Sunday, December 25, 2011

Transliteration Keyboard

Many of us who have capability to read and write out native language on our Android devices are unable to do so just because we are not comfortable with variety of keyboard layout for our languages.

Well it has been a problem for me... I had been wondering that if there was a way by which i could write Hindi on my android device.

So, i made it... :)

Use the above URL to download an application named UKeyboard.

How it works?
UKeyboard is a unique application which gives its user liberty to type on English keyboard and find suggestion in his / her native language.

Application support majority of languages including Russian and Chinese.

How to set it up?
1. Select your language.
Open the UKeyboard app and select the language you want to use your keyboard for.

2. Just like any keyboard. you need to allow it from your settings.

Settings -> Language & Input -> Check UKeyboard 

you are half way done...

Go to any text input field. -> press long click -> choose UKeyboard

That't it.
No type and enjoy.

Do remember, UKeyboard uses internet to fetch the correct relevant sugestions, hence 
1. It may be a little laggy
2. Do not use this when you need to type password / Credit card / Debit card info.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

ICS update for Nexus S

Yes you heard it right....

Nexus S GSM phone update for Android 4.0 aka ICS(Iceream Sandwitch) is OUT...

Here's the method to get it.... ;D

1. Download this to your SD card of your phone. Link
2. Re-name it to update, and put it at root node in SD card.
3. Power off the device and then restart your phone with pressing volume up button.
4. Select recovery and press power button
5. Once the triangle appears, press power key and press volume up button.
6. Select the apply from sd card and choose
7. Once done simply reboot.

Congratulations you are new ICS owner.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Printing Docs from phone.

Did you ever wanted some freaky way by which you could just print some documents / pictures right away from your mobile.
Google recently announced its new service known as Google Cloud Print.

Google cloud print is a service which gives you liberty to use and share your printer in a more efficient way.
All you need is
1. A computer with Google chrome*
2. Make sure you have Microsoft XML paper specification pack installed in your system.
3. A printer
4. Internet

* In case your printer is a not having cloud support (Which we all usually dont have in our home printers)

Now if you got all these all you need to do is
1. Setup normal printing environment for yourself.
2. Open google chrome and look for an option Google Cloud Print under the "Under the Hood/ Bonnet" tab in Option menu.
3. Sign in with you Google account.

Note: you can visit Google Cloud Print Help page for more details on configuring.

Once done.. you are ready to roll...
You can now use your android, iphone any smart phone to print Images / Documents right from your mobile.
Not only this you can print from any computer around the word.
Just open the url and click on the Print button.
Add your file that you want to print.

In case the internet is not available or printer is not connected. The print job will be saved on the cloud and completed when the printing conditions are met :)

Hope you will take some good advantages of this tech.