Swappi Swap Second Hand Item App Review

  • December 24, 2014
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Swappi Swap Second Hand Item App Review

Just in time for the holidays Swappi is here! Swappi is simple and fun way to swap items that you no longer need into things that you are actually interested in having.

What can you swap? Turns out with this Apple App you can swap almost anything. On Swappi swap smartphones, electronics, furniture, books, shoes, and even cars. This is a great idea especially around Christmas time. I could see someone using this app instead of going to Goodwill donate. Just go on Swappi and swap items you no longer want with something you do. Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

If you want to check this app out check out the Apple iTunes



Beer Balancer Android App On Google

Beer Balancer Android App On Google

In the New Year a lot of you will be making resolutions. Help make 2015 the best year yet with this new unique app.

The Beer Balancer Android App is just the thing to help you get motivated for your workouts. The premise of the Beer Balancer App is it balances how intensely you need to workout based on your beer/alcohol drinking habits. For example the app might tell you earned 1 beer for 100 push ups. The Beer Balancer is a workout motivation technique that will add fun to exercise. Beer Balancing is earning alcoholic beverage consumption through physical exercise. It is a simple system to bring the user’s workout habits into equilibrium with their drinking habits. On the surface Beer Balancing is just a simple app to help the user keep track of their ‘balance’, but Beer Balancing also using gamification techniques to make the experience more engaging for the user. Ideally if you are working out you would want to severely limit your alcohol consumption, but I can see this app being a fun way to track your process. If you are interested in downloading the Beer Balancer App visit: Beer Balancing App

App screenshot:

Beer Balancer App

Here’s to 2015!

Must-Have Travel Apps Reviewed, List Of Travel Apps You Need to Download Now

  • July 20, 2012
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Must-Have Travel Apps Reviewed, List Of Travel Apps You Need to Download Now

Top Travel Apps

Apps have become travel essentials in this digital age, as essential as passports and plane tickets. Apps help travelers communicate, find their way through strange cities, locate hotels and restaurants, book tickets, convert currency, find Wi-Fi and even report foul treatment by TSA officials. But with so many choices, which apps do you pick? We’ve listed some of the best and most useful travel apps of 2012. They’re all free, too:

Zuji Packman

The Zuji Packman manages to make packing fun with this cool app. Not only does it help travelers with packing duties, it also helps you organize and share travel schedules with your friends. You can create packing lists for each trip, see what your friends are packing and set up reminders so you don’t forget anything. The app is currently available only on iOS devices, but it’s coming to Android soon. Cost: Free


  • Create multiple packing lists
  • See your friends’ packing lists
  • Share packing lists
  • Store your itinerary
  • Delegate packing items to friends
  • Set reminders

Download: http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/zuji-packman/id508011597?mt=8

Travel App Women

Boeing Milestones in Innovation

Boeing has launched Milestones in Innovation, an iPad app for aviation history buffs. Learn about Boeing’s history and aviation innovations through archival images, videos and an interactive timeline.  The “digital coffee table book” covers almost a hundred years’ worth of Boeing information, the perfect company on those long flights. Cost: Free


  • Archival images and video
  • Interactive timeline
  • Covers Boeing history and innovations from 1916 to present day

Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/boeing-milestones/id510294916?mt=8

Condition One

At first glance, Condition One looks just like any other video app on the market. But once you use it, you know that you have something mind blowing in your hands. Condition One mixes still images and 180-degree video that turns travel stories into an immersive viewer experience. When watching a narrative, you feel like you were there with the filmmakers experiencing the action. The secret is the “pan” button that lets you view a scene from all angles—diagonally, up, down, left, right—by swiping your finger across the screen or tilting the tablet. Currently, the app does not let you take your own videos and you can only watch other people’s videos. Condition One is available on the iPad 2 and iPad 1. Cost: Free


  • Watch immersive videos
  • Change field of view by tilting or moving the iPad 2
  • Change field of view by touching the screen of the iPad 1
  • Save videos
  • Download videos

Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/condition-one/id440571303?ls=1&mt=8

Image It

The Image It app solves the language barrier problem by using pictograms instead of words, useful if you get sick in a foreign country and you don’t know the word for “hospital.” Image It lets you use up to three pictograms to communicate your message. The app has a pictogram bank for categories like emergency, food and transport. It also lets you create your own pictograms. Cost: Free


  • Pictograms sorted by category
  • Create your own pictograms
  • Write on default pictograms
  • Supports 8 different languages

Download: http://itunes.apple.com/app/image-it/id515842287

Kuoni UK Brochures

Fans of travel company Kuoni can now access Kuoni website content on their iPads. View travel articles, watch videos and download travel brochures that you can read anytime without an internet connection. The app updates automatically, so you always get the freshest content. Cost: Free

  • Download brochures to read offline
  • Access the latest news, travel articles and travel content
  • Bookmark any page
  • Print any page

Download: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/kuoni-uk-brochures/id520085589?mt=8

Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts Mobile App

Luxury travelers and fans of luxury travel are in for a treat with the new Ritz-Carlton application for iOS and Android devices. Access great deals, VIP info and top secret content, including an exclusive “Presidential Tips” section by Ritz-Carlton COO Herve Humler. Humler shares his own memorable experiences about each Ritz-Carlton hotel around the world. Cost: Free


  • Book hotels and resorts around the world
  • Edit reservations
  • Interactive maps and directions
  • Hotel information, amenities, events and galleries
  • Special offers for guests
  • Tips and recommendations
  • Unlock stories with QR codes


iOS Devices: http://itunes.apple.com/app/ritz-carlton-hotels-resorts/id519020361

Android Devices: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.usablenet.android.ritzcarlton


You’ve probably heard of horror stories about TSA officials in the U.S. running travelers through the gauntlet, or maybe you’re a victim of profiling. Now you can do something about it with the FlyRights application developed by the Sikh Coalition. Use the app to file complaints instantly and send them to the TSA website. Cost: Free


  • Document your uncomfortable airport experience
  • File a complaint in minutes
  • Send reports directly to the TSA and to the Sikh Coalition
  • Know Your Rights guide


iOS Devices: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flyrights/id499883054?ls=1&mt=8

Android Devices: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=sikhcoalition.FlyRights

Windows Phone Predicted to Overtake Apple’s iOS by 2015

Windows Phone Predicted to Overtake Apple’s iOS by 2015

If there’s one thing analysts love, it’s mobile phones. That may be because the landscape is so competitive, and things change so fast. Regardless what it is, ever since the iPhone came out, it’s been a focus of all tech pundits. Now, since last year, Microsoft truly entered the market with its Windows Phone 7. Unfortunately for them, they haven’t seen much success in the market, remaining at a very low adoption rate of 1.9%. Still, research firm IHS iSuppli is now predicting that Windows Phones will overtake iOS in the smartphone market within 3 years. Crazy prediction, or bold move? Here’s the details.

First, there’s no question that so far, Windows Phone 7 has seen very little success, despite a large marketing effort from Microsoft. Ever since the first version came out, critics have pointed out various flaws in the system, and updates have been slow to come through the various carriers. Worse, it almost seemed like mobile phone stores didn’t even want to sell these phones. With the iPhone and Android taking all the real estate, it was very hard for Microsoft to find a spot on the shelve. But last year they made a very significant move, by partnering with Nokia, the largest cellphone marker in the world. Now, they will be making Windows Phones as well, and that might be enough to propel this system ahead. This is in fact what the research firm is basing it’s predictions on. The very first Nokia phone to hit the US soil running Windows Phone 7, the Lumia 900, was a big hit at CES. That’s why IHS iSuppli thinks this is just the beginning, and that the path for Microsoft and Nokia is wide open. They are predicting a 15% market share by next year.

But there’s several problems with that theory. First, of course Nokia is the largest phone maker, but the main reason is because almost all low end phones, those you typically find in Africa, part of Asia and even many European and South American markets are all using cheap Nokia phones. Those aren’t smartphones, and they won’t be running Windows Phone 7. Nokia smartphones have never been a success in the US, or many other industrial countries. So the power Nokia adds to Windows Phone 7 is not that great. Then, being a success at CES and being a success in the market place are two different things. The fact is people who go in mobile phone stores look for an iPhone or an Android phone, primarily. It’s doubtful that a lot of tech press coverage from CES is going to change that. The idea that suddenly, this one phone will propel Microsoft ahead of the market is fairly dubious.

Overall, anything could happen. The iPhone and iOS could become stale, uninteresting, and we could see a mass of customers switching within a year. But that’s doubtful. Chances are, Nokia won’t bring much to Microsoft, at least not in the US.

Let me know your thoughts please comment!

LG to Patent Multiple Flexible Displays For Mobile Devices

  • May 25, 2010
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LG to Patent Multiple Flexible Displays For Mobile Devices

LG wants to patent multiple flexible displays for mobile devices. See patent application here.

See illustration below.

This is very cool if/when this type of flexible display becomes available to the average consumer. Imagine folding out a flexible screen from your cell phone. The cell phone could one day replace the desktop. Cell phone I’d argue has already replaced the need for a net book, laptop, or even iPad.

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