Best Work Out Apps

Workout apps

At this day and age we have such an advantage as we have so much help to keep us healthy and fit. Take apps for example, there are so many health and fitness apps available today. Many of which are free or next to nothing in cost. So why aren’t more of us fit? Well, I think it’s because people don’t have time to stay fit and don’t know where to start. This is where these fitness apps come in. They let you know how to get maximum exercise benefit in the shortest time periods. So this really covers people from all bases, those without time and those who don’t know where to start.

So what are some of the best work out apps available today?

Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout App

This is an awesome app. It’s one that will get you really fit really fast! All you need is 7 minutes a day. I think that everyone can handle that, even if you just sleep 7 minutes shorter. And the great thing about the Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout App is that it has workout setting for all skill levels. And if you want to focus your workout on a specific part of your body, it can do that too. But possibly the best part of it is that it is free!

Sworkit

Sworkit is a great workout app that allows you to choose to work on strength building, yoga, cardio, or stretching. And one of the great things about this app is that it randomizes each workout in each category so that you don’t get stuck doing the same workout all the time and getting bored. Another great thing about Sworkit is that it is also free!

JEFIT

JEFIT is a workout app that is more focused on muscle building and strength training. So basically for those people looking to get ripped! It is loaded with plenty of exercise routines for each part of your body and comes with an exercise log and schedule to get the best out of your results. This app is also free, but the free version has ads you need to deal with. And the full version also adds extra features and removes ads.

Pocket Yoga

Yoga is gaining popularity fast, especially for men. If you went to a yoga studio several years ago, you might see 1 man in the class, and nowadays there is closer to a 60/40 spit (women to men). But some people don’t like going to a yoga class or don’t have time. This is where Pocket Yoga comes in. Pocket Yoga is set for all skill levels and has detailed voice and video instructions. However, this app is not free. It comes in at $2.99 which is still very cheap.

5 Worst Health Apps

Worst Apps

Smart phone applications are intended to aid and assist us in our various needs. But when it comes to our health, they are not experts that can provide the right solutions to our medical problems. However, some users rely more on these apps rather than consult an expert or a physician. Worse, there are a number of apps that are not found to be effective at all.

These applications not only provide misleading information or an artificial feeling of security, but they also come with a price as some of them are downloadable for a cost. Both government and private sector are now looking into the matter to curb this setback and establish a form of certification to protect users.

1. Acne Pwner

Another similar application that came under scrutiny with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is Acne Pwner. It also claimed remedy to acne problems with the use of smart phone light. To be exact, its ads stated that it can kill acne through the application which was not substantiated or proven.

2. Ringing Relief Pro

This one plays a sound in low frequency to cure tinnitus. An audiologist conversely declared that there is no cure for tinnitus.

3. Breast Augmentation

This app takes on the premise that lactating mothers develop larger breasts. But the app capitalizes on subliminal messaging to the brain by asking users to listen at least 20 times daily to the sound of baby crying. It claims that this will enable women, lactating or not, to develop bigger breasts. No scientific evidence can back up this claim.

4. AcneApp

AcneApp has long been removed from the online market. It claimed that with the use of light from smart phone, it can treat skin conditions like stretch marks or acne. The application may have referred to a British Journal of Dermatology study on the use of blue and red light on skin. On the other hand, it also claimed that the app is a phone-based clinical trial of the Baylor College of Medicine, although Baylor denied the connection.

5. uBaby

Through the use of various algorithms, this app can help determine the sex of a future baby. Although the creators have a disclaimer that other factors may influence a forthcoming baby’s gender, experts say that the basis of the algorithms is a mere myth.

Improve Your Golf Game With These Top Apps

Best golf apps

There are apps today that can pretty much help us do anything, including improving our golf game. Seeing as we love our golf and love our technology, we thought we would combine the two and let you know of our favorite golf apps. Or if you’re looking for a more practical approve to improve your golf game there are plenty of golf training aids available on the market such as the Medicus Driver, Practice Pod Pro, etc. Let’s start with the most basic of the apps and then give you some other great ones. Here you are.

Golf Rules

Golf actually has a lot of rules. A lot more than you would think. This is exactly the reason why we have the Golf Rules app always handy. It has definitely solved a few disagreements in the past and will probably do so in the future. A very handy app indeed.

Golf GPS & Scorecard – Swing by Swing Golf

This is another must have for all golfers. This app actually has each golf course in the world programmed into it so when you visit your local course or a course while you are on holiday, the app will have the GPS coordinates for the course. It will give you information such as which hole you are on, what the par is, and distance to hole. Very amazing!

GolfNow

This is a handy app that allows you to book a tee time for over 5,000 courses. Simply book the time on the app, very easy. It also give you the locations of your local golf courses so you don’t get lost finding a new course. And for free, why not check it out.

V1 Golf

This is a great app to improve your golf swing. You need to get someone to take a video of your swing and then you can compare your swing to a professional via a split screen image or even overlay. This way you will see if you are lifting your club too high or low as well as any other error you are making.

Top 5 Strangest Apps On The Market Today

Strange Apps

Sometimes we look through the app store or Google play store and we just want something a little different then your regular run of the mill app. Something that will keep us entertained or at least give us a laugh.

Here are our top 5 strangest apps we have come across. Check them out, if nothing else, they are worth the laugh.

iAmAMan

This is one of the strangest apps that we have come across. It is best used in the work place or if you have many female friends. Basically it tracks woman’s period cycles in a calendar and will give you the information of the cycle. The app doesn’t have much use but can be a laugh during PMS stages.

iFart Mobile

Pretty much as the title states, this app will turn your mobile into a fart machine! And wait there’s more, you can record your own farts too for added effectiveness of the app. Worth the laugh but you get bored of the app pretty quickly.

Carrot Hunger

This app is rude. It is designed for people who are trying to lose weight and it keeps track of how many calories you have each day. But when you have a bad food day, the app humiliates you by calling you names and alike. This app may not be for those who are sensitive about their weight, but I guess that would be almost everyone who is trying to lose weight. The apps developers still maintain that it is a good app to help people lose weight and keep track of how many calories they eat.

Honey It’s Me

Hmmm, what to say about this one? Basically it is an app that pretends to be your girlfriend. Mina is her name and she will send you regular messages from her 100 strong message bank. This is one for the lonely or for those who are looking for a laugh.

Hold On

Possibly the app with the least usefulness on earth! This app makes you press a button on the screen and the longer you hold on to that button the higher your score is. We haven’t tried this one for obvious reasons but thought it was worth a mention here as it is just so strange. People will download this and probably get really good times, I would hate to think what they are doing during this such as going to the bathroom etc.

Source

telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/11340570/Is-this-the-meanest-weight-loss-app-ever.html

Best Apps For New Parents

best apps

If you are a new parent or you know someone who is, you would know that we need all the help we can get. This is why we have compiled a list of the best and most useful apps for new parents. We believe that these apps will actually make your life easier with your newborn and you will even have fun tracking progress with the stats these apps have to offer.

Baby Connect

Baby Connect is a great app to track all the progress of your baby. Basically you enter into the app each time you feed your baby, change diapers, sleeping times, mood, and even photos. The great thing is that you can sync the app with other users so if dad has the baby for the afternoon, he can still enter the relevant information. This is a great app but unfortunately it’s not free. It costs $4.99

Baby Tracker: Diapers

Even though Baby Connect tracks diaper changes, Baby Tracker: Diapers offers far more details about diaper changes. This app tracks more information about each diaper change including wet and bowel movement diapers episodes. The app also allows you to put in notes. The big advantage of this app is that the details can be shown to your doctor for their review. This saves you the hassle of trying to remember each diaper change for the doctor’s visit and provides far more accurate information. This app is also not free but runs cheaper than Baby Connect. $0.99

Flashlight

Flashlight may seem like a funny app to recommend for new parents, but if you think about it, it makes total sense. Each night you will make your way to your baby’s room to feed and put them to sleep. This app will save you from walking into walls, stubbing your toes and saves you from turning on the lights. It’s a great app for new parents and it’s free!

WebMD Baby

If you have ever used WebMD for medical advice, you will know that there is a wealth of medical advice on there. There is information about pretty much all things medical on there. Now you can actually get a WebMD Baby app. This helps you quickly diagnose your baby’s symptoms and with confidence. But if you have any concerns even after reading the information on WebMD Baby, please see you doctor as soon as possible. WebMD Baby is also Free!

Source

https://www.parentmap.com/article/20-best-iphone-apps-for-new-parents

The History of Hard Drives

 

Hard DriveIf you’re like me, ever since hard drives have been around for residential use, I have always struggled to stay within the hard drive limit. Even these days with hard drives getting rather large in storage space. For me, hard drive space is much like my weight, it is very easy to fill the hard drive / put on weight but it is really difficult to make room / lose weight. Let’s hope that you are not all like me and have some space left over because having a full hard drive can actually slow down your computers performance. As an estimate, you want around 10gb’s of hard drive free space.

Well let’s get started with the history of hard drives. The hard drive was a major game changer and was invented by IBM. But it wasn’t until 1956 when commercial use of hard drives began.

The thing is that they were large! Very large. They were usually big enough to have their own separate box of the computer solely dedicated to the hard drive.

Since then each new hard drive replaced a larger and slower version. Now they come in two common sizes, for desktop computers they usually have a 3.5 inch hard drive and for laptops, they have a 2.5 inch hard drive.

There has also been a major re-advancement of hard drives where instead of a spinning hard drive, you can now get a flash or also known as a solid state hard drive. This makes the hard drive much faster and stable. You no longer have to worry so much about knocking your computer when it’s on as the hard drive will not be of risk of becoming corrupt. If you have ever used a solid state hard drive, you would notice a few things. The first being your computers performance has increased. The second is that your computer is far faster to boot up. And thirdly, your computer will be much quieter as you no longer need as many fans.

These days, the biggest hard drive you can get on the market as of today, is 10 TB! I might have some trouble filling that one! No more worries about hard drive space.

Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_hard_disk_drives

Top 5 Health Apps

Top health apps

We all want to keep in shape and healthy. These days there are tools that can make our lives easier when it comes to health. Health apps are quickly emerging and some are really good options. Of course there are also those that don’t work at all and are pretty much useless. So below we let you know some of our top app picks when it comes to health.

RunKeeper

This is an awesome app for those who run, want to get into running or even those who enjoy walking or hiking. RunKeeper tracks your current speed, average speed, distance traveled, and gives you updates while you run. Because of these updates, you never even have to keep your screen while you run as a voice tells you everything you need to know every 10 minutes. A must have app for running/walking

Cyclemeter

Similar to RunKeeper but for your bike. Cyclemeter lets you know a wealth of information including current speed, maximum speed, distance, time taken, average speed as well as a graph representing your speed variations during your ride. It can also be used for cross country skiing or even running. A great app for those who love to ride.

How To Get Rid Of Stretch Mark

This app is for those who are suffering from stretch marks. And there are millions out there looking for solutions for this issue. This app gives you good tips on some cures for stretch marks such as creams, and other solutions such as laser therapy, or cosmetic surgery. There are also some home remedies on there. Most of the reviews are great however, there are some who don’t believe the options are feasible.

WebMD

This is an awesome app for diagnosing certain illnesses. You put in your symptoms and the app comes up with the illness that you have. Depending on what your symptoms are, the app may come up with more than one illness that you may have. If you are ever in doubt, always go see your doctor for a second opinion. To make this easier, the app lists nearby health practitioners and pharmacies which is really handy.

The Official Johnson & Johnson 7 Minute Workout

This 7 minute workout app is fantastic for those who have minimal time to work out each day. All you need is 7 minutes and this app will tell you exactly which exercises to do. It is a flexible app which allows you to choose different workouts and even how long the workout is. So if you have more time one day, you can choose a longer workout which is nice. And it’s free! That’s always nice.

Sources

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2393847,00.asp
http://curesforstretchmarks.com/
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jennifercohen/2015/01/07/the-11-top-health-fitness-apps-that-achieve-the-best-results/

Tips For Hard Drive Wiping

Free Hard Drive Wiping

Before you start the process of wiping your hard drive, there are some things that you will first need to do before you get started. So we put a list together from past experience and believe that this should help you as much as it helps us. Enjoy.

Download The Appropriate Hard Drive Wiping Software

Before you start, you will need to download a free hard drive wiping program. Here are a few that worked best for us: DBAN (Darik’s Boot And Nuke), CBL Data Shredder, ErAce, and HDShredder Free.

There’s No Going Back

When you delete files on your computer or format your hard drive, you can undelete them most of the time using recovery software that is until you have saved another file on top of the deleted one. But you have no control over this. This being said, make sure and then make sure again that there is no important data that you haven’t backed up yet. Perhaps even back it up twice in case your backup fails.

Set Aside Enough Time

You should always set aside enough time when working on your computer whatever you are doing. Wiping your hard drive and re-setting up the operating will take around three hours but this time may vary depending on your computer speed and hard drive size. Always make sure you can spend at least this long on the process as if you start running out of time and rush the process, you have the potential to forget about some files on your computer or pick the wrong settings when re-installing your operating system.

Have Healthy Snacks Ready

Wiping your hard drive and re-installing your operating system takes quite a while to do. For this reason I like to have healthy snacks prepared ahead of time otherwise I would go straight for the junk food and end up feeling sick afterwards. I usually have fruit, protein bars, a coffee, and lots of water ready to go. It may seem strange me saying this until you start to crave junk food a quarter way through the process.

Once you have completed this process successfully, you can feel comfortable that the information on your hard drive has been removed forever. This is also great for when you decide to sell your computer.

Source

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/ht/wipe-hard-drive.htm