This is a follow-up tip on the gorgeous iOS app from Yahoo – Weather. It is my new favorite weather app – powered by Weather Underground data and looking gorgeous. See details here: Yahoo Just Made The Most Beautiful Weather App | Dan Likes This!
But did you know that you could also re-order Yahoo Weather’s sections by dragging? Pretty cool!
This is BIG news – I have heard a lot of awesome things about Google Now, but it has (up until today) only been available for Android users. Details from Gizmodo:
Google Now for iPhone and iPad
Rumors have been swirling that Google Now (the Big G’s super-useful personal assistant application) would be coming to the search page on Google.com, but surprise! Our friends on iOS are getting the love first. Starting today, Google Now will be rolled into the Google Search app for iPhone and iPad.
Google Now, for those not familiar, is a very slick app that debuted in Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) last June. Its main selling point is that it gives you the information you want before you even ask for it. It’s not perfect, but it’s come a long way since launch, and it’s pretty excellent. It can tell you when you need to leave for your next appointment, and give you directions for getting there. It can automatically track everything from your FedEx packages to your favorite sports teams in real time. The information shows up on little cards (and in notifications, if you so desire), which are easy to read and simple to dismiss. You decide how much or how little of your personal information you give it access to, but of course the more access you give it, the more it can do.
Google Now is now a part of the Google Search app for iOS. You just download the app (or app update if you already have it), and log in to your Google account. Then you can start tweaking it to your heart’s content. While it will have almost all of the same functionality as the Android version, there will be a few things missing at launch: it can’t yet manage your boarding passes, events, Fandango, concerts, research topics, nearby events, and a couple of other things, but those will likely be added soon. In the meantime, everything else is just as you’d find it in Jelly Bean. At the same time, it won’t be quite as integrated an experience as it is on Android. On Android, Now runs constantly in the background, and is never more than a tap away. For iOS, it’ll likely be sandboxed into Google Search, and won’t be quite as easy to access. Still, though! Better to have it slightly hamstrung than not to have it at all.
You might think that Google would want to save some special sauce for its Android users, but ultimately Google sells Google, not Android. And while Google Now gives you lots of useful information, it also gives Google access to all kinds of geolocation and personal preference data that will make it easier to serve you highly relevant ads across every platform. The move also fits right in with the rumors that Now may be coming to Google’s homepage for users who are signed in (which would be awesome). Google just wants you to use its products, and it’s down to give away a lot of good stuff to keep you using them, regardless of what phone, computer, or browser you use.
iOS users can get Now through a Google Search update in the app store starting today. Give it a shot, and see what you think. It may take a few days for it to learn your preferences and what info is important to you, but once it does, you’ll start to wonder how you ever lived without it.
This is interesting – how does your family compare? I was definitely surprised by the very first 10% on the upper left graphic!!
What Does Today’s Wireless Family Look Like?
The wireless family is on the rise. With the plethora of gadgets released each year, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a family member without a mobile device. Children receive their first cellphones at earlier ages, and parents who grew up sans Internet are learning to navigate the web.
What exactly does today’s wireless family look like? According to CTIA, The Wireless Association, 70% of children under 12 have used a mobile device, and more than half of kids age 8 to 12 have a cellphone. As the modern family introduces tech earlier on, parents are trying to close the gap between the perception of what they think their kids do online and what really goes on. Check out the infographic, below, for more.
A majority of parents (86%) feel their children are safe online, and an overwhelming 91% think they know what their teens are up to on the Internet. CTIA put together a list of tips for parents to ensure their kids are using cellphones responsibly, as well as some statistics on how technology affects education at home and in school.
Infographic courtesy of CTIA-The Wireless Association.
OK – it is just a weather app (I have tons), but this one is gorgeous! Take a look at the details from Lifehacker:
It might be the changing of the seasons and the yearning for warmer days and longer nights but why is it that we always end up talking about the weather? For most of us, it dictates a lot of our day. Aren’t you constantly checking the weather on your phone or is it just me?
Now, there’s definitely a glut of weather apps available and most of them you can write off but Yahoo! is releasing its own weather app today and it’s one of, if not, the prettiest weather apps around. With the help of photographers and the Flickr community, Yahoo! Weather screams simplicity. Just look at it.
By pulling in your exact coordinates, the time of day and general weather conditions, Yahoo! Weather selects and displays an appropriate image taken in your town to match the forecast. So at night, you’ll see night time shots and so on. And by scrolling up, you have access to an hourly forecast, five day forecast, the ever important “feels like,” wind and pressure, chance of precipitation and it’ll even tell you when the sun is rising and setting. There’s also a map mode that offers a wider area of coverage in case you’re traveling.
And by turning your iPhone horizontal, the app goes into full display mode with just images from your city of choice.
Yahoo! Weather IS available starting today for iPhone.
This is a pretty cool tool to help you price those things you want to sell (or buy) on places like eBay. Take a look at Market Price – details from Lifehacker:
What is the Market Price on eBay for …
Figuring out what items are going for on eBay is a tricky process and it’s never an exact science. That said, Market Price is a webapp that makes it a little easier to figure out what your item is worth by showing you what it’s getting on eBay.
All you need to do is type the item you want to look for into Market Price and it gathers the results from eBay. It then sums up all the info you need to know in a handy graph so you can see what the item is typically going for. Market Price is still in its early stages and the search parameters are simple, but it’s incredibly helpful when you’re getting ready to sell an item. Combined with searching for “completed listings” on eBay you should be able to get a good idea of what any item you want to sell is going for.
Have your heard of Google’s Project Glass? How about wearable technology? It is the next big thing IMHO. Take a look at this video by Google of
What It Will Look Like When You Wear Project Glass
Want to see how Glass actually feels? It’s surprisingly simple. Say “take a picture” to take a picture. Record what you see, hands free. Even share what you see, live.
Directions are right in front of you. Speak to send a message, or translate your voice. Get the notifications that matter most. Ask whatever’s on your mind and get answers without having to ask.
All video footage captured through Glass.
Welcome to a world through Glass. See more athttp://www.google.com/glass/start
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