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Fastest Typing Keyboard for Android

Fastest Typing Keyboard for Android

Smartphone has to be smart and productive irrespective of how dumb their users are. We expect them be good at predicting and understand us in every task we perform. Typing is one such important activity. Unlike the hardware keyboard where manual speed and precision matters, especially for any of the best gaming keyboards, Android software keyboards have their own intelligence. Continue reading

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Best Diary App For Android

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when we look back everything’s different?” —  C.S. Lewis

Writing a diary or maintaining a journal of memories is a hobby shared by many, who prefer keeping an archive of their life events privately instead of posting them to Facebook. Similar to all tangible things, this hobby is also slowly transitioning its existence to a virtual one — from pen & papers to now smartphones & styluses.

For Android, there’s no dearth of diary / journal apps. Unfortunately, only a handful few of them are worth using and if you were looking for such apps, this list if for you. Continue reading

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How Indian Android Device Manufacturers are Fooling and Misleading You

Indian Android Manufacturers

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Micromax Canvas 4, a mid-range smartphone is seeing hype and excitement comparable to the likes of multinational brands — perhaps for the first time for an Indian manufacturer. Promising specifications better than many high-end devices, it has led people into thinking that this company is offering much more value at much lesser price.

Which is wrong.

For a nation that has always been highly price-conscious, it’s very easy to mislead people by advertising the number of cores a phone or a tablet has.

Same goes for Lava, Karbonn, Intex, Spice and all other Indian manufacturers, which are having a dream run this year. Continue reading

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Fed Up of Slow Android Emulator? Try Genymotion (Windows, Mac and Linux)

Developing for Android has become significantly easier and better lately, especially since the recent Google I/O, which saw the release of Android Studio. However, there’s one thing that still sucks about it — the official Android emulator.

It is sluggish and it is slower than the slowest turtle on the planet. To give you an idea, I’ve never been able to boot it under 6 minutes on my laptop having less than stellar configurations. Simply put, it is a tool that no one likes to use. Continue reading

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How to Backup – Restore Call Log and SMS from Android to Gmail

Backing up Phone data time to time is a good practice. With Android, it is possible to keep your Contacts synced with Gmail all the time. Apart from contacts, Android also syncs your app list. So, this feature helps you to get back the apps and contacts when you flash or factory reset your phone. Sadly, there is no in-built feature in Android to Sync your SMS, MMS or call log to and from Gmail. Continue reading

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avast! Mobile Security: Free App to Secure and Track Android Device

On iOS, Apple has done an excellent job of providing the ‘Find your iPhone‘ feature which is lacking on Android. However, you have several applications including AVG and Lookout that provide you this feature. They both provide you with free and paid versions. The free versions give you good antivirus security and basic anti-theft features. But, my search for something better ended when I came across avast!! Mobile Security. Continue reading

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Download Unsupported Extension Files From Gmail Attachment on Android

The official Gmail client for android is great. It meets all our needs on a daily basis use but at times it fails. When? Well, if you get files in Gmail as attachment, you might have faced it yourself at least a couple of times for sure. Gmail will only allow you to download files of known extension types and will give error when trying to download unsupported or unknown file extension. Continue reading