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Google started off as a search engine, however the internet giant now has products and web services spanning almost all aspects of our online life. Some of the most popular Google services and products include Google Search, Android, Youtube, Google+ and so on. In this guide book we have compiled numerous tips, tricks and how to tutorials for Google products that both novice and experienced users can use. You may want to bookmark this page for later reference. Additionally, we would highly appreciate if you can share this guide book with your friends and family.
Kindle Fire now has a new feature in the latest software update that allows users to share passages with people while using their Kindle Fire. So Kindle Fire users can now share passages from with e-Books or PDF files with other members of the Amazon community. In this article we will explain how to share PDF or eBook passages on Kindle Fire.
How to Share PDF or eBook Passages On Kindle Fire
In order to share passages PDF or eBook passages on Kindle Fire, perform the following steps:
- The first thing that you need to do is to select the passage to share. You can select the passage by long-pressing on that part of the text.
- This will highlight the text and would place brackets at the beginning and end of the highlighted text.
- Now drag the beginning and ending brackets to adjust your selection.
- Once you have selected exactly what you want to share, tap on the share button that is displayed just above the selected text.
- In addition to sharing the passage, you can also leave a note for yourself or keep the section highlighted so that you can reference it later.
- The sharing page will appear once you have tapped on the sharing button.
- From the sharing page, you can select on which social networks you would want to share the passage.
- Once you have tapped the orange button the passage would be shared with the Amazon community.
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.
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.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus is one of the best selling Android phones and is certainly a device that is giving iPhone a run for its money. Samsung Galaxy Nexus has a lot of features that other Android devices currently lack. This is also because most other Android devices are yet to receive their update of Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Samsung Galaxy Nexus, like iPhone allows you to take screenshots on the Galaxy Nexus which can allow users to share their settings and wallpapers. In this article we will explain how to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android Phone.
How to Take a Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android Phone
In order to take a screen shot on Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android Phone, do the following:
- Go to the screen that you want to capture.
- Disable the apps that you dont want to show up in your screenshot.
- Now press and hold the Volume Down button and the Power button.
- You should now hear the camera shutter sound, which will indicate that the screenshot has been taken.
Screenshots in Samsung Galaxy Nexus are stored in Internal StoragePicturesScreenshots folder. In order to view your latest screenshot pull down the notification bar and tap on “Screen captured”.
That’s all you need to do in order to take screen shots in Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
The Galaxy Tablet P1000 is one of the popular Android tablets that is being produced by Samsung. In this article we will explain how to root Samsung Galaxy Tablet P1000 on Gingerbread 2.3.5.
- Samsung Galaxy Tablet P1000 running Gingerbread 2.3.5.
- Make sure that you already have installed ADB drivers.
- Download DooMLorD zergRush Tool v.4.
How to Root Samsung Galaxy Tablet P1000 On Gingerbread 2.3.5
- The first thing you would have to do is enable USB debugging on your device. Go to Settings > Applications > USB Debugging and check the box next to it to enable USB debugging.
- Now enable non-Market application installations. In order to do this, go to Settings > Applications and check the Unknown Sources box.
- Now connect the Samsung Galaxy Tablet to your PC.
- If the some drivers start installing at this stage, let them get installed.
- Extract the already downloaded DooMLoRD zergRush Tool v.4 on your PC.
- Run runme.bat to start installation of the tool.
- Let the process complete.
- Once the tool has run, the Samsung Galaxy Tab will reboot and
Your Tab should reboot when the whole procedure is complete. Once the Tablet reboots check for Superuser app in the app drawer or download the Root Checker app to verify root access.
HTC One S is one of the popular Android smartphones that is being manufactured by HTC. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on HTC One S can now be rooted. In this article we will explain how to root HTC One S running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
- HTC One S with an unlocked bootloader. If you dont have an unlocked bootloader you can have this from HTCDev website.
- Download the Superboot package.
How to Root HTC One S Running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- Firstly, you need to download the Superboot package and extract its contents into a folder.
- Now put HTC One S into bootloader mode by turning it off and powering it on while keeping the Volume down key pressed.
- Now connect HTC One S with your PC via USB.
- Now just run install-superboot-windows.bat from the folder in which you extracted the Superboot package.
- Mac users however, would have to run the following commands from the terminal:
chmod +x install-superboot-mac.sh
- Linux users would have to run the following commands:
chmod +x install-superboot-linux.sh
After the Superboot script has finished its work, the HTC One S would be rooted.