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Contribute to Wikipedia with nothing but your phone’s camera with Wiki Loves Monuments [iOS, Android]
Wikipedia is one of the modern world’s greatest inventions. Every day, thousands upon thousands of people read about topics ranging from the history of the modern spork to the number of bricks in Sears tower. (The second one is probably close to zero.) However, there’s a very small number of contributors compared to the number of people who simply read and look at Wikipedia content.…Read More »
There are hundreds if not thousands of weather apps available for Android. However, there are very few beautiful weather apps available. If you’re trying to make your phone as sleek and minimal as possible, you’ll love Weather Eye. Available in both app and widget form, Weather Eye shows the weather as beautifully as possible.…Read More »
Does your computer have a webcam? If it does, it’s probably (ahem) not the highest quality. It’s also probably really hard to move around, and all around pretty sucky. If you have a phone with a camera, help is on the way: SmartCam is a free phone/computer solution to the terribly webcam problem.…Read More »
Are you sleeping or in class? If you are, don’t get interrupted by your phone. Instead, mute it on schedule with Silent Time, an automatic muting app. If you’re expecting a call from someone, you can even add an exception for just that person so you don’t miss it.…Read More »
Are you in a meeting for the next half hour? Do you want to mute your phone for the night? If you are, don’t rely on yourself to remember unmuting your phone. (You remember how well that worked out!) Instead, use Phone Silencer to unmute your phone at a scheduled time.…Read More »
Is your phone full of crud? Even if you spray it down with a cleaning solution every day and wipe it with a new microfiber cloth, there’s still files on your phone that are filling it up, using up your storage space, and unveiling private data.…Read More »
So you have a brand new phone. That’s cool! But what are you to do with its giant, glowing, 5.5 inch display? Or, if you have a new tablet, how are you going to make use of that enormous, 10- or 7-inch display?…Read More »
Are you a fan of the idea of Twitter, but against the actual Twitter service? If so, you may be a fan of the new App.net service. It’s a lot like Twitter, but is heavily API-based and is focused on providing a good service to end users rather than exploiting users for advertisements.…Read More »
Are you an avid Angry Birds player? Don’t bother with that silly game! Instead, involve yourself with the cool guys and pick up some golf. Super Stickman Golf, that is: this game is a fun physics puzzler/golf game with over 250 levels.…Read More »
Are you a fan of words and letters? Letris is a word-based game–rather, three word-based games in one–that involve selecting and removing words from a Tetris-like field.
Letris has three different game modes. In the first, titled Letris, letters fall from the ceiling.…Read More »
There are some puzzle games that make you gasp: they’re simultaneously unique and awesomely fun. Trainyard is one of those games. You’re challenged with getting correctly-colored trains to their proper terminals. However, it’s not that simple: you’ve also got to combine, recolor, and split trains to get them there.…Read More »
“There is no law, no restraint in this seething cauldron of vice and depravity.” – The New York Tribune, 1868
Do you have what it takes to be an Old West cowboy? If you’re feeling the need to pit your reaction times against others, Ready Steady Bang is a nice app to do it with.…Read More »
Chess is a real game of skill. There are thousands of different moves, each one leading to even more moves, and eventually to an inevitable conclusion. If you’re travelling, however, and don’t want to take up all that space with a chess board, download Chess Free to your phone or tablet instead.…Read More »
Are you the kind of person who uses their phone only a small amount each day, but finds their device dead by the time you pull it out of your pocket at lunch? If you are, you may want to find out if it’s your device or not–and Battery Compare can help you do it.…Read More »
Are you obsessed with travelling?
I am. You should be! If you can’t afford to actually travel, photos are the next best thing. With Pictulize, you can view photos from all of the places you want to travel to, but can’t–and, if you do get to go on vacation, you can share your own!…
The default Facebook app for Android is awful. It’s slow, laggy, sluggish, irksome, and any other words you might be able to come up with that mean terribly written. Flipster is different: rather than taking Facebook’s HTMl5 based delivery approach, Flipster uses actual Java code to speed up things immensely.…Read More »
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.…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.…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 call and message logs, clear temporary files, move apps to your SD card, manage files on SD cards, uninstall and install apps en masse, and start up apps with your device.…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.…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.…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.…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.…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.…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.…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.…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.…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.…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 few settings.…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.…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.…Read More »
Timelapse videography is amazing. For those that don’t know, timelapse videos are videos in which you see a much accelerated version of time: the clouds roll by quickly, and the sun arcs across the sky in minutes. Unfortunately, capturing timelapse videos on your phone has long been impossible, as in the past, devices have had low-resolution video cameras and general bad quality.…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 imagery on their own servers.…Read More »
Though taking a timelapse over a few hours with an app like Lapse It might be interesting, what’s more touching is a timelapse that takes place over a longer period of time. You can keep track of your baby’s growth, or just watch yourself change over time.…Read More »