Pushbullet : Get Notifications From Your Android Phone to Your Computer

Syncing your Android Device to your computer is not uncommon.
Pushbullet creates a connection between your Android device and your desktop computer with the help of a Chrome extension or a Windows app. With Pushbullet you can now view push notifications on your computer and also respond to text messages from your PC.

In short, Pushbullet allows you to beam links, files and texts between your Android phone and your Desktop.

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One of the most interesting features of Pushbullet is the Copy and Paste feature between your Android Phone and your computer. You have to first make sure you have the Windows and Android app installed. Then, highlight the content on your computer. Click Control-C or simply copy the highlighted portion. Then take your Android phone and paste it. The content you had copied from your PC will magically appear on the phone. You can also copy text from your Android device and paste it on your PC. It works either way. This creates a strong link between the two electronic devices making it feel like one.

Pushbullet is an interesting development and looks to be one of the best and most creative things currently in the Android territory.


Getting started with Google’s ARC Welder

Google recently released an ARC Welder Chrome app, which allows the user to run Android applications on Chrome OS or the Chrome web browser.

As of now, you can’t directly install applications from the Google Play Store on your Chrome browser. You need an Android application package or APK, or an Android application that has been stored in a ZIP file.

In order to run an APK file, you must first download the file from a repository on the Internet. Once downloaded, you can load it in ARC Welder and if it runs, test it out.

There’s no guarantee all (or any) of the apps you try will work or that they’ll be usable, but for developers who want to create Android apps that also run in Chrome OS and the Chrome browser, it’s useful for testing purposes.

For the rest of us, it’s just fun to play around and see how it works.

Let’s learn how to install the ARC Welder on your system

You will locate the ARC Welder on your Chrome web store. Install the app to get started.

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Once you have installed the ARC Welder, you must add it into your Chrome apps.

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Once the ARC Welder app is added, you will have to find some APKs to run. There are a lot of places from where you can download APK files.

When you’ve found some, open Chrome and then start ARC Welder.

When you first run it, you’ll need to select a directory the APK can be written to. Click “Choose” and then either select an existing location or create a new one.

Next, you must load your first APK. Click “Add your APK” to begin.

Navigate to the folder where you saved your APK files and select one. Now you’ll be shown quite a few options, like how you want the orientation, any metadata you want to add, etc.

Now go ahead and click on Launch app. There is a high possibility that many of the APKs you tried to load won’t work.

If you load an Android app in Chrome, it will be available to load directly as a Chrome app from thereon. No need to load it through ARC Welder. You can, however, only test one Android app at a time. The next time you load an APK from ARC Welder, it will remove the previous app.

Nevertheless, it’s interesting to be able to load Android apps, not simply on Chrome OS, which seems a more natural fit, but on Windows, OS X, or any other system with the Chrome browser on it.


Send places from Google Maps to your Android Device

Send places from Google Maps to your Android Device

Recently Google introduced a new feature for the Google map lovers. Tons of people out there are fond of locating different places on Google maps, either on their laptops or their mobile devices. With the introduction of the street view, its always fun to search for new places we haven’t been to. The concept of GPS has also played an integral part in our lives, allowing us to navigate peacefully and without fear to any corner of our country.

Very frequently we search for different places around the vicinity we stay in, on Google maps available on our computers and laptops. What if we decide to go and explore the new place we have found and unfortunately we do not know how to get there? Well Google comes to our rescue here. You can now send the place you have just found on your computer/laptop to your Android device. To avail of this benefit, you must make sure you are signed into Google maps on your computer as well as your Android phone with the same account.

How to use it?

At the outset, type the place you magically found and appreciated on the search bar at the top left corner of your screen. Now you’ve decided to visit the place you just found. Right below the search bar you will find a ‘send to device’ option. Simultaneously make sure you have signed into the Google maps app on your phone with the same account you used on Google maps on your computer. Click the ‘send to device’ option and the location you have selected will sync to your android phone. Once you have received it on your phone, you can use the GPS and get a navigational route to your selected destination.

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Now explore your dreams and travel freely.


Celkon to invest Rs.100 cr in R&D, design

Until it set up assembling facilities in Medchal, near Hyderabad, recently, Celkon Mobiles was a heavily import-dependent company relying on China.

Celkon Mobiles is planning to establish an R&D and design house with an investment of around Rs.100 crore and employ 500 people on the facility. The choice of location is either Hyderabad or Bengaluru.

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For the consumers, the move is expected to deliver cost benefit of around 12-15 per cent. “We will be initiating discussion with our Chinese partner as well as with the governments”, Chairman and Managing Director Y. Guru said on Thursday.

Until it set up assembling facilities in Medchal, near Hyderabad, recently, Celkon Mobiles was a heavily import-dependent company relying on China. “We do the R&D and design of our phones in China employing 130 people”, Mr. Guru said, hinting that it could ultimately decide on Hyderabad.

Noida in Uttar Pradesh and near Delhi, which hosts several mobile and related units, is out of question.”Everyone says lets go to Bengaluru, I ask them why not Hyderabad,” he said.

On the Medchal plant, he said that the production was being ramped up to achieve 3 lakh units a year by 2016, which is 50 per cent of total sales. The company, he added, had recently graduated to making smart phones priced at Rs.3000 at the plant. Hitherto only feature phones were being made there.

Celkon, he replied to a query, sold feature phones priced at Rs.800 onwards and smart phones in the Rs.3000 and Rs.10,000 band. Mr. Guru was briefing presspersons at the launch of Celkon’s new phones – Millennia 2GB Xpress and Millennia Xplore.

The dual SIM Kitkat (upgradable to Lollipop) 2GB Xpress comes with 2GB RAM, 16 GB ROM, 1.2Ghz Core Processor, 5MP rear camera and priced Rs.6,222.

Millennia Xplore is priced at around Rs.7,000 and boasts of Android Lollipop 5.0, 8GB ROM and 1GB RAM. On the cards from Celkon stable is 5K Transformer.

The mobile, which is likely to be launched within a fortnight, is named after the 5000 mAh battery from which another mobile can be charged. It will have 5 inch screen and priced around Rs.6000, Mr.Guru said.

Originally published by: The Hindu


Celkon launches Millenia 2GB Xpress, priced at Rs 6,222

NEW DELHI: Indian brand Celkon has released its Millenia 2GB Xpress smartphone in the Indian market at a price of Rs 6,222. As the name suggests, the smartphone’s 2GB RAM is its USP.

In fact, the new Millenia 2GB Xpress is among the cheapest smartphones in the market to offer 2GB of RAM.

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On the hardware side, Celkon Millenia 2GB Xpress has a 4.5-inch screen with 480x854p resolution and runs on a 1.2GHz quad-core processor. It packs 16GB of internal storage, 1,500mAh battery, 5MP rear camera as well as a selfie snapper, though the company has not revealed the resolution of the front camera.

Powered by Android 4.4 (KitKat), the smartphone is upgradeable to Android 5.0 (Lollipop). Additionally, it comes with software features like Smart Commands, Smart Assistant, and Power Saving Mode.

Y Guru, chairman and director, Celkon Mobiles, said, “Celkon Millennia 2GB Xpress offers a combination of Smart Commands, Smart Assistant and Smart Power Saving Mode along with 2GB RAM & 16GB ROM. It will offer a unique user experience on par with the best in the market. We have many such exciting offerings lined up for the year to help us cross the 1 million customers a month mark.”

Originally published by: The Times of India