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How to use Tasker: Beginners Guide to Use the Tasker App

Our Android devices are similar to a Santa Claus goodie bag, it has gifts in the form of apps, games and much more. It is just like a homogenous genie who grants all our wishes instantly. The Android device flinging in our pockets is equipped with communicating facilities, productivity apps that fulfills all office work, gaming apps like Tutuapp , Modern combat versus app for the speed lovers and much more. The task control and automation apps like a Tasker helps to perform all your daily activities.

 

In this article, we shall help you to use the tasker, but before it, it is important to learn the basics. We shall equip the user with the utility of the features offered by the tasker. Let us move down to make our base, clear before going into much detail.

 

Tasker Terms

Action: The functions and features of a phone or a tablet that performs to bring the phone to a certain state. It has more than 200 actions grouped in 21 categories.

Task: The functions performed by the user. It offers features to run within another tasks including import, export, clone, local tasks etc.

Context: Conditions that help to execute the tasks associated with us.

Profile: A container used for context and linked tasks. Use several contexts for a single profile with true conditions for the linked tasks to run.

Variable: Unknown Value that changes over time.

Scene: It allows to create your own layout.

Project: It consists of profiles, scenes, variable and tasks.

 

Sorting the Tasker’s UI

 

Tabs and modes

The features are rather complex and sophisticated. There are 3 default tabs- Profiles, Tasks, Scenes. A default UI interface is provided for the beginners. In the beginner mode, find 3 buttons like Search, Add and Help. Also, find Add button and Vars (variable) button.

Even move to the ‘Advanced mode’ or press on the main tab’s name that opens to the menu for importing files and to set the sort order.    

 

Project Tabs

In the ‘Advanced mode’ tap on the default project tab opening to the menu with buttons labeled such as Add, Import, Rename, Lock/Unlock and Set Icon. Create a new project with ‘Add’ button and share your task or projects using the Import and Export options. Use custom icons to your project tabs. Set a lock code to view or edit an important project.  

 

Main Menu

It allows to command and provides options to use as well as manage the app. The Menu key or virtual Menu button gives you access to the main menu. The following things will be found on the menu:

Browse Examples: Takes to a list of pre-made example profiles to download and import to tasker.

Info: Information regarding the app and its uses

Data: Used for clearing, backing up and restoring backed up data.

Run an Action: Completes a single task at a time.

Run Log:Keeps a record of all event done.

Preferences, Enable/Disable tasks, Search Tasker, Exit all can be easily understood. The search tasker is not available in the beginner mode.  

 

Tasker Configuration

The options provided are divided into 4 tabs. Customize the UI using the UI tab, set a personal preference using the Monitor tab. The Action tab helps yo set values for functions like camera delay, widgets, number of queued tasks etc. the Misc tab allows with the duration to keep backups, allowing other apps to run tasks, debugging options etc.

 

Conclusion

Using the tasker, the user can simplify many of his works. Using it at an earlier stage might be complex, but continuous use will surely make it simpler. Hope we have covered with the basics, making it clear for you to move to the next stage.

 

 

Sejal Parmar is an Android Geek and she loves exploring apps. She blogs about Android Apps & Games at NoxAppPlayer.com.    

 

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HTC Releases M10 | Price & Specs

HTC M10 was released Last year, it released the stunning HTC M9. The HTC M9 Review + Specifications were praised by majority of critics and buyers. Now, with the first quarter of 2016 almost over, people are eagerly awaiting the release of the new HTC M10.

  • What is it? HTC’s new flagship smartphone
  • When’s it out? May 2016 worldwide
  • What will it cost? US$699.99 (£569.99, around AU$900) SIM free

 icon-mobile HTC M10 Release Date, Price & Specs in Bangladesh

 

Historically, HTC smartphones release in March. Nothing from HTC suggests that this time would be any different. This April, HTC annoucned the new M10.

With rumor mill going strong, let’s take a look at what HTC M10 would offer to customers.

 

 icon-calendar HTC One M10 Release Date

As mentioned before, HTC has released its previous flagship phones in March. The One M10 should also be released in late March or maximum by early April of 2016. You can preorder it from late April onwards.

 

 icon-map-marker HTC M10 in Bangladesh

The HTC M10 price in Bangladesh is expected to be around $650 when released. Almost all HTC flagship phones have this price when released and the One M10 should be no different. HTC now releases phone with warranty in collaboration with Gadget & Gear. So you can expect it soon.

In the meantime, lets enjoy this amazing video on One M10:

# HTCphonepriceinBangladesh   #HTC #OneM10 #One10specs #One10releasedate #HTCOneM9

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OnePlus One Low Mic Fix Guide [Solve Permanently]

OnePlus One Low Mic Fix  icon-warning

OnePlus One Low Mic Fix, is the magical fix you are looking for. Granted, OnePlus One is a great beast comparing its price, but the low microphone and low call volume issue could be very annoying. A phone is firstly a  communicating device. If you cannot do calls properly, what’s the purpose of a phone? So, you’ve got a OnePlus One and some of you might have tried different fixes. But still not satisfied with the mic quality of OnePlus One. So what’s the fix?  to the rescue!

OnePlus One Low Mic Fix'

I’ve found the Complete Fix for OnePlus One Low Call Volume Issue  icon-smile-o

The solution I came into, took quite a few hours. Just when I was about to quit, feeling dissatisfied with the overall mic quality, I found the solution. This is a 3 Step Solution so you’ve to be patient.

Step 1

You need to have root. Rooting is very easy. Install TWRP, flash SuperSU & you’ve got root. No problem. The tricky part starts here. After rooting downlaod ES File Explorer and turn on root access.

Step 2

Navigate to this file: /system/build.prop

Open with any editor and search for a line that says

ro.qc.sdk.audio.fluencetype=fluence

Change it to

ro.qc.sdk.audio.fluencetype=none

Step 3

Now go to  /system/etc/audio_platform_info.xml & open it using an editor. Try to find the line SND_DEVICE_IN_HANDSET_MIC and change it like this (Replace 40 with 4)

...
<device name="SND_DEVICE_OUT_VOICE_HANDSET" acdb_id="7" />
<device name="SND_DEVICE_OUT_VOICE_SPEAKER" acdb_id="15" />
<device name="SND_DEVICE_OUT_VOICE_HEADPHONES" acdb_id="10" />

<device name="SND_DEVICE_IN_HANDSET_MIC" acdb_id="404" />
<device name="SND_DEVICE_IN_SPEAKER_MIC" acdb_id="42" />
<device name="SND_DEVICE_IN_HEADSET_MIC" acdb_id="8" />
...​

Step 4

File /system/etc/mixer_paths.xml and try to find ctl name=”DEC4 Volume” within the context (scroll few times because it’s kind of on the bottom part of the file) and replace 84 with 92/94/95 (the greater, the louder)

<path name=”main-mic”>
<ctl name=”AIF1_CAP Mixer SLIM TX7″ value=”1″/>
<ctl name=”SLIM TX7 MUX” value=”DEC4″ />
<ctl name=”DEC4 MUX” value=”ADC3″ />
<ctl name=”DEC4 Volume” value=”8492″ />

Step 5 (Optional)

This is an optional fix. If you feel your in call volume (the level of sound you hear when the other person talk) is low than you expect & you want to increase it a bit, download & flash the in call volume booster zip from XDA 

This should increase the in-call volume.

Step 6 (Optional)

You should clean up the microphone area with a blower to make sure there’s no physical blockage.

Caution

You need to apply the same tricks again if you update or flash your current ROM.

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Download PowerAmp Permanently Cracked

 icon-lightbulb-o What is the best Android Music Player?

Best Android Music Player

For many fans, the answer will be PowerAmp. For long PowerAmp has been the absolute favorite music player for Android users. Why wouldn’t it? It has the most features anyone can ask e.g gapless playback, silent timer, folder based playing and good UX.

The only major flaw with poweramp that they don’t offer any free version.

However, there’s a problem. The problem is quite ironic and sadistic. It had no free version and people who cannot buy from play store, they cannot use it. Moreover, Poweramp has built-in checking system that suspends the usage after 15 days.

 icon-question-circle   So is there any free alternative to PowerAmp?

Yes! there is and it’s called Shuttle+. This app is undoubtedly the best free PowerAmp alternative than cracked PowerAmp.

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 icon-puzzle-piece Why Shuttle+ is essentially the cracked version of Poweramp?

Because Shuttle+ offers all the great features of Poweramp and they offer a free version. Moreover, it boasts of one of the best UI designs found on Android platform. Moreover, the Shuttle+ version also offers folder based playing ability like that of poweramp.

 icon-download Download Shuttle Music Player

If you want to give a try, simply go to play store and search for click the green button below. But if you really need the folder based playing Android app try searching from Shuttle+ Music Player on the play store and buy it. If you can’t buy Shuttle+ for country restricts, do a Google about Shuttle+ apk, though I wouldn’t recommend that absolutely. Because the great developer of the app needs appreciation. And you can do it by easily purchasing the app.

Download Shuttle Free | Download Shuttle+ from PlayStore

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Why Design Inconsistency Is Ruining the Overall Experience of Windows Mobile 10

Microsoft Needs to Fix The Broken OS

Microsoft is getting back with Satya Nadella at the helm & Terry Myerson as his lieutenant. Desperate moves such as giving Windows 10 for free to pirates were taken, and the company has now moved to Windows-as-a-service era. Nevertheless, Microsoft hasn’t quite gripped the mobile market despite big investments. I recently got a Lumia 640 XL & wanted to try the OS & find out why people dislike the OS.

Windows 10 Mobile What Needs To Be Fixed

 icon-quote-left People dislike Windows Phone not because lack of apps, but because of lack of very basic functionalities like Wi-Fi Direct, or a good keyboard or good photo viewer or a good file manager. The basic functions are not quite there yet.  icon-quote-right

Don’t get me wrong, Windows Mobile 10512 is a nice build, however, I still don’t see the breakthrough on software, Microsoft needs to make to make a successful comeback. It’s still is WP8 on a new bottle just like WP8.1 was. They don’t have harmony between their own default set of apps and the core OS. The OS is far from finished, and still there is a long way to go. The software – still – is full of inconsistency, and what saddens me more after millions of feedback, they still can’t provide a “CONSISTENT UI & UX”.

The overall design inconsistency is too bold to ignore. Now is the time to fix the small things that matter to new users.

The design is very inconsistent across the whole OS. The MSN apps are a great example of how it should be, but the rest is not. Let’s start with some minor things first.

 icon-warning The Minor Annoyances

[The strike through ones are already fixed in Windows 10. I started to make the list from Windows Phone 8.1]

  • The default photos app should have the option to see the pic’s properties. (size/path/filename/date modified etc Done in w10.
  • App Store should give a direct link to Open App for installed apps, not view it. (Will be very helpful for those who comes from using Play Store) Done in W10
  • Files app should open photos via the photos app (done)
  • No way to check in messaging list in which number I’m messaging assuming the contact have more than 1 number saved [done]
  • Touch and hold should automatically send the command to select multiple things ex: photos, files. No extra button press should be needed. This practice has been the default option on iOS & Android and that makes it an obvious choice on W10 Mobile too. (Partially done in W10. The press & hold now shows option to delete and select. However, select should be always defaulted as they can always delete after selecting)
  •  icon-bullhorn  App Store notification integration. For example downloading app should show notification of progress in the notification center. Also it should notify about a successful install. Why the heck I need to open Store to view what’s downloading with no notification of successful app installs?
  • Close All Button in Recent Apps view. The new Windows 10 task view is great on desktop, but not so great in phones. There’s no chronological order and the swype down to close doesn’t work too often. You have to swipe exactly from bottom to downwards to close, which is very painful for large phones. A big portion of people raised voice against it on Windows feedback.
  • Files app should have support for both zip file extract and making new zips with the option to add  a password.
  • This one’s crucial. No folder view in music/photos/videos app. I dont want to view via the automatic algorithm. I want to view all my pictures right the way I am keeping it in my device. People who have large collection of photos & now all photos are scattered around in  a “Collection” view. There’s a great app for photo viewing in Android & that’s Quickpic.
  • No swype to close tabs on Microsoft Edge. You have to reach the top of the screen and exactly click the cross icon, which is a very hard thing to do! (Demo video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=I7krv6JJQGo.
  • The default keyboard is nonintuitive & gestures like back swype to delete last word, up Swype on full stop to write question mark etc are missing and hindering productivity. I can write a lot faster in Android by using third party keyboards like Touchpal/Swiftkey
  • No way to automatically save new unknown words to a personal dictionary of the keyboard. And now way to manage them manually (so misspelled words can be deleted).

 icon-times Different Context Menu in Modern Office

Why do the Office apps have different context menus than the rest of the operating system?

  Different Animation of Hamburger Menu in Different Apps

Sometimes the animation of the hamburger menu slides the content to the right and sometimes it slides to be above the content, hiding it

  Copy-Paste Behavior Not Okay

Copy and paste: Sometimes I need to double tap to select a word and press and hold to copy or paste, and then I need to simply tap and press the copy button on the keyboard

 icon-warning Pivots – Capital Letter and Small Letters

Sometimes the pivots are in capital letters (like in the people app) and sometimes they are not

(like in the MSN apps); sometimes the pivots have icons, sometimes they are text only

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  The Alphabet Jumping List is Always Different

The alphabet draw to quickly jump to a certain letter in a long list is always different

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 icon-random Random Placement of Settings Button

These are things which I found to be weird but not disturbing. Much worse, however, is the fact that the settings button is very random! Sometimes it is hidden in the hamburger, then either on top or at the bottom, in old apps it is inside the ellipsis menu and in new apps without hamburger it is also inside the ellipsis menu. I know where it is, but especially for new users this can be very annoying and confusing.

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 icon-bug Hamburger Menu & Pivots Combination

Let’s stay with the hamburger menu for now. Often, when pivots would be a much better solution, the hamburger is used, like in the pictures or in the music apps. Then there are also apps, like named MSN apps or Cortana, which make a good use of the hamburger button. The design team really needs to find a consistent way to use them. Really weird is the fact, that the desktop version of the Windows store uses pivots, but the mobile version has a hamburger. The other way around would make a lot more sense.

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 icon-thumbs-down Landscape View Is Not Optimized & Acts Weird

The hamburger behavior in landscape is very random as well. Some apps go full screen (the notification bar with the time, battery status etc. is hidden) and display either a small

bar with the sections of the hamburger menu as icons (the button only needs to be pressed to see the details of these icons) or the full menu. They make use of the rest of the screen to display a separated view of the content, e.g. all the emails on the left and the opened email on the right for the mail app. Then there are apps which do a very similar thing, but without hiding the notification bar. Lastly, there are also apps which do none of these things. They simply turn around but the hamburger button still has to be pressed to navigate through the pages and the content is not separated. Of course it does not always make sense to separate the content but the hamburger menu should always expand when the phone is in landscape mode. The email and MSN apps are an example of how it should be done, whereas the music and store applications are an example of

how it should not. Oh, and some apps do not support the landscape view at all (e.g. the Xbox app).

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Good – small expanded menu on the left and separated content; app is full screen

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Good – full screen and small expanded hamburger menu on the left;

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…hamburger button needs to be pressed for details only; app is full screen

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Okay – not full screen but separated view

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Bad – no advantage over portrait view: Separated content would not make sense but the hamburger menu could be expanded

Navigation Bar

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Let’s get to the navigation bar now. In the very beginning of the windows insiders program for Windows 10 mobile it was often criticized that it is on the top of the screen instead of on the bottom. The design team did some huge steps forward here and fixed a lot, for example, the navigation bar of Microsoft Edge now is on the bottom, just as in the mail and calendar apps. However, it is still far from perfect. First, the search button has gotten a quite consistent placement (yes!) on the top (boo!). Of course it is better to have it always in the same spot, but the top is a very unsatisfying placement for me. Holding the Windows key makes it easy to access the upper edge of the screen with one hand quite easily, but in my honest opinion it is still a very weird placement of the search button. Anyhow, a lot worse is the fact that still not all buttons are on the bottom. In the Xbox app for example all the important navigation buttons are still on the top.

That is everything I found so far. Of course the software is not finished yet and a lot of things might still change. The thing that worries me, however, is that there was no progress over a quite long time now and the release is coming closer and closer every minute. If Microsoft wants to get back in the race WM10 needs to deliver a high quality product, which it so far is not. What do you think? Let me know.  icon-smile-o

[Some resources were taken from WMPowerUser]

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OK Mobile Introduces Octa-Core Android Jupiter Z7 at 12000 Taka

OK Mobile Octa Core Android

OK mobile is introducing a new Android phone which boasts some good features and a good price also. The launching set, which currently named as, OK Jupiter Z7, is having Android Kitkat on board and include 5inches HD IPS display. Perfect display for every work. We are also pretty certain that it’ll have a 2GB onboard LPDDR2 RAM.

OK Mobile Jupiter Z7
OK Mobile Jupiter Z7

How can OK Mobile sell Ok Jupiter Z7  for just 12000taka?

We’ve to look back. In 2010, just when Android was getting momentum, a man was thinking to assemble those Chinese handsets here in Bangladesh. You know assembling here in Dhaka would’ve helped to reduce the cost so much. Then Mr. Jasimul Islam, the founder of OK Mobile, made an assembly plan with the help of Tesis.

They are introducing two sets for mass, one is a high end flagship which will be sold for 12000tk only and the other one is an entry level set which will be sold for 4000 tk only. They’ve already started some retail stores and if you go to Shezan Point, Farmgate, you can get hands on the entry level set and have some demo.

OK Jupiterter Z7 Main Features 

Brand – OK
Model – Jupiterter Z7
OS – Android OS v4.4.2 KitKat
CPU – 1.7 GHz Octa Core
GPU – Unknown.
RAM – 2 GB
Display – 5 inches HD IPS Display
Camera – 16 MP+8 MP
Statue – Coming Soon…
Price – 12,000/- BDT
OK Jupiterter Z7 Detail –
OS
Android OS v4.4.2 KitKat

Hardware

CPU – 1.7 GHz Octa Core
GPU –
Chipset-
Sensors – Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, Magntometer, Ambient Light Sensor.
Display
Type – IPS HD Capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors.
Size – 5 inches Full HD
Protection – Yes Corning Gorilla Glass v3
Multitouch – Yes 10 finger

Camera

Primary – 16 MP Truly Auto Focus Camera, EX-More RS with Sony IMX135 CMOS sensor
Features – Geo tagging, Face and Smile detection, panorama, HDR.
Secondary – 8 MP BSI Sensor, Truly Fixed focus with OVT Sensor and Back.
Video Quality –
Flash Light – Yes LED Flash, auto focus.
Memory
Card Slot – microSD up to 32 GB
Internal – 16 GB
RAM – 2 GB LP DDR2

DATA

4G – No
3G – Yes HSDPA 2100 MHz
2G – Yes GSM 850/900/1800/1900
GPRS – Yes
EDGA – Yes
Wi-Fi – Yes 802.11 with Hotspot.
Bluetooth – Yes v4.0

Battery

Standard Battery – Li-ion 2200 mAh
Stand by time – Up To hours
Talk time – Up To hours
Music Play – Up To hours
Video Play – Up To hours
Net Suffering – Up To hours
Body
Weight –
Size –
Sound

Price 12,000/- BDT

If this comes out, we can surely say, it’ll be best set for 10,000-12000 tk budget. Rather than buying Symphony/Walton of this range.

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Moto E for Rs 6999 ($130 Unlocked) & Why You Should Care About It!

Ever since Motorola launched Moto G, I was tempted to buy it. Eventually I bought Moto G and posted the reasons why I chose it over Nexus 4. There’s actually no competition where it comes to deliver softwares updates for Motorola phones. Even though, they cancelled Android updates for some of their previous handsets like Motorola Photon & Motorola Atrix, they changed the whole ecosystem of dealing with softwares.

Today Motorola announced Moto E, a budget phone specifically targetted for emerging countries like India, Brazil, UK and other 30 countries.

Moto E with Shells
Moto E with Shells

 

Built on Top of Pure Android to Push Faster Software Updates

First of all, they build now on pure stock Android. Why? Because it’s faster, leaner and works better with low end hardwares too. The 2nd reason? This stock Android gives them the opportunity to deliver Android updates faster than ever. Punit says,

Motorola wants to complement Android, not duplicate apps like Samsung does

 

Today Motorola held six press events in six different locations. Two of them was UK and India. We are going to talk more about India because it’s one of the most densely populated countries and budget smartphones have great potential to do good business here.

Launching of Moto E in India

Motorola chose Punit Sony, Software Head of Motorola, to launch the Moto E in India. Surely, it’s no wonder that Punit who is a by born Indian would be perfectly suitable to launch the smartphone in India. It’ll go on sale in India for a magical ₹6999 on 14 May sharply at 00:00.

Hardware and Specs

As the name suggests, the E is cheaper version of Moto G. But aside from his alphabetical order what exactly is the difference?

Design

Both the Moto E and Moto G offer similar design. The old phone is the larger, but both offer the same quality of build and construction. The Moto E doesn’t feel like the budget phone, it feels nice and solid in the hand with a finish that’s very close to that of the Moto G.

Both devices will let you pull off the back covers, with a range of colour accessories to make the device your own.

Screen

The new Moto E is a slightly smaller device, with a 4.3-inch qHD 960 x 540 display in comparison to the Moto G’s 4.5-inch one with a higher resolution of 1280 x 720. That will naturally make a significant difference in the sharpness of the pictures, even though the extra size on the latter device is negligible.

The devil here is literally in the detail: the Moto E at 256ppi is a good deal grainier than the Moto G at 326ppi, which gives you much smoother visuals.

Processor

In processing terms, the cheaper Moto E does cede ground to its older sibling. It sports a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor while the Moto G has a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset. The latter will be considerably more efficient with multiple tasks, especially when performed at the same time.

Both devices have 1GB of RAM on board.

Camera

The rear camera for the Moto E is identical to the one on the Moto G. Both have 5-megapixel sensors. However, there’s a marked difference between the front cameras. The Moto G has a 1.3-megapixel front cam and the Moto E has no front-facing camera at all. That hurts! There’s also no flash on the rear, which is equally odd.

Storage

The Moto E comes with 4GB of internal storage space, the Moto G comes in 8GB and 16GB options.

This seems like no contest, but the Moto G does not have a microSD card slot for expansion, while the Moto E does. That’s a better move in our opinion.A 4G Moto G with a microSD card slot is on its way, however, although only available with 8GB internal storage.

Battery

It sports a 1,980mAh battery.Motorola claims it can run a full day on 1 charge.

Software Updates & Software Optimization

Moto E will get one major software update, that means it will be upgradable to Android 5.0/Lolipop/whatever the next Android is. I use a Moto G and I know how Motorola is good at optimizing software for low end hardwares. They optimize in these core which gives back value to users.

Conclusion

To be completely honest, it’s an awesome price point for anyone who wants a good Android experience.  the cheaper Moto E is suitable for parents, students, moderate users who simply wants to do their day to day job like maps, music, movies, average gaming. It’s not for those who wants to have everything perfect.

Made to Last. Priced for All

However, at $130 unlocked/₹6999 in India, the Moto E is set to make a comeback to Android ecosystem. With their highly praised & most successful smartphone Moto G, and now with cheaper Moto E, they is doing it right and setting a bar for other OEMs.

Pros & Cons

Pros

-Great price

-Great value for the hardware and software

-Optimized software with future software updates

-SDCard Support

Cons

-No front cam

-No flash

 

We give a rating of 7/10 considering different aspects.

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Dodol Locker – Make Your Android Lockscreen AMAZINGLY COOL

The most awesome feature of Android is, how deeply you can customize it. The customization was one of the key things back in 2011, when Android became a super hit across the globe. This post is bringing you one of the great new locker that will replace the stock lock screen on your Android smartphone.

So why would anyone want to replace the lock screen? Well, keep in mind that not most of the Android smartphones come with a lock screen provided by the manufacturer, and while some custom lock screens work fine, others aren’t all that great.

 

Dodol Locker – The Awesome Locker

Brings You Great Wallpapers with Simplicity

First of all, the best feature of Dodol Locker that it presents a great UI with great simplicity. Nowadays, designs are often cumbersome and don’t please the eyes. However, after installing about 10 more locker apps, I knew I just found the right one for me.

Features of Dodol Locker

1) The world’s most beautiful themes

They offer really unique & cool themes, including beautiful and natural basic themes, simple, elegant, cute, pretty, and dazzling themes.
Themes that can be used to decorate your phone just the way you want to, are offered in Google Play Store, and can also be easily accessed through the ‘Theme Shop’, located in the Dodol Locker screen.

Screenshot of my Dodol Lockscreen

Dodol Locker Android
2) Decorate themes, just the way you want to!

– Add your photos to the colorful wallpapers the themes provide, replace button-type themes with your frequently used apps, erase battery status and dates… Change the themes to meet your needs!
– Decorate themes can be accessed easily through the Dodol Locker screen. Continuous improvements will be made to the service to provide users with more freedom to decorate!

The best locker we’ve seen!

3) Lock with patterns/passwords, and use with ease!
– Offers powerful security features (Pattern and PIN numbers).
– Can be used easily from the Dodol Locker security setting menu and is activated naturally.

Use Pin/Password from the App itself

Dodol Locker for Android 02Dodol Locker for Android 17

4) Use Your Custom Wallpapers

You can also use your custom wallpapers too as the locker wallpaper. There are some built in and nice widgets too. The date, clock and weather looks really great on the screen. If you use multiple wallpapers, each time when you open your smartphone, you’ll be presented randomly a newer wallpaper that you have predefined. This makes your smartphone fresh always!

Dodol Locker for Android 10 Dodol Locker for Android 11

Round Up

We’ve tested various lockscreen including Go Locker, Widget Locker, Holo Locker etc. Most of them, takes the usual way. But Dodol Locker has profoundly impressed us and we couldn’t wait to review this up. This is the best possible locker screen in our view. Go on and try it. Let us know what you think.

Can easily beat other locker in terms of User Interface

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Bought My 2nd Smartphone: Moto G – Complete Review with Kitkat

Moto G – Complete Review with Kitkat

Moto G - Shells

As you all know, Moto G is the new budget friendly smartphone which is selling like hotcake. For $199 (16GB) it is really a bargain. Not to mention, I was tempted too! My first smartphone was Motorola Atrix 4G, which was the first dual core smartphone in the world. That time this thing was a beast with a dual core 1 GHz processor and 1GB RAM. However, time has changed. Android has upgraded and the smartphones are asking more power to run smoothly. I think it was time to upgrade. So I’ve ordered a Moto G from Amazon which has already shipped to my aunt in US today.

Why I chose Moto G?

It’s simple. If you are short on budget and still want to get a decent performance from your smartphone, there is no other smartphone which comes close to Moto G. Even the build quality, the 4.5inch big display with 319PPI, Quad Core 1.2 gHz and a decent battery life with Android Kitkat. What more do you want from a $199 smartphone?

Let’s see what Moto G packs under the hood. Moto G, packs a pretty powerful quad-core Snapdragon 400 Cortex A7 clocked at 1.2 GHz. With Adreno 305 GPU and 1 GB of RAM this thing is capable of handling all games and pretty much hardcore multitasking.

Not only specs, Moto G actually performs far better than its specs

Specs are not the only thing which caught my eye. I thoroughly watched the Moto G presentation in YouTube (which you should watch)

Crazy Optimizations Under The Hood

You know what iPhone 5S have? A Dual-core 1.3 GHz Processor & 1GB RAM. How they hell it outperforms all those spec giants like S4/HTC One? It’s optimization to the core.  And it happens, the software leader of Motorola, Punit Sony & his team have just done it. With these crazy optimizations, Moto G outperforms Galaxy S4 in certain areas.

Moto G

Moto G was able to outperform expensive phones. Atanother point on the video they give another specific number when saying the Moto G have longer battery life than the iPhone 5s (talk time).

Moto G Outperforming Criterias

1) faster booting time

2) faster calling

3) faster browser launching

4) faster return to home

This screenshot from Moto Official presentation shows it clearly how Moto G outperforms Galaxy S4 (sorry for the quality)

Software

In short Moto G runs stock Android with great optimizations that really results a better performance from the specs. The device already got Kitkat proving Motorola is dedicated about this smartphone. Kitkat improves the perfromance even more as Kitkat is itself is optimized for lower resources. 🙂

Camera

If photography is your thing, you shouldn’t really look for Moto G. Get a Lumia 1020.

Moto G takes decent photos though. Before Kitkat, there was complains about the camera. However, Kitkat update has drastically imrproved the camera. Take a look at this beautiful photo gallery. All photos are taken with Moto G

Battery

Moto G packs 2070 mAh. Moto G can give out more than a day of battery life with average use. How? Again, Crazy Optimizations! For example, that’d be a rare occasion for a Nexus 4.

Decision

I was really confused about Moto G and Nexus 4. However, I’m glad I’ve chosen Moto G. Punit Sony, the software development manager said, “When Google quality software and Motorola, the company which invented mobile comes together, you can expect magic.” That’s really started happening with Moto G. And I’m pretty happy that I chose Moto G over Nexus 4. Saved me $100 and still performs better than Nexus 4 in most of the categories. 🙂

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How to Root Symphony W15? [Easiest Way]

Root Symphony W15

Do you want to Root Symphony W15 handset? Want to get full access of your system. Want to move your softwares from internal sd to external micro sd? Rooting is a process, by which we can get complete access of Android system. If you already don’t know what rooting is, why do you need it, please read the article here.

Root Symphony W15

Root Symphony W15 – Pre-Requirements

How to Root Symphony W15?

1) Turn off your mobile & take out the sim card & memory card.

2) Go to Settings>>Applications>>Development>>Turn on USB Debugging

3) Connect your mobile via the data cable.

4) Install ADBDriver by double clicking on the exe file.

5) It’ll give a prompt to confirm your installation.

6) Your driver will be installed successfully & you’ll see device status: “OK”

 

 

7) Open Unlock Root Pro.

8) Click on 

8) Click the Root Button

9) You’ll see your mobile model with Android OS version. Click it.

 

11) If everything goes well, it will say to reboot your phone. Click no.

12) Disconnect USB & Reboot your phone.

13) Voila! You’ll see SuperUser Icon with full root access. That mean’s your phone is rooted 🙂