Appy Hour...

While I have plenty to do in life and work, I always find myself checking out, downloading, and playing with some of the best, and worst apps available.
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Finally! Available on iPhone with iOS 8, an alternative to the rather staid, and small, keyboard. Skype, long available on Android allows a single touch of the screen to spell out words as you slide from letter to letter, and while this sounds difficult it is actually easier, and quicker than tap typing. In saying that, it does take a while for it to learn your peculiar means of communication, but not your motives.

Finally! Available on iPhone with iOS 8, an alternative to the rather staid, and small, keyboard. Skype, long available on Android allows a single touch of the screen to spell out words as you slide from letter to letter, and while this sounds difficult it is actually easier, and quicker than tap typing. In saying that, it does take a while for it to learn your peculiar means of communication, but not your motives.

MMX...a redneck extravaganza involving trucks on oversized wheels doing impossible acts. Well, if nothing else, that sounds right up my alley! After fighting through the ranks in machines I named 'King Kaos', 'Heavy Hammer', and 'Daddy Demon', 'The Thing', a Hummer-esque machine of biblical proportions is the beast I intend to get me to the top. Great game, great graphics, but the ads get annoying.

MMX...a redneck extravaganza involving trucks on oversized wheels doing impossible acts. Well, if nothing else, that sounds right up my alley! After fighting through the ranks in machines I named 'King Kaos', 'Heavy Hammer', and 'Daddy Demon', 'The Thing', a Hummer-esque machine of biblical proportions is the beast I intend to get me to the top. Great game, great graphics, but the ads get annoying.

Free Video (Pro); a great app in the vein of Clip or KeepVid for iPad and iPhone. Simply use the browser to find your video and either save it into the app (minus pop ups and ads) or cache to memory. For the guilty-minded there is also a password-protected 'secret' folder which could only be found by complete accident. The free version has ads which do get annoying, hence my purchase of Pro.

Free Video (Pro); a great app in the vein of Clip or KeepVid for iPad and iPhone. Simply use the browser to find your video and either save it into the app (minus pop ups and ads) or cache to memory. For the guilty-minded there is also a password-protected 'secret' folder which could only be found by complete accident. The free version has ads which do get annoying, hence my purchase of Pro.

Countdown's been getting a bad rap here in NZ but this app deserves praises. Imagine leaving your list at home or not remembering what you needed? Simply scan the barcode of your produce to have them organised into a list for your next visit...but here's the kicker; nominate the store you visit and the list will organise itself into an order as you work you way round so no doubling back as you miss them! Simply brilliant...

Countdown's been getting a bad rap here in NZ but this app deserves praises. Imagine leaving your list at home or not remembering what you needed? Simply scan the barcode of your produce to have them organised into a list for your next visit...but here's the kicker; nominate the store you visit and the list will organise itself into an order as you work you way round so no doubling back as you miss them! Simply brilliant...

Crazily addictive game from Half Brick...if you haven't got it, get it...NOW! "Fruit Ninja"

Crazily addictive game from Half Brick...if you haven't got it, get it...NOW! "Fruit Ninja"

This clever little app helps solve one of life's big questions; 'Am I paying too much?" ...IF The Warehouse stocks the same item.  Simply scan the barcode of a product and the app tells you a) if they (Red Shed) have it b) the price they have it at c) where and how to get to your nearest one and/or d) order it online from your smart device.  That's pretty cool and will likely start a price war and battle of apps with Briscoes and Farmers jumping in. Free on iTunes and Google Play.

This clever little app helps solve one of life's big questions; 'Am I paying too much?" ...IF The Warehouse stocks the same item. Simply scan the barcode of a product and the app tells you a) if they (Red Shed) have it b) the price they have it at c) where and how to get to your nearest one and/or d) order it online from your smart device. That's pretty cool and will likely start a price war and battle of apps with Briscoes and Farmers jumping in. Free on iTunes and Google Play.

If you want to keep up to date with tech, get the Engadget app off iTunes. Either follow mainstream posts it split into sub-genres as you fancy.

If you want to keep up to date with tech, get the Engadget app off iTunes. Either follow mainstream posts it split into sub-genres as you fancy.

ANZ's FastPay app for anyone in business so CC payments can be processed on the go...last Friday, for a mate's fundraiser for cancer treatment, it came in useful for ensuring auction items were paid for on the spot.  #appyhour

ANZ's FastPay app for anyone in business so CC payments can be processed on the go...last Friday, for a mate's fundraiser for cancer treatment, it came in useful for ensuring auction items were paid for on the spot. #appyhour

While the Flixster app isn't really any different to say something like IMBD it is a great portal for me to stream or download my UltraViolet titles such as the two shown on my account. As more come available it is a must for parents who have the need to occupy kids on long drives and flights. Best for larger capacity phones and tablets.

While the Flixster app isn't really any different to say something like IMBD it is a great portal for me to stream or download my UltraViolet titles such as the two shown on my account. As more come available it is a must for parents who have the need to occupy kids on long drives and flights. Best for larger capacity phones and tablets.

Airplane! Adventures Hawaii; I had played Pilot a long time back from the same crowd which wasn't bad, if simple, and while this one won't become a flight sim of note it is not bad as free apps go. There are better ones out there.

Airplane! Adventures Hawaii; I had played Pilot a long time back from the same crowd which wasn't bad, if simple, and while this one won't become a flight sim of note it is not bad as free apps go. There are better ones out there.

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