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Danny Stieben

/ Joined 23 March, 2011

Danny is a senior at the University of North Texas who enjoys all aspects of open source software and Linux. You can check out his personal website or follow him on Twitter.

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Discover New Music & What It’s Actually Called With Shazam [Android & iOS]

Android iPhone and iPad

Discover New Music & What It’s Actually Called With Shazam [Android & iOS]

Music is one of the great forces that can bring people from all walks of life together. Most of us love at least one genre of music, and we tend to get along with those who like the same genre(s). Such groups will respect your love for a genre of music if you’re knowledgeable in it, but it’s sad if you can’t even name a song that you want to share with others.

Danny Stieben November 19, 2012
Discover New Music & What It’s Actually Called With Shazam [Android & iOS]
How To Get Mac & Windows Fonts in Ubuntu [Linux]

Linux

How To Get Mac & Windows Fonts in Ubuntu [Linux]

Whenever you’re happily setting up your new Ubuntu system, one of the things you’ll probably think about the least is getting the correct fonts installed. If you’re a bit confused about why I mentioned fonts, it’s because most distributions (or at least those who’d like to remain legal) only use free, or “libre”, fonts. While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with using these fonts, there will most likely be multiple cases where you’ll be required to have certain fonts.

Danny Stieben November 17, 2012
How To Get Mac & Windows Fonts in Ubuntu [Linux]
Update All Your Major Social Networks With TweetDeck [Android & iOS]

Android iPhone and iPad

Update All Your Major Social Networks With TweetDeck [Android & iOS]

We are also out and about most of the time with our busy lives, using our mobile devices as our true personal assistants. But our mobile devices only work the way we want them to if we have the right apps installed on them. One of the top app choices in managing social networks is TweetDeck.

Danny Stieben November 15, 2012
Update All Your Major Social Networks With TweetDeck [Android & iOS]
Enjoy Twisting Fun While Testing Your Knowledge Of Physics With Angry Birds Space [Android & iOS]

Android iPhone and iPad

Enjoy Twisting Fun While Testing Your Knowledge Of Physics With Angry Birds Space [Android & iOS]

During the last couple of years, one of the most popular games ever created for mobile devices has seen many improvements and plenty of new releases, each with their own twist to the original goal of the game. The game series is now arguably the most popular one for mobile devices (and much more). From plush toys to virtually every item you can think of with its branding, the Angry Birds series has made an impact on the entire world.

Danny Stieben November 12, 2012
Enjoy Twisting Fun While Testing Your Knowledge Of Physics With Angry Birds Space [Android & iOS]
Test Your Drawing Skills While Entertaining Friends And Yourself With Draw Something [Android & iOS]

Android iPhone and iPad

Test Your Drawing Skills While Entertaining Friends And Yourself With Draw Something [Android & iOS]

We’ve actually talked about this popular game quite often, but never gave it a full review. I feel that’s a disservice to our readers, as there are still people out there who haven’t heard of it, no matter how popular it was when compared to the popularity of other apps. This app took many of us by storm, and with good reason.

Danny Stieben November 10, 2012
Test Your Drawing Skills While Entertaining Friends And Yourself With Draw Something [Android & iOS]
Slash Your Way To The Top In Fruit Ninja [Android & iOS]

Android iPhone and iPad

Slash Your Way To The Top In Fruit Ninja [Android & iOS]

Today’s kids are struggling to eat their recommended dosage of fruit. But they absolutely love video games, no matter if they’re on a console or a mobile device. Why not try to get them to eat more fruit by giving them a game to play that’s all about them! Fruit Ninja is a fairly popular title for both Android and iOS in which a user has to swipe on their device’s screen to try to slice up all the fruit that appears.

Danny Stieben November 8, 2012
Slash Your Way To The Top In Fruit Ninja [Android & iOS]
Become The Biggest Life-Form Or Get Eaten Up In Osmos [Android & iOS]

Android iPhone and iPad

Become The Biggest Life-Form Or Get Eaten Up In Osmos [Android & iOS]

As the hardware in our mobile devices becomes increasingly more powerful while keeping or even improving efficiency, we can now expect some pretty spectacular games without a massive battery drain. It also seems that physics-based games are also some of the more popular titles available, most notably Angry Birds in all its forms. But if you don’t like the cartoonish look of Angry Birds but still enjoy all the physics, you may want to take a look at Osmos.

Danny Stieben November 5, 2012
Become The Biggest Life-Form Or Get Eaten Up In Osmos [Android & iOS]
Stay Organized & Remember Everything With Tomboy Notes [Linux]

Linux

Stay Organized & Remember Everything With Tomboy Notes [Linux]

If the title made you think of Evernote, I don’t blame you. It’s a great tool which is capable of a lot, plus it syncs with whatever devices it can run on. However, Evernote is still a proprietary tool, and some Linux users may not wish to use it simply because of this reason. It’s also possible that they don’t want all of their notes stored on a different server, where they don’t own their data.

Danny Stieben November 3, 2012
Stay Organized & Remember Everything With Tomboy Notes [Linux]
Enjoy Great Music Selections With Slacker Radio [Website & Mobile]

Android Internet

Enjoy Great Music Selections With Slacker Radio [Website & Mobile]

Anyone who even remotely enjoys music – and I believe that’s most of us – will absolutely love it when they discover new music that they like. We have a number of highly popular music services which allow us to do just that, including Spotify and Pandora. However, those definitely aren’t the only names in the music discovery business. In fact, some have existed for quite a while, including Slacker Radio.

Danny Stieben November 1, 2012
Enjoy Great Music Selections With Slacker Radio [Website & Mobile]
Enjoy A Robot-Themed Tower Defense Game With Robo Defense [Android 1.6+]

Android

Enjoy A Robot-Themed Tower Defense Game With Robo Defense [Android 1.6+]

Don’t you just hate it when you’re bored? Whether you’re waiting for something and have nothing to do during that time or if you don’t have anything planned, a good game for your mobile device can save you from such misery. If you’re in such a situation, and you like Tower Defense or other similar games, you may want to look at a game which combines Tower Defense with war machinery.

Danny Stieben October 29, 2012
Enjoy A Robot-Themed Tower Defense Game With Robo Defense [Android 1.6+]
World of Goo: One Of The Best Puzzle Games To Kill Time & Get Addicted [Android 2.2+ & iOS]

Android iPhone and iPad

World of Goo: One Of The Best Puzzle Games To Kill Time & Get Addicted [Android 2.2+ & iOS]

Android and iOS have some great time wasters available for you to play for hours at a time. Most recently, I’ve covered games such as Air Control, 100 Floors, and Glow Hockey 2. However, I never cease to find better and better games which are original and absolutely gorgeous. The developers over at 2D Boy have come out with a game which created quite a bit of hype, and all of it was well deserved.

Danny Stieben October 27, 2012
World of Goo: One Of The Best Puzzle Games To Kill Time & Get Addicted [Android 2.2+ & iOS]
Challenge Your Air Hockey Skills With Glow Hockey 2 [Android 1.6+ & iOS]

Android iPhone and iPad

Challenge Your Air Hockey Skills With Glow Hockey 2 [Android 1.6+ & iOS]

I’m sure many of us enjoy playing air hockey, a fun yet simple competition of who can get past the other first. It’s definitely something which I’d love to play more often, as full-sized air hockey tables aren’t exactly the cheapest items to buy. You don’t have to worry if you have an Android or iOS device, however, because you can have all of the fun of air hockey right on it!

Danny Stieben October 25, 2012
Challenge Your Air Hockey Skills With Glow Hockey 2 [Android 1.6+ & iOS]
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