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Organize and Manage Contacts on the Droid Bionic

Eventually, you’re going to scroll the Contacts list on your Droid Bionic. Sure, you can search for a contact, but there are better and more interesting ways to organize and manage the people in your phone [more…]

Share and Delete Contacts on the Droid Bionic

You can share contact information on your Droid Bionic with other people via email, Gmail, text messaging, etc. You can also delete contacts that you no longer need. [more…]

Join or Separate Contacts on the Droid Bionic

Occasionally, you may notice that some people have two separate entries in your Droid Bionic’s address book. They simply indicate that the phone has pulled information about one person from two sources [more…]

Display the Multi-Touch Keyboard on the Droid Bionic

The Multi-Touch keyboard on the Droid Bionic shows up anytime the phone demands text as input, such as when you’re typing a text message or writing something on the web. [more…]

Type on the Droid Bionic Multi-Touch Keyboard

Using the Droid Bionic Multi-Touch keyboard works just as you’d expect: Touch the key you want and that character appears in the program you’re using. It’s magic! A blinking cursor on the touchscreen shows [more…]

Access Special Characters on the Droid Bionic

You can type more characters on your Droid Bionic than are shown on all three variations of the onscreen keyboard. To access these characters, you press and hold [more…]

Activate and Deactivate Swype on the Droid Bionic

The Swype utility on the Droid Bionic is designed to let you type like greased lightning on the touchscreen. The secret is that Swype enables you to type without lifting your finger from the keyboard; [more…]

How to Use Swype on the Droid Bionic

The key to using Swype on your Droid Bionic is to not lift your finger from the keyboard. Start slowly; don’t worry that the teenager sitting next to you is using Swype so fast it looks like he’s writing [more…]

How to Edit Text on the Droid Bionic

Although most people don’t choose to edit text on their cell phone, the Droid Bionic does provide text editing capabilities. To edit text, first you will need to select it. [more…]

Cut, Copy, and Paste Text on the Droid Bionic

After selecting a chunk of text — or all text — on the screen of your Droid Bionic, you can then cut or copy that text and paste it elsewhere. Copying or cutting and then pasting text works just like it [more…]

Use Voice Input Dictating to Your Droid Bionic

One of the most amazing aspects of the Droid Bionic is its uncanny ability to interpret your dictation as text. Diction is a boon to any cell phone user. [more…]

Control the Droid Bionic with Voice Commands

The Voice Commands app, found on the App menu, allows you to bellow verbal orders to your Droid Bionic. Start the app and wait a second to see a list of command suggestions. [more…]

Add Your Droid Bionic to Google Voice

After you have a Google Voice account, you add your Droid Bionic phone number to the list of phone numbers registered for Google Voice. Complete these steps on a computer connected to the Internet, but [more…]

Google Voice Messages on Your Droid Bionic

Google Voice transcribes your voice mail messages, turning the audio from the voice mail into a text message you can read. The messages all show up eventually in your Gmail account, just as though someone [more…]

Droid Bionic: Compose a New Text Message

Because most cell phones sport a text messaging feature, you can send a text message to just about any mobile number with your Droid Bionic. If you want to send a text message to a contact, it works like [more…]

Droid Bionic: Common Text-Message Abbreviations

Texting with your Droid Bionic isn’t about proper English. However, many of the abbreviations and shortcuts used in texting are slowly becoming part of the English language, such as LOL and BRB. [more…]

Droid Bionic: Send Texts to a Phone Number

The situation is rare, but it can come up: You have your Droid Bionic, another person's cell phone number, and you need to send a text. Instead of choosing a Contact, follow these steps: [more…]

Receive Text Messages on the Droid Bionic

You can receive, forward, or opt out of text messaging for your Droid Bionic phone. Whenever a new text message comes in, you see the message appear briefly at the top of the Droid Bionic touchscreen. [more…]

The Droid Bionic's Universal Inbox

The Messaging app is your home plate for every account on your Droid Bionic that receives messages. It includes all your e-mail accounts as well as social networking sites and even text messaging, as shown [more…]

Droid Bionic: Read An E-Mail Message

As mail comes in, you can read it on your Droid Bionic by choosing a new e-mail notification, such as the Gmail notification. You can also choose new e-mail by viewing the universal inbox. Reading and [more…]

Droid Bionic: Create a New Message

Crafting an e-mail on your Droid Bionic works exactly like creating one on your computer. This figure shows the basic setup for writing a new e-mail message. [more…]

Droid Bionic: Create an E-Mail Signature

You can have oodles of fun and waste oceans of time confirming and customizing the e-mail experience on your Droid Bionic. One of the most interesting things you can do are to modify or create an e-mail [more…]

Droid Bionic: Message Attachments

The Droid Bionic lets you view most e-mail attachments, depending on what’s attached. You can also send attachments, though it’s more of a computer activity, not something that’s completely useful on a [more…]

Surf the Web on Your Droid Bionic

The Droid Bionic does a fairly good job of letting you surf the web anywhere you take your phone. It does an excellent job when you can get that 4G LTE signal. Though the process of web browsing works [more…]

Use Bookmarks on the Droid Bionic

Using bookmarks on the Droid Bionic is easy. Bookmarksare those electronic breadcrumbs you can drop as you wander the web. Need to revisit a website? Just look up its bookmark. This advice assumes, of [more…]

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