Returned from a vacation and have some great pictures and videos of the tour. Now want to show these phone captures to family members and friends. Viewing on smartphone’s small screen is not a good idea, so here’s a way to stream media on big monitor screen of your PC.
The Kindle Fire is Amazon’s first multimedia tablet, which hit stores on November 16th, 2011. Because of its low prices, $199 only, Kindle Fire hits the market and succeeded to make a place in peoples heart. Kindle Fire users have access to millions of movies, TV shows, songs, books, magazines and games, all with free storage in the Amazon Cloud. Since you’ll likely be
Google Docs on your Honeycomb-based Android tablet just got a little better. Google added a three-pane view (much like the Gmail app) for better browsing and autocomplete of names/email address when sharing documents with others.
Today’s update to the app makes Google Docs work better than ever on your tablet. With an entirely new design, we’ve customized the look to make the most of the larger screen space on tablets.
The layout includes a three-panel view, which allows you to navigate through filters and collections, view your document list, and see document details, all at once.
Although a fairly minor update, the changes should make using Google Docs on your tablet quite a bit easier as you’ll have quicker access to pretty much everything.
Looking at the details panel on the right side, you can see a thumbnail to preview a document and its details before opening it.
From the panel, you can see who can view or edit any doc.These features are now available in 46 languages on tablet devices with Android 3.0+ (Honeycomb) and above.
You can download the app from the Android Market and let us know what you think in the comments or by posting on the forum. Learn more by visiting the help center.
Cisco,a networking company, launched an Android tab- Cius.This 7.0 inches tab powered by Andoird 2.2 will be replacing desktops and other computing devices in coming future as per company resources.This is an ultra portable device, which provides enterprise solutions for the business requirements of companies.Wi-Fi, 4G and Bluetooth capabilities give you several options to remain connected.
Besides taking care of the business needs of the company it satisfies an individual’s mobile, social, virtual and visual requirements..Amazingly this tab has Atom processor of 1.6 GHz speed, till now this processor is used frequently for Netbooks.Cisco Cius has a 1GB RAM with an expandable memory up to 32GB and dual front and back cameras.
Cisco Virtualization Client (CVX) with Virtual Experience Infrastructure brings together high quality voice, video and virtual desktop functionality.HD Video capability allow for face-to-face video chat besides using it as a simple phone.With eight hours of battery backup, you can get a full day’s work done without the need to recharge.The cost of this android gadget is $700. Additionally, the device has preinstalled IMs like Gtalk and other biz apps.
Cisco Cius Specification:-
1. Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo)
2. Intel Atom Z615 1.6 GHz Processor
3. 7.0 inches WSVGA Capacitive Touchscreen with 16M Colors
4. Sensors – Accelerometer, Ambient Light, 3-axis Gyroscope
5. Supports Internet Message Access Protocol, POP3, And Microsoft Exchange (Active Sync)
6. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n dual band
7. 3G/4G Connectivity
8. 5.0 MP Camera with Auto Focus
9. Li-ion 4960 mAH Battery
App Protector Lite can add password protection to any application on Android. You can choose to only lock sensitive apps, such as Photos and Messages, while leave other apps unlocked.You can use numbers, words, or pattern to lock your apps. Pattern can be set as visible or invisible. Password Recovery is also built in to the app.
Steps to install App Protector Lite:-
1. Download and install the App Protector Lite from Android market.
2: Once you install the application Run “App Protector Lite” in your android mobile and set the default password as “8888”.
4: A list of all Apps will appear which has been installed on your Phone. You can tick mark the following apps which you want to create an additional lock apps security, then Tap on “Done” button.
5: Fully start functioning your Password Protection for your Android Apps.Once you make up your mind in providing security to your selected apps, tap on the “Change password setting” button and set a new Password(should be other than the default password) to start your Apps to correctly work for the Protection of various other Android Apps.
Indian Government is going to launch a $35 ultra-low cost tablet computer.The tablet called Akash, is a government project, being manufactured by a Canadian company Datawind in a Noida plant.This upcoming tablet computer will provide connectivity to the country’s masses.
Smartphones and tablet computing are India’s great new hope for connectivity. Current internet penetration rate is below 10%, severely limited the online potential of the country’s 1.2 billion population.AFP confirms that an initial 500 devices will be given to students, with the Indian government hopeful that device manufacturer, Datawind, can produce 700 units per day.
This is basically a Low Cost Access Device (LCAD) and will be available to students for just INR1200 after subsidies.The Indian government is not alone in introducing a budget smartphone for the benefit of its population, a key pledge of Thailand’s newly elected Pheu Thai Party was to distributed a tablet-PC to every schoolchild in the country.
The New Akash Tab Spacifications:-
1. Running an Android 2.2 operating system
2. 7 inch touchscreen
3. 32GB expandable memory
4. 256-megabyte RAM
5. Two USB ports
6. Wi-Fi Internet access
7. Video conferencing capability
8. Internal media player
9. Estimated battery life of 180 minutes
Google has today announced a Blogger app for iPhone and iPod touch devices. The app will allow you to write and publish right from your iOS devices and is available immediately for free. Though quite orange, the interface is clean and native-looking, and it allows publishing, drafting and editing of blog posts while on the go. This is the first time that it has been released on the iOS platform, although there has been an Android version available for some time.
The app allows you to publish from multiple Blogger accounts, post images from the gallery or the camera and label your blog posts. The app doesn’t offer a full-fledged blog post editor but there is also support for tagging a post with a location. You can save your posts as drafts or publish them immediately and browse the list of drafts and posts in your archive. . Its features are comparable to the Android app, which went live in February.
Google has been rearranging things at Blogger in the wake of the Google Plus launch, and this release is a signal that fears that the popular blogging service would be phased out are unfounded. Instead, it looks like Google is going for better integration of Blogger as a sharing option. In April, Google launched a major overhaul of Blogger’s Web interface and features, so it would seem that the product is alive and well.
The app seems to stick to the Google ‘less is more’ aesthetic, with a two-tone orangesickle interface. You also can’t do much more than write and publish. No formatting, no image adjustment, not even a choice of fonts or even a button to add a link. It seems incredibly bare-bones at this point. There are a dozen other alternatives that offer more features on the App Store.
There have been other apps for iOS that allow publishing to Blogger, like BlogPress, but this is the first official one.
A juicy piece of high-technology was winging its way to your door.
In all honesty, though, you’re probably not even sure why you bought the HP TouchPad — it was simply a matter of behavioral economics. The TouchPad was $500, and now it’s $99 — how can that not be a good deal? Heck, this was the tablet that was heralded as the best non-Apple tablet — $99 must be a good deal.
But now the excitement and euphoria is starting to wear off. Now it’s starting to dawn on you that you might soon have Yet Another Gadget that sits in the corner of your room gathering dust. $99 sure is cheap, but dammit you can’t eat a TouchPad, or use it to pay your rent, or wash your clothes…
Don’t despair, however: there’s tons of things that you can do with the TouchPad.
- 1. Use your TouchPad as a second (or third, or fourth…) monitor :
you could prop your TouchPad up on some books (or a proper HP carry case-cum-stand) and place it alongside your current battery of monitors and laptops. You could use your TouchPad as a web browser, an IM interface, a Twitter client — and so on.
2. Use your TouchPad as a digital photo frame or e-book reader :
The hardware specification might be a little bit overkill, but the 9.7-inch IPS screen on the TouchPad is absolutely perfect for displaying your favorite snaps — or even video clips. There’s no mount on the back of a TouchPad, though, so you’d be forced to glue some kind of wall mount bracket on the back with epoxy .Also, get this: the 1024 x 768 display itself costs $69 when purchased in bulk from LG — so you’re paying something in the region of $30 for the snappy Snapdragon SoC, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage… not bad.
3. Android on the HP TouchPad Gets Wi-Fi Support and More:
The Cyanogen Team has enabled Wi-Fi, the accelerometer, the Android Market, and improved the audio support on the discontinued HP hardware, and the Android port could be released next month.
4. Forsake webOS and install Android on your TouchPad :
While you can’t do this just yet — unless you’re a professional Android hacker — it might soon be possible to install a custom Android ROM on your HP TouchPad. It won’t be Honeycomb because Google still hasn’t released the source code — instead, it will probably be a tabletified version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread; but that’s OK as webOS and Honeycomb have around the same number of tablet apps, anyway.
The other alternative is to wait for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich which is expected to unify the smartphone and tablet branches of Android — and hopefully Google will release it to the public in a timely fashion so that a custom build for the TouchPad can be made.
For more information, make sure you follow xda-developers (thread 1 & 2) and RootzWiki or check out Geek.com’s coverage.
The other possibility is that Windows 8 might also run on the HP TouchPad — but that’s a long shot, and would probably require HP to open-source a bunch of drivers.
5. Twitter Updates from Facebook Coming Soon:
You will soon be able to update your Twitter feed from your Facebook account without a 3rd party plugin or app.
6. Compare Different File Versions with Dropbox and Chrome:
DropboxDiff is a Chrome extension that lets you use the diff program of your choice to compare files stored in your Dropbox.
7. Use your TouchPad as it was meant to be used: as a tablet computer :
Finally, despite what you may have heard or been led to believe by other tech blogs, don’t forget that the tablet market is so far from becoming saturated that you could measure it in some kind of astronomical unit. As of July 2011, Apple has sold only 30 million iPads — a lot for a new product, but once you factor in the fanatic Apple zealot upgrade cycle there are probably only around 20 million iPad users in the world.
To get you started with your new TouchPad, there are plenty of webOS apps for Palm smartphones that also work on the TouchPad, and even a few hundred specifically for the TouchPad. You could follow PreCentral, too, which is a great source for webOS-related news.
Google has just announced the official launch of Google Wallet. Google Wallet, if you recall, allows you to pay for products in the real world by tapping your NFC-enabled Android phone against a compatible card reader.
Google’s mobile payment system, Google Wallet, is now available to the public — for people who use Sprint Nexus S 4G phones and Citi MasterCards or Visa cards at least. The near-field communication and contact-less payment system was expected to launch this summer.
Now, there’s a bit of a catch: even if you’ve got an NFC-enabled Android phone, you might not be able to dive into Wallet just yet. Google is initially launching Wallet exclusively on the Sprint Nexus S, leaving AT&T/T-Mobile/etc. Nexus S owners waiting for their little taste of the future.
Google Wallet enables you to pay with your Citi MasterCard credit card and the Google Prepaid Card, which can be funded with any of your existing plastic credit cards. As a thanks to early adopters, we’re adding a $10 free bonus to the Google Prepaid Card if you set it up in Google Wallet before the end of the year.
Google Wallet — along with Google Offers — is built on an open platform that combines multiple credit cards, loyalty programs and offers at the point of sale. Payment is made by swiping your smartphone at checkout. Essentially, Google is turning your phone into your wallet.
The Google Wallet service must be associated with a Google account to begin using it. After agreeing to terms and conditions and entering a PIN, you can start the process of provisioning your cards to your account.
Mobile carriers have also begun working on their own competitor to Google Wallet. Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile are reportedly investing millions in Isis, their own mobile payment project. So far Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express have signed on to the service. It is expected to roll out sometime in 2012.
If you want to share your Wi-Fi network with other Android users without having to give out your WPA passcode,you can do this thing with the help of Quick Response code or QR code.QR(Quick Response) code is a type of matrix bar code (or two-dimensional code) designed to be read by Smartphones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded may be text, a URL, or other data.
To create your QR code:–
1. Click on QR Code Generator site.
2. Select “Wifi network”in the Drop-down
3. Enter your SSID (network name)
4. password and network encryption type (WPA/WPA2)
Once you click the Generate button, you’ll get a QR code image which you can save and print or embed it on a webpage.To Connect to your WiFi Network, your Friends will need to install Barcode Scanner Application on their Android Phone, so that they can Scan the QR Code, that you generated or Created.
If someone uses another QR code scanner he won’t be able to connect to your network. He will just see your SSID and password in plain text.
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