RUNNING ANDROID APPSONA COMPUTER
Are you the owner of a smartphone with a small display? Ever felt the frustration of hitting the wrong buttons on your teeny screen because of your oversized fingers? Did looking at a tablet with their massive displays made you feel inadequate? Well, we have just the thing for you. How you like to use run Android apps on your desktop or notebook? First off, you're going to want to start up your browser and go to www.bluestacks.com. There are a couple of different emulators out there that basically does the same thing, but we like BlueStacks because it's simple, fast and easy to install. It's also one of the few with active developer support, so updates and fixes are forthcoming.
Once you've downloaded the appropriate version, you can go ahead to install it. For the purpose of this guide, we're installing the Windows version.
You can choose to install to any directory you want, it doesn't matter. When the option to install with App Store Access and Application Communications pops up, make sure both are ticked or else you'll find that you can't access and download from the Google Play store. Once everything is done, the app should load right up into Google's Play store. From here on out, you simply choose whatever you want to download. Controls are easy, it's just like you're using a phone. To select, you just click your left mouse button. If you need to tap and hold, just press and hold the left mouse button and move in a direction. It's all pretty intuitive.
Of course, you can even customize your controls if you're so inclined. Just select the Keyboard icon on the bottom right of the screen and you can customize and use keyboard keys as shortcuts.
The other icons on the taskbar are to complete an action using a specified program, windowed mode and to close BlueStacks.