Utilities

yappler 09-11

Here’s 20 new and noteworthy apps that do everything from enhancing your photos with stylish text to providing the latest NFL scores to making sure you move for 30 minutes daily. Check these out for yourself!

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TouchPad for iPhone & iPad

November 29, 2011

TouchPad lets you use your iPhone or iPad to remotely control your computer through Wi-Fi.  If you have a Mac or use Linux, no additional software is required on your computer. TouchPad connects through Screen Sharing, which is part of OS X and most Linux distributions. Windows users can download a free VNC server such as TightVNC which is recommended. View on iTunes

 

iTether for iPhone

November 29, 2011

**UPDATE** iTether has been pulled from the Apple store but if you purchased it before it was removed you should still be able to use the app.

iTether lets you connect your iPhone to your Mac and PC, using your smartphone’s data plan. iTether provides access to the Internet on your laptop anywhere there is cellular coverage from your smartphone. Tether is easy to install, easy to use, works practically anywhere, and is very cost-effective. View on iTunes

 

Delivery Status touch helps you keep track of all your packages, so you always know when they’re going to arrive. Delivery Status supports more than 30 services, including UPS, FedEx, USPS, DHL, TNT, Canada Post, City Link, Royal Mail, DPD, and many more. You can also track orders from Amazon, Apple, Adobe, and Google Checkout, even before they ship. View on iTunes

 

Live Cams Pro lets you view and control over 4,500 public cameras worldwide. You can also monitor your own IP cameras for surveillance or as a baby monitor and listen to audio in the background when the app is closed. View on iTunes

 

RL Classic is the newly updated RedLaser app that searches for low online and local prices from hundreds of thousands of retailers. The app features product results from Google, TheFind, SDC, eBay, Milo.com, Half.com, and more. The app scans UPC, EAN, UPC-E and EAN-8 barcodes and QR codes  including URLs, contact info, calendar events, and emails. You can also create a QR Code from your contacts, a URL, or text. View on iTunes

 

Touch & Copy Character is a list of characters you can use to improve your mobile chatting, twittering and blogging. You can touch a character and it automatically gets copied for you to paste in another application. The characters in the app are not Emoji characters so you can use it with any keyboard or application. View on iTunes

 

SightLevel enables you to turn your device into a virtual laser level. Using the built-in camera, you hold your device in landscape view and tilt it until the bubble is centered within the level. Use the horizontal red line to determine the slope. View on iTunes

 

Battery Doctor displays the remaining usage time, correct to the minute, based upon your specific device and available battery capacity. The battery data is shown in 1% battery level increments. This app will help you maximize and extend your battery life. View on iTunes

 

FlareGun! for iPhone & iPad

October 22, 2011

FlareGun is the fast way to alert friends, family or customers to your precise location. FlareGun sends out your current location as a virtual Flare to any phone number or stored contact. Chosen recipients receive your Flare just like a normal text message, imprinted with a link to your exact location that can be viewed on any phone with built in Maps or a 3G internet connection. Recipients don’t need to have FlareGun installed, there’s nothing to sign up to, the process takes 20 seconds and there’s no extra cost involved. View on iTunes

 

Onavo Free for iPhone & iPad

October 20, 2011

Onavo connects your iPhone or iPad to their cloud-based technology and compresses the data usage from most of your apps which helps you stay within your data plan and avoid overage fees. Once you install it you can go back to using your phone as before, the app runs in the background. With the data compression you can double or triple your data plan with Onavo. View on iTunes

 

Onavo’s app runs in the background while compressing the data usage from all running apps on the user’s device. The app also provides reports on which apps use up the most data and helps consumers manage their data bill to avoid overage charges or save on roaming charges when traveling.

Currently, Onavo compresses download data only and no media streaming or VoIP apps, like YouTube or Skype. View on iTunes

 

myAT&T Free for iPhone and iPad

September 27, 2011

myAT&T allows users to manage and pay bills for their Wireless and AT&T U-verse® accounts. The app also locates Wi-Fi hotspots and gives access to Wi-Fi support videos. View on iTunes