How to use Unclouded to free up space and make your Drive and Dropbox accounts a little bit neater
If you’re anything like us, sometimes you’ll use your cloud storage accounts to dump something, then never bother coming back to it. Whether it’s a bunch of screenshots you needed for a project or a document that you wanted to work on using a different device, cloud storage accounts can easily become cluttered with files and folders. That’s where Unclouded comes in. It’s an easy to use file manager that shows you which files you’ve accessed recently, and which you haven’t touched for a couple of years. It shows if you’ve got any duplicates, and lets you empty your trash with a tap.
In this tutorial we’ll show you how to use the app to clean your Dropbox and Drive accounts. Most of the steps work in the free version of Unclouded, but if you want to delete files you’ll need to buy the premium version. It’ll only set you back £1.15, and if you’re a big cloud storage user it’s definitely worth it.
The most affordable Kindle Fire yet looks to compete against the mighty Nexus brand
What is the perfect size for a tablet? Some would say 7-inches, while others would 10-inches is best for them. Amazon’s latest budget tablet, the Fire HD 6 is just 6-inches, which for a tablet is certainly on the small side. Although the small size of the tablet will please some users, the Fire HD 6 is surprisingly chunky and still not quite small enough for one-handed use. The largely plastic exterior does feel well made and robust, but adds some considerable weight to the frame of the device.
Look around the device and you’ll only find a few ports available to users. At the top of the tablet lies both the 3.5mm audio jack and microUSB, but there are noticeable omissions of a microSD and micro-HDMI port here. The sole speaker on the Fire HD 6 sits at the bottom of the tablet and offers great clarity for songs, when you’re not covering it up with your fingers that is and a miniscule camera sensors on the front and back are the other noticeable additions.
Amazon’s latest version of the Fire OS, Sangria, is in full force on the Fire HD 6, and is a noticeable improvement over previous versions. The smaller frame of the tablet helps keep Sangria running nicely throughout, although we would have liked to see a beefier processor than the dual-core offering used here. However, for the £79 price tag Amazon has set for the Fire HD 6, it’s a fairly standard cutback to make. If you’re an avid user of all things Amazon, then you’ll find the Fire HD 6 a pleasure to use. Every form of media is covered here and while the Amazon App Store is still light years behind that of the Google Play store, most of the essential apps are present. If you’ve not previously invested heavily in Amazon’s ecosystem before, however, then the Fire HD 6 is going to be a device that frustrates. The lack of any real third-support is disappointing, but something that Amazon is keen to fix.
The little computer running Android’s big-younger brother, Chrome OS
As Android users we’re already fully embracing the online future, our data ever present on all our connected devices. This extends to the Chrome browser as well, with bookmarks and web history shared across PC, laptop and smartphones if you have them set up properly.
The HP Chromebox, one from the most recent batch of Chromebox releases post this year’s I/O, uses the Chrome browser as a base to take this one step further by having your entire desktop on one of these interconnected devices with all your information instantly available. While it was a rocky start for ChromeOS and Chrome hardware, it has really matured over the past couple of years and the HP Chromebox includes some of the best lessons learned.
Firstly, the hardware design is very important for a Chromebox and HP get it spot on. It’s a small, light device that is perfectly portable for wherever you need to set up your office or workspace. Once there it supports the necessary standards for you to then actually work with it, such as the ubiquitous HDMI port and DisplayPort that hooks into TVs and most modern monitors, along with conveniently located USB ports on the front for your input devices.
The Nexus 9 is Google’s most powerful tablet ever, but how does it compare to other Android slabs?
Google is clearly firing a shot across the bow of Apple’s iPad range with the similarly-sized Nexus 9. Larger than the Nexus 7, but smaller than the Nexus 10, this new tablet has an 8.9-inch display and a stylish form factor created by HTC, including a thin bezel, brushed metal sides, clean lines, and a soft grip back.
However, while the Nexus 9 looks great, it’s also packing superior hardware. It has a long-lasting 6700mAh battery, 8MP rear camera, and perhaps best of all, it’s powered by the mighty NVIDA Tegra K1 processor. This quad-processor ensures the tablet is the first Nexus to support 64-bit architecture, and along with 2GB RAM, can easily handle intense multi-tasking and heavy-duty graphics. Another perk of the HTC partnership is that the tablet comes with two BoomSound speakers – the same model that help to make the HTC One (M8) handset critically-acclaimed for its sound quality.
All of this suggests the Nexus 9 will be the ultimate Android gaming tablet, so it’s perhaps odd then that Google is marketing the Nexus 9 as a productivity tool, with a keyboard sold separately that magnetically attaches, Microsoft Surface-style. However, this is likely to only better distinguish it from the Nexus 6’s own promotion as a media-consumption device.
Will you buy a Chromecast 2? Here are some of the things to expect from Google’s upcoming dongle.
Google’s intent on dominating your living room hasn’t stopped with the launch of either Android TV or the Nexus Player, instead comments from Google exec Mario Queiroz to GigaOm suggest the second version of the company’s Chromecast dongle could be with us sooner than we think.
Queiroz also revealed that users have tapped the cast button 650 million times and more than 6,000 developers are building more than 10,000 apps for the Google Cast ecosystem. While he confirmed Google is “building an ecosystem of different endpoints,” including “Chromecast devices,” Queiroz was tight lipped on further details. “I can say we really want to bring the richness of this first screen–second screen experience to life,” Queiroz told GigaOm. “The hardware capabilities will give us a better opportunity to take full advantage of a large screen paired with a small screen.”
So what are some of the features users can expect to find in the newest version? Here is a round up of rumours from the web that we think are highly likely.
HTC has colloborated with tattoo artists to create a unique prize for winners of the British urban music awards
HTC has colloborated with tattoo artists to create a unique prize for winners of the British urban music awards.
A vintage microphone with widespread wings have been emblazoned on the gunmetal grey back of a limited series of the HTC’s flagship phone, the HTC One (M8). The phones will be awarded to MOBO finalists awards, which takes place tomorrow night at the SSE Arena in London.
The design was created by a colloboration between top British tatooists Lal Hardy and Cally-Jo. Hardy has tattooed musicians including Liam Gallagher, Dave Grohl and MOBO-nominees Rudimental in his 40-years in the industry, and is owner of the world renowned New Wave Tattoo shop. Cally-Jo is an up-and-coming talent who is in such high demand mega-star Rhianna once flew the fine arts graduate to the Caribbean to ink the henna-style tattoo on her hand.