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14ers

Into mountain climbing in Colorado, or at least thinking about it? The website, 14ers.com offers a mobile iOS version with tons of info on Colorado’s 14,000′ and over mountain peaks. Check out trailhead condition from your iPhone, Touch, or iPad, very handy. -Kit    14ers.com by 14ers.com

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IMDB

Do you love all thing movie related? You already know about the great web site of the Internet Movie Database, now get the free iOS App with even more power. No excuses. Make the popcorn & figure out how many degrees of separation between you and Kevin Bacon. – Kit     IMDb Movies & TV by […]

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Wordflex

Are you a word junkie that would like an iPad App that will blow you away? Get out your wallet because this is a pricey one. Oxford University press has squeezed over 2 million language nodes into the beautiful and amazing dictionary + thesaurus App. Watch a word grow into a interactive tree of meanings. […]

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Board Meeting Minutes – January 2013

For Board meeting on January 30, 2013. Meeting called to order by President Kit Harras at 5:30 p.m. Roll was taken and those present or absent are as shown below. Board Members are asked to refer to last months minutes on the website.   (more…)

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iPod Touch 4 Cost

I stopped at my local Wal-Mart to check out what I told you at the meeting last Thursday. It turns out that Wal-Mart does not stock the $150 priced new-in-the-box 8Gb iPod Touch 4. But they do sell them. If you want one of these amazing low-cost mini computers, you have to order them online […]

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iFontMaker

The other day, when I was perusing the internet, I came across a short article recommending iFontMaker for creating fonts for your Mac, using your iPad and your finger. This intrigued me enough to . . . (more…)

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Kindel

Do you own a Kindle or like to buy from the Kindle store? There is a free Universal iOS App that connects with your Amazon account for their Kindle store. Read your content on your iOS device. Done. – Kit     by AMZN Mobile LLC

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WunderMap

Tired of weather information from the airport when you live in the hills? Colorado is the land of microclimates and the folks from Weather Underground have a great web site and Apps for free that gather info from thousands of local, personal weather stations. Get WunderMap for your iPad and when the chinooks blow you […]

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System Console

A visually appealing iOS App for the geeks? If you are a developer or just curious, sifting through a system console log can be tedious and eye squinting. Free for now, this universal App has cleaned up the interface to this information to the point that it is not only useful in debugging, but almost […]

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iPhoto for iOS

Do you wish your iOS device could give you all the features you use in iPhoto on your Mac? Apple’s built in free Photos App is limited but snappy. If you have a newer iPad or iPhone take a look at spending the extra $5 for a really full featured iPhoto App. It can be […]

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Fleksy

Want to try an better approach to typing on an iOS device? Do you keep hitting the wrong keys? Originally developed to help the visually impaired text on their phones,  Fleksy continues to rapidly evolve to help a broader market. Price has recently dropped to free so try it out. Make sure to check out […]

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App Zap iOS app

AppZapp

Looking for a great, complete App Shopping tool? AppZapp HD Pro is a heavyweight in the category. While not perfect, this tool gives you access to a mountain of critical information, including price trends. It can notify you of price drops in close to real time and much, much more. It will even monitor Apps […]

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Paper Train

Love model train layouts? This deceptively simple looking Universal iOS App is a free Lite version to check out. Control the little trains as they run around what looks like a piece of paper. Fun for train fans of any age. – Kit   Paper Train Lite by Istom Games Kft.

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Sumo Paint

Do you know somebody who likes to create elaborate scribbles? There are tons of great drawing programs but this one will blow you away if you love to doodle & scribble. Built in patterns are impressive and easy enough for a 7 year old & creative enough for a Senior. iPad only. Price varies between […]

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TED

If you are not watching TED (Technology, Education & Design) Conference Videos you are missing some of the best ideas presented by the best speakers. While available on the web, they are also available via this free iOS App. The App also helps you search on topics or even listen to the brief talks as […]

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Qrafter

QR Codes, those little square blocks that, when scanned, can lead you all sorts of places, are everywhere. There are lots of Apps that let you read them but Qrafter & Qrafter Pro keep you safe from malicious links. These Universal App also give you a ton of useful information. While Qrafter is free, I […]

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Photo Measures

Do you find yourself trying to describe a room or object to somebody who wants measurement details? This free, lite, universal iOS version of Photo Measures, while it dos not measure dimensions, does let you accurately mark up a new shot or existing photo with blueprint like dimensions. Much better than hand drawn scribbles. Simple, […]

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Fantastic Dinosaurs

What kid doesn’t want to play with dinosaurs? This highly interactive, encyclopedia inspired iPad App is fun and educational for the Dino lover (adults included). Price hops between $0-$4. iPhone version is separately available but, in my opinion, this App screams for an iPad. It also can be used in Airplane Mode for those long […]

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THX Tune-up

If you are a movie buff you know about THX for the setting up the absolute best sound and video on your AV devices. Check out the details and requirements on this new iOS App to run your tests from your iOS devices and if you have one, through your AppleTV. Handy and helpful. Recent […]

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Yelp

Hungry? Looking for a an auto body shop? Need a Vet?  RV Rental shop? If you had a giant Yellow Pages with reviews, discount coupons, maps and even a “Monocle spyglass” to find places by pointing your iOS’ built-in camera in the direction to spot it, you would be close to what Yelp offers iOS […]

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Origami Master

Would you like to know how to create an origami crane? How about 999 other origami patterns? This universal iOS App allows you to find and follow clear instruction and pictures. Very handy to have on hand if you have paper & some restless kids. Price range $0-$4. Get folding. – Kit.     Origami Master […]

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Zillow

Looking to buy, sell, refinance or even redecorate? Zillow offers a range of free iOS Apps to help. Curious how much homes are worth in a different neighborhood? Just check your iPhone as you drive by. All of their Apps have tons of great info with an easy to use and clutter free interface. – […]

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Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports magazine can now be just tap a away. Like many paper magazines, Consumer Reports offers a digital only subscription for your iPad. What you may not know is that if you still have a paper subscription you can also download the digital version for free. In either version you can download one or […]

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Blux Camera

Not a fan of Apple’s built in Camera App for your iOS device? If you want a really slick intuitive heads-up display try the Blux Camera Pro for your iPhone and Blux Camera for iPad. Price range $0-$3 for each. A feature deep App with an interface evocative of new AI driven digital cameras. There […]

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Dark Sky

Want to know if it will rain or snow at your house within the next hour? Want to know how heavy the snowfall was 4 hours ago over your favorite slope? Almost 1,200 Kickstart users funded the founders to create the Universal weather App, Dark Sky. The result was beautiful and uniquely useful. I have […]

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CS Utilities

If you are in the Colorado Springs area, this handy little free iOS App can quickly show you outage locations, details & contact info. In the dark? Use this FREE app to  check it on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. – Kit.     Colorado Springs Utilities by iFactor Consulting

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TuneIn Radio

Want to listen to live radio stations from around the world from your iOS device? TuneIn Radio is easy to search, navigate, personalize and sounds great. Upgrade to Pro (recent price of $9) to remove the ads. Choose from over 70,000 stations and audio sources from music to NOAA weather to local police scanners to […]

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Block Fab

Are you a quilter? If you like to play around with blocks to see how they might look and want a handy calculator for the fabric you should pick up these free Apps, BlockFab-HD for the iPad and BlockFab for other iOS devices. Use up that stash. – Kit (a quilter wannabe)    BlockFab-HD by Mary […]

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iStat 2

Techies, do you suffer from OCD about your scattered computers’ health? This Universal iOS App works in conjunction with free server applications for your Mac, Window and Linux computers. They work together to securely gather and present a wide variety of live and historical status information succinctly on your iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone. Current […]

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AppStart

AppStart is a cross between a magazine and a traditional iOS App. Easy to read and navigate. It is full of good tips and links for the new & not so new iPad owner. A version is also available for the iPhone owner. Price ranges between Free and $1. From the people who bring you […]

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Stock Touch

StockTouch is a visually beautiful and information rich way to drill down dynamic heat maps of 4,000 companies on your iOS device. Organize and navigate the way you want to look at stocks. A quick glance at the changing colors will tell you the story of the market and a touch will give you all […]

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Fing – Network Scanner

Want a nice simple way to see what systems and services are using your local network? I find the free universal iOS App, Fing to be my easy to read, go to App to check my local network. I like being able send an email of the results for documentation. Yes, they do have ads […]

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LiquidSketch

Play with liquids on your iPad. A fun and educational puzzle game for all ages. Impressive graphics pair with the iPad to let you solve a range of problems with liquid dynamics, while giggling. Recent price range has frequently fluctuated between free and $2. I don’t play many games, but I like this one. – […]

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inFlowchart Lite

If you are learning about or considering a simple, straight forward flowcharting tool take a look at inFlowchart Lite. This FREE  iPad-only Lite version limits the objects and pages. The user interface is closely modeled on Apple’s iWorks App collection for a painless learning curve. If it works for you, the full version has recently […]

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MyScript Calculator

Would you like an incredibly simple calculator that will make you smile? The free Universal iOS App MyScript Calculator is like writing on a magic piece of paper. Sweet, elegant and useful. – Kit.        MyScript Calculator by Vision Objects

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Hipmunk

While not the best known travel search and booking tool out there, take a look at the free Universal iOS app and website, Hipmunk. I find Hipmunk to offer a user friendly tool to easily sort my option by “agony” ratings. If you travel by air, you know that can mean for your trip. Kit. […]

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Magnify

Sometimes you need a simple Universal iOS App to do one thing really well. There are a number of apps that use the camera on an iOS devices as magnifying tools. For less than a dollar, this visual clutter-free, virtual hand-held magnifying lens is a clear winner. – Kit .    Magnify ® by i4software

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Mactracker

Need access to every critical specification of every Apple product made, even in Airplane mode? Every good SMMUG reader should download this free universal App. Impress your friend by being able to answer even obscure questions about Apple product from the Lisa to the Apple TV and beyond. A nice App from the folk that […]

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Intellicast HD

Want your iPad to look like your local TV’s weather segment? Intellicast HD is a free, but ad sponsored App that can give you good, solid weather information on your iPad. Versions of the same basic App from WSI are also offered by local TV stations such as KOAA. KOAA WX for your iPhone or […]

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Tesla Toy

Every once in a while I need a nice, calming, visually inspiring App. I have used Tesla Toy on my iOS devices for years. Others come & go but this one is elegant. $2. –  Kit.     Tesla Toy by PDJ Apps

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