For owners of the ViewSonic G-Tablet: If you need to reset your GTab (when it appears to be locked up with either a black screen or during a display): Hold the power button AND the Volume + button for about a minute and the device will reset (and possibly enter CWM).
All your cloud-based Google data (GMail, Calendar, Music, Picasa, Docs/Drive, etc) is available on ALL your devices! It is called “sync” but data is NOT downloaded to each device. Music, photos, etc are streamed on demand. Visit SETTINGS/Accounts & Sync/ click on your Google acct & tick all boxes.
The Amazon (Android) AppStore GIVES AWAY one paid app each day. The AppStore is NOT on the Play Store. Get it on Amazon’s Web site. Use your Android device and click here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/mas/get-appstore/android
The Android Market is now called the “Play Store.” Press MENU to see “My Apps.” However, it only displays the apps INSTALLED on the device. To see the apps previously purchased or used on other devices, just SLIDE the list to the left.
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NO Sleep of Death!
Many users of the ViewSonic G-Tablet experience what is commonly called the “Sleep of Death” (SOD). I do not have such a problem.
First, most of what we assume is the SOD is probably the result of holding the power button just a bit longer than … Continue reading
How do I turn on the WiFi on my Android phone?
Menu – Settings – Wireless & Networks – (make certain the check in in the WiFi box) – WiFi … Continue reading
How do I delete applications in Android?
From the main screen click on the MENU button – Settings – Applications – … Continue reading
Why can’t I download Apps?
When a (non-tech) friend of mine said that they were having trouble getting apps from the … Continue reading
The Android Operating System (OS) allows the owner to easily manage the applications (apps) installed on his/her device. This article is intended to guide the new user in the use of this facility.
To begin, click Menu/Settings/Applications/Manage applications/ and then click on the app that you want to manage. Different … Continue reading
For those with an Android phone:
The Android phones can multi-task. That is a two-edged sword. It allows you to run several apps at once but that functionality uses memory. When memory is low, even the primary app (in focus) can be slowed or crash.
So that we are all … Continue reading