“What time is it?” A simple question, right? If someone asked you the time, what would you look at? I’m sure that most of you have a watch, but if you are here reading you probably look at your smartphone more often. Like most of our possessions we want to customize it and make it beautiful – so why not make the time and weather more pleasing to your eyes?
We’ve all heard about Last.fm‘s music scrobbling service. Whenever you listen to a track – whether on the site, on your computer’s MP3 player, or even on your phone – the details immediately get uploaded to your profile on Last.fm. We now see more and more audio/video companies that try and implement this; even Facebook is getting into it with its new “real-time serendipity”.
Is this a new trend, or will people complain about how social sites are getting more and more involved in our personal lives?
We’ve all seen something related to dominoes at some point in our lives. Either we’ve played a game of dominoes or watched an epic show of colored dominoes falling, toppling each other in a chain reaction.
Developers at Shiny Eggs Studio have tried to reproduce the latter experience rather than the former; they have created a puzzle game that, for me at least, has walked me back down memory lane to being a seven-year-old kid, trying to create a swirly pattern out of some dominoes I had lying around the house. Read on to find out more about the game.
We’ve all heard of Instagram, iOS’s great image sharing service. You take a picture, apply a filter, add a frame and a comment, and it will instantly post it to Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr. Pixlr-o-matic tries to give Android users an Instagram equivalent. It lacks the social capabilities of Instagram and Flickr, but the sheer number of filters and effects to add to your photos are mind-boggling.
Read on to find out more about this great application.
I’ve always been fascinated by activity trackers and GPS technology in general. It surprises me how accurately and effectively it’s done. Once a connection is established to the satellites, it sends a signal to them and calculates the time it takes to respond, then uses math to determine your position on the globe relative to the position of the satellites. This is just a basic explanation on how GPS technology works, to give a general idea. Of course, there’s a lot more to it than that – but that’s not what this article’s about!
Today I’d like to cover Endomondo. Yes, it’s another fitness activity tracker; read the rest of the article to learn more about it and find out why I like it more than RunKeeper and the other similar apps.
We’ve all heard about Angry Birds. It’s available on every major platform (Android, iOS, web). The only place you wont find it is on consoles. Quite frankly I’m tired of seeing those birds everywhere. After browsing the Android Market, I found a new, refreshing Angry Birds styled game.
It’s called Bouncy Mouse and it’s a new take on a slingshot platformer. Read on to find out whether this really is a good alternative to Angry Birds.
Music has been a major part of my life. With every little walk I take, (which incidentally I track with RunKeeper), I listen to music on my phone.
However, I find it cumbersome to unlock the phone, long press the home button, select the player from the Recent Apps screen, and press the Skip button, just to move to the next track. There’s another way, though: today we’ll look at music players and widgets with lockscreens that make skipping tracks that little bit easier.
Time-lapse cinematography has been available for a while for people that own a DSLR Camera, either as a feature on the camera or through an “interval timer”. This technique has been used to show some action that is imperceptible to the human eye: a flower blossoming, clouds moving in the sky, or fruit decaying.
I’ve really wanted to make a time-lapse video for a long time, but I didn’t have a DSLR. Fortunately, the Android Market contains various application for making a time-lapse: some create a *.mov video straight from the application itself, while others take a sequence of photos and store them on your SD Card so you can edit them together using third party software such as Windows Live Movie Maker or Adobe After Effects.
Today you’ll learn how to make a time-lapse video using your Android powered device, and I’ll give you some tips along the way.
IM: instant messaging. Almost everyone on the globe is using it. Since the invention of the Internet and e-mail, people have stopped exchanging letters and started to exchange e-mails. As instant that was, we wanted something more instant. Enter instant messaging. And now, with every device connected to the Internet, people want to take their IM clients everywhere.
What do you use to stay constantly connected to your IM accounts? I’ve been using imo instant messenger for a while now and I’d like to share my thoughts about it. It’s one of the best IM clients for Android I’ve tested so far, with a clean user interface and multiprotocol support and — what I like the most — it’s free and ad-free!
Ever taken a photo of something breathtaking, but found later that something snuck in your shot? Or maybe you’ve seen a stunning landscape but there’s some random house in the background. Well now you can remove anything that should not be in a picture with TouchRetouch, an app that’s very simple to use, with a user-friendly interface. It basically brings Photoshop CS5’s context-sensitive fill to your handset.