Posts by Rob LeFebvre

Finagle just exists to get you free stuff. Photo: David Repas

Finagle just exists to get you free stuff. Photo: David Repas

Developer David Repas just wants to give you some free stuff with no obligation on your part.

“I’m just one guy trying to create a company around giving stuff away,” he tells Cult of Android. “I’m not into people tracking, annoying users or any of that funny business.”

The app, Finagle, is the simplest we’ve seen. Download it for iOS or Android, add in your email and mobile number and boom, you’re set. Simply look at the latest giveaway (Repas is offering a Pebble Time smartwatch currently) and you’re entered a random drawing to win.

Getting free stuff is never this easy. What’s the catch?

Crossy Road  gets your friends into the game. Photo: Hipster Whale

Crossy Road gets your friends into the game. Photo: Hipster Whale

Traffic hopping was never as much fun as it is in hit mobile game Crossy Road, and now you can play with up to three of your Android-toting friends in Wi-Fi enabled multiplayer mode.

You’ll weave through traffic with your buddies, able to bump each other into oncoming traffic to snap up all the coins and get the highest score, but if all four of you get squashed, it’s game over, so you’ll have to strategically revive your enemies along the way, too.

FotoSwipe makes sharing photos and videos super simple. Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

FotoSwipe makes sharing photos and videos super simple. Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

With iOS, you have AirDrop, and on Android you have Android Beam to send photos and files back and forth to other devices running the same operating system.

But what if you want to send photos from your iPhone to your friend’s Nexus? Or vice versa?

FotoSwipe, a new app for both iOS and Android, does exactly that: moving your photos from any device running the app to any other device running the app. It will even let you move photos from your mobile phone to your computer.

Check out the video below to see how it works.

Making two-factor authentication a little simpler. Photo: LastPass

Making two-factor authentication a little simpler. Photo: LastPass

Two-factor authentication is super secure, but incredibly annoying when you’re in a hurry. LastPass, one of the front-runners in password managers on desktop and mobile, might have the solution with a new mobile app that will simplify the login process to LastPass, which can then manage your many web accounts with ease.

Instead of entering a passcode to get into LastPass, you can have its new mobile Authenticator app send a simple verify button that will let you sign in with one tap. Here’s a quick video to see how it works.

More of your Android apps are going to look like this. Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

More of your Android apps are going to look like this. Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

Your Android apps are going to get an iOS-style makeover soon, thanks to new design guidelines from Google.

Mostly concerned with the bottom of Android apps, Google is looking to have its developers place a bar across the bottom of their apps that will let users navigate between different sections of the app, just like iOS currently does.

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