There has been a lot of tutorials on the internet on how to run/install Android applications on Windows computer. Most of the installation process, however, are little too complex that even advanced users could hardly make it work.

This short tutorial will introduce you another way -- a much simpler way -- on how to run/install Android applications on your computer. Here you'll be able to experience Google Android even if you don't have Android mobile phone device. This time you don't need to install multiple third party applications such as SDKs, emulators or Java RE just to make your Android running on your PC. And neither will you need to undergo same complicated process just to get your Android apps running on your XP, Vista or Windows 7 computer. Here we go:

YouWave - The Quickest Way To Run Android Apps On Your Laptop, PC [link]

Those who wish to run Android apps on their PC may want to try YouWave, a groundbreaking, high performance Android solution specifically designed for Windows PC. YouWave lets you experience 'real' Android mobility straight from your Windows computer. With YouWave, you can test run, install and preview your favorite Android application on your computer before finally moving it to the actual Android device.

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YouWave must be the fastest way to run/install Android applications on your PC. The program is very easy to use and there's no special requirements just to make it work. Just download and install your free copy of YouWave here and you're ready to go! After installation, launch the app (click on the icon in the Desktop), import your favorite Android apps (APK files), and see them in action on your computer screen.

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To run Android apps on your computer, just download your favorite Android app (.apk file) from your browser and put it in the default apps directory "/youwave/Android apps/" or any drives/directory of your choice. You cannot install directly from Android Market so you have to do the installation manually. Just google your favorite Android app (.apk file) and import it to your preferred Android directory app. It's that easy!

YouWave starting up...

Android for PC
The homescreen...

Android for Windows
The Android can drag it to the homescreen

YouWave Android
Trying to install PHP for Android...Cool!

YouWave requires at least Intel 1.6GHz CPU or its equivalent, with 1G of RAM and 500MB of free disk space. Internet connection is required if you're to run Android app that requires internet connectivity. Enjoy!

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If you're a long-time Android power user who just switched to iOS, you would want to warn everyone how hard it is to enjoy the kind of customizability and convenience that Android brings to the table. For sure iOS has the kind of mobile experience that's missing on the Android, and so does the Android to iOS. But if we are to weigh both based on the criterion of which one gives the best mobile experience, Android, well for me, is the real winner.

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The following 5 Android apps hopefully explains why Android is the best platform & why it can make your digital life a lot easier compared to iPhone:

1) Tasker (link)

Tasker is one of the Android apps that makes every iPhone user jealous. This $3.00 USD app makes your Smartphone extra smart by automatically executing certain actions based on the profile or criteria you created. You can define a set of instructions/actions which will be automatically performed by your phone in response to events such as location change, time of day, among others.

Example: you can automatically put your phone into silent mode when you're entering on your office, or you can automatically send an SMS to someone when you're leaving the house. There are myriad of automation options you can exploit with Tasker, making your Android experience utterly unforgettable.

2) Astro File Manager (link) & LCG X-Plore (link)

On the iPhone, it's cumbersome to do simple things like unzipping a file, view a PDF, view office files, and even do a simple job of organizing your files straight from your iOS device. Even sending email with multiple attachments & deleting multiple photos inside the iPhone's Gallery are impossible.

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I wish file managers like Astro and LCG X-Plore are available too on the iPhone. Both apps give you full access to your data on your mobile device. And the bonus: these apps have built-in viewer of office files and are bundled with cloud storage integration.

3) Wifi Kill (link)

Now, let's talk about evil: how many times have you wished you could disconnect other devices connecting on a congested wireless network so you can enjoy the extra bandwidth juices on that network? Yes, you can manage and "kill" other devices with this awesome root-only app: Wifi Kill.

4) AirDroid (link)

Your Android experience won't be complete without AirDroid. With AirDroid, you don’t even need to touch your phone in order to use it. The app allows you to access your device remotely by going to AirDroid website and scanning the QR code on the page. The free version of the app lets you do things like reply to text messages, organize your photos, and play music -- all from a web browser while the paid version lets you remotely access your camera and helps you locate a missing or stolen device.

5) SuperBeam (link)

SuperBeam makes transferring of large files as convenient and fast as it should have been. SuperBeam allows you to share large files between Android devices at a blazing speed using WiFi Direct. If WiFi Direct fails, you can even use existing WiFi network to move files from one device to another. Go check out SuperBeam at Play Store.

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Those are my shortlist of 5 essential Android apps that hopefully will make their way to iOS!

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Ever wondered how to recover and restore all deleted/lost photos, JPEG files on your Android device? Well, good news!

The guys at Defiant Technologies, LLC have finally created a FREE Android app called DiskDigger that allows users to retrieve, recover all photo files that have been lost or removed due to deliberate or accidental deletion.

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DiskDigger is already a popular Windows app that lets you recover virtually all types of files on your PC. And with the availability of its Android app, you'll surely get a peace of mind with the lone fact that in the event of accidental file deletion, you can still recover all those precious photos and restore them back to your device's internal memory or memory card.

Free Android App To Recover, Restore Lost Photos, JPEG files

DiskDigger for Android (link) is all you need when you want to recover deleted photos and images from your Android device. Think of DiskDigger as a Recycle Bin, but for Android, which means you can still recover those photos, JPEG files that were accidentally deleted.

Using the app:

Note: DiskDigger only works on rooted Android devices, so you may need to root your device to enjoy this app.

Here's how to restore, recover deleted/lost photos with DiskDigger:

Step 1 Download and install DiskDigger for Android at Google Play Store.

Step 2 Launch the app. It should display all the system devices (including the memory card) that you can scan for lost files, as seen below:

For now, it will list them using their Linux device names (not very visually appealing, but this will be improved in the future). The memory card should appear as "/mnt/sdcard" or something similar.

Step 3 Select the device to scan (memory card in our case), and then press the "Scan device" button to proceed (you might see a Superuser request window; just press "Allow").

You will then see the main DiskDigger window, which shows you the progress of the scanning, as well as the recoverable files that have been found so far:

Step 4 You can press on any of the recoverable files, which will show you a preview of the file on the right, as shown below:

Step 5 And finally to recover the deleted files, just tick the recoverable files on checkbox and then hit "Save" or "Email".

That's it!

Filtering files:

You may also take advantage of the Filter function of the app. Just press the "Filter" button to filter the recoverable files based on file type, and file size. This is useful if you want to impose a minimum size on the files shown.

Diskdigger for Android is extremely useful for those looking for ways on how to recover deleted/lost photos  from their Android device. The app is currently on its beta stage and will only recover the .JPG and .PNG files of your device.

How To: Recover, Restore All Deleted/Lost JPEG Files, Photos On Your Android Device

It's really a pain in the neck when you found some interesting Android apps in the Market but ended up frustrated because they are not available in your country. And yes its not cool, especially if the app you're about to download is FREE.

Android Market is not directly to blame; its the application developers actually who pose those download restrictions, making some apps in the Market not available in your country. But don't worry, there's a fix.

Android App Not Available In Your Country? Here's The Fix

Market Enabler is the Android app you need. It's a fully working workaround that enables you to download Android apps not available in your country. What Market Enabler does is temporarily change the SIM issuer code in your system, making it possible to download Android apps which are not supposedly available in your country.

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Market Enabler tricks the device location in order to access the Market from other countries, since the Android market is country and carrier specific.

Follow this simple guide on how to download and install Android apps not available in your country:

Note: Your Android device needs to be rooted for Market Enabler to work.

Step 1 Download and install Market Enabler from Google Play HERE. Or you can get the APK file HERE.

Step 2 Open Market Enabler and choose a provider to fake. (e.g. T-Mobile [USA]).

Step 3 Minimize/close ‘Market Enabler’, and then launch Android Market app (now Google Play) then search for your app.

Step 4 Once you find the 'restricted' app, just hit ‘Download’ button and then the Android Market will open with the app magically there.

It's that easy!

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No matter how good the apps management is of a certain operating system, in its course of use it will eventually gather junk files.

Junk files are basically files or data that have once been useful but is irrelevant for the time being. After you download a game or an application, sometimes it will have to download additional files for it to work properly.

When you're finished playing the game or using the application, it's recommended to remove the app, especially if it's a free app, to recover space. This is a good practice as some applications have background processes running and using that precious battery power unnecessarily.

However, some apps don’t have a thorough uninstallation script and that leaves a lot of files in your system. Most devices don't offer expandable storage space, specially iOS devices, which leaves you with a meager available space for your media. It's time to get rid of junk files from your Android/iPhone device.

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Allow us to share an Android and a free iPhone application that will help us get rid of junk files on your Android and iPhone devices in no time.

PhoneClean Removes Unnecessary Files On Your iPhone, iPad & iTouch (link)

PhoneClean for iPhone is a desktop application that runs on a windows PC. When you connect your iPhone for charging or syncing on iTunes, why not take an extra time to clean up and get rid of those junk files on your iPhone? iOS maybe the “most advanced” mobile operating system but it still uses caches and temp files to keep things going. By getting rid of these junk files, this allows us to open heavy websites and resources intensive application faster because our device has more free space to use.

Recover All Accidentally Deleted JPEG Files, Photos On Your Android Device

PhoneClean is free to use and, as expected from an application that deals with iOS devices, has a pretty straightforward interface. PhoneClean is also smart enough to allow you to keep some cache and offline data like news, articles, magazines, and book data you’re subscribed to.

Get PhoneClean for free and reclaim what is rightfully yours.

1-Click Cleaner Quickly Cleans Up Your Android Phone (link)

Just like iOS on iPhone, the Android operating system on your Android device uses caches and temp files too. This can include old SMS, browsing history, call records, and other files on your SD card. The difference with this app from the one from iPhone is that this application runs on the device itself.

1-Click cleaner can help you to easily get rid of junk files on your android device with, well, 1 click.

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With 1-Click Cleaner, you can clear all the cache that eats up your storage space, uninstall applications, clear application data, and force stop running application. You can also mass delete SMS based on contacts, unknown senders, or delete all.

Unlike other advanced android applications, you don’t need a rooted device for this to work.

Get 1-Click Cleaner from Google Play now.

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I got my first Android phone with a little excitement that I could enjoy the ease of moving and transferring files between wireless devices with Wi-Fi Direct, a next-generation technology that allows Wi-Fi devices to directly connect to each other with no need for a wireless access point.

Unfortunately, my Droid is deprived with such feature, so every time I transfer large files from my computer to my phone I always had to mount my phone to my PC using standard Data Cable.

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There’s no problem with using USB Cable to move files between mobile phones and PC. But for people who constantly forget to bring data cable connector, this surely can be a twinge.

In this post, I’m going to introduce you to a useful Android application that lets you transfer files from PC to mobile phone (and vice versa) via Wi-Fi connection. In other words, we are going to use existing Wi-Fi network to copy/move files from our Android devices to our computer.

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The application is called Software Data Cable, a truly nifty, helpful application for the Android that allows you to connect your smartphones to the computer without having to connect it with a standard USB cable. This FREE Android application uses a wireless method of transfer through a Wi-Fi connection to allow file transfers from your computer to a storage card attached on your Android phone/tablet (and vice versa). Cool isn’t it?

 Here’s how to copy, transfer files from Android device to your computer over Wi-Fi:

Step 1 Download and install Software Data Cable for the Android HERE. Or you can search for “Software Data Cable” in the Market.

Step 2 Once installed, launch it. You should see this default start-up screen:

Step 3 Hit “Start Service”. The app should then automatically assigns an IP Address and Port number needed to connect to the phone (see screenshot below).

Step 4 Now, using the IP address and port given, enter that into your PC Windows Explorer, and you will then be shown the contents of your memory SD card (as shown below).

You can then easily transfer files from your memory card to your PC (and vice versa). You can also use FileZilla or any FTP client of your choice. Enjoy!

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Smartphones are great addition to every home security system. Whether you're holding an iPhone, Symbian or Android mobile phone device, you can use it to protect your home/office from intrusion and other form of attacks. The process is simple: just activate your motion sensor app installed on your phone, mount your device anywhere in your door, and when someone opens/breaks the door, your phone will fire a loud alarm and stealthly notify you or police authority via auto call or SMS. This is just one of the coolest things your phone can do for you.

Turn your iPhone, Blackberry, Android and Symbian phone into surveillance spy camera

In this post, we're going to explore some of the best and top-rated motion detection apps for your iPhone, Android, and Symbian mobile phone device. These motion-sensing applications use the accelerometer or sensor built in your device.

Alarm Security Anti Touch 2.2 for iPhone, iPod, iPad - Play loud siren when someone touches your phone

Stop any thief, a colleague, a friend, or your parent in their tracks. Alarms Security will sound one of the over 20 alarms provided by the app if anybody moves your iPhone or iPod Touch. You can also record your own sounds like "police is coming...". One practical use of this motion sensor app is to place your iPhone on top of confidential documents when you're taking a short break/nap.

Some of the sounds included are: Self destruct initiated, police sirens, fire truck sirens, intruder alert, battle stations, chimpanzee, elephant, dog, fireworks, crying baby and many more!
Get it here.

Motion Sensor Detection Alarm with Spy Audio Recorder

Title says it all. This iPhone app will trigger a super loud alarm when motion is detected. And the best thing about it is that it has a stealth auto call technology which will automatically dial and call a predefined number. You will hear what is happening near your iPhone when it is moved. You can use it both for security and fun. Get it here.

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Anti Touch for Symbian - Fire a loud siren when someone moves your phone

Anti Touch is a free sensor app designed for s60 Nokia Symbian accelerometer devices. It throws a loud alarm when someone touches your phone. The alarm can only be stopped using deactivation code and the right phone position you've predefined. If you're entering the correct deactivation code but with wrong phone position, the phone will continue to alarm, and the thief cannot even shut the device off. For download and installation instructions, click here.

Don't Touch My Droid - Anti Touch application for Android

Don't Touch My Droid is a motion detector app for Android phones. This motion-sensing app is very sensitive to motion. You can use this app in hotel; activate "Don't Move My Droid " app and place your Android against hotel room door. If anyone opens the door your Droid will move and alarm will sound, waking you up. This accelerometer/sensor Android app can also be used to protect your valuables such as bags; just place your Android inside and alarm will sound if anyone moves your bag.

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Make your smartphone ever smarter by taking advantage of those amazing accelerometer/sensor based app for your iPhone, Android and Symbian device.

Best Motion Detection Sensor App for iPhone, Android and Symbian

iPhone users, check out this guide how to easily send scheduled SMS without jailbreaking or additional software required.

Are you forgetful? Do you often miss to send important messages to your family, friends, or officemates on right time? Well, if yes, then an SMS Scheduler for java, Symbian, iPhone or Android application comes to your rescue.

One of the missing components in most mobile handsets today is the ability to auto send SMS messages at later point in time. A mobile application that can automatically send text messages at scheduled time is important especially for those people who want to plan in advance. With SMS Scheduler application installed on your iPhone, Android, Symbian or Java device, you can be the first to forward birthday greetings to your friends, or remind them for some important events.

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In this post, I'm going to share some of the best (and free) SMS Scheduler application that can be installed on most Motorola, Samsung, and Sony Ericson Java phone, s60 Symbian devices, Android and iPhones.

Mobile software, applications that can schedule SMS/text message sending at later time - for iPhone, Android, Symbian, and Java Phone:

SMSScheduler (Nokia s60) - The Smartest Way To Send Future Messages

Just compose a predefined SMS message, set sending date, and allow SMSScheduler to automatically send the predefined text message at the scheduled date & time. SMSScheduler requires the latest version of Python and is compatible to all s60v3 Nokia devices (list of s60v3 Nokia devices).

Download SMSScheduler [12.2KB] for FREE and start sending important messages to important people at later date/time.

SMS Scheduler for Android - Send Text Messages In The Future

If you're a happy owner of Android phone, never again will you miss to greet your loved ones on their birthdays or auto notify them for some important reminders.

With SMS Scheduler for Android, you can choose to whom and when you want to send an SMS.

Schedule your SMS and don’t worry anymore. You ’ll be notified when the SMS is sent and delivered. Free SMS Scheduler Download for Android.

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biteSMS - Schedule SMS Sending on your iPhone

This is an SMS utility application designed for iPhone. BiteSMS is loaded with extra messaging features such as auto-sending of SMS at later time. The app allows you to schedule the sending of text message to a person at a particular date and time. This SMS scheduling application is great and easy to use. You can specify any future date and time for scheduling your text message. For more information visit the official site.

Txtot - Free SMS Scheduler App for the iPhone (No Need To Jailbreak)

Txtot is yet another killer app for the iPhone that lets you schedule your SMS text message and send it at later point in time. Txtot works almost similarly with SMS Scheduler for Symbian; write your text messages and set sending date and time. Good thing about it is that there's no need for you to jailbreak your iPhone. Download it here.

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If you don't have Android, iPhone or Symbian phone, then, this application is ideally right for you. This is an SMS Scheduler application especially designed for Java phones including Samsung, Sony Ericson, Motorola, etc. One major requirement to fully use this app is to patch your device so as to remove annoying pop-ups like "Allow application to send message?". Download SMS Scheduler for Java HERE.

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There you have it! Four must-have SMS applications to answer your SMS scheduling needs. I personally find these apps useful especially if I am to avail some call/text messaging promo which is often a headache especially if done during peak-hours. With SMS Scheduler app installed on my phone, I can do the registration process in the middle of the night while I'm soundly asleep.

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If you can think of any other SMS Scheduler for iPhone, Android, Bada, Symbian, or Java phones, please let me know by dropping comments below. Make your smartphone even smarter by reading these cool tips and tricks for your phone.

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WARNING! The SMS spy applications detailed below are intended to be used only for private and legal purposes. They cannot be used for violating anyone's rights, spying or other illegal purposes. User of any of these spying software takes all responsibility for using these applications in any illegal use cases.

Tired of cheating husband? Do you ever suspect your wife or girlfriend is making an affair? Do you suspect your kids are secretly buying stuff they're not supposedly getting? Ever wondered who's that someone trying to interact with your daughter? If yes, then, a remote SMS monitoring spy app for Android or iPhone is all you need.

Below are some of the best and free and paid SMS monitoring apps that you can install on your iPhone, Android and even Symbian and Blackberry device. These remote SMS monitoring mobile apps allow you to remotely spy and monitor text messages, SMS of your cheating husband, kids without their knowledge.

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  1. SMS Replicator Android Secret Spy App - Spy, Read Someone's Inbox

    SMS Replicator, one of the most controversial applications for Android, does almost the same with SMS Monitor. It automatically forwards another copy of every successful text message, SMS sent. This SMS spy app works well with Android and can be used to spy on your girlfriend/boyfriend or kids or simply for fun. Simply grab the phone while they are taking bath. Download and install SMS Replicator for Android, configure it with your number. Once done, the app will run in the background and it will forward incoming messages to you.

    Secret SMS ReplicatorIf successfully installed, this SMS remote spy app for Android has no icon so it is impossible to find on phone and will run on its own. The only way to reveal the app is to text the phone with your secret password. Just text "000" to the phone to open the secure settings and choose the forwarding number.

    In my test, it really worked like a charm and felt that uncomfortable feeling of guilt of being able to monitor whoever I want to track. So please use it at your own risk.

    SMS Replicator, being a controversial Android app, cannot be downloaded on PlayStore so you have to look for it on Google or other file hosting sites. I previously hosted it at but apparently the hosting site is already unavailable, and I don't have backup :( Sorry about that.

  2. Mobile Spy - The most advanced, next generation remote SMS spying software for iPhone

    UPDATE: I originally wrote this article back in 2011 so I can no longer vouch if Mobile Spy still works for iPhone, considering the often-updated, walled ecosystem of iOS. However, you can go give it a try, request a demo and see if it's what you need.

    However, the closest alternative I can think of to somehow monitor your kids is to use IFTTT and track every single snap without them knowing (no Jailbreak required). Follow this guide how you can Use IFTTT as a spy app to secretly copy, collect iOS photos on iPhone, iPad.

    Mobile Spy Mobile Spy is your ultimate solution for remote mobile spying needs. This is a subscription-based app, with great handset support, and comes with advanced remote monitoring functions.

    Mobile Spy uses the Internet capabilities of your phone, records your text and call activities, and logs your GPS locations. All data are then quickly uploaded to your Mobile Spy account so that you can monitor the activity of your cheating husband or kids via web. To download, visit Mobile Spy website.

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    Your two timer husband is less likely to make the same crime again if you install SMS spying/monitoring app on his phone. If you manage a business, your employees are less likely to abuse their SMS privileges.

  3. SMS Monitor - Get instant copy for every SMS, text message sent and received by your husband or kids

    This is one of my favourite apps back in Symbian days (Nokia) so if you have old Symbian device lying around, you can use below's app. Otherwise, you can skip this part.

    SMS MonitorSMS Monitor is a powerful tool for remote sms-monitoring. It was purposely created for security audit and parental control. You'll be able to read every single text message/SMS being sent and received.

    SMS Monitor Key Features:

    - the app secretly sends incoming and outgoing SMS from mobile phone where it is installed to an admin number (you)

    - all messages would be sent in hidden mode

    - application is not shown in phone menu (there's no way for them to jon and uninstall)

    - the app does not keep copies of SMS in sent and reports folders

    - the app is not shown in Task List

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    SMS Monitor perfectly works on any s60v3 and s60v5 Nokia Symbian handsets. Download, sign and install the app called SmsMonitor.v1.0.sis, just google it. Remember to install the app to your kid or husband's phone (of course, do it behind closed doors). After installation the application starts in hidden mode. To prepare it for work, just grab another phone -- your phone (not necessarily Symbian) and text "set admin" (without quotes) to your kid or husband's number. The message should be received and deleted automatically. If successfully installed, you should receive all inbound and outbound SMS/text messages being sent or received by your husband/kid.

If you know any other remote SMS spy app, please email me (or comment below) and I will update the list.

How To: Remotely Spy, Monitor SMS Text Messages on iPhone, Android (UPDATED)

Remember the Software Data Cable for Android I mentioned before? That was really a clever tiny piece of  app that every Android user should install. Why? Well, you better see my previous post about it here: How To: Transfer Files From PC To Android Phone Via Wi-Fi (And Vice Versa).

If you ever wished you could do almost the same thing on your iPhone or iPad and make your life a LOT easier, well, then, you've got to check out PushBullet.

PushBullet is your Swiss Army Knife for anything wireless

As a long-time Android user who just switched to iOS, I hate it when moving files & information from my computer to iPhone is such a difficult feat. The same frustration you get when you copy contents from your iPhone to your Mac or Windows PC. And that's the problem that PushBullet is trying to solve.

What is PushBullet

In a nutshell, PushBullet makes it really easy to send files, ebooks, links, and virtually any  media files from one device to another. Whether you're pushing files from your Windows computer to your iPhone, iPad or Android, the process is absolutely painless. All you have to do is to right-click the file or link and select the destination device and voila, you can instantly go right to that file/link by tapping on the notification you get on your Android or iDevice. And no, you don't have to be in the same wireless network to make PushBullet works.

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And if you have an Android device, you can even automatically “push” all your calls and SMS alerts to your computer so you  won't miss important calls and text messages even if your phone is on silent mode or in another room. Unfortunately for iOS, PushBullet doesn't have this feature yet. But given the more open iOS8.0+ architecture, I believe this feature is currently in the works (check out the paid app Notifyr for iOS, it works almost the same).

Why is it useful?

PushBullet's homepage already has a detailed information on how it works and how it becomes so handy, but allow me to point it out here.

With PushBullet, you can easily:
  • Send files from your mobile device to your computer with one click (or the other way around)
  • Receive calls, SMS and other phone notifications straight on your computer

And if you're on Android, there are whole lot more you can do with PushBullet like being able to reply text messages straight from your computer.

Final Verdict:

PushBullet is a simple yet powerful push notification service designed to make all your internet-connected devices “work” together. It's a godsend  web service that you will surely appreciate especially if you're dealing with multiple devices. PushBullet is currently available for iOS, Android and as a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox and Opera. There's also an unofficial paid app PushPal for Mac users.

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LINK: PushBullet

Must-Have: PushBullet Makes Your iOS, Android and Computer "Work" Together

In a newer part of the planet like Japan and the Philippines, it is not uncommon to experience tremors almost every day. Countries like Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines sit near the fault zone so earthquakes are always expected -- and it's really a big risk!

Jolted by the successive quakes I've been experiencing every day, I decided to create this quick round-up of apps for the Android that might help you detect whether of not there's an earthquake.

Warning: The use of these apps does not guarantee safety so in the event of an earthquake, always remember to: Drop, Cover and Hold On.

1. Earthquake Vibration Sensor for Android Fires An Alarm When Tremor Is Detected (link)

Earthquake Vibration Sensor (EVS) is a FREE earthquake detection app for the Android that automatically throws an alarm once rumbling is detected. As with other motion sensing apps, this app relies on motion and/or orientation events from your Android device, making it possible to detect earthquakes.

Using the app, you may adjust the motion sensitivity of the app by setting the different axles displayed on the screen. As was pointed by a reviewer Patriot1971, this app works well if your phone is on a flat surface like a table, etc.

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The only downside for this app I think is that the warning bell goes off after some time. And the interface definitely needs a fresh coat of paint. But overall, it's a good app. So you guys should try it.

Download: Earthquake Vibration Sensor for Android (Free).

2. Earthquake Detector for Android Smartly Detects Movements, Quakes (link)

Earthquake Detector is yet another fun and working earthquake detector you should install on your Android device. What sets Earthquake Detector apart from the former is the good sensitivity and a straightforward interface.

Using the app, you'll get presented with a zoomable earth image. You're supposed to zoom in and out the earth image to adjust the sensitivity. The smaller the earth image is, the better is the sensitivity.

Download: Earthquake Detector for Android ($1.99)

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That's it. I hope you guys enjoy these hand-picked earthquake detector apps as much as I do!

These Apps Help You Detect Earthquakes Straight From Your Android Device

We've waiting for what feels like forever, but the Android contingent can finally carry on with life knowing that at least some things are (semi) fair. Yes, Instagram is now available for Android.

Keeping with tradition, the app itself is free to download, and the outfit seems overjoyed with finishing up what it's (accurately) calling "one of the most anticipated releases on the Android platform to date." It's also clear that the team has done more than a simple port, and while the exact same filters will be found here as on the iOS version, the team has worked to make the app responsive and fluid on Android's vast landscape. We are told, however, that there are a few features that will not be included in the first version of the Android app (Tilt Shift / Blur, Share from Feed, Live Preview and Share to Flickr), but upcoming versions are intended to bridge any differences.

For now, any phone running Android 2.2 or above (with support for OpenGL ES 2) is compatible, but Android tablets are not. There's a maximum resolution support of 2,048 x 2,048, and the company assures us that the "exact same filters and algorithms are implemented on both [iOS and Android builds], so there is no difference in the output other than the raw image quality that differs between phones." Eager to get going?

Download Instagram for Android HERE.


Finally, Instagram for Android Now Available for Download

Screen grabbing software for the iPhone, iPad, Symbian and Android seem to be ubiquitous nowadays. This category of application allows you to capture, take screenshot on your iPhone, Android and Symbian and save it to a file of JPEG/GIF format.

Images, however, may not be enough when trying to demonstrate something. Mobile operations such as setting up proxy servers on the iPhone or accessing hidden files on the Android may be complicated for some. So it’s better to provide people with video walkthroughs when trying to show how to accomplish something on their phone.

Quick Install, Run Android Apps On Your Windows Computer

Here we are going to explore some of the best applications that let you record screen activity on Smartphone. For those looking for ways on how to capture or record video screencast on the iPhone, iPad and Android, this post is for you.

Screencast and Recorder – Best Screen Grabber App For The Android

Screencast for Android records your phone screen activity at high frame rates into a high quality MPEG4 video. This program includes a gallery to view, play, rename, delete and share your previously recorded videos from within the same user interface.

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Screenshot and live streaming are under development and will be appearing soon. The demo version of Screencast can record up to 30 sec of video so you may need to get the full version to unlock the limitation (2.99 USD only). Download Screencast for Android here.

Note: You need to root your Android device to get this working.

For iPhone or iPad, there's not such an app that works similar to ScreenCast for Android. But there's a workaround for this. ScreenSplitr is an iOS app that mirrors your iPhone/iPad screen on a computer. Using SnagIt or any other video screencast tool for PC, you can then record screen activity on your iPhone and save it as video file. For more information, visit here. Below is a short clip that best describes what ScreenSplitr is and how it works:

How To: Record Screen Activity, Video Screencast On Your Phone

For those who can't just seem to enjoy the base function of their iPhone or Android, here's another cool application you can install so you can start learning PHP web programming straight from your Android and iPhone device. This means you can run/execute PHP scripts straight from your iPhone and Android device offline (which is normally done in PC).

The project is called PHP for Android, a server package for Android so you can start building web apps straight from your mobile phone device. The idea here is to turn your Android phone into a web server; you have the Apache as the web server, MySQL as database and PHP as programming language. Think of PHP for Android as PAMP (short for Personal Apache MySQL PHP for Nokia), where you can execute PHP scripts straight from your Symbian s60 device offline. (See my previous post PAMP for Symbian: Turn Your Nokia Symbian s60 Phone Into Web Server for more details).

For download and installation instruction, visit the official site of PHP for Android Project (PFA) and start building dynamic websites right on your Android device.

If you're looking for similar app for iPhone, check out this post: An iPhone-Powered Apache Web Server with PHP. There you can create a simple PHP web app using only your iPhone.

What's next?

Get the latest version of WordPress or any other PHP-based system, install it on your device and see how it works!

How To: Execute, Run PHP Scripts On Your iPhone, Android

I am writing this post not to encourage privacy intrusion, hijacking, Facebook account hacking, or anything of that sort. I am writing this post to demonstrate just as how easy it is for almost anyone to break into your Facebook account (and other online services) using only an Android phone. This post also explains how you can essentially shield yourself from any form of intrusion attacks when online.

The controversial Android app is called Faceniff, a truly clever session hijacking app that allows you to sniff and intercept web session profiles over Wi-Fi network where your phone is connected to. Think of Faceniff as Firesheep, but for Android.

Use Existing Wi-Fi Network To Transfer Files From Android To PC (and Vice Versa)

Faceniff uses the method called Session Hijacking, a good old process of exploiting valid web sessions, which enables attacker to gain unauthorized access to your account and private information. With Faceniff, you can intercept web sessions from web services such as FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube, Amazon, Tumblr, MySpace, and even Blogger. And worst, web sessions established via HTTPS can even be cracked. Alarming isn't it?

Share Your Internet Connection Without Using Ad-Hoc

Well, the more disturbing part about it is that almost anyone with a "rooted" Android phone can do it, and even gradeschooler can dot it. Faceniff doesn't have a special requirement to run except that you have a "superadmin" privileges on your Android phone.

Faceniff Lets You Hack Facebook Accounts With Ease

I had the chance to install the app and see things in action on my phone. Below is a quick rundown on how I make Faceniff work, and browse through my friend's Facebook accounts without them knowing:

Step 1 Download and install Faceniff HERE.

Step 2 Once installed, launch it. You should be prompted for a Superuser permission. Just hit "Allow" or "Yes" (depending on your phone).

Step 3 There are a couple of instruction that pops up especially if you open the app for the first time. Just follow them carefully...until you arrive into the start-up screen.

Step 4 Toggle "START" and optionally enable SSLStrip to start Faceniff. If valid web sessions found, it will be displayed like this:

Step 5 Click on any of those "hijacked" accounts. Android should then prompt you for a list of browsers currently installed on your device. In my case, I used Opera Mobile as I wasn't able to make it work with default browser, Skyfire and even Opera Mini. Just make sure to set "Mobile" as Opera Mobile's User Agent configurable in the Settings > Advanced menu.

And Voila...

If you constantly connect to a wireless public network like in cafes or malls, recognize that your communication online can anytime be sniffed by almost anyone. Wireless network is notably vulnerable to packet sniffing as the exchange of data is done wirelessly. This vulnerability gives bad guys the opportunity to steal information exchanged over the air.

So, how to stay safe online? 

Whenever possible, don't connect to already congested public Wi-Fi network. Rather use the 3G/4G services offered by your ISP. And Virtual Private Network (VPN) applications would also help.  

New Android App Lets You Sniff Internet Sessions, Hack Facebook Account

Have you ever gotten tired of manually opening/launching your favorite mobile apps during startup? If yes, well, then, you're not alone!

I have few too good applications installed on my phone. Light Control for example is my power-saving app that can smartly shutdown unused keypad lights, thus prolonging the life of my battery. JB Taskman is yet my favorite task manager app that can quickly kill unresponding apps and show hidden operations inside your phone. On top of these apps, I also have Voice Inbox installed -- a smart application that can automatically take phone calls whenever I'm busy or I'm asleep.

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Those are just some of my favorite apps, and I can't afford to carry my phone without them running. And sure you have your own "favorites" too. Yes?

While it's never necessary to automate the launching of these mobile apps during initial startup, you'll love the convenience if you can just let your phone auto-run those apps for you. Here we are going to explore another breed of applications that can automatically run, open certain applications installed on your phone. These autorun managers are designed so you don't have to manually run a dozen of applications each time your smartphone is being rebooted.

Best Application Startup Manager For Android, s60 Nokia Symbian

ExeMaster (Symbian) - Automatically Launch Specific Apps During Startup

 ExeMaster is a wonderful creation of Verysoft that allows you to automatically open, run certain applications during startup. Simply add all software you wish to be launched automatically, and then switch them on!

Automate Your Phone -- Let Your Phone Perform Certain Actions Based On Your Location

The simple and handy interface of ExeMaster gives you the option to hide or minimize the auto-launched applications. Download exeManager for Nokia Symbian s60v3 (SIS) here.

Startup Manager - Best Application Startup Manager for Android

Startup Manager for Android gives you the control over what Android applications to start and what not to start. This incredibly useful Android application works almost similar to exeMaster, only that it can do more than just auto-execute certain apps on startup.

Turn Your iPhone, Android, Symbian Phone Into Remote Surveillance Camera With Motion Detection

As with exeMaster, Startup Manager lets you specify third-party apps you wish to be automatically executed once your phone is turning on. Add to that, you can also disable startup apps, and auto-kill those autoruns which could potentially bog down your phone during startup. Get it here. (Please note that Startup Manager for Android has limited handset support).

How To: Automatically Launch, Run Certain Applications During Startup -- For Android & Symbian

Phone makers have long warned the buying public not to overcharge cellular phones. Leaving mobile phones plugged in wall outlets overnight is not only a big waste of energy and money but sure it's a 'big' kill of your phone's battery. Overcharging stresses both life of your battery and Mother Earth (and wallet).

But how can you recharge your phone right (without overcharging) when you always arrive home late at night and all you know is to sleep like a log? Nearly all phones today can notify you with a "beep" when it's fully charged, but this builtin full-charge notification is little too silent to wake a man in a deep sleep.

If you care about your phone (and Mother Earth), you might want to check out these cool eco-friendly mobile applications for your iPhone, iPad, Android and Nokia Symbian phone devices. These green charging applications notify you with a loud audio, sound or alarm when your phone is fully charged. I find these applications truly useful and I hope you like it too. Check out these battery full charge alarm for iPhone, iPad, Android and Symbian (Blackberry and Java coming soon):

Backup SMS - Export SMS Text Messages Into TXT File

(If you have problem downloading any of the files/links attached, please notify the admin immediately.)

battery full charge

Green Charging - Play Audio, Sound When Battery Is Full

You surely will get up and unplug your mobile phone when charging is done with Green Charging. Green Charging is yet another must-have app for iPhone, iPad and Symbian that notifies you with a loud, nasty sound when your phone's battery is fully charged. Just run the app while charging and wait for the app to throw a loud sound when recharging is complete.

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Green Charging is compatible to Samsung and Nokia Symbian OS, Series 60 (s60v3 and s60v5) and iOS devices such as iPhone3, iPhone4, iPod Touch, iPad 1 and 2. Download Green Charging for Nokia Symbian s60v3, s60v5 here free. For iPhone, iPod iTouch, and iPad, download here.

Eco Charger - Green Charging App for Android

If you're looking for similar Green Charging app for Android, you may want to try Eco Charger for Android. As with Green Charging, Eco Charger notifies you with a loud audio MP3 sound when battery is fully charged. Just make sure you launch the app when charging, and sure it will suprise you with a loud sound.

To download, search for "Eco Charger" at Android Market or download Eco Charger here.

Turn Your Android, Symbian, or iPhone Into Remote Surveillance Camera

Leaving your phone in wall outlets - overcharged - is potentially unsafe both for your device and your property. Try any of these applications yourself and let me know what you think. If you know any other Symbian, iPhone, Blackberry, Android or Java app similar to Green Charging or Eco Charger, please do share them. Leave them as comments below. Enjoy!

Play Loud Audio Sound, MP3 When Phone's Battery Is Full

Your Smartphone is an intelligent piece of device so powerful that it can even make other devices obsolete. Today, you can use your phone as an alternative routing device, a computer mouse, a home appliance remote controller (just in case you lost your TV's remote controller), or a remote surveillance camera. Superphones like your iPhone, Android, and Symbian phones are remarkably extensible that you can even make simple things much simpler.

Today we're going to make your Smartphone even smarter by turning it into a nifty calculating device, so you don't need to buy scientific calculators like those of Casio. If you're a student, you may want to check out these incredibly amazing scientific calculator applications you can install on your Android, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and Symbian phone device. Here you'll be able to perform trigonometric functions, scientific notations, and other advanced mathematical operations straight from your phone. Hope you guys can take advantage of these incredibly useful scientific calculator for your iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and Symbian phone:

Best Scientific Calculator Apps for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Symbian

1. cCalc - Scientific Calculator for Nokia s60 Symbian

cCalc is an advanced scientific calculator designed for s60 Nokia Symbian device. It features simple navigation and programmable formulas. Supported operations or functions include:
  • Programmable Formula - User-Defined Functions i.e Tax and Currency Conversion Functions
  • Trigonometric Functions - Trigonometric/Inverse Trigonometric Functions (Sine, Cosine, Tangent/Arc Sine, Arc Cosine, Arc Tangent), Hyperbolic/Inverse
  • Hyperbolic Functions - Degree/Radian/Grad mode for angle unit
  • Common Mathematical Functions - Logarithm, Power, Exponential, Reciprocal, Square Root Pi Constant, Factorial Function
Download cCalc for Nokia Symbian for free.

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2. RealCalc - Scientific Calculator for Android

RealCalc is another free full-featured scientific calculator app designed for the Android. The app comes with a neat UI; easy to navigate and operates like the real thing. As with cCalc, RealCalc can perform advanced scientific notations, trigonometric functions and other commonly used mathematical functions. This is a must-have app especially for students who constantly miss to bring their own scientific calculators in school. Download and install RealCalc for Android here.

3. PowerOne for iPhone, iPad and Blackberry

The list of the best mobile scientific calculators is not complete if we cannot include this top-rated software of Infinity Softworks: PowerOne. PowerOne is an advanced mobile calculator app designed for the iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and Windows Mobile phone. Whether mortgages or real estate, finance and investing, math and science, medical, health, conversions or construction, powerOne has you covered.

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PowerOne combines an algebraic and RPN calculator with simple, customizable, spreadsheet-like templates, giving you hundreds to choose from. You can create your own, keep a history and share with others. Get it here.

There you have it. I hope you can make the best use of your phone by installing any of these scientific calculators for iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Android, and Symbian.

If you can't make them work for your phone, you can also access online or web-based scientific calculators. Just open your mobile web browser of your choice then go to site's URL.

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Turn Your Phone Into An Instant Scientific Calculator

There are several occassions when you need to backup text messages, SMS saved on your phone's inbox. If you're a seller, you might want to save a copy of every single text message/SMS being sent from your customers before trashing them off. If you're to format or hard reset your phone, you might want to export all SMS first into text file (.txt) and store it on your PC or email them for future use.

Here we're going to explore some of the best and free SMS backup applications for your iPhone, Android and Nokia Symbian phone. Hope you find these SMS backup tools useful (if you've problem downloading any of the files/links attached, please notify me.):

SMS Export - Free SMS Exporter for Nokia s60 Symbian Phone

SMS Export is a lightweight mobile application that lets you export all text messages into a single text file. Just run SMS Export, hit export and wait for the app to create a list of all text messages in Inbox and Sent folders. Data included in the exported TXT file include Message ID, Date(Time) Received/Sent, and Message Body. By default, the newly-created text file is saved in drive E. You should see a text file like this: e:\sms-messages-2011-06-10.utf8.txt. Text file is stored in drive C: if there's no volume in drive E.

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SMS Export works well on all S60v2 and S60v3 Nokia Symbian devices. For S60v2, download it here. And for S60v3, get it here.

Free iPhone SMS Backup - Export SMS From iPhone Into PDF, HTML or XLS

This SMS exporting tool for iPhone and iPad may not be as good as SMS Exporter mentioned above. But this iPhone SMS backup tool is pretty useful especially for people who love free. With this SMS export tool for iPhone, you will be able to backup text messages/SMS into XLS, PDF or HTML format.

Best Motion Detection Sensor App for iPhone, Android and Symbian

To start exporting or backing up SMS/text messages from your iPhone, visit Free iPhone SMS Backup website or here.

SMS Backup and Restore for Android

SMS Backup and Restore is an Android application that allows you export and import SMS text messages. This SMS export app for Android is useful when you're to perform a factory reset or install custom ROMs. The backup or exported file is stored in /sdcard/SMSBackupRestore folder by default.

Backup format is independent of the Android version so the messages can be easily moved from one phone to another, irrespective of which version of Android it has. Tested with 1.5, 1.6, 2.01, 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3. For download and installation instructions, click here.

Remotely Spy, Read
Someone's SMS Text Messages

Do you know any other free SMS backup tool for Blackberry, Java, Windows Phone? If so kindly share them as comments below.

How To: Backup, Export SMS Text Messages Into Text File

Why purchase expensive surveillance cameras, motion detectors and alarm systems when you can just use your camera phone to monitor and protect your home/office in realtime?

In an attempt to demonstrate how smart and powerful your smartphone is, I'm going to share some of the most advanced and incredible mobile applications that convert your s60 Symbian, iPhone, and Android phone into an instant surveillance camera with full-featured motion detection and alarm system function.

Automatically Send SMS, Text Messages At Scheduled Date and Time

Think I'm talking about the most expensive sensor or accelerometer phones? That's a big no. As long as your phone's camera is in good condition you can instantly turn your phone as surveillance security camera that can perform certain SMS, call and internet function.

Surveillance, Motion Detection App for iPhone, Nokia Symbian, and Android

ImageSpy Motion Detection app for Nokia - A mobile app that can detect movements and raise alarms

ImageSpy is an innovative mobile app with full sensing and motion detect capability. Using only phone's builtin camera, it automatically notifies you when it detects movements. When motion is detected the ImageSpy can:
            • save the image
            • send the image as a MMS to predefine number
            • silently initiate a phone call to your number and listen what's going on in your home (or you can auto notify police department that your home is under attack)
            • send an SMS to preformatted number
            • play a loud siren or selected sound file to scare the burglar
ImageSpy is a must have application both for fun and security. It can be installed on any s60 Nokia device such as N70 (see full list of s60v1 and s60v2 devices). Download ImageSpy here. For s60v3 user, may want to check out SensyScan -- it works almost the same as ImageSpy.  Dowload SensyScan here.

Motion Detector Pro - A Surveillance, Motion Detection App for Android

Motion Detector Pro is a camera surveillance app for Android that uses native camera to detect irregularities and movements in the
surrounding area. If motion is detected, this Android app will send an email or an SMS/text message with a picture link to another cell phone, allowing you to remotely monitor an area using your Android phone.

Auto Reply All Incoming SMS, Text Messages

Motion Detector Pro costs only $0.99 and comes with better GUI and handset support as compared to its predecessor Motion Detector FREE version. Download Motion Detector Pro for Android here.

IP Camera - Turn Your iPhone, iPad into an instant IP Camera

This $1.99 remote surveillance app for iPhone takes a photo from your iPhone's camera every 12 to 15 seconds, then posts it automatically to a local Web server that can be accessed from other computers via web. Download and install IP Camera for iPhone at iTune App Store.

I hope I have just made every Symbian, iPhone and Android owner out there happy again! Extend the capability of your phone; install any of those motion detection app and see how smart your mobile camera phone is.

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Phone As Spy Camera - Turn Your Phone Into Remote Surveillance Camera With Motion Detection