HTC Flyer is the flagship Android tablet from HTC that was bound to take on it’s competitors like a raging storm. However, due to HTC’s dual policies regarding locked and unlocked bootloaders, the tablet hasn’t been able to score fans and users at speed which Motorola Xoom and Asus Eee Pad Transformers can boast off. Although recently HTC decided to go with unlocked bootloaders for select devices, we weren’t able to figure out if this "unlocking luxury” was specific to HTC Sensation or was to cover a broad range of devices including HTC Flyer. The bottom line is that majority of HTC Flyers reached owners hands with S –ON flag which makes it virtually impossible to root, mod or hack. Read More
If you’re an experienced Android user or even an aspiring one, you would know that you have got to have a rooted Android device to experience the OS to the fullest. What follows next is a custom recovery and while for some it’s as easy as installing via ROM Manager, some devices require a cumbersome effort on part of the user and there’s a high chance of messing up. While ROM Manager lets us install ClockworkMod recovery onto most of our devices, some devices are left out while some users want a different custom recovery. It is for this purpose that RootzWiki forum member adlx
has released an app that lets you flash custom recoveries compatible with your device from an online library.
Application window adjustment and management utilities generally allow user to snap active applications at required sides of the screen without actually saving precious screen space. The only way to save screen space is to use an app that can remove the unnecessary parts of the windows, such as scrollbars, menu bar, etc. PWT
(Python Windows Tiler) is a python based Windows 7 tiler, i.e. application workspace adjustment tool which is equally good in saving screen space by removing active applications’ headers. Read More
Min.us is an awesome file sharing web service which also provides a desktop application along with Firefox and Google chrome extensions to make sharing files, images, documents, music, and web links as seamless as it can be. We have previously reviewed extensions for both Chrome and Firefox
and Min.us desktop application
to share files from desktop via drag & drop, but there is one feature which would have made Min.us desktop app more useful, and that is, Windows Shell context menu integration for uploading files to Min.us from file right-click menu. Min.us Share
is a tiny yet useful application that fills this void.
Do you use Mac junk cleaners, like, CleanMyMac, OnyX
and other like tools, to delete left over data, saved preferences, and other associated files of already trashed applications? How about a utility which has the ability to instantly delete all the associated files whenever you move application from Mac App folder to Trash? AppTrap
is an application written to offer this very convenience to Mac users. It integrates with Mac System Preferences, letting you activate and deactivate AppTrap’s observing process. Once activated, it starts observing 'application to trash' action from user.
Ever wanted to close certain applications, that disrupt your project work, with a single click? Many a times we open applications to perform numerous tasks, and instead of closing them down, we have to minimize them (one by one) to keep our focus on the main task. If you find yourself closing or adjusting each application window manually, you’d be better off using Undistractr
for this purpose. It’s a small utility which closes all the user-specified applications with a click. You create a list of applications which distract you from working on important tasks. When you want to close them, just click Undistract me
to close all the pre-defined applications.
Firefox users who love to tweak with installed extensions, add-ons, and other browser settings, can’t afford to lose Firefox Profile folder while porting data from one system to another. Firefox Profile folder contains everything from browsing history, add-ons, cache, to bookmarks, etc., and can be backed up and restored easily with previously featured MozBackup
. However, if you don’t want to select the Firefox profile elements prior to creating profile backups, you can use a simple batch script, called Batckup Firefox
. It runs in Windows Command Line Interpreter (CMD), allowing you to create backup at defined location with a single keystroke. You wont have to manually set the way profile backups are to be created. Just specify the location and it will start backing up all Firefox profiles.
So if you thought the Motorola XOOM was already crazy powerful, think again. RootzWiki forum member LIV2 has recently released a tutorial on how to get Debian to run natively on the Motorola XOOM. There have been Android devices in the past that have managed to run Linux but “chrooted under android and using a VNC client to make use of the chrooted install. quite messy and less than efficient IMHO..” according to LIV2. Read More
Whether you frequently migrate between cities, change apartments regularly or just have a dead end job where you’re stuck storing and classifying stuff in boxes, it can’t be much fun adding labels and updating them each time the contents of a box are changed. Boxmeupapp
is a free web service that lets you create virtual containers for corresponding real ones and record their contents. The app then generates a QR code that you can print and stick to your box. The code can be scanned with your Android to know what’s inside without actually opening the box. You can update the contents of the box from your phone or from your desktop without ever having to change the QR code you’ve stuck to the box.
MIUI ROM is one of the sweetest and elegant ROM for our Android devices out there today. If you own a Samsung Fascinate and have been craving to run an MIUI ROM on your device for a while now, your prayers have been answered. The Fascinate finds itself unlucky in the matter of MIUI developers support for this device, but XDA-Developers forum member andmer
has put together a ROM that is based on CM7, and MIUI.US base ROMs to come up with MIUI FascinateMTD
When editing audio or recording music by taking input sound from musical instruments, it is required to route sound from one sound device to another. To perform these functions, normally a paid software suite is used, however, one can also use a number of free tools in conjunction to overcome this problem. Playthrough
is an open source and portable application which routes an incoming audio stream to the output of another soundcard. Usually you can only enable playback on the same soundcard, however, Playthrough can help you route playback sound to another sound card, which can be further used with the help of audio recording software to capture audio streams.
Good web designers pay close attention to user experience when designing a website and that means everything from ease of site navigation to readability is given due attention. Despite that some people, particularly those with sight impairments, might still find it difficult to read text on sites. Change Colors
is a Chrome extension that can solve this problem; it allows you to change the background, text, link and visited link color to any one of your choice and also increase or decrease the text size and font.
Downloading episodes for webisodes, documentaries and TV series via Torrent is much more convenient than using direct links, as one can download heavy files without the risk of the download being cancelled out due to loss of internet connectivity. Unfortunately, it can be a bit difficult to keep track of episode updates, as one has to manually search the internet for finding new episodes which are uploaded. Universal Torrent Checker
is a handy utility designed to to track updated Torrents and to verify if they have been updated. For example, you might have downloaded a couple of episodes of your favorite TV show and might wish to know when the next episode will be available, in such a case, just add the Torrent URL to Universal Torrent Checker and it will keep track of updates.
First released on the iTunes App Store and now available no the Android Market, Autodesk Inventor Publisher Viewer
is a free, handy tool that allows you to view interactive animated 3D assembly instructions created with the new Autodesk Inventor Publisher 2011 desktop application, which features Mobile Export capability. The app comes packed with a set of sample instructions, allows you to download additional samples from an online gallery links to your Autodesk account, wherefrom you can download your uploaded Inventor Publisher files.
Semper Driver Backup
is a driver backup application for backing up system drivers and restoring them later. What makes Semper a bit different from other driver backup applications (such as Double Drivers
) is that it provides easier driver identification and installation, by creating a single source driver folder containing all driver files and not just the setup files. The operating system is also alerted of this folder by Semper, so that there are no conflicts for the identification of the backup folder. Furthermore, it provides a prompt for drivers which may not have successfully backed up and displays a log file at the end of the completion of a restoration process to help you determine if any driver was not properly loaded. This can help save valuable time troubleshooting faulty drivers.
is a productivity enhancement technique, which is meant to help you focus on completing tasks within a set time frame. Assuming “time is money”, what better way to utilize this asset then to use the Pomodoro application. Yesterday, we covered Tomighty
, which sets a timer to help you complete a task within a set period of time, by informing about the remaining time allocated for a specific task. This time we have another Pomodoro application called Pomodo7o
, which plays a different kind of psychological game to help you keep an eye on the valuable time remaining for task completion. This open source app displays the remaining time in the form of a green progress bar which is displayed in Windows 7 taskbar when Pomodo7o is minimized.
The developers over at Google certainly aren't having much time off these days. With Google+ just released merely days ago, they have come up with another ambitious app called “Pool Party”. Pool Party lets you share your photos much like Instagram does for iPhone. There are some really neat editing options and photo filters offered by Pool Party, but if you have already taken to Google+, this app is perfect for you. Although there are sharing options available for Facebook and Twitter, the Google+ integration is just awesome. The release is in closed beta version for now and much-sought after by dedicated Android users. As can be expected, the app aims to become the most widely used social photo sharing tool, and beat Instagram in the process.
Just a day or two back, we covered a news detailing how the root exploit for the HTC EVO 3D was just around the corners and some glitches were being ironed out. We have just received confirmation, from agrabren
from Team Win of an early exploit being released. This exploit not only roots the EVO 3D, but the HTC Sensation as well!
Even the most accomplished procrastinator will put in an honest effort in the wee hours or minutes leading up to a deadline. If you follow a similar work pattern where you put in the best of your effort just minutes or hours before crunch time then you might want to try Tomighty
, a desktop app that works on the Pomodoro technique to help you realize the value of time and prevent you from wasting it. The app lets you set time a interval and starts a reverse timer, minutes left until time runs out are shown in the system tray, you can reset a time interval, take either a short or long break or interrupt and resume an ongoing interval and customize the time intervals to be as long as you want them to be.
Ever see a really great wallpaper and wish you could use it on your phone? Finding the same image scaled down to the right size for your phone is extremely difficult and that usually means you don’t get the wallpaper you want. Pix2fone for Google Chrome
is a Chrome extension that lets you turn any image / photo into a wallpaper for your phone by adding an option in the right-click context menu; the extension uses the Pix2fone web service to adjust the picture for your phone.