App Reviews

BitTorrent Sync Beta Review: we’re ready for 2.0

BitTorrent Sync Beta Review: we’re ready for 2.0

The basic premise for BitTorrent Sync is sound: send a folder to a friend or colleague from your device to theirs in as simple a fashion as possible. You can keep that connection open indefinitely, or your can close it after a short period of time. It doesn't rely on cloud servers to do the work, it relies on your computer and the computer you're sharing with. Next year, BitTorrent will be releasing Sync 2.0 and a Pro edition for those users that wish to roll with premium features.

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Inbox for Gmail hands-on: email’s next generation

Inbox for Gmail hands-on: email’s next generation

Google suggests with Inbox that they’re creating a new generation of email. It’s not meant to replace Gmail - yet - but it is made to turn your everyday un-modified email experience into a far more simple one. Instead of the face-melting masses of spam you’re used to, Inbox transforms your email experience into a manageable one. It includes your email and your notifications, and it's meant to revert you back to a time when email was reasonably manageable. And it looks nice, too.

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The new Google Music Listen Now experience

The new Google Music Listen Now experience

This afternoon we’ve been taking a look and a listen at the next generation in Google Music’s subscription service in Listen Now. This morning Google integrated Songza finesse to their musical library collection, allowing professional songsmiths to create playlists for the masses. To enter in to this process you’ve got just a few questions to answer - and you’re on your way to a fully functional set of suggestions that updates on the regular. This isn't just a one-time shot, it's a living, breathing entity.

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Turn off a piece of your display to save battery

Turn off a piece of your display to save battery

It’s not a brand new concept, but there certainly aren’t very many people who’ve taken advantage of the ability: turning off pixels on your Android smartphone. Suppose you’ve got a massively dense display, full of thousands of pixels, and you’re just about to run out of battery. Wouldn’t it be great if you could turn off a piece of your screen and run a whole lot longer?

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Goat Simulator Review: iPhone, Android, Addiction

Goat Simulator Review: iPhone, Android, Addiction

Overnight there’s been no sleep. Not while the goat roams free. Goat Simulator has been released for iOS for iPhone/iPad/iWhatever as well as Android, and it’s glorious. We’ve taken the time to get acquainted with the first big segment and let me tell you: this game is the first on-screen controls-having Android/iOS game I’ve ever truly not minded using on-screen controls with.

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Cirqle: social networking super-simplified

Cirqle: social networking super-simplified

The launch of the app Cirqle symbolizes our wish to move away from the complicated mess present in social networks of the past. In Cirqle, made for iOS first, we’re seeing the likes of Instagram, Twitter, and Google+ turned into one extremely simple app. It’s photo sharing made just about as tiny as it can be.

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Google News and Weather: your next key Android app

Google News and Weather: your next key Android app

This week Google has updated the app known as "News & Weather." This app is built-in with newer Android devices and software builds, and requires that you have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or higher - that includes Jelly Bean, KitKat, and Honeycomb too. You’ll also need 2.3MB of space to install it.

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