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Windows Story Remix

Windows Story Remix

The successor to Windows Movie Maker. Story Remix analyzes the location, subject and more about your photos and videos so you can create a short film with just a few clicks. It also has lots of easily customizable audio and visual effects. Coming to Windows 10 this fall.

Lacona for OS X

Lacona for OS X

Voice assistants are great for mobile devices, but for desktop computers the keyboard is king. That’s where Brandon Horst’s Lacona comes in. This OS X assistant recognizes a ton of commands in everyday English, from making reminders to opening multiple apps at once.

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TripMode

TripMode

A desktop application that makes it easy to select which programs can connect to the Internet. Very useful when you’re using a mobile hotspot and other cellular connections. It also shows the total data consumed for that session. Available for Windows and OS X.

Deal: STAMP Premium Music App

Deal: STAMP Premium Music App

Want to switch between streaming music services, but don’t want to lose all your tracks and playlists? STAMP Premium makes migrating easy. Moves music to Apple Music, Google Play & Spotify, and from Spotify, Apple Music, GooglePlay, Rdio, YouTube, CSV & Deezer.

Fluid Browser for Mac

Fluid Browser for Mac

Fluid Browser is a web browser and file viewer for Macs. It floats on top of other application windows, making it perfect for research, viewing guides or background Netflixing. You can adjust its size and transparency, bookmark sites and open URLs from Chrome.

Microsoft Fetch!

Microsoft Fetch!

Microsoft’s upstart Garage initiative released Fetch!, a fun iOS app which uses sophisticated AI tech to identify the breed of dogs using photos you upload. It’s pretty accurate when it comes to dogs – though the results when uploading human portraits are pretty silly.

Google Now on Tap

Google Now on Tap

Included in the upcoming version of Android OS, Google Now on Tap lets you use Google Now without leaving the app you’re currently in. It will guess what information you need, or you can get a specific answer via voice command.

Reflector 2 Mirroring App

Reflector 2 Mirroring App

A Mac and Windows app for mirroring iOS and Android devices. Mirror your mobile device’s screen, stream media and record screencasts to your computer, even with multiple devices at once. The video shows the original Reflector.

Googlifier

Googlifier

The other Steve Wozniak has created this ridiculous Chrome extension which does its best to identify faces on every web page, and replace their peepers (and occasionally other orifices) with googly eyes. Guaranteed minutes of fun!

Astropad

Astropad

Astropad is a pair of Mac and iPad apps that turn the iPad into a graphics tablet, with up to 60fps mirroring over WiFi or USB. It works with any Mac application as well as with a variety of pressure-sensitive styli.

Pushbullet Reply for Android

Pushbullet Reply for Android

Pushbullet started out as a way to send files and links to and from a PC and a mobile device. Now the app lets you reply to WhatsApp, Telegram, Hangouts, Facebook Messenger and Line messages received on Android 4.4+ devices.

PhotoMath

PhotoMath

An app that instantly solves math equations using your phone’s camera, then shows you the step by step solution. It can solve simple arithmetic and algebra equations. Available for iOS and Windows Phone; Android version drops in 2015.

Adobe Brush for iOS

Adobe Brush for iOS

The new Adobe Brush app lets you make custom brushes out of anything you can take a picture of: a line, a pattern or even your face. You can then save and use your brushes on Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and Photoshop Sketch.

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Adobe x Microsoft: The Future

Adobe x Microsoft: The Future

Adobe’s concept video shows what it thinks will be the future of its applications in a world filled with touchscreens and mobile devices. The apps shown have convenient multitouch shortcuts and wireless interaction between devices.

Google Glass: Speech-to-Text

Google Glass: Speech-to-Text

Made by Georgia Tech student Jay Zuerndorfer, Captioning on Glass uses a companion Android app to translate speech into text in real time. Jay and his schoolmates are also working on a language translation software.

Windows 10

Windows 10

Coming in 2015, Windows 10 aims to combine the touch-friendly and versatile Windows 8 with the desktop-friendly and familiar Windows 7. For instance, you’ll be able to shift between a tablet and a desktop mode at will.

Ballloon for Chrome

Ballloon for Chrome

Ballloon – yep, three Ls – is a Google Chrome extension that sends images or linked files on the Web directly to your Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, Copy or SugarSync account. No need to download then upload the file.

Acorns Investing App for iOS

Acorns Investing App for iOS

Acorns links your checking account and invests spare change from purchases through that account. Your portfolio is diversified and transparent, and you can deposit or withdraw at any time. Android and web versions coming soon.

Pushbullet

Pushbullet

A free service for iOS and Android that lets you transfer links, files and more between a PC and a mobile device, or to other Pushbullet users. Android users can also use it to get call and text notifications on their computer.

Emulator ELITE DJ Controller

Emulator ELITE DJ Controller

Smithson Martin’s limited edition Emulator ELITE is an all-in-one digital DJ system with a large see-through touchscreen, on-board Mac Mini, Lumen 3000 Projector and Motu 4-pre sound card, providing an instant kit for pro DJs.

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Parallels Access 2.0

Parallels Access 2.0

Previously exclusive to the iPad, Parallels’ mobile-friendly remote desktop software is now available for the iPhone as well as Android tablets and smartphones. It’s also more affordable now, down to $20 from $80 per year.

Microsoft Office for iPad

Microsoft Office for iPad

Microsoft finally released full featured versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint made for the iPad. The free download lets you read Office docs; subscribe to Office365 to get the full apps plus the desktop versions of Office. More here.

Dragdis

Dragdis

A free cloud bookmarking service. Save images, videos, texts and links via a simple drag-and-drop interface. We know “drag” is in its name, but it would be even more useful with keyboard shortcuts and/or right-click context menus.

Iconic History

Iconic History

A Chrome browser plugin which creates a visualization of all sites visited in your browser’s history, using nothing but Favicons – those tiny icons which appear in your toolbar. Each icon is clickable, and you can highlight by time of day.

Snowdrop Engine

Snowdrop Engine

Used in Tom Clancy’s The Division, Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment shows off the power and flexibility of their new engine, which isn’t just about amazing graphics, it’s designed to improve the workflow and creativity of game developers.

Progress Bars of Life

Progress Bars of Life

Are you really forgetful? Do you work best with deadlines? Or maybe you just want to see your life quantized? Check out Progress Bars of Life. This free Windows program lets you set alarms or reminders that are displayed as progress bars.

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