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UC Browser Make Their Presence More Stronger In India With The New Headquarter

UCBrowser which is one of the most popular browser these days on iOS and android, as per the stats its 400 million users across 150 countries and regions with 25% users of india users. Now commenting on the strategy, UCBrowser satisfies the need of most of the indian users who would like to watch and download videos from internet on the go, UCBrowser is the first browser on windows phone which allows you to download videos and this feature is also available on IOs and Android version of the browser as well.

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UCBrowser allows you to watch videos offline, custom themes and wallpaper and incognito browsing mode, you also have ad blocking as a in built feature with in the browser and its also gives you the feature to take a screenshot of the phone, for those platforms which support Java as well, you get UDisk which is 2Gb permanent storage and space online.  See the image below for full list of features for different versions of UCBrowser.

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We are coming up with a extensive browser review of UC Browser for all platforms including windows phone, iOS and Android. 

Developing post, stay tuned bookmark this page for get more updates.

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Tweaks

Install Facebook Home with Non US Google Play Account and Run It on Not Supported Android Device

Yes, facebook home is now available for 5 phones officially as if now which includes HTC One, HTC First, HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung Note 2, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4 yes facebook has really made it difficult right now as firstly anyone as if now with a non US google play store account cannot download Facebook home but yes there is a way around it.

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Another limitation is that facebook home will not support your android phone if it is not one the above mention names including some HTC and Samsung android phones, yes it will not even work in sony xperia z as well, but again there is way around to overcome this limitation as well but you will need to have your phone rooted for the same.

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Pre Requisites For Installing Facebook On Your Supported or Non Supported Android Phone

You will need to install Facebook app from google play store or need to update from google play store to the latest version available and then you need to install facebook messenger which will also have the chat heads feature which you can also use without facebook home support as well.

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Download Facebook Home APK File and Install It on Your Android Phone

Now, facebook home can be downloaded in US Google Play store but if you live outside US, you can download the official APK file which can be used to install facebook home on any android phone, in order to download the file head over this page

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Run Facebook Home on Your Non Supported Android Phone [ Root Required ]

To do that, you must root your phone and edit the build.prop file to make the phone identify as a supported model. Initially you will see the error saying facebook home is not supported on your device when you try to run it after installing.

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How To Enable Facebook Home and Install It If Your Device Is Supported

Now if you have an android phone which is one of the supported device which can run facebook home, you just need to access the settings in new facebook app

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Under settings scroll down to locate Facebook Home to enable it and then it will redirect you to google play store from where you can download facebook home launcher.

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As per the initial response from facebook, they said it will increase the number of supported devices as time goes on. With any luck, the company will also increase the roll-out footprint to include more countries. If you.

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News

Saavn Pro Allows You To Download Songs and Listen Them Offline without Internet Connection

Saavn app for iOS devices has been recently got a major design change in the UI, it has become much more simple to use with all the options easily visible to user which makes much more sense including the music player controls accessible is most of the screens of the app, you have the option to access the weekly top songs or listen to any random good song by using the surprise me option. Saavn app is a simple, beautiful, and 100% free way to listen to the world’s largest catalog of your favorite Indian and Bollywood music – from the latest hits to hard-to-find classics. Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, and more!

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Download Songs Offline But You Cant Copy Them To PC or Other Device

You also have the option to see my music which actually contains all the songs you saved to a playlist and the songs which you have downloaded, yes this time saavn has offered a premium subscription via In-App Purchases for $3.99 (Rs.220 in India) per month, renewing automatically. You can Bollywood and Indian music, for free, online and listen it anytime on the go without an active internet connection later, these songs will be saved as offline songs under my songs.

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Can I Share Songs With Saavn Pro

Firstly you don’t have to download a separate app but just download the same saavn app and under app options you can select to upgrade to saavn pro by tapping the settings gear icon on the upper left on the app interface [ yes you can downgrade anytime ] this premium subscription comes for free for first 30 days and you can download songs in that period and then you will see it charging around Rs. 220  per month through the credit card you have verified under the apple account on your iOS device and yes you can use the same subscription to download songs on multiple iOS devices including iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and but you can’t transfer them or send via email in anyway to anyone else.

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How To Download Songs on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

When ever you browse songs in the app for a Bollywood film or album or playlist you will see a little grey color cloud symbol with an arrow pointing downwards which indicates you can download the song. You will need tap on it to download a song, yes you can download multiple or any number of songs using this application but please note that you cannot download any song this way, you will see the symbol to download most but not all songs you listen with this application.

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Saavn Pro is the first South Asian music service to offer completely offline listening, with no ads or interruptions. Bad connection, on the move, or running out of data? No sweat. Tap the cloud next to any song to sync it right to your device. No cables, cards, or computers required.

Sync Offline Songs Across Devices

If you use saavn pro subscription on multiple devices like iPad and iPhone, you can download the offline songs automatically to other devices by using the offline sync feature which can also download songs both on wifi and cellular network if you allow the same, this way you will see all the songs you download across all devices you use.

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Feedback and Support For Saavn Pro

You can get in touch with the saavn team any time you face issues with this application at the following platforms.
– help.saavn.com
– twitter.com/saavn
– facebook.com/saavn
feedback@saavn.com

Saavn Pro Things To Note

  • Save songs for offline listening on up to 5 devices per account.
  • Completely ad-free, uninterrupted listening. When logged in with your premium account, ads are removed on all platforms, including Saavn website.

Saavn App Download Links

For iOS [iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch ] | For Android | For Java Phones | For Windows Phone [will Update when it comes ]

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Reviews

Norton Mobile Security For Android Provides Remote Lock, Locate and Wipe Data [App Review]

Norton Mobile Security is already available for on playstore for free for all android phones running android 2.2 or higher, however it’s the lite version which is available for free which protects your Android phones and tablets from theft, malware and viruses. Remotely locate your lost or stolen device. Scan your new apps, SD cards, new downloads, and app updates for malware and viruses. Easily control the protection for all your devices through one website.

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We tested the full version of Norton Mobile Security for android and we found it is a really a nice protection tool for android phones as these days there are potential harmful apps which one might see on android playstore some of them will try to inject ads in notifications and some other apps may try to damage the system files on your android phone. Norton Mobile Security Lite with antivirus protects your Android phones and tablets from theft, malware and viruses. Remotely locate your lost or stolen device. Scan your new apps, SD cards, new downloads, and app updates for malware and viruses. Easily control the protection for all your devices through one website.

To start, firstly the first welcome screen of the app is quite simple and easy to understand, you can see if there are any malware detected any where on your android phone including the memory card, you can also decide what phone should do in case of theft so that you get the alerts, you have the option to backup the data in case of virus infection to another phone or SD card, you also have the option to block calls and you can also block webpages in the browser on android.

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Under anti malware, you will see if there is any risk or you can run an instant malware or virus scan and you can also schedule the scan.

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Under anti theft options you can set the option to remote lock the phone, make the device ring loud, locate your phone if it is on, take screenshot of the webpages visited and you can also remotely wipe all the data you have on your phone.

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Under call blocking you can add numbers from which you don’t want to receive a phone call.

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You can also block webpages to open

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The full version of Norton Mobile Security offers more protection from theft, malware, viruses, and mobile spam. Remotely lock and erase your stolen device if necessary, to ensure your private information stays that way. Back up your important contacts and easily restore them across your devices. You can upgrade to the full version of Norton Mobile Security for $29.99

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Android Tips

[Solved] Apps Stopped Downloading in Between on Android Phone, Tablet

One of our reader informed us about a problem he was facing as some of the apps on his phone stuck at downloading while he tried to download them from the play store, this problem persisted for him even after restarting his android phone.

This problem mostly does not happen on most of the high end android phones which has powerful hardware but its quite common on mid range android phones, again its not limited to a specific android phone from a company or a brand.

For some users things more complicated when they are unable to remove the app stuck in downloading from the notification or semi downloaded app from the phone. In such cases you can easily fix this issue by following some of the methods below and some of them will surely work in your case.

Try Restarting Your Android Phone

The most simple way to fix this issue is by turning off the phone while the app is downloading or stuck in most of the case the app which was getting downloaded should go away and then you can go to google play store and reinstall the app from there again or we recommend that you don’t install that app if it not compatible with your android phone.

Clear The Cache of Android Play Store App

Another successful way to fix this issue which actually worked for many users is to clear the cache of play store app from application manager on your phone so that play store starts downloading the stuck app without any issues.

For this you will need to go to android phone settings >> application manager and then go to all applications and locate google play store.

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Tap to go to google play store app settings and then you have to clear the cache of android google play store app by tapping on clear cache button.

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Most of the time when you clear the cache like this of the play store app, the stuck app should start downloading normally or you may need to restart the android device.

Uninstall Play Store App Updates

In some of the cases users reported that, this issue started appearing after they updated the android play store app on the phone, so if you uninstall the new updates that could also help you to fix this if above methods are not working in your case.

For this you need to tap on the button under app settings which says Uninstall Updates.

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Conclusion

This is how you can fix this issue when an app is stuck while downloading on your android phone or device. If you have a related tip to share or something else about any other thing or in case the above procedure does not work for you then please let us know through our comments section at the end of the page, also let us know if this tip is helpful for you.

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Apps News

Adaptxt Keyboard For Android Bring Personalized Mixed Language Keyboard For You

Have you felt like typing in your own local language in android, if yes then you should know about a free beta app which has been recently rolled released on android google playstore, this app called Adaptxt support both android tablets and mobile phones.

KeyPoint Technologies which is the company behind the Adaptxt has created this app and it provides text entry assistance on Android devices. Creating faster, smarter & fluid texting in 68 languages, ‘Adaptxt’ is developed to provide valuable features like smart and predictive texting on an Android device.

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The first time you run this app after installing it from android market – it will tell you about what it can do in the first welcome screen that it can allows you to install 21 new languages, wikipedia lookup and you can swipe on the space bar to change the language on the keyboard and you can simply delete words with one single tap.

Keyboard Languages You Can Download

When it comes to languages, you have a large number of languages to choose from in order to personalize your android device keyboard.  

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You can easily switch to the android adaptxt keyboard by long tap press on a text box and then select the adaptxt keyboard.

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For Indian android mobile users it offers Hinglish which is a combination of hindi and english and Banglish which is a combination of Bangla and English. It provides some really nice and relevant next word prediction, next word prediction, automatic learning, error-correction & word completion inputs by combining the best of artificial intelligence and computing technology.

Wikipedia Lookup – You can easily press on word for the wikipedia lookup.

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Another good security feature added to adaptxt keyboard is that it does not learn password so you can sure about typing password from this keyboard inside any app.

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Compatibility with Android Versions?

This keyboard can be installed on android devices running Froyo 2.2 or higher so we can say broadly it supports almost all old and new android devices and offers extensive language and industry specific dictionary add-ons for android users, making texting and typing in multiple languages on the device keyboard very easy.  

Adaptxt Features and Options

It does offer a lot of features like Add on Manager, themes and layout to make keyboard look different, the keyboard also adapts with the font you have selected on your android device. You can enable the auto correction mode and you can enable to show the accent bubbles and yes you also have the facility to type with voice and you can also do continuous swipe finger typing but this application will get this feature in next update.  

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ATR – Automatic Shortcut Replacement

You also have automatic shortcut replacement which you see on iOS devices, with this app you can enjoy this feature under which you can specify some text as shortcut to write a long or short sentence

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Download Adaptxt For Android Smart Phones | Adaptxt For Android Tablets | Cost = Free

Conclusion

To conclude this can be one of the best app for many students out there as they can type as fast they can if they install this keyboard on their android phones, and more important in their own local language mixed with english.

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Android Tips

Prevent Android Phone, Tablet To Enter Sleep Mode, Turn Off Screen While Using Specific Apps

Its really very annoying for most of the android users when they notice that the android phone or tablet enters the sleep mode when they are watching a movie or using some other app but do not touch the screen for a specific time limit due to which the device enters the sleep mode.

Yes, for those wondering there is simple way in settings in android under which you can increase the cut off time after which device enters the sleep mode and other way you can completely disable the sleep mode on android as well but this is not some thing every user would like to do.

Stop Android To Turn Off Screen

Today we will tell you how you can make android stop entering sleep mode and stop the screen to turn off when you are not touching the screen. For this you will need to install some third party apps which makes it possible on your android device.

KeepScreen is the first app in this category which will not turn off the screen. Continue to turn it on unless you turn off the power directly.

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You can also specify the apps for which you can set the screen to remain turn on unless you press the power or sleep key.

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Another app called Keep Screen on this app you never have to keep touch the screen to prevent it going off. This simple app provides a quick and simple way to keep your device’s screen on, so you don’t have to keep touching the screen to prevent the screen from going off.

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Keep Screen on has 3 modes to keep the screen on:
1. Use System Setting – Restore to your device’s system setting screen timeout value.
2. Until I turn off – Keep the screen on until you turn off the phone or put the phone on sleep.
3. Keep on for the desired period of time.

You can run as a Service for quick and easy access from any other apps. It will display a notification icon on top to indicate how long the screen has been on (Until I turn off mode) or how long the screen will be on (Keep on for next … mode). You have an option to keep the screen on but also dim the screen. Please Note that this is an Ad-supported app.

To stop running this app as a service follow the steps below.

1. Select “Use System Settings”

2. Uncheck the “Run as a Service for quick access”

3. Click on OK.

Another app which allows to keep the screen on Wake Lock Manager which is gives you control over the Android Power- and Wifi settings. For example, you can force the Power Manager to keep the screen on or have the CPU still running in standby mode or make sure the Wifi connection keeps running at full performance.

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You can use it on any android phone or tablet. Use it to keep the screen on in full brightness or dimmed mode during movies or slideshows. To make sure the CPU is still running in the background doing your tasks when you press the standby button.

Conclusion

There are many apps on google play store which does this, but we have selected the best free apps for this purpose to keep the screen on android as per different scenarios. If you have a related tip to share or something else about any other thing or in case the above procedure does not work for you then please let us know through our comments section at the end of the page, also let us know if this tip is helpful for you.

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Android Tips

ATU Guide: To Use Daydream on Android Phone, Tablet

Android 4.2 has been released for the nexus devices from google, you can now get it on Nexus series of devices like Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Nexus etc.

This seems to be the final version of Jelly Bean as 4.2 and it has come with some great new features, in upcoming days we will cover all these features in detailed guide but today we are going elaborate a new feature that has been added to android 4.2 named Jelly Bean named DayDream.

DayDream is a screensaver which activated when you leave your android tablet idle which you can configure on android phones and tablet to use it as a photo frame.

Configuration Guide To Setup Daydream on Android

In order to configure this feature, you will need to go to settings >> display – Daydream

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Under Daydream settings you will see several options you can configure the daydream screensaver on android 4.2 – You can either display clock, colors pattern, news from google currents, photo frame with photos shown in full screen or use the photo table which shows an animated photo slideshow.

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You can also configure daydream to start while docked, while charging or either any of these things happens.

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Under photo frame and photo table option you will need to select the photo albums from which photos should be picked to display while daydream is running.

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Conclusion

This is how you can customize the screensaver on android 4.2, you can control a lot more in daydream settings. If you have a related tip to share or something else about any other thing or in case the above procedure does not work for you then please let us know through our comments section at the end of the page, also let us know if this tip is helpful for you.

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Android Tips

[How To] Block Notifications From Specific Apps on Android Phone, Tablet [ For ICS Also ]

There are times when you may feel when certain apps on your android phone or tablet are annoying you with their frequent notifications sounds and messages you see on the phone lock screen. Now with the latest Jelly Bean update, you can now mute notifications from specific apps on your android notification center.

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This way you can easily hide the notifications for specific apps, in order to configure this you will need to go to Settings >> Apps

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Under apps, you will see the list of all apps which are installed on your android phone, tablet and you can tap now on the app for which you want to silence notifications.

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Under the app details, you will see the check box which allows you stop the notifications to appear for the app you selected.

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If you uncheck the checkbox, which says Show Notifications – you will not see notifications from this app in the notification center.

Stop Notifications From Apps in Ice Cream Sandwich

However the option to silence the notifications is only available on android devices running Jelly Bean or higher version of android, but with a simple app called ICS Notification Silencer – it simply sets your ringtone and notification sound volume to zero, then sets it back when an incoming call is detected. When the call is complete, notifications are automatically re-silenced.

Notification Silencer

As per the developer free version of the software supports one set of “on” and one set of “off” triggers (upgrade to Pro for unlimited!). It has been tested extensively on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus but should also work with any other device with Android 2.0 or greater.

Conclusion

This is how you can get the notification silenced from specific apps on android devices running newer and older versions of android, If you have a related tip to share or something else about any other thing or in case the above procedure does not work for you then please let us know through our comments section at the end of the page, also let us know if this tip is helpful for you.

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Android Tips

Set User Profile Picture On Android Lock Screen in Jelly Bean or Higher

Android 4.2 Jelly bean has been rolled out from google recently, there are large number of new features which got added, one of these features allow multiple users profile in android phones and tablets running Jelly Bean.

Each user profile on android in jelly bean or higher will have different apps installed with different data on same device. Another thing we noticed that each user can also have a small profile image which they can upload or choose from the existing photos on tablet or android phone.

Upload User Profile Image in Android Phone, Tablet on Lock Screen

In order to set a profile photo which will eventually appear in a small round circle on the lock screen, to do this go to settings >> users

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Under users accounts, you will have user profiles listed. One thing you should know is that you can only set the profile image for a user once you are logged in with that user profile.

In order to set the profile image tap on the user logo image

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Once you tap, you will see a new section opened where you can specify the information about the user and also you can set the profile image – either by choosing them from existing photos or take a fresh photo using the camera on the android device.

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Please Note: Once you select the option to choose the photo from gallery make sure that you select a photo which is smaller in dimensions and suited for the profile image.

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Once you have cropped and set the picture as profile image, lock your android device and then you will see the new profile image on the lock screen at the bottom center.

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Conclusion

This is how you can set the user profile image on android phone or tablet lockscreen, If you have a related tip to share or something else about any other thing or in case the above procedure does not work for you then please let us know through our comments section at the end of the page, also let us know if this tip is helpful for you.