Starting September 1, Pandora's 40-hour limit on mobile devices comes to an end, which means you can now choose to fall asleep to Pandora at night without worrying about a limit. However, if you're not one of the lucky few who still have an unlimited data plan on your mobile device, you probably don't want Pandora streaming all night long, eating away the precious data on your tiered plan and sucking your battery dry before your morning alarm goes off.
We've previously told you about the iOS app Dark Sky, which predicts when the weather is going to get ugly. And we've also told you about Forecast.io, a Web-based app that does the same thing but also provides an API for developers to make apps using the same info that powers Dark Sky.
This information is capable of giving shockingly accurate weather reports, specifically over the next 60 minutes, and can warn you about an impending downpour or snowstorm.
With Dark Sky not being available on Android, and the Forecast.io Web app not being a preferred … Read more
Privy Chat for Facebook is a free Android app, available in the Play store, that prevents your friends from being able to see you've read a message. Originally covered by Ghacks, this small app is sure to be useful to Android users everywhere.
We've all felt the pressure to immediately reply to a message after opening it, knowing the sender can see you've read it. Or the rage that boils up inside after sending a message, only to see it's been read and no response sent in return.
As clever as read receipts appear to be … Read more
There are a couple of different ways to take screenshots on Samsung's Galaxy devices, but the typical method is pressing the power lock button and home button at the same time. This takes the screenshot and automatically saves it to a folder in the gallery.
To take a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy Note device with the S Pen, tap the screen with the S Pen for a couple of … Read more
You remember Mailbox, right? The free iOS app that was set to revolutionize the way we e-mail. With options to snooze and postpone e-mails from being visible in our Inbox, it was sure to be a hit! And it was; after a long list of users waiting to gain access to the service, Dropbox decided it needed to acquire Mailbox.
Fast-forward to today, and you'll find an iPad version of the app along with Dropbox integration (naturally) within the app. And with the Dropbox integration in mind, if you connect your Dropbox account to Mailbox, you'll automagically gain … Read more
My Camera Roll runneth over. With more than 1,000 photos on my iPhone, it's difficult to navigate to a specific photo without a lot of guesswork and scrolling. That's because the Camera Roll uses little to none of my photos' metadata -- photos are organized by date taken and that's that.
With Photowerks, you can slice and dice your Camera Roll in a number of useful ways. In addition to date taken, you can group your photos by location (city, state, or country) and by the camera (make or model) with which you snapped the shot. … Read more
Afterlight (nee Afterglow) is a powerful image editor for iOS that was updated recently to include iPad support. iPhone photographers will find lots to like about this now universal and still 99-cent app.
As with most image-editing apps, Afterlight lets you snap a shot or load one from your Camera Roll or photo stream. In settings, you can tweak such things as starting the app in camera mode, saving the original image, and autofinalizing filters and textures, which means you won't have to confirm the use of a filter or texture each time you choose one and move to … Read more
For those of us with more than one Google+ account, the recent update to the Android app was welcome news.
Prior to the update, the workflow to manage multiple accounts in the Google+ app required you to log out of one account, then relaunch the Google+ app and select the account you'd like log back in to. It was a pain. Not only that, but alerts would not come through for the logged out account.
Now with the update, you're able to add multiple accounts, say for a business page you manage and your personal account, and still … Read more
Google Now can be used to track your favorite sports teams quickly and easily. Until recently, college football teams weren't supported in Google Now, but with the college football season upon us, the folks over at Droid Life have discovered that you can now add NCAA football teams.
To add your favorite college football team to Google Now for Android, go to Menu > Settings > My Stuff > Sports. In iOS, go to Menu > Settings > Sports > Teams. Tap on "Add team" and search for your team. If your team is listed more than … Read more
Nobody's referring to tablets as glorified Etch A Sketches anymore. The devices have proven themselves many times over as first-rate productivity enhancers.
If you use your Android tablet for work, you owe it to yourself -- and your boss -- to give these five free apps a try.
Note that some of the programs are also available for Android phones as well as for the iPad, iPhone, and other devices. Several also have paid versions with more features. I tested only the free versions on a second-gen Nexus 7 running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
Lookout scans for viruses, … Read more