Friday, December 24, 2010

Second Installment of the Text Review--Tango

So, the site is still down and as such we have for you the second installment of the written review.

Today's review, in the spirit of the Holidays, is on an application that can help bring people closer together despite the greatest of distances. This App is called Tango, and like last night's app review it makes use of your phone's camera.

Unlike last night's review however, Tango works similar to the way FaceTime (or "video chatting" as we mortals call it) does on the iphone 4. Unlike the iphone, however, Tango reaches a broad spectrum of users as it is available to both iphone and android users, is available on wifi, 3g, or 4g, and lastly and perhaps most significantly, doesnt require a front facing camera.Thats right, now you can show your loved ones across the country your babies first Christmas, or you can send your friend a video showing that you really did beat his high score all from the comfort of your own home using nothing more than your android or apple based mobile phone.

To see a list of phones that Tango is available for check out this link and be sure to check the drop down menu on the right to select your phone's manufacturer.

Once again, to download this application directly to your phone scan the box below with the "Barcode Scanner" application

Second Post of the Night, We Really Are Back!

Well this is kind of a cop out post since I'm just going to copy word for word what Kuan Yong said (he works for youtube)But it is an app that I have used quite a bit (going back to the lazy college kid stereotype) If you don't feel like reading the whole report I'll sum up what he says at the end.

Control YouTube on the desktop, or the TV... with the YouTube Remote app for your phone
If you’re like me, you love watching YouTube on your smartphone. My phone is always with me, which means my favorite YouTube videos are never more than a few taps away. Sometimes though, mid-watch, I wish I could get a big-screen experience of that video. What if there was a way to wirelessly “connect” my phone to a much larger screen, like a Google TV?

Cue YouTube Remote, a new Android app that we’re launching in the Android Market today.

YouTube Remote creates a virtual connection between your phone and YouTube Leanback. To ‘pair’ your phone with your Leanback screen, simply sign into YouTube Remote on your Android phone, and to YouTube Leanback on your Google TV or computer with the same YouTube account. Just like that, you've connected your powerful multi-touch Android screen with the biggest screen in your home. Once connected, you can use the rich browse and discovery interface on YouTube Remote to find and queue up videos to watch, and send them all to Leanback with a single tap. With YouTube Remote you can play, pause, skip forward and back and even control the sound volume.

YouTube Remote is currently in beta and contains new and experimental features that are not in the official YouTube Android app. Please give us your feedback and help us improve the product - we'll integrate the best features from this beta app into the official YouTube Android app in the coming months.

Again, you can download YouTube Remote now on the Android Market. It’s currently available only in the US but we’re working hard to make the app available in more countries very soon. To download, go to the Android Market app on your phone and search for “YouTube Remote”.


Summary as promised:

Youtube remote allows you to connect to your computer (not through wireless, not through usb, not through bluetooth, more so through magic and allows you to control your music. Not only play and pause, but you can skip forward through a song or skip over a song entirely. You can also set up playlists of videos/songs to be played through. To set it up, all you have to do is log in to your youtube account in the app and log into the same account on your computer (or google tv as he mentions) and the app and screen of your choice will say "remote connected" there ya go. Search some songs and hit play and you're good to go. This I have found is extremely useful for parties where everyone wants to be the DJ or when you want to listen to some music whilst sitting (leaning?) back on the couch. I'm sure there are many many more uses for this, but those are two that I recommend. Hope you enjoy.

As Kuan says, to get the app simple open the android market and search for "youtube remote"
Also, this app is only available in the US for the time being, but Kuan also says this may be changed eventually.

We're Back! Sort Of...

So a couple of weeks ago I posted that around the 18th 2guys1droid would be up and running at full tilt again. Well clearly that isn't the case and unfortunately it has nothing to do with either Marty or Myself. The online service that we use to make our handy video tutorials ( we wont mention any names) is currently down with nothing but a "recording is unavailable" message. While for the past few days this has obviously deterred us from putting up any new material I am going to go against the internet God's will and supply you with a less conventional text based app review.

The first app in our (hopefully short) series of written out reviews is on an interesting application that I came upon by chance a few days ago. The application is called IP Webcam and is exactly what it sounds like.

When you open the application you will see a screen similar to the one below.

On this screen you can see that there are various options such as adding a login name and password so only certain people can view the feed as well as options regarding the video quality. For people on the original Motorola Droid, the dimensions of the video are locked. The quality slider is adjustable, however in my experience doesn't really change anything. This isn't to say that quality is bad, since it isn't, but it just doesn't noticeably change. The frames per second was also locked for me, however, this too didn't really seem to have any effect on the video that was being broadcast as the video was much choppier than 30fps when viewed on the webpage. The port I didn't mess with and left where it was at 8080. If you scroll down there are some other self explanatory options as well as the button to start the streaming.

When you click the button to start the server it will tell you the ip that it is streaming to so you can access it.

You then must go into your web browser such as mozilla firefox or google chrome for example and enter the ip you are provided in the app. Upon doing this you should either be prompted with a login dialog or a list of links. If you are directed to a login then enter the credentials you set up otherwise click the link for your desired method of viewing. That is really all there is too it, a very simple yet interesting app to have. Some of the recommended uses would be as a form of surveillance however, I, like most of you, bring my phone with me when I go out so this seems like a moot point. I just keep it around as another one of those "look what my phone can do" applications.

If you want the app you can get it by scanning this with the app "barcode scanner"

Friday, December 3, 2010

Hang With Us!

So, as all of you know as well as we do, It's been nearly a month since our latest blog post. Don't despair, we haven't given up, we haven't left, instead we have recently come upon the dreaded period of or school lives known as exam week. And while we may be suffering, this is good news for you, our loyal followers, since this means that in roughly a short week or two we'll be exploding with a whole new barrage of app reviews (we have some good ones), tutorials, and all around interesting posts. Check back around the 18th when Marty and I are off from school for a bunch of great new posts that you guys have been waiting for.

-2guys1droid Team

Friday, October 22, 2010

App Review: Time lapse

So, as promised on our facebook page (at right) we have an application for those of you that are photographically inclined. The application is called timelapse and, as you may imagine, it allows you to use your phone to create timelapses. Check out the videos for the app review and the second video is an example of a timelapse that I made. Unfortunately, the timelapse settings I used had the frame rate set too high so the video doesn't look as good as I would have liked. If you make a timelapse you are especially proud of send it in and it may be featured on the site. Send any submissions to

Here is the finished timelapse (too fast, but just an example)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Skype Unlocked

So, many of you may be familiar with skype and its video and audio chatting capabilities for pc's and mac's but what you may not be aware of is that there is also a skype app available for our much loved android devices. Unfortunately, this application has been limited to only allow for wifi connectivity to make calls (who would pay for a phone plan if you only had to pay cents a minute for calls around the world). Fortunately for those of you who constantly travel for work or simply have a loved one or colleague over seas the skype app has been hacked. Thats right some smart techies have been able to crack skype's coding and have made it possible to make calls using skype over nothing more than 3g. To download this hacked .apk file simply click here and enjoy. Keep in mind, however, that this application is for use at your own risk and any problems you may or may not encounter are neither ours nor the aforementioned techies fault. Either way, if you do choose to download it we hope you enjoy the new found freedom.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Who Wouldnt Want a Droid 2 for a Penny?

Thats right, you read that right. has an offer going on right now that allows you, our faithful readers, to get your very own Droid 2 for only one cent. here is an image for you to see for yourself.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Trouble Shooting - Droid + iTunes + DoubleTwist

Okay, so a month or two ago, we posted the video about how to sync iTunes to your Droid via DoubleTwist. For most, it was helpful. But for some, three major questions arose.

(1) Where are my music files going so I can view/delete/arrange them?
(2) My Droid isn't being recognized by DoubleTwist on the "devices" list
(3) Why can't I transfer my purchased music from iTunes to my Droid?

This video addresses all of the three above questions, so hopefully this will stop the massive influx of music-related emails. If it STILL doesn't work, email me pronto.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Dial Zero, Because Nobody Likes Waiting

If you ever find yourself sitting on your phone being prompted to "hit 1 for english" then this is the app for you. Simply skip past the menus and reach a human being in no time. Check out the video for a few more features.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

App For The Forgetful

Today, being quite forgetful ourselves, we decided to review and introduce everyone to Always Charged. This helps to remind those of us that are often without battery life to charge our phones before we go to bed. Check out the video below for a bit more information.

Monday, September 20, 2010

ESPN Fantasy Football App... It's ABOUT DAMN TIME!

After months of bitching and excessive commotion, ESPN has finally brought us fantasy football players exactly what we've been waiting for: this beautiful application. The new ESPN Fantasy Football app is LOADED with all of the same beautiful features that the online computer version has. Basically, get this app and you won't need to ever log on via computer ever again.

Some highlights:

THE HOMESCREEN - Shows all of your teams, allows you to tab into a window displaying and constantly updating the real-time scores/stats, and also displays current fantasy relevant news.
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QUICK BOX SCOREBOARD - Shows your team vs. your opponents team by position. Constantly updates and allows you to check box scores as well.
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The app costs $4.99 in the market and is well worth it in my opinion. Chances are you have money riding on your league, so what's another 5 bills?

The bottom line is that if you play fantasy football, it better be on ESPN (no offense, yahoo). And if you play on ESPN, you need this app. So by the transitive property (told you I was a pre-med geek), if you play fantasy football, you need this app. Get it.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

A Look At: Home Screen Replacements

Today we're bringing you a post based on the results of one of our previous polls. As you may recall many of you, our viewers, said that the visual aspect of your phone is one that you like to improve upon. To do that, we're bringing you a post about how to change your default home screen. This allows you not only to give your android based phone a new look, but also allows you to increase its functionality quite a bit. In this video we are going to show you a few new home screens and talk a little bit about each one. Here's the video and hopefully this helps you to choose your new home screen replacement.

As always, if you have any apps you'd like reviewed or a how-to made about just send us an email at

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Short Poll

The results of our week long poll are in and the results are as follows. In first place, with 80% of the votes, was tools. In second with 12% of the votes was widgets. And in 3rd with 6% of the votes was apps to make visual changes such as home replacements. Check in soon for a lot more tutorials tailored to what you want to see.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Shazam vs. SoundHound

Let the battle begin.

Results of the Second Poll are in!

So, as many of you have seen we have a had a weekly/biweekly poll going for the past two weeks. Well at long last the results of this poll are in and I'm here to let you know the results. As could be expected the first place winner with over 1/3 of the votes was the Droid X which accumulated 57 of the 158 votes. When all was said and done there was a tie for second with 31 votes a piece for the Droid 2 and people that were content with the phone they currently had. In third, beating out only the HTC Evo and the Incredible was the iPhone 4 which acquired only 10% of the votes with 17 out of the 158. Unfortunately the phone with the fewest votes was the beloved Droid 1. This is however no fault of the Droid itself and is to be expected with two newer models having been released this year each carrying on the "droid" name.

Check out the new app related poll and let us know what you're thinking.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

App Review - Pocket (Pkt) Auction

eBay users rejoice! This is the app to use for all of your buying, bidding, and selling! The official eBay app doesn't even come close to the simplicity and reliability of Pkt Auction, so check this puppy out now!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

App Review - Live Scores

ATTENTION: Sports nuts, fantasy fanatics, and sabermetric gurus... I have reviewed all of the highest acclaimed score-checking-apps out there and have brought you a review of the best.

NHL 2010-2011 Finals Matchup: Colorado Avalanche vs. Philadelphia Flyers
NFL 2010-2011 Super Bowl Matchup: Baltimore Ravens vs. Green Bay Packers

Friday, August 27, 2010

Verizon vs. AT&T

We've gotten some heat over the past few days for taking cracks at the iPhone and attributing it's shortcomings to AT&T's notoriously shitty coverage. To show that we are not just pulling opinions and facts out of our asses (as some iPhone users seem to do by saying their phone is the best), we have some survey data to backup our posts and show the evidence.

Reason 1 - Dropped Calls

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In 2010, Changewave research collected these data which highlighted the vast difference in percentage of users who had a dropped call over a 90-day period. AT&T's dropped call rate was significantly higher.

Reason 2 - Customer Satisfaction

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The same research company went on to poll customer satisfaction across the leading carriers in the mobile phone industry, and it came as no shock that AT&T ranked at the bottom.

Reason 3 - Steve Jobs

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This is less of a fact, and more of a blatantly apparent conclusion; Steve Jobs is not the best CEO. I'm not sure I'd feel comfortable using a device where when I tell the CEO it doesn't work when held a certain way, he just tells me, "So don't hold it that way." But it takes a true man to admit his mistake, so when Jobs realized his response to the community wasn't quite up to par, he offered free cases as compensation. I guess a pouch of leather valued at around $9 dollars really makes up for a crappy provider.

App Review - MotoTorch LED

And then God said, "Let there be light!"

Clearing Up The Confusion - AT&T Service

Here's a simple comic I came across which might describe why it is that AT&T's service is so brutal. You can't fix a problem you don't know about after all.
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Thursday, August 26, 2010

2guys1droid Hits a Milestone!

Hey everybody. This is kind of a "checking in" post. Me (Marty) and Will would like to sincerely thank all of our avid readers for helping us through our first official month hosting this blog. Our traffic numbers are through the roof and we have already been offered several partnership and business oppurtunities along the way. None of that would be possible without all of our readers and viewers, so from our Droid to yours, thank you.

Furthermore, a blog just surfaced which is doing app reviews for the iPhone, and we would like to take this oppurtunity to tell you that they are IN NO WAY related to us here at 2guys1droid. They did a knock-off of our name, so if you see another blog with the 2guys1whatever name, know that it is not us, and we are the authentic, 2guys1droid creators and beginners of our mobile phone blogging dynasty.

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In a world of imitators, know that you are following the the kings, not the peasants.

-2guys1droid team

App Review: Fake-Call Me

Ever been stuck in a really LONG and dragged out conversation and in the back of your head you think to yourself, "I hope somebody calls me right now so I can have an excuse to get the the hell out of here!" Well now your wish has come true with a brilliant app called Fake-Call Me.

The Ignorance of iPhone Lovers

We all know that Droids are far superior to iPhones, so when I found this video the other day I almost completely peed my pants laughing out loud. This is EXACTLY how people view the iPhone, as if it's some all-knowing entity. Please watch this video and tell me you've never seen somebody act in the same manner...

WARNING: Vulgar language in the video

App Review - SECuRET RemoteControl

SECuRET RemoteControl is a brilliant app which helps you essentially use your Droid's camera remotely. This is a COOL application that you need. Impress some girls with this app? I think so...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

App Review - Shazam + Where to Discover New Music Months Before it Hits the Radio!

This video is broken down into two parts. The first is an app review for Shazam, a highly praised app which helps you identify and tag songs that are playing on the radio, or anywhere else for that matter, if you don't know the song information but would like to add it to your collection.

The second part is about my good friend's new blog which leaks hot, fresh new music months before it is projected to hit the radio. Check his site out NOW!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

App Review - Food Finder

Simply the best app when you need to find a restaurant and fast. Watch the tutorial. You will love it.

Monday, August 23, 2010

SOLVED: How to Sync iTunes with Your Droid

What do all Droid users wish they could do? What is the only reason that people say the iphone is superior to the Droid? The answer to both of these questions, of course, is music. Whether it's a Droid, blackberry, or some old hand-me-down flip phone, everybody wishes they only had to carry one device, one device which could act as BOTH a phone and an mp3 player. Finally, after months of confusion, debate, and at times headaches, I have put together a video tutorial on how to sync your iTunes to your Droid and import ALL of your music to be played via your Droid. So sit back, relax, and thank me later, because the iphone just got some major competition in the field of music.

Broken down into two parts:



Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Poll Results Are In!

So our two week poll is over and the results are in. We asked what type of tutorial you liked the most and found the most helpful. The results are as follows: in third with 5 votes out of 58 was text only tutorials. In second with 17 votes out of 58 was picture tutorials. And finally the winner with 36 votes out of 58 votes was video tutorials. Check out the new poll on the right side of the site and let us know what you like.


Friday, August 13, 2010

Sorry For The Wait

Hey guys, thanks for checking in with us. Marty and I have both been a little busy with getting back to school and heading out on little family vacations so we really haven't been able to bring you the content, help, and answers we promised. Come the next few days and especially in september we're really going to ramp things up with a bunch of great tutorials ranging from protecting every aspect of your phone whether it be against loss, theft, or friends as well as how to root your droid. Everything you want to know and be able to do with your droid phone will be taken care of in the coming weeks just hang with us. For now, thanks again for reading and checking in on our blog. We'll be back soon.


Monday, August 9, 2010

Droid vs. Blackberry... Internet Speed

The big question these days seems to be "HELP Droid or Blackberry or Iphone????? Which should I get?" Well I don't know about you but I'm sick of having to constantly explain to people why the Droid is the right choice. So yesterday, it hit me. Welcome to the newest video series, which I will call the "versus" series, where I will take the Droid and compare it to the Blackberry and Iphone in every way possible and show you how it's better.

In todays matchup, the Droid faces off against a Blackberry Tour to see which phone has better internet surfing speed and a prettier interface. May the best phone win:

Winner: Droid. Hands down.

How To Personalize Your Android Phone's Custom Unlock Screen

So we're going to start off the week with a much anticipated video. We already showed you how to get custom unlock screens made by other people using lockbot and lockbot pro, but now we're going to show you how to make your own unlock screen to make your phone that much more a part of who you are. Check out the video below and as always if you have any questions send an email over to and we'll help you out.

*NOTE* To have a transparent background for your images they must be .png files with transparency and all images other than the main background must be .png files in order for them to be usable.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Will's Top 5 Apps for Daily Use

So Marty talked about using your phone to stay productive on the go when he made his top 5 apps list but I'm going to focus more on relaxed daily use and the apps that I prefer to keep on hand. In my video I'll show you the top 5 apps that I use to make sure I get my music fix, can show my friends what I'm up to, make sure my videos, music and pictures are backed up and perhaps the most important, make sure my phone is always in hand. Check out the video to find out which apps I use on a daily basis on my Motorola Droid


NEW Froyo 2.2 Update... New Features & How to Fix a Few Issues

Froyo 2.2 came out today for all of the Droid users who did not already have their phones rooted (the patient ones). The update is incredible and has only one problem, a problem which we show you how to fix in this video. If you didn't get the update yet, more and more updates go out each day, so try to hang in there and wait.

How to Unlock the Secret Programming Menu on the Motorola Droid! Improve Call Quality!

So this is a pretty awesome and helpful post we have for you to start the day off. If you've ever been on a call and found yourself saying, "What? Huh? I can't hear you!" more than talking about the actual conversation you were having, then this is the post for you. By going into your Droid's programming menu you can improve the call quality of your Droid with nothing more than a few simple button presses and a power reset. All ya gotta do is follow the simple steps listed below and you'll be saying "hi" instead of "huh" in no time.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Keyboard Power Rankings

Fear not, good Droid users. After centuries of debate (well, months actually...), the "which onscreen keyboard is best?" question has finally been resolved and put to rest. I've taken six of the most common and favored keyboards and ranked them in 4 categories, followed by an overall score. Each ranking is on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being iphone-awful and 10 being the keyboard of God himself. Our categories of ranking include:

Text Speed - How fast you can enter text
Spelling Accuracy - How accurately text can be entered without vast spelling errors
Appearance - How aesthetically pleasing the keyboard looks
Intangibles - The random nice features that keep you coming back to the keyboard

#6 - Stock Droid Keyboard - 5.8
#5 - Ultra Keyboard - 7.2
#4 - Swift Key - 7.6
#3 - Smart Keyboard - 8.1
#2 - Better Keyboard - 8.3
#1 - SlideIT - 8.7

#6 Stock Droid Keyboard

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Text Speed - 6.0
Spelling Accuracy - 6.0
Appearance - 4.0
Intangibles - 7.0

The basic stock droid keyboard comes fully loaded with absolutely nothing. In terms of productivity, the buttons are close together and difficult to type quickly with. The appearance lacks anything which draws the curious eye and the intangible keeping this keyboard in our power rankings is it's voice entry option, allowing users to clearly speak into the phone and have their words translated to text. This keyboard does a good job of translating voice entry, but nothing beyond this feature makes this keyboard worth having.

#5 Ultra Keyboard

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Text Speed - 6.0
Spelling Accuracy - 8.0
Appearance - 4.9
Intangibles - 9.8

Ultra keyboard is almost as ugly as the stock keyboard but far more functional. The speed isn't great because the qwerty mode takes a lot of getting used to, but this is a two-sided dagger because spelling is not easy. We found ourselves stopping to re-enter letters. All in all, speed and spelling went hand-in-hand and helped to limit each other's viability in our ranking. This keyboard, however, boasts an impressive 9.8 intangible score due to its fully customizable option tabs. Voice entry is a breeze and settings are always easily accessible at the top of the keyboard.

#4 Swift Key

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Text Speed - 8.1
Spelling Accuracy - 7.5
Appearance - 5.0
Intangibles - 9.8

Swift key brings up the middle of the pack with it's mediocre speed and spelling. A simple, bland appearance and interface allows the user to safely type words and a pretty decent speed. This keyboard would essentially be ideal for the Droid user who is looking to make a commitment to a new keyboard after using only the stock board, due to its relatively basic yet more advanced features. Like the Ultra keyboard, intangibles keep this keyboard on our list with its impressive customizable options. Reducing vibration and key-press lengths allows for flexible changes to the texting speeds. While the keyboard appears to text slowly, with the right adjustments we could see this keyboard moving up the power rankings in the near future.

#3 - Smart Keyboard

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Text Speed - 9.0
Spelling Accuracy - 9.0
Appearance - 7.5
Intangibles - 7.0

Smart Keyboard is perhaps the most balanced keyboard in our power rankings with impressive speed and spelling controls. The keys are very nicely spaced allowing for little to no spelling errors during crunch-time texting. The appearance isn't horrible and would be better with the implementation of new skins and colors. This keyboard also allows for voice entry, though doesn't do so as nicely as the stock or ultra keyboard. This should, however, not deter you from using this keyboard as it comes in at #3 on our power rankings.

#2 - Better Keyboard

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Text Speed - 8.0
Spelling Accuracy - 8.5
Appearance - 9.5
Intangibles - 7.0

Like Smart Keyboard, Better Keyboard is balanced and easy to use in terms of entry speed and accuracy in spelling. The keys are nicely spaced but the most impressive feature of this keyboard is by far its sexy black appearance. It matches the phone beautifully and allows users to feel good haptic feedback while the keys vibrate during texting. The sound effects are also pretty nice. Voice entry is mediocre, but overall this keyboard is very solid.

#1 - SlideIT

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Text Speed - 9.8
Spelling Accuracy - 8.7
Appearance - 7.3
Intangibles - 9.1

SlideIT keyboard leads our power rankings with very impressive all around scores. Perhaps the most mind blowing aspect of this keyboard is the speed with which text can quickly and accurately be entered. The ability to type complex words without lifting your finger off of the touch screen makes texting fun. The appearance is do-able and the intangibles are flashy and complex. Voice entry is VERY good so when you don't feel like texting at the speed of light, have fun entering it via voice command. Definitely get this keyboard!

How to Password Protect All of Your Apps

Tired of your friends snooping into your texts? Don't want mom to see that you and dad have been e-mailing about the perfect Mother's Day gift? Password protect all of your apps NOW!

How to Switch Between Different Keyboards

Hopefully you don't have chubby fingers like me...

Monday, August 2, 2010

How to Stop Your Text Logs From Getting Erased

Before following any of these steps, the first precautionary measure you need to take is to make sure that under the stock messager (Messaging App that comes with the phone), go to "Settings" and at the top you'll see under "Storage Settings" there is a check mark next to "Delete Old Messages." Make sure it is unchecked. You also have the option to specify how many texts you want to save, so you don't have to keep all of your texts for ever. Once you uncheck this box, follow the next steps below.

Explanation: The reason why text logs get randomly erased is because (without knowing it) users are recieving notifications from several texting apps, making the database which manages incoming information overflow. This leads to the texting apps either not responding, force closing, or both. To eliminate this problem and to keep your text logs safely intact, follow the easy steps outlined in this video:

Marty's Top 5 Most Useful/Productive/Coolest Apps

When it comes to staying productive on the go, I (Marty) have 5 basic needs. I want my sports scores, my business fix from eBay, my texts to be iphone-ish (without the shitty service), and for all of my information to be at my disposal safely hidden in a virtual safe. Oh yeah and for instant internet access whenever I desire. Do I sound greedy? Well I am. This video shows you how I satisfy those needs with my top 5 apps for the Motorola Droid. Enjoy

How to Uninstall Applications from Your Droid

Most people think that by simply dragging an app to the trash and letting go of it they are removing an app from their droid completely. This, however, is not the case. To successfully uninstall the application, follow the steps outlined in the above video tutorial. This will get the space back which was used up by the app. Enjoy.

Friday, July 30, 2010

PDAnet - Setup for Macs

So for some of you mac users you may have found that although the installation went alright, PDAnet is still not connecting the way you had hoped it would. For those of you that are having problems there are a few, simple, extra steps that you need to go through in order to get things running smoothly.

The first thing you need to do is to open your preferences
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Once you have your system preferences open you should see the above screen. From here click on Internet and you will be presented with this screen

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When you see the above screen it is helpful to disconnect your wireless and ethernet(internet) cable so that all of the lights in the system settings are red. Now connect your phone to your computer and open PDAnet and click to enable the tether. Now go to the top toolbar and you should see the PDAnet icon (the black phone icon from the previous post) Click it and select connect. After you connect, your internet settings should look like the above image with one of the red lights now green. Click that one so that it is highlighted and click advanced. Doing so will bring you to the following screen

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When at this screen click the proxies tab and you will be brought to this screen.

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When at this screen scroll to the bottom and you should see a check box labeled automatic proxy configuration. Check that box as seen below and then close the settings and check to see if you now have internet.

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Hope that helped and if not let us know and we'll try to walk you through it

Thursday, July 29, 2010

How To Use PDAnet to Tether Your Computer With Your Phone

Recently there has been a lot of talk about using your droid to tether with your computer so you can get internet on the go or if the power goes out. The process is pretty simple once you know what you're doing and have the right tools and we're going to show you how its done.

First what you want to do is to download PDAnet from the market. There is a lot of talk about whether PDAnet or EasyTether is better, but we have found that PDAnet is a better choice and therefore will be showing you how to set it up.
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After you download the app open it up and you will be presented with this screen.
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If, instead a screen pops up asking you whether you want to download the application for your computer or not, click yes and you will be taken to this site.
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select which operating system you have and it will download the file to your sd card

Connect your computer to your phone using your USB cable and on your phone click in your toolbar to "mount" your phone. Now open up "my computer" if on a pc or go to your desktop on a mac and you should see what looks like a new hard drive listed. Open the drive and go to your "download" folder and you should see a file named PDAnet242 or something similar.

Open that on your computer and you should see this dialog box
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Continue through the installation until you reach this point.
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Follow those steps exactly as listed and a few things will be checked to make sure everything is going to run smoothly

If you see this screen instead and have already installed drivers for your phone then click "no" otherwise click "yes" note: if you followed our webcam tutorial then click "no"
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After the checks are completed then you should be presented with this screen which lets you know that your installation was successful.

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If you reach the above screen then go to PDAnet on your phone and click enable usb tether.
After you enable the tether PDAnet will verify that there is an available internet connection and will then prompt you to connect on your phone.
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To do this, go to the bottom right of your screen (on windows) and look for this icon
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Yours should initially be all black without the globe on it, but if you right click it and click "connect" then it will get the globe icon when successfully setup.

Now you just need to open your browser to see if it is working.

*PDAnet free doesn't allow "secure" sites so some logins as well as AIM, MSN, Yahoo chat, etc. wont work*

If you have a mac and it doesn't work immediately send us an email at and we'll show you how to get it running

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

How To Customize Your Droid's Unlock Screen

To Begin
-Download lockbot pro or free
-Open lockbot
-Click Theme Gallery
-Choose your unlock style
-Browse the gallery for an unlock screen you like
*If you can't find one you like look in the galaxy section for a larger selection*
-Tap the lock screen that you want and it should download

To Choose Your Lock Screen
-Go to My Themes and make sure your theme is there
-If it isn't, download it again
-Hit the menu key and select playlist
-Check the one you want to use
*you can select more than one as well as times/dates you want to use them. If you don't choose a certain time/date it will cycle your lock screen randomly
-Exit lock bot and lock your phone
-When you unlock it you should now have your new unlock screen

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

How to Avoid Multiple E-Mail Notifications

A few people have had a problem with getting multiple notifications when using two different e-mail or text messaging applications. We're going to show you how to stop recieving notifications from both applications with these easy steps:

First, open the application that you want to stop recieving notifications from and click the menu button.

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Next, if you want to stop recieving e-mails from gmail, you're going to have to select the "more" option and then "settings". If you want to stop recieving notifications from the default e-mail application which comes on the phone, you just have to click "menu" then "settings".

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In settings you'll see a bunch of options. For gmail scroll to the bottom while in e-mail you should be able to see what you're looking for immediately.

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As you can see, there is a check-box for e-mail notifications. If you uncheck it, you will no longer recieve notifications from this application when it recieves an e-mail.

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When you uncheck e-mail notifications, it will gray out the other options so that you know it was done correctly. That's all there is to it.

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How to Keep Your Droid Running Smoothly Using Advanced Task Killer

A lot of new Droid users are realizing that as they add and open multiple apps on their phones, they are experiencing some degree of slow performance. This, of course, is very easy to deal with and is caused by processing power being used up by the apps that are being opened. To keep your Droid running smoothly and cleanly, follow these easy steps:

To use the App
-Go to market and download "Advanced Task Killer" by "ReChild"
-Open App
-Check apps you want to end and uncheck apps you want still running
-Click "Kill Apps"

To use the Widget
-Tap a blank space on the home screen
-Choose the Advanced Task Killer widget
-Tap widget to kill previously checked apps

How to Set an Automatic Signature When Texting

We've been getting a lot of questions on how to set a signature for your default text messaging app. Basically, a signature is any line of text automatically displayed at the end of all of your text messages. To set a signature, follow these easy steps.

First, make sure you have downloaded Handcent from the Market. After you have downloaded this app, open it and click on the menu button on your phone.

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The option tab for Handcent is now opened. Click on "Settings". The settings list for Handcent should now be opened. Click on "Send message settings".

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The send message settings list should now be opened. At the top of the list, check the box that says "Enable signature".

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After you have checked the box, click on "Personal signature".

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At this point, you are ready to type in whatever you'd like to set as your signature. Enter the text and then click "OK". From now on, whenever you send somebody a text from Handcent, your customized signature will be displayed at the end of the text!

How to Stop Your Droid Contacts From Disappearing

A lot of new Motorola Droid users are reporting that they are entering their contacts into their phones, and then finding that when they go into their contact list nothing is there. This is a common problem and is easy to fix with a few steps:

First, click on "Contacts" and then click on the menu button on your phone. The contacts option tab should pop up. Click on "New Contact."
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Your account list will now pop up. If you have no registered gmail account, create one for the sake of storing your contacts and syncing them with your Droid. If you already have a gmail account, select it from the list.

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Your contact add screen will now open. Enter all of the information you'd like to store and then click "Done".

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Finally, return to "Contacts" and click the menu button on your phone, again reopening the options tab. Click on "Display Options".

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The final step is to make sure that your contacts are being synced with your new (or already existing) gmail account. Click on your gmail account and a few options should drop down. Make sure that all 3 boxes are checked off. Then click "Done."

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And there you have it. Your contacts will no longer randomly disappear. Just make sure that whenever you add a contact, you do so under your gmail account. Enjoy.

How to Use Your Droid as a Webcam

To begin
-Go to and follow the first few steps there.
-Click on Start, then right click "Computer" and click "Manage"
-In computer management click on "Device manager" on the left
-Make sure your phone is plugged into your computer
-Click Android Device and see if it says "Android COMPOSITE ADB Interface"
-Right click the driver you have and click "update driver"
-Choose the bottom option, browse for drivers then click choose from a list
-If you have more than one driver click the COMPOSITE one
-Click the driver then click next to update
-When it finishes, close the update box and either do or don't restart your computer, its up to you.

After Driver is Installed
-Open task manager (ctrl+alt+delete)
-End "adb.exe" process
-Open USB Webcam on your computer (from
-Wait for config window to open and make sure that it says everything was working and ready
*If there is an error retrace the steps above*
-Open the program you intend to use your webcam with and choose your webcam
-If screen is green then you are ready to open USB Webcam on your phone
-Phone screen should show that it is initializing and will shortly display video.

Enjoy your new webcam

Monday, July 26, 2010

Adding and Removing Widgets and Icons

Video Notes:

To Add Widgets

-Go to a blank area of the screen

-Tap and hold until phone vibrates

-Select what widget you want to use

-Change options to suit your needs

Remove Widgets

-Tap and hold finger over widget until phone vibrates

-Drag widget to trash icon until it turns red

-Let go of screen

Add Icons

-Open icon tray (slide arrow up on default 2.1 firmware)

-Select your icon

-Tap and hold until icon tray disappears

-Release Icon anywhere on screen

Remove Icon

-Same as removing widgets

-Tap and hold icon

-Drag to trash can at bottom



*To drag icon or widget to a different home screen simply hold the widget or icon and move it towards the side of the home screen you would like to place it on

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Welcome to 2 Guys 1 Droid

Hey Guys it's Will and Marty from 2 Guys 1 Droid
We created this as a place where both new and experienced Droid owners can come to improve their phones as well as learn about new tips, tricks, and apps for the Moto Droid and how to use them with the help of video tutorials.