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Do you remember where you were the third Thursday in January – last year?
No? Neither do I. But Capsule does —
Interactive meditation help – for your iPhone – sounds blissful!http://www.pauseable.com/sway/
PizzaMe! is your number one resource for finding pizza. Simply tap the pizza on the screen – and get directions to the nearest pizza!
At the iTunes store.tion books you need to read in capsule form – check out hardbound.
So much to read – so little time –
now you can get the non-fiction books you need to read in capsule form – check out hardbound.
If you’re like the rest of us – one big place you spend valuable $$$$ is Amazon.
And now there’s a feature that creates reports so you know how much you spent!https://howmuchdidispend.com/
Astro – a new email app for Mac and iOS.
Organize across all your devices – what a concept!
For anyone who hates to get up in the morning, easy riser will get you up and on your way. And it will adjust your wakeup time to allow for any unexpecteds such as snow shoveling, or bad weather!http://easyriserapp.com/
When you want to play a tune, chordify will turn your song into chords so you can play along!https://chordify.net/
Let’s face it – your life is a mess! So is your house, and so is your kitchen and so much more.
Now let’s tackle it!
How safe are your cloud stored documents? You need marshal – an app that scans your cloud storage to find out how safe they are.https://marshal.io/
Something to track your plans – things to do and things you didn’t know you could do!
It’s fun too…. it’s soon.
A free download at the iTunes storehttps://marshal.io/
Bright kids make my day! And Alec Jones is no exception!https://www.christopherbot.co/
Can you keep up wth all the news? Newstab is a great aggregator.Try it for Droidhttp://www.newstab.com/
Block news feeds while you’re working! A great new extension for Google Chrome.https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions
Tomorrow’s browser today – with all the latest bells and whistles!
Worth a look…
Can’t get enough of your favorite Netflix show? Must watch The Crown – right now?
Netflix offline is the answer – no streaming just download and sit back!
There is only one word for this — AWESOME!https://qz.com/se/map-of-the-internet/
All your brilliant Facebook messages – this extension for Google Chrome will keep all your messages – how you want them.https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions
Ever wanted to just throttle iTunes. When it runs up and you don’t want it to?
You could poke around for the settings — or you could use OVERKILL!!!
Autopilot for your credit card. Fund your credit cards and improve your credit score!https://debitize.com/
Duet display lets you use your iPad as a second screen – more real estate to work on. And now you can add the toucher feature to your iPad too!https://www.deseat.me/
Worried about our security on line? Too widely spread across the internet? Like to reduce your footprint? Here’s something to help you do that.https://www.deseat.me/
Making connections? How to connect from your PC to an iPad? Or from a MacBook to a Droid phone? Dongledaddy sets you straight.https://www.dongledaddy.com/
Learning to code isn’t just for nerds! It’s actually fun, useful and a super skill to add to your arsenal.https://enlight.ml/
A plain boring desktop might be the sign of a plain boring person – but that doesn’t have to be you! For something just that bit different check out art pip!http://artpip.com/
Drones are hot – and air cam drone operators are standing by to do a job just for you!http://aircam.io
Astra is a mobile app for Alexa – the personalized app that runs the Amazon Echo. Astra works on your mobile and it’s a great way to find out if the Amazon Echo is something you’d like! Get it from astraapp.com (2a’s and 2p’s!)http://astraapp.com/
Sick of counting calories – guestimating portion size?
Bitesnap to the rescue. This is really quite cool!
Nothing worse than a good idea and the name you want to use is already taken. To prevent that mishap – try brand hunt.https://brandhunt.co/
The universe on your phone – from Stephen Hawking.
Everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask!
Your clients and customers often ask you to call them an uber. Now you can request and pay for your customer’s rides –making it a smooth experience every time.http://www.uber-central.com/
Map out your ultimate goal with a flexible map that let’s you tackle the small steps first. Makes a lot more sense to go for your goal in manageable chunks!https://goalmap.com/en
Looking for a new job – now there’s a whole new way to do it!
Go digital at upscaled.com
Technology has made huge differences to movie making – but director Euzhan Palcy says
at the end of the day – you still need money to make a film!
Wouldn’t it be great if you could shred your digital files just like paper?
Well you can – with shredo!!
Data saving for macs, windows, and mobile devices — very clever stuff!http://www.cleverfiles.com/
Identify that bird – with Merlin. A great app from the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology. Easy to use and fascinating to browse … and FREE!!! For iOS and Android.
At the iTunes store and GooglePlay
If you’re into Spotify you need Release Radar for a heads up on when new material is due from your favorite artists.https://www.spotify.com/
When you need to spruce up your website but you don’t know which font to use – try fontfit.
It’s a site that shows you how your choices will look. Simple, and effective.http://fontfit.com/
Hate doing expenses? Who doesn’t? But no work = no reimbursement.
You have a hankering to watch The Bridge of Spies, or The Sound of Music, or A Most Wanted Man or any one of thousands of movies. But where is it showing, or where to buy it, rent it or is it on Netflix or Hulu … Check out Go Watch It and find out.https://gowatchit.com
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
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.
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
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/
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
There’s an app for that – a binary decision maker helper! To get votes on whether you should do “this or that”
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
Keep your iMessages confidential! Confide is an iMessage system that allows for private conversations!https://getconfide.com/
Track your packages going out as well as coming in – and all from the same place!1349B_traceur.mp3
If you’re one of those folks who quits apps before you mean to – this one’s for you!https://qblocker.com/
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/
For spoiler free, fast reviews – movies on your mobile! Get the popflake app.1348B_popflake.mp3
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/
Cut and paste and get rid of formatting!
CleanText is a magician.http://www.apimac.com/ios/cleantext/
A clean, attractive webpage all about you – in under 5 minutes!!http://www.somebody.io/
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
Pull out all the stops – bring in a first class chef for a first class dining experience.http://bigcitychefs.com
It’s really easy to go green – and the green ease app helps you find all things green.http://greenease.co
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
Time to get away, plan something special – off the beaten track. Plan your next vacation with Stride!http://stridetravel.com
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
No fear of hacked databases when you use privacy – a safe way to shop online.http://privacy.com
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
If you’re considering taking up weight training, you should consider moverite!http://moveriteapp.com
An old fashioned Christmas where you decorate your tree for free, make your gifts and give of yourself.
It’s an app – it’s called Geek – and it’s tech shopping for your ultimate Geek …https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/geek-smarter-shopping/id949697552?mt=8https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.contextlogic.geek&hl=en
Better, faster, Gift It’s updated. Helpful, useful – the way an app should be!https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gift-it-my-christmas-shopping/id568767900?mt=8
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 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
How to pick a perfect tree – here are a few tips from a trusted source – This Old House.https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/how-to-pick-perfect-christmas-tree
Holidays are for giving – not getting! Here’s a way to give – all year through. One Today.https://onetoday.google.com/
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/
Chanukah’s a time for giving too – so here are a few techie Chanukah gift ideas!!https://www.thejewishnews.com/2016/12/01/a-roundup-of-high-tech-gifts-for-chanukah-2016/
From Microsoft – an easy way to design the Christmas Lights for your house!https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/christmas-lights-designer/9wzdncrdc1wj
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
Good email gets people going!!
The grabbiest headlines ever!! Now you’ve got great email – get great headlines!https://headlines.sharethrough.com/
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/
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/
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 – 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/
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/
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
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/
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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 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/
Nothing creates a worse impression that pronouncing someone’s name incorrectly. Especially when help is at hand.
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
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/
The ultimate news source for those with no attention span at all.
The headlines in 4 seconds of video — try out snippt.
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
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
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
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 – a map made by Pokeman players of where the Pokemon are. Crowd sourcing writ large!!!https://www.pokecrew.com/
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
Another awesome place for fabulous pumpkin patterns and designs!http://www.extremepumpkins.com/
You can make (almost) everything you want for Halloween. No project too large, or too difficult!
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
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
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?
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/
Snap edit and share – don’t want to resize or do fancy editing — just snap and share!http://blink.am
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
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
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/
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/
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
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/
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 athttps://gogograndparent.com/
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/
Throwing a Halloween party was never this much fun with all the add ins and add ons from Party 411.http://party411.com
Great food and great ideas from green eyed spiders, to handburgers all for your Halloween Party table!http://halloween.betterrecipes.com/
Blood Asylum is a haunted house with gore and guts!
Not for the squeamish …http://bloodasylum.weebly.com/
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
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
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/
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/
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
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? Withhttp://roomblocker.com
Patientbank – a new way to store your medical records, making them available to you – when YOU want them.https://www.patientbank.us/
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/
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
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/
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
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/
A browser tool that brings you the news to your browser. For google Chrome.https://www.newsprompt.co/
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/
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/
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 – 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/
A tourist encyclopedia for your phone! Spectacular images and great suggestions and info …https://modernatlas.co/
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
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/
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.1330E_lingvo_tv.mp3
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 is a calendar of celestial events – never miss an eclipse or a meteor shower ever again!!http://solarisapp.com/digest/
One Big Thing is a to-do app that focuses on the one big thing you have to do today …https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/one-big-thing-app/id999618902?mt=8
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
A mac app that sits in your menu bar —
and keeps you focused on writing your 1000 words a day!http://morningmillapp.com/
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/
Be your own DJ. Use Crossfader on your iPhone – you’ll sound like a pro!!https://www.crossfader.fm/
Make your workplace comfortable, practical and attractive. See how the others do it at deskinspire.comhttp://www.deskinspire.com/
Keep your email private and to yourself with a clever way of anonymizing your email – with maskbot.https://www.maskbot.com/
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/
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/
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/
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 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
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
When you simply can’t get someone off texting with you, and you need a terrific excuse …http://gottago.io
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
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
Dressing for the weather conditions in your local area. Fresh trendy ideas no matter what the weather! Really …http://skylerapp.com
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
Takes your favorite web based reading material and sends it to your Kindle!http://tinderizer.com/
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/
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/
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
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/
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
Timetracking for freelancers – Track your clients and projects with drag and drop through your browser.http://www.timepanther.com/
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
Shop your conscience – put your money where your belief are — check out www.goodguide.com BEFORE you shop!http://www.goodguide.com/
A simple way to solve that annoying problem – how to create a signed document with your signature – online.https://rightsignature.com/
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
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/
For those of us who love trivia — this little site’s a gem! Try it and see.
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/
A fabulous look back through the baseball guides of yesteryear at the Library of Congress, online.http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/spalding/
A fabulous look back through the baseball guides of yesteryear at the Library of Congress, online.http://thehouseofcards.com/
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!
Want to know how to play cards? Or baseball? Or even your favorite TV game show? Here’s a web site with all the ruleshttp://www.everyrule.com/
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
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
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
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/
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
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/
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.
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/
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
Always wanted a cruise? Here’s how to find a great one and not break the bank.http://www.cruisemates.com
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
Childhood games that don’t need computers, remote controls or keyboards!!http://www.streetplay.com/
A great portal for kids that safe, and full of really great links – Because kids don’t come with instructions!http://kinderstart.com/
Get help with your boisterous toddler! From a mom who knows!!!http://www.parentingtoddlers.com
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
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
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/
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/
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
Few people set out to be deliberately offensive, but here’s a site to ensure you’re not!http://www.alex.com
Financial advice made personal and easy – an app for your phone!https://meetalbert.com/
Direct from your facebook page – track and follow friends flights! With a special version of App in the Air.http://www.messenger.com
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
Find your old website with wayback pack – an app that takes you back for 20 years of websites.
Find it athttp://github.com
Have to put the details of your job in writing? Job grader will help you out!http://jobgrader.co
Futuristic travel posters that will make you gasp!!http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/visions-of-the-future/
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/
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!