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Showing posts with label Mobiles. Show all posts

Thursday, October 27, 2016

How to make mobile a webcamera

How to make your mobile a webcameraNot everyone has a laptop and not everyone has a Desktop PC with a Webcam. Now a days, not having a camera/webcamera is a big deal. Attending Skype Calls, Facebook Live streams and many other applications and website demands you to have a webcam.
When I say a webcam , its just a camera which can stream you over internet, hence the name 'web camera' aka webcam.

So, here I am going to tell you about a simple application that I have tried and tested to make your mobile phone as webcam and save money.
As I am talking about Skype video call, I think I should call this post of mine as "How to use Mobile phone as a webcam for Skype "

This one is simple and elegant application which you can install on your android phone from the Play Store.
IP Webcam turns your phone into a network camera with multiple viewing options. View your camera on any platform with VLC player or web browser. Stream video inside WiFi network without internet access.

Features include:
• Video upload to Dropbox, SFTP, FTP and Email using Filoader plugin
• Several web renderers to choose from: Flash, Javascript or built-in
• Video recording in WebM, MOV, MKV or MPEG4 (on Android 4.1+)
• Audio streaming in wav, opus and AAC (AAC requires Android 4.1+)
• Motion detection with sound trigger, Tasker integration.
• Date, time and battery level video overlay.
• Sensor data acquisition with online web graphing.
• Videochat support (video stream only for Windows and Linux via an universal MJPEG video streaming driver)
• Cloud push notifications on motion and sound, cloud recording for motion-triggered records, online video broadcasting powered by Ivideon.
• Extensive baby and pet monitor features: night vision, motion detection, sound detection.

Here is the link for IP WEBCAM. Install the app on your smartphone and Launch it.
There are plenty of things which are there in the mobile app, which you dont need to worry about.

Next Step is to Download the configuration software.Download from https://ip-webcam.appspot.com/
After installing the PC app and launching it, below screen will be shown
Click on Auto Detect.
Settings window

If everything works fine, the camera will be available in Windows software. If something is wrong, please check your firewall rules and your network by visiting your network camera in a web browser.

For example, in skypeTry restarting your PC if it does not work.
After restart, launch any application
say Skype and you can then configure your skype with the IP Cam.
In Skype, Go to Tools - Options - Video Settings .
Here You need to choose, MJPEG Camera
And Baam!!! all done.

You can see your pretty cat over your PC by using your phone.

In the similar way, you can config any Streaming application . You just need to use MJPEG camera as a webcam source.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

How to Make your Li-ion Battery live longer

Here is one more post which will remind you, Not to let the mobile phone battery discharge completely.
In fact, this habit of fully charging mobile batteries was considered pretty good with the older Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd) batteries. This is because of something called the Memory effect, which essentially causes them to lose their maximum energy capacity if they are repeatedly being charged after only partial discharges.

But now every phone is coming with Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries which no longer has such issue.

So, there is no point in charging and discharging them completely every single time and if you do this may account in reduction of the battery’s efficiency.

So below are some efficient practices for charging of Li-ion batteries :

  • The 40–80% rule: Try maintaining the charge range in between 40%-80% in order to prolong the battery life to maximum.
  • Even if you do charge it to 100%, never leave it plugged in i.e do not overcharge your battery
  • Try keeping the phones in cool environment, as heat drastically degrades the performance of Li-ion batteries
  • Fully discharge it once a month, as this helps in rejuvenating the battery’s accuracy of estimating the remaining time for complete discharge.
Above points hold good for your Laptop or any other device if its using Lithium-ion batteries

Monday, September 26, 2016

Google's own Tips and G33k-Tricks section for Android phones

There was a post which I had posted recently about "Ok Google" where all the list of quick tricks were mentioned about how to use your smartphone smartly :)

But, Imagine Google itself giving a set of tips and tricks to make your android phone work efficiently and seamlessly, it has happened.
 I was going through android.com and landed up on a page which actually tells about the tips.
There are all sort of tips presented for Camera, Battery , Customization, Security with the simple to follow steps.

You can refer all of them at

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