Top Reasons To Develop Mobile Apps In NodeJS


The Mobile Revolution has brought along a plethora of trends that have worked positively for the design and development of stunning mobile apps. Irrespective of the type of individuals or firms that you intend to target, a perfect mobile app will allow you to attain an outstanding mobile presence for your brand. A good mobile experience will add a tint of excellence in your company's reputation among the global customer base. So, it's time for you to choose the right real-time app development technology like Node.js to get started with building apps that perform brilliantly on all popular mobile devices and platforms. In this post, I've chosen to highlight the key reasons behind the significance of using Node.js for creation of scintillating, best-quality mobile apps. Now, let's dig into these reasons!

1.    Node.js is an open source server-side development framework
Also considered as the second most popular repository on GitHub, Node.js is an open source app development framework that has its code available for free. With Node.js, you can find NPM which is a node.js package manager that's used for installing node programs efficiently. The awesome features available with Node.js make it one of the simplest app development frameworks.




2.    Asynchronous callbacks make way for natural threading

Node.js comes with asynchronous callbacks which create space for natural threading, saving user a lot of time and effort. This Node.js feature plays a vital role in reducing the overall memory usage along with increasing the app's load speed. Plus, a large group of concurrent users are hence capable of utilizing the same amount of memory- making Node.js an excellent backend technology.

3.    Tuning page rendering between client and server becomes a breeze with Node.js
The Page Rendering Node.js will enable you to tune page rendering between client and server, basis the chosen network. While you might be following the typical practice of using the UI or jQuery framework for generating views in front-end, with Node.js, it is possible for you to use the EXACT same code for rendering on the chosen server. With YUI3 completely available for Node.js, you can conveniently optimize both, client and server side rendering efficiently.

4.    If you know JavaScript, using Node.js will be a mere walk in the park

As a front-end web developer, it's not surprising for you to be well familiar with all the ins and outs related to JavaScript. With Node.js using JavaScript, you need not bother about learning a whole new programming language. Hence, you can choose to work as a backend developer and use the popular data exchange format known as JSON. Thanks to Node.js's runtime, you can enjoy rapid development and deployment of mobile apps. Plus, if you're a fan of agile development, then also using Node.js will enable you to develop a mobile apps wherein you are free to work on multiple slices.

5.    Node.js doesn't block Input/Output(I/O)
According to Node.js creator Ryan Dahl, the framework doesn't block input/output(I/O) that can easily result into app crashes. With Node.js, you need not be concerned about the CPU processing time probably because the framework is based on a variety of small processes that consume less memory space.

6.    Node.js hosting works the best for all your mobile and web applications
Today, when a huge collection of PaaS(Platform-As-A-Service) providers have switched to reducing app deployment to just a single command, Node.js has grabbed all the spotlight. Now, even the PaaS giant Heroku is supporting multiple Node.js deployments without any kind of complexity. Hence, choosing Node.js for app development would allow you to rest assured about the perfect hosting of your final web/mobile apps.

7.    Node.js speed and scalability is truly commendable

Based on the asynchronous programming model, Node.js has its traditional web app software that is based on a request-response cycle. In simple words, each time a request arrives, the application routes the same, gets on with building a response via fetching assistance from disks, databases and APIs and finally sends back the completed response to the client. One of the best things about Node is that it exits event loop under a situation wherein no more callbacks need to be performed. This behavior is quite similar to that of JavaScript wherein the event loop is being hidden from the end user. If you intend to build real-time, high-concurrency applications, then nothing can beat Node.js.

8.    Node.js easily interfaces with multiple push notification systems

With Node.js applications, you can use SocketIO which would render real-time communications between server and the client. In other words, Node.js can interface with multiple push notification systems that are available on each individual mobile platform. 

Wrapping it all up

Regarded as one of the most stable and widely adopted app development frameworks, Node.js is backed by a vibrant community which has been working on improving the event-driven application logic and making the framework simple and easy-to-work with.

Author Bio:
Arya Stark is a web developer working for an Offshore Ecommerce Web Development Company, Xicom which offers a quality ecommerce solutions. So if you are looking to avail the best ecommerce solutions, you can get in touch with her.

Free Apps That Can Save Your Money


Free Apps That Can Save Your Money

It is estimated that 96% of the world’s population (7.1 billion) or 6.8 billion are mobile users, according to the February 2013 report of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). This represents a 13.3% increase over the 6.0 billion of 2011 and higher by 25.9% than the 5.4 billion subscribers in 2010. There was also an increase on time spent by the average US mobile user from 2 hrs and 38 minutes daily in March of 2013 to 2 hrs and 42 minutes daily as of March of 2014 as reported by Flurry news.

In addition to the huge number of mobile users, there is also the sheer number of mobile applications available on various App stores. From the  iTunes App store alone, downloaded Apps reached50 billion for the Month of May in 2013. And out of the 2 hrs and 42 minutes time spent on mobile devices, 86%of them were spent on downloaded Apps, a clear evidence of how Apps have dominated the mobile world.

In general, mobile Apps are supposed to make life easier. There are business Apps that literally put your business in your pocket. There are also apps that revolutionize learning and Apps for pure pleasure and leisure such as Apps to download music,movies and games, Apps to connect with friends  and more. What adds to the universal acceptance of Apps is the availability of free Apps, some of which make saving money easy.

Let’s look at these money saving free Apps:

* Pic2shop, MySuperList & Idealo

These are barcode readers or scanners that allow you to compare prices of what you need and get them at the cheapest price from a specific retailer. These Apps usually have an extensive database of products from a multitude of local and online retailers.

Pic2Shop is the pioneer barcode scanner and is one of the few Apps that can read barcodes even without autofocus on all Android and iPhone models. Meanwhile, MySuperlist has added features that allow you to enjoy cash backs and set price alerts.

* Spendometer

This is one of the best free mobile Apps for saving money. It’s a brilliant budgeting App that makes daily cash management easy and simple. You can create a budget, input your spending and generate a spending report on it. The Spendometer can also generate the data on how much cash is on hand and how much has already been spent on a weekly or monthly basis. All you need to do is input all your spending and Spendometer will do the rest.

* Skype

Skype save you on phone bills. It is a free App that allows you to send a message or make a call, even a video call for free. You can even send photos of any size to friends, family and associates without paying an exorbitant fee For Multi-Media Messaging Services. And you can do all these wherever you are or whenever you want to as long as there is an Internet connection.

* Livingsocial

Livingsocial offers huge discounts on vacations, gyms, spas, restaurants, live performances and events and more in your area as well as in the whole of Australia. Daily discount deals are available and you can buy directly using your mobile device. You can enjoy an active social life at very little cost with Livingsocial.

Conclusion
We have mentioned a few apps only, there are many apps but they're are all not free of charge. If you know any other apps that will save your money let us know by commenting on this post.

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How To Install WeChat on iPhone 3G [iOS 4.1 / iOS 4.2.1]

How To Install WeChat on iPhone 3G [iOS 4.1 / iOS 4.2.1]

If you go to AppStore and search for WeChat you won't be able to install WeChat on your iPhone 3G, I found an supporting version for iPhone 3G. In order to install WeChat from your computer download iTools or iFunBox( I recommend iFunBox ). Download WeChat from this link, It's a .rar so extract the ipa file into your desktop or somewhere else and make sure you have connected your iPhone 3g to your computer..

If you have downloaded iTools then run it, in Library tab click on Application sub tab. Now click add and select the ipa file you just extracted from the .rar file you downloaded.

iTools 2013 - WeChat

Then click install, it will take about 2-3 minutes to install. If we chat was installed successfully the blue color button Install would be yellow in color and the text would be Installed.

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if you have downloaded iFunBox, go to iFunBox Classic under connected devices you can see your iDevice, click User Applications then inside the User Applications right click and select Install or click on Install from the button you see on the top and select the ipa file you just extracted from the .rar you downloaded.

iFunBox - User Applications - Install - WeChat - iPhone 3G
It will begin installing(you will be shown a progressbar and the value is set for installation process). After the installation you will be shown a page where you can make sure the app was installed or not.

iFunBox - Installation - Successful - Failed

So after installing it, you will find it on your App menu.

iPhone 3G - App Menu - WeChat


So go ahead and launch it, if you already have an account you can just log in and if you don't you can sign up.

iPhone 3G - App Menu - WeChat


That's it. Now you have WeChat on your iPhone 3G. This WeChat version works on all devices that runs iOS 3.0 +. Please share this on your social networks and helps others.

8 Free Apps For Crime Fiction Lovers

Do you love everything to do with crime and mystery? Are you looking for criminal investigation adventures to enjoy on your iPhone or Android? Then look no further, and enjoy the 8 games we’ve outlined and reviewed below!

8 Free Apps For Crime Fiction Lovers

1. Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand That Feeds
In this game, you’re charged with helping Lamonte and Turino get to the bottom of a case involving the murder of Carmody Phelps at her home.

The game itself focuses on locating hidden objects and piecing them together in a manner that sheds light on the mystery, whilst the narrative is pretty engaging and the artwork is highly detailed.

Some of the things you must locate might seem a little odd at times, but you can always call on the help of forensics expert Will Sheng for guidance.

2. Crime City
In Crime City, the tables are turned, and instead of helping to track down and arrest criminals, you are responsible for mugging, murdering and extorting your way to the top of the criminal ladder.

The aim of the game is to accumulate gold bars, which serve as a gauge of your progress and a means to acquire more weapons / vehicles.

The multiplayer element also allows you to team up with your friends and produce crime syndicates to rival others, or simply to engage in rampages against your peers in a bid to establish your dominance.

3. Crime Inc
Crime Inc. operates according to many of the same principles as Crime City, but instead of visually coordinating your criminal efforts from a bird’s eye view of the city, you do so via a series of shady, darkened room interactions with fellow mobsters.

Each successful completion of a criminal operation will boost your respect rating and bring you closer to the boss, opening up greater entrepreneurial opportunities.

Again, you can team up with or set out to destroy your friends online, a notion that has proved very appealing to the player base yielding well over 10 million active users.


4. Unlikely Suspects
Unlikely Suspects adds a quirky 70s twist to the familiar Cluedo / Clue game format, boasting 16 retro characters and a wealth of hidden objects that must be found in order to deduce who murdered who.

There are also in-game puzzles to solve and a wealth of additional aspects / clues like witness statements or airline tickets.

With over 4000 different scenarios to play out, this game also boasts some serious longevity.


5. The Room
The Room is a chilling, perplexing and ultimately enthralling puzzle game where you investigate a series of artefacts, pictures and locked boxes in order to discover the truth behind the ‘null element’.

Successful location of hidden keys will allow you to open mysterious boxes containing clues about this paranormal phenomenon, but there’s a long way to go before you discover the dark truth…

6. Crime Scenes: Hidden Unknown
This game sees you transferred to a city overrun with criminals and crime syndicates to head up Group A, an elite crime investigation team charged with cleaning up the streets.

Successful completion of puzzles and challenges will yield information leading to the capture of wanted individuals, and help you bring peace to a troubled population.

High quality graphics, an extensive list of challenges and an intuitive interface ensure a great gaming experience.

7. CSI Game
If you’re a big fan of the CSI TV series, then this is the app for you. Boasting a frequently updated database of trivia questions relating to characters and plotline, this is the ultimate way to prove to your friends just how much detective acumen you’ve picked from watching your favourite TV heroes.

A great way to relive the best moments from treasured episodes on the bus or train to work.

8. Crime Scene Investigation
In this game, you pick the story of Juliet, who worked in the city at a big, successful corporation, but suspected some of her coworkers were up to no good.

Upon investing time and finding evidence of their wrongdoing, she reports it to her superiors who subsequently have her killed. Your job is to find out exactly what she discovered and bring those responsible to account by locating a series of hidden items and interacting with them in the correct manner.

The game provides a good challenge, great graphics and an integrated walk-through to help you overcome some admittedly poorly translated text in places.

Your Turn
Tell us about your favorite or any other games you feel deserve a place on this list by leaving a comment below!
 
Do you like this article about crime scene games you should try? You can find more of these fun and exciting blog posts from Galnix.net – the ultimate hardcore gamer’s website.

ASO - App Store Optimization: How to Get Found On the App Store

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Now that you have spent all of this time and money creating your app, you want to make sure it is downloaded and installed by as many people as possible. The most sure fire (and secure) way of doing this is by adding it to one of the big app stores online. There are four of them, and the one you list your app on is dependent upon which operating system you have built your app for.

The big online stores are run by Apple, Google, Microsoft and BlackBerry. However, getting listed on one of their stores is no small task. Not only do you have to prove that your app is secure and stable, you also have to have created an interesting or original app (an original idea), otherwise there is a large chance that the app will be rejected.

Surely once I am on an app store the battle is won
Actually, this is where the battle begins. You can create your own website for your app, but few people will download your app because a lot of people have trouble trusting third party sites. People know that if they buy from Apple, Google, Microsoft or BlackBerry, then the apps have been tested and are far less likely to be insecure of holding a virus/malware. So you need to get yourself on a large app store, at which point you need to start competing with the other apps on there.

The app store with the least amount of apps is BlackBerry, who have a store that holds 100,000 apps. This is no small number, and that is a lot of competition. The company with the most apps is Apple who have over 700,000 apps listed on their app store. So how do you compete with so many other apps? Here are some tips that apply to all four major app sellers.

Consider your key phrases carefully
These are similar to the tagged words that you use with a blog. Your key phrases should revolve around the things that users are going to type into Google and the app store search engines. Do not forget that Google posts results from app stores, so you cannot ignore the influence of Google.

You need to pick and include key phrases to go with you app. Each store allows you to add a certain number of key phrases, so look at what other people have used who have similar apps to yours. Think up some key phrases, type them in, and see if any of your competitors appear on the search results. If they do not, then you may need to re-think your key phrases.

Post a very useful and comprehensive description
Some of the app stores will optimize your app on the search results with what you write on your app description. Some of them will actually lower your search ranking if you only add a small description of your app. Try to make the description comprehensive, very descriptive, but easy to read. Do not be overly promotional as most app stores reject overly promotional app descriptions.

Short, sharp and concise paragraphs
This will make your app description more readable, so that when your app is found, more people will be willing to consider buying your app. Your first paragraph on your description is very important in some of the app stores.

A very appealing mini description
The mini description is the description that appears besides your app when it is searched for within the app store itself. On the search results you will see your mini description appear next to the icon for your app. Sometimes this description appears on the Google search results too, so it is very important that you get it right.

There are two ways that this can be done, and the first is to enter your mini description in the space provided. However, some of the app stores will take the first paragraph of your app description as your mini description. So you need to make sure your first paragraph is short, sharp, saleable, concise and very appealing.

A good and attractive app icon
This is something you should do because some people judge an app by its icon. If yours looks cheap or silly then you are going to lose sales, especially when your icon appears besides the more professional looking ones on the app store.

John Kravz is a representative of Vpn-guru.com. Read more about torguard vpn.

5 Finance Apps to Make Your Life Easier

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Planning finances isn’t the easiest thing in the world to do.  When we sit down and look at our incomings and outgoings, it is easy to get in the mind-set that everything is fixed and we simply have to accept our situation. 

However, when we take a closer look at things, we can often find that there are opportunities to save money.  What most people don’t invest in is the truth that a lot of small savings fast add up into a serious sum of money.  If sitting down and going through your finances doesn’t appeal to you, or you aren’t the best at keeping track of your spending, then you can always decide to use finance apps instead.  This infographic brings together the best five iOS premium apps related to financial management, all of which can help you plan, save, and hand you back control of your financial affairs.

Jenny loves the financial world and is currently looking for Dealmarket private equity funding opportunities.  She was a big user of finance apps when she was at University to help her plan spending.

6 Reasons To Love The Sony Z1

The Sony Xperia Z1 could well be one of the best handsets on the market right now. When you glance at the phone you can clearly see that it has got a lot to offer, but what exactly do people love about the Sony Z1, and why has it become such a popular handset?

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6 Good Reasons
Here are 6 reasons why this particular handset is a major player in the smartphone industry right now:
  1. It is waterproof – This incredibly good looking handset will do you proud, especially if you are inclined to drop your new phones in a puddle or like me, spill something over it. Not only will this smartphone cope with being submerged for a short while, but it will in actual fact be able to cope with being dunked in 1 metre of water for up to 30 minutes. I reckon that is pretty good. The Sony Xperia Z also comes with this feature, but the sad fact is that unless the handset’s little flaps were closed, the handset was not particularly waterproof at all. Even if you accidentally dropped your Xperia Z in a puddle, you could not claim off the warranty if the flap which covered the headphone jack was left open. The good news is the Z1 is different, and you won’t need any flaps to be shut in order for the waterproof feature to work. This is also great news if you want to talk while it is raining, a lot of people are hesitant to use their handset when the heavens open, but the Z1 makes it ok to do just that, so do not be worried, go ahead and talk away until you are drenched to the skin.

  2. The big screen – These days we like our handsets to come with big screens, this is so we can enjoy watching movies without having to strain our eyes. The Sony Z1 not only comes with an impressive 5 inch screen, but it also happens to be a pretty good screen. With a high resolution display which measures 1080 x 1920 pixels, you will have no problem making out a lot of detail. What is more the pixel per inch density is a very impressive 441, which means you can enjoy a lot of colours and clarity, no matter what you watch.

  3. The very long lasting battery – Some mobile phones are notoriously known to use the battery up very quickly. This is usually due to a lot of apps working in the background, and a wide variety of other functions that makes the handset so good. The Xperia Z1 is as different as it comes, with a very impressive 850 hours of standby time and 13 hours of talk time, which means you will not have to charge the battery any time soon.

  4. The availability of apps - As with a lot of smartphones, you will have the chance to download a wide variety of apps. With the Xperia Z1, you can expect to be able to download more than 100,000 different apps, so you can work or play whenever and wherever you wish. The Google Play store comes with a wide variety of apps, but they are not always suitable for every handset, this is where the Z1 differs as you can download just about any Android app out there.

  5. A huge memory capacity - None of us like to own a handset which severely limits the amount of music, pictures and videos we can store on it. With the Sony Xperia Z1, you will find it hard to use up a whole load of memory, thanks to its 16GB of built-in storage and the opportunity for you to expand it by an amazing 64GB, now that is pretty good. You will have to buy a microSDHC, microSD or a microSDCX card if you want to expand the memory, but if you want an extra 64GB, it will be well worth the cost.

  6. The 20.7 mega pixel camera – Need I say more? This makes the Z1 ideal if you love to take pictures or shoot videos. Not too long ago, phones which came with an 8 mega pixel camera were considered the norm, and while some new handsets still offer us less than 10 mega pixels, this delightful Sony handset truly is a cut above the rest. Take a picture or two, throw in a video so you can be reminded when your mate did that, and store it on your handset safe in the knowledge your pictures and videos will look good, and you will be able to make out an incredible amount of detail every single time.
Will You Buy The Sony Z1?
Chances are if you have read this far down the page, you are interested in buying the Sony Xperia Z1. The good news is there are a lot of great offers out there, which means you will be able to choose from a wide variety of contracts or Pay As You Go deals. But before you decide to sign on the dotted line, here is a little bit of information about what could potentially be the best handset you ever buy:

Features and Specifications
Released: September 2013
Dimensions and weight: 144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm (H, W, D), 170 grams
Operating System: Android 4.3
Camera and features: 20.7 mega pixels, LED flash, auto focus, image stabilisation, digital zoon, panorama, self-timer.
Chip and processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 and Quad core, 2200 MHz
Memory: 16GB of built-in storage and the opportunity to expand up to 80GB with a 64GB microSDHC, microSD or a microSDCX card.
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and mobile hotspot, USB 2.0, computer sync and tethering

If you are looking for a really good handset which is as durable and easy to use as they come, you won’t go far wrong with the Sony Xperia Z1. The six reasons to love the Z1 are but only a few of the many great reasons to buy this phone, and if you are lucky enough to get your hands on this incredible handset, you will discover there are many more great reasons.

Phil Turner wanted a smartphone with a large screen for easy viewing so he opted to purchase the Sony Z1 after reading reviews on sites such as uSwitch.

8 Reasons To Choose A Walkman Phone

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Wondering if a Sony Ericsson Walkman phone is for you? You'll be making a solid buy; read on to find out the great reasons why you should consider going Walkman.

You LOVE Music
Are you the kind of person who always has headphones in? Never without your own personal soundtrack? Walkman phones are designed with cutting edge sound technology to make sure that you've always got the sound quality that you need to play your tracks. From bass boosters to intuitive media players (don't worry, we'll tell you more about features in a minute) you're going to know that you're getting the best music phone around.

Awesome Sound Features
Want to know more about all those sound features? Check out some of these. SensMe is Sony's proprietary software that indexes tracks by their tempo and rhythm. This means that you can decide that you want to listen to “relaxing” music or “gym” music, and be sure that you're going to get a playlist that gives you the mood that you want when you want it, without needing to design that list yourself. How's that for convenient? TrackID means that you'll always know what you're listening too, no matter what it is. Not only that, TrackID works obviously for your own music, but it also allows you to clip a song from the Internet, or even hold your phone up to a speaker and find out exactly what's playing so you can find out what that great new song is.

What about Shake Me? If you are tired of designing playlists and love your music, but want to shake things up a little, then Shake Me is for you. Simply take your phone and shake it. Your tracks will automatically randomise so that you get to hear your music in a whole new way.

Sweet Style
Walkman phones aren't bad looking either. Whether you're looking for a traditional keypad phone, a touch screen smartphone or even a cool slide phone that gives you a great screen as well as that keypad, you won't be disappointed with Sony. There are models out there for everyone; all you need to do is choose which one's right for you. Tired of all the boring black phones on the market? Again, Sony's got you covered. With models coming in colours from pink to red to green, you can have a phone that's truly eye catching and that will definitely make a splash.

It's not all about colour and shape though. Walkman phones have great build quality and smooth, curvaceous design that will make your mouth water. Just because you want to listen to your music doesn't mean that you should compromise when it comes to looks.

Save Yourself Some Cash
With so many phones these days costing hundreds of pounds, one of the greatest things about going for a Walkman phone is that you can really save yourself some cash. You can get a mobile with great sound quality for under £50, and even a high end model is only going to cost you around £150 or so. If you're on a limited budget but still want a great phone, then these price tags are really going to appeal to you.

Walkman Features
Think that because you want a great music phone that you're going to need to compromise on other features? Not necessarily. There are so many Walkman models around that you're going to find the phone that you want with no worries. What kind of features are we talking about?

The choice is yours. Want a cool 8 MP camera? Try the W995 model. 2G, 3G? Both are available. How much internal memory are you looking for? It doesn't really matter, Sony has you covered however much storage space you want. And all the Walkman models take extra external memory, so you can always grab an affordable memory stick and increase your phone's memory capacity so that you can hold even more albums in your hand.

The Easiest Media Player
Media players can be complicated to use, fiddly and difficult to get your head around. With the patented Walkman media player you're not going to have these worries. Your media player is going to be intuitive and easy to use, and if you go for a touch screen model then you're going to get a truly simple drag and drop player. It doesn't get much easier than that. Want to find out more about what you're in for? Check out this link here, and read all about Sony's awesome media players.

Stereo Buttons
Something that can be truly annoying about using your phone as a music player is that you've got to open your phone, find your app and find your track all before you get to listen to your tunes. With a Sony, you're not going to have this problem. All the music phones in the line have a dedicated music button, so you can just press and go. Playing music really doesn't get any easier than this.

Nice Extras
Sometimes it's the little things that make the difference, and a Sony Ericsson isn't going to let you down. There are all kinds of sweet extra features put into the design and software that are really going to impress you. Our personal favourite is the kick stand on some of the higher end models. This means that you can stand your phone up and broadcast your music with great projection, because sometimes you just want to share your songs, right?

For true music lovers, a Sony Ericsson Walkman phone is going to be an awesome buy. If we haven't yet persuaded you yet, go check out a few models for yourself. The effortless combination of style, features and rocking music playing is sure to convert you. The best part is that you'll get an all-around great phone, so you won't need to make compromises in order to get the fantastic sound quality that you're looking for.

Phil Turner was looking for a phone for his daughter with great music features, so after a bit of research he opted for one of the Sony Ericsson Walkman models.

A True Budget Phone - The Samsung Tocco Lite

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Maybe you are looking for a great phone for your child, maybe you need something cheap and simple to hold a pay as you go SIM card, but if you are on a limited budget, then the Samsung Tocco Lite is going to be a great option for you. In this article, we will tell you more about the Tocco, so that you can see if it is the deal for you.

The Samsung Tocco Lite - What You Need to Know
Firstly, and most importantly, the Samsung Tocco Lite is only going to cost you around £60 or so, so it truly is a budget friendly phone. The Tocco is not a real smartphone, but unlike most traditional mobile phone models, it is a fully touch screen model, so you will get all the convenience of a touch screen without the hassle of a owning a smartphone.

What does the Tocco have to offer then? You can get a full run down on the Tocco here, but we will give you the essentials right now. The Tocco has a great three inch LCD touch screen, with nice resolution so you will always get a great picture. It is a non-3G model, though it is 2G capable, so you do not need to worry about data plans or Internet access. By far the greatest feature on the Tocco is its awesome camera. It has a 3.2 MP camera which even has a 4x digital zoom, making it one of the best budget cameras on the market. There are so many camera features that it is tough to list them all here. You will get different shot modes as well as different general modes such as sepia or black and white pictures. You can even edit your pictures by adding frames to them or clip art to make fantastic shots.

The camera on the Tocco can also shoot video as well, so it really is the perfect budget phone camera.
You might think that internal memory on the Tocco is limited, and it is only 102 MB. Do not worry about that though, since you can add a little SD card and get yourself up to a massive 16 GB of external extra memory.
Finally, the included software on the Tocco is pretty awesome too. You get a great media player with 3D sound technology which can play either music tracks or video. You will find a document editor too, and tons of games to play, of course. Then there is voicemail, group calling and speakerphone as well, your cup doth truly run over.

The Benefits of Owning the Tocco
In today's world of smartphones with big screens and fast Internet access it may be worth remembering that there are benefits to owning a phone such as the Tocco.

Let's deal with the question of Internet access first. Firstly, there are people who just do not want to access the Internet over their phone. This includes people who are buying a mobile for their child and do not want that child to have full and unrestricted Internet access with all the dangers which it may pose. Also, many older customers are not interested in having a mobile Internet connection. Remember that mobile data is generally the most expensive part of a mobile calling plan and adds significantly to your bill, so being able to skip that altogether in your mobile contract is going to save you plenty of cash on top of what you have already saved by buying the Tocco rather than a more expensive model.

Unlike most traditional phone models, the Tocco is a touch screen phone, which means that it is easier to use, more intuitive and also more convenient. There will be no more scrolling through menus, since you can simply touch an icon, adding simplicity to the list of the Tocco's great characteristics.

Finally, the Samsung Tocco Lite is a small phone. It does not need to accommodate a huge screen, which means that it is much more portable. It only measures around ten by five centimetres and weighs just 93 grams, so it will be easy to carry around with you, and you can slip it into your shirt pocket, unlike many a large smartphone model these days.

What About the Competition?
The thing with the Tocco Lite is that there really is not any competition at all; it is quite unique in what it has to offer. Usually when we look at competing phone models we are comparing mobiles which sell for around the same price, and of course there are models which are similarly priced to the Tocco.

Out of these though, all but one are physical keypad phones with no touch screens, so they are unable to compete with the Tocco. The exception is the Alcatel OT 903, which sells for around £10 more than the Tocco. This is a full smartphone running an Android operating system, so again it is not really a good comparison. If you are looking for Internet access and all that goes with it, the larger bills, the risk of your child seeing things which he or she should not see and more, then by all means go with the Alcatel model. For those who are looking for a decent, traditional phone, then it is going to have to be the Tocco.

Budget Buyers Rejoice
If you are looking for an excellent compromise between a traditional phone and a smartphone, then the Samsung Tocco Lite must be your only choice. You get a lot of features for a small price.

This is not just a great kid's phone either. Many people choose the Tocco for convenience's sake. For example, maybe you have a great work smartphone, but you are looking to get a cheap model to run a personal SIM card, then the Tocco will be perfect. Maybe you often travel, and need a budget phone to run a local SIM card wherever you are so that you can save on mobile roaming charges, again the Tocco is going to be perfect.

The Tocco Lite is a true budget phone, and one which you should definitely consider when you are mobile phone shopping.

Phil Turner needed a decent budget phone and after visiting websites like uSwitch, he decided on the Samsung Tocco Lite which came at a great price.

The Burning Question: How Can I become an iPhone Developer?

The Burning Question: How Can I become an iPhone Developer?
If you are in anyways related to the programming or development filed and are planning to move to towards iPhone development, and then there are some other considerations also other than having grip over basic programming skills. As you know that the iPhone applications and software market is booming significantly, and new updates and additional plug-ins are launched almost every day. If you can quickly compare the iPhone application of today with that installed in iPhone 2 or 3, then you will surely find a significant difference in many respects.

It is because of the fact that not only the exterior and interior hardware of the device is changing, it’s processing and adaptability is also changing significantly and speedily. For this reason, programmers with obsolete knowledge of applications and games are no more welcomed in the field of developing, and they are required to upgrade their programming toolbox and knowledge. Some of the basic things, from the many, that you will require to get command over for becoming an iPhone app developer are as under:

Get a Mac Device
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Mac is a type of operating system that all Apple devices use, including the iPhone. It is like a backbone of Apple, and therefore, you need to have command over this operating system, and not just the one you are using currently. Windows is a common operating system and it is able to perform almost any job using this operating platform, but iPhone development. All your programming and other development skills will be tested on the Mac operating system and you will have to be aligned to all upgrades in the Mac OS.

Command over SDK
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Do you think that object oriented programming is enough to be an iPhone app developer? Think again then. There is a command toolkit for every device that carries a set of programming protocols. This can be considered as the special language for that particular device, which carried some codes and variables that apply to the particular device only. For this reason, other than your command over C language, Java or any other programming language, you will have to learn the software Development Kit (SDK). For testing and implementing the language protocols, you will need the Mac system, and this gain defines the importance of having a Mac device.

App Submission
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You app will not be registered until you sent a file of it to the Apple app store for submission. The company wants to ensure that your application does not have any offensive or inappropriate content or images that can dilute the repute of the company. There are a number of applications that have been released without permission of Apple, but such applications can be banned at any time, and the developer or the sponsoring company can also be charged for it. For this reason, it is important that you follow the parameters set by the brand you want to target and generate your revenue from.

The Best Mobile Tracking Software of All Times

Mobile technology came into an evolution and mobile spy software has become a trend in the recent years. Many of the mobile consumers have become very interested in using mobile spy software and with the growing numbers of the services that are made available online, the choices are numerous. In order to give the mobile consumers the ability to make an informed and wise purchasing decision on which mobile spy software to subscribe to, here is the best mobile tracking software of all times that you can choose from.

Netspysoftware

If you need a reliable spy software program that can help you monitor your loved ones and employees and to extend a more efficient parental control over your children anywhere they may be, the Netspysoftware provides you a monitoring application that offers reliable tracking features at an affordable subscription rate. The spy software can help its users to remotely track down calls, messages and multimedia files with innovative features that perform its tasks on a silent mode. The mobile spy app has great functionalities that are capable of monitoring your children’s mobile browsing activity and you can selectively restrict the access to some websites not suited to your child’s age. It is capable of sending you alerts on important activities that you want to closely monitor on the tracked phone too. The app also has a GPS feature that can track down the monitored device’s location in real time which is perfect in monitoring your field employees and love ones’ whereabouts, giving you reliable spy software and tracking program that works to your satisfaction.

Mobistealth

If you need mobile spy software that will not falter in its performance even without GPS connectivity, Mobistealth is a good spy app to consider. It is powered with surveillance tools and features that can track down the monitored phone even without an internet connection. In the absence of a WiFi connection, the app will continue to track and record the activities that are taking place on the monitored phone which helps the user not to miss important tracking data. The spy software tracks the web browsing history on the monitored device and you can listen on every call that is received or made from the phone including the sound from its surroundings. Among the other features from the spy software include SIM change notification, retrieval of the multimedia files and documents, call log, and messaging tracking.


mSpy

This is powerful mobile tracking software that can provide its users the ability to monitor a target device on a stealth mode. The spy software tracks down all the activity in the monitored phone and sends feedback immediately to the remote account that is connected to the spy software. Even when the history of the monitored calls or messages sent and received from the device have been deleted, the spy app has already made a detailed report on the tracked mobile phone that you can later on retrieve from your mSpy account. You can also remotely control the monitored device using your mSpy account and have the capability of deleting the mobile data stored in it or to remotely password protect the phone.


My Mobile Watchdog


This mobile application is tailored to deliver parental control features. The app provides parents the ability to block certain mobile applications including the camera and mobile browser on the phone. You can also block other applications on the device like social networking apps, mobile games and instant messaging. It also helps to limit the time that children can spend on using the device. Its monitoring features include GPS tracking, call log and messages reports and sending alerts about specific activities that are of primary concern to parents. It is easy to access control over the blocked applications on the phone by locking it down with a password and you can grant temporary access to those apps as well.
  
Xnspy


This is a small yet powerful app, it has great stealth features and is discrete from the get go. Using little resources this app ensures that the device owner does not face slow device performance and battery issues. Having extensive monitoring and tracking features such as location tracking, call recording, remote app blocking, usage scheduling and many others make this app useful in a multitude of scenarios from concerned parents wanting to watch over their kids to smart employers wanting better management and productivity to personal data security and partial backup. Xnspy provides smart features to automate your monitoring and tracking tasks, leaving you to work on other important things. It has powerful failsafe features that can prove invaluable in worst case scenarios of loss or theft of the device – remotely lock the device or wipe all data preventing anyone from viewing the private and confidential information stored on the smartphone or tablet. This app works hard so that you can take it easy.



Stealth Genie

This mobile spy software is capable of running on a monitored phone silently. As it records the surroundings of the target phone and all calls that are being made and received, no traces of tracking software can be detected. It is a good monitoring spy app on mobile that you can use to silently track down employee productivity and even cheating spouse’s activities. It gives you a 360 degrees view on the saved bookmarks from the mobile browser as well as the internet browsing history on the device.

Spy Bubble

The application has a geo location tracking capability and live call monitoring specialty that runs stealth, leaving your spying activities undetected. The app usually sends the latest updates on its features and functionalities to its users to further enhance their mobile spying experience. It has an auto logging feature that keeps track and record all mobile activities in real time with detailed reports that you can retrieve later on from your Spy Bubble account.

Top 5 Most Popular Free Games In Nederland

Top 5 Most Popular Free Games In Nederland
All games have come a long way over the years. Nowadays you can see people from all walks of life playing games in public vehicles and in waiting rooms trying to beat their best scores. In Nerdeland, gratis spelletjes have become popular. The market is also flooded with a variety of games and more games are still developed every day to keep the pace of the market demand. Here are the top 5 most popular free games in Nederland.

Angry birds
This is the most interesting and popular game which is available for free on Androids. The most important reason of its popularity is about its addictive nature and easy in playing. it has a mixture of humor and cute graphics with well designed physics. This has made it to be the most popular in Nederland among all gratis spelletjes available. It involves some angry birds as the name suggests where by a gamer tries to destroy pigs and angry birds. It was developed by Rovio, it has been downloaded over 100 million times and it has been rated 5 out of 5 for its fun experience that makes you to play again and again. 

Fruit Ninja
Fruit Ninja is also one of the top 5 most popular games in Nederland, just close to Angry birds and it involves swiping over the screen and cutting the fruits thrown into the air. The more you swipe them and not allowing them to fall down the more points you get. It is not free although not expensive. If you have a certain penchant for slicing fruit, it can be great for you. You only need to be cutting the fruits by swiping across the screen. It can sometimes sound dull but after the inclusion of bombs and other elements you can be addicted to it and continue playing. This game was developed by Half Bake studios and it has been downloaded over 20 million times and it gets a rating of 4 out of 5 because of its popularity.

WordsWithFriends
This is another popular game that lets you to play with friends and opponents with or without Android operating system. For instance you can use Android and play it with a friend using an iPhone. It is the only game with this feature and it is free to download.

Doodle Jump
Doodle Jump is one of the hottest mobile games. It is simple and easy to play by just tilting your phone from left to right without pressing any button and trying to jump to different platforms while being attacked by enemies. You therefore avoid these enemies as you jump from one platform to another. It is a real fun game and addicting.

Bejeweled
Bejeweled is another popular gratis spelletjes in Nederland but very difficult to defeat. You are required to match the gems, making horizontal and vertical lines during a timed play that adds pressure element. It has been in the market for quite some time and it has a rating of 4 out of 5.

Other than the above mentioned most popular free games in Nederland, you can also get other games which are equally interesting, depending on your desire. You can explore the different types of games, compare them, get informed about the newest trends and other advanced games being released. There are several free games in Nederland you can choose from. However, let’s face it, you will get some favorite and fall for them. You might therefore be having a personal preference of gratis spelletjes, because there are thousands of free games in the market.

Shopon is an online game enthusiast and programmer. He is also a blogger and works to popularize online game. He was awarded for his contribution in the field of online gaming industry.

How To Submit Software, Mobile App and Game On Softpedia

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Softpedia is a site where you can find computer programs and technology based articles. It's owned by SoftNews NET SRL, a Romanian company. It was launched in 2001. My programs have been reviewed by the Softpedia editors thrice. I submit my programs whenever they are ready to be released.

I have been asked a few times about this(how to submit..). It's pretty easy to submit your programs to Softpedia all you have to do is fill the form fields and submit.

They have different pages to submit for different platforms such as Windows, Linux, Mac etc.

Submit Windows Softpedia

Submit Games and Tools

Submit Mac OS Software

Submit Linux Software

Submit Mobile App

NOTE : you can submit your java programs in any section except Mobile.

Make sure you go to the right page, if you have a PAD file for your software already just fill the PAD form fields and submit if not fill the regular submission forms and submit. Don't forget to give your regular email address they'll send you an email when your program has been published.