Posts tagged with: Sideloading
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    As Android users, most of us have the ability to sideload apps directly onto our smartphones and tablets - no app store needed! People who use other operating systems on their mobile devices aren't always so lucky. To load apps on their devices from sources other than those officially sanctioned by the company that makes their phone, many have to go through a jailbreaking or unlocking process. While not necessarily a "bad" thing, jailbreaking brings with it many other implications that reach significantly deeper than simply installing an app. Most Android-powered devices provide the ...

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    The Amazon Fire Phone is a pretty interesting device, but it comes with the Amazon Appstore instead of the Google Play Store. What if you want some other apps? Because the Fire Phone is based on Android, you're in luck! Just like other Android-powered devices, you can sideload applications right onto the device, but the process looks a little different than you may be used to. Here's how you can sideload apps on the Amazon Fire Phone. Enable Sideloading Head into the Settings by pulling down on the top of the screen and tapping the Settings cog. From there, find Applications & Parental ...

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    Boy was I in for a shock. I had no idea the backlash I would face writing an innocent editorial about some features of the soon-to-be-defunct Blackberry I would love to see on Windows Phone. It was a throw-away bullet point – the fifth and a half of five. It was based on a one-line email I got from a colleague here at Pocketnow (no names, lest they be flamed). It seemed like a decent idea, so I ran with it. Sideloading Android apps on Windows phone would be a good idea right? Well, if the commenters here and folks on twitter are to be believed – heck no. It was almost silly how ...

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