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3 great hacks for your Android device

3 great hacks for your Android device
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Do you remember back in the 1980s, when everyone seemed to look the same? If you were a young-urban-professional (Yuppy), you wore bright-colored clothes with your shirt collar turned up. You drove around in a boxy sedan and went home to a Colonial-style house.

It got boring real fast. Everyone seemed to aspire be the same person. No personality!

These days, the same can be said of our electronic gadgets. Sure, there are different color smartphones and tablets, and screen sizes are also a bit different. But, look around. We're all staring at similar, shiny devices with large touchscreens.

But there's no reason to follow the crowd, especially if you use an Android phone. Now, you can put your own personality onto your phone, then share it on messages and social media. Yours could be a big, bright and splashy personality with loud sounds. Or it could have subtle hues and barely audible ringtones.

Here are three ways to put your mark on your Android phone that give it a lot of personality. Don't skip No. 3. It's a back-to-basics way to turn your phone into your own, unique device.

Are you ready to get started? If so, think "Androidify."

Androidify Your Smartphone

You're familiar with Android's green mascot. He's the oblong-ish character with round, white disks for eyes, a detached head and limbs, and two little space-alien antennae on his head. (We think it's a he.)

Now, you can create your own Android avatar (see photo below). You can access the Androidify website, Androidify.com, or get the app for free on the Google Play Store.

Androidify is really cool. It's a lot of fun and it's super easy to use. You start with an Android mascot and then use its templates to add your personality to it. There are loads of options to choose from.

You can choose from hairstyles, clothes, shoes - from sensible to beyond impractical, but fun. You can add glasses, shirts, pants, flags, boas and a lot more.

It's all about you choosing items that reflect your personality. Plus, you can add your own distinct dance moves. Are you the type of person who does the robot, either to make your family laugh or because you're thinking you're killing it on the dance floor? Add that move or many others.

Then, the idea is to share your persona with your friends. You can add your image or GIF with your text messages, your chats and your social media posts. Give it a shot. It's really fun.

Bonus: Are you an Android power user?

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