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Apple’s built-in messaging app is good. It has most of the features that any avid text messenger needs. It looks nice, and even offers a little bit of customization. The best way to sum up Apple’s SMS app is to say it is fully functional. Is fully functional enough for you? Personally, I want more from texting. I don’t want an app that just does the normal things. I want an app that does everything I could ever want and then some.
Things have been relatively quiet in regard to new apps for Spotify lately, but a new one called H1tchr is blowing the doors off the silence and bringing an awesome new feature to the streaming music service. Back in the day, when people used to get their music on tapes and CDs, albums included liner notes, which helped give you a better idea of the back story of the musician and the music contained within the album. H1tchr is bringing the information in those liner notes to the digital age through Spotify.
Sometimes, it seems as if Activision purposely releases a franchise until gamers hate it. Every year they pumped out a new Tony Hawk until everyone was sick of it. They did the same with Guitar Hero. All these years later, they seem to be doing the same with Call of Duty. I was feeling it with Modern Warfare 3. In fact, I played less of it than any Call of Duty game in the history of the franchise.
Facebook has just rolled a new feature that allows users to fill their friends’ Facebook pages with emoticons. Well, maybe not the whole page, as that would be rather annoying, but you can leave a comment filled with all kinds of Facebook emotional goodness. Facebook has had emoticons available in the chat client for some time, and now you can brighten someone’s day (or annoy them to death, depending on their personality type) by leaving lots of emoticon comments too.
Depending on your needs, building a website can be one of the easiest or most difficult things to do. You can throw together a Blogger in five minutes, or you can spend months meticulously coding every aspect of a site. With Jetstrap, you can build a beautiful information page about nearly anything, and you can […]
Students can be difficult to motivate. Often times, they have other things on their minds besides doing all of their school work. Teachers need a fun way to keep their students motivated, and a program like ClassBadges might be just what the doctor ordered. It allows teachers to award students will all kinds of badges that they […]
Web developers are always looking for ways to make the process of development a little more efficient. After all, the process of web development can be time consuming, and anything that can save a little time is welcomed. The .DEV extension is designed as a way to make it easier for web developers to launch local […]
Apple’s AirPort Utility app is one of the many official Apple applications on the App Store, but it is the one that no one seems to notice. We are all familiar with Pages, Podcasts, and iBooks, but AirPort Utility is the app that no one seems to mention. I would be willing to bet that […]
YouTube has always ranked search results by popularity. If a video gets clicked by a ton of users, it will appear higher in search results for others. In many ways, this makes sense. Chances are great that if everyone else clicked on the video, it’s probably what you are looking for. However, what if the video is a piece of junk with a clever title? Tons of people might click on it and exit immediately. That is why Google-owned YouTube is now prioritizing search results by time watched instead of just how many clicks it gets.
Are you stumped by the world of downloading and playing your favorite videos? Our cheat sheet has covers everything you need to know from format compatibility to video convertors. If this cheat sheet helped you become a video expert, please, take a second and share it with your friends!
There are plenty of ways to store your favorite files in the cloud. It seems like there are literally hundreds of gigs of cloud storage available to everyone. Twindocs is a cloud storage solution with some cool tricks up its sleeve that make it worth a look, especially if you are using it to store […]
Today we have all kinds of apps and extensions to make checking the weather even easier. Among them is a Chrome extension called ForecastFox. It offers all the features weather seekers could want, and it does it in a tiny package with a slick user interface. I was thoroughly impressed with this extension, and I plan to keep it installed as my number 1 weather extension.
Are you looking for a way to see a quick preview of websites before clicking links to them? If so, you need to check out SwiftPreview, which allows you to see exactly what an article or webpage looks like before you click it. This is especially helpful for links on social networks like Twitter, where everyone shortens links, […]
Firefox 16 just hit the market a couple of days ago, and Mozilla has been forced to pull down the latest version due to a vulnerability. This security threat not only caused Mozilla to take down the latest version, but they are actually encouraging users who have already upgraded to download Firefox 15 and install it on their computer until further notice.
Are you curious how long your PC is taking to boot up? A slow boot speed can be annoying, and a fast boot speed is something we kind of take for granted. The Windows app called BootRacer is designed to bring boot speed to the forefront by telling users exactly how long their computer took […]