Category: Android

Link: Mikogo: A Multi-platform Desktop Screen Sharing And Remote Access Software

Most of you have heard and used the LogMeIn service which is used to access a remote system screen via Internet or through native applications. We can use Logmein software to online meetings, remote IT supports, web conferences etc. Unfortunately, Logmein is now switched to paid version and the free service is no longer available. …..

Luckily, we have another application called Mikogo which will help us to access the Desktop and Mobile screens remotely via web and manage them from anywhere. Mikogo is a free for personal use and works well on almost all modern operating systems such as GNU Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Android, and Web. It is very simple to use, you don’t need to be an expert at all to use it. All you need is a decent uninterrupted Internet connection on both side. Mikogo has intuitive and decent interface to work with, and offers similar features present in Logmein.

Full article here:
Mikogo: A Multi-platform Desktop Screen Sharing And Remote Access Software (Unixmen)

Link: How to emulate Android on your PC

Wish you could see what Android’s all about or to test a particular feature without having to shell out for yet another device? There are plenty of good, free ways to emulate Android on the PCs you already own!

Full article here:
How to emulate Android on your PC (GEEK)

Link: Mosh – A replacement for SSH

Mosh(mobile shell) is Remote terminal application that allows roaming, supports intermittent connectivity, and provides intelligent local echo and line editing of user keystrokes.

Mosh is a replacement for SSH. It’s more robust and responsive, especially over Wi-Fi, cellular, and long-distance links.

Mosh is free software, available for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Mac OS X, and Android.

YouTube video link: Mosh: An Interactive Remote Shell for Mobile Clients

Full article here:
Mosh – A replacement for SSH (Ubuntu Geek)

Link: 4 AirPlay Receivers That Are Cheaper Than Apple TV

Apple users looking at an integrated media solution simply can’t look past AirPlay. By incorporating AirPlay, you build a bridge between your media rig and any of your Apple devices. Show off holiday pictures from your iPhone on your TV, play Spotify audio from your computer on your surround system, or perhaps even mirror your desktop on the television screen. All of it wireless. With AirPlay, your media rig is extended with all of the juicy features and applications of iOS and Mac OS X

To enjoy the benefits of AirPlay, you’ll need an AirPlay receiver, and the Apple TV is by and far the most popular one. Built as a veritable entertainment box, the Apple TV isn’t cheap (it’s a bit under the 100 mark). It’s tempting to look for alternatives; AirPlay receivers that are cheaper than the Apple TV. We’ve laid out four options.

Full article here:
4 AirPlay Receivers That Are Cheaper Than Apple TV (MakeUseOf)

Link: The 5 Coolest Voice Apps For Your Android Phone

This article is a collection of some of the best voice-enabled mobile apps that I discovered in the Android Marketplace. Searching for applications that incorporate voice features is a difficult task, because there’s so much junk out there – apps that just don’t work right. So, I’m pleased to offer you this list of high-quality, useful apps that will help to transform your mobile experience into one that is a bit more hands-free and convenient.

Full article here:
The 5 Coolest Voice Apps For Your Android Phone (MakeUseOf)

Link: The Complete Guide to Run Android 4.3 in VirtualBox

If you are keen to get your hands on the latest Android 4.3, but your phone’s manufacturer/carrier is not ready to push the update to your phone yet, you can try it out on your desktop. You doesn’t have to install the Android SDK or emulator. As long as you have VirtualBox in your computer, you can run Android 4.3 in a virtual machine.

We have previously shown you how to do so with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), but the build back then was not working well and the WiFi module is not working. This latest Android 4.3 build is more complete and a lot of things just work out of the box, even when you run it as a LiveCD.

Full article here:
The Complete Guide to Run Android 4.3 in VirtualBox (Make Tech Easier)
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Breaking: Will this spoil the Raspberry Pi? Tiny $45 cubic mini-PC runs Android and Linux

Consider that a Raspberry Pi costs $35 (for the higher end model) and for that money you get no case and no power supply. Now look at what you can get for $45, or perhaps a bit more if you want a more powerful device. If you were going to use a Raspberry Pi with XBMC or some other media center software, you might want to wait until the reviews for this device come in (we’d love the chance to review one, if anyone from SolidRun happens to read this!). Note that it has optical audio SPDIF out, which is something the Raspberry Pi doesn’t offer!

More information here:
Tiny $45 cubic mini-PC runs Android and Linux (
SolidRun introduces a small, modern and impressive mini-computer that fits everybody’s budget (

Avoid Bluestacks until they fix their nasty bug!

This started out as a simple link to an installation tutorial that we found:

Now days Android is leading mobile operating system , there are wide range of app and games in android , If you are really fond of using android applications but unfortunately you don’t have any android supported Phone. Then don’t worry you can still enjoy all the Android application and Games on your PC and Laptop, One software will helps you to make your dream come true. Now days Bluestacks is one of the famous and working Software Which convert any android apps in Windows or Mac version. By using Bluestacks software you can run easily any android app on your pc or laptop.

Full article here (but DON’T DO THIS until they fix the bug!):
How to run android apps on pc using bluestacks? (Techypassion)

In addition to the Windows versions, there is also a Mac version of the Bluestacks software, and that’s what we tried. But as soon as you install it and attempt to run it, to comes up with an error message that reads:

“Network Issue. The network is experiencing some problem. Please retry or cancel.”

If you put this error into Google, you find that many other potential users, using both the Windows and Mac versions of this software, have run into this issue. And when one user attempted to get help, what did the company do? They addressed a completely different issue and then marked the thread as “answered”, basically washing their hands of the issue.

Well, this bug still exists, and it stops you cold after you have installed the software. So for now, Bluestacks earns our “avoid this software package” designation. Don’t waste a minute of your life trying to install and run this thing, because several users with more experience than us have apparently tried and failed. But if you ignore our advice and somehow manage to get it working, please leave a comment telling us how you did it!

EDIT: In the meantime, here’s another way to run Android on your PC or Mac, though we haven’t actually tried this one yet:

The Complete Guide to Run Android 4.3 in VirtualBox (Make Tech Easier)

Android users: Hate Google Hangouts? Here’s how to get Google Talk back (links)

We know that Google really, really, REALLY wants you to use Hangouts rather than Talk. And we also know that many of you are less than enthusiastic about being switched to Hangouts, for various reasons. Well, it turns out that it may be possible to get Google Talk back. We don’t guarantee this will work, nor that if it does work, it will work forever. But we can at least give you the links that might give you what you actually want, rather than what the Google Overlords would force you to take:

How to get rid of the new Hangout app and revert back to Talk on your Android Phone (for the good, that is!) (Plugged In)

I dont like Hangouts, anyone have the latest Google Talk apk (XDA Developers)

Links: How To Set Up A Wireless Hotspot (Access Point Mode) That Supports Android In Ubuntu

A wireless hotspot enables a computer to serve as a router over Wi-Fi. Ubuntu lets you easily create a wireless hotspot by using the Network Manager, but it uses an ad hoc network and most Android and Windows Phone devices can’t connect to such networks.
For this reason, I’ve created (in collaboration with Satya) a script called AP-Hotspot that automatically creates an infrastructure (Access Point mode) wireless hotspot in Ubuntu that should work with Android and Windows Phone devices. The script uses hostapd and dnsmasq and it requires Access Point mode support for your wireless card – AP-Hotspot checks for this automatically and won’t run if your wireless card doesn’t support it.

Full article:
How To Set Up A Wireless Hotspot (Access Point Mode) That Supports Android In Ubuntu (Linux A.I)
Alternate location of above article (WebUpd8)

If you don’t feel comfortable running a script, the script is based on these instructions, so if you want you can do it manually:

[GUIDE] Making infrastructure wifi hotspot on ubuntu 12.04/12.10 (xda developers)

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