KRLD App Of The Day
FRIDAY (3/14): Popcorn Time
The app is a lot like Napster for movies. It allows the users to stream almost any movie instantly for free. Fifteen years ago, Napster devastated the music business by making song stealing easy and film production companies are not happy about this app. The software also creates a free alternative to popular streaming services like Hulu and Netflix, which has been cutting back sharply on its library of classic and hit movies. Popcorn Time is free on all devices and computers – while it’s still there. WARNING: Download at your own risk…
THURSDAY (3/13): Mixlr
If you’ve ever wanted to host a radio show or do a podcast but the entire process seemed a bit overwhelming, Mixlr is an easy solution. The iPhone app lets you broadcast high quality audio over 3G, 4G, or WiFi. It also eliminates the need for lots of cables and hardware and just gets you going. You can even save your broadcasts after you finish or export them to Dropbox, Soundcloud, and others.
WEDNESDAY (3/12): Fixed
After getting a ticket, the user would snap a photo of it on their iPhone and enter the violation code. Fixed will tell them what percentage of those types of tickets are usually overturned and then show a list of possible reasons it could be found invalid and will then submit the proper appeals paperwork. If the driver beats the ticket, he or she pays a Fixed 25-percent of what the citation would have cost. If they can’t get out of the ticket, Fixed doesn’t charge them anything.
TUESDAY (3/11): doubleTwist
The app helps penny-pinching users save the music they hear on iTunes Radio. It essentially fools iTunes into thinking it’s just another AirPlay-ready program tucked away in your home theater setup. Just pop into iTunes, select the DoubleTwist app from the AirPlay menu, and fire up your iTunes Radio station of choice. The only downside — Since the app records the audio as it plays, you’ll have to sit through an entire song before it gets saved.
MONDAY (3/10): Spritz
It’s called Spritz and will allow you to read novels in under 90 minutes by increasing your reading speed to between 250 to a thousand words a minute. Spritz manipulates the format of the words to more appropriately line them up with the eye’s natural motion of reading. Spritz is making its big debut soon on Samsung devices.
FRIDAY (3/7): iExit
It’s tough enough to try to guess what’s coming up on the next exit when you’re driving on a freeway that you don’t know well. You have no idea what restaurants or gas stations or stores are coming up. You don’t want to keep getting off the freeway and hunt for something, then get back on and repeat the same thing at the next exit. This is where iExit comes in. It’s a simple concept. You need a service or place to eat. It tells you. The app uses your GPS and can search as far away as the next 100 exits. Starbucks, restaurants, bathrooms, gas stations, WalMarts. It’s great for that cross country drive or cross the Metroplex.
THURSDAY (3/6): Horizon – Horizontal Videos
There is help available for people who just DON’T GET IT! When you shoot video on your iPhone, you turn it sideways. That way when you play it back on a player, it doesn’t have those black bars on either side. Horizon – Horizontal Videos uses the gyroscope to automatically orient your video, so if you’re holding the iPhone vertical, you only get the horizontal. IF you’re not going to do it right, we’ll just make you.
WEDNESDAY (3/5): Cyber Dust
You’ve heard of Snapchat, where a video that you send to a friend disappears a few seconds after your friend sees it. Cyber Dust comes from the mind of Mark Cuban. You can send text messages in the app, once they’re read, they disappear into the ozone and they can’t be traced. It also lets you share photos that’ll disappear into the cyber dust.
TUESDAY (3/4): Ultimeyes
This app claims that it can help you improve your eyesight just by using the app to play the games on it. The developers say it can help your eyesight, around 2 lines worth on a regular eye chart within a month. It’s all very scientific, but more science folks say it works. You can try it out yourself if you want to get rid of the fuzzies.
MONDAY (3/3): BroApp
It’s an app for guys who want to spend more time with the guys, but still want their wives or girlfriends to know that they’re thinking of them. This app can send your love a text message at certain times. It sounds like it’s coming from you, but it’s automated so you don’t have to stop what you’re doing. It also has a “girlfriend wifi detector”, it won’t send messages when you’re wither. And an intrusion detector. If she goes through your cellphone, it shows her a page of gifts you’re thinking about sending to her, even if you’re not.
FRIDAY (2/28): DogVacay
The app lists thousands of professional pet sitters, so you can send your dog on vacation while you take your family on vacation. The dog stays at the pet sitter’s home and you can get daily photos and free pet insurance. DogVacay is free on iTunes.