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I still remember when Apple rolled out folders in iOS. It is, without question, my favorite addition to the interface since the mobile operating system came into existence. Personally, I like to install a lot of apps, but I always hated having pages and pages of apps to scroll through, so I found myself deleting them just to keep the number of pages down. Then, folders launched, and that was not a problem for me anymore.
One of the coolest things ever invented for playing guitar is tabs. They make it a lot easier to learn to play famous songs by popular artists. Instead of reading music, tabs are much quicker to understand. If you are a guitar player, I am sure you have played with tabs at one point or another. Once you understand how to use tabs, you can quickly learn how to play almost anything with your guitar.
Google has just rolled out some awesome new features for Google+ Hangouts. The first, and most obvious of these features is the changes to the interface. Hangouts have received a new sidebar that contains useful information to improve the experience of getting together and video chatting with your friends. The sidebar shows invites, apps, and chat right where you can see it quickly. If you don’t like this new feature, fear not, because you can hide it with a simple click.
For most people, the features of Windows Explorer do more than enough. But some users need more. They need deeper features that allow them to do more with their files. Well, if you are looking for a program with lots of features that is available for free, then FileMind is a great option. It’s packed […]
Something many users may not be aware of is that when a photo is shared on social networks with an iOS device, the quality is greatly reduced. For example, a photo shared to Facebook goes from the device’s native 8MP to .7MP. This is a major quality loss. Why have a device with such a […]
If you own an iPhone, you are probably happy with the interface. Apple has done a fantastic job of making its iOS interface clean, easy to use, and functional. Personally, I think it’s the best user-interface ever designed on a smartphone. The simple icon interface offers users enough control, while keeping everything streamlined in way that even the least tech-savvy users can pick up the device and figure out how to use it.
Do you run a small team that is looking for a better way to communicate and stay connected? It’s no secret that teams that communicate with each other are more successful. Hall.com is a program with all the tools necessary for teams to get together and chat while working remotely. Having people work in different parts of […]
Are you looking for a way to share large files? Gygan might be the perfect solution for you. It’s a free piece of Windows software that allows you to share large files of any size without worrying about bandwidth. It’s incredibly easy to use, and it runs on any PC with Windows XP and above. […]
Sometimes, you need to go places where you don’t have data available on your iPhone. Whether its due to a bad cell signal or lack of a Wi-Fi connection in the area, facing a situation where there is no data is often unavoidable. For me, the worst part of this is being bored. I feel like there is nothing to do on my phone without data. Sure, I can play a game, but sometimes, that just does not cut it. Usually, I prefer to read something interesting on the Internet to kill time.
Do you have some photos that have a little bit of noise that you would love to see gone? Maybe your photos are not quite as sharp as you would like them to be? Well if this is a problem for you, Noise Remover is a great browser-based tool for you to try. It allows […]
Are you messing around with 3D animation? If you are, then this site offers lots of 3D models created by its users for you to download and play with. The Free 3D Models features lots of original creations as well as creations of many popular characters from TV, movies, and video games. If you are a […]
Pandora just released version 4.0 to iOS users, with an update for Android coming in the next few weeks. This new update adds some awesome new features that users of these devices should be rather excited about. Pandora’s goal for this update is to offer a better overall listening experience to its users.
With the launch of the current console generation, video games have adapted a serious emphasis on immersion. They are all about finding a way to make players feel like they are part of the game. Game developers want players to feel like they are entering a world. This helps make the game more enjoyable for players, which is always great, but the real motive is keeping players in the game and away from the competition.
One of the most fun things in World of Warcraft (besides the awesome gameplay) is the emotes. The best emotes in the game actually come with both animation and sound. Of course, it can be a little hard to remember them all. That’s where this handy cheat sheet can save the day. Using this cheat […]
Math is complicated. Anyone who has ever dealt with advanced mathematics knows that it’s not easy, and the amount of formulas required is staggering. Well this new website called Symbolab hopes to help soften the blow a little by offering a semantic search engine for equations. What’s a semantic search? It means it does more than just […]