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File Expert with Clouds by GeekSoft - Android Featured App



File Expert with Clouds by GeekSoft - Android Featured App 



Android smartphones, as lovable and easy to use as they (mostly) are, have several important functions. Mobile gaming center. Mobile office. Mobile entertainment center. Mobile communications center (this does not only mean the ability to make calls but also the ability to send and receive messages and SMSs, send and receive emails and media files, online chat and of course, video conferencing). The reason we mention is that for three of these uses (i.e. office, entertainment and communications) we have to use files. 

We use files for documents to read and write, videos, music and pictures to consume (i.e. watch ...) and various other media files to communicate, if it's a video of the grand kids to granny or the presentation with annotations to the boss. In all these cases, we work and store files. It it inescapable. And this is where our problem starts. 
We have media files. We have work files. We have media files for work. We have media files for our own entertainment. We have files that we sent to received, if its a PDF copy of a bill receipt to the page views of our site. To make matters worse, we can store our files on local smartphone drives. Or on expansion SD cards. Or we can access several types of cloud storage. To make matters even WORSE, we can store some files on our tablet, others on our home computer, a few on our work laptop and we must not forget the files we left on our old smartphone before we upgraded.

Anyone feeling dizzy yet? Great. Because this is the perfect time to introduce File Expert with Clouds by GeekSoft.





What exactly does File Expert with Clouds do? First of all, File Expert allows you to manage all your files in an easy and convenient way. The app can transfer files from your smartphone memory to the SD card, between devices by using all kinds of interface protocols starting from WiFi to Bluetooth to NFC. The app can also link to cloud storage and it allows you to backup and retrieve files from cloud storage.




But there are other apps that do that. What is the distinction of File Expert? The interface. File Expert allows you to organize your files in tabs and categories, starting from videos and pics to other categories the user can add as he or she see fit, starting from grocery lists to income tax documents. Everything goes. Of course, this makes managing, finding and using your files much easier, no matter where they are.



Another thing File Expert specializes in is searching. Now matter how well we organize our files, there is always the possibility that a file will go missing. File Expert's search feature allows the user to search folders, storage types and devices, including cloud storage to find your files. This is a VERY important feature to anyone, whether they want to find a particular song or last year summery presentation for the boss. 

The features we liked the most was Quick Connect, that allows you to connect to a friends mobile device to upload and download files and the ability to see pictures as thumbnails, which is a very useful feature most android file explorers lack.




So, to sum things upp, GeekSoft has made an almost complete file explorer, one that allows the user complete control, transfer and indexing capabilities to his or her files, including the all important feature of searching when even the folder and category system fails. In our opinion, File Expert is a must for all serious mobile users.



Link to Google Play






Web PC Suite - File Transfer - Android Featured App



Web PC Suite - File Transfer by GeekSoft - Android Featured App 



Web PC Suite - File Transfer - Android Featured App.  Anyone who uses his Android (or even Apple!) smartphone for anything more than just making calls will come, sooner or later, to the problem of transferring files between a desktop computer and his or her smartphone. That's universal. Whatever you do, work, or play, you'll need to transfer files.

We may need to transfer files for work purposes. We may want to download our music library to our new and shiny smartphone. We may need to transfer our photos from our last trip to Nevada Falls or from the last visit with the grand kids. We may need to transfer videos we made on the smartphone for the desktop to prepare them for editing. We may need to transfer a great pic we found to the smartphone to serve as homescreen wallpaper.



So, what are our options? None of them are really good, as matter of fact. The simplest is to plug in a USB cable and connect the PC to the smartphone through it. The drawback is we don't always have the cable with us and anyway, it is a clumsy solution that makes the smartphone's operating system to unmount the internal smartphone storage anyway. We can use email to send files back and forth but this solution is even more clumsy and not practical with large files. We can also use cloud storage as an intermediary but this solution is also clumsy and may be expensive in terms of our data package. 

We would like to introduce a solution from GeekSoft called Web PC Suite which was made just to solve this problem, of connecting PCs to smartphones.





What exactly does Web PC Suite do? Quite simply, Web PC Suite sets up a connection through WiFi between the desktop in question and the smartphone. Then, the app lets you organize and transfer files of any size between the desktop and the mobile device, if they both reside on the same WiFi network. Web PC Suite has a lot of nifty features and one of them is working with any kind of desktop with any kind of operating system, simply and easily, just because Web PC Suite does not need any kind of installment on the desktop side. The desktop just has to browse to a given address with its browser and then through the web interface, Web PC Suite works its charm.



Well, what features does Web PC Suite have that make it special? We already mentioned the way the desktop that connects to the mobile does not need any software install and everything is done through a web interface. In addition, the files transferred and the connection itself are encrypted, so there's no problem sending your files through the air on WiFi. Because of the web interface, Web PC Suite can work with any kind of desktop, be it Windows, Apple or the various brands of Linux.



In addition to this app providing a full file manager functionality in which the user can freely browse, organize and move his files, Web PC Suite does not have any file size limitation, a fairly common problem when wanting to upload a video file from your mobile to your desktop. 



This app's interface has been carefully designed to provide everything that is needed in a file manager and transfer utility. Media files can be directly consumed through the web interface and text files can be easily read. Features such as multiple select, drag and drop and everything else we need is provided right there by Web PC Suite.


Web PC Suite gives a complete solution to the problem of synchronizing files between a mobile device and a desktop through the WiFi network. This is one of the apps we love, because it is designed to solve every facet of the problem of file transfer and to make life easier for the users.



Link to Google Play






Ting Review Update and Cost Comparison For 2014

Overview

has a totally different approach to wireless service compared to other mobile carriers: instead of charging you a set amount each month for a "plan" they simply have tiered rates for different services. Ting charges you for what you actually use in three separate categories: minutes, texts, and data - everything else is free.

Have you already read the review and are back for the $25 ting credit? If so, use this link immediately prior to buying your first Ting phone or activating your first line through the BYOD process.

Ting Mobile That Makes Sense

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • No contract
  • Cost varies according to usage (in tiers)
  • Additional lines only cost $6
  • Free tethering & hotspots
  • Free alerts and per-line limits
  • Excellent customer service
  • No hidden/extra fees
  • Early termination fee relief
Cons
  • Phones are not subsidized so they are little more expensive
  • If you are not in an area with 4G LTE, Sprint 3G may be slow
  • No current generation iPhone support (only the 4 through 5s models are available)

For the full review and ratings continue reading below. You may also skip to the updated section at the end that includes pricing charts comparing Ting to T-mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon using real usage data.


Below are my review ratings. Overall Ting receives a very good 4.3 out of 5 star rating.


Value = 5
Customer service = 5
Coverage = 4.5
Phone selection = 4
Network Speed = 3


Finding a New, Less Expensive Carrier

At the beginning of 2013 I was doing a lot of research trying to find a new cell phone provider as my monthly bills just kept getting more and more expensive even though my usage had actually decreased. Initially I was planning on switching from T-mobile to another GSM carrier - this time a no-contract one - just because it is so easy to switch providers and keep your unlocked phone. But, I was trying to find the best option for us and I came across a company I had never heard of before, called Ting, a Sprint MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) owned by Tucows.
The two most important factors to consider in choosing a wireless provider are coverage and value."

In my opinion the two most important factors to consider in choosing a wireless provider are coverage and value. Consequently, before even reading the rest of this review you should determine if Ting has good coverage in your area and if Ting offers good value for your specific needs.

Coverage and Network Speed

Ting uses Sprint's wireless network to provide service that includes a voice-only roaming deal with Verizon.  That means that if you already have Sprint and are satisfied with the coverage in your area, switching to Ting should make no difference. If you are switching from another mobile provider, check Ting's coverage map to see what coverage is like in your area. We would also highly recommend asking friends, family, or co-workers who use Sprint about their coverage. If you can find someone who will loan you their old deactivated Sprint phone you should take it with you to work, home, and the other places you frequent to determine what the signal strength is like in those important areas.  Sprint is in the middle of a nationwide improvement of their wireless infrastructure they are calling "Network Vision." This is a good thing, as areas that have been upgraded can provide significantly better coverage, voice call quality, and network speeds. Although a large number of 4G LTE sites have come online in the last year, unfortunately not everywhere is covered yet, and those sites that have not been upgraded can be incredibly slow. If you plan to use a smartphone and having a fast data connection is important to you, then you are probably going to want make sure your area has 4G LTE. For more objective data on Ting's network, check the RootMetrics coverage map and choose "Sprint" as the carrier. It is a great way to check the fastest and average data speeds in your area.

Value: Is Ting Worth it for You?

On average we are saving 60% every month compared to our previous cell phone provider.
Ting will most likely save you money unless you need to use a lot of data. Grab your last couple of mobile phone bills and head over to the savings calculator to see your projected monthly bill. They use your current usage in minutes, texts, and data to estimate how much you will save and in my experience it is accurate.

Before signing up, I compared Ting to many of the other no-contract providers such as T-mobile's no-contract service, Tracfone, AT&T's GoPhone, Boost, and Virgin mobile. Besides Ting, they all had a few things in common - you either had to sign up for a very low allowance plan, they did not have good smartphones, or you had to spend at least $40-50 per line per month for an "unlimited" plan that wasn't actually unlimited. After running all the numbers, for us, Ting was the best value. Everyone has a unique situation, but on average we are saving 60% every month compared to our previous cell phone provider. That savings is incredible considering that before we only had 2 out of 5 lines with a data allowance and now we have added an extra line so we have 6 smartphones on my account.

As an incentive to switch, Ting also offers a credit equal to 25% of any early termination fees (ETFs) you paid in order to switch from another carrier. Also, if you have a phone on another carrier like Verizon, AT&T, or T-mobile, and want to switch to Ting, you can sell your current device on Glyde and Ting will give you a credit for 30% of the device's selling price through their improved swap program:

Swap your AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile device for one that's Ting-ready. Whatever you sell your phone for, we'll top you up with an additional 30% in Ting credit to off-set the cost of your new phone.

You may be wondering, "but why is Ting so cheap?" Is there something lacking in Ting's service? From my experience there is very little to complain about. Ting answered the "why are you so cheap" question in a blog post that is an interesting read if you have time, but the bottom line is that Ting isn't that "cheap" - you pay for what you use, Ting earns a healthy margin, and that is it. The reason Ting seems cheap is because the wireless industry as a whole in the US is very expensive: prices are inflated and almost every carrier makes you buy far more usage (minutes, texts, data) through their plans than you will ever use.

Ting Charges According to Actual Usage

What first attracted me to Ting is that they charge you according to your actual usage without any contract. At the end of the billing cycle Ting will charge you according to your usage in the tiers listed below in 3 separate categories: minutes, texts, and data. There are no plans or overages - you just pay for what you use.

Also, knowing that we can save money by limiting our usage helps us be more aware of our usage and more likely to do things like connect to WiFi when it is available or use Google Voice on a computer if we need to make an extended call. Those things help us limit our data and minutes usage and are easy to do.

Rates and Tiers

Here is a diagram of the rates Ting offers. Remember you start out at XS (zero minutes, texts, and data) and the plan will adapt according to your usage. Each line costs $6 per month to continue service. In the example below using up to 500 minutes, 1000 texts, and 500 megabytes of data for one device would cost roughly $32 per month. These are new, lower, rates as of February 2014 that benefit everyone, especially heavy data users.
Ting review 2014 rates

Your Bill, Free Alerts, and Per-Line Limits

The Ting dashboard and subsequent bill are very intuitive and easy to use. Watch the video below to get a quick idea of what the Dashboard is all about. The dashboard makes it easy to keep track of your usage throughout each month.

Ting also includes usage alerts and individual line limits for free. Most other carriers I have used charge extra for those features and call them "parental controls" or something similar. If you have a family and your teenager is texting or using up data like crazy you can automatically warn them to slow down, and then if they do not heed the warning, cut them off until the end of the billing period - they will learn pretty quickly to stay within the limits you have provided ;-)

Ting also offers dashboard apps for both Android and iOS to track your usage and change settings directly from your phone.

Phones and Tablets

Ting offers some very nice high-end Android phones like the HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, Motorola Moto X, and more. You can even buy an unlocked Nexus 5 from the Google Play Store and bring it to Ting. The Apple iPhone 4, 4s, 5, and 5s can also be brought over to Ting but are not sold directly by Ting at this time. If you are interested in getting an iPhone on Ting, but are not sure where to start, check out this post on how to buy and activate the iPhone 5s (the same principles apply for other older models). Although not officially supported, the inexpensive but impressive Motorola Moto G can be activated.

For LTE equipped tablets, the 4th generation iPad (model A1460) and the first generation iPad Mini (model A1455) can be activated.

Most MVNOs do not get new devices nearly as fast as their respective carrier, but Ting has managed to offer new phones like the LG G2, Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One, and the Motorola Moto X just a few days to weeks after Sprint has offered them. This indicates good relationships with Sprint as well as phone suppliers to make this happen. Also, Ting is the only Sprint MVNO that can activate the unlocked Nexus 5 and utilize Sprint's tri-band LTE, also known as Sprint Spark.

Ting has a bring your own device (BYOD) program where you can activate almost any new or used Sprint device. I took advantage of this when I first signed up and bought an inexpensive Smartphone from eBay to try everything out before deciding to switch the the rest of our lines over. If you don't mind buying a used phone, this is a great way to get a nice smartphone for much less than retail value. Check out CNET's 5 reasons to bring your smartphone to Ting if you are still wondering if switching would be best for you.

Customer Service

When I signed up for Ting I read about their "no hold" phone policy, but was skeptical to say the least. However, in the process of signing up I had a question, so I called their main phone number and to my surprise and delight an actual human answered almost immediately! No automated system to attempt navigate whatsoever and no holding! Since then we have called a number of times and everyone we have spoken to was knowledgeable and were able to answer our questions and resolve any issues right away.

Ting now offers a service that will help you find a used phone that is compatible with their network by asking you a few questions about what kind of phone you want and then searching Glyde, eBay, Amazon, and other places before giving you a list of possible options.

Potential Downsides

  • There is no "unlimited plan", so users who use a huge amount of minutes, texts, and data - this might not be the best for you.
  • The phones are not subsidized like other carriers (that lock you in to a 2 year contract) so they are kind of expensive up front.

Referral Program

Ting has a referral program where each person you refer gets a $25 credit towards service or a new device and the person who referred them also gets a $25 service credit.

If this post helped you decide to switch to Ting please use my referral link. After using the referral link you will get $25 off a device or a $25 credit to your account.

Review Updates for 2014

We switched to Ting at the beginning of 2013. I have edited my entire review to keep it up to date, but for this review update, I wanted to make sure that my recommendation of Ting's mobile services was still valid - after all, there have been some significant changes in the telecom industry recently. T-mobile has rebranded itself as an "un-carrier," doing away with contracts and lowering prices. Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon now all have the option of unsubsidized plans that are less expensive than their subsidized counterparts.
We are still saving a lot of money on Ting, and can continue to strongly recommend their mobile service.

So, I decided to see what the cheapest plans available from T-mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon would have charged for our first six months of usage in 2014 compared that to what we were actually charged by Ting. I used the Wall Street Journal calculator in addition to the carriers' websites to determine the projected costs. Since I chose the cheapest Big 4 plans that fit my actual usage for each month individually, I probably underestimated the costs as this would be the real-world equivalent of switching your plan every single month.

As you can see, even with heavy data usage in January (over 5 GB), Ting was still cheaper than all the other carriers by a small margin. With low data usage, Ting was often about half the cost of its closest competitor. After reviewing this new data, I am confident that we are still saving a lot of money on Ting, and can continue to strongly recommend their mobile service. Mouse over the interactive charts to see the actual costs and usage numbers.




If you found this review helpful, please let me know by sharing it or by clicking the 1+ button below. If you have any questions, please ask them in the comments section.
Review Summary:
Service reviewed: Ting
Description: Ting gets high marks on almost every category, including outstanding customer service. Ting's only real downsides come from their use of Sprint's network.
Overall rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars.
Updated: 09/30/2014

Kill Shot 1.0.1 APK

Hothead Games released a new first-person shooter game for Android called Kill Shot bring player to play in dangerous military attacks and silent assassin missions. You can now download this game from the Google Play Store.

Kill Shot

Kill Shot is a sniper game where you travel deep into enemy territory to locate and eliminate hidden targets. There is a variety of weapons you can use, stare down your rifle scope, zoom in to find and identify the target. Take a breath...and pull the trigger to make the Kill Shot.

Kill Shot is a really good shooter game with great play. It's very similar to the Cabela's Hunting game app thing, but making it a military game is better for fans. Yes, this is exactly like Cabela's big game hunter except instead of shooting animals are actually shooting people. The game has same on rale mechanic, same region unlock system and weapon upgrade system. That being said it all still makes for an awesome game. If you're tired of hunting animals, this game is for you. Although, the gameplay lets you hooked better than shooting game and animals, and its very engaging.

The game has a ton of rewards for playing makes it easy to upgrade weapons or buy new ones. You can upgradable your weapons, special tools such as slow mo, the thermal scope, armor piercing bullets and seekers to make enemies visible. Not only variety of weapon, there is also you can enjoy the variety of missions, it has lots of missions, so you never get bored.

The graphics of the game are good, and you will like when they slow down the bullet on the last shot and reminds you of all the other hothead games. Overall, Kill Shot is a great game whether you want to play for a while or you just want to play for a few minutes. Recommend it if you like shooting targets.

Requires Android: 4.0+
Download File: 47MB (Kill Shot APK)

Kill Shot APK

Inkifi - Print Instagram - Android Featured App



Inkifi - Print Instagram - Android Featured App 



First of all, let's get something straight. Even nowadays, in the twenty first century, we still need and use printed pictures. It is unavoidable. We use printed pics in hard copy photo albums. We use them on our walls. We send printed greeting cards to friends and families.


But it's not simple, printing our photos, even though we have all the technology of the 21st century at our disposal. We need to physicaly go to the shop. We have to select the photos we want. We have to transfer them somehow to the store by using usb cables or emails. It's quite irritating.

And then we can use Inkifi, an app for android smartphones that aims to make all that printing business much simpler, nicer and faster.




Inkifi implements the whole printing business in such a simple and helpful it's a wonder no one thought about it earlier. Inkifi allows the user to freely pick any images the user wants from the smartphone or an Instagram account.



Then the user can apply filters or create a collage and then the user sends the images through the Inkifi user interface face and they will come back printed in the mail, exactly the way the user selected. The app provides several filters and editing options for photo prints.



With Inkifi, the user can print greeting cards, photo albums, canvas photos, rectangular 4*4 photos and even Polaroid like photos. The printed photos will arrive by mail, free of extra charge, unless premium shipping methods are selected.


A quick rundown of features will include printing 4 x 4 inch - Square Prints, Vintage Prints, Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Acrylic Prisms, Greetings Cards, Mini-Photo Books and more. A quick and easy interface to Instagram and the smartphone's own pictures and finally a simple pricing and premium features menu.

To sum things up, Inkifi provides a valuable service of creating several different types of printed photos, simply and.easily and of course, cheaply.

Google Play Link






VideoJuke by TheAdJunkie Multimedia - Android Featured App



VideoJuke by TheAdJunkie Multimedia - Android Featured App 



Some of our greatest problems today come from the greatest and best things we have today. Let's consider youtube, one of the greatest and most comprehensive video and media library that exist today on the planet. Millions of songs, videos, and whatnot are on youtube, available for immediate playback right there on our android smartphones.


But that's exactly our problem. It is great that youtube has millions if not billions of songs, video and media files available for playback, but how do we find the songs we want to hear while driving to work, for example? And after we found a song by or favorite artist or band, how do we play the other songs in the album without starting a search (which is impossible to do while driving, for instance ...) ?

To solve these problems, we would like to introduce VideoJuke by TheAdJunkie Multimedia, an app that is supposed to solve exactly these problems.




VideoJuke is an app that turns the smartphone into a smart jukebox. To activate it, all the user has to do is select a type of music genre, from Hip Hop to Jazz to Pop to Country and a lot more and then just sit back and relax as four hours of music play themselves out, without any further need for additional user input.



Of course, the user of VideoJuke can compose and modify playlists of his or her own, with any artists or songs her or she is interested on. Of course, these playlists can be published and shared among VideoJuke users, allowing users who are expert at a type or genre of music to share their best playlists with other users.


The simplicity of VideoJuke is the beauty and the power behind the app. All the user has to do is start a search, selecting artist, song, genre or category. Then, the user selects out of the search results the songs and videos he or she is interested in and presto, a new playlist has been created in a few seconds. The app will automatically play all the songs one after the other, with no user intervention.


Of course, just like a real jukbox, VideoJuke will connect to devices through Bluetooth and will even strobe the smartphone's flashlight in tune with the music to create the perfect listening experience whether we are driving our car or relaxing at home.

Each genre has four hours of music and the user also has the ability to mix and hear genre after genre, in effect creating playlists of music thousands of hours long.

VideoJuke is a sorely needed app in our media saturated online world and it transforms our listening and is really an important step in turning our android smartphones into real mobile media centers.

Google Play Link






Stress Reliever - Letting Go by Dolor Söderbom - Android App Review - Update



Stress Reliever - Letting Go by Dolor Söderbom - Android App Review - Update

About a month ago we wrote a review of Stress Reliver - Letting Go by Dolor Soderbom, here. Now, more than a month later, we would like to do something we hardly ever did on Android Review Center and come back to our reviewers, the same people who tried out the app. It is now almost two months since they started using this app.


Why do we think Letting Go is so important we dedicate another article to it? Well, the answer is quite simple. Letting Go by Dolor Soderbom is an app that is supposed to fight stress, i.e. help reduce stress and tension of the app user, and we actually think this is vitally important.

Stress is a actually an epidemic in the modern Western World. Almost everyone suffers from it, starting from the clerk at the bottom of the hierarchy who just has to answer calls to the CEO at the very top of the organization. The clerk will be worried about his or her job security, performance and his or her ability to pay the rent next month while the CEO will be worried sick, just making sure his or her company delivers the kind of performance the stock holders demand.

Station, wealth and job are no guarantee against stress. It is actually quite the opposite, with people ranking near the top of the hierarchy usually actually suffer more from stress.


And stress can kill. Just ask any doctor what is the connection between stress and illness such as hypertension, overweight and consumption of drugs and alcohol. All of these kill, especially if they are done without moderation, as the result of stress. Heart problems and strokes, heaven forbid, can also be the result of too much stress.


So, how do you combat stress? There are some classical methods, mostly from the far east. TaiChi Chuan is one classic effective methods of fighting stress. Meditations and Yoga are also quite good at reducing stress. Of course, the main drawback of these methods are the long time a practitioner has to practice in order to achieve some success. Think in terms of years ...



So, what does the Letting Go app suggest? The app is quite simple although it is based on quite complex principles. In order to user Letting Go properly, the user must dedicate half an hour each day of just sitting down in a quiet environment and listen to the techniques Tod MacLaren narrates in the app.
  

So, we talked to our reviewers almost two months after starting using the app and we wanted to know and understand what they could tell us about the effects the app had on them.




Reviewers told us they felt calmer. Of course this is a subjective feeling but it no doubt a step in the right direction. Of course we didn't measure blood pressure when the reviewers started using the app and now, but some reported that their friends had remarked that our reviewers now talked less and had less need to raise their voices.



Some reviewers reported that they were now much more aware of stress, its causes and its effects in their lives. That awareness enabled them to feel when their were entering a stressful state and prevent it or lessen its effects. One reviewer said he had a long talk with his boss and changed some of his boss behavior that had him stressed out before.


Other reviewers said that all they needed to do now was recall Tod MacLaren's voice in some stressful situation and MacLaren's narration, even if it was in the imagination at the time helped them handle the stressful situation better.

Android Review Center is not a psychological evaluation center and thus cannot scientifically testify whether Letting Go does what it is supposed to. However, our reviewers were quite enthusiastic about it and reported some major gains in the fight against stress, not to mention much greater awareness of it.

Link to Google Play


Call Plus - Calls to REAL phones by Webaoo - Android Featured App



Call+ Calls to REAL phones by Webaoo - Android Featured App 



Here at Android Review Center, we believe that Android smartphones are best used for three broad purposes. Mobile office, mobile entertainment and media center and mobile communications center. Of course, things to be desired are money savings and innovation (mainly because we love seeing new and exciting things come for Android).


One of the main problems existing today in the cellular world stems from the advent of so many cellular and telephony providers across the different countries. Of course, diversity is good and competition is even better but think of the small business man who has to make a number of international calls to different countries. Each country, each provider and each cellular carrier will charge differently. There is no simple way to limit or control the chargers.

Enter Call+, a new innovative app that goes a long way towards solving the problems caused by making international calls.




Call+ is a calling app that allows the user to make regular phone calls to international numbers in the supported countries. It must be pointed out that the receiving phones are NOT obligated to run Call+. The user with the smartphone can use Call+ to call phones on land lines and smartphones, all depending on the target countries.



Call+ has several innovative features that make using it easy and quick. First of all, when paying for calls in Call+, the user does not pay per call or even per country. The pay is global, paying for the desired number of days and then the user can call every number supported in a supported country, regardless of call times and legnths.


Another great thing that comes with Call+ is the fact that it is a brand new app and the development studio is offering some great incentives to build an initial user base, such as 1 free day for the first ten thousand users registering and more free days to users buying calling packages. In other words, now is the time to take advantage of the Call+ promotion packages.


Just to make things clear, there are other apps such as Skype that offer calls to landlines and smartphones, but the thing that Call+ brings is the ability to make unlimited calls to more than eighty supported countries with just a subscription payment.

So, Call+ innovates the international call scene by bringing with it unlimited calls to a huge number of countries, to landlines and cellular phones that do not need to have the app installed, all payable by a subscription payment and not per call charges.

Google Play Link






Humor - If only movies had smartphones!

Ever wondered how life, movies and the universe would have acted had smartphones been invented earlier? 



Have no fear, we have this short flick to give us a demonstration.



geavi - Android Featured App



geavi - Android Featured App 



Android smartphones (and even the other kind ..) have quite a lot of uses, from mobile entertainment center to mobile office to mobile madia center. In fact, with today's huge collection of apps available on Google Play, there is actually nothing that can be done with our smartphones. But, what about security?


We're not talking about the smartphone's security, though this is an important matter in itself. We are not talking about protecting the smartphones from viruses, malware and various hijacking software. We are talking about the smartphone protecting us, our own personal security.

A unique and very original app called geavi does exactly that, using our smartphone to protect us.




So how does a smartphone app protect the physical security of its user? We cannot use the smartphone as a tazer, or a laser gun, or to just blind an attacker. What can be done? The geavi app does something else. It creates evidence. Once activated, geavi will record a video of everything that transpires near the smartphone through the smartphone's camera, no matter what other use we put the smartphone at the time.



How does that serve to protect us? Since geavi records everything all the time, it will record evidence of an attacker trying to assault us, a robber trying to take our bag or even a rude shop owner badmouthing us. Each one of those is another kind of attack and geavi records them all for future use. We can even use geavi to record what transpires when we drive, even while we use the smartphone to navigate.



But a smart attacker can demand that we erase the evidence of his or her assault but geavi has that covered. Videos and recordings creates by geavi CANNOT be deleted for 10 days, even if we want to. That means that even if an attacker tries to force us to delete the evidence, we won't be able to.



So, how does the fact geavi records videos can help us be more secure? Simple. What attacker would dare attack us if he or she knows a live video of his attack is being made at the time of the attack and being uploaded to a secure private cloud storage? The attacker might as well go to the police himself or herself and just confess everything he or she just did ...


Geavi's innovative security implementation creates secured evidence constantly, making our smartphone become a personal security device.


Google Play Link






A cellular phone explodes in woman's hand on a bus in China



A cellular phone explodes in woman's hand on a bus in China.


Defects in smartphones' batteries do and will happen but there are some warning signs and good practices we must pay attention to:

  • A battery that gets too warm when it charges.
  • A battery that inflates and warps.
  • A battery that loses charge too quickly.
  • A battery that leaks battery fluid.
Some good practices:
  • Always use an original charger.
  • Don't over charge your battery.
  • Don't charge it in a closed cupboard.

Gem Wear KeyPoints - Android Featured App



Gem Wear KeyPoints by Gem.is Corporation - Android Featured App 



Information. Anyway we look at it there's too much of it, in any topic. Be it sports, cooking, technology, political and economical studies of Central America, there's too much information. Be that as it may, we still need it. For some, it's an addiction. For others, it's a hobby more serious than paying jobs (sports, anyone?). And for others, staying abreast of developments is the only way to survive in business.


It is clear we need the information the Internet provides. The question remains, how do we keep informed of the things we need to while not drowning under the sheer amount of information? How do we find the things important to us out of the huge deluge of irrelevant data?

To solve these problems, we would like to introduce smartwatch compatible Gem Wear KeyPoints.




Gem Wear KeyPoints introduces the concept of a gem, which is a single news item, article or blog post. Now, the whole trick is to select the news items, blogs and sites that interest us and Gem Wear allows us to do just that by managing collections of data sources, each user to himself or herself, thus enjoy the data he or she needs.



But that's not all.Each gem appears with a headline, the start of the news item or article presented. Then, a series of keywords and labels appear, connecting this article or news item to a certain topic or type of articles. In fact, just scanning this gem is enough to glean quite a lot of information about the news item itself, helping the user decide whether he or she wants to invest the time to immerse himself or herself in the article.



We must mention another great feature which is the way the news item is presented on the display. The news item, or gem, is presented as a thin line that does not intrude in any way with the normal display on our mobile device, just letting us know a gem exists, connected to a certain topic, and we are free to continue using our mobile device freely till we decide to check the gem our.



Of course, Gem Wear KeyPoints is smartwatch compatible, in fact it is made primarily for smartwatches and mobile wearable devices. Its display is optimized to the small displays of such devices and its battery and CPU consumption is extremely low, to make sure the app doesn't drain a smartwatch's battery too soon.


To sum things up, Gem Wear KeyPoints is an app designed to help us receive the information we want and need out of that great flood called the Internet, and it is smartwatch compatible, making it an ideal choice for installation on any smart wear devices. 

Google Play Link






Gem Wear KeyPoints - Android App Review



Gem Wear KeyPoints by Gem.is Corporation - Android App Review

Gem Wear KeyPoints by Gem.is Corporation - Android App Review. Anyone who had the pleasure of upgrading from a simple 'dumb' phone to a full fledged Android smartphone feels like that Victorian era people who came out of the woods in M. Night Shyamalan's movie right into an eight lane super highway.


That's not some idle metaphor but it is the truth in more ways than one. An Android smartphone (yeah, all right, the other kinds too) is an endpoint to the entire Internet. In other words, the user of a smartphone has at his or her possession the (almost) the entire sum of all human knowledge, from wikipedia to CNN to Techcruch to sports news to entertainment news and info.

And that's exactly the problem. How would someone handle all that data on a screen a few inch across? Even on tablets, with relatively larger screens, how would a user know which pools of knowledge should he dip into?

This is why they make and we review an app called Gem Wear KeyPoints.


What does Gem Wear KeyPoints do? It is quite simple but no less useful for that. Gem Wear KeyPoints condenses, updates and presents the headlines of major blogs, news websites and other information sources. Every headline presents a condensed version of the information with the touch of a finger.


In addition, Gem Wear KeyPoints is smartwatch compatible. It presents the headlines on the background of the watch, with interrupting in anyway to the normal presentation of the time and various notifications. With the touch of a finger, the app opens up and its full display is shown with condensed versions of the various newscasts and blogs updates.



Even though not all of our reviewers have smartwatches yet, all have smartphones and all downloaded the app, experienceing it as it works on their devices, from smartwatches to mid range smartphones, to company flagships and finally various tablets.


First of all, we'll talk about our reviewers' impressions from the app's display.First of all, Gem Wear Keypoints displays a status bar with a notification from new info sources, blogs, news websites and other sites as to which if any new articles have appeared. Our reviewers loved the fact that this notification status does not interfere with the display of even tiny smartwatches.




Next, the reviewers liked the way the news item, or gem as the developers of the app called them, appear. For any news item, a short and descritpive headline appears, with just enough information to make the user understand what the news item is all about. Next, a series of labels appear, labels that connect the news item to other news items and makes the user instantly understang the grouping of the topic, whether it is about sports, or economics, or middle eastern news or other type of topic.


Finally, the app displays the start of the news item text itself, using as much or little space it's got on the device it is installed on. Our smartwatch users were very pleased with the result that allowed them to understand in a glance if the new item has any interest for them, even on tiny smartwatch displays.


Last but not least is the collection editing feature, that also works through the app's website, here. The user gets to manage collections of news sources, selecting which websites and which types of information the user will be presented with, in a way all our reviewers had no difficulty managing, even though some are far from being tech savy.

It is the conclusion of an overwhelming amount of our reviewers that Gem Wear KeyPoints does exactly what it supposed to do, i.e. Present to the user a condesned display of news items (gems) and a enough info to let the use decide if and when he or she wants to read more about it or just push it our of his or her way.

  • Score: 4.8. We would have given it a straight 5.0 but for the word "gem" which appears on every news item and takes up valuable place..
  • Description: A news items display app that shows news items according to an editable collection and works on smartwatches.  
  • Good Points: Editable collection list. Short, condensed display with labels. A huge variety of display items. The ability to add new news items sources.
  • Bad Points: Just a small nagging thing, the word "gem" appearing every time and taking up valuable display area.
  • Experience: Using the app is simplicity itself. No one had any problem. Configuring the collections of the news sources was a little more complicated but everyone managed.   
  • Longevity: Very long, for all those who need the sports, coocking, news or economy news all the time.
  • Link to Google Play
 
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