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Wednesday
Aug242011

iPad Free App of the Week: 511

If you live and drive around Metro Atlanta you need the recently updated 511 app for your iPad and/or iPhone.

This app was helpful just for the traffic news it provided, now there's more. This app can save you money while you are on the go.

And best of all the app is free! "That's the whole idea is to give users opportunities to tap into special offers all over the state at no cost to you just to generate business in this economy," Amy Woodward Parrish of 511 Live said.

Another benefit is that you don't have to buy into it over the Internet like other deal websites. You simply show the coupon on your phone at the place of business.

It's easy to use, once the app is up on your phone or tablet, you can change the range of how far out you want it to go, and it will tell you all the deals that it has to offer within that range. Restaurants, dry cleaners, car washes, they are all on here.

Other features:

GPS locations are now refreshed and results are more accurate.

Searching by Location provides more refined data based on the city and state you enter.
Additional locations have now been included in the Categories and Search screens.
Better validations, alert messages and activity indicators have been implemented

The app is on iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/511/id388293125?mt=8

Wednesday
Jul132011

iPad Free App of the Week: Angry Bulls

This app is free for a limited time only, so get it now!

If you like the running of the bulls in Spain, you will love this app.

You can be the either the runner or the bull.

Updates include:
-The bull mode and the Bullring mode added a combo features
-Mode of the brave clearance added incentive
-Beautify the GUI
-Music and SoundFX conversion
-Adjust the balance of the game

I have to say it's kind of fun.

Wednesday
Apr202011

iPad Free App of the Week: Crackle

Watch movies and television shows on your iPad with this free app put out by Sony.

It also works for the iPhone and iPod Touch offering hundreds of TV and movie titles for free viewing on-demand with ads.

Crackle’s content includes movies from Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics, all Sony-owned labels. The site competes with Hulu, owned in part by NBC Universal, Fox and Disney.

The movies and TV shows at Crackle are uncut, though they are interrupted for quick commercial breaks that cannot be fast-forwarded.

Some of the content the site was featuring prominently on its Web site Monday included the TV showsSeinfeld and Married … With Children and the movies 21, The Last Picture Show, Flatliners and The Da Vinci Code.

The ads aren't that intrusive and I can live with them.  New content is supoosed to be added weekly.  So far I like it.

Tuesday
Apr052011

Kindle Free Pick of the Week: Number Slide

Slowly but surely more apps and games come out for the Kindle.

Number Slide is a new take on the classic sliding number puzzle game.

In Number Slide, you are presented with a set of numbered tiles on a grid. One tile is removed and the remaining tiles are scrambled. The objective is to get all the tiles into proper numeric order by moving the tiles into the one open space and sliding them around until they are back where they belong.

Number Slide features hundreds of randomly generated game grids for you to enjoy. You can choose between a small (3x3), medium (4x4) or large (5x5) puzzle grid with larger grids being more difficult. You can also challenge yourself by trying to beat your best time on each puzzle.

Number Slide comes with instructions as well as tips to help you if you get stuck. You can choose if you wish to move tiles manually (where you select each move with the 5-way button first), or automatically (no need to press the 5-way button).

Enjoy this puzzle classic on Kindle today!

It's Free!

Friday
Mar252011

Air Traffic Controller Falls Asleep

And you too can listen live.

I have to admit, I have the LIVEATC app for my iPad so I can listen to air traffic controllers and pilots as they fly into and out of various airports.

If I would've been listening to the feed coming from Washinton Reagan in the wee hours of Wednesday morning I would've caught this...

A veteran air traffic controller who was staffing the tower at Washington Reagan National Airport early Wednesday has admitted he was napping when two airplanes tried unsuccessfully to contact the tower.

One plane was able to talk with a regional controller and pulled the jet from 400 feet to 1,000 feet, circling the airport before landing safely a few minutes past midnight. Around that time, another aircraft from Chicago was coming into range.

Click here to find out more!

While the airport usually has two traffic controllers working during the day, only one controller works the overnight shift. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood ordered the Federal Aviation Administration to add a second controller to midnight traffic at Reagan. "It is not acceptable to have just one controller in the tower managing air traffic in this critical air space," he said.  The incident at Reagan garnered national attention because it is located just a few miles from the Pentagon, the White House, and the U.S. Capitol.

It's a great app, and you can listen to airports all over the world.  Too bad I never get to hear anything that interesting.