Category: Tech

How to Run Android Apps with BlueStacks on Your PC?

Do you want to buy an Android tablet or phone but try Android first? You may already have a smartphone but want to run your favorite games on big screen. Now comes in Alpha, BlueStacks App Player allows you do both on your Windows PC or laptop.

Once you download BlueStacks on your PC, it will show an icon of Android bot standing on Windows logo on the top right corner of the desktop screen. It displays around 10 default apps on a menu when you place the cursor on Android icon and open the app with just one click. Once you activate it, you can interact with Android apps with your mouse and keyboard on your PC.

Some of the popular apps you may use like Talking Tom, Pulse, Drag Racing etc. By testing them on a laptop with 2.1 GHz CPU and 8GB RAM on Windows 7, we faced no bugs with the alpha version.

You can click the X icon of any Android app and close it on the bottom left corner of the screen. You can open the programs which are running in the background and access them without closing BlueStacks Android emulator by pressing just Alt + Tab keys on your keyboard.

The beauty of BlueStacks is that you can run this app like any other desktop application on your Windows. You can access this app and run the apps that you want on your PC, such as Word processor, browser etc. without having to slow down your computer. Hence, BlueStacks has managed to develop a program which runs applications from any other operating system which down need installation of any operating system on Windows. This app player works efficiently on Windows OS. So, there is no need to install any other operating system to support the apps.

You can add the apps to your BlueStacks app player just by clicking on Channels icon. You can find the list of dozens of other Android apps that you can download with your browser or just click the app icon.

You can add the apps to BlueStacks player just by clicking on the Channels icon. There are lots of other Android apps listed and downloaded with your browser. You just have to click on the app icon.

BlueStacks also features Cloud Connect with which you can transfer apps from Android device to your tablet or PC.  You should first install BlueStacks on your Android device and upload apps to Cloud Connect of BlueStacks to your tablet or PC. Though it is not available with Alpha version yet, you can download apps from Android store.

Another problem is that BlueStacks needs Vista or Windows 7, up to 2 GB of RAM, and Intel Core 2 Duo or higher processor. Make sure your PC meets all these specification requirements to avoid sluggish performance after installing this app. It is absolutely designed for Windows users.

Configuration

  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor or latest
  • Windows Vista/Windows 7
  • 2GB RAM or higher

How To Install Xcode on Windows 10?

Software and Applications for a computer have made our personal computing experience awesome, thanks to the developers. There are a lot of operating systems used by different people nowadays, the most famous ones are Linux, Mac, and Windows.

You can create software or applications for Windows and Linux from any other operating system, as the developers let it free and open source. But it is not in the case of Mac operating system, the integrated development environment SDK for Mac Os is Xcode.

Xcode Windows is an IDE used for developing Mac software or applications, unlike the IDE of other operating systems, the Xcode can be used in Apple devices only. But there are some sneaky tricks to run the IDE on any other operating system, I will guide you the process for same in this post.

There is software known as virtual machines which enable the user to run an image file or ISO file in a software, the operating system is usually available in ISO format. So, in this post, we will see how to download the Apple Xcode image file and run it in any other OS.

Your computer must have at least 2 gigabytes of RAM and a decent processor to run 2 operating system simultaneously. So, make sure ou have 2GB+ Ram and dual or quad core processor.

NOTE: You will need an Apple ID in order to log in to the Apple website and download the Xcode Package.

How to install Xcode in Windows 10:

First of all, you need to download some software and image files from different websites, so follow the link provided below and download all the files required for us.

Link to download VMware Virtual workstation: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Link to download OS X image file: http://www.mediafire.com/download/qvbvjcrafva9vvx/OSXMavericks.iso

Link to download Xcode Package: https://developer.apple.com/xcode/ (download in virtual OS).

After downloading both the files, install the VMware workstation software in your Windows OS.

Now locate the OS X file and just open it with VMware software.

You will be prompted with windows asking the Name and type of the OS. Name: OSX and type are “Mac OS X”. And select 32 or 64-bit operating system accordingly.

In the next window, you will have to select the RAM size, Choose 40% of the RAM size which you have installed on your computer hardware.

Select Hard drive file type as “VDI (Virtual Box Disk Image)”

Now, you have to select the hard drive size for the virtual OS, it is flexible so choose the size according to your needs and click on Create.

Now the software will load for some time and you will have the MAC OS desktop, run it in full screen for good experience.

Now, head on to your Safari Browser and download the Xcode Package in the Apple website using your Apple ID.

After that install the application in your MAC OS as you install other applications.

That’s it! you have successfully installed the Xcode in Windows OS and you can now develop MAC OS applications from Windows itself. If you face any problem with the above method, feel free to comment below, we will help you.