Monday, February 18, 2013

Install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Apps on Android Devices with Custom Recovery

Although some Android devices at present have received the upgrade of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, there are still many Android phones or tablets running Android 4.0 ICS waiting for the official or custom Jelly Bean releases. Is it possible to install Android 4.1 on any Android devices? Seems the answer is no, but the good news is that we can install the Jelly Bean apps using the custom recovery to experience Jelly Bean applications even without upgrading the device.
Enjoy Android 4.1 Jelly Bean apps on ICS
You may know, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has brought us some new and great applications like Google Ears(also known as Google Sound Search), improved Face Unlock, Google Books, etc. Following is the guide to download and install from recovery a package and through this you can enjoy the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean applications on ICS devices.

The package contains Google Books, Google Calendar, Google Currents, Google Ears, Google Earth, Google Magazines, Google Maps, Google Music, Google News, Google Play, Google+, Google Wallet, Email Client, Face Unlock, Gallery, Gmail, Noise Field, Phase Beam, Street View, Talk Back, Video Editor, Videos.

  • This guide aims to the Android device running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
  • No guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
  • Use the instructions is at your risk. Read and understand the whole guide first to take actions.
  • Root is required.
  • Copy and paste the Jelly Bean Applications package to your device’s SD card.
  • Turn off the device and reboot to ClockworkMod Recovery or TWRP Recovery.
  • Select Install ZIP from SD Card> Choose ZIP from SD Card. Select the JB file, select it, and confirm the action. Then the installation will start. When the installation is done, reboot your system.

Now, you can enjoy the Android 4.1 apps on your Android 4.0 ICS device.

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Best 5 Free Video Editing apps for Android Tablets and Phones

Video editing apps for Android
Nowadays, plenty of folks just want to make some family videos on holiday or special videos for lovers on Valentine’s Day to make a memento with the mobile phones or tablets expect for YouTube addicts. In the process of making videos, the editing is very important, and if you use Android, you can go with the job easily with the good video editing apps for Android without the need of professional video editing software. Following enters into the suggestions of best video editing apps.

Magical Video Editor(Android 2.3.3+)
For making memorable and beautifully videos with music and effects, check out Magisto.When you shoot the videos with the Android device, you can upload to Magisto, choose a soundtrack and a title and the app will automatically edit your movie for you. It is an intelligent video editor that stitches clips together, adds fancy transitions, and lets you spice things up with an audio track of your own.It is a very easy but helpful way to edit the videos.

VidTrim(Android 2.1+)
For a simply video editing app, have a look at VidTrim, which is a ad-supported app.You can browse through your video library and set markers on an existing video to indicate start and end times, or trim original video or save the trimmed version as a new file with the app.It mainly acts as the role of video trimming.But you can try some special features with the watermark, which includes B/W, Negate, Pixellate, Posterize, Glow, Tint0r, Edge detect, Luma, SwapUV and the Transcode video clips which allows you to convert video to MP4, resize and compress the video just like a mp4 converter.

HighlightCam Social(Android 2.2+)
Another automatic editing app is HighlightCam Social.It can turn both your videos and photos into high quality mini movies at the mere touch of a button, similar as Instagram for video.Your job is to spice up your movies with amazing themes and special effects, your favorite songs, or even use video footage from your friends. It is a easy one, and worth your trying.

AndroVid Video Trimmer(Android 2.1+)
With the abundant editing features, AndroVid Video Trimmer is one app you won't want to miss it.Trim your videos and produce clips.You can delete middle parts of the video,split your video files into two separate video clips, set the special transition effects,convert video file to mp3 audio file and others.It seems that it is really great one for the mobile device.

AndroMedia Video Editor
Supporting MP4,MOV,JPG,PNG,MP3,WAV file,AndroMedia Video editor is a fully featured video editor for Android that lets users combine and trim videos on the go. Just dragand drop the video clips to the timeline to apply different effects and transitions to your video.Besides,you can set the fade in/fade out and Ken Burns effect for the video tracks.For the export file, you can choose standard definition or HD (320p, 480p, 720p).

Now, Valentine's Day is coming, would you like to try one to make some romantic videos for her/him as a gift? Just take action.

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Best Free Valentine’s Day Apps for Android Tablets to Make Your Romance

Valentine's Day on Android tablets
February is coming and Valentine’s Day for loves is near and near. So, have you got ready for the special Valentine’ gifts for your lover? Flowers, chocolate and wishing cards are essential, but if you want the special ones or you want to make your special Valentine's Day, maybe the following Valentine’s Day apps for Android tablets will help you.

1.Valentine's Day Countdown LWP
For those men who are too busy to remembering the special day, this countdown app is just the one for you .Better, this one will display the live photo wallpaper for you,the photo can be you and your lovers.You can even customize the wallpaper by entering to Setting > Wallpaper Editor.Also, you can link to Picasa or Flickr to grab your favorite photos for displaying.If you own a big Android tablets, the effects may be very good and it will gives you and your lover the romantic days before the Valentine's Day.

2.Valentine's Photo Heart
If yo u just want to use you and your lover's photos as the wallpapers for your Android tablet, then choose the Valentine's Photo Heart which allows you to put your photos into a highly customizable and animated wallpaper in a cute heart shaped frame with your love text message on the heart banners.The other surprise this one may gives you is you can make kisses and drag to draw hearts with the app.Romantic? How to use:Menu -> Wallpapers -> Live Wallpapers -> Photo Heart Locket

3.101 Ways to Say I Love You
Want to speak out your love to her/him in this special day?Then check out the app "101 Ways to Say I Love You".Love has myriads of definitions in our world and it is a deep feeling, so how will you to express your feeling?Maybe you just want to directly speak to her/him, but it seems people want the more romantic and memorable way, so you can choose the most suitable idea from the app,also, the app can teach you how to say “I love you” in 101 different languages.Just take it.

4.Valentines Day: Romantic Ideas
Bored with candles, cards, flowers, frames and poems?No other ideas about the Valentine's Day?Don't worry, the app "Valentines Day: Romantic Ideas" can help you.The app offers you over 100 totally free romantic but simple ideas and tips to get the romantic touch in your love life.You can try the idea and if you like it, you can click the like button to share your opinion.Whether you are married or casually dating, these romantic ideas will give you guide.All the ideas are offline.

5.Valentine RADIO
Want to create a great atmosphere on Valentine’s Day, the Valentine RADIO can do the job perfectly.With a selection of up to 40 different radio stations that play all the best love songs,you can get the best atmosphere.This one needs you to connect the Internet to find the station to enjoy it.

6.Valentines Day Gift Ideas
The gift idea?Valentines Day Gift Ideas will give you the tips about the gift to impress your lovers.It shows you how to make someone fall in love with you, how to impress even the most reluctant lover, and how to spice up your long-term romance.Also, it links to YouTube videos of people offering their own, personal views and experiences on how to approach Valentine's Day.This one is really very helpful for people who are confused in love.

It is time to prepare for the Valentine's Day.And wish all of you a romantic and memorable Valentine's Day.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

How to Expand Storage of Nexus 7 and Other Android tablets?

Tablets are becoming more popular these days and you can do almost everything on it. Meanwhile, with the development of technology, the good quality of entertain contents, such as photos, music, movies, and games, need much storage to keep them. In general, the storage capacity of most tablets ranges between 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. Nexus 7 offers 16GB and 32 GB options without SD card.If you want more storage, then how to do it? Indeed, there are some tips helping you increase the storage of Android tablets. Following are the details.
Android tablets-Expand storage

The USB OTG cable is a USB cable On-The-Go,allowing the mobile device connect with other USB device such as a flash drive.This way is very easy and you just need to plug the OTG cable in the Android device and the other port of the cable connects with a flash drive or a USB drive and then you can save your content to the flash drive.That means your Android tablet is the host and the flash drive acts as your storage.

Online Storage Service
For the majority, this way is the effective and simple way to get more storage capacity with storing the files online. You can find many good online cloud storage services that offer free space for you.With the app that is provided by online cloud storage service, you can easily upload and download files directly from your tablet.

Popular online storage service: COMODO Cloud(free 5GB),SugarSync(Free 5GB), Dropbox(free 2GB),Box(free 5GB),JustCloud.

Kingston Wi-Drive
When you use the online storage service, you may need a high speed internet connection, so if you think it is hard for you, you can use Kingston Wi-Drive to extend the storage. Kingston Wi-Drive hardware is a portable USB Flash storage device that allows you to wirelessly stream digital media content (such as music, photos, videos, etc.) to your Android based tablet or smartphone, available for both Apple and Android products. It offers you three two storage capacities – 32GB, 64GB and 128G.It is an easy but perfect solution for expanding storage and you just need to connect with it use the USB cable and then you can use it.

For this way, you need a Kingston Wi-Drive hardware, Wi-Drive app, a USB cable, AC adaper, an AirPlay compatible Android device.It doesn’t support 3G,

GoFlex Satellite
Just similar as Kingston Wi-Device, GoFlex Satellite device lets you wirelessly access all your movies, photos, music and documents on your Android device. It offers a larger storage capacity than Wi-Device and it works for both your tablets and PC. Better, it comes with built-in battery backup of up to 7 hours and a single USB connection specially designed for tablets. All you need do is turn on its power and connect it with your Android tablet via the USB port or wirelessly with built-in wireless network. Then you have got an external 500GB storage capacity. You can take more than Take more than 300 HD movies with the increased storage.