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Tag Archives: Android

Charge your Phone on the Go with Chargekey

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This is a time of continual technological evolution and constant movement. Portability has become one of the primary requirements today, and gadgets that offer optimum portability are more in demand than ever. The ChargeKey, a simple yet innovative gadget that allows you to charge your iPhone or Android and sync data from wherever you are, is a perfect example of this. The charger, made from a combination of silicon and rubber, is extremely durable; it can be twisted, bent and squished any way you like and it’ll still keep ticking. In addition, this USB device is scratch-resistant as well. Carry this simple gizmo and you can charge your phone anywhere, anytime. Available for about $30 in iPhone 5/5C/5S and Android variants, this is the perfect get-it-and-forget-it “gizmo on the go.”

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μGO Provides Expandable SD and Micro SD Storage for Android

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Need some extra storage space for your pictures, movie files, documents, and MP3s? No problem. If you’ve got an Android device, then μGO has got you covered. It’s a small device that promises to extend your phone or tablet’s storage capacity via SD or micro SD. The µGO itself comes with both an SD and microSD card slot so you can transfer data between your phone storage and memory card without any trouble and without having to hook it up to a computer.

Additionally, µGO also lets you charge and sync without having to remove it, as it also comes with an auxiliary micro USB port. It seems like they thought of everything, doesn’t it?

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‘Everyday Racism’ App Shows You What It’s Like to Be In Someone Else’s Shoes

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In this day and age, you’d think that racism would no longer be an issue. Unfortunately, it still is. While it isn’t as widespread as before, racism is something a number of people have to deal with on a daily basis. Whether it’s microaggressions or a bit of unfair treatment here and there, it’s still racism all the same.

Shedding some light on the discrimination of racial minority is the Everyday Racism app by All Together Now, who worked with the University of Western Sydney, Deakin University, and Melbourne University on its development. It plays out like a game of sorts, where the user chooses to play as one of three characters, all of whom are based on actual people and their real-life experiences. Four scenarios will play out over the course of one week, where you will be subjected to discriminatory treatment that real people have faced while going about their day.

You can also choose to play as yourself, where you will be able to see how discrimination plays out in society and how it affects others from a third-person perspective.

Everyday Racism can be downloaded for free from the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

VIA [ C|NET ]

Blackphone To Be First Cellphone To Focus On Privacy

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It may be 2014, but it sure feels like 1984. With the NSA snooping on every phone call and keeping track of your every move, privacy is at the forefront of a lot of minds. Which sounds like the time is ripe for Spanish manufacturer Geeksphone to introduce the Blackphone, the “world’s first smartphone to put privacy and control ahead of everything else.” Featuring an Android-based OS, a “top performing” processor, and a modem that will be unlocked and compatible with any GSM network, the phone is sure to appeal to those who haven’t completely given up on the notion of privacy. It’ll run “a skin called ‘PrivatOS’ that will allow you to make and receive secure phone calls and text messages, store files securely and browse the web privately through an anonymous VPN.” It’s being revealed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month, though the price hasn’t been announced yet.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]

Explore Over 150k Recipes On Your Android Device

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Google Play Store contains over a million applications, ranging from productivity to business and many more. There are so many applications which can make your life easier in different occasions, whether its business-related or household. If you’re one of those people who love cooking, and looking for an application which can teach you all sorts of delicious recipes and dishes, take a look at Allthecook Recipes for Android.

As the name suggests, the application has over 150,000 recipes of all types of dishes; western, continental, etc. sorted in different categories. You can browse recipes which includes images, complete directions and reviews from other users of the application. The application also give users the ability to create their own recipes and share it with their friends, and rest of the Althecooks Recipes community. The application also comes with a forum where users can discuss new recipes and communicate with other members. Users can also manage their shopping lists and meal planners. In conclusion, it’s a highly recommended application if you love cooking and want to learn new recipes every day.

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Find Stuff in Multiple Cloud Services in a Snap

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A lot of people resisted the cloud when it first came to be. However, you’re probably already using cloud a lot these days, from your email storage and notes apps to file storage and archiving. Eventually, there will come a time where you’ll forget where you stored a certain file or which email inbox a certain message was sent to. You could search all of your apps and accounts manually–which is task that’s infinitely harder when you’re working from your mobile–or you could just fire up CloudMagic.

CloudMagic lets you search for whatever it is you’re looking through all of your cloud-hosted data. Some features include: multiple accounts searching, singular view of all data, rich previews and actions, partial word search, search multiple devices, and search result filters.

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Spinlister: An App That Lets You Rent Bikes From Awesome People

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The bike movement is gaining speed and it’s great all around for people (who get some much-needed exercise) and for the environment (which benefits from lesser emissions). Not everyone can afford a bike, though, and not everyone who has one uses it on a daily basis. Pushing the movement forward and addressing these specific groups of people is Spinlister.

It’s an app that lets people who are looking for a bike rent one. It also lets those who have bikes rent them out to others. As with most rental services, fees are in order. You might be better off saving and investing in one, if you plan to ride a bike everyday. If, however, you find yourself in a different city and need a bike, then you can either visit the Spinlister website or fire up the Spinlister iOS app and rent one.

VIA [ Cult of Mac ]

‘Tab’ App is the Easiest Way to Split the Bill

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Reach for ‘Tab’ the next time you need to split the bill. Dining out with friends and acquaintances is loads of fun, but there’s that 15-minute lull at the end where everyone’s just poring over the receipt so they can pay their share of the bill.

The Tab app makes the entire process quicker, easier, and less of a hassle. When the bill arrives, just fire Tab up and take a picture of the receipt. Pass the phone around so people can claim which items they ordered. Taxes and tips are divided among everyone, so each person can see how much they have to cough up before they pass the phone off to the next person.

Tab can be downloaded from iTunes and Google Play.

VIA [ Huffington Post ]

Volkswagen Gamifies Your Trip with SmileDrive

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Road trips are all fun and games unless you draw the shortest straw and are the unfortunate designated driver. Making driving more fun and less of a chore though is SmileDrive, an app by Volkswagen that’s compatible with dashboards that run on Android. The neat part is that you don’t have to drive a VW to join in on the fun; it’s playable on any car of any make or model, as long as you’re able to connect your phone to your car via Bluetooth.

Once your phone’s connected, the app runs in the background and you’ll be able to earn achievements, stickers, and “punches” depending on the cars you spotted during your commute. You’ll get a “punch” whenever you pass a VW Beetle on the road and a “twinsies” medal if you pass a car that looks exactly like yours.

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