How To Disable GTalk (Google Talk) On Your Android Phone

I wanted to use both Windows Live and GTalk while on my Android phone, and I didn’t want the default GTalk app to run anymore, since there wasn’t much of a point running two apps for that when one would do. It seemed like there were only 2 popular apps in the market for this – Fring, and Nimbuzz, both of which were free. After installing both, I decided to use Nimbuzz on my Android phone because it had a

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How To Set A Different Ringtone For Emails and SMSes/Texts For Android Phones

It bugged me for a while, but I was wondering why emails and SMSes had the same ringtone, because there seemed to be only an option to set “notification ringtones” in Android’s settings. This was a bother, because I get tonnes of emails, and I want to be able to differentiate them from SMSes, which are way higher up in priority. Turns out that you can. You just need to open up your Messaging app, then click on the menu

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How To Fix MTP Failed or CDC Failed Errors When Connecting Your Samsung Galaxy S via USB

Today, I tried plugging in my Samsung Galaxy S, an Android phone, to my computer, thinking that I could transfer some files to it. Surprise, surprise, I was greeted by an error stating that there was a problem installing the USB drivers for my phone. Windows Update didn’t seem to have any drivers for this too, so I went to Google for “USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S” and found it! There are two packs that you can use, depending

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How To Install and Use Custom MP3 Ringtones For Android Phones

When I got my Android, I was surprised that setting a custom ringtone was harder that it should be. What I did was: Install Blackmoon AttachSave (From Android Market) Install Blackmoon File (From Android Market) Using your computer, go to a site (I recommend zedge.net) and choose your ringtone that you want Download this ringtone to your computer Ideally, you should name this ringtone to something that you can identify, because Android will use the filename as the ringtone’s name

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