As with other members of the team I’ve been writing a choice of Apps piece and the reasons why.
These are the five apps that I install every time, I either put a new ROM in my phone ( which is quite a lot ) or have a new device.
1. Pocket Casts
I listen to a lot of podcasts on my phone and watch a lot of video podcasts on my Nexus 7, I wanted a podcast player that could sync between multiple devices and my prayers were answered with Pocket Casts. Searching for pod or videocasts is very easy and if you can’t find what your after you can add the RSS, URL manually. It’s available from the Play Store for £2.70
2. Falcon Pro
Falcon Pro is my Twitter client of choice, I don’t follow a lot of people on Twitter, but the ones I do tend to post a lot of pictures, blog posts, or web page links and I like the way that Falcon Pro shows then in my time line. I know there are other good Twitter Clients which I’ve tried but keep returning to Falcon Pro. Its available from the Play Store at £1.29
If you subscribe to a lot of forums then Tapatalk is the app for you, what the app does is aggregate all your forum posts in to one place for easy of reading and replying etc. The reason I like it is I tend to forget to catch up one some sites and this app just pops them all together, and the remembers where I last read to so I can carry on where I left off.
Its currently available from the Play Store £1:99
Firstly let me make a disclaimer this is a very expensive app and hardware
Right what’s sling player, basically sling player if you haven’t heard of it turns your phone or tablet into your home TV.
This comes in two parts
1. Is the Sling box hardware which is a box that connects to the output of your home system (my sky box) and then to the internet, this clever little box is then able to stream this output across the internet ( using either Wi-Fi or wired connection) to your phone or tablet using the
2. Slingplayer app.
You don’t need to be on the same network as your Slingbox and it’s quite happy streaming to my phone over HSDPA 3g connection.
You can’t beat being on holiday and watching the programs you have recorded on your Sky+
Now hear is the painful part SlingBoxes range in price from £75 to £150 depending on the specs you want. The Sling Player app is £9:99 for each version phone or tablet, but its one of those things that us geeks tend to buy but now I wouldn’t be without mine.
Netflix is a media streaming service, which for a monthly fee (currently £5:99 per month) allows you stream movies and TV shows to a gazillion different devices.
I know some people will moan saying “its all old stuff” but for me its worth it for Breaking Bad alone, its free to try for a month and you can cancel at anytime so I say give it a try…. The Netflix app is free from the Play Store