Posted on 06 April 2011 by @brihannajoi
Posted on 30 March 2011 by @brihannajoi
Posted on 23 March 2011 by @brihannajoi
Ok App Junkies, so you are lost, again. Despite the free Google Maps application that came with your iPhone, it has sadly let you down. What is the point of this new technology if you can’t even get to where you are going? And even if you do get there, good luck maneuvering without a navigator. Trying to look at the map on your phone and drive through traffic is not an easy task. But where oh where is there a turn by turn voice navigation app that you don’t have to pay out the nose for? Well I have found it my friends, and it’s name is Skobbler!
Skobbler is the first free voice assisted turn by turn navigator app to offer true street level navigation. A companion to the Skobbler website, the app allows you to enter an address and navigate there without having to look at your phone. There are several voices to choose from, all which are pretty pleasant, and it gives adequate warnings for upcoming turns or exits that might be coming up.
The best thing, is it’s all free! No subscriptions or in app purchases. Just sign up for an account and you’re off and navigating. How does it stay free you ask? It uses the OpenStreetMap mapping system which is an open source, similar to that of Wikipedia. This kind of set-up allows you to improve the maps yourself by reporting any errors directly through the app! Of course, because the map is created by users, there may be a chance you find areas that are not fully mapped out, especially if it is more rural. But the more you update those areas around you, the more accurate the map becomes. Skobbler also updates its maps during each use and it only uses a tiny share of your iPhone
Posted on 16 March 2011 by @brihannajoi
Posted on 09 March 2011 by @brihannajoi
Posted on 02 March 2011 by @brihannajoi
Okay App Junkies, here is an oldie but a goody. If you are like me and are always looking for ways to make your phone more productive, then this app is for you. One of the first productivity apps I downloaded was Vlingo voice application, and boy did it replace a number of apps I had already purchased!
Vlingo voice app lets you do multiple things while staying hands free. Text, search and update your status all with the sound of your voice. You can even dictate an email and voice dial. Simply say,
Posted on 24 February 2011 by @brihannajoi
IntoNow is one of the newest apps to come to us for a fresh way of social networking. These days we must tweet and update just about everything in life, and what isn
Posted on 16 February 2011 by @brihannajoi
Posted on 09 February 2011 by @brihannajoi
Posted on 02 February 2011 by @brihannajoi
Posted on 26 January 2011 by @brihannajoi
Posted on 20 January 2011 by @brihannajoi
Posted on 12 January 2011 by @brihannajoi
Posted on 04 January 2011 by @brihannajoi
So you have an iPhone. Awesome. You add your music, your apps and pictures, only to basically max out the phone’s capacity. Great. What about other media? What about loading movies for on the go? Why should you negotiate what stays and what goes based on the space on your iPhone? Well now you don’t have to.
ZumoCast, from the makers of ZumoDrive, turns your Mac or Windows PC into a media streaming server that you can access through any web browser or iOS device. You do have to set up an account and download the software to your computer, but the process is pretty painless. And unlike some similar applications, you don’t have to upload the files you want to access.
Posted on 28 December 2010 by @brihannajoi
Posted on 21 December 2010 by @brihannajoi
In the health care and fitness section, there isn’t much of a selection as far as apps go. If you’re looking for a way to effortlessly track and analyze your workouts, this is a great way to go. Adidas miCoach is a free fitness iPhone app that logs your time, distance, and training with GPS technology, plus audible coaching prompts. It integrates with Adidas miCoach website, which lets you store, display, and share your workouts. The miCoach app works for running, walking, cycling, and other outdoor activities. You can even toggle the GPS feature off for workouts indoors. After your account is activated online, there are several training plans to choose from. Whether you choose to de-stress, condition or lose weight, you can customize your workout to a schedule that fits you. Pick the days you would like to train and get reminders by e-mail. Audible coaching cues are highly customizable, and the default settings read off your mile times, total distance, pace, and total calorie burn. There are several voices to choose from in various languages. You can even select an athlete’s voice like Reggie Bush or Andy Murray.
Once you’ve set your schedule, you can log into the miCoach app to begin. Choose a scheduled workout or a free run. You can also do an assessment workout that will measure your current fitness level. Once started you can listen to playlists that are already loaded on your iPod. The voice coach will come on to begin the workout. It will also give you updates during the workout including distance traveled and calories burned. You can set the frequency of these updates in your settings.
I was very impressed with this app. I liked the easy usability and simple interface. The tracking features are nice and love that you can customize the workout. Though I used it for an indoor workout without the GPS, I was able to manually put in my distance and calories that were monitored on my eliptical. Syncing to the website was also very easy. Once finished with the workout it prompts you to sync progress and automatically uploads to the site. You can see visual graphs of your progress and even share them to your Facebook.
Overall, the Adidas miCoach app perfectly compliments it’s website and is a wonderful tool to get healthy, especially for free.
Posted on 15 December 2010 by @brihannajoi
Want to use social media to really get your name out there? Then you need HootSuite. HootSuite compiles multiple accounts into a dashboard that you can monitor and manage. Not just limited to Twitter, you can