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Google+ has the awesome feature of automatically uploading all of your photos and videos from your phone to the cloud without so much as a thought. It unfortunately also lacks the major feature of being used at all, and it also compresses the images. Use CloudVault instead: upload your [...]Read More »
There are plenty of high-quality clouds being produced by reputable companies, including Google Drive, Dropbox, and Microsoft SkyDrive. However, if you’re looking for one from a company known for its impressive cloud infrastructure, try Amazon Cloud Drive.
Amazon gives you 5GB of storage for free, which is on par with [...]Read More »
Are you looking for a functional calculator app for your Windows 8 PC or tablet? Calc4Win supports the standard four-button calculator features, plus the standard set of scientific calculator features.
Calc4Win is easy enough to use. You just tap out the things you need to calculate, hit the big red [...]Read More »
Listening to your media collection can be quite annoying, especially if the files themselves were not properly cared for. Clementine doesn’t care–it uses the MusicBrainz Picard database to automatically tag music files, and can create smart playlists on demand.
Clementine also makes a relatively good podcast program. There’s no download [...]Read More »
Are you an avid 9Gag reader?
Why. You’ve probably been searching for a good app for Android for a while, as there really aren’t any… until now. Nine is a beautiful, free 9Gag reader for Android.
9Gag is a site for sharing funny photos. It’s a lot like certain parts [...]Read More »
Are you annoyed that your phone is slowly filling up with cruft? Do you find yourself obsessively checking your system stats? All-In-One Toolbox is the perfect app for you.
All-In-One Toolbox has fourteen main tools. You can monitor memory status, view system information, kill tasks, clear cache, clear history, clear [...]Read More »
Continue the Bourne franchise on your phone with the official Bourne Legacy Live Wallpaper [Android]
Are you a fan of the Bourne franchise? If you are, you’ll find the new, official Bourne Legacy Live Wallpaper awesome, celebrating the release of the corresponding movie earlier this month.
This wallpaper is quite simple, really. It slides through a set of photos from the movie. It’s really too [...]Read More »
Windows Vista removed the feature to extensively customize file type associations. Now, you can only use Windows’ very basic association editor. Gunners File Type Editor seeks to fix that by bringing extensive support for filetype control back to Windows Vista and 7.
File Type Editor allows you to edit existing [...]Read More »
If you’re a true security nut, you’ve probably heard of TrueCrypt. It’s that free hard drive encryption program that’s unfortunately quite complicated. If you’re looking for a trouble-free way to encrypt your hard drives, DiskCryptor might be the program for you.
DiskCryptor allows you to encrypt your hard drive, thumb [...]Read More »
Avid readers of the internet all know about RSS, the free and awesome way to read the latest posts from all of your favorite sites. However, if you’re a fan of the new Windows 8 style interface, there’s not many choices for RSS readers. Live Reader is one of them.[...]Read More »
Twitter’s default app for Android is decidedly terrible. It’s slow, designed for either Android 0.1 or iOS, and is overall a terrible experience. TweetLine is different: rather than being designed for iOS and then ported to Android, it’s designed for Android using Google’s new design guidelines.
TweetLine has all [...]Read More »
Do you remember playing that three-jewel matching game on your old Nokia dumbphone? I certainly do, and it was actually quite fun. Now, you can get the exact same game on your Android smartphone with Jewels.
There’s really not too much to Jewels. You simply have to find and tap [...]Read More »
There’s something nice about a simple live wallpaper. Bubble Live Wallpaper is a nice example of that: it’s incredibly simple, but at the same time almost relaxing. You can just sit back and stare at your homescreen, and even tap on the bubbles to pop them.
Bubble Live Wallpaper is [...]Read More »
Are you a famous Wiki editor by night? If you are, you probably know some form of markdown. That’s the syntax formatting that allows you to form series of asterisks and pound signs into real HTML and XHTML. MdCharm is a free markdown editor that allows for instant previews of [...]Read More »
If you’re not planning on upgrading to Windows 8, you’ll miss out on what’s probably my #1 feature: the Windows Store. Luckily, there are alternatives. AllMyApps is a free and great appstore for older versions of Windows.
AllMyApps is a great appstore. It’s designed as a Metro app for the [...]Read More »
Are you a fan of puzzles? If you are, you may find PuzzleTouch a fun game to download. It’s a free jigsaw puzzle app that has dozens of built-in photos, plus the ability to create puzzles from your own photos.
PuzzleTouch is a fun little app. Do beware that the [...]Read More »
There are tons of to-do apps, and we’ve even covered several in the last few days. Astrid is different: designed for Android, Astrid lets you do all of the group management work you can do with Trello and Wunderlist, and it has a great tablet interface to top it off.[...]Read More »
Do you enjoy photography? If you do, you’re probably very familiar with Flickr, the popular photo-sharing website owned by Yahoo. However, until recently, its app has been relatively subpar. Now, there’s a new update that improves the app immensely, including photo detail editing, better configurability, and bug fixes.
Flickr allows [...]Read More »
Text-based social networks are boring. There’s no life in them at all. On social networks like Facebook, Google+, and Twitter, you can sometimes post photos and videos, but most people just post text. Bubbly is different: it’s a primarily voice-powered social network. Instead of just reading boring text posts, you [...]Read More »
Are you looking for a cross-platform tool to lighten that load of scheduling and planning daily tasks? Wunderlist is one such tool, and covers every use you could possibly think of.
While it’s not required, Wunderlist recommends a Wunderlist account. After setting it up, you can sync all of your [...]Read More »
Everyone has their favorite way to launch apps and search the web. For some, Windows’ start menu is their sole app launcher and their browser’s search box is the only way they search the web. Pipy is a free app that seeks to change that: if you just want to [...]Read More »
Are you a fan of the classic game Minesweeper included in practically every version of Windows ever released? You might be dismayed to know that Microsoft has opted to not include any of their games with Windows 8, instead requiring you to download them from the Windows Store. With their [...]Read More »
Are you constantly forgetting what you need to do for a project, and finding yourself looking for a way to organize your project step by step? Trello is a free app that lets you not only add tasks to each project, but even assign responsibilities to each person.
There are [...]Read More »
Managing your daily tasks can be annoying, but several apps have tried to lighten that load. Unfortunately, a lot of them either don’t sync tasks to the cloud, or just have sub-par sync interfaces. Wunderlist is neither of those: with it, you can sync your tasks with great ease.
Wunderlist [...]Read More »
Are you looking for an app to record whatever audio you want? It may not be the prettiest app ever designed, but Hi-Q Voice Recorder gets the job done and gets it done well. It lets you record practically instantly, and is extensively customizable.
Hi-Q MP3 Voice Recorder lets you [...]Read More »
Are you looking for a tool to help you with your grammers and spelings? Ginger is a free tool that may be able to help. It lets you get both grammar and spelling corrections in all three major browsers, and Microsoft Office.
Ginger lets you get grammar and spelling [...]Read More »
There are dozens of image manipulation programs out there, and many of them seem designed to complicate things as much as possible. Not so with ImgTransformer: this app is quite simple. You select your photos, select your transformations, and are done.
The image selector is quite easy to use. Using [...]Read More »
Some games are destined to fall away and never be played again. Others are timeless, and will exist as long as humans do. Tic Tac Toe is one of those simple, fun games, and with Simple Tic Tac Toe, you can play a fun game in just seconds on any [...]Read More »
Are you looking for a way to make your text messages less… boring? Emotisounds is a free app that lets you add real sounds to your text messages through pre-recorded, specially-formatted phrases.
Using Emotisounds is simple enough. After installation, there’s a simple app part of Emotisounds that contains just a [...]Read More »
Some games are boring. Others exist only to kill time. WordHero is not one of those: instead, it is a game that is actually quite fun, expands your vocabulary, and lets you pit your word knowledge against thousands of strangers.
Getting started on WordHero is easy. After signing up for [...]Read More »
There’s something about air hockey that makes it fun no matter where you are and who you’re with. It doesn’t even matter if you’re any good–it’s just a great way to spend time with friends. Unfortunately, air hockey tables are expensive. If you’ve got an Android phone or tablet, Glow [...]Read More »
Much like games on other platforms, Windows 8-native games are beginning to evolve into small little ways to pass time while you’re on your device. Untangle is one of those, and it’s one of the better ones. How quickly can you untangle the dots?
Untangle is an incredibly simple concept. [...]Read More »
If I were to ask you what exactly “The Cloud” was, what would you say? Most people would sit and stare blankly, but most dotTechies wouldn’t. Would you expound upon the benefits of a thousand identical computers all containing redundant copies of your data scattered safely throughout the globe, or [...]Read More »
Is your mouse cursor bothering you? On many operating systems, your mouse cursor will automatically hide itself after it’s been untouched for a few seconds. This is especially great for people who watch a lot of videos on their computer, but for some reason Windows doesn’t have the option to [...]Read More »
Get inside! A major hail storm is about to begin!
The free Weather Alarm app warns you in advance of storms so you can be prepared. It works in a way not many weather apps do: instead of relying on 3rd party alert feeds, Weather Alarm works by processing radar [...]Read More »