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App Roundup: Thunderstorm Live Wallpaper, RemoteDroid, Drop Block

Thunderstorm Live Wallpaper (Free and $0.99):  This weeks live wallpaper is a new submission to the market.  I came across it and simply loved the way it looked.  It gives you a pseudo-realistic lightning storm that travels as you move screens.  The donation version allows you to change the colors and some other settings such as cloud density and number of strikes.  This live wallpaper has a lot of potential and this is a strong showing for a brand new submission.  Recommended for higher end/overclocked devices.

RemoteDroid (Free):  Ever have a feeling while sitting at your computer such as, “Man, I really enjoy my mouse and my phone, but I am simply too lazy to hold both or swap back and forth between the two.”?  I have, and that is why RemoteDroid is the perfect app for me.  It allows me to not only integrate my phone with my computer, it also allows me to be lazy.  RemoteDroid turns your Droid into a multitouch mouse pad that uses your homes wireless network to communicate with your computer.  Simply download the app, download the Java application to your computer and cruise on in to the easy life.  This app is also great for messing with your girlfriends computer from across the room!

BoggleDroid (Lite and $1.25):  BoggleDroid is a multi language and worldwide challenging version of Boggle.  It has an intuitive interface that lets you easily select words against a timer or against a challenger.  Touch feedback acknowledges letter selections and allows you to slide your finger for quicker selection of words.  This is a great time waster and is easily picked up and put down in minutes.

Key Ring Reward Cards (Free):  Do you have a giant key chain with 60 or so supermarket club cards attached to it?  If you do, you have a problem, and Android has a solution.  Key Ring Reward Cards can consolidate all of your annoying cards into one app using the bar code scanner.  It backs up your cards online if you choose and displays the code for scanners to read right off your phone.  Ladies, you know you can reduce the weight of your purse by half using this app!

Drop Block (Free and $3.10):  Drop Block is another rehash of your classic physics game.  You need to drop the blocks using timing and wits to save the green ones and get rid of the red.  The interface is geared for a younger crowd with cute smiley faces and bright colored backgrounds.  The game starts out extremely easy, but quickly ramps up in difficulty.  This app will definitely keep your kids busy while you drag them into Wal-Mart.

Hypnotoad To Go (Free): This app has virtually nothing to do with anything other than feeding my geek quotient for the evening.  I love Futurama and for any fan of the series. you surely realize the value in this app.  I mean lets be honest… there is no way that thing thing could ….  ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!

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  • Cara Anderson

    I just wanted to reach out to you and introduce myself, as I saw a couple things you wrote come across my desk today. I am the PR Manager for Appular (App Marketing/PR/Publishing) in NYC. We work with a lot of big name apps for the iPhone and Android markets. Right now The Moron Test is one of our clients and I'm sure you know how much success they have had!

    Wanted to connect with you and add you to my list of networking folks for chatting about apps! I would love to know who to contact going forward.

    Please feel free to contact me back as I would love to let you know about the apps that we are working with as we have SO much going on right now.

    I did want to mention one in particular. It's free on the Android Market right now and would love for you to check it out and let us know what you think.It's Automobile Magazine for Android and iPhone. http://zumobi.com/showcase

    Here's a blurb from the PR:

    Zumobi, the first premium mobile app network, and Source Interlink Media™ today announced the launch of the Automobile Magazine application for iPhone and iPod touch. Sponsored by Cadillac, the Automobile Magazine app brings the magazine’s deep knowledge of the people, history, engineering, and general business of cars to the mobile platform.

    With the free Automobile Magazine app, millions of enthusiasts can now immerse themselves in the magazine content that they love – right from their Android device. The app interface allows for easy navigation by offering consumers a full view of the menu options, each linking to a popular section of the magazine: “driven” for all-access to car reviews, videos, and photo galleries, “rumors” to keep users up to speed on all the latest news, and “features” to guide users through great driving adventures, four season tests, awards and more. From within the app itself, all information is easily shared via e-mail and users are able to subscribe to Automobile Magazine with just a click of a button.

    Thanks so much for your time. Hope to hear from you soon!

  • Cara Anderson

    I just wanted to reach out to you and introduce myself, as I saw a couple things you wrote come across my desk today. I am the PR Manager for Appular (App Marketing/PR/Publishing) in NYC. We work with a lot of big name apps for the iPhone and Android markets. Right now The Moron Test is one of our clients and I'm sure you know how much success they have had!

    Wanted to connect with you and add you to my list of networking folks for chatting about apps! I would love to know who to contact going forward.

    Please feel free to contact me back as I would love to let you know about the apps that we are working with as we have SO much going on right now.

    I did want to mention one in particular. It's free on the Android Market right now and would love for you to check it out and let us know what you think.It's Automobile Magazine for Android and iPhone. http://zumobi.com/showcase

    Here's a blurb from the PR:

    Zumobi, the first premium mobile app network, and Source Interlink Media™ today announced the launch of the Automobile Magazine application for iPhone and iPod touch. Sponsored by Cadillac, the Automobile Magazine app brings the magazine’s deep knowledge of the people, history, engineering, and general business of cars to the mobile platform.

    With the free Automobile Magazine app, millions of enthusiasts can now immerse themselves in the magazine content that they love – right from their Android device. The app interface allows for easy navigation by offering consumers a full view of the menu options, each linking to a popular section of the magazine: “driven” for all-access to car reviews, videos, and photo galleries, “rumors” to keep users up to speed on all the latest news, and “features” to guide users through great driving adventures, four season tests, awards and more. From within the app itself, all information is easily shared via e-mail and users are able to subscribe to Automobile Magazine with just a click of a button.

    Thanks so much for your time. Hope to hear from you soon!

  • Max S

    i disagree, more functionnalities on BoggleDroid like challenges and even the display, look nicer than Word up!

  • Raven

    Yet another nice Live Wallpaper. There seems to be a hundred apps for automatically changing static background images, but has anyone found an automated changer that can also handle Live Wallpapers?

  • adada

    wow this site sucks lately

  • adada

    wow this site sucks lately

    • Mrpicolas

      to each his own sorry you feel that way

    • WhereIsTony

      Perhaps rather than taking the time to announce such critisisms with no suggestions, your time would be better served checking out another site. Might I suggest

      http://objection.mrdictionary.net/go.php?n=4236168

      • _phlynhi

        That link in my favorites now. Thanks WhereIsTony!

    • Droidzilla

      Oh, man. Must . . . suppress . . . “your mom” joke . . .

  • Joe

    Is there any chance of getting the Droid X camera ported to Droid 1? I like the panoramic and slow motion record options.

  • Joe

    Is there any chance of getting the Droid X camera ported to Droid 1? I like the panoramic and slow motion record options.

  • lakerzz

    Of course, that could just be an added feature of the froyo rom I'm runnig.

  • F.u.B

    Any1 know when bb v0.5 come out

  • Justin Bieber

    O Baby. Thunderstorms make me horny

  • http://jeffcoons.info/ Jeff Coons

    WordUp! is a much, much better Boggle game.

  • lakerzz

    When you are in alarm clock mode, you can hit menu, and hit settings. There will be options to change the color of the clock. As well as changing the screen saver “timeout”. You can only set it to go in to sleep mode as long as an hour, but it won't let you turn off sleep mode completely. (this is for the pre-installed clock app)

  • F.u.B

    Any1 know when bb v0.5 come out

  • Justin Bieber

    O Baby. Thunderstorms make me horny

  • http://jeffcoons.info/ Jeff Coons

    WordUp! is a much, much better Boggle game.

    • Max S

      i disagree, more functionnalities on BoggleDroid like challenges and even the display, look nicer than Word up!

  • Jtwildman1

    Anyone know if there is a good dock clock for motor droid running 2.2. I like the set up, but it always goes into a annoying sleep mode with a black screen with a green clock.

    • lakerzz

      When you are in alarm clock mode, you can hit menu, and hit settings. There will be options to change the color of the clock. As well as changing the screen saver “timeout”. You can only set it to go in to sleep mode as long as an hour, but it won't let you turn off sleep mode completely. (this is for the pre-installed clock app)

    • lakerzz

      Of course, that could just be an added feature of the froyo rom I'm runnig.

    • Droidzilla

      Alarm Clock PlusV2. It's built on the stock clock, so it's similar, but you can do fun extra stuff like turn off the “screensaver,” math for snooze/dismiss, open Pandora/Slacker/etc. for your alarm, use a playlist for an alarm (it'll choose a random song from it); the thing is awesome. And free.

      Oh, and it also turns off the LEDs when plugged in if you're running FroYo.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/SOQGG2REJZRIJBLBJTP2VHDX4I Javonte

    can anyone help me out ok i have a motrola droid i had 104 mb of internal storage left and alot of sd card space im running lithium mod and i have need for speed shift which i tried to reinstall with titanium backup and while it was trying to install it said i need more space so i just decided not to install it i went to check my memory now i only got like 24mb left what happened???? the apk wasent installed and now all my memory is gone i tried turning the phone off taking the sd card out and it still says 24mb left i dont know what to do and i only have like 16 or less apps installed can anyone help?

  • NKTIzzle

    The only thing that stinks about that keyring app is most scanners have a hard time reading the code. I don't know if it's the reflection on the screen or what, but most times I end up either having they scan my actual card or punch the number in by hand….

    Great idea though!

    • lakerzz

      Yeah, you're right. My brother works at a grocery store, and gets frustrated when somebody pulls out their phone to scan. He said it almost never works. They try to tell him at what angle to point the scanner. He ends up giving up, and just typing in the code. Maybe the times it did work, it was an android phone, and when it didn't work, it was an I*hone…haha

    • Droidzilla

      Generally works fine on my OG Droid.

      • Nkitizzle

        I really wanted to LOVE the app. But it got to be too embarrassing to have them keep trying to scan it only to have to either pull the physical card our to punch in the numbers manually.

        I would say my success rate has been in the range of 10% using a DX. I've made sure the screen was completely clean and had them try with a hand scanner and the belt scanner.

        Oh well, as I said it's still a great idea and lets me not worry about always having my cards should I walk without my keys.

  • Chris Nimon

    HOLY CRAP. Engadget picks Evo over *phone and DX. http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/17/engadgets-ba

    • lakerzz

      Wtf?? Well…at least it was picked over th I*hone poor, I mean, four…haha

      • Chris Nimon

        I was just surprised, seems they are actually comparing these phones now instead of just saying “Is it an *phone”, or ” I dont care” lol.

        • lakerzz

          Very true…lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/GotMurph Ben Murphy

    / test initiated
    / test complete

  • Tracy Wilborn

    The Hypnotoad app definitely lets you get your geek on if you're a Futurama fan. ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!!

  • WhereIsTony

    Anyone prefer Remotedroid to unified remote?

    If so why? I really like the media player controls, in UR, but i have not tried others.

  • Ostio

    ok ,how do i get my ip address

    • Chris Nimon
      • lakerzz

        Sorry Cris..didn't see you're reply…still getting used to this new mobile version comment section on this site…and the Dos Equis this weekend doesn't help…lol

        • Chris Nimon

          I havent tried the mobile version. I love nothing more than when one of those “other” phone guys says theres an app for that and i always ask them “why dont you just open the regular website, oh sorry you dont have flash, thats right.” lol Anyway, drink 1 or 2 (cases) for me.

          • lakerzz

            Haha…will do. When it comes to a couple cases, the older you get, (I've noticed) the longer it takes to recover…lol

    • lakerzz

      After you download remotedroid to your computer. It tells you your ip address before you connect…

  • Bballgarnett
    • lakerzz

      Kinda like the foo fighters met blink 182….

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      Nope

  • droid leviathen

    I have a question with ppl with 2.2 ok before froyo was available for the droid we just had leak beta versions of flash now that froyo is officially out is there a official adobe flash apk thats not a beta?

    • lakerzz

      There will be one soon, but I think it's just not out yet. When it's available, it should be in the market.

      • Droidzilla

        It's already on the market. If you're running 2.2 and can't see it, you probably ran the “market fix.” That tricks the market into thinking you're running 2.1 (since the Moto Droid OG wasn't on 2.2), but it blocks you from 2.2 only apps like Flash.

    • Xanthus1132

      I'm running Cyanogen's 6.0 RC3 and there is an “adobe flash player 10.1″ Officially on the market for it.

  • Ulighteca

    I have a question that deals with my droid x. I rooted it yesterday (with universal androot) and then I used the update.zip to get 2.2 on it and it says I still have root on my phone but applications wont see that I am rooted and say I need to be rooted first. I need help, it wont let me inroot or try and root again. So I don't know what to do to get root access. Please help me, my email is [email protected]. thanks everybody.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/KEMF4VY6UD5XGBNRJTB35CJIAE Joe V

    nice just downloaded like 5 of these. Thanks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.suraci Daniel Suraci

    How do I use that bar code to get an app in the post?

    Thanks.

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      Barcode Scanner App :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.suraci Daniel Suraci

    How do I use that bar code thing for the different apps in the post?

    • Justin

      Get barcode scanner in the market

    • http://twitter.com/rrrrryyyyy Ryan Nabat

      i use shopsavvy

    • http://twitter.com/EaglesDudeNFL Zach Pepsin

      use the app “barcode scanner” to scan it

    • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.suraci Daniel Suraci

      Thanks all.

  • djsbears85

    Im loving the paid lightning app ive been looking for something exactly like this :) I was using the blue droid 2 eye live wallpaper but just changed it….I do change it like every other day though lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/tbbutler Timothy Brian Butler

    okay… i got 2.2 on my droid x last night… CANT BUY STUFF IN MARKET!!!!!!!!!!!! says authorizing and it never authorizes
    HELPP PLEASE

  • scruggie

    does anyone know of any app that allows you to have you wallpaper show while your screens locked? or how to do it for that matter (unrooted)

    • JimmyD

      The app called “Widget Locker” will allow you to have more control over your lock screen. It will allow you to have your wallpaper show, but not only that, you can have a different wallpaper (than your standard home screen wallpaper) show on the lock screen, plus you can add widgets, custom sliders and short cuts on your lock screen!

  • CompCrash

    All glory to the Hypnotoad!

  • JT

    I had the hypnotoad app for awhile but ended up uninstalling after getting bored with it. one trick pony.

  • The_Other_Ray

    RemoteDroid sounds pretty interesting.

    Does anyone know if you wifi tethered a laptop to your Droid 1, can you still use RemoteDroid this way?

    • lakerzz

      I just tried what you mentioned. And..it's weird…after using RemoteDroid for a little while and it working fine. I tried Wifi tethering, and it didn't work with it. Not only that. It doesn't work at all now…weird. (even after turning Wifi tether off.)

      • Anonymous

        Sorry to hear that. Hopefully you were able to get it working?

  • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

    I like big flashy wallpapers :)
    Thanks!

  • Spencer

    Gmote is much better than remote droid.

    • Mp Hunter

      boxee remote is much better than Gmote, if you haven’t tried boxee you NEED to, i used to use VLC for all my media on the computer but Boxee is SOOO much better.

      • Dwaltony

        Blank is WAY better than BLANK. Jesus, I forgot how much tech people got into D*ck measuring contests.

      • Dwaltony

        Blank is WAY better than BLANK. Jesus, I forgot how much tech people got into D*ck measuring contests.

    • Raven

      Seriously, this sounds like we need a real review roundup of these remote control apps:
      RemoteDroid, Gmote, PRemoteDroid, and Unified Remote.

  • planetes42

    When is the Droid going to get a version of “Plants vs. Zombies”???? I finally got a chance to see the game and it looks like I could waste some serious time on that.

    • CompCrash

      I have it for steam, it a big mistake. It keeps time of playing it and I have 76 hours on it.

  • Football4lifeson

    I use Gmote, but it really is incredible for messing with people

  • wmsco1

    Kool

  • wmsco1

    Kool

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Seth-Wadsworth/1623654142 Seth Wadsworth

    love the hypnotoad

  • Jkloeckner

    First

    • Guest

      Seriously, who does that anymore?

      • Jkloeckner

        I just had to do it once. No more for me;)

        • Jonbo298

          Still look like an idiot

      • Anonymous

        Seriously, who logs in an anonymous account to talk sh*t about a comment that doesn’t matter?

      • Anonymous

        Seriously, who logs in an anonymous account to talk sh*t about a comment that doesn’t matter?