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Organizer for personal use and team work!
LeaderTask is an organizer that lets you manage your projects, contacts, tasks and, ultimately, your time. LeaderTask separates different tasks by colored tabs at the top of your calendar and allows you to add event reminders for certain tasks.
Delegate a task to any LeaderTask user anywhere on the globe. After a task is assigned, it appears in the performer’s LeaderTask. LeaderTask is a full-featured application so you don’t need the Internet because you can work offline. Also it is not tied to Windows. Copy the entire folder with the organizer to a flash drive and carry it with you!
Note: Commercial usage is allowed.
Google offers new sales options for Chrome Web Store
Google has added new options for developers selling software through its Chrome Web Store.
Those selling software for Google's Chrome browser and Chrome OS operating system now have a variety of new sales possibilities, according to a blog post Tuesday by Chary Chen of the Chrome Web Store team. Among those options are the ability to offer:
- Free trials of Chrome extensions and Chrome packaged apps.
- Themes that cost money.
- Extensions and packaged apps that include in-app payment possibilities.
- Subscriptions for Chrome extensions.
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Google's Chrome Web Store has brought the app store approach to Web apps and to software that extend what Google's browser can do. That means people have a convenient, central place to find software that's assured to work well with Chrome and that Google tries to keep free of malware.
The store also furthers Google's... [Read more]
- Free trials of Chrome extensions and Chrome packaged apps.
Apple Maps may get major 'under-the-hood' upgrade
Apple plans to make major improvements to the Maps app in iOS 8, a new report claimed on Tuesday.
Apple's top executives, including CEO Tim Cook and Senior Vice Presidents Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi, are currently working on Maps for iOS 8, 9to5Mac reported, citing people who claim to have knowledge of Apple's plans. The executives are focusing less on interface improvements this year and more on enhancements to the application's accuracy and reliability, the report said.
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In addition, Apple has added public transit functionality to the app, ensuring that users can ... [Read more]
Star Apps: Gary Numan
Gary Numan is well aware that most Americans know him only for his "Cars" single. It's his only US hit, charting at No. 9 back in 1980. But when people call the electro pioneer a one-hit wonder, it drives me crazy. If "Down in the Park," "Are 'Friends' Electric?" "Me! I Disconnect From You," and "You Are in My Vision" (with Tubeway Army), "I Die: You Die," and "We Take Mystery (To Bed)" didn't chart in the US, it's not for lack of merit. Technologically advanced and emotionally nuanced albums such as "Replicas" (1979), "The Pleasure Principle" (1979), and "Berserker" (1984) sound just as contemporary and topical as Numan's most recent album, "Splinter (Songs From a Broken Mind)" (2013). It just took audiences a while to catch up, aided by more recent covers from proteges like Nine Inch Nails, Foo Fighters, and Jack White.(Credit: Courtesy: BB Gun Press)
"Splinter (Songs From a Broken Mind)" is gorgeous on every level. Considering the title, I wonder if you consider yourself psychologically splintered? I was diagnosed with depression in 2008-2009 and spent the next few years fighting that. I didn't write a song for three years, maybe four, and my career was slowly fading away. The medication I was on ... [Read more]
Star Apps: 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' cast
DreamWorks' "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" is based on the "Peabody's Improbable History" segment that appeared in the classic "Rocky and Bullwinkle Show" cartoon. The movie follows dog father Mr. Peabody and his biped boy Sherman in a race through time to repair a hole in the universe that jeopardizes the entire space-time continuum. "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" features the voices of Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert, and Allison Janney; state-of-the-art CG animation and 3D; a great score by Danny Elfman; and a smart storyline that should charm children and parents alike.
I interviewed executive producer Tiffany Ward ("George of the Jungle," "Dudley Do-Right," and "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle") and director Rob Minkoff ("The Lion King," "Stuart Little," and "The Forbidden Kingdom") about the beloved characters, Jay Ward, the challenges of directing animated films, and their favorite apps.
Tiffany, your father, Jay Ward, co-created the Peabody and Sherman characters along with Crusader Rabbit, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Dudley Do-Right, Hoppity Hooper, George of the Jungle, Tom Slick, and Super Chicken. Out of all of them, which is your favorite? I look at them as my brothers and sisters, so it would be really hurtful to look at one as your favorite. I love them all.
I've read that your dad's nickname was Chairman... [Read more]
Use EasyDownloader to save Instagram photos, videos
When you're checking out Instagram in a Web browser, it's easy to save a photo that you like. Videos might require a bit more work, but are still relatively simple to obtain. However, when you're using an Android device, saving photos and videos is a bit more difficult. Your choices are to crop screenshots or root your device.
Enter EasyDownloader, an app that will let you snag any photo or video you desire from your Instagram feed without the need for cropping or rooting. Instead, saving content is just a couple of taps away. Let's get started:
Note: You will need to have the Instagram app installed on your device before using EasyDownloader. Additionally, this app will not let you download content from users that have their posts marked as private.
Step 1: Install a copy of EasyDownloader on your Android 3.0 and higher device. Make sure to use the provided link for your install, as there are many different apps of the same name in the Google Play Store (and they don't all perform the same function).
(Credit: Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET)
Step 2: Open the app to activate the download feature, then tap the Instagram icon near the top-right corner.
(Credit: Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET)
Step 3: When you come across a photo o... [Read more]
Security lessons from RSA
The RSA Conference, the flagship meetup for cryptography, information security, and IT experts from around the world, just wrapped on February 28. While RSA is largely for IT professionals and businesses rather than consumers, I learned a couple of new lessons about personal protection in the age of big data. Read on for lessons learned and tips for taking control of your online security and digital privacy.
1. Beware of hackers and protect your passwords
Hackers are no more evil than the average netizens, nor are they loners: They build social communities around their illicit activities. Whether they're cyber-criminals trying to make money off stolen data, hactivists taking a stance, or surveillance bugs just keeping tabs, hackers have turned hacking into a business, and data is their sole interest. Most hackers work together to pull off sophisticated attacks, mostly on organizations, companies, government sites, or other hacking groups.
If your info is out there for the taking, then be ready to call your credit card company at a moment's notice. But present hackers with a little difficulty and they might just go after another, softer target. So, create tougher passwords (longer is always better!), get a two-step authentication system, edit out personal info from your Facebook and Google+ pages, and don't tweet things that can be used to phish data.
Keep your passwords safe with these Windows apps:
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Mozilla works to squeeze more life out of JPEG
JPEG, the decades-old image format, shows no signs of disappearing. That's why Mozilla announced a project Wednesday to try to shave another 10 percent off images compressed with the standard.
The non-profit organization behind Firefox announced a project called mozjpeg that aims to compress JPEGs more intelligently. Smaller file sizes means Web pages load faster, and Mozilla is deeply interested in improving the Web's performance.
"Photos can easily make up the bulk of the network traffic for a page load," said senior technology strategist Josh Aas in a blog post. "Reducing the size of these files is an obvious goal for optimization."
It's a tweak of an existing open-source tool called libjpeg-turbo that's used to create JPEGs. On top of that it adds a tool called jpgcrush that picks the best compression options without sacrificing any image quality.
Star Apps: Big Ang
As the debris settled from the explosive "Mob Wives: New Blood" season finale, which aired on VH1 February 27, viewers were left wondering who'd return next season. But if this photo on the show's Facebook page is any indication, all five wives, including series peacekeeper Big Ang will be back for season five. Angela Raiola is Brooklyn born, a single mother of two, and a former Mafia moll, and she also appears on spin-off "Miami Monkey." Bing Ang talked to me about the shows, the drama, representing Italians, glorifying the Mob, and her favorite apps.(Credit: Courtesy: VH1)
Let's start with "Mob Wives." What are your thoughts on Ramona, Karen, and Carla leaving the show? I think that we needed a change, and I think the girls this season are great.
How are you getting along with newbies Alicia and Natalie? I get along with everyone.
Please weigh in on two of the more controversial story arcs this past season: Alicia possibly going to jail and Natalie calling Renee's ex "delic... [Read more]
Star Apps: Jonathan Kite
Actor Jonathan Kite is a far cry from Oleg, the bawdy Ukrainian cook he plays on CBS sitcom "2 Broke Girls." He's US-born, more travel-crazed than sex-crazed, and doesn't deliver bawdy one-liners in his daily life. Kite also lends his voice to animated series "Black Dynamite" on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, and after making stand-up comedy a weekend hobby, has become sought after for his impressions of Vince Vaughn, Tom Hanks, Seth Rogen, Liam Neeson, and Robert Downey Jr.(Credit: David Muller)
How do you account for the success of "2 Broke Girls"? I think the show is so successful because it is a pretty good representation of what's happening in America right now, economically speaking. I think there are a lot of people who can relate to that -- people who might have been rich before but are now struggling with a small business, which is what America is built on. It doesn't show it from the white middle-class perspective, either, but from so many different angles, which is a cool, unique thing.
What appealed to you about the role of Oleg? What they were originally asking for was a 45-year-old, bald Russian man. I'... [Read more]
Avoid spam calls, find numbers faster with Current Caller ID on Android
Last year, I shared how to use the Whitepages Current Caller ID app to easily track blocked calls and texts. Now, Whitepages has added the ability to spot many of today's spam/scam numbers, along with some other convenient features.
If you don't have the app already, there's no time like the present to get a copy. Current Caller ID is available for Android 2.2 and up.
The UI for the app has received a makeover, sporting lighter colors and better organization for its features. For example, the previous version of the app had two tabs for your call log -- one Recent and the other Frequent -- but now there's just one tab with a toggle for the two choices. The Blocked calls/texts menu has also moved to the row of icons along the bottom.
Avoid spam calls(Credit: Whitepages)
When a phone number is part of an area code that has a high spam score, an alert will be shown on the Whitepages info window when making or receiving a call. According to Whitepages, their app can identify over 21,000 different scam numbers. Additionally, they will keep updating their spam directory to maintain the accuracy of flagged numbers.
Find numbers faster(Credit: White... [Read more]