Active Lockscreen for Android allows you to access your favorite apps in single swipe

Active screenlock for Android is a personalization app that enables you to customize your device to be as unique as you are! The app provides you with a cool personalized and user friendly starting screen for your Android phone.

You can choose your look and feel from a plethora of custom themes that keep adding everyday. With Active, you can enable fast and easy access to your most frequently used apps, contacts, messages, personalized content and camera functions. All your favorite functionality can be accessed with a single swipe.

After installing, you can use one swipe on your new lock screen to:
  • Call your favorite numbers, recent contacts or open the phone’s dialer
  • View and access your personalized photo gallery
  • Launch recently used apps or predefined apps
  • Stream social media updates on your locked screen
  • Send text messages or communicate through Skype, WhatsApp, Viber, Email and Gmail
  • Launch your camera or any picture related apps such as Instagram, Mobli and more
  • Read personalized content that are streamed with a preview
Download the app for FREE from google play.

Nokia Lumia 625 Hands-On Video

Check out the hands-on video of Nokia Lumia 625:

The specifications of Nokia Lumia 625 includes:
  • 4.7 inch display
  • 201 PPI
  • WVGA display
  • 8GB storage
  • microSD upto 64GB
  • 2000 mAh
  • 3.5mm jack
  • 1.2 GHz dual core processor
  • 512 MB
  • LTE connectivity
This is the cheapest LTE phone available in market.

Best 10 Everyday Apps for Smartphones

Check out our pick for the 10 apps you could use every day.

1.Flipboard: From the day it launched, it was a game changer for the iPad. This app, which makes reading your favourite web sites more like flicking through a magazine, is now available for iPhone, iPad and Android.

2. Google Maps: Google Maps has just been updated this week. While Apple Maps has come a long way from its troubled beginnings, Google Maps is still the map app that most people will turn to when they're needing to go from A to B.

3. News: Everyone has their favourite news service. You might prefer to check the mobile site for your local newspaper. My tip is to go to and save it as a bookmark to your smartphone's opening page. News is then always at your finger tips.

4. Weather: You wake up, you reach for your smartphone and check the weather to decide whether it's worth getting out of bed. There's huge competition in the weather app market but Pocket Weather Australia is hard to beat.

5. MyFitnessPal: Sure, not everyone wants to log their daily exercise or count their calories but give it a try. This great little app lets you scan your food using the barcode and will help you keep in shape by looking at how much food you consume and energy you burn.

6. Banking: It's impossible to name one banking app. But whatever bank you use, download their app. It will simplify your life.

7. Beanhunter: Need coffee, now. Whether you just want a change from your local haunt or need to find a cafe in a new area this app will guide you to your nearest caffeine fix.

8. Facebook: There are many people who would list this as their number one app. To them we say, go forth and like your friends, a lot.

9. iView: The television industry is still coming to terms with the "second screen", whether that be the tablet we use to interact with our social networks while watching TV or this - a way of watching the shows you want to watch when you want to watch them on the device of your choice. In Tour de France season, we reckon you need SBS On Demand too.

10.Foxtel Go: Before you complain, we appreciate that if you don't have a Foxtel account, then this is not on your daily list. But if you do have a Foxtel account, having this on your smartphone, table, or now even on your PC or Mac will revolutionise how and when you watch your favourite TV shows.

Tell us what daily apps you think we should use.

Motorola to announce Moto X Smartphone on August 1st

Google Inc's Motorola division appears set to unveil its much anticipated Moto X phone on August 1 at an event in New York City.

Email invitations sent to the media on Friday displayed the Moto X name in bold letters. The invitation depicted several youths holding the Moto X, the first smartphone Motorola has developed since its 2012 acquisition by Google.

Motorola, which Google bought for $12.5 billion, has steadily ceded market share to Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co, with most of its latest phones garnering relatively lukewarm receptions.

The Motorola business has been a drag on Google's profit margins, with Motorola's second-quarter losses totaling $342 million.

A Web page to respond to the invitation said, "Come experience the new Motorola. No Stage. No crowds." The page asks guests to select one of several "sessions" to attend at different times at an address in mid-town Manhattan.

In May, Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside said at the AllThingsD technology conference that the new Moto X phones would be built in the United States.

Copyright Thomson Reuters 2013

Apple's 5th Anniversary Free Apps

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When it comes to apps for smart phones, there are a few noteworthy lasting trends. For example, each new edition of Angry Birds tends to become the highest rated game in the app stores, and popular music app Spotify has been near the top of the charts for some time now. Meanwhile, there is also fleeting popularity for innovative apps that are a bit more independent, such as ShareFile for file sharing and cloud storage, or Vine, the latest in social networking (for the moment).

This past week, however, Apple has done something a bit unique regarding some of its more popular apps. To help celebrate the 5th year anniversary of the launch of the app store, Apple has made 5 apps (as well as 5 games) completely free. Given that these particular apps typically cost a decent bit, the promotion was a major app event. So here are a few words on the 5 original apps (a few others eventually got marked down as well).

Barefoot World Atlas
Typically listed at $4.99, this reference app is an interactive digital globe meant mostly for children and enthusiasts of geography and sociology. The map allows users to swirl around the world clicking on countries and features to learn highlight facts and bits of information. All in all, it's relatively simple, but it's a good bit of fun if it's the sort of thing that interests you, and can be a good learning tool for children.

Day One
Another $4.99 app, Day One is essentially a thorough journaling program for your digital devices. Record your thoughts with an automated calendar, and include photos to enhance your recording of events. Many users get addicted quite quickly, and it's great for trips.

How To Cook Everything
Usually $9.99, this is one of the most extensive cookbooks you'll find, purely in its reach from beginner tips to veteran recipes. The book covers topics as simple as how to slice and dice, offers simple tutorials on basic cooking methods, and perhaps most importantly offers a massive library of different recipes. It's a handy tool for anyone, but perfect for someone just getting into cooking.

This is a simpler app, typically costing users $1.99, but it's fun to play around with. Basically, it's a captioning app for your photos, but is set apart somewhat by the ability to put captions in and among your photos (instead of just at the bottom).

Traktor DJ
This advanced DJ mixing app has cost up to $20 in the past, and is a favorite among those who like to mix different audio files. The app is praised as one that brings pro quality DJ mixing concepts and capabilities into an app form that can be used quickly and simply. It may not be the best tool for an accomplished DJ, but for a music enthusiast or someone just looking for a fun app, it's not over the top.

Fogram for windows phone updated with new features

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Fogram for windows phone updated with new features like sharing on instagram etc. Fogram is an interesting app that adds beautiful text to your photos and share them on social networking sites.

The update features:

  • Integrate with Instagraph to share Instagram
  • more 100 sticker
  • more 50 fonts
  • Add opacity functions for text
  • added function to rotate the picture and rotate text
  • Support WP7/7.8/8.0
Download the app from windows phone store.

Thunderspace: Relaxation App for iPhone

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Thunderspace for iPhone is a revolutionary relaxation app from the creator of Haze.

Thunderspace utilizes stereoscopic 3D audio & realistic lightning flashes to create a thunderstorm around you. You have two ears for the same reason that you have two eyes. So you can see and hear in 3D. The app has recorded thunderstorms in the same way humans hear using state-of-the-art microphones with ears to capture interaural time- and level differences.

Thunderspace features the most pristine 3D nature sounds from Emmy-award winning nature sound recordist Gordon Hempton.

Some of the features of the app are:

  • Stereoscopic 3D audio optimized for Apple EarPods & headphones.
  • Utilizes the flash to simulate lightning in your room.
  • Stereoscopic 3D audio + flash. Mind = blown.
  • A beautifully crafted audiovisual experience.
  • 2 thunderstorms included.
  • 6 additional thunderstorms available via In-App Purchase.
Download the app from iTunes.

Caveman Run for Android: Yet Another Running Game

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Caveman Run for Android is yet another exciting running game where lonely caveman has to travel through the wild to reach his Meat. You need to help Caveman Run and Jump and fly to reach his food.

This fun, free Caveman games lets you help the Caveman run to his meat avoiding obstacles along the way. There are many levels in the game and this game will engage you for hours. The game provides lot of fun for all age groups.

How to play the game?
  • Click on the screen to make Caveman jump.
  • Click lower part of the screen for caveman to jump lower and higher to jump higher.
  • Make caveman fly by clicking on the screen while he is jumping.
Download the game for Android phones from play store.

Tether-X: Best Tethering App for Windows Phone!

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Tether-X helps you turn your windows phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot. By configuring a few settings in your computer, you can take advantage of the big screen to do anything you want on the web using your phone's data plan. You can also use applications that utilize the web on your computer that are not available on the phone.

You need to have a regular wireless network or setup a wireless adhoc network between your computer and your phone. Then you need set your browser's proxy to the proxy that Tether-X provides to you.

1) Setup adhoc network on your computer if you don't have a regular wireless network. More info:
2) Connect to adhoc network that you have created or the regular wireless network from your phone
3) Launch the Tether-X app and tap 'start proxy engine'
4) Set your browser's proxy to the proxy address that Tether-X provides you. More info:
5) Enjoy you internet on your computer via phone :)
6) Good luck!

Download the app from windows marketplace.


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