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Rather than go through the hassle of installing the whole how to get rid of fresh acne scars android software development kit (SDK) to emulate android, we’re going to take advantage of a really fantastic and how to get rid of fresh acne scars free tool: bluestacks. BlueStacks is essentially a self-contained virtual machine designed to run android on a windows how to get rid of fresh acne scars or mac computer. It comes with the play store pre-installed, and you can go from zero to running your favorite how to get rid of fresh acne scars apps in a matter of minutes.

The entire experience is incredibly smooth on modern hardware (bluestacks has been around for years and what was originally how to get rid of fresh acne scars a pretty rocky alpha-software experience is now quite polished) and even things that previously didn’t works so well (like access to the host computer’s web cam or issues with applications that require GPS how to get rid of fresh acne scars data) now work surprisingly well.

There are only two small quirks. First, the current version of bluestacks only runs android 4.4.2 kitkat, so if you need something newer than that, you’ll need to install the android SDK instead. Second, multitouch is missing, unless you’re using bluestacks on a computer with a touch screen how to get rid of fresh acne scars monitor. If you are, you can use multi-touch, but otherwise you’re out of luck if the app you’re using requires it. How to install bluestacks

Once the installer has finished downloading, launch it. You’ll be taken through the usual app installation process, confirming at the end that you want bluestacks to have how to get rid of fresh acne scars access to the app store and application communications. Make sure those two options are checked.

Next, you’ll be prompted to create a bluestacks account using your how to get rid of fresh acne scars google account to sign in. A bluestacks account gives you access to some interesting features how to get rid of fresh acne scars (like chatting with other bluestacks users while they’re playing the same games as you), but the best feature is that it syncs your settings how to get rid of fresh acne scars across devices—so if you install bluestacks on your desktop and laptop, everything is the same regardless of where you’re using it.

Just as if you turned on a new android tablet how to get rid of fresh acne scars for the first time, you’ll be run through the basic setup. Select your language, sign in with your google account (for access to the play store and other features), and all the other usual stuff you do when setting how to get rid of fresh acne scars up an android device for the first time.

Speaking of signing in, be forewarned: as you perform the two above steps (creating a bluestacks account and signing into your google account how to get rid of fresh acne scars for the first time) you’ll get two security alerts from google indicating that you how to get rid of fresh acne scars just signed into firefox on windows and a samsung galaxy how to get rid of fresh acne scars S5 device. This is because the bluestacks wrapper is identifying itself as how to get rid of fresh acne scars a firefox browser and the emulation signature it’s using for its android hardware identifies itself as an how to get rid of fresh acne scars S5—neither of those security emails are anything to worry about. How to use bluestacks to run android apps

Once you’ve finished the android setup process, it will dump you right into the home screen of how to get rid of fresh acne scars your new emulated android device. Everything you know about using an android device applies here: the settings menu is still there, the play store is there, and you can click on apps to launch them or how to get rid of fresh acne scars open the settings menu by clicking on the app drawer. Simply use your mouse like you would use your finger how to get rid of fresh acne scars on the screen (or, if you actually have a touch screen monitor, feel free to use your actual finger).

You can immediately start browsing apps by category as well how to get rid of fresh acne scars as by entering search terms in the white search box how to get rid of fresh acne scars at the top of the screen. If you already have an android device you use regularly, however, there’s an even faster way to get the apps you how to get rid of fresh acne scars use on your phone or tablet onto your emulated copy how to get rid of fresh acne scars of android—click on the menu icon, highlighted in red above. Within the slide out menu, select “my apps & games” in the sidebar.

After scrolling through our list of apps, we found a perfect android app we really liked, but that we hadn’t found a good replacement for on the desktop: pomodroido, a pomodoro technique timer. All we need to do is click “install” and boom, we’ve got access to pomodroido on the desktop. It’s that simple.

First, you’ll note that there are tabs. Rather than force you to use a poorly emulated button how to get rid of fresh acne scars combination to call the task switcher up, bluestacks simply presents each individual android app in a tabbed how to get rid of fresh acne scars format across the top. Click on any given tab to switch to that app. On the right hand side of the navigation bar, you’ll see a blue arrow icon. This is the “upgrade to bluestacks premium” button. BlueStacks is free, but it does come loaded some sponsored games (and downloads new ones periodically). If you don’t want to deal with the sponsored promotions, you can subscribe to bluestacks for $24 a year.

Next to the premium icon, you’ll see a tiny little icon in the shape of how to get rid of fresh acne scars the WASD keys on the keyboard (a nod to the role those keys play in so how to get rid of fresh acne scars many PC games). This icon is grayed out unless you are playing a how to get rid of fresh acne scars game. It allows you to map functions to a game controller, as seen below with clash of clans. For more details on using the key mapping function, check out this help file.

The next icon, a gear, is for the settings menu. Here you can restart your emulated android device, check for updates, change the settings for bluestacks (found under “preferences”) or jump to the actual settings of the emulated android how to get rid of fresh acne scars device (by clicking “settings”).

The next icon down allows you to change the rotation how to get rid of fresh acne scars of the screen (it’s only active in apps that support rotation). The next icon, a little phone that looks like it is vibrating, is a button that emulates shaking your device for apps how to get rid of fresh acne scars that use a shaking motion to trigger some event. The camera icon is for taking a screenshot of your how to get rid of fresh acne scars android device and beneath that you’ll find a map marker icon—if you click the marker you can set a fake how to get rid of fresh acne scars GPS location for your device allowing you to place it how to get rid of fresh acne scars anywhere in the world. The “APK” icon allows you to sideload applications that aren’t in the play store, provided you have the installer file on your PC.

The folder icon launches the windows file browser so you how to get rid of fresh acne scars can select files to import to your emulated android device. Finally, the last three icons are for copying text or images how to get rid of fresh acne scars from the android device onto your computer’s clipboard, pasting from your computer’s clipboard into android, and adjusting the volume.

At this point, your android emulator should be up and running smoothly. You know how to install new apps (and old favorites), and you’ve got a nice interface to help smooth over the how to get rid of fresh acne scars bumps between your PC interface and the android interface. Now go download your favorite apps and enjoy them on how to get rid of fresh acne scars your big, spacious desktop PC!

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