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Best apps to download youtube videos to Android

Best apps to download youtube videos to Android

In the digital era, streaming services and online radio stations are more common among the netizens. It’s gradually replacing the idea of creating and curating individual music collection. Nevertheless, streaming music is recommended, especially if you haven’t ventured outside. For that reason, let’s look at the best music download app for your Android in 2020.

Best apps to download youtube videos

If you’re heading on vacation or your data gets depleted, you’ll still enjoy your favorite music provided it’s downloaded. Thankfully, this is possible due to the immense number of apps that offer this feature.


SoundCloud is an outstanding music free app that allows users to download their favorite music using their Android. Artists are free to upload their content to SoundCloud, and that content can be accessed by anyone who finds it fascinating. This app boasts over 120 million tracks, which is surplus to the users’ requirements. Besides music, there are plenty of live shows, podcasts, and other content to listen to. Like Spotify, SoundCloud has a free and paid version. The free version is dominated by independent artists, while the premium version is bombarded with popular music from celebrated artists. The type of version ideal for you will depend on your favorite music or shows.


To date, Spotify is the most renowned streaming service. It’s the ideal platform to discover the latest music, constitutes a fantastic discovery engine that aids users in finding the newest tracks to listen to. Spotify makes it hassle-free to create, share, and to add playlists.

Regardless of your music preferences, Spotify is the best download music app for you. Spotify comes in two versions, free and premium versions. The Premium version comes with more perks in contrast to the free version. With a paid version, you can download your favorite songs or albums offline, unlike the free version where all downloads require the internet.


Deezer has been in existence for quite some time, and it’s one of the superb free music apps. This app comes with Deezer’s Flow feature that helps you spot new artists, and you can listen to your preferred playlists and mixes. Deezer has lyric fetching, immense playlist creation, and mixes centered on individual artists. Like other music download apps, Deezer comes with a free and paid version. The premium version boasts several privileges such as superb audio and offline listening and renders Android Auto support to those interested.

Pandora Music

is another renowned music download app. This app is more adored due to its user-friendly interface and cross-platform support. With Pandora Radio, you can listen and enjoy your favorite music virtually on any platform that you’re attracted to, and your stations will play the music you select. Over the last few years, the Pandora Radio content library has grown immensely. The overall experience is somewhat promising. They have an exclusive, on-demand streaming service for anyone interested in streaming without quitting Pandora. The free version of this app also does wonders.

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Strange Things in Google Maps is a Web Site for the Cosmic Voyeur in All of Us

One of the most addictive and coolest web sites around today is called Map of Strange: Strange Things in Google Maps. Everybody loves Google Maps, of course. Well, everybody who doesn’t get frustrated when they find their own local destination isn’t one of those places not lost in the muddled mess of miasma that hasn’t yet been updated by the satellites with which Google does bidness. But Map of Strange takes the potential of Google Maps to illogical and thoroughly wonderful, not to mention strange, places.

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For instance, anyone who is a fan of Jonathan Swift and his masterpiece Gulliver’s Travels will be fascinated by the satellite view of an enormous, and enormously impressive, figure of Gulliver tied to a playground by real life Lilliputians in Spain.

Navigation of Map of Strange begins on the left with the latest updates, but to totally enjoy the site to its ultimate your attention is best direct rightward. There you will find a menu of sorts that includes such clickable tags as Sightseeing, Strange, Writing, Cool and Mysteries. They are what they promise. For instance, by clicking on Sightseeing you will be taken to a page that includes such fascinating and never to be forgotten satellite images as, I kid you not, crop circle art in the shape of Oprah Winfrey’s head, or a rare view of the Seattle Space Needle from directly overhead. Clicking on the tag for Cool takes you to everything from a headache-inducing fantasia known as one of ultra-hip architect Frank Gehry’s buildings to the very uncool John Travolta’s house in Ocala, Florida.

It is the Mystery tag that brings up some of the most interesting Google Earth images. For instance, under the left-hand description Line in Ocean will pop up a satellite image of the water with a very long whitish line. What is it? I don’t know, he’s on a third, and I don’t give a damn. A really cool mysterious image is of a man’s face that, as you might well expect, has been said to resemble Jesus Christ, though of course there is not even a description of what Jesus looked like, much less any visual representation by which to make such a comparison.

The world is filled with odd images and shadows and really weird things that people created and constructed and with Google Earth spying on us all (except for Vice President Dick Cheney’s residence, notably) at all times, there are plenty of fun things to check out at Map of Strange.…

Technology and Its Effects

Pull out your phone. I bet it was right next to you , wasn’t it? While this is normal now, there was a time where most households only had one phone, and it was not that long ago. With the explosion in popularity of we have seen good and bad effects in our community. However, I would like to focus on some of the negative it has done/is doing.

  • less social interaction in person and more via technology
  • no skill needed to solve math problems
  • there is less problem solving and more looking up answers

Have you been out with your friends lately? Did you seem to notice everyone’s favorite activity? Staring at the screen. A lot of people spend more time talking to others over text when hanging out then actually talking to each other. Call me crazy, but anything that can allow you to happily spend an entire day on the couch isn’t a good thing. We need to get out of the house, get some fresh air once in a while. After all how do you think the great people in history did the things they did? I guarantee it was not playing playstation all day or spending an evening taking selfies.

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I believe people should be able to appreciate technology and how far it has come. I also believe that abusing technology is going to lead to lower functioning individuals over time. If you can get instant gratification of a math problem by searching it online or simply using a calculator what is going to motivate kids to learn the theories and algorithms behind it all? When you only search for an answer you focus too much on the answer and not enough on how you got it. Meaning you will always be searching for answers instead of solving problems.

Do not get me confused. I am not implying that everyone should go out and get rid of their electronics. Technology has come so far, it is truly amazing. The message I am trying to get through is that we need to have some self control when we use technology. Don’t let it run your life, there are too many experiences to be had to just waste life away staring at a screen. This, is how technology has affected me and my generation over the last decade. How has it affected you?…

Technology for Older Generations

If you stop and think about it the foundation of almost all the technology we use today was already in place at the end of World War II. We had computer, television, radio, radar, telephone, rocket and jet power, automobiles, x-ray, and even nuclear power. Most advances that have occurred since 1945 have been the refinement and mass use of all those things.

So, there 21st century isn’t all that scary after all. In many ways the 21st century isn’t much different from the 20th century. If you’re considering or just beginning to use the newer technologies here are some tips that may help.

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  1. There’s nothing to fear from consumer technology: It won’t hurt you and you can’t hurt it. Go ahead and jump on in.
  2. Decide what you want or need and don’t let someone else decide for you: What are you wanting to do? Is it listen to music, watch big screen television, record shows, take photographs, receive and send email, make phone calls just about anywhere, access the internet, play games or exercise, join a social networking site, do research, watch movies on a computer?

Those are all things technology can help you with and make easier, faster, and more enjoyable. There are flat screen tvs, digital cameras, cell phones, Smartphones, IPods, laptop computers, GPS and more.

But don’t buy technology just to be buying it. You don’t need more stuff sitting around gathering dust.

  1. Contact a trustworthy relative or friend and ask for advice: Now that you’ve decided to jump in and you have some idea of what you want from technology, ask a knowledgeable relative or friend about different devices and manufacturers.
  2. Purchase only from well-known and trusted sources whether brick-n-mortar store or internet: Schemers and scammers are everywhere. Don’t be tricked by promises of cheap stuff and saving money. Buy from established retailers and wholesalers whether you go to their stores or their websites.
  3. Start simple but with quality: If you’re just starting out, keep it simple. If all you want to do is access the internet and send email, get a quality computer (AppleTM for my money) but don’t purchase extra computing power or fancy software you’re not going to use.
  4. Ask your retailer to suggest good instruction; book, class, or course: Electronics stores and book stores have good selection of instruction books or take a course from a local continuing education college. It’ll be fun.
  5. Start using your technological gadget: Okay, you got it now start using it. Put in that DVD, listen to that IPod, send some emails, give everyone you know you’re cell phone number, post some messages on Facebook, do some web searches on topics you’re interested in-the important thing is to start using your new gadgets.
  6. Experiment with more advanced applications: You’re having fun using what you have and that’s great. Now learn how to upload photos onto Facebook, or play games on your cell phone, or watch movies

Five New Technology Gadgets for Weight Loss

Spring is almost here and with spring comes the task of losing a few of those winter pounds you put on. There are many different ways to lose weight and some of those take advantage of new technology. If you are looking to lose weight, then you might want to think of some of these new weight loss gadgets.

BodyBugg is a new gadget that is designed to help you while taking advantage of new technology. The Bodybugg is a small device you wear on your arm that can help you track calories burned and calories consumed. This gadget will help you learn to control portion sizes of the foods you like so you can continue to lose weight. The device uses a digital display to allow you to see how many steps you have taken, how many calories you have burned and is customizable. This device is a web-based program that will input your daily data and help you manage your weight loss goals. This device tracks all the calories you consume and burn every second of every day and it can be viewed either on the wristband or on the web-based software. You are also given instant access to support and coaching through the device without actually talking to anyone. You can also get one-on-one support from a real coach using your phone which is included in the program. This weight loss management device will cost you $80 per year and it runs on a rechargeable battery. The Bodybugg is a great pedometer as well as support coach and is customized to your personal weight loss goals for easier weight loss. You can either buy the Bodybugg on the Internet or in a 24-hour Fitness store near you.

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The Mandometer is also a new device that will help you lose weight in a new and exciting way. This device is like a computer and scale built into one. It is a computer-linked scale that will weigh your plate of food and as you eat it will weigh the remaining amounts of food. The Mandometer has a screen that shows you how fast you are eating your food and what is an ideal rate to be eating your food. The idea behind this device is that it will show you how to eat slower which is supposed to help you lose weight and feel fuller faster. This device will let you know when you are full before the signals are sent to the brain which will help you eat fewer calories. This new device is great because it can teach people about portion control and about how to make smaller amounts of food make you feel fuller. This device also makes you more aware of how much food you are eating because if you are eating too fast then a sound will be let out warning you to slow down. The Mandometer will cost you about 100 dollars at your local health food store or retail store.

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