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One of my biggest reasons for loving open-source.

In Android, Android Marketplace, Google, mobile technology, Smartphone, Social media on September 11, 2010 at 9:00 am

The fact that some young kid in his basement in Kansas could possibly come up with an app that meets a very unique need of mine and change my world for the better. If that doesn’t promote creativity, flexibility and innovation, I don’t know what does.

Apps weren’t even on my radar until I bought my Android phone. Now they’re huge and just one of several reasons why I love my phone. Thanks Google for bringing more fun, better efficiency and damn impressive technology into my life.

“Google Android to Pass iPhone Worldwide by 2012”

In Android, Android Marketplace, Apple, Droid, Google, Motorola Droid on August 5, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Doh!

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Need help tracking your menstrual cycle? Try this app…

In Android 2.0, Android Marketplace, apps, menstrual cycle, Motorola Droid, period, PMS on May 11, 2010 at 6:05 pm

I was hesitant to download it, but the My Days app on the Android  market is pretty cool. It tracks the following; when your period starts, when it ends, when your next one is due, when you have sex, when your most fertile, when you’re ovulating, and when you take the pill. Wow.

My biggest issue with this app is that some stranger, somewhere, now knows when I’m PMSing. God forbid I open the app and see an ad for tampons in the future, as that would  mean some brand manager for Kotex knows my cycle too. But I digress…

The app is very straight forward. I entered the first and last day that Aunt Flow visited. To throw a wrench into things, I reported I had sex 5x as much as I really do just to see what would happen. After entering this info, it seemed like the app did nothing. But then I flipped to the next month and aha…there it was….the day I would likely ovulate and those when I was “highly fertile.” Wild.

I then went back and erased most of the days I “reportedly” had sex and nothing changed. I guess this feature is for my info, or I have yet to figure it out.

Overall it felt very different to have such info in the palm of my hand. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to my gyno and gone blank when my doctor asks “So when was your last period?”

Problem solved.

Never shot a gun? Try this unique Android app…

In Android 2.0, Android Marketplace, apps, best android app, Google, Reviews, Schottgun app, Verizon Motorola Droid on May 3, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Enter the SchottGunn app from the Android marketplace.

I actually have this app grouped with my stress-relief apps. Essentially the app simulates shooting with a shot-gun. It shows a picture of a rifle on the screen with a bullet underneath it. When you shake your phone back and forth once, your phone makes the sound of gun being cocked. Then, when you hold your arm out straight and point the gun at something, a gunshot goes off. HILARIOUS.

I feel a little wacky liking this app but then I think about all the violent video games. It really does wonders for my stress since I literally laugh out loud when I use it.

It’s funny, I’ve seen people do a trick with their dog where , when they point their finger at them and make the sound of a gunshot, then the dog lies down and plays dead. Talk about bringing it up a notch…..