Sound*Bytes — Archives


TWITTER UNFOLLOW

If you’ve just had enough of Twitter and want to start all over again – there’s a useful extension for Google Chrome:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions

MICHAEL HIRSCH

Just who watches unboxing videos? Kids that’s who and they LOVE them. A couple of years ago someone made nearly $5 million by just opening Disney toys on camera. Believe it – it’s also true!! Michael Hirsch of TEAM says kids may well have something to teach us. We caught up with him at MIPjunior in Cannes.

I KNEW IT

How good ARE you at predicting the future? Who will win the Super Bowl? An oscar, will the UK really pull out of Europe?

Answer these and other questions and track how good you are at predicting the future. If nothing else, it’s fun!

http://www.iknewit.co/#/app/home

WHERE KIDS GO

Michael Hirsch has founded several kids TV and animation companies in Canada and says his objective has been “world domination through animation!” He says YouTube is not just for kittens and puppies – but rather it’s where kids go for their entertainment.

https://www.facebook.com/TEAMFinanceToronto/

THE WADI TRIBE

Teaching kids about morals and the difference between good and bad is so much easier when the characters are lovable. Enter: The Wadi Tribe – an innovative animated project teaching kids about wisdom and human values. Funding such a project is a challenge which is why director Saniya Chugtai went to the MipJunior Conference in Cannes:

Google “the wadi tribe” for more information.

https://www.vmbvoom.com/pitches/the-wadi-tribe

THIS OR THAT

There’s an app for that – a binary decision maker helper! To get votes on whether you should do “this or that”

Hmmm!!

http://www.thetotapp.com/

MAKE TWITTER GREAT AGAIN

If you want your twitter feed to be politics free – you need this extension for Google Chrome.

It’s called Make Twitter Great Again – and it promises a politics free zone!

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/make-twitter-great-again/beifniogjbogfikkdkblpemliilcjnhf?hl=en

CONFIDE

Keep your iMessages confidential! Confide is an iMessage system that allows for private conversations!

https://getconfide.com/

TRACEUR

Track your packages going out as well as coming in – and all from the same place!

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IMAZING

Manage all your i-devices with one iOS management tool.

Cool.

https://imazing.com/

QBLOCKER

If you’re one of those folks who quits apps before you mean to – this one’s for you!

https://qblocker.com/

TOP 250

With winter having a BIG grip on much of the US – we turned to places to find good movies while we stay indoors, stay warm and fight off cold and flu.

Top 250 – a rating system with a twist. Rate what you like, and you’ll get recommendations from people who think like you!!

http://www.top250.tv/

POPFLAKE

For spoiler free, fast reviews – movies on your mobile! Get the popflake app.

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FAST

Is your internet connection fast or even FAST or maybe even FAST!!

Check out fast.com and see if your connection is fast enough for Netflix – or – more important – if you are getting the bandwidth you’re paying for!!

https://fast.com/

DARK SKY

A weather app which gives you hyper local weather forecast. Detailed – easy to use and the best thing for weather I’ve seen yet.

http://darksky.net

BIG CITY CHEFS

Pull out all the stops – bring in a first class chef for a first class dining experience.

http://bigcitychefs.com

GREENEASE

It’s really easy to go green – and the green ease app helps you find all things green.

http://greenease.co

INSTAREAD

Instaread is a quick way of reading all the books you want to read but don’t have time to read the whole thing!

http://instaread.co

STRIDE

Time to get away, plan something special – off the beaten track. Plan your next vacation with Stride!

http://stridetravel.com

EMBARK

How do you get from St. Paul’s Cathedral in London to the Houses of Parliament? Or from The Eiffel Tower in Paris to Montmatre?  You use embark, a great app to help you get around more than 160 cities – all in one!

http://getembark.io

PRIVACY

No fear of hacked databases when you use privacy – a safe way to shop online.

http://privacy.com

LINER

Now you can highlight documents on your laptop, your phone, your iPad — crazy highlights in yellow, blue, pink – you get the idea.

Very cool …

http://liner.linkhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/liner-web-highlighter-annotator/id955395198?mt=8

MOVERITE

If you’re considering taking up weight training, you should consider moverite!

http://moveriteapp.com

OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS

An old fashioned Christmas where you decorate your tree for free, make your gifts and give of yourself.

WRAPITAPP

If you can’t wrap the perfect package – take heart! You can now with this handy app that not only shows you what to do – but tells you how much paper, tape and ribbon you need to package up the perfect gift! Now the presents under your tree can look picture perfect!

http://wrapitapp.com/

HANUKKAH RECIPES

Hanukkah is MUCH more than potato pancakes – latkes – or noodle pudding – kugel.

And in this terrific collection you can discover a whole lot more!!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/family-hanukkahh-recipes/id1109689732?mt=8

ONE TODAY

Holidays are for giving – not getting! Here’s a way to give – all year through. One Today.

https://onetoday.google.com/

CHRISTMAS PUNCHES

May your day be Merry and Bright — well here are 10 ways to make Merry with a difference.

Christmas Punches – some old, some new!

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/christmas-ideas/g4035/christmas-punch/

POKEGONE

If you’ve had it up to here with Pokemon Go — here’s Poke Gone an extension for Google Chrome that blocks every mention of Pokemon on the Internet.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/save-to-google/meoeeoaohbmgbocpdpnjklmfmjjagkkf?hl=en

DRUM UP

Keeping you socially up-to-date  — even when you’re off the grid!

https://drumup.io/

HEADLINES

The grabbiest headlines ever!!  Now you’ve got great email – get great headlines!

https://headlines.sharethrough.com/

TEXTPAD

Notes. Just that. No fancy formatting. No features. Just notes.

http://textpad.surge.sh/

COUNTABLE

Hold your representatives accountable – with this clever app called Countable. Comment on legislation that matters to you, hold their feet to the fire. Sign up for newsletters and let congressmen know how you feel.

https://www.countable.us/

HIYA

If you’re as fed up as everyone else with robocalls, spam calls and people phoning you for donations – you need Caller ID on your smartphone – you need: hiya.

https://hiya.com/

SAVE TO GOOGLE

Finally – a solution for bookmark chaos. If you have so many bookmarks and you can’t find anything any more…. try save to google! A very useful extension for Google Chrome.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/save-to-google/meoeeoaohbmgbocpdpnjklmfmjjagkkf?hl=en

MEEP

Meep, meep – sounds like a cartoon character doesn’t it? But in fact meep is a very clever way to personalize your radio listening.Just tell the app what you like and it will create your very own radio station – just for you. Don’t forget to include Sound*Bytes, on CBS News!!!

http://www.meep.com/

REMEDY

Your medical bills too high? Whose aren’t……

You need Remedy – a solution to check for mistakes on medical bills and often finds them!

https://www.tryremedy.com/

AIRBNB/MILDENHALL

It’s in almost every country in the world so can you name the ones where there’s no Airbnb? The company’s CMO Jonathan Mildenhall says the company will go wherever it can to make places accessible!

http://www.airbnb.com

BE PREPARED

The Girl Scouts of America are digitally up to date – and they have a Digital Girl Executive to keep them that way!

https://www.gsusa.org/

ANCESTOR CLOUD

Genealogy is in the cloud. Do you have questions about your ancestors you can’t answer? Genealogists in the cloud will try to help you. A great way to track down those elusive details you can’t find yourself.

https://ancestorcloud.com

DOCPARSER

When everything comes in in pdf – docparser will make them database ready. Whatever your need, excel, csv, and more – docparser is there to help you out. And you can test it for free!

https://docparser.com

KARMA CIRCLES

A free app that offers advice to people who need to know what to do and how to do it. Real people, real solutions, absolutely free.

For Android

http://www.karmacircles.com/

FIRST THANKSGIVING PRIMER

It’s the very first time you’re hosting a Thanksgiving dinner and you’re panicked.

No need – here’s help!

http://www.myrecipes.com/holidays/how-to/hosting-first-thanksgiving

THE FIRST THANKSGIVING

Pilgrims with buckled hats, turkey and all the trimmings – NOT! The first Thanksgiving was nothing like the idealized version we’ve come to know! Check this out to find out more.

http://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving

POST THANKSGIVING BLOAT

Too much turkey? Too much sugar? Not enough exercise? Did you know that the days over Thanksgiving are the best days for Antacid sales as we ALL eat too much. Here’s some ideas on how to cope.

http://www.shelivesclean.com

PACK FOR A PURPOSE

Got a few spare inches in your suitcase – check out Pack for a Purpose.

for example you could take 5 pounds of school supplies to kids in need.

Or 5 pounds of utensils to a villager in need. A worthwhile cause that is

SO EASY to help.

http://www.packforapurpose.org

SOUND PORTRAITS

If the idea of sales and standing online for 4 hours to pay for that green velvet dress which once home has a broken zipper — is way to much for you, here’s another idea. Let everyone E LSE go shopping and YOU stay home with Sound Portraits – a fabulous archived compendium of streaming audio.

http://soundportraits.org/

CARDIGAN

Cardigan is a service you just might need one day. It access your twitter feed, lets you look through it and then bulk erase the tweets you want to delete.

https://www.gocardigan.com/

PRONOUNCE NAMES

Nothing creates a worse impression that pronouncing someone’s name incorrectly. Especially when help is at hand.

http://pronouncenames.com/

http://pronouncenames.com/

FOODY

An app to help you determine what it is that you’re eating that’s making you sick. And it’s free!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/foody-food-symptom-tracker/id1081899534?mt=8

GOLDENHOUR

When you want to take a great photo try golden hour. It’s an app that helps you find the best place, the best light and the best time to take that outdoor shot!

http://goldenhour.one/

SNIPPT

The ultimate news source for those with no attention span at all.

The headlines in 4 seconds of video — try out snippt.

For Android.

http://mysnippt.com

DISPEL

Privacy – why does no one believe in it any more? If you need privacy on line – check out dispel.io for a payment plan that fits your budget!

http://www.dispel.io

MEEPING UP WITH THE NEWS

Listen to the web – now you don’t have to miss the stories you love you can listen to them! A great way to “meep up with the news”!!!   Get the app and try it out!

http://www.meep.com

ROUTE RELAY

A 1-800 number for all your phones – not cheap but in business, needs must! Now in 8 countries with more to come.

http://routerelay.com

SWIFTSCALES

If you really want to learn to sing – not operatic or hip hop – but just sing – swift scales is for you. An app and online, swiftscales takes you through the basics and a lot lot more.

http://swiftscales.com

POKECREW

Pokecrew – a map made by Pokeman players of where the Pokemon are. Crowd sourcing writ large!!!

https://www.pokecrew.com/

ZOMBIE PUMPKINS

Better than three triangles and a zig zag – grab your knife and a pattern and voila! Bat boy!  The characters from Twilight! This is a fab place to find terrific patterns for your Jack o’Lantern!

http://www.zombiepumpkins.com

INSTRUCTABLES

You can make (almost) everything you want for Halloween. No project too large, or too difficult!

CREATURE FEATURES

Horror movies in the palm of your hand —

for Halloween or just for when you feel like being really terrified!!

Chilling and wonderful!  Full length scary movies – all in the public domain. Go on – scare yourself!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/house-horrors-for-ipad-classic/id445946391?mt=8

GHOST VILLAGE

For a serous look at the paranormal and home to Jeff Belanger and his books, Ghost Village is a site that makes you think.

http://www.ghostvillage.com

TWITTER-MUTE-TILL-ELECTION

It’s close to the election – and your twitter feed is in a mess.

Don’t you wish you could just turn it off – mute it til after the election is over?

You can!!

http://twitter-mute-till-election.herokuapp.com/

GHOST

Wouldn’t you love to be invisible – so you can work and facebook without people disturbing you or interrupting you?

Well you can! You need the “Ghost” extension for Chrome.

http://ghostforchat.com/

BLINK

Snap edit and share – don’t want to resize or do fancy editing — just snap and share!

http://blink.am

PATIENTBANK

You’re sick, you’re in the hospital and you need access to your medical records.

Consider Patientbank, where you can park your records and then give access just to those who need to see them.

Simple. Easy and in no way disruptive!!

http://patientbank.us

POPPY

A new service for those seeking baby sitters. This one looks like a winner!

Sign in, check out what’s in the region, this is a great app….and it’s a keeper!

Help them deliver the app tomorrow.

http://www.meetpoppy.com

BRIEFTUBE

Not enough time to watch the whole video, the whole movie, the complete lecture? Now there’s brieftube – designed to make your life much simpler and easier! …

http://brieftube.com/

CONTROL F

Stop tracing your finger through long documents!  Now with CTRL-F you can quickly search all types of printed texts: Books, magazines and everything else you can think of!

http://www.ctrlf.io/

LIVE THERE

When you stay somewhere that’s not “home” – wouldn’t it be more fun to know the cool things to do, where to eat and how to make the most of it, as if you lived there? Well that’s what “live there” – a service from Airbnb does) – providing you with a more authentic stay!

https://www.airbnb.fr/livethere

PLATEJOY

Now you can get custom on demand grocery lists and recipes delivered to your home including those for folks with special dietary needs. Worth a look …

https://www.platejoy.com/

GOGOGRANDPARENT

They may not have a smartphone, but now grandparents are able to use Uber and get other services – thanks to Go Go Grandparent. From Uber to deliveries and pickups, life is easier at

https://gogograndparent.com/

SPIRIT HALLOWEEN

If you need an inspiration for that simply perfect Halloween costume – this place may well be one of the top of the pack. Even at this late date -there’s bound to be something you can use!

http://www.spirithalloween.com/

HALLOWEEN PARTIES

Throwing a Halloween party was never this much fun with all the add ins and add ons from Party 411.

http://party411.com

HALLOWEEN BETTER RECIPES

Great food and great ideas from green eyed spiders, to handburgers  all for your Halloween Party table!

http://halloween.betterrecipes.com/

BLOOD ASYLUM

Blood Asylum is a haunted house with gore and guts!

Not for the squeamish …

http://bloodasylum.weebly.com/

COOLEST COSTUMES TO MAKE YOURSELF

If you’re handy with scissors and fabrics here’s where you can find real patterns for real costumes without spending a fortune.

http://www.coolest-homemade-costumes.com

UNFADE

If you’ve ever look through a shoebox of old photos – you’re bound to find faded pictures of people long gone, times past and your family some several decades ago. And those pictures will be faded and washed out. But not for long with “Unfade.”

https://unfade.io

LEFT RIGHT NEWS

Want to know how the news is skewed? What are the sensationalist headlines from both sides of the political spectrum. What’s really playing in Peoria.

Check out left right news – it could shock you!

http://leftright.news/

WONDER

If you’re at all like me – I not only forget things, but I forget to remember all sorts of other things too.

At least that was before wonder came along. Now you can remember all the things you used to forget!

https://wonder-bot.com/

ETIQUETTE

A cool site to remind you that just because you have a phone – you don’t need to shriek out your friend’s name in a dining room, or driving directions from a deli counter. There are rules for manners with tech – and if you’re a good hearted soul, you’ll check them out here.

http://etiquette.io

ROOMBLOCKER.COM

High school reunion? Big party celebration out of town? How to organize the accommodation for a large group of people, all together and in the same hotel? With

http://roomblocker.com

PATIENT BANK

Patientbank – a new way to store your medical records, making them available to you – when YOU want them.

https://www.patientbank.us/

STRIDE

This is where you get to escape – go to the places you never thought you’d get to!!

Plan your next trip using stride!

http://www.stridetravel.com/

ATLAS OF EMOTIONS

The Dalai Lama commissioned psychologist Paul Ekman to create a map of human emotion.

It’s fascinating – visit the site and take time to understand how it works.

http://www.atlas-of-emotions.com

BUCKETLISTLY

A bucket list for all seasons – we all have aspirations some huge, some personal, some quite mundane.

Bucketlistly is the place to list them all and share each achievement with friends. It’s pretty awesome.

http://www.bucketlistly.com/

MORNING ROUTINE

If you’re wondering where the day went – you might need Morning Routine – a cool app for your iOS device.

With every thing you do in the morning mapped and set to a schedule, you’ll find time you didn’t know existed before!

http://www.ubicolor.comhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/morning-routine-daily-habit/id1050452180?mt=8

PATTIZ

Norm Pattiz – the man behind the Westwood One radio network and which –  under his leadership – was America’s largest radio network. Today he’s the brains behind Podcast One which creates and distributes on-demand digital audio content.

https://www.podcastone.com/

NEWSPROMPT

A browser tool that brings you the news to your browser. For google Chrome.

https://www.newsprompt.co/

MAILHERO

Email when you want it. Giving you lots of disposable email addresses for the newsletters you might want to read – but not all the time.

https://mailhero.io/

LOOKOUT!

So you think you’ve lost your iPhone? If you’ve got an Apple Watch the LookOut app will help you find it. It alerts you when you and your iPhone are a certain distance apart, and sends your phone a signal so you can find it. Very cool – very practical!

https://www.lookout.com/

NOT RECIPES!

A new way to find and share recipes – using images for iOS is a new way to find—and share—cooking ideas and inspiration using photos not text!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/not-recipes-by-food52/id1048175860?mt=8

AIRBNB – LIVE THERE!

Airbnb – kicks it up a notch and now with a local guide from your hosts – you can stay and shop in the neighborhood market, just like a local!

https://www.airbnb.com/

MODERN ATLAS

A tourist encyclopedia for your phone! Spectacular images and great suggestions and info …

https://modernatlas.co/

LONELY PLANET

Now an extension for your Chrome browser, Lonely Planet shows you stunning images and gives you great descriptions of all sorts of places – one browser tab at a time!!!

https://chrome.google.com/webstore

PASSPORT INDEX

How many passports can you recognize? US probably, maybe EU, maybe Canadian? Mexican?

For those with inquisitive minds and who like this – there’s a website with all the passports you can think of and a lot more besides … neatly arranged by visa requirements, colors, country and by region.

A cool site for school projects, too…..

https://www.passportindex.org/

LINGVO.TV

Just when you thought you’’d kick back and watch something on TV – now you can learn a language at the same time, using the subtitles.

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UVLENS

Do you know how safe the sun is for you today? And at what point you’ll start to burn?

With uvlens you’ll know how bad the risk is – and how to stay safe.

http://www.uvlens.com/

SOLARIS

Solaris is a calendar of celestial events – never miss an eclipse or a meteor shower ever again!!

http://solarisapp.com/digest/

YOUTUBE DIRECTOR

Create a high quality video – no experience needed. Use a ready to go template and follow the instructions!!!

And it’s free!!!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/youtube-director-for-business/id1093946237?mt=8

MORNING MILL

A mac app that sits in your menu bar —

and keeps you focused on writing your 1000 words a day!

http://morningmillapp.com/

THE ROLL EYE EM

How to organize your photos on your iOS device. If you’re like me, you have tens of thousands of pictures on your phone. And finding the one you want just got a lot easier.

http://theroll.eyeem.com/

CROSSFADER

Be your own DJ. Use Crossfader on your iPhone – you’ll sound like a pro!!

https://www.crossfader.fm/

DESK INSPIRE

Make your workplace comfortable, practical and attractive. See how the others do it at deskinspire.com

http://www.deskinspire.com/

MASKBOT

Keep your email private and to yourself with a clever way of anonymizing your email – with maskbot.

https://www.maskbot.com/

RANDOM

So what is random? Or randomness? And how random IS random? Check out random.org for the answers to these questions and anymore.

https://www.random.org/

I DONE THIS

Yes, it’s dreadful grammar – but it’s a very cool system for tracking keeping your team in sync, where they are on the project and who is saying what to whom.

https://home.idonethis.com/

AIRDO

Food at the airport – do you find that after security there’s little or no time to buy something rather than the over priced airline snacks on board?

Now there’s a way to order before and pick up on the way to your gate – and it’s coming to an airport near you.

http://airdo.co/

LIKETHATSTYLE

You see someone wearing something you like – how to find out where it came from?

Try the apps from “likethatapps.com”

https://www.likethatapps.com/

BACON

Bacon with everything – and there’s an app for it too!

But of course there is!! At the iTunes store!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bacon-makes-everything-better/id922241178?mt=8

MACTRACKER

For those who love the mac – this is the sort of site where you can see what every machine looked like, all the accessories and peripherals – from Lisa to iWatch. It’s an enthusiasts encyclopedia of all things Apple Mac!

http://www.mactracker.com

GOTTA GO

When you simply can’t get someone off texting with you, and you need a terrific excuse …

http://gottago.io

METROCOSM

The USA is a nation of immigrants – always has been. But where did they come from – and what wave of immigrants came when?

http://www.metrocosm.com

DOGSYNC

The USA is a nation of immigrants – always has been. But where did they come from – and what wave of immigrants came when?

http://dogsync.com

SKYLER

Dressing for the weather conditions in your local area. Fresh trendy ideas no matter what the weather! Really …

http://skylerapp.com

GOAT

When you need sneakers – and you’re looking for something specific – try Goat. A peer to peer sneaker marketplace.

For iOS and Android.

http://airgoat.com

TINDERIZER

Takes your favorite web based reading material and sends it to your Kindle!

http://tinderizer.com/

CHORMA

Chorma – organize your chores the simple way! If you’ve got room mates, or family or you live in a shared dorm room – you’ve got chores. But now you’ve got no excuse for not sorting out who does what, when. It’s chorma – and it’s cool.

http://www.chorma.com/

MERLIN

Have you ever seen a bird and wondered what it is – or why it has webbed feet or a long curved bill?

Your answers are waiting for you at Merlin – an app for portable devices from the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology.

http://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/

TOURISTLINK

When you finally get away but you don’t want to be an obvious tourist – here’s a very cool way of getting to meet the locals and finding out how the other parts of the world live!

http://www.touristlink.com

HOURLY NEWS

Now you really can create the newsfeed you want to hear – with Hourly News – for Mac or iOS.

Top of the news?  CBS, of course!!  But want to hear the BBC too, or CBC? You can —

http://hourlynewsapp.com/

HOME ROUTINES

Is your house cleaning a disaster? Have you done last week’s laundry? If you need a little help – and who doesn’t, check out Home Routines from the iTunes App store.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/homeroutines/id353117370?mt=8

TIMEPANTHER

Timetracking for freelancers – Track your clients and projects with drag and drop through your browser.

http://www.timepanther.com/

PEDOMETER PLUS PLUS

Love this app — now I know that I’m really walking and doing it in real time! The pedometer for your iPhone – pedometer plus plus

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pedometer++/id712286167?mt=8

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pedometer++/id712286167?mt=8

GOODGUIDE

Shop your conscience – put your money where your belief are — check out www.goodguide.com BEFORE you shop!

http://www.goodguide.com/

RIGHT SIGNATURE

A simple way to solve that annoying problem – how to create a signed document with your signature – online.

https://rightsignature.com/

TEXTMODE

When you want to load a webpage without the pix, the flash, the bells and whistles – here’s an extension from Google Chrome that turns off the distractions, so you get the text! Text mode – from the Chrome Web Store.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore

US HIGHWAYS

For those last minute holidays – a road trip can’t be beat! Forget the Interstates, and get onto the real roads.

And here’s a simple site that has everything you want to know about the numbered US highways and what there is to see.

http://www.us-highways.com/

HOOKED ON FACTS

For those of us who love trivia — this little site’s a gem! Try it and see.

http://hookedonfacts.com/

http://hookedonfacts.com/

MY GARDEN

Gardeners love to share, they love to see what everyone else has, and add to their plants and trees and yards.

Gardening might be solitary, but gardeners are social And here’s an app for that!

http://www.mygarden.org/

THE BOYS OF SUMMER

A fabulous look back through the baseball guides of yesteryear at the Library of Congress, online.

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/spalding/

THE HOUSE OF CARDS

A fabulous look back through the baseball guides of yesteryear at the Library of Congress, online.

http://thehouseofcards.com/

CRICKET

Say “The Boys of Summer” to a Brit – and that’s cricket. The much maligned, misunderstood  great English game – beloved by many – but (at least in the good old US of A) understood by few!

PLAYING BY THE RULES

Want to know how to play cards? Or baseball? Or even your favorite TV game show?  Here’s a web site with all the rules

http://www.everyrule.com/

SURFLINE

Surf’s up! Where and when!!

Whenever I check out this site, I wonder why I live in a state with no coast line!!

http://www.surfline.com/home/index.cfm

BRING FIDO

Travel often means leaving your best four legged friend at home – well not necessarily. Seems that hotels are getting wise to the idea that we might not want to leave Fido behind:

http://www.bringfido.com

PET FIRST AID

What do you do if something untoward happens to your pet? A stroke? A heart attack? Stung by a bee or a wasp?

There’s a terrific app from the American Red Cross for both Android and iOS that’ll give you answers – and now, it’s free!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.arc.pfahttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pet-first-aid-by-american/id780415389?mt=8

SURFKOLLEN

How much time do you waste on line? On Facebook? YouTube? aimless surfing? Now you can track your surfing with Surfkollen!!

http://surfkoll.se/http://surfkoll.se/

PETPACE

A small box on your pet’s collar monitors their vital statistics and has the potential to alert you if there are problems.

http://www.petpace.com

PET FRIENDLY TRAVEL

Go on – take them with you! Fluffy and Fido love to travel and here’s where they’ll be welcome. !

You can even charter a private plane…. seriously …

http://www.petfriendlytravel.com/

BREED RESCUE

If you find you have to give up your pet, or you want to adopt – think of breed rescue. Most breeds have a rescue group who work tirelessly to find their dogs new homes. You’ll find them online via a search engine.

DOG NAMES

Fido, Rover, Caesar, Rex and Max — can you do better? How about a literary name like Bodger, Bronte or even Bilbo?

Or something from nature – Comet, or Cosmo, Cricket….?

Still no?  Then the dog names database is for you!!!

http://www.dog-names.us/

PETS ONLINE

You may be tempted by those melting brown eyes, that fluffy kitten, those funny antics.

But if now isn’t the right time to adopt a pet – move on. A pet is for life, not a whim!

http://www.petfinder.comhttp://www.adoptapet.com

CRUISEMATES

Always wanted a cruise? Here’s how to find a great one and not break the bank.

http://www.cruisemates.com

CRUISEBRUISE

Then again,  after seeing  this, you might not want to take a cruise at all!! A documented website of horror stories from the high seas!!!!

http://www.cruisebruise.com

STREET GAMES

Childhood games that don’t need computers, remote controls or keyboards!!

http://www.streetplay.com/

KINDERSTART

A great portal for kids that safe, and full of really great links – Because kids don’t come with instructions!

http://kinderstart.com/

WHAT NOT TO ASK

Do you know the 10 things you CAN’T be asked in an interview? They’re not obvious and it’s worth checking these illegal questions out before you go!

https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140403061420-64875646-job-interview-questions-you-shouldn-t-answer-or-ask

TYPIST

Now on the MacA great app for teaching you to type on your smartphone, because it’s like a game!! From Google Play.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thetypist.typingtests

NIGHTSKEEPER

Now this app is just what I need. Something that keeps non-essential calls from ringing at 3am. For those of us who live between time zones – this is a MUST!!

http://www.nightskeeper.com/

NIXLE

Getting the word out in an emergency is vital. And Nixle is the platform for over 8,000 public safety and government agencies to the communities and residents they serve.

http://www.nixle.com/

AIRBNB/NEIGHBORS

If your neighbors are hosting their home to unruly renters on Air BNB, you now have recourse. For those who really need it, here’s the link!

http://airbnb.com/neighbors

ALEX

Few people set out to be deliberately offensive, but here’s a site to ensure you’re not!

http://www.alex.com

MESSENGER

Direct from your facebook page – track and follow friends flights! With a special version of App in the Air.

http://www.messenger.com

MY FRIENDLY REMINDERS

Dining with friends was never so easy – Is Polly allergic to peanuts? Is sue allergic to onions? With myfriendlyreminders.com you can remind your friends and fellow diners what other can eat or not – and save any embarrasment.

http://myfriendlyreminders.com

WAYBACK PACK

Find your old website with wayback pack – an app that takes you back for 20 years of websites.

Find it at

http://github.com

JOB GRADER

Have to put the details of your job in writing? Job grader will help you out!

http://jobgrader.co

TANDEM

The fitness website that helps you stream your way to better health.

http://tandem.live

MEDICAL RESEARCH SUMMARIZER

The web has opened up all sorts of medical knowledge to us, but we aren’t doctors so here’s a tool to make medical research understandable for us all.

http://summarizer.hdphealth.com/

UMMO

How well do you speak? Are you lucid? Fluent? Use a wide vocabulary? Or do you “umm” and

“er” and stumble over yourself? If so, you should try ummo. Your own personal speech trainer!

UPHAIL

You’ve got Uber and you’ve got Lyft. You’ve got cab companies and Sidecar, Via and Gett.

But who is going to get to you first and how much will they charge? Try uphail and make an informed decision!

http://uphail.com

GLOWBABY

From the makers of the Glow family of software – a schedule to help with your baby’s first months.

http://glowing.com

SLIMFAQ

Sometimes your FAQ pages (frequently asked questions) are the most important pages on your website.
Here’s a way to doing it right!

http://slimfaq.com

SHOULD I GET UP?

We all have days when pulling the covers over your head and staying in bed seems like the best way to confront the issues you’re facing.
And here’s an app to tell you if it’s even worth facing the morning! ShouldIgetup? Is it a motivational app? Or a demotivational app?
You decide!!

http://shouldIgetup.com

GROUND FRIDGE

The ultimate eco-friendly, green, ultra hip and bleeding age way to keep food cool. No – not a brand new stainless steel refrigerator with a freezer drawer and tens of shelves. This is a hole in the ground – the way it all used to be done. An ice house – but with a modern twist. Not cheap at $12k but very interesting!

http://www.weltevree.nl/

CDS TO SPOTIFY

Using Spotify but still have racks of CDs? — here’s a quick cool app that let’s you move them all to Spotify in seconds!

https://itunes.apple.com/EN/app/cd-scanner-for-spotify/id1035168349

SCANNER PRO

Simply a great scanning tool for your iPhone or iPad.
And it gets better all the time.

http://readdle.com

OUTPLANR

If you’re like me – planning tasks and projects is a science I haven’t yet mastered! Outplanr looks like an interesting way to solve that.

http://www.outplanr.com

PAVEIQ

Learning how to use Google analytics to make real decisions!

http://www.paveIQ.com

MUSCLEWIKI

Finally – an easy to search resource that tells you what all your muscles are, how to use them and how to strengthen them.
Men’s bodies are here – women’s will be appearing soon.

http://www.musclewiki.org

GRANDPAD 1

An innovative way to provide seniors with tablets they can really use, out of the box, with no difficulty.

http://www.grandpad.net

GRANDPAD 2

There’s more than designing a tablet for seniors than just making the fonts bigger! 
For example, what if plugging it in to recharge is an issue?

http://www.grandpad.net

REX

Rex – no not King, or dinosaur — instead it’s a online community making recommendations!

http://www.rex.is

PROSPER DAILY

BillGuard, the personal finance app, has a new name, and a new look with a bunch of new features

http://www.prosper.com

LOOKOUT

You’ve lost your iPhone? With an Apple watch and LookOut you’ll never lose it again.

(also for iPhone and iPad!)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lookout-security-backup-missing/id434893913?mt=8

ALL THE FIZZ – BUT NOT TO DRINK!

Cola – texting with a difference. Time to make a change with Cola – and its interactive bubbles!

http://cola.io

PEE & SEE

It had to happen – an app to tell you if you’re dehydrated or not with an unforgettable name.
Despite its moniker Pee&See solves an important problem – remembering to drink enough water, especially when you can get dehydrated very quickly.
Arizona anyone?

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pee-see-drink-more-water/id1090749982?mt=8

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pee-see-drink-more-water/id1090749982?mt=8

BEACON

You want to write a book? Maybe you already have! Beacon turns your blog into an ebook.

http://beacon.by

BIKEMAP

A great way to figure out where to go and what to see – by bike. And share the rides you love!

http://bikemap.net

SAVE TO GOOGLE

Save anything from anywhere online to google with this super new plugin for the Chrome browser.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/

CINEBODY

Home movies the old-fashioned way – not really!! Check out cinebody. It’s cool and clever.

http://cinebody.com

SENDERS

Caller ID for your email? Now you can know about the sender before you open it up!

http://sende.rs

HEADLINES

We all know that the reason we read something is because the headline caught our eye…
it’s the same with email!

http://headlines.sharethrough.com

GOOD MAIL COPY

Now we have a catchy headline – we also need great copy. And here’s a place to find out how to do that!

http://goodemailcopy.com

HOME ASSISTANT

Make your own help around the house!! You may need to do a little coding, and  there’s help at hand for that too!

http://home-assistant.io

DITTO

A tiny wearable you won’t want to be without – ditto will alert you when you are separated from your phone! And more. Invaluable….

http://simplematters.com

1MORE

The unusually names 1more (one more) produces some of the finest headphones money can buy.
Not flashy or multi-colored these headsets are very high end and very affordable.

https://usa.1more.com/

CAREERSTACK

Useful ideas, links and tips for getting *THE* job you really want.

http://careerstack.io/

ULYSSES

We’re not promising to turn you into James Joyce, but if you’re a writer and you have to write from everywhere, the Ulysses app for Mac and iOS may just be the tool you need.

http://www.ulyssesapp.com/

YAHOO TAXES

Yes — it’s THAT time of year again. But there are plenty of places you can go for help, advice and information.
And you can start at taxes.yahoo.com

https://taxes.yahoo.com/

IRS TAX ASSISTANCE

The IRS may take – but it also gives! And there are many ways of getting excellent guidance from the IRS come tax time.
One of which is the Interactive Tax Assistant

https://www.irs.gov/uac/Interactive-Tax-Assistant-(ITA)-1

IRS AUCTIONS

So what does happen to those items the IRS confiscates? 
They go up for auction – as you can see here!

https://www.treasury.gov/auctions/irs/

IRS

The IRS has lots of forms – and lots of advice on which and how to fill them out!

https://www.irs.gov

TAX HISTORY

A fascinating project about the history of taxes, and in some cases, who paid what.

http://taxhistory.org/

HE IS RISEN

A lovely app tells the story of Easter for children with accompanying pictures, games, and music.  For droid and iOS.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.nestfamilyapps.heisrisen

CANDY WAREHOUSE

Everything for Easter that’s made of sugar, looks glorious and tastes great!!

http://www.candywarehouse.com/

HOW EASTER WORKS

For those who want to know more about Easter, what it is, how it works, and why it’s important – the folks at How Things Work have a site for you!!

http://people.howstuffworks.com/culture-traditions/holidays/easter.htm

EASTER ISLAND

It’s Easter, and there are so many websites for all things to do with the holiday – so here’s one that isn’t!! Easter Island, the strange remote place with the huge carved statues, is a remarkable place online too.

http://islandheritage.org

GET MAC APPS

When you upgrade or change computer – Get Mac Apps can help make the going less worrisome. 
Here’s a place to update and download all your apps in one go!

http://getmacapps.com/

CONVERT CENTER

Convert anything – to something else. Square feet to square meters, pounds to kilograms, $ to ¥ and back to €…it’s all here!

http://www.convertcenter.com/

SPINE UNIVERSE

Oh, my aching back. Now, what to do about it? Visit spine universe to learn more about treatments, from osteopaths, to chiropractors, from surgery to massage — it’s all here, very readable and very informative.

http://www.spineuniverse.com/

HAPPY FOLDING

The paperless office – it just doesn’t exist. But here’s something else to do with paper…. origami!!  

Seriously.

http://www.happyfolding.com/

VIDEOSPROUT

Yes, yes, we all know You Tube and Vimeo – but what if you just want to share your videos with your closest friends, your nearest and dearest?
There’s a solution and its name is Videosprout!

http://www.videosprout.com