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Diagnose And Fix Common Errors With Google Play

Ah, the old mysterious error code! You would think it’d be easy for OS, web and software developers to put more helpful information in their error messages, but the truth is it’s not always clear what’s specifically causing an issue. Google Play is no exception, with its fair share of cryptic missive for unsuccessful operations. Fortunately, you can usually fix these problems yourself after being pointed in the right direction.


It's Time To Say Goodbye To Springpad

With all the apps out there to help organise your day, it’s inevitable that some will stay around longer than others. One such tool is Springpad, which managed a good six years. Sadly, come 25 June, it’ll be all over for the online note-taking and info-sharing service.


Test Your Grasp On English With Google 'Spell Up'

English is one of the toughest second languages to spell proficiently. With its cavalcade of exceptions, silent letters and phonetically identical words, it can even trip up native speakers. Google is attempting to make the process a little easier via Spell Up; a free web app that turns English lessons into a game.


Wonder Timer Comes With Presets, Widget And Good Design

Android: Whether you need to set a timer for your eggs or a reminder to call your boss in an hour, Wonder Timer makes it easier than ever. It packages good design with easy functionality to become one of the top Android timer apps.


Multitasking For Android Adds Handy Tools In Customisable Windows

The simply named “Multitasking” app doesn’t quite replicate the typical desktop experience, but it does get you one step closer by providing commonly-used tools, such as a calculator and file explorer, in windowed form, so they can be dragged around, stacked or positioned side-by-side.


IQTELL Puts GTD, Notes And Email In A Single Productivity App

Android/iOS/Web: It’s advisable to separate your email from your to-do list and some productivity hackers are all for keeping separate apps for each purpose, like lists, notes, tasks and more. But if you want that “one app to rule them all” for productivity, IQTELL does a great job.


Muzei Rotates Android Wallpaper

Android: Remember 500 Firepaper, the app that rotated the best images from 500px as your Android wallpaper? Well, you can ditch that and install Muzei instead. This new app by the maker of DashClock rotates wallpapers between many more sources.


Fairshare: Gamify Your Chores And Give Your House Its Own Social Feed

The traditional way for housemates to stay in-sync regarding bills, chores and social activities is a notepad, pen and centrally-positioned, fridge-shaped object. If you’re looking for a more technological method, then the upcoming Fairshare app, developed locally in Melbourne, might be exactly what you need.


HomeSlice Tracks And Splits Bills, Chores And Supplies For Roommates

iOS/Android: Instead of a messy whiteboard to keep track of chores, a fridge notebook to list groceries and a spreadsheet to track bills, make life easier for yourself and your roommates with HomeSlice, a free and cross-platform app.


Don't Let Shortened URLs On Android Slow You Down

It’s hard to say when exactly URLs reached the “too long” point, requiring us to adopt services such as bit.ly to make them more compact. What we do know is that resolving the actual addresses these tiny links point to does add a delay to the process of enjoying the web, especially on Android. Fortunately, there is a solution.