Friday, November 27, 2015

[ Gone Free ] WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe: Convert Video Format and Download Online Video

Looking for a video format converter with features of video editing? You may check out the WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe. The normal price of the full version is USD $49.95 and now it is giving away free license code for a limited time.

The main feature of WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, video format converter supports input formats like AVI, MPEG, WMV, MP4, M4V, FLV, H.264/MPEG-4, DivX, Xvid, MOV, RM, RMVB, VOB, ASF, 3GP, 3G2, QT, DAT, Google TV, WebM, VPX 8. It converts 4K videos and also edit, merge, crop, trim and add subtitle in video.

The hardware encoder supports Intel Quick Sync Video & Nvidia NVENC acceleration tech.

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe can download videos from over 300 websites like YouTube, HD YouTube, Dailymotion, Facebook, Yahoo! Video, Metacafe, Myspace, Vimeo, Vine, Vevo, etc.

Simply go to their official website, get the giveaway version, note down the free license code, install, open the software and type in the license code.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

How to boot your primary operating system first in GRUB menu

GRUB2 is a boot loader that allows you to select to boot into any operating system when the computer has multiple operating systems on board. It is widely implemented in Linux distributions as boot loader.

After installation of Linux distro alongside with Windows 10 or other Linux distro, the GRUB boot menu will appear for you to select the operating system on every startup. Set the main option to be highlighted as your primary operating system at every first boot is definitely useful.

First of all, know what are the options available in your GRUB menu. Let's say if the GRUB menu looks like this:
  • Ubuntu
  • elementary OS
  • Advanced options for elementary OS
  • Windows 10

Open Terminal,
  1. Type sudo nano /etc/default/grub
  2. If you want Windows 10 to boot by default, look for the line GRUB_DEFAULT=0 and replace with GRUB_DEFAULT=3
  3. To save the file and exit, press Ctrl+O and then Ctrl+X.
  4. Update GRUB by typing sudo update-grub
  5. Done. You may reboot and see the changes in GRUB menu.

If you want to boot elementary OS by default taking the options in the GRUB menu above mentioned as example, replace GRUB_DEFAULT=0 and replace with GRUB_DEFAULT=1. The entry options are starting from 0 to 3 in sequence.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

iOS Game Gone Free: Implosion - Never Lose Hope (Normal Price USD $9.99)

IGN has partnered with Rayark Inc. to give gamers Implosion iOS game for FREE! The normal price of Implosion - Never Lose Hope in App Store is USD $ 9.99. You can grab the free redeemable code from IGN here.

Implosion is an hack and slash console-like game brought to mobile devices with excellent graphic and animations. The story plot takes place twenty years after the fall of Earth and the human race are once again faced with extinction. You are controlling the War-Mech series III battle suit - a vast arsenal of super-tech weaponry at your disposal, upgradable via the streamlined ARK Kernel system and ensure the survival of the species.

The codes are available on a first-come, first-served basis in the following countries:

United States, Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil Canada, Chad, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vietnam

How to redeem the code:
  1. Open iTunes and Sign In with your Apple ID.
  2. Click on your name and choose Redeem...
  3. Key in your redeemable code to claim a free copy of Implosion.

How to transfer file to Android-x86 Lollipop VirtualBox with Android Debug Bridge (adb)

After set up the Android-x86 Lollipop on VirtualBox, the next thing that probably comes into your mind is how to transfer a file from your computer to the Android virtual machine, and vice versa. Using the Android Debug Bridge (adb) tool lets you transfer file between computer and VM.

Firstly, download and install the lightweight adb. The standalone adb is less than 1 MB in size which save you time downloading around 150 MB size of the Android SDK Tools.

Open VirtualBox, go to Settings > Network. Under Adapter 1, click Advanced and then Port Forwarding. Create a new rule with Host Port: 5555 and Guest Port: 5555. Click OK to save.

Start Android VM, then open ADB. Enter the follow command:
adb connect localhost
Now ADB has connected the Android VM. You may transfer file using the adb push pull commands.

1) Transfer file from Windows PC to Android VM:
On adb enter command line:
adb push <file location> <file destination>
For example, I want to transfer picture.jpg located in D drive to Android. The command will be adb push D:\picture.jpg /sdcard/

2) Transfer file from Android VM to Windows PC:
On adb enter command line:
adb pull <file location> <file destination>
For example, I want to transfer a wallpaper downloaded with Zedge Android app to my computer's D drive. The command will be adb pull /sdcard/zedge/wallpaper/Lamborghini-wallpaper-10466071.jgp D:\

NOTE: Use file manager to find the folder path of the file.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Use Android Debug Bridge (ADB) to install/uninstall apps on Android-x86 Lollipop VM

The Android Debug Bridge (ADB) is a useful tool for developers to communicate with emulator instance and connected Android-powered device. It also works with Android-x86 virtual machine saving a lot of time when transferring files and installing apps on Android VM from computer.

Tool you need:

Set up network of Android-x86 Lollipop VM:
Open VirtualBox, go to Settings > Network. Under Adapter 1, click Advanced and then Port Forwarding. Create a new rule with Host Port: 5555 and Guest Port: 5555. Click OK to save.

Start Android VM, then open ADB. Enter the follow command:
adb connect localhost
Now ADB has connected the Android VM. You may install/uninstall with the following commands.

1) Install .apk app on Android:
On ADB enter command line:
adb install <app name.apk>
For example, I want to install F-Droid app which is located in my computer's folder path, D:\Downloads The command line will be adb install D:\Downloads\FDroid.apk

2) Uninstall .apk app on Android:
adb uninstall <package name>
You can check all installed package name on Android VM in Dev Tools > Package Browser.
For example, I want to uninstall F-Droid. The F-Droid's package name is org.fdroid.fdroid So the command line will be adb uninstall org.fdroid.fdroid