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Do you ever have a moment in which you thought you really liked something, but then over time you started to feel the opposite? This sometimes happens to me with apps. I’ll write a raving review, and a few weeks later I’ll start to notice issues that didn’t make themselves known early on, or they were noticeable but weren’t annoying just yet. Luckily, I’m often given a chance to review apps a second time when they’ve received a major update, which provides me the opportunity to provide are more impactful analysis on whether the app is worth its weight in gold.

On this occasion, I’m taking a second look at noidentity’s Next, which enables you to track day-to-day expenses to get a big picture of your spending habits. In my initial review, I stated that Next was really fun to use, and that “between the design eye candy and extremely enjoyable sound effects, I actually look forward to entering an expense.” In September, version 2.0 of Next was released, giving me a chance to reassess what makes the app good and no so good. Read on to find out how my opinions have changed. (more…)

When it gets to the point that I need assistance to track all of my favorite television shows, I may finally have to admit there’s a problem. That problem, of course, being that show producers need to stop churning out so much quality programming. I currently follow over 20 active shows, and without assistance it’s nearly impossible to keep tabs of when episodes are airing or have aired. Also, since I’m a cord cutter I watch very few shows live, so remembering which episode I streamed last can, at times, be a challenge.

To help with such endeavors I scoured the App Store to find an television show tracking app. Turns out there are a handful of apps that fit this bill, but truth be told, TVShow Time stands out above all others. Find out why after the jump. (more…)

Quick Look: Data Counter
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In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Data Counter ↕ – Data usage for all carriers. The developer describes Data Counter ↕ – Data usage for all carriers as follows:

Do you have a data plan with limited traffic through GPRS\EDGE\3G network? Data Counter↕ is what you need to keep under control the traffic produced by surfing, YouTube, Facebook or any other apps! The app will monitor traffic usage for you and show a notification when thresholds are approaching! Try it now to avoid any unexpected additional charge! Works both with iPhone and iPad 3G.

Read on for more information and screenshots!
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Sahil Lavingia has created an application called Dayta (in a week!) that allows you to track almost anything! The app gives you the freedom to choose the unit of measurement for your data log, leading to an almost endless variety of potential uses for the app.

Dayta is a unique application to the App Store because it doesn’t focus on tracking just one item. The only limit to what you can track is your imagination. Participants in the test group tracked data such as days absent from smoking, kill to death ratio in Call of Duty and even how many words they have memorised in Japanese.

In this review, we’ll be taking a look at how to set the application up, and how the process of inputting and tracking your “data” works.

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As the saying goes, there are lies, damned lies, and statistics. Then there’s Google Analytics, which lets you track information about visits to your websites. For the most part, the service actually manages to avoid any of the first three categories. Unfortunately, it displays graphs and other information using Flash—making it totally useless on the iPhone, and soon the iPad.

Happily, there’s an API, so iPhone developers have taken it upon themselves to build iPhone applications that draw on Google Analytics. Foremost among these is Analytics App, created by Michael Jensen of Inblosam.

There are a number of Google Analytics apps in the app store, but many of them represent only a limited subset of the data provided by Google. In this review, I’ll look at the data provided by Analytics App as well as its interface. I’ll also give a very brief summary of its competition. Here’s a hint: there isn’t much.

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