Friday, 31 August 2012

Manage your Android phone from your PC's browser


What is AirDroid?

AirDroid is a fast, free app that lets you wirelessly manage & control your Android devices (phone & tablet) from a web browser. It’s designed with the vision to bridge the gap between your Android device and web browser, on desktop computers or tablet devices, on Windows, Mac/iOS, or Linux.

What can I do with AirDroid?

You can use AirDroid to send/receive SMS (text messages, if supported by the device), install/uninstall apps, transfer files between Android device and computer/tablet, and manage contacts, photos, music, videos, and ringtones, etc., all in a web browser. Install AirDroid on your Android device and open your favorite web browser to experience it yourself.


Download and install AirDroid app on your Android devices, start the app and open your favorite web browser, input the address and Dynamic Passcode to log in to AirDroid Web Desktop. 
Detailed steps: 
Before start, please make sure the Android device and computer are connected to the same network. 
    1. Open http://web.airdroid.com with your favorite web browser on computer. 
    2. Press the camera button in AirDroid on your Android device and point your Android device at the QR code displayed at http://web.airdroid.com
    3. Once the QR code is successfully scanned you'll log in instantly.

You can also log in AirDroid via the IP address ("http://192.168.xx.xx:8888) and passcode if you prefer.

Remotely Control Samsung Devices from Your PC


Want to access and control your Samsung Android device from your PC? You can now do so easily and securely using TeamViewer QuickSupport, which- was just released in the Google Play Store.

While TeamViewer has been available on Android for some time, previous versions only allowed you to remotely control your PC from your Android device. That is quite a useful feature, but at times when you’re working on your PC, it’s handy to be able to control your phone or tablet from the same screen without having to manage multiple devices and input methods. TeamViewer QuickSupport lets you do just that.

Unfortunately, the app only works on Samsung’ devices running stock TouchWiz ROMs based on Gingerbread or later. This means that it isn’t compatible with devices from other manufacturers, Nexus devices manufactured by Samsung, and Samsung’s own devices running custom ROMs. Hopefully, this limitation will be removed in a future version.

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Camera, introduced at this week’s IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, takes clear, colorful images 



Samsung said that the Galaxy Camera is designed to combine the best features of a smartphone and a digital camera, but it’s missing one big thing: a phone.
It shoots 16.3 megapixel images and has a 21x optical zoom, a 4.8-inch LCD screen, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), a 1.4 GHz quad core processor, A-GPS and 3G, 4G and WiFi connectivity.
The zoom is impressive and gives surprisingly clear images at 21x, but the shutter lag on the device is significant. Samsung billed the Galaxy Camera as a device that can shoot professional quality images, but DSLR shooters will be annoyed by the length of time between when the shutter button is pressed and the picture is taken. In some cases it could be longer than two seconds.


Photographers will appreciate the manual controls built into the device’s “expert mode.” It lets you shoot in manual, program, and aperture- or shutter-priority modes. The on-screen interface for selecting the settings is supposed to mimic the lens-barrel controls found on SLR cameras, but ends up being clunky and sometimes difficult to use.
Like an Android smartphone or tablet, the Galaxy Camera has access to all of the apps in the Google Play store. That means that you could download apps to send images to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and so on over the device’s data connection. The images could also be added to emails or Dropbox folders, or retouched using a photo-editing app.



Saturday, 18 August 2012

LG’s Facebook Newsfeed in 3D

Facebook could be on the verge of making itself on a position of Google-Yahoo saga for online business sustainability. The largest social networking site has seen a slowdown of its growth based from the current findings posted by several research firms. The most evident could be the sites record breaking downfall of its public stock offering. Ridiculously, most of its users were putting the blame on Facebook’s implementation of Timeline. Fortunately, LG could be fit the right technology of bringing your Facebook newsfeed into new level, yes, three-dimensional newsfeed.



To show LG’s mission of showing the “best things in life are even better in 3D,” the company set up LG 3D studios to create and showcase the new platform. For this project, LG developed a Facebook App called “3D Newsfeed” to simulate their 3D-loving Facebook feed concept.
Fortunate selected members of the Amsterdam creative community have the opportunity to experience the 3D Newsfeed project for its beta testing. And even if you have no 3DTV, you can try it yourself, the 2D version.
Now we see that the 3D Newsfeed could be purely enjoyed on a smart 3D TV because of its interactive features. You can check out how LG’s 3D Newsfeed works on the video above, you can dynamically interact through its birds-eye view, jump through the timeline, like and comment if you want.
Do you think this new 3D Facebook wall can save the most popular social networking site from an online crisis and lure new facebook users?
Try it now : 3D FACEBOOK

Self-driving Google cars: 300,000 miles, 0 crashes


Advances keep coming. In a little over a decade, self-driving cars have advanced from “unlikely” in the ’90s, to “maybe in our lifetime” in the 00s, to today, where autonomous driving seems very likely in the next 10 years. A reliability milestone was reached this summer when the fleet of self-driving Google cars passed 300,000 miles with no accidents. Conveniently for the rest of the world, it’s a round number in metric distances, approximately 500,000 kilometers. Google has a dozen test cars on the road most of the time. There’s always a driver behind the wheel ready to take over and a bevy of instruments monitoring data feeds and the on-board software. Soon, Google says the self-driving car team will be a solo show with the driver-in-waiting only. It’s also adding different vehicles to the fleet, most recently a Lexus RX450h hybrid SUV (main photo).



Saturday, 4 August 2012

Google Fiber

Google Fiber starts with a connection speed 100 times faster than today's average broadband. Instant downloads. Crystal clear HD. And endless possibilities.                   

Here's a video which will show you what Google Fiber actually is all about...