Andy For Mac Os X

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What do you do if you needed to run an Android app and in your possession is only a Mac computer? You have come to the right place. Read on and find out how you can run Android apps on Mac OS.


The Andy Android emulator uses your PC to mine cryptocurrency. Nowadays there are tons of Android emulators for PC, but a huge scandal has just been uncovered related to one of the most well-known emulators: a Reddit user has discovered that the program Andy installs a bitcoin miner without your consent that uses your GPU in the background. The 'classic' Mac OS is the original Macintosh operating system that was introduced in 1984 alongside the first Macintosh and remained in primary use on Macs until the introduction of Mac OS X in 2001. Apple released the original Macintosh on January 24, 1984; its early system software was partially based on the Lisa OS and the Xerox PARC Alto computer, which former Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

To run Android apps on top of Mac OS, we need to set up an emulator. An emulator in layman terms is a piece of software that allows one computer system (the host) to behave line another computer system (the guest). In this instance, out host is a computer running any version of Mac OS and the emulator will enable us to run Android apps on top of this.

We can use the popular emulators like virtual box, bluestacks or Andy. In this article, I will show you how to use Andy – your desktop mobile.


The first thing that you need to do is go to the Andy website, and find the download section, which is the 5th option on the Menu.

Clicking on the download will start the download of the Andy launch file which is about 1.4 MB so it will be pretty fast to download. Once the download is finished, launch the downloaded .dmg file.

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And then agree to the terms and conditions, then the Andy installation will start on your system. It might ask you for confirmation to open it as it was downloaded from the internet.

Click open and enter your System password to install.

Password Prompt

If your password authenticates, you will see the following screen where you just have to click continue.

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After you click continue, it will start the big download of the entire application. The size of this download is approximately 505 MB.

Downloading the full Emulator

When the download is done, it will continue with the installation and may give you an offer. In my case, it asked to install and I skipped it. You may accept or skip the offer as it doesn’t affect the installation.

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When the installation is complete, it will show the confirmation that you have successfully installed Andy.

Installation Successful

Just click finish and it will close the installation.

After installation completes, a “Thank You for Downloading” page will open from the Andy website. It will usually just show you some features or tips to using Andy.

You can now start the Andy Emulator just like any other program on your computer.

Running Apps

There are two ways to run apps on the Andy emulator. The first one is to search and download it from the Google PlayStore. The second way is to load an .apk file and then install it within Andy. This is the method I will be showing as it is a bit more complicated but allows you to run apps not yet on the PlayStore.

Loading an .apk file

  1. Get the .apk file you want ready, i.e. download it or have it in a location you can find it.
  2. Go to your Documents file and look for the folder named Andy
  3. Inside that folder, create a folder called “Shared”
  4. Copy your .apk file into the newly created Shared folder
  5. Go back to the Andy Emulator
  6. Launch the ES File Explorer
  7. Expand the Local option on the left side
  8. Click on Device
  9. Go to sdcard > Shared > Andy > Shared and you should see the .apk file you put in there
  10. Double click it to install it

For a video walkthrough of the above process, please watch the following YouTube video from NKT Studios:



I’ve been meaning to jot down a few notes about the latest product range from Apple for a while now, but work and travel got in the way. I now find myself with a largely free weekend, and I’ve also had time to visit the local Apple store and see a few of them first hand.

I’ll start with the new Mac Mini. Largely because I’ve been a Mac Mini user since they came out, and I’m probably due a new one. I was initially excited by what I’d heard about the 2014 Mac Minis, but based on the current range I might have to forgo buying one for the time being. My usual computer buying habits are fairly well established, in that I’ll buy the bottom of the range model, and then max it out with 3rd party hardware (memory, hard drives) to get the configuration I want. This time the base model is very underpowered, and because the memory is now not user-upgradable, I would have to spend quite a lot to even get something on a par with what I have now. Sure, I could spend £1000 and get a very nice machine that would meet all my needs, but for the same price I could get a significantly more powerful laptop, which would have the added benefit of being portable. I also wish Apple had not scrapped the server edition of the Mac Mini, because computers with two hard drives can be useful sometimes.

Next up is the new 27” iMac with retina display. It looks gorgeous, and it’s not as expensive as I’d feared. I still can’t justify one, but I think they have made all the right decisions with this machine, and I like the fact that it is possible to add 3rd party memory to get a really powerful configuration without breaking the bank. I’d like to think I’ll own an iMac again one day, and if I did then this is the sort of thing I’d go for. I’d also love to see a computer lab kitted out with these.

Both of the above come with Yosemite of course, which I’ve been running for a few months now. It’s a solid upgrade which hasn’t caused me any issues, and which looks a lot more visually impressive to my eyes.

I’ll now move on to the new iOS devices. This is probably the first year I’d consider myself a power user of iOS, and for a lot of this year I’ve left my laptop at home on short trips and done everything on my iPad and iPhone. I’m due a new phone soon anyway, and am also vaguely looking at iPads with more storage than 16gb, so I was particularly interested to see what Apple could come up with.

I very much like the look of the iPad Air 2. It looks like it could handle everything I throw at my devices, and there seem to have been hardware improvements around the area of recording video and audio, which I have found myself doing a lot of over the last year. I’m less impressed with the new Mini, and would have liked to see a smaller version of the Air, rather than something which looks like last year’s model with Touch ID tacked on.

I’m also quite torn regarding the new iPhones. I like the new features, but both models look a lot bigger than my 4S (and in the case of the largest one, not much smaller than my iPad mini). I have quite small hands, and as a result I’ve always tended to go for smaller phones, and I strongly suspect I’ll see if I can get a 5S next and then see what the upgrade options look like in a couple of years. I’m in no way an early adopter with phones, so I’m not too worried that I don’t particularly like these models as I’m sure there will be plenty of different options in two years time.

I’m liking iOS8, and especially the fact that I can manage text messages through my laptop. I have two factor authentication set up for a lot of different services, and it’s useful to get those messages on the screen of the device I’m actually sitting at. Apart from that it’s a solid but unspectacular update.

So yes, all in all not too bad, and I would not turn down any of these if I was offered them for free or on an existing contract. But I don’t think I’ll be buying any of them just yet.