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Mi File Explorer: MIUI File Explorer app even for non-MIUI phones

by: Carl ParkerMarch 30, 2012

The Chinese ROM MIUI has been a huge hit among Android device users, and with good reason. This ROM brings with it a unique user interface, as well as several features that are sure to get other custom ROM users envious. One of the best features that MIUI packs is its file explorer, giving you access to browse your locally stored media and your SD card.

Now, even non-MIUI phone users can enjoy MIUI’s handy file browser. XDA Developers senior member apooonet has managed to port MIUI’s native File Explorer, maintaining not only its look but also the device’s ability to browse locally stored media, SD cards, and even the device’s root [...]

 
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FlockThere: Organizing meetups and knowing where your friends are in real-time

by: Carl ParkerMarch 30, 2012

Humans are naturally social animals and getting together with friends is just one of the ways of having a good time. Unfortunately, as anyone who’s associated with a large group of people can tell you, coordinating with several individuals can be stressful.

Though meetups may spell good times, it can be such a hassle when questions fly left and right, basically asking the same things people have already asked. But, thanks to FlockThere, Inc., there’s an app that will help  you eliminate meetup problems by giving you your contacts’ real-time locations, so you’ll no longer have to worry where the last member of your team is or how to get there. [...]

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Sending event invitations en masse with Evite for Android

by: Carl ParkerMarch 29, 2012

Whoever said that invitation cards were out of style? Back in the day, if you wanted to organize an event properly, you’d have to send invitations to your guests through the mail or by personally delivering invitations to their doorsteps.

Over the years, however, the rush of modern life has made it difficult for event organizers to sit down and make personalized invitations. It’s so much easier, and faster, to send an informal text or e-mail to the invite list.

But, for those of you who want a classic touch to your events without having to purchase cards from the store, there’s an app for you. Evite is an online platform for creating, managing, [...]

 
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MobiTexter: Browser-based SMS manager

by: Alvin YbañezMarch 29, 2012

Typing your message on your Android phone could sometimes require a bit of effort and precise finger coordination. Unlike wider screens of Android tablets, the smaller screens of Android phones makes the keyboard keys stick closer together, making it a difficult feat to type your text messages faster. But with MobiTexter installed on your Android phone, you can now compose your messages faster by utilizing the full-size keyboard of your computer.

MobiTexter syncs all your contacts and text messages, making them accessible on your computer’s web browser. You can instantly read new messages, compose messages, and send SMS messages from your desktop. With a full-size [...]

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Backing up your phone data to the cloud with inDefend Mobile Backup

by: Alvin YbañezMarch 28, 2012

If you have been attentive to every rooting and flashing guide for Android phones, you can find under the requirements section that you will need to create a backup of your mobile phone data. Connecting your phone to the computer to create a backup, or transfer files on your SD card could really take much of your time. But, now it is possible to remotely backup your phone’s content in the cloud via inDefend Mobile Backup app.

The inDefend Mobile Backup is an application that allows you to easily backup your data in the cloud. You can backup your contacts, call logs, text messages, calendar, and personalized settings and restore them remotely from the cloud. The app [...]

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Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket HD vs Sony Xperia S

by: Alvin YbañezMarch 28, 2012

The recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2012) at Las Vegas was a place to be for all gadget enthusiasts. Leading manufacturers showcased their devices and gave viewers a glimpse of what gadgets to expect this year. Two of those devices are the Sony Xperia S and the Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket HD.

Both phones are good and are equipped with high-end specs that consumers will find it hard to make a choice between the two. So, to make your life easier, we will be comparing these two phones to help you come up with your own decision. In this comparison, we will be discussing the specs and features of these phones and how they differ from one another.

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Barcode Cache: App for managing and sharing scanned barcodes

by: Alvin YbañezMarch 28, 2012

With a plethora of applications at Google Play Store, our Android smartphone never ceases to surprise us with new and exciting apps that can make it a pocket-size convenience.  Barcode scanners, for instance, belongs to a type that shoppers can use frequently to immediately fetch info about an item.  But, with hundred—or even thousands—of codes that need to be scanned, we need an app that organizes things.  This is where Barcode Cache comes to our aid.

Barcodes and QR codes are scanned to identify certain information about a product. With the creation of barcode scanners and the ability of smartphones to scan codes, these codes are now used to rapidly spread a variety [...]

 
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Adding more life to your battery with Trend Micro Longevity

by: Ken EastMarch 27, 2012

It’s very frustrating to run out of battery power at a time when you’d need your Android phone or tablet to run a bit longer for more urgent tasks.  If you’re near a power outlet and you have your charger cable with you, then you’re in luck.  But, what about those times when you’re on the go?

There are several tools and apps that can help you optimize the battery consumption of your device, but many of them still aren’t good enough. A lot of users are still looking for the perfect app that would solve their battery problem.  In the quest for the perfect battery optimization app joins Trend Micro’s battery saving tool: [...]

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LG Optimus 4X HD vs HTC One X

by: Carl ParkerMarch 27, 2012

Today’s match includes two phones that were announced at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona a few weeks ago. LG had announced the LG Optimus 4X HD, the successor to the LG Optimus 2X from last year. Meanwhile, HTC also revealed its HTC One X. Naturally, we can’t resist seeing how these potential giants measure up to each other in the ring.

Design and Display

The LG Optimus 4X HD is rocking a 4.7 inch True HD IPS display with 1280×720 pixel resolution. LG is promising the “finest viewing experience with high resolution, clarity and no color or shape distortion.”

Despite the size of its display, the LG Optimus 4X HD is [...]

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APK Batch Installer: Install, backup, restore, rename Android apps in one go to/from your Windows PC

by: Carl ParkerMarch 27, 2012

Android devices certainly have no dearth of backup and restore solutions, but most apps available on the market only support restoring apps one at a time. For those of you who are practically obsessed about flashing ROMs, having to wipe your apps and restore each and every one individually can be tiring. Fear not! An easy-to-use computer application makes it possible to restore your APKs in one convenient batch. Developed by XDA-Developers Senior Member hamsteyr, APK Batch Installer Tool  greatly reduces the stress of having to restore your beloved apps whenever you flash new ROMs.

APK Batch Installer Tool is a Windows-based application that makes backing up and [...]

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