Controlling your Android phone using your PC is actually easier than one would think. This simple tutorial will involve you installing onto your computer (Windows or Linux or Mac OS X) a free software known as Android Screencast. Once you undertake the necessary steps below, you’ll be able to control your Android phone use your mouse and keyboard.

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Explained: LED vs LCD TVs

On July 27, 2009, in Entertainment Gadgets, Tips, by KLS

We’ve just received this helpful infographic from Sony which describes a very common question nowadays – what’s the difference between LCD and LED tvs? Even as gadget geeks, we sometimes forget the core facts about these things so this quick reminder below is definitely a good reference for anyone who’s in the middle of choosing their next telly set. Remember, the key difference lies in the backend!

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In the last few days it seems Google has upped its translation services by allowing users to upload an entire document for translation into different languages. In the past Google’s translation services have only supported snippets of texts or entire web pages by entering a URL and choosing the source and output languages.

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Now this added function will definitely benefit alot more users who hope save time and get more out of translating their content. The only concern at this point is that the results are in HTML format as opposed to the format of your originally uploaded file. So if you upload a spreadsheet you won’t get a translated, downloadable spreadsheet in return.

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Update (06072009): Purplera1n for Mac OS X released, works the exact same way, scroll down for instructions on use!

purplera1n-jailbreak-iphone-3gsSo far the iPhone Dev Team have been reluctant to release their jailbreak and unlock tool for the iPhone 3GS. Though the Dev Team says this is possible, they feel that iPhone OS firmware 3.1 which may soon be released will cause a rapid repeat of their cat and mouse game with Apple. So where is this non-Dev Team jailbreak method coming from? George or GeoHot says the following…

Normally I don’t make tools for the general public, and rather wait for the dev team to do it. But guys, whats up with waiting until 3.1? That isn’t how the game is played. We release, Apple fixes, we find new holes. It isn’t worth waiting because you might have the “last” hole in the iPhone. What last hole…this isn’t golf. I’ll find a new one next week.

Though George did say the above, its important to note

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Tired of using your old Hotmail account (many other popular web based email providers like Yahoo mail also supported)? Think its time to make the switch but don’t want to bother with moving your messages and contacts? Its not an uncommon problem, Associate Editor Josh from CNET shows you in the video below how you can now make the switch over with ease.

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Got a spare netbook and some spare time? If you’ve been hooked up into the latest trend of downloading Windows 7 RC and testing it out, then it looks like here’s an opportunity to do the same, but on your netbook. John from Gizmodo has written a nice post on how you can install the recently released Windows 7 RC on just about any netbook.

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The main problem encountered so far has been the fact that netbooks don’t have a disc drive and their small capacity SSDs don’t offer much help neither. The solution you’ll see if you hit the link below is that you’ll need to boot from a USB drive of at least 4GB of free memory and do make sure that your netbook has at least 8GB free from its SSD!

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By the way, you’ll need to have already downloaded a copy of Windows 7 RC before you can begin!

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Update (04/11/2009): Those who have 05.11.xx baseband but have not been able to use fuzzyband’s baseband downgrader due to various reasons including non-supporting bootloader version should have a look at a new unlock tool released for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS by Geohot. It’s known as blacksn0w, it will work for iPhones running the latest firmware 3.1.2 on baseband 05.11.07: http://www.gadgetlite.com/2009/11/04/blacksn0w-iphone-3g-3gs-os-3-1-2/

Update (28/09/2009): Those looking to downgrade the baseband version 05.11.07 from the new iPhone OS 3.1 update should read our guide: How to: Downgrade iPhone 3G baseband – 05.11.07 to 04.26.08

We reported about the possibility of downgrading the iPhone 3Gs’ baseband (which had been unexpectedly affected by the 2.2.1 firmware update) by using a tool from ModMyi called pHaseBanDowngrader a few weeks ago. Thanks to all those who

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