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Friday, April 6, 2012

5 FREE Apps worth a LOOK......

Viggle: (App) This has become one of my favorite Apps. It's premise is simple;

Watch TV. Get Rewards.

 As there web site explains: Viggle is a loyalty program for television that gives people real rewards for checking into the television shows they’re watching. Currently available for Apple iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch®, Viggle automatically identifies what television shows its users are watching and awards them points when they check-in. Viggle users can redeem their points in the app’s rewards catalogue for items such as movie tickets, music, gift cards and much more. 

It is indeed simple to use. Just launch the App, sign in with the e-mail and password you set up head to setting fill in some personal info if desired, add a picture, enter your zip code,choose your TV provider ,add tour Facebook or Twitter account set your App notification's and your ready to VIGGLE!

From the main screen tap the giant V to activate and it will listen to the audio of the program to identify getting you points for doing so. Also there are numerous other ways to garner points all adding up to get gift cards & discounts from Best Buy to iTunes to JC Penny just to name a few.

It works. Got my first reward a $10 iTunes card (gave to my niece) earning 14,000 points. It takes time & dedication and sometimes the audio recognition doesn't work but you can enter show manually. 


TWITTER (App) Addictive. Before I got a smart phone I had to tweet from my computer. But this app lest you tweet everywhere. It comes integrated already with the iPhone 4S. Just install & your ready! From the welcome screen just type in your username & password that you already use and that's it! Simple, Easy and as I said very addictive.

 You now can tweet pictures, links, anything from wherever you are fast and easy. Check on your connections Interactions / Mentions with ease.  #Discover top stories, trends and browse categories of who to follow or find friends with a simple touch. You can also import your contacts from your phone to find out who else is on twitter.

Under the "ME" section access your Tweets,who your following and whose following you. See your direct messages,saved drafts, your lists & saved searches. You can add multiple twitter accounts if you have them, ie personal business, and switch with ease. Edit your profile and other settings. 

BUT lately there have been problems. LOTS OF PROBLEMS! Occasionally, getting more frequently, I get the error message, "Error Loading Tweets (400). Tap to..." When that happens nothing works. Not even restarting the phone. It last for 15 - 30 minutes before it returns. It's NOT an iPhone issue or even my issue I have noticed others complaining about it. It is VERY ANNOYING!

Also App crashes, get non-responses and app misbehavior! TWITTER fix these issues and this is a must have



 HBO Go (App) It's just what the name says. Watch HBO on demand on your phone anytime anywhere. Get unlimited access to all your favorite HBO shows, hit movies, sports, comedy and more, plus bonus features and behind-the-scenes extras.

 It’s all free with your HBO subscription through participating television providers. To watch shows on HBO GO you need an HBO subscription through a participating television provider.( AT&T U-Verse TV, BendBroadband, Blue Ridge Communications, Bright House, Charter, Comcast Xfinity, Cox, DIRECTV, DIRECTV-Puerto Rico, DISH, Grande Communications, Massillon Cable/CPI, Mediacom, Optimum, RCN, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS and WOW!)

Got that. SO if you are a current subscriber to HBO and your providor is lested above you can downlaond this App & watch on your mobile device.

Sound and picture quality is good, WiFi is better. You sign in using your current user name and password you use with the provider that you have.

Broken down with categories, search, watch list, it's a fairly simple but very useful app. Customize your settings, profile even has a parental controls feature. Have not had any problems with stability or use. In short it's a GREAT App to have ON-THE-GO.


MLB Beat the Streak (App) A new game this year by MLB this app supports it and makes it very easy to play, although both my picks were wrong and I'm back to square one.

The object of Beat the Streak (the "Contest") is to establish a virtual "hitting streak" and keep it going for as long as possible. You'll do this by selecting one (1) or two (2) Major League Baseball ("MLB") player(s) each game day, from a list displayed by If the player you select gets at least one hit in the game for which you selected him, your streak continues. If the player you select does not get a hit, you can still participate, but your streak automatically ends and will be set to zero. You must select a player each MLB game day; however, you can make your daily player selections for up to ten (10) calendar days in the future. 

The Contest begins at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on April 4, 2012 and ends following the conclusion of the final game of the 2012 MLB regular season (the "Contest Period")

There's a save your streak sponsored by Scotts if you like there facebook page. You can also "double down" pick two players but BOTH must get a hit otherwise its back to square one.

The App has My picks section, leader board,history and  settings. You can also set reminders to notify you to make a pick.

57-Game Hitting Streak Prize
The first eligible participant, if any, to achieve at least a fifty-seven (57) game hitting streak, as determined by MLBAM in its sole discretion, will win five million, six hundred thousand U.S. dollars (US$5,600,000. If no participant achieves a 57-game hitting streak or greater during the Contest Period, as determined by MLBAM, the eligible participant with the longest hitting streak during the Contest Period greater than or equal to twenty (20) will win ten thousand dollars (US $10,000) (the "Grand Prize").

There are also 30,35 and 45 game hitting streak prizes as well monthly prizes. Check official rules.
So far it's fun, quick, takes little time and effort and not much space and maybe I can win something. 


Camera Awesome  Lets face it. The camera that comes with the iPhone 4S is....Well.... It's JUST OK. Biggest problem with it is the flash, everything is always too bright, and lack of features to do anything.

But this camera is.... well...AWESOME! Ease of use you can tap the screen or the camera icon to take pictures. Zoom, Settings Focus and Exposure, image stabilization, slow/fast burst,timer features,composition. Adjustments for flash. 

You can quickly share it with integrated Twitter, Flicker, Facebook, youtube and others and export it to your phones camera roll.

The edit feature can adjust brightness, crop and filters and other features.

It also takes video and is easily switched between both. For a FREE camera, NOT BAD!