3 Must have Android Application for making your PC an Ultraportable device

If you are a lazy person just like I am, and  want to do all your work on laptop or your desktop without reaching out to it. Here I show you some of the best Android applications which will provide you the true portability of your PCs capabilities in mobile phone. You just need to keep your PC on and connected to mobile device, by using any of following methods

  • Use same router for Wi-Fi connection
  • Use in-built Wi-Fi Tethering or any application for same in your android phone.
  • Use Wi-Fi Ad-Hoc network of your PC

Jump Desktop

Lets start with an application which you need to get your PC screen, keyboard and mouse controls in your mobile. Jump Desktop is a VNC client which shows up your screen and you can remotely control your PC. You need to have a VNC server installed to run this on your mobile and to control things on your PC. The VNC server which I use on my PC for this purpose is TightVNC.

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AirDroid

But as with any other VNC, it lacks the ability for file transfer. So, to get around this issue I use AirDroid. This is free software which provides capability of to and fro file transfer, remote application installation and more. If you have less memory or your phone doesn’t support this software, then you can go with having an FTP server in your Phone. Using this you can add/remove or delete your files wirelessly. You don’t need anything to be installed in your PC for using either of these two.

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Unified Remote

Sometimes, you may need to present PowerPoint shows, or remotely control your media player. You may use VNC client for this purpose as well, but most of those are not free. So, a good alternative is using Unified remote. You can control almost everything from your phone using this software, but you can not see the screencast of your PC. It also needs a server to be installed on your PC to work.

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My new smarthone : hTc One V

I’ve always been a gadget freak and my desire to get an android os powered phone was increasing day by day. Most of my friends already had an android phone, so now it was my turn and I chose to buy the brand new release in market, hTc One V. So, here I present my review after one week of use of HTC Sense UI 4.0 with Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 powered OS and a 1GHz processor (which btw is faster than the processor of my first computing device I ever had). First, If we talk about looks of the phone it has got pretty nice build, you would love to hold it in your hands. You can read about technical specifications here.

I will only talk about the Pros and Cons of having this phone.
Pros

  1. Sleek Looks.
  2. HTC Sense & ICS
  3. Gorilla Glass

Cons

  1. Bluetooth 4.0 might start giving problems with old devices while connecting.
  2. Battery cannot be removed.
  3. No front Camera.

Various features which I am missing from my old phone Nokia 5233 is that my old phone had a feature in which phone announces name of caller while anyone calls in, and the other feature I am missing is a good call recorder for android.

Vodafone [Delhi/NCR] – My Review

Back… when I used to live in a small town of Kurukshetra, in Haryana (India), people often ask me to switch to the Vodafone service of mobile network, because they used to say me that they provide me

with the best services, the best network provider in India, and every vodafone customer seemed to be so happy. I was a Tata Docomo customer at that point of time, and even I used to be very happy and satisfied customer of Tata Docomo, they provided me with the best suitable mobile plans for me, and they’ve got good network coverage, all the places I traveled through, like Lucknow, New Delhi, Haryana, etc… In just 200 rupees I was able to manage my monthly mobile calls/SMS/GPRS expenses, very easily with optimum calling rate of an avrage of 5-10 minutes per day (outgoing).

But now.., I am living in Delhi NCR, and using Vodafone was my biggest mistake which I could have ever did. I would never recommend Vodafone as a mobile network provider to any person, dead or alive. And here are few reasons why! –
It took me 5 visits to retailer, 4 E-mails to Vodafone customer care, more than 7 calls to Vodafone care Delhi (not Toll free) and 15 days in total to get my SIM activated, after purchase and submitting of all the documents.
Well.., people so over hyped vodafone services in my mind so, I could get that strength to bear those 15 days on roaming. Well, after successful activation of services, I just looked at Top Ups, Validity and various special tariff recharge vouchers available for Delhi NCR region, I found it very costly. But price is not a big deal for me, if I get good services at higher price, I am ready to spend accordingly. So, I did spend about 100 rupees on Message pack, 100 more on GPRS pack, and 150 for Talk time, on the day of activation itself. Now here starts the heights of fraud of big mobile network provider, I got the message for my respective recharges immideatly after the recharge, and I started messaging happily, but then after some time I realized that the GPRS browsing which I was doing was deducting from my main account, and when I called them for a reason, they said it takes 4 hours to activate GPRS plan, however message pack activates immediately, and any amount deducted from main account can not be refunded, and that jerk, sitting at Vodafone customer care hung up on me. The company just hire idiots to sit over there who don’t know how to talk to their customers.
And.. I forgot to tell, Vodafone Care is also not toll free, you have to pay them out of your main account balance, to get your problem resolved which is caused by them only. This is one of the biggest flaw in after sale services of any product. I don’t think, any mobile operator charges for there customer care service number calling.
Well, in this way, I lost most of my main account balance from my prepaid SIM, in few days of purchase of new SIM.
In the end…, network reach of vodafone is also not so good, I’ve experienced a lot of problems of network while traveling though Delhi, especially in Metro, underground, as well as overground.

Conclusion: A real thumbs down to Vodafone Delhi NCR