25 Best Free Apps

25 best Free Apps iOS Apps you can get for iPod Touch or iPhone!

1
DuckDuckGo Search & Stories by DuckDuckGo.com
Is an alternative to Google Bing Yahoo etc..

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/duckduckgo-search-stories/id663592361?mt=8

2
Bible by LifeChurch.tv
I was able to read the whole bible in 90 days because of this app.
It lets you bookmark text read offline listen to it via audio & more!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bible/id282935706?mt=8

3
TED by TED Conferences
Watch or listen to some thinkers with big ideas!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ted/id376183339?mt=8

4
Goodreads by Goodreads
Scan your books via your camera & their ISBN to help organize & manage your books!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goodreads/id355833469?mt=8

5
MyRadar Weather Radar by Aviation Data Systems, Inc
Live weather radar nationwide

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myradar-weather-radar/id322439990?mt=8

6
C-SPAN RADIO by Jacobs Media
Listen to what’s happening in Washington all for Free!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/c-span-radio/id322447301?mt=8

7
WordPress blogging
I was able to upload this post via this App!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wordpress/id335703880?mt=8

8
PBS by PBS
Watch some of their shows free on your own terms & times

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pbs/id410053365?mt=8

9
NowThis News by NowThis News
Short videos covers lots of national & some international news

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nowthis-news/id573012510?mt=8

10
Livestation by Livestation
International broadcast live most in English from all over the globe

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/livestation/id424591729?mt=8

11
NPR Music by NPR
Music from all NPR stations
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/npr-music/id378195188?mt=8

12
Smithsonian Channel
Educational network covering lots of topics

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smithsonian-channel/id377458454?mt=8

13
OkCupid Dating by OkCupid.com
Great dating website fast fun way too meet people.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/okcupid-dating/id338701294?mt=8

14
Podcasts by Apple
An ok option I like podcast but I love downcaster (Not Free)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/podcasts/id525463029?mt=8

15
iTunes U by Apple

Another educational option

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/itunes-u/id490217893?mt=8

16
Mokriya Craigslist app for iPhone – sell, shop, find a job, apartment or car by Mokriya LLC
Yea that kind of sums it upūüôā

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mokriya-craigslist-app-for/id597638475?mt=8

17
Twitter
Open social network set to public! #awsomeApp

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/twitter/id333903271?mt=8

18
Facebook Messenger
The only Facebook app I have the main App is a distraction & I dislike it but this app is a fast easy way to stay in contact with someone. It tells you too if they have seen what you sent them!!!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/facebook-messenger/id454638411?mt=8

19
Google Voice
Lets you send & receive text messages free need to setup a Gmail account 1st then setup Google Voice.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-voice/id318698524?mt=8

20
Talkatone – free phone calls and SMS texting app with Google Voice
That’s cool & it works!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/talkatone-free-phone-calls/id397648381?mt=8

21
MHzNetworks
Lots of international media all in English

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mhznetworks/id519357188?mt=8

22
Amanda Palmer
You can listen to her music for free & if you want you can buy a few songs!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/amanda-palmer/id560560194?mt=8

23
Your Rights
ACLU app

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/your-rights/id301494200?mt=8

24
EasyBib by Imagine Easy Solutions

Cite your sources

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/easybib/id436768184?mt=8

25
Find My iPhone by Apple

If you lose it this can help you find it!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/find-my-iphone/id376101648?mt=8

Light Beer Sucks

I’m not a fan of “light beer’ most people in my age¬†demographics (21-30)¬†tend to be fans and the main buys of Light beers” but I don’t care for beer in general let alone “light” any how here are some links to more info.

See my post on Makes Marks if you want to drink something good.

This is a good read

http://www.dailyfork.com/2009/12/reasons_light_beer_sucks.php

http://paulkiser.wordpress.com/2010/09/10/watered-down-beer/

“however, in the end the prime ingredient in most light beer is‚Ķ.water”

http://www.collegehappenings.com/college/25-cheap-beers-to-avoid-at-all-costs/

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/food/corona.asp

their is a brand of beer in GTA 4

http://gta.wikia.com/Pi%C3%9Fwasser

Review of ICON 37

ICON Iowa(37)was fun again this year.  

I saw Wylde Nept for the 1st time.  I enjoyed hearing their music.  I saw people who I only see once a year at ICON, and I also met some new, interesting people.

I bought a limited edition sketch that¬†Mike Cole¬†created of the late¬†Rusty Hevelin. ¬†My 1st¬†ICON (35, or 2010) was the last one Rusty attended. ¬†That was also the first¬†science fiction, Anime, ¬†or fan convention that I EVER went to… I have made it to every ICON since then!

I learned that the “Hevelin Collection of pulps, fanzines, convention materials, and science fiction books spanning 1930s-2010s, is now part of the University of Iowa Special Collections & University Archives.” ¬†I found out about Rusty’s¬†archive¬†website at ICON 37 too! ¬†The panel who talked to us about him and the collection were¬†interesting.¬†

I signed up for next year’s 2013 ICON. ¬†I was also appointed the Director of Public Relations for¬†ICON 38…¬†to be¬†continued!!!¬†¬†¬†

 

ICON 38 will be on

November 15-17, 2013  

   Links about Rusty

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rusty_Hevelin

 

http://hevelincollection.tumblr.com/

 

Good Music

http://www.wyldenept.com/

 

ICON Iowa official website

http://iowa-icon.com/

 

More reviews of ICON 37

 

http://weirdauthor.com/2012/11/a-rollercoaster-weekend.html

 

http://d.moonfire.us/blog/2012/11/04/icon-37-followup

http://cathschaffstump.com/archives/2012/11/05/avoiding-the-turn-offs/#more-5378

 

http://www.jimchines.com/2012/11/icon-wrap-up/

 

The Declaration of Friendship

The Declaration of Friendship is an idea I have heard from other friends of mine and that I am building on. You could call this a sociology lesson maybe?
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We will start out with a base line ofStranger Danger most people in the universe would fall under this category because we do not know most people in the world we fear them. We fear the unknown

now we have what I would call the acquaintance level we will start off with negative and then go positive.

Acquaintance Negative¬†is someone who knows you and you don’t really like each other or get along very well but you will tolerate it.

Until it goes to Dislike Status where you cant stand each other and very few people fall under this level for most people.

Acquaintance Positive¬†is someone you know who you enjoy being around when its easy for you to see them and some times cool stuff happens sometimes it doesn’t. I would say a majority of people would fall under this level. Its not a bad place to be but its not the top level of a social relationship either.

Friendship¬†this is the level that all other levels build on how do we define it? Who is a ‚ÄúTrue Friend‚ÄĚ? How do we reach this level?

Maker’s Mark Ambassador Program

So I was talking to a cousin of mine at a family get together about my new found like of whiskey. I have had 5 star, high 10, and many others then I was informed about the Makers Mark Ambassador Program and so I joined it shortly their after.  I am posting some of my pics of the stuff I got along with links to others websites that have more information!!!

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Maker’s Mark Ambassador Program¬†Membership¬†Card

Why I don’t own any video game console

I owned a PS2 but I gave it away to the local¬†Demolay.org¬†group I was active in. I feel that they get more and better use out of it than I was. I started playing video games in 2001 & I¬†stopped¬†playing my PS2 around fall of 2008…WOW its been almost 5 years since then! ¬†

I enjoy playing video games with my friends, in person and in the same room. I feel that it makes it a fun social experience vs buying an overpriced game console and dropping $20-50+ plus per game on top of that. I was reading about how today the video game industry is hurting the most sicne the 1980’s¬†crash¬†because since the PS3’s & the new systems have come out with HD and Proprietary online networks what more could they add to a new system? So I will not support them financially. I do have a few Apps on my iOS Apps and the 2 that I like are KATAMARI Amore & GTA III outside of that most game Apps I do not care for. But I do not need a gaming system to play these 2 Apps.

 

Proprietary software = Feudalism ???

when you reject freedom in the tech field you will also accept a lack of freedom in other areas of your life.  

 

 

Kickstarter¬†looks like a cool way to create things… I see that Ouya got a lot of its funding that way! I think that crowd sourcing for fundraising reasons is a wave of the future!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowd_funding_in_video_games

 

https://yourfriendtony.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/why-i-dont-play-video-games/

 

http://www.148apps.com/news/mobile-games-console-title/

 

http://kingpinlifestyle.com/how-to-quit-playing-video-games/

 

http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/EternalDeathSlayer/examining-why-i-don-t-play-video-games-much-anymore-aka-getting-deep-on-your-a–233990.phtml

 

http://www.gamerevolution.com/features/why-i-dont-own-a-wii-360-or-3ds

 

http://kotaku.com/5918862/do-we-really-need-video-game-consoles-anymore

 

‚Äú99¬Ę iPhone and iPad games are also taking a toll on the perceived value of dedicated gaming systems.‚Ä̬†http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/09/tech/gaming-gadgets/console-gaming-dead/index.html

 

App Games

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grand-theft-auto-3/id479662730?mt=8

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/katamari-amore/id454670114?mt=8

originally posted- Dec 20, 2012 1:54 PM