Monthly Archive: February 2016

Large Phone To Phone File Transfers – SHAREit

SHAREit app

Transferring files across a cellular Internet connection can be a frustrating, long and tedious task, while direct connections in contrast present a far speedier solution, but becomes a nightmare filled with incompatibility issues between two differently branded devices.

Users can certainly tap two iPhones or Samsungs together to share and HD video; however, try sharing large files to PCs, laptops, or even between Samsung and LG phones. This is where leading PC vendor Lenovo’s free SHAREit app enters the picture, it allows users to send and receive files between all iOS, Android, Mac OS, or Windows devices close enough to link via Wi-Fi direct.

The SHAREit app even transfers multiple files to an entire group of friends, forming equally well between any device able to install this incredibly handy little tool. SHAREit forms part of Lenovo’s newly promoted suite of DoIT applications. The range also includes other handy tools such as SYNCIt that performs backups of phone contacts and personal data, SECUREIt to keep user phones virus free, with two paid camera functions called SEEIt and SNAPIt, CLONEIt provides an easy and convenient method to move from your old phone into a brand-new phone.

Android users can install and use all non-camera apps for free, but SHAREit elevates itself head-and-shoulders above the rest my delivering a formal comprehensive and compelling Wi-Fi direct sharing solution than any other app offering similar functionality. The app shares all types of data files at roughly 200 times maximum Bluetooth speed without requiring USB connections or using expensive mobile data.

SHAREit has to date seen in excess of 400 million downloads from users in 200 countries and world regions, and has been tested to be the fastest of its kind worldwide. The app provides a simple and easy cross-platform file transfer solution requiring just a tiny footprint on any user’s device. Anybody that regularly shares files between devices or even just to your own PC or laptop quickly find this little app absolutely indispensable and incredibly quick, with near zero failure to send or receive errors.

History Eraser – A Tool To Stop Tools From Stealing Your Info


Smartphones have become such first little tools that are virtually indispensable, use daily for calls via cellular service or VoIP, surfing the net, send and receiving emails, texting via SMSs as well as a plethora of IM services, with loads of other functionality; all combined into one stylish looking package. The downside that forms part of all this exceptional functionality is that it records user activities in a variety of separate folders and files including your search history. The searches are stored in cache and can take up a substantial amount of valuable storage space, increasing over time to eventually start affecting your device’s performance.


History Eraser helps combat this annoying but persistent problem; however, the History Eraser app combats this by working as a giant eraser by helping users empty out their device’s app cache. The data contained in the app cache may contain sensitive personal information that users may not wish to accidentally and unknowingly share with nosy, stealthy prying eyes.
Comprehensively clearing out the app cache in the browser history, clipboard, Play Store, Gmail, call logs, MMS, SMS, YouTube search results, Google search, as well as Google maps provides an added level of security. This comes in addition to its freeing up valuable storage space sucked up by unnecessary and outdated cache data that can reach volumes 10 times larger than that of the actual app itself.

This in turn will once again speed up the device itself as well, which presents a total win-win scenario, particularly when one considers what a device’s storage space starts to look like after a year or so and having installed and uninstalled numerous applications. Some of which will definitely run simultaneously, all also simultaneously attempting to sort through tons of outdated and non-applicable data until these still active apps eventually find required data from amongst all the junk.

After opening the app users are offered the opportunity to select those histories they wish to have deleted, or use the option to clear out everything in a single pass, which clears away all app data. Users may even select certain apps they wish to always have the cache automatically cleared out after each use, this functionality assists to prevent data theft by toolish third parties. History Eraser has proven to be extremely reliable, by doing exactly what it promised to do in its sales blurb.

A Handy Smartphone Tool Everyone Should Have

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Every so often we all had the experience where we wished we could record a telephone conversation for one reason or another, be it evidence, security, proof of record, and sometimes just a very funny conversation, as well as a multitude of other reasons. Call recorders have been out there for nearly as long as smart phones have been in existence; however, this kind of functionality is now available in a fully or even semi-automatic format to prevent a user having to fumble around to start a call recording in the middle of a conversation.

Automatic Call Recorder is the highly unoriginal but very apt description for the application that provides this incredibly useful functionality. It allows its users to record any phone call if they so wish, or even allowing them to set up exactly which calls they wish to have ignored or those that must be recorded and saved.

Automatic Call Recorder

At the completion of each recorded call the user will have the option of adding notes or sharing the conversation. On Android versions 3.0 and over the app offers full integration with Dropbox as well as Google Drive in order to synchronise saved conversations to cloud storage.

The developer generally recommends that users first try out it’s free version before purchasing a fully featured paid app, since its call recording function remains incompatible to certain handsets which may result in recordings that suffers from inferior sound quality. It offers the ability to record from different audio sources or even utilise its auto-on speaker mode to overcome any potential voice quality or recording issues.

All recorded calls are automatically stored in its Inbox; however, users can at any time change the Save To target folder to include external SD cards. Users can determine a preset size for its Inbox, with the possible number of saved recordings limited only by the size of the user’s available device memory. Users can even opt to activate its Call Summary Menu to provide a number of options that will appear at the end of each recorded conversation.

The above-mentioned are just a few of the available options since the app offers a near endless variety of customisable settings that will cater for just about any pre-determinable eventuality.

Microsoft Delivers Impressive Smartphone Apps


The most oft heard objection against owning Windows OS’d phones is most certainly not the operating system which has proven to be quite stable and user-friendly, it was simply a lack of depth in its featured app selection when compared to that found on the virtual shelves of iOS and Android App stores. This objection can as of late be laid to rest, since the situation regarding lack in variety of selection has been comprehensively overcome in the last couple of months, with a mass influx of some of the best content available anywhere in the mobile market. The second most popular objection is the lack of a full feature set compared to the offerings found on its two main rivals in the mobile market. At the time it was largely a factor of it being the newest OS, and as such its marketplace received reduced attention from developers since their main concern was to get a fully featured version in the two competition stores. This too has changed as is clearly apparent in the apps discussed below, which represents some of the best quality to be found anywhere.


Microsoft Arrow Launcher for android delivers an excellent barebones skinned interface for those preferring an alternative to the standard bloated Android deliverance from most manufacturers aside from Google’s Nexus Smartphones. The app, designed to simplify any user experience, seems to have struck a sympathetic chord with android users since its launch has seen in excess of 1 million downloads. The message comes across clearly that users prefer to bloat their own devices without any assistance from smart phone manufacturers loading useless and undesirable content. It offers a clear simple design that provides easy to all apps, while offering extremely usable background choices and assistive reminders.

Movie Moments, an app originally meant for Windows 8.1 mobile devices, became equally applicable on PCs featuring our Windows 8.1 OS, unsurprisingly the PC version offers a little more functionality than its mobile peer. However, the mobile version allows its users to quickly and easily create and edit fun one-minute videos, resplendent with background music and titles. Its task, made slightly easier on larger screened device still offers full functionality even on reduced acreage screens.

Cheap Home Security & Free Paid Apps Daily


Modern Western civilised society operates on the premise that its inhabitants choosing to partake in all the many benefits offered by its near endless technological advances are required to pay for them. However, in many instances inhabitants unnecessarily place themselves under tremendous financial stress due to peer pressure, below are two methods to alleviate some of those financial stresses that you as an inhabitant of Western civilised society might be paying for unnecessarily.

Alfred home security IP cam application now delivers personal home video surveillance in an entirely affordable way, preventing you from having to splurge a couple of hundred bucks to acquire a home security surveillance system. All it requires to operate is a cheap old phone with an operational camera that you might have chucked in the back of a drawer somewhere, and Alfred comes to the rescue. The creators focused on making surveillance and security via their Alfred app as cheap as possible by utilising the user’s existing hardware, with further assistance from a setup process that is simplicity itself.


The only items required is your new daily phone, the Alfred app, and your old phone, together with a valid Gmail account to use for its login. The app then uses the camera on your golden oldie phone as a security cam, while your daily phone serves as the viewer. This is doubly effective since even the oldest cameras on mobile phones are superior to all but the most expensive IP cams, insofar as video quality is concerned. The Alfred surveillance app allows the setting of multiple cameras and viewers, with users able to switch between individual cameras in under three seconds.

In a further money-saving move, a new android app now provides you with the opportunity to win one paid app for free each day. The new app, titled Promo Codes offer each day’s winning members a gratis promo code that allows them to receive a paid app of their choice at no additional cost to themselves. Even if you fail to win, you will receive a link to the Google Play Store’s paid section to view what you could have won.

Once users have downloaded and installed the Promo Codes app they can click on a button reading, “I’m feeling lucky” to reveal the lucky winners and losers in just an instant. Users receive just one opportunity to win each day, fortunately tomorrow is just around the corner. Its current inventory of paid apps for free, includes top end titles such as Franco Kernel Updater, Nova Launcher, Today Calendar Pro, Relay for Reddit, Impressions, Focus, Shuttle, Progression, as well as Twee.

Mobile’s Most Anticipated Games of 2016

Magic Kingdoms

At the start of 2016, gamers are presented with brilliant new possibilities due to the efforts of a slew of top line developers adding incredibly high quality content to the virtual shelves of online mobile gaming stores. The games discussed below represent the best of the best, breaking new ground in graphics, storyline, and player control, offering higher levels of interactivity and far greater bang for your buck in mobile video gaming entertainment.

Disney Magic Kingdoms

Disney Magic Kingdoms is another highly anticipated upcoming release from Disney and will be available on Windows Phone, iOS, and Android. The children and now adults entertainment giant Disney has for generations been known for its out of this world attractions and resorts, and soon it offers players the ability to build their own Magic Kingdoms on smart phones and tablet devices. The new Disney title is according to company resources expected to release early in this year. Fans can look forward to interacting with legendary iconic characters, or completing quests in order to save their theme park from evil villains while building up their very own theme park entertainment attractions.

The latest and perhaps one of the greatest yet survivalist MMORPG games, Durango offers players a look at a world based on dinosaurs coexisting with humans, where players in order to survive will need to build, hunt, as well as develop their tribes in an open world framework. Durango became one of the most anticipated games and a of years ago after a teaser trailer; however, it went silent for a while but has now started to resurface offering newly released information and a number of screenshots of this stunningly visualed new game.

twofold inc. will soon deliver to players a brand spanking new puzzle game from the creators of the renowned strategy title Rymdkapsel. Players must not let the minimalistic appearance and simplicity of twofold inc fool them, since this famous indie team has in the past on several occasions displayed the exact know-how to create quality gaming entertainment. In twofold inc, players start scrolling through a playing field in order to make a path with a clear the way by unravelling tiles.

Great New Apps for This Week

Gotta Go

This week introduces a new app willing to assist its users in getting out of unpleasant situations and appointments by providing solid reasons to create convincing excuses for avoiding an undesirable or unpleasant meeting. If you wish to be more involved and engaged in the community you chose to live in, this app will assist you in doing so, or if you just want to brush up and be aware of what’s going on in the world around you.

Gotta Go! On occasion, everyone experiences moments where they wish they had a plausible excuse to extricate themselves from an unpleasant or awkward situation or meeting. Gotta Go! Is your answer and Universal provider of plausible excuses, offering its users the ability to schedule texts and calls for all types of occasions; however, first you will need to get the creative juices flowing. Users can link specific contact names to the required excuse in order to provide your “emergency “situation with the required level of plausibility. It is currently only available on iTunes with the creation of an Android app largely dependent on its popularity.

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Tack provides its users with a location centric texting service that assists its users in engaging with local communities in their area. It keeps users in contact with occurrences taking place in the immediate surroundings, including training places, as well as with other community members post regarding places in your locality. Over and above the fact that the app assists its users to keep track of the best events near them, at also assist in finding other resources such as plumbers, babysitters, packages, or lost pets. Business owners are able to post advertisements, but the main aim is to into cohesive cooperative groups via open communication channels, it is available on both iOS,and Android.

News Pro, is one of Microsoft’s latest additions and unlike the feature laden Mimicker Alarm it is a pure barebones newsreader for iOS that stands in direct competition to Apple News and similar news accrual apps. As with any logical newsreader its users can select their preferred newsfeed categories that is returned to them via a top 10 and highlights sections.

Greatest New Game Launches of January 2016


Considering the rather expansive lead Google enjoys in the sheer volume of apps in its play store, it still experiences a disparate income generation when directly compared to Apple. Android users, specifically gamers are currently reaping fantastic rewards from Google and all its developers’ efforts to catch up with Apple insofar as income generated from its Play Store. Resultantly, on a daily basis vast numbers of truly superior products are flooding the Play Store’s virtual shelves and the games discussed below represent the best of their efforts.


Cavernaut presents mobile gamers with a brand-new minimalistic puzzle adventure that challenges them to pilot their ship through a maze of tunnels, where success allows them to collect various rewards. Repetitive boredom is kept well at bay by a massive selection of randomly generated level maps that ensures each played game remains different and individual from the previous one. Game controls offer players an intuitive user-friendly, quick and easy to understand user interface. Play remains interesting and varied by offering access to five different map areas, with each area delivering play of an increased difficulty level to keep play challenging and highly entertaining without becoming overly difficult. Considering its retro styled artwork, its graphics and animations are well above reasonable levels of acceptability. It is available on Android and iOS at $1.99, and the best news is the game neither offers nor requires any in-app purchases.

Call of Champions is one of the newer generations of MOBAs that delivers play via straight up battle that sees two opposing teams of three players each matched against one another to see who first gains control of the map. Individual matches last approximately five minutes each; however, players are free to engage in an unlimited number of sequential matches without having to fork out any fees. The game features 15 unique champions that players need to unlock, where players can choose from a broad range of customising features to individualise and empower each champion via a range of available talents they can learn. Each match delivers gut clenching entertainment value with the action appears more real due to its excellent graphics.