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How to add to your mobile desktop

What's that? You got yourself a brand spankin' new phone for a gift? You'll probably be playing with it for the next 24-36 hours straight, without sleep, without showering, muttering "grph moar apps" under your breath like a downtown hobo grumbling about aluminum cans.

Whilst in the middle of your new phone activation / moar apps hysteria, a gentle voice of wisdom and knowledge (I imagine Cate Blanchett, but you might prefer Morgan Freeman) whispers in your ear:

"Dearest loyal Spokesman-Review reader, don't forget to add to your mobile desktop as a bookmark, so you can access the most rad daily newspaper in Spokane, 24/7."

With that, here is how you can add to your mobile desktop on a number of devices. It's actually quite simple.

(Beware, thar be .gifs ahead.)


Go to Since you're probably on the site right now, you should open a new tab or window so that I don't go away. You might end up on if you're on mobile, but the process is the same whether you're on a tablet device or phone.


Follow the easy to understand .gifs below for your appropriate device





Drink cocoa. With some of those tiny crunchie marshmallows, which, I dunno. I don't think they're actually marshmallows. I think they stole the ingredients for those from the Lucky Charms factory, and they should expect an angry leprechaun on their doorstep any day now.

Thanks to Toyota 4x4 lover Patrick Hanley for the Android screenshots and Kaitlin Gillespie for the iPhone shots.

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