How to Manage Your Android Device From Your PC

How to Manage Your Android Device From Your PC

Despite the ever-increasing sizes of mobile-device screens — many smartphones are now close to or even more than 5 inches — it’s still a pokey and fiddly affair to configure them — or even look at them, for that matter. Stabbing around those minuscule on-screen keyboards can be a tedious affair.

However, there are PC-based solutions out there that allow you to perform smartphone-related tasks amid the copious screen real estate and roomy keyboard of your PC instead.

Phone makers and wireless carriers can provide some primitive solutions — look for details in the device’s shipping box. Or, you can try out some more elaborate dedicated third-party solutions.

Two such solutions are free Mobogenie — for PC-based management of apps, media, texts, SD card backups and so on — and US$0.99 Krome, an Android app recently published by Damian Piwowarki that can push real-time notifications from your device running Android Ice Cream Sandwich or better onto your full-sized computer’s Chrome browser.

Here’s how to get started.

Mobogenie On-PC Syncing and Management

Step 1: Open your smartphone’s Settings menu and scroll to the Applications and then Development option, or simply the Developer Options menu item — depending on version of Android that you’re running. Check USB Debugging and close the Settings screen.

Step 2: Browse to the Mobogenie website and click on the Download for PC button. Then follow the prompts to install the software and allow the software to install and automatically launch.

Step 3: Click on the first icon, labeled “My Phone,” on the top ribbon.

Step 4: Connect a USB cord between PC and phone when prompted to. Then allow miscellaneous drivers and other files to update and install automatically. Follow any prompts to update drivers manually.

Tip: Mobogenie will automatically install a bridging app on your phone too.

Step 5: Monitor any on-PC-screen status messages, like “Drivers installed successfully.” Minimize any driver-related windows and look for the Mobogenie pop-up dialog box, which will advise you of the sync status.

Step 6: Maximize the Mobogenie interface on the PC and scroll through the dashboard to view and manage items like SMS text inbox, app updating and camera images.

Tip: Use Mobogenie to reduce data costs too by browsing for data-heavy apps from the Mobogenie software on the PC and then installing the app via USB cable rather than wireless network.

Krome On-PC Mobile Device Notifications

Step 1: Browse to the Google Play store using a desktop Web browser or your device’s Play app and purchase $0.99 Krome.

Allow the app to install on the device and follow the prompts to enable the app’s Accessibility Service.

Step 2: Press the Next button repeatedly on the device until the Krome Connect screen appears. There will be a pairing code displayed.

Step 3: Open Google’s Chrome browser on your PC and launch a new tab. Click on the tile labeled “Chrome Web Store” and perform a search for Krome. Select the Krome app and allow it to install, entering your Google User ID and password if prompted.

Step 4: Click on the Krome icon within the Chrome browser on the PC and enter the pairing code from the second step. The PC and device will pair.

Tip: Enter the pairing code without spaces.

Step 5: Watch the PC’s taskbar, and you’ll see a pop-up notification appear briefly when a notification-event occurs, like an incoming Gmail email or text on the mobile device.

Tip: Chrome doesn’t have to be maximized on the PC’s screen in order to get the notification.

How To Recover Lost Files on PC

Recover lost files

Want to Recover Lost Files on your Windows PC? Want to Recover Deleted Files from Windows PC? We deal with many different kinds of stuff on the computer and thus we tend to save tons of important files on it. However, sometimes things may not go your way and some important files on your Windows just get lost or deleted. What a disaster!

So is it possible to get back the lost files on PC? The answer is YES. If the lost or deleted data has not been overwritten by the new adding data, you can restore them on your computer. That’s the reason why it’s inadvisable to download applications, videos, music or create any new file on your computer when you find out that some of the files on this PC are lost and you want to restore them. As you know, these actions will probably overwrite and destroy your lost data and you will not be able to get it back anymore. So if it’s possible, just stop using your computer until you find out a reliable way to recover the deleted files on Windows.

If you are the one who is eager to retrieve the lost files including photos, videos, music, documents and so on, scroll down and check how to fix it efficiently.

We have already discussed about recovering the files in many topics. This time we are going to show you How to recover deleted files using FonePaw Data Recovery.

How to Recover Lost Files

Step 1: Get a Windows Data Recovery Tool on Target PC

FonePaw Data Recovery is a professional tool which allows you to recover lost files on your computer with several simple clicks. Now, you can download and install the FonePaw Data Recovery app on your Windows to give it a shot.

Notice: As we mentioned above, we should avoid downloading apps on the hard drive where we lost data. So if the lost files are previously saved on Disk C, you should download and install the FonePaw Data Recovery tool on Disk D or any other drive except Disk C.

Step 2: Select Data Types to Scan

After you download and install the FonePaw Data Recovery software on your target PC, launch it and you will see the interface as below. The app supports you to recover data types including photos, audios, videos, documents and so on. Choose the data type you want to recover and then also the hard disk where you saved your deleted files. Now, tap on the “Scan” button and the recovery tool will start to perform a quick scan on your selected hard drive.


Step 3: Scan Hard Drive and Look for Lost File

The quick scan process will finish in no time. After that, you can see the files saved on your computer displayed on the interface.

Tips: If you cannot find the files you want after the quick scan, you can try the deep scan mode, which will scan your selected hard drive in a deeper way. Click on the “Deep Scan” button on the top pane of the software and it will start scanning. But the scanning process may take a while. The more files on your selected drive, the longer time it will take.


Step 4: Recover Lost or Deleted Files on Windows PC

The file names in orange are the deleted ones. And you can sort them out by clicking on the eye logo (but this feature is only for Deep Scan mode).


Photos are supported to be previewed, but other data types such as videos, audio or documents are not allowed to be previewed yet. You can restore them on your computer to check. Choose the files you want and click on the “Recover” button and get them back on your Windows PC.

How to get Gmail backup into PC hard drive

Gmail Backup

In this tutorial, we will learn how to get Gmail backup into PC hard drive. From the last 10 years, the use of Gmail has been so common that without having Gmail account we will be not able to store messages and have business contacts. having a backup in PC drive will help you to protect your content or messages in your Gmail account which makes you assured of your content safety in your PC hard drive Even though google backs up.

Step 1: Log into your Gmail account by using your Username and password.

Step 2: Click on your profile picture in your account and choose “Account” from the menu.

Step 3: From the “Account” menu click on the “Data tools” tab.


Step 4:  Click on the “Select data to download” link in the Download Data section from Data tools tab.

Step 5:  Click the “Create an archive” button from the data tools tab in your Gmail account.

Step 6:  After that, you should click “Select all” to deselect all items so that you can select the specific file to move into the backup file.

Step 7:  Select the “Mail” item and click the “Create Archive” button such that all the selected emails will be moved to the archive box.



Step 8: Now you have to check the box you will find “Email  me when the archive is the ready ” and check whether the mail is transferred to the archive box


Step 8:  It sends you an email when you can download it.

Step 9: Open the sent email and click the given link which makes to download the required email and save the archive on your hard drive.