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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

How To Send Notes To Your Browser Easily

Push Notes, Files, And More To Android Via Your Desktop Browser With PushbulletWe’ve already seen how easy it is to send a web page from your desktop browser for viewing on Android, but with PushBullet you can do this and more. Using the PushBullet app (search for it in the Play store) and the online service at, you can send notes, addresses, lists, files and yes, even URLs to your Android device via a simple browser-based form.Once synced to your device, data can even be shared via whatever cloud tools you have installed, which might include Dropbox.
 Up until now you might have chosen Dropbox for this sort of task, but PushBullet removes the need for any cloud storage tool to be employed for fast file sharing from your desktop. Here’s how it works.

1 Install App And ExtensionHead to Google Play to find the PushBullet app; once you’ve done this, browse the Chrome Store for the browser extension and install both. Launching the app on your phone, you’ll notice that the service requires your agreement to use some of your personal data.

2. Send NotesThere are two straightforward ways to send notes to your phone using PushBullet. The first, and easily the most efficient, is via the toolbar extension widget. Simply click this and enter the link, note, list or address, then Push it! to send to your phone.
3. Find Pushbullet NotesTo find the notes and files (sent via on your smartphone, open up the app. Here you will find a list of items that have been sent to your Android device that you can act upon, share or delete as required. It really is as simple as that.

Get Notifications On Your DesktopSend Pop-Up Notifications To Your Desktop With The Android Desktop Notifications AppAfter installing the Android Desktop Notifications app, launch it and tap Open Accessibility Settings to enable the service. Next, confirm that the app has permission to send data to your computer; pay heed to the warning about what information is sent.
 1. The Accessibility settings screen can be revisited, enabling you to determine whether the app should use only Wi-Fi to send notifications. It is also in this screen that you can decide how much information will appear in your desktop notification pop-ups.
2. With the Chrome extension installed you’ll need to click the button on the browser toolbar and enter the generated code. Notifications can be configured to disappear after a few seconds; you can also enable sounds.
3. With the app configured and the browser linked, you will soon start seeing the notifications from your Android device appearing on your desktop. Want to disable notifications? Simply find the bell icon in the system tray and use one of the ‘Do not disturb’ options.

Google Drive Now Allows You to Edit Your Docs and Upload Your Media


Google is making great efforts to provide the best user experience through their cloud service called Google Drive. Since there is so much competition in the world of cloud services with notable companies like Dropbox, SkyDrive, SugarSync and others providing quality service, Google Drive too is now offering various features to stay ahead in the competition.Recently, Google made a wise move by connecting Google Docs to Google Drive. 
They had completely revamped the official Google Drive app and released versions for Android and iOS. But both the versions required significant improvements.One of the major problems that plagued the iOS version was that it did not allow users to edit their documents. Users were unable to view certain animations on their presentations. There was no option to upload media files from the iPhone or iPad. Also, users were able to create new documents only through their PC.
 Thanks to the recent update, all these grievances have been addressed. Apart from this, developers have made significant changes to the Android app of Google Drive.Here is the list of improvements and new features that you can see on the updated version of Google Drive app for Android and iOS.1. File ManagementThe app has + button present on the main screen and when you tap on it, you can create new document, files and folders instantly.
 This feature has been introduced on both versions of the app. It easily allows you to manage your files and folders in Google Drive. You can tap on the arrow present near any file name and then by selecting the Move option, you will be able to add files to desired folder.2. Upload MediaAt present, the new app allows iOS users to upload media files like images and videos. After shooting a photo or video through your phone’s camera, you can directly upload it on the Google Drive.3. PresentationsUnlike before, the app now allows you to view all the presentations along with the transition animations seamlessly. 
However, the app still does not allow you to edit your presentations.4. Edit Your DocumentsGoogle Drive now allows you to edit all the documents that you have stored on it for iOS users. It allows you to choose desired font type and sizes and other formatting options to easily edit your documents.5. Collaborative EditingiOS users can now allow several users to access and edit the documents simultaneously. It even lets you know the users that are collaboratively working on any document.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

5 Tips to Multiply Your Android Device's Battery Life by 200%

Android phones are always loaded with plenty of features like high-resolution display, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, apps and so on. When you constantly use your Android tablet or smartphone during the day, the device won’t be able to last long. You may have to charge it at least once in a day to make sure it lasts till the end of the day. To boost the battery life of your Android phone, there are several good things that you need to put into practice.

1. Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Wi-Fi, hotspot, and Bluetooth can suck up your battery if you keep them on for the longer period. If you keep Wi-Fi on, it will consistently check for available Wi-Fi networks. To save the battery life, you can simply turn those features off when you are not using them.

2. Decrease the display brightness

Most of the new Android smartphones like Samsung Galaxy III, Galaxy Note II, Sony Xperia S and HTC One X have the large sized display screen. When the brightness is set to the highest setting, you can enjoy watching movies and browsing the internet on your phone. However, it also consumes a lot of battery power. You can go to the settings and make use of the brightness slider to reduce the brightness to a lower setting.

3. Shut down apps running in the background

Various apps run in the background and use a lot of power. Instant messengers like Google talk or multimessenger app, Whatsapp, Dropbox, Evernote, and other apps continue to run in the background if you do not shut them down. Certain apps like Gmail consistently sync on their own and eat up a lot of battery. Hence, when you are not using them, make use of the Task Manager and shut down those apps that run in the background.

4. Turn off location-based services

GPS along with location-based services like Google Maps can put a lot of strain on the battery. The turn by turn navigation will only help you when you are traveling to a certain place. At other times, when you are inside your house or office, you won’t need it. Also, apps like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram use GPS to automatically display your location continuously. You can go to Settings>Location & Security to access various GPS related settings and disable them.

5. Get rid of home screen widgets and live wallpaper

Homescreen widgets and live wallpapers are something that consistently feed upon your phone’s battery. By quitting unnecessary widgets, you can save a lot of battery. Also, if you are running low on battery, you can switch from live wallpaper to normal wallpaper

5 Best Android Live Wallpapers for Your Smartphone

One of the reasons why Android is liked by so many people is that it allows you to use various customization options that enhance the beauty of the phone. Even though some may say that live wallpapers consume a lot of battery power, it is one of the best features of Android. Live wallpapers feature was introduced in the Android 2.1 (Éclair) version. Since then it has been there in all the recent versions of the Android OS.
Live wallpapers are theme apps which mainly consist of interactive and animated wallpapers and they come with few customization options. When you move the phone, the elements of the live wallpapers also move and swirl. When you touch the image of the home screen, the image can change dynamically. Live wallpapers can also access certain features of the phone such as GPS, network, etc.Here is a list of some of the coolest live wallpapers for your Android phone:

1. Snowfall

When you install snowfall live wallpaper on your phone, you can display the scenic beauty of the winter season on your phone. Whenever you access your phone, you will see the beautiful and gentle snowflakes slowly swaying around the snow clad mountains and trees. By touching the screen, you can control the movement of the snow.

2. SunriseIt

SunriseIt is one of all time favorite themes that can give a refreshing look to your phone. The rising sun and the stunning background with birds flying around along with a vibrant rainbow are what this live wallpaper has in store for you. The customization option allows you to set a personalized good morning message and allows you to modify the movement of the birds.


Thunderstorm is one of the most attractive and mesmerizing live wallpapers available. When you enable this live wallpaper, your phone will display an attractive show of lightning and thunder. When lightning occurs, it displays a flash of lightning through the clouds. You can also see heavy rainfall. The customization option allows you to turn on the sounds to add natural effects to the thunderstorm live wallpaper.

4. Aquarium

The aquarium live wallpaper brings to you some of the most beautiful fishes and plants in 3D. The fishes move around the home screen and the plants sway gently and it gives you a real feeling of owning an aquarium. The appealing backgrounds and smooth animation will truly enthrall you. Whenever you tap on the screen, fishes start moving towards that area of the screen.

5. Nightfall

The calm and peaceful beauty of the night with twinkling stars with a beautiful image of the moon in the background can accentuate the beauty of your phone. Various versions of the nightfall live wallpaper are available such as city life nightfall, rainy nightfall, angels and nightfall, and so on. Millions of users are using this breathtaking live wallpaper. It's time you also get it installed on your smartphone.