How To Make Your Phone (Android / Apple’s IPhone) a Mobile Hotspot

Using your 3G phone as a WiFi hotspot is not only incredibly convienent, but it is an excellent way to connect multiple wireless devices to your network when others are unavailable.

In today’s world there are two major types of wireless 3G phones; android and iPhones. These phones are capable of converting their wireless 3G into a hotspot where mutliple devices can connect to their signal and access the internet. Unfortunately for most of these phones you need to pay extra on your plan before you can utilize this unique feature, however if your iPhone is hacked you can take the risk of using an app that will help you.

Below are the two major types of phones and an explanation on how to setup a WiFi hotspot on both, including an explanation for the iPhone hacked version.

Android

Android phones with 3G are able to project their wireless connection to other devices, but this must be enabled through the plan you have with your provider. Once you’ve got your plan setup correctly then you can now start using your hotspot to connect your wireless devices anywhere at anytime. Read the directions below to learn how to setup the hotspot and protect it with a password.

  1. First open the app for 3G Mobile Hotspot.
  2. Now hit ‘Menu’ and then ‘Advanced’.
  3. Select ‘WiFi AP mode Settings’ and you will see several options that you can modify according to your needs

SSID – This is the name for your Connection.
Security – Select the type of security you want. This will prevent unauthorized users from accessing your internet.
Channel – Select the channel you want.

iPhone

ATT/Verizon – If you have an iPhone on one of these plans there is an option to have the hotspot feature activated but you have to pay extra on your bill each month. If you decide to go that route for your hotspotting needs then, after you have that feature activated on your plan, follow the steps below to turn it on and learn more about its features.

  1. First go to your home screen by clicking the round button at the bottom of your phone.
  2. Next go to ‘Settings’ and click ‘Network’
  3. Click ‘Setup Personal Hotspot’ at the bottom of the menu and if you have not enabled this feature for your phone plan it will give you the option to call your provider and set it up.
  4. Now you will see the option to ‘Turn Personal Hotspot’ on or off. Make sure to turn the hotspot feature off when you are done using it
  5. Below the previous option you will also see where you can set up a password. This is recommended for if you are in a public place so that your internet is not used by unwanted browsers and slowed down as a result.

Most people look for more cost effective solutions so when it comes to setting up a WiFi hotspot, there is definitely an app for that! MyWi 4.0 is one of the leading tethering and hotspot apps for your iPhone.It is not for iPod devices, but iPhone’s only.

Unfortunately MyWi only works for hacked iPhones. If your phone is hacked then follow the directions below for proper installation and setup of MyWi 4.0. If it’s not hacked you can Google search ‘How to hack iPhone’ and find many solutions. Some of the more reliable hacks are jailbreakme.com, redsn0w, and greenpois0n.

Now that your phone is hacked lets continue!

  1. First install MyWi 4.0 by searching for it in Cydia.
  2. Once it’s installed click on the new icon and open the app.
  3. Now click this link and watch the video on MyWi. It shows you the various features and how to use it. MyWi explanation video

Install APK Non-Market App On Android Phone

Steps To Install APK Non-Market App On Android Phone

Almost all apps for Android mobile are available at the Android app store, which is official place to download and install app for all Android tablets and smartphones. Unlike the iPhone, Android is a system that is completely open and doesn’t support any hacks for the app that are not available in Android app store.

Technically, all apps of Android use .apk file format. This extension indicates that the file is only meant for Android Smartphone.  This special fire format carries the applications and makes them compatible to download on the Android power devices.  However, Android app store allows users to download and install apps automatically from the store, but what about the non-mkt .apk app to download on Android powered devices.

Android powered devices don’t include any file manager and cannot be installed on double click as the Windows and Mac OS X operating system. Nevertheless, there are numerous ways to install .apk non-market app onto the Smartphone and tablets powered by Android.  Check out the below given tweak to install .apk app.

Action 1Use APK installer to install .apk files

Android store app cannot install .apk format app directly, it is possible only after installation of the apps installer for free from the Android store.

  • Launch Android Market
  • You will get numbers of app that are developed only for installation of non-market app onto the Android market such as  FastAppInsatll, Installer, AppsInstaller, Onymous App Installer, Fast Installer, and etc, download one of them and install on your system.
  • Copy .apk file to root directory of SD card
  • Start apps installer program
  • Each app installer scans the root folder automatically from the SD card and explores the .apk files.
  • Now, tap on the particular Android app that you need to install on your device.  You will be prompted with a dialogue box to continue installation, confirm the installation.
  • Once the process is completed, user can easily use the app right from the menu.

Action 2Push Install APK apps using Android SDK on the computer

In order to install .apk format app directly from the computer to android powered devices, users don’t need to navigate to Android Market. Thus, they don’t need to associate Google account with Android device.

  • Download and Install the Android SDK on your system by simply opening the starter package to a secure location and add location to systems’ path.
  • Windows users can download USB driver and install adb by tapping on SDK Setup.exe at root of the SDK directory to raise Android SDK and AVD manager.
  • Launch the file directly from the root of the SDK directory by taping on SDK Setup.exe. From the given panel choose USB Driver Package to install.
  • Connect Android Smartphone and tablet to computer using the USB cable
  • On your android device, navigate to Settings>> Applications and enable Unknown Sources box.
  • Navigate to Settings >> SD card and phone storage and mark Disable Use for USB storage.
  • Copy .apk android setup package to your computer inside the SDK folder.
  • Open Command Prompt box
  • Execute the following command

adb install <path to the .apk file><.apk file name>

These methods to download non-market .apk apps on Android system are quite safe and easy to perform. However, there are some multi-purpose utility and file manager available that includes compatibility to install APK file onto your Android Devices such as ASTRO File Manager, AndroZip, File Manager, Android Mate, App ToolKit, EStrongs File Explorer and etc.  Users can use these applications to download .apk file format app onto their Android systems.

Make Calls to Mobile Phones and Landline (Free calls to US and CANADA) with Gmail

Make Calls to Mobile Phones and Landline (Free calls to US and CANADA) with Gmail

Google has officially launched its new service called Google Mail phone call, with free of charge phone calls to CANADA and US locations. With the help of this service, customers can dial phone as simple as dialing a normal phone and have the ability to make call to people almost anywhere across the world via internet. This new phone call service differs as compared to Gmail chat, Gmail video and Gtalk voice, which requires two persons to remain online at the same time signed into any of these on their PC. The name itself suggests that phone calling offers to make call to the person directly on their mobile and enables users to utilize their headset and microphone.

To use this service you just have to to install the voice and video chat plug in and follow the below mentioned process:

• Go to Voice and Video chat feature site.
• Download the Voice and Video Chat Plug in.
• Close all open browser windows and then install the Voice and Video Chat Plug-In.
• Sign in to Gmail and the setting up is done.
• Once finish install just click “Call phone” at the top of your chat list and dial a number or enter a contact’s name

Now Talk More on Your Mobile without Any Tension of Battery Loss

Now Talk More on Your Mobile without Any Tension of Battery Loss

Few years back, it was really beyond anyone’s imagination but now the computer technology and science has improved in such a way that everything has become possible under this sky. The real concept is that a big research by Korean researchers has been done to make it possible to extend and regenerate the life of mobile phone battery through sound waves into electricity that can be used to recharge the mobile phone just by talking more on phones.

The truth behind the process is that the Korean Researchers have transformed sound waves into power with the help of morphological features of the nanoscale just by placing a bunch of nanowires between two electrodes which is a nanotechnology based on material-science. They have claimed that it is possible to create 50mV from sound waves of 1000b level. The level of this is higher than normal sound conversation that can reach up to 70b with the audio power sources generated through this besides other levels of sounds that could make it achievable in real life.\

This is really a boon for those people who are used to travel because of their business requirements and do not get any power point to recharge their phone battery while travelling and because of this, miss many important business talks due to lack of power point and sometime due to power shortage.

Here’s Your Chance To Win A Free Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc (Only Indian Residents)

My good friend Keith has arranged a give away contest. He’s giving away one Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, priced at 32,000 INR, to one lucky contestant.

To participate in the contest visit Techie-Buzz. It’s a pretty simple contest and you’ll not spend more than 5 mins. A great deal if you end up being the lucky one !!

You can find full specification of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc here.

See Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Hands On video :

Samsung U360 Gusto Mobile Phone Talk Time, Features And Colors

Functioning at frequencies of CDMA 800/1900/CDMA 2000 1XMHz, comes the Samsung U360 Gusto, a CDMA flip mobile phone. It has a 2 inch TFT display screen, VGA camera with resolution of 640×480 pixels, USB port and many more. This device supports both audio and video formats, including GPS, V2 Navigator, Bluetooth etc. It also supports WAP 2.0/xHTML, and HTML Browsers.

Some of its main features are:-

  • 2 inch TFT display screen.
  • VGA camera with resolution of 640 X 480 pixels.
  • WAP 2.0/ X HTML and HTML Browser.
  • Bluetooth GPS, V2 Navigator and Java.
  • MP4 and H.263 video player support.
  • 2.5mm audio jack.
  • Can store upto 1000 phonebook entries.
  • Supports MP3, AAC music formats.
  • MP3 ringtones.
  • Organizer and voice memo.
  • Includes Li-ion 1000 mAh battery.
  • USB port.

This device contains a Li-ion 1000 mAh battery which brings upto 7 hours of talk time and a stand by time of about 350 hours. It is 101 x47 x14 mm in size and is about 93 gms in weight, costing Rs. 11,700. Everything right from pictures to games is better enjoyed when displayed on the 2.0″ QQVGA screen.

Its dynamic voice enhancement along with noice suppressions assists in avoiding background noise, interrupting sounds and echoes, enabling clarity in conversations. This speaker phone featured handset comes with a 2.5mm audio jack.

Riviera R12 Features, Color And Availability In India

Riviera has launched a new mobile phone named Riviera R12, consisting of many exciting features, QVGA 65 K colour CSTN display screen with 176 X 220 pixel of screen resolution, and 128 MB internal memory included. It is already pre-installed with WAP and Opera mini browser embedded with 128 MB internal memory.

Again, this device poses MP3, WAV, MIDI audio support and 3GP video player support. Some of its interesting features are:-

  • QVGA 65 K colour CSTN display screen.
  • 115 X51.5 X 15.2mm of dimension.
  • 76 X 220 pixel of screen resolution.
  • Speaker headset.
  • Dual SIM [GSM+GSM]
  • GSM 900/1800Mhz|GSM 900/1800 MHz network support.
  • Digital Zoom.
  • QWERTY keypad with trackball navigation.
  • 1.3 mega pixel camera.
  • Vibration alert.
  • USB cable.
  • MP3,MP4 player.
  • 1280 X 1024pixels of resolution.
  • Polyphonic MP3 ringtones.
  • In built WAP and Opera mini browser.
  • Blue tooth, GPRS connectivity.
  • Micro SD/T-Flash memory card slot.
  • In built games.
  • 3GP Video player support.
  • FM radio facility.
  • 128 MB internal memory.
  • Upto 2GB of external memory.

You can get the Riviera R12 in 2 colours, black and red, with a dimension of 115 X 51.5 X15.2 mm. it supports multi languages inclusive of Hindi and English. For more details you can look up

Priceinindia.info

It weighs approximately 117 gm with a talk time of upto 6 hours depending on the network.

Format Nokia Symbian Phone

Format Nokia Symbian Phone

As we have described in several other posts about how to self remove viruses from Symbian phone, whenever users experience virus threats in their Nokia Symbian phone, then they need to reset the settings to factory default. This will help in recovering the phone’s normal functioning. Users will be prompted to put security password (12345 default password), while resetting the phone. Once users add this password, phone will be rebooted and it will start with new default setting mode.

What if you forgot the password and unable to reset phone? Here is the new trick to reset your Nokia Symbian phone without using the security code.

  • Initially, make sure that your Phone is switch off.
  • Now press and hold the key “3”, “*”, “Talk” keys simultaneously followed by Power button.
  • Wait until formatting word will be appeared on the screen then release power button.
  • Just wait until the process completes. As it will take few minutes to be completed so wait calmly.
  • Finally, your phone will be rebooted with factory default settings

You just press buttons cautiously while following this process. As it is a complete formatting, personal data will be erased from your phone. If you are facing trouble regarding phone performance then formatting the phone is the best way to fix the problem. However, be aware that you will lose your all data stored in phone and thus, it will be better to create a backup of your personal data before formatting it.

Steps To Check Whether The IMEI Number Of You Mobile Phone Is Invalid Or Original

Steps To Check Whether The IMEI Number Of You Mobile Phone Is Invalid Or Original

When Telephone Regulatory Authority India (TRAI) announced that all the mobile phones with invalid IMEI number will be blocked, it created panic amongst the users who are using such mobile phones. It only matters if the handset is a Chinese product, but if it is branded with names like Nokia, Samsung, and Sony Ericsson, then the users do not have to worry.

Still let us see how to check whether the IMEI number of the mobile phones is valid or invalid:

  • After you press *#06#, then press call button and jot down the IMEI number, it is 15 digit number.
  • Go to text message and create a new message, Type the IMEI number and then send the message to 53232.
  • You will receive a reply after couple of seconds. If you have been replied with “Success”, then it is valid device, else not.

You can easily get a new IMEI number for just Rs.199 by visiting here.

Google – Nexus S Mobile Phone – Black (T-Mobile) For $199.99

Samsung and Google have brought out the eagerly awaited Nexus S. that’s right, it has come out without much publicity either before or after the announcement. And rightly assessed, the new handset sports Google’s stylish new Android platform, and is nicknamed Gingerbread. So it is but natural for it to possess some solid technology as well as great hardware features.

Nexus S exhibits Samsung’s Super AMLOED touch screen technology and a 4 inch contour display with a characteristic curved design for a good feeling when near your face. The phone sports Near Field Communication [NFC] technology which will let the users read information off of daily objects as stickers and posters which are buried with NFC chips. The device has 1GHz Samsung application processor strong enough to withhold 3D graphics and HD-like multimedia content along with capacity to quicken upload and download times.

The handset is equipped with a 5 MP-rear facing camera and camcorder, and VGA front facing camera. Like many other recently launched smart phones, this one too has a gyroscope sensor for effortless gaming experience, as and when the users tilts the device up down or sideways. It also comes along with a 16GB of internal memory storage.

Other than these new Gingerbread features, Nexus S also includes famous Android features as portable WiFi hotspot; access to Google mobile services [Google search, Google Maps with Navigation, Gmail, Voice Actions etc.] to go through the Nexus S feature all over again:-

  • Network -2.5 G[SM/GPRS/EDGE]: 850/900/1800/1900MHz 3G[HSDPA7.2Mbps;HSUPA 5.76 Mbps]:900/1700/2100MHz.
  • OS – Android 2.3/Gingerbread.
  • Display -4.0 inch WVGA SUPER AMLOED [800X480].
  • Camera- 5.0 mega pixel camera+ VGA front camera; Auto Focus, self shot.
  • Video – HD [.720p@30fps] video playing, video recording D1[720X480]@30fps mpeg 4,H.264, h.263.
  • Audio –Pm3,AAC,AAC+,eAAC+, AMR,AMR-NB.

Value added features:

  • NFC [Near Field Communications] capability.
  • Android market for more applications and contents.
  • A- GPS.
  • Gyroscope sensor, Accelerometer, digital Compass, Proximity, light.
  • Connectivity – Blue tooth technology v2.1+EDL USB v2.0 [High speed] Wi-Fi, 802.11 b/g/n.
  • Memory -16GB iNAND.
  • Size – 63X123.9X10.9mm.
  • Battery – 1500 mAh.

This new version Android is the fastest version aided with

  • Support for NFC.
  • A clean new user interface.
  • Internet calling [VOIP/SIP support]
  • Multi-touch support for a new and improves keyboard.

Users can avail the unlocked version of Nexus S online and in-store from Best Buy retailers in US (currently it’s available at an offer price of $199.99 as compared to it’s original price $529.99, plus there is free shipping!) and at the Car phone warehouse in UK.