Archive for the ‘Android’ Category

Requesting Refunds From Google Play

June 2, 2013

Are you regretting paying for that app you just downloaded from the Google Play store?
Well, you can ask for a refund from Google Play, according to technology writer J. D. Biersdorfer of The New York Times.

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How to change user agent of stock browser on Samsung Note 2

February 14, 2013

Launch stock browser

In the address bar, type about:debug (nothing should happen)

Press Menu Button>> Settings>> Debug>> UAString

Take your pick.

Install Flash Player on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7105)

January 7, 2013

1. Download the latest Android 4.0 flash player version from adobe.com.
2. Scroll down to “Flash Player for Android 4.0 archives”
3. Download the latest version of flash, as of now, it’s “Flash Player 11.1.for Android 4.0 (11.1.115.47)
4. Install the apk (make sure you check “Unknown sources” option in Settings > Security)

Enable Gmail Pinch-to-zoom for Android 4.0 users

December 7, 2012

Gmail for Android has been updated to include pinch-to-zoom and swipe gestures for Android 4.0 users. To enable email content to fit your screen while allowing pinch-to-zoom:

Launch Gmail >> Tap on your Menu key >> Settings >> General settings >> Check the tick box beside “Auto-fit messages”

Phone Wars – Apple vs. Android

November 16, 2012

Install Flash on Android (as it’s now gone from Google Play Store)

August 20, 2012

Mobile devices that do not have Flash Player already installed are increasingly  likely to be incompatible with Flash Player and will no longer be able  to install it from the Google Play Store after August 15th. If a device is upgraded from Android 4.0 to Android 4.1, the current version of Flash Player may exhibit unpredictable behavior, as it is not certified for use with Android 4.1. Future updates to Flash Player  will not work.  We recommend uninstalling Flash Player on devices which have been upgraded to Android 4.1.

Manually download Flash Player v11.1.102.59 for Android

Transfer files between your Mac and an Android device

July 13, 2012

For Mac users only.
You don’t need extra software to connect your Android device to a Windows computer.
Android File Transfer is an application for Macintosh computers (running Mac OS X 10.5 or later) you can use to view and transfer files between your Mac and an Android device (running Android 3.0 or later).

ASUS Offers Free External GPS Extension Kit for Eee Pad Transformer Prime

May 6, 2012

ASUS Offers Free External GPS Extension Kit for Transformer Prime
17 Apr 2012  /  10:47am  /  By Seow Tein Hee

Since its launch in December 2011, the Transformer Prime has received issue reports from customers, citing its GPS capabilities to be lackluster with poor reception in various situations. ASUS has confirmed the issue, and talk of the company providing a GPS dongle to rectify the issue is now confirmed with this free extension kit.

To redeem the dongle, customers should visit http://event.asus.com/ASUSPad/TF201GPS and sign up for the redemption program. This will require you to sign up for an ASUS Membership program, following which you’ll have to register your Transformer Prime. Once registered, click on GPS Extension Kit Apply & Inquire, enter your Transformer Prime’s serial number and fill in the field for delivery information and you’re all set.

Do note that the offer is only valid till 31st July 2012.

Top Android Tablets Specs Compared

April 26, 2012

Asus Transformer Pad TF300 vs. New Apple iPad: Specs Compared
PCMag.com, ARTICLE DATE : April 23, 2012
By Don Sears

The Asus Transformer Pad TF300 has no option for 4G wireless networking but comes with Wi-Fi only.

asus tf300 new ipad

New iPad vs. Top Android Tablets: Specs Compared
PCMag.com, ARTICLE DATE : March 9, 2012
By Eugene Kim

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, which packs Nvidia’s latest quad-core Tegra 3 processor, has one distinct advantage over any iPad, and that is its ability to dock into a slick keyboard accessory that turns the tablet into a veritable laptop. It also adds battery life and a full-sized USB port. So if productivity is your main priority, the Transformer Prime could make a viable option over the iPad, despite its shortcomings elsewhere.

Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread Official Update for LG OptimusOne (LG P500)

August 21, 2011

Tested on Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit)

On your PC,

1. Download Gingerbread 2.3.3 firmware (V20E_00.kdz) from here

2. Download firmware updating software (KDZ_FW_UPD_EN.zip) from here

3. Extract (KDZ_FW_UPD_EN.zip) and double-click (msxml.msi) to install (MSXML 4.0 SP3)

On your phone,

4. To enable USB Debugging mode, press Menu > Settings > Application > Developement and check USB Debugging

5. Now connect your phone to PC.

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