Category: Android

December 15, 2012 /

There are a number of maps out there for the smartphones to choose from. Some of the most common are: Google Maps: These are available for all the smartphones. If you don’t want to use the app…then you can always use the web version. Apple Maps: These are the Proprietary Maps developed by Apple and are available only for the IOS devices. Nokia Drive: Available for Windows phone 7 and 8. Also there are others available  like Nokia Maps(HERE) for the Symbian devices and can also be used as a web version. And the Samsung LBS (Route 66), well never…

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April 17, 2012 /

One of the biggest problems Android has is that vendors are obsessed with the concept of somehow “adding value” to their devices. Instead of just shipping Android as it was meant to be used, Samsung, HTC, and the other phone makers insist on stuffing their devices full of “unique” applications that make the Android experience infinitely more confusing and irritating.Case in point: Samsung’s Voice Command application, pictured above. This one’s a classic – it is very easy to launch by mistake, because it starts when you double-press the Home button. It speaks when it starts, with the most annoying computer…

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March 9, 2012 /

Interested in Android? You don’t have to buy a device or go to a physical electronics store (do those still exist?) to try it out. You can run individual Android apps and play with the latest versions of the Android operating system on Windows.Whether you want to try Android before you buy, experiment with the latest version of Android or sync apps between your Android device and your PC, these Windows programs have you covered. BlueStacks BlueStacks doesn’t replicate the full Android experience, it’s just an “app player” that runs individual apps on your PC. BlueStacks runs in full-screen mode,…

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January 2, 2012 /

Having extra monitors is always nice, but can be costly when you need a pair or more of them to complete your desktop. This guide may offer a temporary solution to your problem if you’re on a Windows PC and have a spare Android device.What you’ll need: Windows An Android device Wi-Fi connection Begin by purchasing and downloading ScreenSlider from the Android market. Once that’s complete, request a download link for the ScreenSlider desktop client by providing a valid e-mail address. Step 1: Run the ScreenSlider app on your Android device. You’ll be prompted to enter a name for the device.…

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October 7, 2011 /

When you imagine being able to do cool stuff with your phone, what do you think of? Finding your way out of the middle of a forest with nothing but GPS to guide you? Looking for buried treasure with just the geomagnetic sensor? How about walking in the house after work, touching just a couple of buttons and automatically turning on all of the computers in your house? Science fiction? Nope, science fact. It’s called PCAutoWaker, and in my opinions it’s one of the coolest apps to arrive in the Android Market in a long time.  Many MUO readers that…

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September 26, 2011 /

The basic function of an Android phone is to make and receive calls and the call history on an Android is pretty feature-rich by itself. Although sometimes, you might just need a more efficient way of tracking your Android call history. One of the ways you can do that for free on Android is by using the great, free app called CallTrack. CallTrack provides you with the very simple ability to sync your Android call history with your Google Calendar account. This simple workaround enables you to have a literally limitless call history and a few years down the line,…

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