Thursday, November 26, 2015

AOMEI Backupper Standard 3.2 Review : A Free Backup Utility For Windows 7/8/10

Many a times you may have face data loss problems. The data loss can occur due to a number of reasons like accidental deletion of files, upgrading your computer's OS, formatting the drive or it can be a virus that may wipe your entire hard drive. Data once lost can not be recovered completely, I mean you will never most of the data lost. To prevent this unaccepted event you should always be ready with a backup so that if anything goes wrong you can restore your data. The default windows backup feature is not that good and fast and is limited, though it is useful for some users. But if you want a much simpler tool then you can use AOMEI Backupper Standard 3.2 which is Microsoft Windows backup utility and can be used for system backup, file backup, disc clone, other useful backup features.

aomei backupper

AOMEI Backupper Standard 3.2 Review : A Free Backup Utility For Windows 7/8/10

1. System Backup : This feature backups up the system and boot partition. A system partition includes all the settings and installed programs, while boot partition stores boot files, including boot.ini, ntldr, bcd, winload.exe, etc. You can backup entire system with installed programs and if something goes wrong with your system then you can restore it get your system in working state again.

2. Disc Backup : You can backup entire disk as an image file and restore them later either or new computer or some other disk.

3. Clone Partition : As the name suggests you can make an entire copy of the hard disk and restore it on a new computer, so that there will be two working computers with exactly same data. You can also individually clone any disk partition.

Other Utilities

  • PXE Boot Tool
  • Create Bootable Media
  • Explore Image File
  • Compress Backup
  • Encrypt Backup
  • Split Image File
  • Check Image File
  • Comment Backup
  • Merge Image Files
  • Export/Import Task

Special Backup Features

  • Schedule Automatic Backup
  • Command Line Backup
  • Incremental/Differential Backup
  • Backup to NAS/Network
  • Backup Dynamic Disk Volume
  • Backup GPT Disk Partition

Special Restore Features

  • Restore System from Bootable Disc
  • Selective Files Restore
  • UEFI/EFI Restore
  • Restore with Partition Alignment


AOMEI Backupper Standard 3.2 is a good backup utility for a Windows computer and if you want to prevent accidental data loss then you can definitely give it a try.

You can download the AOMEI Backupper Standard 3.2 Here for Windows 7/8/10 and can give it a try.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Google Play Store 6.0 Gets Updated To Completely New Design: Review And New Features

Recently the Google play store app is updated to the v6.0.0 which is the latest play store app having a completely new design and UI. This app is updated for android 6.0 Marshmallow and is working on some low end android devices. The update is released via OTA, but you may not get it. If you haven’t got the update you can download from the link that I post here. After installing the app you may still see the basic UI and design of the app, but after 1-2 days it will automatically show you the updated design with new features. This is a play store server switching, you can’t do it yourself.

Download Play Store v6.0.0 APK

Google Play Store 6.0 New Features

1. New Design : When you open the app you will see a completely new design. There is an app slider below the search bar, which shows you popular apps and games. The app slider automatically slides from right to left. Below it you will find two tabs showing ‘APPS & GAMES’ and ‘ENTERTAINMENT’. Entertainment tab will show you movies, books and newsstand. Below these two tabs you will see app tags like ‘Top Charts’, ‘Games’, ‘Categories’ etc. You can tap these anytime to get the handpicked apps for your android phone. Below it latest updated games can be seen. You can scroll down to find tons of android apps arranged horizontally in various categories, you can slide from right to left on these app sliders.

play store 6.0.0

2. Floating Search Bar : The search bar keeps floating all the time but hides when you scroll down, to get it back just scroll up a little. This will allow you to search for apps if you have scrolled down too far and do not want to go up for searching apps.

3. App Recommendations : This new update shows different app recommendations arranged in various categories like apps, games, tool, music etc. You can scroll down to find useful apps. Now we do not need to search for apps deeply because most useful and popular apps are recommended on the play store app’s homepage.

4. Redesigned Options Menu : The options menu now contains colourful icons for ‘Movies’, ‘Books’, ‘Entertainment’ and ‘Newsstand’. The settings are same.

5. Follow People : You can now follow people on play store app to see their +1s and review.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Motorola Boot Animation : Why It Keeps Changing On Motorola Phones

Recently I have seen that the boot animation on Moto X and Moto G 3rd Generation has changed completely. Previously the boot animation on Moto G 2015 was a rolling yarn and the Motorola logo evolving as collection of fabric stitch. This stitch boot animation has now completely vanished from Motorola phones and now you see the older one (revolving earth) on your Moto G3.

So what’s the reason behind this boot animation change? People are complaining that this boot animation change happened as a result of factory reset or hard resetting their Moto phones in recovery mode, but I would say this is not the reason. In this post I will tell you the correct reason behind this.

Why Motorola Boot Animation Changes On Moto G 2015 And Moto X

The reason behind this is simple, Motorola keep pushing boot animation updates to their phones. There is an app installed on your Moto G3 ‘Motorola Boot Animation’ which shows you startup animation when your phone starts up. This is the reason why the stitch boot animation changed on Moto G 2015, this animation was available from July 1st to 31 October 2015. People who bought Moto G 3rd Gen after 31st October will not see the stitch startup.

motorola stitch

How To Get Back Stitch Boot Animation On Moto G 2015

Note : Use this procedure at your own risk, as this is the manual method of flashing a system update on your phone. Motorola keep updating the boot animation, so reverting back to an older one is not a wise decision because it will automatically change with the official release of Motorola Boot Animation.

  • Download the Motorola Stitch MBA package here.
  • Unlock the bootloader in ‘Developer Options’.
  • Reboot the phone in recovery mode, see it how.
  • Choose ‘Flash zip from Sdcard’, and grab the package.
  • Wait for few seconds.
  • Finally reboot the phone.

Below is a video showing all the boot animation on Motorola Phones.

Collection Of Motorola Boot Animations

Saturday, November 14, 2015

How To Enter Recovery Mode On Motorola Moto G3 (2015)

As an android user, you are familiar with what android system recovery. In android system recovery you can factory reset the phone, update phone software from zip. Well basically the android system recovery mode on your Moto G 2015 is best used for factory data reset and for wiping cache partition. As you know, if you use the factory data reset option in your phone's 'Security' settings then it will take longer to wipe your phone.

How To Enter Recovery Mode On Motorola Moto G3 (2015)

  • Switch off your Moto G 3rd Gen.
  • Now hold down power and volume down button at the same time.
  • Do not release until you see bootloader options.
  • Now scroll down and find 'Recovery Mode'. 
  • Now press the 'Power' button.
  • An android logo will appear with 'No Command'.
  • Now press 'Power' button quickly followed by 'Volume Up' button to enter recovery mode on Motorola Moto G 2015.
  • Here you can wipe your phone, wipe cache partition or apply updates from sdcard.

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[Latest] Google Play Store 6.0.0 APK Free Download For Android

Google Play Store v6.0.0 is the latest version of play store app. The app comes with various new UI elements and animations. A new update allows you to copy the text from the what's new and description sections. Play books are now organized by series and apps are described with size. Theire is a new entertainment feature. The app size is 14.45 MB and it is compatible with android 6.0 Marshmallow. The UI enhancements are not working on all devices, on some devices you will see the basic version of play store app. Keeping the Play Store app is crucial as this app is the security manager of your android phone, it keeps all apps updated and also help to prevent error 927.

play store 6.0.0

App Details

File name:
Version: 6.0.0 (80430000)
File size: 14.45 MB (15,153,838 bytes)
Minimum Android version: Android 2.3+ (Gingerbread, API 9)
Target Android version: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow, API 23)
MD5: f8bfd927f699c9c904501342279df68d
SHA1: 54f543054a7179e1ee83052a07e6ab92eb3ee7c0

Download Google Play Store 6.0.0 APK Free 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

How To Save Webpages As PDF In Google Chrome On Android

All of you may be familiar with the printing function of Google Chrome browser, which lets you save any webpage as pdf file. I have written a tutorial where you can save any webpage as pdf in chrome browser, see here. I also written about converting a word document into pdf (docx to pdf) by using chrome browser, see here. Both these tutorials are for the desktop/MAC version of Google Chrome. Now in this tutorial I am going to tell you how you can save any webpage, image or text that is opened in chrome browser as a pdf file on your android phone.

This pdf printing feature is build in the android version of Chrome browser, but it is not supported on all android phones, it is currently supported in android 4.4 KitKat and above. This is an extremely useful feature because anytime we may feel the need to save any webpage in pdf format, because it can not be easily edited there by assuring unexpected changes in file as we can do in a word or text file. A pdf serves as a hard copy print which can’t be edited without special tools. You can safely share these files via mail or view on your android or desktop PC.

This printing feature will only work on phones running android KitKat and above. Other users can use Google Cloud Print for the same task.

How To Save Webpages As PDF In Google Chrome On Android

  • Open any webpage in chrome browser and tap the menu options on top right corner. From here select ‘Print’.
  • A print dialogue will open. Here you can select ‘Paper size’ which include options like ‘Letter’, ‘Index Card’, Ledger, Tabloid etc.

print pdf in android chrome

  • Tap ‘Orientation’ to select between ‘Portrait’ or ‘Landscape’. Sometimes it is better to choose ‘Landscape’ because the text contents fits well in this print layout.
  • Tap ‘Color’ and either select ‘Black & White’ or leave as it is. Choosing ‘Black & White’ will remove colours from the pdf files.
  • Tap ‘Pages’ to select which pages to print.
  • Finally tap the green button having ‘PDF’ written on it.
  • Now tap ‘Downloads’ and enter the name of your file. Finally tap ‘Save’.
  • Go to this location ‘Internal sdcard>Downloads’. Tap on the file to open.

You can send this file via mail to any of your friends when needed, you can also view it on PC. If you liked the article please share it.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Download Call Of Duty Black Ops 3 Wallpapers In UHD (3840x2160) 4K Resolution

Call Of Duty Black Ops 3 is the upcoming military science fiction first person shooter video game. The game is developed by Treyarch and is all set to release on Nov 6 2015, you can pre-order the game for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Call Of Duty Black Ops 3 will feature two Zombies storylines, one is the 'Shadows of Evil' and second is 'The Giant'. The game takes place in a dystopian future set in 2065, 40 years after the events of Black Ops 2. The game will feature a team of black ops soldiers with supersoldier capabilities and high-tech weapons. Also robotics play a significant role in this game, as the human soldiers are more machines than flesh and blood.

You can download Call Of Duty Black Ops 3 high quality UHD (3840x2160) desktop wallpapers. Many of the wallpapers listed here are of 4K resolution. You can use these black ops 3 wallpapers on your desktop pc, laptop or even smartphones.

Download Call Of Duty Black Ops 3 Wallpapers In UHD (3840x2160) 4K Resolution

To download any wallpaper listed below, just click on the 'Download' link below wallpaper and it will open the wallpaper in full 4K resolution, then right click and choose 'Save image as' to download it.

black ops 3 4K

These were eight 4K wallpapers from the Call Of Duty : Black Ops 3 video game.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

How To Use Google Chrome As a Media Player On Android

Have you ever thought that the Google Chrome application installed on your android phone can also be used as a media player? Yes, the chrome for android can play music files and videos. It can play most popular video formats like the MP4, AVI, MKV, SWF and FLV and MP3 too. The reason behind using chrome as a media player is that to avoid installing heavy media player apps on your android phone that may steal your data or slow down your phone. If you are not using a Nexus device then your phone is already shipping with a pre-installed music and video player app.

While the Nexus devices do have a pre-installed media player, but playing audio and videos with chrome for android make your entertainment more specific and you can enjoy a particular video file at full screen and save yourself from confusing controls found in several third party audio and video player apps. 

However this is only a trick which is extremely useful for Nexus smartphone users if they want a very basic media player. 

Downloads Required

1. ES File Explorer : It is required to get the complete storage path of any audio and video file so that chrome browser can locate and play it. Download Here.

How To Use Google Chrome As a [Offline] Media Player On Android

  • Download and install ES File Explorer.
  • Open it. On the main screen you will see 'Music' and 'Movies' options.
  • I am teaching the procedure for videos which is same for music files.
  • Tap the 'Movies' tab. Here you can see all the videos.
  • Long tap any video then tap 'More' then select 'Properties'.
  • Now tap 'Copy fullpath'. Then tap 'Cancel'.

  • Now open Google Chrome android app and long tap the address bar and tap 'Paste'.
  • The address of that file will be automatically pasted in to the address bar, now tap 'Go' button on the phone's keyboard.
  • A player will open. Tap the play button to start playing video. You are also playing offline videos in chrome for android with this trick.

google chrome android video player
  • Tap the full screen icon next to volume button to watch videos in full screen.
  • Make sure that screen rotation is enabled so that you can watch the movies in landscape mode in full screen.

Note : To play a music file offline, repeat the same process above.

You have learnt to use Google Chrome for android as a media player and also learnt to play offline videos on it. See this another hidden Google chrome game on android.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Download Whatsapp 2.12.333 APK Free For Android

Whatsapp 2.12.333 has been released and you can update it through the official website.This is beta version. You can also download the Whatsapp 2.12.333 apk from here. Recently we have seen some new features in Whatsapp like custom notifications, mark as read/unread and Chat backup to Google Drive. All these features are available in this new play store version. Also smileys are new and improved and you can choose from different colours for the same smiley. The app size is just 23.09 MB.

App Details

File name: com.whatsapp_2.12.333-450769_minAPI7(armeabi,armeabi-v7a,mips,x86)(nodpi).apk
Version:  2.12.333 (450769)
File size: 23.09 MB (24,213,435 bytes)
Minimum Android version: Android 2.1+ (Eclair, API 7)
MD5:  cb9a6486a655885050991080480888b7
SHA1: ddc0fd8367f223799e87602e1c9b4cd378eddae7

What's New

  • Bug fixes.
  • Store chat backups to Google Drive.

Download Whatsapp 2.12.333 APK Free For Android

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

How To Play PSP Games On Android With PPSSPP Emulator

PSP stands for Playstation Portable which is a handheld gaming console developed by Sony and was first launched back in the year 2004. The first model is known as PSP 1000. PSP has a powerful GPU for 3D graphics and a multimedia player which makes it a unique game console. The PSP was also compatible with many PSONE games. Though PSP-1000 has now been discontinued, so you can not buy it in retail, however a better option is available the PS-Vita, but it is much costlier almost the price of a 12 GB PS3. If you want to go back in time to enjoy old PSP games then I will tell you a way to do this.

psp games on android

Previously I wrote about playing PSP games on Windows PC, that proved useful to our readers. Now I am going to write for android also. There is an android app, PPSSPP emulator  with which you can play PSP games on your android smartphone. PPSSPP is developed by Henrik RydgĂ„rd and is supported by multiple platforms including iOS, MAC, Blackberry, Symbian, Android and Microsoft Windows.

Hardware Requirements For Android Phones

  • NVIDIA GPU is recommended.
  • Quad core CPU.
  • 1 GB RAM minimum.
  • Adreno 306 GPU

PPSSPP will run on most android phones but the emulation will be slow on dual core phones. On most phones the games are not even playable. The developer has set minimum requirements to Nvidia Tegra so that games can run smoothly, but most games are playable on high end android phones like Galaxy S6, iPhone 6S, Moto X, Samsung Galaxy S series, Nexus 5X etc.

Compatible Games List
The games in the list given below will run smoothly and at full frames, not all games run smoothly on PPSSPP android emulator. But most of them do run smoothly.
  • Persona 2, Persona 3 Portable
  • Dragon Ball Z
  • Little Big Planet
  • Burnout Legends, Burnout Dominator
  • Final Fantasy : Crisis Core
  • Final Fantasy : Type-0
  • Monster Hunter 2 Unite and 3: HD Remake
  • Soul Calibur
  • Tekken: Dark Resurrection and Tekken 6
  • Grand Theft Auto LCS / VCS
  • Lumines
  • Worms
  • Wipeout

Downloads Required

Note : If you have PSP UMDs then you can copy all the game files to your android phone. Just make a folder named ‘Games’ and put all the roms here. PSP games has ‘.cso’ or '.elf' extension.

How To Play PSP Games On Android With PPSSPP Emulator

  • Download and install the emulator on your android phone.
  • Make a ‘Games’ folder and copy all the games in this folder and move it to your phone’s internal storage.
  • Now open PPSSPP app on your android phone.
  • Now you will see all the folders on left side. Scroll up or down to find the ‘Games’ folder.
  • When you open this folder, you will see game images. For example I am running ‘Call Of Duty : Roads To Victory’, so it looks like as follows.

ppsspp settings

  • Just tap on this game to run.
  • The game will run, there is no need to make controls settings as the controls are preset.
  • The controls include L & R buttons, 4 directional buttons, a multi direction analog stick, 4 PSP face buttons ( square, triangle, circle, cross), select, start and a play button.
  • Now enjoy PSP games on your android smartphone.

call of duty ppsspp android

Settings For PPSSPP Android
Well if you are using Nvidia Shield, Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 tablets with Nvidia Tegra then there is no need to alter settings as the game will run smooth by default. But if you have other ARMv7 android smartphones having a quad core CPU then you have to make some optimal settings, so that the game can run smoothly. The settings vary for different devices, so keep experimenting with them buy choosing all option where 'faster' is mentioned in 'Settings' and see whether it works or not.

Graphics Settings

  • Mode : Tap it and choose ‘Skip buffer effects (non-buffered, faster).
  • Frameskipping : Select a number from 1-8. Frameskipping allows faster emulation.
  • Disable slower effects : Scroll down and enable it.

There is a problem with audio in most games, as it is torn and broken. So disabling it is the only solution. Tap the ‘Audio’ and uncheck ‘Unable sound’.

Save/Load Game State
To save a game state tap the back button of your phone and tap ‘Save state’. To load the state tap the back button again and then tap ‘Load state’.

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