Time zone – type in time city/country name and your results will be the exact time in that location. ex: time Tokyo.
Weather – works just like the time zone city weather
Currency Conversion – type in 100 USD to/in Euro
Dictionary Definitions – type in define anyword
Calculator – 64578 * 123098, or “What is 5% of 5,908,389?
Wikitude- cost:Free – Thanks to Wikitude, you’ll never be bored in your city again. This augmented-reality (AR) app pulls up information on bars, restaurants and landmarks based on what your camera sees. With Wikitude’s filters, you can set the app to only find you the best pubs or most interesting events going on in your area.
CamDictionary– cost:$4.99 with a free trial available –This app allows you to translate between 16 languages by simply hovering your device’s camera over text. It also supports text-to-speech translation. This will surely help ordering at certain restaurants!
Dog Whistler– cost:Free – For dog lovers! Sometimes you need to communicate directly on a frequency only heard by dogs. This app does just that, allowing you to play a vast range of frequencies for canine training. Dog Whistler features a motion-detection alarm that will help keep pets off of your furniture, and you can your share your custom whistle with a friend over Facebook, Twitter or email once you’ve found the perfect frequency.
Tip of the month
Avoiding PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs)
When I receive a call about annoying pop ups or slowness on a computer, the issue often turns out to be caused by what is called a “PUP”. These are the sneaky little programs that get installed on your computer when you don’t realize it. Here are a couple of tips to avoid these problems:
Pay really close attention when you are installing an update or a new program that you have downloaded. READ what is happening and uncheck the “Standard” installation and choose the “Custom” one.
Occasionally you’ll see a screen during the installation wizard that asks you to “Accept” an option. This is especially true if they are trying to persuade you to donate to a cause. The “I do not accept” option may look like it is grayed out, but point your mouse there anyway. Chances are it just looks like you can’t choose it.
Open an app: You can’t use Siri to control a third party app (like Angry Birds), but you can at least tell it to open the app for you. Hold down the button and when asked what you want, say “Open the calendar” and it will do it!