Remote Web Desktop for Android has been around for a while now. Currently, the app’s developers are in the process of introducing a bunch of new features to the remote access and control suite and they have sparked it off with the release of a Remote Control Add-on.
The add-on provides you with a live stream of your device’s display, allowing you to easily and fully control your device with your computer’s mouse and keyboard, as you would the interface of an Android device emulator. Once installed, the add-on can be accessed separately from within any Java Applet enabled web browser or from within the main Remote Web Desktop web interface. You must have Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.6 and above on your computer and root access on your device to run the add-on.
Deleted files leave behind residues that can be used to recover or reconstruct them. They aren’t completely removed unless the memory sectors that contain said residual remains are overwritten. Which means that the bookmarks, contacts and other private data that you delete from your mobile device are merely brushed under the rug and very much recoverable. SHREDroid
for Android is a free, easy-to-use app that allows you to either manually remove all traces of deleted files from your device’s internal memory and/or SD card or set it to do so automatically after set intervals of time. That’s right. It’s like a simpler version of CCleaner
's Drive Wiper
feature. The app basically overwrites sectors housing residues of deleted data to prevent its recovery. This can prove to be particularly useful for people who regularly find the need to do away with sensitive or confidential data stored on their phones.
is one of the most unique time tracking application which takes a novel approach to track time you spend on different tasks. Unlike previously featured time management and tracking applications, such as, myPomodoro
, True Time Tracker
, and Timesheet Recorder
, it doesn’t require users to first create the task list which they want to perform on given day. According to developer, it is designed to be simple with an absolutely unobtrusive UI to let users focus on tasks and not on compiling complete task list prior to track time.
Users dealing with thousands of Windows batch scripts often find it challenging to search the required one from a huge script library. One solution is to create shortcuts of most frequently used scripts on the desktop to run them in CLI environment, but you’d be better off using Tray Script
to keep all scripts at your fingertips. It’s a small application to create, manage, and access batch scripts from Windows system tray. Moreover, its script creator offers one-click options to insert system and user tokens, and date and time stamps. You just have to select the script-specific parameters which you wish to include and it will automatically insert them in your script. The Run Script option is also provided to verify whether your script functions or not. Furthermore, it allows user to keep console window open after the script ends to view the operations it performed, echo each listed command (by default it’s set to OFF), and suppress console window.
Analyzing a huge document having diverse sections is not a easy task and those who require analyzing the content of documents mark out sections, create a separate note, or jot down important points to help team members fix the document content. Take project related emails from team members as an instance, you may sometimes need to specify the details for a certain part of email, elaborate the risks involved in crucial project development stages, question veracity of statistics and so on. In such a scenario, creating a new document just for elaborating the details which are to be added and for providing suitable feedback to team members becomes not only tiring but time wasting too.
Finally there is some good news for Nexus S 4G owners as there is a Single Click Root for this phone now available. Chris378, along with Android developer ShabbyPenguin, has developed this PC based rooting utility for Nexus S and Sprint Nexus S 4G. This root hack comes as a great relief for all those Sprint Nexus SG owners reluctant to try one of those lengthy and complex ADB rooting methods.
Microsoft RTM builds can often take forever to download. This is mainly due to frequent errors during the downloading process. Even common download managers like Orbit can suffer from download errors when downloading a Microsoft ISO file. Microsoft Download Manager
is a download management application released by Microsoft to enable quick download of large files, such as application and media files. It is mainly designed to help users download files from Microsoft supported websites, nonetheless, you can also use it like any common download manager.
is a system tray applet for Linux which is meant to provide you with simplified options for creating hidden encrypted directories. You can save your important data in these password protected and encypted directories and access it anytime by displaying the hidden folder from the system tray options. Cryptkeeper can also be used to import ENCFS files, which is the same software which we used to create an encrypted folder in Dropbox
In the wake of the new Mac launcher, imitation apps are showing up for other operating systems to replicate the functionality of the Mac OS X Launchpad. One recent example for is JumpPad
, which is mean to provide the Launchpad functionality in Windows. But if you would like to get this functionality in Ubuntu, then you can give Slingshot
a try. It is a Launchpad style application launcher which can be be used with the Unity Launcher to quickly locate and run applications.
SciLor’s Grooveshark Downloader
was a desktop tool we covered a while back, which essentially lets you search for songs to download from Grooveshark. GrooveDown
is a similar tool with one additional song information feature and a better interface. It lets you search and download multiple songs at once, you can define how and where the song(s) will be saved and check song information by right clicking a song from the list which SciLor’s Grooveshark Downloader didn’t.
Google Cloud Print just about killed the need of using cables to connect to a printer and if you work in an office where fifty people share one printer and you’ve had to suck up to the guy who’s system it’s connected to, then Cloud Print has probably rescued you in more ways than you can imagine. A few shortcomings with Cloud Print are that it only prints from Google Apps or files from your Android or iPhone. Printing emails, attachments or even images is an entirely different story; Print Using Google Cloud Print
is an extension for Chrome that will change all that, it will let you print any file, image or Gmail email or attachment right from your browser.
Samsung Wave is a high-end mobile phone with an utterly non impressive Bada OS on board. Since the day of it’s release, Bada and Android developer / hacker community is hard at work to port Android on this device. According to some, the specs and features of Samsung Wave are more suitable for Android than Bada. Android was ported on Samsung Wave couple of months back, but the developers stopped working on this port after some of their device melted because of uncontrolled processor frequencies. Read More
Adding shortcuts of frequently used folders to desktop is rather not the best idea when you are already dealing with cluttered desktop. Many users who keep 30 odd icons of applications, shortcuts, and folders face difficulty in finding certain applications from their desktop. If you want to access a long list of folders from your desktop without making it look untidy, QuickWayToFolders
is the app you can use. It is an application for gaining quick access to your favorite folders. While it offers different UI for accessing the selected folders, you can keep it in system tray. When you click its icon, all of your selected folders will show up in side menu, letting you open them in Windows Explorer. Along with system tray menu style, one of its UI also emulates Windows desktop for accessing folders. If selected, a small desktop will be displayed on screen to select the folder you want to access.
Google Talk gives you desktop alerts whenever you receive a new email and while you wouldn’t want your RSS feeds to pop-up on your desktop all the time (which is why you get them in Google Reader and not in your mail) you might need a desktop notification for an RSS feed you’re actively monitoring. RSS Alert
is a chrome extension that lets you add feeds you actively want to monitor and gives you desktop alerts whenever there is anything new on the site.
The Android lock screen is what you see whenever you resume your device from standby, making it one of the frequently accessed featured of the operating system. In the fourth installment of our Android customization series, we are going to show you how you can customize the Android lock screen both in looks and in functionality for a fully personalized experience.
The Maintenance Release 2 update (1.66.605.2) for the HTC Thunderbolt has arrived thanks to TeamAndIRC
. While the OTA update will start rolling out in a few more days, the update is available to download for a manual installation on your device. The update, is not just an update but a ROM by itself which includes the MR2 update as well. You have the option to flash the stock ROM which includes no root or an additional 3 pre-rooted custom ROMs. Read on for more! The MR2 update brings about the following changes to the existing firmware (we do not have access to the official changelog as yet, so quite a few more features may not be listed):
- Fixes random reboots.
- Improves GPS locking.
- Improves signal strength.
- Add 3G/LTE toggle in settings. Read More
Redsn0w 0.9.8b1 Jailbreak for MAC has been released for iOS 5 today by the Dev Team. This jailbreak is only focused on app developers who have Apple UDID because this JB won’t hacktivate iOS 5.0 Beta 1. This means that even if you have the leaked iOS 5 Beta IPSW, you won’t be able to restore your phone if you don’t have UDID code etc. This jailbreak is unintended for common folks and is mainly useful for iOS app developers for jailbroken devices. According to the dev team, this jailbreak will pwn iPod Touch 3G / 4G, iPad 1, iPhone 4 (GSM) (CDMA), iPhone 3GS on iOS 5. Redsn0w jailbreak usually upgrades your device’s baseband so it’s better to stay away if you rely on a carrier unlock after JB. This Redsn0w version is only for tethered jailbreak meaning that you will need to jailbreak your device every time you want to reboot. In case you are an iPhone 3GS owners with basebands other than 06.15, then you must stay away from this for the time being.
? The tool which allows tabbed browsing within Windows Explorer? Unfortunately, back then (in Summer 2009) it had some minor issues such as the occurrence of an error when desktop tool menu was closed and some issues with apply button dialog window. QTTabBar has recently been updated (after almost 2 years) and has come a long way. QTTabBar 2.0
beings some bug fixes, an upgraded toolbar, and more customization options to make it better than ever before.
Who knew that Dropbox contains a hidden cache folder which is meant to store deleted files? This folder is present so that when one tries to recover deleted files from Dropbox, as the saved files within the cache are restored to quickly recover your data, instead of downloading it from Dropbox servers. While this may seem to be quite useful, it does have its demerits. The cache folder is saved on the hard drive which can take up a lot of space. This might not only be problematic for people with less hard disk space but also for users like me who use Dropbox with virtual machines. These VMs are allocated a small size from the physical hard drive to save hard disk space. So assuming a virtual machine has 3 GB of allocated disk space and you delete nearly 1.5 GB of Dropbox files, you can end up having some issues with the available free space. This might also be a problem for people who always find themselves short of disk space. If such an issues occurs with your primary partition (assuming it contains your Dropbox folder), you can run into some serious system problems. In this post we will tell you how to empty your Dropbox cache to free up system space.
Lately, we have been seeing a lot Ubuntu launcher applications but nothing can match DockBarX
when it comes to customizability.
It is a feature rich Ubuntu dock application which is somewhat similar to the previously reviewed Cairo Dock
. However, unlike Cairo Dock and Docky, it has more advanced customization options which allow completely transforming its look according to user preferences. One interesting aspect of DockBarX is that it can also be used with Awant Window Navigator as a Gnome Panel applet.