Bublup is the new modern visually appealing way to collect and save, not only links, but PDF’s, photos, videos, GIF’s, notes, emails and other types of files. These items can be saved in the same folders together, making it ideal for research and for establishing collections. A cool component of Bublup is when you save something, other relevant information relating to the topic you saved, will bubble up. There is also a method to import your bookmarks into Bublup from Chrome, Safari and Firefox. With a FREE account you get 3 GB of storage and if that is not enough, go for one of the paid options. So far, here at Tech News for You, we are liking what we see with Bublup… Almost forgot, you can create Roll web pages instantly from Bublup folders. Customize them easily into beautiful stories and collections of your content including links, photos, videos, GIFs, notes, PDFs, and other files. Bublup is available on the web, in your browser, and as an iOS and Android app.
No more scrolling through launcher pages, contacts and settings, simply swipe the edge screen. Boost your multitasking and increase productivity!
Source: Google Play Store – Panels
Source: Automattic – Simplenote
Today I took advantage of a deal at Amazon for a Rocketbook. Rocketbook is a reusable, cloud-connected, notebook for note-taking purposes. You can blast your handwritten notes and big ideas to your favorite cloud destinations with the FREE Rocketbook companion app, then erase your notebook pages with water to use the pages over, again and again! Now, how cool is that.
While I await shipment of my Rocketbook, I started to explore more; and, I happened across a portion on the Rocketbook site that allows you to download templates that you can use with the Rocketbook app. Definitely is a great way to try out the app and the technology before you order your Rocketbook.
If interested in buying a Rocketbook, CLICK HERE to visit Amazon to see the selection of Rocketbooks that are available.
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The high-end phone of 2020 from Google is breaking away from their last few typical Pixel phones. Instead of delivering best in class specs and hardware, Google is opting for something a little more reasonable at the trade-off of a cheaper price tag.
Top 10 Best Quit Smoking Android Apps – 2020
There are so many options on the Play Store that it can be tough to sift through them all. However, there are a number that stand out from the crowd, offering something for the amateurs, the vector artists, or the full-on professionals.
What’s “fleeceware?” I confess, it’s a term I don’t often hear, but it’s basically deceptive marketing. An app hides its terms, fees, and/or subscription costs, or otherwise has some clever way to cajole you into signing up for a “free trial” that actually expires very soon and costs you a lot more than you expected when it’s over.
It’s only available to enterprise customers with a valid Microsoft 365 ES license, but the app description gives a clear picture of what it’s intended for.
Autosync is an automatic file sync and backup tool. You choose which folder in your device should be synced with which folder in your cloud storage account, and how. Autosync will then keep files in these two folders in sync with each other, automatically and without any additional efforts from the user.
Other than a Samsung Galaxy phone (at least for now), you’ll need a PC running the Windows 10 October 2019 Update or later.
The best Android smartphones you can buy right now (Fall 2020)
Lately I have been really into the Amazon’s Fire TV… I currently own the Fire TV Stick and have learned to load apps from the Amazon app store and have learned how to sideload Android apps that are not really compatible with the Fire TV Stick. One app that I was looking for was a good weather app that was recognized as being compatible with the Fire TV Stick. What I found, after loading and trying many weather apps, is that the WeatherBug app works the best at this point.
There are actually a metric ton of checkers games on Android. Thankfully, most of them are pretty good and we attribute that to the simple premise of checkers itself. Here are the best checkers games for Android.
If you’re new to APKs and you aren’t sure how to install Android apps with these APK files, our guide here will help you out.
This new Android app support also allows Windows 10 users to multitask with other Windows apps with alt+tab support, and you’ll even be able to pin these Android apps to the Windows 10 taskbar or Start menu.
It has introduced Smart Compose, link previews, Office file support, and more. All of these features are either already present, or coming to iOS and Android shortly.
Network Cell Info can help troubleshoot your reception, and connectivity problems while keeping you in the know about your local cell carrier radio frequency landscape. Network Cell Signal & Wi-Fi Info also includes a one-tap Wi-Fi/mobile internet performance speed test tool. Take a speed test to verify your internet performance including download, upload, ping, and jitter test results.
Collections helps you easily collect and organize content that you find across the web…
It basically gives you tools to manage screen time use for kids, find out their location, and create a safe digital space for them to move in.
A great Android app that is a Scrabble clone… A FREE and PRO version available!
Source: Google Play – CrossCraze
Visit the ‘Android Police’ and check out the 30 temporarily free and 51 on-sale apps and games for Wednesday. Some of the apps that are temporarily free remain in that status sometimes for several days.
AccuWeather adds minute-by-minute forecasts
to fill the void left by Dark Sky
Since it’s powered by Android TV, the device is capable of running apps like Netflix on its own and can give you access to a lot of other applications available on Google Play.
Which file manager app should you use? Google’s Files comes as part of stock Android, many manufacturers add their own file manager apps, and there are a ton of third-party options.
The change has been teased since April, then in May we learned from Google that the new limit would be 32. In June, the 32-person capacity showed up on Duo on the web, and now it’s finally live in the Android app as well.
It hit the 50-million mark by the middle of the month and has only rocketed since then…
Listen to live audio from over 7,000 fire and police scanners, weather radios, amateur radio repeaters, air traffic and marine radios from around the world. Turn on notifications to receive alerts anytime a scanner has more than 2000 listeners (find out about major events as they’re breaking).
Parental controls on phones evolved a lot over the years. Back in the day, devices had kid modes that turned off the UI basically entirely, trapping the child in a specific app. Unfortunately, kid mode is easy to work around and it doesn’t work really well. There are better alternatives out there anyway.
The tab strip is faster, easier, and closer to your fingers than the old window-switcher button. The favicons provide context about what tabs are open and what tabs are easy to close, and the growing line of tabs encourages you to actually close unwanted tabs.
Discover your download, upload and ping/ Stay private and secure with our free Speedtest VPN; Real-time graphs show connection consistency; The only internet connection test capable of accurately measuring 5G; Mobile carrier coverage maps; Test with a single connection to simulate downloading a file or multiple connections to understand max speed; Troubleshoot or verify the speed you were promised; Track past tests with detailed reporting; Easily share your results
Source: Google Play – Speedtest by Ookla
That means that users can now get a whole lot of information for words with very little action, helping them to understand the full context of the text better.
When the sun sets, it makes your computer look like your indoor lights. In the morning, it makes things look like sunlight again.
(Available for Windows Mac iPhone/iPad Android)
Many of the classic features of Facebook are available on the app, such as sharing to a Timeline, liking photos, searching for people, and editing your profile and groups.
What if you could just turn any text into an audiobook that you can listen to while you do other stuff? Google seems to think that’s a great idea as it offers that as a feature on Android. You just need to invoke Google Assistant when you see an article you’d like to have read and say “Read it,” “Read this page,” or “Read it to me.” You can try that with the text right here…
Source:Google Play Store – Windy
Recently a visitor to “Tech News for You” contacted me (Rick) and submitted information about a weather site and app, called “Windy.com“, that they highly recommended. I took a look at this and found that the “Windy.com” app and web site as a new find for me and that it is everything the reader stated. Thank you to “Carmicheals” for this submission.
To help get you to the weather site and to the app, here is what the reader had to say:
Found an excellent weather site/app:
Was so impressed with it I subscribed! I travel over multiple states by car for business so am always on the lookout for a good weather app. This one’s right up there with RadarNow
which I have also purchased. Thanks for your site – good job on the rename and upgrade!
As a side note to this, I am a subscriber to Locast. I recommend you give this a try first. If you are able to bring in the local TV stations, with the app, I recommend you sign up and donate $5 per month (that will eliminate the Locast ads, which can be a nuisance). All-In-All, I love Locast… You can also watch TV with your Locast account on any device (including your desktop computer). Locast is based on your location and is a very cheap way to get the main basic channels.
Below is the source link for the Android App
Source: Google Play Store – Locast