Category: Android News

BlueStacks is releasing the first public alpha of its Android App Player capable of running on OS X. The virtualization company’s software is powered by its Layercake technology and includes a bundle of apps from its various partners. CEO Rosen Sharma hopes the move will encourage developers to build “retina-friendly” apps for Google’s mobile OS that can then be sold to those on the other side of the technology divide. There’s a sign-up sheet for developers itchy to get their hands on the goods on the company’s website, but don’t expect a response right away — there’s still a few more days of Google I/Oto go first.

Press Release after the break

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So you got an HTC One X from AT&T

But you’re missing multiple HTC apps like:
Flashlight
Polaris Office
FM Radio
FM Radio Widget
Sound Recorder

No worries simply go to our download section and have fun

Linky

So I got my new HTC One X from AT&T and the I could not set google voice as my voice mail.

Issue :

When Google Voice is selected at the voicemail you get an error “Call settings error: Failed to retrieve and save current forwarding number settings.”
And even if you select “Yes” on the save settings it reverts back to carrier voicemail.

Solution:

Open Google Voice in your browser (computer)
Select Settings
Select Activate Phone (or Deactivate Phone first and then Activate)
You will be prompted with a # to key in on your phone *004*yourgooglevoicePhoneNumber#
Hit Call or Dial and it’s up and running

Tested and Validated by ME

 

From the Author of this Plug-In

First: this project is made for my personal needs, then I decide to publish it because I think some people may need it. This is not a tool for pirating. It’s good or bad depend on how you use it. Please don’t make me look bad because of this.

APK Downloader is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to download Android APK files from Android Market to your PC

Full Details – Linky

Link to the Project Page – Linky

The idea is scary and I hope no one is going to use this for piracy….

From The Source
It is a tool for reengineering 3rd party, closed, binary Android apps. It can decode resources to nearly original form and rebuild them after making some modifications; it makes possible to debug smali code step by step. Also it makes working with app easier because of project-like files structure and automation of some repetitive tasks like building apk, etc.

It is NOT intended for piracy and other non-legal uses. It could be used for localizing, adding some features or support for custom platforms and other GOOD purposes. Just try to be fair with authors of an app, that you use and probably like.

Features

  • decoding resources to nearly original form (including resources.arsc, XMLs and 9.png files) and rebuilding them
  • smali debugging: SmaliDebugging
  • helping with some repetitive tasks

Requirements

  • JRE 1.6 (Java Runtime Environment)
  • aapt command in a PATH
  • basic knowledge of what is SDK, aapt, PATH, smali and Google search engine may be useful

Installation for noobs

  • Windows:
    1. Download apktool-install-windows-* file
    2. Download apktool-* file
    3. Unpack both to your Windows directory
  • Linux:
    1. Download apktool-install-linux-* file
    2. Download apktool-* file
    3. Unpack both to /usr/local/bin directory (you must have root permissions)
  • Mac OS X:
    1. Download apktool-install-macos-* file
    2. Download apktool-* file
    3. Unpack both to /usr/local/bin directory (you must have root permissions)