Thursday, January 5, 2017

Using Your Laptop as Hotspot


If you have a laptop o computer with a wired network card and a wireless one so you could use it as a hotspot to share internet to others by using mHotspot.

First, you have to download the installer, once you do it run the installer, this is going to display but don't use the quick installation, you need to customize (don't check on 'Install Wander Burst...'):




Then, you have to uncheck the 'TuneUp Utilities' to get not installed, then click 'Next':




The installation will finish and you can execute it, fill 'Hotspot name', put the password and click on 'Start Hotspot':




Wait for a little and you will see 'Hotspot: ON' and others now will be ready to connect to this virtual hotspot and have internet:





It doesn't work if you have only one wireless card, or at least I couldn't make it work and haven't found documentation about it.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Adding Website to Your Android Home Screen


Sometimes you are using (because you like to or have to) a web page from your Android device and you think that I would be better if you could access directly, maybe using an application on your screen or having it as a bookmark on your browser.

Unfortunately not all webpages offers their own application for quick access, and using a bookmark force you to start the browser, then go to the bookmarks section, then search between bookmarks what you want and then click on it.

What you can do if there is no application to help you is to 'pin' that web in your home screen so you can access it directly. To do that, first start you default web browser (in this case Chromium), go to your favorite web and click on options (button with 3 dots):




Next click on 'Add to Home screen' option:




Write the name for this direct access:




And it's done, now you can go to that page directly by clicking on its icon on the home screen:




I have seen other browsers that offers this option too, the steps should be similar and I think you won't have any problem doing them.