We have confirmation, that ClockworkMod recovery, has finally found its way onto the Galaxy Nexus (Maguro), running Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0. Earlier we covered a guide on rooting the Galaxy Nexus and it wasn’t long after the device was released in the UK and a few other places, that Koush – developer of the famous ClockworkMod recovery for the Android OS – tweeted that the recovery was now out and available for the powerhouse of a Galaxy Nexus. So if you were lucky enough to get your hands on this baby and have already rooted it, you can now install ClockworkMod recovery on it and have a go at some custom ROMs and possibly more mods that will follow. Read More
Creating a web form can be a laborious and lengthy task. The HTML part may be easy, but once you start off with the styling, it can easily turn into a nightmare. FormBakery,
as the name suggests, bakes these forms for you, aiming to make the task much simplified and easier.
When it comes to compressing files and folders, many people tend to avoid using the Windows built-in compression functionality as several third-party application like WinRAR and 7Zip provide much better compression. While these applications are considered as the primary choice for most users (i proudly belongs to that user base), sometimes, a few relatively-unknown programs end up providing more features and better options (worry not! you will find out in a minute). We earlier reviewed one such application known as PeaZip
that provides the functionality of many compression formats within one integrated application. This time, we found another great compression application that boasts many great features, known as HaoZip,
supporting decompression from 49 different formats including ZIP, 7ZIP, TAR and more. It also provides some handy built-in features for performing a variety of functions such as Batch Picture Conversion, checking of MD5 Checksum, image viewing, password protection of archives, etc.
Want to be more social while watching your favorite shows, songs or other clips? Maybe just watching videos on YouTube is not enough anymore. Chill
integrates different kinds of videos with social activities, and provides users with a more interactive experience. This web app lets you watch videos belonging to different categories, such as Live Events, TV Shows. Clips and several others. Users can choose a room and play the video while chatting with others. A single video is played in each room, so everyone can watch and talk about it at the same time. With Chill, you can also become a VJ. Just find the right songs, and queue them in your VJ list. Once users have added songs to their lists, each VJ gets a turn. Furthermore, there are many attractive avatars that you can choose from and enjoy talking to others.
is a new, free and innovative Android app that lets you explore, create and share travel guides on the go. Although there are numerous photo-taking apps out there which let you easily capture all the picturesque sights that you come across while on tour, few are as helpful and easy to use as Pictour. The app keeps all photos captured during a tour organized and displays precise locations on a map for where each picture was taken. Apart from exploring some of the app’s featured tours/travel guides, you can create your own with just a few taps. Each tour is stored on the Pictour server and can be shared with your friends as a PDF document. That’s not all. If you stumble upon a particular image from within a tour that catches your eye, you can share it on Facebook/Twitter.
You might not appreciate it a lot, but Samsung does have some pretty decent apps for Windows Phone 7 in the Samsung Zone of the Marketplace. Just recently, we covered Wireless Manager
, another app made exclusively for Samsung WP7, and while browsing for that app in the Samsung Zone, we ran across FunShot
. The app has been around for a couple of months now, but has escaped most people’s notice as it was reportedly available for download via search only. But now that we have finally tried the app, we think it is simply awesome. What does it do? In a nutshell, FunShot is to Samsung WP7 what Photo Booth is to iPad.
Aero Snap is very useful which is used a lot by people who need to keep multiple windows open at a time, but do not have more than one monitor. If you have a big monitor, you can use the space instead to host multiple windows instead of just one but resizing them manually can take a lot of time. Aero Snaps simply automates the process, however, it is only available in Windows 7 and above. SplitView
is an application that lets you split your monitor into multiple virtual monitors, enabling you to take full advantage of your widescreen or high resolution monitor. Aero Snap, which performs almost the same function, is only available in Windows 7, whereas, SplitView brings the same functionality to Windows XP users. You don’t have to manually move or resize your application windows to fit your desktop. You can run two or more application side by side, simplifying tasks like copy/pasting and comparing documents. Moreover, when using extended desktop, it allows you to snap application windows to the left and right side of your screen with just a click.
Team Viewer is perhaps one of the most widely used desktop remote sharing, control and collaboration application, which is used by not just system administrators for remotely controlling servers, but also by entrepreneurs, employees of small and medium size companies and even common users who require help regarding technical issues from their friends. Earlier, we covered features and enhancements in Team Viewer 6
, and the iPhone and iPod
version of Team Viewer. Recently, Team Viewer 7 beta was launched with improved remote control
features. In this post we will provide you with a list of the new Team Viewer enhancements.
When it comes to track recognition, the name which is sure to spring to your mind is Shazam. But after Mango, Shazam is no longer the only choice Windows Phone 7 users have for identifying songs being played in their surroundings. One of the many amazing new features introduced by the 7.5 update
is the capability of recognizing songs via the Bing search menu. There is a dedicated button for it in the bottom bar if you press the Search button on your device. But adding some more useful options to this concept is an app that has been quite popular in Android and iOS for a long while: SoundHound
. The app, now available for WP7, doesn't only recognize recorded music; like in the iOS and Android variants, you can even hum a song to it and it will be able to identify it. And even that's not all there is to the app. Read on past the break for the rest of the app's features.
is a service by Microsoft that focuses exclusively on women. It can be thought of as an alternate MSN homepage where you can find articles, stories, videos and just about anything that is related to women. Available only on iOS up until now, the mobile client for MSN Onpoint now has a Windows Phone 7 variant as well. The app taps into a lot of sources (newspapers, blogs, magazines) and gathers the best content in one place, so that you don’t have to scour the entire web manually to find things that truly interest you.
When playing games like Assassins Creed, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Need For Speed, losing game progress is something all gamers fear. Imagine all those hours spent on completing quests and missions wasted just because you did not have a fresh backup of your game progress. Even though, gaming clients like Steam save the information related to a user, as well his progress, on the cloud servers, however, that option is not available in all games. Having a backup of your game is important if you do not want to lose all progress just because a file was corrupted in the game directory. Previously, we reviewed GameSave Manager, a tool that allows users to save and restore game backup for a large number of games
, and SaveGameBackup, an application that simplifies the backup process for games and makes it easier to migrate saved games to a new computer
. Both of these software are useful, but they lack the option of scheduled backups. Gameston
is a backup and restore application that lets you backup games, transfer them to other PC’s and restore them with the added ability to set an automatic schedule for creating game backups.
A custom recovery based on the latest ClockworkMod recovery 18.104.22.168 is now available for the HTC Sensation XL Gingerbread device. Earlier we had covered a guide on how to root the Sensation XL, and it was only inevitable that a custom recovery would follow. This comes in from Senior XDA-Developers forum member tenfar who compiled this recovery purely from the ClockworkMod sources and modified it a bit for the Sensation XL. Apparently the feedback on the forums from users who tried it out has been quite positive. Read More
The Galaxy Note surely is one of the flashiest Android handsets out there with it’s massive 5.3” screen sporting the Super AMOLED HD display. The device surely packs all the elements to to become a media powerhouse for movies, games and music and not to mention editing stuff as well. With it’s full potential unleashed to rooting, if you for some odd reason want to unroot the device, it just got very easy. Thanks to XDA-Developers forum member dr.ketan for packing up the unrooting script. This script is to be used to unroot the Galaxy Note, only if you used the Easy Rooting Toolkit as posted by us. Read More
Earlier we brought you a few guides on rooting the Galaxy Note, but none were as simple as what we’ve just received. Yes, since One Click roots are all the hype nowadays, the Galaxy Note has finally received it’s first One Click rooting script thanks to XDA-Developers forum member dr.ketan
for packing up the script and of course DooMLoRd,
for his invaluable zergRush exploit. The script has been aptly titled Easy Rooting Toolkit
and is meant for use on Windows for now, although we’re sure Linux and Mac will follow up soon enough.
Earlier we brought you a guide on rooting the Droid Razr, before it actually hit the masses. Today we bring you a guide on unrooting the Razr in case users want to revert back to a completely unrooted state for whatsoever reasons. Unrooting your Droid Razr is now as easy as it was rooting it, all packed in a One Click package. The script is by DooMLoRd
, the developer of the famous and popular zergRush exploit that has helped root a number of devices. Therefore it is important that the Droid Razr you’re coming from, was rooted using DooMLoRds rooting script or you will end up with a mess on your hands. So if you have the slightest doubt about how your Droid Razr was rooted, do no proceed.
Acronis is a familiar name in the computer software industry that excels in offering secure and reliable data backup as well as storage management solutions to its users. Just recently, the company has released its official Acronis SyncMe
client for Android that lets you remotely access data stored on Acronis cloud. Using Acronis SyncMe, you can instantly create and add new folders, images and videos to your existing cloud data or upload any file that is stored on your SD card. The app lets you add content to your favorites, keeps it in sync with any recent changes and provides you with option to download data to your device for offline access. You can also share your online folders with other Acronis SyncMe users or share public links of your online content with your friends. The app also lets you access data that you might have uploaded from your PC via True Image 2012 – the official desktop client of Acronis which can be downloaded from the company’s website
Do you often forget to send birthday wishes to your contacts, or find it hard to stay connected with friends on all your social networks? Mingly,
a Google Chrome extension, is an amazing relationship management tool that can provide you with the perfect solution. It simply turns your Gmail inbox into a social network by organizing all your contacts from the most popular social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, letting you stay better connected and knowing absolutely everything about your friends and the latest happenings around you. Furthermore, you can set reminders for events and view birthdays. The registration process is very simple; all you need to do is sign in with your Google account, and then connect your social networks with Gmail.
Copyright infringement is a major issue when it comes to publishing content over the internet. People copy and publish the work of others without even crediting them in any way. These days, no one gives a second thought to using someone else’s image, as if it was their own and earn all the credibility. Albeit, there are millions of pictures that can be downloaded for free (yeah that's the beauty of internet), some people simply don't want their work to be reused, or at least without their consent. Thankfully, to avoid such nuisance you can simply watermark your images to safeguard their misuse. There are various photo editors that let you watermark images within a few clicks, but if you are a photographer, for instance, and face the issue of copyright infringement, and simply needs a watermarking tool, then uMark
will be a great help to you. uMark is a batch image watermarking application that lets you watermark images in batches of 50 in one go. You can use text and well as images to watermark your personal photos. Details on uMark up ahead.
Screenshots, or even simple images, add flavor to whatever you are writing in an article. Images are used whenever you want to make the article more interesting to the reader, while screenshots are useful in situations when you are explaining something important to the reader and you feel that words alone will not be enough to get the meaning across. We have previously reviewed a lot of screenshot taking tools like GreenShot that lets you capture screenshots of a particular region
, a window and whole screen, and Shotty, for taking high quality delayed screenshots
of complete windows with the Aero Glass effect included. The screenshot tool offered today is rather similar in functionality, but with one added twist. In this post, we are bringing to you CloudShot
, an open source application that allows integration of your DropBox account. It lets you take screenshots of any selected region or complete windows, and directly puts them in your DropBox account, enabling you to accesses your screenshots from multiple access points. It can save screenshots in JPG and PNG format, and keeps a history of 10 recent screenshots. Read on to find out more.
There are many feature-rich Twitter clients for multiple platforms including desktop and mobile devices, such as TweetDeck, Seesmic, Sobees and Pidgin. Recently, a new Twitter client was released with the name Echofon
. It is a cross-platform Twitter client for desktop and mobile devices. It provides support for using multiple Twitter accounts simultaneously and makes it easy to switch between numerous Twitter accounts to view your account updates. All unread tweets are synced with your desktop (Windows or Mac) or mobile (iOS) device. For example, if you check some Tweets on your desktop computer and later access Twitter via Echofon from an iPhone device, you will be presented with the tweets which were not read from the desktop client.