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Hearthstone for the iPhone

Like a lot of these things I hear about them on Facebook when I’m on the bus and Hearthstone for the iPhone is no different. I was itching to play it all day and finally I got to play it on my iPhone. 

  

So let’s talk about the game. Hearthstone is a Warcraft based card game for just about all mobile and desktop platforms. If you have played it on the iPad or your desktop nothing has changed game play wise. But the UI had to be tweaked for the smaller interface. It might take people who have played it on the bigger screens to adjust to were your hand is but that should really just take a minute.

  

Over all to me the game is solid you need about 1 GB of free space also about 10 mins minks to play. Though I know I can easily play it for 3 hours and now that I can play it on my phone I’m sure there isn’t going to be a time I’m not playing it now. Also with the new Blackrock adventure mode there is plenty to keep you busy if you need something to do.

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Roku Remote for Windows 8.1

Here is something I don’t talk much about, an app for Windows 8.1. I checked out the Roku Remote app for Windows. I use my Roku everyday and Im on Windows at least twice a week so I thought I should check it out.

I should mention that this app is made for touch screen devices and if you don’t have one you will get a warning before downloading. But the computer I tried it on didn’t have a touch screen and it worked just fine with my mouse. If the app docent work for you then that could be why. 

The app is pretty simple. When you open it, it will search your network to find Roku boxes on your network. Once it has you will see all your channels on the screen.   You just have to select 

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an app and your Roku will go right to that channel. It will also pop out a remote that looks just like the one on the Android and iOS apps, to let you navigate the channel UI. 

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If you lose the remote screen just right click and click remote to get it back at anytime.

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The app seems a little lacking compared to the iOS and Android app. These apps allow you to browse the channel store and to add new channels to your box. The other thing is the mobile apps allow you to stream content from your device to your Roku. The Windows app dosent do this at all. I feel like this is a opportunity missed. But these are things they could add over time. 

For now it dose what the title says it is a Roku Remote and it does a good job. It will have a eternal spot on my start screen. You can get this in the Windows App Store.

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One a Day

 

I’ve been radioing my head all day to figure out what to write about today. Mostly cause I haven’t seen any tech news that has jumped out at me that I feel like commenting on. But after using a app twice in a day I thought maybe that is what I should write about. So today I’m going to tell you all about one a day. 

I’m pretty sure I haven’t talked about it before on this blog but if I have well I’m going to again cause it’s an app I really love and I don’t know if I could live with out it. For those of you who do not know, one a day is a journal app. In the past I have kept booth digital and physical journals. But I always ran into the problem of either losing them or just not having it around when I need it. My first digital journal was a floppy disk and I used Microsoft Works to write my entry’s and saved them with a password and then locked the floppy so it couldn’t be read if it was inserted accidentally. 

But the problem with that was it wasn’t that covenant and probably not all that secure. About 2 years ago I herd about one a day. I’m not sure how I herd about it, it was either iPad Today or from appadvice.com. But either way it was an app I fell in love with cause it was simple and straight to the point. When you open the app it will ask you if you want to use iCloud or Dropbox to sync your entries. This so you can either write an entry from either your iOS devices or a Mac. I for one use it on all my devices I normally use it on my iPad or Mac when I want to write a long entry that could go on forever. I use my phone however when I’m out and about and I need to write a short entry either cause something or someone has pissed me off and I just need to write down quick how I’m feeling and what is going on in my head. Instead of say writing a tweet or a passive aggressive Facebook post.

 I also like that one a day lets you add photos and embed YouTube videos when making entry’s. They also give you good way of keeping track of your entry’s by being able to tag your entry’s and even geo tag them. They can even kind of give you a snap shot of when you were writing the entry but showing what music might be playing and what the weather is at the time you wrote the entry. They also give a lot of ways for you to look at past entry’s with a calendar so you can a photo entry mode so you can see only entry’s that have photos attached to them or you can look at entries you favorited.

One a day is really a app I don’t think I could live with out and is certainly an app worth it’s price of $4.99. You can get it from the apple App Store here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/day-one-journal-diary/id421706526?mt=8.