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Backup your App using Android Assistant . . .



Assistant for Android Device



More than 80% Smartphones are now operated through Android OS. And all the necessary applications are found on Google Play. But you can also backup your applications if necessary. And later you can share them with someone or restore on your phone when necessary.


Android Application File Format

The file format of Android applications is known as APK (Android Package Kit). Where in Windows OS we use executable (.exe) files. You can easily backup your installed applications and store them as APK file. 


About the App

  • Name: Assistant for Android/ Android Assistant
  • Category: Productivity
  • App Rating: 4.4
  • Age Rating: 3
  • Size: Around 1 MB



  • Offered by: AA Mobile


How to Backup Android Apps?

There might be different ways to do this task. But I would like to recommend you Android Assistant for this purpose. However it includes many other effective tools which are really helpful to operate your phone smoothly. 




Download the app from the above link and install it on your phone. Now follow the steps below to backup your apps - 

  1. Run the Android Assistant.
  2. Move to the Tools > Backup & Restore.
  3. Now you will see the list of apps.
  4. Select the apps that needs to backup.
  5. Finally tap on the backup button from the bottom. 
That's it. The following screenshots may help you. 




Android Assistant Screenshot



Backup Applications using Android Assistant



Backup APK files of your android applications



Restore APK using Android Assistant





APK restore option in Android Assistant



After taking APK backup, you can store this file or share with your friends. Later you can restore these applications from APK. 

Remember, to install application from APK, you may need to allow unknown source application from your phone settings. 


Hope this post will help you. See you on my next post . . .


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Microsoft Edge can Read Out your Contents!



Microsoft Edge can Talk



Well this feature is available in Adobe Reader since long. But I didn't notice it in a browser until Microsoft has added this feature to its Edge browser. If you're using the latest version of Windows 10 then your Edge browser can talk actually! Yes, it's tested and true! Let's see how . . .


Before you can start your edge browser to read aloud, make sure you're using the latest version of Windows 10. 


Microsoft Edge can read aloud your web contents, E-book and any other PDF files. If you wanna listen to the contents of a web page, then - 
  1. Run Microsoft Edge from your PC.
  2. Now visit a web page i.e. www.markspcsolution.com
  3. After loading the page, click right mouse button somewhere and choose Read aloud.
  4. Now your browser will start reading the page word by word and line by line till the end!

Microsoft edge can read out lout your contents



It can read out PDF files and E-books too! 

Not only web page, this newest browser can read your e-book and PDF files too. 
  1. Locate your PDF file or e-book first.
  2. Then right click on it and choose Open with Microsoft Edge.
  3. After opening the document, right click on it and choose Read aloud.
  4. And then enjoy listening! 

When your browser starts reading, you can control it from the toolbar that appears when the reading starts - 
  • You can forward and backward between paragraphs
  • Change the voice (You can choose between 3 voices)
  • Control the speed
  • Pause the reading or cancel it

The pronunciation is almost accurate except some words and shortcuts. 




Do the Same thing in Adobe Reader! 

Adobe reader has also this reading feature. Simply open a PDF file using Adobe reader and then - 
  1. Go to the View Menu
  2. At the bottom choose - Read Out Loud
  3. Select Activate Read Out Loud


Hope you will enjoy listening to your browser . . . 




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Monetize your Bengali Site with AdSense!



Monetize your Bengali Contents with Google AdSense



Dear Bangladeshis! If you have an Account with Google AdSense then probably you got a message last month - AdSense now understands Bengali that means you can publish AdSense Ads on your Bengali blog or website and start earning. It's really a great news for webmasters who publishes contents in Bengali . . .


It's been more than a decade since AdSense started their Journey. Google AdSense is a worldwide advertising platform that supports both the publishers and the advertisers. Depending on the market trend AdSense is stretching its range. Inclusion of new languages, Ad formats and Sizes is a part of routine development of AdSense. 


Now the publishers 0f 41 languages can monetize their contents using Google AdSense. 



Who are the Actual Gainer?

I think the publishers of my country (Bangladesh) are the actual gainers. There are more than 150 million people whose primary language is Bengali. And there are more than thousand publishers who generates Bengali contents. 


Besides Bengali is one of the prime languages in some parts of India i.e. West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Jharkhand etc. Around 10% of Indian people talk Bengali. So the publishers of these areas will also be benefited by the inclusion of new language in AdSense. 


And I feel really unlucky that I've no Bengali site yet! Cause when I started blogging AdSense didn't understand Bengali that time. 



The Challenge of Bengali Publishers

It's true that a large number of world population talk in Bengali. But it's not an International language and it's not well known worldwide. So catching visitors worldwide for Bengali contents is not that easy. 

But luckily there are millions of immigrants in different countries whose primary language is Bengali. So the publishers will get some International traffic for their contents. 


So the publishers it's time to leave. Wish you all for a better luck with mother tongue . . .


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Play Fidget Spinner on Google Search !!!



3 Transparent Fidget Spinners


Maybe invented years ago but the product has caught our attention very recently - this year. It's claimed that fidget spinners are helpful to calm people down who are suffering from anxiety and neurological disorders. These devices are also used for the treatment of Autism and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) even though it's not scientifically recognized. 



About the Device

Fidget spinner is a very simple device. It's basically a toy made for little kids. Though invented more than two decades ago, it's been popular in this year - April 2017. The funny thing is that the extreme popularity of this device has led some educational institutions to ban it during the classes. 


Red Transparent Fidget Spinner PNG


A good quality fidget spinner may spin up to few minutes! When spinning it may take different forms and that attracts the kids. 



Physical Structure

You may find various types of fidget spinners available in market. They are available in different shapes, colors and prices but I will talk about the most common type. 



Transparent Fidget Spinner White


This is the basic shape of fidget spinner. It has 3 lobs. There are 4 bearings in this device. 3 bearings are in 3 lobs and the other one is covered at the center. The price varies depending on the shapes, colors and performance of the device. 



Virtual Fidget Spinner

Let's come to our point! You can play fidget spinner virtually from your Smartphone or computer browser.

Simply go to your Google Search and type - Fidget Spinner and see the magic!



Fidget Spinner on Android Phone



This shot is taken from Android Phone. You will get the same from your desktop web browser too. 



Fidget Spinner on Web Browser


After loading the page it will be spinning automatically. You've to tap on it to stop spinning. Again if you wanna spin then hit on the Spin button or tap and drag one of the lobs. 


Look at the upper right corner. You can also change the lobs to numbers. Simply change the option Fidget to Number. 


Hope you enjoyed the topic. See you in the next one . . . 



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Super Speed Cleaner with Antivirus & Booster . . .




Super Speed Cleaner



Clean Master is a traditional tool to keep your Android Phone running smoothly. But currently I prefer another tool called Speed Cleaner. It's small in size and works quite perfectly to keep your device clean, fast and safe. Let's give it a try . . .



Super Speed Cleaner Home Screen



About the Tool

  • Name: Super Speed Cleaner - Antivirus, Booster, AppLock (In short - Speed Cleaner)
  • Category: Tools
  • App Rating: 4.8
  • System Requirements: Android 4.0.3 and up
  • Offered by: Hyper Speed



Speed Cleaner Services



Features | Fast, Light & Reliable

  • Junk Cleaner - Clean your phone within moments.
  • Phone Booster - Make your phone fast. One-Tap Boost available.
  • Antivirus and Security - Scan, detect and fix security issues.
  • Call Assistant - Manage your calls - Blacklist, Blocking etc. 
  • Smart Charging - Full Charge & High Temperature Reminder.
  • App Lock - Lock the apps that need to be protected from anybody else. 
  • CPU Cooler - Reduces phone temperature .
  • Battery Saver - Kills unnecessary apps and saves your battery charge.
  • App Manager - Manage your applications.



Boosting Phone








After installing this App, you will get its icon at notification area. From there you can easily access its services (Cleaner, Cooler, Booster & Flashlight) quickly.  


Disclaimer!

I'm not demanding that this is the market's best tool for your Phone! Just because it seems very handy to me and I shared my experience with you. 

So try this at your own responsibility . . .




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How to Convert Excel Contacts into vCard (.vcf)?



Convert .xls file to .vcf



Exporting and Importing Contacts of your Smartphone is not a big deal. You can easily do this from the Settings option of your Contact App. But you will get it really challenging when you've to convert a simple excel file into vCard (.vcf) format and import them as your phone contacts. 


If you don't have any third party tool or if you don't know the tricks then you may require few hours to save contacts on your smartphone one by one. 


Just few hours ago I faced the same challenge and hopefully you will be glad to know that I've done the job! Of course it costs me nearly 2 hours to discover the trick. But you don't need to wait that long. If you face the same need, you can do this within few minutes. Let's see how . . .


Convert Excel Contacts into vCard Format | 3 Steps
  1. Convert the Excel file (.xls/ .xlsx) into CSV (.csv) 
  2. Import the CSV file using Contacts - It's a default Windows Application in the previous versions of Windows. But in Windows 10, Contacts is considered as a folder. 
  3. Export the contacts as vCards (.vcf) using Contacts. 


Convert the Excel file into CSV - Step 1
  • Open the Excel file where your contacts are stored that you wanna convert. 
  • Now Save the file as - CSV (Comma delimited) (*.csv)


Save file as csv

  • Now you will get a message like this. 

CSV Saving Warning Message


  • Simply hit the yes button and step 1 is done!



Import CSV File using Contacts | Step 2
  • Press the Start button and type Contacts. Choose the Contacts app from the search result as shown in the image below.

Windows OS Contacts Application


  • Now you will see the Contacts folder in the screen. Hit on the Import button as shown in the image below

Contacts folder Import Option



  • Choose CSV format as shown below and hit on the Import button.

Import CSV file to Windows Contacts



Choose files to import



  • Hit on the browse button, locate your CSV file and select it.



Importing CSV to Windows Contact



  • After selecting, hit on the Next button. 



Import CSV to Windows



CSV Import Mapping



  • Now you've to mark the fields which you wanna include. Choose the field type as shown in the image below. 



Change Field Type while importing



  • After mapping the fields properly, hit on the finish button. And Close the dialogue box. 



Fields to import



After pressing the Finish button, all of your contacts will be stored in your Contacts folder. To see these contacts, again press Start button > Type Contacts and then you will see the Contacts window as shown in the following image - 



Windows Contacts sample



Here you can see that all contacts are stored with .contact extension. This format is quite useful for your Windows PC. But if you wanna get these contacts on your Smartphone, then they should be converted into vCard format. I mean Step 3 is unlocked. We've to get there now . . .



Export the Contacts as VCF  | Step 3


Make sure you're in Contacts folder or Press Start > Type Contacts > Go to the Export option > 



Windows Contacts export option



  • Now choose vCards option and hit on the Export button. 



Export contacts as VCF



  • You must choose a separate folder for exporting. Or you can choose your Contacts folder. Never choose desktop cause your desktop will be full with these contacts files.



Choosing a location to export

  • Press OK after choosing the export folder. 




Converting contacts to vCards




  • Within few moments your contacts will be exported and you will see the following message. 



Exporting process finished



Contacts with contact and vcf extension


That's it. Now you can see both type of contacts side by side. If you need to import these contacts on your Smartphone, then simply select the .vcf files and copy them in a separate folder. Then copy this folder to your phone memory or SD card. 
  • Then go to your Phone Contact application
  • Find the Import option from Settings
  • Choose your Import location i.e. Phone Memory or SD Card
Finish! 



Hope this will be of great use if you are in trouble to copy your excel contacts to your Phone. 



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Smartphone Charging Tips . . .



Wireless Charging Pad



Hello Android guys! Today I'm gonna share smartphone charging tips with you. With expert opinion I've blended my own experience and views. After applying these tips you can share me your opinion. I will be waiting for feedback. 



The following tips are applicable for - 

  • Phones that are operated by Android OS
  • Phones that are powered by Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries



Smartphone Charging Tips . . .


  • Before you Charge: Before you plug in your device to the charger, close all the unnecessary applications. Also turn off the Mobile Data, Wi-Fi, Location Services, Bluetooth etc if these are not necessary to be turned on. 



  • Placement: Keep your phone over a hard surface while charging. Don't keep it over soft things i.e. your bed. You can also keep back site up so that it can release the heat. Or you can put something below your phone to detach it from the surface. Surely it will keep your device cool and help charge faster. 

  • Connection: Sometimes your charging cable may not be plugged in properly to the adapter. In that case your phone might be charging slowly. But don't do that ever. Make sure that the adapter is properly inserted to the socket and your charging cable is properly inserted to the adapter and to the phone. If you live in a heavy lightning area then avoid charging your phone during the thunderstorm.


    • Charger: Only use the charger that comes with your device. If not possible, then use a charger from recommended category. Avoid using high capacity charger with a low capacity phone. i.e. Your phone manufacturer proved a charger with output capacity of 1.0 A. In that case you shouldn't use a charger with output capacity 2.0 A. Using the wrong charger may affect battery life.

    • Charging Range: Never empty your battery. Try to recharge before it goes below 20%. Some people say that not to charge 100% always. But I don't see any problem. You can fully charge your phone. Once your battery is full your device will automatically stop taking charge. But you can unplug the charger after full charge to avoid any accident. Recharge your phone even when not in use. Keeping it chargeless may hamper battery life. 

    • Using Phone during Charge: It's good not to use your phone while charging. Specially you should avoid using Internet when charging your device. Cause it will produce too much heat that may slow down the charging process. Some people have bitter experience when charging and using Facebook at the same time. So, if you badly need to use your device while charging, make sure its temperature is not as hot as it may burst!


    So guys, I would like to say something at the end. Don't be so serious! Smartphones are not for using years after years. Cause whatever the configuration is, it's bound to be obsolete within 2 years at most. 



    Disclaimer! 

    The above tips are shared with you based on experts' opinion and my personal experience. I've tried to provide the best tips regarding your phone and battery life. Again I would like to inform you that, Marks PC Solution is not responsible if these tips cause - 
    • Any damage to your phone
    • Any damage to your charger
    • Any damage to your phone battery
    • Any kind of loss i.e. financial or something else



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    Customize the List of Recently Used Files . . .



    Customize the List of Recently Used Documents



    Microsoft Office displays the list of recently used documents in its programs i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and some other programs. For your convenience, you can change the number of recent items to be displayed. Let's see how - 




    Applies to - 

    • Office 2016
    • Office 2013
    • Office 2010
    • Office 2007



    Customize the Recent Document List | Office 2010, 2013, 2016

    1. Start any of your Office programs i.e. Word or Excel.
    2. Hit on the File button from upper left corner and choose Options.
    3. Now you will see Word Options window. Go to the Advanced tab from the left pane.
    4. Scroll down and find the Display section.
    5. Look at the

    Customize the List of Recently Used Files



    Now hit on the OK button to save your settings. 



    For Office 2007

    The settings are almost same here except you've to hit on the Office button instead of File. Then - 


    Office Buttons with Word Options



    • Word Options
    • Advanced
    • Display
    • Show this number of recent documents. Type your digit i.e. 50
    That's it. 





    Stay connected for more tips . . . 




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