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The Top 5 Free BlackBerry Apps For 2010

Posted on July 18, 2018 in Uncategorized

Ever since the iPhone introduced the app store, the demand for smart phone applications has gone through the roof. Each new smart phone that is now released is expected to have the extensibility support for apps, and that is no different for the current players such as the BlackBerry.

BlackBerry apps have become more popular over the recent months with the growing functionality of the iPhone pushing its rivals to go the extra mile. But with so many iPhone and BlackBerry apps available, which is the best?

Below are the top 5 free BlackBerry apps for 2010.

1. BlackBerry App World – The BlackBerry App World application personalises your smart phone with social networking, games and much more. Although quite an obvious choice, the App World application allows you to download new apps straight from your smart phone. Much like the iPhone App Store, this application exists to make it much easier for people to download apps without the need to hunt around the web to find them. A must have.

2. Qik – This app has been around a while, but Qik really is an excellent app to have. With video streaming becoming increasingly popular in 2010, Qik allows you to stream video straight to the web for your friends and family to see while in action. You are able to stream or download the videos from the Qik website, and it has complete social networking integration for websites such as Twitter and YouTube.

3. Foursquare – If you haven’t heard of Foursquare then you must have been living under a Internet shaped rock for the past few months. The basic premise of Foursquare is that it is a social networking website with a difference. Users access Foursquare from different places using the BlackBerry app, and it uses GPS to identify your current location. With each check in you earn points, and more points are awarded for being advantageous (ie: exploring lots of places in one day). This is one of those games that you have to experience for yourself – and it is definitely worth it.

4. Flixster Movies – If you are a big movie fan then this app should be perfect for you. Movies by Flixster is an app that allows you to watch high quality movie trailers, get details of the latest movies, read reviews and much more. The app is very user friendly and contains details relevant to the UK, Canada and the United States.

5. Pandora – Similar to Last.fm, Pandora is a personalised radio app that allows you to play all of your favourite artists and also related songs and albums. You are able to select your favourite artists in Pandora, and relevant recommended songs will be provided to you. As the BlackBerry website says: “Get the Pandora application… and be prepared to fall in love with music all over again”

So there you have it – the top 5 free BlackBerry apps for 2010. There are many applications available for the BlackBerry is it continues to show the world that it can compete with the iPhone – but some are obviously better than others.

Two Awesome Music Apps For the iPhone

Posted on July 1, 2018 in Uncategorized

I have been using an iPhone for more than two and a half years. During that time, I have tried literally hundreds of Apps. In this article, I’d like to tell you about two of my favorite music Apps, Shazam and Pandora.

Shazam is an App that uses the built-in microphone of the iPhone to “listen” to a 15-second clip of music. It then sends this clip over the cellular network and within a few seconds tells you the name of the song, the album, and the artist. I love this App and use it all the time. Two of my favorite places to use it is when I am in the car or in a restaurant and I hear I song that I can’t place. Rather than arguing with my friends about who the artist is, I let my iPhone tell me.

The other App which is awesome is Pandora. This program discovers new musical artists for you that you might never have heard of by “learning” your tastes in music. Pandora will play a song for you, and you can either give the song a thumbs up or a thumbs down. Over time, the App learns what type of music you like so that it can give you song after song of music that you like. When I have found a new artist that I like, I can then go to YouTube or iTunes to listen to more of their songs. It’s great!

The iPhone can be a powerful tool for helping you to identify and discover new music that you otherwise never would have been aware of. If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch, you’ve got to check out these free Apps.

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iPod Touch: Top 5 Free Music Apps

Posted on June 16, 2018 in Uncategorized

So you got your iPod Touch out of the box, connected to WiFi, and you are ready for some apps. When it comes to free music apps for the iTouch there are hundreds of options and it can become a job in and of itself to find which apps are fluff and which apps deliver. Here are the top 10 best free music apps that will have you downloading, remixing, and enjoying any band imaginable in no time at all.

iTunes has worked extensively with Clear Channel Broadcasting to perfect their iheartradio. This program delivers just over 750 radio stations straight to your iTouch. Songs ranging from jazz to classical opera come in crisp and clear with a tagging feature that allows listeners to buy their favorite songs through iTunes.

For the musician needing to kill a bit of time, Drum Kit made my CrimsonJet is a great way to perfect those beats. Take advantage of the iPods responsive touch screen with a full drum from kickers all the way up to top hats. If this is not enough, MarketWall.com is offering their Metronome app for the music aficionados. A simple to use metronome for the iTouch with a customizable ‘tick’ speed. Fun Piano and Cat Piano user are two additional free apps for the piano lovers out there. These apps include anywhere from 6 to twelve piano keys with snappy response time when played on the touch screen.

Along the same lines as Drum Kit and Metronome comes Beat Wave. Be warned, this app is highly addictive as users can press various parts of the screen to develop progressively complex beats. This is hands down one of the best free apps and will have you playing along for hours with complex solos and layering musical patterns.

Last.fm has come a long way from the bland default music app that came pre-loaded on the iPod Classic Touch. It has evolved into one of the best radio apps that has ever been developed. Users can listen to upwards of 5 million songs, all for free. When connected to a WiFi or 3g network, listeners are updated with tour dates of the bands that are currently playing. Pandora still is heads and shoulders above the competition for free music apps though. Listeners can create custom radio stations based off of over 2000 unique qualities from syncopation to instruments being used.

TuneWiki is another innovative music app which allows iTouch owners to listen to their favorite songs with scrolling lyrics. With the new release, listeners may even search TuneWiki libraries to find lyrics to music videos and songs on the radio. This works flawlessly with Rhapsody, a free to download radio app with millions of songs and customizable stations for a small monthly fee.

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