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Netflix and Android - chromecast, downloading, profiles - close to perfection!

Netflix and Android have always had a great relationship, but over recent years the app has really gone from strength to strength. The interface is fantastic and the feature set continues to grow in meaningful ways, making it one of my must-have apps.
The first example that comes to mind is obviously Chromecast support. Now this isn’t a Netflix exclusive option, and it is supported well in many media apps, but Netflix and Chromecast work so seamlessly well together that I struggle to think about how I survived before the pairing existed!
Next is the newly integrated ‘Download’ option, which allows users to download content and watch it on the go without a data connection.  Honestly, Netflix kicked it out of the park with this one – it could not be easier to use, it includes all the right settings (save to SD, definition quality control, etc) – and best of all it is all within the existing price brackets. I almost feel they could have charged extra for this service alone – but am ext…

Smart Utlities

Today's app of the day is Smart Utilities.

One of the prevalent trends in the world of mobile apps is the movement away from "all-in-one" apps. Look at the split of Facebook and messenger as a prime example. Similar trends can be seen with the split of Google docs into multiple parts and the split of Google plus and Google photos. I for one am not a fan as it invariably results in an absolute clutter of applications on your device that become more and more difficult to manage.

Smart Utilities is a positive step in reversing that trend - combining 20 or 30 fully featured apps into a single neat package. Installing Smart Utilities has allowed me to remove countless apps from phone - reducing clutter, confusion and importantly saving space. Best of all, I now have a simple unified experience across a wide variety of my phone's functions which makes it far easier to navigate through the most used features of my device. Smart utilities looks great and it works equally as well, allowing you to do things that really should be stock android features.

The list of capabilities is too long to delve into too much detail I but I particularly am a big fan of the wi-fi  file transfer function, the built in weather application and the speed function  which is great for driving.  I strongly suggest you read the full app description below and look at everything that Smart Utilities can do -  it is guarantied to impress!  I am also very impressed with not just the breadth of the functions built into this app - but also how well they work.

All in all, this  is one of the most impressive apps I have ever reviewed.I strongly suggest you download it today!



  In the words of the developer:

Smart Utilities Free (free version of Smart Utilities, then has some limitations) allows you to capitalize on the full potential of your smartphone by using simple and functional utilities:
System information:
- Memory Boost (Tool to empty the internal memory; thanks to a tap on the graph users can display all running processes. These one can be selected or deselected, if deselected the app doesn’t close them)
- Bluetooth (Info and bluetooth activation)
- Battery (battery level, temperature, voltage, status and health)
- Ram (an allocation of free and used RAM)
- CPU (CPU frequency, technical details and usage)
- Wifi (info and wifi activation)
- GPS (info and GPS activation)
- Network (info on your network and web provider)
- Apps (List of installed apps; users can open or unistall them just scrolling their titles on the screen)
- Storage (Users can check the internal memory and sd-card)
- Device Info (All features of the smartphone)
- Cache Clear
- System Clear
- Weather
- World Clock
- Call Blocker
- Password Manager
Utilities:
- Level (Measuring instrument used to determine the slope of a surface in relation to an horizontal plane of reference)
- Compass ( Device used to determine geographic direction)
- Torch (The flash of your camera could be used like a real torch, thanks to a tap on “menu option” it will be more useful and faster)
- Metronome ( Device used to mark time by means of recurring ticks at adjustable intervals)
- Satellite finder ( A satellite signal meter used to accurately point satellite dishes at communications satellites in geostationary orbit)
- Speedometer (It is a gauge that measures and displays user instantaneous speed during a path, jogging time)
- Speed connection (app that shows user Internet connection i.e. during a download/upload)
- Sound Level Meter ( The microphone can measures the sound pressure level in decibel dB)
- Converter Decimal-Binary-Hex-Octal
- Protactor (Device measuring angles in degrees or radians)
- Altimeter and Barometer (an instrument used to measure the altitude of an object above a fixed level thanks to user GPS localization and barometric pressure)
- Photometer (Thanks to the light sensor indicates the intensity of the light and also allows you to check whether it is appropriate for the activity that is taking place for example reading or writing)
- Magnetometer (a measuring instrument used to measure the strength of magnetic field, if user’s smartphone has an integrated sensor)
- Task Killer
- Radio (User can select and listen to his favorite radio stations, including foreign stream)
Wifi File Explorer
- This utility can connect Android phones with another smartphone or a PC without data cable. Once the app will be installed, users will reach a connection on FTP protocol. User can copy or eliminate files like a normal USB connection. The FTP connection is not complicated. You should insert the address returned from the app in the address bar of any Windows/MAC window, or any other Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox browser. To link two smartphones users can use a simple file manager like ES File Explorer, exploiting its features in order to interface each other through a FTP connection. Wifi File Explorer works with any FTP client i.e. FileZilla.
Link app:
http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.estrongs.android.pop
http://filezilla-project.org/
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/BisMag-dev/423719257659310




Note - there is also a paid version of Smart Utilities available here

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