Things are moving pretty fast for HTC Sensation after Revolutionary set it’s bootloader free from HTC’s shackles. Xboarder56, Recognized XDA Developer, is in the process of porting AOSP Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread on S-OFF’d and rooted HTC Sensation. So far the development isn’t much of a discussion point with only Wi-Fi and Screen working. But with able devs like Xboarder, T-Junk and redbullcat already in the process of completing the port, we believe that 2.3.5 will soon get implemented on Sensation in it’s true spirit. Read More
Finally there is some great news for LG Optimus GT 540 Android phone owners as Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread based CyanogenMod 7.1 has been ported. The credit for this unofficial yet highly awesome CM port goes to Mur4ik from 4PDA Russian forums. According to the developer, essentials like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Camera, 3D Acceleration, GPS, aGPS, Sensors, Memory Card Mount etc. work file. Work is underway to fix DivX / Xvid codecs, modem and USB tethering on this port. Read More
In case you have gained S-OFF on your HTC Flyer and permanently rooted it afterwards, then you must be looking for a custom ROM that optimizes your experience. There are a couple of custom ROMs available for HTC Flyer, but recently released FlyHigh ROM is the one to go for. The ROM comes from XDA recognized developer nickiberli who promises extra speed on your Flyer along with custom GSM / Wi-Fi scripts and percentage battery mod. Apparently FlyHigh is compatible with Wi-Fi and GSM versions of Flyer, and it also recognizes the genre of your tab upon installation.
It has become clear that Windows 8 will have a new user interface called Metro after Microsoft demoed the product. There have been third-part development efforts to replicate this Metro user interface in Windows 7. We have been reviewing a lot of such third-party applications like Mosaic
and Metro Clock
. Recently, we found another such application called Metro Sidebar
. It brings the Windows 8 Metro user interface in the form of a sidebar for Windows 7. This sidebar comes with five different colors (blue, red, black, orange and green), which can be changed manually to match your current wallpaper. The Sidebar contains shortcuts to your favorite browser (either, Firefox, Opera or Internet Explorer) and displays used, available and total capacity of your primary volume, time and date, user account picture, and operating system version. Metro Sidebar has been developed by the same developer who formerly brought us the Tweak IE9
The more undisciplined a mind you have; the harder it is for you to work. For many it is simply a matter of seeing goals as long term and something they can put off which is why the Pomodoro technique helps them immensely by giving them a ticking clock to race against as they try and get a job done. For others who determinedly waste time, there is Strict Pomodoro
, a Chrome extension that not only adds a timer to your browser but also effectively blocks sites that might distract you.
Skype is in use by numerous people all over the world and across almost all platforms. After all, what could be more fascinating than making free phone and video calls? Although Skype has a truckload of functionalities, call recording isn’t one of them. Maybe it’s for ethical reasons, but in some situations you really do need to record a call (for example if your aunt is giving you her special pizza recipe), and for those situations, QuickVoice
is what you need, if you use Skype on your iPhone or iPad. Although Skype is the most widely used voice messenger, it isn't the only one, and keeping that in mind, the QuickVoice app for iOS devices supports recording calls from other apps like Skype. In fact, whatever is on your iPhone's mic can be recorded by QuickVoice. This means, the app has the potential to work as a sound recorder for other apps, calls and a host of other scenarios.
The stock Maps app in iOS can be pretty useful in a variety of scenarios. A lot of people use it on regular basis for navigation and during driving. There are many third-party maps apps in the App Store too, but having a stock app for this purpose is really convenient and useful. iOS Maps are really comprehensive, and you will be hard pressed to come across a situation where they cannot help you, but that does not mean they are absolutely perfect. There is always room for improvement in everything. While the Maps app is pretty thorough in terms of areas it covers, it lacks any extra features and is very too-the-point. There are no additional gadgets or options in the map view on iPhone, but that is exactly where the Cydia store can help you. The new tweak Speed for Maps
allows users having jailbroken iPhone and iPod touch devices to view their current speed while viewing the Maps app. No, we’re not talking about a 3rd party app, a simple tweak will suffice as long as your iPhone is jailbroken. The best thing about the tweak? It's free, and works with the stock Maps app!
The Samsung Continuum has just breathed some fresh air after it was almost suffocated to eternal sleep owing to the utter lack of development support. Being in the line up of the Galaxy S devices, the Continuum had been badly neglected where most Galaxy S devices managed to receive an official Froyo firmware, the Continuum has been stuck on Éclair. Not anymore! XDA-Developers forum member imnuts
has released the first Froyo firmware for the device and brought it back from a potential grave. Even better, pastorbennett
of XDA-Developers has taken that build, tweaked it a bit, and released a single ODIN flashable file for the users convenience.
The HTC Desire has come far in terms of development, where Unrevoked is still the tool of choice when it comes to rooting the Desire, and gaining S-Off used to be cumbersome task. Then a tool named AlphaRevX was released that allowed you to gain S-Off on the Desire in no time. From the developers of Unrevoked and AlphaRevX, now comes the one click S-Off tool called Revolutionary.
Ever since Google+ launched, people have been trying to cram their life on other social networks like Facebook and Twitter in it, looking for all means possible to keep up with yet another social network. We’ve covered a few extensions that allow you to update your Facebook and Twitter status from Google Plus but Publish Sync For Google+ & Facebook
is a Chrome extension that works two ways and allows you to update your Google+ and Twitter status from Facebook and vice versa. The extension adds a sharing option on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
Google Docs is no doubt a great way to collaborate on documents and where it fills a huge gap by supporting multiple file formats, it does have a few shortcomings. It may be the best service to use if you’re writing a dissertation in a group but if you don’t have a PDF reader on your system and you use Google Docs to read a book, you might find it difficult to remember your place. PDF Bookmarker for Google Docs
is a Chrome extension that lets you bookmark pages in a PDF file viewed in Google Docs, it syncs the bookmarks to the cloud and whenever you close and open a PDF file, the extension opens to the last page you bookmarked.
Along with the many changes which we saw in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty, the overlay scrollbar was perhaps one of the most distasteful ones. While some users might find it convenient to auto-hide the scrollbar, yet some of us just can’t seem to get used to it. Moreover, the overlay scrollbar also seems to be a bit buggy as it sometimes fails to show up at all. If for some reason you want to get the old scrollbar back in Ubuntu 11.04, here is a small tip that will come handy.
Do you consider yourself profoundly lazy? Or do you often ask yourself at the end of the day ‘What did I do with my time?’ If you’re the former, get your act together, if the later, there is hope for you yet. Lazy Meter
is a to-do list manager that helps you realize your productivity. As opposed to a long list of things to do, it organizes tasks as active, paused or not started and does not restrict you to deadlines. It gives you the flexibility to reorder your tasks and change their priority at any time and at the end of the day gives you a productivity graph of which tasks you’ve accomplished.
PDF is easily the most commonly used file format for viewing and sharing documents. Whether it is the user’s manual of your newly bought gadget or a tutorial of some training course, PDF file format is the preferred choice for documentation of all. Although there are many PDF readers available in the Android Market, most of them are somewhat restricted in their ability to display PDF documents according to user convenience. Whatever quality alternatives are present are either laden with all sorts of features, or tied with hefty price tags. In an attempt to make PDF file viewing easier on Android, XDA Developers member arpruss
has come up with Alternative PDF Viewer
. Alternative PDF Viewer supports some handy and interactive PDF reading features that are not present in other alternatives.
Having a ‘plan B’ up your sleeve for most instances in life is not a bad idea, and when it comes to securing your beloved Android phone, you better have one. While reviewing a couple of phone security/ locating apps such as TekTrak
and Remote Ringer
over the last week, we found that both demanded some sort of pre-configuration on your device to work effectively. But what if you somehow lose your mobile without any security app installed on it? There’s no need to panic because now we have Plan B
– a free phone locating app for Android that, once remotely installed, is activated automatically and immediately starts sending geographic coordinates of your device on the associated mail account. Effectively, the app is your last-ditch effort to save your Android phone.
We have confirmation that a Gingerbread SBF for the Verizon MB870 Droid X2 has been leaked on the internet. The file is based on Android 2.3.3 Blur_Version.1.3.232.MB870.Verizon.en.US and is for those who wish to quickly get the original Gingerbread firmware up and running on their devices. An other purpose that SBF packages serve is to unbrick soft bricked Motorola Devices. So if you’re looking forward to this for any one of those reasons, you’re looking in the right place. Read More
Previously reviewed Cute PDF
allow you to create PDF documents from any application with a printer option, but if you need more security for a file that is to be converted to PDF format, Doro PDF Writer
saves the day. It can not just convert but also encrypt and password protect the newly created PDF file. Doro PDF Writer
is a robust PDF writer which allows creating encrypted and password protected PDF documents from any application with a printer option. You can configure advanced settings to manage the quality and color management of the converted document.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 Honeycomb tablet is truly one of the best tablets around. Earlier launched as Wi-Fi only and 3G versions, Verizon has just recently received and consequently released the LTE versions of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. While the device specs stay the same, the fact that there is an LTE radio built into it, will appeal to all speed hungry users wanting the maximum internet speed on the go. That said, for advanced users, root and recovery have been made possible thanks to @poitee. Read More
Metadata of images can contain personal information about a user, along with extra imagery which one might not be willing to share along with the image. For instance, Photoshop generates small preview images which are hidden in the original image. If you simply crop the picture and resave it under the original file name, the preview thumbnail stays the same and reflects not what your image currently looks like, but instead it appears like the original image. Moreover, EXIF data can end up displaying your geolocation along with your image which is quite undesirable for many users. As this data can be misused by scammers from your pictures online. Image MetaData Stripper
is a portable application (for Windows and Mac) which removes metadata from common image files in JPG or PNG formats. It does not alter the image quality, and can process multiple images in a snap. You can also automatically save a backup of the source image.
In case you got your hands on the latest Motorola Triumph Android phone, then there is some great news for you. According to a YouTube Video, you can easily gain root access on this 4.1 Inch beauty using the GingerBreak Single Tap rooting solution app. For those who don’t know, Motorola Triumph recently made it to the market with 5 MP Camera, Flash and Android 2.2 Froyo without any visible traces of Moto Blur.