iPhone Life magazine

Apps: Lifestyle

Get Healthy, Stay Healthy!

These iPhone apps help you find fresh food and quit smoking.

BroccoliIn the last issue, I wrote about losing weight with the iPhone by using apps such as Edibles Food Journal and Restaurants (“Lose Weight with the iPhone,” page 64, Vol. 1, No. 2). Losing weight is great, but it’s not the be all and end all—getting healthy should be your real goal. For example, your food decisions shouldn’t all be about calories and carbohydrates; you should be concerned about the quality of the food you eat. Note also that healthy people exercise regularly and tend to have a higher muscle-to-fat ratio. Muscle is heavier than fat, and as you build more of it, you might not lose as much per week.


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Mmmm ... I can smell the cookies baking!

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From Almond Biscotti to White Chocolate Drop Cookies, Bake-Guru has enough cookie recipes to keep your sweet tooth happy.



Flower Picker for any occasion

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Need flowers for a special occasion? Just want a new arrangement on your desk? Try Flower Picker!



Shake It Out: Choose a random entry from any lists you create

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Shake it out is an app that chooses a random line item from lists you create. I use EVERY day for one reason or another. It's a staple that I'm so glad I found & is quick & simple to use.



Free app AroundMe locates the nearest whatever

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With over 5 million downloads, AroundMe must be one of the more popular apps. It's free, and it directs you to the nearest banks, bars, coffee shops, gas stations, hospitals, hotels, movie theaters, parking, pharmacies, pubs, restaurants, supermarkets, taxis, and theaters. Plus it gives you three-day weather and other features. It's amazingly easy to use.



Wanted: Foldable, Portable iPhone Keyboard

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 Attention product developers at MacNally, Belkin, etc. For the love of all that is holy can someone please develop a foldable, portable external keyboard for both the iPhone and iPod touch. Am I the only one who has been dying for one of these to be out on the market? I know that MacNally had created a bluetooth external keyboard last year that never made it to the market due to the fact that it required a Bluetooth connection which was not available until this past week when the iPhone 3.0 was released.



Fun for the whole family

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School is out for the summer, the kids are all home, & everyone is ... BORED. Now what? Just open up the Family Fun app, give it a shake & have some fun!



Recipes the whole family will enjoy

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Finally, a recipe app that has it all. Recipes even the kids will eat, great quality photos, easy to follow directions, recipe box to save your favorites, & even a grocery list.



Deals!

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Deals is a great .99c app for finding the best deals on the Web from Amazon, Hot-Deals, Woot, & many more!



The Betty Crocker Mobile Cookbook

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"What would you like for dinner?" "I don't know." Are you tired of hearing "I don't know"? Are you tired of always trying to come up with something new & different? Not sure how long to roast that chicken? The Betty Crocker Cookbook was always there for you. Now it's there for you on your iPhone!



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