Things tend to heat up a lot in the summer, especially all our electronic devices that we use everyday. Many laptops bake because the fan on the bottom is blocked, and the hard drive then quickly crashes. By using one (or all) of these techniques, you can keep your laptop cool and efficient without squandering your money on a cooling pad, we have got five really simple hacks for you:1. Use egg cartons as Trays
Flip some empty egg cartons over and you will get plenty of airflow. Plus point, you won’t burn your legs if you want to actually put your laptop on your lap. It is not the best-looking thing, but [...]
While we’re relieved the rain is washing away the scorching summer, monsoon can be tedious. Clothes don’t dry, the roads are mucky, and you’re perpetually losing your umbrella. More than anything, our precious smartphones need protection. Now, unless your phone comes with an inbuilt mechanism that expels water as it comes, it is most likely that it need protection.
To make sure you have a happy monsoon, we bring some easy hacks to protect your phone:1. Use a spare phone
In this case, the saying ‘better to be safe than sorry’ should be implemented. You can just leave aside your smartphone at home and use a spare phone for a while, [...]
At the I/O 2015 conference, Google announced the next version of Android. The company detailed some interesting features that will be available on Android devices later this year. With Android M, they have focused on improving the system’s overall quality and fixing the bugs found on Lollipop. While Google SVP Sundar Pichai’s speech seemed impressive, we wanted to see for ourselves what the fuss was all about.
We installed Google’s Android M developer preview on our Nexus 6 and decided to share the step-by-step procedure.Disclaimer: Before you decide to install Android M on your device, consider the fact that it will wipe the smartphone’s memory [...]
First and foremost : What is tethering? Tethering refers to using a cell phone as a modem for your laptop or any other device. Creating a connection either with cables or wirelessly “tethers” your cell phone to your other mobile device.
Basically it’s using the internet on your phone for other devices.
Now, how is it done? Do you need to jailbreak/root your phone? Read-on!
Tethering on iDevices was more of a hassle in the past, but come iOS 5, that changed! It can be done in 3 ways. Each requiring a data package from your carrier for your iDevice. We tethered our iPhone 4s on AirTel.
A command line based project released by lithid-cm has the ability to go any user the power to create their own CM Roms. Called the CyanogenMod Compiler (CMC) it currently is in the test phase and allows only basic tweaks to a CM ROM including the ability to eliminate languages, wallpapers and tweak themes. The general idea is to be able to develop your own custom ROM without the need for dependence on anyone.
Ever wondered what a Ferrari coffee table would look like? We have the right answers, and the wrong ones too. Folks over at Molinelli Designs found an ingenious way to turn a Rich mans sadness into happiness, depending on what you claim happiness is.
So taking their cue we tell you how to make this wonderful coffee tableStep 1
Be rich Enough to Afford a Ferrari.Step 2
Be dumb enough to crash your expensive Ferrari.Step 3
Make a coffee table with a shallow centre.Step 4
Stuff it with your crashed Ferrari.Step 5
Paint and cover with Glass
A new twist of development has taken place in porting Siri to other Apple devices. A new exploit found would allow users that already own a iPhone 4S to enjoy the exploits of Siri on other iDevices. Sure a unique identifier could be formed but Apple would easily find it and ban it for abuse.
The best thing here is that this may actually hold possibility for Siri to be ported over to Android and other platforms. But the situation will always remain same. You will need an identified for the software to work with Apple’s servers.
So, its time to really see if the friend with an [...]
The folks over at Rootzwiki and the Touchdroid team (whatever is left of it anyway) has finally managed to get CM7 running on the Touchpad, worth noting. The device looks be be running pretty smoothly with most of the aspects working well including Skype calling.
Note that the build is still alpha and while most things work there is a high chance that things can go wrong. Head over to the link below if you feel like doing it anyway.
Sony Ericsson has handed its support to the FreeXperia dev team, which is dedicated to bringing CyanogenMod 7.1 .The company has donated 20 phones to the cause, realizing that “not all Android phones are alike”.
Even though Sony Ericsson do not promote the unlocking of the bootloader and developing Android software on the Xperia devices, They certainly allow you to do it and also give you a step by step.
[Sony Ericsson Developer World]
Want to add flavor to your jailbroken iPhone? The new theme called LION Ultimatum from a theme creator SirTimothy1 brings IOS like looks on Dreamboard. The them also requires you to have your device already jailbroken. This theme comes with a functional file manager and Finder menus, a scrollable dock and draggable windows, along with Stacks, Launchpad, Mission Control and Dashboard. There’s also a customizable lock screen that provides access to the dialer, email and messages. The keyboard can also be modified to resemble the design of MacBook Pro or the traditional Apple Keyboard, thanks to integration with ColorKeyboard.
The Grathio Labs’ Tacit glove, an Arduino powered sonar device that can help the vision impaired navigate foreign environments. It Has 4 ultrasonic sensors that decode objects in the wearers path and send feedback. According to the video below, it takes only seconds to wear and does not interfere with the natural sense of the hand. It has a vey small learning curve and is very easy to adapt to.
Check out the full video for the technology that drives it and a quick demo of it in action.
Froyo’d or Doomed? The official update Galaxy 3 Update for Android 2.2 came out a couple of Days ago and multiple users are reporting several problems with the update:
Proximity sensor issues Battery Life Problem with silencing the device with volume rockers Swype not working Camera App Crashing
So if you did update and are facing issues select your issues in the poll below and vote. If You still have not updated and want to despite the errors visit our Step by Step Guide