New year’s resolutions about improving your health are very popular, but most fall flat. People will start off strong by attending the gym and eating right, but unfortunately, it is easy to fall back into the same bad habits after just a few weeks. I did not want to become a statistic of giving up on being more healthy this new year, so I stared to look into how to track healthy habits.
Activity trackers have become more popular within recent months and definitely peaked my interest. Previously, the Jawbone Up band was released and failed. In fact, Jawbone allowed users to receive a full refund for the band, which is something unheard of in the technology market. Recently, Jawbone released a new version of their Up band with some app updates. They claim to have fixed the numerous problems and bricking that users were experiencing. Can the new Jawbone Up band stand up to the competition? Let’s dive in and find out. (more…)
With the numerous and varied food-finding apps on the market, the average restaurant goer has an arsenal of handy decision-helping technology at his fingertips. You can search for what is closest, what cuisine you love and even what local chefs recommend. But what about searching for ambiance, in other words, a particular vibe. Say you are looking for a place to go on a romantic date, and you are looking for a restaurant that is reasonably priced, cozy, romantic and maybe a little Don Draper-esque? Or maybe your companion is of the printed kind (come on, you know you’ve shunned human dinner dates so that you could read about that juicy love triangle that was just starting to develop in the book you said you would never read, but somehow made its way into your hands by way of impractical night of vino and Amazon.com. No? Just me?) Well, friends, Hoppit can help you out.
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Wine is an extremely old beverage, renowned throughout the world. There’s also a great variety of wine types, some of which match better with certain meats, others with certain cheeses or pastas — who knows! There are so many options and combinations, knowing them all requires a master’s degree. Well, not really, although being no expert means you won’t always pick the right wine for the right occasion. If you have no idea what the difference between “Cabernet Sauvignon” and “Syrah” is, or would like some help next time you’re buying a wine bottle, this app might be for you.
Let’s take a look at what it can do after the jump.
Craigslist has now become so useful in today’s society that you probably wonder how we ever lived without it. Whether you’re looking for a new apartment or a new job, you want to unload your couch or car, or you’re in search of a Portuguese interpreter or clock maker, Craigslist is the place to go.
There are a number of apps now that allow you to take your Craigslist to go, whether you’re more of a poster, browser, or both, and here we look at eight of your options. Click through to see how they stack up.
Podcasts are synonymous with the iPod, and have grown in popularity since the mid-2000s. Today, many people enjoy listening to podcasts on the go thanks to their iPhones. While the iPhone lets you download podcasts via iTunes, it offers little in the ability to manage them.
Some podcast listeners are content with using this archaic system, but podcast fanatics want the ability to manage their subscriptions, be notified when new episodes are available and stream over 3G. While these are basic features you’ll find in most podcast apps, find out why Pocket Casts is one of the best podcast management apps after the jump.
All over the world, there are millions of hidden treasures called geocaches just waiting to be found. People just like you create and hide little boxes with stuff in them such as coins, marbles, pencils and more, and upload the coordinates to the official Geocaching site . You only need a GPS or GPS-enabled device and the coordinates to one of them, and the adventure begins! Just remember, you can’t just find one of them and take everything in it. The rule is, if you take something, you need to put something else back in.
There are many ways you can practice Geocaching, like visiting geocaching.com, getting the coordinates to one of the caches, and use the Maps application on your iPhone to find the treasures. But the official Geocaching app makes it so much easier, as we’re about to discover.
Quick — can you name the closest recycling location in your neighborhood that accepts paint? How about all the greenhouse gases? And what’s your carbon footprint? I like to think people would be a lot more successful at making environmentally friendly choices on a daily basis if the options were convenient and the information was readily available.
With that in mind, here are five apps that make “greening” up your life much easier, and even a little fun. They can help you find recycling centers in a snap, identify safe foods and products, reduce your carbon footprint, and more. Hit the jump to take a look.
No matter how much money you make, it’s always great when you feel like you’re getting a good deal! Money saving vouchers and the like have been around for years, but keeping track of them and (more importantly) finding your way round to actually using them can take most if not all of the enjoyment out of saving money.
What if there was a single place for vouchers, somewhere that you could store them and that made it simple to use them on the go? Maybe it could even suggest new vouchers based on your usage – actually that would probably make a great iPhone app!?
Introducing Vouchercloud, an app that does just that.
Note: this one is for the UK, for now. Hopefully we’ll see a U.S. version one day!
Keeping yourself and your family healthy is no small task. Fortunately, learning about proper nutrition and how to live an active lifestyle doesn’t require a medical degree, just an iPhone!
Today we’ll look at a few apps that can help you get the whole family into practicing healthier habits. Best of all, the apps below are all completely free so you don’t have to choose between saving money and learning to take better care of yourself.