This is probably the best looking to-do app I’ve seen on the Android platform. Tasks includes the all-important Google Tasks synchronisation (multiple accounts too) and features an awesome drag-and-drop interface, slick styling, due-dates, widgets and grouping. It’s on sale for a buck during the launch period so grab it now.
It’s amazing what’s possible with the smartphone these days. If Alarm is an app that combines a sleep monitor with conditional statements so you can set fuzzy alarms. For instance you can have the app monitor your sleep patterns and only wake you up after you’ve had a decent block of quality deep sleep. Or you can have it monitor the weather and wake you up earlier if it’s snowed overnight. Haven’t tried this app myself, but would be interested to know how accurate the sleep monitoring actually is.
I‘m a fully paid-up member of the touch-typists club – trained at secretarial college (no, really) when I dropped out of college and decided to make it big in the City of London. It’s an incredibly useful skill that put me in good stead for my career in journalism, plus it means you can watch TV and type at the same time. If you’re a ‘hunt-and-peck’ typist, then give Type Fu (Lion only) a go – it’s free, beautifully designed typing tutor and you may well find that it’s life-affirming.
This is such an awesome concept that I can’t believe nobody’s thought of it before. Artemis is a networked game that simulates the flight deck of a spaceship by using networking PCs for the different roles. So for instance there’s a communications desk, a navigation desk, a flight desk, a battle desk etc. So if your LAN parties are getting a bit stale and you’re a Star Trek loving geek with a few friends, then set your phasers to kill and warp into the neutral zone. It’s available for Windows PC and retails at $40 – you only need one copy of the game as a main PC acts as the server and view screen display.
Anyone who’s ever lost important data to either user fat-fingers errors or physical drive failure knows the pain it can induce. There are a few data recovery apps out there, but Disk Drill‘s one of the easiest ones I’ve tried. It can do simple file deletion recovery or deep scans, partition recovery, SMART monitoring and drive backup. The free version will only scan and not recover your files, which is handy for checking it’ll actually work before you pony up the $89 for the full version.
So I can see how this would appeal to people with compulsive personalities, not sure about everyone else. Chains is a cool web browser and mobile-friendly online app that encourages you to keep at something (quitting smoking for example) by logging your progress in ever-advancing chains. The idea being that you don’t want to break the chain (by having a sneaky smoke for example).
Like-minded people can join together through the app in Groups, my favourite of which is the No Fap group whose current leader is the awesomely named Jirkre Winkel. The interface of the site and the app is stunning and I’m a sucker for self-improvement apps, so I may have to give this one a go. Or you know, maybe tomorrow.
Well this is apparently the top 100 reasons why you should jailbreak your iPhone. It’s a nicely put together video, but personally I didn’t see a single compelling reason to jailbreak my iPhone, your mileage may vary.
Have to say I love this app and indeed, the whole concept. I suspect that it’s something that will gain traction very quickly and become as popular as apps like Instagram. Snapguide is an app and a website that enables you to either view or create your own neat little how-to guides on any subject that takes your fancy. Yes, it’s been done before, but never as well as this.
The app is free to download and includes featured content and a browse mode that enables you to find tutorials on specific subjects. Creating your own guides is simple and enjoyable. You can add photos, videos and text to your guides, along with any supplies that might be required. When you’re happy with it you can upload it and share it with the world.
You can take your iPhone anywhere these days, but scuba-diving is probably something you hadn’t considered. The TAT7 iPhone Scuba Case enables you to seal your phone inside a waterproof case and take it along the next time you explore the wonders of the deep or, you know, photograph your girlfriend as she jumps into your pool. It’s $84.95 and available now.
Fitness apps have exploded on iOS and Android, but not so much on Mac and PC. This web app seeks to rectify that small oversight with a great interface and simple useability. Workout Book is an HTML5 app that enables you to record times or weights for you exercise with a cool miniamilist display.
Ever wanted to call in a Facebook Status update? Perhaps you had such as a heavy night you’re in no fit state to go anywhere near a computer. Or perhaps you broke both arms while wrestling a mountain bear. This neat app enables you to register your phone number and then call in a status update which can then be listened to by your friends using the standard Facebook audio player.
Veteran desktop customisation company, Stardock, have just released an interesting side project by the name of Acoustic Bridge. This utility ($7.95 if you buy it now during beta testing) enables you to redirect the audio output from one PC to another. As Mac owning AirPlay users will tell you, this is actually a very useful facility and, for instance, enables you to play music on your laptop but direct the audio via your desktop PC’s (presumably) better speakers. No Windows Mobile client is mentioned, so we presume this is purely a Windows PC app.
HydraCoach; calculates your need for hydration (don't know if I need this but it's a nifty gadget).
This is a hybrid bike with not only exceptional performance but stunning aesthetics as well. The motor power and battery capacity is well over the industry standard and a truly futuristic look will sure attract some eyeballs around you. The Terminus is the ultimate trail-machine for the ones who appreciate the best availa
Camalien LED concept watch changes its colors depending on your surroundings - Designers Peter and Sam have come up with a concept watch they’ve dubbed the Camalien. It’s an LED watch with a sleek design that also comes with a camera built into it that will record your surroundings and will change the watch’s color accordingly. | #Design #Watches |