Android SDK Offline Setup For Windows 7 or Later – No Internet Needed To Download Files

As we all know Android is the upcoming operating system for cellphones. The advantage of Android over its counterparts like Apple’s i OS, Blackberry’s Blackberry OS is that it is an open source OS from Google. Being an open source you can have the full Source code of the operating system available with you. In order for you to work on Android you need an Android SDK, and I have got one for you an application named APD or you can also call it as Android offline SDK package installer.

The Android SDK can be used to develop, games, applications and various tools for the Android based mobile phones. Android SDK is available for download on almost all the operating systems like Windows, Mac and Linux. Whenever a new version of Android OS is released, the corresponding APD or Android offline SDK package installer which consists of emulator, development tools and sample projects is also released with the source code at developer.android.com. .

The software is not all difficult in installation and configuration but if you want to install the the software on multiple systems then then you can download the SDK on the individual systems and configure it. Whenever a new update to the Android OS comes you need to update it manually. This software will help you to install the  Android SDK in offline mode and you can choose from any of the android version that you want to install.

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The above window will open when you will run the software for the first time after installing it. After running the tool you will get two options to install the Offline Package first is download the package from the web to enable offline installations and the second is when you already have the offline packages and you want to install them. After you will select the desired option press Next.

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After you will press Next button the above window will open for you which will have all the android versions and you can select the version that you want to install and then press Next button and it will install that version of Android for you. The only requirement for the installation of the Android SDK on windows is that you should have Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or above installed on your system.

Download Android SDK Offline Installer.

Translation, Automated Voice Reading Of Text Messages On Android Phone

You must have seen a number of android applications which perform real time text to speech conversion and other applications translate the text into a language that you desire. Google Translate is one such application that translates the text to other languages and is very popular among users. All these features are great but we always search for applications that can perform different tasks at the same time.

SMS Speaker Translating is the next interesting application from our Android section and will definitely be liked by you once you try it out. SMS Speaker Translating, as the name suggests converts the text present in SMS to speech. At the same time another feature of translating the text performs its function and displays the translated text just below the actual message. So the application solves two purposes:

  • First, it converts the text into a language of your choice and
  • Second it speaks out the translated text simultaneously

The application is available for free on Android Market and is simple in almost every aspect. Whether it’s the settings page or the very first screen, the app will not bring any complications along with it. The very first screen is where the user gets to choose between whether he or she wants to translate All SMS or Unread SMS. But before you start using it, one should make changes in the settings menu according to his or her liking.

In the settings one should first choose the language which the messages are supposed to be translated in, from the Your Language menu. The reading speed could also be set from slow to fast as per your convenience. The pitch is another very important where the pitch of speaking could be altered from slow to fast again.

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To translate the desired message, simply scroll through all the messages select the message and hit the Read button present at the bottom of the screen where the translated message is displayed in text. The moment you hit the Read button, the app starts speaking out the message. The images below will explain how the message looks like. Since I chose French as the translating language, so the SMS text has been translated in the same.

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We definitely want you to download and use the application since it is impressive enough and will be useful.

Download SMS Speaking Translating – [Android Market]

Android File Manager Multiple Folder View

Android Market has a number of file explorer and managers such as Linda file Manager, Astro File Manager and many other but we have discovered a new file explorer which is the first ever explorer with two planes. This Dual pane explorer cum manager is known as Total Commander in beta stage and as of now it is available for free but unfortunately is not on the market.

Total Commander is also has a PC version and now the developers have released an android version of the same. Unlike like the PC version which is very easy to use, the application is a bit complicated on the interface but once you try it yourself you would simply love it. The two panes are switchable and at once only one pane is visible in phones but for tablets there is an option to two simultaneous panes. To switch to the other pane either swipe your finger on either side of tap on the three arrow button provided on the sides near the top.

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On the very homescreen you have options like select, transfer, compress, delete, sort etc. In order to make any transfers or changes first open a directory. For example if you want to do something with your photos, enter Photos directly from the homescreen or the DCIM folder by scrolling down the folders available in your SD-card. After accessing any folder tap on select option which is the first one on the homescreen and select the required files. After than you can use the transfer option, the second one, or the delete option, the fourth one. You can also compress a folder with encryption support, by selecting a folder and then tapping on the third option,

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So the application lets you copy, move, rename, delete, create new folder etc. File and folder sortation is another feature with which you can sort by name, date, size and other parameters.

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It supports a number of languages, offers font, style, size and colour customization, hide and unhide files and is extremely feature packed. You would keep exploring once you download it and we guarantee, your future tasks will become a lot easier to accomplish.

To Download Total Commander For Android Search On Google For Its APK file

Single Tap Picture Capture On Android Phone With QikCam

There are plenty of applications for android phones and other devices which are developed for enhancing the features of the stock applications and features and in specific if we talk about the camera and video app then we have a number of options. The latest app to join this feature enhancing league for stock camera and video is known as QikCam.

Alike any other good app it provides you with a lot of features and interestingly the application is extremely clean and simple to use. The main screen has three options: Camera, Video and Sharing. Choosing each of the three takes you to the settings screen where you can choose the default settings for the photo or video you are going to capture.

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The reason why the app is worth downloading is that with QikCam you can take photos and record videos without accessing the default camera app. It’s a one-click app with separate widgets for both camera and video and to do the needful one has to place the widgets on the homescreen and just tap them when he or she wishes to click photos or capture videos. Another cool feature is of sharing the captured photo or video and uploading it to a 4Shared account if one has any.

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So how to use the app? Read the instructions below and you will understand everything.

  • Download QikCam app from Android Market where it is available for free
  • After installing add the widgets for both camera and video on the homescreen
  • In order to take a picture or record a video hit the respective widget from the home screen itself which will take you to the settings screen where one can enable features like Auto-focus, Flash on/off, resolution in case of Camera and video format and other features for Video.

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  • Once set hit the save button and your settings will be saved after which whenever you select the Camera or Video widget the picture or video will be captured immediately. The application will also provide some features such as Delete and Share after capturing any of the the above two.

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Download QikCam Android App-[Android Market]

Fingerprint Scan To Unlock Android Phone

Customization is all we look for and why shouldn’t we, as it lets you show off among your friends. If you got an android phone we have a host of options for you but considering the best, we would suggest you Live Locker lock screen which is as feature rich as it is beautiful. The next cool lock screen that we have come up with is the one we are going to review today.

Finger Scanner lock screen is one such application that replaces your default join-the-dots-to-unlock type lock screen by a more sophisticated and techy lock screen that unlocks the phone with the user’s fingerprint. Well does it blow you off? It should as it makes you feel like your accessing a top secret thing(which is your phone in this case) merely by a contact of your finger tip on the phone’s screen.

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I believe the developers wanted to create a unique effect over the user’s mind with the interface and to an extent they have succeeded. To make the screen look more dramatic a horizontal bar keeps on moving vertically to actually make you realize that real time scanning Is being performed. But don’t gettoo excited as now I am going to reveal the trick behind the unlock screen. To unlock the screen, you need to keep your finger tip in the space provided in the middle of the screen and keep it in contact untill the screen vibrates & beeps simultaneously, thrice(the default number of vibrations after which the phone unlocks) after which you should remove it immediately to unlock.

Before you enable the application do go through the settings of it as it would help you understand the functionality better. The first option of Unlock Condition lets you select the number of times the screen must vibrate, which would be known to you only so that you can unlock your phone. Second option is the beep volume where you can set the level of the beep which would go in sync with the vibrations.

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In case you forget the unlock condition and contact the screen for a lesser duration, the screen would display Access Denied but will also show a tip at the bottom clearly hinting you the unlock condition. One can also switch off the vibrate assistance if he or she has grasped the duration trick. Auto Start could also be enabled so that the app starts at the time your phone does.

Text Display is the last option where the user enters the Text he or she wishes to see on the lock screen just below the impression. We repeat what we mentioned at the start of the post that this app is really cool to use and will let you show off a bit.

Download Finger Scanner – [Android Market]