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Do Apps Help You or Just Waste Your Time?

Do Apps Help You or Just Waste Your Time?

I think yes we need some good apps. I  go through the list of apps on Google Play store every week or so and decide if I want to try one out and see if it’s useful. I currently have apps for my fav sports teams (2-3 only), Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Uber, my banks (2) and payment options, my mobile service provider, WordPress, PayTM (an online payment option that many services uses), two apps for movie tickets, TapZo (which has a lot of offers for discounts), a screenshot app and a couple of games.

I don’t like keeping too many games or apps on my phone. And oh I have two apps – one that cools down my phone’s processor when it heats up and the other cleans up data and trash. That’s it! I don’t think that’s a lot. I will have a few more as the days and weeks go by. I will surely have some photo apps and the like. I think it’s great that we can have so many useful apps. I don’t think they are a waste of time but what it does is eat up a lot of your data. I currently get 5 gigs with my new phone plan and I can easily get 2 GB more and still stay under my budget for how much I want to spend on my phone! That is awesome.

Prompt from The Learning Network at The New York Times

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What’s The Beat?

Who in Your Life Introduces You to New Music?

These years I dread listening to new music. Well, I guess dread is not he right word. It’s just that it seems like I have so little time for listening to music these days that I can barely find time for new stuff. So when I find a new song that I really like or even a song that is from years ago but I am listening to for the first, I dread the fact that I can’t just stop at that one song from the band/duo/artist because if I liked that song so much then there must be so many songs from the same artist that I will like a lot.

That is a dilemma. I don’t have time and/or energy to discover new bands anymore. I am 41 now and I haven’t been into listening to new music for the past 4-5 years. I like what I have and I can barely listen to all of my current mp3 collection – infact my rather neglected collection as I usually just play music on Youtube with music videos or live versions of these songs. You also find just the audio of the songs or even whole albums worth of just audio on Youtube which makes it easy for you to listen to stuff while you do other things online – like Facebook or blog.

No one really introduces me to new music these days. I am part of 2-3 music related groups on Facebook that share music videos and stuff online and from time to time I have been surprised by how much I like a new song or band and that is great. But music has become much of a downer for me as more and more crappy pop and rap artists rule the roost and people just don’t want to learn to play instruments anymore.

Prompt from The Learning Network at The New York Times