Pine Is A Beautiful Bookmarks Manager Housed Entirely In Your Browser [Chrome]

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My bookmarks are a mess; partly because I'm lazy and don't always attempt to keep the links I save organized but also because Chrome's bookmarks manager doesn't offer a very functional interface as far as bookmark organization is concerned. Pine is a Chrome extension that adds an aesthetically pleasing and fully functional bookmarks manager to your browser. It lives entirely in your browser and has no service working behind it. Not only can you see the many links in your bookmarks library but you can organize them, add tags, rename them, and move them to a different folder. Read More

Reddit Vibrant Is For Those Just In It For The Pictures & Videos

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As great as the content shared on Reddit is, OC or otherwise, the one type of content I will always prefer over others is pictures. DIY projects, cats, kittens, huskies, landscapes, and anything that's lol-worthy is what I click on 99% of the time. Reddit Vibrant is an Android app available in the Google Play Store for Redditors who prefer photo and video posts only. The app lets you sign in to your account, up/down vote whatever you want, and read and post comments. It's a filter for image and video content for the front page and every single sub-reddit you are subscribed to. Read More

Hush Is A Password Protected Bookmarks Manager For Private Browsing [Chrome]

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Hush is a secret stash for your bookmarks; to be exact it's an extension made for bookmarks you want to save in Incognito mode because it lets you password protect the links you save. The saved links are not saved to the default bookmarks manager. The extension has a very neat and clean interface for viewing and editing bookmarks that you've saved and it lets you import or export them, securely. The extension works only in Incognito mode and that's actually the downside of the extension because it's something a user might want to use instead of the default bookmarks manager. Read More

Saving Instagram Photos To Your Mobile Device & Desktop

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Instagram is home to some of the best filters and amazing food shots. Most of use Instagram to snap a picture, apply filters, and maybe use the many new photo editing features to make the picture look absolutely perfect, before we share it with the world. For others, Instagram, or rather using Instagram requires additional knowledge of how things work. The app and its backend service are notorious for not supporting upload from any other app or even its own web interface and that's not all it limits. Saving pictures to your hard drive without needing a third party service or maybe saving your photos to your camera roll is not as obvious or as easy to do as it should be but here are a few fairly simple ways to save Instagram photos. Read More

WakeUp Automatically Turns On The Screen When You Pick Up Your Device [Android]

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Your smartphone is resting on your desk, you pick it up, and its screen automatically wakes up. You didn’t press anything — it just knows. Magic? Or maybe an alien race swapped your phone with some interstellar gadgetry. Who knows. But all this mumbo jumbo aside, the free little app called WakeUp will now enable your Android device to turn itself on without pressing any power or home button. The app uses the built in tilt sensor of your Android to automatically wake it up when you pick and tilt it towards your face. Read More

Gecko Dialer: Access Dialpad And Google Search In Floating Window [Android]

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We all know that Android can easily handle two different tasks simultaneously. But Google’s open source OS doesn’t offer true multitasking a la Windows or Mac OS X. Even though manufacturers like Samsung have already tried to fill this gap with their Mult-Window feature found on the company’s top end Galaxy phones and tablets, other OEMs are yet to bring similar functionality to the table. Recently though, floating apps are becoming the de facto standard for performing multiple tasks at the same time, because these apps enable users to access certain tasks within another application  (Facebook Messenger, anyone?). Gecko Dialer is one such handy tool that lets you access the dialler interface in a floating window, enabling you to easily input long numbers and extensions inside another app. Read More

Perfect Tip: Calculate How Much Should You Pay And Tip When Splitting The Bill

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Whether you eat out alone or with a group of friends, tipping is common etiquette (provided you get good service of course) and we all know that 20% is the standard rate.  Perfect Tip is a smart and simple little Android app that not only helps you calculate the right amount to tip based on the percentage you should be tipping, (percentage is customizable) but also divides the final amount among the group of diners. It also uses subtle visual cues to let you know if the amount our tipping is fair or if you're stiffing the serving staff. Ready to eat out? Read More

LenX: Take Long Exposure Shots & Adjust Exposure Level [Android]

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Ever seen those amazing shots of the night sky taken with a long exposure camera? Or maybe you'd just like to take a cool looking picture of your friends playing with glow stick but without a DSLR or any other fancy camera equipment. LenX is a nice new Android app available for free in the Google Play Store that lets you take long exposure shots. It's very basic with an adjustment slider for exposure levels and a simple zoom feature. The photos turn out fairly well and all it takes is two taps to capture one long exposure photo. Read More

Nightingale Is A Media Player With A Wide Array Of Third Party Extensions

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There are a truckload of programs out there that you can use to manage your music library, but it’s because numerous options are at your disposal that make it taxing to decide which media player should you choose.  Nightingale is one such open source media player that lets you play music and video files on your computer. But that’s precisely what most media players let you do, right? So Nightingale makes itself standout from the crowd by its wide array of third-party extensions that further improve its functionality. For instance, there’s an extension that lets you stream SoundCloud. And then there’s one you can use to scrobble your Last.fm. And more! Read More

6 Handy Shortcut Keys To Improve Your Windows 8.1 Experience

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The first major update for Windows 8.1 – dubbed Windows 8.1 Update 1 – was publicly released back in April 2014, and since then we’ve played with its many new features. Indeed, it’s a major update, one that should have been there since day one of the  Windows 8 release, and while there are a few changes under the hood, the prime directive of Update 1 was seemingly to improve overall Windows experience for the desktop users.  Today, we’re going to list six hotkey shortcuts that aim to improve your Windows 8.1 user experience one way or the other, from quickly closing Modern UI apps to accessing the Taskbar in Start Screen. So without any further ado, let’s get started. Read More

QuickClick: Map Volume Keys To Perform Quick Actions [Android]

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Gone are the days when phones were used to just make voice calls. These days, your smartphone might be more powerful than your personal computer, and with the right set of tools, it can be an invaluable asset to your lifestyle. Android is a brilliant operating system when it comes to performing tasks quickly and effectively because the open source OS has been designed to perform all tasks with a few simple screen taps and swipes, but if you still fancy using physical buttons, QuickClick is a free app that can let you cleverly accomplish this. This little piece of software allows you to map your device’s Volume keys for quickly performing frequent actions like launching an app, accessing settings, toggling flash light et al. Read More

Hitman Go Arrives On The Google Play Store [Paid]

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Hitman is a video game series based on Agent/Mr. 47, a silent assassin who stops at absolutely nothing to neutralize his target. Agent 47 is as ruthless as you choose to make him, that is the essence of the game. You are a highly trained hitman let loose in an area full of potential targets. He can kill an entire building full of people or he can slide in and out of a mission unnoticed. That kind of freedom of approach is what makes the Hitman games such a success since his first appearance in November of 2000. Its sequels, movies and novels have made 47 the quintessential video game character. A blank emotionless slate for you to project yourself and play away. Agent 47 has been out on mobile (iOS) since late April, it is now finally out on Android, let us see how Hitman Go fares in our review. Read More

Wordbase Is A Word Game That Combins Scrabble & Letterpress [Android]

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Word games have been around for ages and they still live on as strong as ever in today’s smartphone era. Being an Android user, you don’t have to worry about finding one because the Play Store houses countless games that fit this genre. Wordbase is one such new kid on the block that couldn’t escape our radar. Essentially, it is a word game that requires you to strategically reach your opponents base, not with weapons or climbing humongous mountains, but rather with a strong vocabulary, one word at a time. Read More

Movienr: Find Movies By Genre, Theme, Place, Period, & More

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It's the weekend and the perfect time to watch a movie. The only question is what movie should you watch? It's the one question that will decide between a night well spent or a night utterly wasted. Movienr is a web service that might help; it lets you search for movies by genre, theme, place, period etc. So, why is this impressive when every other movie search service has a genre filter? It's the other filters that make it special. The Theme filter has everything from alien, animal, disaster to the ever popular vampire. Then there's the place filter which finds movies based on what place they are about like maybe an island, a jungle, or a dessert. The point is, this isn't your typical genre based movie search. It's far more interest based. Read More

10 Add-ons For Firefox Android That You Should Try Out Over The Weekend

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Firefox users have long enjoyed amazing features on the desktop thanks to the very rich add-on repository that it has. We've covered a lot of these add-ons and often had readers asking if a similar extension was available for Chrome. It's a tribute to these add-ons that add both features and functionality. Firefox isn't just a desktop browser, it has an amazing Android version which happens to support add-ons as well. Like the repository for add-ons for the desktop version, there is a repository for the Android version as well and we combed it for some useful ones that every Firefox user should install. Here are our top ten picks. Read More

Newsbeat Reads Your Favorite News Stories To You Out Loud On Your Phone

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Keeping up with news of any kind is pretty simple these days thanks to the swathe of smartphone apps and the abundance of online content. When it comes to newsreaders on Android and iOS, there’s really not any shortage of such apps on both these platforms. But Newsbeat –by Tribune Digital Ventures – is a free, well-designed news app that brings something unique to the table. Instead of letting you read long-winded news stories, it narrates them for you using text-to-speech technology. The clear dialogue in turn makes it fairly similar to how you hear the news on radio or podcasts. The really interesting bit is that instead of a select few stories, you can listen to literally any news you want and curate news playlists of your topics that interest you, as well as select custom news sources and sections. Read More

Agora’s Lets You Compare Products When You Buy Items Online [Chrome]

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Do you needlessly spend money buying stuff on Amazon only to find your wallet empty when you need it the most? No matter how little or how much money you have, spending it wisely is very important. But sadly most of us don’t bother doing comparison shopping when buying items online. If you want to get the most bang for your buck then the new comparison shopping service labeled Agora for Chrome aims to provide a handy solution. It gives you your personal workspace where you can add products to your dashboard, organize them and make comparisons in order to make the best purchase decision. Although still in early beta, the service works absolutely like a charm. Read More

Faces.im Brings Facebook Chat Heads Notifications To Google Chrome

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The Messenger app is one of the center pieces of Facebook’s mobile empire. If you’ve ever used it on your smartphone or tablet, you may have fancied its Chat Heads notification system that put your friends’ heads in bubbles that pop up over any app when you receive a Facebook message. This way you don't need to navigate to a separate screen or use an app to exchange messages. Chat Heads are available on both Android and iOS, but despite their appeal, they have never made an appearance on desktop. Fortunately, we can take help from third party apps when something’s not officially offered to us. And this is exactly what Faces.im, a Google Chrome extension, is all about. This handy little tool brings Chat Heads UI to desktop, allowing you to keep track of your Facebook messages in the simplest manner. Read More

KeyCuts: Erase Words, Letters, Add Full Stops & More With Swipe Gestures [Jailbreak]

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iOS 8 will allow third party keyboards to be installed on your device which is great news and something people with jailbroken devices know the importance of. KeyCuts is yet another Cydia tweak that aims to make typing on iOS better but instead of changing what the keyboard does, it adds gestures that make typing easier. The tweak is available in the BigBoss repository and costs $0.99. By default, it lets you erase one letter by swiping up, jump to a new line by swiping down, delete the last word you just wrote by swiping left, and add a space and period by swiping right. In effect, it renders the backspace, enter, and space bar useless. It supports other functions that can be assigned to these four gestures. Read More

Tab Groups Helper Makes Tab Management In Firefox More Accessible

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The Tab Groups feature of Firefox is a pretty smart way of managing multiple tabs. But the major shortcoming that it suffers with is that the tab groups can only be displayed in a separate interface as small thumbnails. Moreover, Mozilla’s open source web browser is not very flexible when its comes to customizing these groups. You can quickly access Tab Groups via Ctrl + Shift + E hotkey shortcut. Or via an on screen button which only appears when you have so many tabs opened. If you work with a lot of tabs, love Firefox’s tab grouping but want to bring it directly to the forefront of any webpage, try Tab Groups Helper, which, instead of relying on two interfaces, presents tab groups in an overlaid window. Read More