Eliminate the guesswork of whether or not those leftovers are still edible with StillTasty ($1.99, iOS only). StillTasty provides you with instant shelf life information for thousands of foods, as well as proper storage tips to maintain freshness. For now, Android users can access the app’s parent website at www.stilltasty.com.Read More
This chart shows the 10 most used smartphone apps, according to GlobalWebIndex. While there aren’t really any surprises in these top 10, what is interesting is what this says about mobile users.
Obviously, we depend on our smartphones for much more than making calls-we use it to navigate, to connect with friends and to be entertained. But overall, these top 10 apps show that people gravitate towards mobile devices in order to make better sense of the world around them.
Mobile has changed the way we interact and communicate. What’s your mobile lyfestyle? Tell us about your favorite apps and why you like them so much.
Apps like Metal Detector (free, iOS & Android) are great at finding ferrous metals such as iron and steel, and they can also be used to locate wall studs for hanging family photos. Use it in the backyard with kids for a great pirate treasure hunt adventure.Read More
What’s more mobile than a car?
In this video clip from the Today Show, Chris Valasek (Director of Security Intelligence IOActive) and Charlie Miller (computer security researcher with Twitter) hack into a car’s computer system and take control of speedometer and the wheel.
While the hack is a success, they do point out that the hack is very localized-the hacker has to be in the car to take control of the car’s computer. But the point is that as cars become more advanced, they’re more vulnerable to getting hacked. The auto industry is on the verge of being revolutionized by technology as the world becomes more connected by mobile devices. A study by Fujitsu projects that in the future “the car itself will become not merely a device for mobility, but a “mobile device” in the same sense that technology companies understand the term – a platform for innovative, compelling applications that enrich the user’s experience.”
This opens up a lot of opportunity, but also an increased risk that car manufacturers will need to address as technology continues to advance.Read More
There are many ways that productivity apps can help to make people’s lives easier, such as convenient list making for shopping, paper free calendars, day planning and note taking.
But having such a variety of productivity applications out there to choose from can be a tad overwhelming especially if you’re just looking for a good list-taking app and you find yourself faced with options ranging in price from free to 40 bucks or more. It’s a personal choice as to which app or apps you want to try out, but if you’re just testing the productivity waters, perhaps start out with a free app or two and see how you can incorporate them into your daily routine.
Here’s a list of apps we like, broken down by category:
List making apps
Calendar or day planner apps
Task management apps
Project management apps
All of this in one apps
What are your favorite productivity apps for getting things done and staying organized?
If you like the idea of getting free data for your smart phone, or you’re an advertiser and wish your mobile ads were getting more engagement, you may want to check out Boston based startup Aquto.
How it works is that you download Aquto’s app Kickbit and then using the app you can earn data by watching videos, taking surveys, etc. From inside the app, you then have the option to transfer the data you’ve earned to your mobile carrier. You’ll have to check their list to see if your carrier is supported though-not all carriers support this yet.
Did Aquto figure out the best way to monetize mobile ads? Is free data enough of a hook? It might be. The number of smart phone users continues to grow, and so does the amount of data we’re using on our phones. A VentureBeat article on mobile data usage cites new research by Strategy Analytics, which projects that people will use 300% more data by 2017.
Does free data for your smart phone sound like something you would be interested in?Read More
Want to learn how to capture video and still pictures at the same time, how to create 360 degree panoramics or what’s the best app to edit pictures on your phone? Check out these tips.
Photo burst takes a multitude of photos of the same scene and picks the best shot for your approval. With all this technology, there’s almost no excuse for taking a bad photo!
But, if you do take a picture that you want to edit, or if you like editing your pictures in general, Aviary is a great app that can adjust color, brightness, saturation. you can crop, rotate, enhance get rid of red-eye and remove blemishes. If you fancy goofing up your pictures there are stickers and effects available and even more to download. I primarily use it to crop, and sometimes adjust brightness but it is really the best app I have found for overall editing of my photos.
If you like the nostalgic effects of Instagram, there is a cute app called Roidizer. The “Roid” is from Polaroid. Its another app to add fun to your photos. It gives the picture the classic Polaroid border and you can add text to the bottom.
Another great photo app that has quite a few cool features is called Camera Zoom FX. This can be used as an interface, which means instead of opening your normal camera button you’d use this app instead. It has all the options your camera has and then some. One of the things I like best, as simple as this may seem, you can touch anywhere on the screen to take a picture.
Lapse It is the ultimate time lapse app. You have a multitude of settings to create a cool time lapse video. The only thing you need to consider as you don’t exactly have a tripod mount is how to prop the device up.
Use the camera on your phone and do what I do, experiment! You can find some really cool effects while you are snapping away.
Welcome fellow mobile addicts.
If you love your phone and the thought of losing it makes you anxious, you’ve found the right place. Here at MML, we know that we’re living in a mobile world and we want to talk about it with you.
We want to tell you some interesting things we’ve learned about mobile and how it’s changing not only your everyday life, but how it’s impacting businesses and changing our behavior, the way we interact and the way we think.
This may look like our first post, but it’s certainly not the beginning of MML. We’ve been tweeting and discovered a lot of people are talking about mobile. We’ve been to SXSW and met some great innovators who are interested in mobile and its massive impact on our lives. We’ve looked over compelling data about smartphone users and learned a ton of random things you can do with your phone (did you know the volume button acts as a shutter button on the iPhone when taking a picture, like an old fashioned camera?) and we’ve faced some challenges-most recently when our website crashed and deleted a lot of old content (sorry for all the broken links that are now on our Facebook page-we’ve since gotten a better backup system).
So if you’re interested in the effect mobile has had on our lives and if you love good stories, great digital content and tips you can actually use to be more productive, stay with MyMobileLyfe. We’ve got some great stuff in store for you.Read More