App Review: Hyperlapse from Instagram(iOS): Speeding up Video, Bringing out the Chaplin in You!

App Review: Hyperlapse from Instagram(iOS): Speeding up Video, Bringing out the Chaplin in You!    

Remember those Charlie Chaplin films /where at times everything seemed to happen at the rate of knots? Well, Instagram’s new app, Hyperlapse, lets you do something similar, with minimum fuss. Yes, we could get into explanations of what hyperlapse videos are, how they are different from timelapse and so on, but we will keep things very simple. As simple as […]

     
 
 

App Review: Foursquare (iOS, Android): Chucking out Check Ins

App Review: Foursquare (iOS, Android): Chucking out Check Ins

A couple of years ago, it was common to see many people whip out their phones when they arrived at a place and ‘check in’ their location, letting their contacts know where they were. The app that made this famous was Foursquare and for a while, it certainly was synonymous with checking into different locations, appointing frequent visitors with ‘mayorships’ […]

     
 
 

App Review: MiHome 3.0 (Android): A Bit of Xiaomi in Your Android

App Review: MiHome 3.0 (Android): A Bit of Xiaomi in Your Android

As we keep saying, there is more to the much-in-the-news Xiaomi Mi 3 than just super hardware and a super price. There is the little matter of the MIUI, Xiaomi’s very innovative interface which overlays Android on its devices (you can read our ten-pointed take on it). Now, as recent events have shown, getting your hands on a Xiaomi Mi […]

     
 
 

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 […]