Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Which is the best browser for your iPad?


Opera's mobile browser comes in two flavours: Android users get the full Opera Mobile, while i05 and BlackBerry owners get the slightly less feature-packed Opera Mini. Whichever you choose, you get a clean and friendly interface, with a one-touch sharing feature for sending URLs to friends, and a convenient Save Page tool that grabs copies of pages for you to read offline. The Android edition also features a convenient integrated download manager; which lets you pause, resume and rename downloads within the browser.

What really sets Opera apart is its "off-road" mode, available on both platforms. This lets you route your browsing through a proxy server that automatically compresses every web page you visit. The result is that pages load faster, and your mobile data usage can be slashed by as much as 90%. Plenty of browsers premise to Salle you time but switching to Opera could actually save you real money.


Once you've signed in to Google's ecosystem. Chrome seamlessly picks up your bookmarks, passwords and history from your desktop browser, giving you a similar experience across any device you log in to. It supports unlimited tabs on even the smallest screens, and its Incognito mode" lets you browse without leaving a trace. You can also send pages from your PC to your phone or tablet with a single click, which is handy for sending yourself directions.

Maxthon Cloud Browser

Windows Phone isn't blessed with a huge range of browsers, but Maxthon beats TE hands down, For one, you can switch between tabs with simple swipe gestures, and you can jump to your favourite sites using a Live Tile-inspired Quick Access page. Best of all, if you use Max-thon's browser on the desktop. your bookmarks and other data are automati¬cally synced, just like with Chrome.

Monday, January 20, 2014

TV & Movie Guide Australia: free app for your iPad

This was always going to be a tough section to fill.

Thanks to the lack of access to the many great streaming services enjoyed in other regions around the world, were a little restricted when it comes to great streaming apps. In fact, were very restricted! Many of the big national networks have their awn apps and channels, but there's no one service that leaps out.

So were going with something that at least helps you across all channels - a good TV guide!

Even then, its tough finding one that works on a number of devices. However, we've picked eBroadcast's excellent TV & Movie Guide Australia for a couple of reasons.

Sure, ifs restriced to Android (use OzTV if you are an Apple fan), but not only do you get an excellent TV guide, with the ability to share television picks with friends., choose what channels you want to track from every station in Australia, but you can also keep across cinema times, too!

You can find session times for all cinemas in the country, keep up to date with new releases and mane previews, and get access to iMDB and official movie websites.

Not bad for a free app!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Strava: awesome app for your iPad and iPhone.

Strava is the king of cycling apps. It can take any ride and turn it into a competition - brilliantly. It's so effective at making league tables out of the most innocuous routes that, according to the media, we're now a nation overrun by antisocial racers, risking lives to trim records, apparently.

For most sane people, how ever, Strava is simply a great incentive to get back on the bike every day_ Rides am tracked and stored, complete with detailed breakdowns.

The real fun conies in the challenging element - whether in beating your own persona] bests or those of others in your area. You don't even have to match someone's entire ride to join in; just complete one of the thousands of short segments programmed in Strava's database. Some of the more popular routes attract riders from far and wide for a crack at topping the leaderboard - riot all in the countryside, which is what gives Sirava its slightly controversial reputation.

Strava is also available in a running version.