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Top Golf Apps Every Wacky Hacker Should Own

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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. …

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Best Beer Apps for Smartphones

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I guess smart phones are nice to instantly look up maps when traveling, identifying if a storm is approaching, or video chatting with long lost relatives, but the new technology advances are also good for man’s one true love – beer. The newest apps for the iPhone are being developed with the technologically advanced guzzler in mind. The following are the best beer apps currently on the market. Note: The links below are all for iPhone, some apps are also available on Android.  iBeers Pro The developers of iBeers Pro probably took computer classes in college, only to flunk out after too much partying. While their parents probably immediately thought of them as a disgrace, they found a way to put their love of beer to make a profit. iBeers Pro is like a booze dictionary with over 2,700 beers databases for beer type, alcohol content, country of origin, user reviews, and more. Happy Houred For business personnel that travel the United States making sales pitches and conducting meetings, there’s nothing better than enjoying a beer after another stressful day. Happy Houred is one of the most user-friendly beer apps that helps a person find the best deals for a …

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Don’t be a cheapskate when buying apps

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The race to the bottom in app pricing has been talked about a lot. People will always pay the least they have to whenever they can but just keep in mind “A cheap app isn’t always good and a good app isn’t always cheap”. But as consumers, customers we get so much more for the price we pay when we buy an app. So please don’t be a cheapskate when buying apps. I wrote a post sometime last year about just this topic and since it’s now gone that means I get to try to bring some attention to the issue again. Over at Macworld Lex Friedman (@lexfri) wrote a great post “A $5 app isn’t expensive” it’s a great read, check it out, there are many great points. I’m also going to talk about the same topic and will speak on some of the same points but with my own opinions and point of view. To start off with let’s look at what we get when we buy an app. If I buy an app I’m not only able to run it on my iPhone. I can run it on my iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or iPad Mini, if …

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How to take better Instagram pictures

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I’m a big Instagramer and an amateur photographer. If you don’t know what Instagram is I just have one question “Where have you been living in the past year?”. Instagram is probably the most popular photo sharing platform right now for mobile devices. As a big Instagram user I see a lot of un-necessary photo snafus. I’m not talking about composition or using the rule of thirds or anything. Instagram is for everyone professional and amateur alike. So I know people just want to share pictures of their adorable new pet, food or a new addition to their wardrobe among a million other things. What I’m talking about are the little things in the background that a few seconds could have lead to a nicer picture to share. So here are a few tips on how to take better Instagram pictures. Selfies If anyone says they use Instagram for themselves it’s a lie. Instagram is for sharing that is why it’s a Social app. We are all social beings we love to share what is going on all around us. If the pictures were for yourself they would still be in your camera roll or on your computer. Whether you …

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Top 3 To-Do Apps for iPhone

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If you have a ton of things to do everyday, there’s nothing better to help keep you motivated than a great list. Now with smartphones as many people’s personal assistants, you can find great to-do apps that can help you keep track of you schedule. Here are the top 3 to-do apps for the iPhone.

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Best Features of Windows Phone 8

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Windows Phone 8 is more than just a cool alternative to an iPhone for those of us who don’t want to give our money to apple. True, Android does have more of the market share but because Windows Phone 8 allows users to easily share across platforms, it definitely has a leg up in the productivity department. But just why should you consider ditching your old mobile device for a new Windows Phone 8 handset? (Special thanks to Travis Pope for poiting these HTC Exclusive features out.) Windows Phone 8 Features that Are More than Flash (Had to get that little dig in there about the iPhone’s refusal to adopt Flash Player, sorry.) Integrated Speech – Sure, the iPhone has Siri but what good is she really? This OS has integrated speech with a ton of cool Windows Phone 8 apps already on the way. So instead of just using voice commands to control your phone, you can use voice commands to actually be productive. Imagine that? Tap to Share – this feature made a big splash in anti-Apple advertisements a little while ago on TV and the Internet. However, it’s more than just a gimmick. It is actually handy …

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Opera Browser Beta Now Available for Android

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Opera has just made the new version of its browser available for download from the Google Play store. The new Opera browser now uses the WebKit, an open source rendering engine. This is a huge shift for Opera which has dropped the Presto engine that it had been using until now. This new beta version has gone through a major makeover on the front end as well; with new features and better performance. Just like chrome, the new Opera version too will have the URL and search bars unified. It supports many of Android’s native user interface features but also still has Opera’s own unique features such as the Speed Dial which helps easier access to favorite sites. The links will be a confined selection of the favorite pages that will show up on new tabs. The new Opera treats the links like bookmarks and it can be organized into folders. New features include the Off-road Mode that enables a proxy-browsing technology that has been designed to work with the slow network connections. The Discovery tool is for people who would love to browse content customized to their interest. The start-up screen has been significantly improved. The start screen interface …

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Raytheon’s RIOT Tracks Your Every Move

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Raytheon’s Rapid Information Overlay Technology (RIOT) is intended to assist governments by providing a social network data analysis program enabling the development of a detailed picture of activity for targeted individuals.  RIOT isn’t new, but the following video obtained by the Guardian is. Using the software it’s possible to construct a complete picture of someone’s life — their friends, places they’ve visited, where they might go, when they might go — in only a few minutes. In this video obtained by the Guardian, Brian Urch, Raytheon’s principal investigator, explains that “exif header data” embedded on smartphones sometimes includes latitude and longitude data with photographs. Of course, the software doesn’t just retrieve that information. It scourers through everything that’s available. The program takes this information and organizes it in a way so as to show not only the targets photographs, but also the locations they were taken. Urch says in the video, “We’re going to track one of our own employees…Nick… We know where Nick’s going, we know what Nick looks like… now we want to try to predict where he may be in the future.” RIOT can also display a spider diagram which shows associations and relationships between individuals online …

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Best Google Reader Apps for Android

5 Best Google Reader Apps for Android

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RSS has fallen by the wayside, and most new Internet users probably don’t even know when they are using it. This is because of things like FlipBoard where social curation has become so fashionable. That being said, there are still those who enjoy using RSS feeds. The best way to keep track of your feeds is through Google Reader.  My favorite way of getting to Google Reader is through apps. Here are the 5 best Google Reader apps for Android.

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5 Best Android Launcher Apps

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I hate Samsung’s TouchWiz with a passion. That’s why the first thing I do on any Android device with a skin is to install my favorite Android launcher app. Here are the best Android launcher apps that are available on the market.

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