Android Widgets

News : The 12 Best Android Widgets for Getting Things Done

For people that like to get things done, Android's home screen widgets are almost indispensable. Rather than packing your launcher with a bunch of icons, you can utilize widgets to get quick information in a beautiful package or provide one-tap access to a particular functiona ...more

How To : Create and use widgets on Android cell phones

Android cell phones are highly customizable. You can put just about anything on any one of your home screens, but the widgets are an entirely different animal. They can make your home screens more than useful. CNET shows you how to create widgets, use them, and move them about ...more

How To : Get Back Lock Screen Widgets in Android Lollipop

Being fixated on all of the great additions to Android 5.0 Lollipop, it can be a little difficult to take notice in the features that went missing. For instance, lock screen widgets. It's speculated that the lack of practical use for lock screen widgets and the implementation ...more

How To : Access Widgets from Anywhere on Android

Placing widgets on your device's home screen is a quick way to gain instant access to shortcuts or to specific aspects of an app, like music controls or weather forecasts. As more and more developers create various types of app drawers and shortcuts, many overlook widgets and ...more

How To : Organize widget shortcuts on an Android phone

Tired of staring at the same old widget layout on your Android smartphone? Feel like mixing things up? This video explains how to reorganize shortcuts, including creating new ones and making pages for related apps. Learn how to customize your Android home screen. Organize widg ...more

How To : Change the Color of Android's Clock Widget

When it comes to theming your Android device, it's the little things that matter most. Whether you're tweaking your navigation buttons or changing the color of system menus, no theme is complete until even the smallest element matches the rest of your color palette. As a stap ...more

News : 100+ Apps Android Users Need on Their Phones in 2018

Whether you're new to Android or you just haven't kept up on the app scene lately, we hand-picked over one hundred essential apps that are all designed to improve your experience. From custom launchers and icon packs to weather apps and file explorers, there's something for ev ...more

How To : Watch the 2011 Super Bowl Commercials Online

It's that time of year again when pizza boxes line the room and buffalo wings stain the couch. When cases of beer sit in the cooler and the big screen TVs are fired up and properly calibrated. When two of the best football teams vie for the championship title and the Vince Lom ...more

How To : Make Your Own Mobile Apps for the Android Market

The Android App Market is flooded with tons of new mobile applications each day. But there can't be that many developers out there familiar with the Android OS, so where are all of these apps coming from? People like you. People like me. All of which don't have the slightest ...more

How To : Control power consumption on DROID smartphones

Battery life on all cell phones is a problem. There isn't a cell phone on the market today that can satisfy everyone's power needs, but there are a few tips and tricks to making sure you have total control of your battery's lifespan on Droid smartphones. Droid battery life is ...more

How To : Root the Motorola Droid X smartphone without ADB

So, a lot of people seem to be having trouble rooting their Motorola Droid X smartphone from Verizon Wireless using ADB (Android Debug Bridge). Well, there is an alternative for those having problems with the ADB version. You will need to have a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth widget handy ...more

How To : Get better battery life on DROID smartphones

Battery life is a constant problem with cell phones today, and the Droid smartphones running Android software are no exception. If you want to learn how to get the most out of your Droid battery, then check out this helpful video that provides 8 tips on cutting battery-eating ...more

How To : Create new folders on an Android cell phone

It's really tempting to put every app and widget you can think of on your Android cell phone's home screen, but eventually you'll have a hard time finding anything in the clutter. That's where folders come in. Creating a folder on your home screen makes life a little easier, a ...more

How To : Capture photos or videos on an Android cell phone

Sometimes you can't decide what to take… a picture or a video. But on any of the new Android enabled mobile devices, it's easy to toggle back and forth between photos and video on your camera. Once inside the multimedia section, the icons direct you to either picture or video ...more

How To : Send a text message with an Android cell phone

With the Android platform on a large amount of mobile phones today, chances are you have one. Sometimes messaging on the phones can be a little confusing, but there's a simple explanation for texting your friends and family. Best Buy has answers. The Best Buy Mobile team expla ...more

How To : Use all the functions of the Droid X smartphone

Want to know everything about your new Motorola Droid X from Verizon Wireless? This three-part video review goes through all the features of the Droid X, showing you how to use everything on the Android smartphone. It's got a 4.3-inch touchscreen and HD video capability, somet ...more

How To : Add widgets to your HTC Hero cell phone

Widgets are invading our computers and mobile phones, and the new HTC Hero Android-enabled device is no different. If you want to get the most out of your widgets, you're going to have to first learn how to add new ones to your home screen. Best Buy has answers. The Best Buy M ...more

News : The 7 Best Secret Features of iOS 5

Just installed the new iOS 5 on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch? There's a lot of great features to check out and play around with. After messing around with it on my iPhone 4 for a few minutes, these seven additions caught my attention. Check them out below—and tell us what y ...more

Ranked : The 5 Best Home Screen Launchers for Android

One of the best things about Android is the ability to customize your phone to your liking. From changing the layout of icons to finding the perfect wallpaper to reflect your current mood, there's a wide range of tools to make your phone yours. One of the easiest ways is to t ...more

How To : Add Widgets to Your Status Bar

While it took Apple a damn-long time to finally include widgets in iOS, I do admire their implementation. Accessible from within any screen by pulling down the Notification Center (or, more correctly, the "Today" view), the home screen remains clean and minimal, which some of ...more

News : The 7 Best Weather Apps for Android & iPhone

Checking the weather ranks among the most mundane but essential tasks you can do on your smartphone. Thankfully, both the iOS App Store and Google Play are loaded with weather apps that add some much needed spice to this daily routine, giving you less of a reason to be caught ...more

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