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  • #74158
    The Appy Corner…..

    I have previously posted that the Apple family of gadgets are “Hideously Overpriced”. I now believe
    that they are worth every penny due solely to the “App”, which is a third party software application or
    “add on” that adds new functions and capabilities.

    There is a veritable flood these new high quality Apps that enhance and enable the lives of
    disabled people. Aided by progressive free software updates from Apple (latest IOS 5) this
    is a quantum leap and keeps us all at the cutting edge of technology.

    I apologise to those of you who do not have iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch. I hope a few might give
    it a try and benefit from the new touchscreen and voice controlled world that beckons.

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

    taungfox
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    #83632
    Re: The App Corner…..

    Just found today an App called “Tunein Radio”.

    Price : Free

    Immediate Access to thousands of Radio Stations all around the world.

    Includes every radio station I have ever heard of and they are all in perfect quality. The
    things has already learnt what music I like and is now suggesting other stations
    and programmes I will like. It works! One press of the screen and I was off to an
    R & B station in San Francisco, then to Brazil, then to easy listening in Turkey.

    Excellent.

    You get Apps from the iTunes stores or just simply download them simply
    from the touchscreen on the iPhone / iPod Touch / iPad.

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

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    #83633
    Re: The App Corner…..

    “Sleep Pillow”

    Price : Free

    “The App that Helps You Sleep Like A Baby”

    A sleep and relaxation aid. The White Noise Machine.

    A Suite of Relaxing sounds : Water, forest, fire, storms, animal sounds, whale song,
    amniotic sound, rain, baby, bird song. Have whichever one you want or any combination.
    set the sleep timer for whatever length you want.

    Downloaded 1,500,000 times.

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

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    #83634
    Re: The App Corner…..

    “Shazam”

    Price : Free

    The Music Identifier.

    Hear music playing anywhere, on a radio, on a TV advert, background
    music in a Film. Just hold the iPod / iPhone up, press Shazam and
    in a few seconds it identifies it.

    It then gives you Artwork, albums, you tube videos and a link to itunes.

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

    taungfox
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    #83635
    Re: The App Corner…..

    “Kindle”

    Price : Free

    Completely identical to the Kindle that thousands have just paid
    £ 89 for. except that Kindle has a six inch screen, if you have an
    iPad you have a Kindle with a ten inch screen.

    A seamless E-Book reader. Download books either paid or increasing
    numbers of free ones from Amazon.

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

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    #83636
    Re: The App Corner…..

    I have had tune in radio since I got my phone – its fantastic! The sound hound app is pretty cool, it will recognise what runs is playing. Bbc iplayer has just appeared too. The list is endless…

    A learning experience is one of those things that say, “You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.” - Douglas Adams

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    #83637
    Re: The App Corner…..

    @sar78 wrote:

    I have had tune in radio since I got my phone – its fantastic! The sound hound app is pretty cool, it will recognise what runs is playing. The list is endless…

    Sarah as always is ahead of the game.

    I was going to post tomorrow that “Soundhog” that they have given us for free
    this week is an even better version of “Shazam”.

    It also recognnizes tunes that you hum or sing into it and even find the lyrics
    for any song it finds.

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

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    #83638
    Re: The App Corner…..

    Ha ha not that ahead, I didn’t know you could hum and it would recognise the tune, wowzers :o

    A learning experience is one of those things that say, “You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.” - Douglas Adams

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    #83639
    Re: The App Corner…..

    “Ocarina”

    Price : £ 0.69

    The absloutely mind blowing Ocarina !!

    “Ocarina turns your iPhone into an ancient flute”…….WHAT ?????????

    That really is MAGIC…….read this and blow your mind :-

    “Sensitive to your breath, touch and movements, Ocarina is more versatile than an actual flute:
    • Blow air into your mic to create music
    • Touch combinations of holes to play notes
    • Tilt to change vibrato rate and depth
    • Advanced users can change keys and modes, including C-Major and Zeldarian mode
    • Listen in on Ocarina players all over the world just by tapping the globe icon
    • Name your Ocarina so others can listen to you play”

    WOW !!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA3w68xk05w&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhCJq7EAJJA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSX6isV22QM&feature=rellist&playnext=1&list=PLA9C35A56E2569CF8

    “If everyone had the Ocarina, there would be no more wars” David Pogue.

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

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    #83631
    Re: The App Corner…..

    :shock:

    Awesome idea for a thread Taung … having a one-stop-post to find these wizzy things is fab.

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    #83640
    Re: The App Corner…..

    Where have you guys been for the last few years lol :-p . Glad you’re finally discovering Apps :-). I have hundreds – slightly obsessed. Some good health ones to store medical records. I’m photographing all my medical notes and keeping them to hand in an App called My Medical. I keep a vent diary and food diary to reflect on health trends. Will get the name if anyone is interested. I’m writing this on my phone as we speak!

    Heart Rate is nifty where you put your finger over the lens of your phone and the light from the flash becomes a sensor. Picks up heart rate and yesterday saw per ventricular contractions on its graph! No substitute for proper medical instruments but interesting.

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    #83641
    Re: The App Corner…..

    @criptic wrote:

    . Glad you’re finally discovering Apps :-). I have hundreds – slightly obsessed. Some good health ones

    Apps to the right of us, Apps to the left of us, Apps all around us…….

    ……and with Apple updating the IOS software and the Apps themselves being continually
    improved it just gets better and better.

    Tried the heartbeat one a few months ago but gave it up as a dead loss…..now it
    has all come round.

    Glad Donna Louise got there before I did.

    Yes I need the name of the medical one please ?

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

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    #83642
    Re: The App Corner…..

    Health Apps I have tried and found useful:

    Colorcal +
    http://www.enatal.com/colorCal/

    You create a topic such as ‘breathing’
    You can choose about 5 symbols and say what they mean like ‘easy, difficult, used vent, puffy’ etc.

    You get a month calendar view (and other views) where you can quickly choose a symbol to represent things and make a short note as well. Your calendar then displays symbols so at a glance you can see how your month went.

    You can add as many topics as you want and even view a calendar which shows many topics. So for example, ladies can have a topic of fertility and another about how they feel – then at a glance you could choose a view which shows the merged data and see if you can see patterns forming (and you can print and e-mail it).

    I record IBS symptoms, when I use my vent and medication so I can see pictorially how i am doing over the month and adjust things accordingly.

    My Medical

    http://www.mymedicalapp.com/

    Available now on desktop and i-devices

    Very versatile – stores medical data ( you can choose categories like CO2 levels or other things you don’t normally get in apps), photos (I photograph meds, hospital letters and my vent), store emergency data, details of doctors and how to contact them, you could store the MD fact sheets, plot trends, synch dr appointments with calendars … the list is endless. Takes a while to enter the data but worth it.

    Food and allergy diary I use myAllergies

    http://myhealthsoftware.com/

    A bit tedious entering data but I like it because it spots trends (and you can enter food, symptoms, sleep quality, energy and your own things which you can scale from 0-10 on a scale so I have things like bloating, wobbly, puffy etc.

    Favourite sleep App = PZIZZ Sleep. Simply because of the timer and voice which distracts and relaxes rather than just ‘noise’.

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    #83643
    Re: The App Corner…..

    @criptic wrote:

    Health Apps I have tried and found useful:

    Colorcal +
    http://www.enatal.com/colorCal/

    You create a topic such as ‘breathing’
    My Medical
    http://www.mymedicalapp.com/
    Available now on desktop and i-devices
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    http://myhealthsoftware.com/
    Favourite sleep App = PZIZZ Sleep. Simply because of the timer and voice which distracts and relaxes rather than just ‘noise’.

    lots more lovely Apps.

    Thank you very much, and how to use them.

    Just what I want. Will work my way through them.

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

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    #83644
    Re: The App Corner…..

    This is an Appy corner!! :D :lol:

    A learning experience is one of those things that say, “You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.” - Douglas Adams

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    #83645
    Re: The App Corner…..

    @sar78 wrote:

    This is an Appy corner!! :D :lol:

    This is the best joke of the year !!

    ……..and yes, the thread should have been
    Called “The Appy Corner”.

    Brilliant !

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

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    #83646
    Re: The App Corner…..

    @taungfox wrote:

    @sar78 wrote:

    This is an Appy corner!! :D :lol:

    This is the best joke of the year !!

    ……..and yes, the thread should have been
    Called “The Appy Corner”.

    Brilliant !

    :lol: Appy Corner, lol

    Taung – if you go back to your first post and click edit you can change the thread name [or I can if you like]

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    #83647
    Re: The App Corner…..

    @amgmod wrote:

    @taungfox wrote:

    @sar78 wrote:

    This is an Appy corner!! :D :lol:

    This is the best joke of the year !!

    …..can change the thread name [or I can if you like]

    Yes, do it please. Great humour!

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

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    #83648
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    Thanks AMG,

    we are all App, Ap Appy now !

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

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    #83649
    Re: The App Corner…..

    @sar78 wrote:

    Bbc iplayer has just appeared too. The list is endless…

    Sarah is doubly in our “Good Books” today.

    BBC iPlayer has indeed appeared out of nowhere……………and it works.
    Thought there would be no point watchong things on the tiny 3.1/2 inch screen. But
    it works perfectly, just watched the BBC flight documentary from last night. It is just
    perfect. Well apart from the fact that there are no subtitles and it obviously cannot
    do bookmarks. Then I got interrupted and found to my delight it does remember it’s exact
    place and there is an “S” button that is of course subtitles. Magic.

    This adds to my new specialist subject “computing from bed” and am debating if I
    should set up a new “username” or persona “InBedFred” for commenting on these issues.

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

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