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Apps for the New School Year

September 8, 2014


myHomeworkHi Welcome to the new school year. This week I am going to review the app MyHomework. My homework is a great app for getting yourself organized for the school year.

This app can help you keep track of what your homework is and when it is due. You enter in your classes and when they meet. When you are assigned homework you update this on the app and it keeps track of due dates for you. This way all of your homework information is in one spot on your device and you are less likely to overlook something.

MyHomework is a free app and is available for Apple and also for Android devices.


MyScript Calculator

myscript calkThe second app I want to review for the start of the school year is MyScript Calculator. This is a great app for Math students. The great thing about this app is you can write out the equation just like you would do on scratch paper. Writing an equation is usually easier than searching for the correct symbols on a calculator app.

My script calculator is also really nice because it can solve for variables, example you can say 1000 x ? = 7000 and the calculator will figure out the variable ( in this case 7). The calculator can solve for much more complicated variables than this. Most calculators cannot solve for variables, so this is a really nice feature.

MyScript calculator is a free app and is available for Apple and Android devices.myscript screen568x568

Good luck on for this new school year! 


2013 in review

January 23, 2014

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,000 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 33 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


January 15, 2014

A lot of people make New Year’s resolutions to look better. Maybe to lose weight or get fitter. Many people have already broken the resolutions. Well I have just the app for those people. I have found a great app that lets you instantly look thinner and better.

Look at this photo of me. Over the holidays I really packed on the pounds. I have a great way to instantly look thinner. I don’t have to do any exercising or even pass on my favorite treats.

Look at me after I have used PhotoWonder on my photo. See I am instantly thinner.

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If you just want to look better this app lets you do that too. Look at Pickles my sister’s cat, he wants to have a really great look for his facebook profile picture. Here is his regular picture and now look at the after picture after he used the PhotoWonder app in his photo. He is sure to get lots of friend requests with this awesome profile picture.

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This app is a lot of fun and you can embellish your photos in lots of ways. Check it out PhotoWonder here. This is a free app.

Be sure to follow my blog for more great tips !! Have a great 2014!

Merry Christmas from Karstenontech!

December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Karstenontech

Check out this video I made using the app – Elf Dance, by JibJab, on my IPhone. If you’d like to make a video like this download the app or go to the JibJab website.

This is a free app that you can use to create videos that you can post to Facebook or send by email.

Side Scrolling Games

November 24, 2013

Today I’m reviewing two side scrolling games. A side scrolling game is the kind of game where you just try to travel along the screen towards the right, similar to many of the Mario games.

kid trippKid Tripp is one of the best copies of a Mario game that I have seen. This game is very similar to an old Mario game. The object of the game is to complete all of the levels wile collecting as many coins as possible and losing as few lives as possible. I really like this game because it brings back old memories of old Mario games that I payed on the Gameboy. This game is much more challenging than it looks and may take several tries to complete a level. One thing that makes this game a lot easier is that even if you get game over you can continue but then the amount of lost lives rack up. There are many fun achievements in game center for this app. One thing I did not like about this game is that there are no items to collect except coins which makes it less interesting than a Mario game. I also think that Nintendo should make a Mario game for the Iphone because it would sell very well and this game is proof of it.

This game costs 0.99 cents but I got it for free on Apps Gone Free, which I have a earlier post on.

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The second game I am reviewing today is Random Heroes. The object of this game is to shoot monsters, make it to the finish, and get all the money. In the game there are coins laying around usually being guarded by monsters. You can just pick up the coins or if you beat a monster coins will come out of it. One really cool part of this game is that you can buy other characters with higher health and weapons that do more damage. When I was playing this game I did not notice you could buy better stuff and this made the game a lot harder so you could purposefully not buy stuff to make this more of a challenge.

This is a free game.


Pokémon X-The newest instalment of the Pokémon games.

October 28, 2013

pokemon_xy_legendaries_wallpaperI’ve been playing the new Pokémon game since about the day it came out. This game is the first mainstream Pokémon game in 3D, which is one of coolest new features for the game. This game has so many new concepts like having 3 Pokédex’s, Mega Evolution, Team Flare, and even more.

One of the coolest new concepts that will totally change battles is Mega Evolution. Mega Evolution is a new form of evolution that lets a Pokémon evolve past its final form into a stronger one only for the battle with a special item. Some Mega Evolution have crazy new abilities or stats that will really help. One ability that really gives advantage to Kangaskhan is its  new ability that allows it to attack twice. I have not actually gotten this far in the game but I expect this to give a huge advantage.

One thing I don’t like as much that will change battles up is Fairy Type. Fairy type is the new Type that is super effective against dragons and is not affected by dragons. The main reason I don’t like it so much is that a lot of my strong older Pokémon are dragons.Which to be fair where kind of overpowered. Plus I think Fairy was kind of random type if they had to pick a new type. The one good thing is that they do have some cool new Fairy type Pokémon.

With this new game there are a lot of pretty cool new items. These items include the Roller Skates, Mega Ring, all of the Mega Evolution stones, The exp share Pokemon-X-and-Yand so many others. I do know that the exp share is not new but it is better than before. The exp share now gives half the exp gained to the Pokémon battling and divides the rest evenly between the other 5 party Pokémon and none of the Pokémon need to or can hold it. This is a big change because before it was held by one party Pokémon and some of the exp gained by the Pokémon in battle was shared with just that one holding the item. This item really helps to level up your Pokémon evenly at the start of the game instead of having one way stronger than the others with the others all weak.

If you want to find out more about this game you can click the link here to get to the Pokémon X and Y website, or you can play the game.

You can also click here to get to the Pokémon official website.


This game costs 39.99

The Pebble Watch

October 13, 2013

Pebble_Watch_35567496_09_610x436I’ve just got one of the coolest new watches I’ve ever seen. The Pebble is a nifty little watch that connects with your Iphone or Android Phone. With this watch you can view Emails and texts when you get them, you can turn on and change music playing on your phone, and so much more. The Pebble is very customizable with lots of different watch faces, apps and games to download at no additional cost. If you don’t like any of the other apps they have to offer on your watch you can create your own at an online site and then download your creation.

Some good apps that I found for the Pebble are a game called Pebblis, which is just Tetris. I found a calculator and one that I can use as a stopwatch and timer. I also got a watch face that says “time to get a watch” that you can show someone that asks you for the time.

I’d like to give a huge shoutout to Pebble for sending me a sample to review. It costs $150 otherwise.


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