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Top Fitness Apps for Spring Crash-Training

It seems that each year the time between making a New Year’s resolution and the chirping of the blue jays to symbolize Spring gets shorter and shorter. While the winter is getting farther away in the rear-view mirror, Speedo season is still a month or two away (at least six weeks.) For that reason, it’s time to kick the cardio into overdrive and these top fitness apps will help trim the muffin off that top.

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Top 5 Utilities to Analyze and Repair Hard Disks

Hard Disks are a very important part of our lives. Our digital life in the form of documents, pictures, videos and other files are stored in this little piece of hardware. If your computer or laptop freezes or slows down frequently, or if files get corrupted and become unusable, it probably means that the hard disk is facing issues. The utilities below will help check them through software and will help to identify if something is wrong.

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Top Golf Apps Every Wacky Hacker Should Own

The true rites of Spring are all around. From the chirping of the birds to the greening of the grass to the steady supply of swear words emitting from the nearby golf courses it appears that Winter has finally lifted. For those that enjoy taking to the links in a supposed relaxing afternoon, perhaps it’s time to start putting the smart phone to good use for more than calling the clubhouse to have the cart girl fetch another round of shots. Some of the top golf apps available for the smart phone can actually have a profound effect on improving a person’s game.

Golfshot
The standard score cards that most courses give out for gameplay just don’t do justice to the lay of the land for each hole. Golfshot is a top golf app that provides an aerial view of each hole from over 40,000 courses around the world. The $20.00 fee is justified with an average review of five stars by fellow users.

V1 Golf
For $9.99 an amateur golfer could basically replace a pricey golf pro just by downloading V1 Golf. With this app users can record video of their swing for comparisons to some of golf’s greats. The corresponding changes will hopefully eliminate slicing and poor ball contact resulting in a better score.

LatestGolfWeather
The best way to determine whether to leave the sanctity of the clubhouse to brave an oncoming storm or sit tight and enjoy another Bloody Mary is with the LatestGolfWeather application. This is one of the top golf apps for finding out the immediate weather, two week forecast and visibility for up to 18,000 golf courses.

Tiger Woods: My Swing
After a little hiatus to attend to some personal matters, the greatest golfer in the world is back on top. To be the best you need to train with the best and while individual rounds with Tiger will cost thousands, this $5 app is the next best thing. Tiger has implemented the same swing analysis technology that he studies into this app complete with video and swing line marking ability. The only thing missing is a green jacket sizing chart.

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Essential Accessories for iPad Mini – Part 2

We recently covered a few accessories for iPad Mini and the following article brings you some more accessories to adorn your iPad Mini.

iPad SD Card Reader

Priced at $20, this is simply a must have for any power user or photographer out there. The card reader lets you see the images on the amazing iPad Mini screen. This is based on the new lightning connector so it will support future upgrades from Apple as well.

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Belkin Car Charger with Lightning Port

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It is a small gadget but very powerful. It lets you charge the iPad Mini while you are on the go and has the lightning port. The price is $34.99

Elago W Stand in Natural Wood

Elago wood stand for ipad mini

Elago is yet another beautiful wooden stand for the iPad Mini which has a great and natural wood texture at a price of just $9.99. It has an angle support for easy video calling.

Car Mount Bracket Holder for iPad Mini

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This bracket holder is the answer if you have been looking for a solution to fix the iPad mini to the car’s dashboard. It is available at $11.99. It will support other tablets in the similar size too.

The Graduate Professional Stylus Pen

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The Graduate stylus pen at $13.49 gives the professional writing instrument at one end and also has a quality capacitive stylus for the touch screen on the other end making it harder to loose compared to other single purpose stylus-es in the market.

Belkin Wireless Keyboard and Case

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At $76 the Belkin’s offers a wireless and Bluetooth enabled keyboard option. It has a 7 inch mini keyboard with spring-loaded keys which should be a delight to type on. It folds into the protective case for easy portability.

Tech Armor Screen Protector

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Even though the iPad Mini display can endure a lot, they do get scratched up over time. To keep it protected Tech Armor has a Screen Protector which is available at just $8 for three and it comes with a lifetime replacement warranty. It also comes in different types like the matte finish, anti-glare etc.

Intra-Stand G-Clamp

Intra Stand G Clamp ipad mini

The Intra -Stand -G –Clamp is a beautiful handcrafted natural looking stand which is available at a price of $109. It has a walnut and aluminum alloy body.

Cutting Board With iPad Stand

Cutting Board iPad Stand

A cutting board with a built in iPad stand, a wonderful innovation for all those who would love to have some entertainment or access the recipe app while in the kitchen. The mini tablet can be placed close by while cutting and chopping. It is priced at $70. The board will not slip due to the presence of anti-rubberized feet and the board is dishwasher safe.

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Top 5 RPGs on Android

There are literally tons of role-playing games on Google Play, many of them are amazingly epic with deep stories and robust character customizations. That is why I feel the need to introduce you to the top 5 RPGs on Android, so you can play more and search less.  I remember back in the early days of Android, I came across many bare-bones games masquerading as role-playing games. But today there are numerous RPG titles which rival the death and fictional lore of bigger console/PC counterparts. Without further ado here are the top 5 RPGs on Android.

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Essential Windows 8 Apps for Surface Pro

The Windows 8 is a new platform and tablets like Surface Pro which have the full Windows experience on a tablet form factor are growing in popularity. Developers are definitely showing interest in these tablets, which can be seen in the Windows Store growth over past few months.

Here is a list of essential apps you should have on your Surface Pro or any other Windows 8 tablet.

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Mobile Translation Apps for Android Phones

Communication is vital in today’s shrinking world. Global commerce has made it essential to learn more than one language to communicate. Even though English is commonly regarded as the global language, when you put in the effort to communicate with someone in their local language, it really helps break the ice and delights others. Let’s check out some of the popular mobile translation apps for Android devices.

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Awesome Cases for Samsung Galaxy S4

Which cover would you accessorize your S4 with? There are a variety of cases in the market for the S4 already. Third party accessories for any device shows that there is good optimism in its future. Here are a few awesome cases for the Samsung Galaxy s4.

Samsung S view Cover

Samsung S View Cover for s4

The first option is Samsung’s very own cover. Just like the covers for the Galaxy S3, it can be clipped onto the handset thereby protecting the screen and the back of the phone. It also has a transparent window-like cutout, allowing push notifications to be viewed when the cover is closed.

Belkin’s Galaxy S4 Folio Case

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Though it is a little higher on price, it provides a lot of additional handy features. The case is natural leather, it comes as a wallet case which has openings for money and cards. It can be used as a stand if folded, which can be handy for viewing media.

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7 Alternatives for Google Reader

You have probably heard already – on 1st July, the world’s favorite RSS Feed Reader comes to an end. Google has officially announced the shutting down of Google Reader which has left its users under a frantic search for alternatives. I have found a few alternative services available which might help you decide on a new service to move all your feeds to.

First you need to back up all your feeds from Google Reader and Google Takeout is an easy way to do this. Go to Google Takeout and get the reader data by following the steps given. All your data will be compressed into a zip file. Once Google has archived the files, click the download button. It will ask for the your password. Once download is complete, it is ready to be exported to one of the alternative feed reading programs given below.

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Alternatives for Google Reader

Prismatic

Prismatic google reader alternative

It is one of the new generations of personalized readers. An amazingly cool app to which one can sign in using their Google credentials.

The Old Reader

It is an improved version of the old Google reader. The user can import their feeds from the Google reader using the OPML import feature. A mobile interface is rumored to be out soon.

Rolio

It is a wonderful tool, as it collects all the news feeds, social media and everything else on the web for the user into a customized real time feed. The user can import the earlier downloaded feeds from Google reader using the Import feeds option in ‘My Rolio’.

GoodNoows

One can sign up for this app using Google, Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin. This app lets users personalize feeds from a list of suggested feeds and also from social media sites. It is available in different visual styles.

Pulse

Popular among the new genre of readers for its beautiful interface. It has a bookmarklet which let users to sync content across devices. A drawback is it does not allow import from Google reader.

Flipboard

Another popular feed reader app among the mobile apps. It has a beautiful touch screen experience. It lets the user import from Google reader. Flipboard is easy to set up and users can choose from a wide variety of suggested feeds as well.

BazQux

This feed reader allows sharing, bookmarking and subscription from Google+ and Facebook. The BazQux allows importing subscriptions from Google reader.

Do you use any other Feed reader not mentioned in this list? Let us know in the comments below.

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Official Samsung Galaxy S4 Accessories

Along with the launch of the new flagship phone from Samsung – the Galaxy S4, we also saw the launch of some thoughtful Samsung Galaxy s4 accessories that go along with it.. The Galaxy s4 is very keen on making itself a “life companion” for its users. The accessories include those which protect the phone and enhance its utility and also this time Samsung has made health an area of focus.

Let’s check out some of the health accessories that got our attention at the launch

Galaxy S4 S Band

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The S-Band is a health accessory for the S4 that can be worn anytime, anywhere. It keeps a track of all the activities as you go about your day. It monitors and records all details like the number of steps that has been taken, the distance travelled, calories burnt during the activity etc. It can also measure the efficiency of your sleep by measuring how much you have moved during sleep. You can even wear it while you swim as it is waterproof up to 10m. It works with S- Health 2.0 app.

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