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How to open FreeMind mind map on Android device

Long time ago I have tried to open FreeMind mind map on an Android tablet and failed due to very limited possibilities.
Today I tried it again and finally found an ideal application SimpleMind that can import/export mind maps using FreeMind format.

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Nexus 7 – Android 4.3 – bootloader problem

Recently I decided to upgrade my Nexus 7 to the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but quickly encountered InvalidState error when tried to update bootloader.

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Adblock Plus available on Google Play

Adblock Plus appeared yesterday on Google Play. It’s a great news as it means better browsing experience. Application acts as transparent proxy so you can use Google Chrome without any ads.

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Ubuntu – Nexus 7 basics

I spent all day testing custom roms on Nexus 7 but finally decided to roll back everything and use stock rom with encryption. I will describe here how to unlock device, install recovery image, return to stock rom and root Nexus 7 (Android 4.2) using Ubuntu.

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AirDroid – Manage your Android device using browser

AirDroid is a complete solution to manage Android phone over WiFi network. I have been using it since last week and I am still amazed by its look and simplicity. Everything can be accessed and viewed using a web browser on personal computer.

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F-Droid – FOSS applications for Android platform

Android FOSS repository client (F-Droid is a robot with a passion for Free and Open Source software) provides easy access to a number of interesting FOSS applications.

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How to download YouTube videos using Android device

Watching YouTube videos can be really painful when using GPRS connection and I don’t even take into account usage charges… Hopefully there is a solution as you can download your favorite videos over Wi-Fi using Tubemate (it is not available in Google Play).

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How to send notifications from Android device to desktop

Recently I was playing with Growl notifications and I thought it would be cool idea to see on desktop notifications sent from my phone.

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How to access contacts on rooted E10i phone

I use rooted Xperia X10 mini (model E10i) with Android 2.1-update1. Unfortunately I couldn’t find any software for direct synchronization that runs on Linux so at least I wrote small script to backup my contacts.