Stopping individual pictures and folders from auto-syncing to Google Picture

Google’s picture auto-sync is good for saving those precious photos of family, holidays and not forgetting your pets, indeed – all your photos get uploaded to the cloud and saved forever. They will not get lost if your ...
by Dave Thornton
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Android Network Statistics — Viewed Easily

  When it comes to downloading a large files on your Android device, whether it be  a movie, or an OTA software update, it can take what seems like forever. Viewing your WiFi icon shows a full bar, yet, you’re close to cryi...
by Dave Thornton
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The Pitfalls of Rooting Your Android Phone

Dictionary – Rooting, “causing a plant or cutting to grow roots, or when an animal turns up the ground with its snout in search of food”. In this context, however, “rooting” is the process of allowing apps to...
by Dave Thornton
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Stuck on splash screen with Motorola Xoom How to do Recovery

There are time when flashing a new rom especially  if they are nightly’s or nightlies, (depending on your whereabouts in the world). On the Motorola Xoom flashing nightlies can be fun and feedback to the devs can lead to bet...
by Dave Thornton
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Tethering with BlackBerry Q10 – Z10

Sharing your mobile network connection using Internet tethering, is easier than you think to set-up with a BlackBerry 10 device. Internet tethering allows you to share your BlackBerry device’s connection to the mobile net...
by Dave Thornton
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Chromebook – Looks like a laptop, feels like a laptop

Over the last couple of week or so, friends have been asking me about the Chromebook. Is it a good a buy? What is the difference from a windows pc? And plenty of other questions. Well below I’ve tried to answer most if no...
by Dave Thornton
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Our Tips on buying a Case & Screen Protector + Bonus Giveaway

When you buy a new Smartphone especially from a High St store they will try and sell you a case and/or a screen protector. This is part of their job so don’t think too badly of them. Often though the products that they try to...
by Dave Thornton
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Chromebook keyboard layouts, tricks and tips

A Chromebook is a laptop running Chrome OS as its operating system. The devices are designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet, with most applications and data residing “in the cloud”. Chrome OS s...
by Dave Thornton
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Switch to the Chrome OS Beta channel to give new features and enhancements a test drive

Switching to the Chrome OS Beta channel on a Chromebook is not as daunting as you might think, in fact it’s quite easy. Before any software changes make it into the official stable version of the operating system, they’...
by Dave Thornton
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