I was jealous when Apple announced the new quick-reply feature for Mavericks. The Messages app for OS X features popup notifications with a little box for speedy replies right there next to the message text. It’s a cool feature, and another way that iMessage integrates into the Apple ecosystem. The part that made me jealous was not having an iPhone. Don’t get me wrong, I prefer Android and have no intention of switching. But that kind of native integration with OS X just isn’t possible with alternative solutions like MightyText. Thankfully, this is Android, and there is a solution. It does require paying for a service... but, if you’re serious about getting real integration between an Android phone and the Messages app on a Mac, this is how to do it.
Google released an updated flagship last September to the joy of Android enthusiasts everywhere. The Nexus 5 offers a 5-inch, 1080p display outputting stock Android overtop a great processor, all for $350 without a contract. It’s a deal that many fans jumped for, and rightly so. Why wouldn’t you? As it turns out, there are a couple reasons why the Nexus 5 isn’t the best choice among 5-inch flagships. I took a good, long look at it and decided that it wasn’t the best choice for me. The Nexus 5 is certainly a great phone, but judicious Android buyers would be better served on another device. Here’s why.
Connect to a remote Windows PC with Microsoft’s own remote desktop mobile app. Available for iOS and Android devices, you can access your Windows PCs from anywhere. The applications for such an app are virtually limitless. Want to make sure your disk is defragmented till you get back home or want to access data stored in Windows Library? No problem, just fire up this app on your mobile and get it done. There are already a few remote desktop apps in the market, but they are all 3rd party programs. With Microsoft releasing their own version of the app, it makes
Android customization website MyColorScreen.com has long provided a dedicated portal for Android fans to share their awesome custom launcher setups. The site recently took a major leap with its Themer app that claims to be able to apply themes from users onto your phone with one click. Imagine that. Instant access to all the creativity on My Color Screen without digging around in Ultimate Custom Clock Widget or Nova settings. If Themer can deliver on its promises, it could become the best way to theme your launcher on Android. Does it live up to its promise? Can you really get one-click
The idea of virtualization is not new -- tools such as VirtualPC, VirtualBox and Parallels have long made it possible to run virtual operating systems. It is possible to run just about any operating system in a virtual environment, and the same is true of Android. If you don’t fancy the idea of fiddling with too many setting and like the idea of working with readymade virtual devices, Genymotion is the perfect virtualization tool for you. We've looked at Bluestacks and WindowsAndroid before - both of which let users install and use Android on their PC. But Genymotion is aimed towards developers and has a distinct feature which allows you to install Android on virtual tablets or phones of your choice.
Whether you use your Android phone or tablet for business or pleasure, there’s a high chance that you use it to keep track of things you need to do. Rather than having to track down an app shortcut to launch a calendar tools, a widget can be used to show you the information you need at a glance; here we take a look at five of the best. Your calendar can be home to all manner of information, and it could include information that you need to be able to see quickly. If someone asks you if you are available
I’ve kept using Windows Phone 8 review unit since my initial impressions. The experience has proved interesting, especially considering the OS lies well outside my comfort zone. I’m used to tinkering with everything. If you haven’t dug into the system files at least once, what’s the point of owning something? Windows Phone 8 doesn’t do that. In fact, it does a lot of things differently than on Android. Serious Android fans considering a move to Microsoft’s platform should keep a few things in mind before making the jump. Smoother than Android Ever Was This was the biggest difference to me,
If you’re looking for a smart and incredibly easy way to fully encrypt confidential data you send via email, chat or SMS, look no further than Lockify, an app that encrypts your personal data – passwords, bank account numbers, social security numbers and more – so you no longer have to worry about prying eyes. Lockify is available on both Android and the Desktop, helping people encrypt data they’re sending so they can be assured their information is safe. Our guide will outline how to use the Lockify app in Google Chrome. True End-to-end Encryption With Lockify Setting Up Lockify
A bad extension is never a pleasant experience. It can do very unsavory things to your computer such as snoop on your browsing or steal your credit card number and passwords. Same can be said for a malicious app on your mobile device. Before downloading any extension or app, whether you use Firefox, Chrome or Android – it has become a must nowadays to check for red flags. These red flags are pretty easy to spot too. From taking a look at the developer to reading user-reviews, knowing what to look for and avoiding the hassle of a malicious extension
Google acquired the company Quickoffice back in 2012. Quickoffice offers mobile editing of popular file formats found in the Microsoft Office suite. The purchase now lets Google users edit raw Office files on their mobile device without the need for conversion to Google’s format. The Quickoffice service was only available for Google Apps Business customers before only recently reaching the rest of us at no cost. You can now use Quickoffice at no charge without being a Business customer. The Quickoffice mobile app is easy to use for viewing and editing Microsoft Office files. The company did a wonderful job
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