Archive of August 2012
Do you remember the last time you got completely lost? Or perhaps a time when you were in an unfamiliar place and needed to know where to eat or crash for the night? I bet the first place you turned to was your Android tablet. Technology can be a lifesaver when you’re on the road or in an unknown territory. Whether you’re a business or adventure traveler, there’s a plethora of Android travel apps to help your trip feel like smooth sailing. Some of our favorites are summarized below:
TripIt makes it easy for millions of travelers to organize and share their trips. The app can take all of your travel plans and organizes them into one convenient itinerary. You just forward confirmation emails from anywhere you book to email@example.com and TripIt creates one simple itinerary to access on a tablet or anywhere online. For even greater peace of mind while traveling, TripIt Pro acts like a personal travel assistant that keeps travelers in the know regarding flight status, alternate flights, and monitors eligible flights for fare refunds.
FlightView is the recognized leader in providing the most accurate, real-time flight information solutions for the aviation and travel industry and now they’ve created a flight tracking app for Android. Get instant alerts when flight status changes, easily share your trip itinerary or flight status, and view a national airport delay map with weather.
Poynt is an award-winning local search app that lets you find and connect with businesses, movies, restaurants, people, offers and events near you whenever and wherever you need them. Poynt allows you to interact with your search through placing calls to businesses, mapping directions, viewing showtimes and movie trailers or reserving a table at a local restaurant.
Google Translate helps you make sense of 63 different languages. You can even speak text to be translated into the local language or take a picture of text for translation with Google Goggles. The app provides information for products, landmarks or art.
Using augmented reality technology, Wikitude lets you position your phone's camera to discover information and points of interest around you. Wikitude is your "third eye" and allows you to see things you wouldn't normally see. Wikitude's Augmented Reality connects you with the world around you in a completely new way - a truly exciting and immersive experience. By using the camera, simply hold up your smartphone and engage with your immediate surroundings. Get information on places, find restaurants, discover people and even play games - all through Wikitude’s field of vision.04:06 PM
One of the best things about owning one of our ARCHOS Android Tablets is having a world of entertainment right at your fingertips. For those rare moments when you have some time to kill, or when you’re avoiding work, we’ve listed 5 of the most fun apps for you to try your hand at. Whether you’re sitting at the airport waiting for a delayed flight or procrastinating an expense report, these apps are sure to keep you entertained. But be careful, they are addictive.
1. Angry Birds
Unless you’re living in a cave under a rock, chances are you’ve heard people talking about “Angry Birds.” But if you’ve yet to experience the satisfaction of crushing an evil pigs shelters by launching wronged, vengeful birds into it, then it’s time you try. The Angry Birds characters have become so admired that they’ve even been created into action figures, stuffed animals, and t-shirts. Beware of the power of Angry Birds cause once you start, you won’t want to stop.
2. Words with Friends
Words with Friends is like an electronic version of the board game Scrabble. Words with Friends allows you to play the game with anyone at any time by challenging your contacts who have also downloaded the app. You can be sitting right next to your opponent or thousands of miles away. The game has been known to create some friendly AND not-so-friendly competition among friends and frenemies.
3. Fruit Ninja
You wouldn’t expect a pairing of the words ‘fruit’ and ‘ninja’ to make for any excitement, but this random idea could get you through loads of boring luncheon speakers or college lectures. The whole purpose of the game is to slice as many falling fruits as possible using your ninja warrior skills. Watching the fruits smash and splatter at your every move will give you a rush you wouldn’t expect.
4. Draw Something
Another social networking game, this electronic version of Pictionary, may have incited some competitive trash-talking among your circle of friends. Whether you’re a talented artist or just make a good effort, you can get wrapped up in the fun of finding creative ways to illustrate a word. If you’d rather your artistic skills not be revealed (or mocked rather), you can select random opponents. And if you’re getting bored with one opponent, you can also have multiple games in your queue.
5. Cut the Rope
Some would argue that Cut the Rope is perhaps the most addictive game in the Android market after Angry Birds. The object of each level is to maneuver a piece of candy into the mouth of a green cartoon monster. The candy hangs by one or several ropes which the player can cut with a swipe of their finger and can also be manipulated through other objects including bellows and floating bubbles. The other objectives are to collect up to three stars per level by touching them with the candy, to keep the candy within the box, and to avoid spike and electricity hazards. If seeing the candy land in that little green monster’s mouth doesn’t bring a smile to your face, I don’t know what will.10:19 PM