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Whenever watching movies or listening to loud music on the computer we often tend to keep meddling with the volume, changing tracks, etc. But it is really annoying to walk up to the computer from your comfortable couch or the bean bag just for doing these small adjustments. You really wish you could have a remote control for doing such tasks.

Well, PcRemote is one such application that lets you use your android smartphone to easily control your PC. PcRemote enables you to use your phone as a keyboard, a sophisticated touch pad, media remote control, presentation control and also system power control. It lets you control your PC using WiFi, Bluetooth or even 3G.

Audio & Video Remote Control

This feature lets you easily control the media player on your computer. It enables you take full control of your media player such as play, pause, next track, previous track, volume adjustment and much more.

Presentation Control

Using this feature, you can control your PowerPoint presentation such as start, stop, next slide, previous slide.

Keyboard

You can use the on-screen keyboard on your android phone as a virtual keyboard for your computer.

Touchpad

Using PcRemote you can use your cell phone as a touchpad for your computer. The screen basically acts as the touch pad and the volume keys act like the mouse wheel. Left click can be done using the camera key.

System Power Control

PcRemote also lets you perform certain system operations such as shutdown, hibernate, sleep, restart as well as log off your computer.

In order to use the application you must also install the server software on your PC. You can download PcRemote application as well as the server software from the link given below (provided by the developer) :

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You can also download the app directly from the Android Market by using the QR Code below. Use your preferred QR Code Scanner to scan the below QR Code and follow the on-screen instructions to proceed with the installation.

This application is pretty simple to install and use. If you are experiencing any problems in installing or using the app, let us know. We’ll try our best to help you.

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If you’re a Windows Phone 7 user, you must be quite disappointed that you’re not able to enjoy any Swyping on your keyboard. By Swyping I mean, the Swype Keyboard that lets you input words by joining the letters in a swiping action, rather than just typing each letter. It’s supposed to faster than normal typing, and Windows Phone 7 hasn’t been getting any Swype love till now. Sliding Keyboard is a Swype alternative for Windows Phone 7 and works pretty much like the latter, but isn’t as awesome as it.

Sliding Keyboard

Sliding Keyboard has the looks of the stock Windows Phone 7 keyboard, but adds to it the functionality to connect words in a swiping or sliding gesture. This is a proven method for faster text input, hence I’m sure all those WP7 users out there would want to try it out. Recently Swype V3 was released that came with better word recognition and dictionary, which made it even better and faster than before. Do not expect the same from Sliding Keyboard, because it’s just the beginning to a whole new world of sliding through WP7 keyboard.

With Sliding Keyboard installed, you can also use e-mail addresses and texts to start an e-mail or even search Bing directly via your keyboard. If you just changed your religion from Android to Windows Phone 7, then this is certainly going to help you overcome your loss.

The Sliding Keyboard for Windows Phone 7 is not a free app and will cost you $1.29. There is however a free trial that you can download to see for yourself it’s worth the $1.29 price tag. Sharpen your sliding skills and get ready to slide some words across your Windows Phone 7 keyboard.

Download Sliding Keyboard for Windows Phone 7. You’ll also need Zune software to download and install it.

Are you or have you ever used Swype Keyboard? If so, did you find it better and faster than the conventional keyboard and would you give this a try?(WP7 users)

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If you happen to be a music lover (Like Me!) then living away from your playlists and music collections becomes a bit of an arduous thing. iDevices provide users to manage their music effectively plus catchy things like Cover Flow and Genius force us to keep our music collections on either our iPads, iPhone’s or the elusive iPod Touch.

So today I will be introducing to you a very innovative kind of an application that will allow you to listen to your favorite music on your iOS device. AirPhones is basically a cross platform application that allows users to stream audio directly from their computer to an iDevice that is iPhone or iPod Touch. All you need to have is to create a server on Mac, Linux or Windows, a wireless network and AirPhones mobile app installed on your iDevice.

How to Get Started with AirPhones?

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First of all you have to launch AirPhones on your PC to initiate the server sequence, you can place AirPhones icon either on your desktop or system tray. You can also auto launch or quick launch AirPhones app from system tray, in this way you will be aware of the fact that whether server is running or not. The icon turns automatically blue when it is functional and grey when its offline.

Once you are sure that server is up and running, then launch the AirPhones iOS app. The app is available in both the paid and Lite versions. Now when the app is through on a WiFi network a prompt will be generated automatically on your PC that AirPhones iOS app is trying to connect to your PC, Click OK and the procedure will continue.

Doing this will automatically start streaming the audio contents on your PC to the corresponding iDevice that is iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

The application works perfectly fine on all the Windows versions (XP, Vista and Windows 7) and Linux or Mac. You can download both the desktop version and iOS app of AirPhones from their official website.

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Sony Ericsson is yet again back in action, with the launch of three new phones. The company announced the new handsets, Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray, Xperia Active and Txt at the Communic Asia 2011 event held at Singapore today.

The Xperia Ray runs on the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and features a 1GHz processor 3.3 inch display which comes the BRAVIA engine, 8 Megapixel camera with Exmor R backlit sensor . The Xperia Active is meant for the adventurous people, which is a dust proof, water resistant (under 1m of water for 30 mins), scratch resistant phone with an on-screen heart and pulse rate realtime monitor (enabled by ANT+ wireless networking technology).  Sony Ericsson txt is a  QWERTY candy-bar handset, which comes with a 2.6 inch display, and is targeted mainly for the younger generation.

Check out the complete specs of the three phones after the break.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray Specifications

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
  • 3.3 inch TFT Capacitive Multi-touch Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • Scratch-resistant mineral glass
  • 1GHz Processor
  • 111 x 53 x 9.4mm
  • Weight: 100 grams
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS HSPA 850/1900/2100
  • 300MB Internal memory
  • 4GB microSD Memory card (Included)
  • MicroSD card slot (expandable upto 32 GB)
  • 8.1MP Camera Exmor R CMOS sensor with Flash, AF, Image Stabiliser
  • HD 720p video recording
  • Front facing VGA Camera
  • GPRS/EDGE
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth with A2DP
  • GPS
  • microUSB
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • TrackID music recognition
  • PlayNow
  • SensMe
  • Battery:1500mAh
  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 6 hrs 50 min
  • Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 430 hrs
  • Talk time UMTS: Up to 7 hrs
  • Standby time UMTS: Up to 440 hrs
  • Colors: Black, Gold, White and Pink

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active Specifications

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
  • 3 inch TFT Capacitive Multi-touch Wet finger tracking Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • Scratch-resistant mineral glass
  • 1GHz Processor
  • 55 x 92 x 16.5mm
  • Weight: 100.8 grams
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS HSPA 850/1900/2100
  • 320MB Internal memory
  • 2GB microSD Memory card (Included)
  • MicroSD card slot (expandable upto 32 GB)
  • 5MP Camera Exmor R CMOS sensor with Flash, AF, Image Stabiliser
  • HD 720p video recording
  • Face recognition
  • Red eye reduction
  • GPRS/EDGE
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth with A2DP
  • GPS
  • microUSB
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Dust and water resistant
  • TrackID™ music recognition
  • PlayNow™ service
  • SensMe™
  • Barometer
  • Compass
  • Battery:1200mAh
  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 4 hrs 53 min
  • Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 351 hrs
  • Talk time UMTS: Up to 5 hrs 31 min
  • Standby time UMTS: Up to 335 hrs
  • Colors: Orange band with black back cover – white extra cover in the kit, White band with black back cover – white extra cover in the kit

Sony Ericsson txt Specifications

  • 2.6 inch TFT screen
  • Scratch-resistant
  • QWERTY Keyboard
  • 106 × 60 × 14.5 mm
  • Weight: 95 grams
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • 100MB Internal memory
  • MicroSD card slot (expandable upto 32 GB)
  • 3.2MP Camera with Video recording
  • GPRS/EDGE
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth with A2DP
  • MicroUSB
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Radio (FM radio with RDS)
  • MediaGo
  • TrackID
  • PlayNow
  • Battery:1000mAh
  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 3 hrs 12 min
  • Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 416 hrs
  • Colors: Black, Blue, White and Pink

The three Sony Ericsson phones will be available globally in selected markets in the third quarter of 2011.

So what do you think of the new phones? Which one are you planning to buy?

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Okay, so the stage is almost getting ready to launch the next iPhone from Apple’s stable. And where there is Apple, we always have tons of rumors, expectations, etc.

iPhone 5

We did hear manufacturers and suppliers reporting cut-offs on supplies for the iPhone 4 parts, in order to decrease the phone’s supply, probably to make way for the next generation of the phone. There have been rumors doing the rounds since a few days regarding no major changes on the iPhone 5 (or iPhone 4S), which seems to be false, with fresh reports hinting a major redesign of the phone’s external casing as well as the internal hardware specifications.

According to our source, the handset is expected to undergo a radical change in terms of the case design, which will lead to a completely new antenna arrangement. Whether this is true or not, we do expect the device to feature with a much powerful processor, probably a dual-core Apple A5, since it has indeed become a necessity for most of the phones to feature higher processing power for the kind of applications that are being developed.

The 5 megapixel camera on the iPhone 4 has always been terrific performer, which might get better with an 8 megapixel camera and of course a bigger screen, to make the new phone an ultimate device for all your entertainment needs. The handset is sure to support 4G network and might ship with the latest iOS 5.

Rumors also do hint for the next iPad, the iPad 3 which is due at the end of 2011, to feature the famous Retina display and a 3D enabled screen.

Apple is going to make the official announcement for the next generation iPhone in August 2011, hopefully. But, don’t get your hopes up yet!

So what do you think the Apple iPhone 5 will look like? And what features are you expecting on the upcoming handset?

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Nokia has brought yet another innovation in the mobile world. After launching a gold-plated mobile phone, Nokia has now launched a dual sim smart phone, the Nokia C2-03. A touch and type phone which supports dual sim. This phone is the third touch and type phone Nokia has produced. Mary Docwell, the head of Nokia’s Mobile Phone business unit has this to say –

The Nokia C2-03 makes managing multiple SIMs simpler, without compromising on any other features. Why should consumers have to choose between touch and keypad, or forego a great web, map, entertainment or email experience? With the Nokia C2-03 we have made it all available on one affordable device.

Nokia C2-03

It is a touch and type slider phone. It has a 2 megapixel camera. It has a display of 2.4 inches with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. The internal memory of this phone is 10 MB and is expandable up to 32 GB using a microSD card. This phone runs on Symbian S40 operating system. New Nokia Maps will be available in this phone as a part of Symbian S40. It has a dual Quad Band GSM Network. You can easily change SIM cards because of the easy swap dual SIM feature in this phone. It also has a feature, “Favorite Contacts” which can help you to set your favorite friends and family’s contacts in a special place. This feature supports up to 9 contacts. You can access your email easily with Nokia C3-02. Nokia Maps, as told above is available. This phone makes browsing easy with the Nokia browser. Ovi Store is pre-installed and would give you the opportunity to download thousands of applications available.

Nokia C2-03 will be available in India, China, SEAP, Eurasia and MEA in the third quarter of 2011. It is a low-cost dual sim phone which will definitely get Nokia a lot of eyeballs and an increase in their share.

The expected price of Nokia C2-03 in India is around Rs. 4,850.

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Nokia has already announced one other mobile that will be running on their MeeGo operating system, and here’s another one. The Nokia N9, which was announced earlier is a real masterpiece that corporates the latest in hardware and design. But, along with that, Nokia also announced another MeeGo device, the N950. Nokia N950, is supposedly the successor of Nokia N900 and is based on the Nokia N9 with similar features.

nokia-n950

The Nokia N950, as apposed to the N9, won’t be mass produced as it will only be sold in limited numbers and is specially made for the Nokia developers. Developers can use the Nokia N950 to break in to stuff and also create apps for the Nokia N9, and has hardware designed and made for development. There aren’t any official pictures available of the device yet, but Engadget claims to have got some shots from a developer video, which shows that the N950 is pretty much similar to the N900 and the Nokia E7.

There isn’t any official word on the specifications of the device either, but it looks like the Nokia N950 will pack a 4-inch TFT LCD screen, an 8-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and an aluminum body. Although, the specification’s aren’t anywhere close to that of the Nokia N9, it will still be a powerful phone that you cannot get your hands on. Nokia plans on selling it only to the developers under some kind of a secret developers program, without warranty or any support. It will however, get timely software updates, which you can still count on.

So, don’t even think about asking the price for the Nokia N950. If you’re a developer and happen to get hold of this device then do let us know about the pricing and the hardware.

Have you used the Nokia N900? If you have, then how was the experience on the MeeGo OS?

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The best choice for the techie people who like to travel is netbooks. Netbooks are cheap and reliable. This post is also being typed on a netbook – HP Mini 110. When talking about netbooks, the best two companies in my opinion would be HP and Samsung. HP offers great specifications and Samsung offers good specs and great design. With a lot of tablets launching these days, the competition for netbooks have increased. Netbooks have not only survived the competition of the tablets but also of the bigger laptops. Netbooks are the most cheapest and the most reliable these days if talking about portable technology. As the netbooks become more and more famous, the competition between them increases too. So, in this post, I will help you to choose the best netbook available now under the price of 25,000 because netbooks are considered to be cheap.

HP Mini 210

HP Mini 210

This is the best model in the HP Mini series, seeing the specs of course. This netbook, just like others, has a display screen of 10.1 inches and a resolution of 1024 x 600. This netboook has an Intel Atom Processor N450 with a speed of 1.66 Ghz. It has 1 GB RAM and 250 GB hard disk. It runs on Windows 7 Starter 32-bit. It has 3 USB ports and a 5-in-1 card reader. It has a webcam as well as a microphone. The weight of this netbook is 1.22 kg. Bluetooth is also available in this netbook. RJ45 Ethernet port can also be seen. It has a 6-cell Lithium-ion battery which gives it up to 9 hours of battery backup.

The price of HP Mini 210 is around Rs. 16,000.

Samsung NF210

Samsung NF210

Let me clear at first that I am talking about the model NF210-A01. Samsung has been able to produce great netbooks with amazing designs. The same is with this netbook. This netbook also has a display screen of 10.1 inches and a resolution of 1024 x 600. This netbook has an Intel Atom Processor N550 with a speed of 1.50 Ghz. It has a RAM of 1 GB and 250 GB hard disk. It has an Ethernet port and bluetooth is also available. It runs on Windows 7 Starter 32-bit. It has an integrated web camera with microphone. This netbook weighs 1.35 kg. It has a 6-cell Lithium-ion battery which makes the battery backup more efficient.

The price of Samsung NF 210 is around 22,990.

Acer Aspire One 522

 

Acer Aspire One 522

Acer is one of the most famous brands when it comes to laptops so how can they stay back in offering us with high-class netbooks. Acer Aspire is also a 10.1 inch netbook with a resolution of 1280 x 720 as you already know. This netbook has an AMD C-50 Dual Core processor with a speed of 1 Ghz. It has a RAM of 2 GB and 250 GB hard disk. It has an Ethernet port and bluetooth is also available. It runs on Windows 7 Starter 32-bit. It has an integrated web camera with microphone. This netbook weighs 1.30 kg. It has a 6-cell Lithium-ion battery to increase the battery backup and make it competitive with the above two.

The price of Acer Aspire One 522 is around 18,200.

So, those were the top 3 netbooks currently available under the price tag of 25,000. So, which one would you choose? Do comment.

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Since Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype, there hasn’t been any new updates from Skype. There were, unfortunately, lot of times when Skype was facing some technical issues and their services being unavailable. There’s some good news now, Skype is back, and with a new feature that’ll unite all those Skype and Facebook junkies.

Facebook Skype Integration

Back in October 2010, Skype 5.0 was released with the ability to add all your Facebook contacts and keep a track of them via Skype. You can see their status updates and other Facebook things that come along, but the ability to chat with a Facebook friend wasn’t added. Now, Skype 5.5 Beta has been released that adds the feature to instant message your Facebook contacts directly from the desktop client.

That’s not it, however, Skype 5.5 Beta also gets some other minor security and software updates that should make it work better. It also gets an all new dedicated Facebook contacts bar, that separates all your Facebook and Skype contacts. You can now even like your friends statuses and comment and stuff and several other minor tweaks to the interface.

Skype Facebook Instant Chat

You can now instant message your Facebook friends directly from Skype, helping you stay connected with the people that matter the most to you. Simply use the new Facebook contacts tab within Skype to see when a Facebook friend you want to chat with is online and then start an IM conversation right from within.

You can download Skype 5.5 for Windows from their official website here.

Let us know what you think of this new Skype feature. Also officials have confirmed that the final version will be out soon, until then enjoy chatting with your friends from Skype 5.5 for Windows.

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MetroUI is what make Windows Phone 7 so beautiful, and it’s also coming to the tablet optimized Windows 8. I know that most of you, at one part of time, must have used a Windows Phone 7 device and seen the MetroUI. It’s easy to use, beats the old Windows Mobile interface and is much more cooler, faster and smoother. So, why not merge it with some tweets and make Twitter more fun, specially more pretty. MetroTwit

MetroTwit is a Twitter Client for the desktop, from the likes of TweetDeck, that combines the look and functionality of MetroUI with Twitter to make things better to look at. If you’ve used TweetDeck or any such Twitter client, then this should make you feel right at home. There’s not much new about it, rather there are less features than its competition. But, MetroTwit is not here for the competition, it’s just for those users who like to have a beautiful looking desktop and desktop applications.

All a Twitter Client has to do is, let you see your tweets, send tweets, view your timeline, see other’s conversations, share images and keep in touch with strangers. MetroTwit does that and keeps it real simple. I like simple looking, clean applications that don’t boast much but do all the tasks that similar alternatives don’t. MetroTwit doesn’t eat much of your RAM either, so that heat issue is coming from somewhere else.

MetroTwit Screenshot

Once installed, it’ll ask you to sign in. You can either sign in using MetroTwit or Sign in to Twitter using your default browser and give access to MetroTwit, which according to me is much safer. It will only ask you for a verification code and you’re all set up. It also has a good notification system that can be enabled via settings and displays new tweets on any one side of your desktop as a popup. You get three columns, to which you can add more custom ones, you also get a list of the topics that are trending.

MetroTwit Notifications

In short, it does everything that a regular Twitter Client does, but with a little more style and neatness. It’s only a small download, so I believe you should download and check it out right away.

Download MetroTwit for Windows.

Do let us know if you liked this new Twitter Client and would use it as your default one, I already am!! Try it.

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