Let’s not beat around the bush here: The default weather app on your iPhone is — in a word — crap. It gives you a pathetic hourly forecast for the next few hours (which I only discovered how to access recently) and a pretty vague forecast for the next few days, and that’s about it. As a Brit, I want to know exactly what the weather is doing as it dictates pretty much everything I do, what I wear, how I am going to live my life for the next couple of days and so on (OK, the last one was made up, but you get the picture).
You’ll be glad to know that there are plenty of alternatives to the default Weather app so I’ve gone to the trouble of trawling through the App Store and picked out the 10 best for you. Here they are. (more…)
Just over a year ago now, I wrote an article entitled 25 Superb Mac Apps for College Students on Mac.AppStorm detailing the best Mac apps to grab to help you with your studies. As a college student myself in the third year of an Economics with German degree, deciphering all those apps in the Store and trying to figure out which ones are useful for my studies was an absolute minefield.
So, without further ado (and in no particular order), here are my personal top 25 applications for college students with iPhones. As with my previous article, I have tried to keep this list relevant to any major and, in order to save on costs, I have tried to include free software wherever I can! (more…)
One of the most difficult parts about learning a new foreign language is, I find, getting to grips with the tonne of new vocabulary you have to learn, especially if the language bears little or no resemblance to your mother tongue. This is certainly the case with Russian, where most words are completely different to those in English. Were I living on my own, I would attach stickers onto everything to help me remember, but seeing as my flatmate would probably take a dim view on this, I was on the hunt for another solution.
It was then that Language Coach on the App Store caught my eye. Made by the German software developer and publisher Jourist Verlag GmbH, it is an app for both the iPhone and iPad which features 29 different foreign languages and helps make those boring vocabulary drills a tad more interesting. The most convenient thing about it is that you can do it almost everywhere no matter where you are — on the bus, in bed or just sat back on the sofa, and the app supports multiple languages, so you can learn as many (or as few) as you want.
Let’s take a look at Language Coach in a bit more detail. (more…)