Yahoo! Weather – Beautiful and Accurate

Total Score:   30

If you are interested in an app that offers you varied weather information that is easy to access, then Yahoo! Weather is the app for you.  I’ve reviewed a lot of weather apps, and tried them regularly and I’m finding this new Yahoo! app very appealing. All the information is available by swiping left/right or up/down.  It doesn’t get any easier than that!

 

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Get Maximum Weather Info with the Minimal Climate Clock

Total Score:   29.5

We talk about the weather because it impacts our lives.  It’s that simple and that’s why there are so many apps out there to help us find out the weather at any moment.  I’ve reviewed a number of them but have found one that provides me just what I need on a day-by-day, hour-by-hour basis.  That app, Climate Clock, displays the temperature on an analog clock.  It allows you to see the weather now – and for the next ten hours.  Continue reading “Get Maximum Weather Info with the Minimal Climate Clock”

Swackett for iPad – Weather That’s Different and Comprehensive

Total Score:   27.5

This isn’t your average weather app.   You can use this new cool weather app to get the information you need in a format that does not bore you silly.  Swackett for iPad does not skimp on information.  You get the full gamut from current conditions to in-depth radar.  All of this is wrapped up in a colorful, fun package.  I can easily see it as valuable for adults and a way to engage children in understanding how weather works. Continue reading “Swackett for iPad – Weather That’s Different and Comprehensive”

Explore Egyptian Tombs with Pyramids 3D

Total Score: 29.5

Egyptian pyramids have fascinated us since Howard Carter discovered the treasurers of King Tut’s tomb in 1922.  We have enjoyed movies about them, TV shows and an amazing number of books.  Now, Touch Press brings us an app that allows us to walk through the Pyramids, not only as if we were there, but better than that!   Some of the views you have in this app are in protected areas and even if you were there, you couldn’t see them.   Not only that, Dr. Zahi Hawass adds his extensive knowledge of the area to the project.  Pyramids 3D is a treasure.  Continue reading “Explore Egyptian Tombs with Pyramids 3D”

Learn a New Language with Spanish – Speak and Learn Pro

Total Score:  29.5

People learn in different ways.  Some need to see what they are learning.   Some need to hear someone explain what they need to learn and some need to touch, or experience the new information.  Happily, Spanish – Speak and Learn Pro does all three.  I took Spanish in college but am far from fluent.  This app combines the fun of a game with repetitive learning.  I actually look forward to my language lessons.  I think you will too.    I didn’t test the Spanish Kids – Speak and Learn.  If your intention is to help your children learn Spanish you might want to start with that version.   Continue reading “Learn a New Language with Spanish – Speak and Learn Pro”

Always Know the Weather with The Weather Channel App

Total Score: 29

I love, love, love having weather apps on my iPhone and iPad.  I have written about a number of them, and found another great option. The Weather Channel offers a beautiful display with all the information you need readily available for both the iPad and iPhone.  The iPad version is more full featured, but both versions work well.    Continue reading “Always Know the Weather with The Weather Channel App”

Improve Your Grammar with the Grammar Girl App

Total Score: 27

There is an app for every interest, skill or hobby.  This app, Grammar Girl, for iPhone and iPad appeals on many levels.  It is an excellent source for reminding you about (or teaching you) grammar rules.  It can be humorous,  surprising, but it is always entertaining. I admit to being a fan of Grammar Girl, Mignon Fogarty, and having used her as a source to settle arguments between fellow editors. With this app, you can listen to podcasts, follow her on Facebook or Twitter, or visit her website in one nicely organized package.  Continue reading “Improve Your Grammar with the Grammar Girl App”

Swackett – Weather is the New Cool

Total Score:   28.5

Why does weather have to be dull?  Well, actually it doesn’t.  You can use this new cool weather app to get the information you need in a format that does not bore you silly.  Swackett does not skimp on information.  You get the full gamut from current conditions to in-depth radar.  All of this is wrapped up in a colorful, fun package.  I can easily see it as valuable for adults and a way to engage children in understanding how weather works. Continue reading “Swackett – Weather is the New Cool”

Peepometer – Weather With Style

Total Score:   29.5

  I have been in the “seen one weather app, seen them all,” mode until now. The Peepometer app gives you extensive up-to-date information in a stylish format that just begs to be opened and enjoyed.  This iPad only app offers you a complete view of the weather.  You don’t want to just jump into this app and jump out.  You want to stay and explore.

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