On the one hand, I find Android app Andmade Share useful enough that I pretty much instantly paid $2 for it. On the other hand, it is an example of a class of apps that leaves me shaking my head wondering why I need to constantly buy apps just to make Android functional.
Here’s the problem — I have about 150 apps installed on my Android phone. For about 50 of those apps, the developers decided that they had to add themselves to the Android Sharing menu.
For example, I have the Amazon Kindle app installed on my phone, and it helpfully adds a “Send to Amazon Kindle” option on the Sharing menu. I am never going to want to send anything to the Kindle app, and yet it is there cluttering up the Sharing menu and. With vanilla Android, I have no way to remove it from the menu.
So every time I want to share a link or text or whatever with the 3-4 apps I actually want to, I have to scroll through a list of 50 different apps. That is stupid to the nth degree.
Andmade Share fixes this by showing me a list of all apps that appear on the Sharing menu and allows me to check ones that I want to hide. Thank you.
It also allows users to share the same thing to multiple apps–so you could share a link to both Twitter and Facebook, for example–although that’s something else I’m never going to do.
Some clever person did an awesome job transforming this utility box in Germany to look like a Nintendo Game Boy (via Neatorama).
Back in March the Washington Post published an in-depth look of “medicine” as practiced by NFL doctors. As the article title aptly summed it up, NFL medical standards, practices are different than almost anywhere else. Despite the nonsense spewed by NFL apparatchiks about how player safety always comes first, there is little resemblance between NFL medicine and the way real doctor’s actually perform their duties.
For example (emphasis added),
. . . an ordinary citizen would receive a shot of the powerful painkiller Toradol for acute pain only after undergoing surgery, and typically for no more than five days. But in the NFL, doctors administer it weekly despite dangerous side effects that include renal failure, and its ability to mask pain to such a degree that a player injured during a game may not even be aware of the extent of his injury.
In a 2002 academic paper, 28 NFL physicians reported administering Toradol every game day, injecting up to 35 players per club. Though NFL doctors say use has declined in recent years, several current and recently retired players said the drug continues to be administered freely — and the NFL Physicians Society felt compelled to issue guidelines on its usage last season. “It is not a legitimate thing to offer a player on a weekly basis without a proper indication,” said Andrew Bishop, an orthopedist who for 11 years was the Atlanta Falcons’ team physician.
I suspect in the long-term these medical problems and potential liability they create will drive the NFL out of business.