One click rooting apps have proved to be a blessing for most of the Android owners. These type of rooting applications give you root access of your device in the most pain-free way you can imagine. One particular hard nut to crack was Sony Ericsson Xperia X8, which was rootable, but required the user to have good grip of ADB and command line methods. Read More
If some apps of your Samsung Galaxy Tab fail to scale properly on screen (fit the screen), then there is some great news for you. Folks over at XDA have devised a method through which your apps will scale properly onscreen. The scaling problem actually refers to the apps that don’t either fit the screen or seem to flow out from the screen area.
In case you are LG Optimus T user and waiting to root your device, then you can do it now. Folks over at Android Central Forums are out with a root for this device which is not so easy for novices, but serves the purpose really well. So let’s cut the talk short and get straight on rooting your LG Optimus T:
In case you were wondering how to set music or sound from YouTube videos as ringtones on your Android phone, then there is some interesting news for you. There is a very straight forward method to set YouTube videos as your ringtones and anyone with an Android device can do it. Ringdroid is the app that makes it possible for you to set YouTube Video music / sound as your Android’s ringtone. With Ringdroid you can not only set MP3 converted YouTube Videos as ringtones, but can do it for any MP3 file in your handset’s memory.
In case you just got your Android HTC Desire HD and want to get rid of the branded bloatware and good-for-nothing apps, then there is some interesting news for your. Folks over at XDA have devised a simple method through which all the unwanted stock apps can be deleted. For those of you who can’t understand the difference between bloatware and useful apps, it is important to state that all those apps that come with your carrier branding and have no significant value, are termed as branding bloatware or System Apps in general. Getting rid of these apps allows your phone to work better and you won’t have a crammed home screen. Read More
Finally there is some great news for Samsung Galaxy Spica owners waiting to get their phones upgraded to CyanogenMod 6.1.0 RC Android 2.2 Froyo. This custom ROM build for the spica is also referred to as Spica-alpha-7.1 over at Samdroid Froums
. This build of CyanogenMod custom ROM can be flashed in a freshly rooted Spica and can also be installed over a running copy of previous CyanogenMod.
is a Windows Events monitoring application that extends Windows event log management, helping those who require consistent event inspection. The application is largely built for system administrators to keep tab on Windows events and inspect them accordingly. You can set it to notify yourself via email or by regular pop-up messages. The best feature is that it comes with user-defined event monitoring mechanism, you can either choose all the events to be monitored or choose only those which are required. It lets user gain more control on event monitoring by creating event-specific filters & rules that allow you to limit notifications.
We have covered a list of applications which integrate with Windows Shell to bring a additional functionality. Just to remember, FilerFrog
offers plenty of useful tools in right-click context menu. We have come across yet another application called SmartXplore
, which integrates with Windows Shell, offering mouse middle-button click context menu to manage files & folders into groups, fast browsing through different folders, create new files/folders, copy content to clipboard, capture active screen area and lot more. Furthermore, it comes with highly customizable menu for Desktop - a middle-click anywhere on desktop lets you open any of selected applications or folders.
As an Android newbie, what bothered me most was coming across terminology beyond my comprehension. Not coming from a Linux background it became hard to keep up with the oh-so-commonly-used words spread all across the development community. Likewise, since I didn’t understand the terms, consequently I was unable to determine is something was of any use to me or not. From what I have seen, this problem extends to many novice and even average users.
One commonly occurring word when playing with custom ROMs and firmware, and even themes is deodexed and odexed. Most users fail to understand what these terms actually imply, and while developers would boast again and again about their themes and ROMs being deodexed, the average user is left clueless as to what is going on.
Samsung’s flagship handset, the brilliant Galaxy S GT-I9000, has been on the unlucky end when it came down to receiving the official Froyo update, something that has been promised again and again, and delayed likewise. A couple of weeks back users in the Nordic region were lucky enough to see official Froyo updates through their Kies software. At the same time Samsung announced that the Froyo rollout will be complete to all users everywhere by the end of November. Recently European users and those in the United Kingdom have also seen the ‘frozen yogurt’ trickling through Kies, with two firmware variants, XWJPA and XXJPO.
is a data synchronization and backup utility that offers a vast range of features to promptly backup your data across all the nodes connected in network with other standalone systems or to any target folder. It is designed for system administrators, who need to backup all the data from multiple PCs to main system or to copy a set of files/folders onto different systems. Moreover, the application offer filters support, so users can narrow down the search to move/copy/sync only specific files. The best part is that you can compress data (supports high-level ZIP compression) residing in source and target location to save some extra disk space. The sync/backup projects are saved in its native CP2 format, a saved project can always be retained back to recall settings for performing same set of actions over any other files/folders.
Earlier we have reviewed a couple of Gmail notifiers, such as, C2i-GMailNotifier
, Scott’s Gmail Alert
, and up2date. GmailPeeper
is another simple, light, and elegant Gmail notifier which offers a limited set of features but provides main functionality seamlessly.
If you frequently download and install applications on your system from a number of unreliable sources, they might contain key loggers, rootkits and other malicious scripts. Keylogging is a self-deployed mechanism of recording each & every key that you press while working on your system. In similar fashion, rootkits covertly steals your precious information to let an attacker gain root access of your system. To keep yourself on a safe side, it is highly recommended to deploy an anti-system for such potentially harmful scripts. We have previously reviewed SpyShelter
that comes with a whole lot of customizable options to scan out rootkits, malware and keylogging applications, here we have yet another application for Windows called GMER,
which is designed to find all malware and key logging applications and scripts from your PC and provide you with an option to delete them in one go. However, it is not comparable with SpyShelter in terms of features, but offers a staunch armor to prevent your system to be pounced on with rootkits/malware.
In case you were waiting for your OTA update for HTC Desire Z / T-Mobile G2, then you can simply go ahead and manually install it. This update will upgrade your current 1.19.531.1 build to 1.22.531.8. The main feature of this upgrade is perhaps the Wi-Fi calling ability along with a fix for buggy YouTube. Read More
Got an HTC EVO 4G and can't wait to get the latest Sprint Visial Voicemail app on your phone? We've got some great news for you! If you have a rooted HTC EVO 4G, you need to wait no longer to install the Sprint Visual Voicemail update. Folks over at the Android Central Forums have successfully ripped this update for your EVO 4G and it is now available in a ZIP package for you to flash from recovery. As ever, we've got the complete installation instructions for you, so read on after the break and get it on your phone right away.
There is a plethora of free software out there that can download streaming videos not only from a host of sites, for example, FreeMake Video Downloader
. Then there are download managers like Orbit Downloader
that can do the same for you. However, what if you don’t want to use a dedicated downloader, and are not that much into fancy download managers either. For this kind of scenario, Media Sniffer is the right choice.
Last year we wrote a guide on automatically logging and locking your PC
. We tested it on Windows 7 but it required some tedious steps. If you have multiple PCs then following that guide on each one of them can be irksome. AddictiveTips reader, JM felt the same way and created a simple automated installer to install it without touching the registry or manually copying files.
Twitter is one of the best information sharing portals, there is no argument to that. It is the platform that actually brought the concept of micro-blogging into the mainframe. It is also one of the best means to promote your website and to find out about other trends, what people like and dislike. Independent Twitter applications like TweetDeck, Seesmic Desktop, and various others have also made Twitter indispensible to those seeking new information.
From time o time Wndows operating system tends to mess up, and it would get stuck on some unresponsive program that would just stubbornly refuse to go away. Users from the days of Windows 98SE, Windows 2000 and then Windows XP would remember this excruciating issue only too well, where one crashed/hung application would result in the whole ‘explorer.exe’ process to go down, sometimes even leading to the dreaded blue-screen-of-death.
With Windows 7, Microsoft has managed to resolve these issues fairly well. However, in all honesty, Windows 7 does crash, and applications do become unresponsive, or get hung up, and many a times a user is left with the only solution of having to open task manager, kill the stuck application and restart. Simple enough, indeed, but here’s one that bummed me today. My system got hung, all windows and applicatons nonresponsive, task manager refusing to open, and myself clueless as to what to do. It was then that I discovered the usefulness of windows ‘taskkill’ command.
In the fast paced world of today, time is the most valuable asset for anyone, especially workers. Through effective time management, one can get things done without getting over-burdened, and still have time for their personal life. One of the best time management methods is the Pomodoro technique
, devised in 1992 by Francesco Cirillo. Even if you’re not following it at present, or are an active user of this technique, Pomodairo
is an application that can help you with getting your digital tasks done efficiently.