Never Miss an Event with myevents – Calendar & Holidays

myevents is an application which gives you easy way of controlling your day and getting to know the events which you have planned at all times. This app is particularly priceless for the users who owing to a busy schedule have problems keeping a track of all events and expectations. With myevents, you can be sure of never missing an anniversary, a birthday or any other event. The app brings you a calendar with all the latest holidays in your area. In addition, you have the option of adding events on different days on this calendar and at different times of the day. This is further enhanced by the option of adding reminders to your events to ensure that you don’t miss an event.

The calendar function makes use of a highly visual way to quickly distinguish days in which you have a scheduled event. You have the discretion of filtering events by day, month or even year. As if this is not enough, you get to customize the calendar background and make it even more attractive in relation to your present times. In the list of events planned, you will be able to easily see whether a particular event on the calendar has elapsed or if it’s still due. If it yet to come, you will see the number of days remaining to that day. You’ll also get an editor that enables you to add, modify or delete events as you wish. You can even set reminders for events and customize them to alert you in time for the event or earlier. This particular function is very useful when it comes to reminding you about upcoming birthdays, insurance renewal dates and anniversaries.

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As for holidays, you will be able to add multiple locations to get an update of local holidays in those regions. You can synchronize such important days observed nationally or otherwise and add them as events within your calendar, marking them with a unique color of your choice for quick recognition. If you find that the calendar has missed a local holiday or two, you can add them easily and conveniently. One of the unique aspects of this app is the manner in which your information is stored. Events and personal appointments would give out a lot about you and if they land in the wrong hands, could cause you a lot of trouble. The developers have also promised an update that will allow users to backup information about events and their reminders to ensure that users are not messed up when they change phones.

While you may choose to use alarm functions to keep reminders, myevents is an effective and very reliable and unique way of achieving this goal. The events show up in varied colors as they approach deadlines. This means that you’ll easily get an idea of the events that are almost ready at a glance. You can also use the Visual Theme Selector to customize the appearance of the interface. It goes without saying that myevents is a well-designed app. However, it would be much better if the developers would include a form of joining the app with the lock screen to give a list of upcoming events so that users can get constant reminders as they go about their day to day operations.

Guinness World Records 2014 Augmented Reality – Bring Them to Life

Available with the new Guinness World Records 2014 book is a free app. This app uses what is called “augmented reality”, which means that it takes records from several of the pages within the book and brings them to life in 3D on your Android device, iPhone, or iPad. To begin with, you can download the app to your device from the iTunes App Store or the Android Market. You’ll have to buy the book for the app to work though. On several pages (and the cover) you will find a little icon that says “See it 3D”. Open up your app, center the viewfinder on the page, and the augmented reality begins.

Just by checking out the cover with the app, you see how well done it is. The cover begins to thump like a beating heart, and then suddenly pops open. It has transformed into a portal, which pages and pictures of records from the book fly out of. And this is not just from a static perspective. As this takes place, you can move your device around and see all of it smoothly from different angles.

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You can take a screenshot whenever you like, and some of the pages actually offer taking pictures with their subject as part of the experience. If you are so inclined, you can share these pictures through social media. The 3D experiences include controlling a dinosaur, seeing the height of the shortest woman on earth relative to your book, and coaxing a cobra out of its basket. There are 12 in total, and the 3D on each is well done.

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The only downside to the app is the fact that you must purchase the book to use it. From the perspective of Guinness, this makes sense. They want to sell more books, and this will probably help them do it. However, it might have been a good idea to add in a few more of these little games that didn’t require having the book right in front of you for them to work. 12 different 3D experiences, all of which are either fun or informative (some both!) The app is simple to use, and everybody likes free! All of the 3D looks really neat. The need to buy the book in order to use the app.

The popularity of the Guinness books seems to have waned a bit over the years. While the information within is just as interesting as it has ever been, it’s not quite the household name that it was in the past. This is a fun, well-functioning app that brings a much-needed modern touch to the already world-famous name that is Guinness.

Keep Up on Your Favorite Celebs with Celeb Tweet TV

Looking for a way to keep up on the latest news and happenings of your favorite celebrities? Celeb Tweet TV aims to help you solve that problem by bringing the best of social media together in one place for your viewing pleasure. Celeb Tweet TV is powered by Stevie, which tracks down relevant social media content and consolidates it for easy consumption. After opening the app, you find yourself face-to-face with 100-plus celebrities, each with their own little icon. You can choose from actors, actresses, comedians, musicians, professional athletes, models and more. Tapping on a celebrity’s icon leads you to their channel.

Within each channel are a few things. First and foremost, the video feed. This is any content – whether movie or TV clip, music video, interview, etc. – that is related to the person whose channel you are currently viewing. At the bottom of the screen are scrolling tweets. Any tweet with the celebrity or their work tagged in it will show up in this area. And on the right side, you have another area for tweets, this one focused on pictures. This area will also periodically display the next few videos in the queue, which you can select and begin immediately should you get sick of the one you are watching. And if you just want to watch the videos, and aren’t so worried about the rest of the content, there is a full-screen mode as well.

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When not in the full-screen mode, you can tap any one of the tweets, and this will bring you to a sort of hybrid Twitter app. In order to use this, you need to have the actual twitter app installed as well. If you do, you have the full functionality of Twitter, whereas without it you can only view the post that you have selected. The nice thing here is that any time you tap on a tweet, even though you are technically leaving the channel, the audio from the video that was playing continues to run, so you can keep listening and not miss a beat. You also have the option of pausing this. You don’t, though, have to go to the app to tweet something. At any time, you can send a tweet from the comfort of your current channel.

There are two more options for viewing the channels: My Faves and Celeb TV. My Faves is exactly what it sounds like – a channel dedicated to your favorites. On each of the celebrity icons on the home screen, there is a little star. By tapping the stars, you can select which celebs are your favorites. When you then enter the My Faves channel, it will be the same layout as the single-person channel, but with content from all of your favorites. Celeb TV is a similar concept, but you don’t select which celebs’ content is displayed in the channel. Rather, you get a lot more variety by having an all-celebrity channel.

Celeb Tweet TV

For the most part, Celeb Tweet TV is well-designed and aesthetically pleasing. The large amount of content in each channel is laid out in such a manner that it is easy to see and digest without be overwhelmed. The integration of Twitter into the app – whether through the ability to tweet from the channels or browse Twitter without pausing your video – is smooth and natural. And all of the celebrities are legitimate big names; no B-listers here.

There is only one con to speak of, and that would be the design of the home screen. It’s not so much that it is hideous; there just really isn’t anything to it. A solid black background covered by icons for celebrities and channel options doesn’t seem to mesh with the rest of the app, which actually looks pretty nice. Fortunately, you won’t be spending too much time on the home screen, so it’s not something to worry about.

Get Generous Free Storage – pCloud

This is an android app that enables you to optimize your phone’s storage by moving all the large files to cloud storage. Regardless of the storage space available on your phone, pCloud provides you with more space than you need to store your large files.

The app provides you with a generous free storage space of 10 GB, a capacity that goes as much as double that which is offered by most other providers. The other option would have been to get an external storage device, but who wants an extra load to carry every time there is a need for file transfer? If 10 GB is not enough, you can get extra storage by getting a pCloud Pro annual subscription that can boost your storage space up to 1 TB. It allows you to access your files from any device with an internet connection while at the same time making it easy to share files on all the popular social media sites.

It works more like an advanced gallery in that it gives you the power to get a link that enables you to access your files even when using a different device or even on a computer. You also get to see any changes made on the stored files in real time; which means that you will not have to keep synchronizing the files manually to reflect any changes. Of course, to ensure that data integrity is maintained, you can allow or deny some users the power to modify files using this app. The main highlight of the app is the large provision for storage.

pCloud is basically about uploading files for storage or backup in the cloud. With that in mind, you need a compatible android device and some data that you need stored. After installing the app, you will need to sign up before you can claim your free 10 GB storage space. From here, you will be able to upload documents and generate links for each of them to ensure that you get an easy time when using the files on different devices.

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If you would like to get offline access to a specific file, you will only need to add it to your favorites and it will be stored on your phone for offline access. To ensure that you save as much time as possible, pCloud allows you to work on multiple files at once hence the file sharing and copying process will be faster and very efficient.

The most impressive element of pCloud is the fact that the app has no speed or file size limit. This ensures that you can be able to upload even full HD files without any problems or delays. One of the best features is the instant synchronization of files and folders to all your devices which makes accessibility to the latest versions of files easy. The ability to choose the files that will be stored on your phone for offline access is another powerful tool that keeps you on top when it comes to ensuring that you are not denied access to your favorite music files when you go to places with poor internet connectivity.

The only small setback that comes with this app is the slightly higher power consumption rate that will lower your battery life by several minutes. However, this is negligible when you consider the convenience that comes with the app. 

The Fat Penguin – Guess What They’re Thinking

There’s a new app in town that tests your brain on how well you know your friends; or at least, how well you know how they would respond to a question. The Fat Penguin hails from Denmark, from where it has caused quite a stir with its sometimes awkward and touchy questions. Please be advised this game is just for adults – 17 years and older. You can try to bypass the risqué questions if you like, but if you are with the right set of friends, the heart of this game is being able to guess how you think your friends are going to react to and respond to these types of questions, no matter what type of inquiry.

The app is available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, is optimized for iOS 5 and is played amongst friends, face to face. Everyone can be on a device and playing it, or you can have it running on just one device, passing it around as each player takes their turn being the inquisitor.

The Fat Penguin

The Fat Penguin basically has the player who is it ask a question. This question is served up from the app, from different categories. These questions can range from asking about if you would rather win $1,000 yourself, or have your friend win $10,000; to a question that asks how often you have sex. Mind you, it’s probably best not to whip this thing out at a family function. Once the person who is it asks the question, out loud, all other players must answer by selecting either a red or green card.

This can be physical cards if all are not playing electronically, or select the red or green card from the app. Once all have answered, the asker then goes around the room guessing how each person answered the question. Correct guesses earns points, which you can tally up on paper. Once that round is compete, the next person in the room, circle, or whatever configuration you have, becomes the asker and you start all over again, rolling the dice, getting a new question. Continue playing until all cards are used up, or until you’ve had just about enough of the game and personal exposure.

The Fat Penguin

Different options in the game are turning the sound OFF/ON, setting up the game to be a drinking game and adjusting the timer to limit how long each person has to make a choice. Outside of that, you can set how many points can be earned per correct answer guessed, maybe even increase the point values for those more challenging and invasive questions.

The only downside to this game is that it is meant for just adults. The Fat Penguin could actually be a great game for all ages, if the content was made appropriate. Maybe this should be a setting that the owner of the app can adjust, so that at times this game can be played with the younger crowd; and later, adjusted when it’s just the folks. Small tweaks can make this game accessible and recommendable for all. However, as it stands, it is a great way to take down walls between people, incite a few laughs and surprises, and just make for a great time with people you know, or people you wish to know better.

DialMyCalls for Voice Broadcasting

DialMyCalls is one of the most unique and latest android apps. Generally this app makes things easier and faster for you. With this application you no longer need to write text messages repeatedly to a number of people in your phonebook. All you need to do is to record the message that you want to pass and it can be sent across. You will also have to choose the number of people you want to send the message to and once this is done you can also schedule the time when you want the message to be sent.

There are so many other android apps but none is as unique as this one. When using it I found texting far much easier and faster. Again the app works well with almost all types of android phones and thus you wouldn’t have any problems with compatibility.

DialMyCalls is not for making calls only but rather, it is for recording messages which are then sent to the recipients in form of a call at the time that you choose. The main aim of the app is to make texting easy and fast. Instead of typing the messages on your android phone, you only have to start the app, which will then turn on the microphone and then you can speak as your message is being recorded.

The app is specifically advantageous if you want to send the same message to a number of people. This is as in the case with companies and small groups and organisations. With this app, you can record just one conversation and send it to all the other members of your company or organisation. The app will then call the specific recipients at the time that you scheduled and then play the message.

DialMyCalls

DialMyCalls is a pretty simple app to use and very efficient. However, even before you use this app, you have to make sure that your android phone is compatible with the app so that you can download and install the app. After this you would be good to go.

Once installed there would be an icon for this app on your phone. By simply touching on the icon the app starts up and will then prompt you to send a call blast, send SMS blast or send a free call blast. These are the three options that there is for you to send your messages. One good thing about this app is that you get to send one blast out to twenty five numbers every week and this is absolutely free.

DialMyCalls is unique in so many ways. First of all, you only need to record the message once and then you can send it in several numbers. The process is also very fast and efficient and you will enjoy the experience. Apart from this, the app automatically calls the recipients of the message and plays the message that you recorded. This can be scheduled for a later time and date and not necessarily immediately after recording the message. In case the recipients of the messages are not available and the call ends up on voice mail, the app will play the message on voice mail and you can be sure that it will be delivered.

The app has limits that you will have to struggle with if you don’t want to purchase credits. You can only send one blast to 25 people every week. If you need more than this, you will have to purchase credits. Nonetheless, considering the convenience that it brings, purchasing the credits is a worthwhile investment.

Share a Message with MotorMouth

Have you ever been driving around town and noticed something that you just had to share with your friends? Maybe it was a really cool new restaurant that just opened, or a random celebrity sighting; whatever the case, you just wanted to get the word out right at that moment, because it just couldn’t wait. However, you were driving, and so tweeting the news just wasn’t going to happen at that moment. Well, now you can send out a verbal message when the news can’t wait. MotorMouth, created by Dan Jacoby, is the perfect app. It lets you record a message with a quick tap of your finger. After that, all of your friends who are following you will hear what you have to say.

This app runs on iPhone, iPod Touch and on iPads, so no matter what device you are toting around, you can check-in with some interested feedback on what’s happening in your neck of the woods. It is incredibly easy to use, because all you do is tap a record button. Once you press stop, the message gets posted and you are on the map! Want to hear what’s happening around you? You can select the range of miles for which you wish to hear messages. Messages that are left show on the map (main screen) as orange drops. Tap on one, press play and listen to what that person has to say. They may be catching a flight, dining in some new great restaurant, or maybe lost. OK, hopefully not lost…but you get the idea.

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MotorMouth can be extremely useful as a safety tool, as well. Imagine you are stuck in traffic and there’s an accident up ahead that just happened. You could post that message warning others of the delay, you can even leave your location if you wish, but your message will show in the MotorMouth map in the location where you recorded it. It’s like a real-time traffic-reporting tool if enough people post such updates. You could be traveling to a new city, exploring its wonders and casually posting where you are every so often, maybe even leaving tidbits about wonders around you. This could come in very handy if you are lost, need to be found, and GPS just isn’t cutting it. Your descriptions of places you are seeing become the locators.

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Listening to posts is simple. Tap on a marker that you see on the app’s main screen, which is basically a map, and then press play. Messages are brief and to the point. You can also stop the message; however, you cannot pause it. It would be nice to be able to pause a message – maybe not really necessary, but that way you could restart it instead of listening to it from the beginning.

MotorMouth is so simple, but its uses will expand far beyond what they are on the surface. I can see the information that is being left by users of this app serving other apps so well. It’s like a tweet that you can hear, and let’s face it, we should not be looking at our phones as we drive. We can, however, listen to posts that are left in this app very easily. This is definite download for anyone who likes to share and stay connected while they’re on the go.

Fame Face Challenges Your Facial Recognition Skills

Many of us are very in tune with who is doing what in the world of A-list celebrities and socialites. It’s almost impossible to avoid with social media blasting the latest gossip, news and photos. If you are like most and love to follow them in all their antics you also know their faces by heart. Now, there’s a game that lets you put that talent to the test. It’s called Fame Face and it’s by AppVillage.

This app, available on iOS, lets you challenge your facial recognition skills by having you guess the celebrity whose face is hidden behind a square of tiles. You get a limited number tiles that you tap away with your fingertips. As you slowly reveal areas of the image, you might already know whose hiding behind. If so, guess! If not, continue tapping the tiles until you do know. The fewer tiles you reveal, the more points you’ll earn, so look harder before you clear more tiles. You also have the advantage of knowing if you’re guessing the first, last or full name; and, you get a set of letters from which to build that name. So, you could potentially just make a few guesses judging by the combinations of letters you have. Guess correctly and earn 10 points. Earn more for every Reveal you don’t use.

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If you’ve revealed all the tiles allowed and have no clue as to the answer, you can get a free hint from a friend, kind of like on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”, or you can buy different types of hints. Hints include: buy more Reveals, expose a letter in the name, or remove letters from the bottom (so you can take a better guess a the name). I preferred the hint about the person, but that set me back by 300 points! To buy these hints you need mega points in your stash. If you’ve done well in the game, you may have banked a grand or so. If not, no fear…you can visit the in-app store and purchase a few points. Get 150 points for free if you Like Fame Face on Facebook, or pay between $0.99 to $19.99 for 1,000 to 50,000 points.

Fame Face

Fame Face is extremely easy to play and keeps you entertained, but if you get to a point where you just don’t know who the heck the celebrity is, then you’ll be forced to either pay up in points or start over. In my case, I am not too excited to pay up for a game, so I would rather start over. Not sure if that gets me a new set of pics to play on, but I would rather try this than spend money. It would be nice if you could just revert back to a previous difficulty level – but again, if the pictures are the same as what you played, no challenge. However, you could get through them faster and earn more points after knowing what to expect.

Awesomely entertaining and engaging, Fame Face is a keeper for me for the time being until I get fully stumped and don’t want to start over. I played for much longer last night than I intended, which speaks volumes for the game. If you are into the celeb scene and need a fun free game to fill those voids in your day, this is the perfect little app!

tic tac phOto – A Fun and Entertaining Way to Fill Up Some Time

tic tac phOto by tictacphOto LLC is a new game, for young and old alike.  Remember drawing those familiar lines to create a grid of nine squares, filling them with either an X or an O, to see who filled a row first?  It’s probably been quite some time since you’ve played tic-tac-toe, but this app sheds a completely new light on a game that has existed forever.

In this version of tic-tac-toe, you play with photos instead of X’s and O’s.  Sound strange?  Well, think of how interesting a game board you will make after you have filled the squares with imagery you find around you.  This is not mere slashes of X’s or bubbles of O’s that fill paper; this is gaming on the move, finding and capturing art while taking control of the board.  Ok, so it’s not like you are playing chess or something as strategic as that.  You are simply making your move by filling a space with a photo.  This photo can be an on-the-spot shot, it can come from your device’s photo library, or it can come from a previous submission for a completed game.   Choose your photo, edit it if you like, and submit to claim your square.  tic tac phOto notifies your opponent that you’re done and the ball is in their court.

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How do you find an opponent?  Use Facebook, invite someone through email, or search through existing in-app players.  To find players in the app, peruse the Gallery of past games, click on a user to see their username and invite them to be your ‘friend’.  Once someone is your friend, you can choose to start a game with them.  Then, the fun begins.

You and your opponent take turns selecting a square and filling it with a photo.  There are no time limits on each person’s move, so games may last minutes or days.  When you complete that game, you will be astonished with what you have created. Neither one of you will care about who won, because, let’s face it…most games end in a draw.  What you’ll care about is what the game board looks like.  Just think of the possibilities of photos you can use to fill up the grid.  You can choose a category and let your creative juices flow.

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tic tac phOto itself is fairly simple; however, with some out-of-the-box thinking, you can make this game far more challenging than it appears to be.  Since games could last days and you might lose interest, why not spice things up a bit by challenging your opponent with time limits on moves.  There are no built-in options for this, so players will not be forced to make a move or forfeit.  But, you can play on good faith.  When the next move is made and its timestamp is outside the agreed-upon limit, you can close shop or just play on.

Overall, I found this app to be a fun and entertaining way to fill up some time and end up with a neat collage of photos I might otherwise have not taken.  If you are an aspiring photographer and you want to pair up photo taking practice with a game, tic tac phOto is your ticket.  Just looking at the gallery of games, I could see some cool pics of things, people, faces and just about anything that, when juxtaposed in a 3×3 grid, make for a quilt of imagery.