AirDroid Review: How to Sync Android Notifications with Mac

AirDroid Review

Sometimes my Android phone is a bit far from my reach and I have received an “important” SMS that I need to access in 30 seconds1. Instead of having to go grab my phone from the other room, unlock it, open the SMS app, read the code, memories and then type it on my MacBook. I have found another, much easier way to do all of this right from my MacBook using an app called AirDroid that allows me to Sync Android Notifications with Mac as well as having full access to my Android device.

Meaning that as soon as that SMS is received on my Android phone, I will get a notification on my MacBook. I can copy part of it like the TFA code or reply to it if it’s a person I’m talking with.

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Spotify adds an Equalizer to it's iOS App

Spotify the leading music streaming service and my favorite just released an update to it’s iOS app to version 1.5.0 and with this update, Spotify brought a very important and heavily requested feature by music lovers all over the world…a built in equalizer.

What’s New in Version 1.5.0:

New: Want an equalizer? OK, it’s waiting for you in Settings. Go play.
New: Looking for Discover? You’ll now find it inside Browse. (iPhone)
New: We’ve redesigned the Artist page for iPad, now with latest release and merchandise.
Fictitious: This app will swap any sticker for Messi.

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Dropbox saved my ass!

I got my late first and only MacBook about three years ago, it was my first time ever using OSX.
It was something I’ve never experienced before, it was magical.
It was a great chance and opportunity to test apps and learn more about Apple, and developers from all around the world.
In the first couple of hours I went to Google and searched for top 10 popular OSX apps, I don’t remember what was the website that I visited but It listed an app that I tried, loved, and used ever since.
A service with apps on all platform that I can’t live without anymore, A service that 2 days ago saved my ass.
I’m talking about Dropbox.

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PocketCast, A Solid old player with a new design in the podcast market.

Since 18th Mar 2012 I started using Sticher radio app to listen to my favorite podcast shows like (TWIT & The Vergcast). Now Oct 1st 2013 it is time to change, it’s time for an upgrade, it’s time to switch to the best podcast player in the market. It’s time to use PocketCast!

I care about apps design too much, and it plays a major part in my life when I want purchase new ones, and with the all new design for iOS 7 it was the best opportunity to see what developers from around the world will do about this. For now, Stitcher didn’t change anything about the design of its app, I mean the app work like it should but it’s design is so old, like really really old, the only thing they did is adding a subscription option to remove ads and a listen later feature which is super weird since the app already continue playing from where you stopped the last time.

PocketCast took this opportunity in a very great way, the developers behind it at Shifty Jelly managed to revamp the look and feel of their app and keep the update for free to their old users, which is something not a lot of developers do like what happened to the app Reader.

Packed with many amazing features PocketCast managed to steal my heart from Stitcher and made me do the switch instantly. 1- Universal on iOS. 2- Fast refresh. 3- Auto Update. 4- Sync.

The design look amazing on both the iPhone or the iPad, Starting from The amazing red color of the logo, and the interface inside, ending to the small colorful icon inside the app, PocketCast really brought life back to podcast after I spent 2 years exclusively using Stitcher, I really was looking for something like this, and I thought I found it with Downcast, but I guess I wasn’t doing a great job searching for the best podcast app, but PocketCast really did it for me.

With PocketCast you don’t need to worry about Fast Refresh and download speed, I won’t say anything about this but I will let the people from Shifty Jelly speak for them self:

Pocket Casts utilizes a global network of servers designed to do the heavy lifting so your phone doesn’t have to. Our servers check for new episodes and deliver the updates instantly to your device. Your phone doesn’t need to check each of your subscriptions individually since our server did it hours earlier. This results in a much faster refresh and considerably less bandwidth use than other podcast apps.

Syncing is fast, simple, and easy to setup, all you need to do is to create an account and you are good to go.

And last but not least Filters, all I can say about it is… sorry, go buy the app and try it for yourself! PocketCast for iOS / PocketCast for Android