My Favorite Android Apps of 2015

I’m starting to think that this mobile ecosystem that we play in every day has matured. I say that because I haven’t dramatically changed the way I use my phone from 2014 to 2015. I still use many of the same apps as I did last year (most can be found in this list), though some have improved greatly and a few have been replaced. I don’t know that that’s a bad thing, I think it just shows that it’s become harder and harder to standout with new apps or services. Or maybe people aren’t even attempting to make new products or services because the standard options are so good? Whatever the case may be, I do feel as though I’m more efficient than ever and am also able to accomplish more with the apps I continue to use on a regular basis. So that’s a good thing.

In this post, I thought I would share those apps that I continued and/or started to use in 2015. I’ve found a pretty good groove this year in terms of getting the most out of my smartphone and these apps all seem to be aiding in that.

These are my favorite Android apps of 2015.  (more…)

LogMeIn to Acquire Password Management Company LastPass

LogMeIn, a remote desktop service, announced its plan to acquire LastPass this morning, bolstering the company’s position in the multi-billion dollar identity and access management (IAM) market.

What does it mean for users? All good things, apparently. According to LastPass’ blog post, users on each tier of the service will continue to receive updates and even new features. “Together with LogMeIn, we’ll be able to accomplish more, faster – providing an even better service to millions of people,” the company states.  (more…)

LastPass for Android Devices Now Free

LastPass, a password management service available on phones, desktops and tablets, announced today that the service will now be free to signup for on Android smartphones and tablets. The free account includes data sync across any amount of devices, as long as those devices stays within the same product category. For example, if you sign up on a tablet, you can only sync data to other tablets.  (more…)

You Should Probably Change Your LastPass Master Password

Last Friday, the folks at LastPass, keepers of the password on all sorts of platforms, noticed “suspicious activity” on their network and decided to go ahead and shut down that noise down. (Thanks!) Wait, though, suspicious activity? What does that mean? According to LastPass, that means that l33t hax0rs (hackers) were able to grab “account email addresses, password reminders, server per user salts, and authentication hashes.” Yikes. Thankfully, they have found no evidence of user vault data being taken, which is awesome news, since that’s where all of your passwords for other websites are stored.  (more…)

LastPass for Android Gets Biggest Update Yet – Material Update, Easier Navigation

LastPass, one of the most popular password lockers on the planet, received its biggest update to date today on Android. The update introduces Google’s Material Design, along with easier navigation elements, the floating action button, a simpler drawer, and more. Oh, LastPass is also a part of the Galaxy S6’s gifts program. If you want a free premium upgrade, head into the Samsung Apps store on your new device, find LastPass, and follow the instructions.  (more…)

Deal: 5-Star Productivity Pack Adds Dropbox Pro to Already Awesome Lineup, Still Just $60

Remember the deal we wrote up a month ago for a productivity pack that included premium subscriptions to Evernote, Pocket, Wunderlist, LastPass and the New York Times, at a ridiculously low price of $59.99? We now have that deal in our DL Deals shop, only it’s better than ever. If you pick-up the 5-Star Productivity Pack from us, you also get a 3-month premium subscription to Dropbox Pro for that same $59.99 price.

The total value here is around $182, so you are getting a solid discount. Keep in mind that the deal only runs for a week.

Deal Link ($59.99)

Deal: $60 for 1-Year Premium Subscriptions to Evernote, Pocket, LastPass, and Wunderlist

Ready for the most productive year of your life? If not, maybe today’s bundle of software from the folks over at Pocket, will help convince you that it is time to get your world in order. Called “The Productivity Pack,” Pocket has teamed up with Evernote, LastPass, Wunderlist, and the New York Times to get you a deal on all of these apps’ premium services for a discounted price.  (more…)