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« on: February 20, 2012, 04:56:08 PM »

Been think since many of us have smart devices which app or apps are you favorite app why?

I'll give three in order of most favorite.

1)   SKYWORDS ( Upwords the boardgame like Scrabble but you can also stack tiles five high) i have around 20 games going at anytime, everyone just plays when they have tume and with that many games going you always have a dozen or two turns every day to play.

I also have the Scrabble app and same format applies for that. Playing word games with people from around the world is a blast cause you can text as you play.

2) Tune-in Radio is a great app that finds thousands of radio station by genre or music by type. I'm into talk radio mainly and follow certain hosts like Michael Savage who is on locally at 6pm but I'm usually doing other things then so Tune-in allows you to schedule the start and end, which nights and what station and it saves it to your recordings. What is cool is i record him from 1-4am from a Juno, Alaska station so it is in the Ipod when i get up in the morning. It includes all types if radio including police scanners and local stations.

3) this is a tie although very different apps: 

a) VIP POKER this slick looking multiplayer Texas holdem poker game reminds me of Ultimate bet poker on the pc - circa 2004 look. A simple table and chairs and card and chat, nothing like avatars or unnecessary animation just poker and easy ti navigate screens.

B) APPS FIRE is an app that scours the app store for apps in all categories which just went FREE sometimes for just one day or for good and also apps that are greatly reduced - either way I'm talking both big savings but more importantly it exposes you to apps you would never see otherwise. I tend to download dozens of free apps a day, all of which sell for a buck normally and if the stink i delete them with nothing spent and no disappointments  just a learning experience. Best of all, just because that app stunk there might be others that you now know to search!!

So there. I just typed all this using the tapatalk app on an Ipod touch and I'll likely have this in my had until bed time. I'll use it to talk on our ventrilo voice chat ir watch a movie from the HBO or XFINITY app or watch FOX OR CNN LIVE and have nothing else techy wise with me at Bud4. I never thought ever such technology could come as small as a playing card and much thinner than a pencil.
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2012, 08:12:42 AM »

APRSDriod... Click for where I am...

Not sure if you are familiar with APRS John but since I dont' have any radios installed in my new Jetta TDI, I use this ap. I usually have an Igate server at home that forwards the info to RF.

FourSquare is another app I like. Myself and the group at my local "watering hole" use it. Points and other stuff like that.

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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2012, 12:11:31 PM »

angry birds!!!   evil

depends on the time of the year.  i have a storm tracker that i like during hurricane season.  earthquake! is good.  of course, GasBuddy. 
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2012, 01:34:28 PM »

yeah forgot about Angry Birds... cool program. Got to get GasBuddy... I check it on the PC and didn't realize there was an "app for that".

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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2012, 02:48:01 PM »

CamScanner+
 - Great for snapping a photo of a page, whiteboard, etc. and automatically cleaning it up
CamCard
 - Scan a business card, does a great job with OCR of the contents and automatically adds to your contacts
Heart Fitness
 - Uses flash and camera to read pulse through finger ... works well, pretty accurate, paid version will track over time.
GoSkyWatch
 - I use it alongside my son w/ his telescope to help identify what we're looking at. 
Cragslist
 - I actually prefer to view listings on my iPhone, organization and photo display better than through their normal web view.
EveryTrail
 - I use this to track hikes and create nice trail summaries, with photos geolocated, and a beautiful full-screen display for PC sharing.
 - I also use MotionX GPS, which has some great features, but the sharing is not as nice as with EveryTrail.
Geocaching
 - If you're into geocaching, this is a handy app and comes in useful when you have some time to kill unexpectedly.  Real-time cache lookup and hunt without planning ahead!
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2012, 04:19:57 PM »

30 year computer programmer and network admin guy here....   just FYI...   Not saying apps are a bad thing, only very handy.  Most of the Apps are third party products and the information on your smartphones is wide open for them to collect personal information, even though Apple "disagrees" with the policy.  It's all part of "marketing"...  Google Kim Kommando and check out her web site for the info...   

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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2012, 04:57:50 PM »

Talking about angry birds, there are many in this genre that are great:

Plant vs. Zombies - is a fun, fast and quick thinking game
Cut the rope - is a brain and dexterity game that is a blast
Doodle jump - is frustratingly great - so many versions too
Flight Controller - land lots of planes and helicopters in this one
Cave Bowling - a twist on angry birds
Monster Island - great thinking game, fun graphics, many levels - 5 stars
Doodle Hanger - swing your money to safety
Fat Jump - a healthy food group version of Doodle Jump
Cut the Buttons - work a pair of scissors and drop buttons in a cup
Ace Repeater - is SIMON, looks exactly like it, oh the memories

check out the youtube videos of the above games. Monster Island really is a blast, all are strategy and control.

For something different Hangman RSS is a slick looking hangman game that uses CURRENT HEADLINES to created sentences with missing words you need to fill in before completing your hangman - from easy to expert, you get news headlines to try and fill out, and can read the entire article when done - it updates when internet is available and keeps the news headlines in the memory for offline games.

And don't forget to try that UNBLOCK ME game I posted with 4200 block puzzles, its a good time waster Smiley



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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2012, 11:58:10 PM »

Taptalk
Droid flashlight
ESPN
College Football
Gasbuddy
Pandora
Check Please
Bunny Shooter (Very addictive!)


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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2012, 06:19:51 PM »


I uploaded and sent via tapatalk from the backyard.
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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2012, 04:13:23 AM »

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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2012, 11:25:25 PM »

Toniight I downloaded Twonky Mobile onto my ipod. Now I can stream music ,videos,and photos directly to our new smart tv. It automatically turns the tv to the streaming media and returns it to the original source when you leave the wonky app.
Thumbs up so far that is so easy to use!! I also have the samsung remote app that is every bit as functional as the original remote,plus easy to see in the dark.
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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2012, 11:42:44 PM »

"Beehive Manager" for Android is my favorite app so far.  I'd post a link to it, but I'm too new to post links here =(
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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2012, 12:00:27 AM »

Paindragon1,is this the app?
http://www.androidzoom.com/android_applications/productivity/beehive-manager_bdttq.html

Until you are able to post,send a link to a mod and mention the post you want to attach to. It usually doesn't take too long. Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2012, 12:02:10 AM »

I loaded the twonky server app on my pc and it set up easily to stream online videos to my tv too.More on it after playing it more.
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Paindragon1,is this the app?
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Yes it is!  I'll keep that in mind.

Also, i've been playing the heck out of "Barrage" which is the old school Tank game where you figure out pitch and speed of your weapons and try to blow up the other tanks.
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« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2012, 05:18:15 PM »

Ken:

Since I'm fully connected from PC Workstation to HDTV via HDMI does the Twonky do anything for me?

Without a doubt (at least for us) having PC/HDTV as a single functioning unit (okay, minus wireless mouse and keyboard) there is never content, streaming or otherwise that we can't play.

I forget to mention my guilty pleasure (not for everyone - be confident in your virus protection and such things) but www.tubeplus.me is likely my most used website - it is like Netflix, every movie, every TV show - all streaming or in torrents for the more daring people.

I use a pretty cool app now call WiFi Streamer which lets me just enter my IP addy (I keep it bookmarked for many iPod apps) and when I lauch the app, it lists EVERY song I have in my iPod, allowing me to play the song by clicking on the TV screen and listening thru my bada$$ sound system.

Where it comes in handy is when at other people's houses, connect up to their wifi and and play anything you saved in mp3.

Of course I have a dozen different apps for uploading/downloading any type of file, I just like this one cause of it's ease for me to continue playing an audiobook (in mp3) I'm listening to: on the way to work thru the cars aux sound, at work thru the sound reduction headphones, in the car on the way home and then right to the sound system while surfing.

I have a docking station/alarm clock/8 watt desktop unit that rocks too, but something about having the option seeing all my files, assorted the way I like them on the TV gives me that giddy "Aint technology sweet feeling".

I'm at 529 apps now, paid about $25 for all them - I still use apps fire every day to get the "Free for a short time" apps, but the cool part is ALL 529 apps fit on just 4 pages in VERY specific folders that I created as I collected stuff - amazingly, I can literally find EVERY ONE of those apps in 2 clicks with no need to search. Scary part - I never thought I'd want or need 529 apps or programs with any computer like thing.

I need to remember to screen capture the pages and folders, it might help someone get organized better. My friend Mike's kinds have a few hundred apps and probably 60 pages to scroll through - I'd go nuts without order.

PS... I think there was a question at the top of this post lolol


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« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2012, 06:58:43 PM »

You know you're an app addict when...  grin


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« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2012, 08:16:20 PM »

John,
In your setup I would say no need for twonky.
My PC is still in a seperate room from the HDTV. As is my attached server because I spend a lot of web time when others are watching the tv.However it is nice to be able to stream wirelessly when the time arises. I also found a swipeit  app on I tunes that lets my ipod content   such as videos and photos we took be displayed directly to the tv without even having to change source on the tv. Bet I can get Jen to scream sometime with that!! grin grin
Exploring is just as much fun as the apps themselves. Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2012, 12:35:27 PM »

CamScanner+
 - Great for snapping a photo of a page, whiteboard, etc. and automatically cleaning it up
CamCard
 - Scan a business card, does a great job with OCR of the contents and automatically adds to your contacts
Heart Fitness
 - Uses flash and camera to read pulse through finger ... works well, pretty accurate, paid version will track over time.
GoSkyWatch
 - I use it alongside my son w/ his telescope to help identify what we're looking at. 
Cragslist
 - I actually prefer to view listings on my iPhone, organization and photo display better than through their normal web view.
EveryTrail
 - I use this to track hikes and create nice trail summaries, with photos geolocated, and a beautiful full-screen display for PC sharing.
 - I also use MotionX GPS, which has some great features, but the sharing is not as nice as with EveryTrail.
Geocaching
 - If you're into geocaching, this is a handy app and comes in useful when you have some time to kill unexpectedly.  Real-time cache lookup and hunt without planning ahead!


Brian - great apps, thanks for the information.

the rest of the posts must be from those of you who have way too much time on your hands.
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« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2012, 01:32:09 PM »

Ken. A good movie app (even better with Firefox with Adblock) is crackle or www.crackle.com. A decent collection of tv/movie stuff but it does push commercials albeit 30 second ones. Adblock seamlessly cuts out the ads out so the movies play uninterrupted.

Let me see if I can put all 4 screenshots of my iPod showing my 520 apps on 4 very logical pages of folders.









Did this post with Tapatalk. It's so nice only having 4 pages to go through, seeing sloppy app management frustrates me.
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« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2012, 10:28:45 PM »

Speaking of incredible free apps - I point out BEAUTIFUL CLOCK RADIO. Sounds simple enough and pretty common lace UNTIL I watched the video on how to use it and I was blown away at the power of this app.

It has settings for 5 wake up times, each with choice of what days to wake up at those times, plus a screen image that imatates the time of day, showing how high in the sky the sun or moon phase is, including built-in weather that effects the screen.

Full weather for the week in your area at a touch, current temp on the screen and then the cool parts: you have 6 changable preset radio stations you can pick from thousands of online stations you choose from. Use the radio mode for waking up, auto shut off after going to bed, or just listen to the stations. Combining all these features, interactive weather wallpaper changing throughout the day and night via clock time and local sun-up and sunset times, multiple wake-up and shut off radio features and all the many settings for alarm mode with many ringtones or nearly endless radio stations makes this one powerful alarm clock.

I never would have known all it did without watching this video that is linked in the app. Check it out. I rate this right up there with any app I have.

http://beautifulclockradio.com/iphone_demo.html

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« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2012, 06:13:25 AM »

My favorite app is when I'm app to go back to the dessert bar at Golden Corral for the second time....  grin

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« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2013, 12:36:52 PM »

I downloaded an app called night Sky.  It allows you to align the display with the night sky,such as the moon or Star in the visible field for calibration. then you can turn around and it will show you the different features of the night sky. I know they are out there but can never find them . this will do the trick!!
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« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2013, 10:55:31 AM »

OMG, Flow Free! At first, you'll be like, this is so simple but then it gets a little more challenging and so on. Before you know it you're an addict!

http://html5games.com/2012/07/flow-free/


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« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2013, 10:43:38 PM »

 JP, I like flow free also and And I hope you like the game "unblock me" with hundreds and hundreds of levels to play, I think it also is a very visually attractive game - give it a try  like it, Even better try to do the puzzle in the recommended number of moves. Have fun.

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Here's just one example what looks might be an easy level is often an incredible Challenge.

Here's an online version, no where near as a nice looking game - the wooden blocks are much nicer and as an app it is a good time occupier game, especially if you have no data service. http://www.onlinegamesbazar.com/game/unblock_me_free
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« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2013, 06:25:39 PM »

Adding the app now John. I'll let you know how I like it, Boss. You gonna make it to Bud5 this year?


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« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2013, 08:53:08 AM »

JP, don't know how that will work out - I have shoulder cuff surgery that I'm putting off until March or April, because NOW is when I make the bulk of my annual salary in overtime, holidays, shift differential and such. It stunk not getting there last year, but I'm doing much better with the issues I had this time last year (thankfully) but surgery is coming and even worse recuperation is a long road with a tendon tear.

My arm has one completely torn main muscle called the superspanatis (sp) which is your main lift and control muscle when the arm is away from the body or above elbow high - mine is laying in a lump completely detached and needs to be reattached using anchors and strong cord while the tendons slowly reattach to the bone. That's three months in a sling and 3 times a week therapy. to get full use back.

If I can postpone it longer, beyond Bud5 then recovery will take all of our "ColdIron Season" and tie me down until nearly August. Not sure if I can wait that long because this is uncomfortable every day, especially being my predominant arm.

Good news is I had TWO muchles torn, one partially and it has reattached on its own over many months, so I have some minor lifting and some control, but that big muscle is the main one and it needs attention before it ratifies, making the surgery an open wound instead of orthoscopic - recover will be much longer.

I'm laying this out in detail so you know it will be tough, but if I have to delay it, then I can make it, but I want to get into surgery as soon as the weather breaks and we turn off the boilers for the season. Spring is the best time for me to do this. If I had the surgery done in October, I would have lost almost $10K in the shift monies mentioned about, it is a huge part of my pay and this was not an on the job injury, so I will be using 3 months of leave time that I don't have. I also put it off to EARN more leave, so I don't have to borrow sick leave (which we can borrow up to 240 hours) just to have eough time.

It sucks my friend, I'm opening heavy boiler valves, climbing and crawling and every inch of it sets me back a day or two, but I need to make it through Winter or not only deal with pay decreases, but creating a work place where 5 of the 10 men will be forced to go on a different rotating watch bill to cover mine. Spring time is the only answer and I'm very certain getting to Bud5 will be traumatic on my healing sling-ed arm.

Only the first week or two is painful, but you need constant manipulation by a therapist to keep the arm moving and healing, it is nearly a month before YOU actually start moving your arm, minus you can take it out of the fancy sling and dangle it and slowly let it swing when it gets uncomfortable. I just don't see a plane seat where my left arm is going to not take a pounding - on the isle I know everyone will smack into it and against the window I'll be taking up half the middle seat.

I soooo want to get to Bud's house and see him and everyone again. I don't want to be the guy curled in a ball hurting for days while others are having fun, I want to man it up and be active with every one there. Just to see Bud again, I miss our time together and it's a great time for all - knocked out on pain killers and muscle relaxers would leave my week there in a fog, it just isn't the trip I want anyone to remember. Mind you, I don't look forward to this surgery either, because after these many months, I hurt most when I wake up from a poor sleeping position or if I grab something heavier than I thought, my arm falls in steps like a slinky going down stairs. It bites.

I have a while to think this out, I really would like to attend, I'm just not sure how it will work out yet.





 
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Location: Metairie, Louisiana

I like doing cut-outs, but I love catching swarms!


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« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2013, 03:31:20 PM »

Boss man, take care of yourself and get that surgery done ASAP! Sounds like you need it done yesterday!

As a consolation you must consider doing a few yankee redneck videos for us when you get the time. grin At least one Bud5 theme related would be great!


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