Silent Tab Delays Page Loading In Firefox Until You Switch To The Tab

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Firefox has tons of great features but the tab browsing interface remains its indispensable asset. Generally when you open a link in new Firefox tab, it automatically starts loading the webpage right away. This is fairly useful for opening multiple links in conjunction but if you have a slow internet connection that might create a few issues. This is where the new Firefox add-on Silent Tab comes to the rescue. It aims to delay the loading time until you manually click on the opened tab(s) again. The Firefox add on allows you to suppress the tabs to avoid browsing speed fluctuation, for instance, when multiple links are opened together. This can also prove handy if you have a slow system that can’t handle multiple page loads simultaneously. Let’s take a closer look. Read More

Add Ok Google Detection To All Screens On Your Device [No Root]

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A recent update to Google Now made it so the it listened for the hotword on your home screen without you having to launch it or do anything else. Naturally, everyone went 'yay' and it was business as usual. The update, although not that amazing made it a little easier to use Google Now but it still doesn't have anything on Siri which, although not voice activated, can be launched from any screen. It turns out you can get Google Now to listen for the OK Google hotword on any screen, even if you're playing a game, or using Facebook. There's a trick to unlocking it that involves nothing more than a quick voice search and a little tinkering in Google Now's settings. Read More

Commandr: Control Hardware Switches Using Google Now’s Voice Recognition API [Android]

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The “OK Google” hot-word detection is purportedly the best bit about Android. Introduced with Moto X, it is useful enough to quickly open Google Now and perform specific actions like check weather, set an alarm etc. However, the feature hasn't been able to do much with the actual hardware of supported devices. That being said, Google Now essentially lets you interact with Google related services, but if you want to toggle a few device specific features like the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth without touching your phone, you’re pretty much out of luck. Commandr is a new Android application that aims to fill this gap. The app uses Google Now’s powerful voice recognition API to let you flip hardware switches. You can even add custom commands via Tasker and make them work in Commandr. Read More

Add A Fully Customizable OS X Dock To Windows With Aqua Dock

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Whether you've just switched to Microsoft Windows or you're secretly a little jealous of Mac OS X features, there are some things that the latter just does better than the former. The Mac OS X dock is one such thing that Windows doesn’t have and may never will. It’s similar to the Windows taskbar, but the dock simply looks much better. Fortunately, there are ways to bring the dock to Microsoft’s operating system using third party applications. Aqua Dock is one such application which replicates the Mac OS X dock functionality on Windows and lets you customize it in a multitude of ways. The application sports lightweight design and supports all modern Windows versions from Windows XP onwards. Read More

Listen To The Least Played Songs On Spotify By Any Artist With The Long Tail

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Recent data from Spotify showed that 20% songs on the site have never been streamed, accessed, or searched for, even a single time by any user, leaving a large chunk of Spotify’s humongous library untouched. Services like Forgotify have already tried to remedy that situation by letting users play tracks that no one else has ever listened to. Now meet The Long Tail, a similarly designed web app that pulls the 50 least played Spotify tracks of any artist and lets you import them to the desktop Spotify application in a few clicks. The best thing about The Long Tail is that it gives you more control over what to play than Forgotify does. You can easily search for your favorite artist and begin streaming their songs right away. Read More

Notes for GMail: Add Notes To An Email Or A Conversation Thread [Chrome]

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Having to skim through an entire email conversation to find important information is a waste of time. If we lived in a world where communication was a perfected science, perhaps emails would be a lot easier to manage but since we live in a world of bad email subjects we have important information spread out across long email conversations. What would help in this case is a note that we can update regularly to give us the highlights of a conversation every time we opened that thread. Notes for GMail is a Chrome extension that lets you take notes inside Gmail. You can compose notes to yourself and pin them to your inbox so that you see them each time you open an email. Alternatively, you can add a note to an email or to an entire thread. The notes appear with the thread or the email making them easier to keep track off. You can also set a reminder for the notes you create. Read More

Set Up A Shortcut To Enter Your Email Address [iOS]

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An email ID is what unlocks almost every web service worth using. Facebook, Google, and Twitter sign ins are an option that is slowly growing but email is still dominant. Entering your email on your desktop is not problem since you're most likely to do it from your browser which remembers email IDs. That isn't true for an iPhone though. There are no built-in shortcuts for entering your email quickly and easily but here are two ways to do that. One is using the built in text expander which anyone can use and the other is by using a Cydia tweak called Tap TheAt which can only be used if your device is jailbroken, Read More

Rescue Yourself In The Multi-platformer Beyond Gravity [Paid]

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You may have noticed that in the past month, mobile gaming went through a bit of a slump with a handful of big name titles such as the much awaited Hitman Go for android and the multi-platform Angry Birds Epic, but not many others, coming out. The mobile gaming landscape has been humdrum, at best. This could have been because of Steam's summer sale, diverting all gamers to PCs, or it could just have been coincidence, we cannot be sure either way. What we can be sure of, is that the new releases are a sign that the mobile gaming market is picking up once more. Beyond Gravity has been out on Android since the last week of  June 2014 and has enjoyed multi-platform launches. Even though it was slated for a late 2013 release, but after a few unexpected delays, it is scheduled to be out for iOS on July 10th 2014. Here is our review. Read More

Topia World Builder: Play God As You Populate The Earth With Animals [Paid]

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With all the mainstream attention coming to mobile gaming and all the souped up hardware that goes into these things, it is high time a non-traditional game came along to set new precedents. There is immense power in modern mobiles which goes underutilized to reach a wider audience. Developers who cater exclusively to high end devices have to narrow their demographic from potentially billions to a handful of millions, that is not a risk developers are generally willing to take. However, sometimes, these risks are necessary to the medium progress. Games like Asphalt, The Room and Walking Dead are good examples of games that push the performance part of this platform, but they are not as unique as Topia World Builder in its approach. Here is our review. Read More

Denny’s Atari Remix Resurrects Famous Titles; Asteroids, Centipede, Breakout

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It’s hard to describe just how exciting retro gameplay was in its time. Modern video games may sport the most realistic graphics but many of them fail to capture the same charm that Atari did back in the 80s. Denny’s, the popular pancake restaurant chain across the US, aims to bring back that charm by resurrecting three Atari titles through its Denny's Atari Remix offering for Android and iOS. Available for free at Google Play and iTunes App Store, the remix is basically a homage to Atari’s 8-bit era, and aimed to promote Denny’s new “Greatest Hits Remixed” dishes lineup. Lets take a look at each title of the package. Read More

Tabs Board: Search And Switch To An Open Tab With A Voice Command [Chrome]

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Voice search integration arrived in Chrome quite a while ago and it is an excellent watered down basic version of Google Now. One of the many differences between Google Now and Voice Search on Chrome is that Google Now can launch apps installed on your device while Voice Search is simply what its name implies it is with no support for any other browser function. Tabs Board is a Chrome extension that helps you switch between tabs open in a window. It also lets you search for tabs by a voice command which is what sets it apart from other tab management extensions. Both the voice search and the tab switching overlay can be opened with a keyboard shortcut that a user can customize. You can search for tabs with either a voice command or you can search and select them using the mouse. The extension lists open tabs in an overlay at the bottom of Chrome. Read More

Shift Work Schedule: Customizable Calendar That Follows Your Work Week [Android]

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Part time work, whether done remotely from the comfort of your home or done on-location usually requires a schedule. Where part time work offers extra cash and a more flexible schedule, it also comes with the slight complication of having an unusual schedule. Your weeks don't always begin on a Monday, some days you're working nights and other days you're working a day shift. It's hard to keep track of it all and adding it to a calendar app is very time consuming. Meet Shift Work Schedule, a calendar app that exists for the sole purpose of making shift tracking easy. You get a calendar where you can select the start and end of the week according to your work schedule and a long rich list of shift combos that you might be working in to highlight on this calendar. The app also has a nice search feature that lets you check if you're supposed to be working a particular day and it lets you customize its appearance down to the background. Read More

Uninstall Or Disable iTunes On Mac OS X [Guide]

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 iTunes has been the backbone of media management on Apple devices since January 2001. It is the default music player for a Mac as well as a library for your iTunes purchases, it even has a significance on Windows 8. To the dismay of numerous iOS owners, you cannot transfer media without it at all. However, there are those who do not rely on iTunes' services for their media needs. To them, iTunes is merely an affectation, an extra appendage with no useful function. If you can relate to that sentiment and wish to rid yourself of this complication, we can tell you how to remove iTunes from Mac OS X.

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Secryptor Encrypts Files Before Syncing Them To Dropbox

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Security is always a paramount concern when it comes to storing private information on Dropbox. But no one really wants to give up the convenience of having your files synchronized between multiple devices and having seamless access to them. In other words, we can’t give up cloud storage services, but what we can do is encrypt the files in question before adding them to our Dropbox folder. If that all sounds cumbersome, Secryptor aims to provide an answer by merging the convenience of Dropbox with pre-upload encryption so you don’t have to worry about snooping eyes seeing your files. The application can also store encrypted files offline, is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X, and is available for free on both platforms. Read More

Pixel Player Is A Highly Customizable Music Player With An Equalizer & Color Themes

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Pixel Player is a music player for Android that you can customize down to the default tab and the color scheme. Aesthetically speaking, the app is clean and functionality wise, it lets you do as much, if not more, than the average music player. In addition to creating playlists and finding and playing songs by the same artist as the one currently playing, the app lets you set a song as your device's ring tone and comes with an equalizer. Read More

Autorun Organizer: Add, Remove, Or Delay Autorun For Applications At Start Up

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We did a comprehensive post on managing which applications start automatically when you boot your system. The process was manual and showed how you could directly edit the start up items. If you were looking for something far simpler, something that was mostly just a series of clicks and the program was out of your hair then Autorun Organizer is what you might be looking for. Essentially, it's an application that lets you add and remove applications from the start up folder but it additionally lets you delay the launch of a program so that your system is ready to use sooner. The application also makes it easier to identify which apps to axe from the folder by giving you details on how much delay its launch causes and providing system start up stats. Read More

Rummage Organizes & Indexes Files By Tag And Date [Windows]

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I’m sure all of us deal with a fair share of documents but if you’re anything like me, your Documents folder is a huge mess of disorganized Word files, PDFs, Excel sheets and whatnot, with stochastic names that are both hard to pronounce and read. Rummaging through these items can be a tedious task especially if you need to find something from a large number of files. That’s why, Rummage for Windows aims to help you organizing your digital documents with ease. The simple program enables you to index all kind of documents in one place, tag them and access them no matter where they are stored on your computer. It can automatically sort indexed items by their size, creation date, file type etc. The application carries integrated search feature to find indexed items via their name or tags. Read More

Get Android L’s Heads Up Notification On Your Device Now [No Root]

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Android L, and its new material design have made quite the impression but unless you own a Nexus device and don't mind your phone flaking on you now and then, you aren't going to be able to check out the new features. This is where the amazing and exceptionally active developer community comes in. Heads-up notifications is a new Android app that mimics Android L's heads up notifications on your device. You can interact with the notification just like you can on Android L and the app does not require the Xposed framework to be installed nor does it call for a rooted device. Read More

Add New Words Or Edit Current Ones In Your Browser’s Dictionary

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The world would be a terrible dark, and exceptionally misunderstood place if there were no spell check to help us sound articulate. Internet  Explorer, Chrome and Firefox all have a built-in spell check feature that underlines misspelled words. If you right-click on a word, you will be given options for what the correct spelling of the word browser thinks you were trying to type. This is super handy but what do you do if you want to add a new word to the browser's dictionary or remove a word from it? Read More

Horizonate Is A Date Centered Task Management Tool For Small Teams

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We cover a lot of personal task managers and they exist in abundance. Team task managers are less easy to find and they are usually complex to meet the needs of large teams. Horizonate is a task management service that is suitable for smaller teams. It is currently in beta but accepting new users. The service as several subscription plans. The free plan lets you add up to 10 projects. There doesn't seem to be a limitation on how many members you can add to a project. Tasks for your team are added with a nice calendar view at the top. You can add tasks for any day of the week or the month, or you can add tasks and move them to a date later. Tasks can be edited and assigned to a member of the team. You can upload files and have discussions as well. Read More