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Erez Zukerman

/ Joined 23 April, 2011

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Bust Through Your Household Chores With These 2 Powerful Apps [Android]

Android

Bust Through Your Household Chores With These 2 Powerful Apps [Android]

Household chores is something very few people enjoy, yet all of us must face sooner or later. And if “later” is your usual preference, that might lead to some unpleasant conflicts with your significant other, parents, or housemates. So how can we harness the power of technology to help us actually get to these chores on time, and do them before anyone thinks we don’t care?

29-11-2011
Bust Through Your Household Chores With These 2 Powerful Apps [Android]
BioDigital Human – An Amazing 3D Map & Reference Of The Human Body

Internet

BioDigital Human – An Amazing 3D Map & Reference Of The Human Body

Remember Google Body Browser? This used to be a very cool Google Labs project that let you view a 3D map of the human body and learn about it. Well, it’s gone now, such is the way of some Labs projects. The company behind it, Zygote, says that that it will release it as a full product. But that doesn’t mean you have to wait, because BioDigital Human is available right now, for free.

25-11-2011
BioDigital Human – An Amazing 3D Map & Reference Of The Human Body
Tweet On The Go Like A Pro With This Killer Combo Of Apps [Android]

Android

Tweet On The Go Like A Pro With This Killer Combo Of Apps [Android]

Ah, that most addictive of Internet birds, Twitter. No doubt it’s fun to tweet, and even more fun to read what other people tweet about and check out all of the interesting links they post. It’s a great way to kill time while you’re on the go, and thanks to a kick-ass new Android application that was recently released to the Market, tweeting on the go just became much more powerful.

24-11-2011
Tweet On The Go Like A Pro With This Killer Combo Of Apps [Android]
5 Gorgeous Go Launcher EX Themes To Make Your Droid Sexier Than Ever [Android 2.0+]

Android

5 Gorgeous Go Launcher EX Themes To Make Your Droid Sexier Than Ever [Android 2.0+]

It can be said that the app launcher is the defining app for the Android user experience. If you’re stuck with a crappy launcher, you may feel the entire Android experience is lacking. Fortunately, there’s no lack of excellent launchers on the Market, including such crowd-pleasers as LauncherPro and ADW.Launcher. My own personal favorite is Go Launcher EX.

17-11-2011
5 Gorgeous Go Launcher EX Themes To Make Your Droid Sexier Than Ever [Android 2.0+]
Edit Multiple Photos Simultaneously with BatchPhoto [Giveaway]

Windows

Edit Multiple Photos Simultaneously with BatchPhoto [Giveaway]

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.

14-11-2011
Edit Multiple Photos Simultaneously with BatchPhoto [Giveaway]
3 Amazing Themes For Your Rooted Android Device & How To Use Them

Android

3 Amazing Themes For Your Rooted Android Device & How To Use Them

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.

11-11-2011
3 Amazing Themes For Your Rooted Android Device & How To Use Them
Stickies – The Best Way to Keep Sticky Notes On Your Windows PC

Windows

Stickies – The Best Way to Keep Sticky Notes On Your Windows PC

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.

10-11-2011
Stickies – The Best Way to Keep Sticky Notes On Your Windows PC
Why Smartphones Are Awesome: The Case For Checking Email All The Time

Web Culture

Why Smartphones Are Awesome: The Case For Checking Email All The Time

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.

04-11-2011
Why Smartphones Are Awesome: The Case For Checking Email All The Time
Control Other Computers Remotely For Free With Chrome Remote Desktop [Cross-Platform]

Browsers

Control Other Computers Remotely For Free With Chrome Remote Desktop [Cross-Platform]

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.

01-11-2011
Control Other Computers Remotely For Free With Chrome Remote Desktop [Cross-Platform]
Keep Your Windows Fresh Like New With DrivePurge

Windows

Keep Your Windows Fresh Like New With DrivePurge

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.

28-10-2011
Keep Your Windows Fresh Like New With DrivePurge
Tweak Windows 7 And Learn More About Your Computer With EnhanceMySe7en

Windows

Tweak Windows 7 And Learn More About Your Computer With EnhanceMySe7en

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.

20-10-2011
Tweak Windows 7 And Learn More About Your Computer With EnhanceMySe7en
4 Ways to Read and Understand an End User License Agreement (EULA) More Easily

Internet

4 Ways to Read and Understand an End User License Agreement (EULA) More Easily

EULAs, or End-User License Agreements, are one of the evils of modern life. These are endlessly wordy agreements, usually written in tiny print. These are the things you blindly scroll down, looking for that darn “I agree” button, whenever you install an application (or, in Apple’s case, an update to an application). Well, that thing you’re clicking yourself into is actually a binding legal contract.

13-10-2011
4 Ways to Read and Understand an End User License Agreement (EULA) More Easily
Elixir 2 – A Free & Insanely Powerful System Information App [Android 2.1+]

Android

Elixir 2 – A Free & Insanely Powerful System Information App [Android 2.1+]

When I first wrote about Elixir, that post made quite a splash. It turns out many people want a good, free, system information tool for Android. Well, for all of you out there, I have some great news today. Elixir 2 is much more powerful than the first version, and can probably replace several other apps you’re currently using, as well as add lots of new functionality you never knew you wanted.

11-10-2011
Elixir 2 – A Free & Insanely Powerful System Information App [Android 2.1+]
Pendule – Neat Chrome Plugin For A Web Developer

Browsers

Pendule – Neat Chrome Plugin For A Web Developer

I do quite a bit of Web development, and Google Chrome is my main browser these days. Chrome is pretty developer-friendly as it is, and you can also set up Firebug on Chrome. But today I wanted to show you a different Chrome extension called Pendule. Pendule supplements Chrome’s built-in Inspect Element feature with some interesting extras.

07-10-2011
Pendule – Neat Chrome Plugin For A Web Developer
2 Fun, Addictive & Free Bubble-Popping Games [Android]

Android Gaming

2 Fun, Addictive & Free Bubble-Popping Games [Android]

Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles! We’ve covered some bubble-shooting games before, but those were PC-based. If you’re looking for some bubble-popping fun while you’re on the go, and like free games, you’ve come to the right post. Below you’ll find two cute little gems from the Market. Each is a brain-teaser, both are free, but one involves far more tapping than the other.

06-10-2011
2 Fun, Addictive & Free Bubble-Popping Games [Android]
My Country – A Free Addictive Sim City-Like Game [Android]

Android

My Country – A Free Addictive Sim City-Like Game [Android]

I have a serious thing for city-building games. Even though I almost never play on the PC, my addiction was rekindled when I read Matt’s recent post about modern Sim City alternatives. Where I do play, however, is on my Android device. So I decided to take you on a little tour of a free and full-featured SimCity clone for Android called My Country.

04-10-2011
My Country – A Free Addictive Sim City-Like Game [Android]
3 Fun Free Racing Games [Android]

Android Gaming

3 Fun Free Racing Games [Android]

Do you ever feel the need to cruise down an open highway, hitting pedal to the metal, going as fast as you can? Well, in case you don’t live in Germany (where there are autobahns with no speed limits), you may have to make do with a simulated racing game. On the bright side, should you choose to play that game on an Android device, you’d be able to play it while in an actual car (just don’t do it when you’re trying to drive)!

29-09-2011
3 Fun Free Racing Games [Android]
Improve Your English & Learn New Words With Vocabulary.com

Internet

Improve Your English & Learn New Words With Vocabulary.com

When communicating online, your vocabulary and the quality of your writing are a key part of the first (and second) impression you make. It’s important to be able to communicate clearly and come across as an intelligent human being, whether you’re just posting a quick tweet, applying for a freelance (or full-time) job, or even using a dating website.

27-09-2011
Improve Your English & Learn New Words With Vocabulary.com
Why Windows Is The Way To Go: A Microsoft Fanboy’s Perspective [Opinion]

Windows Mac

Why Windows Is The Way To Go: A Microsoft Fanboy’s Perspective [Opinion]

Everywhere I look these days, I see people proclaiming the wonders of Mac and Linux. Well, I’m a die-hard Windows user, and have been one ever since the days of Windows for Workgroups 3.11 . One kind of blog post I don’t really see often enough is “why Windows rocks”. I’m going to try to explain why exactly I stick with Windows, even though I can easily switch to Mac or Linux.

15-09-2011
Why Windows Is The Way To Go: A Microsoft Fanboy’s Perspective [Opinion]
Create Stunning Panoramic Images With Pano [Android]

Android

Create Stunning Panoramic Images With Pano [Android]

Today we’re going to be looking at Pano, a camera app that currently goes for $2 on the Android Market. Pano has no built-in effects; it doesn’t have advanced shutter controls or a built-in timer. It doesn’t do Lomo, and you can’t say “cheese” to have it take a picture. It does just one thing, but something no other camera app I reviewed so far can do – it helps you take large, beautiful panoramic images.

09-09-2011
Create Stunning Panoramic Images With Pano [Android]
How To Take Control Of Your Ringtones With Ring Commander [Android 1.5+]

Android

How To Take Control Of Your Ringtones With Ring Commander [Android 1.5+]

Ringtones are a very subjective thing, so it’s nice that Android comes with such a large selection of them. But once you’ve settled on a few ringtones you like, having to scroll through a lengthy list of irritating sounds just to swap between those few can get old pretty fast. For some reason, Android’s designers didn’t include a way to easily delete built-in ringtones.

08-09-2011
How To Take Control Of Your Ringtones With Ring Commander [Android 1.5+]
Read Entire Books On Your Smartphone With Moon+ Reader [Android 1.6+]

Android

Read Entire Books On Your Smartphone With Moon+ Reader [Android 1.6+]

While I dearly love my Kindle, my smartphone is always with me. Also, the Kindle doesn’t have a backlit screen (which is the whole point of a Kindle really), and sometimes a reading lamp spreads too much light – such as when your significant other is trying to catch some sleep and you want to read in bed.

02-09-2011
Read Entire Books On Your Smartphone With Moon+ Reader [Android 1.6+]