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11 Android Apps to Make Notifications More Interesting

I love Android as much as the next non-Apple owning guy, but there are times when I get bored of using the same old operating system, and seeing the same boring old Android notifications.<p>Thankfully, there’s no shortage of different ways to liven things up without having to root your phone, or in …

The best alternatives to Google's own Android apps

As Android has evolved, Google's worked increasingly hard to keep users locked into its ecosystem. The search giant creates new apps, retains users by giving them a thoroughly decent out-of-the-box experience and then charges device makers for a license to embed them on their phones and tablets. …

Cardsharp4 Metal Folding Credit Card Sized Knife Unveiled

Some of our readers might remember the ingenious folding credit card sized knife in the form of the Cardsharp which we featured here on Geeky Gadgets …

$20 Android keyboard arrives in US

Looking for a low-cost keyboard for your Android tablet? One has just landed in North America.<p>Previously available abroad, the LuxePad A110 is a wired keyboard made by the folks at Taiwan-based Genius. The $20 keyboard connects to your tablet via its Micro-USB port and offers dedicated keys for …

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16 Best Free Mac Apps

1. Adium<p>2. Kindle for Mac<p>3. Caffeine<p>4. CheatSheet<p>5. CloudApp<p>6. Dropbox<p>7. Found<p>8. OnyX<p>9. SelfControl<p>10. Skitch<p>11. Sublime Text<p>12. SuperDuper<p>13. The …

My Must-Have iPad Apps, 2013 Edition – MacStories

<i>For the past three years, I’ve been running a series called “My Must-Have Mac Apps” that, once a year, would list the apps that I found indispensable on my Mac. This year, considering the changes that I went through from a workflow perspective, I thought it would be appropriate to start focusing on</i> …

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Hybrid hijinks: How to install Android on your PC

Windows 8’s bold grab for tablet relevance may snatch headlines, but it isn’t the only operating system looking to extend its established supremacy over a whole new class of devices. As the PC market hemorrhages, more and more manufacturers are turning to Google’s Android OS to power PCs that once …

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How To: Use Keyboard Text Shortcuts in Clever Ways

Keyboard shortcuts on iOS are an extremely useful feature. However they may be extremely underused, perhaps because people just don’t know what they …

The Early Edition 2 app review: become your own editor with this powerful up-to-the-minute newspaper

Introduction<p>Synchronizing with Feedly and delivering the very latest in news and current events from all around the world, The Early Edition 2 is …

iDisplay app review: use your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch as a secondary display for your Mac or PC computer

Introduction<p>This is an ingenious app which enables you to use your mobile device as a secondary device for your Mac or computer, so you can double up …

Cyber Thieves Posing As The FBI Are Targeting Mac Users With 'Ransomware' Scam

Mac users are being targeted by cyber-criminals posing as the FBI. This “ransomware” allows them to hijack a user’s Web browser with a notice …

iPad Voice Dictation: Commands List & Tips

Voice Dictation, or just Dictation as Apple calls it, is one of my favorite features of iOS on the iPad. As I’ve mentioned recently here, I use it more and more and it just keeps getting better. Though Siri may draw more attention, I think dictation is the far more useful feature right now.<p>If you …

5 Metal Albums From 2013 That Non-Metalheads Will Love

It’s been a quite year for new metal. Not nü-metal, but new metal, as in loud albums that came out in 2013 that burrow their way into your skull, slowly chipping at your head with a pick-axe until your brain and face turns into a pile of gooey nothingness. But in a good way. In honor of an …

How Online Mapping Tools can Enhance Education

I recently attended a seminar for university teachers. Its mission was to help teachers use online geographic tools in creative ways. And I was really surprised – there are so many interesting map-based tools that can be used to help conceptualize, visualize, share, and communicate …

Weezic Augmented Sheet Music app review: not your everyday sheet music app

Weezic Augmented Sheet Music<p>Price: Free<p>Weezic Augmented Sheet Music by Weezic is a sheet music app that turns your pages automatically, gives you a …