Flo Rates How Well You Drive, Helps You Improve [Android]

How confident are you in your driving skills? Good driving can be summed up as avoiding traffic tickets, staying out of accidents, and following traffic rules but really if you didn’t do all that you'd get arrested or have your license revoked. At the very least you’d pay a fine. So if you’re really just following rules are you a good driver? Use Flo on your Android device to find out. It is a very interesting app that scores how you drive. You’re penalized for things such as hard breaking, hard acceleration, sharp turns. When you accelerate smoothly, take a smooth corner, or brake easy, the app gives you points. Your drive is divided into 1KM segments and you get rated for each segment. At the end of the segment, you can see how well you did. Flo lets you record several trips and then compare your driving over the week. Read More

Smart QrCode Generator Add Rules To Modify URLs & Get QR Codes For Them From URL Bar

The one thing I love about the Google Play Store is that I can send apps to download on my phone from my desktop. I work from m desktop and it’s where I find and read about apps so having to switch to my phone and then search for an app in the app store is not something I would find convenient. Unfortunately, that’s how it works for iPhone users and every time I see an iOS app that I like, i have to search for it again on my iPhone. Smart QrCode Generator is a Chrome extension that simplifies this; it generates a QR code with a direct download link for the App Store or the Windows Phone store from the URL when you have an app’s page open in your browser. A button is added to the URL bar and clicking it, you can get a QR code to the link or to the URL itself. Scan it on your phone and the URL will open. If you scanned a QR code that has the direct download link for an app, the respective app store app on your device will open and direct strait to the app page you created the code for. Read More

Keep Alcohol Levels In Check With Blood Alcohol Finder [Android]

Last week we reviewed Drink It Smart, an iOS app (worth $0.99) that estimates your blood alcohol level after you tell it how many drinks you’ve had. The app itself is extremely useful and we’ve found something similar in function but far richer in feature for Android; Blood Alcohol Finder. This app not only estimates your blood alcohol level but it also predicts where it will be at over a given timeline. The app lets you add a large variety of alcoholic drinks. If there is a special drink that you brew for yourself, the app lets you add it to the list of available drinks. The blood alcohol estimate is based on your gender and weight, and the number of drinks you’ve had. If you like to go out drinking with a group of friends, you can add a separate profile for everyone. This app features ads. Drink responsibly. Read More

Pin Tweets With The New Twitter Profile Now Available For All

We’ve been hearing a lot about the new Twitter profiles which resemble Facebook profiles and they are now available for all users. The new Twitter profile is indeed similar to what Facebook has to offer with a larger cover picture dubbed the header photo. There is also an interesting new feature that lets you pin a tweet to the top of your profile that's rolled out with the redesign. For now you can opt in to the new profile view but there is no option to opt out of it. If you make the switch, it’s permanent though we’ll be exploring options for reverting it back to the old design, or opting out after opting in to the new design, in the coming days. The love/hate for the new design aside, inew feature for pinning a tweet to the top of your profile has potential and we've detailed how you can pin a tweet as well as ways that it can be used by individuals and brands alike. Read More

Import iTunes Playlists To Modern UI Music App In Windows 8

Apple is not going to release a Modern UI app for Window 8, it’s the desktop version or nothing. If you use an iPhone, or if you’ve switched from an iPhone to a different smartphone, or from a Mac to a Windows 8 computer, your music was probably painstakingly moved to the Modern UI Music App from iTunes. Sadly, there is no way to make the transition easy. Assuming that you’ve moved your music to the new app, you might also want to import the playlists you created in iTunes and thank fully, it is a painless process. Read More

Category Tabs For Google Keep Lets You Filter Notes By Color [Chrome]

If you use the web version of Google Keep over the Chrome app and find the color coding feature of the service useful then Category Tabs for Google Keep™ is a Chrome extension that you might want to check out. This simple little extension adds color filters for the notes and lists you’ve saved to Google Keep. A color label for each of the colors you can assign to a note is added to the yellow bar. Click any color label and the notes will automatically be filtered showing you only the ones that have been associated with the color you picked. Read More

Feedient Lets You View Your Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter Feeds In One Place

Desktop apps that let you view feeds from different social media accounts aren't rare but if you want something that can run in your browser, Feedient might be the answer. It's a web app that connects with your Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts (YouTube coming soon) and lets you view feeds from all of them. Apart from Instagram, you can also post to your account and interact with the content e.g. reply to a comment or tweet. The app gives you a nice column view for each account and the columns can be moved around to suit your preference. The interface is nice and clean and seemingly free of bugs. Feedient is currently in closed beta but you can sign up for the service and a code should be in your inbox in a week or so. Read More

Play Music Easily While You Drive With Gesture Based Traveling Tunes App [iOS]

Our phones have replaced a lot of everyday things such as cameras, music players, the radio, the need to ask strangers for directions, and more but they now command a lot of attention from us. No doubt you've heard that iPads are soon to be integrated in cars and many people already connect their iPhones and iPods to their vehicles so they can listen to the music in their iTunes library. Depending on how the device is hooked up to your car, it may or may not be convenient to switch between tracks, pause/play music, and manage the volume. Traveling Tunes is an iOS app that plays your iTunes music. It's a simple gesture based music playing app that makes it easy to switch to the next/previous track, pause/play music, and manage volume all with simple hand gestures. It also has special settings that will increase the volume the faster you drive, dim the display when it's night time or just invert the colors at night. The app has a free ad supported version and a paid ad-free version that costs $1.99. Read More

3 Alternatives to Google Camera App For iPhone

Google's Camera app, and the newly added blur feature, have both been a huge hit. We took the app for a spin and detailed how the app works and needless to say we too were impressed. The app has gotten a nod of approval but it's given new ammo to the internet's favorite argument; iOS vs Android. Quite a number of people who have tried the app out and found it to be amazing have pointed out that iOS doesn't offer anything similar to which iOS users have silently pointed to the very large number of photography apps in the App Store. The only thing is Google's Camera app is free and while the App Store has some truly amazing photography apps, they also carry a price tag. Even mediocre ones will ask for $0.99 and here Android users have it for free. So, for iOS users who are looking for an app (or apps) that can mimic what the new camera app does, but for free, we've compiled a short list of apps to make your search brief and painless. Read More

Chrome Remote Desktop For Android Gives Remote Access To Your Computer

Chrome Remote Desktop is a really useful Chrome app that lets you remotely access computers. It débuted in 2011 and required you have a computer to remotely access a PC or Mac but Google has just released the Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android which means you no longer need a computer to remotely access your computer. At present, the app lets you access computers that are linked to your Google Account so you can't necessarily use it to help troubleshoot a friend's computer but we can hope the app will add the feature soon, or eventually. To remotely access your computer from your Android device, you need to have the Chrome Remote Desktop app installed in Chrome on your desktop, and the Chrome Remote Desktop app installed on your Android device. You must also be signed into Chrome on your desktop with the same account you use on your device. Here's the step-by-step breakdown to get things going. Read More

Insert Auto Backup Photos From Your Phone Into Gmail Messages

Gmail has rolled out a new feature that lets users attach photos on their phone into emails they compose from Gmail for web. The feature has been integrated in the attach file menu but it requires you to have Auto Backup enabled for your photos on your handset. The new feature will make it easier to attach files from your phone, and the process will be much faster since your photos have already been uploaded online and attaching them is pretty much like creating a link to the photos. If you're using an iOS device you will need to have the official Google Plus app installed on your device and Auto Backup enabled for it. Here's how the feature works. Read More

Giveaway: Drink It Smart Tells You How Drunk You Are & Estimates Blood Alcohol [iOS]

Drink It Smart is not a productivity app, it isn't going to help you check emails faster, it certainly isn't going to help you take better selfies, and it certainly will not help you find  a great place for drinks. Drink It Smart is an iOS app worth $0.99 in the App Store that is aimed at social good, or better at helping us check ourselves when we've been drinking. The app is tailored to estimate the blood alcohol level for someone who has been drinking. It customizes results based on genders and weight which the user inputs. As you consume more drinks, you add it up in the app and it tells you just how drunk you are and what your behaviour in this current state is likely to be. Read More

InnerList Says It’s The List App That’s Missing On Your iPhone

To-do list apps are not uncommon, besides the default Notes and Reminder app on iOS, there is a large number of popular apps that let us create to-do lists and mark items done. InnerList is a free iPhone app available on the App Store that combines lists, notes, and reminders. The items you create can be of three types; lists, notes, or people which allow you to associate notes with your contacts. A reminder can be added for tasks that you add in a list and all items that you add can be assigned a color to make them easier to organize by priority. Every item, task, and note can be shared with your contacts and reminder alerts can be set up for the tasks you add to a list. Read More

Marvel Turns Your iOS App Wireframes & Sketches Into Working Prototypes

You’ve just thought of a brilliant idea for an iOS app. This app is going to change the world and within two hours time you’ve sketched out a wireframe diagram for your amazing app. All you need now is to find a designer and maybe a developer or two to make it happen. Sound simple enough, right? You have the design so how hard can it be to talk people through your wire frames? Maybe not hard but it doesn’t make for much clarity and if you could, you’d opt for a working prototype instead. Marvel - Turn Sketches Into Prototypes is a free iPhone app that does exactly what its name implies. It uses photos of the sketches and wireframes you’ve created and lets you add hotspots to them. The hotspots link to other sketches i.e. other screens that you’ve designed. When you’re done linking the sketches together, you can run them on your phone to show how your app would work. You can create projects for the iPhone 4, iPhone 5, and iPad. The app requires you sign in for an account or use Dropbox to sign up. Read More

Facebook Chat Pop-Outs Detaches Chat Windows From Facebook [Chrome]

Facebook has a dedicated chat app for both iOS and Android called Messenger and it is slowly making the app more and more independent of the main Facebook app. Facebook chat on the web is still well integrated into the website itself and I’m not complaining. I do not want to have to install a desktop app or visit a different website just to chat with my friends on Facebook. What I would like is to be able to pop out the chat window and close Facebook altogether. Facebook Chat Pop-Outs is a Chrome extension that lets you do just that. If you’ve used Google Hangouts then you will be familiar with this option being present there in the form of a little arrow button on the chat window’s title bar. The extension adds the same button and when clicked, your chat window pops out of the browser but remains fully functional. Read More

Whistle Camera Listens For An Audio Cue & Snaps A Picture

What if you could take a picture with your Android phone without needing to tap a shutter button or press one of the keys? If you’re thinking this is a timer-triggered trick, think again. Whistle Camera - Selfie & More is an Android app that is whistle activated; you focus on a subject, whistle and the app snaps a picture. You can set a timer and the whistle will activate it. Alternatively you can always hit the shutter button or press the volume up key to capture an picture with the app which can use both the front and rear facing camera on your phone to take pictures. Read More

Narwhal for reddit Is Perfect For Lurkers & GIF Haters [iOS]

I have a Reddit account that I rarely, if ever, sign in to but I browse Reddit long into the wee hours of the night but I rarely browse the site on my phone because there isn’t an app for it that I like. It is safe to say that I’m a lurker, like many people. Narwhal for reddit for iOS is, as the name clearly implies, an app for Redditing. If you want a free app for browsing as a lurker, Narwhal is great and if you aren’t a lurker but like the app anyway, you can upgrade to unlock the sign in, up/down vote, comment, and submit content features. The app boasts an interface designed specifically for iOS 7. You can scroll through the front page and more links will load as you scroll further down. Tap a link to view it and read comments. Swiping from left to right opens a navigation panel that you can use to jump to the popular sub-reddits. You can also enter the name of any sub-reddit or user in the navigation panel to open it in the app. Read More

Dropbox’s Carousel Is Photo Organization & Back-up In One

When you install Dropbox on your Android or iOS device, it asks you to enable automatic backup of all your photos. Despite being a long-time Dropbox user, I never opted in to this feature, something that I can attribute to being an iPhone user who has iCloud to rely on but Carosel changes that completely; it’s a new app from Dropbox that will back-up your photos to your Dropbox account. Sharing photos with anyone who has a Dropbox account is handled exclusively within the app and you can share a photo(s) without needing to switch to your email app. Photo sharing is handled very intelligently with a drawer that slides out so you can see your recent ‘conversations’. The app also manages and organizes photos by date. It’s somewhat like the Photos app introduced in iOS 7. As an iPhone user, I can easily switch to Carousel and leave my iCloud storage space for other app data, and Android users have a great way to organize and backup photos. Read More

Remotely End Gmail, Facebook, LinkedIn, And Twitter Web & App Sessions

I don’t always log into Facebook on a public computer but when I do, I forget to log out. Sound like you? Most people know that you should always be careful when you sign in to a public computer but there isn’t anything that can be done for forgetfulness. If you left an important personal account like your Gmail or Facebook account logged in on a public computer, there are ways to rescue yourself before your information is compromised, or before it falls into the hands of a dangerous prankster. Here is what you can do to remotely log out of your Gmail, Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter accounts and end web browser and mobile app sessions. Read More

Focus Lock: Bar Access To Distracting Apps On Your Phone So You Can Work

How often do you look at your phone when you’re working and pressed for time? I know that when I need to get something done urgently, just about everything around me becomes infinitely more interesting than it would be if I had a lot of to kill and one very distracting thing is my phone. Where I can go a whole day without checking Facebook, I will check it a dozen times when I’m working and that’s how I procrastinate. Focus Lock is an Android app that locks these distracting apps behind a password. They are something like a cross between a pomodoro app and a vault. You can lock away apps for as long as you want and when the time expires, you can take a short break (you set the time for the break as well) and use the locked apps during that interval. Read More