Thursday, March 6, 2014

How to root and install Google Play for Nokia X

As you may know, Google Play and other Google Apps (Gmail, Google Maps, ...) are not available on Google X and therefore you cannot access and install apps from Google Play. Fortunately, it's rather easy to root Nokia X and install Google Apps.

First, download and uncompressed following files and copy uncompressed files and folders into Nokia X storage.

1. Framaroot & explorer: fsharemediafire.
2. GApps for Nokia X:  fsharemediafire.
3. Extra apps (maps + launcher): fsharemediafire.


1. On Nokia X, go to Setting > Security and check "Unknown Sources" so that you can install downloaded apps to your Nokia X.

2. Install Framaroot and explorer apps which you copied into Nokia X storage.

3. Run Framaroot and choose Gandalf to root your device. After about 3s, your device is rooted and has SuperSE

4. Using Root Explorer to copy files in "3. NokiaX_Gapps" into /system/app

5. Change permissions for all copied files. Press and hold on a file and set rw-r--r-- as its permission as shown in following figure:

6. Restart your device and enjoy:

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by Unknown · 0

Monday, February 24, 2014

Specs comparison Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony XPERIA Z2, LG G Pro 2 and HTC ONE

Samsung has just announced its flagship Galaxy S5 at Mobile World Congress. 
Well, here is how it stacks up against others.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Sony Xperia Z2 LG G Pro 2 HTC One
Starting price N/A N/A N/A Free (on-contract)
Known Dimensions 5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1mm) 5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2mm) 6.22 x 3.22 x 0.33 inches (157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3mm) 5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches (137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3mm)
Weight 5.11 oz (145 g) 5.57 oz. (158g) 6.07 oz. (172g) 5.04 oz. (143g)
Screen size 5.1 inches 5.2 inches 5.9 inches 4.7 inches
Screen resolution 1,920 x 1,080 (432ppi) 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (424ppi) 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (377ppi) 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (468ppi)
Screen type Super AMOLED Full HD Triluminos Full HD (IPS) Full HD IPS S-LCD3
Battery 2,800mAh (user removable) 3,200mAh 3,200mAh (user removable) 2,300mAh (non-removable)
Internal storage 16 / 32GB 16GB 16 / 32GB 32 / 64GB
External storage microSD (up to 128GB) microSD (up to 64GB) microSD None
Rear camera 16MP, LED flash, OIS, 20.7MP, LED flash, OIS 13MP, LED flash, OIS+ 4MP, LED flash, UltraPixel, OIS
Front-facing cam 2.0MP 2.2MP 2.1MP 2.1MP
Video capture 4K 4K 4K 1080p
NFC Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth v4.0 v4.0 v4.0 v4.0
SoC 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.26 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
GPU Adreno 330 Adreno 330 Unspecified Adreno 320
WiFi 802.11a/ac/b/g/n, dual-band 802.11a/ac/b/g/n, dual-band 802.11a/ac/b/g/n, dual-band 802.11a/ac/b/g/n, dual-band
Operating system Android 4.4 Android 4.4 Android 4.4 Android 4.4
Standout features Fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor, Ultra Power Saving Mode, IP67 certified, 4K video IP58 certified, BRAVIA screen tech, Exmor RS camera, 4K video KnockCode, Backside buttons, Mini view, Multi Window UltraPixel camera, Zoe, BoomSound, BlinkFeed

Monday, February 24, 2014 by Unknown · 0

Friday, February 14, 2014

Show network signal strength in number for iPhone

A small trick helps you to check your network signal with number instead of signal icon. It should be helpful when you are in areas having weak network signal. To display signal strength number, dial *3001#12345#* and press Call:

iPhone will open Field Test app and signal strength will display on the top-left corner of your phone. The signal strength is measured in dB. The higher number shows the better signal strength and the maximum signal value is 0.

To display signal in number as default, press and hold Power and Home buttons at the same time until iPhone is shut down. Then, turn on the phone again to see the signal strength in number.

In the case you want to restore to previous setting, open Field Test app and press Home button to return the the home screen. 

Friday, February 14, 2014 by Unknown · 0

Thursday, February 13, 2014

How free mobile apps earn money?

There are several ways developers use to earn money from their free apps:

Publish free and paid versions:

It's quite common that developers publish their apps in two forms: free and paid. Paid versions are usually come with Pro or HD in their names. In free version, the authors can put a link to the paid version on iTunes or Play Store.

The free version acts as a "decoy". If users are satisfied with an app, they can buy a Pro version for more features. The main advantage of this method is that free apps tend to be downloaded 10 times more than paid apps.

Money Lover, for an example, is an app published in free and paid versions. The free app has been downloaded 600.000 times, in which about 7000 users decide to buy the paid version (~$5 USD) and $35.000 goes to author's pocket.

In-App Purchase

Optional purchase inside apps is a good way to earn money compared to selling apps with cheap price (e.g. $0.99). 49/50 apps having highest revenue in USA App Store belong to this category. For instance, on average Clash of Clans earns $3.000.000 USD per day in 2013 with In-App Purchase.


Displaying banner ads in apps is also a common way to earn money in free apps. To earn money with this method, yours apps should have a a lot of traffic. Flappy Birth is supposed to earn about $50.000 USD per day from more than 50k downloads.

Two big ad systems are iAds (Apple) and Admod (Google). On average, authors receive $2 USD for 100 downloads.

CPI (Cost per Install)

This is a quite new method to earn money with mobile apps. Users will see some "pop-up" in games or apps about "Install Now" for other apps. Usually, $0.8-$3 USD is paid for 1 app installation from CPI companies.


You can also try to raise funds for your apps from donors. If you have a nice idea, you can find funds from companies. In return, you can add companies' logos or names in your apps.

Thursday, February 13, 2014 by Unknown · 0

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Remove ads in Flappy Bird mobile game

Although the game has been withdrawn from sale on Apple App Store and Google Play, many people still play it on their phones. This post doesn't tell you how to play this game and gain high score but how to get rid of ads as I guess some people may feel bothersome because the ads keep displaying while playing.

You can remove the ads easily by turning on "Airplane mode" before playing. Without Internet connection, the ads won't appear anymore and you can enjoy the game more :-) In the case you still see the ads in Airplane mode, restart the app.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by Unknown · 0

Friday, August 2, 2013

Countdown timer using google

If you need a stopwatch, you can use the one inside Google search. All you need is go to Google homepage and input "set timer for n minutes". You will see a stopwatch with basic buttons such as stop and reset. Of course you can use other units, e.g. hour or second, instead of minute. This stopwatch also plays a sound when the countdown ends.

Friday, August 2, 2013 by Unknown · 2

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Unlock bootloader for HTC Android smartphones

Unlocking bootloader is an important step to uproom an HTC Android smartphone. Fortunately, we have same process to unlock bootloader for all HTC Android phones.

Important: You will lost all data and apps installed by you, you should backup your phone first.You may also lost phone warranty!


1. Go to and create your HTCDEV account.

2. Download Fastboot Files. Uncompress it to C:\fastboot.

3.  Go to, choose "All Other Supported Models" > click "then begin unlock bootloader"

4. Click on OK or Next button in dialog messages.

Steps 1-4 help you to activate Fastboot mode. In C:\fastboot folder, hold Shift and right click and choose "Open command window here" to open CMD.

5. In command window, type: fastboot oem get_identifier_token
You will see several characters, copy text from <<<< Identifier Token Start >>>> to <<<<< Identifier Token End >>>>> and paste to htc webpage and click Submit.

Done! Check you email to receive Unlock_code.bin file.

After having Unlock_code.bin, click on the link in your email or perform following steps:

1. Copy Unlock_code.bin file to C:\fastboot.

In C:\fastboot folder, hold Shift and right click and choose "Open command window here" to open CMD.

2. In command window, type "fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin" (without quote)

3. You will see a confirmation message on your phone. Using volume and power buttons to confirm (choosing Yes). If you don't receive the confirmation message, do again.

Good luck!

Saturday, April 27, 2013 by Unknown · 0

Friday, April 26, 2013

12 awesome keyboard shortcuts for gmail

You need to activate the shortcut keys in your gmail first. Access you Gmail, click on the Setting icon on the top-right corner, then choose "Genera" tab and turn "Keyboard Shortcuts" on.  Finally, click "Save Changes"

1. "c"

Press "c" to compose a new email.

2. "g" then "a"

To view emails including draft ones, press "g" then "a" ("g"=go, "a"=all mail).

3. "e"

Press "e" if you don't take any actions (e.g. reply) on an email after reading it. The email will be sent back to "All Mail".

4. "r" or "a"

"r": reply, "a": reply all.

5. SHIFT + "u" or SHIFT + "i"

Shift + "u": mark an email as unread VS Shift + "i": mark an email as read.

6. "TAB" then "ENTER"

To send an email after composing.

7. "g" then "c"

To go to your contact list. "g" = go, "c" = contacts.

8. "g" then "i"

Go to inbox ("i": inbox).

9. "k" or "j"

"k": go to newer dialog in inbox, "j": go back to previous dialog in inbox.

10. "n" or "p"

"n" (new): go to newer email in inbox, "p": go back to previous email in inbox.

11. "o"

Open the newest email or selected email.

12. "z"

To undo.

Some shortcuts are already available and you dont need to turn "Keyboard Shortcuts" on to use. For example, Control (or Command on Mac) + Enter to send mail; Control (or Command on Mac) + Shift + c to add CC; Control (Command on Mac) + Shift + b to add Bcc.

Friday, April 26, 2013 by Unknown · 1

Friday, April 19, 2013

Using Yahoo Messenger - shortcut keys

Some useful shortcuts for users using Yahoo Messenger:


Ctrl + shift + F8 : My Disaplay Image
Ctrl + shift + P : Preferences
Ctrl + shift + D : Sign out to Mobile device
Ctrl + D : Sign out
Ctrl + Q : exit


Ctrl + shift + A : add a contact
Ctrl + H : Show online contact
Ctrl + tab : Show messenger list


Ctrl + M : send message
Ctrl + L : Call computer
Ctrl + H : Call a phone number
Ctrl + T : send SMS
Ctrl + Y : send email
Ctrl + shift + C : send contacts
Ctrl + shift + M : send messenger list



Alt+A Open my Account web page.
Alt+C Show the Call menu off of the split drop down menu control.
Alt+D View/Edit Contact Details.
Ctrl+Shft+L Alt+E End Call.
Alt+H Alt+R Hold/Resume.
Ctrl+L Alt+L Call PC/Call Back.
Alt+M Mute/Unmute.
Alt+S Save to Address Book.
Ctrl+M Send an IM.
Ctrl+T Send a Text Message.
Ctrl+Y Email.
Ctrl+K Call a Telephone Number.
Ctrl+N Start a Conversation.
Alt+V Volume (In the Volume window: Up and Down arrow keys and Home and End keys change the volume instantly, Enter and Esc close the Volume window.

Friday, April 19, 2013 by Unknown · 0

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Download 9 Mac software free (worth $131)


MacUpdate now gives away 9 Mac software:

1. Backblaze: backup data online. Free 3 months ($15)

2. Grappler ($20): download music and movie on Internet

3. Color Strokes ($3): photo editor with wonderful color mixing

4. LightFrame ($30): add frames to your photos

5. Photo Batch ($15): batch photo processing (auto contrast, rename, rotate, ...)

6. Video Rotate ($3): edit and rotate videos

7. Data Guardian ($20): 448-bit data encryption/decryption

8. MacCleanse ($20): clean your Mac

9. SnapNDrag ($6): screen capture utility with 1 key press

It takes less than 1min to register. First, go to, click "Create Account" and provide your basic information. Then, go back to previous page and choose "Add to Cart" to buy the free package. Finally, download software and serials.

Source: 9to5mac, MacUpdate

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 by Unknown · 0

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Orange Backup: backup Nandroid to cloud with 1 click

Orange backup

Nandroid backup is a backup of a running ROM (OS, configurations, personal data, apps) of an Android device. Nandroid backup is very important for users who update ROM frequently.

Usually, to create a Nandroid backup, you need to use ClockWorkMod or TWRP Recovery. However, this approach is rather time consuming. Now with Orange Backup, you can create a Nandroid backup and save it to cloud storage easily.

This app only runs with rooted devices having busybox v1.2 or later installed. With this app you can create Nandroid backup on the fly and you don't need to restart you devices. The progress is simple with clear instructions. You can also set back-up schedule with this app. In addition to Nandroid backup, the app also provides some other features: uninstall or freeze apps and talk killer.



You can download Orange Backup for free on Play Store:

Google play

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by Unknown · 1

Root Android smartphone easily with SuperOneClick

Rooting is an important step to gain root access to your Android smartphones with super-user ability. You then can modify files in system folders, install custom ROMs or customise your devices. This post shows you how to root your Android devices with SuperOneClick.

Note: We are NOT responsible if you brick your device. You should read this entire guide before attempting any of the following.

root bang superoneclick


1) Download the latest version of SuperOneClick and save to your computer.

2) Connect your smartphone to your computer via USB port, turn on "USB Debugging Mode" (in setting) and unmount SD card.

3) Install SuperOneClick on your computer. If you have Samsung devices, choose "Samsung captivate" tab. Choose "Universal" tab for other devices.

4) Click Root and wait. The progress may take several minutes to complete.

5) Finally, restart your device.

Tutorial video

List of devices that can be rooted by SuperOneClick

Acer Liquid Metal
Dell Streak
HTC Magic (Sapphire) 32B
HTC MyTouch 3G
LG Ally
Motorola Atrix 4G
Motorola Charm
Motorola Cliq
Motorola Droid
Motorola Flipside
Motorola Flipout
Motorola Milestone
Motorola Pro +
Nexus One
Samsung Captivate
Samsung Galaxy 551 (GT-I5510)
Samsung Galaxy Portal/Spica I5700
Samsung Galaxy S 4G
Samsung Galaxy S I9000
Samsung Galaxy S SCH-I500
Samsung Galaxy Tab
Samsung Galaxy 5
Samsung Transform M920
Samsung Vibrant
Sony Ericsson Xperia X8
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
Sony Xperia Arc
Sprint Hero
Telus Fascinate
Toshiba Folio 100

by Unknown · 2

Monday, January 7, 2013

Download Adobe Creative Suite 2 for free!


Adobe introduces a special promotion event that you now can download the whole Creative Suite 2 for free without any requirements.

Creative Suite includes all necessary software for editing photo, video, web, ... CS2, which was released in April, 2005, contains Photoshop CSP (9.0), Audition 3.0, Acrobat 3D 1.0, Acrobat Pro 8.0, Illustrator CS, InCopy CS2, InDesign CS and Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0.

The free CS2 is compatible with Windows (XP or later) and Mac OS X (only v.10.2.8-v.10.3.8, PowerPC® G4 or G5 processor). Therefore, Mac users must run Snow Leopard or earlier and install Rosetta to run CS2.

Download Adobe CS2 (free)

Monday, January 7, 2013 by Unknown · 1