Recent App Reviews
The iPhone and these apps help make preflight and post flight procedures a breeze
An old joke asks, “How can you tell that there’s a Navy pilot in the room?” The answer is, “Don’t worry, he’ll tell you.” My name is Chris and I am a pilot in the United States Navy. (For security reasons, I’m going to leave my last name and rank off this article.) I have flown in different combat theaters around the world, but have most recently been assigned as a Primary Flight Instructor for students learning to fly on the T-34C Turbo-Mentor. My job has been to teach the brand new guys off the street how to takeoff, land, fly aerobatics, and fly in formations.
The two hardware accessories discussed in this article are awesome stand-alone products, but each comes with an iPhone component that helps make your life easier and more enjoyable.
Lexmark Interact S605 Printer and LexPrint app
Printer $199.99; LexPrint app Free; lexmark.com
Lexmark recently announced its new line of “All-In-One” inkjet printers, including the Interact S605. This printer features a full color, 4.3 inch LCD touch screen for controlling the printer functions.
Tribute Movies is a new app (free) that pinpoints your location to find the nearest movie theaters. You can search for movies by title, read summaries, view movie posters and photos, browse show times, and view the trailers. Other let you search for movies by popularity and user rating, and search for theaters by name, postal code, or GPS location. You can also rate movies and post your comments and reviews.
Apps to track your period and/or pregnancy
There are so many apps for out there for women. Our focus for this article is to bring light to some apps relating to reproductive health and issues that we think many women can find useful on a day-to-day basis. These apps make busy lives easier and most importantly, healthier. They make tracking your period and pregnancy a breeze. As parents of four, we know the apps for pregnancy are invaluable and so easy to use. For any woman trying to become pregnant or already pregnant, these apps are for you!
Women track their periods for numerous reasons. Some women might be trying to become pregnant, while others are trying to track the symptoms of PMS.
Mobile apps to help whereever you are
When I was young, all I needed to know was "never accept candy from strangers." Today, that seems to be the least of our worries. Fortunately, the tools we have available to protect ourselves and the ones we love are more powerful…and more mobile than ever before.
A step-by-step guide to escaping calendar confusion
The Calendar app in iPhone OS 2.x could be synced with iCal using two methods. First, using iTunes, both personal and read-only subscribed calendars could be synced between your Mac to the iPhone. With this method, you were able to select which calendars you wanted to sync and which ones you didn’t. Second, you could sync with MobileMe. This method gave you instant push updating between iCal calendars and Calendar on the iPhone.
Stay on top of your to-do list with these apps
When Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone at MacWorld on January 9, 2007, he referred to it as an iPod, a phone, and an Internet mobile communicator in one device, but the launch of the App Store expanded that three-in-one concept. Now you can use the iPhone to track the news, sports, and weather; quickly locate restaurants, movies, public bathrooms, even your friends; play games, listen to music, or watch videos. In addition, a number of apps enhance its capabilities as a productivity tool.
Combining the real world with virtual reality
Augmented reality (AR): A term for a live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are merged with or augmented by virtual computer-generated imagery… (Wikipedia)
With the release of the iPhone 3GS and OS 3.1, apps that incorporate “augmented reality” are big news these days. However, AR has been around for a while, and a simple AR app for the iPhone 3G was introduced in October of 2008.
I just found a great article over on Technically Personal entitled: "6 Ways to Track and Recover Your Lost/Stolen iPhone". To summarize:
1. Track your iPhone via MobileMe
2. iPhone anti-theft solution – iLocalis
3. GPS tracking for iPhone with Mobile Spy 3.0
4. Find and Recover your Stolen iPhone with iHound
5. Recover your Lost/Stolen iPhone with Navizon app
Read the full article, and be sure to check the comments too.
I like the idea of App Genie ($0.99), which is sort of a Swiss Army Knife of apps. It includes many of the most common tools you might need on your iPhone: tip calculator, currency converter, unit converter, weather, translator, battery level, barcode scanner, GPS locator, and many more. One app replaces many — a handy tool that you'll call upon often.