It might not be the most sought after utility, but the ability to control your android from PC can definitely make your life a little more easy. This can help you save some time if you have to work on both devices simultaneously, specially for developers this tool can come handy.
Vysor is a chrome extension which lets you control your android from PC. So far all the tools which we have seen requires the phone to be rooted, but Vysor will work just by enabling developer mode on the phone. To enable developement mode, go to Settings -> About phone and press seven times on build version. After this you will see a new option under settings – Developer Options . Select that option and enable USB debugging.
Having done this, you can connect your phone to computer and Vysor will allow you to control it. Vysor is still in beta mode so it might not work perfectly but still it’s a cool utility.
Let me know if you know of any other such cools tools.
GPS enabled smart phones bring a long list of Advantages. If you are a fitness freak who loves exploring new tracks for running/cycling or If you are a lone rider who keeps forgetting way-in & way-outs; Here is a brilliant app for you to record & save your travel tracks.
My Tracks records path, speed, distance, and elevation while you walk, run, bike, or do anything else outdoors. While recording, you can view your data live, annotate your path, and hear periodic voice announcements of your progress.
If you are inviting someone your place & find it confusing to show them the path; all you need to do is record your self on MyTracks & share it with others; they will get to see the path in Google Maps & find the destination easily.
Some of the other apps that offer similar features include :
RunKeeper GPS Run Track – There is a perception out there that Runkeeper is a little slow to show activities & may give incorrect readings 25% of the time.
Runtastic Road Bike – While most users have a positive feedback for the App. There is a dangerous thing with this App; while running / cycling – it may load up advertisements & it may get a little risky to click on the close ads button while riding.
Nike+ Running – Nike+ is a complete fitness App – it is meant to motivate you for Running; offers good tracking features but more useful on the fitness side.
If you have any other recommendations; feel free to post it in the comments section.