We spend a lot of time tinkering away on our smartphones, when in reality perhaps our smartphones should be working for us. We’ve seen attempts by developers to create smarter apps, such as IFTTT for the iPhone, and Chameleon launcher for Android devices, and now looking to help users create a more seamless user experience, the Cover lock screen app has been launched in open beta. The app has been around for a while now, but previously it was limited to a closed beta where not everyone could download the app just yet.
However for those who are interested in creating a smarter smartphone for themselves, the app is available as a public beta via the Google Play store. For those unfamiliar with Cover, it’s basically a lock screen app that tries to provide you with the best apps at the right time all from the lock screen itself. For example it will be able to detect when you are in the car and prepare apps such as Google Maps, TomTom, and etc. However when it detects that you might be at work or school, productivity apps such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote, and etc. would be available.
As it stands the app is a free for download, so if you’re wondering what the fuss is all about, hit up the Google Play store for the details.
While the Batmobile might be one of the more classic vehicles of super heroes, Christopher Nolan’s take on the Batman franchise as raised interest in the Tumbler vehicle which was used by Batman in the movie as opposed to the more classic Batmobile. We have seen various interpretations of the Tumbler, like in the form of a golf cart, but if you’re looking for something a little more affordable and pocket friendly, how about a Tumbler case for your iPhone?
As you can see in the image above, this is a Tumbler case for the iPhone and at least from the top-down view, one would not even think that it was an iPhone case, but rather a model of the Tumbler itself. The case is currently being sold by Bandai, although given its Japanese website, we’re not sure if those living outside of Japan will be able to get their hands on it. Other features of the case, apart from the ability to deflect bullets and perform acrobatic movements (we kid), is how Bandai has incorporated a four-LED projector in the case itself that will be able to display the Bat-Signal, which we have to admit is pretty cool.
Priced at 5,775 Yen, the Batman Tumbler iPhone case is expected to go on sale come March 2014.