Thursday, February 28, 2013

How to Remote Control Android Device with your PC/Mac?

Thought of controlling your Android smartphones and tablets with PC/Mac? Want to manage your Android device on PC when your device is charging in another room or otherwise out of reach? Indeed, you can do the job with the free remote control Android apps. Following I will show you three ways to do it.
Remote Control Android from PC

Remote Control Android App 1:AirDroid(Android2.1+)

AirDroid is a very fast, free app that lets you wirelessly manage your Android from your favorite browser. And it is a very popular method to control your Android device on the PC covering Windows,Mac and Linux .

Quick Guide:
  • Install the AirDroid app on your Android device. 
  • Open AirDroid and hit the Start button to launch the server. 
  • Open a browser and enter the URL listed on your Android device. In the log-in field on the page that loads, enter the password as it appears on your Android device. 
  • Click enter to log in and control your Android device remotely.
Things you can do :
  • Transfer files between Android devices and computers. Now with drag & drop support. 
  • Cut, copy, paste, search, rename or delete files on the SD card. Receive, send, forward or delete SMS messages. 
  • Install, uninstall, backup, search apps and do batch processing. 
  • Preview, delete, upload, download, set as wallpaper and photos slide show from desktop. 
  • Share clipboard text between desktop and device. Group, search, create contacts, check and delete call logs. 
  • Search, preview, upload, download, delete and customize ringtones for phone calls, notifications and alarms. 
  • Play, search, upload, download, delete, or set as phone call, notification and alarm ringtones.
  • View your Android's screen, take a screenshot, or even record a screencast.

Remote Control Android App 2: TeamViewer QuickSupport(only Samsung device,Android 2.3.3+)

Maybe someone knows that we can remote control PC with Android via TeamViewer, and also, we can remotely control Samsung mobile device with original Samsung firmware from the computer with the free TeamViewer QuickSupport app, in which you can give the help to colleagues, friends, and family who need assistance with their Samsung mobile device.

Quick Guide:
  • Download and launch the app.
  • Install the TeamViewer full version on the computer (download at
  • Pass on the QuickSupport ID to your trusted partner, who uses the TeamViewer full version. 
  • Allow your trusted partner to connect to your device.
Things you can do
  • Edit text messages
  • Check email account settings
  • Troubleshoot other apps 
  • Help people resolve any support questions with their Samsung mobile device quickly and easily

Remote Control Android App 3:droid VNC server(only Rooted device,Android 1.6+)

To use the app droid VNC server to remote control the Android within your computer, your device must be rooted.

Quick Guide:
  • Install VNC Viewer for computer, Mac-Chicken of the VNC,Windows-RealVNC
  • Download and install Droid VNC Server, launch it and tap Start Server.Feel free to modify any of the options in Menu > Settings. 
  • Open your VNC Viewer of choice and type in the IP:Port that you see listed on the Droid VNC Server home screen.
  • Type in your password if needed. Then you should see your Android Device interface on your PC.
Things you can do:
  • Access to your device if it’s not immediately with you. 
  • Ability to create a screencast. 
  • Faster screen shots. Ability to help & support other Android users. 
  • Access your device if you’re at work or school and don’t want to look like you’re on your device.
If you want to let PC remote control and manage your Android device, just try the apps above, and I think you can get the job done.

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ubuntu for tablets Unveiled including Nexus 7 and Nexus 10

After announcing the release date of Ubuntu smartphones in Q1 2014, Canonical has officially released the Ubuntu for tablets, a touch-based interface supporting screen sizes of 6" to 20", and use cases targeting both businesses and the home. Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 are in the list of supported tablets. And before, Canonical has released the develop version for Nexus 7.
Ubuntu for tablets
Just like Ubuntu for phones, you can make a tablet dock with a keyboard, mouse, and monitor to get a full PC experience with Ubuntu on tablets. The system app requires your tablet at least comes with Dual-core Cortex A15, 2GRAM and 8GB internal memory.

Special Features

Ubuntu Interface.The tablets'interface are exactly similar as Ubuntu phone’s interface, very neat and clean. The stylish home screen organizes all your most important information, selected from hundreds of sources – online or on board. You can search for any kind of content.

Split-screen multitasking with "Side Stage". As we are making a video call on one part of the screen and meanwhile we can manipulate a business document on the other side.It has placed a phone and a tablet app on the same screen at the same time for amazing tablet productivity.

Secure multi-user. Just like Android 4.1, Ubuntu for tablets allows multiple accounts on one tablet with full encryption for personal data. Of course, you can set the accounts. With the full disk encryption, and additional encryption for personal data protection, Ubuntu keep your data secured.

Voice controlled HUD productivity. The unique HUD makes you do complex things fast and easy on touch devices. It brings all the power of the PC.The voice control can act as you truly personal assistant.

Effortless navigation with magic edges. On Ubuntu tablets,screen edges are used for navigation between apps, settings and controls. You don’t need to back to the home screen when you want to change the app, just touch the app at a swipe.

Content focus.On the customizable home screen, media is presented with hundreds of sources search.

Access to Windows apps. Add a keyboard and mouse, your Ubuntu tablet will become a full PC and thin client, with access to Windows apps over standard protocols from Microsoft, Citrix, VMware and Wyse.

Ubuntu really gives us something different from Android and iOS, and the most attracting part maybe the full PC experience. Now a developer preview of Ubuntu mobile operating system for both tablets and smartphones is released for Google Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.If you want to try the unique OS, you can download and install it.

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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