Friends Aloud is a personalized “News Radio” that broadcasts your friends’ news directly to you, then lets you dictate your responses, including comments and likes via Android's built-in automated speech recognition. With Friends Aloud, you can stay connected with your friends anytime, anywhere. Using state of the art text-to-speech and speech-to-text technology, you can listen hands-free to everything your friends post in a soothing voice and then speak your replies, all while you’re driving, walking, working out, or just relaxing.
Wall Street Journal said, "If you need to be abreast of the updates that continually bombard your Facebook account, a new iPhone application has been released called Friends Aloud which might help you stay on top of all those updates, by reading the your Facebook updates out loud to you."
Appolicious said, "If keeping up with your Facebook news feed is so important to you that you do dumb things like read it while driving, Friends Aloud Lite can make your life safer while making sure you don't miss a status."
Friends Aloud features:
• Read aloud your latest Facebook news feed posts and their associated comments in a pleasant, easy-to-understand voice
• Dictate status updates, comments, and "like" your friends' posts with Android's built-in automatic speech recognition, complete with punctuation
• Display each post on the screen, so that you can tap around to read posts at random
• Automatically shift to reading only new posts for as long as you leave the app running
• Intuitive play, pause, and skip forward/back buttons
• Continue reading aloud while in the background
• Understand and read some common computer jargon such as smiley faces, texting-style abbreviations (LOL, ROTFLMAO, etc.)
• Mute posts from friends or “liked pages” that you prefer to skip
• Use standard Facebook login to connect with your friends
• Number of comments read can be limited to none, the latest 5, 10, 20, or a maximum of 50
• Read headlines of links, photo albums, and videos
• Read as far back in time as you wish by tapping “Older posts”
Why use Friends Aloud?
• Listen to your friends’ postings and dicate your responses while driving, walking, in a meeting, at work, anywhere your eyes are otherwise occupied
• Keep your eyes on the road so that you don’t get pulled over for “texting while driving” or – worse – cause an accident
• Relax your eyes by listening to, instead of reading, your friends’ news
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You can browse plants by families, genus, search by common name or scientific name, and state. The detail species page include major characters and distribute map, and linked to USDA web site for detail information.
You can use it in a field trip, write a note about a plant, take a photo using the phone camera, select a photo from the phone. It is all at your finger tip.
You can save the plant locations and later view all of them on a map.
You can also group them, and add various species into different groups for easy access.
Note: Data are from USDA plant database (2006), with 541 families, about 5000 genea, and 50,000 species. If have other data sources, please let me know. We can make it better. I am a plant lover too!
It is an interactive key to identify common minerals.
Simply select a characteristic of a mineral and
enter the matching character values, such as
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It is an interactive key to identify a plant to its respective family.
You select characters and enter their values, such as flower color; the app will present you with possible identifications including family details and images.
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This is a third party application and not related to the official EPO (European Patent Office). The app calls the Open Patent Services (OPS) provided by EPO, and all the data belongs to EPO. Please visit www.epo.org for the terms and conditions of use, license, and other information.
The app lists out common 46 rocks with their detail information. You can you key out the rocks based on their color, texture ..., and learning the rocks by browse, question or quiz
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Each friend can be added as a new contact or linked to an existing contact. Once they linked, with single touch, all the pictures can be sync to the phone. You will never miss your friend updated picture.
"Add": add the friend as a new contact. Single touch to add it to the contact book.
"Select": select a contact to link to the friend
"Sync": sync the friend picture to the linked contact. Be aware that the previous icon will be gone.
"Unlink": remove the link to the contact
"Reload Friends": reload all the friends and their pictures
"Sync All Pictures": sync all the linked friends and contacts
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press menu to display all contacts or just the contacts with phone numbers
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start the app, and tap the orange "Record" button. Once you are done, you can save, play, or discard it. Tap the "Background" button will keep recording in the background so you do other stuff on your phone while recording. A label can be entered for the recording when saving.
To record phone calls:
Both incoming and outgoing calls can be recorded. Each comes with three setting options.
"No Record": do nothing.
"Record All": record all the calls. Recording will start automatically if a number is dialed or a call is answered. It will stop automatically once the phone hangs up.
"Manual": record the call manually. When a call is in process, an icon will appear on the notification bar. To record, swipe down the notification, and hit the "Start recording".
The default is "Record All". To change the setting, start the app, and press "MENU" => "Setting". Tap "Outgoing Call" to change the setting for outgoing. Same for "Incoming Call"
Whenever a recording is in process. An icon will always appear on the notification bar. Swipe down the notification bar, tap "Stop recording" to stop the recording.
Beware: it is illegal to record calls in some countries. Get the consent before recording.
To delete a recording:
long press the recording, a menu will pop up, tap "Delete" to delete it.
For call recording, the other party's voice is much lower. Turn on "Speaker" phone will help. To turn on "Speaker", hit "MENU" on the dialing screen, then "Speaker".
All the audio files are stored in SD card under the directory of "Call_Recording". You can mount and copy them to a computer. The file is in common 3gpp format, and can be played in QuickTime. File name has three kind of prefix: "In" for incoming call, "Out" for outgoing call, and "Rec" for recording. If a phone number or label is existing, it will be in the file name for easy identification.
Notification bar is not swipable on the calling screen. Press home button first, and then swipe down.
If the SD card is mounted to a computer, it can not be used by phone.
The default setting is to "Record All" for easy testing. Change it after finishing testing.
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The app let you make a list of contacts, which will ring even the phone is in silent mode.
With this little app, the phone will always ring for your special call.
* Allow selected contacts to sound through when your phone is in silent mode
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