Showing posts with label Android. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Android. Show all posts


Twitter Acquires Android Lock Screen App "Cover"

Posted By: Arin Dey - April 08, 2014
Twitter acquired Android lock screen app Cover for enhancing its social media engagement. The app will remain in the Google Play Store. Cover provides quick access to apps when they are required by learning which apps a person uses for different tasks. After that it put the apps right on a user’s lock screen for easy access.

Twitter Acquires Android Lock Screen App "Cover"

The start-up, which launched its Cover app in beta in October, is joining Twitter to further capitalize on its goal of using Android to “make people’s lives easier.”

Cover blog states that “It’s been an incredible journey, a journey that we’re excited to announce is taking a turn today as we bring the Cover team to Twitter to take these ideas even further. Twitter, like Cover, believes in the incredible potential of Android. They share our vision that smartphones can be a lot smarter — more useful and more contextual — and together we’re going to make that happen. We’ll be building upon a lot of what makes Cover great, and we’re thrilled to create something even better at Twitter.”

Twitter has not revealed its plans for Cover or how it will use the start-up’s technology to enhance the social network. Twitter tweets as “Welcome to the flock @coverscreen! We’re excited too.”


Google Launches Android Wear

Posted By: Arin Dey - March 19, 2014
Google’s blog announced that they are going to extend the Android support-ability to the wearables. As of now they mentioned as watches which will feature Android abilities. They will release few apps for watches.

Google Launches Android Wear

Sundar Pichai, senior vice-president of Android, Chrome and Apps stated that “Today we’re announcing Android Wear, a project that extends Android to wearables. And we’re starting with the most familiar wearable — watches. Going well beyond the mere act of just telling you the time, a range of new devices along with an expansive catalogue of apps will give you” the following features :
  1. Useful information when you need it most.
  2. Straight answers to spoken questions.
  3. The ability to better monitor your health and fitness.
  4. Your key to a multiscreen world.
It is also found that all the users will get everything from notifications from social networks to chat access to fitness apps. The watches will be equipped with Android capabilities and it will work in a similar fashion as a Smartphone does.

If you are an Android developer then we recommend you to visit Android Wear site for further information. Developers can now download a preview to modify their app notifications for watches powered by Android Wear.

Pichai also added that “Because Android for wearables works with Android’s rich notification system, many apps will already work well. Look out for more developer resources and APIs coming soon. We’re also already working with several consumer electronics manufacturers, including Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung; chip makers Broadcom, Imagination, Intel, Mediatek and Qualcomm; and fashion brands like the Fossil Group to bring you watches powered by Android Wear later this year.”


Windows Phone Includes Android As Dual OS

Posted By: Arin Dey - March 16, 2014
Now smartphone users are getting dual OS.  Huawei is already decided to keep on making Windows OS phones but the most happening news is that Android systems are going to integrate with present Windows OS. It means that users can get the opportunity to use both the OS according to their choices.

Windows Phone Includes Android As Dual OS

Shao Yang, Huawei’s CMO, told “We are still committed to making Windows Phone devices”. He also added that Android devices are more popular on the market.

As per him a “dual OS” incorporating both Android and Windows on a Windows Phone would be the greatest move that the company has yet taken.

He added that “If it is Windows only, maybe people will not find it as easy a decision to buy the phone. If they have the Android and Windows together, you can change it as you wish and it is much easier for people to choose Windows Phone. We think the dual OS can be a new choice for the consumer. It will be on sale in the US in Q2.”

In January, at the Consumer Electronics Show, Intel displayed a chip created for such dual OS devices. It means that the concept is not new and not only used by Huawei but Intel may reveal their new products also.


Android Data Can Be Mirrored To Chromecast

Posted By: Arin Dey - February 18, 2014
Chromecast can get 'mirrored data' from your Android device apps. In play store you will find some other apps that allow partial linking. But Koushik Dutta, creator of AllCast, posted to a video on YouTube that demonstrated his free, though not-yet-available app that links his Android phone to his television. This app is the first so far we have seen that links everything on an Android to a television via Chromecast. He in his video post on YouTube, demonstrated his free, though not-yet-available app that links his Android phone to his television. In this one-minute video shows him playing a game and checking his Facebook feed on his phone while, simultaneously, his actions are mirrored on his large television perfectly.

Android Data Can Be Mirrored To Chromecast
Dutta posted on his Google + page as “Fills the TV screen. Looks decent.” AllCast which is created by Dutta was the initial app that linked Android and Chromecast but its original form was limited in its mirroring facilities. 

Google released Chromecast on the market 7 months back but, since then, it has not been used much and couldn't receive much reviews regarding the product. Still some developers like Koushik Dutta, are creating some apps for future use.

He posted that “Did some poking around to see how far along Google is with their Chromecast mirroring solution. There’s plenty of evidence that there’s some (possibly half baked) solution in the Play Services APK and it is not totally disabled. This is why people are seeing their “Cast” quick setting tile sometimes light up.”

He also mentioned some of the unavailable features like inability to play a raw h264 of vp8 stream as well as a slow process in sending frame by frames. But as a whole in the run he is going ahead.

You can watch the following video on YouTube to know how it works.


Top 10 Free Android Games In 2014

Posted By: Arin Dey - February 16, 2014
We have seen a lot of interesting games series's like the Angry Birds, Asphalt, Bejeweled and some amazing games since years. But this time we are bringing a list of top 10 free android games which will be addictive as well as interesting. 

Top 10 Free Android Games

Lets find out the games by installing from Google Play Store. Click on the titles which directly link to android games on Google Play.

From the makers of the hit game Candy Crush Saga, comes Farm Heroes Saga! Switch and match the collectable cropsies in this fantastic adventure. Join forces with the Farm Heroes to stop Rancid the Raccoon from spoiling the precious farm lands. Switch and match three or more adorable cropsies to drive Rancid away for good! A farmtastic adventure filled with mixed fruit madness! Scrummy! 

Farm Heroes Saga (Free) - Android Game

Minigore 2 is an award-winning action game starring Egoraptor! Dual-stick shooter masterpiece from the creators of Ice Rage, KingHunt and Bike Baron. You must help John Gore fight his way through sunny lakes, graveyards and freezing plains into a stormy forest. The legendary Metusalem has brought to life murderous chefs, giant lumberjacks, killer penguins, a single moose and the entire undead army of the Cossack General. 

Minigore 2: Zombies (Free) - Android Game

Glu Mobile’s Eternity Warriors is into its third incarnation, with a freemium mix of action/RPG, er, action including lots of demons to smite. As the last Demon Tower fell, the people of Northern Udar cheered their new hero. Their cheers, however, were short lived. Corrupted by demon magic, the last of the great Dragons unleashed a horrible evil upon the world by unsealing the Eternity Sword. Mawzok'Kahl, Lord of Hell, self-proclaimed Heir to the World, sets his sights on the kingdoms of Udar. And as suddenly as it came, it seems as though peace in Northern Udar has once again been snuffed out.

Eternity Warriors 3 (Free) - Android Game

Devilishly smart. Deploy wicked tactics and dominate your enemies! Build the ultimate underground lair and summon diabolical forces to do your bidding. It’s tower defense…without the tower…and a lot more offensive!.

Dungeon Keeper (Free) - Android Game

Incredible Console-Quality Gameplay and Graphics! From the co-creator of Sony's blockbuster PlayStation franchise 'WipEout' comes 'Table Top Racing', a fast and furious combat racing game featuring console quality graphics and gameplay. 'Table Top Racing' pits all manner of crazy cars and automobiles against each other in a world of table top race tracks and over-sized obstacles.

Table Top Racing (Free) - Android Game

You have lived all your life in the same town and known each of your neighbors for many years... But one day you wake up suddenly in the middle of the forest, alone, lost, and confused. When you return to your hometown, nobody remembers who you are. Something terrible has happened, and your adventure has just beg.

Rogue: Beyond The Shadows (Free) - Android Game

The new, engaging levels are even more stunning and impressive. New weapons have been added, along with new opponents, and even more action and tactics. The game supports four languages: English, Russian, French and German.

Defense zone 2 HD Lite - Android Game

 8. Miami Zombies

Miami Zombies is a zombie defense game. Your goal is to survive the Zombie Attack and take out as many zombies as possible! You have to become a real zombie killer to advance in the game. It's like you are inside a zombie land where all them just went crazy and all the want to do is to make you one of their own zombie games!

Miami Zombies - Android Game
9. Death Moto 2

"Death Moto" sequel, better operating experience, a wealth of game content. Players continue to play a motorcycle rider, has been shrouded in biochemical threats in the crazy world of cycling. In this way, will encounter a variety of zombie attacks, you need to eliminate them one by one. The game offers mall, you can upgrade your next adventure your horse and weapons.

Death Moto 2 - Android Game

SpeedCarII is the second geration of SpeedCar. With more real 3d scene more real road and more real physical effect. In this game you just try your best to racing further and win honor value to unlock cars.

SpeedCarII - Android Game

Hope you have got some amazing games now. You can try and let us know how is your experience with it.


Advantages Of Rooting The Android Device [Infographic]

Posted By: Poketors - February 14, 2014
Android rooting is a process which enables you to install a custom ROM to run different versions of Android on the hardware platform which may not support the latest versions. Sometimes, even Android isn't open enough to give you some of the features you want. Either an app is blocked by carriers, hacks into Android's system files, or otherwise isn't available.

Advantages Of Rooting The Android Device [Infographic]
A unrooted Android phone can only backup some settings and apps of yourdevice. Titanium can be used on rooted device to give you a complete backup. In one word, rooting can make you be the master of your Android phone. You can automate everything on your Android device. Here is an infographic which explains the advantages of rooting an Android device.

Source : Android Jailbreak


Nokia Android Phone Nokia X (Normandy) Specs Leaked

Posted By: Arin Dey - January 30, 2014
Nokia is entering into the android world at last. Since a few years, Nokia was trying to make a positive impact on smartphone market but except its brand Lumia, others didn't create much buzz. Even after being acquired by Microsoft, its new venture with android would definitely make a positive buzz to reach out the smartphone users. News from leaked sources which reveal that the phone is rumored to be a replacement for the aging Asha range of phones running Nokia’s Series 40 software. The codename is Normandy and known as Nokia X.
Image : @evleaks
Nokia X has shown up on a benchmarking test website. It seems that the phone will be a modest performer in the market with similar featured phones. No proof found whether the benchmark results is fake or not. But the source of the initial images was seen on @evleaks Twitter account  which came up with a list of specs for the new phone.

If this news is true, this new smartphone may have a 4-inch touchscreen with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution, and be powered by a dual-core, 1GHz Snapdragon processor with 512MB of RAM. Considering this specs, we can't compare with Nokia’s high-end Lumia hardware, but it should be a competitive phone compared to other phones with android.


Sex With Glass App Lets You Share Intimate Acts

Posted By: Arin Dey - January 24, 2014
“Sex with Google Glass", a controversial app will be available very soon. It will allow users to use their device as a mirror to view intimacy from their partner’s point of view from both sides. It lets two people share their video feeds so they can see their intimate acts. The app is designed to run on Google Glass. The Sex with Google Glass project is positioning itself as a sex-enhancement app. 
How It Works?

The app records a couple’s view sessions and then makes a video where both partners viewpoints can be seen. The recorded video will be available for five hours. App developer Sherif Maktabi explains that until and unless users save the video the app will remove it once the 5 hours time limit is over.

How to start?

Starting the process is simple. Users just have to say “OK, Glass, it’s time.” Once finished, the couple can instruct it by saying “OK, Glass, pull out.” and the app will stop recording immediately.

The app provides some mood-elevating music or even suggestions for sex positions, which help users to enjoy during the process.

How to get the app?

It is not yet downloadable. Developer Sherif Maktabi is working on the app to make it available on Google Glass as well as for iOS and Android. The app’s developer says the app was originally designed for Google Glass. But as per the market demand, his team decided to release it first for iOS to get the app on the market as Google Glass is not widely used till date like the Apple iPhone. Check out the app and experience about it here :

Google's reaction on the app?

Google may not be interested in the app at all as Google has its strict policy against pornography apps. It depends on the policy set by Google whether to block porn apps from Glass or not. 

But Maktabi told CNET that his app isn’t about porn. He added, “If you read between the lines, we are not a sex app. We are something that changes the way you experience something personal. Our app is designed to be beautiful, minimalist, and simple. There is nothing sexual about that.”

Lets see how it works with iPhone and android devices.  Launching it as an official Glass app will be more lengthy process but implementing on Google Glass would be much interesting.


Moto G Will Be Available Online In India

Posted By: Arin Dey - January 21, 2014
It may be a planned strategy of Google to enter into Indian market again but yes now Motorola comes with two new model phones, the Moto X and the Moto G. Moto X is available US exclusively but Moto G has been launched outside US and as per the latest reports and this cheaper smartphone from Motorola will be available in Indian market this week.

Till August 2012, some smartphones were seen in India now again Motorola's Moto G is comign to India. This cheaper smartphone than of the Moto X  was launched in Brazil, US, and some Latin American countries in November last year. Motorola had planned their launch in India and it would come sometime in Jan 2014. As expected Motorola is coming now. It was launched with a price of $179 for the 8GB of storage and $199 for the 16GB model in the US. It is already launched in Australia, Malaysia and Dubai.

Now lets look at the technical specifications. Moto G comes with a 4.5-inch, 720p display (329 ppi), 1GB of RAM and a quad-core, 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. Initially it was available with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and recently updated to Android 4.4 KitKat. Battery is 2,070mAh with a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with 720p video recording and a 1.3-megapixel front camera.

Motorola's most expected Moto G smartphone will be launched online initially that means we can’t expect to experience hands on soon in mobile retail shops. 

Though there are no such hands down factors it has except if it comes with DUAL SIM in Indian market then it would gain more popularity as a lot of other brands in India are releasing with DUAL SIM.  Due to less marketing strategy taken in advance, Moto G is most probably not available to offline retailers. Flipkart is partnered with Motorola for selling online at its launch. Obviously Motorola will sell the Moto G in India with a lesser price compared to the rate in other countries. Lets watch the space for Moto G launch whether it can keep the word for their tagline "Exceptional Phone, Exceptional Price".


How To Save Data With Chrome in Android & iOS

Posted By: Arin Dey - January 16, 2014
The search giant Google will release an update to the mobile version of Chrome. This release is to decrease data usage while browsing by as much as 50%.

Google said in its blog post, "Chrome’s data compression and bandwidth management can reduce data usage by up to 50% while browsing the web on Chrome for Android and iOS. 

How To Enable It ?

Google's Chrome instruction : To start saving data and turn on an even more secure browsing experience, visit “Settings” > “Bandwidth management” > “Reduce data usage.” Then simply turn the toggle to “On.” From this menu, you’ll also be able to track how much bandwidth you save each month as you browse on Chrome."

Image Credit: Google

Next iOS update will also introduce Google Translate which translates webpages while browsing like It does on the desktop and Android versions of Chrome. The Android version of Chrome will add home-screen shortcuts.

Hope you are excited enough to try the features on your Android and iOS devices. You can download the latest releases of Chrome for Mobile (coming soon) to the Play Store and App Store. All the new features and updates will be rolling out in next few days as promised by Google.


Google Partners With Audi For Android-based Vehicle Operating System

Posted By: Poketors - January 01, 2014
Google has partnered with famous car company Audi to introduce android based vehicle operating system. Apple is already in the race to claim the market on OS installed in vehicles.

Both the companies is planning to develop an Android-based entertainment and information system installed in car dashboards, according to the latest from the Wall Street Journal.

During Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, sources say the Android OS would include apps for music and navigation which are popularly available in mobile devices.

Google has to work hard to reach the success of Apple which announced its own iOS feature for vehicles earlier this year. Apple has signed on with a number of car companies including BMW, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, Infiniti, Honda and Ferrari.

Apple’s iOS requires an Apple device to operate but Android is much more universal and supports a lot of other device manufacturers, which is an added anvantage for Google.

Apple’s new operating system will be introduced in vehicles by 2015. Google and Audi will begin integrating Android technology into cars but there is no update for the date and time.

Google Hangouts For Android Gets SMS Integration And More

Posted By: Poketors - October 30, 2013
Google introduces updates for its Hangouts cross-platform messaging service which includes SMS support, animated GIFs and one-tap location sharing for its Android app.

Recent updates will be available in the Google Play store over the next few days. It will give you the ability to instantly share your location with other Hangouts users. You have to tap the new pin icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the app, and Hangouts will pull in your immediate position and post it within the conversation stream as a Google Maps thumbnail. Android version of Hangouts is also being updated with SMS support. 

That means you’ll be able to use Hangouts as your default app both for traditional texting and web-based instant messaging, effectively replacing the default SMS app. It’s not confirmed whether location sharing and SMS support is planned for the iOS version of Hangouts. For now though, it’s worth checking to see if you can access the latest version on your Android smartphone or tablet.


How Secure Are Android And iOS [infographic]

Posted By: Poketors - September 30, 2013
Both Android and iOS have made their own places in the world market of mobile OS section and growing day by day with introducing multiple interesting features. its best popularities. This infographic explains the security features of Android and iOS, and also takes a look at their strengths and weaknesses. 

Source : Veracode


How To Transfer Data From Android Device To iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C

Posted By: Poketors - September 28, 2013
Decided to try new iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C for the first time? Obviously most of the people want to give it a try. But what if you have an Android gadget? Changing platform has been always a big headache as you have already stored your data onto your Android phone and again you have to migrate all your data to your new phone. It sounds hectic but no worries. We will guide you all the way from start to finish step by step. 
If you are an Android user and want to move your data from Android to your new iPhone you can follow the below mentioned steps :

Managing Email Accounts And Social Media Accounts

1. Google, Exchange, Yahoo!, Aol., etc.

A lot of cloud services are there for maintaining email accounts and social media sites which can store your contacts, photos, calendars, documents, posts etc.  These can be easily archived in your new phone. If you are worries about the cross-platform supported services such as Google, Exchange, or Yahoo!  then no issues at all. All of them are supported in iOS 7. It basically provide an option so that you have to put a minimal effort in importing all of your data from Android phone. So it makes your effort easy now as you just have to enter credentials for any of the supported services that can be found within the iOS 7 Settings menu, and simply select which data you want to pull in; mail, contacts, calendars or notes. Because these data are already stored in the cloud and you can access them on your new iPhone.

2. Social Media Sites : Facebook, Twitter, Google+ etc.

iOS 7 can pull down your contacts from most of the popular social media accounts. Nowadays people are relying on the Facebook and Twitter contacts. You can select Update Contacts from Settings menu to keep all your contacts up to date and readily available onto your iPhone.

Using Cloud Service Like Dropbox :

Dropbox is supported on both the platforms Android and iOS and it also provides the option to upload your images or any other data automatically  or you can upload your backed up data like documents, music, files etc to store on Dropbox cloud. If you are using Dropbox for Android App then you can easily sign in to the same Dropbox account via Dropbox For iOS App. 

If you don't have the Dropbox account then here is the simplest way to backup your data from Android and access them from your new iPhone :

1. Download Dropbox for Android app from Google Play on your Android device
2. Launch it and sign in
3. Upload the files whatever you want from your Android device
4. Download Dropbox for iOS app from iTunes
5. Launch it and sign in with the same credentials
6. Download the already uploaded backup data 

Click here for free download : Dropbox for iOS

Using Device to Device Transfer : 

If you like to keep a  copy of your contacts on your computer, or just want to avoid the cloud syncing service, you can export your contacts from your Android phone as a .vcf file. Later on you can import that into Contacts at

Lets start the process by following the below steps:

1. Launch the Contacts app.
2. Press Menu button.
3. Search for the Import/Export option and select it.
4. Select the option to export your contacts to storage.
5. Pull it from your phone to your computer or email it to yourself
6. Once the contacts transfer is over, you can upload it to

Note : But always remember one thing that before doing any steps, take a backup so that if something goes wrong you can restore easily.

Using Android File Transfer :

If you are using a Windows PC, then transferring data from your Android device using your computer will be easy and simple. In case you have a Mac PC, then you can download the Android File Transfer app and use it. It will give you the option on your Mac to browse the files and folders on your Android device, and you can easily copy them to your Mac. But some files can only be imported to your iPhone via iTunes.

Click here for free download : Android File Transfer for Mac

Google Apps On iOS :

You must be worried about the fact that you have already installed multiple apps on your Android gadgets and how do you get those apps on iOS. But in reality Apple Store also provides multiple useful apps like you get on Google Play. if you an Android user, then it is obvious that you have a Google account too. Google has made it simple by providing one login credential to access all their services from Gmail, Maps, Youtube, Google Drive, Hangouts, Google TV Remote, Chrome to Chromecast. So don't feel that leaving Google Android platform will narrow down your opportunities to access the Google apps. If you have a Google account then access it from Apple iPhone using various Google apps available on iTunes Apple Store.

Google provides some of the most used apps available on iOS and many of which have already been updated with official support for iOS 7. If your interaction and usage is more with Google services, stay tuned with Google's official iOS apps. Here are some of the most used Google apps available on iOS.
Hope this tutorial will help you to transfer data from your Android device to new iOS device. Share your comments here along with your experience.


iPhone Users Vs Android Users

Posted By: Poketors - September 26, 2013
A healthy competitive fight is going on over internet since years. In some aspects iOS wins the race and in some instances it is found that Android beat iOS. No matters what you are using and how you are communicating, the popularity and critics about both the mobile OS have been most discussed topic in terms of telecommunication. CoffeeMeetsBagel presented a funny infographic below imagining an android guy dating an iPhone gal.
Source : Coffee Meets Bagel


How To Increase Android Device Performance And Battery Life With Greenify

Posted By: Poketors - September 25, 2013
No introduction is required for the massively popular mobile operating system Android which offers many benefits for both developers and end-users.

A lot of android apps are there and the features can be great and sometimes offer a completely satisfactory user experience, but need proper maintenance else it can also slow down your device and drain your battery. If your Android device has multiple apps installed, it may lead to slow performance.

Greenify is a free Android app which can increase your Android device performance and battery life. 

What Is Greenify :

Greenify helps you to identify the apps which hang or make your device run slow and also gives you the option to put them into a hibernated state. Once hibernated, the apps won’t be able to start background services unless you start the app again. It means few background services will run on your device which leads to better CPU and RAM usage resulting an improved system performance and longer battery life. 

How To Use Greenify :

1. Login to Google Play and install the "Greenify" app.
2. Once it is installed, launch the app.
2. Press “+” and choose the apps.

Greenify shows you all the apps that are scheduled to run in the future as well as apps that will slow down your device. The only constraint with the free Greenify app is that it doesn't greenify system apps. If you want to do that you have to go with the paid donation version.

Greenify offers you all the benefits and you should choose apps wisely. If you try to greenify apps like alarm clocks or instant messengers, these won't work as “intended” anymore. The alarm clock won’t wake you up and you’ll not receive notifications if somebody sends you a message via instant messenger.

Available Versions :

Greenify is available in a free and a $2.99 donation versions. With some extra features, donation version includes greenifying system apps and providing notifications after hibernating an app. Initially you should try with the free version. Later on, $2.99 donation version would be helpful if you want to scan your apps and get a better system performance and battery life.

Share your experience once you try the Greenify app.


iOS 7 : Inspired By Android And Windows Phone

Posted By: Poketors - September 23, 2013
The new OS from Apple made it full of fundamental changes. If you have iPhone 4, iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 you mish have upgraded to iOS 7 and if not go for it now. Feature wise it is the best iOS version that Apple has ever introduced with some issues for battery life which can be saved by following some tweaks.

When we say iOS7 is inspired by Android and Windows Phone, then there should be some reason which made us to write this post. If you have an Android device or a Windows Phone then you should be aware of some features which is similar to iOS 7.

Apple used to have skeuomorphism design which helps in turning on the faux glass effect and with this they used real world symbols giving a 3D look. Once Microsoft made their logos and operating system apps look like 2D and very flat, Google introduced a flatter used interface afterwards and released Ice Cream Sandwich. In a similar way Apple also followed the same concept and they removed the skeuomorphism design  with all the decorations and moved to flatter and sleeker designs with apps.

Here are the iOS 7 features which resembles with Android And Windows Phone :

1. Control Center : 

Similar to Android gadgets, iOS7 also introduced a easy approach where you can easily switch on or off Wi-Fi/data connection or change brightness by opening the notification shade by swiping down from top of the screen.

2.  Thumbnail View : 

Thumbnail view was introduced by WebOS in 2009 and late on this feature was adopted by Google Android. Even Microsoft stepped into the same method implementation of multitasking in Windows Phone.  Apple also shows thumbnail view of open apps when multitasking in going on. It means it is similar to the Android where we find apps keep running at background.

3. Swipe On Lockscreen : 

Like Android phone, now you can swipe at any area on iOS 7 device to unlock it. Earlier it used to be there but in a particular area. 

4. App Updates : 

If you want to change the setting for app update automatically, Android allows you to do that when phone is connected to internet. Apple has also added similar feature.

5. Dynamic Wallpaper : 

You can select from multiple dynamic wallpapers of faux 3D. This is similar to Live Wallpaper in Android.

Even it is having multiple useful features, it lacks in some areas where Android is ahead. Here are the aspects where iOS 7 stays behind Android :

1. Fixed App Usage : 

Unlike Android, you can't change the web browser in iOS 7 because it is fixed and you have to use Safari as Apple wants it to be used. On the other hand, Android has the option to choose the default browser from Chrome to Opera or any other.

2. Third Party Apps : 

Apple is very much strict when it comes to device security and that is the reason iOS 7 has very few approved apps which can be used. On the other hand, Android has plenty of third party apps which can be used to share information. 

3. Widgets : 

In Android widgets are used and useful also. iOS 7 has no provision for widgets.

Apple has already made huge changes to iOS 7 and hopefully it will be able to fix the ongoing issues and will work on the pitfalls. Share your experience with iOS 7 and comment.


Android Kitkat Supports Intel 64-bit Intel Chips ?

Posted By: Poketors - September 18, 2013
From different sources it is heard that 64-bit support is coming to Android very soon. It is also rumoured that Android 4.4 KitKat would be that version supporting 64-bit architechture.

Image Source : Android Authority
In the above image which is taken from a presentation given by Intel at its Developer Forum last week, you can see the future computing plans supporting various operating systems like Windows and Android. It is also observed from the presentation that 64-bit support is mentioned as an upcoming plan for Android devices that will have Intel chips architecture.

Though Intel did not confirm that 64-bit support is coming to Android 4.4 KitKat or not. It is not an impossible thing as you can see the recent interests of people in mobile processors with such powers and performance.

During IDF 2013 Intel was joined on stage by Google, Sundar Pichai himself talk about Chrome and Android. The giant chipmaker is more and more interested to increase its presence in the Android world. No need for excitement about 64-bit processing now, as no matter how promising it may sound, we shall have to wait till the release of Android 4.4 KitKat and whether it offers supportable options or not. Though it seems that 64-bit chips will be found in more and more mobile devices in the coming years. As of now Google should be ready to support them with future versions of its operating systems for enhancement purposes.

Google may unveil the next Nexus smartphone alongside Android 4.4 KitKat on October 14. May the rumour come true so that we can have such hands on experience.


Top 10 Innovative Products Of Google

Posted By: Poketors - September 10, 2013
Google is breaching barriers of sci-fi concepts with projects like Google Glass and Driverless Cars. Google might be the only company which introduces innovative products very often and all the products turn hit. The company has turned 15 now but it keeps on adding  next gen technology and growing big day by day.

Lets see the top 10 innovative ideas and products that Google has unveiled in the past few years or yet to be unveiled in near future.

1. Google Glass :

Google introduced its first wearable technology device "Google Glass" which brings a product that had been seen only to science fiction movies till now. It is an extension of Android smartphones and tablets and can be used to capture photos and videos, make phone calls, check out maps, read emails and text messages and perform various other tasks with just voice commands. It has marked it footprint in the field of fashion also inventing such fashionable glass.

2. Smartwatch : 

Like Samsung, Sony and some other companies, Google is also going to offer smart watches. The internet giant recently acquired WIMM which is the pioneer in making smart watches. It is expected to launch next year. The features of the smartwatch are similar to Google Glass. The product reportedly has been shown at three Google meetings – Moutainview, Manchester and Berlin. Google is yet to unveil the product.

Google’s smartwatch will be the next big wonder thing to tech world because it will definitely offer some different feature than the similar wearable technology products by companies like Samsung, Sony, Pebble, Qualcomm etc.

3. Internet Balloons :

An innovative solution to the problem of low web penetration in developing countries has been taken care as Google invented internet balloons that beam down internet. Google sent out balloons that float in the stratosphere at a height of 20 km and relay the internet to houses via a special antenna that captures the necessary signals. It will provide 3G-like speed via these internet balloons, which cover an area of 1,256 sq m each. This eco-friendly solution will be there to solve the problem of poor internet connectivity. Some nations  have shown keen interest in Google balloons to implement.

4. Chromebooks :

Chromebooks are basically the laptops run on Google’s Chrome OS and do not support applications made for Windows and Mac operating systems. It has a built-in media player and internet browser. The web browser can be used to access the internet. Addition to this you can use several Google features like editing documents via Google Docs and scheduling other jobs using different google apps.

Compared to other mostly used tablets and laptops, Chromebooks are cheaper. But now, Chromebooks are not available in many countries across the world. Recently, Google launched a $1,399 Chromebook Pixel that has features similar to that of a high-end Macbook. Google sets the starting price at $250.

Check out an amazing offer on Amazon for Samsung Chromebook (Wi-Fi, 11.6-Inch) 

5. Google Driverless Cars :

Driverless cars will be popular in next era and it introduces new technology which is pioneered by Google. This innovative idea will be applied to the real world. An idea from Google’s X Lab, driverless cars are currently being tested by the company in Nevada, Florida and California in the US. While Google has not announced any plans to commercialize these driverless cars, reports have said that the company may roll out the unmanned Robo-Taxi to ferry people.

6. Moto X’s Voice Recognition :

Google’s Motorola division introduces Moto X smartphone which is made of the X8 mobile chip that helps give an enhanced user experience. The chipset includes a 1.7GHz dual-core CPU, a quad-core Adreno GPU, which are standard features of any smartphone chipset. The best parts of this technology are its natural language processor and contextual awareness processor.

Moto X is a phone that will always listen to you that means if you say Okay Google even if the handset is sleeping, it will wake up and perform the required task. this intelligent device will definitely help users with various ways.

7. Google Fibre :

In 2011, Google launched its Fibre internet service and it provides web speed of 1Gbps. This service was first introduced in Kansas and then Missouri, Texas and Utah in the US. It also offers service which comes with 1TB cloud storage and costs $70. Even the subscription with TV service offers free 1TB data on Google drive, 2TB digital video recording and a free Nexus 7 tablet.

It offers a free internet service too, where users get 5 Mbps speed. It costs $25 charge per annum.

8. Google Street View :

In 2007, Google started Google’s Street View and it has gone viral over the past few years  with several innovative features. It offers imagery view of various places around the world right on your desktop, tablet or mobile phones. Now you have the option to view the Street View images in 3D if you have the requisite red/cyan glasses. Nowadays it is supported in Nintendo Wii U Gaming station too.
9. Password Alternatives :

CEO of Google’s Motorola unit, Dennis Woodside announced about flexible electronic circuits which will be embedded into people’s skins like tattoos and will act as passwords. Motorola is working on the application of the Proteus Digital Health pill which is a unique ECG trace that can be used to identify users by external devices. Google will provide support to Fast IDentity Online Alliance (FIDO) and will be offering option to verify users’ identity when they sign into their online accounts.

In future it is expected that it will kill traditional and usual mode of passwords completely.

10.  Android :

Last but not the least, no need any introduction to this massively popular and a celebrity like treated operating system "Android". It has taken the world by storm and approximately 80% of smartphones today are powered by Android. very few of us know the fact that Android is not an original product of Google. Google has acquired the company that made the OS and named it Android while Google added its own features to the OS. Initially Android was introduced to be used as an operating system for digital cameras, but Google decided to turn it into a mobile OS and it is before Apple came out with the first iPhone.

Android has grown in popularity because of its easy-to-use interface, open source software and wide range of free apps available over Google Play. Google offers the OS to all the smartphone, tablet manufacturers for free offering them an option to update Android versions on their devices according to Google's recommendations. In this way Google has helped  several mobile companies, such as Samsung, Sony, Huawei, ZTE, Micromax to grow in the smartphone market with various features.

Must Have Apps For Your Smartphone

Posted By: Poketors - September 10, 2013
Got your new smartphone? How to start now? You might be having some gadget running Android, iOS, Windows 8 or Blackberry 10 and want to know how to start with it, in that case you have to install apps which will give you the best out of it.  Here are some cool apps which we refer as "must have" apps you can install.
For The Gadgets Running On Android: 
1. Airdroid : 

It will control the phone from your computer wirelessly. It will work via a browser window. You can transfer data, install apps, send/receive SMSes, as well as reject an incoming call.

2. AVG Antivirus : 

This is offered as free and it protects your smartphone from virus and malwares. It scans each new app for threats and  prompts you before installation. It monitors suspicious incoming text messages, has a call and SMS blocker, and lets you track, lock or wipe your phone memory if lost.

3. ES File Explorer : 

Though you will be having default file manager for android but ES File Explorer will let you copy or paste among folders. You can hide folders and can able to compress or uncompress files also.

4. MX Player : 

One of the best media player on Android platform. It supports almost all popular video formats and provides feature of built-in file manager to browse media files.

5. Kingsoft Office :

It is a free and document editing app which supports all the common formats and can incorporate with cloud services.

6. Google Maps :

No introduction for this app is required. Google Maps is one of the most used apps available in any platform.

For The Gadgets Running On iOS :

1. Find my iPhone :

It is a free app from Apple. It serves you to track your iPhone/iPad/iPod if you lose it or its stolen. You can send messages, lock the device, set an alarm or wipe data via the iCloud panel.

2. PlayerXtreme HD :

Apart from the default player which is good and supports MP4 formats, but it has some limitations like it doesn't have support for several  file formats. You need PlayerXtremeHD media player which supports almost all popular video formats. It allows you to transfer files from PC or iOS device.

3. Camera Awesome :

iOS has default camera app with basic interface. Camera Awesome enables you to capture images with various effects. Some eye-catching features are also included like composition grid lines, exposure control, as well as a built-in photo enhancer.

4. Light :

You can make use of the carema LED as a torch. The free app Light lets you adjust the LED brightness and have SOS mode for emergency.

For The Gadgets Running On Windows 8 :

1. Fhotoroom :

This app offers advanced controls, such as ISO and exposure, for your camera by combining camera and photo editing feature. The photo editor has over 75 different effects and lets you share photos with various social networks.

2. PrimeTube : 

You can access YouTube videos on your Windows Phone. In fact, it's faster than Google's YouTube app for Windows Phone. It even supports playback of HD-quality videos.

3. Connectivity Shortcuts :

It is a free app which offers access to WiFi, Bluetooth, mobile data, and location settings on your start screen tiles. You can start/stop the service, by visiting the pages.

For The Gadgets Running On BlackBerry :
1. BX Battery Info :

 This free app BX Battery Info shows updates on the screen with easy-to-read battery percentage and the active wireless services.

2. Photo Studio :

Some models of BlackBerry like Z10 and Q10 have fantastic cameras. Using this app you can improve the photos by adjusting parameters or enhance them with various filters.

3. Stuff I need :

This app helps in creating lists and you simply have to check the box next to the task to mark its completion.

We would like to know your experience after installing these apps. Share your valuable comments and suggestions.  

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