Smart Spellchecker Corrects Grammar & Adds A Handy Thesaurus To Chrome
by Fatima Wahab
There are two things you can find in abundance on the internet; bad grammar and grammar Nazis. English dominates when it comes to the internet and there is little tolerance for bad spelling and incorrect usage of words. Spell check in your browser has probably saved you tons of embarrassment when it comes to emails and social media updates but it has its limitations and the dictionary that browsers use isn’t really updated frequently leaving out many words that evolve to become part of everyday language. Smart Spellchecker is a Chrome extension that is a feature rich spelling, grammar and punctuation checker for your browser. At the backend, it relies on the Grammarly web service which has several additional features that help you write better including a plagiarism checker. As a browser extension it provides you definitions, synonyms, and live spelling and grammar check for multiple services like Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, WordPress and Blogger.
Autodesk Pixlr Express Is One Of The Most Powerful Android & iOS Photo Editors Around
by A. Rehman
Following the success of their maiden photo editing Android & iOS app, Pixlr-o-matic, the folks over at Autodesk Inc. have just released another remarkable tool by the name of Pixlr Express. Effectively, Pixlr Express can be cited as an advanced version of its predecessor, with quite a few additional photo editing & beautifying features, lighting and vintage effects, picture frames and image correction tools. Besides these basic improvements, Pixlr Express brings to the table several advanced features, including the denoise (noise reduction) effect, DSLR-like circular and linear focus blur, auto-fixation, red eye removal, whitening tool, and the best of all, a color splash (selective color) tool. Each effect or tool is further adjustable in multiple ways to help you with finding the perfect picture output you’re looking for.
Spotify Introduces Web Player For Streaming Music & Radio Online
by Fatima Wahab
Most online services start out with a web interface and work their way up to desktop and mobile apps. Spotify did the exact opposite; it started out with desktop and mobile apps and has just introduced a web player that is slowing being rolled out to different Spotify accounts. Regardless whether or not you have a paid subscription to the service or just a free one, you should be able use the web interface which lets you play music, listen to and create different radio stations, and manage playlists. The interface is stunning yet simple although it might be a little crowded if you use it on a smaller screen. The web player consists of four sections; a section bar at the far left that allows you to move to your playlists, the radio, or check out what’s new, the section to its left shows additional controls for the tab you’re in whereas the last two larger ones list your music and showcase the music player. The web player and the new web interface bear little resemblance to its desktop app.
Give Windows The Macbook Touchpad Treatment With TwoFingerScroll
by Michael Miller
You’ve just been shot back up to the top of an article because you touched the touchpad funny. In an attempt to scroll back down, you accidentally enlarge or shrink the text by 450%. After grumbling about it, you repair it and start again. You never noticed it before, but scrolling down makes huge jumps and leaps like taking steps on a ladder. Enter TwoFingerScroll.
Browse The deviantART Gallery In Windows 8 With PicTRO
by Fawad Mir
deviantART is a famous online gallery where anyone can publish there work for others to see. Other than artworks, you will find photography, literature, films, cartoons, comics, and tools for customizing the operating system, such as themes and UI tweaks. The website allows you to view the posted content according to categories, authors, popularity, etc.
Apps for a lot of popular websites, such as Snoo for Reddit, and the official app for TuneIn Radio have started to pop up in the Windows Store. Today, we have a third party app for deviantART called PicTRO that allows you to browse through the entire artwork database. You can view the images according to categories, including Photography, Digital art, Traditional, Artisan, Manga, etc. Images in every category can be viewed in the form of a Slideshow. While viewing an image, you can check out other images from the same author, and share the current one through Email, Facebook, and Twitter.
Use Gestures To Call Or Text A Number From Anywhere In iPhone
by Hamza Khalid
Dial is a new Cydia tweak that offers a gesture-controlled shortcut to dialing numbers on your iPhone. If you are playing a game or watching a video, there is no need to quit it and go all the way to the Phone or Messages app to place a call. Simply perform the gesture used to invoke the App Switcher tray or Siri, and a compact dialer with a shortcut to messaging will pop up over the screen.
Users can choose whether they want to replace Siri or the App Switcher with the dialer, or use it in conjunction with the stock options. Another option on offer is to replace the entire Spotlight search area with the dialer.