Showing posts with label Android. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Android. Show all posts

Sunday, November 1, 2015

OnePlus X: Exclusive Pre-launch Review

Hello Gadget lovers. We know you have been missing us, as in last few months we just missed you guys. Our fans requested us in past for the review of OnePlus 2 and we couldn't keep us with that request. To make it up to you, if you need an OnePlus 2 invite just comment below your email address.

Moving ahead considering in mind how much you love to know about gadgets, here is the Pre-Launch review of OnePlus X. Yeah you heard it right OnePlus X, a new device OnePlus will be launching soon. Here are some of the cool specifications of OnePlus X:
  • Screen Size: 5.0 inch Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Operating System: OxygenOS based on Android 5.1.1
  • Processor: Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 801 processor with 2.3 GHz Quad-core CPUs
  • Camera: 13MP rear , 8MP front
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Storage: 16GB eMMC v5.0 (Expandable storage up to 128GB)
  • Dual SIM
  • Battery: Embedded rechargeable typical 2,525 mAh LiPo battery
Apart from the above specs, OnePlus X has slow motion video capture capability at 720p. If we talk about it's craftsmanship, OnePlus has done a solid work this time. OnePlus X will have two variants with either Ceramic or Onyx Glass Back, which makes it unique in-terms of design. Remember OnePlus One's sandstone back, OnePlus X has a different newer version of back as mentioned. 

Frankly speaking OnePlus 2 does not created a that much of bigger hype then OnePlus One. Now with OnePlus X, OnePlus team is following same path as OnePlus One. Anyways we liked the OnPlus X design, its sleek with really good specs. 

If we speak about the price then, we couldn't found any official post, but it's rumoured to be priced at approx  Rs. 16,999($250) the Onyx version and Rs. 22,999($350) the Ceramic version. OnePlus X will be available starting November 5.

This time OnePlus has decided to go with a slightly different strategy. After its launch only for the first month it will be available on Invite basis. After a month it will be available without an invite, cool is that may sound but an early hands on is always a better. You can follow this link to get into the reservation list for OnePlus X.

We will be sharing the invites for OnePlus X soon, so keep visiting us.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Shift for Android with an innovative way for your photo filters

We have found an app for you guys to try this weekend. Photo filter apps the flooding Android market, although Android does not provide much flexibility to handle photo filters like iOS does, some of the developers still have manage to provide you Android lovers with great photo filters apps. Previously we had featured Retrica and now we have another app for you name Shift. 

Idea behind shift is simple it just provide you with the photo filters for your already taken images from your any camera. It's the simplicity of the concept that we liked at first glance. Shift at start gives you a screen having demo image and you can apply filters to that. You have provided with the option to save filters for future use, as Shift generates filters for you randomly.

There are limitless possibilities for photo filters with shift, but it's randomness sometimes became tedious to find the best filter for your image. You may find yourself getting annoyed at some point, still Shift has a great innovation in it. Shift also has more to offer where you can drag, rotate and pinch points to personalize.

Note that we are not promoting Shift here, it's our frank review of the app and we recommend that you should give Shift a try. It's available for free on Play Store.

#Android #AppReview #PhotoFilters 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Use this Android apps to keep your favourite apps protected

Many of you might be knowing about the AppLock Android App, if not then AppLock provides you with the ability to add one more security layer in Android using which you can protect your Android apps like Facebook, Gallery etc where you have your personal things. We have reviewed two more apps and AppLock for you to check out and decide which one you wanna use to secure your apps. 
  • LOCX:
LOCX: App Lock & Photo Vault is on top of our list as it impressed us by it's light weight APK size and too cool material design. Like any other lock app it comes with all the basic features to secure your apps. One new feature that would impress you is the Chameleon which disguise your lock screen to prevent from breaking into your password. Fingerprint scanner and fake force close dialog are now supported, and more covers are coming soon. Try LOCX on Play Store.
play store
  • LockDown Pro:
Second in the list LockDown Pro is having reasonable amount of APK size. The features that we like about LockDown Pro is it's ripple effect implementation in app and support of Calculator lock which is unique of it's kind. LockDown Pro is featured as Top 5 Apps for 2014 by xda-developers.It also supports 30 languages and fake cover. Try LockDown Pro on Play Store.
  • AppLock:
Most of you must be knowing about AppLock as it's too for securing your apps, but as in recent update AppLock has drastic changes. Main thing we didn't liked is their ads implementation which makes it annoying. But it still tops the Play Store due to it's past reputation and that's why it's at botttom of our list. Try AppLock on Play Store.

#Android #AppReview #AppLock

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Samsung's Tizen move and launch of Samsung Z1

Samsung a south korean company in past has ruled India with their smartphone products, but recently with launch of Moto (Which started revolution in smartphone market), followed by Xiomi and player like ASUS has made lost their roots in India. Apart from this Samsung has also taken a battle against Android. Now Samsung has launched it's open source Android rival OS named Tizen and launched Samsung Z1 to stay in the low-budget smartphone market. So here is the battle report and Samsung Z1 specs review.

First about Tizen (pronounced “tie-zen”) operating system, Samsung developed Tizen with Huawei Technologies and Intel Corp to challenge the Android software that powers most of the world's mobile devices. Samsung have already featured Tizen in it's wearables and cameras, they have mentioned in their blog that "will feature prominently in most of our smart appliances and all of our Smart TVs throughout 2015."

Explaining why Samsung is going with Tizen, on Samsung's official blog they mentioned that "The benefits of Tizen are very simple: Tizen is “lighter” than other operating systems." Currently most of the smartphones of Samsung is powered by Android but they have launched Z1, regarding that Samsung mentioned that "we introduced our first Tizen smartphone, the  Samsung Z1. But, these devices are just the tip of the iceberg."

Before we comment anything about Samsung to touch tip of iceberg, here are some of the tech specs of Samsung Z1:
  • Screen Size : 4” WVGA PLS screen,
  • OS : Tizen OS, v2.3
  • Processor : Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
  • RAM : 768 MB
  • Memory : 4 GB internal with microSD, up to 64 GB
  • Camera : 3.15 MP rear, 2048 x 1536 pixels, LED flash
  • Battery : Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery
Samsung Z1 is priced at around Rs. 5500(not exact). Business Korea has reported that "Samsung Electronics has reportedly sold over 50,000 units of its first Tizen-enabled Z1 in India only 10 days after its launch. The number is higher than initially thought "

The number suggested by Business Korea suggest that Z1 has got good response from India, but inside story can be different. We know India likes Samsung but current competitors like Moto, Xiaomi, ASUS, Huawei and others like OnePlus One who recently got very good response will give them a tough battle to survive. Apart from that Battle against world's mostly used mobile operating system Android will haunt Samsung into their dreams. 

#Samsung #Google #Android #Tizen #SmartPhone #Gadgets

Thursday, January 22, 2015

WhatsApp Update: Now available to access on Web

WhatsApp which has been acquired by Facebook is the heartthrob of billion people. Many of you must be the dard hard user of WhatsApp in your daily life. Now WhatsApp has just launched an new update and it might surprise you a bit.

Recent update of WhatsApp will allow us to use it using Web Browser as mentioned on their official blog " millions of you will have the ability to use WhatsApp on your web browser." Currently though users can only access WhatsApp Web on Google Chrome only, WhatsApp will be supporting other browser in near future. 

With WhatsApp Web your experience will be same, this means still your mobile will have all your messages but you can have your messages on web too. Now to use WhatsApp Web it's simple, just follow below steps:

  1. Update to recent version of WhatsApp on your favourite Smartphone.
  2. Visit in Google Chrome browser.
  3. Scan the QR code shown on the inside the WhatsApp on your Smartphone under 'WhatsApp Web' menu option.
One thing to note here is currently WhatsApp Web is not supported for iOS devices due to Apple Platform limitation. Also your phone needs to stay connected to the internet for WhatsApp web client to work. 

Do let us know what you think about the WhatsApp's Web move. keep visiting us for dose of internet.

#WhatsApp #HowTo #Android #AppReview

Monday, January 19, 2015

Lazy Swipe: ONE HAND and ONE SWIPE,do whatever you want!

lazy swipe
We have found another innovative yet useful Android app which can give it a try. Are you an Android user who likes have their recent and frequently used app at your one touch, then Lazy Swipe an Android app about which we are about to tell you can make your day easy.

As mentioned in headline Lazy Swipe is the app which will use your ONE HAND and ONE SWIPE and will allow you to do whatever you want! We used this app for few days and now we are here to tell you why you should give it a try and what are some of the things Lazy Swipe need to improve on.

First Lazy Swipe has a really innovative way of giving you an drawer having recently used app, frequently used app and toolbox which contains good features like Torch button, Mobile data on/off, Airplane Mode, etc  general settings which can benefit in day to day use. You can swipe on bottom left corner and bottom right corner, also you can increase the swipe area.

Now few things we didn't liked about Lazy Swipe is, they have given RAM booster button in Toolbox which is kind of no use in terms of, it does really perform the boosting function. Also on small screen devices(4.5 inches and below) while scrolling left to right or wise versa opens Lazy Swipe drawer accidently, which is annoying sometime.

We recommend, Lazy Swipe is worth giving a shot and we leave it up to you to decide whether it's useful or not, do let us know what are your thoughts on to it. You can download it from Google Play button below.
Google Play Button
#Android #Appreview #LazySwipe #Productivity

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Try Notific to get your notifications on your lock screen

Android is the booming Mobile Operating System and to find the right apps in the Google's Play Store for your Android is very tedious, you can waste your hours of time in that. So to save your efforts, here we are with another Android app name Notific which enables your Android to show your notifications on your lock screen. Read below why you should use this app.

As said earlier Notific enables you to show notification on your lock screen, it's material design recent update is simply elegant and makes user experience super cool. Notific has Pro paid version and the free version, free version is enough to make your experience awesome, though if you like if you can try the pro.

Other Few things that we liked about Notific is it's app size which is very less compared to other messy app available in the market and noticeable thing. It has settings related to sensors which is very useful. You can choose your own style from THREE different themes, Jellybean HOLO, Android Wear inspired Material and Ambient Display inspired dark (AMOLED friendly) theme.

As mentioned on their app page, Notific is under development for more features and seeing current functionally we can say that it will rock the market. we recommend you to try it's free version which you can install it from below:

#Android #AppReview #LockScreen

Bring your Selfies to life with Retrica Android app

Retrica android app
The best things always comes free and we are here to tell you about an Android app named Retrica which allows you to take great #Selfies. Find below the full review about Retrica.

Note that we are not promoting apps here, we are just sharing with you the great stuff that you should know and give a try. Now you must be thinking that currently there are so many photo taking apps available in the market, but why you should choose Retrica!! Retrica as their app developers says is the great app to take selfies.

Retrica has around 80 filters for you to customize your photos/selfies. Apart from that basic cropping and other functionality. Now most of photography apps have that but the filters Retrica is offering is unique. Some of the features of Retrica are Vignette Borders, Collage, Watermark, Timer and Blur image. Also with retrica you can click many images simultaneously with just one click. We like the way they have provided all in one features for you.

Now there are few things which we didn't like much. First to capture a image you need to click a button, from user perspective app should click image clicking anywhere on screen in camera visible area. Also They have ads placed apart from in-app purchase. They should have gone with in-app purchase. This are no major issue to worry about.

So we recommend Retrica to selfie loves and those who loves to give effects to their photos. Check Retrica on Play Store.
Google Play Image

#Andoid #AppReview #Photography #Camera

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Android 5.0 : Be together. Not the same.

This weeks greatest news was when Google launched it's upcoming Android version along with the two new members of the Nexus family named Neus 6 and Nexus 9. So here is what's in the box for you.

Google mentioned in their blog post that " We created Android as an open platform, and put it out there for everyone to imagine, invent, make, or buy whatever they wanted. " Android has been evolving like anything and Google gives its credits to the innovator like you who helped Google achieve this.

Upcoming Android 5.0 which Google had given a quick pick in Google I/O this year as Android L is finally got a named. There were suggestions like Ladoo, Lava Cake, Lime Pie, etc but Google has given it Lollipop. Watch below video to get a hint :

This years Android 5.0 had the best innovations and features like modification in UI, support for multiple platforms etc. As google mentioned "Lollipop is made for a world where moving throughout the day means interacting with a bunch of different screens—from phones and tablets to TVs." Material design is the new UI element Google introduced in Google I/O will be available in Android Lollipop. 

Lastly watch below video for the to get amazed. Android: Be together. Not the same.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Get your hands on Galaxy Note 4 apps in adavance

Samsung's beast from it's Galaxy(Note 4)  has not yet arrived, it will be available in October to gets your hands onto it. Before Galaxy Note 4 arrives, here are the apps of Note 4 that you can get your hands on, that will be loaded in Note 4. Thanks to a XDA Forum user Albe95's post on XDA for this.

There are some tricks that must have worked for Albe95 to get this apps, for now you should check the apps forgetting how it arrived which is a bit techie to know about. Below is the list of apps that you can find on Albe95's post :
  • Note 4 S Voice
  • Note 4 S Health
  • Note 4 Smart Remote
  • Note 4 GeoNews
  • Note 4 Galaxy Apps Widget
  • Note 4 Task Manager
  • Samsung Gear Manager
  • Snapbiz Card
  • All Together
  • S Memo
  • Story Album
  • Easy Chart for S Note
Before you download this app set the system option “Install from Unknown Sources” option checked. We do not know how this app can behave on your device, so before you try this apps backup your phone (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED). Visit XDA thread for further info and download links. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

How to fix "Unfortunately, the process has stopped."

Have you installed a custom ROM, upgrade your firmware or you was just sitting back and this message "Unfortunately the Has Stopped" got displayed? We know this is the hack a problem that you might be facing, it really suck.

When this problem will occur you phone won't allow you to do anything. This message will get displayed every 1-2 seconds. And if the screen if locked then you even won't be able to unloack the phone. Find the sample screenshot below :

In the above situation when you can't even able to unlock your phone or you are not able to navigate to any screen while your phone is not locked, you have to wait till your battery gets expired. There are certain steps that you can take you avoid this error which are :

1. Clear Phone App data :

The first trick that can solve your problem is to clear the data of Phone app which you can find in Apps settings. Just navigate to Settings>Apps>All, find and click on to Phone app. Now you can see the 'Clear data' button just click it. Reboot your phone for the changes to take effect.

2. Clear SIM Toolkit data :

After applying first step you can also apply this step, which is same but the app to delete data is different. Just navigate to Settings>Apps>All, find and click on to 'SIM Toolkit' app. Now you can see the 'Clear data' button just click it. Reboot your phone for the changes to take effect.

3. Custom Recovery :

If above two steps didn't work then you can go for this. Install the latest AROMA file manager, available on XDA website. Use it to delete the cache or temporary folder of “Phone” as well as the SIM toolkit app. Reboot your device for the changes to take effect.

4. Factory Reset :

Final option if nothing works is the factory reset. To do this, hold down the Volume Up, Home and Power keys altogether until the phone vibrates. Once it vibrates, let go of the Power key but keep your fingers pressed on the rest. You will be able see the menu from which you can easily do reset.

Hoping this will solve your problem guyz. For my Hot-To's and amazing offers keep vising us.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Track your lost Android Smartphone without any third party app

Smartphone has become the ultimate addiction today, without it we can't even survive a single day. You must have given a thought that what if you lost your Android smartphone! Your Android must be having your personal images and other important data that you won't allow any other person to look. So there is a simple way you can keep track of your Android Device without any third party app.

What you can do is visit Play Store website using laptop/browser and login with the account that is attached to your Android phone (Note your phone need to have a Play Store account, you must be having as you need it to download apps from Play Store). After that click on the setting icon and select "Android Device Manager" as shown in below image :

Track your lost Android Smartphone without any third party app 1

You will be navigated to login page where you should login with your Google account, just enter credentials and sign-in. You will end up on to the below screen where the magic is :

Track your lost Android Smartphone without any third party app 2

Notice the green box which appears to show three buttons. Note that currently the device's location is unavailable but you can update it by clicking locate icon shown in the image on just right to prn icon. This process of updating location works best with Android App "Android device Manager" installed on your smartphone but it's not necessary.

Important Note : Below mentioned button clicks will work when your device will have a internet connection to it. 

Now with button shown you can handle what your device should do. Clicking on 'Erase' will delete your phone data, clicking on Lock will lock your phone with your credentials entered in phone like password, pattern (don't try this functions until required). Lastly clicking on 'Ring', your device will get a ring which is handy and you can try (it's fun).

See below screenshot of device for poof :
Track your lost Android Smartphone without any third party app 3

This is the simplest and cheapest solution to track your Android device. If you like this How-To then share this with your friends. ( Sharing is Caring ) 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Android One is in the house to amaze you

The most awaited update from Google has today got light on it as Sundar Pichai, Google senior vice president for Android, Chrome and Apps revealed Android One. With Android One, Google aims to make it's Android grow faster and reach to more billions in next few years.

The first thing you should know about Android One is it's not a new version of Android OS but, Android One is an effort to bring the best hardware-software combo possible to the magical $100 price point. Android One programme lets Google dictate what kind of hardware, manufacturers use in their devices so that they can give a quality Android experience even with minimum hardware requirements.

Google has come us with a set of minimum hardware requirements which includes a 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 845 x 480 pixels, dual-SIM support and FM radio. Eye catching stuff is stock  Android 4.4 on all devices. Current devices will be powered by quad core Mediatek processors, 1GB of RAM and 4GB storage which can be expanded up to 32GB through micro SD card slots. 

With Android One three new smartphones from Micromax, Karbonn and Spice with same specifications though they sport slightly different designs got revealed. A common factor in all three devices to note is, they are powered with MediaTek processor. Price of this devices is same Rs. 6399. Users can buy this devices from online retailer like Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal.

Google has indicated that Google plans to expand Android One to Indonesia, Philippines and other South Asian countries by the end of 2014 and in more countries in 2015. Check Android One smartphone on Flipkart by clicking below image.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

UC Browser : All you need to browse internet on your smartphone

Many Browser for mobile platform is available but which one to choose! You must have got this question whenever you have thought of downloading any new browser from app store. We recommend UC BRowser which is the all in one that you need and below are some of the details why you should use this.

UC Browser comes with FB faster browse where you can browser Facebook fast compared to any other browser. Apart from it's FB faster add on, UC Browser provides user with hundreds of themes to choose from, which maked it's user experience quite a interesting. Features like Fast Browsing and Smart Downloading is and ingredient that adds spice to UC browsers experience.

UC Browser has won several awards which proves it's worthiness. In their new release they have added features like Ad Block, Optimized Text Display and New Navigation. It's a all in browser that you need. It's available for all major mobile platform, so below is the link to Play Store for Android User. Click below to download it from Play Store.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Read to get Truecaller Premium for 1 year without any money

Truecaller is the apps which let's you find caller ID and block certain contacts. In novice language Truecaller gives you the name of unknown contact numbers that you have. Now we are here to tell you a trick which will give you premium privileges in Truecaller app without spending a single penny.

Truecaller premium allows you to :

  • Get Premium Badge
  • No advertisements
  • See who's viewed your profile 
  • Get free contact request
Just search '#ILOVETC' without quotes in the the truecaller search bar and wait for few seconds and it will give you an pop-up showing message " You just got 365 day(s) of Truecaller Premium! ". So go and grab it before this offer gets expired. Do share with you friends as we always say sharing is caring.

NOTE : Now with this trick user's are getting 90 days only, so still hurry to grab it!! 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Forget the Flappy Bird it's 2048 addiction

In past Flappy Bird has got the eye of internet and had became the famous overnight. But forget the retro style Flappy Bird, we are here to tell you about an interesting  and addictive game named ' 2048 ' which is available on Android and iOS.

It's very simple game where you have to join the numbers which start from 2 and you have to reach to 2048 tile in the game. It may occur to your mind that it's simple, but when you will give it a try you will find it very addictive.

2048 game developers has update their game several times and it contains features like automatic saving, undo support, leaderboard, sharing and many others. Lastly 2048 is that game that is easy to play yet but hard to win and it will consume your free time if you are a puzzle game lover. So without wasting your time, click on below link to download it from play store.

2048 On Play Store

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Top 3 Android apps which you won't find in iPhone

Android apps

You must have got an idea that we are Android fans at IJBlog and we kind of prefer Android over iPhone. So this we are here with three apps which you won't find for your iPhone in Apple's App store. Apple's iOS is good but it's not that much fab to support this app that we are gonna reveal in moments. Note that there are many other apps other then we are gonna tell you so feel free to comment on this post.

We are featuring first the app from the productivity section and specifically launcher, Smart Launcher. Smart Launcher enables users to complete change the way they interact with their Android phone. This is one of the best feature that Android users have over iPhone and you even can't imagine to get this in iPhone. Smart Launcher's basic features are free to download and it has pro version to which adds widget support into it.

Smart launcher app

Now our other app is the widget and you can't even imagine widgets in iPhone. Android has it's step way ahead of iPhone when it comes to the widgets. Wavestock's widget for stocks is one of the best widget you can find in Android's Play Store. Android Stocks Tape Widget allows users to index and follow their stocks they want to follow. This app has basic trial version and also the pro version.

stocks tape widget app

Cover is the app which lets Android users to customize their home screen look and it's very impressive. The great feature of Cover is that it learns which apps you use most in various locations you frequent, and it makes them easily accessible with no user intervention. Other great feature is it utilizes your location and determines whether you are at home or at work and accordingly it's adjusts itself. Cover is in beta now and supports very less devices.

cover app

Saturday, January 25, 2014

This app will never let you forget to take your pills

MediSafe app
We have seen app like Games, chatting apps etc, but there some utility apps which you should have in your phone. This time we are featuring a medical app which will never let you forget the pills that you have to take when your are sick. App named MediSafe is a beautiful, visual and easy-to-use pill reminder and medication management app. It will help you take your medicine on time and safely. It also allows you to help your family members with their pills.

Some of features of MediSafe from Play store are :

• Visual and super easy to handle. 
• Synchronizes the family pillboxes to one place. 
• Reminds you on time, even if your device is asleep. 
• Choose your reminder sound to make MediSafe a comfortable addition to your day. 
• High end graphics that look great on HD Displays. 
• See a list of what meds are "due today" and check them off as you go. 
• Rx refill reminds you when you need to restock.
• List PRN (on demand) medication.
• See your progress report and send it to the doctor as an Excel file.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Udemy world's largest destination for online course launches Android app

Udemy is the world's largest destination for on-demand, online courses. After getting success on IOS platform udemy has come up with Android app and it was most awaited app we can say. Now they have tried to convert their web service to port to mobile platform and they have proven it fairly right. The interface is responsive and enable you to learn on the go.

Now most of the course in udemy are paid but there are number of basic courses which are offered free there. You can find courses ranging from programming, yoga, marketing to the entrepreneurship and design. Some of the features of udemy are :
  • Discover thousands of on-demand, online courses.
  • Watch courses on the go with various ways like video, presentations etc.
  • Watch your course offline by downloading it.
Now we recommend that udemy is the best on the go learning Android app for anyone who likes to learn. So check out udemy Android app on Play Store by clicking below. 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Is Truecaller scares you? Unlist yourself

Truecaller unlist

Truecaller is the app that let's users search numbers and name. Recently it has gained lots of popularity for it's unique service. This service may help in some situations but having your number in their list may harm you. Suppose what if Truecaller losses its data! in past it had happen and they have said that they have improved from that. 

With time they have also evolved and lets users know the location of the number. Its a thing that may scares you, as anyone can know who are you and where are you. So what you can do? Unlist yourself from truecaller by entering your mobile number with country code at given link below.