Icecream Image Resizer Is An Image Resize Utility With Size Presets

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UPDATE: It's been discovered this app brings malware with its installer. We have removed the link and would encourage you to remove it from your system, if you installed it. We apologize for the mistake.

Image resizing tools for the desktop are about as common as weather and photography apps for mobile devices. It's come to a point that unless an application comes with a clown juggling flaming swords, you aren't going to be able to differentiate it from others. Icecream Image Resizer is a free Windows application that resizes images and while it doesn't come with a clown, it comes with preset image sizes that help you resize images for a specific purpose i.e. sending it as an email attachment or using it as your Facebook cover photo. Add to that it's very neat interface and we have an image resizing application that you don't have to force yourself to use. Read More

Parental Control App TimeAway Lets You Manage Your Kids’ Device [Android]

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When computers first became common, parents were reluctant to let their children use them, fearing the fact that they would spend all their time playing games or surfing the internet. Today, smartphones have the same bad reputation. Apparently, children today have mobile devices with more processing power than all of our childhood technology combined and is a concern for many parents who aren't sure how to curb mobile usage. TimeAway is a new Android application that aims to limit your kids mobile usage and give that control back in your hands. The free app offers plenty of features such as tracking time your kids spend on apps, detecting their current location, and remotely locking and unlocking their phone. Read More

WinDock: Set Custom Rules & Profiles For Window Management [Windows]

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Windows has been steadily used for years but the design has largely remained the same. We, as its users, are always looking for ways to customize it and to make the user experience better. Fortunately, we have a gazillion different applications for that. WinDock is a new tool from Ivan Yu that lets you snap windows to predefined areas when moving or resizing them. This is extremely useful if you’ve got a multi-monitor setup and you find window management a cumbersome task. It works much like Windows 7’s Aero Snap feature, only better. The application carries a ton of customization options and lets you set custom rules and profiles to be used for docking the windows.  Read More

Sleep Timer: Set A Timer To Sleep Your Device And Turn Off Music [Android]

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A feature I craved badly on my phone (an iPhone) was the ability to play music for a certain time period. I had to do a quick Google search to find out that it is something the native Music app supports. It's something that every smartphone should be able to do and while a native app may not support it, there are third party apps. Sleep Timer (Music&Screen Off) is a free ad supported Android app that lets you set a sleep timer for your screen in general, and music in particular. The app lets you set a timer and when the timer expires, it will sleep the device and turn off any  music that is playing. Putting the device to sleep means that perhaps you fell asleep using an app that keeps your device awake but if a timer is enabled, it will sleep your device and save precious battery. The app isn't available freely in all countries so you might need a work around to download the region restricted app. Read More

Recordit: Record Screencasts And Save Them As High Quality GIFs

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Creating a screencast is something that we have visited very often with tools for creating screencasts on Windows, OS X, and Android being reviewed frequently. Screencasts are great when it comes to instructional content and they have only have one drawback; the size of a file. You can go for nice HD screencasts for something major like a product demo but for something that's meant to provide quick instructions, you can instead settle for a faster loading GIF. Recordit is a free app for OS X and Windows that lets you record a screencast and turn it into a GIF. The GIF quality is excellent, better than what you would normally get if you used a third party app to create a GIF out of a video. With the app, you can create a 5min recording. The OS X app has a pro version that lets you control the frame rate and password protect your recording. It costs $39.99. Read More

Use Date Or Time With Modifier Rules To Set A Dynamic PIN – Smart Phone Lock

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Locking our phone with a 4 digit PIN, or with a pattern is a common way to keep our device secure but to be fair, it doesn't take a lot of stealth to stand next to someone when they unlock their phone and guess what pattern or PIN they use. Smart Phone Lock is an Android app that locks your phone behind the same 4 digit PIN but it makes it much harder for anyone to guess what your PIN is because the app will change it every time. Obviously this sounds ridiculous because if the app is changing the PIN, how are you going to know what it is? Smart Phone Lock has two types of PINS that can be set; a Date PIN and a Time PIN. These PINs, as you can guess, change according to the current date and time. If you set a date PIN, it will change daily, and if you set a time PIN, it will change every minute. If you still think this isn't secure, the app comes with two modifiers that change the value of the PIN making it all the harder to guess. Read More

Voralent Antelope Optimize JPEGs & PNGs In Bulk, Delete EXIF Data

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When you save an image file, it’s easy to just accept your default image settings, and click File > Save to get what’s been factory set. But that probably means you’ll always be using the same file compression, and unless you’ve tuned this to an optimum level, your final images could end up being ten times larger than they need to be. Fortunately, image optimization is not an unusual concept and  various apps let you compress the size of your images. But working with multiple images can be tedious too. If this is a problem you often face, Voralent Antelope is a beautiful Windows application that tries to simplify this process by allowing you to optimize JPEG and PNG files in batch. It sports simple drag and drop usage, allowing you to easily add images to the application and optimize them in no time. Read More

That Movie With: Find Movies By Searching For Any Two Actors In It [iOS]

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A long time ago when our phones couldn't even tell time, a lot of people used to watch TV. TV channels aired shows, soaps, cartoons, and movies. Watching movies has since changed with many people using services like Hulu and Netflix to get their entertainment fix. People today don't know the agony of catching a movie in the middle or at the end and having no way to find out what it was called. A vague Google search and maybe IMDb can now solve those problems but what if the only thing you remember about a movie you once watched are the two most, or relatively most famous actors in it? That Movie With is a free iOS app that lets you search movies by any two actors in them. You can search for an actor and the app will then list all movies that they worked in together. Read More

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