Mobile apps extend the usefulness of your smartphones and tablets. But not all mobile apps are the same. Here are the ones that we can recommend to you:
If you are an avid gamer, you might appreciate how OnLive works. You do not need to lug your XBox or PlayStation along wherever you go; you can just use your Android smartphone or tablet.
You can play the latest console games with OnLive. The app is free to download, but you would need to pay for the games. You can rent these games for around $4 to $6 for a limited time or you could buy the game for about $60. You can also buy a PlayPack for only $10 a month and you can play more than 100 games in the pack.
Things could get slow, however, considering that you are actually playing a game as it is being streamed by OnLive servers. The good news is that some Android phones support 4G LTE connections, unlike iOS devices. And this emulator would do very well with Wi-Fi.
Tasker lets you automate tasks as you need them. You can, for example, activate your music player when you plug in your headset, or perhaps turn Wi-Fi on and off when you enter or leave a room. You could literally change how your device works with Tasker and replace a few apps because you would not be needing them.
Flipboard can turn any newsfeed into a magazine style page. It allows you to add RSS feeds from different sources and you get these in a magazine layout. You can add news and videos and all you have to do is to “flip” through it to read.
You can also add your Twitter feed and check your Facebook page using this app.
Pocket is a mobile app that allows you to save online content for later viewing. You may stumble upon an interesting article or Web site while surfing at home, and you can save it to Pocket so that you could access it using your smartphone or tablet. You could also view these even when you are not connected to the Internet.
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