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Day September 4, 2010

Wàlt Dìsney loves Android

I went to the link below to look at some of the apps. I clicked Top Free tab and scanned through the featured apps. As Google puts it: “This is a showcase for some of the featured and top ranked applications and games available on Android Market”.

Note the spelling in some of these top downloads:

Wàlt Dìsney
S0uth Pàrk
Famìly Gūy
Sp0ngeb0b
the Sìmpsons
Hellò Kìtty

via Android.com – Market.

It’s Android so it’s open (to copyright violations).

I should note that if these free apps are monetized through Google’s ad network there seems, to my untrained eye, a clear legal liability.

[Sponsor] Illumipad's Multi Calc 6×4


Sometimes you come across such a simple yet clever app that it changes the way you do the most basic tasks. I’ve relied on the calculator widget on my Mac thousands of times to get quick answers to basic analysis questions. It’s much easier to press the F4 button than launch a spreadsheet. However you quickly run into the limitations of a simple calculator. Multi Calc 6×4 is a clever idea of having up to six linked calculators available on your desk at any time. From a work-flow point of view it sits between a spreadsheet and a calculator. You can do complex multi-step calculations without learning a new UI.

Every result from a calculator can be dragged to another with just press-and-hold touch. No more need for “memory” functions. This is the sort of improvement in a basic, everyday tool that only a large screen and touch interface can enable.

$1.99 on the App store.

Buy it and help support Asymco.