Archive for November, 2011
I have been gardening since I was old enough to play in the dirt. For me, gardening is more than a hobby…it is a great stress reliever, a healthy way to break a sweat, an exercise in self-reliance, and a creative outlet. The payoff — whether it is in the sweet smelling flowers that attract foraging honey bees and an assortment of butterflies, or the abundance of fresh seasonal vegetables I can share with family and friends — is always rewarding, and it makes me feel accomplished to reap the fruits of my labor. The secret to gardening isn’t in the fertilizer, it’s in the apps.
If you are looking for gardening tips and are not shy when it comes to technology, an Android phone or tablet can be an invaluable tool in planning and maintaining your green plot. Below, I have listed some apps I often defer to for garden planning and organization, plant facts, and other helpful tips.
The Food Gardening Guide, from America’s leading magazine on organic gardening, is a comprehensive gardening app, providing an abundance of expert advice on Crops, Techniques, and Resources.
On one of my other sites we feature a reasonably popular podcast. We offer many ways to enjoy the podcast, though because it’s hosted on iTunes we do promote it in that way. With the increasing number of Android users we’ve received a number of questions on how they can get the podcast in their favorite podcast application. That has turned us onto a number of podcasting apps, but I’ve seen none better than BeyondPod. If you’re looking for the most comprehensive Android podcast app, look no further. Best of all, it’s on sale for just $ 2 this weekend, down from $ 7 normally. Now is the time to jump aboard this train.
I could sit here and enumerate all the features that BeyondPod offers, but if you can imagine it, BeyondPod likely does it. My favorite features include automatic scheduling of podcast downloads, quick fast forward (which skips you a few minutes ahead), sleep timer, and playlist generator. The home screen widget is also excellent. Best of all, BeyondPod comes in both smartphone and tablet versions, you have a fully optimized app no matter your preference. Again, at $ 2 I can’t find an Android podcast app that does more.
Yesterday a friend sent a message that always brings joy. “I’m quitting smoking starting Friday.” The conversation then turned to different ways to prevent relapse. His idea was to get a pack of mini cigars — cigarillos. They’d be for extreme situations, since you can’t possibly smoke them often (and you don’t inhale them). They’re also universally stale, so the taste would likely drive him further away. But then he revealed one aspect of smoking that I find so many smokers share: part of the addiction is keeping the hands busy. It would make sense, then, that a touchscreen phone could help keep hands busy when cigarette cravings appear.
The inspiration for this came from an app I found yesterday afternoon: Cigarette Fighter. It claims to help beat cigarette cravings by letting you “slice” a cigarette — basically tapping the touchscreen. Yet the app has a 2.2 average rating, and half of the people rated it one-star. After download the app really quick, the poor rating made sense. It’s just not that fun. Moreover, there’s not enough forced interaction with the screen. There are better games to accomplish this end.
Photo can tell you lots of stories since they are able to capture the moment that you want complete with all the expression in it. Therefore, it is natural for people to have plenty of photos or wanting to memorize their special event in the form of photo. One event that you should have photos is wedding. Since it is an important event which only occurs once in your life, certainly you want to be able to have as much memories as you can. However, with all the activities that you do, certainly it will be quite impossible to be able to take pictures of all your guests.
If you think it through, in a wedding, not only the brides that will be look good, but all the guests will also dress themselves nicely. Certainly it will be a big waste if you’re not able to have all of their photos in your big event. At time like this, you usually have photographers walking and snapping picture of your guests until the end of the event. However, it is also understandable that there will be some people that unable to give their best expression at the camera since they don’t quite familiar with the photographer.
There are lots of functions that you can get from having an internet connection at your office or at your home and one of them is to support your communication with people all around whether they live near or at distant place from you. Of course, in order to be able to have the best communication with other, you’ll also need to have good program that support you in having good and comfortable chat. There are plenty of programs that you can have and download, therefore choose wisely and use the program that can only give you the best so you’ll be able to have minor problem during your communication.
One of the best programs that you probably already have is Skype. You’ll be able to choose whether you want to chat with someone by using video and audio or not. Of course, if your computer or laptop is being equipped with video, then the best is having a chat which enables you to communicate by seeing your opponent’s face. Certainly able to see them with your own eyes is a lot more fun since you’ll be able to see many expressions too. However, there are times when your Video Chat is not in good resolution and resulting a bad image or picture.
Money is important for all people in the world. People will never able to continue their life when they haven’t money. There are so many ways to earn money. The common way to earn money is by doing some jobs. People usually will work all days and night to earn lots of money. They sometimes have already worked so hard and they don’t get lots of money that you need. It is better for you to find the other jobs. When you are living in the modern time, you need to be creative. Sometime creative people will get big profits than people who only work in the office. What you can do then? You can use technologies as your ways to get money. You must know cash sweepstakes.
By being cash sweepstakes, you can earn money in very easy way and you can get your fun too. You don’t need to worry again because we never know what will happen in the future. We sometimes feel stress because the economic become worst and we find difficulties in earning money. When you be their member, you can know lots of competition, lotteries, contest and other events in the world. You can easy follow and you can have big chance to win the game and then get your profits. You never need to worry again about money.
People cannot live alone. They always need other people help. When you say that you can live alone, you must lie. It is common for people that they need to communicate each other. It is modern time and you must know how to communicate each other. People usually will contact other people by using cell phone. There are so many types of cell phones that offered to you. You just need to buy your cell phone. When you use your cell phone, you can send message, or call your friends or your family in all places. It is will just same when you meet them. By using your cell phone, you can hear their voice and also see their face by using video call. It will cost expensive for you. It will depend on the communication provider that you use. When you want something cheaper and better, you better use Skype Light.
Where is the damn clicker? It’s a line that nearly everyone has uttered multiple times. For some reason some people — perhaps most people, or at least it seems that way — are incapable of putting the remote control back in its proper place. Or, for that matter, any place in plain sight. We’ve reached a point as a society where it’s more acceptable to stare at a blank screen than it is to actually get up and change the channel.
It was only a matter of time before someone developed a way for our smartphones to control our TVs. Apple actually jumped out on this one, releasing an app that lets iPhone and iPad users control Apple TV units from their smartphones or tablets. But that’s one specific device. This new development for Android lets you use your smartphone to control everything on your TV.
It’s from Griffin, and it’s called the Beacon. It’s the boxing bell looking device pictured above. You hook that up to your TV, and after installing an app it lets you use your smartphone to control what you watch. It’s pretty bloody brilliant, even if it was an inevitable development. It’s even brilliant when you consider that before long we’ll be able to control our TVs from our smartphones without using special hardware.
While there’s been plenty of hype for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, it’s not the only Android tablet Samsung plans to release this year. In fact, they’ve recently released the follow-up to their 7-inch Galaxy Tab from last year. It’s a bit early, since it was supposed to hit shelves on November 13th, but right now you can grab the new Galaxy Tab 7-inch device. As with the 10.1, the 7-inch version ranks among the best Android tablets on the market. Even better, it doesn’t suffer from the same pricing pitfalls as its larger sibling.
While I absolutely love the Galaxy Tab 10.1, I do feel that the pricing is all wrong for it. The WiFi-only version is priced right in line with the iPad, while the 4G versions — available through both Verizon and T-Mobile — require two-year contracts that involve monthly payments of at least $ 30. Even moderately heavy tablet users will require the 5GB plan, which costs $ 50 per month through both Verizon and T-Mobile. Those are some heavy costs.
It was only a matter of time before GameStop got into the tablet gaming market. They’re already taking iPad and iPod trade-ins, which signals a start to their platform expansion. There were also rumors that they’d release their own gaming-centric Android tablet. While that could still happen at some point, they’ve gotten a head start by offering a number of existing Android tablets — pre-loaded with seven games.
If you check out their website you’ll see a number of tablets, and there are a few high-end ones among them. The most attractive is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Verizon and T-Mobile both offer this, but the tablet itself costs $ 650 and requires a two-year commitment to a costly data plan. The GameStop version, which obviously does not include cellular connection, costs just $ 500. They also have the Asus Eee Pad, another Android tablet that has gotten positive reviews. You can also bundle the tablets with a controller, making for an even more compelling gaming experience.