Remo MORE Is A Brilliant Desktop & Mobile Optimization Tool For Noobs

Remo-MORE-FREE-Edition.png
Computers not only cost several hundred dollars now a days, but they are also fairly costly to repair. While you can have most hardware problems repaired, it's better to just take care of your tech better and back-up data regularly. The problem is that most people don’t know where to begin, for instance, when should they back up data, how to clean junk files, or how to optimize its memory and other components. Remo MORE is a great tool created for the less tech savvy among us, letting them manage and troubleshoot common computer problems in a single click. Could it get any better than that? Read More

This Tweak Lets You Draw Over iOS Screenshots Before Saving Them [Cydia]

paint-on-screenshot
We’ve talked about the importance of screenshots time and again, and not just because a picture is worth a thousand words. Screenshots are a great way of getting your point across, especially if you’re creating software tutorials or how-to guides for something, where they help you articulate the required steps in a highly effective fashion. We also talked about how bloggers find them of utmost importance. However, there can be times when you just need screenshots for taking note of something that you want to recall later, or for helping out a friend or family member in need of assistance. During such times, being able to write over the screenshot is a big help, but unfortunately, that’s not always the easiest thing to do. On an iPhone, for instance, you can take a screenshot easily but not really edit it in real time. This is where the Cydia tweak, ScreenPainter, comes in. It’s a small free tweak that allows you to draw and write over screenshots before they are saved to Camera Roll. Read More

Stream Music From Dropbox, Google Drive, And Box With CloudAmpz

CloudAmpz_Accounts.png
If you listen to music on your Android device, chances are you’re perfectly happy with the stock music app that ships with it, which lets you browse and play songs stored locally on your phone. You can also create personalized playlists, or simply shuffle your whole collection to casually enjoy whatever plays next. So what more could you possibly want? While there are no shortage of music players waiting for you in the Google Play store, only a handful of them might offer you a way to play music stored on your cloud storage. CloudAmpz is a new such app that not only playback music stored on the internal storage of your device, but also let you stream tracks from Dropbox, Google Drive and Box.net. Read More

Addappt Arrives On Android; Sync Contact Information With Friends

addappt_Intro.png

Most of us take it for granted that our address book is synced right along with our email account. And while this works well for retrieving the same information on multiple devices, often times we encounter situations when one of our friends or coworkers changes or updates their  information. Perhaps they are using a different email now, or may be they got a new number? Android users can now automatically exchange up to date contact information with people in their contacts list with the latest Addappt app available for free in the Google Play Store. First released on iOS about a year ago, Addappt is a simple app that privately syncs your contacts with your friends, in turning allow both of you have the same contact info about each other.

Read More

Add Activator Gestures For Music App With A Cydia Tweak [Jailbreak]

music app install
If you use the native iOS Music App and would like faster access to actions such as adding a song to your favorites, toggling the repeat song options, toggling the shuffle option, and more then Controls for Music App is a free Cydia tweak available in the BigBoss repository Is for you. It lets you associate an Activator gesture for toggling Shuffle, toggling repeat, to let iTunes Radio know that it should play more songs like the current one, to never play a song again, and to add it to your iTunes wish list. Needless to say you must have Activator installed to use Controls for Music App. Read More

Enable Start Page, Folders, & App Info In The Chrome App Launcher

start-page
Google Chrome's App Launcher is, in my opinion, a better way to launch browser apps than what Firefox has going. Google's gone the extra mile by adding a search bar so that you can open a URL, an app, or even start a new search and send it to a new tab.  That is the App Launcher working as it should by default but if you use it often and wish it did more, you can enable a start up page and folders in the App Launcher. Additionally, you can also get information for an app from the context menu. Each features is enabled via experimental features in Chrome. Head over to Chrome://flags Read More

Access All Google Apps In Gmail With IntegratedInbox For Firefox

IntegratedInbox_Website.jpg
We know that all Google services like Gmail, Calendar, Maps, Google Drive etc. are collectively labelled Google Apps. The search giant has integrated these apps fairly well with each other, allowing you to control them via a single account. However, what’s still missing here is to enable users access these services under a unified interface. IntegratedInbox is a clever new service which carries the answer. By installing its small add-on in Firefox, you can bring all Google apps as well as popular third-party services like Evernote, Feedly, Twitter and more right in your Gmail account, giving you easy and fast access to them. Read More

Tomi File Manager Lets You Manage Files And Batch Uninstall Apps [Android]

Tomi-File-Manager.png
One of the key features Android holds over its competitors is the ability to have complete flexibility and control over your files and folders rather than having to sync data between PC and mobile or accessing it using some other complicated methods. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of choice when it comes to file managers on the Google Play Store and we have covered several of them here on Addictivetips, from the highly powerful Solid Explorer to the dual-pane enabled Total Commander, just to name a few. However, a new app called Tomi File Manager has recently become my new favorite, kudos to its simple interface. The app gives quick access to music, pictures, videos, documents and apps, and lets you remove multiple applications in one go. Read More

Klout App Arrives On Android For Tracking Your Social Media Influence

Klout_Sign-in.jpg
Popular social media tracking service Klout has finally released its official Android app in the Google Play Store. The free application, which landed on iOS long ago, shows your Klout influence online with major social networks. You’re also awarded a Klout score determined by a variety of factors including the type of content you share, retweets, followers etc., which help increase your influence in particular topics or area. When posting links, you can schedule them based on when your audience is most active, and the app also provides content recommendations tailored to your social media audience only. Read More

SlideCut Brings Keyboard Shortcuts To iOS [Jailbreak]

slidecut
Who doesn't love keyboard shortcuts? Just the word 'Hotkey' makes you feel like you're about do something phenomenal even though really you might only be sending a file to the Trash or Recycle Bin. Keyboard shortcuts are present on the desktop platform and not on the mobile platform. Not even devices with a physical QWERTY keyboard have keyboard shortcuts and the majority of devices sold today have a touch screen. Where the iPhone decided to limit itself to one physical button on the screen, Samsung took it further with no buttons on the screen with some of their handsets. It's hard to imagine keyboard shortcuts with devices being the way they are but SlideCut does an amazing job at it. You actually sit and wonder why Apple didn't think of this. SlideCut is a Cydia tweak available in the BigBoss repository for free. It gives you keyboard shortcuts; you tap the spacebar and then slide your finger to one of the letters associated with a shortcut and the shortcut is executed. It is that simple. So what shortcuts does the tweak support? All the basic ones you are used to on your desktop; cut, copy, paste, select all, undo, redo and more. Read More

YouTuber Adds Background Playback & Download Options To YouTube App [Jailbreak]

youtuber_banner
We're going to start this of by saying that music piracy is not okay. It's not, and you shouldn't do it. Moving on, YouTube is so much more than just music videos; it's an amazing place to find tutorials from something as simple as folding a t-shirt to as complex as developing apps. People upload a great variety of content (that is not  copy right protected) and YouTuber is a Cydia tweak available in the ModMyi repository that lets you download YouTube videos in low, medium, or high quality and import them to your camera roll. The tweak can also block ads in the app but if you're benefiting from someone's content on YouTube, you should watch that ad. It can also play YouTube videos in the background  and play high quality videos on 3G and 4G. Read More

Create Responsive Websites With SiteSupra Content Management System

SiteSupra-create-amazing-websites.jpg
Most modern websites these days are powered by Content Management Systems (CMS) like WordPress or Blogger. These CMS tools are mostly PHP-based applications that are infused to your server and let you login to a dashboard and edit pages on the fly. The rise in responsive website designs of late have seen incredible popularity among webmasters, but custom coding such websites seem like a complex job unless handled by a professional. On the bright side, we’ve seen an increase in simple CMS services during the past few years that use just plain text files and native templates to let users build fully responsive webpages with the least amount of effort. One such nifty new online CMS tool is SiteSupra which makes it easier to build professional looking responsive websites. Read More

How To Delete Skype Conversation For A Single Contact In Windows

skype_history
There’s no doubting the fact that Skype is the most amazing VoIP services around. Hundreds of millions of people use it everyday, and it’s supported by almost all mobile and desktop platforms. But just like many top notch tech solutions, Skype isn’t without its shortcomings. If you use Skype on Windows, you’d probably be aware that it doesn’t let you remove the chat history of a single contact only and the only (official) way is to delete it is by clearing the entire chat history from Preferences. You’re not completely out of luck though, as there is a way to delete Skype conversation of one user if you want. And in this guide we will show you how. So without any further ado, let’s get straight to it. Read More

Socioclip Is A Bookmark Tool For Facebook And Quora Posts [Chrome]

Socioclip_Main.jpg
There’s never a lack of new things to see and read on services like Facebook. It’s a one stop shop for keeping a tab on latest trends, finding interesting stuff to read online as well as keeping up with your friends. But the problem is that, Facebook doesn’t offer a way to bookmark posts and there’s pretty much nothing you can do about it (other than hitting the signature Like button). Fret not! There’s a great Chrome extension for that called Socioclip. This outstanding free online bookmarking service for Chrome crammed into a decent interface allows you to bookmark posts from Facebook and Quora. You can also assign multiple tags to the posts so you may easily find them when required. Read More

Haunted House By Atari Is Out Now For iOS [Review]

Haunted House - Logo
Haunted House originally came out for the Atari 2600 back in 1982. This is a console that had less processing power than the kind required to display a dot at the end of a sentence today. The game was understandably limited at the time, but it was still unique. You were a floating pair of eyes trying to find your way through a haunted house looking for pieces of an urn. The property was rebooted in 2010 for consoles with an abysmal release (it wasn't scary or fun). Now, it is back, re-imagined for realm of mobile gaming. Haunted House is out for iOS. Let us see how it fares. Read More

4 Apps That Give You A Comprehensive Photo-Editing Suite On Your Android

photography-apps
Enthusiasts will unanimously concur that there is more to photography than pointing and capturing. There is composition, framing, lighting, post-processing, etc. to take in to account. Characteristics that define photography as a subject are mostly platform independent, you can take all of what you know about photography and apply it through any means, be it a professional DSLR, a pinhole camera or, the most commonly used smartphone camera. We have already discussed apps like Google Camera. Now, following is a list of apps that can help you take better pictures with your android camera phone. Read More

Raindrop.io: Save And Sync Bookmarks, Access Them On Desktop Or Mobile

Raindrop.io-Smart-bookmarks.jpg
It’s very difficult to imagine a world without bookmarks. Besides the built-in bookmark option in you web browser, there is a whole variety of services, such as Delicious, Pocket and Keeeb, that let you bookmark images, videos and other awesome things you find online. And just when you begin to think you’re out of options, a new alternative enters the block. Raindrop.io is one such amazing online tool for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and iOS that wants to make bookmarking easy and fun. With a simple click, you can save different items for later reading, and have them synced across web and mobile. You can save pages, articles, videos or photos in a snap, organize collection contents and share them with friends via email or social media networks. Read More

Lala Gif: Add Audio To Your Gifs

gif with sounds
Gifs are the best way to express yourself on the internet; Gifs are to comments what emoji is to text messages. It's hard to imagine what the next generation of internet users will use to express their outrage, approval, despair, or happiness when we think of how effective Gifs are but that doesn't mean no one is trying to invent a better way to express emotions online. Meet Lala Gif a simple web app that adds audio to your Gifs. Now, technically, moving picture with sound is called a video but there's a difference in image quality, which in turn impacts how fast it loads. What we're saying is, a Gif with a little audio will load faster than a video, it will obviously be more expressive than a mute Gif, but still convenient to watch. Read More

Feel The Wheel: Control Windows Opacity And Size With The Mouse Wheel

Feel-The-Wheel-EXE-file.jpg
The main reason I like Windows is that it has a wide array of useful applications available for it. From the not-so-popular Windows Store apps to the conventional desktop tools, it caters to all types of computer users. Feel The Wheel, for instance, is a little freeware application for Windows operating system that you can use to add transparency effect to the window as well as easily resize it via hotkey. Using this application, you can painlessly control a window’s overall opacity on the desktop, so that you can instantly preview any opened window beside it and resize it using the mouse scroll wheel. Read More

Foursquare Launches Swarm App For iOS And Android

Swarm_Sign-up.png
Earlier this month, Foursquare announced that it would no longer be about just customers and businesses anymore as their new app aptly labeled Swarm for iOS and Android will bring new features and functionality into the mix, letting you and your friends easily share common places you visit, discover events, find new places to check in as well as find if you’re both in the same neighborhood. The app is now available on the Google Play and iTunes App Store, and just like Foursquare, it’s free to use on both platforms. The app shares various similarities with Foursquare itself, for instance you can check in to places just as you already do, but the app also uses passive location information in order to show you whether your friends are nearby even when they haven't checked in. Read More