Nike FuelBand is a wearable pedometer that can track your movement, and it will tell you how much calories you have burned. Based on your movement, it will rate you with fuel points. So judging from the points you earn, you can reschedule our exercise routines to get more points. Hopefully for the iOS users, there is an app that can sync the device via Bluetooth to the computer without the hassle of USB.
Nike had promised one that will be show up at the Play Store by summer 2012. Guys at Droid Life reached out to Nike on the matter, and they replied they are no longer on the course of developing an Android app for the FuelBand. With an official tweet and a more detailed statement, Nike said they are focusing on FuelBand experience on the iOS platform.
So we guess the Android users who have a FuelBand and had racked up fuel points on will continue with the “plugging-in the band” process with USB on your PCs and Macs.
If they meant a suspension of the Android thought for some period, there is still a chance to see an Android version. That would of course be welcoming.
We like playing with words, literally! Like everyone else, we too love Hangman. We recently ended up on Wordsplosion that endorses the same idea, but it doesn’t hang the human though. Created by Concrete Software, the iOS game challenges us to guess a five letter word on each level in a given time.
Don’t worry if you are left without any clue; the game will give you the first letter to fill the vocabulary. What if you don’t get the right word within the stipulated time? It will end up taking your life. You will be given certain number of lives at each level and how well you play will determine how long you live.
The game throws up some amount of difficulty to get the exact words before running out of time, and it has a great lore of words in its library to make you sweat.
The splashy interface, cool animation and remarkable music get you in its grip within the first second you enter into a challenge. The game is fast paced and that adds more tension to the overall gameplay.
The game has Game Center support so that you can compare your scores online with other players all around the world.
Wordsplosion comes free, but if you want to get rid of the ads, make an in-app purchase for $2.99, and get cracking.
Studies on the two hemispheres of our brain have been on since decades. Today’s cognitive and neuroscience psychologists have their own brain monitoring devices for studying the laterality of the brain. One of the most common methods used for observing this is to assess the brain activity with auditory stimuli experiments.
Called dichotic listening, the subject that undergoes this simple test will be listened to certain vocal patterns so that the scientists can track the selective attention with the auditory responses.
These experiments give the knowledge of the perception and cognition of a human being. Dichotic experiments done in normal test subjects’ conducts simple listening task, giving different stimuli to each ear. Then they are asked to produce the content. Most of the people use the left part of the brain to process languages, and some left-handers use their right part.
Josef Bless, a researcher in psychology at the University of Bergen in 2011 along with his team has come up with an iOS app, called iDichotic, which has proved to be effective in psychological testing and data collection.
Bless got struck with the idea while he was listening to music on his phone which he felt was very similar to the routine test that is carried out in the laboratory. If you think what the whole purpose of this app is, and why we need it on our phone, it will be based on if you need to get to know your brain a little better.
You can discover where exactly is your brain processing your language and also find your selective attention abilities. You also have the option to send your results to the data researches’ database. The app test only takes three minutes to complete simple procedures.
Bless says the results produced by the app is reliable for laboratory tests as they have compared the results of 167 subjects produced from the app with 76 of the subjects tested in labs.
His team also has a version of iDichotic or the schizophrenia affected persons. What they claim is that the app will train the sufferers to filter their auditory system to filter voice hallucinations.
Flashy visuals, rock music and unbelievably physics-challenging gameplay, just like what we have seen in some of the street racing games! Sega’s After Burner series enthralls with these elements, except that it is an air combat game. The game that first got released on Arcade system, a mini sized cockpit look-alike set up with display and joystick controllers with motion ability, it later got upscaled to high definition and released the digital versions for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2010.
The game is akin to some serious adrenaline pumping roller coaster ride, but unfortunately like in real a roller coaster, you have to do nothing in this game rather than tilting and firing.
There is nothing intuitive in this game. The game’s frame rate is in lighting speed, in the middle of that we are left without any choice to make any varied gameplay moves other than the dodging, flipping and firing. It’s a game nice to look at, and we need to remember that the concept was originally for Arcade.
Sega has ported the After Burner Climax to the iOS, which is now available at the AppStore. From three modes – Arcade, Score Attack and Climax – you can take off with fighter jets F-14D Super Tomcat or the F-15E Strike Eagle. After Burner Climax has over 20 stages to unlock. You will be shooting in blazing speeds in various environments.
The game has Airplay and HDMI compatibility, so you will be able to connect your mobile device to big screen and play. If you are looking for a high speed visual trip, this game will definitely keep you on toes. Buy the game for $1.99 at the AppStore.
Customized lockscreens are popular these days and for those who love customization, Google Play Store has added an app called Active Lockscreen to Android devices. The app has been developed by Celltick Ltd. and it is completely free.
Active Lockscreen offers more shortcuts and choices. The developers are handing out multiple themes with different looks and colors. You can simple unlock the screen and launch recently used apps like Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
You are also allowed to call your favorite numbers or recent contacts. It permits text messaging or communication through Skype, WhatsApp, Email and Gmail and lets you use your camera or any picture related apps such as Instagram.
Active Lockscreen has four customizable sections that have multiple apps. Apart from the different colored themes, the developers have add-ons and plugins to bring lockscreen widgets to your lockscreen. For this, you need to download a few available plugins.
The old system menus and Android 2.3 Gingerbread slider bars of the app are the main drawback. But other options and features are great. Still, we wish for an improved settings UI and options for stock icons.