Android Lollipop provides lockscreen notifications whenever you receive a new email, a whatsapp message, a missed call or any other app notifications (see image below). These notifications show a summary of the message on the lockscreen sometimes causing privacy issues. Fortunately, Lollipop provides notification settings to switch of this summary.
Android does not have an inbuilt file shortcut feature, though it provides app shortcut feature on the home screen. This post shows how to create a file shortcut using 'ES File Explorer' app.
'Select text' and 'copy/paste' functions in Android tablet may not be intuitive for long time PC users. This how-to post will teach you to select text and copy/paste in Android.
De-clutter your Android home screen by organizing all your apps into folders. You can create folders like ‘games’, ‘productivity’, ‘social media’ on your home screen to place to most used apps in these folders.
We bookmark web pages on multiple devices like PC, tablet and mobile phone. Using the Chrome browser’s bookmarks feature, you can sync bookmarks saved in one device and access them on other devices too.
You can broadcast your Android phone’s 2g/3g/4g data as WiFi signal to your laptop, tablet or other phones. You can set a password to prevent unauthorized connections to your wifi network.
Extend your Android battery life by following the top 5 Android optimization tips. Don't completely lose your smart phone experience, make only changes that you can afford to.
I remember during 1990s, we would stand in the hot sun at each department's counter to pay utility bills like Electricity, Telephone and Water bills. Around the year 2000, the IT wave swept the entire country including Hyderabad. We read about terms like 'Knowledge Economy' and 'E-Governance' in various publications. I have wondered what they meant and how they would impact our lives.
The digital clock app on your Android lock screen can be changed to other apps that you regularly use like calendar, whatsapp, gmail.
You can change your lock screen apps by following any of the two methods:
Method 1: Built in Android feature (not available in Android lollipop)
Method 2: Cover Lock Screen’ app
You can connect an external USB keyboard to an Android tablet or an Android phone. This is particularly helpful for people who use any office suite to create documents on their tablet. Since most tablets have a micro USB port, you cannot directly connect your usb keyboard to a tablet. You will need an OTG cable to connect the tablet and the keyboard.