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Can’t wait for Pressy? Free QuickClick app gives you custom volume button actions

by: J. Angelo RacomaMay 18, 2014

Extra buttons? Why not use the ones you already have?

On popular crowd-funding platforms today are a couple of interesting smartphone add-on accessories. On Kickstarter, we have Pressy, which plugs into the phone’s 3.5mm audio jack and acts as an extra button. On Indiegogo, there’s Dimple, which is an adhesive strip that contains four buttons that work in conjunction with NFC.

The key functionality in these accessories is the easy access to functions through button-press shortcuts. For instance, a series or combination of button presses could turn on your torch or launch the SMS app, and so forth.

These accessories are taking [...]

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Google Maps now features elevation profiles for cycling routes

by: J. Angelo RacomaMay 18, 2014

“Cycling is the new golf,” according to CNN Money. While biking has long been a combination of leisure activity, sport and a practical means to get around town, cycling has now turned into an event for business people to get together. According to The Economist, a growing number of city cycling clubs and corporate-sponsored charity bike rides are bringing together like-minded professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Whether you’re cycling for fun, as a challenge, to go around the city, or to mingle with fellow cyclists, you might be using apps like Google Maps to track your route. But even if Maps offers distance and time estimates, the map representation [...]

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Circix – Indie app of the day

by: Joe HindyMay 17, 2014
Today's indie app of the day is called Circix. This fun brain puzzler makes you complete the circuits by connecting a certain number of nodes together. It's free, check it out!
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Google Play Store under fire for freemium app model, could face €5 million in fines in Italy

by: Jonathan FeistMay 17, 2014
The Antitrust and Competition Authority in Italy has launched an investigation into the increasingly common "freemium" app model. It is reported that Google could be fined as much as €5 million if found to have misled customers.
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Dong Nguyen is fed up with the Flappy Bird talk, so he is making a new game

by: Edgar CervantesMay 16, 2014
Developer Dong Nguyen is fed up with all the Flappy Bird talk, so he has decided to give us something else to talk about - a new game!
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Adidas Photo Print lets you customize sneakers with selfies and pictures of food

by: Andrew GrushMay 16, 2014
Adidas is gearing up to release an app that will allow you to upload full-color images taken from your phone and use them to customize your sneakers. Yes, it's as strange as it sounds.
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Google snatches up company behind Word Lens visual translator, offers free language packs for limited time

by: Andrew GrushMay 16, 2014
Google has now confirmed its purchase of Quest Visual, the company behind the Word Lens visual translator app. As a result of the purchase, all language packs are currently free.
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Summoner Wars, a tabletop card game turned into iOS hit, comes to Android

by: Andrew GrushMay 16, 2014
The tabletop game Summoner Wars first came to the mobile world in 2012 as a strategy game, and now it's making its way to Android as well!
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Today only: 9 free photography apps on the Amazon Appstore

by: Bogdan PetrovanMay 16, 2014
Until tonight at 23:59 PM EST, you can get nine great photography apps from the Amazon Appstore for free. With regular prices ranging from $0.99 to $3.99 (or even $4.99 on the Play Store), these freebies are a nice little gift pack for anyone looking to take nicer shots on their Android devices.
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Swype update: faster, stronger and less buggy

by: Edgar CervantesMay 16, 2014
Swype has just been updated and the list of improvements is rather healthy! Come in and check out all there is to know about the latest features and fixes.
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