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Winter is Coming with Android L Release!!!

Google launched Android L preview for developers and will launch it to general public these winter. Google has done an excellent job in refining UI and has taken right step to launch a developer preview for first time as all apps can be optimized before the launch of L Release.

Android L Release will feature ART runtime as default which was launched as experimental on Android Kitkat and it promises to deliver twice the performance. Google has also changed all the App design to Material design which will be full of animations and shadows along with depth and moreover it will be fluid.

Google L Release also has lock-screen notifications, Kill Switch i.e Factory Data Reset protection and a whole lot of small features that just makes Android more refined and powerful.

Google also conducted Project Volta to enhance battery life on Android and has introduce Smart Battery Saver and  these all leads to increase in about 10% of battery backup.

Google also teased Apple by saying innovation is Android key point as Android included Custom Keyboards and Widgets Since 2009. Moreover Google reminded 93% of Android Smartphones runs on latest Play Services which ships every 3 weeks.

With L Release Google will bring the design language on par with iOS and that was the only thing I loved about iOS. So Google L Release will be a big hit.

When to expect Google L Release for your device? Don’t worry friends

Winter is Coming Soon.

Facebook’s Slingshot app now available to all

Facebook after introducing Slingshot last week in the US, has launched it now to all Android users.  It can be downloaded for free from Google Play.

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Slingshot team wrote in a blog post,

Since we launched last week, we’ve heard from lots of people around the world who are excited to give Slingshot a try. Starting today, we’re expanding our initial launch and making Slingshot available internationally

Slingshot team also mentioned

With Slingshot, we wanted to build something where everybody is a creator and nobody is just a spectator. When everyone participates, there’s less pressure, more creativity and even the little things in life can turn into awesome shared experiences. This is what Slingshot is all about

Official app features:

  • Keep up with friends: To unlock a feed of shots from friends, sling them a shot whenever you have something to share
  • Send a quick reply: After unlocking a shot, respond with your reaction
  • Enjoy it while it lasts: Once you swipe a shot away, it’ll no longer be viewable
  • Get creative: Express yourself with captions and drawings
  • Look when you want: View unlocked shots later if you’re busy

Watch Google I/O 2014 Live Stream here!!

Google I/O 2014 starts today in San Francisco and will end on June 26. Google I/O is held annually as a developer conference and Google will talk about Android, Chromebook, Chrome, Google Cloud, Google Apps, Maps, Glass and more.
First keynote speech is delivered, which is scheduled for June 25 9:00AM PDT (09:30PM IST), Generally Google unveil the next version of Android, updates to Google Play, Android TV, Android Wear, Maps and  Chrome. 
Android users can download the Google I/O app to watch the live-streams and get other details about the event from Google Play.
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Nokia X2 official and Microsoft ready to compete with Android Vendors in their territory!

Microsoft the new owner of Nokia has launched the sequel to Nokia’s first Android smartphone as Nokia X2 at an event on 24th June.

Nokia X2 has a 4.3″ WVGA Clear black Display, 1.2GHz Dual Core Snapdragon 200 CPU along with 1GB RAM, 4GB of internal storage and microSD slot.

Nokia X2 also has a 5-megapixels camera along with VGA front camera and Dual SIM connectivity and usual bunch of connectivity options like WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and 3G.

Nokia X2 will run a forked Android version with heavy skinning with Microsoft Software instead of usual Google Apps found in normal Android handsets which Microsoft calling it a Nokia Platform X. It also has a 1800mAh battery

Nokia X2 is expected to be priced at around ₹10,000 and will soon come to India and other South Asian countries.

How to Unveil Developer Options & Enable USB Debugging in Android OS!!!

Android phone have a developer options which is hidden in Android Jellybean on wards and to make it visible you need just one minute and is quiet easy.

Just Goto Settings>About Phone and depending on your manufacturer there will be a Build Number either on clicking on About Phone or after it you have to click on Software Version or Version Information and inside that you can see Build Number. Then you need to tap Seven times consecutively on Build Number and you can see Developer Options in Settings.

After enabling Developer options one can easily enable USB Debugging by going into the Settings>Developers Options and checking the Enable USB Debugging Option.

That’s all and now you can debug your device using ADB and CMD on your PC.

Cerberus anti theft to locate your phone and recover data after loosing your phone!!

Most of the time people loose their phone and they can’t find it ever again but with Cerebrus you can be amazed how your phone might return to you even after being stolen.

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Cerebrus is the most powerful Anti Theft application for Android as its almost impossible for a small time thief to just wipe away and swap SIM to use the stolen phone. Cerebrus has SIM change feature which will enable the data connection and lock all important area once a new SIM is entered moreover will send SMS to your known persona and you can locate your device using loud alarm and GPS.

Moreover its fairly simple to operate from PC as well. Cerebrus will prevent the theif from wiping data and will record Audio and Capture snaps from front camera of theif and even if you can’t locate your device after all this trouble you can still wipe you data keeping your important data safe.

So if you are a frequent traveler in Public transit and crowded places its a must and for all the people who fear someday their precious phone will be stolen away they must download these app instantly for peace of mind.

Official Description
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Cerberus is a complete anti-theft application, the best protection you can get to recover your misplaced, lost or stolen Android device. This is a free trial for one week, then you can buy a lifetime license for a small price (2.99€) from within the application: no monthly or yearly fees, just a one-time payment. License is associated to your Cerberus account, if you have multiple devices you can use all of them (up to 5) with the same account.

It has three ways to protect your device:

– Remote control through the website http://www.cerberusapp.com

– Remote control via text messages

– SIM Checker (for devices that have a SIM card): you will automatically receive alerts if someone uses your phone with an unauthorized SIM card

Remote control allows you to perform many operations on your device, like:

– Locate and track it

– Start a loud alarm, even if the device is set to silent mode

– Wipe the internal memory and the SD card

– Hide Cerberus from the app drawer

– Lock the device with a code

– Record audio from the microphone

– Get a list of last calls sent and received

– Get information about network and operator the device is connected to

– And much more!

Cerberus automatically enables GPS if it is off when you try to localize your device (only on Android < 2.3.3) and you can protect it from unauthorized uninstalling – more info in the app configuration.

The app works even if the device does not have an internet connection thanks to remote control by sms messages. Also, the SIM Checker feature allows you to know the new number to send texts to, if the SIM card is changed. Texts received and sent for Cerberus remote control will not start any notification and will not appear in the Messages application.

Cerberus does not drain the battery because there is no background service running: it will activate only if there is a remote control request and will stop afterwards.

More features for rooted devices: complete uninstall protection (a thief will be able to delete Cerberus only by flashing another ROM), GPS auto-enabling even on Android > 2.3.3. More info on the website in the Help section.

If you already bought SIM Checker Pro you can have Cerberus at a discounted price, contact us for information.

Tubemate-Easy way to download Youtube Videos from your Android Phone

Youtube is world’s largest video streaming website and some like to have video downloaded for offline viewing but Youtube doesn’t show downloading video option moreover all Youtube downloader were removed by Google from Playstore.

TubeMate is one of those app that works like a browser and is capable of downloading videos from any video streaming site like youtube, dailymotion, vimeo, etc and all this for free.

TubeMate can download video in all resolution from 144p to 1080p and there is also an option to download music only from video. Its easy to use and has a robust download mechanism with threading and resume support their’s nothing else one could ask for.

Download TubeMate from Tubemate.net

What is Rooting? Advantages and Disadvantages

So every new android users hear about rooting and they are like Whoa! What is Rooting? So Today we find out what is rooting its benefits and losses.

What is Rooting?

Rooting means to get Root access of phone that is the access to each and every corner of phone where usually can’t look around. Generally you can only modify and add files and info in SD Card or a similar partition for storing data on your phone internal memory.

After rooting you can access system files, delete them, modify them and do whatever you want. Instead of Company boot logo you can set your picture and much more.

Advantages Of Rooting

  • You can delete system apps and useless files using apps like Root Explorer
  • Install AdAway to get rid of ads from your phone
  • Tweak your Android to Optimize performance, Battery and stability
  • Remove certain system restriction and convert external card to internal.
  • Backup your phone completely using TWRP, Titanium Backup, completely with their data
  • Automate Everything Using apps like Tasker
  • Lastly Flash Custom ROM for system updates even if your manufacturer has disowned your device.

Disadvantages of Rooting

  • Kiss Goodbye to warranty, Though some devices can be restored to 100% stock, many devices of Samsung and HTC can’t be restored 100% leading to loss of warranty.
  • Instability: Certain Tweaks Can lead to unstable system, frequent force closes and auto reboot.
  • Risk of Brick if important files are messed up with
So these are Main advantages of rooting your Android phone stay tuned and subscribe to our blog for more awesome things you can do with your Android Phone.

Five Best Browsers On Android for making your Internet experience delightful

Yesterday we took a look on Top 5 Android Video Players and today we discuss some of the best Android Web Browsers. Stock Android Web Browser was very advanced but with introduction of Chrome it was gradually replaced by it. Chrome is the World’s most used Web Browser and its from Google. So lets find out the Top 5 Web Browsers and today we won’t be ranking as one way or other most people have their favorites in case of browser due to their preferences.

#Chrome for Android

Get it on Google PlayChrome is one of the best browser with a single bar at top for URL and Search. It also can excellent tab interface and is quiet easy to use. One can easily swap tabs just by sliding fingers on URL bar. Private aka Incognito browsing is also present on Chrome and easy syncing of all your bookmarks from PC version to your phone is another major advantage.

Though Chrome is very good browser it takes lots of resources moreover it struggles on low end devices and as Google moved to WebM and HTML5 there is no support for flash on droid version.

#Dolphin Browser

Get it on Google PlayDolphin Browser is one of the most functional and oldest browser on Android. It supports lots of plugins and makes the work easier. It runs on same webkit version as stock android browser so functionality remains same and it does support flash but adobe has pulled Adobe Flash Player from Play Store but you can always sideload apps on Android. Dolphin browser has neat and clean interface and has tabs like chrome desktop on smartphones too making it real easy to switch tabs.

On the negative dolphin browser is bundled with various services you would find unuseful and takes it isn’t the fastest browser on                                                       Android.

#Opera and Opera Mini

Get it on Google PlayOpera and Opera Mini are different browser from same company so they are presented together. Opera Mini is data efficient web browser for faster browsing of web on slow and limited data connection. Thats it about it as its not full fledged version like all other browsers.

Opera Browser on the other hand is full fledged web browser with off-road mode for data saving and speedier browsing on limited or slower data connection. Interface is more similar to stock and chrome browser and it loads pages faster than all other competition though our next contender is trying to level up by each update.

#UC Browser

Get it on Google PlayUC Browser is amongst the few browsers to support resume and pause of download. UC Browser with server compression technique not only saves data but time and provide rich user experience. With he latest update it even got optimized to deliver higher download speed in downloads too making it the only browser to do so.

UC Browser interface is bit cartoonish and is not that minimalistic as its competitor but it gets the job done which is more important.

Other Mentions

Firefox, Maxthon and Pop Up browser are worth trying.

Intex Aqua Curve with quad core MT6582 processor launched

Intex Aqua Curve is the new smartphone to be launched with quad core processor, Android 4.2.2 JellyBean and 5″ display with qHD resolution.

Intex Aqua Curve also features 8 megapixel camera with LED Flash and a 2 megapixel front camera. The processor inside is new which is found in latest smartphones like Micromax Canvas 2.2 and is more powerful with Mali 400 GPU.

Pricing and availability details are still not clear but you can expect these smartphone to launch by the end of month with an expected price tag of ₹ 10990

Key Specifications

  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Five-inch qHD   OGS curved display, 960 × 540 pixel resolution
  • Dual SIM
  • 1.3 GHz quad-core MT6582 processor, 1GB RAM
  • 8MP rear with LED flash, 2MP front camera 
  • 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth with A2DP, GPS
  • 4GB internal memory, expandable up to 32GB
  • 2000 mAh battery