"What would Dave Ramsey say?" is a common question amongst followers of this no-nonsense financial guru. Now you can browse, search, and share calls taken directly from the show on almost any money subject. The app is just like what's found on Dave Ramsey's www.MyTotalMoneyMakeover.com, but now those same great calls and features are available for your iPod Touch and iPhone.
The ability to peruse a list of listeners questions and get Dave's answers is one of the many smart features designed in to this app.
Inquire and you shall receive. From the fine folks at Google Labs: Google Goggles.
"Google Goggles lets you use pictures taken with your mobile phone to
search the web. It's ideal for things that aren't easy to describe in
words. There's no need to type or speak your query - all you have to do
is open the app, snap a picture, and wait for your search results."
pictures of books or DVDs, landmarks, logos, contact info, artwork,
businesses, products, barcodes, or text, and the information pulls right up.
The Awareness! Headphones app for iPhone and iPod measures outside noise and allows users to
listen to music and the outside world simultaneously. Imagine - no more talking to your teen who has one earbud in and one out (so they can appear to be listening to you when, really, it's all about the tunes).
I can see this app working well while skiing, boarding, and biking, too. The Awareness! app
also gives an option to set up an outside noise threshold and is
available at the iTunes store for $4.99.
Winter enthusiasts in Colorado are grateful for the quantity and variety of places to ski and board. What better backyard? These days however, one must hit I-70 at literally the crack of dawn or risk wicked slow traffic jostling to get to the slopes with enough time left in the day to get in a respectable number of runs.
A new website and mobile app is poised to help you better navigate the I-70 corridor. The GoI70 app provides current highway speeds, road conditions, alerts, recent delay notifications, and messages from other I-70 travelers with information on what the freeway is like where they are (you may contribute to the message board from your phone too).
Includes information on traffic delays, CDOT traffic cameras (arranged so that
you can tour the cameras one after another in same the sequence that you
will drive on the highway), expected travel times between key
exits, and ski reports.
Deliciousness in an app - what's not to love? The Epicurious app is a must have on any platform. With a massive database behind it, you can browse and search Epicurious.com's over 28,000
editor-created and tested recipes, toggling between an easy-to-view
shopping format and a recipe format that shows one instruction step at a
time. You can also suggest recipes, search, create a shopping list, locate step-by-step cooking guides, photos and
Other uber-cool features include voice recognition search (speak the name of an ingredient or recipe into the phone and instantly receive recipes); homepage widget (click to find out what Epicurious.com's delicious recipe of the day is); browse functionality (browse popular recipe collections, from Weeknight
Dinners to Cool Cocktails); filtered search by what's in your fridge, what's healthy, and what's in season; and saving and sending functionality (save recipes to your favorites by
tapping the plus sign on any recipe image. Then e-mail any recipe to yourself
or to a friend).
A picture hanger's dream: levels to straighten horizontally and vertically. A touch-sensitive protractor to plot any angle. An a ruler to measure small objects (love that!). Because the sensor inside every individual iPhone/iPod Touch could be built slightly differently, you need to calibrate before use. Here's calibration instructions:
1. Find a flat surface,
2. Hold your
device upright (in portrait mode and home button at the bottom), put the bottom
edge of the device on the flat surface, then press Calibrate button (the one
with a target image on it) to calibrate the portrait mode.
your device 90 degree clockwise (now it should be in landscape mode and home
button on the left hand side), again keep it upright, and put the current
bottom edge (long edge) on the flat surface, then press Calibrate button to
calibrate the landscape mode.
We're blessed with fabulous night skies in Colorado (when light pollution isn't interfering). This week's App of the Week encourages you to go outside on the next really clear evening and take a much closer look at what's going on over your head.
GoSkyWatch easily and quickly identifies and locates stars, planets, constellations and
more with a touch or by simply pointing to the sky. It's like having the whole galaxy in your hands. Exceptional graphics and animation capabilities. No buttons to press, no modes to select, just point to the sky and start exploring.
Introducing our pick on a favorite app for your phone, which is quickly becoming your tool chest, reference library, house manager and personal electronic handyman. So as not to overwhelm (so many choices!), Six Degrees Studio will present one of our favorites just once a week.
White Noise (White Noise Lite is the free version). For iphone, Blackberry and Android.
The testimonials on their site say this app really works help you relax and get to sleep. Beach waves lap peacefully against the shore, an oscillating fan soothes, thunderstorms rumble. Includes 40 sounds with beautiful images. Good sound and smartly includes sound timers that slowly fade audio out and stop sound to save battery
life. Alarms will slowly fade volume in so you wake up feeling