The number and quality of Android games is growing all the time, as is their complexity. We take a look at some of the best games for your phone that support multiplayer action.N.O.V.A. 2 HD
The N.O.V.A. series of games let you play against a group of friends or anyone in the world, and with some seriously stylish graphics and unlimited game play you won’t be bored for a second. It’s like having a games console in your pocket.
iCloud for Beginners built in iBooks Author is available now
Imagine Publishing has launched a new digital-only, Multi-Touch ebook, iCloud For Beginners, specifically designed for Apple’s iBooks 2. Featuring slideshows, interactive images and more, it is one of the first ebooks of its type in the world.
Using iBooks Author’s revolutionary Multi-Touch technology, iCloud For Beginners teaches everything users need to know about iCloud, the free new back-up and sync service. From how to set-up your free iCloud account to sharing your information across your Apple devices, the ebook uses cutting-edge technology to deliver enhanced, easy-to-use tutorials.
“At Imagine, we’re always excited by cool new ways to deliver our world-leading content.” said Editor In Chief Aaron Asadi “iBooks Author is another great opportunity for us to create more products we love for a whole new type of audience. It’s this sort of game-changing innovation that makes us do what we do.”
Get a helping hand backing up your phone with MySyncCenter. Read on to find out our full thoughts.
Why would you need to backup some of your phone’s data? The main reason a lot of people backup their phone is to have a safeguard in the case of an emergency.
For people who take a lot of videos and pictures, backing up the data on a desktop computer, and then deleting the file off their phone, can help free some space on their devices’ internal storage.
When you first load up MySyncCenter you’ll be asked to pick what files you want to back up and sync with your desktop computer. Some of these include; pictures, alarms and ringtones.
Create your own radio station and stream your favourite songs to your Android phone.
Remember the mixtape? If you’re of a certain age you’ll fondly recall pressing ‘Record’ whenever a track came on the radio or when you bought a 7-inch single so you could share it with others.
8tracks is a service that invokes the spirit of the mixtape by providing ‘curated’ playlists of music, with each list containing eight tracks revolving around a certain genre. Whether you prefer indie rock or dubstep, there’s something for everyone – plus you can ‘like’ mixes that you may want to check out in the future. If you prefer music chosen by humans instead of algorithms, it’s perfect.Sign In, Tune Out
When you first open 8tracks you’ll need to tap ‘Sign up’ to create an account. This allows you to personalise the app, ‘like’ playlists and tracks and share them with others. Alternatively, tap ‘Take me to the music’ to use 8tracks with reduced functionality. Take your pick
The main screen lists the most recent playlists available. Scroll through and tap one to start playing it. Alternatively, press your phone’s menu key to access the search field, where you can look for specific artists or genres that interest you. Listen while you work
The playlist screen gives you the option to ‘tag’ it with relevant keywords, ‘like’ or ‘share’ it and move on to the next mix. Use the menu key to exit 8tracks completely; pressing the Home button will leave it playing in the background. Back on track
If you heard a song you really liked and want to listen again, tap the list icon in the top right corner. This brings up a list of tracks you’ve already listened to so you can replay them again and again.
Live a trouble-free life with our solutions to the most common Android problems and questions.
Android phones and tablets are easy to use and usually trouble-free. But occasionally things to go wrong. Here we tackle 53 of the most common problems or questions you might have with your Android phone.1/ How do I stop my Android phone using data when abroad?
One option is a third party app called APNdroid, from the Android Market, which lets you turn off all data connections via a widget on the home screen. It makes changing these settings much quicker than using the standard Android settings screen and is more likely to act as a reminder for when you next travel abroad.2/ My Android phone has frozen.
A soft reset will usually do the trick, but there are different methods for different phones. Fast Reboot is an app that will do the job for you by simulating the soft reset process and closing running processes with one tap.
Follow this tutorial to learn to assign images to someone on your contacts list.
The contacts list on your Android device isn’t very exciting, and to be honest, it isn’t really meant to be. But if you’re fortunate enough to have a vast database of contacts, then you may occasionally run in to people who share a similar name.
Instead of trying to distinguish between them by looking through their numbers and email addresses; you can assign a picture to their profiles enabling you to tell the difference immediately.
When looking through your contact list you may notice that some of your contacts already have pictures attached to them. In this case, you may have previously synced your phone with your Facebook account. Syncing your phone with Facebook will download contacts from your friend’s list. The process to assign a picture is pretty simple to complete, and the only downside is that you’ll have to add an individual picture to each contact.