Techacker http://www.techacker.com Mobile, Technology, Social Media, Photography & Startup News Tue, 28 Jul 2015 01:35:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 15 Quotes of Wisdom from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam http://www.techacker.com/15-quotes-of-wisdom-from-dr-apj-abdul-kalam/ http://www.techacker.com/15-quotes-of-wisdom-from-dr-apj-abdul-kalam/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 01:35:54 +0000 http://www.techacker.com/?p=8926

India lost a great person, a humble soul and a learned former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, better known as the Missile Man of India. He was not only an inspirational thought leader but also a great scientist and a loving personality. Today on July 27, 2015 the world lost this great leader in Shillong, […]

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India lost a great person, a humble soul and a learned former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, better known as the Missile Man of India. He was not only an inspirational thought leader but also a great scientist and a loving personality. Today on July 27, 2015 the world lost this great leader in Shillong, India.

From time to time during his speeches at various universities and interviews, he offered his wisdom and inspiration to the youth. Below in an infographics I have tried to collect a few of them. Feel free to share the infographics on various social channels without hesitation. This is my small tribute in his great honor. I always cherish these thoughts and they help me see a different perspective towards life. Hope you like them too…

15 Quotes of Wisdom from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

15 Quotes of Wisdom from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

R.I.P Dr. Kalam Sir.

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The Photography Filters Cheat Sheet [Infographics] http://www.techacker.com/photography-filters-cheat-sheet-infographics/ http://www.techacker.com/photography-filters-cheat-sheet-infographics/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:44:50 +0000 http://www.techacker.com/?p=8892

Most photographers love to use filters. An inexpensive filter in the front of the lens can protect it from minor damages and it can help manage the light in tricky situations. Filters are useful in a wide range of situations. In our digital age, many software applications allow us to add filters after the fact, […]

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Most photographers love to use filters. An inexpensive filter in the front of the lens can protect it from minor damages and it can help manage the light in tricky situations. Filters are useful in a wide range of situations.

In our digital age, many software applications allow us to add filters after the fact, so some photographers don’t use it on the camera that much. However, you won’t be able to get a decent long-exposure image without using ND filter on a sunny day. Filter application has become an integral part of image sharing on Instagram and other smartphone applications.

The infographic below from ‘The Studio‘ aims to demystify 11 such lens filters and give you a handy guide to when and where to use the appropriate ones. It also tells you what effect you can achieve by using a specified filter.

Photography Filters - A Cheat Sheet

Photography Filters – Infographics

Don’t forget to share your thoughts about using filters. How often do you use them and if there were situations a particular image was possible just because of a filter? Share the image if you like…Feel free to share this post with your friends and followers.

Source: The Studio

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Office Lens Android gives you a perfect scanner http://www.techacker.com/office-lens-android-gives-a-perfect-scanner/ http://www.techacker.com/office-lens-android-gives-a-perfect-scanner/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:11:56 +0000 http://www.techacker.com/?p=8884 You may have had few instances where you wanted to scan a few pages, but you probably ended up just taking a picture of that document. And that picture didn’t turn out too well. Right… Well, if you frequently need to scan a few things, you would be happy to know that Microsoft offers a […]

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You may have had few instances where you wanted to scan a few pages, but you probably ended up just taking a picture of that document. And that picture didn’t turn out too well. Right…

Well, if you frequently need to scan a few things, you would be happy to know that Microsoft offers a great app for Android, called Office Lens Android. The app is available in Google Play Store Office Lens Android today.

The Office Lens scanner app recognizes the corners of a document, whiteboard, electronic screen or any rectangular media and automatically crops, straightens, enhances and cleans up the image.

Now available free in the Google Play Store as well besides iOS and Windows platform, Office Lens offers the following capabilities and features across all three phone platforms:Office-Lens-Android-now-available-at-Google-Play-Store-2

  • Converts images of paper documents, electronic screens and whiteboard notes into Word documents, PowerPoint presentations and searchable PDF files for easy storage, editing and reformatting.
  • Enables images to be sent via email, making it easy to share whiteboard notes with work colleagues, submit scanned business expense receipts or ensure family and friends have copies of important paper documents.
  • Captures business cards and generates contacts, which can be sent to OneNote and added to your phone.
  • Recognizes the corners of a document and automatically crops, enhances and cleans up the image.
  • Identifies printed text with optical character recognition (OCR) so that you can search by keyword for the image in OneNote or OneDrive.
  • Inserts images to OneNote or as DOCX, PPTX or PDF files in OneDrive, providing options to save, export and share the image.

Please download your version of Office Lens today—Android, iPhone orWindows Phone.

via Office Blog

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Google Play Music Radio is like Pandora on drugs http://www.techacker.com/google-play-music-radio-like-pandora-on-drugs/ http://www.techacker.com/google-play-music-radio-like-pandora-on-drugs/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:25:35 +0000 http://www.techacker.com/?p=8830

Streaming music now a day is probably similar to what radio used to be at one time. It shouldn’t be tough to just tune-in to few songs to freshen yourself up. And you also don’t want to break a bank to be able to listen to a few songs. Right… Well, Google just added one […]

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Streaming music now a day is probably similar to what radio used to be at one time. It shouldn’t be tough to just tune-in to few songs to freshen yourself up. And you also don’t want to break a bank to be able to listen to a few songs. Right…

Well, Google just added one more choice to your list of Music streaming apps by bringing FREE ad-supported Google Play Music radio to all.

Previously, you were able to get the on-demand radio service for $9.99 per month but there was no radio option for standard users. But that’s changed now. Even non-subscribers can get customized ad-supported radio stations for free. The option to be able to upload your own 50,000 songs still remain.

Note: Google Play Music radio, ad-supported version is available only in the U.S. at present. The new free, ad-supported version of Google Play Music is available on the web today, and is rolling out this week to Android and iOS.

Google Play Music Radio is a truly a music service that offers total value for money (whether you pay or not 😉 ). The reason:

  • Ability to add up to 50,000 previously owned songs that can be played anytime anywhere – No other service provides that option.
  • Ability to listen to ad-supported radio stations – competition is Pandora, Spotify, Slacker and many more…

    Google Play Music - Genre and Mood based stations

    Genre, Mood, Decade and Activity Based Stations

  • Ability to listen to music based on mood, activities or genre. Heck, there is a separate section for kids – Only Spotify has mood-based playlists.

    Google Play Music Radio - Custom Stations

    Customized Day/Time Based Radio Stations

  • Ability to buy any album and add to your growing music library.

    Google Play Music - New Releases

    New Releases Albums

  • Ability to search and listen to any songs from a collection of millions of songs by paying a $9.99 per month subscription fees – similar to Spotify and Pandora.Subscribe to go ad-free

At any moment in your day, Google Play Music has whatever you need music for—from working to working out, to working it on the dance floor—and gives you curated radio stations to make whatever you’re doing better. If you’re looking for something specific, you can browse the curated stations by genre, mood, decade or activity, or you can search for your favorite artist, album or song to instantly create a station of similar music.

[Related: Spotify launches Pandora killer for Android – Free Mobile Radio]

Subscribe to Google Play Music to play without ads, take your music offline, create your own playlists, and listen to any of the 30 million songs on any device. You’ll also get ad-free, offline and background features for music videos on YouTube. And with or without a subscription, you can store and play up to 50,000 songs from your own collection for free.

What are you waiting for! Give Google Play Music another twirl and enjoy what more features the free service has to offer…

Source: Official Android Blog

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Microsoft Office for Android phones is now available http://www.techacker.com/microsoft-office-for-android/ http://www.techacker.com/microsoft-office-for-android/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:04:51 +0000 http://www.techacker.com/?p=8848

Microsoft just announced the general availability of the new Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for Android phone. These new apps make it easier to connect to other popular third-party storage offerings like Google Drive and Box etc. These apps were available as a preview for some users. I am happy to say that I was also […]

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Microsoft just announced the general availability of the new Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for Android phone. These new apps make it easier to connect to other popular third-party storage offerings like Google Drive and Box etc. These apps were available as a preview for some users. I am happy to say that I was also part of that preview user group.

Microsoft Office apps were available as a preview for some Android users. I am happy to say that I was also part of that preview user group.

Here are a few other features of Microsoft Office apps for Android:

  • On the go reviews and edits—The documents can be reviewed on the go in its entirety, read comments and then easily add your own comments.
  • Presenting from my phone—You can use your phone to present wirelessly.  PowerPoint for Android phone gives you the same transitions, animations and design that you get on desktop application. You may even highlight important points while presenting.
  • Quick access to my documents—Quick access to the document you were working on.
  • Support for third-party cloud storage services—Besides OneDrive, you can also access documents stored in Dropbox, Google Drive or Box etc.
  • Easy to get—The apps are available for free in Google Play Store and some key manufacturers like Samsung and LG will pre-load these apps on Android devices.

You can download the Word for Android, Excel for Android and PowerPoint for Android apps from the Google Play store now.

Note: Only people running Android 4.4+ will be able to install these apps on their devices. Others should search and install Office for Android in Google Play store. There are also office apps for Android tablet users which we reviewed a while back.

I have used the preview version of these apps for the last few weeks. I must add that I am pretty happy and excited about what I am able to do with these apps on Android.

Over to you

How happy are you from this free offering from Microsoft to bring Office for Android? How often do you use office applications on the go?  What does this release mean to you? Let us know in comments.

Source: Office for Android is here

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Finally, Twitter launches Periscope for Android http://www.techacker.com/finally-twitter-launches-periscope-for-android/ http://www.techacker.com/finally-twitter-launches-periscope-for-android/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 17:49:35 +0000 http://www.techacker.com/?p=8715

Twitter’s Periscope live broadcasting app is finally here for Android! What is Periscope? Periscope for Android and iOS lets you broadcast live video to the world. Going live with notify your followers who can join, comment and send hearts in real-time. Other features in short are as follows: REPLAY: When your broadcast is over, it […]

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Twitter’s Periscope live broadcasting app is finally here for Android!

What is Periscope?

Periscope for Android and iOS lets you broadcast live video to the world. Going live with notify your followers who can join, comment and send hearts in real-time. Other features in short are as follows:

  1. REPLAY: When your broadcast is over, it can be made available for replay for the next 24 hours.
  2. PRIVATE: The broadcast can be made private so that only selected group of people see the broadcast.
  3. NOTIFICATIONS: Adjust notification preferences to get messages when someone follows you or when they go live.
  4. HEARTS: Periscope keeps track of how many hearts you got from your followers. The more hearts you get, the higher you reach in “Most Loved” list.

Periscope for Android is here with a few Android exclusives. In addition to more granular notification controls, there’s a new “return to broadcast” feature that helps get viewers back to a stream after being interrupted by a phone call, text or other distractions.
The notification setting includes the ability to opt in or out of alerts when a followed user goes live, shares a broadcast or when a user gets a new follower. The alert settings are global instead of on an individual user basis. So if you turn off alert for when followed users go live, you won’t be alerted if any of the folks you follow start broadcasting.

The app supports KitKat 4.4 and later and uses Material Design elements of Lollipop 5.0 including a dedicated broadcast button. In fact, on the Android version of the app you can swipe back and forth between tabs.
Download Periscope from Google Play Store!

Source: Twitter finally launches Periscope for Android

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The Best Photography Apps for Android Photo Enthusiasts http://www.techacker.com/best-photography-apps-for-android-photo-enthusiasts/ http://www.techacker.com/best-photography-apps-for-android-photo-enthusiasts/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 15:15:57 +0000 http://www.techacker.com/?p=8662

Aren’t we all obsessed with photography these days? One look at any app store can reveal that photography apps are one of the most popular categories. You won’t find any shortage of photo editing and camera apps in any app store whether it is Google Play store or Apple iTunes. However, with abundance comes the […]

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Aren’t we all obsessed with photography these days? One look at any app store can reveal that photography apps are one of the most popular categories. You won’t find any shortage of photo editing and camera apps in any app store whether it is Google Play store or Apple iTunes.

However, with abundance comes the confusion – which one is actually good. This article tries to provide some pointers in that direction. If you have been looking for worthy photography apps, then follow along.

Best Photography Apps for Android Photo enthusiasts

Even though most of the following apps are categorized as Photo Editing apps, they also let you take photos. So you may be able to set some of these apps as your default camera app. The following list is sorted in my personal preference and experience with them. But, truth be told, I can’t get rid of any of these from my phone. So they are all very good at what they do. Let’s get started.

1. Snapseed (Google Play Link)

Snapseed - Android App on Google Play

Snapseed – Android App on Google Play

Snapseed is one of the most popular photo editing apps out there on any platform. As a photo enthusiast, if you aren’t using it, you are missing a great app in your arsenal. This app gives you the power and control of a professional photo editing software.

FEATURES:

  • Tune image – use to auto adjust for instant fixes, use Ambience to create depth and vibrancy that uniquely adapts to colors and fine tune brightness, saturation, contrast, and more
  • Details – enhance details with traditional sharpening or the unique Structure control that makes a photo’s subject pop
  • Crop and Rotate – crop images to standard aspect ratios or free crop and rotate easily lets you rotate 90°, straighten or free rotate how you like
  • Transform – adjust perspective across vertical and horizontal axes, then fill in empty areas after rotation
  • Brush – selectively apply effects to regions of an image
  • Selective adjust – make precise selections and enhancements to specific areas of your photos
  • Spot repair – remove dust and dirt from the image without leaving a trace
  • Vignette – adjust brightness around the subject of an image, includes a control to freely position the effect
  • Many filters to add style to your photos:
    • Lens Blur – draw attention to the subject of your photo by blurring and adjusting the brightness of the surrounding background
    • Glamour Glow – add a glow to the image that is particularly useful for glamor and fashion photography
    • Tonal Contrast – bring out fine contrasts across shadows and highlights, with precise exposure control
    • HDR Scape – bring a stunning look to your images by creating the effect of multiple exposures
    • Drama – add style with an effect specifically tailored to your photo, ranging from subtle textures to wildly artistic effects
    • Grainy film – get modern film looks with a realistic grain engine
    • Vintage – make any photo look like a vintage color film photo from the 50’s, 60’s or 70’s
    • Retrolux – make your photos look truly retro with light leaks, scratches, film styles, and more
    • Noir – modern Black-and-White film looks with a realistic grain engine and the all-new “wash” effect
    • Black & White – get that classic Black and White look with this darkroom-inspired filter
    • Frames – add stylized borders to photos for the perfect finishing touch
  • Stacks for Managing your Edits
    • Stacks provide a list of applied filters that you can re-edit or copy and apply to another image
    • Use Stacks to go back in time visually
    • Re-edit any filter at any time!
    • Remove a filter at any position in the stack
    • Use the new Stacks Brush to paint in or out any applied filter

With so many things that can be done with just one app, it can be argued why you would want to keep another app on your smart devices. But there are some valid reasons for other apps to be in your pocket as well.

2. Autodesk Pixlr (Google Play Link)

Autodesk Pixlr – photo editor - Android App on Google Play

Autodesk Pixlr – photo editor – Android App on Google Play

Pixlr is a very powerful photo editor that lets you choose free effects, overlays, and borders to further personalize your image. Create a free Pixlr account to automatically unlock premium content and features including Double Exposure with blend modes and Auto Contrast.

FEATURES

  • Apply effects in real-time.
  • Easily crop, rotate and adjust images when saving and sharing.
  • Fast and flexible image resizing after editing.
  • Create and customize a photo collage by editing its layout, background, and spacing.
  • ‘Auto Fix’ photos for a one-click fix to balance out colors, adjusting for poor lighting conditions.
  • Explore cool tools: easily adjust the contrast and brightness of your image, focus on one color with Color Splash, or add impact with Focal Blur.
  • Make your photo look like a drawing or sketch with stylized adjustments such as halftone, watercolor, and pencil.
  • Remove red-eye and whiten teeth.
  • Overlays help adjust the mood of the photo – amplify the tone, cool it down, or add surreal shades.
  • Finish off your editing process with the right border.
  • Keep track of your favorite effects and overlays with the favorites button.
  • Share your photo directly with friends through Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or email.

The main reason I use this app is its Double Exposure feature that lets me add my logo to any image I share.

3. VSCO Cam (Google Play Link)

VSCOCAM - Android App on Google Play

VSCOCAM – Android App on Google Play

VSCO Cam is also very popular among photographers. Lots of photographers swear by its ease of adding filters and quickly changing images on the fly. With sync & edit, you can streamline your workflow by selecting photos to sync and edit across devices.

FEATURES

  • VSCO Tools allow for fine-tuning your photographs.
  • Exposure, Temperature, Contrast, Crop, Straighten, Fade, Vignette, and more allow you to define your look. Simplify your editing process with Copy + Paste and Single Step Undo.
  • Before & after: Compare your original image with the edited version by simply holding down on the image in edit view.
  • Easily view your image data including location, date, preset used, and more.
  • #VSCO tag: Share your photos to your VSCO Grid, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google, your Gallery, and more.
  • Stay inspired: The VSCO Journal is a wealth of original content, highlighting creatives from around the globe.

4. Instagram (Google Play Link)

Instagram - Android app on Google Play

Instagram – Android app on Google Play

Instagram is a default app for many smartphone photography enthusiasts I know. Capture an image, crop it in a square format, add filters and share it with the world on Instagram.

Every time you open Instagram, you’ll see new photos and videos from your closest friends, plus breathtaking moments shared by creative people across the globe.

FEATURES

  • Edit photos and videos with free, custom-designed filters.
  • Improve photos with creative tools to change brightness, contrast and saturation as well as shadows, highlights and perspective.
  • Find people to follow based on the accounts and photos they already love.
  • Instantly share photos and videos on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and other social networks.
  • Connect with Instagrammers all over the world and keep up with their photos and videos.
  • Send private photo and video messages directly to friends.

5. Camera360 Ultimate (Google Play Link)

Camera360 Ultimate - Android App on Google Play

Camera360 Ultimate – Android App on Google Play

I love the simplicity and the level of customization you can achieve with Camera360 Ultimate app on Android. It is FREE and has no ads to ruin your experience.

FEATURES

  • 10+ Camera modes: Selfie, Effects, Poster, Funny, Tilt-Shift, Audio and Video camera modes.
  • 200+ Filters
  • Free Cloud Album
  • Nearby Photo sharing
  • Facial Recognition, Skin smoothing and Face thinning features
  • Manual Photo controls to adjust aperture and ISO
  • Easy sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Instagram.

6. Flickr (Google Play Link)

Flickr  Android App on Google Play

Flickr Android App on Google Play

The new Flickr app provides such a breeze to upload, access, organize, edit, and share your photos from any device, from anywhere in the world. Flickr gives every user a whopping 1000GB to store their photos at full resolution.

FEATURES

  • Auto-upload all your photos and videos, privately storing them in your Flickr camera roll.
  • Camera roll in the cloud – instant access to your entire Flickr collection, so you can free up your phone for everything else.
  • Organization and sharing, simplified – browse with ease, select and organize hundreds of photos with one gesture, and share in seconds.
  • Unleash your creativity – tweak your photos, add filters, crop images and more, directly from the camera roll. And if you change your mind, just revert the changes!
  • Explore, interact and engage with friends, family and the Flickr community – there are millions of groups and billions of photos out there to discover.

7. Mix by Camera360 (Google Play Link)

MIX by Camera360 - Android App on Google Play

MIX by Camera360 – Android App on Google Play

MIX is the most creative and comprehensive DIY photo editing app, created by the developer of Camera360.

FEATURES

  • Design and save your own photo formulas
  • DSLR-like Depth of Field experience, bokeh blurring
  • Advanced selective color adjustment
  • Non-linear & non-destructive workflow
  • 115 Handpicked filters
  • 40+ Original textures, including flare, stage, and light leaks
  • 10+ Professional adjustment tools
  • Fast multi-layer processing
  • Easy sharing to Instagram

With its intuitive UI and streamlined workflow, MIX by Camera360 is user-friendly for any skill level. Whether you’re a photo enthusiast, designer, or a professional photographer, MIX gives you complete control over every aspect in your composition.

8. Aviary (Google Play Link)

Photo Editor by Aviary - Android App on Google Play

Photo Editor by Aviary – Android App on Google Play

Aviary is a powerful photo editor with all the tools you need. It is now owned by Adobe.

FEATURES

  • One-tap auto enhance
  • Gorgeous photo effects and frames
  • Fun stickers
  • Color balance
  • Crop, rotate, and straighten your photo
  • Adjust brightness, contrast, color temperature, and saturation
  • Sharpen and blur
  • Color temperature (“Warmth”)
  • Color Splash
  • Focus (Tilt Shift)
  • Draw and add text
  • Create your own memes
  • Cosmetic tools: fix redeye, remove blemishes and whiten teeth

9. Adobe Lightroom (Google Play Link)

Adobe Lightroom - Android App on Google Play

Adobe Lightroom – Android App on Google Play

Capture the moment and make it your own with Adobe Lightroom. Get essential tools to craft incredible images — whether you’re a beginner or a pro.

Note: Lightroom requires a subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan.

FEATURES

  • Bring out the best in your images with simple one-click presets to powerful advanced adjustment tools.
  • Experiment fearlessly, and then revert to your original with just one click.
  • Edit smartphone photos to raw images from DSLRs and access them across devices.
  • View, organize, edit and share photos across mobile devices, desktops and the web.
  • Automatically sync photo edits, metadata and collection info with all your Lightroom enabled devices.
  • Easily share photos online via social networks, and get feedback from family and friends in beautiful Lightroom web galleries.
  • Access all your Lightroom photos across a growing list of photography apps and services including 500px and more.

10. Google Camera (Google Play Link)

Google Camera - Android App on Google Play

Google Camera – Android App on Google Play

Google Camera is a default camera app on Nexus devices but it can be installed on any Android device. It captures quick and easy photos and videos, and provides image enhancing features like HDR+, Lens Blur, Wide Angle, Panorama and Photo Sphere.

FEATURES

  • Simple Interface – Capture photos and video quickly with Google Camera’s simple and intuitive interface
  • Lens Blur – Manipulate the camera’s depth of field using Lens Blur to focus on the subject in the foreground and blur the background; great for portraits and selfies
  • Photo Stitching – Create amazing 360° Photo Sphere, panoramas, wide-angle and fish eye image captures with Google’s photo stitching technology
  • Video – Shoot video and simultaneously capture stills just by tapping on the screen
  • Android Wear – Control the camera from a distance
  • HDR+ – Use the HDR+ (High Dynamic Range) setting to improve images captured in low light, and backlit scenes (only available on Nexus 5 and Nexus 6)

11. PhotoDirector (Google Play Link)

PhotoDirector - Photo Editor - Android Apps on Google Play

PhotoDirector – Photo Editor – Android Apps on Google Play

PhotoDirector puts a powerful set of photo editing tool in the palm of your hand. You can quickly edit images on your device, and share them on Facebook, Flickr and more. You can remove an unwanted person or object from your photo, adjust saturation, tweak the tone, apply one-click photo presets, or even add HDR effects, to create vivid, beautiful images on the go. Anyone can achieve outstanding, DSLR-like results in a matter of seconds with PhotoDirector.

12. Over (Google Play Link)

Over - Android App on Google Play

Over – Android App on Google Play

Over is the app for adding text and artwork to your photos. Designed with mobile creatives in mind, Over features standard and custom-made fonts and well-crafted artwork combined with a sleek design, easy-to-use functionality, and immediate sharing ability.

Search Instagram for #bestofOver and #madewithOver tags and see what cool things users are creating using Over.

These are just some of my favorites. The story doesn’t end here though, there are tons of other apps that do things a little different or add a little twist to their offering. It doesn’t hurt to try some of the popular ones from Google Play store. These all apps are available for iOS devices as well.

Over to you

Let us know in comments or on Twitter which other apps you like and why. I would be happy to add them to this list. Keep shooting and keep sharing your creative art…

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12 Books Entrepreneurs Must Read [Infographics] http://www.techacker.com/12-books-entrepreneurs-must-read-infographics/ http://www.techacker.com/12-books-entrepreneurs-must-read-infographics/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:57:02 +0000 http://www.techacker.com/?p=8644

At one-time books used to be the best pass-time. But now the smartphones consume most of the time and we rarely feel the need for any other pass-time. Don’t you think? In case you still like to read books, like in the good old days, you are sure to love these 12 books from my collection. […]

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At one-time books used to be the best pass-time. But now the smartphones consume most of the time and we rarely feel the need for any other pass-time. Don’t you think?

In case you still like to read books, like in the good old days, you are sure to love these 12 books from my collection. In no particular order, I think these 12 books entrepreneurs must read. To make it easy to follow, I have put them in an infographics. Feel free to share it with your friends and followers on Facebook, Twitter or wherever your heart desires.

12 Books Entrepreneurs must read

12 Books Entrepreneurs must read

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Top 10 Ways to Automate Lightroom http://www.techacker.com/top-10-ways-to-automate-lightroom/ http://www.techacker.com/top-10-ways-to-automate-lightroom/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:11:13 +0000 http://www.techacker.com/?p=8616

Julieanne Kost, the guru of Adobe Lightroom demonstrates how to automate many repetitive Lightroom activities. In this first episode, she shows us 5 ways to automate Lightroom and the second episode contains another 5 ways. How to streamline Lightroom by taking advantage of presets, templates, collections, virtual copies (and more) in order to eliminate much of […]

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Julieanne Kost, the guru of Adobe Lightroom demonstrates how to automate many repetitive Lightroom activities. In this first episode, she shows us 5 ways to automate Lightroom and the second episode contains another 5 ways.

How to streamline Lightroom by taking advantage of presets, templates, collections, virtual copies (and more) in order to eliminate much of the repetitive post-capture tasks such as importing, tagging, developing, exporting and sharing photographs.

I found the best way to learn the tips from this video is to practice along unless you are good at keeping notes and can memorize easily.

Top 10 ways to Automate Lightroom

Part 1

Part 2

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10 Inspiring TED talks Entrepreneurs must watch http://www.techacker.com/10-inspiring-ted-talks-entrepreneurs-must-watch/ http://www.techacker.com/10-inspiring-ted-talks-entrepreneurs-must-watch/#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:19:40 +0000 http://www.techacker.com/?p=8534

If there is one place on internet where you will never waste time and will only be inspired, get fascinated and feel empowered, it is TED. TED is a platform destination for world’s leaders, innovators and successful entrepreneurs to share their experiences and inspire others with their research and analysis. I love spending time on […]

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If there is one place on internet where you will never waste time and will only be inspired, get fascinated and feel empowered, it is TED. TED is a platform destination for world’s leaders, innovators and successful entrepreneurs to share their experiences and inspire others with their research and analysis.

I love spending time on TED. Recently I was searching for some inspiration on entrepreneurship and happen to stumble upon these 10 videos that strike me the most. In no particular order, I would like to share 10 inspiring TED talks entrepreneurs must watch.

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What physics taught me about marketing – Dan Cobley

Dan very cleverly uses Physics scientific methods to explain the fundamental theories of marketing.

Where good ideas come from – Steven Johnson

Do you really believe your idea was a “Eureka” moment? Well, watch this video and think again…

How to get your ideas to spread – Seth Godin

Marketing guru Seth Godin explains how bad or bizarre ideas are more successful than boring ones.

How great leaders inspire action – Simon Sinek

Powerful Model for inspirations leadership by Simon Sinek.

Let’s raise kids to be entrepreneurs – Cameron Herold

How parenting and education can help kids become successful entrepreneurs.

How to make a splash in social media – Alexis Ohanian

Alexis, the co-founder of Reddit, gives us a quick 4 min tips to make a SPLASH in social media.

Life at 30,000 feet – Richard Branson

What motivates Sir Richard Branson. Let’s learn from Sir Richard about the ups and downs of his career.

Women entrepreneurs, example not exception – Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Gayle argues that women are the most overlooked key to economic development. And I agree…I am sure you would too.

India’s hidden hotbeds of invention – Anil Gupta

This inspiring video shows how Anil Gupta is hunting and connecting the developing world’s unsung entrepreneurs who because of poverty don’t have the necessary means to go to the next step and gain recognition.

8 Secret of Success – Richard St. John

Why do people succeed? Analyst Richard St. John condenses the real secret of success in this 3-minute slide show.

There are thousands of such inspiring videos that would just blow your mind. So I would highly recommend giving TED a visit and browse different categories you might be interested into. You are sure to find something enticing.

Would you like to share other inspiring videos with us? Please use the comment section below.

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