- How to Get the Most Out of VLC for iPad (iPad)
VLC has come to the iPad, adding playback support for media formats that were previously unplayable on Apple devices. Without hardware acceleration, however, you’re going to run into playback issues. Here are your best bets for optimal playback.
- Universal Androot Roots Most Android Phones, No PC or Hacking Required (Android)
We’ve featured one-click rooting apps for your HTC Evo and other HTC phones, but free app Universal Androot will root a large number of Android phones with just a few taps, no PC or troublesome hacking necessary.
- UberStudent Is an Ubuntu System Custom-Built for Students (All Systems)
We suggested last week that, for many college students, a used laptop reloaded with Ubuntu is good enough. UberStudent, an Ubuntu installation loaded with student-friendly tools and customizations, is a smart pick for getting your actual schoolwork done.
- Game Booster Optimizes Your PC for Gaming in One Click (Windows)
If you find it troubling to stop running applications, clear out RAM, update drivers, and otherwise get your system ready for a gaming session, free app Game Booster will do it all for you, according to your preferences.
- Awesome Note Syncs Your Notes and To-dos with Evernote and Google Docs (iOS)
Simplenote’s a Lifehacker favorite for doing one thing remarkably well, but if you’re looking for a more feature-rich notes application, Awesome Note’s got you covered.
- 0Boxer Turns Inbox Zero into a Game in Gmail (Chrome/Safari)
You may have dreams of reaching inbox zero, but actually getting there can be a chore. 0Boxer attempts to make the process more fun by creating a social competition out of organizing your inbox.
- Dropbox BlackBerry Now Available for All, Android and iOS Apps Get Updates (BlackBerry/Android/iOS)
BlackBerry addicts, your days of emailing yourself files are nearly numbered. File syncing service Dropbox has released its previously closed beta BlackBerry app into the open, while also giving Android and iOS users some nice new features.
- Mulve Is a Portable MP3 Search-and-Download Tool (Windows)
Mulve is a portable, single-minded, lightning-fast MP3 search-and-download application. It’s not pretty, but it sure does work.
- GV Mobile Returns to the iPhone, Fully Integrates Google Voice with iOS (iOS)
iPhone users unhappy jailbreaking to get the immensely popular, formerly-rejected GV Mobile can now get it from the App Store and integrate Google Voice with their device.
- The Tracktor Adds Price History and Alerts to Amazon (Chrome)
Earlier this year we highlighted the Amazon price tracker The Tracktor. They’ve released a Chrome extension that embeds the price history of Amazon products directly under the listed price for instant and easy comparison.
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