Using your Android phone should be fun. Whether you own an early G1, or use a Sony’s Droid, or just picked up the new HTC One+ or a Samsung Galaxy IV or Samsung Note, you can grab plenty of fun apps that will keep you entertained. But with over a million apps now available on the Google Play (Android Market), finding the real gems can take a while.
Below are mentioned some of the top entertainment essentials apps to get you started. Best of all, most of them are free.These apps are selected according to user ratings collected online:
An ideal app for concert lovers, Gigbox notes your current location and tells you when your favorite artist is playing a gig near you. Conveniently, it pulls in all your favorite bands and songs from your Last.fm account, and uses Google Maps to provide directions to venues.
Getting to the gig is only half the fun, as during the concert you can enter the app’s live mode to chat and share pictures with other concertgoers around you. You can also rate the gig and get the current “mood” of the crowd. All of your chats and pictures are stored online as well, so you can go back through them and relive the experience at any time.
2)Flixster Movies (Free)
The definitive app for movie fans is Flixster Movies. Using your current location, Flixster Movies finds the theaters nearest to you and lists the latest openings. You get the showtimes for each movie and theater and if you can’t decide which movie to see, you can check out IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes ratings or watch trailers.
Flixster Movies also links with your Facebook account, so you can share your own ratings and comments about the film you just watched. And in case you’re heading home and want to pick up a DVD, Flixster Movies keeps you up-to-date with the latest DVD releases and ratings.
Pandora might have joined the Android party a little late, but the service is still a big favorite for Internet radio. If you’re a new user, just start with the name of an artist you like, and Pandora will automatically create a virtual radio station especially tailored to your musical tastes.
4)Gmote (Free/$2 Donation)
The large screen of your Android phone is an ideal place for controlling the media library on your computer, and Gmote handles the task gracefully. Through this app, you can use your phone to control movie and music playback via Wi-Fi. Gmote also has a built-in file browser, and can stream music from your PC to your phone.
Setup involves just three easy steps: First, you install the app on your Android phone. Next, you put its server client (which takes only a few minutes to configure) on your PC or Mac.
5)Twidroid (Free/$4.89 Pro)
You can find plenty of Twitter clients for Android phones, but Twidroid stands out with its sleek interface and ease of use. This full-featured client can also shorten URLs and post photos.
If you’re a power user, consider Twidroid Pro ($4.89), which supports multiple accounts, various color themes, video posting, and added features such as the ability to shake the phone to refresh. Seesmic for Android is definitely worth a look, as well.
The above mentioned are some of the best entertainment apps on Android.
The Best thing about Android operating system is that you can update the apps with your own information and give the apps your personnel touch.
For updating Android mobile apps you will have to learn a little bit of Android App programming, but not to worry there are many online sites that can help you learn Android app development.The best part of learning online is that you can study from anywhere you are comfortable and you don’t have to travel other places for learning plus you can record the lectures and view them on your device for future revision or study.
The Apple iPad is one gadget that every one would wish to possess. This is because of its many desirable features.
Its sleek widescreen measures 9.7 inches and its touch responsive. It has a resolution of 1024 by 768 promising to give you an almost real picture. No finger prints are left on the screen after use which makes the iPad very elegant. The iPad has a very high processing speed of 1GHz. It has an accelerometer which is inbuilt.
The most intriguing of all its features is its battery and battery life. The battery is made of Lithium-polymer and can give you up to ten hours of service of overload engagement like video viewing.
The Apple iPad can be synchronized with a PC or even a Mac, though it has inbuilt mono speakers. Its design is amazing because of its slim nature with a thickness of 0.5 inches and relatively light weight of about 1.5 pounds. Its back is an aluminum case and it looks the part.
The iPad has three dimensions from which to view a picture or a text. These are portrait, right, and left landscapes. From your Apple iPad, you can read all the electronically available books. This saves you time and energy spend going to a cyber cafe.
If you are a fan of watching videos, then the Apple iPad will give you the experience you need because it comes with an integrated YouTube application. Its quality is unrivaled. Stream videos are also available very appropriate if you are on the move. It is in browsing world where the Apple iPad outshines the rest of the gadgets available in the market. At a tap, you are already surfing.
The screen size makes reading of Emails a pleasant activity because one doesn’t have to strain to see. There is a limitation to the Apple’s iPad because it is impossible for one to perform many tasks at the same time.
It is factual to say that by all measure the Apple iPad is great, for it makes life as easy as it purports to do though, it does not come as a substitute for the computer but as a complement. Even when you are far from the computer, you remain able to do some tasks that you only would with a computer before its introduction. Apple iPad therefore comes as a relieve to many a user.
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Almost all top-notch electronics manufacturers are into making new and different models of LCD TVs and they will continue to do so. Like always, branded products are the in thing and a LCD TV is the hottest among them as it is fast disappearing from the showrooms. All major manufacturers such as Samsung, LG, Sony and Sharp have come up with different models.
The top 46 inch LCD TVs that include brands like Sceptre, Samsung, Hyundai and Sony are clear favorites among the consumers. Most manufacturers intend to invest on LCD TVs in the near future.
LCDs have superb picture quality and they consume lesser power. Another notable quality is that the issue of burn-in is relatively low or rather nil in LCDs making it a clear winner of the race. As far as affordability and life span is concerned, it is more or less the same as that of its competitors. Moreover it weighs less and is brighter compared to its greatest competitor, the Plasma TV. These are some of the significant features that make it one of the top shopped around gadgets.
In my experience, few cooking gadgets survive the test of time. The cappuccino frother and smoothie maker loitering in the gadget dungeon of my kitchen pay testament to their usefulness. With this in mind, it was with some scepticism that I slapped a couple of plump chicken breasts on the Giles & Posner Hot Stone Grill. The last time I encountered this “Neolithic” cooking technique was in a little coastal eatery in the Algarve. A fin lab of cow sizzled on a hot stone before my hungry eyes. Having experienced an authentic hot stone in action, I approached Giles & Posner’s attempt to replicate such dining theatre with the distinct air of a connoisseur.
What makes cooking using the Hot Stone Grill especially healthy is that no fats or oils are required. The high temperature of the hot stone seals the meat, locking in its natural juices. Although it did require a smidgen of oil on the first couple of cooking trials to prevent sticking, grilling progressed well without oil in subsequent attempts. The end result was a flavour that had me reminiscing about the warm Med; the chicken breasts were moist and tasted light and fresh. You don’t get those flavours using an oiled pan. Although the Hot Stone Grill makes for an effective rapid solo cooking experience, it’s particularly good at a party. The invitation to come and try my hot stone may have left my guests thinking massage rather than meat, but we enjoyed a good fun evening. It’s like a fondue party, especially if you have a variety of meats for friends to choose from. Add in a selection of sauces and you’ve got a dinner party where your friends do all of the cooking!
Not being the tidiest of chefs, and being distinctly allergic to washing dishes, it was a relief to find that a simple wipe down of the hot stone surface was all that was required. At just under 30 and with a built-in bread warmer, the humble hot stone has been brought into the 21st century, alive and sizzling.
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Several applications have contributed to elaborate the use of iPads by offering a wide number of applications that are highly useful and even easy to operate by users. Apps have contributed a significant role in familiarizing the new age technical gadgets, like iPad. Innumerable applications have also helped consumers explore a wide range of service that is certainly not possible by any ordinary communication set. Varieties of workable apps also help any operating system platform to get higher consumer attention, thereby affecting sales of associated gadgets.
iPad Application Development is a specialized service. iPads are a highly sophisticated gadget that combine highest standard of operating speed along with a5X/A6X chip and iOS. The seamless navigation and the feature of retina display offer immense response user-interface. All these allow instant launch of developed applications that run without problem.
The era of Smartphones has helped to push the requirement of apps. Mostly held as an entertaining platform, they help in getting over boredom by rather a useful engagement with entertainment, games or even informational pieces. Some of these apps even help to download videos into the advanced gadget, iPads.
Latest innovative gadget from Apple, iPad is a stunning, bright looking and even attractive small tablet that is appreciated across the globe. The exclusive features of the gadget have made iPad an indispensable product that offers unique advantages for application programmers. Modern developers are able to build a wide range of viable applications for the gadget. Applications for iPads are available for almost all segments – banking, communications, business, fashion, eBook, education, GPS, social networking, lifestyle, shopping, healthcare etc.
Qualified programmers utilize the platform of this sophisticated gadget and come up with a variety of applications to satisfy customer requirements. A number of iPad app development company is also hiring iPad Developers who are offering a great service by coming up with innovative ideas and modern applications. These applications are proving their worth to offer information and even entertainment in the otherwise mundane life of many consumers. Present developers and programmers are highly associated with the developments of the industry and even understand the platform of iPad. This helps them to come up with innovative applications for the device and fulfill most requirements of global consumers.
There are a number if qualities and specialized knowledge that help to become a successful developer of applications for iPad. An intensive knowledge regarding C-based programming language probably tops-lists the requirement to develop apps for iPad.
Effective skill to develop GUI (graphical user interface) is a prerequisite in this case. Programmers need to skillfully handle limited space (unlike developing apps for the web or personal computer).
Developers should also be able to set provisioning profile through the iPads that would help to give the apps a new and unique dimension.
iPad application developer work extensively to find out ways innovating apps and even introducing new ones. Smartphone users utilize the services of applications more than they use the gadget for making calls. iPad being a revolutionary gadget, offers exceptional workable platform for developers to come up with innovative applications for consumer use.
Expert iPad Developers have helped to transform the nature of iPad app development. They are a reputed company to guide effectively from the initial stage of creating any successful application of iPad.