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New Version of AndScreen 1.1.0 Released !!

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Yesterday, I had released a minor update of AndScreen version 1.1.0. These minor changes are as follows:

● Added New Feature: Create unlimited profiles for android phones. Your selected profile will be loaded automatically on startup of AndScreen software.

● Change: Now “Locate ADB Folder” feature is under “Settings” menu.

Read complete list of features of AndScreen from this page.

You can download AndScreen latest version from this link:

http://usmanafzal.pk/my_softwares.htm

Screenshots of AndScreen 1.1.0:

Andscreen (System Mode):

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AndScreen (Recovery Mode):

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AndScreen 1.1.0 Version:

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AndScreen : A Screenshot Utility for Android Devices (System and Recovery Modes Supported)

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I have developed a new screenshot application for Android devices,  works under System and Recovery modes as well and released “AndScreen version 1.0.0” for Windows XP / 7 (32 bit) systems.

AndScreen has made it very easy to capture Android screens in much lesser time than ever before. Screenshot images will be saved in a pre-defined folder with a unique file name.

Andscreen (System Mode):

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AndScreen (Recovery Mode):

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Also It has a built-in Screenshot Viewer component for fastest browsing.

AndScreen (Screenshot Viewer):

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You can see all removable USB devices connected to computer and the information will be displayed in the format like:

USB > Removable > Drive (Letter)/ >  Device Name :: Vendor ID :: Product ID :: Product Revision

AndScreen (Main Features):

● Ability to take screenshot of display screen (for Android devices only).

● Both System and Recovery modes are supported.

● Recovery mode only works with rooted phones.

● Ability to save and view screenshots in 4 different image formats ( png, tif, gif, jpg).

● No need to type any DOS command. AndScreen is the ONLY application which gives the simplest process to take screenshots and then examine these using its built-in Screenshot Viewer.

● Screenshots will be saved as a pre-defined format like “A(date)-(time).xyz” in C drive folder “AndScreenshots”.

● Monitor all the Removable USB devices connected to your computer like mobile phones, flash drives, memory cards (with card reader) etc.

● It has a built-in Screenshot Viewer with a special scrolling option for larger images.

● You must have Android SDK alongwith USB drivers installed on pc in order to use AndScreen application.

● You must locate the Android ADB folder “Platform-tools” in order to use “AndScreen” for the first time only.

AndScreen is developed in Visual Basic 6.0 language under Windows XP SP3 machine.

● Supported Windows OS: XP/ 7 (32 bit)

You can download AndScreen  from My Softwares Page link.

AndScreen Version History

Possible Error Messages:
Error # 1 (a) : File Not Found: adb.exe. Please relocate default folder
(b) : File Not Found: AdbWinApi.dll. Please relocate default folder
(c) : File Not Found: AdbWinUsbApi.dll. Please relocate default folder

Solution: Android SDK must be installed on your PC  in order to use “AndScreen” software because “AndScreen” will use above three missing files which are a part of Android SDK package. Read this tutorial for the easy installation of Android SDK package alongwith USB drivers.

Then Relocate the default folder “Platform-tools” by Manual or Automatic process. Then “Save” this location and restart “AndScreen” software. You will never see above error messages again.

Error # 2: “File Not Found: fb0.raw. Process Stopped !!”

Solution: Disconnect your mobile from PC and reconnect again. Also restart “AndScreen” software. Make sure that your can see your android phone information in the black horizontal screen like this:

System Mode  (for  non-rooted/ rooted phones):

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Recovery Mode (for ROOTED phone only):

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Also make sure that “USB debugging” mode is enabled in your phone because your phone will never detect in “Mass Storage” mode.

Above screenshots are taken by using Rooted QMobile Noir A2 which is a Mediatek MT65xx device.

New Version of Chem4Data 2.1.0 Released !!

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Yesterday, I had released a minor update of Chem4Data version 2.1.0. These minor changes are as follows:

Added New Feature: Backup current database with an automated unique name format like “Chem4data(date)-(time).mdb”.

Added New Feature: Select database (.mdb) file from backup folder.

Those who are not aware about Chem4Data, this is a short introduction:

Chem4Data is a free chemical database software developed in Visual Basic 6 language for Microsoft Windows systems. You can do modifications like add new record, edit existing record, delete record, update record etc without any internet connection, though the database file is stored in Chem4Data Program Folder. You can search chemicals according to 8 different fields. Database navigation is quicker than before by using keyboard arrow keys. Ascending and Descending records are just a click away. You can download Chem4Data latest version from this link:

http://usmanafzal.pk/my_softwares.htm

Screenshots of Chem4Data 2.1.0:

Home Screen:

Chem4Data2.1.0homeRecord Menu:

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Navigation Menu:

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Database Export Menu:

Chem4Data2.1.0export1Backup Database:

Chem4Data2.1.0backupsavedasSelect Database:

Chem4Data2.1.0backupselectNew Version Found:

Chem4Data2.1.0update1Download New Version:

Chem4Data2.0update2bInstall New Version Automatically:

Chem4Data2.1.0update2cLatest Version Installed:Chem4Data2.1.0update3

Chem4Data 2.1.0 Features:

* Maximum 1 MILLION records are supported.

* Database navigation by Next, Previous, First, Last buttons.

* Search database by 8 fields.

* Show info like Chemical Name, IUPAC Name, CAS Registry Number, EC Number, SMILES Code, Solubility, STP Outline, Melting Point, Boiling Point, Percent Purity, Molecular Formula, Molecular Weight, Equivalent weight, Physical Appearance, Specific Gravity, pH Value, Special Note and Chemical Structure.

* Associated Web links for every record.

* Sort records as ascending and descending order.

* All fields of a record are editable by a single click.

* Edit, Delete records and add New records.

* Save current record info as text (.txt), Word (.doc) or Excel (.xls) file.

* Print current record info

* Make quick backup of database file on PC with an automated unique name like “Chem4data(date)-(time).mdb”.

* Select & open database file from backup folder.

* Export entire database to MS Excel (.xls) file.

* Delete entire database by a single click, if you want to use a new database instead of deletion of records one by one manually.

* Shortcut keys for fast operations.

* Check for new version and Update instantly.

Keyboard Shortcut Keys:

Next Record: Right Arrow Key

Previous Record: Left Arrow Key

First Record: Up Arrow Key

Last Record: Down Arrow Key

Backup database: Ctrl + B

Select database: Ctrl + F

New Record: Ctrl + N

Edit Record: Ctrl + E

Update Record: Ctrl + U

Delete Record: Ctrl + D

Sort A to Z: Ctrl + A

Sort Z to A: Ctrl + Z

Open Web URL Link1: Shift + 1

Open Web URL Link2: Shift + 2

Print Record: Ctrl + P

Exit Program: ESC Key

Chem4Data Change log is available  HERE

Your comments n suggestions are welcomed!!!

QMobile Noir A2 : A Review

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Few months ago, QMobile Noir A2 gained popularity among Pakistani mobile users due to its fast processing speed and reasonable features in very low price. Qmobile Noir A2 is an Android based smartphone equipped with Gingerbread 2.3.6 version, 3.2 MP rear camera with 0.3 MP front camera, 1GHz single core Processor (ARM v7),172 MB internal memory, 235 MB RAM, 3.5 Inches Capacitive touchscreen, TV out feature, 32 GB MicroSD card support, FM Radio, 3.5 mm jack output, Wifi, Bluetooth, USB etc but without GPS and 3G.

Qmobile Noir A2 is still leading the market in its cheap category under 9K pak rupees, although there are also some cheap china made smartphones like Gfive A68 and A79 available. It is not a secret that QMobile is also a Pakistani importer & distributor of China made mobiles.

Please read the detailed review of Qmobile Noir A2 published on November 21, 2012. These are some important points of this review:

► 3.5 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen (Multi-touch feature)
► HVGA display screen resolution (320 x 480 pixels)
► Maximum 5 homescreen panes with easy switching
► Dual SIM, Dual standby, Dual Band (900 / 1800)
► Dimensions: 114 x 61 x 12.9 mm (Height x Width x Thickness)
► Approximate Weight : 120g (battery included)
► 1 GHz single core processor (as claimed by QMobile)
► Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) with QAPPS support
► CPU : MT 6575 Chipset, ARM v7 Processor revision 10
► BogoMIPS: 1998.84 MHz (Checked using Quadrant Standard Benchmark)
► GPU : PowerVR SGX 531
► Quadrant Benchmark Score: 1577
► AnTuTu Benchmark Score: 3313
► NenaMark 2.4 Benchmark Score: 29.9
► Google Play Store version 3.9.16
► Adobe Flash support: YES (Version 11.1 checked)
► Internal Memory : 172 MB (90 MB free user memory available)
► RAM : 235 MB
► Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Tethering and portable hotspot
► GPRS Class 12, EDGE Class 12
► 3G : Not supported
► GPS : Not supported
► 3.15 MP (2048 x 1536) rear camera, Auto-focus, geo-tagging, face detection
► Camera Flash light : NO
► 0.3 MP front video call camera
► MicroUSB 2.0 port (charging) and stereo bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP support
► MicroSD slot (supported upto 32 GB), 4GB memory card included
► Standard 3.5 mm audio jack support
► Sensors: Motion, Proximity, Accelerometer
► Stereo FM Radio (with record as 3gpp audio file)
► TV Out feature (HDMI cable not included in the box)
► Android Live Wallpapers
► Documents To Go 2.5 Full version  (Create/ Edit/ View  of doc, xls, ppt, pdf files)
► Android Web Browser, Opera Mini 6.5 pre-installed
► Google Search & Voice-input search
► PC Suite software (with driver installation CD)
► Video chat support via wifi network (on Skype, Yahoo and Tango)
► Social media Integration (Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo Messenger, MSN talk Pro, Gtalk, Google Maps, Latitude, Places etc)
► E-Mail solution (GMail, Yahoo Mail, Android Mail)
► Saavn, Calendar,AccuWeather widget, Angry Birds and Talking Tom pre-installed
► Practically unlimited phonebook
► Text messages in threaded view
► 1300 mAh Lithium ion standard battery, approx 6 hrs talk time, 10 hrs music play, 4.5 hrs web surfing (wifi), 5 hrs video playback, 60 hrs standby time (tested).
Price: 8700 Pak rupees (Karachi, Lahore confirmed)

Major Disadvantages of QMobile Noir A2:
► Low internal memory (only 90 MB internal storage available out of 172 MB)
► Low RAM ( approx. 40-50 MB free RAM available out of 235 MB)
► NO GPS support
► NO 3G support (this is not a disadvantage if you are in a country like Pakistan where 3G services are still not available for mobile users)

If you have any information or question related to Noir A2 mobile then post it here.

Make Backup of Installed Apps of Your Android Phone on Memory Card (as .apk files)

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There are many Android users who want to make backup of installed applications of their Android phone or tablet on memory card (SD card). The possible reasons are as follows:

  • User want to apply full factory reset which will erase all manual installations.
  • User want to install same apps on another Android phone without any internet connection.
  • User have installed an application which has moderate importance for him but due to insufficient internal storage of phone, he want to uninstall it.

There may be any other reason for you but if this is the case, then My APKs is an ultimate solution for you. This is the best backup & restore solution of installed applications for your Android phone. This is completely FREE and also ADS FREE application. A must have application for your Android devices.

Main Features of “My APKs” application:

Create backup of installed applications on memory card. You have option to manually select every single installed application or just make a backup of ALL installed apps by a single click. I have 38 installed apps and it took approximately 15 seconds (for 57MB size) to save all these apps on SD Card as “.apk” files. It is assumed that you already know what is “apk” file (Android Application Package). For more info, please read this article.

The home screen of My APKs shows a list of all installed applications. Select any application and long press on the screen will show some options for you like:

Details : Shows information about installed application like version number, installation date, updated date, file size, permissions etc.

Copy to : Select the folder on memory card to save the selected application as a .apk file. I have manually created new folder named as “My_APKs”.

Share (apk) : Share the selected app via wifi, bluetooth, email, skype etc.

Share (url) : Share the web link of selected app present on Google Play Store.

Report : Save the list of all installed applications on SD card as txt, html or pdf file.

These are the screenshots of My APKs application running successfully on QMobile Noir A2 (1GHz version, Gingerbread 2.3.6):

The best part is that you can also save system apk files like Google Play Store. First, you have to select option “Load System Apps too : YES” under “Settings” Menu. Then make a backup which will save all apk files (APK Folder size : 176 MB for my case). One can easily find the required apk saved file if browse it from Android File Manager as seen in the screen shots above.

Developer’s Website link

Qmobile Noir A5 – A comprehensive review

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On May 12 this year, QMobile launched Android smartphone mobiles “Noir A2” and “NoirA5” to Pakistani market.

There is an interesting pattern of criticism against Qmobile Noir A5 from those people who have never used this mobile before. May be because they are the traditional fanboy of other mobile companies. I have written a comprehensive review about Qmobile Noir A5 which will create a clear picture about its capabilities.

Please read the detailed review of “Qmobile Noir A5”  published on June 29, 2012. These are some important points of this review:

►  Dual SIM, dual standby mobile
►  3.75 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen (Multi-touch feature)
► HVGA display screen resolution (320 x 480 pixels)
► Maximum 9 homescreen panes with easy switching
► 650 Mhz single core processor, ARM v6
► Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) with QAPPS support
► Android Market support (automatically upgradable to Google Play Store)
► Internal Memory : 156 MB
► RAM : 150 MB (Android booster application displays 212 MB RAM)
► Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wifi Direct, Tethering and portable hotspot
► GPRS Class 12, EDGE Class 12
► 3G : Not supported
► GPS with A-GPS connectivity
► 5 MP back camera with flash light, geo-tagging, face detection
► 1.3 MP front video call camera
► 480p video recording @ 29 fps
► MicroUSB 2.0 port (charging) and stereo bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP support
► MicroSD slot (supported upto 32 GB), 4GB memory card included
► Standard 3.5 mm audio jack support
► Sensors: Motion, Proximity, Accelerometer, Compass
► Stereo FM Radio with RDS feature
► Good PC Suite software (with driver installation CD)
► Video chat support via wifi network (on Yahoo Messenger and Tango)
► Audio chat support via wifi network (on Skype)
► Social media Integration (Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo Messenger, MSN talk, Gtalk, ebuddy, Google Maps, Latitude, Places, Navigation etc)
► AccuWeather widget, Azan Alarm, Android Booster, Angry Birds and Talking Tom pre-installed
► 1300 mAh Lithium ion standard battery, approx 6 hrs talk time, 10 hrs music play.

Your valuable comments will be welcomed.