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Droid Bionic: Save Battery Life

If you want to know how to save batter life on your Droid Bionic, here’s a smattering of things you can do to help prolong battery life in your phone: [more…]

Droid Bionic: Regular Phone Maintenance

The Droid Bionic gives you only two tasks that you can do for regular maintenance on the phone: Keep it clean, which is probably something you’re doing already, and keep important information backed up [more…]

Droid Bionic: When to Update the System

Every so often, a new version of the Droid Bionic operating system becomes available. It’s an Android updatebecause Android is the name of the operating system, not because your phone thinks that it’s [more…]

Droid Bionic: Text and Dictation Tips

Too few people use dictation on the Droid Bionic, despite how handy it can be — especially for text messaging. Here are some tips for using dictation and some other things you can do with text messaging [more…]

The Droid Bionic Task Manager

The Droid Bionic Task Manager app is found on the App menu. Its main interface is shown in this figure. You see all the phone’s currently running apps displayed, along with trivial information about each [more…]

Droid Bionic Tips and Tricks

Here is a simple list of Droid Bionic tips, tricks, and shortcuts. These are some of the most common things learned from using the Droid Bionic and from overcoming some of its more frustrating aspects. [more…]

Avoid Android Viruses on Your Droid Bionic

How can you tell which apps for the Droid Bionic are legitimate and which might be viruses or evil apps that do odd things to your phone? Well, you can’t. In fact, most people can’t, because most evil [more…]

Customize The Droid Bionic Home Screen

The Droid Bionic sports a roomy Home screen. It’s really five Home screen panels. Of course, the phone comes preconfigured with lots of icons and widgets festooning every panel. [more…]

Droid Bionic: Change the Wallpaper

The Droid Bionic Home screen has two types of backgrounds, or wallpapers: traditional and live. Live wallpapers are animated. A not-so-live wallpaper can be any image, such as a picture from the Gallery [more…]

Droid Bionic: Put Widgets on Your Home Screen

The Droid Bionic Home screen is the place where you can find widgets, or tiny, interactive information windows. A widget often provides a gateway into another app, or displays information such as status [more…]

Droid Bionic: Create Shortcuts

Besides widgets, everything on the Droid Bionic Home screen is a shortcut. The app icons? Shortcuts. But the variety of shortcuts doesn’t end with apps. You can add shortcuts to the Home screen that help [more…]

Droid Bionic Screen Locks

The Droid Bionic comes with a lock, the simple touchscreen gizmo you slide to the right to unlock the phone and gain access to its information and features. For most folks, this lock is secure enough. [more…]


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