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[How To] Convert Your Android Device Into OnePlus One

For all of you out there who are still waiting to get their hands on the OnePlus One which was released recently and quickly got the title of ”flagship killer’. the Chinese start up OnePlus was a result of former employees who worked at Oppo. The phone quickly became the centre of attention and received a lot of critical acclaim. It offered killer specs in an unbeatable price. However, the invite system was a bit of a bother. But thankfully, even that is being replaced by a pre-order system, this means easier access to the device. The pre-order system will go in motion somewhere in October, later this year.

If you are one of the people who for some reason can’t buy the OnePlus One but want to taste all the software features that are available on it. There is a way you can do it, and it is pretty easy provided you have knowledge about how Android works. Luckily for you, the folks over at HighOnAndroid have created a conversion kit that will help you transform your phone into a OnePlus One. And when we talk about conversion, it is only limited to software. Don’t expect your hardware to magically upgrade itself by just using a simple conversion kit.  Continue Reading →

Android 4.4.4 Rolling Out For OnePlus One

OnePlus One, the flagship killer from a start up company based in China was launched roughly 2 months ago, and despite the early troubles of shipping the phone to the people who have been waiting for it and then later facing issues such as the infamous yellow tint (the below part of the screen of some units had yellow tint on it) the company is finally stablising itself. The fact that company has been working hard to provide the best experience is no surprise as OnePlus is finally rolling out the Android 4.4.4 Kitkat on the One. This is an amazing thing considering how other flagships are still running the older OS versions. Sony Xperia Z2 is currently on Android 4.4.2, same goes for Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G3. As for HTC One M8, Android 4.4.3 is now rolling out to some regions.

As compared to the change log of Vanilla Android, the one that accompanies this update is rather big and filled with several bug fixes and minor additions to the phone. You can view the whole change log below. Continue Reading →

Windows Phone Gets Snapchat (Sort of)

Since Windows Phone is still waiting to get its hands on the official SnapChat. However, if you are one of the few people who are anxious to get their hands on SnapChat on Windows Phone, there is a way. But sadly, it isn’t actually SnapChat. There is an app released on Windows Phone that works exactly like SnapChat (users can send messages and even pictures that will self-destruct after few seconds) the app is called WindUp and is available to download from the Windows Phone store for free.

Despite the fact that the name has nothing to do with SnapChat it works quite similar to the photo sharing app and it does the work very well. That being said, Microsoft doesn’t have any intentions of making it a direct rival of SnapChat and WindUp is currently deemed as a research project. Lastly, there are no plans on releasing this app on other platforms and it will strictly stay an exclusive. Continue Reading →

Google Voice Search Updated With Multilingual Support

Ever since the Google Voice Search made its debut on Android, it has come a long way and it just keeps improving. The latest update brings the much awaited multilingual support for the Google Voice Search. Users can now add multiple languages and then use them for voice searches. Google Voice Search will now allow the users up to 5 different languages based on their own preferences. However, the best feature that comes with this update is the ability of Google Voice Search to differentiate between different languages between your searches. If you still don’t understand how this works. Ask Google something in English and then use some word from your other listed language and Google Voice Search will have no issues recognising it. Quite amazing.

This update is pretty nifty as it doesn’t make you skim through several menus just to access the languages you want. You can simply add your 5 preferred languages. However, if you are willing to use the ‘Ok, Google’ command in those languages, then sadly it won’t work. Google Voice Search currently supports that only in English but are hoping that Google blesses us with that feature in near future. The update is currently rolling out and will take some time to reach all the device, keep an eye out on your Google Play Store or on the status bar for a notification and let us know what you think of the latest update. Continue Reading →

[How To] Download YouTube Videos on PC/Android

YouTube is one of the most used website for videos, for some it provides relentless entertainment while many seek knowledge that is being offered by several vloggers on YouTube. Not only the PC version, but even the mobile app is equally adored, so much that it has been a subject of several accolades throughout the year. YouTube is easy and efficient in finding and playing videos. However, if you are willing to download videos so you can watch it later or share with friends who for some reason can’t access the website, then there is a slight problem. YouTube by default doesn’t support the downloads of the videos on either Android or your PC. So what shall be done under this situation? Since we are talking about both Android and your PC here, we should move on to the PC first. There is a very handy, little program called ClipGrab and it allows you to download and even convert your favourite YouTube videos. That’s not all, it even lets you download videos from other sites such as Daily Motion or Vimeo. So without further ado, let’s get to the process. Continue Reading →

EaseUs Data Recovery Wizard: An Efficient Data Recovery Software

Losing your precious data these days is one of the most common and feared mishaps we get to face these days, even though a lot of people prefer creating several back ups, some people just don’t like it for the sake of the space that goes away, specially when you are running low on space. Optical disks are another viable solution but they deteriorate by the time making them unable to work. This situation leaves us with either buying a portable hard drive that has enough capacity to house all of your data, but if you are looking for a quick way out and don’t want to spend extra money, you’d have to rely on a cheaper solution such as data recovery software. Continue Reading →

PubPoolr: A Startup Advertising Solution

Today’s post is an interview with a new startup, PubPoolr, specifically targeted towards small and medium publishers and bloggers who are just starting out in the arena of blogging and online content development. The team at Lost in Technology got the chance to speak with Director of Business Development – Scott Merritt on this project and dug out some interesting aspects of their service.
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Best Tips & Tricks For Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft’s Outlook is one of the oldest and most used email client, despite having some rough times, it always manages to bring something new. A lot of people around the world are using Outlook with complete satisfaction, and the largest user base comes directly from countless offices. It’s easy to use, it gets the job done and it doesn’t put any extra pressure on the machine its being used on. That being said, there are some people who have recently moved to Outlook and are looking for an easy way in.

Considering how the program is heavy on the features, it is pretty normal to get lost while finding your way. You may also find yourself looking to find the useful features in one. Luckily, for all the new comers, there are many tips and tricks you can learn about the Outlook, they are bound to make your experience a lot more easier than you had hoped. These tips and tricks will cover almost all the important features about the Microsoft Outlook. Check them out below. Continue Reading →