Sunday, November 11, 2012

Search Android Apps & Games From Unity Dash With Ubuntu Google Play Lens - Ubuntu 12.10/12.04

In this article, we will introduce the Ubuntu Google Play lens which allows users to search and access Android apps and games available in Google Play directly from the Unity Dash. Here are some screenshots of this Unity lens under Ubuntu 12.10:

Ubuntu Google Play Lens Installation

Under Ubuntu 12.04, you can install the lens with these commands:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:abhshk-btra/rotatingcanvas 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install googleplaylens

For Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal), run these commands:

sudo apt-get install python-unity-singlet 
cd /tmp 
wget -O googleplaylens_12.11_all.deb 
sudo dpkg -i googleplaylens_12.11_all.deb

Log out the current session and log back in to enable it.

How To Increase The Battery Life Of Samsung Galaxy S3

Samsung’s Galaxy S3 has become one of the best selling smartphones in the market, within two months after it’s launch it reached 10 million-unit sales mark . The galaxy s3 come with a lot of new attracting features but the main issue of galaxy s3 is regarding it’s battery life even though the phone is powered with 2100 mAh battery. The main issue is that even if the phone is in standby state the battery will get drained automatically. It seems that you’re one of the device owners suffering from this problem then we could have details of a simple fix for you.
increase battery life of galaxy s3 How To Increase The Battery Life Of Samsung Galaxy S3
Seem like Samsung has made a mistake in thepower_profile.xml  file. Samsung may have set the value to 34 mA in the standby cell power_profile.xml (practically impossible). In order to rectify this issue we need to modify the value to 3.4 mA instead of 34 mA.
A few developers from XDA Developers released a small mod which could solve this issue, you can install that mod easily on you Samsung Galaxy S3 by following these steps!

Follow these steps to install the mod on your galaxy S3.

You need to have root previlages to continue with the procedure, beofre starting you need to root your phone and install ClockworkMod . Once youinstalled ClockworkMod just follow these steps:
  • Download the mod from the following  link
  • Aftre downloading that file copy it to your SD card which is currently in use with the device.
  • Turn off your Galaxy SIII and boot  it into the recovery mode you can enter recovery mode by pressing (home button + volume down + power station).
  • Once the recoevry is loaded choose  Install zip form sdcard  and then  choose zip form SD card.
  • Select the file (cell_stand, confirm and apply the mod and reboot the device.
  • The mod will get successfully installed!
You will notice the diffrence once you start using your device, as you can see from the following images:
Fix Galaxy S3 Battery Drain Issue How To Increase The Battery Life Of Samsung Galaxy S3

Install Tor Browser Bundle 2.2.39-5 From PPA In Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/Linux Mint 13

Tor Browser Bundle has been updated to version 2.2.39-5. You can now install it from our PPA under the following Linux distributions:

Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10 
Linux Mint 13/12

Tor Browser Bundle 2.2.39-5 Installation

Open the terminal and issue these commands for 32-bit systems:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/tor 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install tor-browser 
sudo chown $USER -R ~/.tor-browser/

For 64-bit systems, run these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/tor64 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install tor-browser 
sudo chown $USER -R ~/.tor-browser/

For manual installation, you can download Tor Browser Bundle from here.