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  • #83650
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    “Accuweather”

    Price : Free

    A superb realtime weather application.

    This gives accurate weather forecasting for your exact location, updating
    itself every few seconds. It gives forcasts for each hour for the next twenty four hours
    and for the next fourteen days.

    Also includes humidity, windspeed, precipitation, dew point. pollen etc and has
    moving “rain Radar” animations – you can see the storms heading towards you!

    You can set it up so that you can immediately link to the same set of information for
    any pre-set destination in the world. I have eleven set up for people I know abroad so I
    can at any time see what weather they are having.

    On a point of balance “The Weather Channel” and “Met Office Weather” are equally good.

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

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    #83651
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    “LogMeIn”

    Price : Free

    Access your computer from your iPod on the other side of the world.

    Amazing technology. How often have you been somewhere else and needed a file or
    letter from your computer. Very simple install and the test has worked. Went next door
    and could access every single file, picture, letter on the computer.

    In the publicity they quote a man who went to South Africa and was still able to do
    his work on the PC at home.

    They say this App was 69.99 just a short time ago. Suddenly a free version for the real people. To
    show how new it is my Norton told me that less than 5 people in the country had downloaded this file. Once
    again we are at the cutting edge of technology.

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

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    #83652
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    So you left your computer on and then went next door and could access it on your iPad?

    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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    #83653
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    @sar78 wrote:

    So you left your computer on and then went next door and could access it on your iPad?

    As always Sarah is straight to the salient point.

    There has to be some current going through the computer to access it. First time I
    tried it completely off and it just said “Taungfox – PC Offline”. I was disappointed but
    they say no one would expect to access a “dead PC” which is just a lump of plastic and metal.
    It works with them in standby or sleep modes.

    The blurb makes the point that in most cases a family PC would be on while you
    were away in a different country at a conference, working or visiting someone.

    Neighbours were very impressed to see any of the 1200 files in “My Documents” or
    any of the 25,000 pics from the PC on my iPod Touch that came out of my pocket. The ultimate
    portable PC.

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

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    #83654
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    I am weakening towards an iPod or iPhone ….. ….. always told myself I would never need to use it as much as to justify the cost …. but …………….. :oops:

    And as my spring project is to upload my cassette tape audio books to my Mac …..

    Curse you with your tempting apps and gizmoes

    I'm always the animal, my body's the cage

    I blog about nothingness www.amgroves.com

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    #83655
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    AMG you know you want to :D

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

    sar78 sar78
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    #83656
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    lol – their are quite a few remote access apps aren’t there – good if you want to see flash content on an iPad (you just log into the browser of your desktop).

    I’m having App withdrawal symptoms – considering my next purchase from the store to play with :-)

    Loving the panorama apps at the moment – rather fond of the photography ones – very accessible for wobbly hands and fingers.

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    #83657
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    “Santander”

    Price : Free.

    My bank Santander has suddenly come up with a remote banking App.

    I thought online banking was good when they they let us do that a few years ago. But to
    do every single function on my little iPod while still in bed is just amazing. Even does
    instant money transfers free of charge.

    Check to see if your bank has a free App.

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

    taungfox
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    #83658
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    “ITunes U”

    Price : Free

    “The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Whether you’re majoring in molecular biology at a university, taking Spanish in high school, or just interested in European history, you now have a valuable tool to help you learn anytime, anywhere.”

    Just amazing. Have been getting up to date with my college subjects after a 25 year gap. There are courses
    on computers, Ipods and even IOS5. vDo it at whatever level you want.

    All free.

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

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    #83659
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    :o that sounds rather good Taungfox

    I have recently acquired a few free ones…

    Pocket Piano – this lets me find the right notes when i do my singing homework and also learn tricky melodies. It has a record and playback function and a metronome. I find it really useful
    Sing friend – sill on the singing theme, this app helps me warm up. It does all sorts of scales and you can choose different ranges.
    Scramble/Chess/Words With Friends – all the free versions. I am currently a bit addicted to these :roll: Anyone wants a game, PM me!!

    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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    #83660
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    @sar78 wrote:

    Scramble/Chess/Words With Friends – all the free versions. I am currently a bit addicted to these :roll: Anyone wants a game, PM me!!

    oww-err I can see me being all app’d out when I get the iPad [waiting for v3 to be released]

    I'm always the animal, my body's the cage

    I blog about nothingness www.amgroves.com

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    #83661
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    @sar78 wrote:

    Pocket Piano – this lets me find the right notes when i do my singing homework and also learn tricky melodies. It has a record and playback function and a metronome. I find it really useful
    Sing friend – sill on the singing theme, this app helps me warm up. It does all sorts of scales and you can choose different ranges.Scramble/Chess/Words With Friends – all the free versions. I am currently a bit addicted to these :roll: Anyone wants a game, PM me!!

    Tried the Piano…….very good indeed.

    There seem to be new chess ones every day, including a gorgeous 3D one.

    Thanks.

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

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    #83662
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    “Poetry”

    Price : Free

    Delighful poetry App.

    2500 great poems, including 150 audio ones.

    There is a superb “Spin” feature where you choose categories in pairs such as

    Frustration / Despair or Love / Optimsm or Love / Beaty and it comes up with the
    relevant poems.

    Great to lie in bed and have yout iPod read poetry to you.

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

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    #83663
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    “Ancestry”

    Price : Free

    Fully featured Family History App for all you genealogists at all levels.

    It very quickly imported all the 22,900 individuals in my tree from a simple
    gedcom file that all the software programmes give you.

    Very satisfying to navigate through sixteen generations from the comfort of your sofa.

    It will save me the embarassment of visiting relatives and when you suddenly
    realise you have forgotten the name of their latest rugrat.

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

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    #83664
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    @taungfox wrote:

    “Ancestry”

    Price : Free

    Fully featured Family History App for all you genealogists at all levels.

    It very quickly imported all the 22,900 individuals in my tree from a simple
    gedcom file that all the software programmes give you.

    Very satisfying to navigate through sixteen generations from the comfort of your sofa.

    It will save me the embarassment of visiting relatives and when you suddenly
    realise you have forgotten the name of their latest rugrat.

    Nice … I amlookig forward to having my iPd as a second screen for some works, save having to switch browser windows. Can the app take more than one gedcom file or would it be best to merge them andjust load one.

    I'm always the animal, my body's the cage

    I blog about nothingness www.amgroves.com

    AM
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    #83665
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    @amgmod wrote:

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    Nice … I amlookig forward to having my iPd as a second screen for some works, save having to switch browser windows. Can the app take more than one gedcom file or would it be best to merge them andjust load one.

    Second screen is a good plan……
    This morning in bed I was watching the cricket from australia on one screen, following another
    sporting event on the iPod Touch screen (3 and a half inches). On the Ten inch Ipad screen it
    would be just so much better.

    To answer the quesion. Yes the Ancestry App does allow more than one gedcom. I have the sample
    one they give you plus my own and two others of other people who give me access to theirs
    on the ancestry site. It is allowing me to add another gedcom again so a big yes.

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

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    #83666
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    @taungfox wrote:

    To answer the quesion. Yes the Ancestry App does allow more than one gedcom. I have the sample
    one they give you plus my own and two others of other people who give me access to theirs
    on the ancestry site. It is allowing me to add another gedcom again so a big yes.

    Lovely, I am doing separate trees from each of my grand parents.

    I'm always the animal, my body's the cage

    I blog about nothingness www.amgroves.com

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    #83667
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    “Fluid”

    Price : Free

    The amazing, soothing, relaxing and startling “Fluid”.

    Turn your wonderful new Retina Display touchscreen screen into a shimmering, moving,
    tactile and totally responsive liquid mass.

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

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    #83668
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    These are what I have found the most useful on my iPhone:

    Skype and Viber and both excellent for calling people for free.

    WhatsApp is also popular for texting but I think you have to buy it.

    Evernote is free and great for syncing notes between people and devices

    Dropbox is free and for syncing files between people or devices.

    TuneIn Radio is good for streaming music or comedy or talk shows.

    Alien blue is the best iOS Reddit client

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    #83669
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    I’ve got a solitaire app on my galaxy tablet. I used to know it as Patience [with playing cards]. That was free.
    The Google sky map is also free and very interesting if you like looking at the night sky.
    I downloaded loads of crossword puzzles for something like £1.99 from Teazel. They’ve proved to be worth the money. :)

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