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Free Software September 8, 2014 posted by

Pixlr Express – superb free smartphone photo editing, and no lousy ads [Freeware]

Autodesk is a company that usually only comes up when you’re talking about some heavy hitting design software, since they’re the makers of Maya and Autocad among other design industry standard products. But they’re not all business, there’s a lighter side to the company. They also make some pretty solid mobile apps. Pixlr Express, for example, is a superb little photo editing app  whcih can turn your mobile photos into little masterpieces.


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Pixlr Express – superb free smartphone photo editing, and no lousy ads [Freeware]
cool tech September 5, 2014 posted by

QuickMark Barcode Scanner – the ultimate barcode tools for your computer, phone and tablet [Freeware]

OK, let’s get this straight, there are barcode scanners and then there are barcode scanners, know what we mean? For the longest time QR codes and the like have been hovering on the outskirts of mass adoption, but now we reckon they’re just about to become mainstream, and the reason is the tools are getting really good. Not just the scanners, but also the barcode creator tools. And we think we’ve found the best of breed of both types right…


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QuickMark Barcode Scanner – the ultimate barcode tools for your computer, phone and tablet [Freeware]
Gadgets September 2, 2014 posted by

Power Jacket for iPhone 6 – a 3000mAh battery pack for the phone that doesn’t even exist yet

There’s an old Chinese proverb that goes something like this… ‘the man who can sell accessories for an invisible product, is soon to be rich.’ We may not have got the exact words right, but you get the drift. Anyhoo, to prove the point, we’re delighted to present to you the 3000mAh Power Jacket For iPhone 6. Now just in case you’re a little confused, you are indeed correct. The aforementioned iPhone 6 has not yet arrived on the market.


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Power Jacket for iPhone 6 – a 3000mAh battery pack for the phone that doesn’t even exist yet
Mobile Tech August 29, 2014 posted by

Alarmr – cool free app lets you wake up to your favorite tunes, news, weather, calendar and challenge [Freeware]

Free alarm clocks for smartphones are two a penny on the app store, so one really needs to stand out if it’s to get our attention. Especially since we’re such huge fans of Timely. Well we’ve found one, and it’s not bad at all in a lot of ways, since it offers some very cool features that Timely doesn’t at the moment.


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Alarmr – cool free app lets you wake up to your favorite tunes, news, weather, calendar and challenge [Freeware]
Free Software August 28, 2014 posted by

Hanx Writer – the celebrity app that turns your device into a typewriter [freeware]

There are a lot of celebrity products out there. Perfumes, razors, knitting supplies. You name it and you can probably find a famous person with their picture on it. But the Tom Hanks endorsed app takes the cake for strange. Hanx Writer is the app that turns your iOS device into a typewriter.


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Hanx Writer – the celebrity app that turns your device into a typewriter [freeware]
Mobile Tech August 27, 2014 posted by

The Fridge – keeping you posted on when your food is due to go post date

I don’t generally share paid apps, since you can usually find something to do the same job for free, but this one should actually help you save money by keeping you from throwing out your perishables before their time. Because, let’s face it, it’s really hard to remember that those avocados don’t last forever. The Fridge app keeps you updated on when your fresh foods are about to go bad on you.


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The Fridge – keeping you posted on when your food is due to go post date
Cool Web Apps & Sites August 27, 2014 posted by

Spinlister – free app service turns your neglected bike into rental cash

Hands up if you’ve got a bicycle lying around in a shed or hallway somewhere which you haven’t used for months? Or what about those of you who’re visiting friends and would love to join them on a weekend bike ride but don’t know how to get hold of a bike easily? Sound familiar? Those are the kinds of reasons that caused Spinlister, an online rental app and service for bikes and surfboards, to happen.


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Spinlister – free app service turns your neglected bike into rental cash
cool tech August 22, 2014 posted by

Crater Screen Protector Applicator – perfect smartphone screen protection every time

You know how you know you should put some kind of protection on your expensive phone, like a plastic screen protector? But you never do, because it’s such a hassle to get those plastic sheets on correctly? Well maybe you don’t have that excuse any more, now that there’s a handy tool to help do the job quickly and neatly.


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Crater Screen Protector Applicator – perfect smartphone screen protection every time
Gadgets August 21, 2014 posted by

T 4 2 Headphone Splitter and Stylus – the most useful splitter of them all

So we’re having a headphone jack splitter showdown. I showed you two cute owls, then I was one upped by a way adorable octopus. But I think I’ve won this battle by finding maybe not the most cute, but certainly the most useful headphone splitter: The T 4 2 Headphone Splitter and Stylus.


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T 4 2 Headphone Splitter and Stylus – the most useful splitter of them all
Awesome August 19, 2014 posted by

THL 5000 – 3 day battery life and enough power to charge your other devices? Yep, this is the amazing 5000mAh phone we’ve been waiting for [Review]

Regular readers will know that we’ve been hunting for the perfect smartphone for a few years now. The criteria is pretty simple. First and most important, it must have a battery life of several days before needing a charge. It also has to have a great price, be as powerful as possible, offer infinitely expandable storage via microSD cards and preferably be dual SIM. We’ve just found that phone.


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THL 5000 – 3 day battery life and enough power to charge your other devices? Yep, this is the amazing 5000mAh phone we’ve been waiting for [Review]
Free Software August 15, 2014 posted by

Virtual Walk – the app that turns walking into a fun game with your phone [Freeware]

Walking is always better when you have somewhere to go. Especially if it’s a hot day, or you’re hungry, or you know, the internet. Having a destination in mind makes walking seem more like a good idea. Virtual Walk is an app for Android and iOS that lets you plan your walking route, and at the same time turn the act of working out into a game.


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Virtual Walk – the app that turns walking into a fun game with your phone [Freeware]
Gadgets August 5, 2014 posted by

Anker Astro Pro 2 – the 20,000 mAh power station in your pocket [Review]

There are portable battery packs and then there are portable battery packs, know what we mean? For your everyday ordinary charge-a-phone tasks, you’re going to be perfectly happy with a standard 5-10,000 mAh power block, but if you need to get some serious portable charging done over a few days, say if you’re in a field or desert oasis somewhere, then you’ll definitely need something like this Anker Astro Pro 2 battery pack.


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Anker Astro Pro 2 – the 20,000 mAh power station in your pocket [Review]
Gadgets August 4, 2014 posted by

Smart Card – wallet sized charger, GPS tracker, card reader, portable hard drive, SOS alert…did we miss anything?

Inventor Gene Aikins wrote to us recently, asking whether we would mention his new crowdfunding project, Smart Card. We wrote back, explaining that we’re reluctant to promote crowdfunding project nowadays unless they offer some significant universal value, and are likely to actually get made, at which point we expected him to go away and leave us alone. He didn’t. His response, which basically offered up the ‘small inventor’ angle, was eloquent enough to get us thinking about this whole crowdfunding…


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Smart Card – wallet sized charger, GPS tracker, card reader, portable hard drive, SOS alert…did we miss anything?
Gadgets August 4, 2014 posted by

Samaritan Cable – this $3 accessory could really help you make a lot of friends

You know how easy it is to run out of power on your smartphone mid-way through the day? Usually at a time when it’s the most crucial you make that call, or check that message? Well here’s a tiny tool which will probably save your bacon in more ways than one some day.


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Samaritan Cable – this $3 accessory could really help you make a lot of friends