SnapPea Review. SnapPea is billed as "Android's best friend," and after spending significant time with application I am inclined to agree—somewhat. The free utility lets Android users manage photos, music, video, contacts, and apps from the comfort of their computers. SnapPea is a useful tool, but a few niggles prevent it and my Samsung Galaxy Note II from being, like, total BFFs. Getting StartedSnapPea, in a nutshell, is iTunes for Android—minus the bloat. You start by downloading SnapPea to your Windows PC and the corresponding mobile app to your Android device.
There are two setup methods: You can connect your Android phone or tablet to a laptop via USB (and download the appropriate drivers), or connect via Wi-Fi. SnapPea then asks to you link the two devices. The SnapPea ExperienceThe SnapPea home screen has two areas. My Devices is where you manage content and, thankfully, the interface is clean and intuitive. The Download section is where you can download content from a variety of sources. Borrow the things you need from people in your neighborhood | Peerby. Asana (for Android) Review.
By Jill Duffy Asana is quickly becoming one of the most popular productivity apps on the market. This cloud-based tool for managing tasks, teams, and projects helps get organizations off time-wasting email and back to the work that matters. If you use Asana (freemium; more on pricing below), there's little doubt you'll want to download the Asana mobile app for iPhone or Android (free; Android version reviewed here). The full Web version of Asana takes time to learn and master, but once you have that part down, the mobile app is a snap to use, and that's how it should be. I love that Asana is collaborative, and it's free for up to 15 people. Similar to the Web app, the mobile app relies on an Internet connection for the most up-to-date information from all your collaborators. In the Asana Android app, you can create new tasks, projects, and workspaces. Drag-and-drop functionality for reordering tasks works extremely well and makes it easy to manipulate to-do lists.
Slacker Radio (for Android) Review. By Jeffrey L. Wilson Slacker Radio continues its reign as the best streaming music service in an increasingly crowded field. The service and its complementary Android app (free; optional subscriptions from $3.99 per month) have undergone many changes in recent months to help it compete with the likes of Pandora, Spotify, and iHeartRadio. Slacker's latest update isn't as massive an overhaul as the 2013 interface redesign, but the under-the-hood fixes make it more stable for sure. Slacker lacks a handful of features found in competing products such as track crossfading and gapless playback, but it has enough great features and content of its own to rise above the competition. Subscriptions and Sound QualitySlacker's Android app is free, but serious music fans should sign up for Slacker Radio Plus for a commercial-free experience, offline listening, and unlimited song skips for $3.99 per month.
The Stations section holds Slacker's 30+ genre categories. Netgear Wifi Analytics (for Android) Review. Netgear's WiFi Analytics is a free Android app that I find very handy when it comes to troubleshooting and monitoring a home network. It's simple, but that simplicity is its strength and gives home users insight into a home wireless network, without need to know a lot about networking. What it Does and Where to GetThis free app available on Google Play, checks the strength of a wireless signal, network status, which channels are most crowded with wireless networks, and more. Relatively small at 459k, the app does not take up a lot of storage space on my Droid Razr M running Android 4.1.2.
The app requires Android 2.2 and up. Using the AppI have my phone connected to my test WiFi network using Netgear's R6300 router. There are several icons at the bottom of this screen. The next icon is "Home. " Another icon at the bottom is represented by the traditional Wi-Fi symbol – tap it and all Wi-Fi networks in proximity are displayed. Why transport apps like Uber are shaking up how you get around. Lawsuits are flying and taxi demonstrations are jamming streets from London and Paris to Boston, all because smartphone apps like Uber aim to make it easier to hail a ride. Uber hasn't made huge Canadian inroads beyond Toronto and Montreal just yet. But the online ride-sharing service, along with similar apps like Lyft that are popping up around the world, has shaken traditional taxi services and drawn the ire of local governments.
It also shut down many of Europe's capitals on Wednesday as taxi protests clogged streets in London, Berlin, Paris and Madrid. Uber car-sharing app spurs taxi strikes across Europe The reason behind all this cabbie angst is because Uber links riders with either luxury town-car services or non-professional ride-sharing drivers using personal cars, in the process largely circumventing the heavily taxed and regulated taxi and limousine services. Taxi drivers protest on May 21, 2014, in Milan, where they were idle for five days to protest the ride-hailing app Uber.