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How To use Your Android Device as an Extended Display for a PC w/ ScreenSlider App

by: Brigitte NovabosJanuary 17, 2012

If you’re looking to put more visual ooomph into your desktop setup for gaming or just needing more display screens as added workspace, it’s often easier to get yourself a new desktop monitor to add to your already impressive gadget collection.

But, tough economic times have forced tech enthusiasts to consider other solutions, and if you have an Android smartphone or tablet, you won’t need to look any further. With some help from ScreenSlider, a nifty Android app, you can use your Android device as a monitor display extension.

ScreenSlider allows you to view items that are currently running on your desktop monitor on your Android device, even [...]

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How to Tether Android Phone to your Computer Without Being Blocked or Detected

by: JoseJanuary 17, 2012

Nowadays, people on the go don’t tag along just one mobile device. It is typical for them to have multiple mobile devices in their bag. Smartphones, PDAs, tablets, and laptops are some of the usual gadgets they carry around. And, having to bring these gadgets along gave birth to Internet tethering, through which one can share the Internet connection from one’s phone to other gadgets.

The sad part about Internet tethering, though, is the fact that most wireless providers would charge you extra even if you are already subscribed to an unlimited data plan. This is an issue that has been debated on even until now.

The issue may be bad, but the good thing [...]

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How to Install Apps to SD Card Without Android Rooting

by: Carl ParkerJanuary 16, 2012

For some users, rooting is the only way to go. It gives you root access to flash custom ROMs to your device and a number of other cool features. Unfortunately, rooting does void the warranty of your device and the only way to get it back is to restore your phone’s stock software. For those of you who want to try more apps, but aren’t willing to root your phone, there’s an alternative for you. It is possible to install apps on your device’s SD card without rooting your phone.

Requirements

Before you begin, you’ll need to have a few things:

You need to move all your applications from your SD card to your phone memory, so that your data [...]
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Location-based Browsing of Wikipedia Using Wikihood for Android

by: Alvin YbañezJanuary 15, 2012

If you have read Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days and like to explore unknown regions of the world, the Android Market has an app that lets you travel and discover the world using your Android device without your having to leave the comfort of your seat. The Wikihood app integrates the knowledge of Wikipedia and the directions of Google Maps to make your virtual travels fun and educational.

Unlike searching through a massive collection of web content, the Wikihood app shows relevant information based on the map or the location you are searching for. Utilizing advanced semantic data mining, the app systematically organizes information from Wikipedia and [...]

 
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How to Use PC Internet Connection with Your Android Phone

by: Alvin YbañezJanuary 15, 2012

If you’re planning to go out on a vacation to a place where a Wi-Fi connection seems impossible, tethering will be your key to keep your other devices hooked up to the online world. Tethering is the ability to share your mobile phone’s cellular data connection with other devices. This neat feature, however useful, requires additional data connection and relatively increases your phone’s monthly bill.

If your mobile phone can’t share its Internet connectivity, why not reverse the process instead? Developers from XDA Developers have come up with a solution to share the broadband connection of your PC to your mobile phone. Although it’s [...]

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ClockworkMod Tether App : Use your Mobile Phone’s Data Connection Plan on your Computer PC

by: Alvin YbañezJanuary 15, 2012

From the developer of ClockworkMod Custom Recovery and DeskSMS comes a new app that allows you to browse the Internet on your computer using your phone’s data connection plan.

The ClockworkMod Tether app allows you to utilize your mobile data connection plan via USB tethering to browse the Internet on your computer. This app also work for both rooted and non-rooted devices. You also won’t be needing to worry about extra data charges, for the ClockworkMod Tether app works under stealth and avoids detection by mobile carriers.

Requirements

You will first need to do the following before installing the ClockworkMod Tether app:

Install a virtual [...]
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Install Amazon Kindle Fire’s Silk Browser on your Rooted Android Device

by: Ken EastJanuary 15, 2012

Aside from its price tag, another major selling point for the Kindle Fire is its stock browser–the Amazon Silk Browser– that promises users an ultra fast and ultra smooth browsing experience. The Silk Browser has gained the interest of some users and some had wondered if it can be used by other devices aside from the Kindle Fire (some are even thinking of having it on their PC).

Apparently, the Amazon Silk Browser can and does work on other Android devices. Thanks to the efforts of XDA Developers member TyHi, users of other Android devices can now use a port of the Silk Browser. The port, however, works only on rooted devices. It generally involves [...]

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Sync iTunes with Android – How to Transfer iTunes Music to Android

by: Ken EastJanuary 15, 2012

It is sometimes very frustrating if you have devices that are incompatible and you can’t sync your files because they have different formats. If you have a Mac computer and an Android tablet/phone, for instance, you will most likely have your music organized on iTunes. Android is not really iTunes-friendly, and iTunes is not exactly Android-friendly.  Thus, you may have a hard time synchronizing your music between the two devices. Fortunately, we have a great tutorial for you, guaranteed to sync iTunes with your Android device.

Requirements

Don’t get too excited on how to sync your Android device with iTunes just yet. Before anything else, you have to download two [...]

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How to Install MIUI ROM on Kindle Fire

by: Ken EastJanuary 15, 2012

The Kindle Fire is surely getting a lot of developer support lately as it gets MIUI 1.12.29 ROM based on Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread. This ROM comes straight from XDA Developers forum member Leech2082. It certainly is another great news for folks who love to make the most out of their Kindle Fire. In this article you will know how to install MIUI ROM to your Kindle Fire.

This MIUI version of Android for the Kindle Fire has a user interface that is said to be more iPhone-like (a good thing if you like how the iPhone’s interface looks like). Every time a user installs a new app in his or her Kindle Fire, it automatically shows up on the home screen. It’s great [...]

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How to Setup Face Unlock on Galaxy S2 ICS Android 4.0

by: Ken EastJanuary 15, 2012

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is definitely the most-craved-for Android operating system today because of the great functionality and style that it brings to users. Ice Cream Sandwich has tons of features to talk about, but there’s one cool feature that you will surely be curious to try–the Face Unlock feature.

The Face Unlock feature is available for those who have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. In this article, you will know how to set up Face Unlock on your Galaxy S2 running Android 4.0 ICS firmware. But, take note that this is only applicable if you are going to root your phone, so if you are not willing to root your phone, then you will consequently [...]

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