How's the weather over there? Looks like large parts of the country are getting blanketed in the white stuff. Time to light a fire, hop on the couch, and break out the Kindle Fire! Here are some great apps to play around with.
I'm a huge sucker for puzzle games like this. For some reason, I always think I'm so smart, and then I'll get to some level and be completely stumped. Come on, brain, figure it out!
Rating: 3.7 stars over 6 reviews
Description: Keep your eye trained on the red block and get ready to UnblockIt! This puzzle game is based on a simple concept: get the red block out of the board. But, of course, there’s a challenge! Move the blocks surrounding it to make a clear path, but vertical blocks can only move up and down and horizontal ones can only move side to side, making for some tight situations. The timer is on, so work deftly, as not only your time, but the number of moves needed to release the red block are also counted. Customize your game with four levels of gameplay, six block themes, and two backgrounds.
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This next one is a fun one that reminds me of those old screen savers with the shifting shapes. Those were always great, weren't they? I'll admit that I've actually been staring at this app for the past two hours.
Rating: 4.7 stars over 3 reviews
Description: Feeling a tad stressed? Need a little more artistic beauty in your life? Gravilux is a gorgeous, very Zen-like app for Android that will both entertain and soothe you whenever you use it.
Gravilux lets you touch a universe of simulated stars beneath your fingertips, exerting a gravitation-like force to twist them into an infinite variety of colorful new galactic forms. Just launch the app and start moving your finger across the screen. The stars will react, moving in slow waves and forming amazing shapes and fascinating effects. As these pinpoints of light float across the screen of your smartphone or Kindle Fire, you'll be overcome with sense of peace and serenity.
Gravilux combines elements of painting, animation, art, science, and gaming. Before it became a mobile app, this kind of interactive art was only found in galleries and museums. Now it's right on your Android, available to you anytime and anywhere.
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This next one is a very interesting syncing app that I just stumbled upon. Free, extremely highly rated, and versatile, it's one that I'm going to have to play with and let you know more about!
Rating: 4.9 stars over 18 reviews
Description: Have all of your data at your fingertips… anytime, anywhere, right on your Android.
With SugarSync, you can instantly access cloud-synced files, photos, and music from all your computers. View files and photos, stream music, and share files (and even complete folders) with friends and colleagues--no tethering required.
The SugarSync service syncs files and folders between any combination of Mac and Windows PCs, backing it all up to a secure cloud repository: anytime, anywhere access to all files, photos, and music; instantly share remotely stored files with friends and colleagues; stream a music library from any computer (save valuable local storage space for favorites); sync photos taken with your device back to the cloud; open cloud-synced files in a local document editor for editing; and sync any folder to your device for offline access. You can also sync with the SugarSync website so you can download, upload, and view data both online and off.
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Lastly we've got a useful app that you know would come in handy every now and then. I'd tell you more about what it does, but I bet you can guess.
Name: Stop Watch
Rating: 4.2 stars over 5 reviews
Description: StopWatch is a versatile timer for your Android device. Features include stopwatch and timer, volume control, shake to start (with accompanying starting pistol sound effect), and continuous time keeping even after you exit or shut down the app. Keep history of your timing, save and send the result, and calculate averages.
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