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How to Install an Alternate App Store on Android

Generally, all Google devices have a default application store: the Google Play Store. From this store we can download all kinds of applications, both free and payment to our device being all linked to our Gmail account associated with the device. However, there are other alternative application stores that offer us certain …

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How to Control the GPS of an Android Smartphone?

Currently all smartphones have a GPS module that allows to use the different connection and geo-location functions using the satellite network of the global positioning system. These functions will allow us, for example, to share our location on social networks, allow certain applications to follow us and show us relevant information …

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How to Setup A Firewall on an Android Device

By default Android allows all connections of all your applications to the Internet without imposing limitations. This, although at first glance seems practical (for example, we should not worry about granting explicit access to certain applications or opening ports for the connection) also has many disadvantages since, for example, any application …

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How to Connect to the Tor Network From An Android Smartphone

The Tor network is a type of distributed network where users can navigate and communicate completely anonymously. This network has been prepared to establish secure connections from a computer, however, with the rise of mobile technologies it is now possible to connect to this network also from an Android smartphone or …

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How to Connect to an FTP Server from Android Device

One of the advantages offered by a smartphone is the ability to be always connected from anywhere only having an active connection to the Internet or data network. A very useful way to always have our resources at hand is to mount a small FTP server on our computer so that …

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How to Change the IP Address of an Android Device

By default, Android devices are configured to receive an IP address through DHCP as soon as they connect to a wireless network. This is very practical since it avoids having to be entering a manual IP address in each network and allows us to connect in a few seconds to anyone …

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How to Update an Android Smartphone

Android is the most widely used mobile operating system worldwide. A large number of different devices adopt Google’s operating system although, from the beginning, the company has a problem that is practically impossible to solve: fragmentation. Although all devices use the same operating system, manufacturers usually customize Android with their own …

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How to Update Applications Downloaded From Amazon App Store?

The Amazon store is well known for offering day to day payment applications for free, once purchased, are associated with our account indefinitely can download and install as many times as we want. These applications, like those of Android and other operating systems, are generally updated to include new functions or …

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How to Encrypt the Connections of and Android Device with Hola!

The use of mobile devices is becoming more common, therefore, it is important to always protect our communications, especially those we can make from public access points or networks to which more people can connect (for example at work or in the institute) since we do not know who is …

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How to Block Advertising for Android Apps with Adaway

Many of the Android applications have advertising. This publicity allows developers to obtain extra income for their creation and thus be able to distribute it completely free of charge. However, sometimes this advertising can become “abusive” and we may find it necessary to block it in order to use the application without …

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