Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Millions of guitarists murdered around the world, Guitar Pro suspected!

Now I remember what I wanted to write about today! Have you ever head of the program called guitar pro? It is basically a program that helps guitarists learn up songs by providing tabs and midi tracks to play along with. It's actually a rather awesome program that have helped millions of guitarists around the globe and helped many bands that you've seen performing live learn up their cover songs. It has even taught some musicians new tricks and how to read notes... sounds like a blardy damn good program to me, don't ya think? Than whats the big deal and why are you contradicting yourself with the title of the post? Should I even continue reading this crap?

YES! Guitar pro is a blardy damn awesome program! YES! I am contradicting my self wit the title of the post! and YES! Guitar pro is killing our damn guitarists of the generation!

Well I say this is because, many guitarist now-a-days (myself included) rely too much on tabs and guitar pro to learn up songs from the internet. It makes the guitarist lazy and unable to adapt to the changes that happen in a live surrounding. Guitarists from the good ol' days are able to catch a key, note or melody of a song just by listening and learn practice for days to uncover every aspect of the song. I tell you the truth, most guitarist learn the song directly from Guitar Pro without actually even hearing the real song!! Hard to believe? Well BELIEVE IT!!

By overly relying on guitar pro, or tablatures for that matter, a guitarist is likely to fall behind on the following aspects:-
1. adaptability - During a live performance, not everything goes according to plan and many guitarists may find it problematic to do things like transposing to a different key or may even get lost in a song.

2. rhythm - this is not something that a few numbers on lines can teach you. Rhythm of the strumming and adapting to the bands sound is something that takes alot of practice and listening to the actual song.

3. Clarity - most guitar pro guitarists are rather sloppy in their fingering as they lack technique, something that can be practiced through hours of finger excercises.

4. Versatility - guitarists may find it difficult to blend into a band as most songs performed by bands are usually tweeked to the band members preference, like changes to the song or the tempo.

5. Personality - probably the most important aspect of being a guitarist! When you learn from a moving digital pointer on the screen, you probably wont be able to develop a sound that distinctfy you as you're trying to sound so much like a midi tape...

Therefore, be a convert like me and start doing things the proper way! Heroes like Eric Clapton, John Mayer or Eric Johnson don't become superstar guitarists by guitar pro or tabs! They work their asses off everyday on their guitars!!

I have seen the light! How do I convert?

Well I only have two tips, Listen and Practice!

Just start off with some finger excercises to get your fingering and technique right! Than listen to your favorite songs and try to catch the rhythm and flow, and with the guitar in your hand try to find the chord progression or riffs that is used! Just give it a go, and you wont regret it :)


Weddings?? Funerals?? Still got money for TV???

As the year comes to a close, I've got friends who are complaining that business aint so good this time of the year, which I found rather interesting. I seem to be going through a hell of a hectic time at work and business is shooting up like crazy, well I guess people are turning to be more self and health conscious as time flies us by. One of my bestie, who works in the electronic appliance line told me that regardless of his road show and all, the sales of TVs hasn't been that great... I came up with a theory for that which he entirely rejected and thought I was crapping.

Alright here was my theory, short and simple:-

Haven't you noticed how there are so many funerals and weddings this year in particular? I'm not sure about you guys, but I've had at least 5 or 6 friends I know who got married this year or these few months actually...  and it saddens me also that there have been so many passings this time round as well, be it friends relative or a friend in particular or a distant relative or someone who stays near you... but I guess thats how the cycle of life goes, only God knows the bigger plan! So back to the theory... Well with all these weddings and funerals going on, who got so much money to spend on ten thousand dollar tvs anymore??

Think about it, I was talking to my customer, who happens to be a Nirvana Agent, he told me that a simple Christian funeral can cost you around RM12k excluding the grave, and it costs more for a chinese funeral with all the *tong changs* and ceremonial monks and everything... what's more expensive than dying? being sick, imagine a surgery to remove a tumor can easily cost around THIRTY THOUSAND!!! I figured thats why my business in the health line is going up as people tend to become more health conscious. I always share this statement with my customers, "You have to be rich to be sick", and that is no joke! The costs of medical bills are going up by the year and the number of people getting sick is also ascending! Even insurance coverage can only cover you so much based on you premium... therefore prevention is better than cure when it comes to your health!

On the other hand, I recall having a conversation with some of my friends, over chicken wings, about the costs of getting married... gosh if you are planning to marry a girl, you better be ready to put aside some savings -  for a dowry to give to the bride's family, a traditional BIG DINNER (which you would eventually get back about half or more from the ang paus), Honey moon, photoshoot, video shoot, dress, etc etc etc... - it all adds up to a large sum which I cannot imagine yet! Well, I've got nothing against this, as I do want to get married in the future but maybe not such a traditional in-the-church kind of marriage, maybe something more exciting like a simple marriage by the beach or underwater or in the sky, but yeah we'll see how that goes. Well back to topic! Yeah!! after spending like tens of thousands for these ceremonies and all, "where got ppl still got money to buy tv oh tai lo... all the pocket all pancit edi oh!!!" <---- me telling my friend in a very china man tone...

Therefore, a word of encouragement to my young friends, start investing and saving because when the time comes for you to get married (or go), it's gonna costs you some big bucks!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Breakfast with the Word: Psalm 25:7

Psalm 25:7
7 Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O Lord!

Read Bible Verse: Psalm 25

Friday, November 19, 2010

G.A.S. Attack!!

Would you pay RM500 for this?

Would you pay RM500 for this?

Would you pay RM 5,000 for this??

Would you pay RM5,000 for this?

Would you pay RM90 for this?
Would you pay RM90 for this?

Well... I was having a conversation about with my mom over breakfast and was talking about how Maybank was deducting money for every few withdrawals I made, and her being a mother obviously started telling me how I didn't know how to save and that I was wasting money on my music equipment... Well I can't deny that I do put aside a specific amount of money for my music equipment every month (which mostly goes to Music Master, THE BEST DAMN MUSIC SHOP IN THE COUNTRY!! (Damien,2010)), but I live a simple life.. I am damn cheapskate when it comes to food, I dont buy clothes, I seldom go for movies, I barely shop... so yeah... What I'm trying to say is, everybody have their "cravings" or "needs/wants" based on their hobbies or interests.

Get it?? Let me give you some examples:
1. Girls + Shopping

2. Gadget Geeks + Latest Gadgets
3. The Car Collectors + Cars

Yeah! you get the idea... So it's not wrong for us (musicians) to have our own desire! Everybody has their own definition of sexy, have you ever felt that that girl that you saw make your heart skip a beat or get an eraction (or whichever comes first)?? Well thats what we get when we see a guitar that catches our eye or a perfect distortion that gives you that orgasmic feeling?? Okay... maybe thats abit over, but YOU GOTTA TRY TO UNDERSTAND OUR G.A.S.!!!

WTF is G.A.S.????
"Most of us guitarists suffer from an affliction called GAS – Gear Acquisition Syndrome. That means we are buying gear nearly compulsively – more and more often than we really need." (Guitar Noise, 2010).

You are probably thinking what the hack is going through our head when we buy this stuff compulsively...

Here's a number of reasons:-
  1. I sound bad, I suck! Remedy? A new amp/guitar/effect will help me get the sound I’m hearing in my head!
  2. I want to sound like Santana, so I’ll buy a PRS Santana, a Mesa Boogie amp, a Fender amp and a couple of effects. One year later, my Santana days are over and now Steve Vai is my hero. That means, I’ll get an Ibanez Universe guitar, the Carvin Steve Vai amp and an Eventine harmonizer.
  3. I want to be as versatile and flexible as I can, I want a huge variety of different sounds because I play/enjoy a lot of different styles, play in a Top 40 band, or I’m a studio musician. Thus, I need a Telecaster and a Fender Twin for playing country, a Les Paul and a Marshall for rock and a Gibson ES335 and a Roland Jazz chorus for jazz.
  4. I just like guitars and gear – I collect them.
Do check out this link to read more about G.A.S.

What I'm trying to say is, IT IS NOT A CRIME to crave for that "perfect" sound that matches our mood. And as musicians we're very emotional people (no joke) that the sound is actually affected by the state that we're in... so the remedy is?? Drop by our favorite music shop, spend a couple of hundred bucks and ask the owner to belanja you BBQ chicken!! Ta-Da!! I'M CURED (for a week)

Also as we improve our skills, naturally we want something better or when we change influences we would love to sound more like that particular artists or sound... Unfortunately, we end up with tons of guitars/cables/pedals/racks/amps/boxes/everything lying around the house :(

I hope that I have cleared out the matter on this matter! Would love to elaborate more but gotta get back to work!!


Breakfast with the Word: Hebrews 12:1-2

Hebrews 12:1-2
12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking  to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is sealed at the right hand of the throne of God.

Full Bible Verse: Hebrews 12

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Breakfast with the Word: Matthew 22:37-39

Matthew 22:37-39
37 And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment.
39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

Full Bible Verse: Matthew 22

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

10 songs you should know how to play on acoustic guitar

Here's a list of songs that I feel that every guitarist should know how to play on acoustic guitar! Obviously there are more out there and its a very subjective matter but it's always fun to have new songs to learn. Right? Anyway the chords are mostly the simplified version of the song that I just play and have a sing-a-long with my friends. Enjoy :)

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1. Pearl Jam (Originally by Wayne Cochran) - Last Kiss
(Chords: G, Em, C, D)

2. The Calling - Wherever you will go
(Chords: C, G/B, Am, F)
3. Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
(Chords: B, F#, G#m, E)

4. Greenday - Time of your life 
(Chords: Ver: G,C,D - PreCho: Em, D, C, G - Cho: Em, G)

5. Eagles - Hotel California
(Chords: Bm, F#, A, E, G, D, Em, F#)

6. Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight 
(Chords: Ver: G, D/F#, C, D - Cho: C, D, G, Em)

7. Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger
(Chords: Ver/Cho: C, G, Am, E, F, G, C [Am-G] PreCho: F, Fm, C [x3], G, E/G# [Am-G-F-G...])

8. Radiohead - Creep
(Chords: G, B, C, Cm)

9. Taylor Swift - Love Story
(Chords: D, A, Bm, G)

10. Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
(Chords: C, Am, F [G], C)

Hope you guys enjoyed it and learnt some new songs today!! ROCK ON!!

Breakfast with the Word: Isaiah 1:18

Isaiah 1:18

18 "Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool."

Full Bible Verse: Isaiah 1

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

gTalk isn't opening and market place is not downloading apps...

Lately my phone hasn't been able to download or update apps from the market place and I found it weird, but not enough to get me all hyped up and all worried about that the phone was broken, I figured it must have been some connection problem or something wrong with the market place. A few days later, I got some complaints that I did not reply my gTalk from my friends whom we keep in touch with Google Talk, now this I found it a little weird and when I tried to check my gTalk, the strangest thing happened...

When I clicked on the app, the screen flickered like as if the app was going open and after about a second or so it just goes back to the previous screen, I tried checking the app settings and I found that gTalk was actually running in the background... Now I'm no tech geek or anything but of course i did try restarting the phone and everything the normal person would try, but it still didnt work... so like the person I am.. an semi-app junkie, I figured that I could use one app to replace this app temporarilly, *note* gmail was working fine on my phone and i could use gTalk on my computer... But to my surprise, I just couldnt download anything, as mentioned before... I did however notice that my phone was low on memory, so i decided to free up some space and see if it'll work! As expected, the apps began downloading and updating again!

Today, I noticed that my gTalk wasn't working again and I read through some forums and google tech support, and to my surprise I WAS NOT THE ONLY ONE FACING THIS PROBLEM!! It was actually quite a common problem among android phones *darn*... It seems that our gTalk account has some link with the market place that enables us to download the apps... without being able to open the gTalk, we will not be able to download apps... *sucks right*

So the temporary solution is....

Whenever you face this problem, you have to free up some space and everything will work as normal again!!

and pray that

FROYO - Android 2.2. will be updated onto your phone so that you can install apps to sd which will not use up so much of the internal memory!

I hope this have helped!!

Breakfast with the Word: Ecclesiastes 7:9

Ecclesiastes 7:9
9 Be not quick in your spirit to become angry for anger lodges in the bosom of fools

Full Bible Verse: Ecclesiastes 7

Monday, November 15, 2010

Alpha Male vs Complete Asshole

I was thinking over lunch of what I read from Clement's blog, and it occurred to me on the matter of the AMOG. In every group, there will be 3 types of people:-

1. The Natural Leaders - These are the people who naturally walk in front and everybody likes, the others in the group will naturally follow what he say and will be Mr. Popular. This is usually the Alpha Male of the group.

2. The 2nd in Command - Every leader needs his assistance, this guy takes the role of leader when The Natural Leader is not around. He is also probably the only person whom will stand up to what The Natural Leader says or whom the Natural Leader will consider listening to and have a "deep conversation" with. However the downside of this position is you'll have many haters cause everybody want's to be "closer" to the leader in the group, hence most those in this category are usually singled out by the people in the group.

3. The Other - These are the YES MEN whom suck up the the Natural Leader and who cant or dare not do anything on their own.

But I'm not here to judge anyone... today I'm talking about the Alpha Male.

WELL..... There is a very fine line between an...


I've came across my fair share of people around, with different personalities and from different backgrounds.

Here's an article on "Alpha Male Characteristics" taken from Hub Pages

*take note on the parts highlighted in GREEN as i will be discussing about it later on in this post*

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Alpha Male Characteristics: Knowing About the Way Alpha Male Acts
Becoming an alpha male is not something that you can do overnight. You have to remember that it is essential that you need to get rid of the beta male characteristics in order for you to become ready to be an alpha male. You have to remember that there are certain traits or characteristics that differentiate the alpha male from the beta male. If you want to be like the alpha male, you have to start acting like one and you will see that your dating life will significantly improve.

The first thing that you need to avoid is to leer at the attractive women in the bar. Pretty girls know they are attractive and that they can turn men's heads when she walks by. She loves this kind of attention. Now, don't be like the beta male who will leer at that pretty girl. Try ignoring her or try to not be interested in her and it will leave her wondering why and will pay more attention to you.

Beta male try to dominate but the alpha male knows they are the best. Never be bossy around people. Instead, try to be confident and be relaxed.

If you are dating, try to keep the conversation flowing with the topic that you like to talk about. You have to remember that the alpha male will never follow a person's agenda. If you get bored, then talk about the things that interest you.

Another factor that you need to avoid is by proving that you are better than others. This is a common beta male trait and they often start a fight whether verbal or physical just to prove to women that they are better than others. Alpha males know that they are smarter and better than others and they don't need to prove it. They feel secure enough that they don't have to try and please other people instantly.

You have to consider that not all successful males today are that smart. They just know how to act like one and this is one of the many alpha male traits. Always remember that you should never try and impress other people by doing things that are way out of your league.

Instead, try to always be confident and relaxed. By being like this, you will see that you will attract more women as you will be like a very powerful male even without trying.

As you can see, being the alpha male doesn't mean that you need to impress someone and prove yourself. Instead, being the alpha male means that you should be confident and secure enough that you will never have to prove that you are better than anyone else. You know that you are better and you should never be bossy.

So, if you want to become the alpha male, always remember that the first step is by getting rid of the beta male traits and characteristics and you can begin learning the ways of the alpha male.

These are just some of the tips that you need to remember about becoming the alpha male. You have to remember that confidence is the key. Always be relaxed in any situations and simple lead a laid back life and you can be sure that women will be attracted to you.
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Hope you guys had a good read and enjoyed it! Now, here are 5 common mistakes the differentiates an Alpha Male from a Complete Asshole!!

1. Get rid of beta male characteristics
Yes it is correct that you get rid of your beta male characteristics, but please, I repeat PLEASE do not forget who you are. It is important to stay at the top of your game at all times but do not forget your routes and backstab everyone else who brought you there.

2. Start acting like one
I always agree with the saying "fake it till you make it" but most people try too hard as what they see in MTV video's or what. Acting like one means playing the part, do it naturally and dont try anything that you do not feel comfortable with or who is just not you.

3. Beta males try to dominate but Alpha males know they are the best
4. Avoid proving that you're better than others - Alpha Males know that they are smarter and better and they don't need to prove it
This is a very common thing you can see "Alpha Male" wannabes failing to do. Most of these people always try to show off how their better than others and criticize others weaknesses to make themselves look good. As an Alpha Male, you should know that you are the best and act the role, not compete against the Beta males and look like a fool. Like the Simpsons movie said, "take a 100 strong men and a 100 weak men to make the strong men look stronger".

5. Knowing how to act like one - should never try to impress others by doing things that are out of their league
As mentioned above we have to start acting the role, but we also have to KNOW how to act the role or we may end out looking like idiots. I'm sure you have came across some showy people who always say "I can do this" "I can do that" "that person lousy la, I can do better" but once you ask them to do it, they just cant... So it's better to be honest to yourself and avoid the humiliation. * It's okay to tell the jokes, but avoid BEING the joke *

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Well anyway I'm not here to judge anyone but to share my point of view on the matter, it's just that I have some people around me that try too hard at being an Alpha Male that have lost sight of reality. It's really sad that I can sometimes see people laughing at them behind their back especially when these people are close to me. But we all fall into some of these categories once in awhile as well, so do not be afraid to remind your BRO when you feel things are getting out of hand, and do take time to reflect on yourself once in awhile!


Taken from GapNap.com

I was reading through a friends blog and I found an interesting category, "Seduction", therefore being the curious guy I am on this matters, I found this post... I was like WHOA!! This was something I was planning to write about but gosh... I couldn't have written it better than this guy! TRULLY EXPERIENCED BROTHER :) Anyway this was taken from GapNap's blog

Here's the link:-


What is AMOG ?
The seduction community teaches AMOG .AMOG stands for Alpha Male Of Group or Alpha Male Other Guy . 
In other words , whenever you’re with a hot chick , or trying to get a hot chick ..
There will be OPPOSITIONS , the other guy will always COCKBLOCK you , humiliate you , discourage you , put you down , and insult you so that you WILL FAIL .

Cockblock stands for a guy who try to disrupt your game accidentally or on purpose
So you need a set of “tactics” to AMOG.
Which is also saying..
In life , no matter what you’re doing ..there will be oppositions , people who will give you “a run for your money” , there will be competition , there will be haters ..you can never please the whole world . Their objective is to slow you down , or get you out of their way , Or “pawn you” for their own personal self satisfaction and gain..
The basic methods of AMOG are :
1.Ignore the other guy
2.FIGHT , and humiliate the other guy  ..

The rule is , DO NOT LOSE . Always win . Right ?
and if all else fail , you say ..NEXT and switch to another chick (loser way)

Same with guitar , if you’re a teacher , there will be haters who will say “your teaching sucks , my teaching is better”
Or , if you are a guitarist , there will be haters who will say say “his cannot play lah , i can play better”
You can ignore them , or challenge them.

Few years ago , a great teacher taught me of a concept which is  ..

“short term gain , long term loss , short term loss , long term gain “

And i have been using his concept in almost every expect of my life. Basically , its a simple concept ..
It is OK to lose , because you will learn
It is OK to fail , because you will learn

The world hates losers , and the world LOVES winners . But the world doesn’t know , the winners today were once losers . Find me a successful man who has never fail .
Like a dirty politician , gaining power for the first few years. When the truth surface , he fall .
Like Thomas Edison , when he was young , kids were teasing him , saying he was CRAZY and he was a loser  , a failure . But he learned . Today , you don’t call Thomas Edison a loser , but one of the greatest scientists of all time.

A Simple Story .

A young couple . A Hot chick and A Well to do guy .
Hot Chick reads COSMO and THE RULES . She plays the game of love by “the one who loves the least controls the relationship” (familiar?) . She makes her bf wait , randomly throw a tantrum , super demanding , purposely play “i don’t need you” , date other guys to make him jealous ..Hot chick thinks she is in TOTAL CONTROL of the relationship . She was winning .
The Well to do guy , knew that she was messing around with him .But he was okay with it , because that is what all women do . He knows , ultimately, he is the PRIZE . He is the better catch . He is CAPABLE . He HAS A GREAT INNER GAME .Hot Chick can control the relationship as long as she likes , he just enjoy the journey . He just focus on improving himself such as his career , his health and his lifestyle . He Gave the girl what she wants and meet her demands ..He was a loser?
Other guys see The Well to do guy and calls him  “pussy whipped ” or “pussy slave”..they said “how can you let your gf be in control ? you are a MAN bro ..be a MAN and be in CONTROL of your relationship”. Well to do guy didn’t care . Well to do guy was the loser in everybody’s eyes .
So , hot chick got bored with her well to do guy , because he was always the YES MAN . She finds another guy and dump his ass . Well to do guy was sad for a few days but he didn’t take it too hard .
After a month , hot chick finds out her new bf is a jerk who just wanna take everything and give nothing in return .(both sides have to give and take , if not , the relationship will fail ) .She went back to Well to do guy , she said to him ..
“I can never find another guy like you . I regret i didn’t appreciate you..you are the ONLY guy who CARES for me and treated me WELL..” But at that time , well to do guy was with his new gf , hotter and better than her .
The point is , alot of things in this world are external game. (short term gain) .
As long as you KNOW that your INNER GAME is TIGHT and Improving , it is always a long term gain .

Guitarist , there will be people who will say , YOU SUCK or YOU DO NOT DESERVE THAT PAY or THAT MONEY .
Don’t worry about AMOG , Don’t worry about the Competition , Don’t worry about people who insult you , Don’t worry about the dogs that bark . Just work on yourINNER GAME and IMPROVE . Practice hard , be skillful , always improve , maintain your standards and never look back .
If they criticize you and they are better than you . It is OK to lose .It is OK to make mistakes. Don’t take it too hard . Instead , be positive , learn from them, promise yourself you will never make that mistake again . Make them your hero . Then , make sure your hero FAILS you :)
Because , when shit happen , or when the truth surface . You know you will be alright . You know who is the loser . You know that it is your TIME TO RISE .
From today onwards , whenever people insult you and step on you …quietly whisper to them.
“I understand , you see a BIG PICTURE . But , one thing you don’t know about me is , I SEE A COMPLETE PICTURE “
Don’t worry about losing the battle. The war is not over . yet .

Breakfast with the Word: Psalm 94:12-13

Psalm 94:12-13
12 Blessed is the man whom you discipline, O Lord and whom you teach out of your law,
13 to give him rest from days of trouble, until a pit is dug for the wicked.
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My Top 10 Free Android Apps

1. ASTRO File Manager by Metago (File Managing Application)
The ASTRO File Manager helps you get the most out of your Android smart phone. The Android operating system is designed to be very open and flexible, giving its users the chance to do more things on their phone than ever before. ASTRO helps your phone reach its full potential by giving you the tools to manage your phone. 

Features: File Manager, Backup, Image and text viewers, Networking, SMB, Bluetooth, SFTP, Zip Tar, downloader, thumbnails, search files, application manager, task manager, attachments

Official Website

AppBrain Link
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2. Advanced Task Killer by ReChild (Task Killing Application)
Is a useful tool that easily allows you to kill apps running in the background. Fairly simple to use and comes in handy when trying to increase battery life.

Official Website

AppBrain Link
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3. Angry Birds by Rovio Mobile (Game)
The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the greedy pigs who stole their eggs. Use the unique powers of each bird to destroy the pigs’ fortresses. Angry Birds features challenging physics-based gameplay and hours of replay value. Each of the 195 levels requires logic, skill, and force to solve.

* iPhone users have to pay to get the full version, Angry Birds is completely FREE for Android!!

Official Website

AppBrain Link
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4. Astrid Tasks/Todo List by Todoroo Inc. (To-Do List)
Astrid is the much loved open source todo list / task manager designed to help you get stuff done. It features reminders, tags, sync, a widget and more.

Official Website

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5. Lookout Mobile Security by Lookout Inc (Security Application)
Protect your phone with Antivirus & more.
As seen in Verizon Droid commercial.

Security & Antivirus
- Block viruses, spyware
- Scan every app installed

- Contacts, photos, call history
- Access data online

Find My Phone
- Locate phone on map
- Activate loud alarm

Certified by TRUSTe.

Official Website

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6. gStrings by cohotor.org (Instrument Tuner)
gStrings is a chromatic tuner application measuring sound pitch and intensity. Ideal for any musician on-the-go!

It will let you tune any musical instrument (violin, viola, violoncello, bass, guitar, piano, wind instruments).

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7. Barcode Scanner by ZXing Team (Barcode Scanner)
Scan barcodes on products then look up prices and reviews. You can also scan Data Matrix and QR Codes containing URLs, contact info, etc.

Also share your contacts, apps, and bookmarks via QR Code. This is why contacts permissions are needed.

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8. Financisto by Denis Solonenko (Financial Managing Software)
Open-source personal finance manager.
- Multiple accounts & currencies
- Scheduled & recurring transactions
- Hierarchical categories with attributes
- Projects & budgets
- Reporting & filtering
- Online backup

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9. Fruit Slice by DroidHen (Game)
The BEST FRUIT juicy game on MarketPlace, and it's FREE! 
Slice fruit by your finger, and enjoy fruit juice! Submit your score to global leaderboard!
Can you be Master Shifu of Fruit?

* The best performance, run well on low CPU phones.
* The smallest app size with very high graphic and sound quality.
* Swipe to play game.

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10. Handcent SMS by Handcent (SMS Replacement Application)
Handcent fully unleashes the messaging power for Android phone

Full SMS/MMS Support
Group Sending Options
SMS Popup w/Quick Text
Customize Look w/Theme Support
Individual Contact Notification/Look settings
Security Lock Options
Backup/Restore SMS /MMS
My Handcent online services
Advance Filters for block SPAM message