Jelly Bean

Using Android File Transfer on Mac OS

Having issues with Android File Transfer (AFT) on your Mac OS device or are you getting error messages whenever you connect your Android device to the Macbook or iMac? Worry no more as the solution is quite simple.

Before you can use AFT on your Mac, ensure that you have uninstalled Samsung Kies before you proceed. Dragging and dropping the application in the trash won’t uninstall it. You need to use the installer to successfully uninstall the application. (See image below)

Kies Uninstaller

Kies Uninstaller

Once done with uninstalling of the Samsung Kies, simply install AFT and connect your Android device. You should be able to access files and folders on your device.

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Samsung Galaxy Gear. Miss or Hit

Samsung Galaxy Gear

The Samsung Galaxy Gear is an Android-based smartwatch produced by Samsung Electronics. Unveiled during a Samsung Unpacked event in Berlin on September 4, 2013, the device serves as a companion for all Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets which run Android 4.3; on launch, this included the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. (more…)

Is Your Samsung Galaxy S4 Restarting Itself? (Updated)

One of the Samsung Galaxy S4 in our office just started restarting itself last week after installing Facebook (mind you the Facebook app has nothing to do with the phone restarting) and the battery life drops from whatever percentage it is to 0%.

Steps taken to fix the Issue

  • Uninstalling third-party apps
  • Removing the battery and re-inserting it
  • Removing the SD card and starting the phone without it
  • Resetting to factory settings
  • Performing a hard reset by wiping cache and formatting the phone (more…)

Jelly Bean on HTC Sensation XL

htc-sensation-xlHTC Sensation XL was released late 2011 with some praises and criticisms. Ice Cream Sandwich was pre-loaded on them and HTC seems to forget about them in terms of updates. Well that’s a thing of the past because Rootbox has made available a custom firmware update for Jelly Bean version 4.2.2 for HTC Sensation XL.

Below are the steps that you need to take to have Jelly Bean running on your XL. (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S4! Is it truly the best phone around.

Yes you must have heard, seen or own the Samsung Galaxy S4. Samsung have been kind enough to offer its customers with the Samsung S4 Active (water resistant) and the Samsung S4 Zoom (for photo lovers).

Ever since the release of this smartphone, there have been several reviews but this post would focus on the effectiveness of the new features on the phone.

According to Samsung, the S4 simplifies your everyday task. It is described as the ultimate productivity device. How true this is depends on which camp (iOS or Windows Mobile) you belong. For a neutral party or someone who is new to the Android camp, the phone is truly an ultimately productivity device with few exceptions.

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Turn your HDTV into a Smart TV with Wise TIVI Media Stick (Updated)

wisetiviThe Wise TIVI product is about the size of a flash drive, but it packs a ton of potential. See, you can plug the multimedia stick (of your choice of color: silver, green, blue, or black) into the USB  HDMI port  on your HDTV, and your television will basically have the same online functionality as your phone or tablet. (No, it doesn’t transform your TV into a giant touchscreen. Don’t try it.) The unit runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, so your television may be even more current than your mobile device

With a wireless keyboard and a wireless game controller (possibly sold separately – no word just yet), you can navigate the web, access media through Google Play, watch videos on Netflix, watch TV on Hulu, and tons more. (more…)

Google delivers extensive Cloud updates

Intensifying the competition between itself and Amazon’s leading Web Services (AWS), Google has delivered extensive upgrades to its cloud computing technology.

The firm has added 36 new types of server to its rentable cloud infrastructure. The incoming updates to Google Compute Engine, the search engine titan’s infrastructure-as-a-service technology, sees the prices of its main four instances reduced by around five percent.

The diskless configuration’s instances enables developers to rent lower-cost instances for applications that aren’t required to feature a dedicated disk attached to their server, but can handle a separate ‘persistent’ disk.

Google is also set to launch technology named ‘durable reduced availability’ storage as a limited preview. While the company didn’t divulge the exact reduction amount, the product reduces the cost of storing data but with lower availability.

In addition, Google is adding ‘persistent disk snapshotting’, allowing administrators to create a backup of their persistent stored data. It can then be moved to Google data centres around the world in order to help create multi-continent applications.

Source: Appy Geek

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Samsung SIII Mini Review

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is a pared down version of the top-tier Galaxy S3, but does it do enough to compete with its rivals?

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini review
Love
Slim profile
Samsung apps
Jelly Bean as standard

Hate
Lack of storage
Poor camera
Expensive

Packing an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS in a smaller package than the original, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini offers Super AMOLED skills but it’s up against the Motorola Razr i, Sony Xperia P and the original iPhone 4.

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