Top Ten Android Apps

blue-facebook-androidFacebook – This would be an obvious for this list, as it is one of the most widely used application on all the various smartphones. With constant updates of the application the user-friendliness has come along way from when it was first introduced.

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Instagram– This is one of my favourite social media apps available on the market right now. With the amount of users growing every day, the app has become more dynamic.

Youtube– This app has come along way as well. With Telecom companies starting to offer more affordable data plans, users are able to stream more and stream more often while on the go.

Tweet-Castor– There are dozens of Twitter clients out there, but this one hands down I feel is most efficient. The interface is user friendly and you are about to post simultaneously to your Twitter, FaceBook, Foursquare, Tumblr and Flickr. The Pro version offers even more user features.

Flipboard – Flipboard is a pretty dynamic app. You are able to integrate virtually all of your Social Media platforms into one place. After your finished added all your different accounts you are able to ‘flip’ through as if flipping through a magazines. The laying it creates is pretty amazing as it formats your feeds as a magazine layout, including a cover with all your ‘hot’ posts.

Songza – Songza is one of the best music streaming apps I’ve seen out there. Rather than organizing their music into genres |-O , they organize them into more useful and dynamic categories like “Workout Mix”, “Entertaining Cool Friends” and…..”Thinking about your ex”??

beautifulwidgets1Beautiful Widgets – This is an app only available to Android users. It allows you to create and customize screen widgets like your clock, weather and battery life. It adds a bit of life and personality to your device.

Zedge – Zedge is an awesome application for high definition screen savers and ringtones. Its an open sourced app so users can upload their own pictures and artwork. Unfortunately, it contains a lot of adverts but hey, beggars can’t be choosers.

Double-Twist Player – The stock music player apps on most Android phones are pretty static and boring. Double-Twist has many cool features, one of my favourites is the “CoverArt Fetch”……I may or may not download a torrent album from time to time :|, so this feature is very useful.

dropbox_logoDropbox– Dropbox is a very useful application that gives you up to 3 Gigs of online cloud storage (More storage can be purchased). With this app you can set it to automatically upload with each photo or video you take on your Smartphone, so no memory is ever lost when your phone goes for a swim, goes missing from one of the blurry bar nights or smashes into a billion pieces.

What is your favourite app out there at the moment and why?

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You Scratch My Back, I’ll Scratch Yours…

I “Dug” this article because working in the Telecom industry, I am poked and prodded about this argument on a daily basis. I work for WIND Mobile, a relatively new entrant in the Canadian market. I’m going to avoid all the technical jargon and just state “No, the Iphone is not compatible with WIND!” images (1)

imagesThe battle of intellectual property and business integrity has been fierce, cut-throat and on-going in the Telecommunications industry. In the past year Samsung has penetrated the market with its wildly popular “Galaxy” series, running on the Android platform. The Billion dollar settlement paid to Apple by Samsung doesn’t seem to damper the organizations aggressive marketing campaigns and world-wide sales. Samsung is no longer a harmless adversary to Apple and it’s meticulously protected baby, the Iphone. The irony of this head-to-head battle between the two mega corporations is that the Iphone some of you are holding in your hands at this very moment, are constructed of hardware developed from other corporations, majority of that hardware was produced by Samsung 🙂 This Digg article is tilted ‘Apple and Samsung: Frenemies for Life’, and that is certainly the truth. Apple relies on Samsung for much of their hardware. However, when Samsung wanted to embark more aggressively on the market, Apples litigation team jumped to attention on the grounds of copyright infringement. This led to Samsung having to develop their devices to be as dissimilar from the Iphone as possible. Hence, many critics of dubbed products like the Galaxy S3 ” A device developed completely by lawyers”.

With minor enhancements from one iPhone series to the next, this had led me to the opinion that Apple is not as much as a smartphone manufacturer, as it is a law firm, specializing in copyright laws.

None-the-less, Apple will always have its place in the marketplace. iTunes is still wildly popular and as innovative today as it was when it launched and few have succeeded to even come close.

What are your thoughts on this battle of the telecom beasts & do you think it will ever end?