OK, confession time here. I had never heard of this application until I read a story that indicated that Apple had acquired it, reportedly for $50Million. I was curious at a number of levels.
- What makes an application worth $50Million?
- Why would Apple buy it?
- Now that Apple bought it, would it go away?
- and — what does it do?
So, I decided to see if I could still get it. After all, some of the reasons why a company acquires another is to either build on it or take it away because it’s too close a competitor. I was pleased to see that it was still available on the Apple Store so I grabbed it and installed. What better way to figure out just what it does.
I fire it up and it looks immediately interesting.
Chomp’s purpose is to help you navigate your way through mobile applications for the iPod, iPad, and Android devices. By itself, the web access is interesting. Tell Chomp what kind of application you’re looking for and it makes suggestions. So, I’m a big fan of word games. What would it recommend?
The first results is an unweidly 3,384 titles. But, it got the top three right (at least in my books). My daily favourites: Words with Friends, Hanging with Friends, and Scramble with Friends. This will be a very useful find. Next step is to poke around on the applications.
The title “all time greats” has me hooked. What have I missed? Here are Chomp’s Top 10.
- Facebook – got it
- Instagram – got it
- Pandora Radio – don’t have it
- Bible – don’t have it
- Google Earth – got it
- Shazam – got it
- Google Search – don’t have it
- Movies by Flixster – don’t have it
- Angry Birds – got it
- Skype – got it
I look back at what I don’t have and recognize that I either have alternatives to them or they aren’t available in Canada.
I’m 6 out of 10 with the top recommendations. Curious, I peek at #11 “Zombie Farm”. I just have to try that.
This could be a very interesting application to keep around. I already have AppStart installed. It never hurts to have a second opinion. Are you curious? You may want to download and install while it’s still available.
Connect the World of Music
labs – Data Locker – AppSense
The DataLocker suite, offered for free by AppSense Labs, includes native clients for Windows, Mac, iPhone, and iPad. The Windows and Mac clients are capable of encrypting and storing secure files in any local file system or cloud storage location, including Dropbox. The DataLocker iOS application stores files in Dropbox. (Additional storage options are planned in future versions of the iOS application.)
cloudHQ – Basecamp, Dropbox and Google Docs
Synchronize Google Docs, Dropbox, and Basecamp
Replicate all your files between
Google Docs and Dropbox
In real time!
500px / Home
500px is a photo community powered by creative people worldwide that lets you discover, share, buy and sell inspiring photographs.
LitCharts.com | LitCharts Study Guides | The faster, downloadable alternative to SparkNotes
LitCharts – the faster, downloadable alternative to SparkNotes.
‘Do Not Track’ Won’t Save You From Yourself – Security – Privacy – Informationweek
Google and its ilk may still use your data for market research and product development. And law enforcement, of course, will still be able to demand data from online companies about your suspicious cat breading activities. But if you just keep telling yourself, “Now, I have privacy,” then everything will be okay.
Computer Languages History
Computer Languages History
The History of Programming Languages – O’Reilly Media
For 50 years, computer programmers have been writing code. New technologies continue to emerge, develop, and mature at a rapid pace. Now there are more than 2,500 documented programming languages! O’Reilly has produced a poster called History of Programming Languages (PDF: 701K), which plots over 50 programming languages on a multi-layered, color-coded timeline.
Learning Games For Kids
Educational games are a great tool for building foundation math and language skills that today’s elementary school curriculum requires. These online learning games and songs for kids are fun, teach important skills for preschool and elementary school kids and they’re free. Want educational games that help build skills in math, language, science, social studies, and more? You’ve come to the right place!
The Yuckiest Site on the Internet
the best place for science entertainment
Online Children’s Games at Building Blocks
Online Children’s Games
Cool Sites for Kids
The Internet is a vast resource of tools, activities, and games for children to explore. Here are sites that I have recently found that will catch a child’s interest along with providing a learning opportunity.
Google, Apple, Microsoft Agree to Mobile App Privacy Changes – Search Engine Watch (#SEW)
Bing Now Lets You Verify Whether Search Results Are About You
Ever Google someone before a blind date or deciding to hire them? Of course you have.
But going forward, if you choose to Bing them instead of Google them, you may end up getting results they have manually approved. Microsoft has launched Linked Pages for its Bing search engine. The feature, which is currently only available to users in the U.S., essentially lets you control what people see when they search you.
10 Ways to Use Your iPad 2 with the Apple TV | Mac|Life
The Apple TV and iPad work beautifully together. While we all wish the Apple TV had more apps and features, pairing it with an iPad 2 makes the device infinitely more feature rich. By turning on AirPlay Mirroring, anything you can do with your iPad 2, you can do on your television. Here are 10 ways to put that perfect pairing to good use.
3 core elements to a successful BYOD strategy – Microsoft UK Schools blog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs
With the plethora of device types now available, the power to work and study where you choose is now a reality. Want to revise in the park sipping a latte, or update a presentation on the bus, there is now an app and device perfectly suited to your needs.
Discovery Channel :: Krakatoa :: Virtual Volcano
Explore a virtual volcano
Bing & Facebook See Deeper Search Integration With “Linked Pages”
Yesterday a new feature was announced by Microsoft that allows logged-in Facebook users to link related pages to themselves. The new product, ‘linked pages,’ not only allows users to link pages to themselves, but also to friends.
The open source platform to write and publish print and digital books.
Booktype is a free, open source platform that produces beautiful, engaging books formatted for print, Amazon, iBooks and almost any ereader within minutes. Create books on your own or with others via an easy-to-use web interface. Build a community around your content with social tools and use the reach of mobile, tablet and ebook technology to engage new audiences.
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