Best Apps, Tips And Tweaks Of The Week [08.04.2013]


It’s that period of the week again whenever we round up the most famous as well as the less-popular but equally useful apps, tips and tweaks you will likely have missed during your hectic workweek. This time around, we discuss rooting Android 4.3on Nexus devices, a brand new cross-platform collaborative word processor, a motion picture manager for Windows, as well as a full-blown torrent downloader and manager for Windows Phone 8, among other excellent apps and tips.

How To Root Nexus 4, 7, 10 And Galaxy Nexus On Android 4.3


Last week saw the worldwide discharge of Android 4.3 - still named ‘Jelly Bean’ - on Nexus devices. That’s all nice and cool, though the important question every power-user was asking was “how do I root this thing?” Well, of course, we’ve got you covered. It takes several steps to open your Nexus device to your world of much more powerful apps.

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Hands-On With CyanogenMod’s New Camera App ‘Focal’

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Have you heard about CyanogenMod’s ‘Project Nemesis’? It’s the name provided to Android developer community’s efforts to come up with better alternatives to stock Android components, for example the Camera app. Focal comes up with a tweaked interface, along with a bunch of extra features like a customizable burst mode, scene modes, ISO, exposure settings plus much more.

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Imgur Launches Official iOS App After Success On Android

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Imgur has long used third-party developers to get mobile apps because of their service, the good news is that their viral images and GIFs enjoy increased traffic than Reddit, they’ve thought we would launch their own, official solution. Imgur’s app is in reality a pretty good substitute for browsing 9GAG and other websites hosting funny or viral images.

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Get Chat Heads-Like Floating Notifications For Incoming Calls On Android With CallHeads

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Dislike how your phone activity is suddenly interrupted by the phone call? You should try out CallHeads! It shows a ChatHeads-like photo of the individual calling you, helping you to accept, decline or ignore their call without having to be brusquely recinded from your current app.

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Stylize Your Room In 3D With Autodesk’s Interior Design App ‘Homestyler’; Now On Android & iOS


This one’s for interior planning enthusiasts: Autodesk’s Homestyler permits you to take photos of one's room, and allows you to place 3D types of virtual furniture, lights, carpets, paintings, mirrors, and much more so you can observe how it will look if you opt for said items from your real designer. It was a web app at first, these days it is available on iOS and Android.

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Quip For Web, iOS And Android Is A More Social, Collaborative Word Processor

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We’ve seen plenty of collaborative productivity apps for mobile devices, but ex-Facebook CTO Bret Taylor’s new “Quip” for iOS, Android and web looks especially interesting. It allows multiple people to edit a single document while discussing everything in a message thread.

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GeoLog By Chainfire For Android Intelligently Tracks Your Location To Ensure Minimal Battery Consumption

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GeoLog by Chainfire - the famous developer behind apps like SuperSU, Hotspot Control - makes better use of the latest Google Play APIs, and all sorts of necessary on-board sensors to find out your position with minimal battery consumption.

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Manage Your Extensive Movie Library With MoviePile For Windows, Includes ‘TagMark’ Feature To Extract GIFs & Short Video Clips

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If you have a lot of digital movies stored in your PC, you might want to use a motion picture manager and video player like MoviePile. Besides having basic movie management features, it has a neat ‘TagMark’ feature that enables you to tag a particular part of a motion picture, watch it later, and export it to some GIF or MPG declare easy sharing.

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Quickly Access Android 4.3′s Built-In Per-App Permissions Manager With This App

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One from the interesting extra features in Android 4.3 is the ability to manage system-level privileges over a per-app basis. Hidden by default, we explain to you how to expose it on your Nexus device, and how to make optimum use of it.

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Cancel iOS App Updates Mid-Download With CancelUpdate Jailbreak Tweak


There is really a solution to iOS app updates getting stuck mid-download: It’s called ‘CancelUpdate’, and it allows you to revert an app update in a couple of taps on jailbroken iOS devices.

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Sort Gmail Emails On Basis Of Attached Files, Images And Links With Mikey For Google Chrome


You can simply search for emails with and without attachments using Gmail’s advanced search options, but Mikey for Gmail elegantly does all of the hard work in your case by sorting emails with files, images, links into separate tabs.

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QuickTerminal For Android Lets You Execute Popular Terminal Commands In A Single Tap; Allows Custom (Batch) Commands Too

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Why would you ever use terminal commands when it's possible to do all of it in a convenient manner with apps by using a graphical gui? Because terminal commands are more powerful, that’s why! Most people don’t know this, but Android comes with a terminal which is hidden away from regular users. You can access it via QuickTerminal to quickly execute pre-made popular commands, or custom commands, individually or in a batch.

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Download And Manage Torrents On Windows Phone 8 With wpTorrent

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Controlling desktop torrent apps from your phone? That’s fine over a limited mobile platform like iOS, but a Windows Phone developer has released a full-blown torrent manager for Windows Phone 8 with which you can download torrents directly, and later send the crooks to your PC wirelessly.

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