Nokia Maps, Drive & Music Apps Available For All Unlocked WP7 Devices

Nokia launched its first ever series of Windows Phone 7 devices just a few days ago. There are many other manufacturers currently making Mango phones and many of those phones have got better specs compared to Nokia's new Lumia series (like the HTC Titan), so what makes the Lumia series so special? The sole reason is that Nokia has been granted the rights to make alterations to Microsoft’s mobile platform and customize it any way they want. Even though Nokia didn’t make any significant additions to their Mango firmware, there are a few native apps which are extremely useful but are slated to be Lumia exclusive, but not if the XDA community can help it. An avid WP7 user over at the XDA forums has released XAP files for Nokia Maps, Nokia Music and Nokia Drive, which any WP7 user can install as long as their device is developer unlocked. Read More

Currently Tech News: Minimalistic Technology News Reader For Android

More than any other facet of our modern lives, it’s the world of technology that moves at the fastest rate and often, one finds it hard enough to keep abreast of all the latest advancements in said arena. However, thanks to the abundance of technology-related blogs and websites, the task has become much easier. Quite obviously, keeping a tab on feeds from various resources on a frequent basis is not always easy and you need an application that can not only glean all the hot-running news for you but also alert you of recently released news. Well, if you’re an Android user, then Currently Tech News might offer some assistance. You’d find fewer apps on the Android Market that serve complete justice to their title the way this app does. Currently Tech News is all about keeping the users apprised of all the latest news from the technology world, flowing in through from some of the most renowned online news sources. With all the updated news from the past hour as well as from the current day presented in an uncluttered manner, Currently Tech News ensures that you don’t miss out on anything. Read More

Install T-Mobile Galaxy S II Custom ROMs On AT&T Galaxy S II Skyrocket

Those of you with the AT&T Galaxy S II Skyrocket Android device may have gotten root access, but if you were looking forward to custom ROMs for your device, those are still not here as yet. However, there’s no need to be disappointed as XDA-Developers forum member r34p3rex has come up with a solution that lets you run custom ROMs meant for the the T-Mobile Galaxy S II on your Skyrocket. Even better the method involved is actually quite easy, so till the developers manage to release a ROM cooked strictly for the Skyrocket, you can enjoy T-Mobiles custom ROMs! We’ll show you just what you need and how you need to go about it to run those ROMS. Read More

Give Facial Photos A Makeover With Perfect365

Many a times, photos end up appearing dull or with blemishes due to light and other variables that affect the image quality. In such a case, you might want to enhance the image quality, change the light effect and remove, let's say, pimples or other imperfections from a photo to make it look more attractive. Over the years, I have used many image retouching applications, but I have found none as good as Perfect365. It is a feature-rich application that detects face elements and allows tweaking them to perfection. With Perfect365, you can change anything from skin tone, eye size, teeth color to your face smile, eye brows, enhance & remove shine, etc. Read More

Desktop Hunter: Take Screenshots With Defined Image Compression Level

Screenshots play a pivotal role in making your target audience understand the steps involved in configuring or installing an application. When you provide an image with a description, readers can easily comprehend the description as well as verify the sequence of steps involved. As they, "A picture is worth a thousand words", so true this quote stands. Capturing screenshots is quite easy, and while, in older version of Windows you were limited to Print Screen on your keyboard, the options have evolved in Windows 7 Snipping Tool. However, if Snipping Tool still doesn't satiate your appetite then third party tools are the way to go. There are various Windows applications that provide a number of screenshot options, and some that even feel somewhat unnecessary. One of those tools you can try is Desktop Hunter. It is a screenshot-taking utility that lets you capture screenshots and save them in multiple image formats such as JPEG, PNG, BMP and GIF. Unlike previously covered tools including Shotty and GreenShot, both of which are quite awesome too, it allows you to set individual compression levels for each image format. You can set custom hotkeys for taking screenshots of a selected region, active window or the complete desktop. Read More

HTTrack Website Copier: Save Any Website As An Archive To Hard Disk

HTTrack Website Copier is an open source website archiving utility that can download an entire website in the form of an offline archive on your local drive. It recursively builds all directories of the website (and/or mirror websites) and fetches its content, which can also be updated later on. HTTrack can therefore be quite handy for saving exact copies of entire websites and their mirror sites on a local folder. This can also help web masters avoid using a FTP connection for downloading copies of a website, as they can quickly do so with the help of this tool. Furthermore, it’s a cross platform application and is available for both Windows and Linux. Read More

Online Tools Offers Various Web Development Tools Under One Hood [Web]

If you are a software developer and use multiple tools for testing and validating your code, then Online-Toolz can be of great help. It's a web service that provides software developers with a whole lot of validators, functions, generators and conversion tools. It offers HTML, XML validators, text conversion & encryption-decryption functions, date functions, password generators, color chooser and more. Read More

Fuugo Video Is An All-In-One Online Video Aggregator For Android

Fuugo Video is a cross-platform video aggregation app for Android and iOS that gathers videos from multiple online video streaming services and presents them to you via a slick and stylish interface. Whether you’re looking for top stories/headlines from your favorite news service, need a dose of quick highlights of a recently concluded sporting event, want to listen to your favorite musical band or watch the latest episode of a TV show of your liking, Fuugo Video is most likely to oblige by finding relevant media. The app sports its own built-in video player and lets users share content with their Twitter mates. Read More

Uploading.to: Upload Files To Multiple File Hosting Services At Once [Web]

File sharing has been around for a very long time; long before it was a religion in Sweden (Kopimism. You want to Google this, trust me) and long before Dropbox made it simpler to work with from your desktop. Services like RapidShare, Megaupload, MediaFire etc., have long been used to create a cloud repository of files and to share them with others. They all focus on mass sharing with literally the entire internet. Uploading.to is a freshly baked web app that allows you to upload your files to these widely used file hosting services. It supports Rapidshare, Megaupload, DepositFiles, FileSonic, MediaFire , FileServe, MegaUpload, etc., with a single click. You can upload up to 10 files at a time to selected file hosting services. Furthermore, it lets you add a description with files that you're uploading. Once the files are uploaded, you can copy the source link in order to share it with others. The link you get is not for the files uploaded to the individual sites, but rather for Upload.to where you can choose one of the many different sites you uploaded the file to and download it from any one of them. Read More

cmdQuit Disables Mac Lion Resume Feature, Quits All Apps With A Click

Earlier this year, we discussed how red close button of Mac OS X app window behaves and recommended RedQuits to run command-Q command every time you click the red close button in order to completely quit the application in question. Since it becomes quite tedious to manually close applications using RedQuits or command-Q hotkey combination before shutting down the system, you may need an application like cmdQuit to automate the process. It has the ability to show/hide running apps, list all currently active processes and quit all running applications in one go. Read More

Simple IP Config: Create & Switch Between Network Configuration Profiles

Whenever our PCs connect to the internet, they are assigned some particular parameters like IP address, Subnet Mask and Gateaway. Most routers and Windows is designed in a way that an IP address is automatically assigned to them, saving users from the tedious task of manually doing the job. It is known as DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). Users who don't use DHCP have to change their IP settings when they go home from work and vise versa. Remembering and changing all the IP settings becomes tedious, especially when you're required to switch between two or more internet connections on daily basis. One has to go to Windows Network configuration console for network adapter settings to manually change IP. An easier solution would be to try Simple IP Config. It is a portable IP configuration tool that allows you to create DHCP settings (IP address and DNS server address) and save them in profiles. For instance, profile for you work, home, public hotspots and so on. You can add, edit and delete as many different profiles as you want for different locations and apply them just with a click, whenever you so need. Read More

How To Root AT&T Galaxy S II Skyrocket With SuperOneClick

The SuperOneClick app that has possibly been an Android user’s favorite rooting solution since over a year now, has finally been released with the popular ZergRush exploit which can be found in almost every other rooting method for the latest Android handsets out there. Personally, I miss those good old ADB days of manually pushing files and more, but that’s me. The best rooting method is undoubtedly the one that gets the job done quickly and without requiring much effort on part of the user or for that matter a novice Android user, minimizing the risk factor. Forum members at XDA have reported SuperOneClick to now be working with the AT&T Galaxy S II Skyrocket gaining root access on the device in no time. So if you haven’t already rooted your Galaxy S II Skyrocket, SuperOneClick is the advised way to go! Read More

Root & Install Custom Recovery On Motorola Droid Razr With One Click

Earlier we covered a guide on how to root the  Motorola Droid Razr using the exploit meant for the Droid 3 as told by DroidLife. However we still haven’t been able to verify if it actually works for ourselves, but owing to a few comments on that particular post, we have to believe that it isn’t working for most people. Lucky for them and us, XDA-Developers forum member FrAsErTaG has just released a one click root solution that also carries with it a partial custom recovery as well. Read More

How To Root HTC Sensation XL On Gingerbread With One Click

Got yourself an HTC Sensation XL and can't wait to take it to the next level of customization and tweaking? As most of us know already, that requires root access and often users have to wait to get that on the latest Android devices. Well guess what? The wait is over! We have confirmation  that the HTC Sensation XL has finally been rooted and even better, it is a permanent root solution rather than a temporary one. This has been achieved via the same method employed for the HTC EVO 3D, but has known to stick on after a reboot on the Sensation XL. The root uses the famous ZergRush exploit and will easily root your Sensation XL in no time. More information and the complete guide after the break. Read More

Labeley.com Lets Beer Lovers Create Exotic Beer Labels [Web]

If you’re a beer lover or just like to brew your own ale, and want to create your very own beer label, then Labeley.com is just what you need. This web app lets you create beer labels without any graphic or technical knowledge, and is very simple to use. You can choose different labels, backgrounds and colors, and not only these, there’s also a collection of main graphics, banners & ribbons to choose from, each with a wide range of colors. You can also upload an image and finish the design by adding text to it. Finally, when you're done, you can save your label and share it across your social networks, or just print it out. Read More

Easily Recover Permanently Deleted Files With Kickass Undelete

We have all come across situations where we felt the need to restore a file that was deleted even from the Recycle Bin. Well it sure seems to be a headache, as losing important file, especially by mistake, is nothing short of a severe accident. But one thing you should know is that data recovery is possible even when the files have been deleted from the hard disk, as only the reference to their location in directory structure is removed, and the space they occupy becomes available to write more data. In short, the files are not actually deleted but are overwritten by other files. So, its quite plausible to retrieve the original file before any data is overwritten on that space. There are various file recovery tools that need no introduction, they aid you in recovering the lost files to some extent. Such file recovery solution we found is Kickass Undelete. It is a portable recovery tool for Windows which can recover all the deleted files on your hard drive or removable flash drive. It's quite easy to use which both advance and novice users would give a warm welcome. Lets find out how it works. Read More

How To Jailbreak iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch On iOS 5.0.1 With RedSn0w

A few weeks back, Apple released the iOS 5.0.1 to the developers on account of the few bugs and issues that the consumers were reporting back, including the shabby battery life on the new iOS 5. While the response was a mixed one, Apple has now made the iOS 5.0.1 available for the public as well. You can easily update via iTunes easily, and the jailbreak while being available for all iOS 5 devices excluding the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, is still untethered. We’ll show you hot to do that, but before you decide to update to 5.0.1, you need to understand the risks involved. pod2g - iPhone hacker and a member of the Chronic Dev Team has warned people who plan on jailbreaking their device to stay away from the update, as the exploit found for an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 due to arrive soon, has most likely been patched up in iOS 5.0.1. The tweet says: “Note about 5.0.1 : don’t update if you plan on jbking : the bug Charlie MILLER found can simplify exploits dramatically and will be closed.” Read More

PC On/Off: Graphically Display PC Uptime For Past 3 Weeks

Many a time, one can end up leaving a system running for a longer period of time than might be required. In fact, some people seldom turn off their computer, which results in straining system components (such as the battery) and the computer on the whole. When it comes to more professional requirements, servers are almost never shut down, except for perhaps maintenance windows and repair purposes. Either way, it becomes necessary to check the time a system's uptime in order to calculate the load that the system is facing. For example, if a backup server is shut down on a periodic basis, while load is transferred to another server (as a rule), then it might be worth checking out if any of them are being run more than their designated time. Read More

Duplicate Content Allows You To Detect Duplicate Content Online [Web]

Duplicate content on your website can hurt your website’s Google ranking, and can be a serious issue with respect to copyright violations as well. Duplicate Content is a web app that can help you detect similar content on two web pages. It is especially useful for web developers and bloggers who are interested in seeing similarity between two sites. It is a simple, online service that lets you check the extent of duplicity between two webpages by comparing the text as well as the HTML markup of both pages, and shows a comparison between the HTML, standard and smart text. You can also embed the duplicate checking code on your own website from the said web app. Details after the break. Read More

Get Unlimited Local Storage Space With RapidDrive [RapidShare Premium]

Among all the file sharing services out, RapidShare holds its ground as being one of the top choices for a majority of users. Things start looking even better when you go for a premium account with the service, since that entails an unlimited storage, no restriction on downloads, faster bandwidth and much more. If you’re one of those users that operate under the RapidShare Premium umbrella, you’re in luck, because now, you can have unlimited storage space on your local file system with RapidDrive. This free application lets you map your RapidShare Premium account as a local drive in Windows, allowing you to upload files to the service’s servers using easy drag & drop, just like any other local folder/drive, without any interruptions. Hit the jump to read more. Read More