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7 Useful Apps for Movie Lovers

7 Useful Apps for Movie Lovers

Technology is making it possible to do almost everything with the use of our smartphones. From paying bills to finding a hot date, now, it’s also possible to watch your favorite movies on the small screen. And while nothing beats watching movies on the big screen, or at your own home theater, it certainly isn’t so bad to view movies on mobile.

Think about the boring commute ride to the office, now, you can enjoy them while watching a movie before you  arrive at your destination.

1. Flipps

Some of the best content online  are discovered on our mobiles.  With Flipps you can watch your favorite movies, music videos and news on your TV with your mobile phone. You don’t need to connect any cables, dongles or media boxes, Flipps does it all for you quick and easy.

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Flipps can instantly connect your phone/tablet to a television where you can enjoy the show on the big Screen.  Just make sure that your mobile device and TV is both connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

After connecting, Flipps will automatically scan for connected devices and then use your phone to stream media to your TV. With this app, you can also use your phone as remote to adjust the volume and playback. Flipps is available  on iTunes and Google Play.

2. IMDB Movies and TV

Discover the best and top rated films in the world’s largest collection of movies and TV Shows.  Aside from films, IMDB offers an extensive collection of reviews, trailers, clips and celebrity information for each movie profile.

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You can also create an account, to rate the movies you’ve seen and follow artists to receive notifications on their recent film, news and more. IMDB app is available for free on iTunes and Google Play.

3. Todo Movies 4

Manage your movie list and create your own custom movie journal with TodoMovies. This app allows users to put movies in “To Watch” and “Watched” category and discover new ones with its up-to-date collection of upcoming releases.

TodoMovies also features bonus scene, cast profiles and notifications paired with Apple Watch to give you a movie experience like never before.  TodoMovies is available on iTunes.

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4. Flixster

Flixster is a social movie site where users can discover and learn new movies and meet people with similar tastes in movies. In February 2016, Flixster was acquired by Fandango, a company selling movie tickets and is now partnering with the said company to help people get tickets and show times near their area. Flixster is available on iTunes and Google Play.

5. Showbox

Tired of paying subscriptions to watch your favorite movies and TV Shows? Show Box is a  movie streaming application that  lets  you browse and download movies from their collection for free.

As a smart movie application, Show Box is a favorite among many movie lovers and mobile users.  It lets users  connects to the app server to make sure files downloaded are safe and virus-free.

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Like many mobile apps, Showbox requires access permissions for content on your mobile devices. It helps the app identify if your device is compatible with the app and suggests you movies and shows according to what’s popular in your location.

6. Viewster

Movies, TV series and anime – Viewster has it all. This streaming site allows users to watch free movies on your Android device. It has one of the best collections of classic movies, Anime shows and series, making it a one-stop app for movie lovers all around the globe.

There’s no need of signing up or paying any fee. Viewster offers instant access to all kinds of full-length content instantly to your mobile.

 7. Guess The Movie

Do you love guessing games? Try and guess movies from minimalistic artwork with Guess The Movie app.  The app has 20 levels of fun picture puzzles where you have to guess the movie based on the picture/logo presented.

The quiz includes some of the most popular movies in different genre like sci-fi, comedy, drama and animated films. Guess The Movie app is available on iTunes and Google Play.

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Last Updated on July 10, 2019

11 Brain Training Apps to Train Your Mind and Improve Memory

11 Brain Training Apps to Train Your Mind and Improve Memory

Whether at work or at school, people these days are under tremendous pressure to perform, perform and perform! Stress and pressure can have adverse affects on the well-being of a person, and need to be controlled.

Now, this doesn’t mean you make a dash to your nearest therapist. There are a number of wonderful and smart apps that you can use on your phone. These brain training apps have been scientifically designed to target specific areas of the human mind and control harmful emotions such as anxiety, as well as to improve memory and sharpness of the brain.

Here are 11 iPhone apps that you will not only enjoy but also find useful in keeping your mental health balanced at all times.

1. Lumosity

This app consists of games that focus on improving the user’s memory, problem-solving capability, attention span, and thinking. There are three games in each session, and they challenge the brain by changing every time. The user has to complete the games while playing against a clock.

Free of trial. $15 per month for the full version.

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    2. Fit Brains Trainer

    This brain training app has 10 sets of games that work on different areas of the brain and improve memory as well as concentration. A user is required to finish a particular task from each category on a daily basis and the app tracks the progress by a color coded graph.

    Free.

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      3. CogniFit Brain Fitness

      Developed with the help of neuroscientists, this fun app improves a person’s cognitive abilities, which includes memory and concentration. The progress made by the user over a period of time can be tracked. Users can also play challenge rounds with their friends. The app also modifies the difficulty level to suit the profile of the user and provide recommendations based on the results. Spending 20–30 minutes a few times every week can give measurable improvement in the performance of a user.

      First four games free, then $13 a month.

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        4. Brain Fitness Pro

        The makers of this app claim that it can improve the IQ of a user, and improve intelligence and memory. The app is fun and is user friendly, and 30 minutes a day can fetch you results in less than three weeks.

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        Buy for $3.99.

        5. Happify

        If nothing else makes you happy in life, this app will. Well, this is what the developers claim at least. This app comes loaded with lots of quizzes, polls and gratitude journals, which work on the fundamentals of positive psychology. The app also helps to control stress and emotions to make you feel better.

        Free to use.

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          6. Clockwork Brain

          You will like the little gold robot that comes in every time to explain the next game you are going to play. While the games are not much different to those offered in apps such as Luminosity, the look and feel reminds me of a workshop from old times.

          Free.

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            7. ReliefLink

            Initially created as an app for suicide prevention, it has found its use as a great app for tracking the mood of the user by taking measure of all things relevant to the user’s mental health. In case the user experiences high emotional stress, the app has a coping mechanism that includes voice-recorded mindfulness, exercises and music for relaxation. There is also a map that informs the user of the nearest therapist and medical facilities for mental health treatment.

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              8. Eidetic

              Eidetic is a memory enhancement app and uses a ‘spaced repetition’ technique to help users memorize information such as important phone numbers, words, credit card details or passwords. It also notifies you when it’s time to take a test to see what you remember, so that you retain information in your long-term memory.

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                9. Braingle

                Braingle helps to maintain the sharpness of the brain and improve the reasoning ability of a person through riddles and optical illusions. It is different from other brain training apps that employ memory and reaction based tests. You can also compete with your friends and family members in figuring out the fun riddles.

                Free.

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                  10. Not The Hole Story

                  If you have a penchant for solving hard riddles, then this app is a must-have for you. Filled with exclusive riddles along with a simple-to-use interface, the app gives you riddles that you have to solve through a book. You will be given hints along the way, and when you give up, the answers will be revealed. This app will encourage you to broaden your thinking and put your mind to a challenging test.

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                  Free.

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                    11. Personal Zen

                    This fun brain training app follows the journey of two animated characters who travel through a field of grass. Personal Zen is a nice app meant for reducing anxiety and trains the brain to focus on the positive aspects. The developer’s advice is to use the app for 10 minutes a day to see the best results.

                    Free.

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