Monthly Archives: April 2012
iOS on iPad has a very interesting feature called Picture Frame, which allows users to rotate photos from their photo gallery on their iPad display. By default the iPad Picture Frame app flips through all photos in the Photos camera roll album. However, you can create a custom folder containing the photos of your choice to be displayed in iPad picture frame. In this article we will explain how to display custom photos in iPad Picture Frame.
How to Display Custom Photos In iPad Picture Frame
In order to display custom photos in iPad picture frame, perform the following steps:
- Go to the Photos app and tap on Albums tab.
- Now tap ‘Edit’ and create a new album by tapping on the ‘New Album’ button. Name the new album something like ‘Picture frame’.
- Now move the photos that you want to show in iPad picture frame to the newly created folder.
- Go to Settings > Picture Frame.
- Now go to ‘Albums’, unselect ‘Camera Roll’ by tapping on it and select on the newly created ‘Picture frame’ album.
- Exit Settings go to the lock screen and tap on the flower icon to start the Picture Frame.
The Picture frame would now start with your custom photos.
iPhoto is the latest app that has been released by Apple. However, one issue with the app is that it requires iOS 5.1. The issue is that people who likes Jailbreaking can not upgrade to iOS 5.1 since there is no Jailbreak available for iOS 5.1. So in this article we will explain how to install iPhoto and iMovie on iOS 5.0.1.
How to install iPhoto and iMovie on iOS 5.0.1
The video embedded below explains how to use iFile to make App Store think that you are on a supported firmware and allow you to download and install iPhoto, iMovie or any other iOS 5.1 supported app.
- Launch iFile and go to /System/Library/CoreServices.
- Tap SystemVersion.plist and select Property List Viewer
- Now tap on the ProductVersion and change 5.0.1 to 5.1.
- Close iFile respring your iPhone or iPad.
- Now you can open the App Store and install iPhot, iMovie or any other app that is only supported on iOS 5.1.
- The last thing that you would have to do is launch iFile again and change ProductVersion back to iOS 5.0.1 and respring it.
That’s all you need to do in order to install iPhoto and iMovie on iOS 5.0.1.
Most people dont get any clue of unauthorized access of their Wi-Fi connection. Using someone else’s Wi-Fi connection is akin to stealing, where in this case the person is stealing your wireless bandwidth. In this article we will explain how to get notified of unauthorized access to your Wi-Fi.
How to Get Notified Of Unauthorized Access To Your Wi-Fi
We have a free and lightweight app named Wireless Network Watcher that basically pings you whenever a new connection is made to your Wi-Fi connection. In order to use Wireless Network Watcher, follow the steps listed below:
- Download Wireless Network Watcher. You can get it from this link.
- Now install the app.
- Make sure that you have set it to run automatically when your PC boots.
- Once its up, you should set it to alert you when someone connects to your Wi-Fi. In order to do so click on Options.
- Now select “Beep On New Device” and “Background Scan.”
- Now start the scan by pressing the “Start Scanning” button.
- All new connections will now trigger an alert.
That’s all there to make your Wi-Fi secure from intrusions. We also recommend you have a look at the video from CNET below.
AT&T users having a Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket phone can now have the Android 4.0.3 version of Ice Cream Sandwich on their phones. In this article we will explain how to root AT&T Galaxy S II Skyrocket SGH-i727 running Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich.
How To Root AT&T Galaxy S II Skyrocket SGH-i727 On Android 4.0.3 ICS
Before you begin you would need to download the required files:
- You need to keep ClockworkMod and Odin on your PC, where as transfer Superuser to /sdcard on your Galaxy S II Skyrocket.
- Extract Odin on your PC and launch it by clicking on it.
- Power off your Skyrocket. Now, reboot it by pressing the Volume Up + Volume Down buttons and simultaneously connecting your Galaxy S II Skyrocket with your PC. Leave the Volume Up + Volume Down once you see the Download Mode screen.
- Once Galaxy S II Skyrocket is connected to the PC, Odin will detect your phone.
- Now Click on the PDA button and select the ClockworkMod archive file you downloaded earlier.
- Click Start.
- After you have clicked on the Start button, ClockworkMod Recovery will be flashed onto your Galaxy S II Skyrocket. After Odin is done with its thing, the phone will reboot.
- Power off your phone once again and boot into ClockworkMod Recovery by pressing Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons. Leave the buttons once you are at the main menu.
- Navigate to install zip from sdcard > SuperUser 3.0.7.zip. If the name of the SuperUser file differs, just make sure to install the SuperUser file that you downloaded earlier.
- Reboot your phone once SuperUser is installed.
- Your Galaxy S II Skyrocket would now finally boot into Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, but the only difference would be that you would now have root access.
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Samsung Galaxy S II now supports Android Ince Cream Sandwich 4.0.3. Although the update will be gradually rolled out in countries, it would also require approval from individual carriers. So still it would take some time before the users could have Android 4.0.3 on their Samsung Galaxy S II devices. However, if you can not wait any more for Android 4.0.3 to be officially available in your part of the world, you can follow this guide. In this article we will explain how to install Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich On Galaxy S II.
How to Install Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich On Galaxy S II
- Download the latest version of the Kies application from Samsung Apps website. This app contains all the necessary drivers and communication goodies that are needed to allow Samsung Galaxy S II to connect to your PC with minimal fuss.
- Install the Kies application on your PC.
- Now you would require Odin. Odin app allows Ice Cream Sandwich to be flashed to the Samsung Galaxy S II. You can download Odin from here.
- Now enable ‘USB debugging’ on Samsung Galaxy S II. You can do this by going to ‘Settings > Applications > Development’ and checking the ‘USB Debugging’ box.
- Download Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware file from here.
- After downloading the firmware file extract its contents.
- Open the ‘Odin’ app and click the ‘PDA’ button. Now go to the folder in which you extracted the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware and locate the file having a ‘.md5’ extension. Load that file and Odin will start doing its thing.
- Now turn off the Samsung Galaxy S II device and bring it back to life by pressing the ‘power’, ‘volume down’ and ‘home’ buttons together.
- You would receive a warning sign at this stage, proceed ahead by pressing the ‘volume up’ button. This will put the device in download mode.
- Finally connect the Samsung Galaxy S II to your PC via the USB cable. Skip to the Odin application that is running and wait for it to detect the phone. If Odin is unable to detect it, make sure that you have performed the Kies installation correctly.
- Now press the ‘Start’ button in Odin that can be found under the ‘Control Panel’ heading. This will install Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich on your device.
That was all there was to install Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich on your Samsung Galaxy S II.
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Twitter now has millions of users and hence is officially mainstream. So most people want to share their tweets on other social networks as well. In this article we will explain how to autoamtically send your tweets to Google+.
How to Automatically Send your Tweets to Google+
- Go to TwooglePlus and create an account.
- After you have created an account on TwooglePlus and have tied it to your Twitter and Google+ accounts, you would be asked to select a few options.
- Select the Google+ Circles to which you would want your tweets re-posted.
- After you have made your selections, click Continue.
- Now you would have to select a few settings. You can decide to Unshorten Links (this will show the full link on Google+), Remove Tracking Tokens or use a hash-tag feature which allows you to selectively share your tweets on Google+.
If you select tweets must contain #g, then only the tweets having #g hash-tag will be reposted to Google+.
That’s it, your tweets will now be automatically shared on Google+.
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Galaxy Note is one of the popular Android devices out there. This is why it saw a lot of root solutions pop up fairly quickly. The only problem with this was that Samsung wound find out that you have rooted your device and would void your warranty. Samsung does so by incremental the flash counter each time you flash something. We now have a solution that allows us to root Galaxy Note while retaining our warranty and also flashing ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery at the same time. In this article we will explain how to root Samsung Galaxy Note and Flash ClockworkMod Recovery.
- This procedure only works with the following kernels: KJ1 | KJ4 | KJ6 KJ7 KJ8 | KK1 KK2 KK3 KK4 KK5 | KKA | KK9 | KL1 |KL3. So you should have a proper kernel on your device. You can find your device’s kernel by going to Settings > About Phone > Kernel version. This would show a string of alphanumeric characters such as 22.214.171.124-N7000XXKL3-CL641703 with the bold numbers being your kernel number. If you kernel is not present above, you should not proceed with this procedure.
- Have the latest version of Samsung Kies app installed on your Galaxy Note. The Kies app automatically installs the necessary drivers needed for the procedure.
- USB Debugging should be enabled on your Galaxy Note. You can do this by going to Settings > Applications > Development and checking the USB Debugging box.
- The final requirement is that the Galaxy Note should be enabled to install non-Market apps. You can do this by going to Settings > Applications and checking the Unknown sources box.
How to Root Samsung Galaxy Note and Flash ClockworkMod Recovery
In order to root Samsung Galaxy Note, perform the following steps:
- Extract the downloaded zip file to a folder on your desktop. You should be presented with an extracted folder called CF-Root-SGN_XX_ODD_KL3-v5.0-CWM5 (where KL3 is your firmware) and a subfolder called InitialCFRootFlasher.
- Now connect Galaxy Note to your PC.
- Go to the InitialCFRootFlasher folder and run not-rooted-yet.bat. If your device is already rooted you should run the already-rooted.bat file.
- Just follow the prompts on the screen and wait for the process to finish.
- If every goes well, as it should the Samsung Galaxy Note would reboot twice and after the second reboot you would have your device rooted.
- You can verify this by installing Root Checker.
That’s it, your Samsung Galaxy Note is now rooted and has ClockworkMod Recovery flashed on it.
Most website owners and WordPress bloggers monitor their sites with Google Analytics. However, Google Analytics does not monitors the up-time of websites. In this article we will explain how to monitor your website up-time with Google Docs. This will enable you to receive alerts on your email address whenever your site goes down or becomes inaccessible to users.
How to Monitor your Website Uptime with Google Docs
In order to monitor your website up-time with Google Docs, perform the following steps:
- Sign in to your Google Account.
- Now click on this link to create a copy of the Google Docs sheet.
- Put the URL of your website in cell E3 and your email address in cell E5. The email address that you should enter in cell E5 would receive notifications about the website’s downtime and up-time.
- Now go to Tools > Script Editor > Resources > Current Script’s Triggers and set a Time-Driven trigger for a minute, 5 minutes or any other time duration for which you want to monitor your website.
- Save the Trigger.
- After you have saved the Trigger, Google Docs will show a red warning. Accept the warning and just save the trigger.
That’s it. Google Docs has now been configured to monitor your website. From now onward, every time your website becomes inaccessible, you will receive a notification. In addition to this you will receive another notification saying ‘all’s well’ as soon as the site becomes accessible again.
Bonus: You can also create a Twitter app that would receive updates from the Google Docs and alert you via tweets or SMS. But off-course you would need to know some programming for that.
Some users have problems configuring Yahoo IMAP on iPad. In this article we will explain how to setup Yahoo Mail on iPad.
How To Setup Yahoo Mail On iPad
In order to setup Yahoo mail on iPad, perform the following steps:
- Navigate to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account and tap on Yahoo.
- Now enter your name, address, password, and provide a description of your account.
- Ensure that the On switch is flipped for Mail, and optionally for Calendars and Notes in the next screen. If you would turn the Calendars and Notes switch On, this would turn on syncing of your Yahoo Calendars on your iPad.
- Tap Save, when you are done.
How to Setup Yahoo Mail on Mac
You can as easily setup Yahoo mail on Mac. In order to setup Yahoo mail on Mac OS X, perform the following steps:
- Launch the Mail app.
- Now go to Mail > Preferences > Accounts.
- Click the plus button “+” at the bottom of the mail accounts listing.
- Enter the account details that you are prompted for and click Create to use Mail with your Yahoo Mail account.
Gmail users can save their Gmail messages on Google Docs and edit them like any other Google Docs document. In addition to this once you have a Gmail message in Google Docs, you can easily export it as a PDF or Word document while preserving the original formatting. In this article we will explain how to save your Gmail messages in Google Docs.
How to Save Your Gmail Messages in Google Docs
In order to integrate your Gmail account with Google Docs, perform the following steps:
- Go to the Labs page and enable the ‘Create a Document’ gadget.
- Save the changes and move over to your Gmail Inbox.
- Open any email message and click on the ‘Create a Document’ link under the More box.
- The email message would now be exported to your Google Docs account as a document with the rich text formatting being preserved. However, any attachments that the message might have would be ignored by Google Docs
One additional benefit of exporting your Gmail messages to Google Docs is that, the Android app for Google Docs allows offline access to your documents.