SWEET News (literally). The California Strawberry Commission has a new app. Did you know that there is more vitamin C in a serving of strawberries than an orange? This super-cool app has mouth-watering recipes. I'm getting hungry.....
Strawberry Recipe App Features:
- Over 50 recipes, categorized by dish type
- Share recipes on Twitter, Facebook and email
- Access nutrition information
- View recipe photos, ingredients and preparation information
- Connect with California Strawberry Commission on Facebook, Twitter and the web
With New Years rapidly approaching, and thoughts about drinking on the holidays, I figured I’d give Timebom LLC's iAlcohol Lite app (free) a try. There is also a full ($1.99) version. Knowing when you’re blood alcohol level is below your state’s limit (in Maine it's .05%) seems like it might help reduce OUI’s.
Our blogger Todd Bernhard has a number of ringtone-creation apps that are pretty neat and that let you do some creative things to make customized ringtones for individual callers. His new app, AutoRingtone PRO TEXT to SPEECH RINGTONES, lets you use speech synthesis to have your iPhone announce your caller by name — or some sort of clever nickname. For example, I created a ringtone for my tennis partner, Bruce. I selected a chime from the 100 introductory sound effects, and then selected a British male synthesized voice.
The iPhone’s style and the power of its apps make “iPhone Chick” something you’ll feel proud to be called!
The iPhone has an irresistible quality to it that creates an instant bond between users. Suddenly, you have something in common with the person next to you in that long line at the bank. Yet, it’s the state-of-the-art power it provides that makes it a must-have for us chicks. I used to think it was a bit trendy—and that opinion kept me on the wrong side of the iPhone equation for much too long. My skepticism cost me time and money in my personal life and as a business owner.
The look and feel of the iPhone are the first things that catch your attention, but it’s the apps that allow you to experience its unparalleled capabilities. Let’s take a look at six fabulous examples.
I have been using three devices in my office for some time; iPhone, iHome Center, Wilson signal booster. After a little frustration I realized that with a little office re-arranging I could have all three of my devices live / behave well together. In the past I was using a mix of any two of the above. Sounds simple- it was simple. Why had I not thought about it before... my mental disassociation of electronic communications (bits and bytes) with the "real world" of physical things. A mental blind spot. Now I am running full bars with full volume on a full set of great podcasts. I am full up happy.
You probably have people who are hard to buy for and could use a bit of inspiration for ideas. Try 2,100 Gift Ideas ($1.99). It offers gift ideas from hundreds of online stores. The gifts range from electronics and jewelry to things you might not even have known existed. You can choose gifts from various categories, such as Mom, Dad, Kids, Him, Her. Plus, you can sort by price so that you only see suggestions in a particular price range. You give your iPhone a shake, and it then starts serving up gift ideas.
[Edited this 12/9/09 to reflect the app's new name.]
If you're hitting the stores on Black Friday but are in need of gift ideas, you might try the free Hey Santa app, which has over 2,000 gift suggestions based on your budget and the recipient's taste and age. There are 15 different combined settings for gift suggestions. Also check out Christmas Gifts List ($0.99), which no only helps you manage your list but also has a built-in budgeting feature.
There's an app for everything, including Thanksgiving. MacWorld reviews eight of the apps, ranging from recipes to a TurkeyTimer. Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes ($1.99) gets the highest rating — four mice on a five-mouse scale. Each of the 60 recipes includes a picture of the dish, description, list of ingredients, and steps for preparing. You can mark favorites, and automatically generate a shopping list.
GQ Magazine can now be purchased on iTunes. The app is easy to use and surprisingly easy to read. The application contains all the articles and pictures of the magazine. The app allows the user to click on any links mentioned in the article and it takes the user to the website from with in the GQ app. In order to read the magazine, the user must be able to connect to the internet. Click here to purchase from the app store. Please share with us your thoughts on "the future of magazines/newspapers" on the Iphone/ Ipod format.