How to use fastboot on Android phone from a computer with USB 3.0 ports only

It is rather unfortunate, but twrp.img could not be transferred to the Xiaomi phone simply because the computer from which it was done, did not have a USB 2.0 port. To overcome this, connect a USB 2.0 hub to the USB 3.0 port of the laptop. Then connect the Xiaomi phone USB cable to the … Continue reading How to use fastboot on Android phone from a computer with USB 3.0 ports only

Sync Android Phone Contacts with Thunderbird on local computer without using Google Contacts

With the Android phone, I was surprised to find that any synchronization of contacts information between the phone and a PC, needs to be done via the Internet through Google contacts. Many of us would be uncomfortable providing the contact details of other people to some server on the Internet. There have been instances where … Continue reading Sync Android Phone Contacts with Thunderbird on local computer without using Google Contacts

Go Green with your Visiting Cards

Mobile phones have made it possible to use your phone to send your visiting or business card to another phone. Various options to use are: 1. Transmit a vCard via bluetooth. This requires you to pair your phone with the other phone. 2. Send your contact information via SMS to the other phone. 3. Use … Continue reading Go Green with your Visiting Cards