Monday, August 29, 2011

Sell Stuff on Craigslist! Great App by Bazaar

If you are like me you love Craigslist. I tend to have a handful of things listed all the time. I struggle with having to take the pictures, email them to myself. Save them into afolder, then create the post and upload the pictures. Isn't there an easier way? Yes, there is an easier way, and it's called Sell stuff on Craigslist! by Bazaar.

Bazaar's app allows you to fill the form out on your phone, and either upload pictures already on your phone, or take a picture on the spot. Best of all it saves your logins so you can directly upload it. Therefore a post can go from idea to posted in just a few minutes.
Name: Sell stuff on Craigslist!
Try out the best Craigslist picture ad publishing App for phones and tablets.


Bazaar provides the best Craigslist ad posting experience on smartphones and tablets.

Sellers can quickly write all the post information (title, price, description), chose a location and include pictures directly taken from the app or accessible on the device. Bazaar will automatically publish on Craigslist, the most important marketplace for local classifieds in the US.

Unique features:
- upload 8 pictures rather than 4
- upload large pictures (up to 11 times more pixels)
- fastest posting app
- list, re-post and delete your posts

- This app requires users to have or create a Craigslist Account.
- Editing posts is not currently supported, although it will very soon!

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Music (From the Cloud)

No, I am not talking about some psychedelic concept that the Beatles came up with in the 60's, but instead a technology that allows you to stream your own music - from the cloud.
Before I get ahead of myself I wanted to explain what the cloud is and how it works. In it's simplest form a cloud computing system is just a service that stores your data remotely instead of locally on your own computer. So in these examples your music is stored remotely, and accessed through an internet connected application. This saves you a bunch of space on your memory card for other things!

So try out the following 2 services. If you need an invite leave a comment and I'll see what I can do!

Name: Google Music
Description: Official Android player for Music Beta by Google.

The Music application features a redesigned UI and now supports Music Beta by Google.

Music Beta is a new service from Google that gives you instant access to your personal music collection on the web and your compatible Android devices without the hassle of wires or syncing.

Available in the U.S. by invitation only and free for a limited time.
Request an invitation at

Not a Music Beta user? You can still use this player to listen to music on your Android device.
Name: Amazon MP3
Description: Introducing Amazon MP3 for Android with Cloud Player
The new Amazon MP3 app for Android, available for free in the Amazon Appstore and Android Market, includes the full Amazon MP3 store and the mobile version of Amazon Cloud Player. You can use the app to shop the Amazon MP3 store, access music stored in Amazon Cloud Drive, and music stored locally on your Android device. Shop for your favorite music by searching or browsing the Amazon MP3 store. Play, download, and manage your Cloud Drive music right from your device using Cloud Player.

Shop the Amazon MP3 Store on the Go
Shop over 15 million songs and over a million albums
Find what you want by searching, browsing genres, or exploring bestsellers
Get the same low prices, special deals, and free music you can find on the Amazon MP3 website
Check back every day for the Daily Deal and Free Song of the Day
Enter promotional or Gift Card codes
Save new Amazon MP3 purchases directly to Cloud Drive for free

What's Cloud Player?
Cloud Player plays the music you save to Cloud Drive, Amazon's secure online storage space for your music, photos, and other digital files. Save your music to Cloud Drive in two ways:

Shop the Amazon MP3 store and choose to "Save to your Amazon Cloud Drive" when prompted after order completion.
Using your PC or Mac, upload your music collection to Cloud Drive so you can access it on your Android device via Cloud Player.
Playing Your Music in Cloud Player
Simply open Cloud Player from the Amazon MP3 app for Android and stream your music collection from Cloud Drive. With the Amazon MP3 app for Android, you can also play music from your device's built-in storage.

Note: When streaming over a mobile carrier data network, you should consider changing your application settings to stream only when connected to Wi-Fi unless you have an unlimited data plan with your carrier. If you have questions about your data plan, please contact your mobile carrier.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Mobile Payments

So you want to do some online shopping, or make payments to an individual right from your phone. There are a couple of apps for that. Below you will find information about the Paypal App, which has been around for a little while, along with the new Serve app, which is a new online payment service by American Express.

Name: Paypal
Send money to your friends, manage your account, and more, with the PayPal app. It’s free, secure and more convenient than going to the bank, writing checks, or sending gifts the old way.

· Send money as a gift, split the bill, or repay a friend for FREE*
· Snap a photo of your check to add money directly from the app, no fees apply (US only)
· Check your balance, withdraw money, or view past transactions – anytime, anywhere
· SD card support and improved app performance
· Use the PayPal local feature to find businesses nearby that accept PayPal as payment (US only)
· As always, your information is secure with PayPal

*Free to send money within the US when you use a bank account or PayPal balance.
Name: Serve
Description:, provided by American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.

Send and receive money from anywhere in the U.S. with Serve℠. Whether you’re paying back a friend, giving your child an allowance, or receiving money, it's a quick, easy and secure way to perform your everyday transactions. The Serve app gives you the control, convenience and flexibility to manage your money from anywhere in the U.S. at any time.

With the Serve app, you can:
* Register for Serve
* Send and receive money from friends and family
* Request money from an individual or group
* Split-the-Bill for group purchases
* Add funds to your Serve account
* Check your balance and manage your subaccounts

Serve accounts are available to U.S. residents only. To enjoy all the tools the app has to offer, invite your friends to open an account too!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Android... On Blackberry???

This is news for all the people out there that either have a Blackberry and love it, or are stuck with a Blackberry for work email. It looks like RIM has decided to include a "app player" in it's upcoming versions of their Blackberry OS.

This is great news considering more and more developers are jumping to Android making the Market have hundreds of thousands of apps available, as opposed to the minimal number Blackberry has.

If you have a Blackberry Playbook there is a leaked version of the "App Player" of it floating around that you can load onto your current Playbook. Our friends at have more information on the leak.

From their site:

Wow, here is a serious surprise for PlayBook owners. Apparently, this was easily found through a changelog in a Desktop Manager update. We’ve been sent a beta build of the Android App Player for the PlayBook. It is a huge file, lags a bit, has no visible back button (you have to swipe left on the bottom bezel), but we’re told nonetheless it works. The app itself is controlled through a series of swipe gestures. This beta version is fairly old, so don’t hold it against them. You of course have to side-load the .bar file to install. Google search for DDPB installer to side-load easily.
Download PlayBook Android App Player from:
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Frogger by Konami - Free Amazon Appstore App 10/26/11

Name: Frogger by Konami
For those of you of a certain age--remember video arcades? the Atari 2600?--this is an absolutely must-have app. Newbies will love it too, especially kids. It's not just any classic video game of yesteryear--it's FROGGER.

Blast from the Past
If you played video games in the early 1980s, you remember Frogger. Along with Pac-Man and Donkey Kong, this was one of the biggest early successes in the industry. Anybody could play Frogger--all you had to do was guide the green amphibian across the street and over the logs and turtles to his slot on the other side of the river. Simple, but totally addicting.

The Original and Best
Don't be fooled by imitations--this is the real thing, published by the original manufacturer, Konami. You get the same look and feel, and moving your frog is smooth as silk with the slide controls. If you have trouble with sliding, you have the option of moving by tapping the screen. No more stiff joysticks to worry about!

Why? To Get to the Other Side
A frog's world is full of danger. Speeding cars and trucks clog the four-lane freeway you must cross just to get to the riverbank--be careful you don't end up with tire tracks on your back. You have to be equally quick and adept on the river, because the logs move fast and if you go off the edge of the screen, it's curtains. Try to carry the cute female frogs to safety and eat the flies for bonus points, but watch out for crocodiles or you'll become lunch yourself!

Phantom Phroggie
An interesting twist in this version is Phantom Mode, which guides you during the game by showing the route you took in your best game. In regular mode, you can post your high scores online and see who the top guns are with OpenFeint. Happy hopping!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

AllSport GPS PRO - Free Amazon Appstore App of the Day 8/25/11

Name: AllSport GPS PRO
Make Your Workouts Count
Reach your fitness goals faster with AllSport GPS PRO. Track your workouts, including runs, walks, bike rides and other sports on a map. View 25 heart-pounding stats as you sweat: time, speed, calories, distance. Privately store and analyze training sessions on AllSport GPS's website. Find places to train and share your weight loss workouts with our fitness community and on Facebook.

Your Android Coach
AllSport GPS PRO uses the GPS in your Android phone. No cell or data signals are required to see where, how far, how fast, or how many calories you burned. Use it as a personal coach to train for 5K, 10K, half marathon, and marathon races. Keep track of your charity workouts such as Susan G. Komen walking and running events and MS 150 rides.

You can track bicycle rides, runs, walks, skiing, and other workouts. AllSport GPS PRO works for single sport or multi-sport athletes training for a triathlon. Use AllSport GPS as a personal coach and weight loss trainer to build muscles, burn fat, and watch your calorie counter graphs grow. Record lap times and create interval programs.

Get the Lay of the Land
AllSport GPS allows you to plan future workout routes using free web-based map tools, including turn-by-turn cycling directions that avoid highways. Preload free offline topographical maps, aerial photos, and road maps on your SD card so you can view maps in remote areas on mountain bike rides, trail runs, road bike routes, etc. Check five-day weather reports, including today's temperature, heat index, humidity, and wind speed. View elevation and speed profiles.

View your progress and exact location on street, aerial, and topographical maps. Collect 25 on-the-go stats (time, speed, distance, pace) and boost your heart rate. Shoot video and photos, and collect memories as you go. You can also save videos to your YouTube account.

Workout with the World
Share workouts and cardio training sessions on AllSport GPS's website, Facebook, and Twitter. Access editor-approved rides by Bicycling magazine and shared community trips. Race against your previous workouts, friends, or other community members to improve your personal records. With AllSport GPS PRO, all you need is a desire to achieve your physical best.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Gem Spinner - Free Amazon App of the Day 8/24/11

Name: Gem Spinner Description: Spin Those Gems, Round and Round In Gem Spinner, you swap, spin, and slide the gems until you match three in a row. Finagle these beautiful gems to earn points against the clock with each three-way match. Fun to play and aesthetically pleasant, Gem Spinner is a challenging game with an animated, colorful, and well-crafted interface. Please note that Gem Spinner is not optimized for tablets. Drop and Drag Matching Gem Spinner isn't your ordinary match-three game. In this unique variation, the gems are arranged inside shapes of different sizes. As you clear away gems, the shapes drop into the cleared area, much like Tetris blocks. gem spinner Swap adjacent gems to match three in a row. Double tap a gem to spin its shape 180 degrees. Match all the gems in a piece to clear the piece from the board. Drag shapes to empty board spaces to create more match opportunities. Match enough gems to complete the level goal and then continue to swap, spin, and drag to try to clear the entire board. Practice Makes Perfect Gem Spinner has two game modes. In Practice Mode, hone your gem spinning skills with no time limits. You can practice on six different boards under no pressure. When you're ready to start spinning for real, try to beat Level One ("The Boxer") with a time limit. As you ascend through the levels, you get less time to finish the boards, and the goals get tougher. Master the Gems Gem Spinner features a narrated and animated tutorial, so you'll quickly understand how the game works. Conquer 35 levels that get increasingly difficult. You can also play the boards at various levels of difficulty. Track your score, and compare your skills with others all over the world. Just don't make yourself too dizzy spinning those gems!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Another Cool Android Market Update

Alright folks. It appears that Google has been at it again and released another update for Android Market.

A few features that are noteworthy are that you can use Googles new + feature to rate apps and games, and it now has the capability to set a pin number to be able to purchase an app (anyone with kids with appreciate this!)


Remember that you will need to go into "Settings" - "Applications" and check the box for non-market installations.  The plus to this is that you don't need to have a rooted phone to make this work!

Earthquakes All Over The USA?

It appears as though the world has started to shake all around us.  First there was a 5.3 magnitude in Colorado, then today the east coast got a shake up with a 5.9 with the epicenter in Virginia.  Where I am is sort of in between the 2, and I didn't feel a thing here... (It may help that as a robot I can hover over the ground, though...)
So in honor of these natural disasters I present you with a cool earthquake app (and a few bonuses below).
Name:Earthquakes in USA Description: Visualize the location and magnitude of earthquakes happening across the USA, Canada, and Mexico with this informative geology app. Define points of interest and watch readings and data flow onto your phone as quakes happen nearby. Sort quakes by magnitude and date to access quick statistics about seismic activity in North America. Share your findings with others by either copying quake data to the clipboard and pasting it somewhere, or using integrated social networks like Facebook and Google Buzz.
-Visualize the location and magnitude of earthquakes happening across the USA, Canada, and Mexico with this informative geology app
-Define points of interest and watch readings and data flow onto your phone as quakes happen nearby
-Share your findings with others via social networking (Facebook, Google Buzz, and others)

Bonus Apps:
Name:End of TIme? Description: On Dec. 21, 2012, Maya's "Long Count" calendar marks the end of a 5,126-year era. Some people think this marks the end of time. The Bible says, in so many words, that nobody knows when the end will come. Is this the last day? Get this app and keep track of the Days, Hours, Minutes and Seconds that are left.
Name:Bible from Description: #1 Android Bible app. The Bible from - 100% FREE. Get the #1 rated and ranked Bible App for FREE. We want to make it easy for you to read and share God's Word. 50+ free translations and dozens of reading plans to help you read the Bible and track your progress.

Some "Best of the Best" accessories for your Android phone:

xScope Browser for Web and File - Free on Amazon's Appstore Today (8/23/11)

Name: xScope Browser for Web and File
Tired of your bare-bones stock Android browser? Looking for something that meshes the best of home browsing with the best of mobile browsing? Meet xScope Browser for Web and File. It's a jack-of-all-trades that offers a blazing fast Web browser loaded with extensive media downloading, content sharing, and customization features, including Flash support. Hotkeys, long press and swipe selections, and zoom options abound. You also get a fully realized file explorer with the ability to e-mail and zip files to round it all out.

Do Everything Faster
Convenient and unique browsing features abound in xScope Browser. Check it out:

Browsing Essentials and More
Flash support for your favorite rich media content
True tabbed browsing; bounce between tasks and websites with ease
Instant Back/Forward navigation
Abundant webpage options include "find in page," "copy," and "screenshot" features for text
Visual bookmarks on your homepage bring you to your favorite sites in one touch
Importing for Google and desktop bookmarks (via an HTML file)
Adjustable page zoom scale and page layout
Zoom Three Ways
Pin Zoom, an original idea from xScope Browser, lets you smoothly zoom with only one finger
Pinch-to-zoom using two fingers
Tap zooming with one finger
Hotkeys and Shortcuts
Physical keyboards allow touch screen-free scrolling in landscape mode; volume keys scroll in portrait mode
Three different ways to open a new tab while browsing; hard swipe to rotate between open tabs
Page options icon; share URLs and screenshots on Facebook and Twitter
Download and Share with Ease
Love to save the media you find online? Download and share images, audio (mp3), and documents (pdf, doc, etc.) easily with a long press. xScope Browser also makes downloading and viewing videos (mp4) easier than ever. Long-press the play button on a streaming video and rapidly download popular video sites' content to watch on the go. And with the built-in file browser, organizing the media you add to your phone's storage is simple.

Web Browser, or Application Suite?
More than just a Web interface, xScope Browser for Web and File gives you virtually complete control of your Android browsing experience. No more need for hunting through various phone interfaces or a separate file management app to find your media and system files. xScope lets your rename and organize your files with ease right from your browser just like on a home computer, or you can archive (zip) files and e-mail them to others hassle-free.

Some "Best of the Best" accessories for your Android phone:

Monday, August 22, 2011

Google Voice, In a nutshell.

This is a tutorial about how to use Google Voice while you are in a nutshell.  No wait. It's just a simple tutorial about how to use Google Voice.  I always get those confused. So, what is Google Voice, and How do you use it?

Google Voice is a few different things all wrapped up together. It can provide you a voicemail number, or be incorporated into your own number as a replacement for your voicemail. It also can provide you with multi-carrier text messaging. This means that you can send a text message to any cell phone on any carrier, using your Google Voice number.  Sprint even offers full integration now so you can use your Sprint number as your Google Voice number and not have to deal with 2 numbers.

Another big plus to Google Voice is that you can make international calls through it, without hitting your carrier's bill.  You carrier will just see you call your Google voice number and not the international number, so you can take advantage of the great rates that Google offers.  You can also have calls to you Google Voice number forwarded to multiple places, so you can use one number for multiple phones. 

The web and Android interfaces are both well designed.  Here is the feature list from our friends at Google:

  • One number. Make calls and send text messages from your Google Voice number.
  • Voicemail transcription. Voicemails are automatically transcribed to text so you can read them like email.
  • Free text messages. Send and receive text messages to numbers in the US and Canada for free.
  • Cheap international calls Make low-priced international calls directly from your mobile device.
  • Integration. Google Voice integrates with your device's native address book or Google Contacts.
  • Custom greetings. Set up different greetings for different callers.

  • So sign up and download it today, it's free!

    Some "Best of the Best" accessories for your Android phone: