After such a good response to the first edition, where we talked about how to save space by moving applications to the SD, how to take screenshots and how to uninstall default apps, today we’re pleased to present you with the second edition of No-brainers.
There’s no getting round the fact that our applications store up a lot of cache. On occasion, my browser and my twitter apps have managed to clock up over 30Mb of data. So what’s the solution? It couldn’t be easier. Download App Cache Cleaner.
This simple application will show you, in order of cache size, the applications with the most Mb in cache. Then you simply tap on the application to empty it. You’ll be surprised by the Mb you’ll save.
How do I stop my cell phone from using data?
You may not have a flat rate data plan, or maybe you’re going abroad on vacation for a few days… Imagine that for whatever reason, you don’t want your cell phone to consume data. What can we do to avoid a nasty surprise when your bill comes through? Fiddle with the phone settings? No need. The easiest solution of all is called APNDroid, a real must-have.
This application is a simple widget. When you press it, all data connections on your cell phone are instantly blocked. And don’t worry, you can still receive text messages. Only data connection -which not everyone has- is restricted. This application is an absolute must for those of you who’d rather avoid flat rates. However, a good data plan, is highly recommendable.
How do I use my cell phone to connect to the internet from my computer?
For Android 2.2 or above
Go to Settings –> Wireless & networks –> Tethering & portable hotspot -> Portable wifi hotspot
End of story. Configure it with whatever name and password you want and hey presto, your cell phone will be transformed into a wifi router for your laptop or PC.
If your Android is < 2.2
• For NON- ROOTED
The best option is to use PDANet or Easy Tether.
• For ROOTED
We recommend you use Barnacle Wifi Tether.
NOTE: Not all operators allow tethering, so it’s a good idea to check first.
How can I control my data usage? For any number of reasons, you might want to control the amount of data you’ve consumed. Maybe you have a data allowance or maybe your operator drastically reduces your connection speed once you go over a certain amount. How about a simple widget to keep an eye on what you’ve used?
You can also use a more comprehensive application such as 3G Watchdog.
Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed this edition of No-brainers. Any suggestions are more than welcome. If you have any questions you can ask right here in comments.
Happy applications discovery![Via elAndroidelibre]