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When you’re trying to launch an application on an Android phone, the last thing you probably want to do is scroll through several screens of tiny icons until you finally find the app you’re looking for (that is, if you even remember its name). Let’s look at a few of the best ways to quickly find and launch those apps you want, starting from the very basic one, and moving on to more advanced ways.
Ever wanted to add watermarks to a whole bunch of photos, or maybe resize them? BatchPhoto Home is a user-friendly application that lets you take a large collection of photos and apply numerous filters to all of them. This week, we’re giving away 25 copies of BatchPhoto Home. Find out how you can win one right after the review.
One of the things I like best about Android is how customizable it is. N3xGen Theme Manager is a free app that provides an easy, comfortable way to browse and filter lots of themes. Let’s look at how it works, and also at a few of the better themes out there.
The other day, I realized something that both shocked and delighted me. In the entire span of MakeUseOf’s existence, its authors seem to have missed one application which I deem absolutely essential to my day-to-day experience – the free and awesome Stickies by Zhorn Software. In a nutshell, it’s an application that lets you create little “sticky notes” and put them all over your screen.
I’ve been using Titanium Backup ever since I got my first Android device. I love backup applications (for PC and otherwise), and Titanium is as good as it gets. In this short introduction I’d like to show you how to make a complete backup of your phone, as well as share some tips from my time with Titanium Backup.
Computer monitors are growing ever more capacious and cheaper. This week, we’re giving away 25 copies of MaxTo with 3 years’ worth of free updates! Join us after the jump to find out how you can win a copy.
A few weeks ago, we had a post published where Yaara wrote why she thinks many people use smartphones way too much, and why they may not be all that great. While many of Yaara’s arguments are insightful and convincing, I happen to be one of those people who are obsessively tethered to their phone, addicted to checking email.
With my ancient Nokia, when people were calling and bugging me, I couldn’t do much about it. The phone would ring, I would glance at the caller ID and silence it. If it was someone particularly insistent, I had to repeat the process several times, or just turn off the phone. With Android, I no longer have to do this. I’m going to show you two different ways to block unwanted callers.
Like many other tech nerds, I am often called upon to seize control of some system remotely and rescue its user from some evil manifestation of technology. This isn’t my job (I don’t do this “commercially”), so my free tool of choice is TeamViewer. But when I heard Google released something called Chrome Remote Desktop, my curiosity was piqued, so I decided to give it a try.
Windows systems get cluttered and become slow over time. This is a known problem that many companies and products have been trying to fix for years. There are a bunch of established players in the field, such as Soluto and CCleaner, but today I’m here to tell you about a small, free utility that you’ve probably never heard of before, called DrivePurge.
Flickr is fun, and ideally, Flickr on the go should be at least as much fun as it is on the desktop. True, you get to use it on a 4″ screen rather than a 24″ one, but that doesn’t mean the experience necessarily has to suffer. Yahoo has now released the Official Flickr Android app, but while it’s official, it’s far from the first (or most established) player on the field.
Yes, you read that right – the Dead People Server. This is a personal project started back in 1994 by Laurie Mann, who apparently has a passion for tracking dead people. These are not just ordinary people, though. The Dead People Server contains a list of over 3,800 noteworthy individuals who have passed on, along with a bit of information about each.
Food and smartphones can be a fantastic combination, and I don’t mean you should stir-fry your Droid. Some of the more recent Android smartphones have large screens (4.3”), and some even come with their own kickstand that lets you prop them up for easy viewing while cooking. All that’s left now is finding a good recipe app that can take you through the cooking process with style.
I’m one of those people who like to have their computers “just so”. Before Windows 7 came along, I was an avid Litestep user for years. Windows 7 offers a beautiful interface that is actually usable (a great improvement), but still, there are plenty of things that could be changed and customized. EnhanceMySe7ven is a free app for tweaking these settings, and it also provides lots of system information.
One thing that’s oddly missing from Android by default is a Notes application. Be honest: How many times have you sent yourself an email (or at least saved a quick Gmail draft) just because you had nowhere to jot down a quick note? Well, I hope to remedy that today, with either of these two free and simple note apps for Android.