Contests and challenges normally extract out the best of us in every regard, we often hear about photography contests or challenges but I guess most of us either overlook them or don’t pay attention. Photoshop is no doubt an amazing and a powerful photo editing tool that offers loads of features. Here I’m sharing couple of websites which let you show off your Photoshop editing skills and you can earn various prizes and cash.
A Photoshop professional knows inside out of this tool and usually know that how to interact with a photo. So if you happen to be a Photography enthusiast who loves to work on Photoshop then I have lined up some pretty sought out online challenges and Contests for you that will not only help you to learn but also give you a chance to compete with some of the best Photoshoppers out there:
Photoshop Editing Skills Websites:
First up is Photoshop Contest, the website hosts number of contests offering prize money of $50 and more for each contest. If you have good Photoshop Editing Skills and want to rack up some money in your PayPal account then this is a perfect website to do so. You can choose from scores of online contests offered by the website and participate in anyone of it. Enter your Photoshoped images and see that whether it gets popular or not by other users.
The website has almost 5000+ members and a total of 2000+ contests are being hosted by the site till-date. Website basically runs sort of Graffiti contests that are held three days in a week i.e. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You have to make your entry by uploading an image and thereafter the members will vote. Weekly contests called as Slags are also being hosted by MechaPixel, they are quite competitive with members posting their masterpiece entries.
The working of Photoshop Faceoff is quite simple, all you need to do is launch the website and download the contest image on your computer. Photoshop that image to your liking and imagination and post it back on the website so that general public and members can view it. A Faceoff winner is decided daily solely by general public voting and the entire month’s leader get the top spot and prize money or gifts.
If you have participated in some kind of an online Photoshop Editing Skills contest recently then do share your experience with us.
Android marketplace is no doubt booming but you will be surprised to see that you won’t be able to find quality Android Apps reviewing websites if compared with iOS ones. This lack of Android app reviewing portals is mainly because of the fact that most of the apps on Android marketplace are free, meaning that users can try out for themselves instead of reading the reviews. But if you happen to stumble upon a feature-rich Android app with a certain price tag then you will prefer to read some reviews before spending your dough. So today I am highlighting 3 pretty useful online resources for reviews of Android Apps:
Useful Android App Review Sites
Part of AppStorm network, Android AppStorm is a very useful blog that give users with some quality contents that include stuff like general information about Android and How To’s.
You can access the android App reviews by browsing through categories, but the volume is limited in terms of amount of apps. The thing that I liked about it is that the reviews of all these apps are detailed having loads of photo illustrating in detail the working. The website is having user friendly interface and it also rounds-up best apps from categories.
If you enter a query of Android Apps review in Google search then the most likely result you will see is Android Tapp. Site also has news and reviews alongwith blog posts that are strongly related to Android. As many as 2-3 reviews are uploaded daily offering quite a deep insight of the app. Apart from that some of the reviews also have video footings that show how the apps work. Android Tapp also offers browsing through the categories.
Life of Android
This page is all about Android’s blogs and app reviews with a slight touch of news related to Android. The front page of the website contains big names from Android marketplace and it also provides a best-of apps list. The rating system is quite good, the review of each app is displayed in a miniature format alongwith a list of pros and cons. Life of Android provide users with the screenshots and on the average 1 review is uploaded daily.
All the Android App Review Sites I have mentioned are pretty good with some potential to them, if you are searching for some cool Android apps and want to read their reviews then do try out these Reviewing web platforms.
Flickr applications for mobile platforms is not a new thing, developers in the past have been releasing loads of Flickr based apps for both the Apple and Google’s mobile operating system. But this time Yahoo Inc has jumped the Flickr mobile bandwagon by releasing its first official Flickr app for Android platform. This official app boasts some pretty cool features including the provision for users to quickly share the pictures in real-time with their family and friends.
The app was released during a press conference organized by Yahoo to chalk-out the salient’s of its mobile market strategy.
What’s new in Flickr for Android?
Well first of all users will be able to instantly access their entire photos, contacts and album collections via this app. Users can view activity streams and can also see photos uploaded by friends and family.
Flickr have also integrated a camera experience within the app, there is a built-in viewfinder that ultimately allows users to select photo ratios and also allow them to add metadata.
Photograph taken via this new app can be instantly uploaded to social networking hubs like Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook.
Photo Session Feature
Apart from this Android app, another notable feature that Flickr has released is Photo Sessions. Name it as a feature that somewhat replicates the way we show photos to our friends or family for real while sitting together. Photo Session means that users can show their photos in real-time to their relatives or pals regardless of their location. Working is simple, Photo Session generates a unique URL that is sharable with 10 faimly members or friends. Clicking on that URL will let you join group viewing of that photo or album.
URL generated by Photo Session will last for 24 hours and it works perfectly on iPads, computers and iPhone. This feature also enables group viewing participants to modify the photos they are viewing like drawing or writing on them, any modification done is seen in real-time by other session viewers.
So Android users, go on and hit the Marketplace and grab Flickr for your Android powered phone. Try it out and let us know about your experience.
It is quite normal with iPhone users that they pack their phones with scores of applications and therefore finding or launching an app becomes a prolonged process in some instances. So if we get hold of a tool that will facilitate us in opening apps whether they are placed on a Homescreen or Folder will surely be a great aid. Well recently I stumbled upon an application on Cydia Store that employs a new way to launch applications and perform functions.
What is AppDialer Tweak?
It is a tweak available on Cydia that eventually allows users to dial any function or application on their iPhone to open it quickly. You just need to setup a gesture that will launch AppDialer tweak and preset numbers or number patterns that will enable you to open up the app easily.
How to Install AppDialer?
You can find AppDialer as a free download on Cydia App store. You will find it under the default repo meaning that you don’t need to discover it in some other out-of-the-box repo. Launch Cydia and enter “AppDialer” in the search bar. Once you will find it then just click on the install button and Cydia will automatically do the rest. After the installation you will have to re-spring your phone so that the tweak comes into action.
Setting Up AppDialer
Setting up procedure is also quite simple, open Settings on your iPhone and scroll down to the AppDialer settings.
Activation Method is to be selected that will eventually launch AppDialer. I prefer you choose shaking your iPhone device, but there are other activation methods as well. Next up is to choose that whether you want to enter some pattern or numbers combo to open the applications.
After doing this all you have to input a command that will trigger the application, Tap the Dial Settings option and it will prompt you to Add items, these items will be the apps or functions that you want AppDialer to open. There is an Activator Event option at the bottom as well that will facilitate users to add things of their choice, either an app or a function.
Initially you will think that this app sounds silly but I can bet that once you will install it, you are gonna love it. I will recommend this tweak for users who are fond of keeping loads of apps on their iPhone. Try it out and Let us know that whether you liked it or not?
If you are looking for more Cydia based apps for your iPhone, I would suggest you to check out:
It is a common notion that WebPages are ideally meant to be viewed on our computers or handheld devices and they are not to be printed on papers. But for scenarios in which printing a webpage is a must, we have to keep in mind this thing that a webpage that is fit enough on our screens might take 2-3 papers when printed. But for Google Chrome users, there is an extension on the Chrome Web store that will help you in saving printing ink and papers while printing a webpage. Get to know about this extension after the break!
Print Plus Extension
This particular Google Chrome extension allow users to select important sections and parts of a webpage for printing, in this way the unselected portion is not printed saving both the printing ink and the papers.
How To use Print Plus for Chrome?
After installing the extension you will see a printer like icon appearing next to your Chrome’s URL bar. Just click the button and you will see a horizontal bar appearing on top of the Webpage displayed on the screen. Clicking on the Print button will send the print command.
Selecting portions of webpage is also very simple, just mouse over any section of a webpage and you will see an orange outline appearing across different parts of the page. Print Plus extension by-design identifies the portion to select depending solely on the position of your mouse pointer.
Now for the printing, you have to click any selection on the Webpage and you will see that it will be highlighted automatically with an orange box. This orange box basically represents the print area.
After the selection, just click on the Print Button visible on the extension’s bar at the top and see your selection getting printed.
I found this extension quite useful because it works with some email services like Gmail as well, meaning that you can print the body of the email only without caring for the other stuff over and below it. It is also useful for printing articles from webpage that is filled with flashy ads and junk. You can install the Print Plus extension from Google Chrome web store.
If you are using Google Chrome browser, you should check out following Chrome extensions too: