ShakeCall For Android Lets You Receive And End Calls With A Shake

Do you often find yourself fighting with the receive/end slider whenever you receive a call on your Android phone? or do you hate waiting for the screen to wake after you take it off your ear to end an ongoing call? ShakeCall for Android is a free, handy tool that allows you to receive incoming calls by giving your phone a quick shake or simply holding it to your ear and lets you end both incoming and outgoing calls with a shake. More after the break. Read More

LauncherPro Developer Releases WP7 Music Player Look-Alike For Android

Previously, we have seen Windows Phone 7’s simple yet elegant “Metro” user interface duplicated on Android in homescreen replacement apps the likes of Launcher 7, 7 Launcher and Metro UI. LauncherPro developer, Federico Carnales is working on a “WP7ish music app” for Android. The developer released an alpha preview of his Zune Music Player doppleganger yesterday on his Twitter account, mentioning that it was yet to be given a name. Apart from the fact that this Android ‘Metro Player’ (let’s just call it that for now) does not, of course, support Zune integration, it is close to identical to Windows Phone 7’s native music player. The user interface is an absolute gift for the eyes and the animations are smoother and faster than those seen in the aforementioned WP7-style launchers. We’re hoping that the player doesn’t run into legal trouble if and when it finally hits the Android Market. It would be a welcome addition to the shelves and an undoubtedly sleeker, less bland alternative to the stock Android music player. Read More

Which System Cleaner To Use? We Compare The Best Cleaning Utilities

Windows provides Disk Cleanup as a default junk file removal utility. However, it is not as effective as one might like, therefore, many users resort to alternative third-party software for cleaning system clutter. We have previously covered many free system cleaning utilities which provide multiple benefits such as system maintenance and cleanup. While some are more capable of removing junk files from the system, others seem to be more effective in providing registry fixes and extras like file shredding, trace erasing and malicious file removal. In this post we will analyze the best system utilities and provide you with a conclusion regarding the most effective tool for your PC. Read More

DirecTransFile – Transfer Files From Desktop Between PCs Over Internet

What would be the best way to transfer files from one PC to another over internet? You’d probably say by using numerous cloud based services which allow one to save and share data online with others, by using P2P file sharing services to directly transfer the file, or by attaching files with email and send it to recipient. But how about transferring files from one system to another directly from desktop? DirecTransFile is a miniscule yet extremely handy portable application which enables user to upload and download files directly from their desktops. As far as security is concerned, it doesn’t involve any encryption operations but provides a small downloading code to secure data from prying eye. You just have to share that generated code with the recipient. After entering it, the recipient can start downloading files. Read More

RefreshPC – Restore System Back To Factory State To Fix All Issues

What measures do you take to stave off an imminent system failure? Generally, it is recommended to stop all the user-generated processes, quit running applications, and wait until system resolves all the deadlocks. Going through such a lengthy procedure to take unload apps, services, and other threads off the memory blocks may reinstate your system back to normal, but what if there are issues with system related services. How would you tackle problems related with core system services, prefetch files, registry settings etc? A simple yet effective solution is provided by RefreshPC. It is a small tool which not only refreshes the system but attempts to resolve issues by resetting Windows services, cleaning Temp folders and prefetch files and by optimizing only system specific registry keys. Read More

How To Remove Windows 7 Search History MRU List

Want to remove Windows 7 search MRU list which appears every time you search for files from Windows Explorer search bar? Well, there are certainly a lot of ways contrived to remove the search keywords from Windows 7, but most methods require tweaking with registry or installing an all-in-one cleaning application, like CCleaner, Glary Utilities, etc., to remove search keyword indexes. MRU Search History Cleanup Tool is a small Windows 7 app which does nothing except cleaning the search MRU list off the system. The portable application requires no configurations to set up nor does it need to close any running application to clean search index. Read More

Quickly Check Disk Space Usage Of Folders And Sub-Folders With SizeOnDisk

Most users rely on disk space analyzers to find out files and folders which are taking too much space, however, they can also be used to keep a check on folders which attempt to surreptitiously start filling up disk space with junk data. SizeOnDisk is portable disk usage analyzer for inspecting disks and folders for disk space usage. You can either choose a disk to completely analyze the space distribution or pick up any folder to check size of underlying sub-folders and files. Read More

Fetch.io Offers 20GB Online Storage To Save And Stream Media Files

Do you hate the video streaming time restriction and download link generator that makes you wait for 60 odd seconds to begin downloading files? Many widely used file sharing and media streaming platforms, including, Rapidshare, MegaUpload, MediaFire, HotFile, FileSonic, MegaShares, etc, impose such constraints on downloading files and streaming videos, forcing user to eventually buy paid premium deals. We have advocated a handful of browser add-ons in the past to bypass such restrictions, such as, Illimitux, MegaVideo Forwarder, and Megaupload Skip Time, but sadly none provides the utility to download and stream from all aforementioned online file sharing platforms. Read More

ididwork – Share Work Logs And Manage Employee Reviews

For small companies or teams working remotely, tracking tasks and feedback can be a real challenge. For people remotely managing multiple teams, reviewing tasks and performance can pile up over time and the bigger or more complex the team, the harder it is to manage the tasks. ididwork is a web service that simplifies work logging for employees and makes it easier for managers and peers to provide feedback on tasks. Read More

Fix / Repair Ubuntu Problems With One Click Using YeoWorks Ubuntu Solutions

What makes Ubuntu more usable for common users is its ability to provide alternative GUI based solutions for installing and updating applications instead of remembering lengthy Terminal commands. Unfortunately, there are still many issues which require going through convoluted procedures to resolve them. YeoWorks Ubuntu Solutions provides a one click solution to many commonly faced Ubuntu problems. It allows updating Ubuntu, Gnomes 3 installation and uninstallation, Firefox 4 flash issue fix and much more. All you need to do is to select a problem from the list and click OK to get it resolved. Read More

Gpanion – Dashboard For Accessing All Your Google Apps And Services

Google has a very wide range of services and apps for both businesses and ordinary users but surprisingly, Google makes you go to different places to access them all; it has yet to come up with a comprehensive launch pad that will let you enjoy every Google service. Gpanion is a dashboard for Google services and apps that gives easy access to everything from Gtalk, Google Search, GMail, Google Reader to Google Mars, YouTube and the Chrome app store. Read More

Hide The Omnibar (Address Bar) To Save Space In Chrome

One of the best things about Chrome is it’s minimalistic interface. The browser has great features but its never let any of those features add clutter or reduce the space available for viewing a webpage. When it combined the search and address bar in one, it was undoubtedly a stroke of pure genius and now it looks like we will soon be able to hide the Omnibar; the feature has already debuted in the latest Chrome Canary build which is ready for testing. Read More

10 Awesome Go Launcher EX Themes [Android]

The launchers, also referred to as home screen replacement apps, have played a vital part in helping Android succeed as a crowd-favorite mobile operating system. Laced with plenty of colorful and feature-rich alternatives, the Android Market is home to some of the most beautiful home screen replacement apps, and no wonder, there are certain names that have managed to earn great repute in a short span of time, courtesy their relentless hard work and variety of offerings. The GO dev team’s iOS-inpired home replacement app, GO Launcher EX took the Android Market by storm when it was released and continues to have an upper hand in the launcher race; so much so, that you'll not need strive too hard to find out which launcher a large contingent of Android users prefer over all others to embellish their Android home screens. In addition to being feature rich, flexible and extensively customizable, the launcher boasts a sizeable assortment of free downloadable themes. The number of GO Launcher EX themes on the Market has begun to grow at quite a rate, the theme development charge being led by the GO Dev team itself. It seems it won’t be long before the abundance of the launcher’s themes eclipses that of the current launcher theme head honcho, ADW Launcher. Below, we have compiled a list of ten best GO Launcher EX themes on the Market. Read More

Check Websites For Bad Links And Invalid References With Integrity [Mac]

One thing which should be considered to maintain the integrity of a website is that it must not have too many broken links, as they don't only harm website reputation but annoy many visitors as well. If you're looking for a tool to inspect all bad links, including, invalid and dead hyperlinks and query strings, missing anchor tags, check out Integrity for Mac. Integrity is developed to be a simple inspection tool. All it requires is a website URL address and it will start inspecting all the internal links for dead ends, broken media links, and other problems. Being a simple web crawler, it checks the overall integrity of given website by inspecting all the bad links, error pages, invalid entries with options to include and exclude specified URL keywords from search process. Read More

Check Which EXE And DLL Files Are Using Specified DLL Library

Dynamic Link Libraries are responsible for performing various functions and are considered to be the core Windows library set to fulfill applications requests and to handle many Windows functions. One of the functions of DLL is to assist program executable to call other functions of system instances, peripherals, etc., in order to perform the required operation. For instance, if an app want to free up memory blocks for its own operation, it may call a shared library (DLL) for freeing up memory space according to defined parameters. Read More

StayFocused Is A Great Way To Focus On Important Tasks, Uses Pomodoro Technique

Managing time efficiently to meet the tight deadlines is arguably not easy, and one who has to finish tasks on time may get distracted easily. For time-sliced task orientation, you should first lay down a plan of distributing total time into slots and then allocate work load to each slot, so you can effectively make use of given amount of time. StayFocused is a small Windows app, designed to distribute work load into time slices through Pomodoro Technique - an acclaimed time management technique. Pomodoro technique not only helps in managing time but also makes you realize the worth of time passing by, so you can perform the required tasks without getting distracted. Read More

InsightSearch Is Multi-Purpose Windows 7 Search Tool And App Launcher

Want to search an item within Windows search results but hate to scroll through all the search pages for the required item? It becomes quite a annoyance when Windows 7 search shows a great number of files against one search keyword, leaving user to manually find an item from the result list. Even though Windows 7 search has addressed many of those core file search issues which users were facing in previous versions of Windows, it still lacks in some areas, such as, condition based search, sub-search filters, and search within the search results. For all such file search issues, you can use InsightSearch. It’s an application developed to swiftly search the files by applying many file specific conditions and filters which are not supported by Windows 7 search or require special knowledge to apply them. Read More

Get Chrome’s Speed Dial Feature In Firefox With Sugestron Speed Dial

Speed dialing is perhaps one of the best features that a browser can have. It’s a fast way of getting to the right page without actually having to read the page title; users can simply identify the website from the thumbnail and start browsing. For Firefox users who may have loved the feature in Chrome and Opera but weren’t up to betraying their browser over it, the Sugestron Speed Dial is an extension that will add the speed dial feature to your browser with no loyalties compromised. Read More

Install Essentials Packages Easily In Ubuntu With Eve Installer

Eve Installer is an Ubuntu tool which conveniently lets you install important applications in Ubuntu 11.04 and LinuxMint operating systems. With Eve Installer, you can install system tools, graphics, office, multimedia, internet and appearance related apps in a single click. It also allows adding useful repositories such as Medibuntu, getdeb and Playdeb. Although most (if not all) of these apps can be installed using the Ubuntu Software Center, however, what makes Eve Installer quite useful is its ability to provide easy installation of  repositories and update sources. Moreover, the most essential applications can be found within a single interface, which is not cluttered with outdated and disfunctional apps like in the case of Ubuntu Software Center. Read More