Create intricate and automated tasks to save time while using your device with AutomateIt
Among the plethora of automation apps sits AutomateIt, a truly amazing app for those who really want to explore the world of automation on their smartphone. The app itself is split into several areas, with the main being used to create automated tasks and apply them to different functions on their phones.
These tasks are formed in the style of different tasks, also known as triggers, and the action that happens once that trigger has been activated. Created tasks can vary over hundreds of topics and apart from being quite a cool addition, it can save a lot of time switching between different apps and functions manually, especially when you consider just how detailed and arduous certain tasks can soon become.
In this tutorial we’ll be guiding you through the AutomateIt app – and the process of creating a new task from scratch. You’ll also find invaluable information on editing created tasks and how you can link them with nearly all the third-party apps installed on your device.
We’ve searched high and low to find the 10 best Android Wear apps available for the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live smartwatches.Swipify
Multitasking is one of the areas that Android Wear isn’t designed well for, but Swipify improves it tenfold. It includes a superb app drawer and floating launcher which use minimal RAM and preserve your device’s battery for longer.
New children’s magazine is packed with fascinating facts and colourful illustrations
New children’s magazine is packed with fascinating facts and colourful illustrations.
Which was the largest ever empire? Are there any Ice Age animals still alive today? Who would win in a fight between a medieval knight and a Japanese samurai? These questions and more are answered in the brand-new How It Works Illustrated magazine.
On sale today for £6.99, the first issue of How It Works Illustrated kicks off with a concise History of the World, spread over 132 pages with bright, colourful artwork and educational content that reflects the Key Stage 2 school curriculum, ideal for ages seven to 11.
Share a photo that turns into a video with Selphee
People share lots of photos and videos, so why not combine the two? That’s the idea behind Selphee. You take a selfie (or any other photo, using either camera), then shoot a short video. When your friends view the photo, they’ll be surprised when it suddenly plays video.
There’s also an option to use an existing photo from the gallery, but ours kept coming up blank. Some basic photo editing options let you add funky frames and speech bubbles.
Then the video section allows you to record multiple clips, Vine-style, by holding the button repeatedly. You can then share your creation via a weblink on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp or SMS. It sounds innocuous enough, but there’s a worrying privacy angle since it turns out that the videos are actually uploaded to the ‘selpheeuploads’ YouTube channel for anyone to see.
Charge four devices at the same time with this charging station
Enabling users to charge numerous devices at the same time is the defining feature of the Universal Charging Station, and it works a treat. There are a variety of connectors on offer for Android and iOS devices and enough space on the rubberised pad for up to four devices to sit.
Underneath you’ll find a port to connect the station to the mains, which is needed to keep each charger working in sync. Ten-inch tablets seem to be a little unsteady when charging, but this is just a tiny issue in what is a very useful product for any tech lover to own.
The YotaPhone is a fascinating take on the eReader and smartphone combination that has impressive potential
You can be forgiven for not having heard of the YotaPhone. It has slipped under the radar of many smartphone fans. But it is an exciting idea, a whole new concept in smartphone design and it deserves some of our attention.
What we have in the YotaPhone is a handset with two screens. On one side is a standard looking Android screen. It is full colour and touch sensitive. Just what you’d expect. On the other side is an e-ink screen of the type we are used to seeing in ebook readers. That’s the unexpected.
There is a degree of communication between the two screens. So, for example, you can send whatever is showing on the colour screen over to the e-ink screen by sweeping downwards with two fingers on the colour side. Why would you do this? One reason would be to conserve power. The e-ink uses none at all, except when it is refreshing. So you could push your to-do list or a map of where you are going over to the e-ink side and it will be there all the time, even when the handset is in standby mode – or switched off.