RAW: Easily Create Visually Stunning Graphs From Spreadsheet Data

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Infographics are just fancy charts, right? I mean sure, they've had some nice thought put into making them and they are excellent at visually representing data but  in the end, that's what they are representing: data. Now, it isn't easy to make a great infographic but likewise, it shouldn't be a chore to use your own data in some of the nice layouts that modern graph designs have brought us. Meet RAW, a simple web app that lets you copy paste data, select from a rich list of graphs, and assign your variables to get a great looking graph in the end. Read More

S Converter: Convert Units With This Material Design Done Right App [Android]

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How many pounds in a kilogram? Back when calculators, and smartphones weren't so common, the best you could do was learn little tricks that could help you get a near estimate. For example, you can double the value of Kg and then add half more to get a near enough figure of how many pounds are in it. Fortunately, you can now convert units from the Google search results page or, if you're offline, you can use a conversion app like S Converter. It supports unit conversion for acceleration, currency, area, digital storage, energy, force, fuel consumption, and more. The app works great and if you want another reason to use it over any other run-of-the-mill conversion app then take S Converter's design into consideration which is all Material. Read More

Poppy Gives You Email Notifications That You Can Reply To From Anywhere [Android]

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Android's notifications one-up iOS notifications because they can be made more interactive. Android is after all open and that means more features. Email Popup: Poppy is an Android app that gives you richer email alerts on any screen. Like the alerts in the notification area, you can interact with the alert but it takes the interaction further. You can reply to the email directly from the email without having to switch to the email app. The message can be marked as read, and deleted as well. Read More

GraphiTabs Shows Windows & Tabs In A Tree Layout For Better Management [Chrome]

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Tab management extensions usually focus on switching between tabs and windows, or grouping and bookmarking them. Not to say that this isn't what users need but I've personally always found they didn't solve the problem well enough, with few exceptions. GraphiTabs is a Chrome extension that does tab management differently. Think of a tree like structure for your tabs with each branch showing you the path that got you there. You can easily see which tabs are open in a window, and the parent tab of each tab. You can select a tab and switch to it, close it, or suspend it. Read More

vHome Adds A More Accurate Virtual Home Button To iOS [Jailbreak]

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The Home button on my iPhone had a short life span and I couldn't get it repaired immediately after it stopped working. I tried 'going easy' on it for a while, and praying it would just fix itself (yes, I actually did that) and began looking for a way around it. That's when I found the AssistiveTouch feature, used it a few days, and immediately realized I had to have the real button sorted out. AssistiveTouch did fill the gap and then some but it was a bit too cluttered and above all, it didn't let me so much as respring my device and failed when I tried to recalibrate the Home button. That's why I love vHome, a free Cydia tweak available in the BigBoss repository that emulates the Home button on your phone the way it should. Read More

3 LinkedIn Features That Help You Network Better

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I've used LinkedIn for a long time and by long time, I mean that period in its earlier years when the design was awful and the website was super slow. I never abandoned it and while you may read online that people's engagement on Twitter or Facebook is dying, you never really read similar things about the professional networking site. It's because it gets the job done. The interface has improved a lot, it's still a bit slow, the mobile apps are frustrating at times but LinkedIn has a huge user base that you can't just turn you back on and it is indeed a good way to connect with other professionals. It's also not starved for features and here are three that can help you interact with your connections better. Read More

Timeful: A Smart Task Scheduler That Syncs With iCal & Google Calendar [iOS]

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Reminders and to-do lists are what we turn to so we want to keep a tab on things that need to get done. Timeful is a free iOS app that is a to-do list crossed with a scheduler. It helps you remember important things you want to do but also lets you record repetitive tasks and find the time to do them daily. In short, it is not your average list or note taking app, nor is it a reminder app. It's more of a task planner where you add things you need to get done and then fit it into time slots on a calendar. Read More

WebFonter: Take Fonts From FontShop For A Test Run On Any Website

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WebFonter is Chrome extension and a bookmarklet that lets you try out fonts from the FontShop which features a large collection of fonts that you can buy. It does feature free fonts as well though the pickings are smaller. Fonts can cost anywhere between $45 to $2000+. What WebFonter does is that it lets you try out a font on your website much like a try before you buy deal. You can play around with the font, use multiple fonts for different heading styles and body text, and change font attributes like line height and spacing. You can select any font from the FontShop without having to visit the website itself and see how it looks. Read More

4 Ways To Use The New ‘Save’ Option On Facebook

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Facebook, and most of the features it adds or the UI changes it makes are more often than not, a source of discontent among its users but just at the end of last month, Facebook introduced a bookmarking feature and it turned out to be downright useful. Among other things, it makes your news feed ten times more useful than it was before. As opposed to reading what filters through and forgetting about it later, or not being able to find it, you can save the good stuff, the articles you'd like to share later, or maybe read again. Here are four great uses for the new Save feature that can get you started. Read More

Shazam For Mac Identifies Music Playing On Your Desktop Or A Nearby Device

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You know that feeling you get, when you want to track down some music you heard somewhere in the background? Well, if you have been using smartphones then you are already using apps like SoundHound and Yahoo! Music to achieve these goals, but there is just something about Shazam that makes it stand out from other apps that accomplish exactly that. Now, in this wonderful world of globalization in apps, Shazam comes to Mac OS X. Here is what we think about it. Read More

QwickNote: Gesture Based Note Taking App With Text, Photo, Voice Memo & Reminder [Android]

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Note taking apps are like weather apps; there are a lot of both of them. I haven't found an app that takes notes and tells you the weather but I have found a neat little note taking app that is gesture based, covers all the bases you would want in a note taking app including voice and photo based notes, and it syncs to Dropbox. QwickNote is a free ad-supported app that lets you take notes. For an ad-free version, download the pro version of the app.  Apart from letting you create text, photo, and voice based notes, it also lets you create lists, set reminders for your notes, add check boxes to your lists, edit the text size, and a lot more. Read More

BluePill: Schedule Facebook Posts, Hide Online Status, & More [Jailbreak]

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When the Facebook app began auto-playing videos, the collective groan heard over the world was more than understandable but users were quick to find the option in the app's settings that allowed them to turn auto-play off. With Facebook, if it isn't one thing, it's another. Factor in the Facebook Messenger app and perhaps the list of things you don't like gets longer. BluePill is a Cydia tweak available in the BigBoss and Insanelyi repositories that lets you disable many annoying features in both Facebook and Facebook Messenger. It lets you unlock a post scheduling option for your status updates, and removes the six photo limit for sharing photos, hides your online status, removes 'Seen' from messages, and much more. Read More

Rotation Gives You Complete, Per-App Control Over Your Device’s Orientation [Paid]

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The accelerometer in our phones add amazing functionality to it allowing developers to develop some truly creative games and some amazing utility apps. It also tells our phone which way it's being held i.e. upright in portrait mode or in landscape mode. The screen rotates accordingly to make use of the the extra space in landscape mode. With screen orientation, the ability to rotate it is great but it's also a fact that one size does not fit all. You can't lock the orientation and you can't always have it enabled because some apps are best used in portrait mode while others are best used in landscape mode. Rotation is an Android app worth $0.99 in the Google Play Store that lets you change screen orientation on the fly, customize it on a per-app basis, and/or force it to either landscape or portrait mode for all screen. Read More

Pale Moon For Android Is Firefox On Steroids

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Mozilla Firefox is an open-source web browser, which means anyone can take its source code, modify it and create their own custom built. Various projects, maintained by small, or even individual, developers have taken Firefox and released their own variants, either to optimize its performance, or offer additional functionality. Pale Moon is one such highly ambitious project for Windows and Linux that’s known for its fast performance. The browser carries many backend optimizations that make it faster than the stable Firefox build. The XDA-Developers forum member cyansmoker had been busy bringing the Pale Moon browser to Android for the past few months, and he’s now released its first version for anyone to download and use. Read More

Bamboo Paper Finally Goes Multi-Platform & We Took It For A Spin

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If you are artistically inclined, you will instantly recognize the name of Wacom, a company that made a name for itself through digital drawing tablets. Despite not being an artist, I have used the Wacom Bamboo for the longest time, as it brought an element of ease and fluidity to writing, note taking, scribbling and drawing on a computer. 'Bamboo' was the name given to their introductory line of drawing tablets. When the world started shifting to tablet computing, it was a logical choice to provide Bamboo's trade mark fluidity in the new world. This brought us Bamboo Paper, a very popular app that has been an iOS exclusive for nearly 3 years. However, it is now looking at a multi-platform launch for "Kindle + Windows Tablets + Android" Phablets and Tablets. Phones - even large screen devices - will have to make do with Wacom's image sharing app Bamboo Loop, as Paper is not available to all mobile users. Let us take you through how the app fares on an Android Phablet (tested on a Sony Xperia Z Ultra). Read More

Jailbreaking iOS 7.1.2 using Pangu

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iOS is closed source. This means developers are required to conform to a controlled environment for creating content. This technique has proven to work, since the App Store generated $10 Billion in revenue in 2013. However, there exists a sizable niche that prefers some freedom on the platform. Android has made users aware of all the things they should be able to control on a platform. This is where Jailbreaking comes in. iOS users can tweak and mod the platform to their heart's content and create their own environment, that has the stability and finesse of iOS with the customization of Android. Here is how you can Jailbreak and revert back to iOS 7.1.2 Read More

Focal (Beta) Aims To Be The One Camera App To Rule Them All [Android]

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I'll be the first one to say that there is little in this world that can beat Google's Camera app. I have yet to find anything that comes close for either Android or iOS. Having said that, there's always a chance something better or something different comes along. Focal is a new camera app for Android and before you read further, know that it is in Beta and it does have bugs. It's an all encompassing app for recording video or taking photos with several flash modes, white balance, scene mode,, HDR capture, effects, exposure adjustment, and burst mode. Read More

Musiex Adds A Gesture Based Banner With Controls For Playing Music [Jailbreak]

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Music controls in the Control Center are possibly one of best things to ever come out of iOS 7. The Control Center itself is very popular because it negates the need to have a flash light app, serves as a way to launch the calculator, camera, and compass app. Of the many functions that Control Center gives easy access to, the Music controls are the only area where you could want more. Musiex is a Cydia tweak available in the Bigboss and Insanelyi repositories that adds a gesture based HUD for music being played. It lets you view the current track that's playing complete with album cover art, and lets you swipe to the next or previous track, pause/play it, jump ahead or back, and enable repeat and shuffle. The tweak also comes with a dark and light theme, as well as the option to create a custom theme. Read More

Feedworthy For Reddit Is A Gesture Based App For Redditing In Bed [iOS]

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It's the weekend and no doubt a lot of us are going through all those blue links on Reddit. Not that we wait for the weekend to do it, just that I'm willing to go a lot deeper in on the weekend and assume other people do the same. Every Redditor knows that you don't just Reddit on your computer. When you turn your computer off and get ready for bed, you pick up your phone and Reddit on it some more. For Redditors on an iPhone, Feedworthy for reddit is a free app for browsing Reddit. It is gestured based making it even easier to Reddit when you're in bed and unless you want to post a comment or search for a sub-reddit, you can browse with nothing more than a thumb. Read More

Sound Equalizer For Any And All Music Apps On Your iPhone [Jailbreak]

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The same equalizer settings that make pop music sound good are never going to work for classic music but for some reason the equalizer on your iPhone is not only hard to access it also can't be accessed from the Music app itself. Instead, you have to go to the Settings app and select what kind of equalizer you want to use. Now, if you aren't too much of a music enthusiast this might not bother you but most people like to get the best out of their music library. EqualizerEverywhere is a Cydia tweak available in the BigBoss and Insanelyi repository that makes the equalizer accessible from any screen. Additionally, this equalizer works for every single music app on your device and not just the default Music app. Read More