Reply Now Adds Relative Timestamps To Your Gmail Inbox [Chrome]

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If you are a Gmail user, you should have a pretty good idea that it already comes with loads of amazing lab features to improve the productivity of its users. However, it still lacks a few things that could enhance your experience even further. Don’t worry. There’s an app (or extension) for most tasks these days, and there are a plethora of extensions for Gmail too. Today, we’re going to present to you a Google Chrome extension for Gmail that actually adds color coded time stamps to your inbox, and it’s called Reply Now. Ever forgot to reply to that important email your boss sent you? Fret not! you will never again after using Reply Now. Read More

Avast! Ransomware Removal Rids Your Android Device Of Simplelocker

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Earlier this month, the word ramsomware became a hot topic in Android realm when a deadly threat called Simplelocker left various devices malfunctioning. The program, which appeared to be a Trojan, could automatically encrypt photos, videos, documents etc. stored on a device and demand a ransom for them to be decrypted again. Victims of Simplocker, or any such future threats, would be happy to find that they can now recover files without paying cybercriminals thanks to Avast’s latest security tool called avast! Ransomware Removal on the Google Play Store. The free app will not only remove the ransomware Trojan for you, but also unlock the encrypted files on the infected device. Read More

Hashtagger: Search Hashtags On Facebook, Twitter & Google Plus

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Twitter is what made hashtags matter and as far as finding any relevant, consolidated information on an event is concerned, Twitter is still in the lead. Of course, following the success of hashtags and subsequently of Twitter Trends, Facebook and Google Plus decided they were worth having around. We can't say that hashtags have been just as successful on these two networks but people do use them. Hashtagger is an Android app that lets you search hashtags on the three major social networks; Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus. You can view trending hashtags and save your searches. Read More

An Introduction To Apple’s New Programming Language: Swift

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This year at WWDC, the focus was so heavily on iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, that what should have been the biggest news of the event, went rather under-appreciated. Apple introduced the Swift programming language to the world. This, to the end user, is barely news. However, to the developer community it might as well be a game changer. Certain programming languages have clear advantages over other programming languages, some are faster, some more efficient, some are just cleaner, some incredibly simple. Apple is the latest firm to create their own programming language after Google's Go (Golang) and Microsoft's .Net FrameworkSwift Programming Language claims to have learned from these languages, while staying true to its Objective C predecessor. Apple claim to have created the fastest, most robust high-level programming language. Let us explain.

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Necta Is An Android Launcher Aimed At Kids & The Elderly [Android]

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If you’re getting bored of th stock Android look then there are plenty of ways you can customize it. Some people would start with changing the home screen wallpaper. Modifying app or status bar icons is another way of injecting new life into Android, though probably the best way to quickly overhaul the interface is with a launcher app. Even though Nova Launcher, Go Launcher Ex or Aviate are by far the best home screen replacements we’ve used, they can also be fairly complex for general users. To cop with this nuisance, a bunch of folks at Necta have created an app called Necta Launcher that provides the simplest Android experience for the elderly among us. Read More

ContactBox: Privately Share Contacts Between Android And iOS Devices

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Smartphones have become smarter over the years. What was once a clunky little device we kept in our pockets to make phone calls has turned into a multi purpose machine which lets us play games, stream HD videos, and listen to music on the go. But what hasn't changed that much about smartphones is the way we manage our contacts. Sure, you can now sync your entire address book with Google or iCloud, but when it comes to sharing them with others, the default solutions still leave us wanting more. ContactBox is a new app for Android and iOS that tackles this issue by letting users create custom contact lists and privately send them to their friends via text or email. Read More

Download Android App APKs From Google Play Store To PC

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Downloading Android apps to PC from Google Play Store has never been an easy process. Google has pretty strict policies in place to prevent users from downloading apps to any other device or computer that isn't an Android device. Android does allow you to sideload an app’s APK file and install from there, but these APKs are usually hosted on third party sites. Back in November 2013, I reviewed APK Downloader, a web based service that enables you to download apps from Google Play to your computer via pointing its URL. Raccoon is a similar application that lets you do the same directly from your desktop. The Java based application requires your Google Account credentials, and allows you to download all non-paid apps to your PC without any hassle. Read More

Volume+ Adds Music Controls & More To The Volume HUD [Jailbreak]

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Music, sound, and volume profiles; we've covered tweaks for all of them ranging from those that let you manage the volume for all media channels, Activator gestures for the Music app, and even things like putting selective apps in silent mode. A lot of tweaks exist in popular repositories that let you manage sound either of your device or media playing on your device. Volume+ is the newest addition to this category of tweaks. It enriches the volume HUD and lets you see which song is playing, access the Music app, switch to the Messages app to send a new message, and access the camera. Read More

Slingshot Has Been Released & It Demands Your Phone Number

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Facebook's new Slingshot app is now available in the App Store and the Google Play Store for iOS and Android, respectively. The app, for now, seems to have been made available to users in the United States only so if you live elsewhere, you're in for a slightly longer wait. Before we get down to our review of the app, we're going to talk a little about privacy and what using Slingshot means. The app itself is indeed the Snapchat competitor eveeryone thought it would be and with a large company like Facebook behind it, the design is well up to par. Read More

Add Customizable Widgets To Windows 8 Start Screen With Start Screen Unlimited

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Love it or hate it, the Start Screen in Windows 8 is here to stay. If you’re using Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, you know what I'm referring to. While it does take some time getting used to, especially when you’re just getting started with the new Windows version, Start Screen does carry some handy features such as letting you access both metro and desktop apps under one roof and it's easier to navigate on touch screen based devices than the desktop mode. But let’s admit it, the Start Screen interface does have its own shortcomings, one of which is that it’s not very customizable. For instance, it doesn’t display time, or let you view your network status without entering the desktop. Start Screen Unlimited is a third-party application that tries to fill this gap and make the Start Screen more useful. Read More

Dayboard: Add 5 Important Tasks To The New Tab Page [Chrome]

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We’ve previously covered a range of complex task managers for desktop and mobile platforms, but if you’re looking for something much simpler, Dayboard for Chrome is worth a go. It’s a minimal New Tab page extension for Google’s web browser that lets you stay focused on the most important things in your daily agenda. The extension takes over the default new tab page and presents a simple canvas on which you can quickly jot the down five most important tasks and to-dos you want to accomplish on that day. The main idea behind the Dayboard is to keep track of these tasks and their schedules for you so that you won't forget them. Read More

Terrain Home Is An App Launcher With Smart Universal Search [Android]

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One of the key features that has made Android so popular is the extreme customizability. And what better example of customization than the wide range of launchers available for the platform could you get?. Although, Android devices come with the manufacturer’s favored launcher out of the box, the Play Store offers a plethora of alternatives that work just as well, or in some cases better than the stock one. Terrain (or Terrain Home: Sidebar & Search as labelled on Google Play) is new home screen replacement app that aims to make your Android experience simpler and more streamlined by putting frequently accessed features up and front. Read More

DocuFreezer Converts MS Doc, Excel, PPT Files To PDF & Images [Windows]

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DOCX has become a worldwide document type standard and you no doubt deal with these files fairly regularly if you use Microsoft Office. But sometimes you want to prevent your documents from being altered by others. And it seems rather handy to have them converted into an image or PDF file to prevent any misuse. Previously we’ve covered a ton of applications that let you convert text documents to viewable-only PDF or image files or vice versa. DocuFreezer is a new tool from the folks at fCoder that easily and effectively batch converts Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents to PDF, JPEG, TIFF, and PNG. Read More

What Each Tab In Windows 7 Task Manager Tells You

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As an end user, you never really know what your computer can do until you break something and it stops doing those things it's done so well. You may not break it in the literal sense but it's only when something goes wrong that most of us try to dig a little deeper, to see what the problem might be. One of the very basic tools at our disposal for diagnosing a Windows PC is the Task Manager. If you've used it even a few times, you'll know what information you get from some of those tabs but you may be clueless regarding some of the other tabs so here's a brief overview of each one. Read More

Now – new tab: A Google Now New Tab Page Complete With Cards [Chrome]

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Many of  Google Now's features have become a part of Chrome though some, like the notifications, are still tied to your Android device. Now - new tab is a Chrome extension that turns the new tab page into a very functional rendering of Google now. It's the most accurate one we've seen to date and besides checking and listing your latest email, giving you access to a search bar, and displaying the time and date, the new tab page lets you add new events to your calendar and also works with Chrome notifications. You can drag the different cards to rearrange them any way you want. Your frequently accessed websites have their own card and cards for accessing Chrome Settings, Downloads, extensions and the default new tab page have also been added. Read More

Write Notes And Sync Them To Dropbox Or Google Drive [Android]

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I think I can say with absolute certainty that there are many different ways to keep notes on Android. Google Keep, for instance, is a really nice app if you’re quickly jotting things down. And it syncs well with your Google Account too. Evernote provides the best note taking experience across platforms. But not everyone wants to play with loads of features that Evernote throws at you, and some people prefer simplicity over complexity when it comes to creating and saving notes. If you’ve been looking for a way to write notes on your Android device that sync with your Dropbox or Google Drive, then Sync Notes is might be the right tool for you. Although it has a pretty simple interface, it gets you to what you want fast. Read More

Lumosity Brings Its Brain Teasing Service To Android

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Playing brain teasing games is one of the best ways to relax and improve your creative and cognitive skills more quickly. Brain teasers test us with a series of questions and riddles to check where our problem-solving skills lie, and aid in improving our memory. Lumosity is one such popular website, having 60 million active users, that promises to train your brain’s different areas related to speed, attentiveness, memory etc. using neuroscience research as a foundation. It has grown in popularity thanks in great part to its iOS app. Lumosity has launched its official Android app which brings the service to Google’s mobile OS. The app carries various brain teasing exercises, sports elegant UI and is free. Read More

Text, Frames, & Collages; 3 Things Instagram Doesn’t Do & Apps To Do Them [iOS]

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With the last Instagram update, the app has definitely upped its feature offering. It had crop and straighten image added in an older update and it seems like it has the bases covered. You shouldn't really need other apps to make an Instagram-worthy photo, right? Sadly, no. Even though Instagram has great photo editing features, Instagram users still need apps for adding frames because not all Instagram filters have a frame and those that do, lack the option to change the frame color. Then there is text; Instagram doesn't let you add text to your photos. Lastly, a lot of people use the app to showcase products they sell and they combine multiple photos into really impressive collages which Instagram doesn't support. Those are three very good reasons that send Instagramers to third-party apps. Read More

How To Remove Google+ From Your Google Account

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Google+ is the second largest social network in the world in terms of active users yet many people don’t use it as much as they spend their time using Facebook or Twitter. Although. you can stop using the service any time you want, it seems rather taxing that your Google+ profile is automatically created upon signing up for a new account. We all know that the social network is merely the web giant’s attempt to capture another bit of information about you, and possibly help bolster its advertising business and make more money. So here’s the cure: you can always delete your Google+ profile while keeping your other Google services and apps intact. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to do that. Read More

Echo Sorts Alerts By Type On Your Lockscren & Reminds You Of Them [Android]

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Notifications are an essential part of Android but the default notification system of the platform can be annoying and frustrating at times, especially when it throws a boatload of alerts at you. Nevertheless, who would want to be notified if someone followed them on Twitter or an old pal liked their embarrassing photo?. This is where the new app Echo Notification Lockscreen comes to the rescue. This simple app aims to replace the stock lockscreen of your phone with one that’s more functional, puts greater emphasis on notifications, and splits them according to their significance for you. Read More