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  • #83730
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    Name : Zinio

    Price : Free

    Platform : All

    Buy your magazines and books and read them on many devices. Kindle is not the only option.

    Last month bought a yearly subscription to one of my computer magazine for $ 11.99, that is way
    less than £ 1 a copy. Obviously there is no printing and delivery costs so the things can be
    a lot cheaper.

    You can access and read your publications on iPad, iPhone, Android, Laptop, PC.

    Also there are lots of free articles and magazines and for some reason they keep sending
    me free credits to spend. There are expensive publications where they make up their profit
    so it is best to pick and choose.

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

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    #83731
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    Name: Google Hangouts

    Price: Free

    Platform: All

    Send free instant messages and video calls to other Google users. Must have a Google account. Very similar to WhatsApp

    Muscular Dystrophy UK staff member

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    #83732
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    @Cassini wrote:

    Name: Google Hangouts
    pp

    Thanks, thought I knew all the Google stuff.

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

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    #83733
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    @taungfox wrote:

    @Cassini wrote:

    Name: Google Hangouts
    pp

    Thanks, thought I knew all the Google stuff.

    They’ve laid off so many concepts but only brought in a few new ones recently. If you haven’t already signed up, go check out the Google Maps Beta – very odd at first but pretty cool (even if it’s a tad slow).

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    #83734
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    @Cassini wrote:

    @taungfox wrote:

    @Cassini wrote:

    Name: Google Han

    They’ve laid off so many concepts but only brought in a few new ones recently. If you haven’t already signed up, go check out the Google Maps Beta – very odd at first but pretty cool (even if it’s a tad slow).

    Thanks.

    They had made such a mess of the maps. I hope this will solve it.

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    #83735
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    Name : Shatoetry

    Price : Free

    Platform : Android

    Finally the magnificent “Shatoetry” is free.

    Join the magnificent adventure that is the voyage into the mind of William Shatner, better
    known to you as Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise.

    It is so good I will not debase it with the obvious jokes relating the title to the legendary
    and gloriously split infinitive “To Boldly Go”.

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

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    #83736
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    To get your results you do have to press a button called “Shat That”

    but these people seem to like it :-

    “This app is ingenious” – Cult of Mac

    “Way too fun” – Geekazine

    “Can’t stop laughing” – bOing bOing

    “Simple to use and often hilarious… with great production value” – Appolicious/Yahoo

    “Completely unique app… effortless to create… interesting and enjoyable” – Apple’N’Apps

    “Has the potential for lots of hilarity and fun. May it live long and prosper.” – Examiner.com

    “Shatoetry boldly goes where no app has gone before” – IGN & Mashable

    “It will keep you amused and connected with your friends” – MacNewsWorld

    “Shatoetry combines the addictive nature of magnet poetry with the convenience of a smart phone app… Playing alone is fun, but it could be a really cool party game, too. All of these qualities make the app well worth the price to download.” – Nerdist

    “Once you download it you’ll say to yourself, ‘Of course! This app is brilliant!’” – Crave Online

    “Totally different than anything else you’ve ever seen.” – William Shatner

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

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    #83737
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    Name: Start Lite

    Price: Free

    Platform: IOS

    A very useful App that Prints Web Pages to PDF files simply and easily.

    Wherever you are it captures every detail instantly keeps all the formatting and puts it into
    a PDF file. It then saves the files which can then be linked and opened and stored in virtually
    any other App or programme on your device. I do it straight to Dropbox which automatically syncs
    a copy back to my laptop. Also links to Google Drive, Evernote and Adobe and numerous other cloud stuff.

    This is the Free version where you are limited to three PDF’s a day. But for casual surfing is perfect.

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

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    #83738
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    TVCatchup App has had to remve many of its channels [itv2, 3, 4, film4,more4 e4, 5* 5usa, Yesterday, Pick] Essentially everything that comes after BBC4 .. not worth the icon anymore.

    However

    FilmOn does have all the channels and is also a free app …. has loads of other channels too :)

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    #83739
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    @amgmod wrote:

    TVCatchup App has had to remve many of its channels [itv2, 3, 4, film4,more4 e4, 5* 5usa, Yesterday, Pick] Essentially everything that comes after BBC4 .. not worth the icon anymore.

    However

    FilmOn does have all the channels and is also a free app …. has loads of other channels too :)

    Yes I’d come across this and was a bit miffed. Thanks for the tip about the FilmOn app :yes:

    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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    #83740
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    Brilliant bit of info, I assumed the restrictions applied to all this type of App.

    More time in lovely warm bed. Thanks !

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    #83741
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    Name: Bus Checker

    Price: Free

    Platform: IOS

    Has every bus stop for 30 miles around, every bus that runs from it, every timetable,
    3d diagrams of each route.

    After the last update, it was real-time information of exact time the next few buses are due.

    Updates every 30 seconds.

    There is an Andoid one, but cannot find name.

    Presumably other areas will have similar Apps.

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    #83742
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    Name: My Fitness Pal

    Price: Free

    Platform: All

    Superb Health Free Health App that monitors and aids your nutrition.

    It has a massive online database of virtually any food product that you can buy with full details
    of all the nutritional and calorific content. A new feature is a QRS scanner the scans the barcode
    from any packaging and adds the full manufacturers specifications. If you only ate 5/8 of your
    meal you can tell it and it will calculate the values for you.

    Through the day it adds everything together and shows you what you are doing and what you
    should be doing with regard to your health. It even asks how much water I drink and tells me
    each of my Jakeman’s throat losenges is 26 calories. It asks about your exercise and lifestyle
    and factors in how much of the food value that burns off. It learns your favourite foods and meals
    and when you eat them and makes suggestions. You can add your own complete meal combinations
    which are then added to any day in a second.

    You periodically add weight and a few measurements and tell it what you are trying to achieve or
    maintain and it shows you constantly how you are doing and what you need to do. In my case it is
    trying to get to my target of 1900 calories a day. I am guided to the higher calorie but healthy options
    and am able to maintain my weight as much as is humanly possible. When I am below target I can
    “Pig out” and force myself to eat high calorie stuff or fortify foods for the rest of the day.

    It obviously works in the same way if you want to lose weight.

    Loads of graphs, pie charts and notifications. Very good App.

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

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    #83743
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    Name : Heart Rate Monitor by Runtastic

    Price : Free

    Platform : IOS

    Amazing Heart Rate Monitor records and displays your heart and all it’s rhythms.

    It actually works by you putting your finger over the camera lens and it magically detects
    the flow of blood through the vessels.

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

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    #83744
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    A discovery…

    I have the Sky+ app which has previously allowed me to add things to my planner without using the remote and can even instruct the box when away from home.

    This week had an upgrade to Sky+ HD and noticed on the app there is an on demand section – went exploring to see what new features I can use and I’ve discovered I can control the box via my phone to delete from my planner, choose a channel or watch a recorded prog by using my mobile!! This is brilliant for me as I have a simple transmitter/receiver thingy so I can watch the sky feed in my bedroom however before now have had to get someone to go into the living room and use the remote.

    I am super pleased with this development :D

    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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    #83745
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    @sar78 wrote:

    A discovery…
    I have the Sky+ app which has previously allowed me to add things to my planner without using the remote and can even instruct the box when away from home.This week had an upgrade to Sky+ HD and noticed on the app there is an on demand section – went exploring to see what new features I can use and I’ve discovered I can control the box via my phone to delete from my planner, choose a channel or watch a recorded prog by using my mobile!! This is brilliant for me as I have a simple transmitter/receiver thingy so I can watch the sky feed in my bedroom however before now have had to get someone to go into the living room and use the remote. I am super pleased with this development :D

    Wow, had missed all this. Thanks.

    They are updating this superb App quicker than we keep up with it.

    Doing it from another room is massive! Now you hardly need your remote and can lose it
    with impunity and continue on just using the App. Even more using the App you can
    use swipe and gesture control which is much easier that pressing buttons (especially for altering speed
    of playback).

    Great stuff.

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    #83746
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    Name : Scanner Pro by Readdle

    Price : Free

    Platform : IOS

    Scanner Pro transforms your iPhone and iPad into portable scanners.

    This is the Pro version that saves the image to whatever format you want, including PDF and instantly
    sends it wherever you chose, email, Dropbox, Googe drive etc.

    “Experience the simplicity of document scanning:

    Scan receipts to keep track of travel expenses
    Convert paper notes and sketches into digital copies

    Sign and scan contracts to email them back
    Save interesting articles and book pages for further reading”

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    #83747
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    Name : World Radar

    Price : Free

    Platform : IOS

    Wonderful rain radar Application.

    You can see the pesky old rain storms heading in your direction and neatly avoid them.

    Seems to work for any location and you can zoom in to make it as local as you need.

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

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    #83748
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    @taungfox wrote:

    Name : World Radar

    Price : Free

    Platform : IOS

    Wonderful rain radar Application.

    You can see the pesky old rain storms heading in your direction and neatly avoid them.

    Seems to work for any location and you can zoom in to make it as local as you need.

    :yes: Liking this ……. boring anecdote alert – sat at helm of tall ship somewhere between Lisbon and La Palma, Officer of the Watch kept giving me minor slow course alterations. Captain came on deck looked at chart and asked why the changes, Officer declared, dodging the rain clouds. No more corrections, we got wet, but it was warm and almost refreshing :LOL:

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    #83749
    Re: The Appy Corner…..

    I discovered an app on android called ‘Auto Answer’ (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dreambit.autoanswer). It’s meant to be for drivers & the idea is, assuming they’ve got the handset in a cradle or connected to bluetooth, the phone rings for a time in seconds you determine & then the ringer stops (but, doesn’t alter the status of the incoming call). Now, once the ringers muted you can either whistle & that will automatically answer the call in a hands-free speaker/speaker mode or just ignore it.

    I’ve set mine at twelve seconds & my phone is left in the bedroom as such that I can see the display when somebody rings but, if I’m too tired to reach for the handset, I just whistle. You don’t have to see who’s calling to answer, I just like to. Countless times I’ve reached out & actually knocked the phone across the room out of reach. I don’t have to risk that now. This app wasn’t intended for the purpose I use it for but, it’s made a big difference.

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