A good password manager app is pretty much an essential these days. We just have so many passwords to keep track of – work email, personal email, shopping sites like Amazon, cellular carrier and other sites where you can pay online, banking sites, and on and on.
And we need somewhere secure to store these. Luckily, there are a lot of excellent options in this category. Some great apps that provide state of the art security and make it far easier and safer to keep track of passwords than any paper-based method. Joe Hindy posted a good rundown of some of the best password managers for Android at Android Authority this week.
He covers 11 apps that are all worthy of consideration if you’re looking for a good password manager for your Android device. I’ve tried half a dozen of his picks and used 4 of them quite a lot. My favorite of the bunch is Dashlane. It has a nicer UI than many comparable apps and, even more impressive, keeps a nice UI across Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows. I use it on all four platforms and it’s definitely one of my most useful mobile apps. I included it in my article on Killer Cross-Platform Apps.
What’s your favorite password manager app on Android or in general?
Google Play is celebrating its 2nd birthday – and that means lots of sweet free and on-sale content from the store. There are apps, games, movies, and music offers – some free, some heavily discounted.
The offers range from the Black Sabbath’s Paranoid to Jay-Z’s The Blueprint; from Dr. Seuss titles to a Sherlock Holmes book – and of course plenty of popular Android apps and games.
The deals are listed as being available for just a limited time, so you may want to check out the Google Play 2nd Birthday collection page as soon as you have a moment.
I’m quite happy with my HTC One Google Play Edition phone, but I have to admit I am building up some serious lust for the Sony Xperia Z2.
I’ve always fancied using a Sony mobile device of some kind since way back in the days when they made PDAs, yet somehow never managed to actually get one. I think that just might change if the Xperia Z2 hits the US in an unlocked form and isn’t priced too extravagantly.
Check out the reported specs on this beast of a smartphone, courtesy of Android Authority:
- 5.2-inch Full HD Live Color LED display (1920 x 1080) with TRILUMINOS and X-Reality technology
- 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU
- 3GB of RAM
- 20.7MP 1/2.3-type EXMOR RS CMOS with G Lens, CMOS image, BIONZ for mobile
- 4K video capture (3840×2160 pixels/30p) with SteadyShot image stabiliization
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The LG G Pad 8.3 LTE is available now at Verizon Wireless. The impressive 8 inch Android tablet is on offer from Verizon for just $99.99 with a 2 year agreement or $299.99 with no contract.
The G Pad 8.3 has got a powerful set of specs including a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, an 8.3 inch display at 1920X1200 resolution, and of course now LTE cellular alongside WiFi to boost the connectivity options. And it’s running Android 4.2.2.
I bought the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition a few weeks ago and I’ve been very impressed with it. Check out my first impressions post for my early thoughts on it; the short story is I think it’s a very nice 8 inch tablet.
If you’re looking for an 8 inch Android tablet, you’ll definitely want to add the LG G Pad 8.3 LTE to your shortlist – especially if you can pick it up for just $99.99. You can see all the details and pricing at Verizon’s page for the LG G Pad 8.3 LTE.
Well this is some impressive news announced by Kickstarter today. The popular crowd-funding platform has surpassed $1 billion in pledges. Not too shabby at all for just under 5 years since it launched.
Here are a couple of more impressive numbers Kickstarter shared today:
– The $ 1 billion was pledged by more than 5.5 million people from 224 countries and territories.
– More than half of it was pledged just within the last 12 months.
I’ve backed quite a few Kickstarter projects over the last few years – including a big number of iPad stands and keyboard cases. My favorite projects so far have been a couple from Shenandoah Studio that brought some superb old-school strategic wargames to the iPad.
The one I am currently most excited about receiving when it’s released is Pressy – the customizable extra button for Android phones.
So congratulations to Kickstarter and all the successful projects it has made possible. I’m looking forward to more great stuff to back and more big numbers from them.