mypa looks to supercharge your contacts when they call your smartphone


mypa is a new app available for Android devices that presents users with an “intelligent calling screen” that hopes to make the incoming call and contacts screens on your smartphone useful. mypa says the most important question that may spring to mind when you have an incoming call is “what unfinished business” do you have with the caller? Their app hopes to help you answer that question. Read more

LastPass introduces new pricing model that offers free option on smartphones


Password management app LastPass is receiving an update to their subscription model which could result in users being able to use the service for free if they are willing to limit themselves to one type of device. If they decide they want to expand to include other devices, an upgrade option to premium is then available. LastPass says the move was prompted by a desire to make LastPass “accessible for all users, including mobile-only users who need help managing their passwords and apps.” Read more

DIRECTV app gets UI refresh, ESPN streaming, other features in latest update


Fresh off their acquisition by AT&T, the DIRECTV app for Android has received an update that brings some handy new features along with a slightly refreshed user interface. DIRECTV has made some changes that make it easier to use all of your devices – smartphones and tablets – along with the DIRECTV receivers to start, stop and resume programs on different devices. Read more

Looking for something new to spice up your home screen? Check out Zoopreme Widgets by Erik Blue


Spicing up your homescreen to your liking has always been one of Androids selling points. The sky, along with your imagination, is always the limit when it comes to decorating your Android device. Thankfully, we have plenty of talented and artistic developers out there that create beautiful widgets and skins for our devices. A new Zooper Widget theme that I recently stumbled upon certainly has that creative style that I think you all can appreciate. The app is called Zoopreme and is available on the Google Play Store for $1. If you’re already familiar with Zooper Widget Pro, then this will be very easy to apply.

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VoxWeb brings speaking pictures to Android


VoxWeb is bringing their Orange Line to the Android platform with the release of their app to Google Play. VoxWeb is an app that let’s users attach an 11 second audio clip to any image. The idea of the audio clip is to take the place of whatever caption a user might type out. This can result in a more intimate peek into the picture taker’s thoughts about an image or it can capture the sounds of the atmosphere of whatever is being captured. VoxWeb helps users identify images that have an audio component attached by underlining them with an orange line. Read more

Luxe valet service launches in Boston


Joining current cities San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle and New York City, the Luxe valet service is now available in the Boston area. Luxe offers commuters an option to valet park their vehicles at secure locations so that drivers do not have to deal with the frustration of finding parking themselves when visiting urban centers. Luxe also announced they plan to expand into the Washington, D.C., Austin and Philadelphia areas later this year. Read more

Toronto Transit adding e-ticket option via new TTConnect app


Just in time for the Pan Am games slated to open later this month in Toronto, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is releasing a paperless, e-ticket option so riders can use their smartphones instead of carrying around paper tickets. Two different types of passes will be available, single day passes and group day passes. Once purchased and activated, riders will be able to show their pass using a new TTConnect app that is getting ready to roll out. Read more