Prestwick Computer Geek’s Ipad App Of The Week – Waze

Most of the Turn by Turn, voice navigation apps for the Ipad and Iphone have similar features. Some have better mapping data and others require a constant connection to the Internet. Waze is unique. It offers most of the normal features associated with GPS navigation, but it adds a twist. Waze is crowd sourced – each user is encouraged to provide information that adds to the data pool and improves the real time accuracy.

Waze lets you report 9 different incidents that you may encounter while driving. Traffic conditions, police, accidents, etc. can all be shared (hands free) with other users in your vicinity. This information is added to your route and used to update real time driving conditions.

When you open Waze you are presented with a typical map view – it is simple, clear and concise. You will see traffic conditions, hazard information, gas prices, and other Waze users. There is a reporting menu and a feedback incident menu. You can even chat with local Waze users along your route. Waze offers a somewhat simplified version of voice actuated turn by turn directions. It will announce turns, but not street names. It does, however, collect local user reports and reroutes you accordingly. Waze works splendidly on Interstate Highways and in Metropolitan areas, where there are ample Waze users. It is not as effective on rural routes.

Unlike some navigation apps that cache your route information when you loose an active Internet connection – Waze must be connected to function correctly. So, you will need an Iphone or an Ipad with GPS and cell connectivity.

The mapping data is constantly updated by the user community and seems to be very accurate.

Waze is simple to use, fun and free. Check it out on your next trip or commute.

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Your Tech Questions & Our Answers + Tech News 12/29/12 – #17

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Prestwick Computer Geek’s IPad App Of The Week – QuickOffice Pro HD

Microsoft Office is probably one of the best known and most widely used computer applications of all time. It has become ubiquitous in the enterprise world and is often the productivity app of choice among consumers. So, it is not surprising that everyone has wanted Office for IOS, since the Ipad first made its debut in 2010. We are now hearing rumors that Microsoft may roll out Office for IOS in early 2013, assuming Microsoft and Apple and come to terms on subscription pricing.

Presently, there are quite a few apps and virtual hosts that provide varying levels of access to Microsoft Office documents, via the Ipad. One of the most comprehensive of these apps is QuickOffice Pro HD.

QuickOffice is loaded with features and the interface is intuitive and elegant. Touch navigation is quick, easy and straight forward – even with Excel spreadsheets. File support includes all Office 97-2010 files – DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, and PPTX. The app includes view, edit, create, spell check, save as PDF and many extensive formatting options.

In addition, there are a myriad for Cloud Services (Dropbox, Box.net, Google Drive, Evernote, SugarSync, etc.) available for easy remote access to all of your favorite documents. You can also transfer files between your Ipad and computer, via WIFI, with ease.

QuickOffice Pro HD is normally $19.99, however, it is presently (as of 12/15/12) on sale for $9.99.

So, if you are a long time Microsoft Office user who needs to create, view and edit your documents on the Ipad – grab QuickOffice Pro HD today.

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Your Tech Questions & Our Answers + Tech News 12/15/12 – #16

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Ipad Mini – Hands On Review

The tablet market is growing and we are now seeing more small form factor devices. We take a look at the new Ipad Mini and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of Apple’s latest addition.

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Prestwick Computer Geek’s IPad App Of The Week – Appshopper

One of the benefits of having an Ipad is the huge, ever growing, selection of great Apps that reside in the Apple Store. The vast majority are fully optimized to take advantage of the tablet’s screen real estate and it is often difficult decide just which one to grab.

This weeks App pick will help you find the bargains and keep track of those apps that you are monitoring for price drops.

Appshopper is appropriately named, since it does one basic thing – it helps you shop for Apps.

The Apps are categorized by Subject, Popular, New, Top 200, Free, Paid, Updates, Price Drops, Ipad, Iphone, and Universal. You can setup a custom wish list and receive push or email notifications when there is a price drop or update. In addition, the companion website publishes app reviews.

Appshopper is free and available for the Ipad and Iphone. If you are always looking for new apps and great bargains, you will find yourself placing this icon on your home screen.

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Your Tech Questions & Our Answers + Tech News 12/8/12 – #15

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Prestwick Computer Geek’s IPad App Of The Week – Delivery Status Touch

We are now entering the season where everyone will join the world of shopping. No doubt, many will complete their lists by taking advantage of the relative ease of purchasing online. The shippers will certainly appreciate your patronage. So, if you decide to order via the Internet, you may be interested in Delivery Status Touch.

This simple app performs a basic task, and does so, splendidly. Just supply the tracking number, choose your shipping service and you will always know the location of your package and its estimated date of delivery. Delivery Status Touch works with almost all shipping services – Worldwide and numerous Vendors like Amazon and Apple. You can signup for a free account at Junecloud Sync and sync your shipping information among various devices, including the Iphone. The data can also be accessed from any browser and there is an app for your Mac, as well.

Currently, this universal app in on sale for $2.99 (normally $4.99) in the Apple Store.

If you want to keep track of all of those deliveries, and you have an Ipad or Iphone, check out Delivery Status Touch.

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Your Tech Questions & Our Answers + Tech News 12/1/12 – #14

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Prestwick Computer Geek’s IPad App Of The Week – Cor.kz

This weeks app is admittedly a niche choice, but I am sure it will be pleasantly received by wine drinkers and aficionados alike. Whether you are shopping for wine, having a glass at a restaurant or opening a bottle from your cellar at home, Cor.kz is a wine lovers delight.

Choosing wine can be a bewildering and challenging task for connoisseurs, but it is almost impossible for neophytes. Enter cellartracker.com and Cor.kz. The huge database includes thousands of users input, regarding more than a hundred thousand wines. Most of the wine ratings are from normal consumers, however, there are also numerous ratings by professionals.

The app gives you the opportunity to browse, search and check out reviews and prices for all varieties of wine. You can easily organize your collection by creating your own cellar, including purchases, prices, inventory and prime drinking intervals. The interface is simple, but elegant. A quick signup for a free account at cellartracker.com will afford you additional features. Create wishlists and enhance your knowledge using the glossary of wine terminology.

Cor.kz is a universal app so you can load it on your Iphone, as well. All of your data is synced between the two devices and you have easy access from any computer or device via a standard web browser.

Cor.kz is a bargain at $3.99. Check it in the App Store today.

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