The App Store is filled with tools to help you remember birthdays, send cards or simply birthdays to your calendar on Facebook or your contacts on your phone. Birthday Sweet is another of those tools, and while it has a number of features that make it powerful, it is mostly a rehash of similar tools already found on Facebook with the unfortunate presence of too many ads and upgrade screens.
When you install Birthday Sweet, which is free in its Lite version, you will be asked for access to your iPhone's contacts. Those contacts are then swept for birthdays. … Read more
Ever wanted something specific from the Google Play store but didn't want to fork over the cash for it? Well, maybe this is the week to do it.
Google announced today that in honor of Google Play's first birthday, it was offering a week of deals and discounts in its media and app store.
"It was just a year ago today that we launched this amazing shop on the interwebs to offer the best in digital content," the company wrote on its Google Play Web site. "Since the best parties are the ones that send … Read more
"Happy birthday! Have a great day!"
Perhaps you're a bit more creative than the above greeting, but even the most clever among us have probably run out of ways to wish friends a happy birthday on Facebook.
Thankfully, an enterprising Reddit user whose handle I do not wish to repeat in this space offered a handy and simple tip: search YouTube for "happy birthday" and your friend's name. You will be surprised by the volume and variety of videos available.
Sure, your friend will be sung happy birthday wishes by a random stranger or … Read more
The publishers describe SNV Timer as a reminder program, but it actually includes three separate applications designed to manage shutdown operations, user-set alerts, and more. While many will see this diversity as a benefit, others will find that the lack of integration between programs and the redundancy of some functions negatively affect SNV Timer's usefulness.
When you install SNV Timer, you'll actually get SNV Timer, SNV Notepad, and SNV Calendar, each with its own desktop icon. SNV Timer does just what its name implies: it allows you to choose a specific time or number of hours for whatever … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Artist encourages Apple to "Think Different" with Steve Jobs action figure sculpture.
- Man mistakenly sexts entire contact list, lands in jail.
- Jay-Z helms star-studded Barclays Center opening.
- Today is the 30th anniversary of the first CD sale in Japan...Steve Guttenberg reflects.
Let Google eat cake. Today, the Web giant turns 14 years old, and to celebrate, it's serving up an animated chocolate cake filled with Google-colored candles on its homepage.
It seems like just yesterday that the tech company was born, and now it's old enough to go to high school.
Last year when Google officially became a teenager, it celebrated with a doodle that showed a cake, some balloons, candles, and a few party hats -- but it wasn't animated. Apparently, this year it has upped its sophistication.
Google Doodles are an integral part of the company's Web design. … Read more
Simple typography that started out as a colon, dash, and parenthesis has now grown up and blossomed into a massive array of features, moods, and gestures. Who would have thought that a happy face :-) could ever lead to rock horns \m/, or tongue-tied :-&, or just a simple heart <3?
Time to learn German for Wednesday's tech news roundup:… Read more