Sunday, 28 September 2014

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Save Battery On Your Android By Managing Wireless Connections - LeanDroid

Save Battery On Android:


Battery, as always, is the major issue in the modern era of smartphone users. Manufactures are working very hard to strike the sweet spot between usability and battery. Some may have done this, but its either not available to the major user or it might be too costly for an average user to afford. 

So whats the solution? There are many other apps but they might not be so reliable to use. Apart from the very Notorious Greenify app, which does require you Root to function.



Hence, here comes "LeanDroid" to save you from "Shutdowns" and Random restarts !

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LeanDroid

This app, is surprisingly lightweight and doesn't use much of your invaluable space and time also. Its very easy to configure but for every feature to function, you need to have premium version and most obviously, Root enabled.

LeanDroid is particularly very easy to use if you have good knowledge about how its features function. The developer has decided to put a detailed explanation of the options so that you might not wander in obscurity. However, here I decided to put a lil explanation , in layman terms, to make to all understand it in a more meaningful way.



First look of the app, after installing it the wide array of "No nonsense" features. However, some may find it very boring but others might consider this type of presentation.

Features:

  • Can disable Wifi, bluetooth and GPS automatically if not in use.
  • Can also disable cellular data connections if you wish so
  • You can enable or disable them after a particular time period
  • You can make Wifi run first and then look for any possible connections before opting for cellular connections.
  • Can Renable wifi or bluetooth for every 60 mins to make sure that notifications flow in

These are some of the features you get after downloading this app. You get further more if you go with the premuim version and even more if you decide to root your device
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Also check: Easiest Way To One Click Root Any Android Device Without PC 

Also, by using some features of this app and greenify together, you can make your Droid last atleast a day.

Thats it Folks:


There you go. IMHO, this is the most efficient and a sensible approach towards battery saving in Android. You could easily pair this up with your favourite battery saving app but I highly recommend you using Greenify.

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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

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Convert And Backup Google Play Store Apps To Apks

Converting apps can be a very handy trick to save a lot of time and effort. This trick works well if you want a specific carrier app such as Sony walkman player which is not available in google play store but you have a Sony mobile device. Apart from that, you could also share these apks to your friends if they cannot find that particular app in Google play store.


Convert And Backup Google Play Store Apps To Apks
Convert And Backup Play Store

Backuping can also be done so that you can save yourself from a huge disaster. Backuping is generally considered as a smart technique to save all the synced data and apps so that you may not regret after a catastrophe.

So here are some two simple yet easily findable method to backup and convert your apps.

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Convert and Backup apps:

1. By ES file manager:

ES file manager is the best file manager that you can get as of now. Period. No file manager can match its versality and feature packed nature. However, you could easily convert and backup as well mas manage your apps with inbuilt app manager. You could monitor your apps and its battery usage with no hassles. So here are the steps on how to convert and backup.

Step1:
Get your self into ES file manager and click on the options button. Its located at the top right hand side and you can get into it by clicking on the three horizontal lines.


Step2:
Go through tools and get into app manager as shown in the image below. Here you could long press any app to select and then click on backup to convert it into apk.




Step3:
You could access your backups by going into "Local--> Backup"

You are done. This is one method of doing it. This method is the most reliable method as it doesn't require any third party apps.

2. By Apk share:

If you really want a third party app, then apk share is the best bet. You could easily share apps from it similar to that of ES file manager. But I say that you use the method 1 as its more secure and private.

Step1:
Open the app and select all the apps that you need to backup.

Step2:
click on backup to backup. All the apps are stored in your external SD card.

Thats it folks. These are some of the easiest methods to backup as well as gain certain apps that only certain mobile phones have.

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Monday, 21 July 2014

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6 Indie Android Games Of 2014 That You Have Probably Missed

Mobile gaming is developing rapidly, thanks to the contribution of the hardworking developers who independently develop them and give it to us. With the coming of new powerful powerful hardware and the collaboration of some gaming giants, gaming on Android has now become a known fact. Even some companies such as nVidia considers gaming as a boon by releasing its Nvidia Tegra exclusive for Android.



However, if you were thinking that the mobile gaming is stale and not as rewarding as that of PC, then reconsider your thinking again. Because, here are some stunning, innovative and out of the box best indie games for Android, that I have got so far. Enjoy.

Indie Android Games Of 2014

1. Out there:


This game has got released a month ago and oh boy, it's one of the best game that I have played so far. Seriously. If you are looking of a action-adventure type of game-play with a lot of options given to you as you are progressing, then this is the best game for you. The theme of the game is, you are a lonely astronaut,of 22nd century, woken from sleep into nowhere and now you are struggling to survive the harsh and bleak space out there by collecting the essentials like Oxygen and some metal for your very own spaceship.

Game-play is very different and fresh when compared to other games and it contains a lot of replay-ability factor and "comic" feel to it. However, this game is tough and requires a lot of patience, which is obviously, very rewarding at the end. It requires a lot of strategical planning, as you are likely to be run out of resources fairly quickly if you don't use your brains.

Also, this game has a steep learning factor containing many bizarre "alien" type of creatures speaking unknown languages. But if you help them, they might reward you with their own "vocabulary" thus making you develop as the game progresses. The container in the spaceship for your resources is of 20 slots which is unsurprisingly be filled within just a few minutes of playing, atleast in my case. Fortunately, as its a strategy game, it contains various containers, generated randomly in various galaxies, in which you can dump your "not-so-important" goods. If you want a good look of how the game is, watch the gameplay video presented in Google play store.
Download.
Pros:
  • Simple and Intuitve interface
  • Rewarding gameplay.
  • Comic-type of Visuals.

Cons:
  • You need to take a lot of risks.
  • Very tough.

2. Leo's fortune:


If you are looking for a great adventure game with stunning graphics with a great story line, then Leo's fortune is your safe bet. The game is based upon Leo's treasure of gold, which has been stolen. Leo must follow the treacherous trail of the thief in order to retrieve his hard earned wealth.

The game graphics are stunning and the narratives are just mind-blowing. You need to travel, surviving myriad of traps, in the beautiful jungles, oceans and the mighty mountains discovering secret things related to your gold. It has great physics which you will soon notice when playing the game.

This game is very addicting due to its sandbox type of gameplay. You can watch the trailer if you want further info about the game.
Download.
Pros:
  • Brain soothing graphics.
  • Responsive controls.
  • Hardcore option
  • Excellent story narratives.
  • Has controller support.
Cons:
  • Gameplay becomes stale if you try to complete the game in a day.
  • Need to do some hand gymnastics while playing the game.

Also Check: Top 5 Most Anticipated FPS games From E3 2014.

3. Monument Valley:


You might have probably known about the notorious, Monument Valley, if you are an avid android gamer. This game, similar to Leos fortune, has great stunning visuals with a lot of great puzzles to solve but with a different type of approach to it. So if you are looking for some geometrical puzzles to solve, then this game is for you.

In Monument Valley, you need to guide the princess Ida in collecting all the artifacts from the geometrically puzzled world for the sake of her people. This game works on optical illusions and is very similar to the people who have played fez.

The game play is simple as well as perplexing in its own nature. You need to cross constant changing paths by shifting the camera to another perspective. It looks easy right? ?.. No. Each level has its own "type" of sublevels. You need to trigger some buttons in order to make things work and play accordingly to complete the game.

However, the only drawback is, that the game completes in just 3 hours and you know what? I've played it like a "slow-poke" looking for each and every alternative. Nonetheless, the 3 hours gameplay was a charm and I don't regret the fact that I have played it.
Download.
Pros:
  • Stunning Visuals and gameplay.
  • Great shape puzzles
  • Trouble-free controls
Cons:
  • It takes only 3 hours or less to complete the game.
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4. The Room 1 & 2 :



As the name suggests, you are in a room, with a locked box, which you obviously need to unlock it. Each box, after unlocking gives birth to another making it a smooth transition between the stages and levels in the game.

The game play, thus revolves on just unlocking one box by focusing on the minute details as possible. The game, as I expected is very tough and majority of the people need walkthroughs to complete it, atleast in my case  :p . However, after completing it, you get a very nice rewarding experience and thereby making the game a lot addictive.

The whole Room series is just awesome and a must play to the folks, who think that the are genius enough to solve puzzles.
Download- Room. Download - Room 2.
Pros:
  • Mind-boggling gameplay.
  • Finely crafted even to the minuscle scale.
  • Highly Addictive
  • Has no competition on the selection of puzzles.
Cons:
  • Not so great graphics

5. Badland:


Majority of the indie games, have a dark, mysterious type of look to it and this game is no exception. If you have played "Limbo" game in PC, then its certain that you will get the Deja-vu feel when playing this game.
This game by far is the best sidescrolling game that I have played with awesome physics ane replay-ability factor.

You control a tiny sort of "flightless" bird trying to get to the other side of the badland. The game features various pickups which makes the experience quite unusual but worthwhile. You need to thus survive the harsh badland by moving fast or else the borders might engulf you.

The story is not a prime facet in this game and thus, isn't that all great.

This game is very tough and has a lot of levels to complete. There are 40 levels in each section and the developers work constantly to add more to its arsenal. So I could definitely tell that this game will keep you busy atleast for 2 or 3 weeks.
Download.
Pros:
  • Myriad of levels each featuring different gameplay.
  • Addictive.
  • Very simple controls.
  • Multiplayer is available.
  • Great physics.
Cons:
  • Requires a lot of effort and time to complete the game.
  • Sometimes puts you in impossible situations.

6. Machinarium:


I need to say, that this is one of the most underrated game in Android community. Despite of having high ratings in Google play store, many people have not been yet aware of this game since 2009.
Whats good about this game is its puzzles. They are very tough and are included in an interesting story like pattern in them.There are no dialogues and each and every part of the game is conveyed through bubbles.

The puzzles in this game are masterpiece and as usual, tough to solve. Every puzzle is included in the form of an "RPG" type of look.
However, due to its arduous gameplay, the developer has included his own engine of walkthrough in this game including the good ol' hints. But first, you need to unlock them by playing a mini game and succeeding in it.
However, this game requires a lot of patience and its somewhat infuriating to some category of people. Nevertheless, if you play and complete a level, you get a huge amount of satisfaction given by no other game than this.
Download.
Pros:
  • Excellent puzzles and Minimal UI
  • Great story
  • Built-in Walk through in the game.
Cons:
  • Clunky controls.
  • Sometimes, it becomes the gameplay irksome and infuriating.
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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

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Play Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Multiplayer For Free With Mod Support.

Battlefield is the only multiplayer FPS game that blows all the other games in the same genre out of the water. You know why? Because of its large atmosphere and highly customizability. Apart from that there are plethora of vehicles and all are drive-able. Sorry COD fanboys, I couldn't find that thingy in your games..


But with the coming of BF3 and BF4, EA has become very greedy and is sucking a lot of money from its loyal fans. The another most ridiculous thing is that they removed the modding ability from the users and offered a stale game.

So if you love Battlefield games and want to try them out including multiplayer with modding support, then fear not, I came up with a tutorial on how to play this game for free.
So here we go.

Note:
Iam not responsible for any copyright infringements and you do it on your own risk. And also, piracy is not supported by me nor by Emulator Nexus. This tutorial is just based on BFBC2 exploit.

What you need:


  • Bad company 2 game installed.
  • Patience.

Here Are The Steps:

Step1:
Download BFBC2 and install it. Also download the update from here and update the game. If you haven't updated your game, then this tutorial may not work.

Step2:
Go to Emulator Nexus and register with a username. This username is used to login in the game.

Step3:
Download the Projectrome file and extract it. Here is the direct download link for it.


Step4:
Copy and paste the "dinput.dll" from the above downloaded file to your game directory. Generally, the game can be located in Local Drive C -> Program Files -> BFBC2.
If you cannot find it, be sure to use the search option.

Step5:
Launch Bfbc2.exe click on play now. You will be prompted by the game asking user name and password. Fill the username and password that you have used for registering the account.

Step6:
Now you are almost done. Go to server browser in the game and click on reset button so that each and every server shows up when you search for them.
Click on search and you will be presented with a list of servers.
Join any server and play the game!
You can also play Vietnam free of cost. Enjoy !


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Sunday, 29 June 2014

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7 Novel Splendid Features Of The New Android L

Google I/O was very interesting when compared to the fact that Android L was unveiled there. However, Kitkat was very near to perfection, as per my opinion. So what did Google do to improve its best Operating system? What did it add to its own arsenal? This is exactly what I'm gonna let you know here. Without any further delay, here are some spectacular features of Android  L which adds novelty to its own lineup.

7 Novel Splendid Features Of The New Android L
Android L Features!

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Here they are:

1. Material Design:


Say what?! New design! Again! But this design is quite revolutionary because, Google has decided to make this a "default" with every of its new upcoming devices. This includes Android TV, smart watches and everything else. Google says this design is very cool and "innovative. To confirm this we need to first test the device and then we can make some remarks over it. Nevertheless , many icons has been changed to something more "flat". The  soft icons are changed very much, similar to  PlayStation icons. Unlike the Kitkat and jellybean versions, this L version has been given a light and white theme look to it, which makes it very acceptable.

2. Notification center:


Notification center is given a great overhaul and it looks that the developers have invested a lot of effort in it. All the notifications have been given a "card" type of look similar to that of Google now .This means Google is trying to unify all the user experience to one place which is very cool. The two fingers swipe from top to settings and one swipe to notifications is removed. This feature is replaced by only one swipe. If you again swiped down while keeping the notification drawer active, you could get quick settings. Another way to toggle the quick settings is to click "profile icon" located at the top. Brightness and auto rotate toggle has been added which is a great addition to the stock Android. Every notification is minimized unless you really want to make it appear. Notifications are even added to lock screen and surprisingly, we can modify it according to our privacy. Nifty popups are added similar to that of IOS making you to reply it at on the go.

Also check: How To Get Motorola's Active Display In Other Android Devices

3. Lock screen:



Google has done some tricks with the lock screen. If you haven't been following tech and what it could do, you might think that this feature is "Magic" . If you have smart watch then you could easily unlock it without swiping. This works via Bluetooth. The phone detects that you have a smart watch and thus make you to use it. Pairing with this smart-watch has never been such an easier task. Swiping to the right lets you to get into fast calling ability and to the left we get the ol' traditional camera.

4. Animations:

Animations ! They are back with a lot of unnecessary stuff. Seriously. Many new animations, nearly for everything, have been added to make to phone "look fluid" but in my case, I have a nausea feeling using it. This purely depends on personal preference and may change from person to person. The thing which I didn't like about IOS is the fact that the animations will make me feel that you were riding some kind of roller coaster.. Now, lets keep my personal opinions aside and talk about the Animations. As I said earlier, they are added to nearly everything. From UI to even calculator. However, many new apps are not now supported to developer version, so I cannot comment on each one them. Ripple effect is added to the softkeys and the settings menu. Cards animation is pretty "neat" with a shrinking effect produced in it. 

5.Android Run Time:


Here comes the main advantage of L version, the ART! ART is not a painting but a Runtime which act as a substitute for the old traditional Dalvik run time.what does this mean to you? Well, this generally mean that opening apps is faster than ever. Faster to the rate of 50% than before ! Thats a serious case there! Google did let us preview it in the kitkat version but it was very buggy. But the company has managed to reduce all the bugs and let us enjoy the new version upto its limits. The above is the image on how fast the new Android run time is.

Also check: 10 Secret Killer Tips And Tricks To Get The Most Out Of Your Android.

6. Battery Issue solved :


Battery drain is the major issue that plagued Android for several years. People were complaining about this to Google and Alas! The company has finally paid heed to the consumers. According to project Volta,  new app is organized called as Battery Historian. As the name suggests, this app manages the usage of battery similar to that of Sony, HTC and samsung. It hibernates the apps which you do not use and applies full  battery on the apps which you only use.

Also check: Tips To Reduce Lag And Improve Your Battery Life On Your Android.

7. Many more:

As this Android L is not fully fledged released and only a developer version, we cant expect every feature to be showcased in this version. So we need to wait for the released version to judge all the versions . very soon you will find me reviewing the new version and make a list again of all the new features in the coming days and hence, please stay tuned to this blog.

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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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Get Rumored Android 5 Icons: Moonshine, Without Rooting

Get Rumored Android 5 Icons: Moonshine, Without Rooting
Android 5.0 !?

Android 5 has been confirmed by Google senior vice president in Android field, Sundar Pichai and he said that he is going to unveil the preview to us at Google I/O. Due to that announcement, there has been a lot of buzz and some cool screenshot of this upcoming version has leaked by Google itself. Here is the pic below.

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Although, the pic doesn't show something groundbreaking, but it certainly shows the new icons and little revamped UI. They look very much minimalist and there is a "2D" look given to it which makes it very similar to IOS, atleast in the "flat" look. The notifications shade is given a transparent look to showcase the wallpaper behind.

 Also check: 10 Killer tips and tricks to get most out of your Android device

However, you might be wondering, "How can I get those Goodies?" Apparently, there is no official announcement that these are the final versions of the changes shown above but its quite logical and harmless to assume that these are real.
Here is the picture showing you the differences between the custom and new ones.


 So, If you wanna get those goodies, then you need to download an Icon pack from Google play store called  "Moonshine" and then install it. Iam now gonna list on how you could install them in two ways.

Installing:

Install procedure 1 :

To install this pack, you need to have a launcher which supports the installation of this pack. Here are the list which this pack is compatible with.
  • Nova
  • Apex
  • ADW
  • Smart
  • Action
  • Unicorn
  • Go
  • Many more.


Open the "Moonshine" app, check the launcher which you use and then apply it . Voila ! You have just changed an Icon pack :) .

Install procedure 2:

What if you are fed-up with these custom launcher stuff and want an other method to install this pack? If so, there are again , two methods to do it. One is via rooting and then theming, second one is using this recent app called "Beautiful Icon styler".The Rooting option is ruled out, as we don't consider it in this post.

Also check: Easiest way to one click root any Android device.

After installing Moonshine , you need to open "Beautiful icon styler" and then apply it.. As simple as that.
You can even change each one of them, but this requires you to pay for that app.
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Sunday, 22 June 2014

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Better Minimalist Facebook App Alternatives For Android.

Facebook, as we all know that is the most used social website, atleast here in India. But say what? The authorities really suck when coming to their selection and management. The refresh rate takes a hell lot of time and the messaging feature is such a clumsy one. I was presently "Okay" with this kind of work by Facebook but when I learnt that the social giant could read any message by the help of that dreadful app, I got up my seat and uninstalled it right away.

Also Read: 10 Secret Killer Tips And Tricks To Get Most Out Of Your Android Device.

Better Minimalist Facebook App Alternatives For Android.
Facebook App Alternatives

I could now, say that it was the best thing that I have done lately. So then I just decided to look through some good alternatives and to my surprise, there were ton of applications which are a lot better than the official application. But the problem is, there were so many of them in the play store, that it was a pain to select the best one among them. But nevertheless, I have done it and decided to write a post over it. Hence, here are some best Facebook app alternatives that you could get presently.

Facebook App alternatives:

1. Atruim :


Atrium is the best alternative that you can get now, period. Its everything you need , no nonsensical stuff going on in there. If you were a fan of the original web facebook, then atrium doesn't let you down. The application works seamlessly and Iam glad that the developer has put a lot of effort in it. Every friend is easily available at your finger tips, everything works like the official application is intended to be. The theme is same as the casual app, blue and white one, but it's a great for the FB geeks.
The only problem is, you can't find the application in the playstore, as of now. The developer removed it for some purpose, but is planning to include it as fast as he can, with a new overhauled improved version. However, you could sideload it very easily form other websites.
Download : Atrium.

2. Fast Facebook:


Fast for FB is a good alternative for those who would like a fully customizable FB version. Everything, from the color to lay out can be customized very easily. Color combination, ranging form, red-white, blue-white and even green combination is available. As the name suggests, its very fast and Minimalist in nature. It uses a lot of less data usage and it is for those who struggle to minimize their internet usage without compromising quality. The only thing, which I didn't like about was , the software didn't look substantial. It looked like something was scraped and then pasted over a lay-out. The newsfeed was divided with many little things, that made it look, especially in my case, ugly. However, I like the software very much and it will take some time for newbie FBers to get used to.
Download:: Fast FB.

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3. Klyph:


What if you like Google+ better than facebook due to its cool looking interface and card over lay? What if you could make FB look like it? Awesome right? This is exactly what Klyph does.Cards are implemented very cleverly with good animation capabilities. Speed also never disappoints us. With great animations and smooth overall experience, I would say that when coming to the implementing of design, Facebook should really look through this app. However,it has many drawbacks punching you directly right into the face. It doesn't have chat option and everything is not visible over the surface. We need to dig way down to get things right especially the profile one. Liking and sharing are quite obsolete and thus making it a major let down.
Download :: Klyph

4. Friendcaster:


Using friendcaster, as an alternative, will make you feel that you are right at home. Little things like the colour are very similar to the original one. However, as a part of customization, you could change it at your will very easily. Sharing , liking and surprisingly, check-ins are very easy to do. Speed is very fast and refreshing take just a second to load. Coming towards the cons, the application doesn't feature chatting right from out of the box. It requires an add-on to be downloaded again to add that feature as an extension. The price is also a let down. Its $5 , which is quite a lot especially in developing countries like India.
Download :: Friendcaster

Bonus:

Facebook page:



If you aren't yet satisfied with all those above softwares , then you are really looking for something which truly resembles FB yet having all that features. This application not only resembles FB, but looks the exactly the same because its a facebook web page. You can download and save the official FB web page using the browser and then keeping at your desktop. Apart form the icon, everything works like a charm. From chatting to sharing and liking, everything works flawlessly. But, you need to do some hand gymnastics to click the small icons with your fingers.

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