I’m always intrigued by some of the displays and product demonstrations that I come across in indoor shopping malls. You know, the boomerangs, the magnetic bracelets and those pesky remote controlled helicopters. Well, the iHelicopter from Lightspeed fits right into this category of amazement, and I was privy to try one out this holiday season. The iHelicopter is an actual working machine that can fly throughout your house or possibly outdoors on a calm day all while being controlled from an iPhone, iPad, or Android mobile device.
Prior to takeoff, there are a few steps that need attention, and do note that they take a bit of time, so don’t think that your gift recipient will be flying right out of the box. Namely, preparation comes in the form of charging not just the helicopter, but also the signal remote that attaches to your mobile device. I needed to wait a good 30-40 minutes for each before I was flying. Granted, you could probably get by on a shorter charge, but I wanted the full 8+ minutes of fly time that was quoted on a full charge.
As the chopper was charging, I downloaded and installed the “Copter Controller” free app on my Droid X. When both the helicopter and the receiver were fully charged, I turned on the helicopter, attached the receiver to my phone, and opened the app. There were a few buttons on screen, and after experimenting a bit (the included instructions actually were helpful, but I wanted to see if I could figure it out without them), I saw flashing lights on my chopper and a blue light on my receiver. Taking these to be good signs, I went ahead and practiced a few takeoffs and landings as recommended by the manual.
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BlueStacks announced that a free alpha version of its software allowing Windows 7 users to run Android apps is now downloadable — so naturally, we had to give it a try. The initial BlueStacks App Player comes with ten apps and allows an additional 26 to be installed, while a related Cloud Connect service allows pushing apps from a user’s phone to his or her desktop PC, the company says.
The BlueStacks App Player was first announced back in May — see later in this story for more background — and later promised for release with ViewSonic’s ViewPad 10Pro tablet. It gives users “one-click access to their favorite Android apps right on their Windows 7 PCs, via a gadget that may be clicked on to view a list of installed software (below).
The BlueStacks App Player
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At first blush running Android apps on Windows PCs might not seem like a good idea, but given the number of apps in the Android Market it’s worth giving a try. The Bluestacks Android App Player was released today in an early alpha version, and I have been using it all day.
While the ability to run most Android apps on a Windows system is nice, the real story is the Cloud Connect app for Android devices which lets you shoot apps from the phone or tablet to the Windows PC. It is worth noting that using Bluestacks requires having a physical Android device for getting apps. You cannot simply use Bluestacks as the sole Android “device”.
Installing the Bluestacks Player is a simple process, as long as you have a PC with current hardware. I tried loading it on an older notebook and the installation would not complete. Once I grabbed a ThinkPad X1 with a Core i5 processor the installation ran with no problems.
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Halo Gan, kali ini saya akan membahasa tentang market android. Bagi beberapa androiders, kadang menginginkan aplikasi dari market yang versi Pro atau adds free. Seringnya di market bawaan Android adalah tidak tersedia versi free nya.
Nah dengan alternatif market ini, kita bisa mendapatkan aplikasi pro tersebut. Meski beberapa nya harus menunggu beberapa saat untuk sinkronisasi list aplikasi. Namun tidak ada salahnya mencoba :)
Berikut ane kopas dari kaskus trit. Thanks buat agan HERLY. Untuk download APK nya, …baca lanjutannya »
Android memang memiliki sejumlah fitur canggih, namun bukan berarti tanpa celah. Salah satu hal yang paling banyak dikeluhkan pengguna gadget ini adalah daya tahan baterai yang lemah.
Hal tersebut diungkapkan oleh Lucky Sebastian dari komunitas id-Android sebagai tanggapan dari salah satu peserta diskusi ‘How Secure Is Your Android Phone’ yang digelar di Gedung Aldevco Octagon, Rabu, (21/9/2011) malam.
“Ya Android memang punya beberapa kelemahan, misalnya baterainya yang boros, dan salah satunya banyak malware,” kata Lucky.
Selain itu, menurut Lucky potensi Android di Indonesia juga terbentur oleh kulaitas jaringan yang masih buruk.
“Kelemahan lain dari Android adalah belum didukung infrastruktur yang memadai. Android itu bisa makin canggih kalau jaringan internetnya bagus,” tambah Lucky. …baca lanjutannya »