Sunday, August 18

One of my friend showed me new cool app Swipe Home Button on his Samsung Galaxy S4 and right away I knew this app is gonna feature in my App worth talking series. I'm not a big fan of having a whole slew of gestures to try and remember to do things like open notifications or open apps, but Swipe Home Button doesn't have some huge list of gestures that I won't remember.

It changes the way you control your android device. It provide five most useful actions on Android with bezel swipe gestures. There are five actions — swipe up, swipe far up (about two-thirds of the screen height), swipe up then down, swipe up and to the right, swipe up and to the left — that you can set up to perform five actions — go back to the "home" home screen, show recent apps, show notifications, play the next track in a playlist and open an app.

This app is designed for phones with "real" buttons (read physical and/or capacitive), and can cause issues on phones with on-screen buttons. I'm not sure what issues — the developer doesn't say. We'll just trust him on that one. But so far, on the Galaxy S4, I'm kinda feeling it.

Swipe Home Button is compatible with any 4.0+ devices! Including your Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S2, HTC One. However, this app is not suitable for device with virtual buttons. In addition, This app has a tiny footprint. Not a single unnecessary permission is required. Free your Home Button with gestures. Check out the video to feel the easy and clean swipe gestures! 


Source: Google Play

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Tuesday, August 13

Export iPhone Contacts to Gmail

Contacts just naturally accumulate, but smartphones and e-mail systems collect information about the people we interact with in very different ways. It's nearly impossible to maintain a single list of contact information that our primary phone and email services can share.

Keeping your address book up to date is essential both for work and for your home life. This is also true of your iPhone's Contacts app, which stores all your phone numbers, postal addresses, email addresses and other details about your contacts. Syncing your contacts to your Gmail account ensures that your address book is always concurrent on your iPhone and on your computer. The iPhone's Contacts app can be linked to Gmail using iTunes or by an automatic wireless synchronization.

Lets take a look through our simple step-by-step instructions below.

 Let us know in the comments below any other iPhone walkthroughs you'd like us to tackle — we could cover them in a future feature.

Source: Cnet

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Sunday, August 11

Another week, another flagship phone hopeful. This week, LG debuted its flagship device, the G2  and not surprisingly it’s a lot like the other phone shipping from Korea this year. The successor to last year's Optimus G was just officially announced and, as you have come to expect from the usual flagships, it's loaded with plenty of specs and clever features, not to mention some interesting new smartphone design approaches. 

LG needs something big, grand and impressive to take on the current smartphone incumbents... and it thinks it's found just that in the insanely powerful LG G2. The timing of the launch makes the LG G2 one of the early devices to run the all-new Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip (alongside the Sony Xperia Z Ultra), clocking the quad core processor at 2.26GHz and coupled with a hefty 2GB of RAM.        

Manufacturers are falling over themselves to outdo each other in terms of marketing their devices' technical specifications and features. But how much weight should be given to these specs anyway? And what's the best way to pick a new smartphone? We place it against top  three dogs in the android mobile world to see how it compares..    

LG G2 vs other Android flagships

 There are still more devices to be launched in the next couple of months. So it's probably best to hold off on making your final decision until these other devices are announced. Cheers...

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Saturday, July 27

Air Call Accept

Do you love some of the Samsung S4's software features. One of the fun air-gesture features of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is called air call-accept, which lets you answer incoming calls by waving your hand over the phone. Well if you don't have this shiny-n-pricey smartphone and still want this feature on your favorite smartphone. Buddy, you are in luck because there is an app for that called "Air Call Accept".

Inspired by the original Samsung feature, XDA Senior Member Williams.Joe developed Air Call-Accept, a free app which—you guessed it—allows you to answer calls without touching the device, just like Galaxy S4, on any Android smartphone. So if you’re device is running Android versions 1.6 or newer and are interested in giving this a go, head over to Google Play for download.

Air Call-Accept is enabled by default after installation. Opening the app reveals the simple on/off slider. On some phones, you'll also need to make sure that the proximity sensor is enabled, if disabled. On some phones, you'll also need to make sure that the proximity sensor is enabled. On the Galaxy S3, go to Settings > Motion.

Keep in mind that the app has some bugs that the developer still needs to iron out. Forum members over at XDA Developers have noticed that Air Call-Accept automatically answers calls when the phone is in a pocket or when a flip cover is installed on the phone.

Note:  With the free version of Air Call-Accept, you can wave your hand over the proximity sensor to answer incoming calls. The paid version also allows you to reject calls, turn on the speaker when answering, and send an SMS when rejecting calls. Cheers.

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Thursday, July 25

New Nexus 7

For all Apple fanboys out there: Google refreshes Nexus 7 with twice iPad mini's pixel count, for $100 less. At an event this morning in San Francisco, Google rolled out a new Nexus 7.  The name remains the same, but otherwise, a lot has been changed. 
              "Text and images look even sharper," and the tablet lets users watch movies and YouTube videos in native 1080p resolution, Hugo Barra, vice president for Android product management at Google, said during an event in San Francisco.

The latest version of the 7-inch Nexus tablet certainly features a design reminiscent of the original N7, though it brings in a much thinner bezel, a thinner/lighter design and a smooth backing. It is the first device to be shipped on Google's updated Jelly Bean operating system, Android 4.3. 

All signs point toward it being a worthy successor to Mountain View's popular tablet, but how big of an upgrade are we talking about, exactly? Engadget has break down the specs and spell out what's different between the old and new Nexus 7.
SpecsNexus 7 (2013)Nexus 7 (2012)
OSAndroid 4.3 (Jelly Bean)Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor1.5GHz, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro1.2GHz, quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3
Display7-inch IPS7-inch IPS
Resolution1,920 x 1,2001,280 x 800
Pixel Density323 PPI216 PPI
Storage16GB / 32GB8GB/ 16GB /32GB
Front Camera1.2-megapixel1.2-megapixel
Rear Camera5-megapixelNone
Bluetooth4.0 LE3.0
ConnectivityNFC, wireless chargingNFC
PortsmicroUSB and HDMI (SlimPort), 3.5mm audiomicroUSB, 3.5mm audio
BatteryN/A (10 hours on web)4,325mAh
Weight317.5g (0.70 pounds)340g (0.75 pounds)
Pricing$230 (16GB), $270 (32GB), $350 (32GB, WiFi + mobile data)$200 (16GB), $250 (32GB), $300 (32GB, WiFi + mobile data)
AvailabilityJuly 30th (US), "coming soon" to more countriesAvailable now
Event was not all about Nexus 7, it did featured a lot other awesome announcements  Have a look at slideshow to know more.  

Enjoy the very first video advertisement below:

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Tuesday, July 23

Ubuntu Edge

Ubuntu's plan to merge the desktop computer and mobile device is taking shape today in form of the Edge. London-based Canonical is seeking to raise $32m (£20.8m) over the next 30 days to produce 40,000 devices.  There are lot of perks for your contribution. You can put in $600 today to reserve an Ubuntu Edge unit for yourself, which will otherwise cost $830 starting tomorrow. At the time of writing this post, it had already raised over $695,945.

But the bigger question here are: 
•   Can the internet raise $32 million to build the Ubuntu Edge smartphone?
•   Can the established Ubuntu brand change that? 
•   Or are we about to see perhaps the most high-profile crowdfunding failure yet?

Here is a look at the currently revealed features of Ubuntu Edge:
•   Dual boot Ubuntu mobile OS and Android 
•  Fully integrated Ubuntu desktop PC when docked 
•  Fastest multi-core CPU, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage
•   4.5 inch 1,280 x 720 HD sapphire crystal display
•   8MP low-light rear camera, 2MP front camera 
•  Dual-LTE, dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4, NFC 
•  GPS, accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensor, compass, barometer 
•  Stereo speakers with HD audio, dual-mic recording, Active Noise Cancellation
•   MHL connector, 3.5mm jack
 •  Silicon-anode Li-Ion battery 64 x 9 x 124mm


Ubuntu Touch was CNet's pick of the most exciting new technology at annual mobile industry extravaganza Mobile World Conference, its elegant interface and slick design cruised past the Tizen and Firefox OS to become the most impressive potential low-cost rival to Android.


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