Category Archives: Apps

New TV Episodes on Google Play

Are you tired of waiting for new episodes to appear on Netflix?  For only $1.99 an episode, you can easily stay up to date with your favorite series.

Click Here to View in Google Play



Pitfall! Android App

On his 30th Anniversary, take control of Pitfall Harry once again in PITFALL!, inspired by the 1982 Classic that started it all, now re-envisioned and re-booted on Android!

Escape the wrath of an angry volcano while collecting ancient treasures in PITFALL!, an adrenaline-fueled, free-running adventure set in a deadly jungle with twists and turns that will always keep you on your toes. As the iconic Pitfall Harry, test your skills by racing through jungles, caves and native villages while avoiding death-defying obstacles such as fiery volcanic flames, tumbling ancient artifacts, and narrow cliff side pathways. Challenge your reflexes by jumping, sliding, and using your deadly whip to take out classic PITFALL!

Click Here to View in the Google Play Store

Track Santa’s Journey [APPS]

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Let’s track Santa’s journey together.  You can do it right on your smartphone.

Google Santa


Google has gotten into the Santa Tracking this year, offering an app that utilizes their maps application and search functions.  It’s live now.  Start tracking!

Celebrate the holiday season with the Google Santa Tracker app for Android. Santa’s developer elves have created this app to follow Santa on his December 24th journey as he delivers gifts to children all over the world. To learn more, visit Happy Holidays!

NORAD Tracks Santa

NORAD Tracks Santa

NORAD has been tracking Santa for quite some time now… and even offers up North Pole games for the kiddies with their Santa Tracker.

The NORAD Tracks Santa App is the official mobile app of the NORAD Tracks Santa program. Watch the days countdown to Santa’s flight, follow Santa’s progress on December 24, play “Thin Ice” to help Santa’s elves deliver presents, and learn about NORAD and its mission.
Please note that the countdown in the app is NOT a countdown to December 25. It is a countdown to when the app begins tracking Santa’s flight.

Santa Tracker

Santa Tracker

BlackBerry App World has a Santa Tracker for $1.99.  What do you get for your two bucks?

-Enter and send letters to Santa

-View current and old letters to Santa

-Custom responses to the letters

-Track Santa’s progress all year round

-Use your phone’s GPS to get your current location or save a location for faster tracking

-Enter a custom bedtime. Santa will fly closer to your location according to the bedtime.

NORAD Tracks Santa

NORAD Tracks Santa Website

Or, just go to the NORAD website and watch on your BlackBerry browser for free.



READ — IVC Favorite Christmas Apps


Smart Actions: Motorola’s Answer To “Low Battery”


Most of us have faced the dreaded “Low Battery” notification at least once before. Motorola has developed an Android Application that prevents that notification from showing up prematurely, and much more. Smart Actions is available as a preinstalled application on the Motorola RAZR MAXX.

“Smart Actions can extend battery life and keep your phone adjusted to your changing needs, based on your location, the time of day, or other factors.”

This application uses your phone’s array of sensors and functions to extend battery life when not in use, read text messages when driving, silence at night or during meetings, play music during a workout, or just about any other routine you may have.

Smart Actions will also monitor your behaviors and give you suggestions based on actions you frequent. The example below shows a common, popular Smart Action – the Low Battery Saver. Many other preset Smart Action profiles are also included in the device, but if none suit your needs, you can completely customize them.Screenshot_2012-12-13-10-45-25

Kids Play Safe in Kid Mode [VIDEO REVIEW]

Your children can go easily down the “YouTube Rabbit Hole (article on this coming soon,)” gunk up your screen with junkware apps that send a million ad notifications… You need to lock down your phone or tablet, and encourage your children to use more educational applications.

Enter Zoodle’s Kid Mode.

All your child’s favorite Android apps in one place. With our Child Lock feature, kids stay safely in Kid Mode! No more accidental in-app purchases, deleted texts, or confusing ad clicks. – Kid Mode

Christmas Apps!

Christmas Radio

1Enjoy Christmas more with Christmas Radio for Android!

Holiday music lovers across the globe are getting an early Christmas gift because of the massively popular Christmas Radio app.

Featuring a streamlined interface and designed for your Android device, the app allows you to enjoy a wide variety of Christmas hits from over 50 unique stations.

Price – Free
Click Here to View in Play Store

Restaurant Story: Christmas

2Decorate a Restaurant for Christmas, and share with your friends! Impress your customers with festive Yuletide decorations and yummy holiday treats! Now with CHRISTMAS-themed recipes, decorations, and REWARDING storylines!

Price – Free

Click Here to View in Play Store

A Charlie Brown Christmas

3“Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?!”
Help Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the entire Peanuts gang as they struggle to find the true meaning of Christmas. Peter Robbins, the original voice of Charlie Brown, narrates the rebirth of the 1965 animated classic as an interactive storybook complete with original scenes and dialog and digitally remastered illustrations, animation, and music optimized for your Droid smartphone and tablets.

Price – $4.99

Click Here to View in Play Store

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

4POOR RUDOLPH! All the other reindeer make fun of his bright red nose and won’t let him play in their reindeer games. But when Christmas is almost cancelled because of a huge snowstorm, Rudolph comes to Santa’s rescue!

Like Rudolph himself, this digital book is special. It includes custom music, background audio, enlarged artwork for each scene, and authentic audio clips from the timeless 1964 TV special! The app also includes special effects for Rudolph’s glowing nose and falling snow!

Price – $1.99

Click Here to View in Play Store

Santa’s Village

5The Holiday game that everyone has been talking about! It’s the perfect game for the whole family. Help Santa by building a bigger and better village, and save Christmas from being ruined by the Grumpkins!

Price – Free

Click Here to View in Play Store

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

The Grinch hates Who-ville’s holiday celebrations, and plans to steal all the presents to prevent Christmas from coming. But the Grinch soon discovers the true meaning of the holiday, changing his heart forever.

Price – $2.99

Click Here to View in Play Store


(Click to view favorite Android Christmas apps of 2011) 
(Click to view favorite BlackBerry Christmas apps of 2011)

Plex Media Server App

Watch TV Shows and Movies on your phone!!!

Plex in a nutshell is a media platform that runs on Macs, PCs and Linux that is capable of organizing your media so that it can be viewed by any Plex Client in a beautiful to see and easily navigable form. In addition to allowing you to view all of your music, photos and videos it allows you to get to online content from many of your favorite online providers from the comfort of your couch using just a remote control – no need to type all that “www” mumbo-jumbo… no need to sit through an entire newscast for the weather. This is the best of both worlds.

Plex currently supports over 200 Channels including CNET, YouTube, Vimeo, Revision3 and many other popular online sources. With Plex Media Server for Mac you can stream additional content from Aperture, iPhoto, and iTunes.

Plex for Android of course works WITH your Plex Media Server to offer up your music, video and photos on your mobile device! Plex Players are available for Windows, Mac, Samsung TVs, Roku, Android and more…


Click Here to View in Google Play


Not Sure Where Your Polling Place Is? Try This. [APP]

For election day coverage, find your polling place,  who’s on your ballot and more… Check out Google’s Election Center.   Enter your address, and you’ll have all the details for voting at your fingertips.  It’s not an app, just a really good website… and it will work on your phone’s browser.


I scoured the play store looking for the best Android App for politics… and really… there is only one that truly stands out.

The apps that are available, highlight one candidate… or a particular point of view… Except, Politifact’s Settle It.

Do you ever find yourself at the dinner table beside someone who seems to have the facts wrong? Do you wonder about the truth of campaign ads you see on on TV?

Try Settle It! – PolitiFact’s Argument Ender, a free app that lets you to look up Truth-O-Meter fact-checks from, the Pulitzer Prize-winning website. – PolitiFact

If there is an election/politics app that you use and really like… Let me know in the comments, and I’ll add it to this post.


double Twist Player (iTunes on Android)

Click Here to View in Google Play Store

“The Cure for iTunes withdrawal” — New York Times

Are you tired of using multiple apps for things that your iPod could do out of the box? Download doubleTwist Player and get the best all-in-one music, podcast, radio, video & sync app:

♬ Sync music (including iTunes playlists) to your phone from your Mac/PC over USB or AirSync over WiFi.
♬ Download legal, high-quality album artwork for your music.
♬ Smart Playlists for easy access to your Top Rated and Most Played songs.
♬ Subscribe to podcasts without needing a Mac/PC and get new episodes downloaded automatically over 3G or WiFi.
♬ Stream music, videos and photos to the Xbox 360, PS3, Sonos, and Apple TV


Want to Be a Paranormal Investigator? Try These Apps.

Funny… Everyone seems to have a paranormal story… hearing a strange voice… furniture that moves. As for me, I’ve never had anything weird happen… I just like watching the paranormal shows on TV… and crack up at how overly dramatic the Ghost Adventurer’s on Travel Channel get…  So, yeah… I guess I’m just a ghost hunter/investigator fan.  I’m a former radio DJ, which is where the leader of a local ghost hunting group heard me chatting about haunted sites… and introduced me to Extreme Vision Paranormal.

Been traveling to local sites and national sites hunting the unexplained with EVP for the past two years…


Join me, and EVP, at Hunter’s Ridge in Princeton this Saturday (10/27) at 6pm (it’s a Princeton Chamber Fundraiser.) We’ll be presenting data from Black Moon Manor, Waverly Hills Sanitorium, and local investigations from Seneca and Princeton (including Hunter’s Ridge Golf Course.)  Also, there will be tarot card readers and the authors of “Ghosts of the Illinois River.”)  Get more details here.


OK — JC from RnD’s  Favorite Halloween ANDROID apps:

1. Ghost Radar Classic

Ghost Radar® analyzes nearby energies. Interpretations of the readings are displayed using numeric, textual, and graphical readouts. Results may vary, we offer no guarantees, use for entertainment.


2.Haunted Booth Free: 3D Ghost

3D Ghostifier!  Curious to see how you or your friends would look as a ghost?  HauntedBooth, brought to you by the creators of ZombieBooth is a fun way to transform your face into a terrifying 3D animated ghost!


3. Haunted Sights Free – Ghosts

Paranormal guide to real haunted and mysterious sites.
Real haunted,paranormal and mysterious sites for ghost hunters. Whether you are a ghost hunting professional, avid fan, novice or just curious, you will not be disappointed. Haunted Sights is the most complete paranormal guide to diverse ghostly and mysterious sites, including hotels, bars, restaurants, cemeteries, historical places, parks and many more. Our app displays everything from GPS routings and locations to haunted ratings, websites and evidence links. No GPS on your phone? No problem. Search with city or zip for the same results.


4. GhostCam: Spirit Photography

Make your own ghost photograph in one touch! Customize your ghost and scare your friend or even yourself. Create your ghost library and make your ghost photo unique! Haunt em, scare em, make em scream!