Smart Nutrition Monitoring

App Review

Did you know 380 million people suffer from diabetes and 1.4 billion people struggle with extra weight or obesity? Obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease are the first non-transferable epidemics. We know how hard it is to find the time to track what you are eating when you have a busy schedule. However, it is necessary to track what we eat before it becomes a problem as monitoring nutrition is the only solution to reverse these trends. The nutrition monitoring app, DietSensor is here to simplify the process for you.

DietSensor is a meal logging app that tracks what you eat and then takes it to the next level. The co-founders of DietSensor Astrid and Remy Bonnasse understood that monitoring food and nutritional consumption is hard if you have a busy schedule. They created the solution in the app, DietSensor. This innovative nutrition app makes monitoring nutritional data so easy that people can use it to change and adapt their eating behaviors for the better. It works hand in hand with the SCiO scanner from Consumer Physics. The scanner allows you to scan your food to find the total amount of carbs, proteins, fats, and calories. It works with any homogeneous food like meat and vegetables, as well as 400 other foods. Even better, it also works on beverages, meaning you can get accurate values on your intake. You can still use the app even if you do not buy the scanner. All you have to do is scan the barcode on your food or search for a specific food item in DietSensor’s database.

Ready to start making healthy eating habits? The DietSensor app will be available on iOS and Android devices this September. But to learn more now, you can head over to DietSensor.com.

Advertisements

Real-time Playlist Collaboration

AppWatch

Sharing music with friends is always fun, but sometimes when there is no control it gets a little hectic. Not sure what we mean by that? Well, picture this. You are on a road trip with friends and you go to plug your phone in to play some music but somebody has already beat you to it and basically hijacks the speakers. Before you lose your cool, check out a great solution called Flo Music.

Flo Music is the must have music app for listening to music with friends. You might be asking yourself, “Why do I need another music app?” Well, this app is a little different than your generic music app. It connects smartphones with WiFi networks or WiFi hotspots and allows the connected devices to create a real-time collaborative playlist. This playlist is called a “Flo.” And what really sets this music app apart from the competitors is any device connected can add music to the playlist. This turns group listening sessions into a democracy, not a dictatorship. However, there is still some control because otherwise it would turn into an anarchy. The host or creator of the playlist is the only one who has true control of skipping, pausing, and approving who joins a Flo. And if there are no speakers present the phones can be linked up in “Sync Mode” to create a giant loudspeaker. That means no more having to put your phone in a cup to amplify the sound if your speaker ends up running out of battery. The app works with SoundCloud, Spotify Premium and downloaded iTunes– and will be adding even more streaming services for you in the near future.

Think you are ready for sharing music with friends? Flo Music is a free app and is compatible with iOS devices, Android coming soon. Head to your app store to download it today.

Everything You Need in Case of an Accident

App Review

Accidents happen. And whether or not you have ever been in a car accident, everyone can agree that it is something they would rather avoid. Being prepared for an accident is critical. The personal injury firm, Cummings Andrews Mackay LLP observed this need and developed a solution with their Auto Accident App.

Although we all know what you are supposed to do when you are in an accident, all too often when the time comes people end up freezing, and forgetting information is needed to make a claim. This is where the Auto Accident App comes in. In the unfortunate event of an accident, simply open up the Auto Accident App. The app will provide you with a five-step accident report. The accident report allows you to take pictures and video of relevant data such as weather conditions and the position of the cars. Then the automatic GPS locator records important information such as location and traffic patterns. If needed, the emergency service locator assists in finding help nearby. Once a claim has been filed there are different sections of the app that can log important information. The My Data section can be used to record expenses, The Pain Journal can track your pain since the accident, and the Lost Wages Calculator will track wages you have lost due to the accident. This detailed app is all about helping you stay in control after things have gone out of control.

There is no reason not to download this app, as everyone wants to be prepared in case of an auto accident. The CAMLLP Auto Accident App is currently free to download on iOS and Android devices so make sure to head to the app store today.

Puzzles for Children with Autism

App Review

It is often said that children who have autism do not see the forest for the trees. They simply pay too much attention to the little details and unfortunately miss the whole picture. Research also shows that once a child develops the ability to mentally integrate multiple features, there is a breakthrough in the general learning ability of the child. Well, ImagiRation has developed a computerized early-intervention therapy application – Mental Imagery Therapy for Autism or MITA.

ImagiRation was created by a group of scientists, educators, artists and developers who are passionate about making the best educational games for early childhood development. MITA consists of interactive puzzles designed to help children learn how to mentally integrate multiple features of an object. These fun exercises are disguised as interactive games for kids, and work as a really great therapy tool to use for children with autism. The MITA app follows a systematic approach where kids start with very simple, easy exercises that require attending to only one feature  – such as color, size, or shape. Then the exercises move on to requiring simultaneous attention to two features, such as color and shape, or shape and size. Then the exercise requires attending to three features such as shape, or size and color. The exercises continue on until the child can integrate multiple features into one Gestalt. The three pilot studies of MITA have demonstrated that it can be successfully administered by parents at home to their children that are as young as two years of age. This innovative, educational app is already being used by thousands of kids with autism.

If you are ready to help your child with autism, this app is available to download. Right now, the ImagiRation app is completely free and is available on iPad, Android and Amazon Kindle Fire.

Did you like this review? Check these out:

Edcoda

Play My Way

To learn more about NewsWatch on the Discovery Channel, check out our LinkedIn page!

Who is Watching you?

App Review

You spend a lot of time on social media, don’t you? Don’t worry, most of us do. And if you are like us, you have probably been at least a little bit curious about who is actually looking at your profile the most. Maybe a former friend or someone you like is secretly lurking your profile? Well now there is a mobile app that can show you your top profile views. Check out the mobile app Social Network Analyzer.

Social Network Analyzer was created by Bilal Raad. This innovative app retrieves a full list of your social network profiles – like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Then it goes on to work analyzing your top interactions like comments, likes, and chats – it even goes as far as showing you your profile views. In order to find out who views your profile you have to interpret the list a little bit. But don’t worry, it is easy. All you have to do is exclude the people that you normally interact with, the rest will be your viewers. There is a free version and a paid version. Check out the free version first and try it out, if you like what you see you will have the option to switch to the paid version. The free version shows you a part of the list but for a complete list you will have to purchase the full version. If you do not want to pay, there are still bonuses that allow you to unlock the top spots. All you have to do is share Social Network Analyzer on your Twitter or Facebook profile.

Ready to find out who is secretly viewing your social media profiles? Go download Social Network Analyzer. The app is currently available on iOS and Android devices. Head to your app store and search for “Social Network Analyzer” to download it today.

Did you like this review? Check these out:

Kika Keyboard

Cat Crisis

Head here to learn more about NewsWatch on the Discovery Channel

Simplify Your Phone

Tech Review

There are over 76 million baby boomers in the United States today. Unfortunately, many of them find it extremely difficult to keep up with the constant fast paced nature of technology. Well, a company called Systweak has worked hard to simplify and build applications that are in tune with their needs and technological competence.

The first app Systweak built is the Duplicate Photo Fixer. We know that everyone has duplicate photos eating up the precious, valuable space on their computer or phone. This app deletes the annoying multiple copies quickly. Then there is the Systweak Android Cleaner – also known as SAC. Systweak built SAC specifically for Android devices. SAC noticeably boosts and enhances the performance of your phone as well as increases the overall speed of your phone. To get SAC enhancing your phone, all you have to do is download it on your Android phone. SAC could be considered a phone life saver- it will free up RAM and disk space by deleting junk files, save your battery life by optimizing the settings of your phone, and it will also help you manage unused apps and storage space better. And finally there is the application Right Backup. This app is available on all platforms. This app will easily backup and store all your data on cloud storage. So if you ever happen to lose your phone or it crashes, you have comfort knowing that all your valuable information is safe. Even better, you can customize your backup and restoration options with Right Backup.  For all these apps, Systweak has 24-7 tech support in case you have any issues.

Visit one of these websites to learn more or download the apps on iTunes or Google Play today.

Did you like this review? Check these out:

AppsCo

Kika Keyboard

To learn more about NewsWatch on the Discovery Channel, head over to our Twitter!

Simplify Your Dining Experience

App Review

When you think of a steakhouse there are a few go-to spots that come to mind. But let’s be honest – the leader of the pack is Outback Steakhouse. It is hard not to love ‘em. I mean have you tried their Bloomin’ Onion? One word: yum. To make your dining experience even better they have just released a new mobile app that not only allows you to save money and time, but also make the overall experience spectacular.

Have you ever had a hard time tracking down your server for the check when you’re ready to leave? The Outback Steakhouse app comes with a “pay when you’re ready” feature which allows you to pay your bill right from your phone. You can even split the check and add a tip. So there is no more having to wait for the server to bring your bill. But truly the convenience starts before you even walk in the door. Do you hate arriving to a restaurant only to find out that there is a long waiting list? Well, the app features a wait list that allows you to jump in line for a table before you arrive. When you are next up for a table you will receive a notification. The Offer Pouch is where you keep exclusive coupons and offers that you will receive from Outback. Instead of having to remember to print out coupons you can conveniently use the app on your phone and just apply them directly to your bill. They have basically made the entire dining experience more efficient, affordable, and fun.

The new Outback app is currently available for iPhone and Android devices for free. Head over to the App Store or Google Play to download it today.

Did you like this review? Check these out:

Fedups

Stockal

To learn more about NewsWatch on the Discovery Channel, check out our LinkedIn profile.

%d bloggers like this: