Monthly Archives: July 2012

Solar Weather App for the iPhone is Cool All the Time

Even though I covered Dark Sky yesterday, I’d feel remiss if I didn’t mention a new entry in the Weather category in the iOS App Store, Solar by Hollr, Inc. Solar hit the App Store earlier this month and features a slick interface to fast-forward through the weather forecast for the current day and see… Read more »

Dark Sky Brings Personalized Weather Predictions to iPhone and iPad

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about the weather in the northeastern US after several years living in sunny California, it’s that weather conditions can change on a dime and ruin your plans with little notice, even in the summer. Fortunately, there are creative developers like Jackadam who are willing to help you maximize your… Read more »

Round-up: Apps for London and the 2012 Summer Olympic Games

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games kick off in London today and there are plenty of apps to help you stay on top of what’s going on from afar and even help you navigate the events and see the sights of London if you’re lucky enough to attend in person. First, there are a few apps… Read more »

Apple Releases Mountain Lion in the Mac App Store

As promised at the WWDC keynote event last month and stated in yesterday’s earnings announcement, Apple has released the next version of its Mac operating system, Mountain Lion, in the Mac App Store. Mountain Lion requires Mac OS 10.6.8 or higher to install as an upgrade and is priced at $19.99. People are going to… Read more »

iTranslate Voice HD Arrives for the iPad

Sonico Mobile, the 5-person app development team based in Austria, is at it again and just released a version of its translation app, iTranslate Voice HD, for the iPad today. iTranslate Voice first debuted for the iPhone in May and has been a regular in the Top 200 paid apps in the Productivity category since… Read more »

Save Money on Gas with GasBuddy for iPhone

Today’s high gas prices may be putting a damper on your summer travel plans but there’s an easy way to find the cheapest gas around you thanks to, a website that compiles member-submitted gas price data in the US and Canada. has been around since 2000 and offers a free iPhone app so… Read more »

Localscope Helps You Discover What’s Around You

If you’re traveling this summer, it could be a challenge to find restaurants and other businesses and learn what’s going on around you in an unfamiliar area. While there are plenty of navigation apps to help you find a specific location and the old stand-by Yelp to search for local businesses, few apps merge information… Read more »

Tango Video Calls for iPhone Gets Free Text Messaging

Tango, a California-based start-up that was one of the first third-party developers to offer video calling on the iPhone, has released an update to Tango Video Calls that adds free text messaging to other Tango users. Version 2.0.25906 (don’t you love it when developers use more than three significant figures to differentiate between versions?) hit… Read more »

Currency Converter Banca Now Permanently Free (and Still Lovely)

The summer vacation season is still in full swing and if you’re taking your family abroad, doing some currency conversion on the fly is probably top of mind for you. While there’s no shortage of currency conversion apps available for the iPhone, Radiant Tap’s functional and lovely Banca recently went permanently free, which is the… Read more »

Mint QuickView Personal Finance App Arrives for the Mac, the subsidiary of Intuit that offers online personal finance tools and services, has released an app for the Mac. Mint QuickView debuted in the Mac App Store last week and offers easy desktop access to your financial information. If you’re not familiar with, it’s a service that will aggregate all of your financial… Read more »