Tempo App: Tinker With The Speed Of iPhone Videos In Real Time

April 27, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0


With powerful cameras being part of smartphones people around the world are free to record short videos and share it with their friends and family. These videos can be slowed-downed or made to play faster to give them a unique look. The Tempo Video Editor app by Fly Labs Inc. is a free app that allows you to be creative with the tempo of videos you make.

As the name of the app implies Tempo allows you to slow down videos or speed them up depending on what works for you, while they play in real time. While I appreciated the fact that the app is free I was a bit disappointed to find out that the videos made through it ended up having watermarks which cost $4.99 to be removed. If you are okay with watermarked videos then this app has a lot of fun things to offer.


Drop Shot: Save Screenshots From Your iPhone To Your Dropbox Account

April 22, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0


If you have an iPhone, there might be an instance in your device’s life where you would have used it to take a screenshot. It may have been to post something on social media, or send an image to a friend, or some other purpose.

Regardless, the iPhone provides an easy way to save something useful on the device without requiring a third-party application to store it for you. However, you can end up with a lot of clutter if you take screenshots regularly.
Some applications allow backup of screenshots along with other images in the Camera roll, but if you want an app that specifically backs up screenshots, then you should take a look at Drop Shot.


Office Lens: Convert Images To Word Docs and Read Whiteboard Images

April 17, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0


If you’re a student or an employee who has to write down a lot of lengthy notes in limited time then Office Lens by Microsoft Corporation is an app for you. It’s a free app that lets users take pictures of documents, content written on boards, etc. and convert them to editable MS Word, PDF, and PowerPoint files. It’s a very useful app that will make you feel that you have a tiny scanner instead of an actual iPhone in your pocket.

I’ve always have to be prepared with a notebook and pen in hand when it comes to taking notes in class or a meeting. I have tried taking pictures of notes directly from a black or whiteboard but they don’t come out very clean, and I still have to type or write down the content later on from the image I’ve captured. Office Lens has been created to cater to all the requirements needed in order to properly take pictures from boards, documents, even business cards, and then converting all the text into Word, PDF files, or PowerPoint presentations.


Unboxing and first impression: BOHM SoundBlock Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

April 10, 2015 — by Xin Chan1


I have been using a SCOTT Bluetooth Portable Speaker BT700 for about 1.5 year and I am quite satisfied with its performance, sound quality and the base output. It costed me around $30 at that time and I felt that was quite a good deal.

Recently, before the Easter holiday, I found a real good deal on Amazon for BÖHM SoundBlock Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for around $50 only (original price $140). The customer reviews are good and it has quite a good rating. I personally really like the outlook of this speaker. The size is also optimal for my desk. Simply say this speaker is something that I have been looking for.


Filters App: Over 800 Ways To Transform Your Images

April 3, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0


While we have covered several apps that let you apply filters to images in the past, today’s release is a little bit different.

Courtesy of Mike Rundle, you can now use Filters for iPhone, an app that’s basically a visual effects photo editor.

What’s intriguing about this offering is that none of the filters are locked behind a paywall of in-app purchases. It’s a sleek filter editor that brings over 800 ways to transform your photos.


Choosic: The Music App That Works Like Tinder

April 3, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0


I like listening to music. Most of the stuff I hear is already immensely popular but once in the while I get to hear a song from an indie artist that catches my attention.

Due to my hectic schedule discovering new music isn’t easy for me but then a friend of mine introduced me to Choosic. And I am thankful that he did.

Here’s why: It is the ideal app to broaden your music horizons.


Enlight Photo App: Filters, Effects, Artistic Tools, Memes and Many More

April 2, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum1


You may already be familiar with Facetune, the photo editing app that lets you portraits appear a lot better by letting you use tools to fix up hairstyle, apply makeup, improve skin texture, blur out the background, and do more.

The developers of the same app have lately released Enlight. This is a new app offering that builds on the image processing technology that was introduced in Facetune.

The app offers features that are hard to resist; from basic to complex, there’s possibility of using creative options such as curves, layers, masks, and even noise reduction.


Layout App: Create Amazing Collages To Share On Instagram

April 1, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0


We can all agree that Instagram is amazing especially if you know the right filters to use to make your images stand out from the rest of the crowd.

While Instagram does have benefits there are things that the app can’t do such as adding a frame to images, adding some text, or making a collage to share with the world. However, all of that is going to change because Instagram has released an all-new app named Layout.


Review: Twelve South BaseLift for MacBook

March 27, 2015 — by Xin Chan0


I have seldom been so crazy to purchase a gadget right on the launch day, especially accessories for my Apple Products. I usually wait and see and check out numbers of reviews before I cash in. But I really love this product at first sight and I wanted it for my MacBook Pro for long. It is BaseLift for MacBook presented by Twelve South, launched last Wednesday.

It is a super-thin, microfiber-layered integrated stand and lap pad for MacBooks, which fits all current MacBook Pro and Air models, with the following features in summary:

– Super thin and light (3.7 mm, 119 g)
– Tilts MacBook to a comfortable typing angle (10 degrees, elevates by 32 mm)
– Improves air circulation
– Protects your thighs from the heat emitted
– Attaches to MacBook to go everywhere you go
– Protects and adds comforts to the bottom of your MacBook
– Easy to remove anytime, leaving no residue behind
– Easily fits into most bags and MacBook cases

BaseLift features a two-piece design. You can find inside the package the primary BaseLift Pad and an optional secondary Fit Strip for 13 and 15-inch models. Don’t panic when you open the box as there is a very comprehensive installation guide with graphical illustrations to help you out in getting the product set up and works well. Notably speaking, don’t just look at the pictures but also the words, you need to be careful with the alignment of the pad in order to have the best balance and experience when you flip your MacBook upside down again.