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Track your book collection online

April 21, 2009
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Goodreads is by no means a new website, but it deserve a shout out. If you are interested at least a tiny bit in reading books, Goodreads is the perfect place organize everything.

In Goodreads, you have the ability to set up bookshelves according to books you’ve read, books you’re currently reading, and books you would like to read in the future. The site also allows you to create custom bookshelves. A typical custom bookshelf is the self-explanatory “wishlist”, but you really have the freedom to make whatever shelf you want.

There are also many accessory features such as groups and trivia. A feature that I find useful is the ability to update your progress in a book that you’re reading. It can sometimes function as a virtual bookmark.

Goodreads is essentially a social network for people who like books. After having used the site for months, I can firmly recommend it to anyone. Go check it out.

Fan of Radiohead?

April 13, 2009
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If so, I’d first like to tell you that I think you have good taste in music. Secondly, there’s a website offering special editions of the band’s first three albums. They include the original album and a bonus disc, and some other special edition goodies. If you’d like to check them out, the site is called Radiohead Vault. The Vault links you to Amazon to make purchases. I myself am going to have to buy all of these sooner or later. 

 

App Preview: SoundFXs

April 13, 2009

Sound Effects for Your Life! This is the slogan for the unreleased app SoundFXs. We got a first hand look and now bring you a sneak peek at what to expect in this upcoming app. The app should hit the app store about a week from the date on this article, now lets jump in!

Let me give you the low down about this app real quick; when you first get the app it comes preloaded with over 50 sounds. The sounds are placed in four categories, which is represented by the tabs at the bottom of the app, the categories are:

  • General
  • Animals
  • Nature
  • People

This is what could make the app possibly be considered “Four apps in One.” Instead of going out and buying a app that pertains to the categories listed above, all you have to do is purchase this one and you’re pretty much set. General sounds include alarm, card shuffling, explosion, etc. Pretty much random sounds that are pretty cool to mix together, which brings me to mention this: unlike other sound apps, in SoundFXs you can play multiple sounds at once to create something creative and fun. Animals include a dog barking, a elephant, goat, etc. The funniest thing to do with this one is when someone is walking past your room, hit all the animal sounds at once and watch that person’s reaction! Nature includes sounds like wind, thunder, ocean, etc. People includes sounds like applause, farting, knocking, etc. The perfect thing to do with the “People” category is to tap all the sounds at once, the outcome is amazing!

The app packs a lot of fun and laughter(literally, laughter is one of the sounds). This app is great if you’re on a phone call and you want to play some sounds to freak out the person you are talking to, just hit the home button, open up the app, and just go crazy! Unlike other apps where you have to buy certain ones to get certain sounds, this conveniently packs together all the sounds one could need. You won’t be stuck with all these sounds forever, more sounds will be implemented come future free updates!

The app does have it’s bugs and the occasional  crash here and there, but updates will come and fix that. This app is great to play around with and gets some laughs from friends, but don’t expect to be using it 24/7, it’s simple and fun.

For 0.99 cents, this is a GREAT deal for an app that is basically “four apps in one!!”

3.5/5

The evolution of our banner

April 10, 2009
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I thought I’d just show you how our site’s logo evolved as I became more familiar with GIMP. So here you’ll be able to see some designs I tried before ending up where we are today. Read more…

App Review: Cropulator

April 9, 2009

There are many photo apps to choose from on the app store. This makes deciding which one to spend your money on very difficult. Digital Film Tools has a few apps that can help you edit your photos to look really nice. Over the next few days we’ll be reviewing them, starting with Cropulator. Read more…

Facebook vs. Twitter

April 9, 2009

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Do you have a Facebook? Now a very common question among adults and teens is slowly being replaced with: Are you on Twitter? The line of questioning really started with Myspace: Do you have a Myspace? But eventually got replaced with Facebook. Now that Twitter is becoming more popular, is it becoming the new question to ask everyone? Read more…

App Review: ComicZeal

April 8, 2009
Category: Entertainment
Publisher: Bitolithic
Size: 9.4 MB
Price: $2.99

ComicZeal
There have been many book readers on the app store lately, but it’s been hard to find good comic readers. ComicZeal brings this functionality to your device in a very nice package. Read more…