Best Music Streaming Services

5 awesome alternatives to Spotify and Pandora

By on July 31, 2014 at 4:01 PM.

5 awesome alternatives to Spotify and Pandora

When we think about music streaming services, we typically think of either the ones being offered by tech giants such as Google and Apple, or we think of the ever-popular third-party apps such as Spotify and Pandora. However, LifeHacker’s Alan Henry has put together a great list of music streaming services that he says you should use instead of the service you’re currently addicted to. More →

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Timeful Time Assistant App for iPhone

Meet Timeful, the intelligent ‘Time Assistant’ that knows how to squeeze all your to-do chores in your busy calendar

By on July 31, 2014 at 1:30 PM.

Meet Timeful, the intelligent ‘Time Assistant’ that knows how to squeeze all your to-do chores in your busy calendar

Timeful is a new free iPhone application that wants to help users better manage their calendars and to-do lists at the same time. Timeful is an intelligent “Time Assistant” that relies on machine learning and behavioral science to automatically insert tasks in busy calendars, thus helping users get more things done without having to worry about scheduling. More →

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How to Use Yosemite Handoff with Android

Sweet app brings one of Apple’s best new software features to your Android phone

By on July 31, 2014 at 11:50 AM.

Sweet app brings one of Apple’s best new software features to your Android phone

One of the best software features Apple introduced at WWDC 2014 is Handoff, a neat trick that will allow users who own both an iOS 8 device and a Yosemite Mac seamlessly move between devices while using the same supported app. For example, with continuity, Apple will let users send and receive SMS and MMS messages, and making a phone call directly from a Mac through an iPhone that happens to be really close by. Luckily for Android users there’s an app that brings some of that functionality to their Macs and/or Windows PCs. More →

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30 Free Android Apps on Amazon Appstore

You can now download 30 paid Android apps worth $155 for free

By on July 31, 2014 at 11:05 AM.

You can now download 30 paid Android apps worth $155 for free

Android device owners looking to score a slew of free Android apps should check out the Amazon Appstore, where some 30 applications that are worth a combined $155.71 are available right now as free of charge downloads. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

9 awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for free (save $21!)

9 awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for free (save $21!)

By on July 31, 2014 at 10:05 AM.

It’s the last day of a great month, so we clearly need to end on a high note. BGR has saved app lovers hundreds of dollars in July by sharing awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps that have gone on sale for free for a limited time, and today we’re finishing strong with the most apps we’ve shared in a single post all month. We’ve got nine nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps in total to share with you on Thursday, and as always, download anything that looks appealing immediately because these great sales could end at any time. More →

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Google Drive Material Design Update

Google’s Material Design is about to change the way we look at the worldwide web

By on July 30, 2014 at 3:55 PM.

Google’s Material Design is about to change the way we look at the worldwide web

Android L’s Material Design is not reserved only to the Android operating system or Google’s mobile apps, as the company wants to use the same design principles it formally unveiled at its I/O developers conference this year across the web. Furthermore, the company wants app developers to include the same Material Design elements in their own apps, and Google has so far showed what Material Design apps are supposed to look like. To further showcase Material Design, this time on a functional web page rather than by providing just concept images, Google has updated its Google Drive home pages (for Docs, Sheets and Slides) to Material Design. More →

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Popcorn Time iOS App Download

The ‘Netflix for pirates’ is coming soon to an iPhone near you

By on July 30, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

The ‘Netflix for pirates’ is coming soon to an iPhone near you

Those unencumbered by guilt and happy to steal movies instead of paying to see them will be glad to learn that the latest and greatest movie-pirating tool is coming soon to an iPhone and iPad near you. Hot on the heels of the release of an app called TorrenTV that uses Popcorn Time’s code to stream torrents to an Apple TV or Roku box, the team behind Popcorn Time confirmed that an Apple TV streaming feature has been added to its own app.

More interestingly, however, the team has confirmed that it will soon launch an iOS version of its popular app. More →

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iPhone Tilt Gestures

New app brings Fire phone’s tilt gesture controls to your iPhone

By on July 30, 2014 at 10:48 AM.

New app brings Fire phone’s tilt gesture controls to your iPhone

Thanks to our exclusive reporting earlier this year, there was absolutely nothing about Amazon’s Fire phone that came as a surprise — including the public’s reaction to the handset. The handset definitely has some unique features such as Firefly, tilt controls and the 3D effects in the user interface, but none of them appear to be helping to move a significant amount of inventory at this point.

Now, users can get a bit of a taste for what the Fire phone has to offer without actually buying one, because a new free app adds some simple tilt gesture functionality to the iPhone. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free right now (a $20 value!)

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free right now (a $20 value!)

By on July 30, 2014 at 9:45 AM.

We’re halfway home, and what better way to celebrate hump day than with a whole bunch of nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free? Today, we have eight great paid apps for you to check out, and they’re worth a combined $20. If you act fast, however, each and every one of them can be downloaded without paying a dime. More →

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Nokia Z Launcher

Nokia’s innovative Android launcher gets a huge update and opens up to new users

By on July 30, 2014 at 9:20 AM.

Nokia’s innovative Android launcher gets a huge update and opens up to new users

We called Nokia’s first Android app “wonderfully simple and shockingly innovative” when we gave the world its first look at the sleek Z Launcher app back in June, but the app was only available as a limited pre-beta at the time and Nokia quickly filled all available slots. Well, we have good news and bad news. The good news is that the Z Launcher app just received a major update and opened up to a new wave of pre-beta users at the same time. The bad news, however, is that you can only get in if you had previously signed up for access to the app. More →

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Free Encrypted iPhone Calling

New app brings free encrypted voice calling to your iPhone

By on July 30, 2014 at 8:45 AM.

New app brings free encrypted voice calling to your iPhone

Are you worried that hackers — or even worse, the NSA — are listening in on your phone calls? Well it’s time to lay those fears to rest; Open Whispersystems has released a new app that brings encrypted voice calling to the iPhone. And best of all, perhaps, the firm’s new app is free to download and it supports worldwide calling, also for free. More →

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Google Now Feature: Hotel Information and Directions

The latest Google Now trick will totally improve your travel experience

By on July 30, 2014 at 8:00 AM.

The latest Google Now trick will totally improve your travel experience

Google is slowly upgrading the powers of its voice-based search assistant, giving Google Now more and more awesome powers that can help users when they need it most. The company revealed on Google+ that Google Now can scan a user’s Gmail account for hotel information, and use it to respond to certain hotel-related questions travellers are likely to search for. More →

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