Movie Show – A Complete Entertainment Package

Researching and discovering movies is undoubtedly one of the way to keep ourselves informed and up to date with the entertainment industry. All this is made easy thanks to our smart phones. Searching for our favourite movies at home or on the go has never been easier thanks to a handful of high performing app found in the Android Store. One of the best apps to search movies on is Movie show and it is free to download.

This app is the complete package and every movie lovers dream because it delivers all the information on your favorite movies and television series at the tip of your fingers. The genres you can find information on with this application include the usual favorites such as Sci-fi, comedy, adventure, musicals, horror, animations, action, documentary, family, true stories and much more.

A great app is not perfect if its layout is sluggish or difficult to use. Movie Show on the other hand has a very simple layout with a toggle menu which is located on the top which shows television and movies titles. Users can search for their desired titles by simply manually browsing through the app, using keywords or by genre. Anyone who wants to know what critics say or find out actor/actress information on TV shows and movies like Family guy, Arrow, The Big Bang Theory, Despicable Me 3, SpiderMan homecoming, Star War: The Force Awakens, X-men: Apocalypse and many more should download this app because they are all available there.

Movie Show

What also makes a good app is how it performs when it is open and Movie Show is very smooth when it runs and it launches within a few seconds. The one thing that people who search for movies or TV series information dislike the most is when an app just closes for no reason or is slow. It can kill the vibe and put them off ever using an app again when they want to search movies. Thankfully Movie Show does not have any crushing issues and it performs perfectly whether you are using it via Wi-Fi or a data plan. The quality in which pictures and information are presented on this app is magnificent. You can also read what highly thought of critics like Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic, IMDb and TMDb have had to say about a particular show and movie.

With so many apps available in the android store that offer users with the ability to discover and search movies and episodes on their devices, Movie Show is one of the best around. It is absolutely free to download and its ability to provide detailed information on everything that you search irrespective of the genre is very impressive. An excellent lay out and its user friendly interface make it one of the easiest pick up and use app in the Android Store. For any movie fanatic and series lover out there, this is the perfect app to read on everything that is happening with your favorite show as well as upcoming releases because it delivers on everything it promises and runs smoothly.

TriPeaks Solitaire Challenge Tops the Rest

Most gamers think, solitaire is solitaire, it’s so boring. How can you make it more exciting. Well, TriPeaks Solitaire takes a new look at solitaire and turns it into a new kind of game, with more highs and lows than the typical card game.

A free download, TriPeaks deals the cards out a little differently. 18 downturned cards are placed out in the shape of three connected peaks. Simultaneously, 10 cards are placed face up under the peaks, as mountain filler. Next, one upturned card is placed on the discard pile, which is located at the bottom of the screen, and the remaining cards are then overturned and placed as the stockpile just left of the discard pile. Clicking on a card on the peak can move it to the discard pile, provided it follows in sequence, up or down.

As is the case in any solitaire game, clicking on the stockpile reveals a new card you can play with. Different games reveal new challenges that can earn you more points and more advantages in game play, so you can win more. One example is the timer freeze function, that lets you stop the clock so you have a better finishing time overall. But it’s important to remember to learn to play fast, as finishing before time is up, and possibly in record time, gets you even more points.

Tripeaks Solitaire challenge screenshot

While solitaire is traditionally a game played by yourself, there is no reason why you can make it a challenge against fellow solitaire players. TriPeaks brings in friends through Facebook, if you so choose. All you have to do is connect with your Facebook friends and you’ve got challengers waiting for your next move. You can all play and get ranked, so you can work not only against the cards, but against friends, as well.

The graphics and background kind of give the player a sense of being in Vegas, with deep colors like purple and black, further enhanced with crisp movement of objects. The background music also lends itself to enhancing the overall experience.

Most of the game is free, but it’s always nice to know that there are options to purchase the powerups and bonuses that can also be earned through games that you win or points you earn.

I would probably make some of the screens less ornate. I know that the creators were going for a lavish Vegas look, but it can get distracting at times and makes it a bit more difficult to get to the meat of the information.

Other than that, I found TriPeaks to be a great expansion to traditional solitaire type games, providing a new type of challenge to the card game arena. This app is also available for iPhones.

Who’s The Boss – New Job? Know What You’re Getting Into

Changing jobs these days is considered the norm, but consider the old saying that “the grass is always greener” elsewhere. We sometimes find ourselves changing jobs because we are unhappy. What lies outside our current employment could be better, it could be worse. Wouldn’t it be nice to know what you are getting into when you go for those job interviews, or even consider a role at a certain company.

Now you can. Who’s The Boss is an app that is powered by the people who want to share their experiences at various companies, to make sure that people know the character of workers that they may be working with. Now, keep in mind this app is only as powerful as the input it receives, so if you are looking at a company whose employees have not engaged with the app, there may be little data to go off of.

To start, the app is a free download. Secondly, it mimics that all too famous sites that college student have been using for I don’t know how long to “grade” their professors. Now, I don’t know about you, but I am too old to have experienced such a valuable tool. My kids have, and have used it profusely when choosing which session to register for, just avoid a really bad professor or even to go after one that’s really good.

Back to Who’s The Boss, this app “grades” people at a company. They may be managers, they may be individual contributors. Either way, it’s valuable information. If you know of the manager you’ll be interviewing with or working for, you can try and look up their team members to see if the team is a good fit for you based on the temperaments of each member.

Who's The Boss screenshot

If you have great things to say about people you work with, share it. There is no better way to give back to the app and to others.

Moving around the app is super easy. You can search by People or by Companies. Once you get to the People page, you can search for a particular person and then read the comments left by others. The People page also gives a synopsis of the total number of reviews left and the breakdown of good versus bad.

Companies lists employees who have been added and you can browse around in there. You also get the company address, as well.

I think it would be nice to provide links into LinkedIn for folks who wanted to provide information about themselves.

I found the app to be extremely easy to use and very informative. Sometimes you just don’t know what you may be getting yourself into, and asking people who already work there may put them in an awkward position. Who’s The Boss lets you learn more anonymously, without offending.

Lemon Tree – Storybooks Personalized for Your Little Reader

Learning to read can be fun if what you are reading means something special. For kids, this means drawing them into the story. As adults, we can put ourselves into any situation and fill gaps using our imagination. Kids need more. That’s where Lemon Tree comes to the rescue.

Lemon Tree is an online library of books that your child can download and read. You get a total of eight books when you purchase the app for just $1.99. A small price to pay for a personalized publication!

So, not only do you get a nice set of books, you also get to personalize each one of them so you child’s name appears in each. There are reading books and coloring books, so it offers variety that is sure to keep you little reader entertained.

After downloading, when you open a book it will prompt you to enter a child’s name. You provide this and, when needed, names of friends. The book then fills in the names into the story making your child and the named friends characters in the storybook. What is neat is that the app highlights the personalised information in color, so your child’s eyes detect their names easily.

Lemon Tree featured

Stories include characters like elves in Santa’s village, a grumpy old teddy bear, fun loving dinosaurs, and fairytale fairies. While the stories are written in traditional format, it’s important to remember that if your child is not fully reading on her own, she will need assistance.

A feature that I really liked, that you don’t find in many children’s books are the Fun Facts that appear at the end of each story. Each story is entertaining and educational at the same time. Parents can go over Fun Facts with kids or let the kids ask about them on their own.

Each page of every book is bright with color, the text is crisp and easy to read. Moving between pages involves simple swipes that anyone can handle.

A small but powerful feature would be to add a “read to me” option. If the book was like an audio book, it would be a great enhancement and would allow for non-readers to join in on the fun. I always thought hearing the story was a great way to learn how to read. You can follow along with the word as they are spoken. I would also like to see a QWERTY keyboard for entering names and places.

Other than that, Lemon Tree is a definite download for anyone that’s looking for books that your child will love and ones that you can pop open wherever you are!

Evermusic – Clever Cloud Music App

For those of you who have your treasured music collection stored in the cloud and want a better way to manage it and use it, you have to try out Evermusic. It’s an app that affords you easy access to your music from a myriad of devices. There is a free version of the app and there is a professional version that you can purchase for just $0.99.

Typical locations for music storage include Google Drive, Box, DropBox, MEGA, SMB and OneDrive. Evermusic works with all of those cloud servers, and more. The app connects into your cloud selections and streams from there, so you can listen to your music, anytime, anywhere.

What better way to take your music with you without worrying if you downloaded it to your iPhone or iPad. The files stay in the cloud and “follow” you wherever you go.

Major features include:

  • PLAY – you can play several types of audio formats, including MP3, AAC, M4A, WAV, AIFF and M4R. There are options to REPEAT and SHUFFLE, so you can replay a song you absolutely need to listen to again, or just let the player take control and serve up songs with a random whim. Audio books are also supported by Evermusic. You can also control playback speed – something for those music lovers who love to create other things with their music. If you use it as an audiobook player, you can set several bookmarks and title them, so several users of the same cloud can share in reading a book. What I really liked was the Sleep Timer. I love to play soothing sleepy music at night and set a time for when it will turn off, which is hopefully after I’ve fallen asleep.
  • DOWNLOAD – connect into your cloud provider and then download onto whatever device will handle the files. This allows you to listen to your music without needing an Internet connection, which is sometimes a very essential feature.
  • MANAGE – You can copy, move, rename and transfer files between different cloud storage carriers. Many times you may want to share songs with others in your family. Evermusic makes is ever so easy. You can create playlists and organize the songs in the playlist. Editing ID3 tags allows you to identify your music quickly.
  • SYNC – Evermusic automatically synchronizes your music across all the devices that are connected into your cloud. You don’t ever have to do anything manually.
  • SEARCH – a cleverly designed engine provides quick and easy searches so you can find what you are looking for without frustration. I found this feature extremely easy to use and very valuable.

I was very impressed with the black background, which gave the app and very professional and easy to navigate look. Some apps have way too much going on. This app had everything perfectly placed.

There’s not much I could recommend in terms of improvements. I thought Evermusic was extremely easy to use and provided smooth streaming of my music with top quality. I would like to see less items displayed on the lists, as at times things looked crowded.

Other than that, this app is a treat to have if you are looking to make the most of your cloud collection of music.