Apps for controlling iTunes aren’t rare, and they are mostly free. A typical iTunes control app lets you stop/resume music playback, most of them sporting one-click operation and functionality. Simplayfy
is a free Mac app that, despite putting the play/pause function two clicks away, lets you search your iTunes library as well. The app supports extended controls for iTunes and gives you on-screen notifications when a new song begins or changes in iTunes. The app is free for a limited time, without actually specifying the duration the "limited time" entitles to.
Just a couple of hours ago, Google announced Google Play Store
– the rebranded version of your beloved (now previously) Android Market. More than anything else, the move can be cited as an attempt to provide Android users with a unified platform to explore all the apps, games, books, movies and music featured by Google under one roof. The new-look interface of the web variant of the new Google app store looks pretty impressive. However, from the mobile client’s perspective, nothing much has changed apart from the icon and, of course, the name of the app: Google Play (that has already created quite a hullabaloo among Android users and critics alike). Although Google has already started rolling out Google Play Store to Android devices (running Froyo and higher) over-the-air, there are quite a few users who might not have received the update yet. If you’re among such users, you don’t have to wait any longer as we bring you the APK of the brand new Android Market aka Google Play Store.
A couple of weeks ago, we reviewed Tablet Remote – an Android app that let the users remotely control one Android device with the other through Bluetooth
. Now, while said app can be used to, say, remotely control media being played on another Android phone or tablet connected to your TV through HDMI, BT Controller
allows playing emulator games in the same way. The app turns your Android device into a bluetooth gamepad, allowing you to remotely control emulator games running on another device (the host). Like Tablet Remote, BT Controller must also be installed and running on both the devices - the host as well as the controller – that are paired with each other over Bluetooth. As of now, the app only works with a handful of game emulators, and supports controlling one Android device with the other over Bluetooth connection only.
If you’ve ever used a PC back in its old days, then you might have enjoyed DOS games. PC games have come a long way since then, but DOS games are something that people play when they want to reminisce on their earlier gaming days. While that is no big deal for anyone using a Windows PC, those who use a Mac can’t just download a DOS game and start playing it. Boxerapp
is a free Mac app that lets you play DOS games on your Mac. You can download any DOS game, import it via the app, and you’re all set to play.
If you habitually listen to music both at work or when you’re home, then you would be familiar with the constant irritation of having to stop the music or taking your headphones off when someone comes to talk to you. While taking your headphones off is by far the easiest solution there is, if you have loud music blaring out, it is likely you still wont be able to have a proper conversation. Your only option in this case is to pause/stop the music. While taking your headphones off or pausing music is probably the default reaction of most people when they are suddenly engaged in conversation when listening to music, an alternative reaction can be to unplug your headphones, provided you have SmartStop
installed. This Mac app is simple and exists only to mimic the iPod’s behavior when headphones are unplugged from it, i.e., it stops the playback. Replug your headset, and the music will resume where it was left off.
We have all used SoundCloud
at one point or another, either the web service itself, through browser extensions
, or on our Android or iOS devices. Windows Phone 7 users, however, have been missing out on the fun. Not any more, though. Released this holiday season for you and your family to dance and groove on the songs showcased by the music sharing giant, Music Cloud
for WP7 is a third-party SoundCloud client that lets you search for, play and download music on the go along with making playlists of your favorite songs. The app has both a free trial and a paid version, where the only difference between the two is that the free variant is ad-supported.
In my last post I discussed about downloading specific files from inside zip or rar archive with LoadScout. Another useful feature of this app is that it lets you download and play a small portion of any mp3 or avi file for free.
Suppose you want to download a high quality audio podcast in mp3 format that is of 100mb. You can download and play a small portion of this podcast and decide whether you like it or not. If you like it then you can go ahead and download the whole podcast or just find the next podcast. In similar way, suppose you want to download a video(in avi format), instead of downloading the whole video, you can download a small portion and play it to see if it’s the right video for you. Read More