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Droid Bionic: Find Apps at the Android Market

The most common and traditional things to hunt down at the Android Market are more apps for your Droid Bionic. Presently there are over 200,000 apps available at the Market. That’s good news. Better news [more…]

Get Free Apps for Your Droid Bionic

Your Droid Bionic comes with oodles of interesting and diverse apps preinstalled. Beyond them, there’s a whole galaxy of apps available, not to mention books to read and movies to rent. It’s all found [more…]

Buy Apps for Your Droid Bionic

Your Droid Bionic comes with oodles of interesting and diverse apps preinstalled. Beyond them, there’s a whole galaxy of apps available, not to mention books to read and movies to rent. It’s all found [more…]

Droid Bionic: Review and Remove Downloaded Apps

The Market is not only where you buy apps for your Droid Bionic ― it’s also the place you return to for performing app management. That task includes reviewing apps you’ve downloaded, updating apps, organizing [more…]

The Droid Bionic as a Reader

Because Droid Bionic comes with two eBook reader apps preinstalled, you can read eBooks on your phone as well. An eBook is an electronic version of a book. The words, formatting, figures, pictures ― all [more…]

The Droid Bionic Calendar

Date books might be effective, but they pale in comparison to the power of using your Droid Bionic as your calendar and date keeper. Your phone can easily serve as a reminder of obligations due or delights [more…]

Check Your Schedule on the Droid Bionic Calendar

To see all upcoming events, choose Agenda from the View button’s menu (refer to this figure). Rather than list a traditional calendar, the Agenda screen lists only those dates with events and the events [more…]

Droid Bionic Calendar: Create a New Event

The key to making your calendar work is to add events: appointments, things to do, meetings, or full-day events such as birthdays and earthquakes. To create a new event, follow these steps in the Calendar [more…]

Droid Bionic Alarm & Timer App

The Droid Bionic keeps constant and accurate track of the time, which is displayed at the top of the Home screen and also when you first wake up the phone. When you’d rather have the phone wake you up, [more…]

Droid Bionic: Share Apps with Your Friends

Obtaining new apps for your Droid Bionic from the Android Market is easy. When you find an app that you love so much that you just can’t contain your glee, feel free to share that app with your friends [more…]

Update Apps on Your Droid Bionic

One nice thing about using the Android Market to get new software for your Droid Bionic is that the market also notifies you of new versions of the programs you download. Whenever a new version of any [more…]

Control Apps on Your Droid Bionic

The Droid Bionic has a technical place where you can review and manage all apps you’ve installed on your phone. To visit that place, follow these steps: [more…]

Droid Bionic: Organize Apps with App Groups

There are three ways to organize your apps on the Droid Bionic. The first way is not to organize your apps at all. That duty is handled by the App Menu screen, which lists all the apps in your phone. The [more…]

Ten Great Apps for the Droid Bionic

It’s an almost impossible task to narrow the list of more than 200,000 Android apps for the Droid Bionic into the ten most worthy. No one for certain has tried all the apps. Still, here are some favorites [more…]

Helpful Hints for Android App Development

While solving problems with Android is a simple task, you may get to the point in app development where you're not sure what to do. The following list should point you in the right direction when you’re [more…]

Useful Eclipse Keyboard Shortcuts for Developing Android Apps

You’ll most likely spend most of your Android development career in the Eclipse IDE. The following table shows a few keyboard shortcuts that can help you save a lot of time. [more…]

Common Android Intent Usage

You’ll use a few basic intents most of the time while developing apps for Android. The following table shows you the code for several basic Android intents. [more…]

Developing Applications for Multiple Screen Sizes in Android

One of the challenges that you will encounter during your time as an Android app developer is developing for multiple screen sizes. There are many things to keep in mind during your adventure into screen [more…]

Android Application Development For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Developing Android applications calls for familiarity with a development environment, an SDK, emulators, and the Android platform. Immersing yourself into the various screen sizes, framework intricacies [more…]

How to Organize Music on an Android Phone

A playlist is a collection of tunes you create. You build the list by combining songs from an album or artist or from whatever music you have on your Android phone. You can then listen to the playlist [more…]

How to Set Up a Google Account for an Android Phone

To get the most from your Android phone, you need a free Google account. You need a Google account because the Android operating system, which your phone uses, was developed by Google — and because your [more…]

How to Cut, Copy, and Paste Text on an Android Phone

You probably won’t do a lot of text editing on your Android phone. Well, no major editing, such as for a term paper or ransom note. From time to time, however, you may find yourself wanting to fix a word [more…]

Google Voice on Android Phones

One good alternative for your standard voice mail is something called Google Voice. It’s more than just a voice mail system: You can use Google Voice to make phone calls in the United States, place cheap [more…]

How to Create a New Android Phone Contact Using Its Location

Your Android phone’s address book is stored in an app traditionally named Contacts. Your cell phone may use a different app, such as the People app found on HTC phones, but the idea is the same: It’s the [more…]

How to Attach Media to a Text Message on an Android Phone

Even though the term texting sticks around, this cell phone feature has for some time had the ability to send media along with text. You can attach a picture, a video, an audio attachment, or a number [more…]

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