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Personally I’m a fitness freak and a statistics aficionado and this is a story of how I combined both got motivated and started to train for my first marathon using the most powerful Runtastic app on my windows phone.

Ever since I watched Samuel Wanjiru touching the finish line to break the world record in the London marathon, I’ve always wanted to run a marathon and many a times I’ve started my training but a week after that both my energy and motivation peters out into empty vacuous dreams. Last month out of sheer coincidence when I began my training again, I came across Runtastic and there is no looking back after that.

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I hold the opinion that everyone needs a simple diary on them at all times. A diary gives the owner the ability to almost document their own lives and in turn allow them to look back at the past. Not only does this serve as a great recollection, but it generally allows people to be more organised in everyday life. Alas, the day’s of written diaries have now ended for me and I now use digital equivalents.

These are much cheaper and if you forget your pen, it doesn’t matter. Joking aside, a digital diary is much easier to use and allows to do far more at a much quicker rate. However, there are so many diary apps out there that it’s hard to pick one perfectly suited for you. One which I discovered a few weeks ago was Diary Buddy. Since that point I’ve replaced my old diary application and started to use Diary Buddy exclusively.

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It’s been 7 years since the inception of Twitter with Jack Dorsey’s first tweet. Twitter has evolved and grown considerably over time to become the third largest social networking platform just below Facebook and Google + in terms of numbers.

Twitter has undergone lots of changes for better during these years in its user interface, geographic trending topics, the way replies and retweets were made and most importantly its powerful search feature but still avid users like me feel a lacuna and would always ask for more subtle improvements. This is where all the Third party applications that depend on Twitter’s API comes to the rescue. One Such Application that we are going to explore today is Follorep, which helps you to take control of the crux of a Twitter account, your Fans.

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These days we are all swamped in digital images. Our camera and smartphone grab these pictures and they are stored on our computers and, hopefully, backed up somewhere safe because these little vignettes can be irreplaceable. In fact, I recommend at least two backups — one local on a home server or external drive and one off-site in someplace like CrashPlan (my choice) or Carbonite.

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The word of the day is seldom. It seldom happens that a game is outshone by its successor. It seldom happens that a virtual world feels so real that when your stay in it ends, you relive it in your dreams, you reconstruct it from the mappings of the place in your mind. It seldom happens that you fall in love with virtual characters, develop emotional bonds with pieces of codes and treat them as your companions in a journey. Seldom.

BioShock Infinite is that seldom, it is that seldom which has reincarnated how games are perceived, how games are projected and how they should be in the years to come. It is a 10/10 and, without any more seldom, let me show you why this can be 2013’s Game of the Year.

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Word games are not for everyone. But if you like word games, I found a fun but challenging game that will make your brain spin called Wordament.

Wordament is a designed by Microsoft Studios and is one of their finest works and I absolutely loved playing it. The game is simply amazing and is really is one of a kind. I might be over selling it but when you play it, I’m sure most of you will feel the same way. Now, let me give you a quick gist of what the game is all about.

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Visiting some of the biggest cities in the world is a once in a lifetime experience. To make the most out of your trip you’re required to make some kind of plan as to how you will spend your time — it’s only expected. But, searching through random websites and guide books isn’t the most fun experience I could think of. I would much rather have an app on my phone which I could use quickly and effectively.

The Fodor’s collection of apps on the Windows Marketplace give users a detailed travel adviser for seven of the biggest cities on the Earth. These apps are an extension of the highly popular web page entitled Fodor’s Travel. This website offers one of the best ways to plan your trip and so do the apps. Read on to find out more.

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There are many text editors out there. You’ve already heard of most of them. Here’s one you probably haven’t heard of. SlickEdit, the sole product of a company by the same name, is an editor that is focused on only one thing: writing code. This is a tool for professionals with a feature set—and price—to match.

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YouTube is a site/app which I visit every single day. And whether it is to browse through my subscriptions or just have a random gander, I always find enjoyment. When I bought my Windows Phone I looked forward to being able to watch videos on the go, however, this wasn’t the case.

After installing the Official YouTube application I soon realised that this wasn’t the experience I was looking for. Instead of taking you to a YouTube app, you went to the mobile version of the site — which is frankly poor.

I decided it was time to find something more suited for my needs. That’s when I came across MetroTube, a much better way to watch the videos I love. Read on to find out more!

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Distributed version control systems are the most advanced way to collaborate on software projects. The top contenders in this space are Linus Torvalds’ Git and Matt Mackall’s Mercurial. These are command line tools, but you don’t have to fire up a console in order to use them.

SmartGit/Hg, by syntevo GmbH, lets you use either Git or Mercurial using a standard graphical user interface.

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