We like Papercuts. Not the kind that you get on your finger, the kind that goes in your computer: the Google Chrome Extension formerly known as ChromeCuts. It's a handy little add-on that lets you save notes on a toolbar menu for quick and easy access. It's handy for jotting things down, but you can also use it to store snippets of text, such as your street address, that you're constantly typing out in full. Papercuts can save time and keystrokes by entering such common details quickly and easily. It supports syncing between two PCs, too, which … Read more
As we draw closer to the release of Gingerbread and the rumored enhancements, Google is currently working to make adjustments to the Android Market.
Improvements started last week with the addition of a "Recent changes" feature for applications. Essentially a dedicated change log for apps and games, it provides users with the details that go into each release of an application. With 325 characters of space to work with, this is the spot where developers can mention bug fixes, support for additional languages, new options, and more.
Though some of the world already has passed into Friday, the rumor that Gingerbread will launch today still could turn out to be true. Expected to be listed as Android 2.3, details of the latest build of the Android OS have been a closely guarded secret thus far. Yet, we can piece together clues and quotes from the last few months to get an idea as to what we should expect.
Interface tweaks Early on, we learned that Gingerbread was going to focus mainly on aesthetics, providing a glossier, more consistent approach to the user interface. That makes sense … Read more
The wait for Android 2.3 could be over quite soon.
"Prepare your Nexus One (developer version) for Android over-the-air update 2.3 (Gingerbread) for the next few days," according to a translation of a tweet in Spanish sent yesterday by Alvaro Fuentes Vasquez.
It can't be immediately confirmed that Vasquez or his prediction is for real. However, Vasquez states on his LinkedIn page that he's been a member of the "leadership team and usability" for the Open Handset Alliance for the past two years. His blog seems to back up his credentials as … Read more
IntoMobile is reporting today that the next release of Android--Gingerbread--is expected to debut November 11.
Likely to be marked as v2.3, Gingerbread is said to focus more on aesthetics as opposed to additional features. Other details include WebM support, better copy and paste functionality, and improved social-networking features.
Reading the tea leaves, it certainly appears that an SDK announcement is around the corner. A giant gingerbread man statue was dropped off at Google headquarters two weeks ago, where he now stands next to previous delicious builds of Android, including Froyo (2.1) and Eclair (2.0).
Typically, Google announces … Read more
Process Hacker from WJ32 is a free open-source utility that displays all the processes running on your PC in a compact, customizable view. It not only shows detailed information on each process but also gives you a range of control that greatly improves upon Windows' built-in capabilities. It offers performance graphs, thread listings, stacks, and much more. You can not only terminate individual processes but entire associated trees; suspend, reduce, restart, and debug processes; view detailed information on network processes and services from a unified listing; create dump files; and call up enhanced Properties Dialogs with as many as nine … Read more
Personal Information Managers come in a variety of shapes and sizes. SmartAssistant bills itself as a more modern and stylish alternative to the classic PIM program. While nothing about the program really knocked our socks off, it is nice enough to look at and it works fairly well.
The program's interface is a large rectangle, with its various features appearing as colorful modules. There are modules for a calendar, analog clock, task list, reminders, weather, maps, and tools. We were immediately annoyed by the fact that we had to go online and seek out the location code for our … Read more
Crysis 2 "will be the first major video game on multiple platforms to take full advantage of true stereoscopic 3D," according to an EA news release. Until now, we've assumed the PlayStation 3 is the only current-generation console capable of 3D gaming since it supports a newer HDMI specification.
If EA is correct, why didn't Microsoft announce such a thing at the company's news conference this morning? Sony has certainly been riding the 3D bandwagon, so a Microsoft counter-attack wouldn't be out of the question.
The original Crysis took advantage of the horsepower-demanding proprietary … Read more
It used to be that only professional photographers were able to sell their images as stock photos, generic images that are licensed for use in a variety of creative projects. The Internet has democratized the stock photo industry, and there's now a thriving market for microstock companies, which are based entirely online and accept work from professionals and amateurs alike. As a photographer, managing your accounts with various microstock sites can get complicated. Cushy Stock is a helpful workflow tool that allows photographers to stay on top of their microstock submissions.
The program's interface is sleek and well-designed, … Read more
As more and more aspects of our lives move online, it gets harder and harder to keep track of user names, passwords, personal identification numbers, and all the other bits of sensitive info that we need to remember. Although online accounts have made many tasks more convenient, creating log-ins that are both memorable and secure can be quite a hassle. Password Manager XP Professional is a simple solution to this problem, providing a very secure but easy-to-access place to store all your most personal information.
The program's interface is basic and intuitive, and we had no trouble getting started. … Read more