I was an iPhone guy once. One of my favorite pet peeves (that a lot of iPhone users shared) was not being able to change the icons of apps. No icon packs were installable unless you “jailbroke” (iOS equivalent of rooting) and that meant voiding the warranty of the iPhone.
A new app wants to simplify your life by notifying you about (almost) anything that you can think of / care about – from TV shows and movies to stock changes to events nearby to “website down” alerts. The list of things that you can set auto-notifications for is HUGE.
Occulus Rift, HTC Vive, Google Cardboard, Project Morpheus, Gear VR… does it sound like we are deep into VR territory already? With all the VR headsets and apps, we are definitely looking at an era where VR is no longer an experimental technology. It’s alive and thriving. Not surprisingly, then,
For those of us that aren’t hitting the gym regularly, workout apps can somehow come as a great help if you’re willing to be consistent. I’ve disliked heavy, intensive, data-rich workout apps (like the ones from Runtastic or MyFitnessPal) despite them being popular and effective. The thing about such apps
While I’ve not heard of a lot of people boosting their smartphone productivity by adopting swipe gesture-based app launchers, I’ve always been fascinated by the ones on the Play store. There are a bunch of good gesture-based app launchers where you draw a shape and it launches an app, setting,
Tracking your habits and goals can be hard especially if you’re trying to have a lot of these. Times used to be much simpler, no doubt, and people had exceptionally good lives in the smartphone-less past but we’re in a different world today. We’re distracted, we’re subjected to information overload,
I started listening to podcasts (like the TED Talk, Ellen deGeneres Show, NPR etc.) to listen to something other than country music on my way back home every day. On the iPhone, the Podcasts app (from Apple) is a standard affair – and it’s hardly necessary for most purposes to
In my free time, I tend to play around with MIDI, audio tracks, sequencing, mastering an what not. Making music – for fun or profession – is extremely interesting work. Like any other art form, a lot of ideas float around and it takes some amount of a talent and effort to
To some of us, news is like email: it’s one of the most important things to check on a daily basis. A long time ago, catching up with news was simple – you subscribed to a daily newspaper. After this, radio news bulletins and television news channels came up. In
When it comes to customizing keypads on your smartphone, Android rules. iOS has been pathetically late to the party and in that time, custom keyboards on Android have gone from simple imitations to feature-packed apps. There’s a discernible trend in the way keypads are designed / developed. One of the