to find around six or seven world class browsers available to download from Google Play. Browsers such as Opera Mini and Dolphin Browser HD offer a browsing experience similar to what you’d expect from a desktop computer, but on your Android device. With an Ice Cream Sandwich enabled device, users could also try out Google Chrome; a well-established browser that is exclusive to Android 4.0 users and can be synced between multiple devices and platforms.
In this tutorial we will show you how to get started with the internet on your Android device. We’ll show you how to first find the browser on your phone, open up a website and then how access your browser’s settings.
We take a look at the ten best apps you can install on your rooted Android phone
A quick look through the Google Play Store reveals a large number of apps that can only be installed on rooted Android devices, including some of the best and most powerful tweaking utilities. We take a look at our top ten apps that will let you really take control of your phone.Root Explorer Direct access to Android system files
Root Explorer is a file browser that has access to the protected Android system files. Using this it’s possible to alter system settings for hacking purposes. To their credit the developers also support the old 24 hour app refund system.
Recovery mode is vital for anyone flashing new custom ROMs to their Android phones. We give you a guided tour in this tutorial.
If you think back a few years most peoples mobile phones were fairly simple affairs, even with the advent of camera phones. Now our mobile devices are more akin to portable computers in our pocket that are also useful at making voice calls and sending texts.
With this increased complexity has also come the need for features to be put in place in case something goes wrong.
Most Android devices come with a fairly simple recovery mode thats can be used to fastboot the device , recover , wipe the device and find other info about the phone or tablet. As with a lot of things with Android , even the recovery mode can usually be customized to do more things.
Read on for a guide in using widgets on any Android device running Ice Cream Sandwich.
Your home screen is the hub for all your shortcut to the apps and settings you want quick access to. A more common term for these types of shortcuts are widgets. With an Android phone powered by Ice Cream Sandwich, you’ve the ability to add these shortcuts to up to five home screens at any one time. Although it may seem like a good idea to add lots of widgets to every home screen, it can look cluttered, and you only get limited space on each screen. This means that selecting the right widgets to use is of the utmost importance.
The stock widgets that come with most ICS-enabled phones are great, and offer unique shortcuts to your favourite apps. More popular apps, such as Facebook and Twitter, come with a variety of different widgets for you to use, and all in different sizes. By accessing the Google Play store, you’ll be able to find a variety of extra widgets to download. The most common types are weather and clock widgets, but new ones are getting added all the time.
In this tutorial we will show you how to access all the widgets currently available on your ICS device, as well as the process of selecting and adding a widget to one of your phone’s home screens. In the final part of the tutorial we’ll show you how you can search and download further widgets to add to your collection from the Google Play store.
Follow this tutorial to learn about the basics of bookmarking on Ice Cream Sandwich.
If you’re reading an article on the internet, it can be incredibly annoying if your reading experience is cut short for some reason. You can save yourself the time and hassle of having to manually search for the exact same article once again by creating a system of bookmarks that you can then use to speed up your browsing experience in the future.
A bookmark can be used to save a series of webpages, providing you instant access to them. Any webpage can be bookmarked, as well as any page that has a video or podcast embedded into it. Bookmarks can be used as a reminder of a specific site, or act as a way of sending the link to a friend.
There’s no limit into the amount of bookmarks you can create on your Ice Cream Sandwich device, but the way in which the browser stores and saves them differs. For this tutorial we are using the default browser. Not only is it one of the best browsers currently available for surfing the mobile web, it also has a sophisticated and unique way of dealing with any bookmarks you create while browsing on your smartphone.
Follow this tutorial to learn how to add words to the dictionary on Android 4.0.
Android’s dictionary is packed to the rim with words, but it isn’t the best at picking up place names or many other proper nouns. Follow this quick Android tutorial as we show you how to add words to the dictionary on Android 4.0.Access your settings
Open up the settings menu on your device. Scroll down until you reach the Language & Input folder that is located under the Personal section. Language settings
This menu lists all the language options that can be modified on your Android 4.0 device. The option you need to access is named Personal Dictionary, and it located near the top of the list. Add some words
By pressing the large ‘+’ icon at the bottom of the page, you can now add a new word to your dictionary. If you want to remove one of the words, simply press the ‘x’ simple next to it.