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X-Link App: Sharing Files Wirelessly Among Multiple Android Devices and PC

by: Ken EastMarch 16, 2012

Sharing files from an Android device to a computer or vice-versa often requires the use of a USB cable.  Though relatively faster, such wired connections are also more cumbersome in comparison to wireless file sharing.

As for wireless file transfers, there’s Bluetooth, which you can use among phones/tablets, and between a phone/tablet and a computer, provided the computer is Bluetooth-enabled.

Here comes another way to share files wirelessly: X-Link, an Android app that lets you share files remotely with other Android devices and even to a computer.

X-Link is a file sharing tool developed by XDA Developer member joschi70. Based on users’ [...]

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Protecting Privacy and Preventing Theft with Avira Free Android Security App

by: Ken EastMarch 15, 2012

There are times when we get too busy with other stuff that we tend to forget and misplace our phones and tablets. The worst case scenario is that someone takes advantage of these busy moments and steal our device.

To address this need for additional security, Avira has developed an anti-theft Android application that allows the device owner to perform several anti-theft operations remotely. Read on to know more about how this app can secure your Android device.

Features of Avira Free Android Security App

There are numerous security applications in the Google Play Store geared to protect your device from malicious content like viruses and malware.  There are also [...]

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Lenovo IdeaPad A1 7″ Tablet Review

by: Brandon SobottaMarch 15, 2012
What’s good:

A well-rounded tablet for the price. The Lenovo IdeaPad A1 has everything you could need from a slate, including a decent screen, GPS, Bluetooth, and a front and back facing camera. It’s a fully-functional, ultra-portable, and very affordable tablet.

What’s bad:

The specs leave something to be desired. Almost all of the hardware and software on the tablet is from the top of the line phones of 2010. While, today, the A1 will do almost everything you want it, it’s definitely not future proof.

The short of it:

The Lenovo IdeaPad  A1 is a great entry-level 7″ tablet. Its lightweight, durable, and versatile. While there are other [...]

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Automatically Running Apps After Rebooting Android Phone

by: Paul NuñalMarch 15, 2012

Soft reboots can be quite irritating, most especially if you have tons of apps running in the background. Wouldn’t it be nice to see Google+, Twitter, or Facebook launch automatically after your phone reboots so that you can live your online social life before you head on to more serious business?

Restarting applications after a reboot can take time, and as far as time is concerned, nobody wants to start all over by launching social networking apps one after the other.

An application called Auto Start is here to help you in autorestarting your favorite apps in one go. The application is simple to use, as it lets you pick one app that you’d like to be [...]

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TalkOver App for Android: Facebook Chat Client for Better Chatting Control

by: Paul NuñalMarch 14, 2012

Socializing has become more interactive than ever before. If you’re an avid Facebook fanatic who just can’t steer away from actively socializing and getting updates from everyone on your friends list, then here’s a wonderful application that will add a new twist to the same old Facebook for Android application.

Introducing TalkOver for Android–a brand new way to communicate and interact with your Facebook buddies through real-time chat messages while giving you full control over your personalized chat groups. Being the owner of your own chat group gives you full control over who can join the group chat, what content should be displayed, and what general [...]

 
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Panasonic Eluga Power vs Samsung Galaxy Note vs LG Optimus VU

by: Carl ParkerMarch 13, 2012

Whether you love them or hate them, 5-inch devices fill that nice gap right between phones and tablets. Some users may complain that 5-inches is way too big for their hands, while others may find them just perfect.

One thing is sure, however — 5 inches definitely does not make a compact phone and it may be a little ridiculous to carry such-sized phone around in your pocket, much less to answer publicly whenever you get a call. But, if you’re someone who wants the functionality of a tablet in the comparatively smaller size of a phone, these devices may be after your heart.

After the debut of the Samsung Galaxy Note, at one point dubbed a [...]

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DropSpot: Wireless File Transfers Between PC and Android Phone

by: Carl ParkerMarch 12, 2012

With the number of devices we’ve got at our disposal, it isn’t uncommon to remember that you’ve got a song you’d really want on your device but you simply don’t have time to sit down and plug your device into your computer just to transfer a single file. What if you’re very busy and you can’t expect yourself to take precious time out of your schedule, waiting for a file to finish transferring?

Wireless is the way to go, and a number of apps have already stepped up to provide wireless transfers from your computer to your Android device. It saves you time and also leaves your hands free to do other things while you wait. [...]

 
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Taskmind: Collaboration App for Android

by: Alvin YbañezMarch 11, 2012

In order for members of a team to succeed, they need a great amount of teamwork, hard work, perseverance, and effective communication. Sometimes it is hard to keep track and monitor the team’s progress when members are not located in the same place, which could result in either mediocre output or a group accomplishment with a red “F” mark. But, with the Taskmind app running on your mobile device, you can work as a team whenever and wherever you are.

Taskmind is a team collaboration app.  It helps you organize the tasks within the group and lets you appoint tasks to specific members, send out important files, and keeps you in touch with your project’s progress. This app [...]

 
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Score Alarm: Receiving Sports Alerts Through Your Phone

by: Alvin YbañezMarch 9, 2012

Smartphones like Android phones are nifty, little multifunctional gadgets.  We use them to keep time.  We use them to communicate (think email, SMS, Facebook, Twitter, etc.).  We use them to read about the latest and stay updated on what’s new.  We use them to remind us of important events and tasks.

And, with the help of an app such as Score Alarm, we can use our Android phones to keep tabs on the latest scores from our favorite sports.  Thanks to Score Alarm, you can monitor the live scores of your favorite sporting events regardless of where you are or what you’re doing.

The app eliminates the need for you to receive up-to-the-minute sports scores [...]

 
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EZ Drop: Wireless Transfer of Data from PC to Phone Via Web

by: Paul NuñalMarch 9, 2012

Transferring files from your Android smartphone to your computer can be a daunting task, most especially if you have misplaced your phone’s USB cable or Bluetooth pairing is giving you a headache.

A simple alternative for those sticky situations can be done by wirelessly beaming files from your PC to your phone via the EZ Drop service. An application known as EZ Drop provides one surefire method of sharing your important files without the hassle of bringing your phone’s USB cable along with you.

EZ Drop works in tandem with the EZ Drop website and mobile client. Users can instantly transfer personal files easily from their computer to their Android [...]

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