Change User Profile Name in Android Lollipop

Change User Profile Name in Android

If you have upgraded your old Android KitKat smart phone to the latest version of Android Lollipop, then you may have noticed a new multi-user interface in the updated version. If your phone does not show the users option, then you can easily enable the multi-user support by modifying the default.prop file. The multi-user interface works similar to that of any other OS and you can change personalized settings for each of the profiles. Android calls the default user the owner of the device and Continue reading

Scan Documents Using Polaris Scan for Android

Polaris Scan for Android

Many years ago when I was still a high school student, we had a very long flat bed scanner in our school’s computer laboratory. That old scanner was very large and needed a whole single table for itself. Now almost nobody buys separate scanners as there are many multi-function printers available that serve as printer, scanner as well as a photo-copier. I personally have such a multi-function printer from Canon PIXMA series. But what if you want to scan some documents and are away from Continue reading

Amy’s Choice Sleep Blocker Keeps Windows Up & Running

Amy's Choice Sleep Blocker

Although I value my eyes and take care of them in every possible way, but I still think it is a trifle wasteful to print everything that you read online just to save your eyes from a little stress caused by reading text on a brightly lit LED or LCD screen. This is why I do not mind reading documents containing 10-12 pages on my computer screen every now and then. But lately I am facing a completely different dilemma when trying to Continue reading

How to Change Whatsapp Chat Wallpaper

WhatsApp Wallpaper

Whatsapp was already a well known social networking app, but it really catapulted into world wide popularity when Facebook acquired it. Now Whatsapp has many millions of users all over the world with new users starting to use it every single day. Recently a new VoIP phone calling feature was added to Whatsapp which brings it in direct competition with other popular VoIP apps like Skype, Viber, Line etc. One of the things that makes Whatsapp different from other similar apps is that it gives substantial customization options Continue reading

Calculate Heart Rate Using Android Smartphone

Heart Rate app for Android

When you work out in the gym, you can actually see the heart rate (the rate at which your heart is beating in beats per minute or bpm) in the equipment itself. On the other hand when you are running outside or doing push ups at home, you cannot really find out the heart rate without buying some expensive health or fitness gadgets. But if you own any standard smartphone running on Android OS and having a medium level camera with LED flash, Continue reading

How to Tell if Your Samsung Galaxy S6 is Genuine or a Clone

Samsung Galaxy S6 Clones

Remember the days when people used to sell fake Rolex watches on the streets of New York. These watches looked like genuine Rolex watches and gullible people often paid as much as US$ 1,000 for them, but a close scrutiny revealed that they were just cheap replicas of Rolex watches. I know this because my brother once bought such a Rolex watch for me. Now the same thing is happening with Samsung Galaxy smart phones. As soon as, Samsung announced the launch of Continue reading

Change Preferred Install Location in Android Lollipop

Preferred Install Location in Android

Although the newer Android based smart phones are coming with much larger internal storage than ever before, but if you keep installing apps in the internal storage there will come a time when the internal storage will run out of space. This will not only make some apps malfunction, but it will also impact the overall performance of the Android device. In order to avoid this, all you have to do is use a large capacity external micro SD card Continue reading

Get Earthquake Alerts on Android Smartphone

LastQuake App for Android

Last month a disastrous earthquake hit the peaceful country of Nepal, otherwise known as a popular tourist destination. The massive quake caused many ancients buildings to collapse and more than 6,000 people have lost their lives so far. When such a big earthquake hits a city, it is essential to know about it as quickly as possible so that rescue missions can be started and you can also volunteer to help the people caught up in the rubble of the collapsed buildings. Fortunately, it has become very easy to know about Continue reading

AlarmMon is Pleasant Alarm Clock for Android

AlarmMon for Android

When you go to bed after a night out with friends, dancing and a heavy dinner with some wine, then it becomes impossible to open the eyes in the morning. Even the regular alarm clock sometimes fails to do its work and wake you up. What you need is either an alarm clock that gives you electric shock to get you out of the bed or a pleasant and engaging alarm clock like AlarmMon for Android. If you have an Android device (and Continue reading

How-Old.net Uses Microsoft Face APIs to Detect Age and Gender from Face

Microsoft Face AP

Microsoft has been developing something called Project Oxford which is a basically bundle of APIs and SDKs enabling developers to have the natural data analysis capabilities in their programs. Project Oxford contains APIs to detect or recognize faces, recognize voice, understanding voice commands and more. Microsoft has created a demonstration web site How-Old.net that demonstrates these features being developed by Microsoft. On this web site, they make use of the Face APIs to detect faces in a picture and estimate the age and the gender Continue reading