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This is slightly off topic but it does involve an Android Phone! U.S. Marine Sgt. Winston Fiore decided one day to go on a trek, a 5000 mile trek.

Winston decided to undertake the journey to raise money for children in developing countries that require reconstructive surgery for cleft palates. Money raised going towards the International Children’s Surgical Foundation. The trek took him 5000 miles across Asia, through Brunei, Loas, Taiwan and Vietnam to name but a few. With a trusted Google Nexus phone Sgt. Fiore used Google Maps to plan his route and accurately guide his way.

The walking directions proved to be excellent, taking him on paths that normally wouldn’t be used yet making his journey as short as possible. He traveled up to 25 miles a day and did the 5000 miles in 408 days.

Along the way he met people interested in his cause and were more than willing to donate to it, whether it be financially, giving him a place to stay or giving him a hot meal.  His website has tons more information of his journey including a full map of everywhere he visited, you can also donate to help him reach his €75,000 goal.

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Mr. Legs Android Game Review

This week’s  Appy Monday installment is long overdue! But this week I have a game for you that is the one of the weirdest I’ve ever come across!

Mr. Legs is an amazingly quirky unique and to say the least strange android game. The object of the game is simple, collect the cherries as Mr. Legs is as the developers say “is the best CHERRY picker in all of the Deserts Of Londonium”. By swiping your finger up and down the screen you extend or reduce Mr. Legs legs allowing him to gobble up the cherries while also avoiding the dangerous bombs and birds that can attack Mr. Legs.

Mr Legs Android Game

Like all great games the plot is simple and Mr. Legs is no different, where it is different is its style. It’s not too often games of this caliber come along, its styled in a black and white 1920’s style animation that in it’s self is odd. Throw in some off the wall music and the wacky sound effect and you a very very odd ball that is brilliant! You can download Mr. Legs on Google Play for a €0.99. It’s only a euro, you cant even buy a burger for a euro these days!


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ZBand Silent Alarm for Android

Here is a great new accessory for Android devices, it’s a silent alarm called ZBand. (yes i did say silent alarm… read on!)

The ZBand is a wristband which is paired to your android phone using the ZBand Android App. It was designed with simplicity in mind and is designed it to be small, light, comfortable, affordable and user friendly.

The idea is simple; you create and manage your alarms on the ZBand Android App. The App then syncs the alarms to the wristband. When it’s time for the alarm to go off, the ZBand wristband vibrates to gently awaken the wearer without disturbing anyone else in the vicinity. You can also configure snooze times and vibration strength on the App.

So, who is ZBand for?

  • Couples who get up at different times in the morning
  • Parents with kids who sleep close by
  • People who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • Students or travellers who sleep in dorms or hostels

As you could imagine, uses for the ZBand is endless.

ZBand Android Silent AlarmZBand is easy; once you purchase the ZBand wristband you simply install the ZBand App on your Android smart phone or tablet via the Android Play store. Then, you pair your phone with the ZBand wristband and you’re done.You can then create alarms and configure your snooze and vibration settings. The ZBand gently vibrates when it receives instructions from the App to indicate it has received and understood alarm commands. The good news, unlike your phone or tablet the Zband wristband will last over 10 days on a 30 minute charge. You can charge the band using your Android phone or standard USB charger. There is also a USB cable included with the ZBand.

The ZBand was invented, designed and developed by Paul Griffin and Declan Leonard, which is an interesting story in itself. You can check out more about their story and the ZBand on The first shipment of ZBand’s is due in at the end of November. Griffin and Leonard are running a campaign on indiegogo at present to help get the word out there about the ZBand. So you can pre-order the ZBand on and by doing so you are helping the ZBand and a start-up get up and running.


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