Thursday, October 16, 2014

How to transfer files between android devices and PC

Obviously the best way to transfer files between PC and any mobile devices is to connect it with data cable and use media storage as the connection mode.

But now a days every smart devices are coming equipped with wifi module and we can use this option to transfer any file between android devices, between android device and PC or between PCs.

You can find many methods to transfer files over wifi but all methods require both the android device and the PC to be on same wifi network. If they are not on the same wifi network then you need to upload the files to some cloud storage eg drop box, skydrive and then access them on the PC and download from there. It will cost you on data usage for larger files.

The best way which I found is to use Samba File sharing app. Only limitation with the app is that it only works on Rooted Phone.

Step by Step procedure to setup the Samba File Sharing app to share files between PC and android device using Wifi tethering is described below.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

All about Cyclone

As the tropical cyclone named Hudhud originated in Andaman sea is approaching landfall to Andhra Pradesh and Orrisa, its very important for us to know each and every bit of it and also about its siblings who has already visited India and neighboring countries or are yet to visit.

What you should know about cyclones
  1. Definitions
  2. What are the Process of cyclone Formation
  3. What are different monitoring and naming organization


Tropical storms, cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons, although named differently, describe the same disaster type.
Essentially, these disaster types refer to a large scale closed circulation system in the atmosphere which combines low pressure and strong winds that rotate in same direction as Earth. This is usually characterized by inward spiraling winds that rotate anti-clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere of the Earth.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

How to share your android mobile internet with PC

Android Phone has three different methods to share its mobile internet with PC.
  1. USB tethering : This is most easy method to share internet with your PC. Just connect your phone to PC through USB cable and start USB tethering. Goto Settings > Wireless & networks > More... > Tethering & Portable Hotspot > USB tethering. PC will automatically configure itself to use the internet from phone's modem.
  2. Bluetooth tethering : This methods should be our last option to use the internet on PC as its data transfer speed is very low.
  3. Wi-Fi Hotspot : This method can only be used if both the devices are wifi enabled. If your PC don't have wifi module, you can use external Wireless Adapter .


    How to setup WiFi Hotspot on your android mobile

    1. Goto  Settings > Wireless & networks > More... > Tethering & Portable Hotspot > Wi-Fi Hotspot
    2. Click on Setup Wi-Fi Hotspot
    3. It will ask for Network SSID. Give any name which you like. It just used to identify your device when you connect your phone to PC. 

    Select WPA2 PSK for security mode and provide suitable password to prevent any unauthorized access of your phone. Click Save to save the settings.

    • Before starting Wi-Fi hotspot, switch ON Wifi module in PC.
    • Then switch ON Wi-Fi hotspot. Computer will automatically scan and display your network SSID which you provided while setting Wi-fi hotspot as shown in below picture.

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    How to configure Outlook for Zimbra account

    These Instruction are successfully tested in Outlook 2013. These settings will not work in network computers which uses proxy servers to connect to the internet.

    Add New Account

    If this is the first time Outlook has been used, you will be asked if you would like to set up an account. Select Yes and click Next. Otherwise, go to Account Settings.
    • Outlook 2007: Open the Tools menu and click Account Settings...
    • Outlook 2013: Go to the File tab, select Info if it is not already selected, and click Add Account.

    Auto Account Setup

    Choose Manual setup or additional server types and click Next.

    Add Account

    Choose Service

    Choose POP or IMAP and click Next.

    Choose service