How to access media files(images/videos) received in telegram?

on Saturday, March 22, 2014
Media files received in telegram(android) are not visible in the gallery which is the default path for every media files received through other applications,thus limiting the media files to be only sent to the other telegram contacts only.
Here's the steps to access the media files and making them visible in the gallery folder , thus enabling to share or send those files.

Save Images
1. Open the image you want to save.
2. Open menu.
3. Click save.
4. Open gallery and the file will be visible in the telegram folder.

Save Videos

1. Open the default file manager of the device.
2. Open android/data/org.telegram.messenger/cache 
3. Select the files , open menu and move them to the other   folder(preferably "video" folder)
4. Open gallery and the file will be visible in the telegram folder.

Note: Telegram stores the files in 

android/data/org.telegram.messenger/cache and can
be shared or sent from the same folder but to avoid always visiting this path to share the files , follow the above steps and they will be visible in the gallery.

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Remotely access your android device-Airdroid

on Thursday, July 18, 2013
Recently I came across an android app on google play called Airdroid and I was amazed to know that this app can be used to remotely access your android device.

1.) Download this app from here.
2.) Install it on your android device.
3.) Create an account and sign in.
4.) Now go to this link and sign in with your account you just created on your android device.
5.) And finally you will be able to use the following features :-

  • Desktop SMS: Send & receive SMS from the comfort of your computer. Faster typing and navigation with the full keyboard and large screen.
  • Files and Media: Move photos, videos, ringtones and any other files on and off Android, all without a USB cable.
  • Find Phone: Locate and lock your Android when it’s lost. Cannot get it back? Simply wipe all data remotely.
  • Manage Apps: Easier way of app search, installation and apk export.
  • Camera and Screenshot: See through the lens of your Android camera, front and back. Or stream the screen of your Android in nearly real-time.
  • Phone Calls, Clipboard , Url transfer and more: Call contact, share clipboard content, push url to Android and more features awaiting your discovery.

Author-Pratik Dhake
Editor-Pooja Panchal

Tip for android developers regarding Keystore

on Wednesday, July 17, 2013
A year ago I started developing Android Applications. I had launched the Demo version of my game Wake Up Dad on google play. I was a beginner back then so didn’t know the importance of keystore (used for signing any Android Application) which I accidently deleted.

A few months back, I wanted to update the game but I couldn’t because of the lost keystore. I tried launching the game with different keystore but google play doesn’t allow the updated apk as the signature is different. The only solution to this was to remove the older version of the game and publish the updated apk with the new package game. Pretty sad for a developer when there are some great reviews etc :(

So here's a tip (mainly for beginners): If you've lost your private key, its gone forever (unless you have backups). Make sure you have a backup of your key. The best way to do this is by mailing it to your own mail address.

P.S - If you accidently landed up on this page and if you are an android developer..don't ignore it...I will be glad if it helped someone out there..:) 
Editor - Pooja Panchal

Query places + Google's places API + autocomplete TextView + android

on Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Here's the code on how to use places api in android's autocomplete TextView..
Download Zip Project
Note:-Replace the String "YOUR_API_KEY" in with your actual android key,which you   can obtain here.
Make sure to add "Internet permission" in your project's manifest file.


How to root android device?

on Thursday, January 24, 2013
Follow the steps given below:-

1. Download file from here(
2. Copy this file on your sdcard.
3. Switch off your cell and enter into recovery mode(different android devices have different ways to enter
    into recovery mode...just google it for your particular device..for samsung devices it can be done by
    holding home button and power button..!!).
4. Recovery mode has options like update via sdcard,wipe cache,wipe data etc(scroll through the options
    using volume up & down button and select an option by pressing home button).Select update via sdcard
    option which lists all the files and folders available on your sdcard.
5. Locate file and select it...and installation will start...once it is done the system will
6. That's have successfully rooted your can see super su app which confirms rooted
    android device..!!

Source files of my app(Pratibimb) available for download

on Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Here's the link to source files of my app...anyone can download it and modify it for learning purposes..!!

What is XSS?

on Wednesday, May 23, 2012

XSS (Cross Site Scripting) - This vulnerability allows for an attacker's input to be sent to unsuspecting victims. The primary usage for this vulnerability is cookie stealing; if an attacker steals your cookie, they can log into any site for which they have stole your cookies.