Geek of the Week (186)

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 13:40

Geek of the Week: ManeStreem

Need a hair cut NOW, need your nails done NOW, need a massage NOW? Here's the app for you! It's called ManeStreem and its free for iPhone and Android. Schedule a beauty appointment almost instantly. The same way that Orbitz or Priceline finds open hotel rooms, ManeStreem finds canceled or available appointments that you can swoop in and claim within the hour. Prices for services vary because the stylists set their own rates. You can even pay and tip right from the app. It works great if you're on the road and a beauty emergency pops up.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 06:50

Geek of the Week: March Madness LIVE

This year's NCAA tournament will be streamed live. Get every game, plus analysis, on demand video, social media content, and more. Look for the free apps on GooglePlay, AppleTV, GooglePlay, ChromecastAmazon Appstore, Roku Channels, Windows Store, CBSSports.com, BleacherReport.com, and of course, NCAA.com/MarchMadness.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 06:34

Geek of the Week: WunderStation

This an iPad weather app from the folks at Weather Underground. If you are a geek about the weather...this is for you. It gathers data from the 37,000 personal weather stations linked to Weather Underground, to provide hyper-local weather condition information at your finger tips. Graphs, charts, and maps that show current conditions, trends, past data...national, regional, local, right down to your neighborhood. If you geek out over the weather...head to iTunes now and download WunderStation for free.

Don't have an iPad? You can also go to WeatherUnderground.com.

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 11:59

Geek of the Week: Peeple

This is, essentially, Yelp...but for human beings instead of restaurant. Rate people based on their professional, personal or dating behaviors. The purpose is to help manage your online reputation. Those Spring Break '02 pictures of you aren't going to disappear and potential employers could get the wrong idea about you...but with good reviews on Peeple, it might just tip the scales in your favor.

Only available for iOS and free on iTunes. For more information try ForThePeeple.com

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 13:52

Geek of the Week: IMDB

The Internet Movie Database. Ever been watching a movie or TV show and think “where have I seen that actor before?” Go to IMDB.com or the free companion apps and look it up. Search by actor's name, TV Show or Movie title, even song titles register. Get a cast list, see trivia about the actors and crew, see everything they've ever worked on...not to mention the latest entertainment news and previews of coming attractions.

IMDB.com or free on iTunes and GooglePlay.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 13:52

Geek of the Week: BrightNest

It's almost time to start your spring cleaning. This website and its companion app is full of tips and tricks for organizing, repairing, and refreshing your home. Advice for everything from the living room to the garage, from the furnace to the fridge. Decorating ideas, pest fighting remedies & lifehacks. Hire a pro or do it yourself, spend lots or spend nothing, do it green or don't, grow it yourself or cook it yourself...Its all here and its all free. Well...mostly free. There is an optional account sign-in that customizes your experience, and it's powered by Angie's List so you may be redirected to the subscription site if you want to find professionals in the area to do the work for you.

BrightNest.com or get the app in iTunes or GooglePlay.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 05:37

Geek of the Week: World's Biggest Crossword

This is a simple app that brings the excitement and fun of trophies and achievements and bonus points, normally found in game apps...to the world of crossword puzzles.

Like traditional crossword puzzles, there are clues to 3 across and 5 down...but they give you the letters. 10 of them. So if you're stumped, you can eliminate words you THINK might be the answer because, for instance, there's no “J” in the available letters.

As you play, you earn tokens and points, that can be cashed in for hints in the game. For 400 points, you can eliminate the bogus letter choices and be left only with those found in the answer; for 300 points you can ask the app to give you the first letter of the answer.

A word of warning, however: The game isn't native to America, so some words may use the European spelling (colour, aeroplane) or measurements (liter, kilogram, etc)

The app is free on iTunes and Google Play.

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 13:26

Geek of the Week: Fingle (for iPad)

Here's a great couple's game for Valentine's Day. Its a two-player game that works best on iPads. Two players work as a team, using their fingers to follow or trace shapes on the screen. You bump into each other, slide through or around each other, graze each other's hands, it is quite ...suggestive... and is perfect for the romance that goes along with the 14th.

Only $1.99 in the AppStore...check out a video at Fingle.GameOvenStudios.com

Monday, 01 February 2016 11:54

Geek of the Week: CBS Sports

Sunday is Super Bowl 50. The game will be broadcast on CBS, it will also be streamed, live, on the CBS Sports App. If you cut the cable and don't have an antenna, get the app for free on Google Play or iTunes!  Stream the game to your TV with Chromecast.  Or get the app on your Roku or Apple TV.

 

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 09:55

Geek of the Week: Zero

Zero email app takes the Tinder approach to your inbox. You can view your inbox as normal, or you can view just new messages and swipe-up to delete.

Swipe left to bring out an options menu to move the message to a folder, mark it as spam, or “snooze” a message. The snooze feature will re-deliver the message to you the next day (or tomorrow night or in a week, whichever you choose). So, if your team emailed you the file for tomorrow's presentation...rather than rifling through your messages during a meeting...it appears fresh and new at the top of your inbox.

The app is made to be fast. Everything loads quickly, attachments are displayed almost immediately without having to wait for them to download or go into a preview mode.

More:  ZeroApp.email

Or, download it for free in the app store (sorry, no Android version yet)

Page 6 of 14