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How to Fix Infamous Google Play Errors

Google’s Play Store is undoubtedly one of the best app stores with thousands of handy apps that fit in almost all the categories. Be it games, productivity, entertainment, personalisation. The store has basically covered almost every thing you can want. The store has an amazing amount of both free and paid apps so there’s always a lot to choose from.  But despite being nearly perfect, the store has a lot of issues as well. Most of the time the issues can end up frustrating you because they simply stop you from downloading or updating any app you need to.

The errors are almost always random so you can never tell when you are going to encounter one. They’re even different at times, leaving you confused. But if you are one of the many people who has faced these errors and managed to find what’s wrong with the device. Thanks to extensive trial and error, we’ve managed to eliminate few of the most common errors and also found the reasons why these errors occur.

You can check out the errors and their possible solutions listed below. In case you know about more errors, feel free to let us know. Continue Reading →

[How To] Flash Android L on Nexus 5 and Nexus 7

Google revealed the much awaited Android L (name and version number not final yet) yesterday at Google I/O, and it is everything Android enthusiasts were hoping and more. For starters, Google once again did a complete UI over haul, the last time we saw such a drastic change in UI was when Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was released. So what’s new in Android L? Basically, every thing you once knew is now improved and revamped. It’s high time you say goodbye to the Holo style UI because Google has completely replaced the old Holo UI with Material Design. Now to those who are wondering why replace such a practical UI? Well, it was getting old, and a bit boring considering how the whole UI felt static.

Apart from the UI overhaul, Google even changed the run time. Instead of using the ancient Dalvik, Google has finally moved on to ART (Android Runtime) which first debuted in an experimental stage on Android 4.4 Kitkat. This means that all the applications will now be compatible with ART. Google also redesigned the notifications, and the recents have more of a Cards UI. Other than that, Google has added a lot of animations that help the whole UI look much more dynamic. For example, dialing a number will leave some animations on the numbers you will be pressing, In short, every system app has been redesigned keeping the Material Design in mind.

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[How To] Root HTC Desire 816

Unlike other company’s like Samsung and Sony, HTC didn’t announce the flagship at MWC, back in February. However, they came up with a mid-ranger device that managed to get a pretty good amount of hype. Despite being a mid-ranger, the Desire 816 offered a pretty decent package.

The phone-cum-phablet came with a 5.5 inches of screen that offered 720p resolution, 1.5 gigs of RAM, 8 gigs of internal storage which was expandable via micro SD card slot, 13 mega pixel camera on the back and a 5 mega pixel camera on the front for self shots. There’s a quad core Snapdragon 400 under the hood clocked at 1.6 gigahertz,

HTC Desire 816 comes with Android 4.4.2 Kitkout of the box layered with HTC’s latest Sense 6.0 UI, the phone is available in both single and dual SIM variants. There’s a 2,600 mAh non-removable battery under the hood. The reviews so far have proved to be positive, with smaller draw backs regarding the aesthetics of the device as well as sub-par battery life and speaker loudness, but nothing to drastic. Continue Reading →

[How To] Share Files From One PC to Another

When it comes to computers, file sharing is one of the most common thing we see in our every day life, and ever since the number of computers in one house has been increased, the demand of file sharing took the same hike. Though a lot of people know how to easily share files using a flash drive or a portable hard drive, but if you are sitting far from the PC which has the file you need, then you wouldn’t want the conventional method. There is another way through which you can gain access to the files you need stored in the other PC and it’s fairly simple.

All you need to make sure is that both PC’s are connected to the same internet and have home groups created, this guide also tells you how to create a home group in case there isn’t one already.

Note: This method has been tested on Windows 7 and all the releases after that, but is currently being used on Windows 8.1. Continue Reading →

[How To] Root OnePlus One

The Chinese start up company OnePlus quickly took the world by surprise when they announced company’s first smart phone the One. As odd as the name sounds, the One ended up being truly the one. The smart phone was officially announced in April. OnePlus’ one was deemed as the flagship killer. Considering how powerful the phone actually was, the title given to it was quite suitable. Prior to the announcement, there were a couple of leaked AnTunTu benchmarks in which OnePlus One clearly bested devices such as Galaxy S5, Note 3, and Xperia Z.

So… what is so special about this device that everyone wants to get their hands on it? The answer is pretty simple. OnePlus One is the most affordable flagship in the market as of yet and is offering the best specs we’ve seen in any of the phone. The One comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad core processor with each core clocked at 2.5 gigahertz, there’s an Adreno 330 under the hood for all the graphical work, there’s 3 gigs of RAM on board, the phone has a 5.5 inches of display that offers a full HD resolution with a pixel density of 401 ppi. On the back, there’s a 13 mega pixel Sony Exmor camera that offers 6 element lens instead of 4 that we usually get in a lot of phones these days. The camera is capable of recording videos at 4k resolution as well as slow mo videos at 720p. On the front, there’s a 5 mega pixel camera.

OnePlus’ One comes in two variants, one with 16 gigs of internal storage (Silk White) and second in 64 gigs of on board storage (Sandstone Black) However, there’s no micro SD card lot. The phone will be running on exclusively built Cyanogen Mod 11S that is based on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat, the device also covers almost all the basic and advanced connectivity options. Lastly, there’s a 3,100 mAh Li-Po battery that will be non-removable.  Continue Reading →

Best Tips to Prevent Hacking

The term hacker/hacking has been circulating on the internet ever since it’s inception. What it hacker basically means is an individual or a group of people who are a threat to your PC, they can invade you privacy via internet, there are several forms of hacking and most of them are on the dark side. Hackers can easily compromise your data, and information as well (both private and professional.)

So what needs to be done to stay safe from the hackers who are always on the loose and just want to cause mayhem against the people of internet who are only using it as the means of communication, work and entertainment. Thankfully, there are several ways of protecting your important data from the hackers, and we have narrowed down the best tips one can use to at least have some safety against any attacks. Continue Reading →

[How To] – Calibrate An Android Phone’s Battery

Issues with your smartphone’s battery is probably one of the most frequent occurrence and hence we keep on adding new ideas and suggestions on how to better cope with this problem. Battery consumption can be tricky, and you need to be able to understand where the problem lies. You can also try calibrating your Android’s battery, which can result in massive performance boost, if of course everything’s done right.

In this article, we’ll have a look at exactly how you can go about calibrating your phone’s battery.

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Tips To Improve GPS Signal On Your Android Device

An internal GPS is a mandatory feature in all modern Android smartphones. This of course means that users have access to location-based apps like Google Maps. With such an app, users can easily find out their exact co-ordinates on the world map, tag themselves in different locations, and get help with travelling thanks to the navigational features.

However, every different model of an Android phone, has a different type of a GPS sensor installed. This could mean different performance parameters on different phones. Some phones will have a much better GPS signal than others. Many factors can be attributed to poor performance of GPS signals, including system settings, software issues, low quality connections, and even the version of ROM installed on your device.

In this article, we’ll give you a few tips on how to improve your GPS performance on your Android device!

But before we do that, please make sure the GPS feature is enabled and active on your Android device. To confirm, please head over to your phone’s Settings -> Location Access. You will find an option for “Access to my location” and “GPS Satellites”. Please make sure both these options are selected.

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