Make your own Android

Google released Androidify, an app that lets you turn the little green Android Robot into yourself, your friends, your family or anyone…!

Using this app, you can change the clothes of the Android Robot by choosing some funky ones from the app’s gallery. Oh yeah, you can even make the robot grow some hair!! 😉

Customize it and have fun!

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Search Google from your camera

Gone are the days when you used to type in the Google’s search box to find almost anything. With the new feature by Google called Google Goggles, you can search the web using your mobile’s camera!

All you have to do is open the app, snap a picture, and you get your search results.

Download Google Goggles for Androids & iPhones

Google Goggles works better with certain types of queries. Try taking pictures of

  • Books & DVDs
  • Landmarks
  • Barcodes & QR codes
  • Logos
  • Contact info
  • Artwork
  • Businesses
  • Products
  • Text

It can recognize up to three items at a time.

Currently, it’s not so good when taking pictures of animals, plants, cars, furniture, or apparel.

Note: Google Goggles is currently available for Android 1.6 and above, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 devices.

To see which version of Android you’re running, go to Settings > About phone > Firmware version.

 

 

Find your stolen Android

This trick is about an android app called Plan B that lets you find your Android phone after it has been stolen. Just follow the steps below:

  • Install the app remotely to your cell
  • The app Plan B will start automatically and send your phone’s location to your Gmail address.
  • You may text the word “locate” to your lost phone, if it doesn’t start, by borrowing a friend’s phone.

Plan B will start locating your phone using cell towers and GPS. It will email you the location every 10 mins, even if you didn’t have GPS switched on.

You can start the process again by texting “locate” to your number from any other phone.

Plan B is currently only available on select carriers in the United States.

 

Unlock car from mobile

May not work for all car models

What if your duplicate keys are back at home and you are away with your car when you forget your keys inside your car, or worser still, lose them??

Obviously, the remote of your duplicate key has a very limited range and thus cannot work when you are away from home. Don’t worry, this trick can unlock your car and get you your keys.

Requirements for this trick:

1. Your car must have central locking with remote entry system (sometimes called power door lock)
2. Duplicate keys with another person, maybe at home
3. You must have a Mobile with you.

If you meet all the above requirements, continue as follows:

  1. With your mobile, call the person who has the duplicate keys of your car. For example,  if your duplicate keys are at your home, you can call your wife or servant or whomsoever is near the keys.
  2. Tell the person to get the duplicate keys and hold its remote near the mic of their phone/mobile.
  3. While they do this, set your mobile to speaker phone and get near the steering side of your car (that is where the central locking system is)
  4. Next, tell the person to press the unlock button on the duplicate keys while holding it near their phone/mobile. This may not work immediately, so tell them to tap the button continuously till your car unlocks.

It is that Easy!!!

How does this work??

Well, the uniquely coded radio frequencies emitted by the remote of your keys are transferred from that persons’ phone/mobile to yours. But because your phone was near the main unit inside the car, it caught those radio waves and unlocked your car.