Posts Tagged ‘Review’

Android and iPhone Apps To Get You Through The Holidays

Posted 11 Dec 2011 — by HarriMac
Category Featured, Reviews, Soulville, Technology

Looking for a new and entertaining app? Trying to pass the time until you get back home from school? Need something to do while your computer does stuff at work? Check out these apps! All are free on the iPhone and I’ve done by best to find the equivalent or a very similar one for Android. Let’s get started shall we?


8 Android and iPhone Apps To Check Out Today!

Posted 18 Jul 2011 — by HarriMac
Category Featured, Geek Girl, Soulville, Technology

We all need more tools for productivity (and procrastination). These 8 apps are all available on both Android and iPhone platforms and prove to be useful for being on the move and keeping track of your business. Most don’t require signing up to use (a couple do even to test the app and we all know no one likes extra signing up or extra email).


Android 2.2 aka FROYO

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Posted 13 Feb 2011 — by wjemison
Category Technology

I know this post will be incredibly late in Android years, but after patiently awaiting the update to Android 2.2…AKA…FROYO, I must say that the update was worth the many hours spent contacting Samsung (I have a Vibrant) and laughing at conspiracy theory after another regarding Samsung’s or T-Mobile’s plan to screw everyone in buying a newer model.

From my last few weeks playing with it, the FROYO build is quite a bit faster than 2.1 and makes the media and internet browsing experience on my Vibrant more lively and pleasurable (thanks in large part to the Flash addition). The response time on the touch screen is better and I also find myself making fewer errors when I type. It is also important to note for T-Mobile readers, the Wifi calling addition and simple to use tethering features are well worth the time to master, especially if you are a regular traveler, like me.

With all those pluses, there are a few drawbacks:
1. There will be many application updates to tackle once you update
2. Your friends stuck with 2.1 or older (or the iPhone) will be envious and ultimately despise you
3. Depending on your service provider, you may not get Gingerbread until 2012.


Review: Bullguard Internet Security [Windows]

Posted 28 Jul 2010 — by Ellie
Category Reviews

Bullguard Internet Security 9.0 is the latest version of Bullguard’s well known internet security software. While I frequently write about free software options, Bullguard is one of the few paid apps I can definitely suggest. The price is about $60/year and the subscription is worth every penny. The latest version has a great new look with a new interface that’s simple, clean and easy to use.  The main screen presents you with a number of icons – each of which allows you to perform a different security task with a simple click of your mouse.

The icons on the main screen are:

App Review: Pocket World Cup

Posted 11 Jun 2010 — by Ellie
Category Technology

Android user looking for a way to keep up with the latest in World Cup scores and facts? Look no further than Pocket WCup. This (paid) app is chock full of features that are sure to keep even the most discriminating soccer fan in the know on the go. There is a limited time free version, but to unlock all of the features, download the PRO version.

Features include:

– Access to latest news, background and results 24/7.
– Game Calendars.
– Player rankings and team line ups in real time.
– Live Stats (game, goals, cards).
– Video clips of matches.
– Quiz to share with family and friends.
– Fast facts on players, teams and refs.

More (yes MORE) free and great iPhone apps!

Posted 04 Mar 2010 — by HarriMac
Category Featured, Reviews, Soulville, Technology

It seems like I’ve been writing a lot of iPhone app posts lately. Probably because I have been. But I’ve had plenty of time to test some really neat free ones that I think you all will like. Check ‘em out and let me know what you think!!

10 Great Android Apps for the new Android Owner

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Posted 25 Dec 2009 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

androidWe’ve covered Apple iPhone apps here quite a few times, but now Android is on the scene in a major way! I’ve gotten the Samsung Moment and I’ve been loving every moment of finding awesome free apps for it that make my life easier or are just plain fun!

Below you’ll find my handpicked list of 10 great Android apps that are a must for new Android owners. Tell me your favorites in the comments! I’d love to hear from you!

LinkWithin: Display Related Posts in a Fresher Style

Posted 05 Aug 2009 — by Ellie
Category WordPress

linkwithin_logoMost related posts plugins for WordPress work about the same. They generate a list of possibly related posts based on keywords and categories and display them simply at the end of a blog post.

Everyone loves graphics nowadays, so why not combine photos and your related posts into clickable related posts that will grab a reader’s attention and keep them clicking for more? LinkWithin does just that by generating 3 clickable related posts thumbnails based on relevancy, popularity, and date of publication. The WordPress widget requires no code modification of your theme files. The images and links display underneath your post on single post pages. LinkWithin also works with TypePad and Blogger. You can also get the widget code yourself and set it up on other blogging platforms, if necessary.

Help the Geek Girl get a new laptop!

Posted 20 Jul 2009 — by Ellie
Category Technology

New topcase for MacBookYeah, I’m a geek girl and all, but I’d like YOUR input on purchasing a new laptop!

My biggest requirements are:

  1. Small size (no bigger than 14 inches wide)
  2. Good screen resolution/widescreen
  3. Under $1000

Is this too much to ask? HarriMac found a couple of laptops that sound great, but they all have Windows Vista. Is Vista a good idea? I’ve heard mixed reviews, so I want to get some feedback from YOU, my readers, on what to look for in a new laptop and where to get a new laptop!