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10 SmartPhone Apps to make your Phone more Entertaining

The smartphone these days is our hub for all the entertainment and hence it is very important to load it up with the best possible entertainment apps. So whenever you get bored you have a lot of stuff right there in your pocket to keep you lively.

Here is a list of 10 Apps to make your smartphone more Entertaining. The links are available for you to download.
Note: There are no games added to this list. For Smartphone games Click Here.

1. TalkingTom Cat

One of the most hilarious apps possible. An animated cat which repeats anything you say in a funny voice. It’s capable of lightening up any situation.

Price: Paid | Available for Apple, Android

2. UberSocial

Update status and post media files to your Facebook and Twitter accounts with UberSocial.

Price: Free | Available for Apple, BlackBerry

3. Mixology

Love making new drinks? Hone your drink mixing skills with the ultimate drink recipe and bartending guide.

Price: Free | Available for Apple, Android

3. FatBooth

A hilarious camera app that shows what people will look like if they put on a few kilos.

Price: Paid | Available for Apple, Android

5. Tunewiki

Love having the lyrics in front of you while listening to your favorite songs? Tunewiki is a music player that also finds lyrics. Stream music and videos and also find what others are listening to.

Price: Free | Available for Apple, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian

6. YouTube

The mega video sharing site is now also available for your smartphone. Stream videos from YouTube on your mobile and view them in a special mobile format.

Price: Free | Available for Apple, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian

7. Skype

The famous instant messaging and VoIP app that lets you make free voice calls with 3G or Wi-Fi to other Skype users.

Price: Free | Available for Apple, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian

8. WhatsApp

Use WhatsApp for text messaging, sharing files, sending voice messages and video all for free with 3G or Wi-Fi.

Price: Free | Available for Apple, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian

9. Pulse

Like staying updated with the latest news all over the globe? Since you cannot carry the newspaper in your pocket Pulse gets you all the news articles from multiple sources in one app, organized in a mosaic for one touch viewing.

Price: Free | Available for Apple, Android

10. White Noise

A perfect app for the times when you just want to lie down and relax. White Noise provides ambient music to help you relax and sleep. Set shut off times, multiple alarms and much more.

Price: Paid | Available for Apple, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian

These are just few of the many entertainment apps for your smartphone. There are many new apps out there, like Snapchat, Wechat, Meetup and many more. You can add more to our list by suggesting some of the smartphone apps you are using.

7 Most Awaited Games of the Year[ Pre-Order Now]

The months of November and October are going to be busy months for your game shelves. 7 of the most awaited games of the year will be released during those months. Here is a list and the links to pre-order your very own copy of the game.

1. Batman: Arkham City

The most awaited sequel to the action-adventure packed game Batman: Arkham Asylum, based on DC Comics’ Batman.  Arkham City, the new home for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and criminal masterminds. Set inside the fortified walls in the heart of Gotham City, the sequel introduces a new story line along with the classic star characters and villains. Even though the game is yet to be launched we are already excited to see Batman and his adventures into the dark city.

Release Date: 18th Oct, 2011 for Windows, PS3 and Xbox 360 | TBA for Wii U | Trailer | Preorder

2. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

Ezio Auditore, the man who leaves his life behind in search for answers, in search of the truth. Ezio walks in the footsteps of the legendary mentor Altair, on a journey of discovery and revelation. A path that takes him to Constantinople, the heart of the Ottoman Empire, where a growing army of Templar threatens to destabilize the region. Throughout the course of the game, the three protagonists from the previous games will be featured: Altair, Ezio and Desmond.

Release Date: 15th Nov, 2011 for Windows, PS3 and Xbox 360 | Trailer | Preorder

3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III is an upcoming first person shooter game. The third addition to the Modern Warfare series of the game and the eighth addition to the Call of Duty game series. The game will also feature a survival mode, in which one to two players fighting endless waves of enemies with each wave getting more difficult.
If you have been a Call of Duty fan for years now, make some space on your game shelf for this one.

Release Date: 8 Nov, 2011 for Windows, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii | Trailer | Preorder

4. Need For Speed: The Run 

Need For Speed: The Run is the eighteenth addition to the Need For Speed series. Its been years and Need For Speed still rule the racing games market. Its all about cross country races this time. The only way to save your life is to be the first from San Francisco to New York. All you need is driving skills to beat the most notorious drivers on the countries most dangerous roads.

Release Date: 15 Nov, 2011 for Windows, Nintendo 3DS, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii | Trailer | Preorder

5. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The empire of Tamriel is on the edge after its king has been murdered. Civil wars rage all over the empire and claims to the throne are made. To make matters worse, the long lost dragons in the passage of the elder scrolls have returned. The only one who can stand up to the dragons is the prophesied Dragonborn, the hero who will restore the balance of the Tamriel Empire.

Release Date: 11 Nov, 2011 for Windows, PS3 and Xbox 360 | TrailerPreorder

 6. Battlefield 3 

Battlefield 3, the eleventh addition to the Battlefield franchise. Get into the shoes of the elite U.S. Marines and experience the challenging missions in the game in locations all around the globe like Europe. Middle-East and North America. If for one in recent years Call of Duty will witness competition it has to be from this very game.

Release Date: 25 Oct, 2011 for Windows, PS3 and Xbox 360 | Trailer | Preorder

7. Saints Row: The Third

The third and the final title in the Saints Row series is due mid November. A third person shooter games which follows from where the story was left in the last game, where the saints found themselves a free rein in the city after defeating the rival gangs of Still-water. This time, what makes the game more interesting is that the storyline between the three gangs are interconnected, and decisions that the player makes in dealing with one faction may alter the behavior of the other factions towards the player or missions that may be available later.

Release Date: 15 Nov, 2011 for Windows, PS3 and Xbox 360 | TrailerPreorder

10 Apps to Increase Your Smartphone Productivity

In today’s world the smartphone is like a virtual workstation. To work smart in a short span of time you need to load up your phone with office apps, PDF readers, email clients and lots more apps.

Here is a list of 10 apps to make your smartphone even more smarter.

 1. Evernote | Download

An app developed to save notes in the form of text, photograph, voice or a handwritten ink note. You can also set reminders and assign tags to various notes.

Price: Free | Available for Apple, Android, BlackBerry

2. Documents To Go | Download

An office app which allows synchronization between one’s smartphone and the computer. Create , view and edit MS office files. It can also read PDF files.

Price: Paid | Available for Apple, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian

3. Gmail | Download

The cool e-mail service is now available for you to carry around in your pockets. Enjoy all the gmail functions through your smartphone wherever you go.

Price: Free | Available for Apple, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian

4. MailDroid | Download

MailDroid is a push mail client for IMAP and POP e-mail. It comes with integrated search options, a spell checker and much more.

Price: Free | Available for Android

5. DropBox | Download

A cloud app that enables users to share and store photos, videos, documents, etc over the internet using file synchronization. The DropBox account can be accessed either from your smartphone or computer.

Price: Free | Available for Apple, Android, BlackBerry

6. SugarSync | Download

An app to sync files among multiple computers and also back them up on the web. It also comes handy in organizing the files into folders.

Price: Paid | Available for Apple, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian

7. Google Maps | Download

The power of Google Maps is also available for your smartphone. A web mapping service by Google that allows you to check into locations and navigate with integrated GPS for the traveler in you.

Price: Free | Available for Apple, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian

8. Swype | Download – Android, Symbian

A recently developed input method that enables you to input text faster and in a much more easier way on any screen.

Price: Free | Available for Android, Symbian. You can also get Swype for iPhone using this Cydia app.

9. CamCard | Download – Apple, Android, BlackBerry

Listed as one of the best apps, CamCard is a card reader that extracts the information from visiting cards and organizes the data as a contact.

Price: Paid | Available for Apple, Android, BlackBerry

10. DocScanner | Download

A powerful app that is equipped to scan pages and save them as PDFs on your smartphone.

Price: Paid | Available for Apple, Android, Symbian

Those were the top 10 apps to increase productivity on your mobile device and truly turn it in to a smartphone. Tell us about the ones you’ve tried and the one’s you’ll be trying.

10 Fun Games for your Smartphone

Whether you want to relax, use your logical reasoning skills, or just kill some time, there is a game to suit your taste. They are the best way to relieve stress and take your mind off work. Convert your smartphone into a portable gaming device. Here’s a list of 5 games that shouldn’t be free.

Here is a list of another 10 fun games for your smartphone.

1. Angry Birds 

Help the birds take revenge against the pigs who stole their eggs.  Players use a slingshot to launch the birds and hit the pigs on various structures in the game area. As you advance through the levels, new birds with better abilities appear. Angry Birds is one of the best games available for your smartphone.

Price: Paid | Available for Apple, Android, Symbian

2. Uno

The classic card game, helps you de-stress as you play against bots or your own friends across the globe.

Price: Paid | Available for Apple, Android, Symbian

3. Fruit Ninja

Fruit Ninja is a juicy action game that ensures satisfying fruit carnage as you slice and dice everything on your screen.  It features multiple gameplay modes,  leaderboards and multiplayer.

Price: Paid | Available for Apple, Android, Symbian

4. X Construction

A fun puzzle game that requires you to build bridges with limited materials and in limited time. A game for the engineering mind which loves building. X Contruction is definitely among the best paid games on Android.

Price: Paid | Available on Android

5. Scrabble

The classic spelling game is now available for your smartphone. Its time to show your word skills, challenge your friends or play against the bots.

Price: Free | Available on Apple

6. Sudoku

Sharpen your mind with the logical number placement game now on your smartphone.

Price: Free | Available on Apple, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian

7. Paper Toss

The perfect game for times when you feel unproductive, bored or just plain frustrated. Crumble the paper and thrash it. The Game is surprisingly fun at those times when you have nothing to do.

Price: Paid | Available on Apple, Android, BlackBerry

The Sims 3

The famous strategic life simulation computer game is also available for your smartphone. With The Sims 3 you can live a full fledged virtual life. Different versions of the game is also available.

Price: Paid | Available for Apple, Android, Symbian

9. Solitaire

The famous table top card game is now in your pocket. You can select from a number of card game options across platforms depending on what you want to play.

Price: Free/Paid | Available on Apple, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian

10. Hangman

A classic word guessing game. Hangman sharpens your spelling and logical skills and is one of the best ways to kill time.

Price: Free | Available for Apple, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian