Geek of the Week (178)

Monday, 27 January 2014 12:33

Level Money

With less and less of us carrying cash around, this is the digital equivalent of opening your wallet.

 

It automatically detects your income and fixed expenses, then calculates your available spending money for the day, the week or the month. Just link your bank accounts and credit cards to the app and it does the rest.

 

Every time you make a purchase, the app updates and deducts that amount from your available spending total.

 

The display is very simple, it looks kind of like a fishbowl being emptied of water.  Every time you spend money, the water level in the fishbowl drops.  When the bowl is empty...so is your wallet.  *fishbowl image is an analogy, actual image is a circle with color filled-in

 

Free on both Android and iPhone

Monday, 20 January 2014 11:19

Food Gawker App

Here's the mobile companion of the popular foodie website FoodGawker.com! Full of “food porn” (tastefully taken pictures of food and drink that make you want to eat right now), this app has photos and recipes for food and drinks, searchable by keyword...or you can browse randomly.

 

This app is for serious foodies or foodie wannabes. If you're looking for simple, 20 minute, one-pan, one-spoon recipes to make between soccer and band practice, keep walking bub.

Pictures, recipes, food blogs and restaurant reviews you can save, email or share on a number of social media sites.

 

FREE - iTunes

Monday, 13 January 2014 11:37

FLIR One iPhone case

One of the coolest things to come out of the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show is the FLIR One iPhone case! FLIR is a brand name for thermal imaging cameras. This case will fit an iPhone 5 or 5s, has a FLIR camera built in as well as a battery pack that extends your battery life by about 50% (or 2 hours of continuous use). The FLIR One iPhone case is expected to be available later this year and should retail for around $350.

 

 

Uses: Checking for drafts or poorly insulated areas of your house, locating your friends in a dark campground or hunting for bigfoot.

Tuesday, 07 January 2014 06:54

Alarm Clock that Actually Wakes you Up

Wake N Shake is an alarm clock for your iPhone.  To turn it off, you have to violently shake the phone.  There is no snooze button because...well, try falling back asleep after that workout!  

 

$1.99 on iTunes

Friday, 20 December 2013 12:02

Geek of the Week: Santa Tracker

This app show's Santa's path of travel, his current location, current speed AND what he's doing...he might be delivering presents, he might be out for supplies if you look at the app before Christmas eve...he might be sleeping on the 26th.

 

 

GooglePlay – “Santa Tracker Free”

iTunes – “Santa Tracker Christmas Free”

 

Both offer paid upgrades

Monday, 16 December 2013 13:53

Trees for Cars

You have probably heard about the homeless guy in New York City who wrote is own app? Leo Grand was approached by Patrick McConlogue (an app programmer) with two choices: Take $100 or an learn how to code. Grand chose to learn a job skill. The two met for an our a day for sixteen weeks using a couple of used textbooks and a refurbished Chromebook.

 

This is Leo Grand's app: Trees for Cars. Its a carpooling / ride sharing app. Simply sign in to the app and network with people who need or are offering rides. What sets this app apart from the crowd, other than getting tons of press because it was written by a homeless man, when you share a ride the app calculates the amount of CO2 you are saving and turns it into a competition between members...who can save the most CO2?

 

Available in iTunes and Google Play for $0.99

 

 
Monday, 09 December 2013 19:07

Red Panic Button

Red Panic Button

With many people, especially children and young adults getting their first smart phone this Christmas, here's some piece of mind. Red Panic Button can send emergency emails, texts and social media posts.

Pre-program an emergency contact in the app's settings. If the phone's owner is ever in an accident, in trouble or just plain lost, press the icon on your screen and it will get send your alert to your emergency contact.

Free for Android with in-app add-ons to purchase

Full version available for iPhones and iPads: $2.99



*The paid version includes emergency calling, unlimited panic contacts and of course, no ads.

Tuesday, 03 December 2013 07:45

Swiss Army Apps

Swiss Army Knife / App Box Pro

This app is an all-in-one of useful tools. Instead of downloading separate apps for a flashlight, a timer, stop watch, calculator and bubble level, this app has them all.

Swiss Army Knife: Free for Android Includes: A flashlight, unit converter, timer, stop watch, compass, bubble level, calculator, magnifying glass, mirror and ruler.

App Box Pro: $0.99 on itunes Includes a few more goodies in addition to those mentioned above: Battery Life, loan calculator, a secure wallet, tip calculator and an alarm clock.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 07:43

Super Dreidel

 

Just in time for Hanukkah! Free app available on iTunes. Select from 2-8 players with three different game modes: Traditional, Vegas and Turbo! (really just speed settings).

To spin the dreidel, just swipe your finger across your iPhone's screen. The app keeps track of who's turn it is, each player's gelt (coins) and makes sure there is no cheating.

This app is a great way to bring old world tradition to the next generations...plus, its fun at parties!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/super-dreidel/id336392073?mt=8

Monday, 18 November 2013 12:27

Thanksgiving Menu Maker

Fine Cooking's Thanksgiving Menu Maker is not just another FREE recipe app...Its an all-in-one Thanksgiving organizer!

Search from over 75 apps, entrees, sides and desserts.

Once you add an item to your menu, it automatically loads the ingredients onto a shopping list! Take the app with you on your shopping trip or email it to yourself to print out. PLUS...it offers a Thanksgiving planner. Reminders of when to take the turkey out of the freezer, when to put it in the oven, when to bake your pies, when to put the beans on...just set your intended meal time and the app does the rest!

Plus it offers how-to-videos, wine parings and suggestions on what to do with the leftovers.

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/thanksgiving-menu-maker-from/id474820051?mt=8

**Also, consider NFL Mobile...keep track of the game from the table!

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