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more adventures in android apps

I've picked up the habit of downloading en masse interesting apps to see what they do. As one does when two of one's favorite tech toys run on Android. So below.

Kindle Fire

SimCity Deluxe (Kindle Fire Edition), $4.99 - I regret nothing in getting this one. The one major flaw is that no matter how much water you have, when you get to a certain size, it will say there's not enough. Just ignore it.

Playing: if you are a veteran of Nintendo et al, doing this on a touchscreen does have a learning curve. If you're too zoomed in when adding roads or zones or pipes, you can't zoom out again easily except by accident, so if you're adding something to a large area, don't zoom in too much. Your first city, go the easiest game possible and get used to using a touchscreen for controls. Trust me, once you get the hang of it, it is ungodly convenient for a lot of things.

1.) The water thing - Zoom out, check your zones; if everyone has water, ignore teh warnings.
2.) Trash - just add landfills early because you will suddenly without warning have trash piling up everywhere.
3.) When there is a fire/disaster, click on the red button, then open up the disaster menu, then disattach it so it's a freestanding window, hit teh alarm, and summon your fire/etc. Keep doign that until the situation is copasetic.

This can be played without an internet connection. I have a city named Dallasville from when I was stuck there on my way to DC.

Calculator Plus Free (Kindle Fire Edition) - Free - Just a convenient calculator that is easy to use.

ES File Explorer - Free - A must have for anyone with a Kindle to get better control of your Kindle. Necessary if you download fic from AO3 in mobi form--you can use this to move your fic from the Download folder to teh Books folder.

Kindle Fire and Android Tablet

Bejewelled 2, $2.00 - I love this stupid game so much.

Office Caluculator Free - FREE - Another decent calculator choice.

Enjoy Sudoku - $2.99 - bar none, my favorite Sudoku app, with a daily set of sudoku puzzles in sixteen skill levels plus unlimited numbers of other sudoku in sixteen separate skill levels. REQUIRED INTERNET CONNECTION TO PLAY.

Missile Defender - $0.99 - eighties flashback with teh addictive qualities of crack. And dude, it only seems easy. Then all your buildings have holes and the trees are dead adn you hate everything, ever. Several times a night.

QuickOffice Pro - $14.99 - I've reviewed this before, but it and OfficeSuite Pro are my two favorites. QuickOffice Pro comes with built in integration with Google Docs, Dropbox, Box, Evernote, Catch, SugarSync, Huddle, and Egnyte. Works so far to display, create, and edit most Office Docs I've tried.

Skifra - Free - DLNA server for your kindle. I did an earlier review of it under the android apps tag.


Chrome Web Browser - Free - it does not have the functionality of Dolphin, and it's pretty minimal, but it does sync with your desktop, and it is very, very stable.

Connectbot - Free - SSH server, command line, very functional.

Dolphin Web Browser - Free - has bells and whistles and the ability to add the javascript for tagging on the left sidebar.

Do this:
1.) Click the + to the left of the address bar. A box will show up that says Add bookmark.
2.) Erase text in Name text box and add whatever. I use "tag".
3.) Erase text in Address and enter the following code:


4.) Check that folder is Bookmarks.
5.) Click Add.
6.) Swipe to get the left hand bookmark page to show up. "tag" is now there. Click on it to add to your delicious account.

Dropbox - Free - if you aren't using this, you really should. Awesome.

Kitchen Timer - when one is timing food but the kitchen is very hot and laptop in another room.

Moboplayer - Free - most flexible player on the web for most video formats. I reviewed this under the tag android apps for more inforation.

My Days - Free - For those of us who really need something to keep track of our periods. It's very customizable, and after three months, for me it is deathly accurate.

I'm still reviewing some that scan teh barcodes of your movies and enter them into a database for you, but I am not really loving any of them so far, but I'm still working on the customizations and usability, so pending on this one.

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