If there is one thing you can be thankful when it comes to Android, they have some of the most interesting apps and thanks mainly to Google’s lax policies about what apps can and cannot do to your device, they seem to be a whole lot more useful. Now finding these apps isn’t easy, and when you have to search through nearly half a million apps to find the one you want, that can be hard. So here are five new or updated apps from April 2013 that we think you’ll like.
- Sketchbook Ink:
Designed for Android tablets of at least 7” screens or bigger, Sketchbook Ink focuses not really on sketching, but inking your sketches and so far, some of the things we have seen from it is incredible to say the least. It’s not the perfect sketching app and it definitely will not replace the versatility of paper, pen and ink, but it comes real close.
- Rosetta Course:
It took a while to come to Android, but Rosetta Stone is finally on Android in the form of Rosetta Course. With this app, Rosetta brings “the award winning Rosetta Stone language-learning method to Android devices.” With the app you can take your learning on the go. You can learn to speak any language supported by Rosetta Stone by listening and reading. There is the speech recognition feature that helps you fine tune your pronunciation as well as interactive activities that takes the bore out of learning.
- Everything.me Launcher (Beta):
There are hundreds of launchers for Android and honestly, the majority of them are crap. But this one strikes us as cool. The launcher is based on the idea of your phone changing to match your ever changing life such as interests, uses and location. The launcher will customize it based on your interests, your usage, such as the different apps you use the most. It even comes with smart folders to help you organize your apps and content. It is even location aware which, an extremely good added benefit is.
- 4 Pics 1 Word:
The object of the game is extremely simple. You are given four photos and you have to find the common theme between all four photos. For instance, you may be given a photo of a man cutting peppers, a logger chopping wood, a baker slicing bread and a machine slicing cheese. Of course the common theme between those will be cutting. But not everyone is that easy. The game is fun and provides loads of innocent fun.
Other than recently going native on Android, Facebook has added a great new feature to the Android Facebook App. You can now, chat with your friends without exiting out of what you were doing. Thanks to chat bubbles, you can chat with people while commenting on a photo or reading one of your friends depressing posts. They have also streamlined the news feed, tweaked user profiles and made other minor UI adjustments.e
Billy is a technology enthusiast and writes on IT, software development and software services. He admires Charles Phillips for his contribution to the tech industry.
Naturopathy, essentially a form of alternative medicine, is a fascinating concept which focuses on a holistic approach towards health, by stressing on non-invasive treatment and minimum use of surgery and drugs. Naturopaths believe in natural and self-healing techniques such as homeopathy, Reiki healing, yoga, massage therapy, herbal medicines and so on. Thanks to technology and the internet, an increasing number of people are now taking to naturopathy and natural healing methods, which are not only safe, but extremely effective too. Listed below, are five smart phone apps you should definitely consider downloading in order to get introduced to the amazing world of naturopathy, and to attain a higher level of physical wellbeing.
Naturopathic Answer and News
Naturopathic Answer and News is perhaps the best way to explore Naturopathy and the various possibilities associated with it. It is a comprehensive app that describes alternative techniques of healing apart from conventional forms of medicine. The app also offers videos that introduce naturopathy and various aspects associated with it such as healing herbs, yoga, natural health, naturopathic medicine, news feeds on naturopathy and so on. All in all, it’s a perfect app to get introduced to naturopathy.
Handbook of Natural Medicine
The main essence of Naturopathy lies in the fact that nature has a cure for all illnesses, and there is a strong belief in the power of natural medicine and other natural healing techniques. This app is arguably the best app when it comes to natural medicine. Written by professionals, the app is a reference digital handbook that gives you information on the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases with the help of natural medicine. It gives you summaries and therapeutic approaches to over 80 commonly seen conditions, along with treatment methods and flowcharts.
My Natural Healer
My Natural Healer is yet another amazing healing app. With over thousand natural remedies from various natural healing techniques such as homeopathy, massage therapy, herbal remedies, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, dieting and so on, this app is literally like an entire encyclopedia on natural healing.
Raw Food Secrets
All that you ever wanted to know about raw food and its various benefits, it’s all here in this fantastic app. It starts with giving you an introduction to raw food diet and then goes on to elaborately list how a raw food diet can change your life for better and make you live a healthy life. Right from aspects such as improving your skin tone, to hydration, to raw food nourishment, benefits of juices and sprouts, damage caused by processed foods, to benefits of detoxifications, this is the ultimate app to refer to, when it comes to considering a raw food diet for better health.
Healing With Herbs
Are you suffering from any illnesses or diseases? Have you ever considered using herbal remedies as a treatment method? In the field of naturopathy, herbs are a popular treatment method, which includes the use of various natural sources such as leaves, flowers, roots, berries, bark and plants, for treatment purposes. Sounds fascinating, isn’t it? This app gives you elaborate information on various diseases and the cure for it by using herbs, apart from listing the herb’s properties, its application, precautions that need to be taken, parts that can be used and so on. Overall, the app is very informative, and easily one of the best on herbal remedies.
Peter the naturopath practicing in South Australia, has vast experience in alternative medicine. He blogs about his practice and believes that naturopathy is a sure path to longevity.
No matter how convenient our lives have become after the discovery of computers and laptops, at the end of the day, they still remain a complicated mass of electronics, and at times, can pretty much have a mind of their own. So, in such a scenario, it would make sense for you to try and understand its working, get to know tips and tricks to make it work efficiently, keep it protected from spyware, and keep sources ready to understand and fix prospective problems that could crop up. Listed below are five amazing android smart phone apps that’ll give you handy and instant access to tips, solutions, and software programs to fix your computer and make it run efficiently.
Computer Helper Free
Has your computer been playing up off late? Has your computer stopped working and you can’t surf the web for guidance or help? If yes, as the name of the app suggests, Computer Helper is here to help. Be it any query like the mouse not working, or the computer getting frozen, or the start button not showing up, or even more complex problems, Computer Helper will give you instructions on how to fix it. Submit your problem or query and get a free a response. The app also gives you access to basic computer information and lots of tips and tricks to make you PC function better.
Computer Repair Handbook
Computer Repair Handbook is a very efficient app when it comes to PC repairs and Computer problems. Essentially a computer repair guide designed by a certified computer technician, Computer Repair Handbook offers step by step guidelines on a variety of prospective computer issues such as getting rid of viruses, fixing windows errors, slow computer speed, startup problems, and so on. Moreover, it also lists and explains tools that you could use for PC antivirus, computer clean up, increasing speed, and for your PC drivers and hardware. Overall, the app is extremely informative, easy to understand, and a great way to fix your PC.
PC Error Fixer
PC Error Fixer is yet another comprehensive app available in the market, which has a simple interface and provides you with almost all information that you need to know about your PC and how to keep it running smoothly. Right from giving you your computer’s OS history, to software and hardware details, to troubleshooting and optimization programs, to games, tips and tricks to shield your computer from viruses and spyware, PC Error Fixer has a fix for almost any computer error. Besides, the best part about this app is its interface – simple, clutter-free and easy to use.
Did your computer just get the nightmare blue screen? Does it refuse to start? Don’t panic, stay right whether you are, and check out this savior app – Computer Troubleshooter. Once again, a brilliant app which targets commonly faced computer problems by offering you professional help, tips and guidelines. The app comes with a stylish interface, divided into three systematic columns – fixes, tools, and tips, making it easy for you to navigate, depending on the kind of issues you might be facing.
Whack Your Computer 18+
Finally, if your computer gets the better of you, and if you have an uncontrollable urge of venting out your frustration, here is one crazy app you can try out. While facing computer problems, there comes a point when all you want to do is smash your computer into pieces or chuck it out of the window! No matter how tempting it may feel then, doing this for real might not be the best thing to do. So, why not do it in the virtual world instead? This app is the best way to release that mounting volcano inside you. Download this entertaining app and put your laptop out of its misery by smashing it with a hammer – virtually!
When not obsessing over gadgets, Jack William likes to keep up with the latest happenings in the world of software and technology. He works at TechSeek, a company that specializes in pc repairs in Melbourne . In his free time, he likes to blog about technology and applications.
Adding electronic gadgets to your vehicle can greatly enhance your driving experience. However, with so many options available, it can be difficult to know which gadgets you should purchase. The list below is a good start when searching for gadgets to purchase for your car.
If you are someone who routinely loses their car keys, the Kensington Proximo is a gadget you should consider picking up for your vehicle. This device is paired with an iOS smartphone and comes with a sensor fob you can attach to your keys. If you happen to misplace your keys, you can use the app on your phone to play a sound with the sensor fob to locate your keys. Also, the Kensington Proximo allows you to place a sensor in your vehicle that you can use to locate your car should you forget where it is parked.
The Devium Dash is a device that is mounted on your dashboard and designed to hold any smartphone. The gadget then connects your phone to your car’s audio system, allowing you to play music files from your phone or access other apps. With Bluetooth connectivity as well, the Devium Dash allows for hands-free calling while your phone is charged the entire time it is plugged into the device.
Road Angel Gem
The Road Angel Gem is the perfect device for someone who has a nasty habit of getting speeding tickets. This device mounts onto your dashboard much like a GPS unit would but alerts you to upcoming speed cameras while simultaneously letting you know what the speed limit is for the section of the road you are currently traveling on. The Road Angel Gem will ensure that you are always obeying the posted speed limit while being warned of any potential speed traps up ahead.
GoPro HD Hero3
The GoPro HD Hero3 is a high tech digital camera that is used to create exciting looking films. With various adhesive mounts, the GoPro HD Hero3 can be attached to virtually any surface of your vehicle to capture breathtaking videos. If you are constantly going on adventures while on the road, having the GoPro HD Hero3 in place will help you record all of your movements while driving as well as the movements of other motorists.
Delphi Vehicle Diagnostics
This handheld device is plugged into your vehicle’s OBD 2 port and used to provide mechanical data that can be used to troubleshoot any issues your car may be having. Having this handy gadget in place can make it quite easy to diagnose a specific problem with your vehicle, enabling you to address the issue before it gets out of hand.
In addition to its diagnostic abilities, the Delphi Vehicle Diagnostics gadget serves several other purposes as well. One of the other features of this device is being able to remotely lock or unlock doors, check mileage and speed and even start the engine with the help of a smartphone. The device can also monitor the geographical locations a car has been driven, which is a great way for parents or employers to ensure their car is being driven responsibly and within the guidelines that they have set.
While vehicles are becoming more technologically advanced, adding additional gadgets to your vehicle can increase your enjoyment of a specific car. Purchasing the gadgets listed in this article will surely enable you to get more out of your current vehicle.
Sebastian Webb is a sucker for latest gadgets, even more so if they include driving. With the latest integration of technology, more importantly high speed Internet access with cars, we can see less and less difference bewteen car acessories and desktop computers.
There used to be many problems encountered when trying to use a video camera underwater. High pressure, low light, and huge cameras and battery packs were major issues to contend with. Today’s cameras and camcorders allow for underwater filming with ease.
Modern Technological Upgrades
Some major improvements include smaller cameras, larger, wider viewing screens, and rechargeable batteries. Today you can add wide angle lenses and many different filters for color clarity, glare reduction, and overexposure reduction.
Underwater housings are built to resist water pressure, often to the depth of around one hundred feet or so. Be sure to note the difference between water housings and underwater housings. Water housings are meant for only being splashed, or to survive being dropped in the water. They are not for underwater use and most get that confused.
Lighting and light conditions change underwater. It is very helpful to have an understanding of how colors change and are effected by the color and depth of the water. The farther wavelengths of light are from the sun, the more washed out the colors become. Since reds and yellows are lost first, an extra hand held light will make your tropical fish and coral reefs more colorful and your videos more true to life.
There are different types of filters that are available for shooting underwater videos. There are ones for clear blue waters, and there are those for greener waters.
Above Water Filming
Some filters, such as polarized ones, make wonderful additions when capturing images and colors above the waves. Skiing, surfing, fishing, and boating all become more lifelike, with polarized filters. They reduce glare and reflections. They also provide exceptional color clarity and help to avoid overexposure. Make sure you that do use a water proof filter though if you’re going to be skiing, because the water can ruin a camera that isn’t waterproof.
Today, it is easier than ever to film your snorkeling adventure and to capture the magnificent colors of tropical fish and beautiful coral reefs. You can video your next fishing excursion or whale watching tour. If you and your buddies shoot each other coming down the mountain, ski’s flashing and spirits soaring, today’s modern cameras, filters, and lenses make the job a lot simpler. Not to mention your family get togethers you can have, imagine the family photos you can take with this great photgraphy technology.
My name is Nathen Steller and I can tell you that every time you adjust your wide angle lens, attach a GoPro filter, or recharge a battery, think of those that came before you. Those that blazed a trail of trial and error and ingenuity that allows you to do what you love, and enjoy capturing it on video while doing it.