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Android Phone Dummies

How to Customize Your Android Lockscreen using WidgetLocker App!

One of the apps I used to save a ton of time and actually make use of my Android lockscreen is called WidgetLocker Lockscreen, a paid app you can get from the Market for around $2.99.

This app is definitely worth every penny as it allows you to put all your favorite apps within a swipe-reach from your lockscreen.

You can find the WidgetLocker Lockscreen app on the Market, install and open it.

When you open the WidgetLocker app, you will be in “Tool Mode” where you can customize the lockscreen to your liking.

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Top 5 FREE Android Apps!

Here’s a list of Top 5 FREE Android apps for this week, I think these are great free apps that can help your life.


First up, we have AndroZip app, which allows you to unzip and zip files and also acts as a file browser for your Android file system.  I like it because I can unzip files and browse my files whereas other file browser apps do not have unzipping capabilities.  I am sure some times you get e-mail attachments that are in zip file format, well you can use AndroZip to unzip it on your Android device.

Second, we have the Tin

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How to Turn Your Android Smartphone or Tablet into a Security IP Webcam! [Part 1]

For those of you who didn’t know, did you know you can turn your Android smartphone or tablet into a security IP webcam instantly using an app called “IP Webcam”?

In this video, I show you how to turn your smartphone or tablet Android device into a security IP webcam you can use in your house to check on your newborn baby or your kids in the backyard while you are working in your home office.

In my next video, I will show you how to monitor your Android IP webcams on your phone and also from anywhere in the world using DDNS (Dyanmic DNS).

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How to Make Fake Call to Yourself with Call Faker App on Android!

Want to get out of situations without being rude to your companions?  Well, here’s a method you can use in emergency situations like being at a blind date and you just don’t want to be there longer, call yourself with a fake call using a Call Faker app!

Hey, you never know, you might this in your bag of tricks some day.

There’s a ton of call faker apps on the Market and you can even change the Caller ID so it looks like someone actually is calling you and delay time when you want the fake call to come in.

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How to Access SD Card Wirelessly via FTP Server App on Android smartphones and Tablets!

For those of you who use your storage in your Android smartphone or tablet often to copy files over often you might want to learn how to setup an FTP server so you don’t have to keep plugging your Android device to your computer via a USB cable. Instead, you can setup an FTP server, setup your Android device as a disk drive on your computer and access your SD card wirelessly.

Even if you have your Android phone in your bedroom, you can copy over files to it from your livingroom, how cool is that?

It’s very simple to do actually so here’s how t

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How to Save Battery by Using Static/Black Background on Your Android Smartphone!

Animated wallpapers (if your background moves) are great and they make your Android smartphone look smart but in reality, it’s big part of why your battery life doesn’t last longer.

If you really want to save battery life, you should either use a dark static image as your wallpaper or go even another yard and install a completely black background wallpaper.

To change your wallpaper (and start saving more battery life), go to Settings->Wallpapers.

Then choose the “darkest” wallpaper you can find as more black pixels on your LCD

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How to Save Battery Life by Turning Off Sync on Your Android Smartphone!

A lot of Android smartphone users don’t know that they’ve left on sync for Facebook and Twitter and wonder, “how come this phone sucks?  My battery doesn’t last even 6 hours!”.

Well, if you are one of those people and you never checked your Sync settings on your phone, it’s time to start taking control over your battery life by turning them OFF.

Here’s how to save battery by turning off Sync on stuff you don’t need.

First, go to Settings->Accounts & Sync.

Then, you will see all the apps that

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How to Save Battery by Using Power Control Widget on Your Android Smartphone!

To save battery life on your Android smartphone, one of the first things you need to do is install the “Power Control Widget“, which allows you to turn On/Off various different aspects of your Android smartphone in real-time, instantly, allowing you to save battery by turning off features that are not needed.

To install this Power Control Widget, make sure you have enough room for at least 4 icons/apps on your home screen.

Then do a long press (anywhere but your icons/apps) and you will see a screen like below pop-up:

Next, choose “Andr

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How to Put your Android Phone in Vibration/Silent Mode!

The simplest way to put your Android Phone to Vibration/Silent mode is to hit the Volume Down button (while the phone is on) all the way until you get Vibrate or Silent icon like shown below:

If you don’t want Vibration but Silent mode, then goto Settings->Sound->Vibrate then select “Never”.

After you do that, you will get the Silent mode as shown below instead of Vibration mode.

Also, you can put your phone to Vibration/Silent mode when your screen lock shows on the screen, simply swipe the Sound icon to the left.

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How to Move Icons/Apps and Customize Your Screens on Android!

For the first-time users of Android smartphone or a multi-touch screen phone, it can be daunting just figuring out how to move icons/apps.

Well, it’s actually pretty simple and if you know how to move icons/apps, you can customize your Android smartphone to do things much quicker.

First, most Android phones come with 5 different main screens, which you can customize.  To see all the 5 different main screens, simply swipe to the left or right from home and you will see that the dot at the top moves.


These are each customizable screens.  For

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