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A Romantic Android Valentine’s Day Wallpaper

Posted By Steve McFarlane on February 14th, 2012

Create a romantic evening for two with a beautiful Android wallpaper — in true 3D style right on your Android.

This live wallpaper allows you to create a beautiful 3D Live wallpaper, that is perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Create a beautiful candle light dinner scene from some of the most romantic cities such as a Paris and Barcelona or even a place an image in a frame of that special someone in the background.

Useful When

You can use this wallpaper as part of your Valentine’s Day plans or set the mood wherever you are if you can’t take her somewhere special. Place a picture of someone special in a frame, or as the background image. Celebrate with a chilled bottle of champagne and two sparkling glasses at your choice of locations – Paris, Barcelona, and more. Place a gift with your customized message on the table – a rose and rose petals complete the atmosphere for your candlelit dinner.

Setting the Mood

You can customize the scene to your liking with a romantic scene, a bottle of Champagne, a flaming candle and special message on the table. In fact you can customize the entire scene to your liking with your own photograph in the picture frame or background, a custom message for the title, and a custom text for the gift card.

You can have floating hearts drift through the background, or turn off the hearts altogether. You can also choose from a preset theme or completely customized the scene to suit the tastes of yourself of your valentine.

This Valentine’s Day Live Wallpaper is a 3-D wallpapers that features silky-smooth animations while conserving your battery life. It works on phones, tablets, and any device that supports live wallpapers.

Many of us are guilty of not showing how much we love our significant other except on Valentines days.  If you don’t have access to the person’s phone you can customize your own with this Valentine’s day wallpaper and invite her to do something on your phone such as play a game or read a message.  She will be completely surprised by the romantic scene that you spent time creating in honor of your love for her.

This app is great for setting the mood or saving the day if you had forgotten to get something. QR Code

Start a Party with this Karaoke App

Posted By Steve McFarlane on August 1st, 2011

Shazam is one of those cool apps that you can use to impress you friends with your seemingly super power ability to recognize virtually any tune, or song. Use Shazam to recognize what song is playing by simply having the app listen to a part of the song and it will reveal to you the artist, the album and even the lyrics of the song.

Shazam adds LyricPlay

It seems only natural that Shazam be given a karaoke feature that will enable users to choose songs and sing along to the lyrics. The new feature is called “Shazam LyricPlay” and it is available on Shazam Encore. LyricPlay syncs the song you’re listening to and displays its lyrics as it plays. The feature is currently available on Shazam Encore and (Shazam) Red apps for the iPhone and iPod touch. It works with 25,000 plus songs and growing.

The Android crowd patiently awaits being served. Until then, we will have to stick with the likes of Android Karaoke.


Software to Track Your Spouse’s Android Cell Phone

Posted By Steve McFarlane on May 23rd, 2011

While you can monitor your partner’s or spouse’s whereabouts using a vehicle tracking solution, it may not work if he or she takes alternate transportation or you need more precisely tracking to see where he or she goes after leaving the vehicle.

Using a good cell phone tracker is essential if you want to secretly retrieve the call logs, pictures and videos that were taken with the phone and see the places that the person is visiting.

If your spouse really doesn’t mind you knowing where they are, you can always use a free solution such as “Family GPS Tracker by Life360,” “GPS Tracker” or “Google Latitude.”

On the other hand, if you want a solution that will ensure that they don’t know you are tracking them, you may need to install a more serious GPS tracker on your spouse’s phone to confirm your suspicions, or gather the evidence you need to build a case that is strong enough to stand in a court of law.  One such phone tracker is Mobistealth.

When you visit Mobistealth’s website you will be shown a list of features and options suited to those who want:

  • Parental control software
  • To catch a cheating spouse
  • Employee monitoring
  • To protect a phone in case it is lost or stolen

You will then need to select what type of device you want to track.  Mobistealth can track Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Symbian and Windows phones — it can also spy on the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

We like the fact that Mobistealth does make ridiculous claims about being able to track all sorts of phones but instead ensures that the user can only sign up for service if Mobistealth can work on the phone they had selected.

Our only annoyance with the signup process is the fact that you have to navigate through a gallery pictures to find the right phone, we would like to see a text search feature to quickly find the right phone or tablet.

In any case this shouldn’t be a big issue for most users since you can first filter the list by platform (iPhone, Android etc). Once you find the right phone you will be shown a list of packages (Lite, Pro and Pro X) that are compatible with that phone.

Features

After MobiStealth is setup you can login to the Dashboard where you will see information regarding where the phone and its owner has been, who the owner has been been calling, what pictures has the phone been used to take, who has been emailed and texted from the phone along with what was said in each message. 

Of a truth, it is quite amazing what cell phone trackers such as Mobistealth can do.  Some of the features that we found to be most impressive include the following:

  • Email, call and SMS history – Stores copies of emails, call logs and SMS that were sent and received from the phone.
  • Recent location – MobiStealth can be set to automatically retrieve the GPS coordinates of places that were recently visited.  To get live tracking you will need to signup for the PRO and PRO-X versions as the Lite version doesn’t offer real-time GPS tracking. You will also need to signup for one of the PRO versions if you want to track a phone that doesn’t have GPS.
  • Secretly Record Phone Calls (PRO-X only) – With this feature you can have MobiStealth record incoming and outgoing calls to specific numbers and even perform reverse phone number look-ups to see who the call are made to or received from.  This feature alone makes MobiStealth a much better buy that many other Android spouse spy software because it doesn’t require that you are there to listen in on calls as they are happening.
  • Retrieve Pictures and Videos – A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words and in fact may be all you need to make your case against someone, especially if the person has the habit of taking lots of pictures and videos.  This feature allows MobiStealth customers/clients to remotely retrieve pictures and videos that were taken with the targeted phone.
  • Recordings of the Phone’s Surroundings – This spy feature can turn on the phone’s microphone in order to secretly record conversations that are within earshot.
  • Bookmarks, chat Sessions and Calendar events – A detailed record of bookmarks, chat sessions and calendar events can be just as incriminating as photos and text messages. You can use this Android spy app to review of chat sessions, calendar events and even contacts that were created.
  • Internet Browsing – If you are concerned that the phone in question is being used by your spouse to view  inappropriate content, MobiStealth can help you get all the evidence you need to confirm your suspicions or confront your partner.

Pricing

MobiStealth comes in a Lite, PRO and PRO-X versions with pricing starting as low as $49.99 for the entry level version and goes up to $199 for a full year’s tracking with all the bells and whistles.  By and large MobiStealth works very well and in some cases over-delivers.

Consumers will also be happy to know that there is a hassle free refund policy that can be drawn if they aren’t happy with the service.  However, refunds must be requested within 3 days after purchasing.

There are free Android spouse tracker apps on the Market that can track a spouse’s, child’s or employee’s cell phone. However,  if you want to record their conversations without them knowing it, or review their calls and browsing history, among other things, you will need to spend some money to get a topnotch solution such as MobiStealth.

Which package you choose will depend on how much time you will need to gather the information you want and the type of evidence you need.

Best Android Apps for Kids: ABC Games

Posted By Steve McFarlane on May 6th, 2011

There are so many kid friendly Android apps on the market that are both educational and fun. These games are an answer for parents who are concerned about what their kids are playing and if it will enhance learning while they play. The following games can be classified as both educational and fun.

Kids Connect The Dots

This game is another fun and kid friendly game that will keep your preschooler happy and occupied while they learn. The objective of the game is to teach children to recognize and pronounce the letters of the alphabet. There are over 100 connect the dots images for children to complete and see their object come to life. The images vary and the game play is simple. There is an option to switch between draw-mode and tap mode in the preferences section. This option is easily found and very easy to manipulate. In draw mode kids can draw from one dot to the next. It is a great way for kids to learn counting and the alphabet. It was suggested that this is also a great way for older kids, who are slow learners, to get the very basic concepts especially if they need remedial work. The cost for this app is $0.99. (more…)

Is Your Cell Phone Bugged?

Posted By Steve McFarlane on February 21st, 2011

From secretly monitoring a person’s calls, to being able to download all the pictures and video they record with the phone, the capabilities of cell phone spy software is remarkable and frightening. But what do you do if one suspects that they are being spied on.

Though the providers of cell phone tapping software often insist that they do what they can to encourage their customers to use their spy software legally, and in a socially responsible manner, there is little they can do to prevent their solutions from being used in corporate espionage, and for the purpose of stalking people. In fact, once Spyware is installed onto a phone, all the text messages, pictures taken, videos shot, calendar entries, incoming and outgoing calls, and GPS coordinates can be tracked without the cell phone owner knowing it. (more…)

The Ultimate Android Spy App

Posted By Steve McFarlane on February 21st, 2011

Communicating via cell phones, whether by text, voice calls or emails, has become the primary way to quickly communicate with others, so it is no wonder that cell phone tapping/bugging has become such an effective way of gathering information and evidence regarding a target and their phone.

Mobistealth PRO-X is one of the most advanced Android spy app that is available today. MobiStealth has an impressive list of features and makes claims that no other commercial cell phone spy vendor has. By no means is this the complete list of MobiStealth PRO-X features, but it will give you some idea of what this and other Android cell phone spy software can do. The features include: (more…)

Free GPS Apps – Android Cell Phone Tracking Solutions

Posted By Steve McFarlane on December 29th, 2010

If you have a GPS-enabled device there is a lot you can do with it. For one, you can keep an eye on your children, or track a cheating spouse, or help your family maintain peace-of-mind by allowing them to see where you are at all times.

In fact, you can also use your phone’s GPS and mapping software to improve your social life, by using GPS Applications to rendezvous with friends who are near by.

For some people it is scary to thing to know that they can be tracked at all times, and rightly so, but there are lots of legitimate uses for cell phone tracking solutions, not least among which is ensuring that your family members are safe.

Here are some of the best Android cell phone tracking apps.

Family GPS Tracker by Life360

This app uses award-winning Facebook and Google technology to track family members in real-time. The Family GPS Tracker by Life360app can also monitor sex offenders who live close by. Family GPS Tracker does more than just trace people though, in that family members can check-in to let you know that they are safe. In fact, this app was awarded a first place prize in an Android developer challenge.

Family GPS tracker works especially well as a child locator. When you want to ensure that your child is safe simply sign in to the mapping software to see where he/she is; see what threats are in the area; and configure the app to send alerts when family members are in trouble.

GPS Tracker – Android Asset and Vehicle Tracking

This is a free GPS cell phone tracking software for Android smart phones. GPS Tracker was developed by InstaMapper LLC and is perhaps the best free Android phone locator app out there. Like most real-time tracking solutions, this app uses Google Maps, but you need to signup for a free account at InstaMapper to access the service.

Once you setup your account and install the software on your phone, you can track anything that is carrying the device, provided that it has a clear view of the sky in order that the GPS receiver can acquire a satellite signal).  Because it uses Google Maps you can also display tracking information on a website, application, or device that supports Google Maps.

Google Latitude – Family and Child Tracking

Google Latitude enables users to share their location with other Google Latitude users, but ensures that no one can see your location if you don’t share it with them. Perhaps you are not willing to share your exact location.

If that’s your preference you can turn on the city level view instead; this will let others know what city you are in but no further information as to your where-about will be shared.

Is there a Google Latitude Android app? Not really, you access and use the service by visiting google.com/latitude (using phone, tablet or computer) to send an invitation to a friend or family member.  Once they accept the invitation you can start tracking them, but it is the user who determines how much information is given.

Final Words

Maybe you want to trace someone’s journey as they make their way home in bad weather, or it could be that you want to track a vehicle. In which case you would simply leave the phone hidden in the vehicle just in case the vehicle is stolen or is taken for a joy ride (vehicle tracking with no monthly fee, yeah).

If you are looking for a solution that can covertly track someone’s cell phone, without them knowing it, you may need to get the much acclaimed MobiStealth PRO-X cell phone tracking app.

Otherwise the above-mentioned Android phone trackers can serve you well if the cell phone owner doesn’t mind you tracking their phone. If you know of any other great but free mobile tracking apps, please let us know about it in the comments section below.