Archive for November 9, 2012

Obama wins 2nd Term as U.S. President

Barrack Obama becomes the fourth consecutive president to win a second term in office beating his opponent Republican candidate Mitt Romney. The statistics have it that Obama secured 303 votes against Romney who won 206 votes. With just 270 votes required to rule the White House for the second term, Obama pulled it through comfortably.

The popular vote count was put at 50.3% for Obama and 48.1% for Romney. Obama won Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Virginia and New Hampshire narrowly to return to the oval office. The results for Florida is yet to be announced but still it does not stop Obama from taking claim of the White House for the next 4 years.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama (Photo credit: jamesomalley)

In his victory speech that lasted for 25 minutes Obama thanked his supporters and made it clear that “the best is yet to come but we have more work to do.” The president also promised to reduce deficit and reform taxation and plug immigration problems.

Mitt Romney called Obama to wish on his victory and in a media gathering he said, “I pray that the President will be successful in guiding our nation.”

Despite the prevailing doubts over Ohio results experts were confident of Obama capturing the office with Colorado and Virginia added to Obama’s tally. This gave the confidence to declare Obama for president without having to worry about Ohio result reversal. Romney was left behind in the race as the majority of American states decided in favor of Obama.

Obama drew support from blacks, Latinos and most popularly women who were responsible for giving him a second term. A tough competition when compared to the first term Obama stepped into the White House comfortably as Romney had only North Carolina to his credit.

Despite high rate of unemployment put above 7.9% Obama goes on to win becoming the second in the history after Franklin D Roosevelt who won a second term with unemployment rates above 7.4%.

Bill Gatson, former domestic policy adviser to ex-president Bill Clinton said that the victory is because of the improvement in the economic scenario in the past 6 months. He furthered that the unemployment rates are also moving downward and the housing market also has stabilized raising consumer confidence.

Mitt Romney at one of his presidential campaig...

Mitt Romney at one of his presidential campaign rallies. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Romney was able to win North Carolina and Indiana two states that were under Obama during the 2008 election and he also managed to win strongholds of Republican states. But where it mattered most the Republican candidate was unable to secure and that was in Ohio and other states that worked in favor of Obama.

The results has it that the two parties hold 55-45 majority in the Senate, meaning the Republicans will rule the House of Representatives and are expected to finish with 242 seats.

It has been calculated that Obama and Romney along with their allies have spent around $2 billion on the presidential election especially on advertisements in swings states.

Can Obama’s victory be called a gift for his effort in bringing the end of Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind behind the 9/11 attack?

Delighted supporters cheered and danced at the president’s victory bash in Chicago, and Obama thanked them for being sure the nation continues to go forward while forewarning the challenge for change they look for will still be difficult.

Best Apps for Android Phones

Android phones have gained a lot of popularity in recent time. The release of phones such as the Samsung Galaxy III and Samsung Note 2 are bringing in countless new users. With this increase in user base, the desire to create better apps has led to tremendous variety. Android apps are shoulder to shoulder with what Apple has to offer. This article will pinpoint some of the best android mobile apps available for users to purchase as well as popular free Android Apps.

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App #1: PowerAmp

This is a high quality ‘music player’ app for Android phones. This helps maximize a phone’s ability to play music. The stock music player is outstanding, but often does not meet the needs of audiophiles. Users that are looking to find a better musical experience will have to check out ‘PowerAmp’.
This app has a lot to offer in terms of intricate combinations of bass and treble. One’s music collection will come to life with this app. It is a must add.

App #2: Whatsapp Messenger

The Whatsapp Messenger App is the perfect android app for messaging friends, family and other contacts using your Smart-phone. This app is available for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Phone and Nokia phones. Send and receive messages, pictures, audio notes, and video messages using your phone’s 3G or Wifi capabilities.

App #3: Camera360

People love taking pictures. This is a fact of life with smart-phones and the cameras being released now are of the highest quality. Due to this being a reality, apps surrounding the camera are becoming more and more prominent.
The stock camera does not provide too many options on modifying images beyond the regular set of options. This can be disappointing for users looking to stretch their abilities with picture taking. Camera360 gives users countless options on changing their picture’s overall appearance. It can be something as simple as contrast or as complex as subtle touches.

App #4: File Expert

Smart phones have seen a rise in transportation of files from one place to another. There is no use for USB drives or those pesky ‘floppy disks’. The world has moved on and so has technology. File Expert helps users organize and manage their files in timely fashion.

The app comes with various features that help maintain files and avoid users losing them. Focusing in on the idea of ‘cloud computing’, File Expert is an excellent exponent of this concept. The design of the app is simplistic for users to understand.

BERLIN, GERMANY - AUGUST 30:  A visitor tries ...

BERLIN, GERMANY РAUGUST 30: A visitor tries out the new Samsung Galaxy Note II smartphone  (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

App #5: Google’s Field Trip

This app has been talked about for a while. It is Google’s latest project looking to explore cities around the world and list the best places to visit. It essentially breaks down everything for users looking to find new places to visit in a city.
It can be something as simple as finding the nearest coffee shop or the nearest attraction. Whatever the case may be, this app is splendid and a must-have.

App #6: Temple Run

Moving away from the more ‘serious’ apps and looking at games, Temple Run is king. Most people have started to sway away from games like ‘Angry Birds’, but Temple Run is addicting. This game is a simple game based on running away from the monkeys chasing you. Along the way, one has to collect coins, jump over obstacles and purely survive.

Android invasion, Sydney, Australia

Android invasion, Sydney, Australia (Photo credit: Pranav Bhatt)

A fun game that can help pass time on even the most boring of days. In no time, your own life could become reliant on that dose of Temple Run. If you thought ‘Angry Birds’ was addicting, this is right up there.

No matter what the use, you can find countless free and paid apps on the Android Market to suit your tastes. Android is becoming the preferred mobile platform of choice due to the functionality and customizable options available to users. It’s no wonder that more and more better apps that compete with Apple’s Itunes are coming out every day.