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Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Hot Winter-Related Smartphone Apps

Now that you know how to care for your phone during the cold winter months, you need it to ensure it stays “hot” with the latest weather apps! With the help of Verizon Wireless and Time Techland, we’ve put together a list of some of some of the best weather-related apps for your phone. We all know the winter can be unpredictable, so stay a step ahead of Mother Nature with one (or more) of these apps:

  • Winter Weather Outlooks ($1.99) Worried about inclement weather headed you way? Learn about what patterns are likely in your area with the National Weather Service Winter Weather Outlooks.
  • How Cold Is It? (Free) Rather, how neat is this? This app features a wallpaper function that changes color depending on the outside temperature. If you see deep red it’s going to be h-o-t! Spot an icy white hue on your screen? You know what that means… better bundle up!
  • ShoppeHUB (Free) This handy little app allows you to make secure purchases on cold weather gear, including winter clothing.
  • Winter Wake Up (Free) Genius! Wake you up according to the extra time you will need to defrost your car in the event of overnight snow. Why didn’t we think of that?
  • Powder Alert/WakeMeSki ($2.99) You can tell this app you want to be woken up when a certain ski resort has gotten the perfect amount of fresh powder.
  • Road Trip Weather ($0.99) On the go? Plot the route to your destination while keeping informed on what the weather is going to be like on your trip along the way.
  • Winter Survival Kit (Free) Stuck in a winter storm? This app will be your new best friend! Store important emergency numbers, track where the closest gas station is located and be stocked with survival tips at the press of a button.

Just another reason to love your phone—it can help keep you warm at night.

What are some of your favorite seasonal apps? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Top 10 Must-Have Smartphone Apps

As you know, ZOMM works via Bluetooth. This wireless connection provides the perfect way to alert you if you get too far away from your phone. Because ZOMM works via Bluetooth, there is no need to download any additional software or apps to make the ZOMM work. Simply pair it with your Bluetooth-capable phone (which is pretty much any phone out there) and you’re ready to go!

This lack of an app or software to download for ZOMM leaves more room on your phone for other cool, free apps! (sorry non-smartphone users…)

Check out our list of the top 10 must-have smartphone apps, ranging from useful to just plain silly:

10. MEanderthal—We’ll start with a useless, but very entertaining app. Snap a photo of someone and instantly mutate them into a pre-historic man (or woman), beard and all. You’ll never struggle to find the right Facebook default photo again.

9. Shazam—Win every “name that tune” bet with this mobile phone app. Shazam can identify the song title, artist and album by hearing a few seconds of the song in question. It’s like magic!

8. Amazon.com—No need to mess with the entire online store. The Amazon app condenses the store to only the essentials. Search, choose and buy within a matter of minutes—all from your phone.

7. Skype—Exactly like the desktop version. Free calls to other skypers over a WiFi network. Purchase Skype credit and you can call cell phones here or abroad!

6. Live Scores (Android) or ESPN ScoreCenter (iPhone)—Keep track of your favorite teams no matter what meeting, luncheon or class you must attend. A must-have mobile app for sports-fans everywhere.

5. Bump—Need to swap pictures or data with a fellow iPhone user. Just want to compare contact lists to see who you both know? Do it all with Bump. Literally bump your phones together to exchange info.

4. Pandora—Take the music genome with you wherever you go. The free Pandora mobile app allows you to login to your existing accounts and listen to all of your stations.

3. Drive Safe.ly—Texting and driving do not mix. Drivesafe.ly is a portable app that reads your text messages aloud—no need to touch your phone! It even sends an auto response letting the other person know you’ve gotten their message. (Currently available for Blackberry and Android phones, iPhone coming soon)

2. The Weather Channel—Need a weather update? Wondering if the current storm will turn into a tornado? The Weather Channel puts all of this info at your fingertips with their free app.

1. Google – One of the best apps from Google. Just speak and Google will yield results. This hands-free voice search is perfect for choosing a restaurant and finding your way via Google Maps.

After getting these great apps for your iPhone, Blackberry or Droid, you really won’t want to lose it. So between app purchases, take the time to check out the ZOMM store. The alarmingly smart ZOMM will make sure you never lose your phone—or your favorite apps—again.

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