In a continuing search for Android Apps that one “Can’t live without”, Tech Geek and More has put together its latest list of Preferred Apps. All Apps listed are apps actually used by Tech Geek and More. So many more apps have been discovered since the last time this list was put together that the list is now broken down into multiple areas on multiple pages. Some of the apps on the list include
- Best Office Suite – MobiSystems OfficeSuite 7
- Best Alarm Clock – Alarm Clock Xtreme
- Best Photo Panorama (Digital Image Stitcher) Photo Maker – Photaf Panorama
- Best Radio Broadcast App – TuneIn
- Best Phone Management Software – MyPhoneExplorer
- Best Free Password Manager – KeePassDroid
To see the complete list of Preferred Android Apps, visit the Android: Tech Geek and More Preferred Apps List
Are you a Redbox user? You know Redbox the video kiosk rental that you find in front of Wal-Mart, McDonald’s, CVS, and 1000’s of other locations. It is reported that as of the end of November 2012, Redbox had over 42,000 kiosks at more than 34,000 locations, so most people have probably walked by one at some point.
Over the past couple of months, Redbox has been testing a new service called Redbox Instant (as a joint venture with Verizon). The idea behind Redbox Instant is to compete with the likes of Netflix and Hulu for the instant access services. “Redbox Instant will be an $8/month streaming service, and has already inked a deal with movie companies such as EPIX, Lionsgate, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Relativity and Sony Pictures. Redbox Instant will also allow users download content to their mobile device, so that it can be accessible for offline viewing”. Read more
(**Updated from Original Post of Aug 26)
With the approaching “Frankenstorm” that is expected to hit somewhere in the Northeast United States on Monday (10/29) / Tuesday (10/30), I think this would be a perfect time to remind every one of steps they can take to protect themselves. (Picture courtesy NOAA)
Even though Hurricane Sandy and its associated “Frankenstorm” are at the heart of this post, that’s not the only reason people should be prepared. In addition to hurricanes, we have tornado’s, earthquakes, snow storms, among other things that can cause power to go out for hours or days or even longer. Disasters are not exclusive to the U.S., just look at the earthquake in Haiti, or the earthquake and Tsunami that affected Japan.
These days cell phones, and more importantly smart phones play an integral part in our lives (all around the world). For more and more people a cell phone is the multifunction device of choice. Many people no longer have a home phone, a portable radio, a camera, they exclusively use the smart phone for all those functions and more. However, planning for a disaster rarely seems to included the smart phone as part of your plans.
It seems these days that every family has at least 1 smart phone or tablet. The problem starts when that device is going to be shared, especially with the younger kids. You don’t want to give your 5 yr. old (or any other age for that matter) your device so that they can play Angry Birds and suddenly discover that they are clicking in your settings or worse clicking through your documents. You don’t want to suddenly find that a file or document you downloaded on your tablet has suddenly disappeared. Unfortunately, neither iPad or Android tablets come with a way to set up multiple users by default. So what do you do? What do you do?
With the release of the iPhone 5 and iOS6, one of the “BIG” stories was the removal of the YouTube app from iOS6. Up to that point, all previous versions of iOS came with a YouTube application installed by default.
Its has been a few weeks since the release of iOS 6, yet I still find users who are surprised when they realize iOS 6 does not have YouTube by default. Most everyone seems to assume that with all the Apple vs. Google court cases and the change from Google Maps to the new Apple Maps program, that YouTube was just going away because Apple wanted to nothing to do with Google. In the case of YouTube, that appears not to be the case.
The Google Play Store has hits 25 billion downloads , per an announcement on the Official Android Blog (http://officialandroid NULL.blogspot NULL.com/2012/09/google-play-hits-25-billion-downloads NULL.html). To celebrate this accomplishment, for the next 5 days, Google will have a number of App Titles in the Play Store on Sale for $0.25.
Overall the latest update to the Netflix android app isn’t considered a major update, however, if you are streaming Netflix and have a limited data plan (yep I’m talking to you AT&T and Verizon customers, among others), the latest update will be beneficial.