Posts Tagged ‘android’

How to assign a “ringtone” as a gmail alert on an android

Thursday, September 1st, 2011


If you want to set up an audio alert to notify you of new email on your gmail app, open the gmail app and do the following:

  1. menu
  2. more
  3. settings
  4. “your account name”
  5. labels to notify
  6. inbox
  7. select a  ringtone

I don’t know why they buried this feature so deeply.

Antivirus for the Droid…

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Yesterday I got a droid 2. Today, Ken, the RootKing, told me to put antivirus on it.

I put Lookout Mobile Security on it at Ken’s suggestion.

As my Apple buddy, Chris, often tells me, open systems have their problems, not the least of which is susceptibility to viruses.

Lookout is more than an antivirus app. It helps you locate your droid if it’s lost. It makes your droid make a loud noise. And it backs up your data.

Here’s the Lookout dashboard.

Click the image for a larger rendering.