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Never get disturbed while playing a game via Samsung’s “Gaming Tool”

Never get disturbed while playing a game via Samsung’s “Gaming Tool”

Everybody is talking about Samsung’s next galaxy devices the S7 and the S7 edge and the cool features they posses, such as the first ever Dual Pixel Camera, liquid cooling and water resistance for starters. Only some of them are talking about the Software features, one such in particular is the “Gaming Tool”. This little floating button comes on the screen when playing a game and shows 5 different options when you click on it. They are: No alerts during gaming – suppress all notifications while playing a game. Lock Recent and Back keys – turn off the capacitive buttons to prevent mistaken presses while gaming. Minimize game – put the game in a floating bubble (like Chat Heads) so you can do something else and then return exactly where you left off. Screenshot – take a screenshot. Record – record your screen and even record yourself with the front-facing camera. Talking about gaming, you even can even adjust the performance of the game, just go in settings and choose Standard, Low Power, and Extreme Low Power. This well help save a lot of battery for the heavy gamer.So, what do you think of the tool? Will you use...

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How to Get OK Google Everywhere on your Android Device

How to Get OK Google Everywhere on your Android Device

  Most of you guys must have received the update for Google Now which lets you say the command “OK Google” anywhere on your android device. even when its asleep, this though works only when the phone is charging). This is a neat new feature which helps make searches must easier and quicker. If you do not have this little feature yet, don’t worry we will not tell you to wait for it. Instead thanks to a user on Reddit, who discovered this handy trick, you can get this in a few easy steps. Text search the term “OK Google Everywhere” in Google Search. After that, go to Google Settings Go to Search & Now > Voice > “Ok Google” Detection and check “From any screen” to enable Hotword Detection from any app (even the lockscreen). Voila! Happy searching 🙂 We used this trick on couple of our devices, rooted and unrooted, works perfectly on both. If you have any queries regarding this. Please feel free to leave us a comment...

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Cyanogen Inc. to bag out three HUGE surprises – AirPlay Mirroring, CM11, New OEM Partner

Cyanogen Inc. to bag out three HUGE surprises – AirPlay Mirroring, CM11, New OEM Partner

Cyanogen Inc. has started the day with some amazing news, three of them actually on their Google+ account. A  new apk, news for their upcoming Custom ROM and a teaser that has made everybody start guessing. Get the whole low down below: Cyanogen Inc. Joins Hands with a Mystery Partner: According to sources Cyanogen has confirmed that they have a new hardware partner. Meaning a OEM running a CM ROM out of the box. This is great news for the developer community as we have all, known and loved the customization possibilities the CM ROMs provide. They were not willing to give any more hints as to who the new partner is, but according to rumors there is a high chance it could be Oppo, as they already have a device that comes with CM ROM out of the box, the Oppo N1. CyanogenMod (CM) 11 in Final Stages:   Cyanogen Inc. has confirmed that their new CM 11 ROM is under final stages and will be available as a nightly very soon. The post on Google+ was: We are in the final preparation stages for CM 11 nightlies as well – you crackflashers will have something to play with soon. For those who do not know CM 11 is based on the all new Android 4.4 KitKat OS. If you want to have a feel of it there is an unofficial CM11 build that you can try out. Be warned though it is a bit buggy. AirPlay Mirroring and Screen Recording Test apk:   The developers at Cyanogen Inc. have been busy building ROMs and apks. Recently they have come out with a test version of a screen recording app and AirPlay Mirroring which is similar to Miracast found on most high end devices. This basically helps you display whatever you are seeing on your device on a bigger screen, when connected on the same wireless network. Even though the apk is still in beta testing stage, you can have a crack at it from the download link below. The screen recording function will be good for people who like to make tutorial videos or How to’s for people who need the occasional help. Their official post stated: To use screen recording, it is very similar to screenshots. Instead of volume down + power (screenshot), press volume up + power. A notification will pop up that notifies you that your screen is being recorded. You can enable showing touches, and also stop the recordings. Recordings are saved to /sdcard/MirrorRecordings. To use airplay mirroring, go into Settings, displays, Wireless Displays. It will scan for airplay devices. Pick one, and it will mirror your screen....

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How to get the Android 4.4 KiKat Transparent Status Bar

How to get the Android 4.4 KiKat Transparent Status Bar

Android 4.4 KitKat is the elusive candy for most users at this point in time, with users starting to very slowly but gradually get the updates. Well if your one like me who just can not wait for anything official to come and is not afraid to tweak your device, then my friend you have come to the right place. What sets apart Android 4.4 from the older versions is the subtle white color instead of the blue and most of the stuff has become transparent, including the status and notification bars. If you too want your device to have transparency all over then just follow the below steps: (Remember your device has to be Rooted and running a custom ROM like CM) Install Xposed Installer Open the Xposed app and go to Downloads Download Gravity Box Go to Framework in Xposed app Click on Install/Update Then go to modules where you can see Gravity Box and tick the check box. Restart/Reboot your device Go to Gravity Box App and start tweaking. To make the status bar transparent head on over to the Transparency Manger Mode and use the slider to adjust it. Voila Now you have a transparent status bar! Remember you can even make the notification bar transparent so just tweak away! To get the FULL Android 4.4 KitKat experience, download GEL (Google Experience Launcher) and the Android 4.4 KiKtat Theme for CM (This works will all custom ROMS who have an option to change themes in settings) from the Google Play Store. The settings seen on the pics are very close to what actual Android 4.4 KitKat looks like: Again do this on your own risk, We will not be responsible for anything happening to your device during this process. Have attached a few snaps to help you out how the final thing looks like. So go ahead and share with us what tweaks do you come up with to make your device all the more awesome! A Special Shout Out to +DinyarVirji for his participation  in the...

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CyanogenMod 10.1.3 – Android 4.2.2 Goes Stable

CyanogenMod 10.1.3 – Android 4.2.2 Goes Stable

All device soft-wares no matter which company, be  it Samsung, Apple, HTC, LG or any smartphone manufacturer after a few months starts to get boring, looking at the same old device again and again. If you are one of these people then this new would make you leap with joy. CyanogenMod are one of the leading custom ROM developers around and after the team was successful in raising $7 million via funds have become an official company. Then have finally removed the RC (Release Candidate) tab of their CM 10.1.3 OS which is basically Android 4.2.2 plus the CM goodies. This can be easily downloaded via their servers. With the new stable update you will get CM Account services which can be used to remote wipe out your device plus other useful options. According to CM this would be there last ROM based on 4.2.2 as they have already released nightly version of CM 10.2 which is 4.3. They are working hard to make it into a stable release as well, before Android 4.4 KitKat comes knocking next...

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CyanogenMod welcome 2013 with new CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies for Galaxy Tab 10.1

CyanogenMod welcome 2013 with new CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies for Galaxy Tab 10.1

  The year 2013 has got a lot of interesting and unique tech stuff in store for us. Starting off with Cyanogen (who still happen to remain my personal favorite ROM developers heading into the new year) have come up with yet again another cool new custom ROM but this time its exclusively made for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 which includes the international variant Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the WiFi variant, the Verizon variant, the T-Mobile variant and the revised Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v. The one thing (among others) which i like bout these guys is that they always tend to come up with stuff for devices both big and small and irrespective of the fact that whether they are new or slightly old or in this case relatively old when it comes to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 since it came our in early 2011.     CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies features Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and includes all the perks which come bundled with it like multiple user account options, a new settings toggle function, lock-screen widgets and more. Most of the files are right around 156MB, though the 10.1v variant will be a little easier on bandwidth at about 121MB. Now before you start getting your gear ready for updating let me remind you that nightlies are just like beta programs used for testing purposes only and not to be used by the general public but if you are one of those enthusiast’s who simply cannot wait to get a taste of Jelly Bean 4.2 then go right ahead and give this amazing custom ROM a go. An official word on the release date of the full and final version has not been disclosed as yet. As long as you know that your device is YOUR responsibility and that there is a chance of you running into some critical bugs, then go right ahead and download the custom ROM from the developer’s official download page.  Good luck with the efforts you guys and once again Happy New Year !!...

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