Category Archives: Mobile Applications

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How to Enable Right-To-Left Layout in Android

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How to Enable Right-To-Left Layout in Android:

We all are very much comfortable with the traditional left-to-right text alignment. But left hand users may feel more comfortable in a right-to-left text alignment for taping and all. If your device’s system language is one that uses a right-to-left script (like Arabic, or Hebrew), the change from LTR to RTL is done automatically.

To force right-to-left layouts on your Android device follow the below steps,

Step 1: Go to Menu and select Settings

Step 2: If you can see Developer Options and access it you can skip this step, else continue with this step to enable Developer Options. Select About Phone and tap seven times in quick succession on Build Number to enable Developer Options.

Step 3: Now Developer Options will be enabled and it may listed at the bottom right above About Phone, tap it to open.

Step 4: Scroll down and tap the box to enable Force RTL layout direction.

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Now you have turned on the Right-To-Left Layout in your phone. All system menus and Google apps will reflect the change: phonebook, messaging, Google Play, Gmail, notifications area, and so on. Switching back to left-to-right layouts is just as easy, and is obviously done by taping again on the “Force RTL layout direction” tab.

Hope you got what we meant.If not, drop in your doubts in the comment section.Keep visiting the site for more cool articles which is going to help you by various means.

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Google Android One to Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh


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Google Android One to Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh:

After the successful launch of Android One in India three months ago, Google introduces the Android One program to other Asian countries including Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The Android One initiative aims to make high quality smart phones accessible to as many people as possible and they were a grant success in Indian market due to its lower price range.

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They said,

“We’re taking another step toward reaching the next five billion people: in the coming weeks, the Android One devices will start to go on sale in India’s neighbouring countries of Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.”

The first three Android One devices came from Karbonn, Micromax and Spice. They shared the same basic specs: a 4.5 inch display, a quad-core Cortex-A7 processor, dual SIM cards, a replaceable battery and a built-in FM radio. Karbonn are also working to release second generation Android One phones for Q1 2015. The same three devices will be available in these markets for now – Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V, and Spice Dream UNO.

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Besides Micromax, Karbonn and Spice from India, Bangladeshi manufacturer Symphony will also begin retailing Android One devices, beginning with its Road A50.

All devices will be budget-oriented in nature, but with quality controls meant to ensure that the experience is on par with more expensive competitors. Google Senior VP Sundar Pichai claimed to have been using an Android One phone as his daily driver for some time when the program launched and was pleased with it.

Google will be expanding to more markets with more devices in 2015. Keep visiting the site for further updates. Good day..!! 🙂

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 skips Android 5.0

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Samsung has maintained a name on the international market for all these years and they keep on coming with products which rises to the expectations.If you own a Samsung Galaxy Note Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or Edge, then you probably already waiting quite impatiently for the notification that announces Android 5.0 lollipop as you update. So it looks like you have to you but still a little wait.

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Because currently it is known that Samsung is planning to skip the first update to 5.0 and instead wants to deliver the same Android 5.0.1. This has the advantage that you can skip the initial bugs of Android 5.0, the disadvantage is of course obvious: The update will take a little longer. So currently available sometime in January in the room.

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Of course annoying for all owners of grade 4 and grade of the Edge. As an early adopter you want to the latest hardware, of course, have to fit the latest software as soon as possible and elapsed since each week is a pain. However, the step from Samsung is quite understandable and I am eager to know when we officially get to see the update.And obviously we are expecting further updates linked with the models in the coming days itself.keep visiting the site for  getting updated.

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Flown Windows Phone apps from the Store: Snapchat

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Flown Windows Phone apps from the Store: Snapchat:

Snapchat is an app for smartphones, with which you can send self shot pictures for a few seconds to other contacts. After the indicated time they disappear permanently and can not be viewed. Officially offers Snapchat apps on iOS and Android. Not officially but there are also third party who use the API of the service and thus have access to the Snapchat features and Windows Phone users.

This, however, did not seem to like the company, because since yesterday all third-apps from the Windows Phone Store have suddenly disappeared. Huynh – a developer of such an app – make a statement on Twitter:

“6snap has disappeared as well as all Snapchat apps on store. I will work closely with Microsoft now to convince Snapchat to change its mind”

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An official statement by Microsoft or Snapchat there is currently not yet. Although warned Snapchat a few months ago, may be those apps as dangerous, but they had not yet announced more so far. That the action, however, probably originating from the app itself and not from Microsoft, tell users which of Snapchat due to the use of a third-party app has been locked .

One possible reason should either missing features such as avoiding screenshots or planning an official Windows Phone app be. Personally, I suspect the latter, eventually Windows Phone has long been a serious operating system.Keep visiting the site to get more updates regarding the news.

Candy Crush Saga hits Windows Phone Store

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Candy Crush saga is finally available for download on windows phone. This iconic game is so popular that, it is played more number of times than that of angry birds or temple run. Candy Crush Saga is hugely popular game across devices – Web and mobile ( android, iOS and now windows phone to this list ). Among 10 who travel in public bus, I have seen at least 5-6 people playing this game on their phones.

On windows phone, all these days there were just guides available to play candy crush saga.. Now with this official launch by king, this game is going to reach heights, proving itself to be the best addictive game for this decade.

You can download Candy Crush Saga on your windows phone visiting this link:- http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appId=aebbdef8-1792-488b-a7be-7596a1720166

Screenshots of Candy Crush Saga for windows phone
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Download Candy Crush from Windows phone store

 

Antarjaal’s Kannada Greeting card app for iPhone and iPad

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We are a day away from Kannada Rajyotsava:A mass festival celebrated in month of November by people of Karnataka. Antarjaal has a dedicated iPhone/iPad app optimized for Kannada language, which helps one create greeting cards in Kannada on festive occasions like Kannada Rajyotsava, Christmas, Sankranti, Ugadi, Dasara, Deepavali etc.

In country like India where there is a huge diversity in languages, communicating to one in their native language is 100X influential and effective than just communicating in neutral language like English. Greeting Cards carry the same dynamics, one which is done in one’s own local language for a festival could make one’s day bringing back their language and cultural heritage into light.

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What does Antarjaal’s Kannada Greeting app do?

  • As you launch the app, the upcoming festivals are listed in the order of next occurrence.
  • For user’s convenience the application provides a good range of templates for selected festival. One can also create their own custom message in Kannada. Pre-built templates for different occasions is a cool feature.
  • Inbuilt selfie support – Add your own picture to the greeting card.
  • Reuse the saved signature and picture for the next greeting card creation.
  • One-click share on Whatsapp and Email. ( There we go, your greeting might be doing Whatsapp rounds )
  • Supports posting greetings to Facebook and Twitter.

 

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Where and How can I download this app?

You can download the Kannada Greeting Card app for 60 INR from the App store  here. The Application works on all iPhones starting from iPhone 4S to latest iPhone 6 Plus and iPads.

You can also find a huge range of apps for other native languages like Tamil, Telugu and Hindi by checking the developer’s portfolio. We wish you very happy Kannada Rajyotsava!

 

 

 

Top USSD Apps to check balance on your phone

For mobile subscribers in India there are plenty of mobile operators to choose from. Prepaid mobile users often face this challenge to remember the codes to check balance on phone. In our earlier posts, we had exclusively covered How to Check Balance? listing  various popular mobile operators like Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, BSNL, Reliance etc and their balance checking codes.  Today we are listing out some of the top apps which eases the process of checking balance, these apps have tried to aggregate all the available USSD codes for different mobile operators at one place. Not only to check balance but also for handy things like activating a service, checking internet balance and other value added services.

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USSD Codes India

This application includes all the available USSD codes for Airtel, Vodafone, BSNL, Idea, Docomo, Reliance, Aircel, Uninor, MTS, Videocon, MTNL,Loop Mobile and Virgin Mobile. The application had a good design with a good listing of codes to check balance. You can download the app from Google Playstore here

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Balance Check- Prepaid (India)

Another good USSD Application which covers following operators Airtel, BSNL, Vodafone, Tata Docomo, Tata Indicom, Aircel, Idea, Reliance GSM, Reliance CDMA, Uninor, MTNL, Virgin, Videocon, S Tel, LOOP and MTS.  Features include balance, data, SMS and validity check. You download this app here 

Balance Check – USSD Codes

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Balance Check – USSD Codes

A good application which helps you in checking the main balance, 2G internet balance and 3G internet balance. You can download this app here

Let us know if you know more such apps by commenting below. We would list it out here!

BuzzFeed gets into WeChat app

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Today in one of the blog posts, Buzzfeed announced that they are now officially available on WeChat messenger app. As we know, BuzzFeed is a breaking news service and WeChat is a cross platform chat client. We have to wait and watch  how this mixed combo where a news service being available on a chat client attracts the end users. The 400 million audience at WeChat  can now follow the BuzzFeed account under official accounts section.

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Let us know what’s your take on WeChat attracting services like BuzzFeed

Opera Mini for Windows Phone is now available in Beta.

There is always a short coming for browsers in windows phone ecosystem. Till now the only popular browsers for windows phone which I noticed were Internet Explorer 11 ( comes built in with the phone) and UC Browser( This browser is popular in windows phone).

 

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Opera Mini is a well known browser and very popular on feature phones and android devices.  Opera also has their own high end browser called Coast, designed for iPad. So what is making news?  Opera mini is available as beta for windows phone now. You can register yourself at http://opera.com/wpbeta to try out this beta version.

 

 

Uber for Windows Phone has arrived!

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Uber, the popular Taxi app has now hit the shelves of Windows Phone store!  Joel Belfiore of Windows Phone team has confirmed this news by tweeting “Another big-brand, official app on WP! UBER!” . The application is available in most of the Uber operated regions. The Uber application for windows phone is available for free. The company also posted this on their blog . 

Screenshots of Uber app.

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Download Uber for Windows Phone

VH1 App now available on Windows Phone [India]

Apparently there are two different versions of VH1 App on Windows Phone. The one which recently covered by WPcentral and the other one which I noticed today on my Windows Phone’s featured app list whose logo looks something like this

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Interestingly both apps are official ones. I am assuming Non US users would be familiar with the above VH1 logo ( as that of VH1 TV) . If you are in India you can download this version of VH1 on your windows phone from here. Here goes the screenshots

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Download VH1 app for windows phone [ India] .

Download VH1 app for windows phone [ US and others ] .