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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 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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How to Setup Screen Lock/Password on Your Android Smartphone!

For those of you who are new to Android smartphones, you might want to learn to setup a screen lock or password.


Without that, if someone gains to access your phone, they can access your e-mail, phone numbers, and other personal information you might not want to reveal.

For this reason, it’s highly recommended to setup a “screen lock”, password, or even a fingerprint (if your phone supports it).

So, in today’s blog post, let me outline the different ways you can set a screen lock or password on your Android smartphone.

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How to Unlock/Swipe Your Android Smartphone!

One of the first things you will need to learn as a new Android smartphone owner is that of unlocking by swiping.

With most Android smartphones, you can swipe down, up, and sideways to unlock your phone.  This is the main reason my mom though my phone was broken (and couldn’t receive calls) and I dedicate this HOWTO to my mom.

So, here’s a short video tutorial I made for those of you new to Android smartphone, here’s how to swipe your phone and unlock it.

You will need to do this whenever you need to access your phone and pick up phone calls.

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