Friday, June 3, 2011


Sorry for the lack of posting.  It's crunch-time for me.  I will be back to blogging in a few days!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Ok, I'm busy with my MA thesis so, unfortunately, here is another filler. 

Still, this is an interesting question.  Within the realm of things that are possible, what is your dream app?  Is there something you are dying for your phone to have?  Let me know!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I have not tried many weight loss/calorie counter apps previous to this one, but Noom is very unique and convenient in the way it conceptualizes your eating habits.  I have given up on a couple of applications that required me to log every food item I've eaten because it would simply take too long.  Noom is not concerned with super-accuracy but rather the amount and healthiness of the foods you eat.  When you log a meal, instead of picking specific foods, you pick one of 3 colors and a portion size. You can set a weight goal and it will calculate your ideal daily caloric intake.  There is also an exercise log but I haven't gotten off my butt long enough to try it out :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Sorry, I've been busy with school so I didn't have time to update.

Meanwhile, lets change roles!  What are your favorite Droid apps (iphones are cool too :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


It's quick-game-review time!

NinJump is a deceptively simple and fun little game.  You play a ninja running up a wall.  On your way up, there are many obstacles from squirrels and rooftops to other ninjas who would like nothing more than to make you fall off.  The object of the game is to get as high up as possible without falling off.  You play by tapping the screen once to jump from one wall to the other.  While you jump, if you happen to kill 3 of a kind (3 birds, squirrels, ninjas, etc.) you get a bonus speed up.  There are also shields you can pick up that will protect you once from any bump! Enjoy!

Monday, May 2, 2011


I can't say I've researched all of the drawing/sketching apps out there, but I came across Autodesk Sketchbook Mobile Express (SBMX) and I can't stop playing with it!  It seems pretty fine-tuned for both amateur sketchers and serious graphic artists alike.  If you are in the latter category, you may consider getting the full version which includes more tools.  However, SBMX has plenty to offer without upgrading.

The interface is intuitive and easy to use.  You have a variety of tools to work with (pencil, pen, marker, various paint brushes, shading) and you can adjust the size of the brush and the opacity of the color.  You can also choose any color from a color-wheel.  Possibly the best part is that you can also work with various layers. When you are finished, you can obviously save your work and share it with the world.

Give it a go! 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I love changing wallpapers. I change my desktop almost every day, and have begun doing the same with my droid as soon as I found these two snazzy apps.  HD Wallpapers has some gorgeous backgrounds for your droid, neatly organized by category.  Open the app, pick a category, and a beautiful screen full of eye-popping thumbnails will unfold before you.  There are many choices and you can be fairly certain that the image will be of excellent quality.  You can also mark your favorites for easy finding later.

Then you have Background 10,000 Wallpapers:  this is simply strength in numbers.  Unlike HD Wallpapers, you might need to look a little longer to find a background that is worthy of your phone, but eventually you will almost certainly find one.  Despite the many failures on there, there are lots of goodies and I have personally used several.  This app also has a favorite function and allows you to browse by category.

Hope you give them a try and enjoy your new snazzy Android wallpaper!