Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Facebook App Center- Central place to find all Apps

As we all now,Facebook keeps rolling out new features these days to keep user interest in the Social Networking site, and as we all know the innovative features have become a regular feature just after Google launched Google+ .

On June 8th, Facebook launched the App Center rather quietly, a central place to find all apps. You click on the app and find a detailed description of each of the applications, You can see which of the apps are being most played by your friends. You also have Top Rated, Trending and Top Grossing categories of the apps.The overall UI is quite clean and looks spectacular.

The App Center is also compatible with mobile devices like iOS, Android and if an app requires installation it is downloaded through the App Store or the Google Play.

Visit the App Center here

Download Google Chrome with Pre Installed Games

It’s Chrome 10 dev. version that came bundled with two games Entanglement and Poppit, these apps appeared on New Tab Page since then we’ve not seen Google releasing Chrome with games preinstalled for their developer channel or any other channel, they may not release Chrome with games preinstalled for all users without users consent. There are many games available on Chrome Web Store to install and play, if you already have Chrome installed then you can try some games from Chrome web store, if you don’t have Chrome installed on your Computer and if you’re gamer Google made Google Chrome build that comes pre-installed with 17 games for you to download and install, we’re assuming it to be stable version. It’s Chrome 10 dev. version that came bundled with two games Entanglement and Poppit, these apps appeared on New Tab Page since then we’ve not seen Google releasing Chrome with games preinstalled for their developer channel or any other channel, they may not release Chrome with games preinstalled for all users without users consent. There are many games available on Chrome Web Store to install and play, if you already have Chrome installed then you can try some games from Chrome web store, if you don’t have Chrome installed on your Computer and if you’re gamer Google made Google Chrome build that comes pre-installed with 17 games for you to download and install, we’re assuming it to be stable version.

Download Chrome with games like Angry Birds and Bejeweled Pre-installed Games in Chrome are Bejeweled, Angry Birds, Cut the rope and others.We did tried to install this build but ended up getting error message. You can try Chrome with 17 games pre-installed from here and let us know if it installed on your Computers.

Its easy for users to say pre-installed games Chrome version as bloat ware, rather than forcing users with this build Google perhaps made customized version for gamers.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Remove Ads from Android Apps

Free Android Apps are generally screen spammed with advertisements which many users find it annoying. Almost 80% of the free app market are filled with bunchload of annoying ads. There is a simple method to Block and remove ads from Android apps. The only requirement for this tutorial is a rooted Android device. This method doesn’t work with non-rooted devices.

  • AdAway is a tailor-fit app to block ads from Android Apps. 
  • You can Download and Install AdAway here 
  • After having the above app installed, Open it. If you are running it for the first time.
  •  It prompts to download some external files and enable ad blocking, Click OK It automatically downloads the required files and tweaks your Android Device to block the ads. 
  • After the download process is completed, Restart your Android Device and have fun with Ad-Free App.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Smart Stay on Any Android Phone with ICS [App]

Samsung Galaxy S3 launched around a month ago has taken the world by storm because of some innovative ideas,great design and staggering hardware capabilities. One of the most innovative features is the Smart Stay which turns off your phone display automatically. This is done using the front facing camera which which recognizes if you're looking at the screen or not.Comes quite handy when you're using internet or reading e-books or anything of that sort.Unlike S-Voice which has already been ported to other devices, Smart Stay hasn't,as of yet.

But now there's a new app available named "ISeeYou" but u need a front facing camera and Ice Cream Sandwich to use this application. It comes in two versions, lite and pro. The lite version is free while pro is quite cheap.

Get the Lite Version here and the Pro Version here

Monday, June 18, 2012

Install Safari on Ubuntu

Ubuntu users lack the number of options available as compared to the PC or Mac users. Main browsers they can use are Firefox, Chromium, Google Chrome & Opera. In this post I will be writing a tutorial on how you can install Safari on Ubuntu. So, without any further ado we will start.

  • Install Wine
Wine is a known Windows emulator for Linux. It is used to run Windows programs on Linux. We will be installing Wine first in order to install Safari on Linux. To install wine you need to open up the Ubuntu Software center and search for Wine. Or, you can simply go to this website and follow the instructions.The install will take a while. Or, you can install it via the Terminal using the following apt syntax.

sudo apt-get install wine

After installing Wine you need to install core fonts and the flash (windows version) using winetricks. To do this input the following in the terminal.

winetricks corefonts flash

  • Install 7zip

Installing 7zip is our next step as this will be needed to run Play on Linux. Ignoring this will give you an error related to 7zip.

sudo apt-get install p7zip-full

  • Install Play On Linux

Play on Linux will help us create an environment to run Safari easily. To install Play on Linux you need to download it from this website. Choose the Ubuntu version as we are doing this for Ubuntu.

After installing Play on Linux, open it. A new window will open up which will look like the screenshot below.

Now click Install. Click Internet and then click Safari. Click Install.

Now the package will download some required packages and start installing Safari on Ubuntu. Keep following the wizard and you will have Safari installed on Ubuntu.

So, we have successfully installed Safari on Ubuntu.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

2 Android Launchers for Android 4.0 ICS

What’s a good OS without a good launcher, The Android Vanilla launcher is OK, but with the three next, you will see for yourself. Whether they are better or the vanilla part. There are many good launchers for Android, but most of them have not been updated for Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich. We find some of them, which have been updated for the newest Android bot here. They good and also popular in the Google Play Store.

The vanilla launcher sure is better then the older counterparts of Android like the Gingerbread, Froyo and etc. But, some times we just need better then ever and here is where the new two launchers come to help us.

Apex Launcher

Apex launcher offers more customizable options for Android 4.0 then the basic UI. It surely looks beautiful with all the detail intact.Apex Launcher supports multiple drawer styles, drawer apps sorting, tablet specific optimizations, infinite and elastic scrolling, fancy transition effects, homescreen gestures etc. And the whole package in completely free too. Further details

- Customizable homescreen grid size and up to 9 homescreens
- Scrollable dock with up to 7 icons per page and up to 5 pages
- Infinite & elastic scrolling (homescreen, drawer and dock)
- Fancy transition effects (tablet, cube, etc.)
- Hide elements as you want (persistent search bar, status bar, or even the dock)
- Customizable icons and labels for shortcuts and folders
- Choose different folder preview styles and background
- Multiple drawer styles (transparent/opaque, horizontal/vertical, paginated/continuous)
- Drawer apps sorting (title, install date, mostly used)
- Hide apps from the drawer
- Lock your desktop to prevent accidental changes
- Enjoy homescreen gestures (pinch, swipe up/down, double tap)
- Advanced theme engine (icon packs, skins, etc.)
- Backup/restore settings and data
- Optimized for both phones and tablets
- Lots of other customization options!

Apex Launcher Pro (Paid Version) Features:
- Multiple configurable drawer tabs
- Unread count notifications
- Dock swipe gestures
- Two finger gestures
- More transition effects
- ADW, LauncherPro, and Go Launcher theme support
- Batch add option for folders
- Option to merge folder contents
- Widgets in dock (1×1 only)
- Overlapping widgets

Nova Launcher

Apart from Apex, there is just one another launcher that is only made for Android 4.0 ICS and its name is Nova Launcher. Though Apex dominates the play store, but Nova still is not far behind. Its just 19:20 ratio of who is better then who. There are two versions of the Nova launcher, one is free and the other is paid. Where paid offers a little feature then the free version. Basically the free version is very good and only if you want some more detail like message counts, drawer groups and gesture, then you might go with paid version.

Here are some of it features from the play store

Color Themes
Change the ascent color of the launcher, full color picker support

Icon Themes
Apply ADW or Go launcher icon themes to all app icons

Scrollable Dock (for Tablets and Phones)
Keep all your favorite apps on the dock, with up to 7 icons per page and up to 3 pages.

Customizable App Drawer:
Scrolling style, choose between horizontal paginated or vertical continuous

Scroll Effects
Enjoy eye candy when scrolling your desktop and drawer. Effects include Cube and Cardstack and more for Prime users.

Infinite Scroll
Never be far from your favorite page, loop through your desktop continuously.

Folder Icons
You can chose a background, preview style or even replace the whole icon.

Export your settings and layout before a wipe to quickly get back up and running.

Widgets in dock
Add any 1×1 widget to the dock

Widget Overlapping
Overlap on resize or placement, long-press to send to back or bring to front

Bulk Add
Add multiple apps to the desktop or a folder at once

Activities shortcut
Select hidden activities from your favorite apps

*Nova Launcher Prime Features (Paid version)*

Nova Launcher Prime unlocks the following features in Nova Launcher:

Drawer Groups:
Folders in App Drawer
Unlimited custom tabs
Organize apps into tabs and folders in the app drawer

Quickly start Nova Actions or Apps from gestures on the desktop, such as pinching, swiping or two-finger swiping.

Hide Apps
Keep a clutter free drawer by hidding never used apps.

Dock Swipes
Get more use out of your dock apps by setting swipe-actions

Unread Counts
Never miss an email. Unread count badges for SMS, Missed calls and Gmail. Counts show in the dock, desktop, drawer and folders.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Lightest Ever MacBook Pro with Retina Display Launched

Apple has shown off an all-new, next-generation MacBook Pro today at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.New ultrathin laptop measures 0.71 inches thick with a 13-inch and 15-inch screen.Apple calls it lightest MacBook Pro ever.And for those looking for better visuals, the device comes with Apple's Retina Display -- the same screen found in its later iPhones and new iPad.

The next gen Mac book pro15.4-inch display with a pixel density of 2880 x 1800 which is four times the number of pixels than the previous generation of MacBook Pro display. That’s 220 ppi. 5,184,000 pixels.

Aside from the display, Apple's new MacBook Pro comes with quad-core processors, up to 2.7GHz. In addition, the device can support up to 16GB of 1,600MHz RAM. On the storage side, it can support up to 768GB of Flash storage and survive 7 hours on a single charge.
From a connectivity perspective, the device is chock full of options, including USB 3, USB 2, an SD card slot, and even HDMI. Two Thunderbolt ports also made the cut. A backlit keyboard, multitouch trackpad, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0 support round out the device.

Features of Next Gen MacBook Pro
  • Ivy Bridge up to 2.7 GHz
  • 0.71 inches thin
  • Weights under 4 1/2 lbs
  • Retina display
  • pixel density of 2880 x 1800
  • the glare by 75%  
The MacBook Pro with the Retina Display starts at $2,199 for 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. The computer starts shipping today.
  • 13-inch – 2.5 or 2.9 GHz dual core, 4 or 8 gigs of RAM, 500 or 750 GB HDD, $1199 and $1499 
  • 15-inch - 2.3 2.6 or 2.7 GHz quad core, 4, 8 or 16 Gigs of RAM, 500, 750 HDD, GeForce GT 650m, $1799 and $2199

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Download Office 2010 (Official Direct Download Links)

Microsoft Office 2010 version 14 is the newest and latest version of interrelated Office productivity software applications, suites, servers and services for Windows operating system. Office 2010 was finalized (RTM) on April 16, 2000, and was officially released to business customers on May 12, 2010, and retail consumers on June 15, 2010. It has the build version number of 14.0.4763.1000.

Office 2010 Setup Installer Direct Download Links
Microsoft Office 2010 (Retail Channel) Single Image
English 32-bit (x86): X16-32007.exe
English 64-bit (x64):X16-31970.exe
Brazilian Portuguese 32-bit (x86): X16-31999.exe
Note: Contains Office Home and Student 2010, Office Home and Business 2010 and Office Professional 2010. The suite edition that corresponding to the product key type will be activated after installed.

Microsoft Office Standard 2010
English 32-bit (x86): X16-32324.exe
English 64-bit (x64): X16-32361.exe

Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 (Retail Edition)
English 32-bit (x86): X16-32250.exe
English 64-bit (x64): X16-32213.exe

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Episode Player Remembers What Episode Of A TV Show You Watched Last

Got numerous TV shows lined up on your PC and don’t know which one to start first? Forgot the last episode you watched of Game of Thrones? Well, Episode Player is here to help. This application keeps track of all your favorite downloaded shows and lets you know what was the last episode you were watching. Whether you like Dexter or Spartacus, House M.D or Lost, it will keep every show in order, so that you can easily check whether you have missed an episode or not. It automatically recognizes all the available media players on your computer and provides their shortcuts, allowing you to play the episode in your favorite media player. Not only does it automatically detect all built-in applications such as Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center etc., it also adds third-party players such as KMPlayer, VLC and MPC. Details to follow after the jump. When you launch the application, add the source directory of your TV shows. Click Open Folder at the bottom left and select the source directory. You will see that all the available episodes are listed in the left panel. Furthermore, the application will scan your PC for installed media players and place their shortcuts in the right sidebar. To begin, select the episode, followed by your preferred media player and click Play to start watching it. The application will let you know which episode you’ve already watched with a check mark.
Despite being an awesome episode tracker, the application does have a few hiccups. For instance, it would have been better if it allowed users to easily select already added folders instead of manually selecting them each time they want to switch to a different show. It works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Both 32-bit and 64-bit OS editions are supported.

Download Episode Player

Friday, June 8, 2012

Micromax A45 Punk – The Android Phone for Rs. 5,499

MicroMax, on Tuesday, revealed a new smartphone for music lovers. Dubbed Micromax A45 Punk, the new Android phone is tagged at affordable INR 5499, and is now available to purchase in the Indian market. Flavored by Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread operating system, the music-oriented A45 Punk smartphone also sports some pretty nice specifications, which are followings:
MicroMax A45 Punk Features and Specs:

  • 3.5-inch (480 x 320) Capacitive touch screen display.
  • Android 2.3.6
  • 650MHz processor
  • 32GB expandable memory with MicroSD
  • 1300 mAh battery
  • FM Radio
  • 2MP camera
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • AISHA Voice assistant
  • 2G, Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, GPS, Micro USB
What is AISHA?
AISHA (Artificial Intelligence Speech Handset Assistant) is basically a Voice Assistant app similar to ‘S Voice’ in Galaxy S3 and SIRI in iPhone 4S. Users can control their phone through their voice, users can send messages, make calls, socialize online, find date/time, Search videos, post a tweet, find out weather or do a web search. The AISHA was built by creator of IRIS app for Android.

Launched under MicroMax’s Ninja series, the A45 Punk is available in two colors, black and white. It also comes pre-loaded with a slew of useful apps and services, including Mibuddy, Facebook, Mstore and What’s App. The handset also allows users to search for a particular person, check out the nearest pizza outlet, weather conditions and much more by using their voice.