HandsFree Lets You Make & Receive Phone Calls On Your Mac [Paid]

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There are those who have resorted to using paid third-party apps to make calls from their PCs/Laptops and those who have purchased docking stations to avoid holding the phone to make calls. Whatever the scenario, merging the cellular and computing is Nirvana that has eluded us. Even handsfree devices serve more as an appendage than a solution. But, a solution exists. It takes the ease of the wireless bluetooth handsfree, coupled with crystal clear sound quality (limited only by your speakers) and the ability to let you continue working while taking a call on your computer, singularity comes at the hands of HandsFree, a Mac app worth $4.99 in the Mac App Store, that uses your Mac as a handsfree device by routing the audio from your Android phone or iPhone to your Mac. Read More

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

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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

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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

Here’s What’s New In The Windows 8.1 Update 1

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The last time we covered something important about Windows 8 was back in October 2013 when we explored the many new features that were introduced via Windows 8.1. Boot to desktop and the deeply-missed Start Menu button were the noteworthy features that aimed to bridge the gap between the ‘desktop’ and the ‘Modern UI’ environments. The Redmond based software giant has now released another similar patch labeled Windows 8.1 Update 1 which was recently made available via Windows Update tool. We installed it on our desktop to see what exactly Microsoft brought to the table, so here's our full guide to those changes and how they'll affect your Windows 8 usage. Read More

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

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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

CopyQ: Clipboard Manager That Keeps Your History & Supports Scripting

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The clipboard in Windows can work for many things. And even though its core feature is to let you move text snippets or your desired files from one location to another, you can also use it between word processors, image editors or note taking applications. But eventually you have to admit that the default clipboard is still fairly limited and to fill the gaps it leaves, third-party clipboard managers come to the rescue. If you want an application that could automatically track everything you send to the clipboard, and keep it all organized then CopyQ seems like a good choice. It boasts plenty of features that you may not find in other similar tools. Read More

Listhings: Create, Share And Collaborate On Sticky Notes & To-Do Lists

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Do you always forget little things or have a hard time remembering important tasks? Do you walk away from your PC, and them come back again only to wonder what you were going to do? One typical thing most people would do in such situation is jot down a sticky note and paste it right on their monitor. But why use physical paper when you can use technology? Just like there’s an app for most things in life there’s an app for sticky notes too; it’s web based, doesn’t ask for any cumbersome installation and it’s called Listhings. This barebones web app lets you create small sticky notes and save them on an online canvas. And thanks to its straightforward interface, it’s dead simple to use too. Read More

Puzzle Alarm Clock Makes You Solve Puzzles And Checks If You’re Awake

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Waking up early in the morning is a challenge and the snooze button on our alarm apps does little to motivate anyone to get out of bed. It really is just too easy to hit the snooze button. Some smartphones will let you turn off or snooze your alarm by pressing a volume or power key. While this makes it easy to turn the alarm off, it doesn't necessarily make it easier to get out of bed. The snooze-button is often a common denominator with most alarm apps on Android; they only carry the snooze button. If you want an alarm app that not only wakes you up but absolutely make sure that you’re out of your bed then give Puzzle Alarm Clock a try. It does two things; one it sounds an alarm at whatever time you've set it for and in order to turn it off, you have to solve a simple puzzle that requires you to be reasonably awake and in your senses. Two; it checks up on you two more times to make sure you didn't go back to bed after turning the alarm off. Read More

Check Jailbreak Eligibility & Find Jailbreak Tools For Your iOS Device

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When times were simple, and Apple wasn’t as proactive about preventing people from jailbreaking their iPhones, it was always easy to know if you could jailbreak your device. Things have changed now; there are many more iDevices in the market and jailbreaking isn’t a question that is answered simply on a per device basis. The iOS version you’re running on your iDevice also matters and it further complicates the answer to whether or not you can jailbreak your device. To answer the question, and help you find the right guide to jailbreaking your iOS device, RCRepo has a helpful tool for finding out just that. Read More

CloudyTabs Opens iCloud Tabs Synced From Any Mac Or iOS Device

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Chrome dominates the browser usage share, this can be credit to the enormous app library, the blazing fast speeds or the ability to sync everything including Google Now, Open Tabs, Favourites and preferences to a profile and access its content on any version of chrome anywhere. With a simple tool, even Firefox can join the festivities. Android users have the best luck where they can close a link on their devices and resume from their desktop at any time. iOS users can do the same with Safari, only there aren't that many desktop Safari users out there. This means a lot of us on the iPhone who use Safari will have to use it on our desktops as well if we want our tabs synced. Fortunately, there is CloudyTabs which can read the tabs that iCloud has synced from Safari (mobile or desktop) and let you open them on any desktop browser you want. Read More

Wirelessly Transfer Photos & Videos Between iOS, Android, And PC With PhotoSync

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When it comes to transferring files between PC and mobile, iOS users have so many tools for the purpose. PhotoSync is one of the most popular from the lot that lets you share photos and videos between iOS devices, as well as from iOS to Mac and Windows computer over Wi-Fi network, or automatically over Bluetooth without any hassle. PhotoSync has now also landed on Google Play Store for Android devices and boasts the same feature set and functionality that has made it a definitive choice on iDevices. Using this app, you can easily transfer photos and videos between Android and iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as your computer. Read More

SelfieTime Helps Take Great Selfies With The Rear Camera On Your iPhone [Paid]

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We all take selfies, there’s no denying it. There’s also no denying the fact that no matter how great the front-facing camera on our iPhone is, it is still not as good as the back-facing camera. Additionally, we have no flash for the front facing camera so if you’re having lunch with friends in a dimly lit restaurant, or any place with low lighting, you would probably want, or wish you could use the rear camera to snap a picture. SelfiTime is an iPhone app worth $0.99 in the App Store that lets you take selfies with the rear-facing camera. What you need is two iPhones and the app installed on both. Granted this might raise the bill to $1.98 but if you’re with family and there is a shared Apple ID, you need only purchase the app once and download it to all your devices. The app connects both phones so that one is the ‘viewer’ and the other remains the camera. Images from the camera on one phone is displayed live on the screen of the other making it easier to take selfies since you can see what your camera is going to capture. The app can connect over Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth. Once you’ve snapped a picture, the image is saved to both phones. Read More

90Night Manages Sleep Cycles, Sets Bed-Times & Wake-Up Calls

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It sounds mindboggling when you find the number of devices your smartphone has replaced. For instance, no longer do we need an MP3 player for listening to music, a camera to snap photos,  or a notepad for jotting down important stuff, as our smartphone can easily do all that. Another old school gadget that’s no longer needed is the alarm clock. There’s really is no shortage of third-party alarm apps for Android; we all loved Timely,  AlarmPad Alarm Clock is also fairly awesome, with many other options that can stand to compete against these. But 90night (or 90Night: SleepyTime Calculator) is an alarm app that is slightly different; it gives you suggestions regarding the best time to wake up based on a 90 minute sleep cycle. Read More

4 Ways To Get Data Usage On Your Android Phone Under Control

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Roaming on your mobile data plan is rarely cheap but almost always necessary. You can control how much data you use on your device by simply opting for a plan with a data cap and price to match your budget but you can take things a little further and manage your data plan better by limiting how data is used. Here are a few things you can do on any Android device to manage your data plan. These steps do not require the installation of a third-party app, nor do they require a rooted phone. What you will need is a little time to set things up for better data management and nothing more.

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Reme.IO Is A Simple Reminder Service That Works With Your Email

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For a lot of people, email is work. Many of use spend hours answering emails, reading emails, and writing emails. Our email app is one of the most frequently used ones on our phone, I can safely bet you have your email open in your browser at the moment, and that your email client, understandably, runs on your desktop all day long. Most email services and desktop clients have some sort of task scheduling feature but if you want things to be super simple, and completely independent of both email service and client, you can give RemeIO a try. It’s a reminder service that lets you create a reminder which is delivered to your inbox. Regardless of what email service you use, or which client you use, you can set up a reminder using RemeIO. Reminders can be rescheduled as easily as they are created. Read More

Privacy Eraser Cleans & Optimizes Your PC, Securely Shreds Files

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Windows and the applications that run on it have a tendency to store temporary data. All web browsers, for instance, automatically save cookies and browser history information to reduce webpage load times. Other programs also sometime save various preferences and settings leading to a slower system and putting one’s privacy at stake. Privacy Eraser is a Windows tool that helps you optimize and protect your system by cleaning up all such traces and past computer activities. The program is very easy to use, sports an excellent UI, and comes in two different variants. Let’s take a closer look at its free version. Read More

Quickly Access & Adjust Sound Settings With Floating Equalizer For Android

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I must confess I’m a die-hard music fan and the avid music listener inside me only loves hearing the crisp sounds from top notch hardware equipment. Sometimes, however, poor optimization on the software side can lead to an abysmal listening experience; some of the sound quality may be lost and other times the distorted audio so badly that it's not even worth listening to at all. Luckily, the Google Play Store has some really nice equalizers that improve sound quality and clarity of songs in a snap. Floating Equalizer is one such free app that lets you adjust different sound equalization settings. Read More

Facebook Messenger Update Adds Free VoIP Call Feature

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Within days of introducing group chat on its messaging app, Facebook has rolled out a new update for Messenger. This new update brings a free call feature that lets you call friends who have the Messenger app installed on their phone. The calls are free over Wi-Fi but data rates will apply if you aren’t connected to a Wi-Fi connection. When updated, the app will ask for permission to access the microphone and will also warn you that calls made over your mobile network will be charged at your standard data rate. Both iPhone and Android apps have received the update. Read More

CCleaner For Android Monitors RAM & CPU Usage, Uninstalls Apps En Masse

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CCleaner is like WD-40 for Windows and Mac; besides doing a ton of different things it keeps the junk out of your fading machine. It’s been a while since we’ve been hearing about the popular app coming to Androidand it has finally landed in its beta form. Offering a substantial list of features, CCleaner for Android offers a way to monitor its RAM, CPU and battery usage. According to the official announcement by Piriform, the app developers, CCleaner can thoroughly clean your browser history, application cache, call logs, clipboard items as well as uninstall unwanted apps in a few screen taps. Read More

Download PDF Files Directly By Disabling The PDF Viewer In Chrome & Firefox

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Both Google Chrome and Firefox have a built-in PDF reader and whenever you click a link to a PDF file, your browser opens it in a new tab. That’s all perfectly fine except that if it’s a large file you have to first wait for it to load and then save it. Once saved, if you click the file in the download bar (in Chrome), it will again open in a Chrome tab. This feature is meant to provide users with an always-available-PDF-reader in the form of their browser but it becomes obtrusive if you really prefer to open PDFs in a desktop reader. Fortunately, there is an easy way around this in both Chrome and Firefox that allows the PDF viewer to easily be disabled and enabled to suit your needs. Read More