App Review: Yahoo Aviate Launcher (Android): A Launcher that Changes with Time

App Review: Yahoo Aviate Launcher (Android): A Launcher that Changes with Time

Contextual launchers or launchers that change as per location and time rather than on any tinkering by you, seem to be the rage these days. We saw Nokia using the concept in its very bare-bones Z launcher, which focused more on speed and simplicity, while sacrificing customization options. Yahoo! has however, chosen to blend these three together in its Aviate […]

     
 
 

App Review: Angry Birds Epic (iOS, Android, WP): Thrown into RPG Land!

App Review: Angry Birds Epic (iOS, Android, WP): Thrown into RPG Land!

“Sometimes you just have to let go of what has worked well for you so far. And try something altogether new.” No, we are not giving some self-improvement sermon here. We are just talking of the latest Angry Birds game in tech town, Angry Birds Epic. Almost six years ago, the game became a rage all over the world because […]

     
 
 

App Review: Z Launcher (Android): Interesting, Innovative… and Limited

App Review: Z Launcher (Android): Interesting, Innovative… and Limited

Nokia does seem to be talking its venture into Android more seriously than many thought. The company has come out with three handsets, and now it has even come out with a launcher application for Android, the Z launcher. There is a hint of irony, though – the Z Launcher will not be available for the Android devices of the […]

     
 
 

Daily App: Word Forward (iOS): Word Puzzle with a Spin

Daily App: Word Forward (iOS): Word Puzzle with a Spin

There is no shortage of word puzzles on mobile devices, ranging from the relatively recent Letterpress to the classic Scrabble. In terms of territory, you would think that pretty much everything had been covered. Fortunately, that is not the case. There are new vistas to explore and the appropriately named folks at AppyNation have shown us one in Word Forward. […]

     
 
 

Daily App: Yahoo News Digest (iOS): Keeping News Short and Sweet

Daily App: Yahoo News Digest (iOS): Keeping News Short and Sweet

When Yahoo had snapped up Summly, the app that cut down verbose text to a more manageable size, from Nickj D’Alosio, we had poised ourselves for something that would focus on the succinct rather than the detailed. And sure enough, our patience was rewarded when Yahoo launched its News Digest app at CES this year. The app focused on delivering […]

     
 
 

Daily App: Google Keep (Android) – Note-worthy, but not Irresistible

Daily App: Google Keep (Android) – Note-worthy, but not Irresistible

It has its own operating system, maps, browser, book reading app, book store, browser and a stack of other apps besides, but for some reason, Google has steered clear of note-making apps. Interesting, when you consider that almost every OS in town comes with its own app to allow users to key in those on-the-spur thoughts and points that cannot […]

     
 
 

DailyApp: Bump (iOS, Android): Now, Send Files with a Bump

DailyApp: Bump (iOS, Android): Now, Send Files with a Bump

We have seen our share of apps over the past decade. Some of these have been good, some unworthy of attention, some being handy rather than spectacular, and well, there have been a few that just have made our jaws drop. One of our favourites in the last-mentioned category has been Bump, an app that let users exchange photographs by […]

     
 
 

Daily App: InstaPlace (iOS/Android): Give Pictures a Sense of Place

Daily App: InstaPlace (iOS/Android): Give Pictures a Sense of Place

Geotagging has been around for donkey’s years now (well, in tech terms at least). The whole idea of being able to add information about the location where a picture was clicked to the picture itself was handy. The problem, of course, was that this information was not always obvious to the viewer. More often than not, you would have to […]

     
 
 

DailyApp: Temple Run 2 (iOS): Another Good Run!

DailyApp: Temple Run 2 (iOS): Another Good Run!

It speaks volumes of the fame achieved by the game that for many people, Temple Run is pretty much synonymous with gaming on handsets and tablets. It has been almost a year and a half since Imangi studios (and Keith Shepherd and Natalia Luckyanova in particular) unleashed a game in which you controlled a character whose only job was to […]

     
 
 

DailyApp: PIP Camera (iPhone and Android): Picture in Picture Magic!

DailyApp: PIP Camera (iPhone and Android): Picture in Picture Magic!

There was a time when cropping a photograph was considered the height of image editing on a handset. Then along came Instagram with its array of filters and suddenly everyone was editing every other picture they took by just a touch here and a tap there. Mind you, it DID begin to get monotonous after a while as similar apps […]