Imgur Android App Gets An Update

Imgur Android App Gets An Update

Dec 9, 2013

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Imgur is a great image-sharing service that lets users seamlessly upload and view images, without requiring registration. There are lots of reasons why many people (me included) use it as their image hosting program of choice, and now there’s a couple reasons more. The new update brought to its Android app a Tablet mode, and changed its upper and side bars to use device’s native menus. The app can be downloaded fore free from here: Imgur on Google Play.

Introducing Portrait Lens, A Photo Manipulation App

Introducing Portrait Lens, A Photo Manipulation App

Oct 31, 2013

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Portrait Lens makes the photos, taken with a mobile camera, look like pictures, taken with a professional DSLR camera. Obviously, it won’t improve pixel density or anything like that, but it will create a fine-looking illusion of focus, with just a few operations. Portrait Lens can be downloaded for free from here: Portrait Lens on Google Play.

Free App Recap February 5 – Search Apps

Free App Recap February 5 – Search Apps

Feb 5, 2013

Our phones have the ability to access the collective knowledge of mankind. To find that information, we need a little help searching through it all. This weeks list of utilities is all search apps for Android. While the Google Search app comes on most devices, there are other options out there to make searching easier and to help target searches a bit better.

Quick Search Widget

Much like the search bar in browsers like Firefox, Quick Search Widget is a fast way to search the web from engines other than Google. Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, eBay, DailyMotion and lot of others are available. Being a widget, the search is a lot more accessible. Set up a different widget for each of the most used search engines.

Download Quick Search Widget

Image Search

Sometimes I am talking to someone and want to show them a picture of something we are talking about. Searching for just an image isn’t always so easy though. Image Search makes searching for and finding the right image a super easy. It’s pretty much like going to Google Image Search and looking for the image. Filter by the type of image, color, size and a lot more. Once the right image is found, viewing, downloading or going to the site hosting the image is quick and painless.

Download Image Search

Google Gesture Search

Like Google Search for a phone or tablet. Once Google Gesture Search indexes the device, items like contacts, apps and other things can be searched for by drawing the numbers or letters on the screen. If for example “T” is drawn and the search is for TuneIn Radio, keep spelling out the name and the search is refined more. Search for a contact by drawing their phone number on the screen. Way easier than using the small keyboard on some phones

Download Google Gesture Search

Perfectly Clear for Android Review

Perfectly Clear for Android Review

Sep 14, 2012

People generally carry around phones and not a point-and-shoot camera these days because of the improved quality of cameras on phones. Taking a quick picture is also a lot easier from a phone because it’s usually in hand. The problem with the camera on most phones is it’s not quite as good as what a camera of the same megapixel rating would be. Part of the problem is clarity, and even though there are some settings to adjust clarity, contrast or color clarity still lacks.

Perfectly Clear Aims to cure this problem. The way Perfectly Clear works is to autocorrect common problems when taking images on a mobile device. There are quite a few options to fix the image. Options, such as exposure, depth, vibrancy, sharpen and skintone are all available for free. Other options are available as in-app-purchase.

After Perfectly Clear makes a correction to the image, there is a line right down the middle, showing a before and after. This way if the image is not corrected in a satisfactory manner, it’s obvious right away easy to compare. Several premade presets such as fix dark and fix tints. If desired, several user created presets can be saved also.

Perfectly Clear can make adjustments to pictures taken from the camera, downloaded images or images saved from messages. This means previously captured pictures can be adjusted to make them look as good as possible. Images from the previous vacation or taken while indoors without a flash can be brightened automatically. When a certain combination of settings is found to work well, save it as a preset for later use.

Having a application like this right on the phone is a huge timesaver from loading it onto a computer and using an image manipulation program like Photoshop to enhance the image. And it’s way better than just living with a dark image or deleting it.