People used to read the newspaper to discover what was going on in the world. The world has now turned and the Internet has become the greatest source of information and news. But time didn’t stop there as now mobile devices are sweeping the communication landscape. Information and entertainment can all be obtained while on the move, and if you have any desire to keep up with life you’ll need a smartphone and the latest apps.
The world of apps for smartphones has exploded. No matter the operating platform your device utilizes, there is practically no end to the applications that can keep you informed and entertained. Consider just a few of the latest apps designed to marry your already busy life to the never-ending stream of ever advancing technology.
Android now offers a great twist on an old fashioned concept: “Writepad Stylus.” As the name implies, you need a stylus, but other than that if you prefer the old fashioned way of taking notes this app is ideal. Your screen becomes an electronic notepad. Everything you jot down can be saved or shared as a PDF file. The straightforward simplicity of Writepad truly makes it the latest must-have app.
On the iOS platform comes the hottest new multiplayer game: “Maze+”. You race against people from around the globe through elaborate 3D mazes. By randomly selecting who your opponents should be and what map will be used, every time you play it is a different and exciting game. The goal is simple enough: be the first through the maze and collect gems stones which you can later convert to money to buy new levels and characters. It’s a-maze-ing!
Windows Phone (WP7)
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Imagine not only being able to listen to your favorite talk radio programs on your smartphone, but do so on-demand selecting from over 7,000 programs. “Stitcher” is now available for the Windows Phone platform. This ingenious software combines content according to topic (politics, cooking, doll collecting) and source (BBC, NPR). It then syncs them up so that if you pause a program you can pick right up where you left off later on. It essentially “stitches” together all your favorite stations into a personalized talk radio playlist. In addition it offers you the ability to hear what other programs listeners to your favorite stations enjoy. If you like anything, it can easily be added to you list.
For the inner nerd, and those who enjoy a great challenge, BlackBerry offers “Celestial Slingshot.”Â It is a game based on physics that has you aim your spaceship so that it collides with gems to complete a level. Sound easy? It takes a cool hand and a keen eye to finesse these super sensitive controls. Though difficult you’ll find it impossible to tear yourself away. It also gives you 20 levels with increasing difficulty to pit yourself against. But not to worry, you can purchase upgrades that increase your ship’s abilities. Conquering the galaxy has never been so challengingly fun!