IMDb – World’s Largest Internet Movie Database Now Available as App
The most effective way to learn English, or any language for that matter, is to work with material you actually find interesting, so you’re not just passively trying to absorb boring grammatical rules. That’s where IMDb comes in – as the world’s largest online movie database, it has an abundance of information on films, trailers, plot synopses, actors (including biographies and filmographies), screenshots, related news, etc. IMDb also provides info on television series, including listings and actors. Entertainment industry fans who want to learn English are in luck – with this app they can stay up-to-date on the latest films and TV shows while strengthening their language skills at the same time.
SKY.FM Radio – Best Internet Radio App for Background Music
SKY.FM Radio comes from the same developer as an app we reviewed earlier this month, Digitally Imported Radio. SKY.FM has over 35 stations, all of which are uniquely programmed and focus on playing music. Channels cover a variety of genres including Pop, Rock, 70s and 80s, Classical, Piano, Jazz, New Age, etc. The selection is decent, the connection is stable, and buffering times are short, making SKY.FM a good-quality Internet radio app.
Funday – Free English & Japanese Language Learning App
Funday is an Android Market language learning app that provides foreign language articles on current events of a broad variety, including politics, international news, business, lifestyle, etc.
The app provides sentence-by-sentence pronunciation, traditional Chinese translation, as well as vocabulary and set phrase lists for each article. With a single app users can work on their reading, listening, vocabulary, and grammar.
Furthermore, Funday has current event articles in both English and Japanese, and all audio is recorded by real speakers. Japanese learners can even choose between a male and female voice. It truly is amazing that this app is free.
The current event topics cover education, business, travel, etc., so users can learn about culture along with language....<Read more>
Top 100 Music Free – Keeping Up with Pop Music Worldwide
Want to check out top music charts from around the world? No need to search for them individually – Top 100 Music Free is an app that lets users check out the Top 100 song charts in twenty different countries. Well, that’s what it’s supposed to do. In reality, the top charts from most countries do not load properly – lists from England, the United States, and Japan are available, but sadly, Chinese top charts are not.
Touching the round country flag icon in the upper right-hand corner brings up a scrolling list of countries....<Read more>
If you are bored with the unfriendly liaison groupware of iPhone, you may give the smart groupware a shot. Although $4.99 is a little expensive, it has strong functions and is well praised on App Store. It could help you to find the proper liaison or with group-sending of email and SMS.
After installed and opened the program, you will find there are many well-classified built-in smart group classifications, including classification by birthday, positions in the company, email, address, etc. And each classification may be found through a keyword.
Commodity Prices-The International Commodities Quotation app
In recently years, we often hear of the news of “The price of raw material is soaring, so the price for consumer goods is going to rise”, “The oil price is soaring. What a bad news to car owners”, “The price of crude oil goes up suddenly and the stock of solar energy rises one by one”, and others news of this kind. It shows the influence of the global economy on Taiwan’s economy and people’s livelihood. In the investment stock market, the judgment of the upstream raw material price trend can affect the stock price of the downstream manufacturer, thus only master the information, can you master the decisive opportunity....<Read more>