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Top 10 iPad Apps for Social Networking

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Since social networking has become much of our daily routine, like our morning coffee and our evening hang out. People around the world have different social networks to operate on. Most of us are on more than one. Following are the 6 best apps for social networking that we could find. These are based on productivity, user-friendliness and also on how much they are being used around the globe.

1. The AIM for iPad

The AIM for iPad

It is a solid app for those that primarily use AOL’s messaging service, since you can import them directly. It has some social networking issues, e.g. you can’t re-tweet or reply friends when using the built-in Facebook and Twitter clients. It is rated with 3 stars.

2. Oecoway’s Friendly app

Oecoway’s Friendly app

It is a simple social networking app. It is easy to use and light on the machine. Its main feature is excellent layout. It keeps the social net-worker to his/her rudimentary purpose. It is rated with 3.5 stars.

3. Hootsuite

HootSuite for iPad

HootSuite enables users to build many social network streams on one interface screen. Hootsuite app offers a different feature for all you people who operate on different social networks simultaneously. But it is kind of difficult for people who aren’t good at classifying information. Read the full story

Must Have iPad Applications

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The App Store has brought out a bunch of apps for the iPad. While there are many that were already available for the iPhone, they will look much better in the larger iPad. There are many new ones too. The costs are a bit high to what you would usually find in the App Store.

1. News and Social

News and Social

NYT Editor’s Choice:

This app shows you what the ‘New York Times’ looks like on the iPad. It is free. There may be hidden subscription charges.

USA Today:

This app shows you how the ‘USA Today’ looks like on the iPad. This is free but there may be hidden subscription charges.

WSJ:

The Wall Street Journal has launched an app to allow its followers on iPad to read the paper. It is a free app. There may be hidden subscription charges.

AP:

This is a really good app. It includes video, image and text content as well. It has an unorthodox design. This is another free app.

NPR for iPad:

This is a digital version of the NPR. There is text and photo news along with the audio. It is a free app.

Popular Science:

The tease at the App Store hints that this is not only a magazine scan. Rather it has been influenced by the amazing concept that surfaces in December. This app costs $5.

BBC:

This old broadcaster is now on iPad with its very own app. There is all the BBC’s news coverage. This includes print, video and radio.

Bloomberg:

The app for all of you with a business sense. Your iPad can become a finance terminal with this app. It is free for now.

StumbleUpon:

You can use your Stumble Upon account for simple link sharing and discovery. It is a free app.

Instapaper:

The app that lets you save anything that you have come across online in a cleaned-up format for later use. It costs $5.

NewsRack:

NewsRack worked great for the iPhone as an RSS reader. The great news is that if you have already paid $5 for the iPhone version, then the iPad download is absolutely free.

Feeddler:

Feeddler is a free app that will cover all the basics if you do not want to spend money for a feed reader.

Fluent News:

Some of you might not like the RSS readers. If that is the case, then Fluent is your thing. It will make your daily news to be a little guided into a single interface. This app is free.

Accuweather Cirrus:

The app that will make you an expert weatherperson. It includes prediction and reading. It is free.

Tweetdeck:

Tweet deck worked great with the iPhone. It takes the column-based desktop app, and adapts it to the iPhone’s screen. The end result is in either two column (a portrait) or three column (landscape) modes.

AIM:

AIM is the AOL’s instant messaging app. It looks pretty stunning. This app is free.

IM+:

The app that will let you do some serious multi-protocol messaging. That includes Live, Facebook and Yahoo, among others. This app is for $10.

Loopt Pulse:

This app provides localism. Find out what is going on around your sofa, right from your sofa. It is free.

Dash Four:

Foursquare on the iPad might sound like a strange idea now. Yet it won’t seem so strange the next time you are in Starbucks, with your iPad. This app costs $2.

Craigsphone:

While the Craiglist website is a disaster, the Craigslist iPad app looks great. It is free.

2. Entertainment and Video

Entertainment and Video

Netflix:

An app that provides Netflix streaming over Wi-Fi. You should first have a NetFlix account that costs around $9 a month these days. After that, you can have thousands of brilliant TV shows and movies in your hand. The app is free.

ABC Player:

ABC Player is one of the first TV apps available in the store. It has made a promising start. It provides an amazing slick interface for the ABC video content that is available on their website. This app is free.

Marvel Comics:

An app that turns your iPad into a comic book for real. It provides a free reader but the comics have to be paid for.

iBooks:

iBooks is the Apple’s ebook store. It is the best thing yet for iPad ebooks. There is no competition for now, but Amazon and Barnes will be hoping to change that soon.

NBA Game Time Courtside:

An app that provides you with a full and interactive dashboard for all the basketball games that you watch. It is a joy for all the basketball fans. It is absolutely free.

MLB At Bat:

It is an app that enables you to watch the live games like the iPhone version. The extra bit added is that it simulates the games you are unable to watch due to blackout or licensing issues. There are also statistics at hand. It costs $15.

ESPN ScoreCenter:

For all of you out there who like to eat, drink and sleep sports, this is the app for you. It provides a constant feed of sports information. There are the specific game scores like on the iPhone app, but the iPad app has been enhanced to include scores of columns, frames and panes. If you love sports, it costs a mere $5.

Yahoo Entertainment:

Yahoo Entertainment pulls info from the vast network of Yahoo sites. It has complete TV listings, videos and entertainment news. It has been amazingly designed, and it is free so it is definitely worth a download.

SoundHound:

SoundHound is a song recognition app with a difference. It has an immensely fast recognition engine. It does not only ID any music that is playing, but also provides lyrics, charts, music discovery and full playlist playback. The charts are based on what people are Idling and not based on buying statistics. It is for $5.

Shazam:

It is an app that provides song recognition. Still, it will not recognize your own singing voice or humming like SoundHound can. Also, the song recognition ability is not as good. Still, it is a free app so you can try it.

Pandora:

The Pandora’s iPad app is sticking to its basic customized radio feature. It provides artist info along with your playlists. Read the full story

List of Free Linux/Unix Shell Account Providers

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A Unix shell or Linux console is a personal account which allows users access to a command prompt on another machine. We mentioned those earlier in our Post about Linux Commands , With these accounts you can login to a remote server and execute commands on it. These accounts are normally accessed via SSH. Historically we used telnet for that but now telnet is fast becoming obsolete due to security concerns. These free shell accounts can be used to practice your Linux / Unix skills as well as making most out of IRC, Email, web hosting etc.

The free Unix shell accounts listed below are all provided by not for profit organizations. The existence of these non-profit organizations is vital for Internet community.So it is not good to bring them down. (you know what I am talking about).

http://freeshell.org , http://sdf-eu.or

Server & services:
- two T3s lines
- SIGs, Music Compilations and Membership activities
- 10+ DEC Alphas (DS20L/DS10L) running NetBSD
- Supporter of the NetBSD project and The Computer History Museum in Mountain View California
- Members vote in new features
- Member contributed programs and tutorials
- 80MB (free), 600MB and 800MB disk quotas
- Membership perks (such as free admission to the Computer History Museum) Read the full story

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