TeamViewer QuickSupport: Remote control a Samsung phone, tablet from a PC

TeamViewer QuickSupport

There are a number of apps that let you remote control a PC from an Android phone or tablet. But TeamViewer has just released an app that does the opposite: It lets you remote control an Android phone or tablet from a PC. This lets you offer tech support to an Android user on the go or view data remotely. Right now TeamViewer QuickSupport only… Read more »

Take a photo, translate text with Google Translate for Android

Google Translate

Google has updated the free Google Translate app for Android, letting you translate text by snapping a photo and then brushing your finger over the text in an image. All you have to do get started is fire up the app, hit the camera button, point your camera at a restaurant menu, business sign, or anything else you want to translate. You’ll need Google Translate 2.5… Read more »

OTA Update Center brings over-the-air updates to custom Android ROMs

OTA Update Center

If you have an Android smartphone from a big name device maker such as Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Sony, or LG, when an operating system update is available you’ll probably see a notification on your device prompting you to download and install it. That’s assuming you’re running the software that came with your phone. If you’ve rooted your device, unlocked the bootloader, and installed CyanogenMod, AOKP,… Read more »

ClockworkMod 6: Create flashable update.zip from your current ROM

ClockworkMod 6

ClockworkMod Recovery is a utility that you can use with an Android phone or table to backup or restore your device, or flash (install) software updates or even new operating systems. Now the developer has revealed a new feature that will be available in version 6.0: The ability to create an installable update.zip file based on your current firmware. In other words, in addition to… Read more »

1Tap Quick Bar: Add frequently-used apps, settings to Android notification area

1Tap Quick Bar

The Android notification area is a place to see information about missed calls, incoming email messages, music that’s currently playing, and all sorts of other information. If you happen to have a phone (or custom ROM) that supports it, you may also find shortcuts to toggle WiFi, GPS, airplane mode, and other features from the drop-down notification area. But if your phone doesn’t offer those features… Read more »

Play Legacy: View just the Android apps you’ve paid for (again)

Play Legacy

Up until recently the Google Play Store would show you a list of apps installed on your phone or tablet and a list of apps you’ve purchased, but which are not currently installed. Now it shows you all the apps you’ve ever installed. Which is great if you’re very careful with the free apps you’ve installed on your phone. But it’s not so great if you’re the… Read more »

SwiftKey 3 beta Android keyboard adds better auto-correction

SwiftKey 3 beta

SwiftKey is an alternative to the on-screen keyboard for Android devices, with a heavy emphasis on auto-correction. Today the developers have released the first beta of SwiftKey VIP, and it offers even better text prediction and auto-correction. The new version of SwiftKey has a new theme that batter matches the black and blue color scheme of Android 4.0. SwiftKey 3 also has a new “smart… Read more »

Air Display uses iPad Retina display as a second screen for your PC

Air Display

Air Display is an iOS app that lets you use an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad as a secondary display for a Mac. This week the developer added support for the new iPad’s Retina display, which means that you can use Apple’s new tablet as a 2048 x 1536 pixel Mac screen. You’ll need OS X 10.6 Lion or later in order to take full… Read more »