Showing posts with label Android Apps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Android Apps. Show all posts

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Use Air gestures to answer calls on any Android phone

Samsung Galaxy S4 users have something called Air Gestures  -- they can use it to answer calls by a simple wave of the hand in the air. Users of other Android phones who'd like to get have this feature can do so now through an Android App called Air-CallAccept. There are two versions of the App. The free version allows users to accept calls using an air gesture like a wave of the hand in the air. Or putting the handset to their face. The paid version of the app lets users use gestures to even reject calls and send canned SMS when they reject a call.

How to use Air gestures to answer calls on your Android phone
All you need to do is download the app and install it and it's ready to go.

Use Air Gestures on any Android phoneAir gestures are the new thing for SmartPhones and a lot of phone makers are starting to offer air gestures to answer and reject calls. So if you want this new feature on your Android phone. Please find the links below.

Air-CallAccept free version
Air-CallAccept Paid version ($2.99) via XDA

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Convert PDF Docs on your iPhone, iPad or Android phone using Able2Extract PDF Converter

Able2Extract is a free mobile convert that lets you open any PDF Doc on your SmartPhone or Tablet device. Once your convert the document, it can be stored in any Microsoft Office Document of your choise. so you can open a PDF Document and then store in the word, excel, PowerPoint and more. The App is free to download and use on your iOS Phone or Andriod phone, it's a mobile app and can also be used on your Tablet device. So good to go on your iPad, Android based Tablets like the Kindle etc. Once you open the file it is stored on your device and does not really take up much space. The makers of the app also say that no file is stored on their own servers for more than 24 hours. All files are stored locally on your device. Using Able2Extract PDF Converter you can view any PDF on your Android, iPhone or any other SmartPhone and convert it to any MS Office Format. Should also work very well with eBooks.

Able2Extract PDF ConverterAble2Extract - How does it work
Once you download the app - you can open any PDF document by opening it with Able2Extract PDF Converter. Now simply tap on the document and choose your conversion output. Like word, excel or PowerPoint. You doc now opens in the required format and you can then edit the same. The whole process does not put too mush stress on your processor or your ram. So the document is converted and delivered to your phone and stored right on your device. The whole process is very simple and very fast. The app is free to use and should really help in converting PDF docs on your mobile device.

Able2Extract PDF Converter on Google Play
Able2Extract PDF Converter on iTunes
Able2Extract PDF Converter on the web

Thursday, May 9, 2013 Mobile Searches answered with Popular Apps

Seems the fight for mobile search is getting hotter and hotter. With a lot more companies trying to get into something that Google is king of. With Facebook rumored to pick up Waze for as much as $1 billion - wanting themselves to get into mobile search. Waze works as a navigation App that lets users add a lot of navigation information - also allows users to connect with Facebook and see where their friends are driving around. Waze is Israel based and now in the news is another Israeli company Everything.Me. for best new mobile searchEverything.Me how does it work is Android App based on a concept that seeks to redefine mobile search and the kind of answers you get. Mobile users are used to searching and getting a list of links that need to be clicked, to reach their desired destination. Not so with Everything.Me - here when a user searches a list of popular apps are thrown up. Popular mobile apps are found and displayed - so let;s say you search for Sushi. The background of your screen should change to something Sushi. The results would be popular food based apps that get thrown up. Like, FoodSpotting that when tapped will show users Sushi places nearby and a lot of other food and restaurant based apps.

With Mobile search the game is changing fast. People are on the go and want answers quickly, Everything.Me helps to get you those answers in the shortest possible time using the apps already on your phone. Something that you're familiar with and in addition bringing the best related apps to your phone. Your SmartPhone changes completely once you begin your search - from background to the actually search results. Currently available on Google Play and functional only in the US, Canada and UK.

Check out Everything.Me on Google Play now.

Check out the video below to know more.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

How does Google Keep work

Google Keep is the newest Android App from Google. With Google Keep you can save your notes on a SmartPhone and it will always be available to you on Google Drive. With the cloud based Google Drive you can make sure that all your data is available when you want to use it. It will be stored in the cloud for whenever you want. Once you download and install the Google Keep app you can begin to save all your notes. So let's say you have set out to write a screenplay and the ideas keep coming to you when you're moving about. Instead of searching for a writing pad to jot down your ideas. Just open Google Keep and write you ideas. Save it as a note for later use.

Google Keep - How it worksYou can also use Google Keep to set yourself reminders, checklists, photos and just about anything that you feel is important to you. Another important feature is for people who would rather speak then type. So your ideas are pouring in fast and you need to get them written down - with Google Keep you can simply speak and Google Keep will automatically transcribe voice memos for you. So give it whirl and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Google Keep Android App

Thursday, August 16, 2012

RealPlayer for Android now available

RealPlayer for Android App
A screenshot of the App

RealPlayer the music player for desktop PCs that we have been familiar with but no more regarded as one of the premier media players on the internet - have decided to do something about it. They have targeted mobile devices and plan to once more reclaim the title of premier music player on mobile devices, SmartPhones and Tablets. There have been a huge features announcement and the app which till now was in Beta, is now ready for download as a full-fledged app. To start with the app is multilingual and supports 9 languages; supports multiple file formats, play music and videos and can be used to browse photos.

Among the other features that are available are voice commands for search, sharing on your favorite social media sites. You can also move the app to your SD card. You can also use the app without unlocking your screen - for easy playing of all your music and video files. The app also promises a fine tuned graphic equalizer which allows you to fine-tune the output sound of the music you're listening to. Another important feature to note is that the developers of the app promise no ad - that's right no advertisements to be show in the app. RealPlayer promises a totally new experience to handle all your media files on your mobile device. Android users can download the app now at the Google Play store. 
Download RealPlayer for Android now

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pinterest App for Andriod, iPad and iPhone now available

Some of Sociolatte's pins on Pinterest
Some of our pins on Pinterest

Pinterest the darling of the internet in 2012 which has finally opened its doors to everyone (Aug 8), now has an official iOS and Android app. So if you have been waiting for the ability to use Pinterest on your iPhone or Android phone - it is finally here. The wait has been long and it seemed the Pinterest would take forever to open its doors to everyone and not just those with invites. Things have changed however for the startup and they seem to be really opening up with the new Apps and the everyone one is invited for the feast kind of thing.

Pinterest has taken up a lot of time from users especially those who like all those pics pics found on the internet. Companies have also been able to ride the Pinterest wave and gain a lot of traffic from their followers and fans. If you are able to run a successful Pinterest campaign you will be rewarded with a lot of traffic and a lot of word of mouth or should be say pins. Repinning of good stuff is a favourite past-time of many users. Pinterest also received a $100 million round of funding in May and is valued at 1.5 billion. 

Download the Pinterest App for iPhone and iPad here.
Download the Pinterest app for Android phones here

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

How to watch the Olympics London 2012 live on your iPad, iPhone or Android Phone

Now for those of you who travel a lot and are not able to watch the games on your television or PC. There is an app for you - BBC Olympics. Courtesy of the BBC comes an App for your iPhone, iPad or Android based phone to watch the Olympics on the go. The app offers up to 24 live video streams, video highlights of the action including interviews with the athletes.  Something special being offered by the app is an individual page for every athlete participating in the Olympics, a single page for every country and  a single page for every sport. This is a feature that would be a must have for die-hard-fans of each sport being played in the Olympics. So if you want to follow Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps and see if they live up to his reputations. This app will be able to follow all the do, including each event and all interviews. You can also customize the app and add your favorites to the top bar. You can also share all those stories, wins and moments with your pals on all your favorite social networks like Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. So get the app now and prepare to watch live steams of your favorite events from London 2012. 
BBC Olympics App for iPhone and iPad
BBC Olympics App for Android

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

London 2012 Olympics Official Apps for iPhone, iPad and Android now available

With all the excitement building up to London 2012, with Usian Bold loosing to his own teammate and the same thing happening to another Olympic favorite - Michael Phelps. There is a lot of hot news and a whole lot of excitement and expectancy surrounding the London Olympics. It is only natural that you will want to follow all the action on your SmartPhone. The official London 2012 App is now available for both the iPhone and all Android phones. Key features include results, live updates, calendar schedule, details of sports, medal tables and athlete profiles. Users can also follow specific countries, and receive official news and updates tailored to them all in one app. Download these apps if you want to keep up with all the action. Especially if you are on the go and don't really have time to sit down and watch so much as keeping up with all the action. These Apps are officially released and can help a great deal. 

1. London 2012 Official App for iPhone and iPad.
With this App you can follow specific categories like Athletes, medals, sports, live schedule and my games. With my games you can follow and track specific countries.

2. Olympics 2012 London Android App
This App's features are similar to that of the iOS App and you can follow specific athletes, countries and games. Get the live schedule of all games right on your phone and then tune in to watch your favorite games and sportsmen. 

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

How to create a collage in Instagram

Instagram the popular photo sharing app which was sold to Facebook for 1 billion has simply grown in popularity after the acquisition. Apart from being able to take photos and sharing it on the app, you can also create a collage of all your favorite pics and share them also. The only thing however you would need to use other apps tog to the job done. If you want to make a collage with the Instagram app itself there is a quick workaround which may not really fit the bill. You can arrange your favorite photos in the app and then take a screenshot, zoom in to cut out the borders and save it as your iPhone desktop. This hack will not really leave you happy, but for what it's worth.

Ok, so to create a collage you can do so with the following apps and we have selected some of the best ones for you. Both for you iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) and your Andriod devices.

How to create a collage in Instagram

1. GetLoupe: Is a Web app that lets you add all your favorite Instagram photos together to create a collage. Once your collage is ready you can share it on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. If you do not want to make it public you can protect your collage and keep it private. The app is also available for use on your iPhone and  iPad, Mac, Windows and Linux. Sorry no Android version of the app right now. To get started all you need to do is to click the 'Add Photos' link and then click on 'Instagram'. name your collage and start adding pics, clikc complete when your done and it's now ready to be shared with the world. 

2. HoneyGram: This is available for all Android phones running Android 3.0 Gingerbread and higher. This app is basically an image browser for Instagram created for created for Honeycomb/GoogleTV/ICS platforms that lets you search for most popular photos etc. To get the app to go into collage mode you would need to tap the interactive button on the top of the app's screen. This will then start displaying thumbnails of all the images included within the selected album. You can now use various gestures to arrange your images. Here is a list of gestures supported.

Single touch: move an image around
Two Touches: rotate the image (hold down with one finger and move the other finger to rotate)
Three Touches: bring image to the top of the screen
Four Touches: Hide Image
Five Touches: Show all hidden images

3. You can also use PicFrame for iPhone or iPad. With Picframe you can make a collage using pictures from Facebook, Email, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr and Tumblr.

Please let us know what you think of these apps and let us know if there are any other apps for the same purpose,  in the comments section below.

Image Credit: Inside Steves Brain

Monday, April 30, 2012

FlyRights mobile app lets you report unfair Airport Screeners and Ethnic Profiling

If you feel you have been unfairly screened by airport security or maybe called aside due to ethnic profiling there is an app for you to launch a complaint. Developed by the Sikh Coalition who have been subject to more airport security checks since Sep 11, because  of the turbans they wear. Some of them have also been asked to remove their turbans which they wear for religious reasons. The App has been released for both the iPhone and Android phones. The app has been released with clearance from the Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration, both were notified of the app before its launch. The agencies agreed to allow the app to use the agencies' system for submitting complaints.

TSA in response to the app have said that they do not profile passengers based on race, ethnicity or religion and are constantly working with various communities, including the Sikh Coalition to help them understand unique passenger needs. 

FlyRights: How does it work

Once you download the app on your smartphone it is ready to use. after completing screening at an airport you than then launch the app if you want to complain. Tap the app to launch and then tap the 'Report' button if you want to make a complaint. The app will automatically fill in your name. phone number and email address. The app will then ask a few questions like race and name of airport, basis for the complaint, like religion or gender. Once you done it then has two buttons to submit your complaint and share for you to make known your complaint using social media. The app also contains right of passengers and TSA guidelines. The app is being advocated as a real-time airport discrimination complaint app.

The TSA does have a complaint site which can be found here


Please let us know what you think in the comments section below. 

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

How to get a Faster Facebook on your Android phone

If you have download the Facebook app for your Android device one thing that needs to be fixed is speed. It might take forever to open and leave you staring at a screen as it struggles to load photos, news feed and Timeline. Fast Facebook which is still in beta seeks to do away with all the slowness and promises a much faster Facebook experience. The App has gotten good reviews on the web and has got a rating with an 3.9 average. Comments also praise this Android App

Fast Facebook is an Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) inspired app and therefore has an amazing look and feel and the ability to have themes. You can theme your Facebook experience or upload and use your own background images.  The design is based on Android 4.0 and is designed to be streamlined and run much faster that the original Facebook app for Android, which can be downloaded here

Fast Facebook has the following features that bring out it's highlights
- Customizable
- It's fast with photos and profiles loading in real-time
- It has some nice Animations to go with it
- Ice Cream Sandwich inspired look
- Choose the resolution of photos

What it does not have right now are push notifications and event invites. This Facebook client for Android should get there as it is still in beta and still has some work to be done on it. Overall, it is much faster that the official app from Facebook and give this a go if you want a faster Facebook on your Android phone. If you do please leave a comment with what you think about it and did it give you a much faster Facebook.
Download Fast Facebook from the Google Play store now and yes it's Free

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Instagram for Android available now for download

Instagram the popular photo-sharing app for the iPhone has now officially released its Android App. Android uses have been waiting forever to get their app on their phone  and make the best use of it. there are many reasons why Instagram is a success - for starters you can take photos on your phone add gorgeous photo effects and breath new life into your mobile photos. All these everyday photos can be made to look amazing and you can then share them with your friends. The quality and beauty of Instagram made it an instant success and the only drawback was that it was available for iOS only. Now Android users can get the app for free. Instagram had opened up a get it on Android sign-up page and got more and got more than 430,000 Android users on the waiting list. 

Now that the app is available for Android -  they can join the community of more than 30 million registered users who contribute more than 5 million photos a day. Consider this only from iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad already over a billion photos have been uploaded. Imagine that number skyrocketing when Android users start uploading photos now. 
Download Instagram for Android now from the Google Play Store. 

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Saturday, March 31, 2012

CrowdCall for free group or conference calling on your iPhone or Android phone

Group calling is not an everyday thing and most of us rarely need to use. it. There is that time however when you are planning your next family vacation and you need to make group calls with all the people travelling. There is also the office situation where you and a group of your colleges need to get on a conference call. This handy little app is fast and super simple to use. It will get the job done in no time at all with the minimum of hassle. 

When you need to conduct a conference call you know how difficult it is. You set up the call and then you get a call-in number and all participating members have to dial in or use a pin-code and wait for the others to log in to the call. CrowdCall removes all those hassles with a simple and easy to use interface for quick and easy conference calling. 

CrowdCall: How does it work

To start using the App only one person needs to download it onto their phone. Unlike other apps where everyone needs to download to be able to use it. CrowdCall requires only one person to download it and others can simply join in. Once you download the app all you need to do is to tap the plus symbol to starting adding contacts from your list to the call. Once you have added people who need to be on the group call, hit the call button to start the call. Everyone on the list can either choose to join the call or hangup if they rather not. Once a call is accepted they are greeted with an automated response from CrowdCall letting them know they have been invited to a conference call. It is free and you can invite up to 20 participants to join anywhere in the world

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Google Maps: Find Out Your Trip Duration Based On Current Traffic updates

Image Credit: Google Maps

Google Maps on your Android phone just got better. Google has now factored in live data to help yo better plan your trip. So if your planing to go to the airport and need to know which mode of transport to you. Check Google maps for a more detailed live traffic analysis to decide how to travel. Google maps will help you estimate the length of time of your journey and wherever information the new live traffic feature will analyze current traffic conditions and estimate the length of time of your journey. So once you know how long your drive is going to take you can then decide which mode of transport to use. A good example would be that based on estimated travel time you can decide whether to take the train or the taxi to the airport. 

With up-to-data traffic reporting which keeps on getting refreshed you can also plot several courses to reach your destination. As you are driving you can also be alerted about traffic jams up ahead and quickly change your route to arrive on time. Current traffic data is available only in a few places and more destinations will be added soon. For now it is only in large metropolitan areas in the US. So the next time you want to compare driving time vs transit time Google maps can help you decide. Which will it be public transit or you driving. 
Google Maps for Andriod
Source: Google Lat Long Blog

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

BoxCryptor updates it's Windows and Android Apps

We have previously written about BoxCryptor, the service that lets you encrypt your sensitive files and store them on cloud service like DropBox and In short BoxCryptor will let you cncrypt and store you files while on-the-fly. So once you download their app on Windows, Android and iOS. You can keep storing your files while on-the-go and from anywhere. The service has just announced an update to it's Windows and Android apps. This was announced at the London Web Summit 2012, where BoxCryptor was nominated as among the top 4 finalists. 

Version 1.3 for Windows is now ready for download and comes updates like faster and improved spped, made possible through AES Hardware Encryption. The result of which is improved speed by up to 200%. Improved compatibility with other software like portable software. There is also the option os sharing BoxCryptor files over the network

Version 1.1 of the Andriod version is also available and comes with quiet a few improvements. BoxCryptor can detect if you have changed a file after you opened it with BoxCryptor and automatically encrypts the changes to your DropBox. The ability to create new encrypted folders.

There is also serial number support for those who have not been able to download and use the Android app. This is for users who have not been able to purchase the app in Google Play (Android market).

Read more at the BoxCryptor Blog

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Use Bounce to help you never be late again for a meeting or appointment

This little Android App will help you be on time. Whether it is for an official meeting or an appointment with your doctor. The app does a whole lot of calculations and then lets you know when it's time for you to leave and begin your journey so that you show up on time and stick to all your meeting deadlines. Important for people who just seem to find it so difficult to make it on time for a meeting. This is an Android App with an iPhone app in the works. 

Bouce: How does it work
Once the app is installed on your phone it will integrate with all your appointments like Google Calendar, Microsoft Exchange etc. It will then run in the background and will use your GPS, Calendar and Traffic Data to calculate how long before you need to set out on your journey. The App takes a lot into consideration and calculates the time taken to travel factoring in the traffic situation and provides a reminder up to 60 minutes before you need to leave. There is also a configurable option to factor in things like finding parking or waiting for the kids etc. So if you find yourself as a person who seems to run a little late to meetings then this app might be a great way to remind yourself about where you need to be and get up and start heading out.
Bounce on Google Play

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

MobiTexter: Use your web browser to send and receive SMS or Text [Android]

There are a number of app available for you to download and use for sending and receiving text messages on your web browser. MobiText is one of them and once you download the app you can Sync you Android phone contacts with your PC and then keep up your SMS and Text addiction with the same. Once you send a text message using the app the message is delivered instantaneously and therefore no wait time. So with this app you can be away from your phone and still send and receive SMS or Text. 

MobiTexter: How does it work
Once you download the app it syncs your existing phone contacts to your email account. As soon as you receive a text message it shows on your web browser and this way even if you are away from your phone you can reply to the text message and it is sent in real-time which means there is no delay in sending or receiving messages. So once you download the app you will then need to register your email ID with the app. After this you can choose to sync your SMS and contacts and access them directly on From there you can access your Inbox and compose messages and send. messages that appear here are from your phone. Deleting a message here does not remove it from your phone. The thing about all this is that you have your keyboard at your service for fast and easy typing of SMS or Text messages.
Download Mobitexter at the Google Play store.

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Friday, February 10, 2012 Send Private Info That Self-Destructs after being read once is a web app that allows you to send personal and sensitive data that self-destructs after the recipient have viewed it once. You might be wondering you need this service. Consider this - you email your spouse the ATM number of your debit card. After viewing the number you are not sure whether the email was deleted. Was it left open on his or her desk and others could have viewed it. You are never really sure, maybe you need to send some sensitive data to your colleagues and you would rather not have anyone else view apart from the recipient themselves. This web tool can get the job done. After the person views the data once it automatically self-destructs. In addition the data is sent across in encryption mode and no one can read it or find out what it is. How does it work
1. Visit on the web
2. Click on the link 'Create One Now'
3. Enter the info you want to send such as 'Passwords' or 'Account Information'
4. Click on create link
5. Copy and paste the URL with the link provided into your email or you can also send it as in 'IM". There is an iPhone and Android App available.
6. You're done

You can send the link either via email or send it as an Instant Message. So the next time you need to share info like passwords and account info, try this service to ensure once the message it viewed it will automatically self-destruct.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

How to get the ICS keyboard on your Android phone right now

Image: ICS Kayboard

One of the cool features that come along with Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) is the new keyboard, which can be a lot of fun. If you have a phone which is non-ICS, you can still get the keyboard on your phone right now. What you do need to have however is a Android 2.2 or higher. So any old Android phone will do provided it is running on at least Android 2.2. The keyboard comes with a lot of new features like better detection and error correction. 

The App by Developer Johntanmi is available for free but there is a paid version as well. For $1.99 you can get the app with added layouts, and alternative layouts for QWERTY, Dvorak, AZERTY and QWERTZ. The app is not available for tablets but limited to phones only. Available dictionaries on the app include English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Arabic, Dutch, Russian, Hebrew, Czech, Slovak and Bulgarian.

Free Version of ICS Keyboard

Paid version if ICS keyboard for Android

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Santa Tracker 2011: Now on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and the iPhone

Santa Tracker has been a NORAD tradition since 1955. The tradition started in 1995, the year when a  Colorado Springs newspaper ad invited kids to call Santa on a hotline, only problem was that the number had a mistake, and many kids ended up talking to the Continental Aerospace Defense Command, NORAD's predecessor. It is now a deep rooted tradition in NORAD - a joint US and Canada command center that monitors the northern skies and seas. 

So if you want to track Santa you can still call in or make use of social media and track him on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, iPhoneAndroid Phones, Google Maps for Mobile or the web. NORAD has offered a lot of support and kids can call in or follow their favorite updates from Santa. The good folks over at NORAD say that a lot of funny requests come in and also a lot of heart-wrenching ones. Like 'heal my brother of Cancer'. Seems kids really want and expect help from Santa and are appealing to higher powers.  

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