Friday, December 10th, 2010
There’s an app for this, there’s an app for that. There’s an app for everything. Just think about this for a second. “App” is now a common household term. Not so much a little over three years ago. Over the past year, I was able to accumulate a good amount of apps on my phone. Here, I will list my personal top ten iPhone apps of all time. Starting from ten, here goes:
10. iMovie – Oh boy. Let me be honest, I was actually disappointed with this app at first. It is a terribly limited app for the money, I think. I can go on with the features that should have been included here (like splitting clips, adding more themes, or editing audio). But, when you realize and accept the limitations, it grows on you. If anything, it is a good seed planted by Apple to improve upon. I can’t wait to see what will be added to this in the future.
9. The Weather Channel – Is it just me, or is the native Weather app severely lacking? The Weather Channel app is great. You can check current weather conditions, view the weather radar, get a 36-hour or 10-day forecast, get severe weather alerts, and more. This is what the built in weather app should have been.
8. Angry Birds – I bet a bunch of people expected this to be closer to number one on the list. Well, its my list and I can do what I want.
7. Dish Network– I love this app. I can control my DVR from anywhere (and this comes in handy when I lose my remote). Also, I can watch my T.V. from anywhere. Nuff said. Well, you do need to have Dish Network for this to work, though.
6. Fluent News Reader – I get all my news from this app. Its one app that shows all the latest news from multiple sources.
5. Instapaper – Have you ever stumbled upon a website or article on your computer that you simply don’t have the time to read right away? Well, with this app you can save a website or article for reading on your iOS device. And, once you have it synced up and saved on your iPod, iPhone, or iPad, you don’t need a web connection to view that page. Pretty cool.
4. Flashlight – No glitz. No glamour. Cheap. I know. But I use this app just about every day and I love it.
3. How Stuff Works – Just got this app last week and can’t stop using it. My favorite part of this app are the podcasts. And my favorite podcast of all available in this app is the “Stuff You Should Know” show. Love it.
2. Tiger Woods PGA Tour – Of all the iPhone games that I have (and I have a lot), this is the one I come back to. I like the console versions of this game. But I love the iPhone version. The controls are outstanding. The graphics are pretty darn good. It’s just plain fun.
1. Netflix – For me, the moment of awe with this app was when I started watching an episode of Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” from Netflix on my Nintendo Wii, stopped it, watched a little more later on in the day on my Xbox 360, stopped it, then finished watching the episode later on that night in my bed with my iPhone…from where I left off. Righteous.
What’s your top ten?
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Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
Well, not quite. But seriously, my friend Patty found the most gigantic marshmallows I’ve ever seen, and just in time for peak hot chocolate season. Check these things out:
Yes, that is an ordinary penny. And no, it’s not next to an iceberg. That’s a marshmallow. In a time when most product manufacturers are downsizing, it’s good to see one company still embraces the core value that has made America great: gratuitous excess. The only thing more disturbing than their unusual size is this:
Apparently they’re cannibals.
But moving on, I have to make a quick endorsement of a few select iPhone Apps. I’m on the verge of imminent fatherhood (thank you) and I’ve been seeing some pretty cool apps specifically geared to new parents. There are kick counters, pregnancy health guides, an am I pregnant? quiz (it’s a bit late for that), and my personal favorite as a first-timer who has no idea what to do when my wife goes into labor, iContraction. It monitors and times contractions and records patterns so, hopefully, things will seem a little less chaotic in the hours before and at the hospital. Man, I have no idea what I’m in for.
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