For women, the Everpurse may be the only advantage for not carrying a phone in their pockets. So until there’s a charging pocket that can outdo this purse, you’ll have an easy way to keep your phone running simply by putting it away. The purse ranges in prices from $189 for simple fabric ones or texture leather for $329. Orders over $300 comes with a free plastic case. For men, I suggest carrying extra power source or a charging case.
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Google Glass tends to look pretty nerdy for those who wear them, and they are typically associated with creepy stalker-style photography, white men, or hands-free GPS navigation. Now, we are finally seeing the maturation of the eyewear from nerd gear to potentially fun, artistic video and photography.
Created by filmmakers and animators, the stop-motion style video was made with 1,000 photos over the course of 4 days in a small cafe in New York. We hope you’ll enjoy CATCH: A Handimation through Glass.
It’s a big day for the music service Spotify, the app will now offer a free shuffle service. Like most other internet radio, it’s ad supported with an option to upgrade. Users who currently have a desktop account can create playlists that can be accessible by mobile, but mobile use does not come with unlimited searches or queries.
Clean Master has moved up three notches on the top free Android apps list this week to No. 6, according to research from Google Play. In moving up the charts, the popular video game app from King.com knocked Instagram down a notch.
Below, we’ve listed the top free Android apps of the week. The list links to Google Play’s research about the individual apps, including user reviews.
We spotlight the top free apps every week–helping our readers discover, enjoy and analyze successful content. Read more
There are very few, if any, competitor to Google Glass, but that’s hopefully changing this coming year. To get us started, Lumus is introducing its smart glasses, a chunkier eyewear with computer enhanced lens that overlays graphics over the right lens, giving the wearer a 640×480 pixel display, unlike Google’s peripherally projected images. Lumus also comes with a 5 megapixel camera and a motion sensor.
They’re not the most stylish wearable computer out there, but Google Glass also looked a bit chunky at first. Lumu first showcased its prototype in March of 2012, and this current design is a huge improvement. It still takes design cues from Google Glass, but it’s not much worse. Read more
Pandora’s new update is an exciting redesign to match the new iOS 7, but it also includes the popular pre-smartphone feature of a radio alarm. This is basically how I woke up in middle school, high school, and even college, before switching to new technology.
The app’s alarm feature works much like regular alarms – just tp on the song title or artist to turn off the music of snooze by shaking your phone. It’s a great addition to Pandora’s sleep timer feature, a great way to fall asleep. Basically, Pandora’s trying to be your best app for sleepitimes. Read more
If there’s a will there’s a way – and Amazon, is not the only one considering drones as one of the ways. These days, it’s prisoners who are using the unmanned aerial vehicle to deliver goods that can’t be otherwise obtained legally – like tobacco and cell phones.
In Calhoun, GA the state’s prison was getting delivery drop-offs via small hexacopters. The drones were manned by men in a nearby wooded area using binoculars and some drone-piloting skills. Prison guards got suspicious and went looking for them after seeing the UAV hovering around the prison gate – perhaps it wanted to send them a message. After searching the surrounding the guards found and searched four suspects who had plenty of tobacco and too many cell phones. If convicted, the perpetrators could face up to 20 years of confinement – a fate that could be ameliorated with regular delivery of drone goods.
Google’s Chromecast just added 10 more apps, which more than doubles its existing numbers.
The new apps are: Vevo, Red Bull.TV, Songza, The Washington Post’s PostTV, Viki, Revision3, BeyondPod, Plex, Avia and RealPlayer Cloud. Read more
Twitter made several updates to its apps late Tuesday, including the ability to send photos via direct message.
It’s the first time that users will be able to send photos via DM, adding a new level of interaction for Twitter fans. Twitter also added a new tab to find those direct messages right away.
Twitter’s Jeremy Gordon, senior director of product engineering, blogged the news Tuesday night:
Every day, people come to Twitter to find out what’s happening in the world and talk about it. Today, we’re updating our mobile apps to make this even easier.
Shopping for gifts of practically anything during the holidays can be a real challenge, which makes today’s infographic especially useful all this week and possibly up until Christmas. It’s a how-to hack away all of those shopping chores. So without further ado, let’s look at how we can use Task Rabbit and all of these great apps to ease the pain of holiday stress.
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