Monday, February 21, 2011

'Not So' Smart Features of Smart Phones

Here's what we hate about the so called smart phones of today.

Micro SIM Requirement:-
To work an iPhone 4,you will need to chop your existing cellular SIM card to fit the iPhone 4.The problem it raises is that there is no way you can go back to using another without facing a hassle.

Lack of Expandable Memory:-
16Gb or 32GB make a decision and stick with it.No expandable memory slot available.

Lack of Widgets:-
The iOS4 does not like widgets.While Android is merrily showing off it's widget capabilities.Apple decided the iPhone doesn't need it.

The Android platform has still not captured the imagination of game developers.Probably because of the non-standardised hardware,game developers find it difficult to make the games run on every phone.This is where iPhone has a definite advantage.

Bad Battery Life:-
The apps are to blame for this.They have a habit of being bullish when getting online updates.

Too many screen resolutions make it tough for app makers:-
Varied screen resolutions for different devices(add tablets to that variety) and the app developers have major task on their hands to make the apps look proper on every screen.

Everything's still the same:-
The interface on the latest N8 looks a lot like the older phones,which says a lot about the new OS.Not much has been done to make it slicker,or even look a bit different

Ovi store is sparse:-
Despite Nokia's best effort,the Ovi Store is far behind Apple's App Store and Android Market in terms of the sheer number and variety of apps available.

Feels Clunky with too many menu options:-
There are still too many menus and submenus to manage the options and settings in both the OS and within apps.Android is way better in this field.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

10 Most Addicting Online Games

→ N
 N(Ninja) is a flash game where you play a ninja intent on collecting as much
 gold as possible. Watch out for all the obstacles and lasers though, one wrong move and you're ninja toast.
Addictiveness- A D D I C T I N G !
To play -

→ Wagenschenke Home Run
There's a drunken dude who keeps stumbling.You're mission is to help the dude to reach his home.Move your mouse left or right and keep him up while hiccups,mumbles some drunken gibberish and even bursts into song.I could easily manage 58 meters(ok not easily)without falling.You?Please comment your score.

Addictiveness- A D D I C T I N G !
To play -

→ Bow Man
Bow Man
Shooting an arrow is a little difficult than you had think.Amongst other things,you need to calculate angle and the power used. The game comes in different modes Single player, Two player and Practice

Monday, February 7, 2011

Top 10 Softwares For Developers

10 Notepad ++

Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.Despite being a simple text editor,this handy software has a ton of useful features.
Official Website.

9 Firebug

Firebug is a web developer tool.It comes as an add-on for Mozilla Firefox browser and is a very powerful web development tool.You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page.You can even extend Firebug and add features to make it even more powerful.
Official Website.

8 Dreamweaver

Adobe Dreamweaver CS5

DW CS5 software enables you to develop with PHP-based content management systems such as WordPress, Joomla!, or Drupal; design with powerful CSS inspection tools; and test your web pages across browsers with Adobe BrowserLab.It id the first WYSIWYG editor to support HTML 5.
Official Website.

7 App Inventor

Android App Inventor

Android App Inventor lets you develop applications for Android phones using a web browser.The App Inventor servers store your work and help you keep track of your projects.Don't have an Android phone?No problem! you could be connected to a emulator.Moreover it doesn't matter if you are on Windows,Linux or Mac.(why apple won't do the same?).
Official Website.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

10 Best Free Android Applications

This list contains best apps from different categories(games,sports,social networking etc)

10 Chess Free
Chess Free is the best free Chess game on Android! It is currently the highest rated free chess on Android (at time of writing).It features 10 play levels Beginners to Expert, 2 player mode and Chess Stats, Timers, Hints and Handicaps.
Andoird Chess Free

9 Flash Player
Having Flash Player on your device gives you freedom to access the same immersive content you experience on a desktop PC anywhere, anytime. You can open flash apps and play games from Kongregate Arcade.

8 Adobe Reader
Adobe Reader is a essential app for high quality PDF viewing on Android.It View mode includes Fit screen & Continuous scroll.

7 Google Goggles
Google Goggles allows to search by taking a picture. Goggles uses image recognition technology to recognize objects and return relevant search results. Identifies products, famous landmarks, storefronts, artwork, and popular images found online. Goggles can translate words in English, French, Italian, German & Spanish. Goggles can even extract contact information from business cards.
You can see a video of Goggles here
Android Barcode Scanner

6 Barcode Scanner
This app allows you to scan barcodes on products and then you can look up price and reviews.It also allows you to read QR codes which contains information like URLs, contact info, etc.What's more you can also generate a QR code to share your contacts, apps, and bookmarks