If you like shooting pictures with your iPhone, adding effects to them, and sharing the results, then there is a good chance you have multiple apps installed for each function. But this entire process can be made a lot easier and faster if you opt for an iOS app called Instagram.
Instagram is a free iOS application sized at 6.5 MB. The app provides a user-friendly interface through which you can quickly shoot pictures, add cool effects to them, and share with your friends. Instagram uploads your photos and lets you share them with other Instagram users; in this way the app acts like a social network.
You can share photos with people in your network, view their photos, and search the network for people, tags, and popular photographs.
One of the best features about the app is that it offers more than a dozen filters to beautify your photographs.
By adding these filters to your photos, you can get wonderful results and gather followers to be popular on Instagram. Furthermore, users can also optionally share the locations of the places where photos were taken. You can check into Foursquare when you post a photo with a location.
If you want to share pictures on other social networks, you can do this via the app too; sharing on Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, Posterous, and Facebook is supported.
Instagram is completely a device-based app; in other words you use it entirely on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. If you want to access your Instagram through a desktop or laptop computer, then you will find a website named Extragram to be most helpful.
Extragram lets you browse Instagram photos in grid, filmstrip, and map views. Other features include the same Instagram functionality: you are able to view popular photos, search for people and tags, browse your photos and your friends’ photos, comment on photos, and share them over various social networks.
If you own an iPhone device, then the combined usage of Instagram and Extragram will be the best to shoot photos, add cool effect to them, and manage them through your computer.
There are many apps out there for android phones, but getting by free and good ones is not that easy. That is why I am sharing The Six Browsers For Most Intuitive Web Surfing Experience On Android. Read each entry in the list and see which tool suits your needs best.
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Dolphin Browser HD, most popular and powerful browser on Android Market, is built on Android 2.0+ platform. Beside some basic features, like gesture commands, multi-touch zooming, bookmarking (that syncs to Google bookmarks), Dolphin HD supports more powerful features such as versatile add-ons, better HTML5 support, customizable bookmarks sorting, innovative UI, Download Directory changing, and etc.
It is fast, smooth, and makes surfing the Web on a mobile device more fun and efficient than ever. A refreshed user interface looks better with your device and gives Opera Mobile a sleek, modern appearance. Pinch zoom and smooth panning let you surf in a natural and intuitive way. You can also share web content with others on popular social networks. Opera Mobile is the ultimate browser when connected over WiFi or wireless broadband.
Miren browser brings you the most intuitive browsing experience with full tabbed browser with smart full-screen mode, top site navigation and smart suggestions. It has a Flash support with multi-touch Pinch zoom. You will have excellent bookmark management with folders as well as you can export/import bookmarks via SD.
Skyfire Browser makes your mobile web experience richer, smarter and more fun. It also makes browsing more social. You may have easy access to Facebook and Twitter news feeds, profiles, friends, inbox, events and places. Find popular pages your friends have shared based on the sites you are visiting. Explore related ideas to the pages you browse. And see more from your searches with video and social results.
By compressing pages with Opera’s servers, Opera Mini not only loads webpages faster, but it saves on data charges since it uses about a tenth of the data of normal browsers. Opera Mini is the ultimate browser for browsing on slow
Internet connections or while paying per megabyte of data used.
Boat Browser is a fast,clean and ease of use android browser. This is a fast, simple and pretty web browser, which will bring you the greatest user experience on Android.
No matter how many applications you have installed on your iOS device, you are always on the lookout for the next free and fun iOS app and specially for those apps that may make your iPhone more useful for you. Thanks to countless iOS developers you have a plethora of such apps to choose from. To save your time that would otherwise be spent on searching for these apps, we present a wonderful list of free and useful iOS applications for iPhone or any type of iOS users.
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The NASA App collects, customizes and delivers an extensive selection of dynamically updated information, images and videos from various online NASA sources in a convenient mobile package.
The free Dictionary.com app delivers trusted reference content from Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com. No internet internet connection is needed to search words. The app includes nearly 2,000,000 words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms. It also features audio pronunciation, voice-to-text search and Dictionary.com’s popular Word of the Day and Hot Word blog.
“History:Maps of World” is a fun and educational collection of high-resolution historical maps. Check it out to keep up with your history, learn something about history.
A glossary of scientific terms and short biographies. All definitions link to related terms and to free, detailed science learning modules. Though geared for high school and undergraduate student’s using it’s website, the glossary and modules are appropriate for anyone generally interested in science.
You can get quick access to detailed demographic information of almost 250 countries around the world, right on your iPhone or iPod touch.
WhatTheFact?! is a collection of over 400 true and bizarre facts. With WhatTheFact, you can impress your friends with your knowledge of pointless trivia, or simply waste hours of your life obtaining knowledge you’ll never need in the real world!
This application gives you detailed information (Flag, Current ruler, Area, Population, Capital, Largest cities, Languages, Ethnicity/race, Religion, Literacy rate, Economy, Government) about all the Countries of the World.
The HowStuffWorks app not only gives you instant access to a massive collection of articles and podcasts right on your iPhone or iPod Touch, but also you gives you direct access to our famous podcasters and HowStuffWorks experts.
Accessing Wikipedia has never been faster and easier than with Wikipanion, designed for easy, search, navigation and display of Wikipedia entries. Streamline your browsing with history grouped by visit date, and bookmarking that not only bookmarks individual entries, but individual sections within an entry.
iPhone owners have a large option of applications available to them. These apps range from every day utilities to games. Many of these apps are so useful that quickly become a necessity if you want to take full advantage of your phone.
Being an iPhone owner myself, I thought it’s best to share my top 5 iPhone apps with my readers. The following 5 applications are absolutely must-haves for all iPhone owners. Check out each entry in the list and see for yourself why these apps are necessary.
iHandy Flashlight Free
We all use our phones to light up a dark space. But having an application built specifically for this purpose can be a great help. The Flashlight application will help you light up a room with the camera’s flash. Alternatively you can get an all-white screen to light up a space. Other lighting options include viewing a spiral on the screen, having a neon-type display, or having a glow-stick type display. In other words, this application provides multiple ways of lighting up a dark space and will be the only flashlight application you need. Download Flashlight from http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ihandy-flashlight-free/id368504562?mt=8
Faking a text conversation on the iPhone can be surprisingly helpful. Whether you want to have fun by fooling a friend or use the text conversation as an excuse for something, Fake-a-Text will serve perfectly. You can create custom messages that will be sent to your phone; the sender’s ID will be whatever you choose. As your reply to the fake texts, the app keeps sending the custom texts in the order you specified thereby faking a complete text conversation. There is no limit to the number of fake texts that can be specified. Download Fake-a-Text from http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fake-a-text-free/id366024390?mt=8
Free Wi-Fi is a greatly handy application that does exactly what its name suggests: it finds free Wi-Fi spots nearby your current location. Your location along with the hotspots are displayed on a map. Using the app you can quickly access free internet to check your emails or peform any other internet activity. Free Wi-Fi can be downloaded from http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/free-wi-fi-finder/id307217005?mt=8
When you find Wi-Fi networks through the Free Wi-Fi, you can test which one of them has the fastest speed through the SpeedTest app. Using the app you can test the download and upload speed of the network you are connected to. If you find that the network speed is too slow, you can switch to other available Wi-Fi networks. SpeedTest can be gotten at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speedtest-net-mobile-speed/id300704847?mt=8
Road Trip Lite
With the rising cost of fuel, owning a car has become quite expensive. Because of the high costs involved, you need to closely monitor the mileage, fuel economy, and maintenance expenses for your car. This is why Road Trip Lite is an essential application for everything iPhone owner who has a car. You can keep a log of your car’s maintenance costs and mileage within the app. Unlike similar apps, this app does not limit the amount of data you can specify. You can download the app from http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/road-trip-lite-mpg-mileage/id299392794?mt=8#
We use our smartphones to make calls, send and receive text messages, take picture, shoot and view videos, play games, and use various applications. All of this, needless to say, considerably drains the phone’s battery. If you do not take the right steps and modify your phone’s settings appropriately, your phone will need charging every now and then.
Charging the phone every day is surely inconvenient for all phone owners. Thankfully there are a number of steps you can take to increase your iPhone’s battery life. To check out what these tips are, read on the list below. Most of these tips apply to all smartphones; so even you own a smartphone other than iPhone, you will find these tips very helpful.
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1. Turn Off Bluetooth
Bluetooth is used to transfer data from or to your phone. Activating Bluetooth takes a significatnt toll on the battery life. Therefore whenever you are not using Bluetooth, turn it off. Moreover, if you have a choice between transferring the data between the phone and your computer, opt for the phone’s cable instead of the Bluetooth connection.
2. Lower the Screen Brightness
Our phones are usually set at a brightness higher than the one we are comfortable with. By lowering the phone’s brightness not only will you save the battery, but also make viewing your phone more comfortable.
3. Keep Phone Firmware, OS, and Applications Updated
Timely look for latest versions of your phone’s firmware and OS. Moreover look for the latest versions for your installed applications. Usually new updates are less of a burden on the battery than their predecessors.
4. Turn off Wi-Fi
The principle behind turning off Wi-Fi is the same as turning off Bluetooth. By being on while you are not using it, Wi-Fi needlessly consumes battery power. Therefore keep the phone’s Wi-Fi off while it is not in use.
5. Turn off GPS and Location services
GPS is another one of your phone’s features that uses up the battery. All apps that have ‘checking in’ or location services use GPS. Thus by disabling these applications and by disabling GPS you will considerably improve the phone’s battery life.
6. Reduce the auto-lock time
This might be a micro tip, but an important one nonetheless. If your phone auto-locks quicker, than the screen turns off at an earlier time. Each time this happens the phone’s battery is saved up and in the end this accumulates to impressive battery savings.
7. Turn off Push mail and reduce data fetching time
Push mail forwards SMSs and other data from the server to your phone as soon as the data arrives. Needless to say this requires an active connection that consumes battery power. Since most text messages are non-urgent, you can safely turn off push mail and reduce the data fetching time to, say, 15 minutes. This way you will receive text messages 15 minutes late, in the worst delay case, but considerably save the battery life of your phone.
8. Turn off needless sounds and vibrations
Each time the ‘beep’ sounds is made while you press a phone key, battery power is consumed. Any sound your phone produces drains the battery a little. The same applies to the phone’s vibrations. Therefore disabling the unnecessary sounds and vibrations will also save your phone’s battery.
9. Disable the equalizer settings for the phone’s music player
By playing music at a non-default settings, the phone puts in extra effort; this is done by consuming more battery power. Disabling the equalizer use only the default power from the phone’s battery.
10. Complete a charge cycle each month
A charge cycle means charging your phone to the maximum level and then draining it to zero. Doing so every month ensures smooth functioning of the battery. Furthermore this increases the long term life of the battery.
No matter how many applications you have installed on your iOS device, you are always on the lookout for the next free and fun iOS app and specially for those apps that may make your iPhone more useful for you. Thanks to countless iOS developers you have a plethora of such apps to choose from. To save your time that would otherwise be spent on searching for these apps, we present a wonderful list of free and useful iOS applications for iPhone users.
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Genius Scan turns your iPhone into a pocket scanner. Fast and streamlined, Genius Scan enables you to quickly scan documents on-the-go, send the scans by email or whole documents as PDF. Unlike other scanner applications, Genius Scan is lightning fast and user input is kept to a minimum.
Wanna flip a coin for a hard decision? This app let you select your favorite coins to try your luck. The coins in iPhone will flip just like real coins flipping in the air. You can even use your iPhone to toss a coin with the same gesture tossing a real coin. The coins are beautiful, making you feel even better than tossing real coins.
Brightest Flashlight Free is a great flashlight that offers you all the convenience of a Flashlight for your iPhone, iPod and iPad. This is very handy for night time illumination. You can use Flashlight Free not only as a Flashlight, but as a night light and reading lamp as well.
USB Disk lets you store and view documents on your iPhone and iPod. It has an amazing built in document viewer and is very easy to use, with a simple and intuitive interface, yet it contains many powerful features. You can drag and drop files in iTunes to transfer them to your iPhone / iPod, then view them anywhere.
Compass is a a measuring instrument which indicates the cardinal points under the sunlight. Put your finger in the middle of the compass and line it’s shadow up with the app’s shading.
This application is Wi-Fi remote control of Samsung Internet@TV for 2010. If both your iPhone and TV were connected to the same access point, your iPhone is linked with TV automatically and you can use your iPhone like general remote.
We all need to check our hair or makeup sometimes and this application is here to help. Just tilt the mirror properly so that you can get a good light from behind, you will then be able to perfectly see your reflection in the black background of the mirror.
MetalDetector is a app for iphone 3Gs. It use the magnetometer to measure the magnetic field when the iphone is placed near a feromagnetic metal like iron or steel.
Most of the students buy Android devices for fun, gaming and social activities. Some buy it for marking their status symbol in the society. No matter what your reason is but you can always use it to help it with your studies or at least a pocket tool to provide you help on the go. No matter what stream of studies you are in because anyone can always find a useful application for his daily educational needs. Below are 7 handpicked application to make your school and college life easier and the good news is they are free and will not cost you a penny from your pocket money.
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A fully featured scientific calculator in a student pocket is very important but if you are carrying an Android you can just install RealCalc and forget the rest. RealCalc A fully featured scientific calculator which looks and operates like the real thing. It provide Result history, Unit conversions, Percentages, 10 memories, Hex/binary/octal, Trig functions in degrees; radians or grads, Scientific, engineering and fixed-point display modes, Digit grouping, RPN mode and a full built-in help.
How good are you in remembering the confusing formulas of Physics and Math, Well I sucked at it. Wished I had something like Formulas Lite for Android at that time. A must have App for all students. Formulas Lite is a simple, easy to use application which helps you to refer collection of most important formulas of maths, physics & chemistry.
Calculus is the mother of calculation and you may get involved with it no matter what field you are working on. This application help you with calculus and finds derivatives, computes definite integrals, arc lengths, finds Taylor series, plots graphs of functions, including polar and parametric and slope fields. It also includes integral tables and custom keyboard
Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things. No matter how many books you study, if you don’t have a sharp memory its as good as its in drain. Memory Trainer is an app to exercise your nerve muscles and train them to remember intense amount of data. It works out your spatial and working memory, focus, chunking and concentration skills.
A pocket dictionary can be useful where ever you go and ColorDict is one such useful dictionary app. Its more than just a dictionary; it’s a thesaurus, bible dictionary and foreign-language dictionary all rolled into one. It supports Quick Search Box and Color Note App to make your referencing easier.
The application is a must have Android application for all the chemical engineers out there. It is a fun game and reference application with following set of modules to help you on the go. With Perfect Chemistry lite, you can balance chemical equations, solve different questions about elements, get details about different chemical compounds and much more.
A student should be well versed with the most important acts round the globe. World Factbook is a mobile version of popular CIA World Factbook. This application provides facts, information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for about 250 world countries. So read it when every you are free and get a chance to boost your IQ.
Wondering how to have fun with your iPad? One obvious way is to play games or try fun apps on it. And here we are listing down Top 10 Evergreen iPad Apps To Kill Your Boredom. Read on my list of top 10 free iPad apps for your entertainment. Try them all out – they’re free!
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A Digital Atlas of the United States and the World, with satellite images of over 400 famous landmarks. The World map lets you view data at the country level, while the United States can be viewed at the state and county levels. Data is provided from the World Bank, Wikipedia and the 2000 US Census.
An optical illusion (also called a visual illusion) is characterized by visually perceived images that differ from objective reality. This Simple Application is a collection containing 70 different optical illusions. Just watch them and be amazed.
Mood Sense knows that your mood is so much more than just happy or sad. You are a unique and complex individual with intricate feelings. Let the Mood Sense Podlingz (4 specialized oracles trained exclusively to interpret your feelings and emotions) read the deep ripples of your inner being and enlighten you.
With Google Earth for iPad, you can fly to far corners of the planet with just the swipe of a finger. You can explore the same global satellite and aerial imagery available in the desktop version of Google Earth, including high-resolution imagery for over half of the world’s population and a third of the world’s land mass.
Do You Have What It Takes To Save Stickly? Save Stickly is an addicting, fun, (and free) fall down game. Simply tilt your device left and right to falldown the holes in the game. Avoid the ceiling for as long as possible to keep from crushing Stickly.
What’s a better way to waste your time than learning 10,513 new cool facts? With this app you can learn thousands of those facts that you might did not know before.
A 3D guide to the solar system for aspiring astronomers. You can discover when you can see your favorite planet, and where to look in the sky in relation to the stars and so much more.
With 25,000 awe-inspiring photos, this much loved app has been called the world’s largest photo book, an inspiring travel guide, an entertaining teaching device and even a bed-time relaxation tool.
Tired of having the paper map blown to pieces by the wind every time you try to figure out where you are and where you need to go? The mobile streetmaps are for you, All the map data is loaded on your iPAd before you leave your home, so can you be on the streets, offline, and still know everything about the area you are in, and locate yourself or any street in the city. You don’t need any network connection at all once the application is installed on your iPhone.
Desire To Know Your IQ? “TEST YOUR IQ” is the easiest way to check your IQ with your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The test is fully consistent with the standards of IQ testing. You are offered to answer various questions. At the end of testing, the program will calculate your IQ.
Wondering how to have fun with your iPhone? One obvious way is to play games on it. And here we are listing down Top 10 Evergreen iPhone Apps To Kill Your Boredom. Read on my list of top 10 free iPhone apps for your entertainment. Try them all out – they’re free!
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Namco’s world famous arcade game, PAC-MAN, returns. Remember all the hours spent munching on the dots? Relive this classic! Chomp a Power Pellet to momentarily turn the ghosts blue. When they’re blue you can eat them for bonus points. Gobble up the fruit for extra bonus points.
Now you can play Tic Tac Toe on your iPhone or iPod Touch for free. Tic Tac Toe Free is the first full-featured, free Tic-Tac-Toe game for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Klondike solitaire is the most popular solitaire card game in the world. The goal is to place all the cards in each suit in stacks of ascending rank.
The original Bubble popping app for the iPhone/Touch! Strangely addictive and fun game where you pop the virtual bubbles as fast as you can.
Have you been searching for a free checkers application for your iPhone or iPod Touch? If so, look no further, Checkers Free is the premier free checkers application for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
You can play SCRABBLE on your iPhone or iPod Touch for free. It allows you to play up to 25 games against friends via Facebook + 25 more games against random opponents.
3D Pool Master was very well received hitting #1 is many countries and now over passed 1M downloads world wide.
Line Up is a fun color matching game. Click on blocks of 3 or more of the same color, as quickly as you can, before they overflow the board. Get ready for a new challenge each time you play Line Up.
Have you ever been bored at work, crumpled up a piece of paper and counted how many times you can make it in a small trash can? This game is oddly satisfying . . . much like tossing a real ball of crumpled paper into a metal trash basket. So realistic, you will think you are stuck in an office killing time.
Angry Birds Lite features hours of gameplay, challenging physics-based castle demolition, and lots of replay value. Each of the 12 levels requires logic, skill, and brute force to crush the enemy.
Playing games on your Android smartphone is fun but one can feel monotonous and bored playing the same game all by himself round the clock. The best solution to the problem is playing multiplayer games with other players around the world and socializing at the same time. It will not only make you cheer up but also test you with other insane players. Finding decent multiplayer games can be difficult in the android market and thus here is our handpicked list of 7 most astonishing multiplayer games that will surely groove you and kill your boredom.
Cestos is one of the most loved multiplayer game in Android and now it just got better with Cestos 2 Party Time. Both Cestos and its sequel are based upon principle of physics and believe me you are sure to love it at the arena. The game can be played online with other players round the globe. In the game a player is given set of marbles and he need to control it by determining their direction and velocity. Once all the player have setup their marbles its time for a launch. The player whose marble make it till the end of the game without falling into the pit and blown by hidden mines is the winner. Cestos 2 is not just about playing game and winning it also provides a bit of social activities such as Avatars and chartrooms to interact to other players. The game runs on a very light engine and will work flawlessly on basic 3G connection.
Project INF Beta is a shooting genre multiplayer game and believe me it’s the best in its class. The game is launched by ChickenBrickStudios and is free to play. The game is slow-paced and provide great control. Players can comepete with one another in deathmatch, team deathmatch, and capture the flag events. There are different ranking available for you such as Scout, Marine, or Brute with each having its own set of skills. Well only shooting is not important in the game you also need to collect money to upgrade your inventory. One tip if you are planning to play the game, keep your alias a little more appealing and brood.
No its nothing like Lord of The Rings where you need to kill the king and all it’s horses. The game is set in current time and the map is you real-time position through GPS on Google maps. All what you need to do is fight with other players online near you All you have to do is fight with other players, place flags, plant trees, gather resources, collect items and fight with a variety of creatures or visit other players inside the game, place flags, plant trees, gather resources and collect items. The game is very addictive and will surely take you back with its concept and game playing.
Seriously how good are you in drawing, because this game will test your drawing skills and at the same time your imagination skills too. The game is free alternative of the game “What The Doodle” and is in no way a compromise against money. The objective of the game is simple; a player has to draw a given word while other players have to guess it. If a player correctly guess what you are drawing he and you both gets one point, if no one was able to guess then the game punishes you with a negative point.
This game is a single device multiplayer game that means you cannot play the game online but rather you can play with your friends on a single device. The concept of the game is the first one to react to whatever’s queried on the screen correctly gains a point. It measure your reflexes against your friends word matches color, 5 different shapes, Mouse in maze, Countdown hits zero, Sad Smiley and many more. If you are running out of your bandwidth or don’t have an internet connection at your camping this game will surely groove you. The game is all about checking the response time of the players based upon some stimulus. The game supports 2-4 players and is lot more fun to play.
The game is dedicated to all the baseball fans. The game has most promising graphics among the above mentioned games. It’s the winner of Best Sports Game of 2009 from Best App Ever, IGN.com and Touch Arcade. The game is all about playing Basebass and scoring as many homeruns as you can competing with several other player around the world.
Pocket Legends” is a ground-breaking and unique Mobile MMORPG, or ‘massively-multiplayer online role-playing game’ where you can join thousands of players from around the world. Play with your friends and make new friends online. Cooperate to undertake wild adventures in endless dungeon campaigns! Become a part of this unique fantasy epic! Assume the role of a powerful bear-like Ursan Warrior, mystical Elf Enchantress, or Avian Archer. In one word it’s the World of Warcraft in your pockets.