Android Posts on Guiding Tech

Here are the Android posts we've published on Guiding Tech. You'll find how-to articles, guides, app reviews, comparisons, lists and much more.

How to Paste Copied Text Directly in Android Apps

Copy Pasting on Android apps is Easy

The only inevitable action that’s certain to happen once you copy an item on your clipboard is to paste it. Thank God for Larry Tesler coming up with the idea of copy/paste or the entire digital world would have been different. From simple text to thousands of lines of codes, copy/paste function indeed makes our […]

The Best Android Apps for Those Who Often Use Public Wi-Fi

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For frequent travelers, especially when it’s related to business, Wi-Fi becomes the most important thing. The room can be crappy, the service can be bad, but the Wi-Fi, that needs to be strong. The same goes for the cafe you’re planning to work from or the new co-working space you’re checking out. If you travel […]

Complete Guide: Working with Subtitles on MX Player for Android

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I prefer watching movies or TV shows with subtitles, and the joy when they are absolutely in sync is priceless. These subtitles simply act as a helping hand most of the time. But then there are shows like Sherlock where they’re a must to follow what’s going on, at least in my experience (or maybe I am one […]

Pushbullet Portal vs AirDroid: Which Wi-Fi File Transfer Manager is Better?

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Whilst there are plenty of apps that let you back up and share files between Android devices, there are few that let you transfer files wirelessly from phones to computers (or vice-versa). AirDroid immediately springs to mind, with very few alternatives around. Recently, Pushbullet announced their new app, Portal. And yes, it does let you […]

How to Fix OnePlus One’s Touchscreen Issue

Fix OnePlus One's Touchscreen Issue

The 2014 flagship killer is still going strong. After the price drop, it’s the best phone to get under $300. Now the 16 GB version is only $249 and the 64 GB version goes for $299. It’s no secret that OnePlus One is a great phone. I’ve been using it as my daily driver for […]

Get a Hang of Firefox OS on Android without Flashing the ROM

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When Firefox OS was first announced early in the year 2013, everyone was excited to try out the new operating system. They even launched a dedicated phone running the OS and nothing else. Soon people forgot about it, as there were much more powerful operating systems to choose from like Cyanogen, MIUI, etc. Even though Firefox […]

4 Easy Alternatives to the Popular (But Complex) App Tasker

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When compared to other smartphone operating systems, Android is all about control and freedom. The power of complete control over the device and the freedom to do it in various ways. Automation is one of the many reasons Android is loved by its users. You might have heard people talking about an app called Tasker, […]

Top 6 Practical (and Really Cool) Ways to Use NFC Tags

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It’s been years since NFC tags have been out there. They also come in the form of stickers and they’re cheap. You can get half a dozen in under $10. They’re stickers so it’s easy to stick them wherever you want. I have one on my bedside table and one on my door. If you’re […]

4 Apps for Avoiding Real-Time Traffic and Learning Efficient Routes

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Traditional mapping apps like Apple Maps, Google Maps, or MapQuest can all warn you of heavy traffic on certain roads, but they don’t necessarily go much further than that. The reality is traffic can make or break someone’s day. If you’re on a tight schedule, you need a decent app that can not only provide you […]

GT Explains: Android Wakelocks, How to Detect and Fix Them

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Have you ever gone to bed with your Android’s battery adequately charged, but woken up to a completely drained phone in the morning? If the answer is yes, you might be affected by wakelock apps installed on your smartphone. Of course, this could also be due to poor battery health. But system wakelock scenarios, due to misbehaving apps […]

4 Powerful 3G/4G Monitoring Apps for Android

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A few days back while I was reviewing Data Plan, a new data monitoring app for Android, it struck me that there must be many other 3G and 4G data monitoring apps for Android and finding out the pros and cons of each before picking one would be a fun exercise. So I researched and tried out […]

6 Awesome Android Apps Not Available on Google Play Store

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At the recently held annual Google I/O conference, Sundar Pichai announced that out of every 10 phones shipped worldwide, 8 were running on Android. What’s more, there are more than 1 billion active users on the Google Play Store. Surprisingly though, not all great apps that you can run on your Android device are available […]

How to Get Notified About CyanogenMod Rom Updates and Auto Download Nightlies

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If you’re rocking a custom ROM, it’s probably CyanogenMod. Couple of years back CM was known for revolutionary features. It would take the open source Android base and make it really powerful by adding tweaks, productivity and security features. That’s still going on, but more than that, CM is now known for its reliability and […]

3 Fast Android Browsers That Use Less Memory

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Browsers are one of the most important apps on our smartphones. Whether you are a normal end user or a geek, you really need a good web browser on your smartphone. On high-end flagship phones with 2GB of RAM or more and GBs of internal memory, Chrome, Firefox, and other such high-end browsers do the trick. However, I […]