Mind mapping software for Linux and Android

I needed to organize my thoughts on some subjects.

Unfortunately, a paper and pencil could not take me very far in getting them organized due to the complexity of the subjects.

I managed to solve the conundrum using Mind Mapping software. Funny, I never realised this existed for several years now on Linux and did . . . → Read More: Mind mapping software for Linux and Android

How to make your Android phone speak out text using Text To Speech

When it comes to using the default Google Text To Speech in Settings for making an Android phone speak out to you, there is a lot of complexity to deal with. Also, the fear that Google TTS wants you to select if it should read out your passwords to you. Put in a nutshell, Google . . . → Read More: How to make your Android phone speak out text using Text To Speech

Got an ANT VR head set, here is how to view movies on it

I bought an ANT VR headgear and on first use, found that the video I played was in landscape mode alright, but it was not viewable properly. I could see wrong image and distorted. Finally, I realized that we need an application to split the movie into 2 distinct images on the phone display for . . . → Read More: Got an ANT VR head set, here is how to view movies on it

Good Photo Editing / Touch up tools on Android

If you need to enhance the quality of the photos you take with your Android Phone, try these two applications to do so: 1. Snapseed 2. Pixlr

You can auto fix and also work with lots of parameters to get just the right look for your photos.

How to calculate MD5 or SHA256 sums in Linux and Android

Many of us use Linux Distributions like Ubuntu, Fedora, available for free on the Internet. To install these distributions on our computers, we need to down their ISO files. Recently, the Linux Mint ISO was hacked and malware inserted into some of it’s files. It was then repacked and put up on an external website. . . . → Read More: How to calculate MD5 or SHA256 sums in Linux and Android

How to annotate PDF files on Android devices using Xodo

There are several tools to annotate PDF files. Some are non-free like Adobe Acrobat Writer and others, and some are free like Xournal on Linux. Xournal is a very powerful annotator, whereby, the original file is untouched, but a separate file of the annotations done on top of the original PDFs is maintained.

You can . . . → Read More: How to annotate PDF files on Android devices using Xodo

Gradle error during build of Android Project in Android Studio

If you notice error that the Gradle home path is incorrect, when building your Android Project in Android Studio, select and set the gradle path to correct one. To do so, select File -> Settings. Click on Build, Execution, Deployment -> Build Tools -> Gradle.

How to enable Local Groups on Android Phone after installation of CyanogenMod 11

After installing Cyanogen Mod on an Android phone, comes the task of importing the backed up contacts.

In stock ROM of Samsung, Sony, etc, there is option of classifying contacts into groups that remain local. You can also filter by them and import/export contacts from/to by those groups only.

However, with Cyanogen Mod, you can . . . → Read More: How to enable Local Groups on Android Phone after installation of CyanogenMod 11

How to install Cyanogen Mod 11 on Sony Xperia ZR

Most of us just use the Android Operating System supplied by our OEM (like Sony) and are happy with it, till we get fed up of using it or want to try something different. No one is responsible for whatever you do with below instructions. Everything is at your own risk.

If you own a . . . → Read More: How to install Cyanogen Mod 11 on Sony Xperia ZR

Install Cyanogen Mod 11 on Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P3110

Breathe new life into an old Android device. Look for Cyanogen Mod 11 firmware and make it as good as new. Also, in bargain, you get to remove old vulnerabilities, upgrade to a compatible, later version of the Android Operating System flavour and enjoy the newer programs that release on Google Play Store. And most . . . → Read More: Install Cyanogen Mod 11 on Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P3110

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