KRLD App Of The Day
FRIDAY (12/13): AVG Privacy Fix
One of the things a lot of people don’t take too seriously when they surf is their digital footprint. Their online privacy. This app can help you gain a little more control over what you allow websites to know about you. The app can block WiFi location trackers in big box stores. It also gives you the option of keeping unapproved WiFi networks from tracking you by turning off your WiFi when you’re in an area you don’t trust. The app also lets you know what kind of info you’re sharing with Facebook, Google or Linked In.
THURSDAY (12/12): Angry Birds Go
Rovio just couldn’t leave well enough alone with slingshot games and birds destroying pigs. Now we get them all in race cars, just like some of the other cartoon race games like Sonic Racing. This one is just like the others, a lot of fun. Right now, Angry Birds Go is a free game but you can supplement your Birds wheels with extras that you pay real money for.
WEDNESDAY (12/11): Perfect 365
This app can help you take perfect selfies. Some people want to look their best when they’re reaching out at arm’s length to get an awkwardly angled picture of themselves. With one touch, you can edit your selfie so it looks as good as you’d like it to. You can become the cover-girl for your cell phone and send your improved selfie to all your friends. You don’t even have to put on ALL your makeup just to take a picture, let the app do it for you.
TUESDAY (12/10): Heyday
If you have ever wanted to put together a journal of your iPhone life, this might be the app for you. It takes your pictures and videos and puts them into a journal that only you can see. It even knows the locations of your photos before you installed the app. You can make different kinds of collages. It keeps track of the photos you take by using your GPS.
MONDAY (12/9): QuizUp
This is the hottest game app going right now. You go head to head in a trivia contest against people from all over the country. Different topics, take your pic. 7 questions per game. It’s a great time waster and as I said, it’s the hottest game going right now. Quiz Up is free on iTunes now, and it’s coming to Android in the next month
THURSDAY (12/5): Younity
This is an app that lets you have your own personal cloud service. It lets you stream your files from one place to another. If you have files on your PC or Mac, you can stream them or save them onto the iPhone or iPad if you wish. This isn’t one of those Dropboxes that sets up your files on the Internet. This is strictly between you and your devices.
WEDNESDAY (12/4): Advent Calendar 2013
I wanted to get to this app quickly before you lose out on the chance on getting a month of special free apps. Every year, the company comes out with 25 special apps that you get to download, one day at a time. You never know what you’ll get. It could be a fun game for the kids or something useful for the office.
TUESDAY (12/3): BOND Gifts
We’ve been hearing all about Grey Thursday, Black Friday, Cyber Monday. This app lets you slow down a bit and add a little bit of class to your Christmas shopping. BOND has several features. One, it lets you send actual handwritten note cards right there from your phone. You can also choose from different gifts on the app. There’s a wooden iPhone case. You could send a gold porcelain duck. There are Wifi and USB cufflinks, a gold mesh watch from the Bond Gifts website.
MONDAY (12/2): Sickweather
As we get closer and closer to the heart of flu season, there’s a way to find out where it’s breaking out and it’s broken down by locations on a map. They call it a Doppler radar for sickness. The app tells you when you’re driving into an area that has higher levels of sickness. It’s all very sci-fi. You can put the settings to watch out for a couple dozen conditions including flu, chicken pox, colds, strep throat.
TUESDAY (11/26): Zoomingo
This app is one of the top rated apps for finding Black Friday deals, the difference is: it concentrates solely on the area where you’re actually shopping. It has a section that lets you get Black Friday ads right away. It has all the big retailers, like Macy’s, JCPenney’s, WalMart and Nordies. It also lets you plug in something if it’s not the price you want. It will watch the sales and let you know when the price is more to your liking.
MONDAY (11/25): Shopular
This week, I want to focus on those shopping apps that might make Black Friday shopping easier. First up is Shopular. It’s a coupon and deals app when you’re in a store. You don’t even have to Shopular on while you’re mall-walking. It has all the biggies; Macy’s, Kohl’s, Penney and thousands of more stores. 40 thousand locations all over the country. It uses your GPS and just starts popping up the deals as you go into the mall.