TinyScan : Scan and Save Paper Documents as PDF Files

TinyScan for Android

If you have an Android smartphone with a powerful camera then you do not really need a scanner to scan your documents. You can use the camera from your smartphone to scan any and every document into a PDF file. If you use the camera app, then you may snap the documents at an angle and it does not look like a scanned image. But with specialized apps like TinyScan you can actually correct the scanned image by stretching or skewing Continue reading

Folder Lock for Android Shields Private Files inside a Vault

Folder Lock for Android

I recently bought the new Asus Zenfone and soon everyone wanted too see how it feels in their hands. Every time someone takes my smartphone in their hands to check it out, I feel a little bit concerned about my privacy. You can call me paranoid, but I do not feel easy about everyone viewing my banking statements or dating pictures stored in my phone. So now I have turned to the free Folder Lock app that locks all my private files inside an invisible Continue reading

Macro Keys Helps Perform Repetitive Tasks in Windows

Macro Keys

Those of us who have to work on computers at work know how many times we have to perform the same tasks over and over again. For example, my sister who works at the help desk of a local charity group has to type in same things over and over again when people ask her help over the web based chat. She is smart and has typed all the redundant things in a text file and just copy-pastes from it whenever needed. But Continue reading

SurfEasy VPN Provides Online Privacy and Anonymity

SurfEasy VPN

SurfEasy VPN has joined hands with Opera Software (yes the makers of Opera web browser) to provide you with free online protection, privacy and anonymity. SurfEasy is multi-platform VPN that works on Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS. The free starter pack offers 500 MB data for a month but can you can purchase unlimited data packs at a very reasonable price. In addition, you can also get data rewards by completing some steps. For example, finishing the email verification adds 100 MB more data to Continue reading

Highlight Text in Chrome with Super Simple Highlighter

Super Simple Highlighter for Chrome

If you are researching on a topic then you most likely have to go through one book to another in the library or from one site to another on the internet. As far as your books are concerned, you can use any highlighter pen to mark down the important sections that you might want to include in your report. But for the websites, you do not have any such highlighter. The free Super Simple Highlighter extension for Chrome browser fills this Continue reading

Cogi Records Voice to Take Notes in Android

Cogi : Record Meetings, Thoughts, Lectures

New ideas are very unexpected and spontaneous. They do not come when you are thinking with all your might, but the moment you get up from your desk and step out of your office, suddenly they dawn upon you. Trouble is that in those moments of epiphany, you do not really have anything on your person to write them down. This is where Cogi fits in – it is an Android app that specializes in recording your thoughts and taking notes. No matter Continue reading

Add Website Shortcuts to Homescreen in Android Lollipop

Add Website Shortcuts to Android Homescreen

Every morning I wake up and check the New York Times, New York Daily News or the USA Today website to stay in touch with what is happening in the world around us. In fact every one has some of the websites that they check most often on their smartphones. Usually we open the web browser like Chrome in the smartphone and type the website domain or access it from the bookmarks. But none of these methods are as fast as the Continue reading

Configure Android Lollipop for the Color Blind

Android Lollipop Color Correction

It is not uncommon for some of us to have sight related problems like color blindness. If you have some sort of color problem in your eyes, then you can configure your Android Lollipop device to show the screen colors after making some adjustments so that you do not find any difficulty in reading what is displayed on the screen. There are three main types of color blindness – deuteranomaly (red-green), protanomaly (red-green) and tritanomaly (blue-yellow) – Android Lollipop covers them Continue reading

CryptaFlix Encrypts and Password Protects Video Files

CryptaFlix

If you take a walk in the smartphone showrooms today, you will be surprised at the quality of the camera modules that come with smartphones. Some of the manufacturers are offering cameras in their devices of as much as 18 mega pixels resolutions. With such high resolution camera, who can resist to capture pictures and make movies. Sometimes we even end up making movies of private nature that are intended only for your eyes and perhaps those of your life partner. If you also have such Continue reading

Block Lockscreen App Notifications in Android Lollipop

Lockscreen App Notifications in Androiddeem

Android Lollipop brings many new features for the convenience of the smartphone user. For example, it displays app notifications on the lock screen so that you can find out about the new notifications without actually having to unlock the phone. But this poses a little bit of the privacy problem as just about anyone can see these notifications without unlocking the phone. Besides you do not want the lock screen to be over populated with unwanted notifications from many of the less important apps. Continue reading