Android: Avoid excessive data usage

APNDroid is one of those free, must-have applications (scan the barcode below to download on your Android phone): A simple, little program which switches mobile data access on/off by just appending/removing “apndroid” to/from your APN-name. If you mainly work off...


The Friday Picture: Allison Stokke

The Friday Picture will provide you with inspirational and (de)motiviational guidance to make the approaching weekend so much more appealing:


Android: Too Many Pattern Attempts. Phone is locked.

There you are, showing off your Android and that funky pattern lock feature. But you didn’t think that some joker would try too many times and lock your phone for good. Not to bad, since you just need to wait...


Android: Clear cache before upgrading to a new firmware

I have been using CyanogenMod for a few weeks and am currently running without an issue (no crashes, FCs etc). Many users complain on the XDA-Developers forum about issues, but I truly believe that if people followed some basics,...


Android: Partitioning your 16GB card

MAJOR WARNING: The instructions below will wipe your SD-card for good. So make sure that you want to do this. (Follow my backup instructions just in case) If you are running Cyanogen or a similar firmware which requires 3 partitions...


Android: Buy some apps from the Android Market

As South Africans we are always on the tail-end of things. It comes as no surprise, that although we have access to the Android marketplace where we can download tons of free applications, Google has still not allowed us to...


Android: Backup your SD card

Provided that you have rooted your cool Google phone and preferably run a class-6 microSD card, you should once in a while backup your SD-card: BACKUP: mount -t vfat /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 /sdcard mount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk0p2 /system/sd cd /system/sd tar cvf...


Android: The microSD card

There seems to be so much confusion going on about SD cards, and I thought it would be worthwhile to properly explain the use of SD-cards. The microSD is a format for removable flash memory cards which are commonly used...