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Android Tips, Tricks, Apps & Hacks will help you take Android further


Android Tips, Tricks, Apps & Hacks Volume 8 is the latest in Imagine Publishing’s bestselling series of guides to helping you get the most out of Android.

Vol 8 is packed with features, tutorials and apps and is an indispensable companion manual for every Android user of all levels of experience.

With tips and information about the stock Android apps as well as the most essential third party tools, as well as a unique section dedicated to hacking an Android phone or tablet, you will be a power user in no time at all.

Android Tips, Tricks, Apps & Hacks Volume 8 is on sale now from all good bookshops, or you can buy online direct from the Imagine Shop.

Inside Android Tips, Tricks, Apps & Hacks Volume 8

Amazing New Android Secrets
– Delve into the world of Android KitKat – the latest version of the OS

Hacking Masterclass
– From beginner to advanced: 11 Android hacks you must try

Get much longer battery life
– Find out how to undervolt your device to make it last longer

Essential Apps
– We run through our pick of some of the best apps on Google Play

Also inside
– Personalise your Home screen
– Tweak your device’s Settings
– Find a lost phone with Device Manager
– Use the Clock app to set alarms and timers
– Store, organise and add contacts with People
– Use the Android 4.4 KitKat Phone app
– Send SMSs with the Messages app
– Use Mail on Android
– Get to grips with the Gmail app
– Browse the web in the Chrome browser
– Discover what Google Now can do for you
– Organise your life with Google Calendar
– Take great pictures with the Camera app
– Edit and share your images with Photos
– Use your device’s Music Player
– Browse over a million apps on Google Play
– Check out the best games in Play Games
– Stream and subscribe to music content in Play Music
– Watch the latest blockbusters in Play Movies & TV
– Read magazines with Play Newsstand
– Read on your phone or tablet with Play Books
– Get social with Google+
– Never get lost with Google Maps
– Tour the world in Google Earth
– Use Google Drive to view, edit and share documents
– Discover the Hangouts messaging service
– Understand foreign tongues with Google Translate
– Watch the best the internet has to offer via YouTube

– Build a personal magazine
– Create and share notes
– Manage your finances
– Publish your own blog
– Establish a fitness regime
– Plan a running routine
– Watch what you eat
– Track your sleep habits
– Navigate with your phone
– Track a flight
– Plan the perfect holiday
– Buy concert tickets
– Search for a new home
– Buy and sell items
– Discover your next book
– Build a music-based profile
– Create music on your device
– Improve your photos
– Search with your camera
– Learn a new language
– Get into astronomy

– Automate Nandroid backups
– Manage recovery from an app
– Modify your smartphone with just one app
– Completely hide root from apps
– Power up with Xposed modules
– Flash KitKat using ROM Installer
– Tweak your ROM with GravityBox
– Get much longer battery life
– Keep your device on during backups
– Root and install Superuser on OUYA