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RESCUECOM Releases 2015 Computer Reliability Report

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The computer and tablet reliability scores are in for the 2015 RESCUECOM Computer Reliability Report, bringing in some new names in the tablet market.

Most of the big names from previous reports have once again claimed a spot in the rankings for 2015, though several have notably risen or fallen in reliability score. Along with shifts in rankings among the report’s regulars, there are a couple of newcomers making a splash in the tablet world this year. Read more »

RESCUECOM Releases New Computer Repair Report for 2015

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Recently, RESCUECOM has received numerous requests from various news outlets to bring back a report on the most common computer problems. In response, RESCUECOM is now introducing a new and improved version of our previous report on the top computer problems. These new quarterly RESCUECOM Computer Repair Reports will cover the top ten problems for which we receive computer repair calls, along with useful tips to avoid the need for future computer repair services. Read more »

Errands Keeps you Organized

 photo Errands_zpsvbeypun3.pngChances are that if you own a smartphone and have trouble staying organized, you have an app to help you remember things, and some people have multiple organization apps they hope will help more than any single one.  Errands from Yoctoville, a designer of various apps to help people with daily responsibilities, is a task manager with a simple design that is easy to use.  It offers a variety of services within a single app to help you stay organized in as many different ways as necessary.  It offers more than mere scheduling, though that is included in its features, but even your daily chores can have a customized look to them with Errands.  You can select from a collection of stock images, choose a photo from your library, or take a new photo to personalize your task list. Read more »

Customize your Phone with Atom Launcher

 photo AtomLauncher_zpsx2ancwok.pngThere is a large market for “launchers,” apps that give smartphone users an alternative to their stock home screens, the purpose being to give users more customization options and control over their smartphone’s interface.   Users also like them because they can make their phones look better, offer new widget options, and allow them to more easily access those apps they decide are most important.  Atom Launcher is one such home screen replacement designed specifically for Android smartphones.  While improving your phone’s basic look and function, it can also satisfy the need to try new things for those bored with the familiar.  It does have some competition, but there are a few things that make this particular launcher stand out. Read more »

EasyTouch Simplifies your Smartphone

 photo EasyTouch_zpskijbxvap.pngWhile our technology is smaller, sleeker, and more compact than ever before, it is also more delicate.  Many people with smartphones have faced a broken Home or Power button on their mobile devices, which is why Assistive Touch was developed.  It provides options to access all features through the touchscreen rather than buttons so that if they are broken you can still use your phone.  EasyTouch is an app using similar technology from Jingji World, a Chinese company focused primarily on the development of webgames, that its creators call “an assistant manipulation tool” for Android devices.  According to its developers, EasyTouch can guarantee a more powerful performance, more responsive operation, and more convenient use of your mobile phone.  It makes for greater ease of use, allowing you to access the settings, apps or shortcuts on your smartphone quickly with a single tap from any screen.  It also allows simple one-click functionality for such tasks as bookmarking and accessing apps, accessing contacts and communicating with them via call or text, opening your home screen, and locking your phone. Read more »

Make your Movie Unique with Movie360

 photo Movie360 correct_zpsze8plncl.jpgEven those with a good eye for detail and skill in filmmaking benefit greatly from an exceptional camera, and every filmmaker wants their movie to leave an impression on anybody who watches it. You may not have professional equipment, but if you have a smartphone, Movie360 can help you make a better movie.  While the Internet is teeming with apps that can apply any number of retro-inspired and image-bending effects to the movies you make on your mobile devices, some less known apps take the same idea and apply it to the video you take. Movie360 is a video app that lets you apply filters to your videos and create better effects for your movie without additional equipment while simplifying the typically arduous editing process. Read more »

Fotor is More than Basic Photo Editing

 photo Fotor_zpsivvahibv.jpgMany photo-editing apps offering many different features are now available to us.  Some are overly simplistic, many offer no unique or new features, and some are unnecessarily complicated or designed for the technically minded.  Fotor is an app that anyone can use and allows extensive photo editing with some extra features, including the ability to create collages or use your photos to create personalized cards.  It utilizes cloud computing to provide a set of tools allowing for anything from basic cropping to advanced photo processing, making professional-level photo editing accessible to everyday users through a neat, intuitive interface. With Fotor, users have a high quality photo-editing tool without the need for the skills or equipment it would typically require. Read more »

Find Craft Drinks you Enjoy with Taphunter

 photo Taphunter_zpsxwhq9ois.pngWhile craft beer and cocktails have been rising in popularity, there have been surprisingly few apps for the craft beverage space.  Some would seek to capitalize on this rapidly growing trend, and TapHunter is one app created by people who love craft beer, specialty cocktails and spirits.  In its developers’ words, the app is two things: an industry tool for bar and restaurant owners and a consumer-facing mobile app for beer, spirit and cocktail lovers!  Whether it is whisky, tequila, wine, bourbon, or mixed drinks, many people enjoy diversity in their enjoyment of beverages.  TapHunter helps to create a community of beer and spirit connoisseurs, enthusiasts, and past bar, brewery, and restaurant owners and staff to ensure your favorite drinks are only a tap away. Read more »

Nutcache Makes invoicing Free and Easy

 photo Nutcache_zpsglbwb73v.pngIt seems incredible that something as simple as invoicing can be a time-consuming process.  Nonetheless, this is a reality that businesspeople deal with every day.  What should take just a couple of clicks takes many more just to add a recipient, edit working hours, or any number of smaller tasks that add up.  Of course, there are many apps to help you manage your invoices, but Nutcache promises to be a simpler, faster one tailored to independent contractors and small businesses.  It is a web-hosted app requiring no downloads or installations for invoicing and expenses that helps you keep track of your work much more easily than most others. Read more »

Poweramp Does More for your Music

 photo Poweramp_zpsytlmtfp0.jpgMany people consider music to be an essential part of their everyday lives.  Most mobile devices and computers come with a music player built in, and there are subscription services that allow people to listen to music whenever and wherever they want. The problem with these subscription services is that they require an Internet connection to use them, and stock music players do not have the features that many people want.  Poweramp is a music player that offers much more than the stock music apps that ship with phones.  It offers a smooth interface, speed, ease of use, plenty of themes to choose from for personalization, and more ways to tweak the sound of the music you are playing than almost any other music app available. Read more »