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Re: Favorite Smartphone & Tablet Apps

Postby Demonax » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:59 pm

Sotos wrote:Which are your favorite smartphone & tablet apps? I am using some of the most known apps like Google maps, youtube, kindle etc... but the one I use most is Taptu
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... tu.streams It is the best newsreader I found because each stream can contain multiple sources and the streams are fully customization ... I created a custom stream with all Cyprus news :D

I will try Taptu. Is it better than News 360 and Pulse? I've downloaded some recent ones which I've yet to try out. Of these Rockmelt and Skygrid look the most promising...
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Re: Favorite Smartphone & Tablet Apps

Postby Demonax » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:11 pm

bill cobbett wrote:Don't have many apps on iPhone.

Best ones are an app through Cydia with which to download and store youtube vids.

... a digital compass, so i don't get too lost.

... a sky at night app which shows all the current positions of stars and planets.

Try Solar Walk, if you like astronomy apps. It's a fantastic app and was recently free on sale.
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Re: Favorite Smartphone & Tablet Apps

Postby Sotos » Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:16 pm

Demonax wrote:
Sotos wrote:Which are your favorite smartphone & tablet apps? I am using some of the most known apps like Google maps, youtube, kindle etc... but the one I use most is Taptu
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... tu.streams It is the best newsreader I found because each stream can contain multiple sources and the streams are fully customization ... I created a custom stream with all Cyprus news :D

I will try Taptu. Is it better than News 360 and Pulse? I've downloaded some recent ones which I've yet to try out. Of these Rockmelt and Skygrid look the most promising...


For me is better because I can customize the streams as I want them. For example I have one "Cyprus News" stream with Philenews, Simerini, Politis, Cyprus-Mail and Famagusta-Gazette. With other apps I tried (e.g. Pulse) I would need to have a separate stream for each source. You can also edit the streams. For example with Pulse you can have a "Design" stream, but you can't change the sources. With Taptu you can add and remove sources in any of their streams as you like!
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Re: Favorite Smartphone & Tablet Apps

Postby Demonax » Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:35 pm

Sotos wrote:
Demonax wrote:
Sotos wrote:Which are your favorite smartphone & tablet apps? I am using some of the most known apps like Google maps, youtube, kindle etc... but the one I use most is Taptu
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... tu.streams It is the best newsreader I found because each stream can contain multiple sources and the streams are fully customization ... I created a custom stream with all Cyprus news :D

I will try Taptu. Is it better than News 360 and Pulse? I've downloaded some recent ones which I've yet to try out. Of these Rockmelt and Skygrid look the most promising...


For me is better because I can customize the streams as I want them. For example I have one "Cyprus News" stream with Philenews, Simerini, Politis, Cyprus-Mail and Famagusta-Gazette. With other apps I tried (e.g. Pulse) I would need to have a separate stream for each source. You can also edit the streams. For example with Pulse you can have a "Design" stream, but you can't change the sources. With Taptu you can add and remove sources in any of their streams as you like!


Thanks. I will check it out. At the moment I use News 360 which I like but just gets Cyprus news from its own sources. And I plan to look at Skygrid which is also on Android I think. I'm sure there must be other customisable apps.
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Re: Favorite Smartphone & Tablet Apps

Postby bill cobbett » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:10 pm

Demonax wrote:
bill cobbett wrote:Don't have many apps on iPhone.

Best ones are an app through Cydia with which to download and store youtube vids.

... a digital compass, so i don't get too lost.

... a sky at night app which shows all the current positions of stars and planets.

Try Solar Walk, if you like astronomy apps. It's a fantastic app and was recently free on sale.


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Re: Favorite Smartphone & Tablet Apps

Postby yialousa1971 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:46 am

Get Real! wrote:My favorites are…

“Monitor your battery”

“Count your packet losses”

“Connect to a real screen PLUS”

“Don’t upgrade me!”

8)


You're too stupid to own a smart phone. :wink: :mrgreen:
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Re: Favorite Smartphone & Tablet Apps

Postby boomerang » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:34 am

Demonax wrote:
Sotos wrote:
Demonax wrote:On my Android Phone:
Flashlight (maybe I should just get a torch instead)
The Restart button.


Really? In another thread you said that your phone was "high end". Mine is low end and 1.5 years old, and on it I run things like Google Maps, Youtube, Google Talk, BeyondPod, DropBox, ezPDF Reader, TuneIn Radio, QuickOffice, WiFi Analyzer, Taptu etc.

My Android phone was high-end. 1.5 years old. Runs Gingerbread, crashes a lot and the only thing I actually use it for is for calls and to see in the dark. As a mobile computing device it is very disappointing. Maybe it's because HTC haven't bothered to upgrade the OS since I bought it. But it's really horrible and cumbersome to use and the UI is just really ugly. It can run Youtube and tune in radio but having used Apple's latest IOS I can't even be bothered with the ugly HTC Sense interface. It's really put me off Android. I hear that Samsung phones are better but I have to be convinced. I've also never bought a single Android app, just use the free ones. Whereas I use a lot of high-quality Apple apps which have no equivalent on Android. That's why I'll be getting an iPhone next - even if it will be one of the cheaper older models. At least it'll run the latest Apple IOS. Just my experience. I have given it a try though but am disappointed overall.

having an iphlap and and not an iphlop would be eating you alive huh?... :lol:

well you should have spend a lot less on a tablet and gotten a better phone...and with change in your pocket if bought nothing from apple... :lol:

so we spend all this time discussing in depth the ipad and the tablet and it has proven, your only experience to date is with gingerbread...can't say you are not consistent with using outdated technology...you went out and bought an ipad...enough said... :lol:
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