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Top 10 Free Apps of the Week! « Official Genie9 Blog

Top 10 Free Apps of the Week! « Official Genie9 Blog | Cloud Cloud Cloud | Scoop.it

For the last Thursday in February, we bring you only the best and latest in the Android App world. From fiction intriguing apps, your own personal grammarian, mobile award winning apps all the way to peculiar games that will get you hooked. Try our selection and let us know what your thoughts are!





1. Phrasal Verbs (Get it for your android) Free

We all know what a pain phrasal verbs (or Grammar in general) can be, so having an app that makes it all the more enjoyable is always welcomed. So if you’re looking to woo the ladies or you just want to look more sophisticated, have a look at this app.




2. Moment.me (Get it for your android) Free

This handy little app is made to simplify social networking through the congregation of all pictures, videos and tweets based on a specific event and putting them into a collection that can later be shared with friends. These collections are displayed in a panoramic, multi-POV layout and work in real time, so that social networking can be just a little less tedious.




3. Tapestry (Get it for your android) Free

Fiction enthusiast rejoice; this is the app you need to download. Tapestry offers a way into the way fiction may develop through apps. You can enjoy various short stories from different authors that are displayed full-screen rather than in an e-book style. The authors are eager to hear the feedback so don’t hesitate to reach out.





4. Material (Get it for your android) Free

Inq, the company that used to make phones, has shifted its interest into the software realm. Material is their latest innovation that aims at gauging the user’s taste so as to deliver new, stories, articles and blog posts accordingly. It might be just another competitor in this sector, but it sure does have a stylish design that will definitely give it a push.




5. G Cloud Backup (Get it for your android) Free

Phones get lost, stolen and misplaced every single day. In this hectic life we’re leading, it’s hard to remember where you placed your keys, so having a backup plan is always a must! With G Cloud installed, one can rest assured that all the precious contacts and data can never be lost. So G Cloud is definitely a must in 2013 especially with the new update that grants you up to 8 GB of free storage!





6. Hidden Eye (Get it for your android) Free

We’ve all been there; someone trying to outsmart you and hack into your personal phone by guessing your pass code. Well, now you can photograph that person and embarrass them the way you please with Hidden eye! Give it a go today.





7. Atooma (Get it for your android) Free

This app won Mobile Premier Awards 2013 in Barcelona so it must be something right? Well, we’ve explored it and it basically lets you set up conditional events that automatically trigger certain actions on your phone. It’s worth the download so check it out today.





8. My Music Player (Get it for your android) Free

It seems that a number of developers are attempting to produce a better app than the default Android music player and so here comes My Music Player. It is still too early to tell but it seems to have great prospects in organizing the music menu all in all.





9. WhatsApp to Text (Get it for your android) Free

So this one is pretty self explanatory; basically it allows you to export your WhatApp messages to plain text, CSV, Excel and HTML file format and yes those can be read also on your phone and computer! These exported files can be saved on your phone’s SD card or sent to your email as an attachment. This is a fast an easy way to backup your WhatsApp messages.





10. Oddland (Get it for your android) Free

Well, you know we had to include a game in our list so here comes the post apocalyptic Wild West number called Oddland which is basically a duel shooter. What that entices is pointing a cross-hair at a succession of enemies faster than they can point one at you, along with a campaign mode fleshing things out with a story and RPG progression elements.

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PlayStation 4 announced by Sony! « Official Genie9 Blog

PlayStation 4 announced by Sony! « Official Genie9 Blog | Cloud Cloud Cloud | Scoop.it

New York: The next generation gaming system has finally been unveiled by Sony; the PlayStation 4. It’s been 7 years since Sony Corp.’s first major game console release; yes we also cannot believe the PlayStation 3 went on sale in 2006.

The new controller resonates of its predecessor yet is undeniably enhanced in a brilliant way; powered by the X86 CPU, an amplified PC GPU and 8GB unified memory. No, it does not stop there; a new controller is featured called the Dual Shock 4, which has a front touchpad and sensor bar. The sensor bar communicated with a motion-sensing camera so as to identify players and utilize motion control.

Sadly, Sony did not explicitly say how much this new console would cost, the company did actually state that it’s predicted to be launched by “Holiday 2013”.

The lead system architect on the PlayStation 4, Mark Cerny, elucidated the new platform’s graphical capabilities saying: “supercharged PC architecture” and an “exponential improvement on its predecessors.”

Other perks of the PS4 include the ability to power itself down into a low power condition so as to preserve game progress. Don’t worry about the downloads you’re running in the background for a secondary chip will take care of those, allowing you to start playing games even before they’ve finished downloading.

With the new interface, you’ll be able to make videos as well as watch what your friends are playing in real time streamed video with the ability to send them messages or even take over control of their game to help them out (or not). Cerny stated that such features will also be available on associate applications for smartphones, tablets and PlayStation Vita.

We’re sold, are you?

 

 

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Zoolz | The evolution of data storage

Zoolz | The evolution of data storage | Cloud Cloud Cloud | Scoop.it

Punch Card
We have to face it; data storage no longer grows on trees but you’d be surprised that this hasn’t always been so. Just turn your Delorean time machine back to the 18th century and you will first handedly witness the making of the punch cards, which were basically made of hard cardstorck with punched holes to represent data.

Floppy Disk
Moving on to 1971, when IBM proudly introduced the first floppy disk. These bulky old-school storage medium were made up of a circular magnetic film protected by a flexible jacket, thus the term “floppy”. This storage medium was read-only at first, and then later versions added the write-capability as well as increase the scan capacity by more than 6 times. We won’t get into technicalities, however we must say, if you’ve ever owned one of these floppies you can go ahead and award yourself 100 geek point, and a whooping 1000 if you still actually have one.



Magneto-Optical Drive
Sadly, in no way affiliated to the comic book hero, the magneto-optical drive (MOD) was introduced around 1990 and can be regarded as a sort of mutant. One can conclude from the name that the magneto-optical drive combines both magnetic and optical technologies for the purpose of achieving high densities.

USB Flash Drive
Arguably the most powerful storage innovation since the floppy disk, the onset of USB flash drives back in the 2000s signified the termination of floppies. Yet, it was not the 8MB debut capacity that won over consumers, better yet it was the ability to boot from a USB key as well as, and more importantly, the ability to update a motherboard’s BIOS.

The Cloud
Even the all mighty USBs are facing termination and all thanks to the cloud computing industry that is slowly but surely making its way into the IT industry. Even though it is quite obvious how economic and social motivations are making it compulsory for businesses as well as individuals to get on the cloud, here are our top 8 reasons for why you should be on it too:

a. Help companies save money
b. Help small business become more efficient
c. Help save the environment
d. Access to information anywhere at anytime
e. Cloud computing solutions are easy to use
f. Increased demand for resources
g. Integrate part of a disaster recovery solution
h. Will lead to new product and platform innovation

The question now remains: which cloud solution should you select? With so many options out there, it is easy to be bewildered and just give up the whole thought all together. However, we advise you not to give up so hastily, and give Zoolz 2.0 a try. The first cloud solution to introduce Cold StorageTM; an extremely low cost storage that provides an optimal, secure and reliable storage solution for data that is rarely accessed. So sign up today and be on the cloud tonight!

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Revolutionizing business cloud backup

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The best way to store your online data with unprecedented Cold Storage technology; try Zoolz now for free! (@kimtorkelson have you considered amazon glacier?
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Top 10 Apps of the week! « Official Genie9 Blog

Top 10 Apps of the week! « Official Genie9 Blog | Cloud Cloud Cloud | Scoop.it

We’re at the penultimate week of February, yes it’s flying by and here is our selected apps of the week list. We’ve assembled mind blowing, sorry mind controlling apps, we’ve got your hotel reservation covered and we’ll have you singing karaoke by the end of the night! Check out this week’s list and let us know what your thought are.





1. NewsWhip (Get it for your android) Free

There are plenty of news aggregation services out there, and NewsWhip is up there with the very finest. The app includes filters for politics, gossip, tech, fun, music, movies, gaming, startups, health, food and sports, and lets users view trending articles by territory. The ‘My Whips’ feature keeps track of users’ areas of interest to make future browsing that bit more convenient.




2. NFC by Moo (Get it for your android) Free

For those who have always fancied having NFC tags on their business cards, Moo, the online printing company that offers greeting cards, business cards,and more came up with a new app, NFC by Moo for Android. It allows you to write URLs, phone numbers, map links, contacts or social network links to your NFC-enabled MOO Business Cards, or any other NFC tag instantly.




3. Auryn Ink (Get it for your android) Free

Auryn Ink creates the authentic simulation of watercolor painting. You can pick different tip shapes for the brushes and specify different bristle effects. You can also adjust the texture of the canvas and the amount of water on your brush.





4. Hotel Tonight (Get it for your android) Free

Next time you’re traveling, use Hotel Tonight to save some serious money when booking your hotel rooms. The app makes it easy to search for and book hotels and leverages hotels’ desire to fill up their rooms to help you get huge discounts – as much as 70 percent off. With Hotel Tonight, you can find rooms in a number of cities in the U.S., Europe, Canada, and Mexico.




5. Unit Converter (Get it for your android) Free

Unit Converter is a free unit conversion application that supports conversions of weight, length, speed and of course currencies. The latter requires internet access for updated exchange rates with the ability to convert over than 60 currencies from all over the world. Simple and easy to use with no ads in the way.





6. Onavo Extend (Get it for your android) Free

If you regularly run into overages or speed limits with your monthly data use, Onavo Extend can help out. The free app reroutes your mobile Internet traffic through its servers and compresses data when possible so you don’t use as much of it. Onavo Extend lets you get up to five times more out of your data plan without changing the way you use your phone.





7. Red Karaoke (Get it for your android) Free

Sing and Record with Red Karaoke; an intuitive Android app that gives players a massive collection of songs at your fingertips (over 45, 000 and still growing). A cool feature of this app is that it allows users to record and upload their karaoke sessions and share them with friends.





8. Google Gesture Search (Get it for your android) Free

Gesture Search lets you quickly find a contact, a bookmark, an application, or a music track on your device by drawing on the screen. Search results are updated as you add each letter or digit and becomes better by learning from your search history.





9. CamScanner – Phone PDF Creator (Get it for your android) Free

If you need to scan a lot of documents, CamScanner is a must-have app for you.Using Camscanner Android apps you can use your android mobile as a scanner, just take a snap of your document using this app and it will convert them as a PDF document.





10. Mind Games (Get it for your android) Free

Mind Games is a selection of tests that, using standardized testing, will help you improve your brain function, no matter your age. There are 13 games overall and each one of them feature score history, a global top scores list, and graph of your progress. Not only that but the game will track your progress and give you a summary of you best games and your scores for the day’s game.

 

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Zoolz | Cloud Backup designed for Professional Photographers

Zoolz | Cloud Backup designed for Professional Photographers | Cloud Cloud Cloud | Scoop.it

Whether it’s on the TV, radio, magazines or the newspapers, it seems there’s one thing that cannot be ignored: The Cloud. The tech industry has been revolutionized with the introduction of Cloud Computing in a way that makes it hard to even think of how it was before. Despite the fact that the technology behind the cloud may be perplexing, the concept of Cloud Computing is quite straightforward.

Photographers, however, have not been so fortunate to benefit from the Cloud. Up until recently, backing up has been a hassle; be it the large expenses that ought to be paid to store all the images, or even finding the right solution that won’t mislead you into investing with the “not so secure” software.

Regardless of how habitual your backup strategy actually is, theft, damage, different accidents as well as natural disasters are always weighty threats for data loss. Imagine losing all the work you’ve done thus far; all of your clients’ photographs, your very own portfolios and your precious photo libraries that you have invested an immeasurable time editing and organizing.

 

 

We realize that the creation of fascinating images is the way photographers make a living and it takes a lot of time, preparations and effort to achieve that perfect shot. So, making sure they are safely kept is just as important as the pictures themselves. Imagine snapping a picture of Rihanna at the Grammy’s that is of better quality than any paparazzi could’ve hoped and then losing it; you’d probably go insane!

Precious pictures are not only of value for professional photographers; catching your child walk for the first time, your teenager hit the home run and win the game or the perfect moment under the Eiffel tower are most certainly priceless.

Are you willing to risk it all? If your answer was no, then you ought to start gauging the best backup strategy for your business. We’ve noticed that the majority of professional photographers are looking for something that will be secure, simple, affordable and most importantly have the feature of supporting RAW images. We’re aware that professional photographers take hundreds if not thousands of RAW images a year, and thus are always looking for an ideal storage solution.

So, the answer to the question: “Where to invest and stay satisfied?” is very simple; Zoolz 2.0

Why? Here are the top 5 reasons for you to instantly jump on board:

1. With Zoolz 2.0 users can now enjoy automatic RAW Support with thumbnail creation on the fly.

2. Security is our top priority; the data is encrypted before leaving the machine and yet still thumbnails can be viewed without decrypting the image itself.

3. Simplifying the experience is our specialty; with Zoolz 2.0 you can search instantly, browse easily through the thumbnails, delete any file any time all of this while the software silently and intelligently works in the background.

4. External drives are not neglected; Zoolz can backup all your external drives without any restrictions or capping.

5. Perfecting the price; last but not least is the price of course and it is what interests every customer. With the introduction of low cost Cold Storage(TM) users can enjoy an ample 100GB for the mere price of $3. This saves a huge amount instead of investing on a multitude of external hard disks that will ultimately leave you stranded.

So, bottom line is, get on Zoolz today, and enjoy the peace of mind of having brilliant work that will never get lost or tarnished.
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Zoolz – The Revolutionary Business Concept in Cloud Backup | Online Backup Solutions

Zoolz – The Revolutionary Business Concept in Cloud Backup | Online Backup Solutions | Cloud Cloud Cloud | Scoop.it
Cloud backup is a very popular backup service. Many websites emerged to provide this service to the customers. Zoolz is one of them.
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