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Link Bubble Review – Android Authority


Link Bubble is a new application from Chris Lacy, the developer behind Action Launcher. In this truly unique app, you load links in the background and only bring them forward when you want them. In this review, we’ll take a look at the finer points of Link Bubble and determine just how good it is. If you want to watch it instead of read it, the video is embedded above.


Link Bubble review

Functionality

So what does Link Bubble actually do? It’s a floating window web browser that opens links in the background so you don’t lose your spot in whatever it is that you’re doing. This can be helpful for a number of reasons especially if you surf the web fairly frequently. What happens is you find a link, then you click on it, and Link Bubble will have a little floating icon that lets you know when the target is finished loading.

There are two ways to use this app. You can have the auto-open enabled which will pop the website up as soon as it has loaded. Or you can go into the settings, disable the auto-open, and then the site will load in the background and you can deal with it as you please. The developer recently updated the app to make this easier and the option to change this is now labeled better.

Other than the main function, you can share links to practically anywhere. In the top left is your main sharing service which can be changed in the settings to whatever you want. In the top right is the full list of places to share if you’re sharing elsewhere. If you want to close a page, you literally fling it toward the bottom of your screen to close it. If you want to close all of your bubbles, you manually drag one bubble to the bottom and wait for it to say “close all” and then let go.

Overall, it’s a fairly easy and simple app to use. Once you get the flinging bubbles thing down, controlling everything is practically second nature and you can go on with your business while Link Bubble takes care of links in the background. If you’re a fan of measuring stats, there is even a function that will show you how much time you’ve saved by not waiting for websites to load.


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Design

Link Bubble’s design is very minimal. When you’re not using it, it’s like it’s not even there and when you are using it, it’s just a floating window with a couple of floating icons. Everything is organized in a manner that makes sense. It takes a second to logically explain why there are two share buttons but really that’s just so you can expedite sharing to the service you regularly use, which we ended up finding quite useful.

The big design elements are the controls. Flinging the bubbles around to make them do your bidding seems a little off putting at first because you’re not usually used to flinging anything on an Android phone. However –like we stated earlier- once you get used to it, you can fly through your open tabs. It does not take long to get used to.


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The good

Okay so here’s what we liked.

  • This is truly unlike anything I’ve ever used before. If I were asked if there apps that could perform the same functionality, I would draw a blank. It’s technically a web browser, but the way it operates is unlike any other browser.
  • For people who browse on a frequent basis, opening up a lot of links at once and dealing with them later is infinitely preferable to opening a link, then going back to the app, then opening another link, et cetera. It really does save you a lot of time.
  • So far we’ve seen virtually no incompatibilities. It opened pretty much all of the content we asked it to without too much of a problem. I’m sure there are some sites or video streaming formats the app doesn’t support, but I couldn’t find them.
  • You can customize the share buttons to whatever you want them to be. So if you’re a Twitter person, you can make your quick share to Twitter or if you’re a Google+ fan, you can change it to Google+. This was a nice add on.
  • Perhaps my favorite part of the app is how browser loading times don’t matter. If it takes 15 seconds to load a web page, so be it. You’re not sitting there waiting for it. You can go do your own thing until it’s done.

The bad

And here’s what we didn’t like so much

  • There is a wide, gaping chasm between the paid and free version. I’m not complaining about prices or anything because the price is very reasonable, but you can’t really experience the brilliance of this app on the free version. Arguably its best feature is the ability to open an assemblage of links, let them load in the background, and then browse through them at your leisure. The free version limits you to a single tab so users of the free version won’t get that experience.
  • We did run into some occasional lag and a force close or two. It’s a new release so it’s not a big deal and we’re sure future stability and performance improvements will rectify these issues, but they are there nevertheless.

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Final thoughts

Overall, this is an amazing app. When you fork in the .99 for the paid version, you will literally cut the time you spend staring at a blank web browser waiting for a page to load to almost zero. It makes surfing social media more enjoyable because in my experience, I found that I was clicking links I may not have otherwise clicked because I don’t have to wait around for them to open or worry about losing my place in the other app. So it’s allowed me to have a more rich experience on my device.
It did have a few very minor issues but most of those will likely be fixed in coming releases. Between the moment I started reviewing this app and the moment I released this video, there have already been two updates and that’s encouraging. At the very least, you should try the free version. It doesn’t give you the full experience but it gives you an idea of what you’re in for and what you’re in for is pretty awesome. Click the button below to get started!
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Link Bubble released for Android, improves the way links in apps are opened

After an initial delay, Chris Lacey — the developer behind apps such as ActionLauncher — has now released a brand app designed to improve the way the way we interact with web links found in Android apps. Dubbed Link Bubble, the new app is essentially a web browser handles opening website links that you click on from within another app.

So what exactly does Link Bubble do that makes it so special?

Typically, if you click on a link found within in an app, you are automatically taken out of the app and into your web browser. From there you’ll have to wait for the page to fully load before you can do anything. With Link Bubble, a chat-head-like icon shows up when you first press the link from within an app. This means that Link Bubble is loading up the page in the background, but you are free to continue using your current app.

For those of us with a fast connection, this might not be as much of a problem, but it’s still a useful trick. Aside from this, Link Bubble also allows you to click on multiple links from within an app and load all them in the background. This is particularly useful for apps like Feedly, where you can have several articles pre-loaded in the background while you continue to look through the list.

Find a link within an app that looks interesting but you don’t want to look at it just yet? You can drag the loading link over to the Pocket icon, which allows you to store the links for reading later. Unfortunately, this is the only read-it-later platform supported, but it’s still a welcome feature.

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That’s just a taste of some of the key features that Link Bubble is capable of. Here’s a full-change log to give you an even better idea:

  • When you click on a link in an app, Link Bubble loads that webpage in the background, leaving you free to keep using your current app rather than your precious time being wasted watching a page load. Once the page has fully loaded, it will animate on screen.
  • Link Bubble’s flick physics allow you to go from clicking a link to sharing a link or adding it a service such as Pocket in little more than a second!
  • Load multiple links from your current app at the same time (requires Pro).
  • Gracefully handling links that redirect to other apps. No longer does clicking an Instagram link in Twitter redirect to a full screen browser before loading Instagram!
  • Deep integration with the apps on your system.
  • Locates embedded YouTube videos on web pages, and provides a shortcut to load those videos directly in the YouTube app.
  • Handy stats that illustrate how much time you are saving by using Link Bubble.

Link Bubble is available right now from Google Play, with a base version offered for free. Get it on Google Play There’s also a Pro version that you can unlock for .99, which adds support for an infinite number of tabs and link importation from all your apps. What do you think, interested in picking up Link Bubble or not?


    








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The links start loading while you’re still using an app, but they appear in the form of a chat head-esque bubble on the left side of the screen. Much like chat heads, you can move the bubble around as you like, docking it anywhere on the screen. Long pressing the bubble will give you the option to trash, share, or save it to Pocket.

If you choose to share it, you can do so via the same sharing options you enjoy with, say, Chrome. If you don’t use Pocket, you can change it to your favorite tool in the settings menu of the app — and it doesn’t even have to be a sharing tool. You can choose things like Google Drive, or even Translate. The front page of the app itself will also tell you just how much time Link Bubble has saved you. I only used it for a few minutes, and Link Bubble said it saved me 25.9 seconds.

Pages do load really quickly, and we like that those more robust pages just load in the background while we continue with our lives. Once a page has loaded, Link bubble will automatically open up. If you just want to keep it docked for reading later, just pull it to the side of the screen or single tap to re-dock it. Links don’t open fullscreen, though — that might be our single frustration, here.

Link Bubble is simple, but also a whole lot of ‘wow’. The app is free, and an upgrade to premium will cost you .99. For that fiver, you get the option to have more than one link open (it doesn’t bring up multiple bubbles on the side of the screen, it just notes how many are open), andthe ability to open links from any app on your device. Also, you’re supporting a Developer who made a pretty neat app that saves you a lot of time.

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‘Moto G’ link appears on Motorola’s website, has since been removed

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Just last week a new Motorola trademark showed up for the name “Moto G”. Since then we’ve heard several reports claiming that Moto G will be the official name for the upcoming budget version of the Moto X, previously called the Motorola DVX.

In reality, we have yet to see any real proof that Motorola plans to use the trademark name anytime soon – until today.

A little over an hour ago the first reports came in revealing that Motorola’s website had been updated to include a button labeled “Moto G”. Clicking the link would bring users to a non-existent webpage “www.moto-g.com”.

As these kinds of “accidents” go, it didn’t take long before the link was completely removed, but it certainly got our attention. Although the mishap doesn’t prove the Moto G’s launch is imminent, it certainly lends credence to the idea.

So what do we actually know about the Moto G (aka Moto DVX)? Nothing officially, though the rumor mill claims the device will have a 4.5-inch ‘non-super AMOLED’ display, a dual-SIM slot, removable colored backs and the same X8 computing system found on the Moto X. We have also heard that pricing for the Moto G (DVX) will be around 0 – 0 outright.

It seems hard to believe that Motorola could offer the phone for such a low price considering it doesn’t seem terribly different from the existing Moto X – so speculation is certainly advised. Perhaps Motorola will actually cut back on the processors for the Moto G, too? Only time will tell for sure.

What do you think, would you be interested in a lower-cost version of the Moto X or are you more interested in picking up the Nexus 5 when it arrives?

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Series Tree 1.0.0.0 Free for iPad: Link Numbers in a Series in Math Maze

Bangalore, India – The Pyree Solutions today introduces Series Tree 1.0.0.0 free for iPad, its innovative, number puzzle game, where single players must correctly drag over a grid of integers between 1 and 9, such that when linked together correctly, the integers form a logical series. For example, the first two numbers of the puzzle may be 8 and 24, and players must then drag, horizontally or vertically, over the following series of integers to solve the puzzle: 722166481944. Each puzzle contains 24 integers, there are 3 levels of play, timed and untimed modes at each level, and marathon play. Players get immediate feedback if they drag onto an integer that is incorrect at that position in the series, and they can easily take back moves.

Feature Highlights:
* Ingenious, new number puzzle game for players of all levels of ability
* For the first time, numbers in a game have to be linked to find the number-series
* Time-limited puzzles on levels 1-3 must be completed in 24 or 48 seconds
* Learn to recognize arithmetic, geometric, prime, and logical series
* Each puzzle contains 24 integers, with the first 4 already selected
* Start solving puzzles using no time limit, then turn on the clock

Series Tree is an extremely challenging game, where players create a rectilinear path through a 4×5 grid of integers, linking integers from 1 to 9 to form numbers that create a logical series. Each series contains between 5 to 9 numbers, which can be single or multi-digit. Series can be arithmetic series (e.g., 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27), geometric series (e.g., 2, 6, 18, 54, 162, 486), Fibonacci series (e.g., 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21), or a prime number series (e.g., 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19). The first 4 integers of each puzzle are given; they lead in a straight line up to the grid of 20 remaining integers.

Series Tree allows players to make only legal moves, where each successive integer is linked in the correct order. Illegal moves are not recorded on the gameboard. However, if the integer 3 is the next in the series, the game gives no feedback as to which one of the available 3′s is correct. Frequently, players must plan several moves ahead to successfully solve the puzzle. Sometimes, the numbers in the series are easy to determine in advance. However, players often find that there are many dead ends, where they have successfully linked 7 of 8 numbers, but cannot complete the full series. For each puzzle, there is a unique solution, and many alternative paths that appear correct until players find they have no legal moves.

“For those who love numbers and puzzles, Series Tree gives you a chance to explore linking numbers to form a series,” stated Pavan Kumar of The Pyree Solutions. “There is fascinating, logical gameplay here for everyone, at every skill level. With an unlimited amount of time, and the ability to take back moves, no puzzle should prove insoluble.”

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 6.1 or later
* 1.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Series Tree 1.0.0.0 is free and available only in Australia, Germany, India, Japan, Singapore, and the U.S. exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. Various advanced levels and features are available as an in-app purchase.

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Based in Bangalore, India, The Pyree Solutions was founded by Pavan Kumar in 2010. It is a very young company with a four-member team. The company’s primary focus is iOS application development. Copyright (C) 2013 The Pyree Solutions. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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BlackBerry Link for Windows and Mac updated with contact sync improvements

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Well, that didn’t take long. Just as we posted up the Mac download, the official versions went live on the BlackBerry Link download page. The Windows version is currently showing as v1.1.1.26 while the Mac version shows as v1.1.1.13 and both updates include improvements for contact syncing between your device and your computer when running BlackBerry OS 10.1 or later.

With that having been said, there isn’t a whole of options to choose from either should you opt to sync you contacts but for basic transferring, all the components are there as far as I can tell. Power users will likely end up wanting more but at least the updates are still rolling out and BlackBerry Link is gradually improving. If you happen to spot any other changes, let us know in the comments.

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BlackBerry Link for Windows updated to v1.0.1.11

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Good news for Windows users – BlackBerry Link for Windows has received a small update that brings one-way sync as well as some other tweaks and fixes. The new version allows Windows users to sync contact and calendar data from Outlook on a PC to a BlackBerry 10 device, but sadly not from the device to the PC. It’s a step in the right direction but certainly leaves Outlook users wanting more. Thankfully two-way sync is expected down the road.

Some various fixes and UI tweaks included in this build as well. Head to the link below to grab the latest version.

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Touchscreen Google Chromebook confirmed by WSJ, Pixel or Link codenames not mentioned

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A Chromebook laptop with Google branding and featuring a touchscreen display could be one of the most interesting Google products of the year, and a new Wall Street Journal report seems to back up previous rumors on the matter.

Just a short while ago we saw a concept video of the Chromebook Pixel (also known as Link,) and various proof that seem to confirm the existence of this particular Google project.

The Search giant has not acknowledged it yet – and did not comment on the matter when contacted by WSJ – but the fact that the publication has ran a story of the unreleased product is itself a very important indication that the touchscreen Chromebook is coming.

However, the WSJ article is not that revealing when it comes to actual details for the device. We still have no idea who’s making it for Google, when it will be announced and launched, how much it will cost and what features it will have to offer, you know, in addition to a touchscreen display and cloud-based Chrome OS running under the hood.

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Outlook contact and calendar information via USB sync coming to BlackBerry Link

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If there has been on topic on the minds of BlackBerry Z10 owners that needs highlighting, it’s the fact that the newly introduced BlackBerry Link which replaces BlackBerry Desktop Software for BlackBerry 10 devices currently lacks the functionality to sync Outlook via USB.

Sure, there are ways to get it working similarly assuming you have an Outlook.com webmail account but that’s not ideal and not what previous owners had access to. Previous BlackBerry owners want their desktop Outlook sync via USB and many, are wondering why the hell it was removed in the first place.

Luckily, BlackBerry has now commented on the matter and desktop synch via USB will be making its way to the BlackBerry Link via an update that will include the ability to import contact and calendar information directly from Outlook to your BlackBerry 10 smartphone and another update shortly after that will bring full two-way sync.

With BlackBerry 10 the syncing of PIM data between your BlackBerry Z10 and computer can be easily configured to happen over the air.  You need to add your existing webmail accounts on the BlackBerry Z10 and set the email, contacts, calendar for syncing. We have posted information on how to do this for example with Outlook.com on the Help Blog.

For those of you for whom over the air synchronization is not an option, we want to assure you that direct sync via USB is also being worked on and we are committed on adding this capability as part of our BlackBerry Link software suite. Our first major update for BlackBerry Link coming in the next few weeks will include the ability to import contact and calendar information directly from Outlook to your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. Full two-way sync will be added in the next update shortly thereafter. We will provide more information about timing of these features on our various forums and blogs, but you can also look for updates at http://BlackBerry.com/BlackBerryLink

That of course, doesn’t explain why it was removed in the first place but I suppose it will put those who are looking for the function and not having any luck minds at rest. Personally, I’ve never used the desktop synching option and always found it to be one of the reasons BlackBerry Desktop Software was slow as cold molasses running up a hill backwards in Winnipeg but clearly, a lot of folks enjoyed using it and for some it’s a must-have offering.

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