March 2013 ~ Hackinthus

Lava Launched Xolo X1000 In Goa Teasing "Fastest SmartPhone"

Lava Xolo X1000!!

Katrina Kaif Launches Sony Xperia Z Smartphone And Tablets

Sony Xperia Z

Samsung Galaxy S4 : Event Round Up, Specs, Pricing and Availability

Samsung Galaxy S4.

Nokia Lumia 620 Review

Nokia's most affordable Windows Phone 8 device, Nokia Lumia 620

Install Instagram Unofficially On Blackberry Z10

How To Install Instagram Unofficially On Blackberry Z10 [Video] !!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Get All The Paid Android Apps For Free Without Root Access

Android app store is a very fast growing app store, which has been adding a large number of apps recently. A lot of developers are earning for it by providing absolute apps in paid version. These apps deserve to be paid for because it includes the time and sweat developers have shed making it. Still people think why to waste their money on a app without knowing about it properly. This is a major problem because not all apps have a trial or beta version.

Today i will be telling you how to download paid apps from Google Play Store for free, but this should be used only for testing or checking the paid app and if you are satisfied by it just do a favor to the developer by buying it from the Google Play Store. The best part of this app is that it does not need a root access.

The name of the app that you need to install is "Blackmart Alpha", this app is similar to "Cydia" app in Apple iPhone. By using Cydia you can download paid apps from Apple Store for free. You can download Blackmart Alpha from the link provided here . 

Procedure to download paid apps for free:

  • Download the app from the above given link
  • Install it on your phone
  • Browse through Google Play Store and pick any paid app that you want to download
  • Open Blackmart Alpha app and in the search column enter the name of the app
  • When you find your app from the search result just select it and click on install
  • Now the app gets downloaded and installed on your device
You can refer the video below for further assistance:

Download Link for the app.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

SuperBeam For Faster File Sharing

Connectivity in phones have been developing along with mobile phones. It started with infra-red, then came bluetooth, then NFC and now the newest is WiFi Direct. Developers have formulated a new application called the SuperBeam which provides a faster file transfer process. 

Photo Credits-Google Play Store

SuperBeam uses WiFi Direct to share any file stored on the device with another device, this is possible on a device that runs Android 4.0 or later. If your device runs an older version of Android, the application will automatically switch to hotspot mode. You can pair the devices using QR codes or NFC, you do not need to install an QR reader application because it has an inbuilt QR scanner. Another feature that SuperBeam boasts is the ability to use an existing WiFi network to connect and share files between devices.


  • Share files between devices using NFC or QR code scanning.
  • Blazing fast transfer speeds using WiFi direct.
  • Switches to hotspot mode automatically for devices that doesn't support WiFi direct.
  • Can use existing WiFi network connection between devices.
  • Share single or multiple files of any type (photos, videos, zip files, APK's)
  • Works with all 3rd party file managers and photo galleries.
  • Light and dark color themes.
  • Advanced settings

WiFi direct doesn't play well with custom ROMs. Please follow these steps to switch to hotspot (tethering) mode if WiFi direct is causing you issues:
  • Open SuperBeam scanner.
  • Tap options > settings.
  • Tap Advanced settings > Preferred direct method.
  • Choose Hotspot.
  • Close SuperBeam and try sharing again.
This application is available for free on Google Play Store.

Tips To Get Followers On Instagram

'Just Instagram It' - We often hear this term now-a-days. Instagram is yet another social networking platform where user share their memories & moments in form of pictures. One can easily edit any image via defined filter and make it look more vibrant and attractive.

 Now, Instagram is smilar to twitter. You want people to follow you. So, here we are giving you some tips as to how one can get followers on instagram.

1. Never ever hesitate to follow any user. If someone likes your photo, Do follow him.
2. Always use hash tags while sharing pictures. It allows various random users to view your pictures and like them. 
3. Like random pictures on popular hash tags like #instagood #instaclick #instafood. 
4. Always use #followme and #follow4followback tags while sharing your pictures and when users start following you, do follow back.
5. Search #follow4followback tag on 'search by tag' and start following those users because most of them will start following you back.

I am not much of an instagram freak but when I followed these few steps, I easily got around 30-40 followers in just one night.

Happy Instagraming!!

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Sony Xperia Z Review

Its here!! Sony's best in a smartphone - XPERIA Z. The much awaited Sony's flagship device is here in India. The phone was initially revealed at CES 2013 where it was marketed as 'water-proof and dust-proof smartphone' with all top-notch hardware specifications. Xperia Z is priced at ₹37,990 in India.
Lets go through every aspect of this smartphone and see how much effort Sony has put into this thing.

Design and Build Quality

No doubt, the phone looks stunning. Sony has really put in a lot of effort on making this phone look different from existing ones and they have succeeded to some level. (HTC One aluminum shell casing takes away the crown). The phone is glass-cased just like iPhone 4/4S from front and back which makes the phone very fragile to drops and it's not even Gorilla Glass which is quiet a turn down.

Xperia Z being a water-proof phone, all the ports are covered with a clip-case. This is quite  annoying as one has repeatedly open and close those ports for multiple purposes like listening to songs, charging, data transfer etc.
Xperia Z is available in 3 colors : Black , White & Purple


Sony Xperia Z comes with 5.0 inch FULL HD TFT capacitive touchscreen with resolution of 1080x1920 pixels carrying a pixel density of 441 ppi. The phone is also powered with Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 which makes sure that user is never disappointed with the visual experience of the phone. Not Gorilla, but Xperia Z does come with Shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass.


Processor And Memory

Xperia Z is powered by with 1.5 GHz Krait Qualcomm MDM9215M / APQ8064 Quad-core Processor with Adreno 320 GPU and 2 GB RAM.  It comes with a built-in 16 GB internal memory which is expandable upto 64GB via Micro SD slot.


Sony Xperia Z runs Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) which means you get Google Now, Project Butter and many other improvements.


Xperia Z packs in 13MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash producing images with resolution of 4128x3096 pixels. The additional features includes face detection, image stabilization, HDR, sweep panorama. It record videos at 1080p @ 30fps with video stabilization. 
It also features a 2.2 MP secondary camera which too records video at 1080p @ 30fps.


Sony Xperia Z is juiced up by 2330 mAh non-removable battery which will keep your phone up for a day on moderate use. But if you are social-freak, it might disappoint you.


Overall, Sony Xperia Z is really nice smartphone for the current market. Where all other companies are launching their flagship devices at a price tag of 43-45k, Sony is giving you similar configuration at a much lesser price and great performance. 

We Like Sony Xperia Z..!!  

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Friday, March 22, 2013

How To Install Instagram Unofficially On Blackberry Z10 [Video]

Blackberry has become a recognized Smartphone these days. However not all notable Apps are yet available in recent Blackberry 10 OS but still people owning such smartphone crave of somehow getting those apps. Either officially or perhaps unofficially.

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 Good news for the Blackberry Z10 users who are in love with famous photo sharing & editing app Instagram can now install and run safely a stable version of Instagram on their Blackberry Z10.

The official Instagram is not yet available on the Blackberry App world yet but there are some easy techniques to install it on your Blackberry Z10 as it's confirmed working stable on that Smartphone.

However, it's not too straight & simple as that in android phones just requiring an .apk file and installing on your device, but the blackberry installing procedure is somehow little different.

First of all you will require the Bar file, download here.
Then you need DDPB which allows installing from external source to your device download here.
Your computer should have Java Runtime installed before continuing the process.

Follow the video below to gather complete process of installation.

The above video is just a glimpse of Instagram running on Blackberry Z10 thanks to saadi703.

Another video which was made for installing Whatsapp below is the actual process however do not forget the bar file you will use is the one above mentioned, it's just a process which is similar to that of Whatsapp installation steps.

The app works great on Blackberry Z 10 and the installation steps is only tested for that device only. So if you are trying to get it on any other Blackberry handset with the above procedure then you may likely find yourself in some trouble.

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Video Credits: Saadi703

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Apple Patches Evasi0n Jailbreak In iOS 6.1.3 Update

The final version of iOS 6.1.3 is available to all Apple iOS users with bug fixes and improvements in their previous OS. Certainly, those interested in Jailbreaking their iOS devices have bad time with this update. The news came from Apple website claiming that they have finally managed to patch evasi0n which was a jailbreaking tool used in Jailbreaking any iOS 6 devices.

Accidentally if you have updated to iOS 6.1.3 and you have a A5 device such as iPhone 5 or any newer device then certainly it's a bad day for you because you won't be able to Untether it again using evasi0n. However, if you are not in to jailbreaking then it's not a big concern for you probably that's why Apple update their OS for a period of time.

So if you have an iPhone 5 and do not want to lose your Untether jailbreak, try to stay away from updating your OS to 6.1.3

In case if you have pre-A5 device there is still hope of installing a "tether jailbreak" but A5 devices will suffer in any case.

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Sony Launches Xperia SP and Xperia L

Photo credits-The Verge

Sony had a hard time competing in the high-end mobile market segment after it parted ways with Ericsson for the past two years, but its new smartphones were among the most attractive offerings to the market. Sony Xperia U and Xperia GO, were mid range phones which provided customers with some fragments of the features of a high end phone. Sony had always been known for its design, but now it has mixed design with latest features and the most promising part is that this package costs comparatively low. Recently it had launched Sony Xperia Z, which lead to a great success, which the company is looking to keep going. In order to fulfill this requirement Sony has launched two new mid-range Xperia smartphones, the Xperia SP and Xperia L. 

Photo credits-NDTV

The Sony Xperia SP is the more interesting of the pair with a 4.6-inch 720p display, 1.7GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 Pro Dual Core processor, Adreno 320 GPU and an 8-megapixel camera with Exmor RS sensor.It has an onboard memory of 8GB which can be further expanded up to 32GB via miroSD card. The phone supports 1080p HD video recording and a VGA front facing shooter.For connectivity it is equipped with LTE and NFC and comes with a 2370mAh battery, which is claimes to offer a talk time of up to 10 hours and 25 minutes and standby time of up to 635 hours.The phone will be available in white, red and black colour variants.
Photo credits-GSM Arena

The Sony Xperia L is a precision engineered feature mix, making it a true successor to last year's Xperia U. It is claimed to have a 1GHz Snapdragon dual-core processor, Adreno 305 GPU, 4.3-inch display with resolution of 854 x 480, 8GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD), an 8-megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS sensor  that supports 720p HD video recording and a VGA front facing shooter. The phone supports NFC functionality and comes with a 1750mAh battery, which is claimed to offer a talk time of up to 8 hours and 30 minutes and standby time of up to 498 hours. The phone will be available in white, red and black colour variants.
Photo credits-The Verge

Sony Xperia SP key specifications

  • 4.6-inch TFT display(Tempered glass) with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels
  • 1.7 GHz Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Dual Core processor
  • 8GB internal memory expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • 8-megapixel Exmor RS autofocus camera with LED flash
  • VGA front camera
  • 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, EDGE, GPRS, GPS, LTE
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • 2,370mAh battery

Sony Xperia L key specifications

  • 4.3-inch TFT display(Scratch-resistant touch panel cover glass) with a resolution of 480x854 pixels
  • 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8230 dual-core processor
  • 8GB internal memory expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • 8-megapixel Exmor RS autofocus camera with LED flash
  • VGA front camera
  • 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, EDGE, GPRS, GPS, LTE
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • 1,750mAh battery
Both the Xperia SP and L will be available in Asia and Europe by the end of June.


iPhone 5 Explodes In Thailand During A Call

This news came as a shock for me,iPhone 5 explodes during a call and I was like how is it possible.Apple always claims its product to be a perfect one then how did this accident took place.It's not the first time we are hearing about a phone blast.We had previously covered a news about Google nexus 7 explosion.
Samsung's flagship the Galaxy S III was also in the news last year when it exploded in a user's car in Ireland.


This accident took place yesterday at 3am,Suwicha Auesomsaksakul was almost injured when his iPhone5 exploded after he had been holding it to his ear for only 30 seconds. This was first reported by Coconutsbankok,a local news site.


During the phone call, Suwicha felt heat and saw burning smoke erupting from his 32GB, black device. He threw it immediately to the floor. He said that the phone then exploded four times like a firecracker, forming a sizable burn mark on its “Home” button.

Here's the Video:


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Via-Ndtv ,Source-coconutsbankok

Scribble Racer : Game Designed For SPen

Android has always been a source of entertainment apart from customization and other stuffs. There are bunch of addictive and innovative games which easily cuts your time when you feel bored. Well, its time to add one more game to that list, its called Scribble Racer

Developed by XDA Forum Member Wolfgang Knecht, Scribble Racer is a simple yet very addictive game specially designed for those who carry SPen with them. It can also be easily played with finger. All you have to do is guide your SPen or finger through the track that scrolls faster and faster as you proceed through levels, allowing the player to gather variety of cool stuffs such as stars, coins, fruits and candy which helps you gain points on that level.

The game has three difficulty level : Easy | Normal | Hard . Each level increases the scrolling speed respectively. Overall, the game is totally addictive and the best part, it's FREE. 
Do give it a try and I am sure you won't be disappointed.


Google Play Store Link : Scribble Racer For Android

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Play PSP Games On iOS, Android, Windows And BlackBerry As PSP Emulator PPSSPP Is Now Available

Gaming these days has managed to comfortably shift from Consoles to smartphones. Particularly when we are seeking hand held gaming devices, our choices has widened from selective PSP or Nintendo DS's to high end Android/iOS Smartphones. Well, Sony PSP long back created a rift among Gamers particularly in Hand-held gaming sections but now it's long lost and forgotten.

Long back then Games such as God of War, Virtual Tennis, Tekken, etc had good graphics and strong game-play. People have moved to Android and iOS's these days and buying PSP even for 6,000 (INR) is a big deal. Time has discarded PSP and people who have already invested genuine amount of money in their massive smartphones don't want to get a old generation PSP. Still knowing games of that time were real good and the list can go long. 

Why did that happen anyways? Truly i being one of the Sony PSP fan-boys honestly feel a monopoly in the market. Good titles stopped coming and the games quality in the PSP section started to depreciate it's quality. Probably they had to push the PS-Vita up. Nerveless that's not our concern here.

Good news for people wanting to try out those titles directly on their Smartphone, PPSSPP has released portable PSP emulator version 0.7  for Android, Windows, Apple, Blackberry devices.

Earlier such emulator was coded for iOS devices only but finally the Android version it out. You might think the quality and frame rates may vary in actual device and here but that's nothing to worry about as they have already tested on few games and it does work pretty fine. 
The tested games from the developer includes God of War, Wipe-out Pure, Virtual Tennis. The complete list can be checked here and also to note some games have glitches and they are displayed in the compatibility list here. So before you proceed installing you can check out the game performance there. 

iOS users can check the video below as it works in that platform too and that's nothing new.

For the download link please visit here directly to the "" website here.
Android users can also get it from play-store here.

Gaming on PSP was quite fun earlier and those who haven't tried titles because they had Android and lacked possessing PSP must start trying installing this emulator and enjoy seamless gaming. We haven't tested this ourselves but going through the videos and earlier applications of this developers i can assure it will work for you too.

You are free to comment here in case you face any glitch.

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'Clean Master' an All-In-One Android Cleaning Application

The present Android Operating System is just like the convectional computer operating system, in it also temporary files are created during booting , installing and uninstalling applications or programs which take extra space in your phones memory and also extra RAM space. These may cause decreased RAM space thus leading to lagging of the system.
Clean Master is an all-in-one Android cleaning application which will remove useless redundant files, erase your device history, wipe any private data, uninstall applications and act as a task killer.

Photo courtsey- XDA Developers

The features included in this application are:

1. History Eraser

  • Clean cache
  • Clean residual files

2. Privacy Protection.

  • Clean selected messages (SMS&MMS)
  • Clean selceted call logs
  • Clean Google search history
  • Clear clipboard data
  • Protect other app privacy such as wechat, whatsapp, etc.

3. Kill running tasks/release RAM/1Tap Boost
4. Application manager

  • Uninstaller
  • Backup

You can download this application from Google Play Store.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 : Accessories

A smartphone is incomplete without it's accessories. So this time, Samsung has bag full of accessories for your Galaxy S4 so that your Galaxy is never alone.

So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.” ~ A.J.Materi
Keeping this in mind, Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with 'S Health', a built-in software, so when you spend your wealth on S4, you also gain health out of it. Samsung has announced S Band and the Body Scale accessories to promote S Health. Both the accessories gets connected to your device via S Health app and tracks your fitness. Body Scale helps you keep record of your weight, while S Band is a calorie tracker.

image credit : theverge

Wireless Charging, as expected, is there for Galaxy S4 with support for the Qi wireless standard. All of you have to do is put your smartphone on top of the charging pad and leave. Your device will magically start juicing up.  

 image credit : engadget

Good news for gamers!! Samsung has announced their very own wireless gamepad accessory. You can connect it to Galaxy S4 and level up your mobile gaming experience.

image credit :gamexeon

Last but not the least, Cases. As usual, Samsung will be officially launching cases for Galaxy S4 and one of them will be flip cover as seen for S III and Note II. Samsung also introduced something called 'S View Cover' which display useful information via a transparent cover over the case.

My favorite among all is the Gamepad. The way it projects your device once it get connected is just amazing. Can't wait to get my hands on that.

Stay tuned with us to keep yourself updated with Galaxy S4.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 : Event Round Up, Specs, Pricing & Availability

The next big thing is here. Samsung is finally out with Galaxy S4, the much awaited phone of this year. Now, just sit back and scroll through this article to get a glimpse of what happened during the entire event.


As predicted, the design for Samsung Galaxy S4 is inspired by it's Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II.  The device is thinner than Galaxy S III and is a bit more rectangular like S II.

 Like other Galaxy Handsets, Galaxy S4 is also made up of polycarbonate casing, but is still the best looking Galaxy till date. Owners of S III and Note II will surely be jealous of this.

Weighing in just 130g and measuring at 69.8mm x 136.6mm x 7.9mm, Galaxy S4  is "Slimmer, lighter & Solid" than any other Galaxy.

Samsung ditched the pebble blue and Galaxy S4 is now available in two colors - “White Frost” and “Black Mist”.


Samsung Galaxy S4 features a 5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display producing a pixel density of 441 ppi. (Wow!!) The screen smartly adjusts the screen tone to match the surroundings for lesser eye strain.

Samsung has come up a feature named Air Gesture which allow users to use gestures to change sound tracks, browse through pictures and other stuffs. Also, there is something known as Air View, that allows users to hover their finger above content to get a quick sneak preview. (Amazing!)


Samsung Galaxy S4 is powered by a 1.9 Ghz quad-core processor (1.6 Ghz Octa-core processor in some regions) and 2GB of LP DDR3 RAM. There are total 8 sensors on this device.
Some of the features are -
- Screen Mirroring 
- Smart Pause : Which let you pause the video when you look away from the screen.
- Smart Scroll : lets you scroll through pages simply by titling your device.


Samsung Galaxy S4 runs the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with a slightly updated TouchWiz UI.


Like previous Galaxy Handsets, S4 come with three storage options, ie, 16, 32, 64 GB. All three can be expanded using microSD card upto 64GB.


Galaxy S4 packs in 3G and 4G LTE models and WiFi offering  a/b/g/n/ac (HT80). With 4G LTE, one can now download with a speed of up to 100  Mbps and upload speed of 50 Mbps. 


Apart from all above, S4 includes Bluetooth 4.0, NFC & GPS.


As rumored, Galaxy S4 features a 13 MP primary camera and a 2 MP secondary camera. Camera's Drama Shot feature is capable of snapping 100 shots every 4 seconds. Both the cameras can be used at the same time.

Samsung also introduced 'Sound and Shot', a new add-on  which allows user to record five seconds of audio before clicking a shot. As Samsung says, “it’s like adding another dimension of detail to the memory you’re creating."

Other cool features include 'Eraser', which lets you remove people in pictures who might be “interrupting” your photo.

Apart from all these, there are some standard smartphone features like HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode, panorama shot, sports mode, face detection.


Samsung Galaxy S4 is powered by a massive 2600 mAh battery which will provide users with decent amount of battery life.

Other Smart Features 

- S Translator - lets you translate different languages and it's all VOICE. (Mind Blowing!!) It responds to 9 different languages.

- Group Play - allows you to connect 8 S4 devices together with no wireless router required!!

- Adapt Display - adjusts the volume and tone to an optimum level for user's comfort.

- WatchON -   transforms your smartphone into an IR remote, through which one can control TV, set-top box, DVD player etc.

Pricing and Availability

Samsung hasn't announced official pricing for S4 yet, but indicated that it will be around same as any previous flagship device. We are expecting it to be around ₹44,500.
Galaxy S4 will be launching on 327 carriers in 155 countries, at the end of April 2013.

(via Redmondpie

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