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I have been searching high and low for the 10 best free apps to help get you ready for the Christmas season. Here are the best apps from the Android market.

10) Sleeps Till Christmas by Neuro Software

Sleeps till Christmas is a widget for your home screen that displays the sleeps till that Christmas morning that everyone is waiting for.

9) Santa Spotter by Ogilvy Group UK

This is a fun app that turns your Android phone in to a magic telescope to help spot Santa on his journey when he leaves the North Pole. While you wait for that day use your magic telescope to spot festive constellations each night.

8) Christmas Wallpapers by Sancron

This is a great app for finding festive Christmas wallpapers to liven up your phone for the holiday season.

7) Countdown till Christmas by Onteca

This great app counts down the time till Christmas comes. It also has “sightings” of Santa and his reindeer for your children.

6) Christmas Decor Sticker Pack by Studio Mort Development

This widget gives you everything from snowflakes to pine trees to candy canes and more to liven up your home screens for the holiday season.

5) Free Christmas List by Developers Simplify Lives

This app comes in both a free and paid version and gives you the ability to add the people you are shopping for along with their sizes and notes. It also offers gift tracking, cost tracking, and cost summary. A great app for holiday shoppers.

4) Android Christmas Ringtones by Sancron

This is a great app that has many different Christmas ringtones for your Android phone. Also has the ability to assign different ringtones for your contacts. Great app for the holiday season.

3) All I Want From Santa by Iconosys, Inc.

This is a great app for both parents and kids. When you register you get to put your child’s name and their wishlist can be sent to the parents email address. Starting December 15th your kids will also be able to write their letters to Santa.

2) Advent Calendar 2010 by

This is a great app that not only helps countdown the 25 days till Christmas but also for each day shows you a free app from the Android Market. Before you get to see the free app you have to open your present in fun ways. Definitely a must have for app lovers!!!

1) Angry Birds Seasons by Rovio Mobile

Not only is this a fun holiday game for all Angry Bird lovers but it also helps countdown the days till Christmas by playing one level for each day in this snowy Christmas game. Also includes the unreleased Halloween levels.

Well, there you go these are my top ten Christmas apps to get you through the season. Hope you enjoy!!! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!


Angry Birds

Posted: December 13, 2010 in Android Games
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I just recently started play Angry Birds by Rovio Mobile and I have to say I am official addicted!!!!! This isn’t the first night I have been up the whole time thank’s to those flying birds and green pigs!!!! Angry Birds is a game where you use different types of birds to get those pesky green pigs that stole the eggs. Throughout out the game you acquire different types of birds that have different abilities. So far I have acquired the use of six different types of birds with six different abilities. These abilities included head-butts, super speed, multiplying, egg bombs, exploding, boomerang, and extra strength. The goal is to kill the pigs in their forts while at the same time trying to achieve three stars on each level. Also in certain levels you have the opportunity to acquire golden eggs. I have to say that this is on my top ten list of favorite Android games. It is highly addictive and hours of fun!!!

I have owned the Cliq, Motorola’s first T-Mobile Android phone, for a little over a month now. I was a little wary buying it but by the end of the first day I fell in love with it.

The Cliq does run on Android 1.5, with MotoBlur running on top. If you are not familiar with Motoblur it is Motorola’s own special blend. You create an account and with that account you sign in. The Moto Blur service is quite unique for many reasons.

  1. First, if you need to do a reset on the phone it saves your settings, which in my opinion, is a very nifty idea.
  2. Second, say your phone gets lost or stolen you are able to login to your Moto Blur account from another computer and wipe all your information from the phone and track it. You can also put the info back on the phone. Thankfully I have not had to do this.
  3. Third, the Motoblur service syncs all you contacts and accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Gmail, and more. It is a little much at first but you are able to link the accounts together. Say your Mom has Twitter, Facebook, and Gmail you can link all three contacts together to make one. Also you can choose which account your contact’s pics come from.

Unlike the MT3G and G1 you have five screens instead of three. So there is plenty of room for widgets. The Happenings widget displays all updates for your accounts. Let’s say Mary updated her status on Facebook, it will show up right in the Happenings widget.
The Messaging widget displays any and all messages you receive such as Text, Myspace, Twitter, and Facebook messages. So instead of having to sign in to multiple accounts you can do it all right from your screen. You can also add news widgets and stay up to date with all your RSS Feeds. All you have to do is click and scroll.

Now the phone itself I think is lovely. The overall design makes it really attractive. The screen is a little bit smaller than my MT3G, but like I said just a little. The phone is not heavy at all in my opinion it feels quite solid.
Oh and the keyboard is excellent, it is small and compact, the buttons are raised a little bit so you can actually feel them. The only draw back is no backlight inless you hit the alt button, which truthfully does not help that much at all inless you want to type with numbers and symbols. The Cliq does have a back light although it seems that some don’t work while others do.

The battery life on the phone is basically the same as all other smart phones. Depending on how much you are on the phone surfing the net,playing on Myspace, Facebook, or Twitter determines how long your battery will last. Let’s put it this way I am easily on my phone 12 hours a day, since I pretty much manage my life from my phone. So I usually go through, on average, three full charges a day. Like I said if you are going to own a smart phone expect poor battery life, it just comes with the package.

On to the camera/ video recorder. I like it, it takes decent pics nothing to get all crazy about. I do believe it would have been quite a bit better if it had flash.

Now the biggest debate concerning the Cliq is weather or not it will be updated. Truthfully, I do not know. However, I do believe it will be updated probably around the same time all other android phones get updated.

Overall, if you are big on social networking and staying connected to the world I would recommend the Motorola Cliq, it is an excellent phone with a lot of features to keep you connected.