Send And Receive SMS Text Messages From Google Chrome On Your Computer

October 29, 2014

Wish you could answer your phone text from your computer?  Well, you can with the Google Chrome browser extension, called MightyText. You must first install the MightyText Android App, on your phone, from the Google Play store which will enable the permission to sync your text messages from your phone to the browser extension. After you have completed that installation on your phone, install the MightyText Chrome browser extension from the Chrome Web Store.

Mighty Text - Google Chrome Browser Extension

I’ve been using MightyText for over a week now and I must say I am liking what I am seeing and experiencing. I like the idea that when I am on my computer and I receive a text on my phone I will also get the text on my computer where I can reply to the sender. Since you are using your computer’s keyboard, typing out your text messages is much faster. You can also have your contacts synced with your phone so that you can pull up a contact and start sending text messages (and even generate phone calls) directly from your browser window.

Other features include syncing photos/videos from your phone, creating draft text messages, a built in scheduler and a visual status of your phone’s battery (and an alert when the battery is low).


Popular Clean Master For Android Now Available For Windows

October 27, 2014

The cleaning utility that I use on my Android devices (smartphones and tablets) is Clean Master. I have come to rely on it to clean, optimize and protect my devices and have found it to be very reliable and fast.

Clean Master is by a company called cheetahMobile that has Android offerings such as Clean Master, CM Security, CM Browser and Battery Doctor. I endorse each of these apps and have them all installed on my Android devices.

This past week I stumbled onto Clean Master for PC and installed it to give it a try.

Clean Master

The PC version of Clean Master will scan for junk in your web cache, system cache, known software locations, registry, video and multimedia locations, social media locations and online gaming locations. The first scan that I performed Clean Master identified over 3 GB of junk; with subsequent scans identifying less that 500 MB of junk.

Under the settings you will find options to give you reminders to perform a scan based on a time period or when the junk on your PC accumulates to a specific point. You can also set Clean Master up to perform a scan each time you boot your PC.

Just like their Android offering of Clean Master, I am quite impressed; however, there is one thing I am seeing that is missing that I think is important. I think there should be a backup option available, especially when performing registry scans. Other than that, Clean Master for PC is going to be a winner; and, just like the Android version you will see the PC version only get better.

Clean Master for PC is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 …

 


A Really Nice Looking Android Music Player With 5 Band Equalizer

October 22, 2014

I don’t know what it is, but as long as I have been working with software (and now apps), if it looks good, I like it. The Dub Music Player + Equalizer is no exception. Instead of the flat look that developers are working toward, Dub Music Player + Equalizer has a simple, effective and real-like interface that sports an awesome looking vue meter. I am not into playlists and I like the idea with this player I can select a folder of music and it will play the contents of the folder.

Dub Music Player + Equalizer

Enjoy your music in a new way. 

Perfectly balanced Dub Music Player, will meet your need for a clean and high quality sound, with built-in 5 band equalizer, that has a predefined presets, which directly change the sound quality by genre:

√ Hip Hop
√ Rock
√ Dance
√ Pop
√ Latin
√ Metal
√ Classical
√ Flat
√ Normal

You can also save your custom preset. Bass Boost and Virtualizer effects will further amplify and enrich the sound on your Android devices.

Features:

√ Simple and effective interface, faithfully showing visualization of your music played.
√ Browse and play music by songs, artists, albums, playlists, folders and genres
√ 5 bands Equalizer
√ 9 predefined presets, with the ability to save custom presets
√ Bass boost and Virtualizer audio effect
√ Media volume control
√ Home screen widget
√ Lock screen widget
√ Supports headset / Bluetooth controls.


HOT TECH NEWS – Google Gearing Up To Handle All Your Email Accounts With Gmail

October 20, 2014

This is something I know will excite many people. Google is gearing up to handle all of your email accounts with Gmail (for Android). From what I am reading you will be able to setup Gmail (when the new version is released) to pull in mail from other external accounts you may have (such as Outlook and Yahoo).

New Gmail

…the new Gmail will be able to handle email accounts from other providers like Yahoo or Outlook, switching between them with either a simple swipe or by touching the account drop down. Here’s the new onboarding video Gmail will show for returning users upgrading to the new version. Source: Android Police


You Can Pre-Order The HTC Nexus 9 At Amazon

October 19, 2014

You have probably seen all of the recent hype on the Google Nexus products. The Nexus that is catching my eye is the Nexus 9 featuring Android’s new OS called Lollipop.

At a glance the Nexus 9 features an 8.9” IPS LCD display with 4:3 aspect ratio constructed from Gorilla Glass 3; 1536 x 2048 pixels screen resolution; Dual front-facing speakers with HTC BoomSound; 8MP rear camera – 1.6MP front camera; 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 Dual Denver @ 2.3GHz CPU; 2 GB DDR3 RAM; Quad-band GSM, CDMA, Penta-band HSPA, LTE; and 3.5mm audio.

Amazon currently has a pre-order page up — CLICK HERE

HTC Nexus 9 Tablet 

HTC Nexus 9


A Geek Squeak of the Week – Android 5.0 Lollipop Quick Look! (by Android Authority)

October 18, 2014

Android 5.0 “Lollipop” is a version of the Android mobile operating system developed by Google. Unveiled on June 25, 2014, the operating system will be first made available in November 2014 for selected devices that run distributions of Android that are serviced by Google, including Nexus and Google Play edition devices…. source: Wikipedia

Here is a nice video put together by the Android Authority on the Android 5.0 Lollipop version:

 

 


Where To Watch For Daily FREE Android Apps

October 15, 2014

Daily I visit Amazon’s AppStore For Android to look for their Free App of the Day and have managed to acquire a nice collection of some very good apps.

Amazon AppsTo Get Started, you have to set up an Amazon account and download the Amazon Appstore app to take advantage of the free offerings.


AppGratisAnother daily giveaway for Android (and iPhone & iPad) apps that appears to be new is called AppGratis. where everyday for a 24 hr period) one paid app becomes FREE (or with up to 90% off). This one I will have to continue to monitor. You will need to download the AppGratis App from the Google Play Store in order to take advantage of their free offerings.

If you know of any other sites that offer FREE Android Apps, please let us know…


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