Today is the last day of 2013, with 2014 and its newest technologies just on the horizon, and many people today will resolve to improving themselves in their commitments for the new year. Of course, actually following through with these oft-challenging chores is the difficult part, and that is where these five productivity apps can help you stay true to your word and make yourself a better person. Or at least live up to your resolutions for more than 24 hours. (more…)
The PushBullet team introduced a regularly requested and incredibly powerful feature this morning to their popular Android-Chrome app combo service. Users of PushBullet can now push directly to Chrome from their Android devices. In the past, you could push files, notes, pictures, lists, and links from Chrome to device or from device to device, but nothing from device back to Chrome. How awesome is that? (more…)
PushBullet, one of our favorite producitivity apps, received a major update today to version 11.1 which introduces a UI makeover and all sorts of new features. For those not familiar, PushBullet originally started out as an app that allowed you to instantly send information to your Android device from the web. You could send a quick list, an address, note, link to a website, or even a file. It has grown over the last year, now allowing you to send information from one mobile device to another, assuming you have multiple Android devices. (more…)
I wouldn’t necessarily say that finding out which movies in theaters are popular with fans and critics is a difficult task, but the makers of one of our favorite apps (PushBullet) have decided they want to make it easier and based off of Tweets. In a new app released to the Play store over the weekend called Filmgain, users can see trending current and upcoming movies all based on their buzz throughout Twitter. (more…)
Two of our favorite apps received updates within the last 24 hours that brings support for another favorite app of the moment, DashClock. Both PushBullet and Sliding Messaging now include extension support for the hottest lock screen widget of the year. In Sliding Messaging, you’ll see an unread message count that can be tapped to launch into the app. PushBullet’s extension shows the number of pushes you’ve made to your device along with a preview of your most recent push. When tapped, it launches into the list of recent pushes.
Other than DashClock support, Sliding Messaging brought in a new grey text color option, option to use Android Emojis, better handling of messages, speed improvements and bug fixes. PushBullet now plays your default notification sound when pushes are received and should have less bugs.
Any other new DashClock extensions that we haven’t seen?
Google has been increasing the way our different devices interact through the web. With Chrome, all of our different tabs and history sync through our accounts with ease, but what about other types of information? As for me, I have sometimes emailed myself files, addresses, pictures, and other things that Google doesn’t sync through services. One way they did help people was with the old Chrome to Phone application, which allowed users to push links via an extension to their mobile device for easy access. But let’s face it, Chrome to Phone was weak sauce. (more…)