PlayUp For iPhone: Live Sports Scores & Fixture-Specific Chat Rooms

PlayUp is an iOS app for the iPhone which lets its users connect with people watching the same match as they are. If you are a fan of any team from any sport, you must know that most of us follow sports for one reason alone, to have bragging rights over our friends and acquaintances who are fans of rival teams. Sports is pretty much all about rivalry, be it Jets v Giants in the NFL, or Liverpool v Manchester United in Soccer. And the next best thing to watching a hotly contested match in the stadium is to interact with other spectators online. And what better way to do that than chatting during the match, and in real time! PlayUp is not just a platform for chatting with other sports fans, the app is a complete companion for important fixtures and has information regarding all the interesting sports events. Update: If you really want PlayUp on your Android phone as well, look at the end of this post. Read More

Guerrilla Mail: Create & Use Temporary, Anonymous Email Addresses

Many services and web apps require you to sign up with a valid email address, and they usually check that by sending a verification email to your specified address, which, in turn, might contain a link that you need to visit for the sign up process to complete. While this seems authentic on the service's part, most users feel uncomfortable in doing so because of the resultant plethora of spam and promotional emails that bombard your inbox. Guerrilla Mail is a web app that can solve your problem by creating a temporary email address. You can use these to receive verification and configuration emails, validate your address and rest assured that none of your personal details will be compromised as the app will discard your email address after one hour (default setting). Read More

Create M3U And M3U8 Playlist via Drag And Drop With sPlaylistMaker

sPlaylistMaker is a portable application that makes it easy to create M3U and M3U8 playlists. These playlists can then be played with popular media players such as iTunes, VLC, RealPlayer, Windows Media Player and many others. What makes sPlaylistMaker quite useful is that you do not have to configure separate playlists for multiple media players, and can simply create an M3U or M3U8 playlist by dragging and dropping media files onto sPlaylistMaker’s interface. Read More

PicsIn Viewer: Comprehensive Online & Local Image Gallery For Android

PicsIn is a popular photo-sharing and editing app for Android that, apart from letting users share their most memorable images on its own dedicated online service, extends the photo-sharing support across multiple social networks and photo-sharing services. To enhance its reputation as a truly photo-sharing marvel in the Android Market, the company has recently launched PicsIn Viewer (in beta) – a free Android app that, apart from supporting the aforementioned photo-sharing features, lets you import and export all your various photos that are either stored on your SD card or on various online services that, as of now, include Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, Google Images as well as Dropbox. You can also view all images that are being shared on these services publicly. Read More

Greplin For iPhone: Search Multiple Social Networks & Online Services At Once

There are times when I wish it were possible to press “Ctrl + F” in real life and search through the mess in my cupboard and find whatever I'm looking for. Well, looks like the makers of Greplin were thinking along the same lines too. No, you aren’t getting real life searching (sadly), but with this iOS app on your iPhone or iPad, you are getting the next best thing. With Greplin, you can search through almost any service on which you have an account, right from your iDevice and via one, single search box! Read More

Play And Record Your Favorite Online Radio Stations With JukeRec

For all you music lovers out there who like listening to online radio, we have an application that can stream as well as record online radio stations. JukeRec has a massive collection of online radio stations specializing in a variety of music genres. All the stations are neatly divided into categories defined by their genre. If you like a radio station and feel that you might like to listen to it again, you may add it to favorites for quick access. The application allows you to record radio streams and save them to your hard disk. You can also edit the radio stream list and add new stations by their URL. JukeRec keeps a log of both play and record activity during a session. Read More

Search Similar Images From Google Using Right-Click Menu In Firefox

Google recently added a new feature to its image search that allows you to narrow the search down by the size of the image and to look for images similar to one in search results. It also allows you to find images similar to those on your hard drive by uploading them to the Google image search bar r by entering the URL of an image. While the feature itself is excellent it has a slight constraint in that you will have to manually copy and paste the URL or upload the image in the search bar. Compared to searching selected text on Google via the right-click context menu, this is a very lengthy process. Google Image Search is a Firefox add-on that makes look-up for similar images easier by letting you right-click any image, and use the context menu option (added by the add-on) to have Google search similar pictures for you. Google will access information about where on the web the image had been used, and it will also filter out all other similar images. Read More

Sublight 3: Download Subtitles For Over 100,000 Movies & TV Shows

A while back, we covered Sublight, initially reviewed after its launch, and then later on when it reached version 2.6. For those who may not have heard of this application, it is a subtitle downloading utility that provides many robust options such as Windows Explorer integration, support for multiple media players including VLC, drag & drop support to insert videos, and the option to fetch subtitles from websites such as Divx Titlovi, SubDivx, PodnapisiNet, and AllSubs. Read More

How To Make iOS 5 iPad 2 Gestures Work With iPad 1 Without Jailbreak

Apple certainly knows how to sell their products. iPad was quite a success as soon as it was launched, but surprisingly, the iOS-based tablet got its second version pretty quickly. Obviously, Apple wants its users to upgrade to the iPad 2, which is why the original iPad didn't get one of the new features of iOS 5's tablet variant. On the iPad 2 running iOS 5, you can use multi-touch gestures to navigate between apps, close an app or bring up the App Switcher, but you can't do so in iOS 5 for the first iPad. Not by default, that is. Using a free tool and a Mac system, you can enable all the iOS 5 capabilities on iPad, without even the need of having a jailbroken device! Read More

Roamz For iPhone: Find Popular Places Based On Social Media Trends

Roamz is a hybrid of meta searching and location-based social networking. This handy little iOS app taps into public discussions going on at a variety of sites (like Facebook & Foursquare) and based on those discussions, suggests which places are in the vogue these days. Not only that, you can even get it to help you find and navigate to important places near you (or anywhere else for that matter). Update: The app is now available for Android as well. Read More

Websites Cop: Monitor, Repair & Get Notifications For Webpage Changes

Keeping an eye on your website is more important than focusing solely on its cosmetics. Although an elegant looking website generates more traffic, people would definitely avoid it if it's infected with viral and malicious codes. Hackers always try to target popular and good looking websites, so owners of such web services always provide utmost security to its users. Websites Cop is a lightweight tool that is able to monitor specified files on your website. If any changes are made on your webpage without your permission (for instance, if a hacker infects your webpage with a malicious code), Websites Cop will send you an email alert and automatically repair the damage by restoring original files. This is quite important in that if the infected files are not repaired, they can affect your webpage’s visitors. The application sends real-time email notifications if someone tries to modify your webpage, and lets you edit set remote directory for each single file and creates logs for errors. Set the application to start with Windows, and it will run quietly in the system tray without cluttering your taskbar. More on Websites Cop just ahead. Read More

Bulk Player Mate: Play All YouTube Videos In Custom Playlists [Chrome]

Do you often find yourself searching for your favorite songs or reality show episodes on YouTube, but are unable to play them in sequence? Bulk Player Mate For YouTube is a Google Chrome extension that lets you play all or any of the YouTube videos in a new tab by just selecting your favorite links. It lets users create a custom playlist of miscellaneous videos, and play them sequentially without requiring any further input on your part. Read More

Free TvDB Lets You Organize TV/Movie Database & View Related Videos

Free TvDB, as the name suggests, is a video database organizing application for your favorite TV Series, Movies, Anime and Reality Shows. It not only provides video database organizing features, but also enables users to obtain synopsis, cast, episode guide, fan art, related videos (such as opening theme and bloopers via YouTube) and posters. Some of its main features include automatic data download (e.g. cast, episode guide, and images), support for viewing information about specified videos in up to 23 languages, and the ability to mark episodes/seasons as watched or unwatched. Read More

Pose Brings Its Fashion Discovery & Sharing App To Android

Love following the latest trends in the fashion industry? Pose is a free iOS and Android app that lets you discover the latest and hot-running fashion from all around the world via images shared by other app users. In addition, it provides you a chance to show off your own style to the world by sharing your snaps on Pose, Facebook and Twitter. Like an outfit, pair of digger shoes, hair makeover or branded heels? Show your appreciation using various customary social tools included within the app. In this regard, it lets you cast votes and/or comment on items. The app supports alerting you of all the user comments as well as your activities on Pose via push as well as email notifications. Read More

Screenpresso Lets You Capture Images And Record Videos of Your Screen

They say a picture is a worth a thousand words. This holds even truer for bloggers, since they rely heavily on screenshots. When reviewing an application, screenshots play a major role in communicating with the users. Even as a user, we always prefer a guide laden with images over a review in plain text. Screenpresso captures images from your desktop, but, what sets it apart from other screen capture tools, is its video capture feature. You can capture full screen, part of the screen or a specific window, both in image and video mode. The built-in image editor lets you edit images in detail, and you never loose track of your screenshots with Screenpresso history. Share the images on Twitter or upload the videos to YouTube directly, Screenpresso supports these both. Read More

Automatically Watch & Restart Crashed Processes With ReStartMe

Parental controls, P2P clients, antivirus software, backup and communication tools; almost all of us like to keep these applications running all the time. Sometimes, these applications crash when we are not around our PC and the processes are interrupted. For example, you start a download before leaving for work, hoping to make us of it upon coming back. However, sometime during the day, your download manager crashes, the download gets interrupted and you're left to wait again after manually restarting the program. Why? Because, while your PC was unattended, no one was there to restart the download manager for you. ReStartMe is designed for just that. Once you set the application to monitor a process, whenever the process crashes or exits, ReStartMe will start it again. You can either select from a list of running processes, or start a new process by browsing for an executable file. The application can watch multiple processes at a time, and adds a password so that others cannot add or remove processes from the watch list. Read More

How To Auto Login To Gnome In Ubuntu 11.10 [Tip]

Ubuntu 11.10 came with Unity as the default login session (including both 2D and 3D), while users are given the option to install Gnome 3 from official Ubuntu repositories. Many Gnome 3 users are finding it hard to make Gnome the default login session. This is because, normally, one can disable auto login from Unity, and then enable it after logging into the Gnome session (to make Gnome the default login session). However, this method is not working for many Ubuntu users. In this post, we will provide you with a simple alternative for making Gnome 3 or Classic Gnome desktop environment as your default login session. Read More

Switchy: Easily Create And Switch Between Profiles On Firefox

Firefox saves your information about bookmarks, passwords, and user preferences in your user profile; nothing but a set of files which saves all this information. While this makes perfect sense for a single-user scenario, having two different people share a computer will become a nightmare because of continuous conflicts with each other’s preferences. Firefox allows you to create multiple profiles but switching between them isn’t very easy. While Firefox allows you to create profiles, creating or switching between them is no way near as easy as it is in Chrome. Switchy is a Firefox add-on that fixes this; it allows you to create new profiles, assign different URLs to open at default and keep add-ons, preferences and bookmarks separate from the default profile. Read More

File Punter: Organize Files Into Dynamically Generated Folders

I am sure that we all have one folder in our PC where we download everything with a mind to sort out the files later. We keep thinking about sorting the setup files, images, songs and documents into their respective folders but never get the time to do so. As a result, whenever yo want to locate a previously downloaded file, you have to go through heaps and heaps of files of different types.  If you manage your download files and put them in separate folders as soon as they are downloaded, you will not have that much trouble to find the required files. File Punter is a portable tool that lets you automate the process of organizing files into defined groups. Supporting regular expressions and wildcard entry filters, File Punter allows you to define the range of files that you want to organize into different, dynamically generated folders, i.e., MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC to Music, WMV, MP4, AVI to Movies etc. Using regular expressions, you can specify the folders which are to be created during the process. Read More

Whatfolio Lets You Create And Share Stunning Portfolios [Web]

If you are an artist, photographer, entrepreneur, model, or belong to any other occupation, and want to share your creativity skills with the world, then Whatfolio will let you promote your true self and passion. Whatfolio is a web app that lets you create a portfolio that anyone across the globe will be able to see and visit. These portfolios can be created fast and easy, with detail and innovation. Read More