Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Stock LG G2 Launcher for Nexus 5

LG G2's stock launcher with settings works like a charm on Google Nexus 5 running Android 4.4.2.



1) Transparent notification bar and Navigation UI.
2) 5X6 Grid.
3) Total 8 apps can be added in the Dock.
4) Pinch to zoom in zoom out.
5) Wallpaper Selection.
6) Adding widgets.
7) Screens can be removed.
8) Apps or Widgets can be removed from the homescreens.
9) Icons can be changed like real LG UI.
10) Widgets or app movements from screen to screen..


This Version will work only on the STOCK 4.4.2 ROM ONLY.

1) Modified the settings.xml to show all the options of the launcher.
2) Landscape mode added.
3) Added all the 7 Animations of the Launcher to choose.
4) Added Screen loop ON-OFF.
5) Landscape ON-OFF.
6) Themes can be chosen now.

  1. Download Launcher and Settings.
  2. Flash in Recovery
 This has been tested on Stock 4.4.2 ROM and OMNI ROM of Nexus 5. You can also try this on Nexus 4.

Disclaimer: I will not be responsible for anything that happens to your phone after following this post. You are doing this because you choose to and you alone are responsible for anything that may happen. Use at your own risk.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Aviate - An Intelligent Andoid Launcher Acquired by Yahoo for $80M

Aviate is an intelligent home screen replacement Android app which was recently acquired by Yahoo for $80M.

During CES 2014, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer was on hand to deliver a keynote. During the keynote, she mentioned that Yahoo had just purchased a company called Aviate. That company makes software that replaces the standard home screen on Android devices.

Aviate automatically categorizes all of your apps, and intelligently rearranges your homescreen throughout the day to dynamically give you the apps and information you need most, at precisely the moment you need it.

Aviate uses a variety of factors, including the time of day and your location to determine what you’re likely doing, and provide the appropriate apps, buttons, and links for that moment. For example, when you wake up and unlock your phone, Aviate provides a widget filled with your next few appointments, the weather, and even an icon for Twitter, since you like to scan news headlines in the morning. On the way to work, Aviate pops up Waze, Pandora, and Gas Buddy. When you head out to lunch, your home screen adapts itself to the restaurant you’re in, providing photos and tips from Foursquare, as well as the option to check in. As you walk to your car after happy hour that evening, Aviate pops up quick links to get directions home and check on traffic. When you plug in your headphones for an evening walk, your music apps appear. And finally, as you slump into bed after a long day, your home screen includes a new "Set Alarm" button, and a link to your Kindle app.

 Now, Aviate is finally free for everyone to try on the Google Play store, and all it takes it to put in “YAHOO” when it asks you for a code.

Aviate - Google Play

Asus Transformer Book Duet: Laptop Tablet with Dual Boot (Windows and Android)

ASUS Transformer Book Duet (TD300) is a device with a unique functionality that can work as a tablet or laptop running one of the two operating systems: Android 4.1 or Windows 8.1. Switching between operating systems is as simple as pressing a key on the keyboard or the virtual buttons on the tablet.

The Transformer Book Duet is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor with integrated  Intel HD Graphics, and 4 GB system memory DDR3L-1600,  its performance is much higher than that of the existing ARM processor.

Unlike other technologies switch between the two operating systems, implemented technology specialists ASUS Instant Switch does not use virtualization, so each OS has full access to all CPU resources. Needless switching is done almost instantly, while the previous state of the OS is stored, so the user can then resume it from the same place.

ASUS Transformer Book Duet has a 13.3-inch IPS Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) display, and its multi-touch interface exceeds the requirements of Windows 8.1 on a number of parameters, including sensitivity and response time. The built-in speakers with ASUS SonicMaster technology produces high quality sound.

Transformer Book Duet front offers HD-camera and integrated digital microphone, and to store user data are SSD (in the plate) and hard drive (in the keyboard dock). In addition, the memory can be expanded by installing a MicroSD card up to 64GB. The dock connectors are USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Ethernet and HDMI 1.4, and in the number of supported interfaces include wireless WI-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0 EDR.

The device boasts compactness: the size of the tablet is 342.7 x 216.3 x 12.9 mm and dock - 340.9 x 217.6 x 16 mm. The total weight of both components is only 1.9 kg.

Specifications Transformer Book Duet TD300:
  • Operating Systems: Windows 8.1 and Android 4.1;
  • 13.3-inch multi-touch IPS-display format Full HD;
  • Processor Intel Core (models up to Core i7);
  • System memory - 4 GB DDR3L-1600;
  • SSD up to 128GB;
  • Hard drives up to 1TB;
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR;
  • connectors tablet: memory card slot micro-SD, headphone jack, power connector;
  • connectors keyboard dock: 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, wired network (10/100 Mbit / s), HDMI 1.4, combined audio jack, power connector.

Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 Dual Boot test:

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Sony Xperia E1 - A Budget Smartphone for Music Lovers

Sony Mobile introduced Xperia E1, a new Smartphone with Android operating system, which integrates Sony's advanced audio technology and also Sony's experience in creating screens, design, delivering high performance and high quality content. Xperia E1 is the middle range phone which has borrowed many features from the premium segment.

Xperia E1 has Sony's key technologies that provide expressive and clear sound, including speaker volume up to 100 dB. ClearAudio+ mode instantly improves and optimizes the sound frequency balance, and thanks to xLOUD which makes the speaker sound really loud and clear.

Sony's WALKMAN which has more than 30 years of experience in the field of audio is the main attraction in all Sony phones. Xperia E1's Walkman has features like Shake-to-shuffle and a special button for switching tracks and it allows you to easily combine music from the Internet and the phone memory to create playlists, play and share tracks.

Sony also offers the option of Smartphone Xperia E1 with two SIM-cards, which embodies the latest technology Sony Smartphone dual-SIM. Both SIM-card can be configured individually, giving each its own ringtone. Users can easily and conveniently switch between SIM-cards for making calls or sending SMS.

Specifications Xperia E1 (and Xperia E1 dual):

  • 4-inch screen WVGA (800x480);
  • Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory;
  • Key WALKMAN, feature, Shake-to-shuffle and the keys on the body for easy management of music tracks;
  • High speed data transfer through Cat 14 HSPA +;
  • Three color options available: white, black and purple.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Turn The Things Around You Into A Speaker!

Yes, It is true, you can turn anything into a speaker using Rock-It. The Rock-It 3.0 portable vibration speaker system takes music from your device and turns it into vibration sequences. It sends those vibrations through the Rock-It pod which sticks to ANY object. Simply press play on your device and the Rock-It will turn that object into a speaker!

The Rock-It 3.0 works great on things like Carboard boxes, appliances, coolers, drawers, cups, bowls, lamp shades, tupperware, file cabinets, etc. The more hollow and bigger the object the better the sound quality.

Rock-It 3.0 Features built in rechargeable lithium ion battery that will provide 10+ hours of play time. Works with ANY device that has a standard 3.5mm headphone jack: iPods, iPhones, Droids,  laptops, Blackberrys, etc.

You can buy Rock-It 3.0 from Amazon.

Enable Samsung Galaxy Note 3's HIDDEN Multiwindow Features

Multiwindow Plus enables a HIDDEN feature in your device that adds more functionality to the multiwindow sidebar. At the moment, Samsung multiwindow feature only allows dual view. This app or mod so to speak adds floating, docking and quad view features on the multiwindow tray. 

This app only enables the hidden feature and has nothing to do with how the said features work. There may be graphical issues or stability issues and that is why Samsung has disabled them in the production version. It also does not guarantee that it will work on your device or ROM due to various reasons. And if it works at the current firmware version, there is no guarantee that it will work on future firmware updates. Please TAKE NOTE of these issues before you proceed.

You need to Root you Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to use this app. If you don't know what is rooting, read this Article.

Download Free version of Multiwindow Plus from here and if you like the developer's work consider to buy the donate version from Google Play.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

iPhone 6 Air Initial Leaks

Apple will release two new models in 2014. But unlike last year when both the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c sported 4 inch glass, this year one new iPhone will wear a 4.7 inch screen, while the other will be a phablet sized 5.7 inches.

Additionally, both models will offer an undisclosed form of biometrics. This could mean that both models could feature the Touch ID fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button of the Apple iPhone 5s, or it could mean that Apple will be using an eye scanner.

First images of the metal housing iPhone 6, or " iPhone Air ", appeared on the web. The rear of the metal housing of small thickness presumably serves as a basis for the new flagship Apple.

The thickness of the iPhone Air will be only 6 mm, and the screen size will be 4.7 or 5.7 inches as mentioned earlier.

iPhone camera module supplier Largan Precision saw its stock take a significant dip yesterday amid rumors that Apple will not be upgrading the resolution of the rear camera for the iPhone 6 later this year, reports The China Post.

The report cites analysts from Nomura Securities who indicate that while the iPhone 6 should see some camera improvements such as enhanced optical image stabilization, the device will continue to use an 8-megapixel sensor rather than a higher-resolution sensor in the 12-16 megapixel range.

Nevertheless, this information can not be considered reliable, so treat it critically.

50 Cent headphones

50 Cent in collaboration with Lucasfilm released a series of thematic headphones devoted universe Star Wars. The new line will be available for sale for a limited time and will be supplied with a certificate of authenticity and various souvenirs in the box with the logo of Star Wars. If you have already decided on which side of the Force are, cook for $200 in the spring, when the first batch will be on store shelves.

4 versions of Headphone are available: Stormtrooper ("Assault"), Rebel Alliance ("rebels"), Boba Fett ("Boba Fett") and Imperial edition.

Basketball fans may be interested in another line of headphones - Audio Sport, dedicated to Carmelo Anthony. 3 models of headphones that are included in this series include both wireless and wired accessories, the latter are protected from tangling wires. As a bonus, each buyer will receive the complete collection towel and headphones themselves will be available in three colors.

Headphones go on sale for as low as $ 80 to $ 180 for wired and wireless headphones, respectively.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G: Smartphone that can charge other mobile phones

Chinese manufacturer Huawei introduced new Smartphone Ascend Mate 2 4G at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. The Smartphone has a 4050 mAh battery, due to which the device is capable of so-called reverse charging - ability to charge the battery of your other mobile phones.

The Specifications of the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G:
  • Network: GSM / GPRS / EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), WCDMA / HSPA (850/900/2100 MHz), LTE;
  • Screen: 6.1-inch IPS + screen with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels, covered with protective glass Gorilla Glass, sensitive to touch hands with gloves;
  • Processor: HiSilicon K3V3 or Snapdragon MSM8928 400 1.6 GHz and GPU Adreno 306;
  • RAM: 2 GB;
  • internal memory: 16 GB + slot for microSD;
  • main camera 13 megapixel, autofocus, flash, aperture f/2.0, video recording Full HD;
  • front camera: 5 megapixel, aperture f/2.4, video recording HD;
  • wireless interfaces: A-GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, DLNA, FM-radio, Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR;
  • Battery: 4050 mAh (up to 2 days of work from a single battery charge, 12 hours of video playback);
  • OS: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with shell EmotionUI 2.0;
  • Dimensions: 161 x 84.7 x 9.5 mm and weighs 202 grams.
  • Misc: built-in accelerometer, multi-touch input, proximity sensor
The Phone is expected to release by the end of first quarter of 2014.