Archive | android app of the week

This Alarm App Makes You Take a (Good) Picture to Turn It Off

iOS, Android: I’m pretty sure Alarmy is evil, but perfect, because a good alarm clock should be two-parts irritating, one-part useful. You don’t want to hate your alarm clock whenever it wakes you up each morning, but a great alarm app shouldn’t be very easy to turn off (tempting you to you go back to […]

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Get YouTube’s Dark Mode (and Ditch Ads) with ‘YouTube Vanced’ for Android

Android: For whatever reason, Google has yet to give its Android YouTube app the long-awaited update that finally unlocks dark mode. iOS users can dark mode. Web viewers can dark mode. But Android? It’s the light side or nothing (at least, as of when we wrote this article).Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Create a Gorgeous Data Viz Book of Everything You Do in a Year with the Gyroscope App

Android, iOS: You may be right to view apps or services that promise to “track your entire life” with suspicion. What does a company do with that data? Do you really need something to catalog every place you go, every photo you take, and every mood you feel?Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Why You Should Always Use the Walmart App’s ‘Savings Catcher’ 

iOS, Android: I’m not a huge Walmart shopper, but if I was—because they had a certain retro gaming system in stock, for example—I’d definitely make sure I was walking into the store, smartphone at the ready. You might think there’s nothing inherently special about Walmart’s app for Android and iOS, but it actually…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Get Started in Google’s New Podcasts App

Android: There are plenty of people who don’t need bells and whistles when an easy-to-understand, well-designed app will do. And that’s my impression of Google’s new Podcasts app—teased for some time and finally made available for download as of yesterday.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Test Out Your Next Nail Polish Color With an Augmented Reality App 

I got my nails done a few weeks ago, and it felt great, but I highly recommend trying Wanna Nails (iOS, Android) before you head into the salon so you aren’t fumbling around with color choices. And if you’re more a DIY person for nail maintenance, you can avoid purchasing a color you end up […]

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Hue’s Latest Update Makes the App Finally Worth Using

iOS / Android: Philips has released a major update to its Hue app that actually makes it worth using. And I’m not being over the top when I say that; prior to today, the Hue app was a mess. It took forever to load; the user interface was challenging, to put it nicely; and it […]

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Create Your Own Live Wallpaper for Your Android Device With ‘KLWP’

Android: Nobody likes a boring home screen. And while you get a number of default options within Android to pretty up your device, you can get a lot more creative if you build your own live wallpaper. KLWP Live Wallpaper Maker is the perfect “the sky is the limit” app, for its usefulness is directly […]

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How to Customize Google’s Updated ‘News’ App 

iOS/Android: Google News is pretty much a household phrase nowadays, and the company just release a big update to its Android and iOS apps that adds in a lot of machine learning. Presumably, this will help you get more relevant and interesting news to read within the app. Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Get Off the Couch and Start Running with the C25k App

iOS/Android: I really hate running. I’ve always hated running. Every time I decide to give running a try (again), I think about how much I’d rather be biking, lifting heavy things, or doing anything else (except squats). However, when I do go running, I use the free C25k app to try and guide me toward […]

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iOS/Android App of the Week: Fing – Network Scanner

What’s on your network? You can always pull up your router’s web interface to get a sense of which devices are connected, but you’re probably just going to get a list of MAC addresses and assigned IPs—not very helpful. The app Fing – Network Scanner (iOS, Android) is a great, free way to get a […]

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iOS/Android App of the Week: WideProtect and Mr. Number

There are plenty of apps you can use to manage all the annoying phone calls you get on a regular basis—scammy calls, robocalls, survey calls, and anything else that doesn’t fall into the category of “calls from real people about things I care about.” Sometimes, though, you need to bust out the nuke. For iOS, […]

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