Android devices are available in almost every form whether you're using it as a smartphone or a tablet. But, savvy users often want to access Android features right on their desktop. An easy solution to this need is installing an Android emulator. These applications give you full-fledged Android experience without leaving the comfort of your PC's desktop. Users can install regular Android apps on these emulators to use various features and services offered through Android platform. These emulators generally come in bundled format and the installation is dead simple. I've selected some of the best and popular Android emulators which you can easily run and use on your Windows PC or a laptop. In case you do need want to use them further, uninstallation is also easy. But, as expected, you cannot make regular phone calls through these emulators as they are not running on a smartphone or a calling tablet. So, let's get started and see how we can easily run an Android OS emulator on a regular Windows PC.
By Rajeev Edmonds On Monday, July 11, 2016 with
Whether you're using a detachable webcam or using an integrated one, modern apps often make use of this popular peripheral device without your knowledge. This does sound scary but this is what happens when we're using numerous modern social applications which offer video calling or streaming as one of their features. How to ensure your webcam is not being used in a stealthy fashion by one of the installed apps without your knowledge? Unfortunately, there is no easy way to know it. A better option is to lock or disable your webcam when you're not using such apps. We'll look at some of the best and reliable ways to do so. From all the methods listed below, you can choose the best one that suits you and enables you to easily lock your webcam. I've tested each of these methodologies on my system and found them working without any issues. Once locked, the unlocking and re-enabling process is equally user-friendly whenever you want to reuse your webcam. So, let's learn how we can easily lock and disable our webcam.
By Rajeev Edmonds On Monday, April 11, 2016 with
If you're an avid user of popular cloud storage services like Dropbox and Google Drive, at times, you must have stored common data on both these platforms. Generally, we have to do it manually. But what if we connect both these accounts and sync the data on an automated basis? Sounds good? Well, there are several ways to do that and the good thing is that you don't need to be an expert techie to do that. Depending on your preference and workflow, you can choose one of these methodologies to easily connect and sync your Google Drive and Dropbox accounts. Needless to say, if you're syncing a large amount of data, you need to decent broadband connection to ensure updated copies are maintained seamlessly without any delay. I'll strongly advise you to try all the options listed below so that you can get a fair idea about which one is working in the best possible way. So, let's get started and automate syncing of our vital data across these two popular cloud storage services using one of the toolsets.
By Rajeev Edmonds On Friday, April 01, 2016 with
A lot has been written about search engine optimization but when it comes to implementing it on a specific web publishing platform, beginners or technically challenged often struggle to apply it correctly. If you've hosted your blog on Google's Blogger platform and want to tidy up its SEO settings, this guide is written just for you. Search engines regularly update and improve their algorithms to ensure the results are contextually correct. Exceptional content is the cornerstone of SEO efforts but without core on-page SEO, we may not be able to get a good presence on the search engines. Through this tutorial, we are going to learn about the key SEO settings one must apply to a typical blogger template for better SEO to gain more qualified traffic from organic sources. All you need is basic code copy pasting ability to apply these tips which give you a better blogger template enhanced with correct SEO settings. So let's get started and quickly check out this step-by-step SEO guide written specifically for blogger blogs and sites.
By Rajeev Edmonds On Monday, March 14, 2016 with
Native web-based email platforms are used by millions of users though some of us prefer an OS-specific native desktop application for the same. Generally, these applications support multiple email services and allow you to manage all your accounts from a single location. If you prefer the same, you can select one of these powerful applications to tame all your inboxes from a central hub. Most of the email clients have a beautiful interface and often supports plugins to extend the features and functions. Some of these email clients can run on all the popular desktop operating systems. All these email applications are secure and keep your login credentials in an encrypted form in a secure environment. I'll advise you to try each of these email clients along with the most popular extensions to see which one fits your needs. So, let's get started and quickly check out some of the most flexible and feature-packed desktop email client applications one can easily use for personal as well as for vital business email communication.
By Rajeev Edmonds On Thursday, February 18, 2016 with
Nowadays, different types of Android-powered gadgets are frequently used on a daily basis. If you're a proud owner of an Android device, at times you may have felt the need to access it remotely in different situations. That's where we need a robust, easy-to-use and a reliable mechanism to either get total control of the device or a way to get a partial control of select and important features. Thankfully, there are several apps, tools, and services that allow remote controlling of an Android device in an easy and seamless manner. We're going to look at some of the best remote accessing options available for Android devices. All these tools work seamlessly with almost every popular variant of Android running on a majority of devices and gadgets. These applications are ideal for professionals and frequent travelers who often need to access Android devices from a remote location. So, let's get started and check out these useful and powerful applications for managing our Android devices remotely from our PC or Mac.
By Rajeev Edmonds On Wednesday, February 03, 2016 with
No modern web browser is complete without extensions to augment its behavior and to add new useful features. Google Chrome is no exception and supports a huge repository of extensions. It's very tempting to try these all of these extensions. Instead of trying out each one of them, it's better to use the best ones that aid in your daily browser-based activities. I've picked some of the best and popular Google Chrome extensions which are not only going to make you productive but will also help in enriching your general web browsing experience. You can pick select extensions from this list to complete your arsenal of tools to get more out of Google Chrome. The list is compiled taking popular extensions for all the common tasks and actions users may complete within a typical web browser. Some of the popular Google Chrome extensions included in this list are used by millions of users. So, let's get started and check out these flexible and powerful Google Chrome extensions for better Google Chrome browsing experience.
By Rajeev Edmonds On Monday, January 25, 2016 with
If you're running an inviting food blog on Google's Blogger platform, key SEO setup is vital for better presence on search engines. One such important setting is using a recipe schema markup to get rich snippets in the search results. Configuring it ensures that search engines can interpret key recipe data in an easy way and can display it in a nice formatted manner. The end result is more clicks and qualified traffic from search engines. But unfortunately, there is no plugin or widget for the same that facilitates easy implementation of the same. The following tutorial will help us in adding recipe schema markup on a food blog hosted on blogger platform. All you need is basic knowledge of HTML tags and CSS code with elementary skills of copy pasting the code at the right place. You can use this markup both on blogs using a custom domain as well as on the regular ones using a blogspot subdomain. So, let's make our food blog a better candidate for search engines to get an influx of hungry readers. Head over to blog's dashboard.
By Rajeev Edmonds On Monday, January 11, 2016 with
If you're a freelance professional offering different kinds of services, a good online portfolio is a must to convince the prospects for better conversion rate. Although one can custom code a portfolio from scratch, it's not easy to create one if you're technically challenged. That's where specific plugins made for creating portfolios can help you in a big way. If your business or freelance website is powered by WordPress, you can use these powerful portfolio plugins to create a stunning showcase of your work in no time. No matter which plugin you're using, make sure you highlight your best work to get the desired results. I've tested each of the plugins included in the list on a test blog to ensure you get the best ones from the lot. Following my methodology, use a dummy installation to build a copy of your portfolio before transferring the final result on the live website. So, let's get started and try out these flexible and user-friendly portfolio plugins made specifically for self-hosted WordPress websites and business blogs.
By Rajeev Edmonds On Monday, January 04, 2016 with
If Google's Gmail service is your primary email platform, you can use it as a central hub to manage other popular accounts as well. I'm using it for sending and receiving emails for Microsoft's Outlook and AOL mail service. The entire setup process is quite simple and is a one-time exercise. Once configured, your Gmail account not only periodically checks for new emails from these external accounts but also allows you to send emails from these external email addresses directly from within your Gmail inbox. Outgoing emails have no indication that they've been originated from a Gmail inbox. But, you have to make sure that whenever you change the password of your AOL or Outlook accounts, you have to reconfigure the settings within your Gmail inbox as well. It's one of the best strategies to save your time when you have to maintain multiple inboxes. So, open your Gmail account and get ready to tame all the three email platforms from within a single Gmail inbox. Credentials of both AOL and Outlook accounts are required.