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Abtevrythng Quicktips: Resolving Amazon Appstore Region not Supported issue

Lot of comments were floating around that the method described in our post How to use Amazon Appstore Outside US is not working anymore. So in response to all those comments here is a Quicktip from team Abtevrythng to make you get that free app from Amazon Appstore.

Lot of people reported that the method described in our previous post used to work for them earlier but stopped to working for some reason. So this post is dedicated to all those who are facing similar issues and getting the most famous error from Amazon Appstore which says "Not available in your region".

Get Amazon Appstore working again - The Workaround
STEP 1: If you already have an Appstore ID which you were using to download apps previously jump to Step #2. If you are a new user and using Appstore for the first time, please follow the steps in our earlier post and if you get any error than come here and check out the next steps.
STEP 2: To make it work again, all you have to do is use Amazon Appstore on your P…

Happy Holidays from team Abtevrythng

Its holiday season and we are going off for the next week to recharge our batteries.
We wish each and every one of you Happy Holidays!!! And we hope to see you again next year!

Make portable applications online for free

Ever wondered how to make portable applications? OR you already know how to make portable apps but want an easy way out to make them? Guess what! There is a solution available which allows you to make portable applications online and that too without the complexities involved in making one. Read on this post and learn how to go about portable app online!

For those of you who are wondering what portable apps actually are? These are standalone applications which does not require any installation to be performed on users machine. These apps are greatly popular now a days because one can carry his favorite apps in a USB device and can run those apps on any machine. Other than this the best feature which you can think of having portable apps is that you can run them without administrator permission on host machine. ( Using portable applications to run application without administrative privileges is just one way to use your favorite application on any device on which you do not have admin…

Mapping MIDI Controller like a pro - Advanced

In our previous posts we discussed about the MIDI signals that a controller sends to Traktor, basics of controllerism, and finding what signal is sent by which button, slider or knob. In this post we will be talking it to the next level which is mapping the buttons/knobs/sliders/jog wheels of our controllers to custom Traktor functions. To show this we will map Jog Wheels to control Traktor Effects section, touching jog wheels will turn on all the three effects in Traktor FX section and rotating them in either direction will control the amount of those effects.
This post assume that you have read,understood, and performed all the steps mentioned in our previous posts. If not we recommend you to go through the following first, before beginning the steps described here.
Understand the outcome we are trying to achieve by custom mapping – Ean Golden's NI S2 mappings applied onto Numark Mixtrack Finding MIDI signals and deleting them in order to remap our controllers – Mapping MIDI cont…

Mapping MIDI controller like a pro - Basics

This is the second post in the Ean Golden’s NI S2 tricks applied onto Numark Mixtrack article series. It will show you how to map your existing midi controller just like Ean Golden’s breaking the silence video. You’ll not only learn just the mapping but how to actually achieve same sounds as Ean did. Later this series will contain articles on complete teardown of the sounds and effects used by Ean in the NI S2 demo video. Let us begin our first step toward ‘Controllerism’.
For the sake of this tutorial I will be using Numark mixtrack as my controller and Traktor Pro as the mixing machine. But the steps given in this tutorial are universally applicable for any midi controller. Please plug in your controller and fire up Traktor and then proceed with the given steps. So lets take control of our controllers and step further into this art of controllerism! You could expect the following outcomes from this tutorial:
Resetting your controller’s mapping in case if you mis-mapped something. …

Flaunt your Android with Ethereal Dialpad

So you got yourself an Android device! Follow this post and jazz it up with the coolest applications from the android market, not only allowing you to enjoy those apps yourself, but even flaunt your Android to envy others.

Flaunt your android with Ethereal Dialpad (synthesizer) free! Its a simple app which creates magical musical notes when you to move your fingers over the screen. You dont need to be a music nerd in order to use it, just download this app and amzaze your friends with magical music.

I have gone through multiple articles showcasing lists of best Apps to download and use on your Android powered device. But cannot find any list showcasing Apps that I can show off to my friends and tell them how cool my Android is. So here goes the post of Apps that you can use to flaunt your Android. Please note that the applications are categorized into multiple posts and there are no rankings or comparison between these Apps.

Ethereal Dialpad - Free synthesizer app for Android
Descriptio…

Flaunt Your Android with iLightr Free

So you got yourself an Android device! Follow this post and jazz it up with the coolest applications from the android market, not only allowing you to enjoy those apps yourself, but even flaunt your Android to envy others.

I have gone through multiple articles showcasing lists of best Apps to download and use on your Android powered device. But cannot find any list showcasing Apps that I can show off to my friends and tell them how cool my Android is. So here goes the post of Apps that you can use to flaunt your Android. Please note that the applications are categorized into multiple posts and there are no rankings or comparison between these Apps.

iLightr Free - The free Virtual Lighter App!
Description:iLightr is the next best thing to having a real lighter in your pocket! Combining stylish case designs and a stunning photo realistic flame, iLightr is sure to come in handy.
Developer: √úbermind, Inc.


What makes it UBER COOL!
Open this app and just flick your hand to open the lighter lid…

Call US, Canada and Puerto Rico for free (courtesy Bobsled)

Since the shutdown of the best free calling service to US from anywhere on earth 'Earthcaller', there has not been any other service so great to allow free calls to US and Canada. Then Google moved into the space with Google Call Phone option and provided free call to US and Canada - but there was a catch it was free only for US citizens. However there are ways available to use Google Call Phone options from other countries as well. But thanks to T-Mobile for bringing a no strings attached solution a.k.a. Bobsled to the rescue.

Bobsled is a web service which allows its users to make free call to their Facebook friends and and any other mobile/landline number in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico. All you need is a Facebook ID for logging into service. It is also available as a Android and iPhone app, plus a web version; the best part is everything is comes for free! So below is a short explanation of how you can make free calls to your family and friends using Bobsled.
1. Choose…

Custom ROM Installation on HTC Hero part 2

This post is the concluding part of Custom ROM installation on HTC hero. Part one of this post presented Rooting, installing a recovery image, and backing up current ROM. In this we will be discussing how to install a Custom ROM onto your android and what things you must keep in mind while doing it and other prerequisites.
So without further ado, here is what we need to do...
Keep in mind the following points:
Make sure your battery level is more than 70%Your phone is connected to internet via Wi-Fi (or 3G)You copied the custom recovery image onto your SD card root folderAt least 300-400 MB free space exists on your SD card.1. Re-installing Recovery Image
Since we are dealing with HTC smartphones here, we are required to do this step again. Because with latest update system re-flashes stock recovery and do not let us boot to the custom recovery image. And because of this users get errors like the 'Red triangle' with exclamation mark screen while booting, OR there mobile just f…

Custom ROM installation on HTC Hero Part 1

I re-rooted and re installed a custom ROM on my HTC hero last weekend, but things were not working out the way they should. Custom recovery was not booting, all that I was getting was a 'Red triangle with exclamation mark' and I was stuck at it. So if you're facing the same issues with your mobile while installing a custom ROM on it; then read on the following post on how to make things work and install a custom android ROM on your device.

Presented in two posts is a complete way to root and install a custom ROM onto your HTC Hero. I love HTC's Sense interface and didn't wanted to leave it so I installed SalsaSense ROM on it. It is a Android 2.3.3 ROM for HTC hero with HTC sense. I am using this rom but you can use any other ROM you want using the method mentioned below.
UPDATE: Part 2 of this article is complete and up! Read the concluding part at 'Custom ROM Installation on HTC Hero Part 2'

1. Rooting your android 
In order to install a custom ROM you fir…