We recently reviewed MapMe
, a Chrome extension that lets you search any selected text on Google Maps from the right-click context menu followed by yesterday’s Search By Image For Google
extension that let you do a reverse search on any online image from the context menu. ToCal
is similar in functionality and lets you select and send text directly to Google Calendar as an event.
Touch screens and Chrome have little to do with fruit but names being what they are, Wet Banana
is a Chrome extension that lets you pan web pages instead of scrolling them much like you would do on a touch screen device like the iPad or iPhone or iSandwich wrap. The extension lets you do a way with the whole scrolling bit so if your laptop’s touchpad doesn’t support scrolling, you can pan a web page by holding down either the right or left click button.
Finally the wait is over for HTC Desire owners waiting for the official Android 2.3 Gingerbread update. Multiple sources, including XDA and some other Android portals, confirm that Gingerbread awesomeness is on the roll now and all unbranded HTC Desire handsets are eligible for this update. Although we appreciate the OTA update from HTC, but this being only for unbranded handsets, will have nothing to do with carrier prisoned folks.
is a cloud based scanner sharing application which allows you to remotely scan documents and photos in PDF file. It can be particularly helpful for people who require working on numerous computers at home or office and wish to easily share their single scanner with other computers. It can also be handy when you might have problem sharing a scanner with different operating systems (e.g. separate computers running Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems) due to driver incompatibility. You first have to download and install CloudScan on a PC and then run it directly from the developer’s website to initiate a remote scan. The scanned files can be saved in PDF or TIFF format and/or sent to your Google Docs account.
What happens when two of your favorite organizing and event tracking apps come together? Organizing bliss! If you use both Google Calendar and Evernote to make sense of all the happenings in your life, Eventnote
is a Chrome extension that you might find invaluable. It adds a checkbox in the Google Calendar interface after connecting with your Evernote account and adds the event to your Evernote notebook. The extension does not work in Google Apps.
is an open source desktop application for fetching detailed stats for YouTube videos. It grabs YouTube video information such as the rating, total views, likes, dislikes, average score, etc for any videos you specify. Once the data is obtained, it can be saved to an Excel sheet. YouTube Statistics
makes it easier to get updated YouTube stats for videos without having to continually visit the videos web page. Such information might be useful for people who run their own YouTube channels and wish to keep an eye on the stats of their uploaded videos. YouTube enthusiasts also might find this application useful for tracking trends for popular videos. Videos can be added to the list by entering their YouTube URLs.
is an open source and portable application which acts as an overlying set-square on top of other applications for allowing you to easily draw perpendicular lines on any image editing program. Since it appears on top of any application, therefore, you can drag it over an image for creating lines and borders for an image. Although many image manipulation programs offer a large set of tools for drawing such lines, however, when editing or creating images, it can be sometimes difficult to obtain a precise direction for the drawn lines. Most image editors simple tilt and distort the drawn lines unless they meet a certain rotation criteria. Squadra enables you to position the set-square at any angle and size for manually drawing straight lines. Squadra is cross-platform and has versions available for both Windows and Linux.
When you side-load an Android Market app that is unavailable in your regional variant of the Market (Google+ or Google Maps, for instance), it isn’t included in the My apps
list within the Market client on your device and hence, the client does not notify you when an updated version of the app is released. So, to keep your side-loaded apps up to date, you have to go through the ordeal of searching for and downloading APKs for every update that said apps receive on the Market. You could always use Market Enabler to spoof your network / location and download the app directly from within the Market app but the app requires your device to have root access. After the break, we explore a simple 3-step workaround
that will allow you to link your side loaded Market apps with the Android Market mobile client so that you may receive timely and/or automatic updates for each, without requiring you to root your device.
In this age of busy and fast living, very few people have got the time to sit in front of a TV and listen to the latest news to keep themselves up to date with happenings around the world. However there is a lot you can achieve if you have a smartphone, and getting in touch with the world is certainly one such thing. There is quite a fair number of news-related apps for even a young and budding platform like Windows Phone 7. Now which news service or app you should choose for your everyday use, that’s the important question. BBC is a household name all across the globe and is almost synonymous with the word “News” in some parts of the world. BBC News Mobile
is a third party client of BBC news for WP7 and has got some pretty cool features.
is an advanced Windows audio mixer, which can be used as a complete replacement for the standard Windows Volume Control. Volume2 provides easy to configure options to assign keyboard hotkeys and mouse for toggling system volume and allows scheduling the execution of applications or changes in sound configurations. Volume2 comes with a multi-lingual interface and supports English, Russian, Greek, Chinese, Armenian, and Bulgarian languages. What makes Volume2 better than the default Windows mixer is it’s ability to provide mouse wheel, hotkey and scheduling support for changing volume options.
In case you are a Samsung Galaxy S Android phone owner and were looking to try the newest TouchWiz 4 UI that comes with Samsung Galaxy S II, then your wait is over. Gavin Phelan, XDA member, has released a custom GP’s TW4 hack that allows your Galaxy S to embrace this new UI without any problem. And not only you will have the complete UI, you will also be able to play with everything that comes on board like widgets etc. Read More
Google recently went Tin Eye and incorporated a reverse image search in Google Image search that allowed you to do a reverse search for images uploaded from you local drive and find other sources where the image was uploaded and different sizes of it. The feature is a great one, it lets you find image resources based on an image you like and it lets you find images of a higher or lower resolution.The slight flaw with it is that you have to save the image on your local drive and then drag & drop it on the search bar in Google Image search. Search by Image for Google
is a Chrome extension that adds an option in the right-click context menu to Search Image on Google
whenever you right click an image. This saves you the trouble of saving the image on your computer just to reverse search it in Google.
Sideloading Netflix app on different Android tablets running Android 3.x Honeycomb is nowadays major concern for many Android tablet users. But as Netflix is trying it’s level best to restrict downloads, content and compatibility after their “rumored” partnership with Lenovo became public, the developers are at large and working hard to juice out latest Netflix app upgrades from different Android phone and making them work on their tablets / phones etc. Read More
Using my newly acquired Samsung Omnia 7, I was understandably quite lost in checking out the apps and features for pretty much most of the night. The result was inevitable, my battery went zero. I tried to put it on charge, but there was no sign of life. I tried turning it on to get the Samsung logo at least, no effect. I have to admit that I was pretty much horrified and endured a few really depressing minutes. All this sounds familiar to you? Well, I got my phone running in the end, and the trick was absurdly simple. It might not make much sense, but all that matters is that it works, and you are sure to have your device up and running in no time at all.
Earlier we covered a guide on installing MIUI 1.7.8 on the Incredible S, but that was a mere port and nowhere near being an official release by MIUI developers. We can confirm that the official MIUI 1.7.22 ROM by MIUI.US has been released for the Incredible S! The device finally has official support, and if you’re wondering what’s all the fuss about, you may not be familiar with MIUI ROMs. You can see our guide on what is MIUI ROM for Android
There are scores of Android launchers out there promising speed, stability and wonderful aesthetics. Although I am a firm believer in using Go Launcher instead of tycoons like ADW or LauncherPro, but sometimes you just have to get a launcher that’s new and comes from a device as a port. Our buddies at Android Spin discovered one such launching Gem hidden in deep valleys of XDA called the Xperia Active Launcher. Having not tested an Xperia device my self [ the latest play, arc and neo], we decided to give this a spin on our rooted Samsung Galaxy S II running CM 7 nightly number 3. Read More
Google started to roll out Android 2.3.5 update for some select devices couple of days back. And as soon as the source code was made available, developers for different android devices got hard at work to port this new Android 2.3.5 on their respective phones. Something similar happened with Samsung Galaxy S II and AdamG, the brain behind minimal and rock stable Oxygen ROMs, rolled out AOSP GRJ90 Android 2.3.5 based ROM for for Samsung Galaxy S II. The main features of this ROM are: Read More
Your Windows Phone 7 device is usually associated with a specific carrier and this could prove to be a big limitation for the functionality and potential of your phone. There is certain content which is released for all carriers in general by Windows, but at times you won’t get it because your brand of mobile carrier blocks the newly rolled out update. Apart from that, there is the most important issue of being unable to switch to a new network if the carrier starts to annoy you a lot. Now what can you do about this situation? If you are an LG user, there is luckily a way to unbrand your phone, and it’s quite simple to follow. Fortunately, Microsoft endowed LG Windows Phone devices with the useful MFG (or diagnostics) menu, and using it you can do a lot of useful stuff, including unlocking your phone.
Experimenting with your Android device can be tempting and rewarding, but it can be frustrating as well when one thing leads to another and you’re left with a crazy acting up phone. So if you own a Nexus S 4G and have tried a mod or anything on it that didn’t pan out too well you, you might have tried restoring it to a previous state through Nandroid. There is also a good chance that it didn’t help at all and you’re stuck trying to find fixes, frustratingly wishing to go back to a stock out of the box condition and start fresh. You wish you could, only it’s not the easiest task either. michaelpeerman from XDA-Developers steps in to save the day with his One Click Return to stock solution for the Nexus S 4G! Read More
Love labeling your photos? Try Labelbox
– an Android app that allows you to place stylish labels and tapes on your favorite snaps and makes them extra-special. Pick an image file from your device or capture an instant shot from your camera and place colorful labels on it. The app allows you to save labeled images and share them with your friends online. Labelbox has enjoyed a massive fan-base in the iTunes App Store for quite some time and now its time for Android fans to experience the fun-filled experience.