Android basic knowledge and tutorial 5

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Android basic knowledge

1. Set up custom caller ringtones

Alternatively, if you like talking to people, the same screen lets you allocate a specific custom ringtone to each caller stored in your Contacts directory.

2. Add your alarm clock to your task killer

A classic mistake, this. We’re constantly being told of the (debatable) importance of using a task manager to maximise Android battery life, and if you want to go down that route you’re welcome. However, when killing all your tasks to save battery life, remember that your alarm clock is a task in itself – kill that and you’ll wake up in a panic at 10.15am tomorrow morning.

3. Activate the Android Power Strip

The single most important feature in Android 2.1 is its built-in power strip widget. Here, you’re able to quickly disconnect all the phone’s battery-destroying features, like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and the Great Batter Killer that is GPS. Long-press on the screen and install it via the widgets category.

4. Android call screening

If you’re a paranoid call-screener, Android is there for you. Open up the Contacts listing of the person you’re currently avoiding, then select Menu > Options. From here you’re able to ping all incoming calls from this person directly to voicemail. Give people the brush off with Android.

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