Samuel Scott

Samuel has a keen interest in technology and photography. You'll often find him writing on the Appstorm network.

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Share Your Love of Food With These Apps

One of our basic necessities in life is food. And in this digital age, many people have sought to share the meals they’re eating across social networking apps such as Instagram. Personally, I can’t go one day on Instagram without seeing someone tag #foodporn on one of their uploaded pictures.

However, there are apps dedicated to food and nothing but food. In this article, I’m going to look at three different applications that will help you chronicle your culinary journeys and share your love of beautiful food. The apps concerned are Foodspotting, Evernote Food and Burpple. Read on to find out which one of these is for you.


In today’s society the internet is one of the best resources for humor and people are constantly looking for funny pictures and media to make them laugh. However, despite having my Android device with me, there was a lack — in my opinion — of humor apps available on the platform. So I resorted to using my browser which just made the whole process of discovering and enjoying humorous content harder.

However, in the past few months two apps have been released with the high standards of design and usability that would make me use them on a regular basis. The first one is iGAG, linked to the 9GAG network and the second is Cheezburger, connected to the Cheezburger network. In the following article, I will explore both applications, highlighting the best features of each.


Crowdsourcing Applications : Thumb vs Formspring

We all seek the opinion of others, me especially, I’m constantly posting on forums and communicating with others on the internet. However, the disadvantage with forums is that responses are often slow. You will normally have to wait a few hours, if not days, until you get a reply for your question.

In the past few years, a different approach to forums has arisen and these come in the form of crowdsourcing apps where you can post a quick question and get even quicker responses. Of course, these are more trivial than forums, but their simplicity and immediacy attract a huge audience.

Two of the biggest apps to crack this market are Formspring and Thumb. Both are brilliant in their own right, but today on Android.Appstorm I am going to compare the two on key features to find out which is the best. Read on to find out!


Music is a medium I really love. It provides a great way to relax and makes long revision sessions a bit more exciting. Over the years, I’ve built up quite a big collection of music, however, because of the quantity of files and their size, I’ve never been able to have every song in exactly the same place.

The majority of my music files reside in iTunes — and that should be the same for a lot of people. With well over 10,000 songs in my library, iTunes is obviously an invaluable database, but problems arise when I’m out and about. My library is too big to transfer over to my phone and that creates a limit on what I can listen to when I’m away from my computer — which isn’t ideal, to say the least.

Style Jukebox is an online service, and an Android app, that solves this problem by allowing me to move my music into the cloud. After uploading the files, I can instantly access them wherever I am. Read on to find out more.


On our Android devices we use our keyboards an awful lot. Whether it be to send an email or comment on a forum, we resort to the same keyboard to type everything out — this makes it quite an important part of the device. Developers have realised this and developed applications that give you a different form to type on. However, the developers of Ginger have taken this an extra step further.

In their keyboard design resides a built-in grammar checker that makes sure that all typos and mistakes are picked up before you finish typing. The app saves time by giving you the ability to quickly proof-read text without the need to do too much. For users who are constantly sending messages and emailing, Ginger avoids embarrassing mistakes. Read on to find out how it works.


This past Christmas, I bought my first DSLR — a Canon 550D. Since then I really haven’t put the camera down. And as well as experimenting with shooting, I’ve been constantly looking for apps on my Android device to link with photography. In fact, I found quite a lot of photography applications and each one services a different purpose. However, one caught my eye from the onset: DSLR Controller.

As the name suggests,DSLR Controller allows you to control nearly every element of your DSLR. This is one of the most exciting apps I’ve used all year, so read on to find out how powerful it actually is.


The Simpsons is one of the most widely popular animated TV shows in the world, and when Simpsons Tapped Out was available on iOS devices at the start of 2012, I couldn’t wait for the app to come to Android too. At the time, there were rumors about a release date but all seemed to be false. It wasn’t until February 2013 that Android users got the game they’d been waiting for — it was only a year late…

In Simpsons Tapped Out, you send characters away to do specific tasks and a few hours later you’ll gain a reward. Being grind-based, the game isn’t essentially suited for players who want to engage continuously for long periods of time. However, fans of the show are bound to be thrilled. Simpsons Tapped Out mimics perfectly the TV show and its characters, and has so far attracted a huge amount of players. Read on to find out more…


It’s Customization Month on Android.Appstorm! Throughout March, we plan to share with you all our tips, tricks, apps and resources to help you improve your phone or tablet experience and make them suit your style.

Being Android users, we have a bigger opportunity to customise our devices. Opposed to the likes of iOS, the Open Source software allows anyone to fiddle around with a huge range of things. One such aspect many of us have been keen to change is the font. Normally, you’ll only have the choice of three different font sizes on your phone, however, with extra apps and websites its possible to give yourself a much bigger choice.

As part of of the Customisation month on Android.Appstorm today I’m going to address the different ways you can do this. I’ll also provide links to apps and web pages which make the process much easier.


It’s Customization Month on Android.Appstorm! Throughout March, we plan to share with you all our tips, tricks, apps and resources to help you improve your phone or tablet experience and make them suit your style.

In Android 4.2 there were many new updates such as gesture typing and multiple users. These were the features which took the headlines as they were the most beneficial to Android users. However, one feature which was probably overlooked by the majority of us, including me at first, was Daydream.

Daydream is one additional aspect that users can customise in their Android device and there are apps which enhance it even more. Read on to find out what Daydream actually is and the best ways to use it!


A few weeks ago the highly anticipated sequel to Temple Run was announced. Within the first three days Temple Run 2 had already been downloaded 20 million times on iOS devices. And after what seemed like the longest and most annoying week ever — which all my friends found hilarious as they played on their iPhones — Android users finally had access to the game. Since then, playing Temple Run 2 has been a regular occurrence and I’m sure this can be said for many others.

However, while Temple Run may take the spotlight, there are several other games that follow the same concept. Many of these are just as fun and in my opinion maybe better. So whether you’re bored of Temple Run already or just looking for a new game for your Android device, read on to find out what we recommend!


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