Saturday, July 30, 2011

Rainy Days (Android) - Animated Rain Radar

Get a God's-Eye-View (otherwise known as satellite/radar) of the weather where you are, anywhere in the U.S. or Europe. Zoom in, pan, see what's coming and what's around. Avoid getting caught in the rain and possibly melting. This app gets a thumbs up!



Rainy Days is FREE on the Android Market!

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

NoteRec (Android) - Awesome recording/note-taking app

Picture this: A meeting is taking place and you want to be able to record it. You open this app and start recording. Whenever a new topic comes up, you make a short note within the app. Later, you can skip forward to each main section of the recording by tapping on the notes you made as the meeting progressed. How cool is that?


NoteRec is FREE on the Android Market!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Visidon AppLock (Android) - Facial recognition security app

Add this to one of the uses to which you can put your beautiful mug. You have a unique face (unless you have one or more identical twins), so why not jump into the cool tech future and use that face to provide awesome security for your private apps? (You need to have a front-facing camera to use this app!)

Fast, convenient and cool way to protect your mobile with face recognition.

Protect any application (i.e. SMS, Gallery, E-Mail, Facebook, etc.) on your phone using face recognition. Convenient and cool way to increase safety of your private apps and content.

Visidon AppLock lets you choose the apps to be protected. Your face is a key to open them! Application uses the frontal camera of your mobile and verifies in real-time that the face matches the one allowed to access the private apps.



Visidon AppLock is FREE on the Android Market


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Monday, July 18, 2011

GiMeSpace (Windows) - Extend your screen horizons

This is exactly why Hitler invaded Poland: to get more space. He called it lebensraum. We call it GiMeSpace. This Windows application allows you to scroll past your horizontal screen edges and is almost as good and far less expensive than a second monitor. OK, I'd rather have a second monitor, but still. The paid version adds vertical space too! Watch the video to see how it works.



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Sunday, July 17, 2011

AudioManager (Android) - Easily control all volume levels

Why get lost in the maze of your phone's settings to see and adjust your different volume levels when you can see them all and set them all so easily with this widget? Check out the video to see how it works.



AudioManager comes in a FREE and Paid version on the Android Market

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

AIX Weather Widget (Android) - Detailed 24-Hour Weather

Most weather apps and widgets tell you what the weather is now and what it will probably be in the next few days. That's very useful, but if you need more detail about the next 24 hours, and if you want to look good getting that information, you can't beat this widget.



AIX Weather is available on the Android Market in a FREE and Paid Version

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Google Web Fonts - Download or use on your web site

OK, this may not be for everybody, but I love tasteful, attractive fonts. The add some beauty to my life. Google has a ton of such fonts which you can download and install locally or use free on your web site.



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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Google+ - Why I love it and my predictions

All the top dogs out there are offering their take on Google+, so I will join the fray and offer mine. I love it. Here's why:

First, I love the control it gives me over who I post to and whose posts I see. With Facebook, unless I bend space and time, everything I post is seen by everybody on my friend list, and let's face it, very few of them are my friends. I've got family, followers of my blogs, coworkers, people I haven't talked to in decades and probably never will again, distant relatives, people who share this interest with me and people who share that one. What can I possible say that I want all of these people to see? Not much.But break it down into circles, and suddenly I have things to say to different groups.Going along with this is what I read. I have less than zero interest in what most of my FB "friends" have to say. Less than zero means much of what they say is annoying. With G+ I can see streams only from the circles I want to read with one click. It's awesome.

Second, I love that I can follow anyone, whether they follow me or not. If I'm interested in what brother Larry Page has to say, even though he doesn't know I exist, I can add him to one (or more) of my circles so that his public posts are visible to me. People don't need to ask other people to friend them! If someone adds you to their circles, you'll be notified, and if you choose to add them in return, you can. Or not. Up to you.

Third, Hangout works beautifully. I tried the Skype setup for video chat on FB and it kept crashing, and even if it didn't, it was a pain to find the executable and install it, and even if it was easy, you can still only chat with one person. With Hangout I can chat with up to ten people at a time (although I haven't tried that yet).

Predictions? Many people will stick with FB and never join G+. I say, fine. People who won't use G+ will be far less technically literate than those who do, and FB works great for them. So I will probably use both networks. Therefore I prophesy that G+ won't kill FB, but will coexist and compete, kind of like iPhone and Android. And who knows, maybe Microsoft will throw in their own, lame take.

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Scrabble (Android) - It's here!

Android users have been green with envy over the iPhone app Scrabble for a while now. Well, not really, but we've wanted to have Scrabble on Android and finally it's here! And it's Free! And we can play with our iPhone and Facebook friends! And, well just download it and you'll see.



Scrabble is FREE on the Android Market!

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Horizon33 (Windows) - A deft and feature-full screencap app

I probably need not recount to you the frustrations of trying to explain what's on your screen to someone else. A picture is worth, blah blah. So if you're already aware of all this, check out a great screencap app (see video)...



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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

MobCable (Android) - Access your phone's files from any browser

Seems like most file-transfer apps for your phone need either a USB or WiFi connection to a PC. Not this one. Installed on your phone, when invoked it gives you a code that you can input in any browser pointed to mobcable.com.

Features:

* View content from your phone, using a web browser.
* Works even without a Wi-Fi connection
* Download or upload files, to your phone.
* Download zip files, with multiple files.
* Supports file transfers, without Wi-Fi connection
* Auto detects if your phone is available, using local Wi-Fi connection
* View thumbnails, before downloading files





MobCable is FREE on the Android Market!

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Monday, July 04, 2011

Timeslot (Windows) - Fine-tuned daily planning

I always chuckle a bit to myself when someone says, "I'm very busy." Really? When you consider that our lives are fleeting and our time precious, everyone needs to use that precious commodity carefully and thoughtfully.

This online tool has some aspects that make it worthy of note to the end of helping us use what time we have to the fullest...




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Sunday, July 03, 2011

Private Diary (Android) - Keep track of your daily life

Whether or not you're a diary/journal-keeper by nature, you'll like this app, I'm sure. It's so easy and so cool-looking, you'll be writing what happened, what you thought, what you felt, etc. every day. Comes in a free and paid ($1.99 right now) on the Android Market.


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Saturday, July 02, 2011

What is the cloud? And how do I get on it?

Marketing professionals are pushing the term "cloud" more than ever when it comes to technology and computing. And why not? Clouds are great. They're white and fluffy, look like different things, and never hurt anyone. But in the computing context, what exactly is this "cloud" they speak of? Here's a good article that explains...

USA Today - Demystifying cloud computing for consumers (June 23, 2011 by Scott Martin)

In a way, the cloud is as old and simple as the Internet itself. The cloud is really just about accessing storage or software remotely from a computer via the Internet. It's a modern twist on an old concept of timesharing on giant mainframe computers dating back to the '60s, industry experts say.

Think of TurboTax online, the Internet-based tax preparation service from Intuit. Log on. Crunch numbers. File from TurboTax. That's a cloud service.

Or easier yet, consider uploading images on the photo-sharing sites from Google's Picasa or Yahoo's Flickr. "In some ways, consumers have been using the cloud for a long time. There's a million online photo galleries where you've been leveraging a Web-based cloud service," says IDC analyst Danielle Levitas.


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Merriam-Webster Dictionary (Android) - Finally on Android!

My iPhone friends used to have this over me, but no more.

Features:

* Synonyms & Antonyms
* Voice Search
* Example Sentences
* Audio Pronunciations
* Word of the Day
* Reader View - lets you hide navigation buttons to see text in full screen
* Recent History - lets you keep track of the words you've looked up




Merriam-Webster Dictionary is FREE on the Android Market!

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Friday, July 01, 2011

Google+ - Got my invite, but who else is out there?

The reviews so far are very positive. Google+ could be a Facebook problem in the near future. Circles and Hangouts? What's not to like. Only problem so far is that my Google+ world is seriously underpopulated and I don't even have any invitations to send out. Sigh.





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