Tips&Tricks

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Check Fus is an interesting tool for all Samsung Galaxy SII, Galaxy S and most other Samsung Android mobile devices that allows to check the new firmware updates without running the Kies software. Which can be very convenient. As you can see in the features described below some of the feature are only available in the Pro version that is basically a paid version. For example, Pro version can automatically check the firmware updates, notify the user with the vibration and signal for a new firmware release. Pro version also don’t have any ads. * Automatically checks for new firmware Read More >

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CSC or consumer software customization is one of the three main software components on your Samsung Galaxy SII device. First being the PDA or firmware that happens to be most visible part to the user. Second is Phone or Modem/baseband that is responsible for the strictly phone related functionality of the device. Third component is CSC which is mainly used for the carrier branding, APN setting used for data connection, carrier branding, MMS functionality for the specific service provider and other region specific software packages. You can change the CSC of your device if you have multi CSC packages installed. Read More >

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Zephyr is a very interesting and useful new jailbreak/Cydia tweak by the well-known developer going by the name of chpwn for the iPhone. Basically it’s a swipe based multi-tasking gestures tool that can be very useful if you used to have a lot of apps running in the background on your iPhone and each time you want to access an app, normally you have to double-tap the Home button to bring the app switcher bar at the bottom. With this newly released Cydia tweak Zephyr all that is required is swipe-up gesture at the bottom part of the iPhone screen Read More >

Some time has passed since Apple pushed the final version of the iOS 5.0.1 out of the door, which included a number of important fixes for the iDevice users. Firstly, it fixed the well-known battery draining issues that many iPhone 3GS/4 and iPhone 4S users are experiencing with their devices upgraded to the latest iOS 5. At least this is what Apple claims! Secondly, original iPad 1 users got lucky because Apple has enabled the multi-touch gestures for them in iOS 5.0.1. This features was disabled in the iOS 5.0 for the iPad 1 users but was only available to Read More >

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Home button on Apple iPhone is in fact the ONLY physical button that is available on the front-side and is used extensively during the normal operation i.e., to exit out of currently running application, accessing the multi-tasking bar and so on. This is in contrast many Android phones where we may have more button on our disposal. For example, on my Samsung Galaxy S2 (SII) I have three button on front – two additional buttons apart from typical Home button. They can be indispensable once you get used to them particularly the Back button. Furthermore, Home button on many Android Read More >

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Galaxy Nexus is latest & greatest device in the Android world from Samsung, and has generally got rave review from many experts. One thing you might have noticed, in case you bought this device is that you cant mount the USB stick/flash drives or external drives with the device! Although Google has advertised USB On-The-Go as one of the key features of the Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0). And indeed there is support for this exciting feature underlying but for some reason Google has decided to disable this. There are some reports that Google will finally enable this feature in Read More >

iOS Torrent Download 2

There are already a number of ways that a user can monitor the torrent download on his or her PC from a mobile device. But what if you want to download the torrents on your smartphone? – in particular on an iOS platform such as iPhone! There are some choices that we mentioned in the past for jailbroken phones to do but iTransmission seems to be the best option yet. iTransmission of course requires a jailbroken iDevice and you can actually download the latest IPA file form the Google Repository on official homepage. I am not sure that if its Read More >

Windows 8

Windows 8 is expected to be pack full of new innovative features that is sure to leave all spell bound. The renowned OS brand has already released an early version of Windows 8 on a prototype tablet, and the Developer Preview can be downloaded by any person. This sneak peak of the OS that is still in developmental stage is available for download in 3 versions: a 64-bit version and a 32-bit version with only the OS, and a 64-bit version that includes developer tools. Windows 8 includes a set of many visual as well as underlying changes as compared Read More >

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As of now almost all Android users are waiting anxiously for the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update from their device manufacturer for their specific device. Only the proud owners of the shiny new Galaxy Nexus will be able to get it loaded by default on the device. If you can live with some bugs and instability then there are some pre-release versions of the ICS available for many popular devices such as Samsung Galaxy SII/S, some HTC devices among others as we have detailed in the past. However even the unofficial community driven firmwares such as CM and MIUI Read More >

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You might know already about the Carrier IQ drama that happened recently. For those of you who don’t know Carrier IQ is software that comes pre-installed on many mobile handsets without the users knowing about its presence. This software is said to be used for measuring the customer experience and typical mobile usage patterns etc. However, it has been found recently that Carrier IQ can breach user privacy by logging the messages and user keystrokes and sending this sensitive data among other pieces of information to the company servers where this information can be used to paint a complete picture Read More >

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