Showing posts from January, 2013

Scan the Whiteboard and save it as pdf! - The Camera Scanner

Yes, Now, you can do more than scanning your whiteboard if you've got an android phone with a decent camera.

You can even scan your books, Visiting Cards, Whiteboards (when you attend lectures), notice boards and everything using applications in the android market.

One such Application is Camscanner. There is a freeware version available. Give it a try.

PS : If you have taken pictures you can print those pictures as a pdf by using Pdfcreator (freeware) in windows.

Best video Players in Android for Older phones with limited processing power (Armv5 devices)

Kascend video player is a very good player optimised for Armv5 devices. If you want to play high resolution videos, but if the other players keep hanging, you can use this player.You can get it from Google Play.

How to stop worrying – A quote by Seneca

Read this quote:Man who man would be,
Must rule the empire of himself; in it
Must be supreme, establishing his throne
On vanquished will, quelling the anarchy
Of hopes and fears, being himself alone.
-- Percy Bysshe Shelley, Political Greatness

Best Affirmation app for Android

I’ve tried a lot of affirmation software types, but the best one I’ve come across is Affirm.It flashes text at regular intervals as a message on the android screen, so you need not even open the app to view the affirmations every time. Things get automated.You can set your own affirmations and edit them later.

How to make your android save battery and extend battery life

Do the following to save battery:1. Freeze unwanted apps using Link2sd/app quarantine.(Needs root)2. Do not download a lot using the Edge or 3G connection. It’s better to use Wi-Fi.3. Uninstall apps you don’t need.4. Use a firewall like Droidwall, to prevent unwanted apps from accessing the internet.(Needs Root) 5. Use Adfree to remove ads from your device (Needs root) 6. A reduced brightness helps a lot. 7. Switch off Bluetooth when not in use. Don’t forget to use your android phone/tablet to the fullest.

How to block unwanted apps from accessing internet in Android

It works the same way you do it in your PC.

Get a firewall!

Go to Google play and search for firewall. Install a suitable firewall of your choice like, Droidwall.

From that things go self explanatory. Just open the firewall app and configure which apps can connect to the internet.

Note that, your device needs to be ROOTEDin order to use firewalls.

How to run Firefox under different profiles with different bookmarks extensions and more!