Amazing Computer Facts

Amazing Computer Facts


Did you know that...
- The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com
- All 3 Apple founders worked at Atari before forming Apple
- Tomb Raider's Lara Croft was originally called Laura Cruz
- The Dilbert Zone was the first comic website on the Internet

With "Amazing Computer Facts" learn every day new fascinating, strange, funny and interesting facts and trivia about computers, video games, internet, geek stuff, etc.

Features:
* Hundreds of amazing facts about computers, games, internet, etc.
* Receive daily facts in the notification bar
* Very fast and simple to use
* Works offline, even in "airplane mode". Access all facts anytime, anywhere, no internet connection needed.
* Search any term and find all facts about it
* Bookmark your favorite facts for quick future reference
* Read random facts
* Share your favorite facts by Email, Twitter, etc.
* Listen to the facts using Android's built-in Text-to-speech synthesizer
* Works in both portrait and landscape mode for easier reading

FAQ:

Q: How can I share a fact from the list?
A: Just press for 2 or 3 seconds over the fact, a menu with the available sharing options will appear

Q: How can I change the speech speed?
A: The speed of the speech is controlled by the TTS engine installed with Android. It can be set up by going to:
Settings --> Voice input & output settings --> Text to speech settings --> speech rate

Q: I don't like the voice. How can I improve it?
A: The default text-to-speech engine installed with Android is Pico TTS, it’s pretty simple and sometimes may sound a bit electronic. You can always install alternatives like eSpeak, SVox or IVONA from Android Market.

Q: How can I change the speech accent?
A: Just go to Menu --> Settings and select the language. Currently, 2 accents are available:
* English (US)
* English (GB)

About the permissions:

We know you may be worried about the permissions required by the application so here is the explanation of why they are needed:

To load the ads used to support the development of the application, these permissions are required:
- Full Internet access
- View network state

About the speech synthesizer:
The text-to-speech (TTS) technology may not be available in some devices. To check if your phone is able of speech synthesis: Menu -> Settings -> Voice input & output -> Text-to-speech settings.
If not installed, your device may ask you to install the TTS engine. An internet connection may be required. We recommend installing it before traveling as roaming data tariffs may be very expensive.

Recent changes:
- Bug fixes
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About Amazing Computer Facts
Did you know that...
- The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com
- All 3 Apple founders worked at Atari before forming Apple
- Tomb Raider's Lara Croft was originally called Laura Cruz
- The Dilbert Zone was the first comic website on the Internet

With "Amazing Computer Facts" learn every day new fascinating, strange, funny and interesting facts and trivia about computers, video games, internet, geek stuff, etc.

Features:
* Hundreds of amazing facts about computers, games, internet, etc.
* Receive daily facts in the notification bar
* Very fast and simple to use
* Works offline, even in "airplane mode". Access all facts anytime, anywhere, no internet connection needed.
* Search any term and find all facts about it
* Bookmark your favorite facts for quick future reference
* Read random facts
* Share your favorite facts by Email, Twitter, etc.
* Listen to the facts using Android's built-in Text-to-speech synthesizer
* Works in both portrait and landscape mode for easier reading

FAQ:

Q: How can I share a fact from the list?
A: Just press for 2 or 3 seconds over the fact, a menu with the available sharing options will appear

Q: How can I change the speech speed?
A: The speed of the speech is controlled by the TTS engine installed with Android. It can be set up by going to:
Settings --> Voice input & output settings --> Text to speech settings --> speech rate

Q: I don't like the voice. How can I improve it?
A: The default text-to-speech engine installed with Android is Pico TTS, it’s pretty simple and sometimes may sound a bit electronic. You can always install alternatives like eSpeak, SVox or IVONA from Android Market.

Q: How can I change the speech accent?
A: Just go to Menu --> Settings and select the language. Currently, 2 accents are available:
* English (US)
* English (GB)

About the permissions:

We know you may be worried about the permissions required by the application so here is the explanation of why they are needed:

To load the ads used to support the development of the application, these permissions are required:
- Full Internet access
- View network state

About the speech synthesizer:
The text-to-speech (TTS) technology may not be available in some devices. To check if your phone is able of speech synthesis: Menu -> Settings -> Voice input & output -> Text-to-speech settings.
If not installed, your device may ask you to install the TTS engine. An internet connection may be required. We recommend installing it before traveling as roaming data tariffs may be very expensive.

Recent changes:
- Bug fixes

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A Google User
Sep 8, 2014
Great app Didn't know the riaa took possession of trs80s and commadorre PETs or that either could play or download mp3s
A Google User
Aug 12, 2014
Pretty good but "The first bug was a moth. In 1945, Grace Murray Hopper and HIS team........" <- Sorry, but what? Grace Hopper was a woman, not a man. Please get this sorted.
A Google User
Jul 8, 2014
Authenticity? It seems nice, but how can I make sure the information is authentic? I'd give 5 stars if references were mentioned in each one & also it were less DOSy!
A Google User
Jun 18, 2014
OK Interesting facts, but key lime pie? It's KitKat!
A Google User
May 17, 2014
Nice app