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Tech Talk Radio App of the Week! - 2012


With the ever increasing range of smart phones and tablets, the following is a list of Phone Apps and Tablet Apps which the Tech Talk Radio panel have come across and thought worthy of inclusion. If you have a favourite app worth a mention on the show, then please tell us about it! You can see some of the suggestions here! Looking for previous Apps of the Week? Try 2011.


   Episode 48/2012 - TX: November 26 2012 (Ep 412)  
Tag Town

GoCatch for Android and iGadgets

See the location of taxis on the goCatch map. Tap goCatch to catch a taxi and watch your driver approaching. Rate your driver out of 5 stars. Taxi drivers can also download & use goCatch to see where passengers are and get more jobs.

goCatch lets taxi cab drivers and passengers connect directly by using their iPhones. goCatch a Sydney taxi, Melbourne taxi, Brisbane taxi, there are Adelaide cabbies, Perth taxis, even some in Zagreb Croatia and now Singapore! To find the taxi drivers you like, ask them to download goCatch.


   Episode 47/2012 - TX: November 19 2012 (Ep 411)  
Tag Town

Tagtown

Tag Town is a platform for location-based multi-player games and stories, played across mobile apps and web browsers. On an iPhone it looks and feels like a Camera app. You identify real world locations from clues and then take your own photos to progress in the game. The aim is to discover new places and unlock achievements - stories, prizes, discount vouchers from participating vendors.


   Episode 46/2012 - TX: November 12 2012 (Ep 410)  
Consume

Consume for iPhone and iPad

Keep track of your usage for your mobile phone, broadband, packages, toll cards, rewards cards and more with the best usage app on the app store. Consume features a stunning interface plus more than 250 providers from 18 countries, Including AT&T, Orange, O2, Fido, Rogers, Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, Virgin, 3 and many more. Consume is powered by plain text configuration files known as ‘Recipes’ that tell it how to find your usage. In the event that a provider changes there usage page or API, Consume can download updated Recipes. This means provider issues can often be fixed within minutes.


   Episode 45/2012 - TX: November 5 2012 (Ep 409)  
EmergenyAus

EmergencyAus for Android and iPhone

Australians face disasters every year. When your time comes, how will you stay informed? Emergency AUS - Delivers warning and incident information issued by official agencies across Australia.

Providing users with real-time access to official warnings, incident reports and public Sensory Observations™ to aid in better decision making during emergencies and disasters. By bringing together emergency information from over 20 official sources and accessing observations submitted by the public, Emergency AUS delivers unparalleled emergency intelligence to residents, tourists and visitors.


   Episode 44/2012 - TX: October 29 2012 (Ep 408)  
Swiftkey

Swiftkey for Android

SwiftKey gives much more accurate corrections and predictions than other keyboards, because it’s powered by natural language technology. It understands how words work together, meaning very sloppy typing just works and the word you’ll probably want next is magically predicted. SwiftKey 3 learns the words and phrases you use, and how you interact with your keyboard as you use it, to make typing easier and even more accurate over time. You can also personalize it using your Gmail, Facebook, Twitter or blog posts.


   Episode 43/2012 - TX: October 22 2012 (Ep 407)  
GCAP

GCAP - Game Connect Asia Pacific 2012

A web based app for attendees to plan their day


   Episode 42/2012 - TX: October 15 2012(Ep 406)  
Minecraft Manual

Minecraft manual for Android

This app is a must-have utility for all minecraft gamers. 
Gives you quick access during playing to every recipe. Besides this you can see tutorials inter alia: how to build trap, how to find diamonds, how to build automatic canon and much more...


   Episode 41/2012 - TX: October 8 2012(Ep 405)  
Touch

Touch for all devices

- Message your friends through Chats that feel like you are talking in person. Enjoy chatting with unlimited text, video, and voice messaging, delivery and read receipts, typing status, and top-notch speed and reliability.
- Share your life with those closest to you through Experiences that make the distance fade away.

Touch has been built to provide an intimate, simple, yet powerful experience to let you maintain your closest relationships. Keep in touch with your friends on all major mobile platforms through Touch.


   Episode 40/2012 - TX: October 1 2012(Ep 404)  
Bad Piggies

Bad Piggies for all devices

Create the ultimate flying/crawling/rolling/spinning/crashing device and pilot the pigs safely to the eggs!

The Bad Piggies are after the eggs again -- but as usual, nothing is going according to plan! Can you create the ultimate flying machine and steer them safely to their destination? Those tricky pigs have a few objects they can use, but they need your help to turn these into the perfect transportation! 


   Episode 39/2012 - TX: September 24 2012(Ep 403)  
On Tour

On Tour for iPhone

OnTour makes it easier than ever to find when artists from your iPhone's music library are OnTour in your state.
- Receive notifications when your artists announce new tour dates.
- Effortlessly Tweet, Facebook or email the tour details to your friends. 


   Episode 38/2012 - TX: September 17 2012(Ep 402)  
YouTube

YouTube for iPhone

Watch the world’s videos and keep up with your favorite YouTube channels with the official YouTube app for iOS. Sign in to access your subscriptions, playlists, uploads and more.

With this week's announcement of Apple's iPhone 5 and iOS 6, it's fitting that Google should follow suit with something new too. It released YouTube in app form for the iPhone and iPod touch. (If you hadn't heard, Apple will stop pre-loading Google Maps and YouTube in iOS 6.)


   Episode 37/2012 - TX: September 10 2012(Ep 401)  
Network Signal Info

Google Authenticator for iPhone and Android

Google Authenticator works with 2-step verification for your Google Account to provide an additional layer of security when signing in.

Use Google Authenticator to generate verification codes directly on your phone, without the need for a network connection. For Android version 2.1 or later, BlackBerry OS 4.5 - 6.0 iPhone iOS 3.1.3 or later


   Episode 36/2012 - TX: September 3 2012(Ep 400)  
Network Signal Info

Network Signal Info for Android

Detailed network information. "Network Signal Info" provides detailed information over the currently used network, whether WiFi or cellular connection.

NEW: Added 2 widgets (one for mobile- and one for WiFi-signalstrength) 
(If you can't find widgets, please copy the app to phone memory)


   Episode 35/2012 - TX: August 27 2012(Ep 399)  

Microsoft Cliplets: Juxtaposing Still and Dynamic Imagery

Microsoft Research Cliplets is an interactive app that gives users the power to create "Cliplets" -- a type of imagery that sits between stills and video, including imagery such as video textures and "cinemagraphs". The app provides a simple, yet expressive way to mix static and dynamic elements from a video clip.


   Episode 34/2012 - TX: August 20 2012(Ep 398)  
DSLR Controller

DSLR Controller for Android

Control your Canon EOS with your Android device!
DSLR Controller is the first and only app that allows you to fully control your Canon EOS DSLR from your Android device, with nothing more than a USB cable. No computer or laptop required, no root required, no Wi-Fi required. All you need is a compatible mobile device, a compatible camera, and the right USB cable.

Though still in the BETA stage of development, DSLR Controlleralready gives you remote liveview, remote control of most common settings, remote capture, focus and zoom control, and much more.


   Episode 33/2012 - TX: August 13 2012(Ep 397)  
Tunnelbear

Tunnelbear for Windows and Mac

An incredibly simple app to experience the internet as if you were living in another country.


   Episode 32/2012 - TX: August 6 2012(Ep 396)  
Waze

iPhone & Android: Waze - Outsmarting Traffic

Meet Waze - a fun, community-based GPS traffic and navigation app. Join forces with drivers in your area, easily report what's happening on the road and get turn-by-turn navigation that automatically re-routes you when road conditions change.

That way everybody's commute gets faster and safer. Smart, right?


   Episode 31/2012 - TX: July 30 2012(Ep 395)  
ABC Radio

iPhone & Android: ABC Radio

The new ABC Radio App gives you access to over 19 radio stations from the ABC, including all the action live from the London 2012 Olympic Games on the special events station ABC London 2012. Optimised to deliver fast and easy access to your favourite ABC radio stations, the ABC Radio App also offers track or program information; weekly online schedules; automatic bookmarking of stations; and sharing on Facebook, Twitter or via email. 

The ABC Radio App lets you listen to ABC Radio anywhere, anytime.


   Episode 30/2012 - TX: July 23 2012(Ep 394)  
LiveATC

iPhone iPad & Android: LiveATC (Paid App)

LiveATC Air Radio provides a quick and easy way to listen in on live conversations between pilots and air traffic controllers near many airports around the world. LiveATC Air Radio lets you easily browse by U.S. state, Canadian province, or by country to find an airport of interest. Once you find an interesting channel you just add it to your Favorites list for quick and easy access! You can also use the Nearby function to find airports right near you.

The LiveATC network (www.liveatc.net) is the world's largest network of streaming audio feeds focused solely on aviation-related communications, currently covering over 450 airports around the world with over 550 different audio feeds and growing daily!


   Episode 29/2012 - TX: July 16 2012(Ep 393)  
SBS Tour de France Skoda Tour Tracker 2012

iPhone iPad: SBS Tour de France Skoda Tour Tracker 2012

Follow the 2012 Tour de France with the Skoda Tour Tracker, the official Tour de France application that gives you in depth access and analysis of every aspect of the world's biggest and most exciting cycling race. From live video to GPS tracking, you can be part of the race action no matter where you are. 


   Episode 28/2012 - TX: July 9 2012(Ep 392)  
Flux

Nearly Every OS: Flux (Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone &iPad)

Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow?
Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen?

During the day, computer screens look good—they're designed to look like the sun. But, at 9PM, 10PM, or 3AM, you probably shouldn't be looking at the sun.


   Episode 27/2012 - TX: July 2 2012(Ep 391)  
Parcels

Android: Parcels

The Parcels Android App by Timo Behrmann is an app that monitors all different kinds of packages that are being shipped to you. This app requires a tracking number that comes from the shipper in order for the packages to be tracked. The app includes a vast array of shipping companies from all around the world so it should not be an issue trying to find the shipper you have chosen to track your package. The parcels app is unique because instead of having to log onto the shipper’s website and enter in your tracking number multiple times all of the information needed is right at your fingertips and is always stored on your mobile device


   Episode 26/2012 - TX: June 25 2012(Ep 390)  
OzRunways

Apple: OzRunways EFB

Download aeronautical publications onto your iPhone & iPad.
Properly licensed documents ensure you will stay up-to-date with the latest amendments of:
- MAPS (Every updated VTC, VNC, WAC, ERC High/Low & PCA)
- ERSA (Enroute Supplement Australia - includes Runway Distance Supplement)
- DAP (Departure & Approach procedures - East & West)
- AIP (The 'Rule book' !)


   Episode 25/2012 - TX: June 18 2012(Ep 389)  
DroidStats

Android: Droidstats

This apps gives you the ability to control your call minutes, number of sms messages and data traffic. You can set limits for each, track your costs and get much more informations and statistics about your calls, sms and traffic. You can also check these informations in different nice widgets.


   Episode 24/2012 - TX: June 11 2012(Ep 388)  
FastStone

PC: Faststone

FastStone Capture is a powerful, lightweight, yet full-featured screen capture tool that allows you to easily capture and annotate anything on the screen including windows, objects, menus, full screen, rectangular/freehand regions and even scrolling windows/web pages. 

You can choose to send captures to editor, file, clipboard, printer, email, Word/PowerPoint document or upload them to your website.


   Episode 23/2012 - TX: June 4 2012(Ep 387)  
DroidVPN

Android: DroidVPN - NOTE: This app only works on rooted devices.

Unblock regional internet restrictions and browse the web anonymously. DroidVPN is an easy to use VPN software for android devices. DroidVPN helps users to unblock regional internet restrictions, web filtering, bypass firewalls, and browse the web anonymously by tunneling all your internet traffic from your android device to our servers.

What separates DroidVPN from other VPN Applications is it can tunnel your traffic through ICMP(IP over ICMP). This means you can browse the internet even if you are only allowed to send ping requests and internet browsing is blocked on your firewall.


   Episode 22/2012 - TX: May 28 2012(Ep 386)  
Skyfire

Facebook: CeeQ

A facial recognition app built on Australian-designed technology proposes to warn users when their photos appear on social networks, allowing them to track down unauthorised or unwanted photos from the sites.

The CeeQ Facebook app was designed to help users find photos they appear in on Facebook.



   Episode 21/2012 - TX: May 21 2012(Ep 385)  
Skyfire

Android: Skyfire Browser

Skyfire Browser makes your mobile web experience richer, smarter and more fun!Skyfire is the world’s smartest & most social mobile browser! TechCrunch - Best Android Apps of All Time (Ranked #2) 
Appolicious/Yahoo - Best Android Apps of All Time (Ranked #2)

Welcome to the First Mobile Browser for the Social Networking Generation.


   Episode 20/2012 - TX: May 14 2012(Ep 384)  
Flexischools

iPhone: Flexischools

FlexiSchools is Australia's leading provider of online ordering, card systems and payment solutions for schools. Flexischools provides systems to help schools become cashless, including online ordering from on-campus services, such as canteens, tuckshops and uniform


   Episode 19/2012 - TX: May 7 2012(Ep 383)  
Instagram

iPhone and Android: Instagram

It’s a fastbeautiful and fun way to share your photos with friends and family.

Snap a picture, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, then post to Instagram. Share to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr too – it's as easy as pie. It's photo sharing, reinvented.


   Episode 18/2012 - TX: April 30 2012(Ep 382)  
Cerberus

iPhone: Top Secret Audio Recorder

Record conversations, meetings, lectures, and more even when you’re not in the room! Schedule recordings with the advanced sound detection feature to avoid recording long periods of silence. Secure your top secret recordings with a passcode!

You can also record after putting your phone into sleep mode. Even if someone touches your iPhone while it’s recording to “awaken” the screen, they’ll immediately be prompted to input your security code. When you want an audio recorder that would make James Bond envious, look no further than Top Secret Audio.


   Episode 17/2012 - TX: April 23 2012(Ep 381)  
Cerberus

Android: Cerberus anti theft

Cerberus helps you get back your lost or stolen Android device.

Cerberus is a complete anti-theft application, the best protection you can get to recover your misplaced, lost or stolen Android device. This is a free trial for one week, then you can buy a lifetime license for a small price (2.99€) from within the application: no monthly or yearly fees, just a one-time payment. License is associated to your Cerberus account, if you have multiple devices you can use all of them (up to 5) with the same account.


   Episode 16/2012 - TX: April 16 2012(Ep 380)  
http://www.getsharepod.com/

Windows: SharePod is easy to use and works! Heres some of the main features:

  • Add & remove music and videos from your iPod
  • Add, remove and edit playlists
  • Add & remove album art
  • View and backup photos
  • Copy music, videos and playlists from your iPod to PC
  • Import music/videos into your iTunes library, including playlists and ratings
  • Tag editing
  • Drag n' drop to and from Explorer
  • Simple, clean interface
  • Quick to load and use with no unnessary complicated features
  • Support for iPhone and iTouch (Thanks to Nikias Bassen, Paul Sladen, Jonathan Beck, and Christophe Fergeau for making this possible)
And whats more, SharePod is completely free! SharePod was designed from the start to be lightweight, quick and responsive, it has all (well hopefully most...!) of the features you need and none of the features you dont. 

   Episode 15/2012 - TX: April 9 2012(Ep 379)  
Vodafone Guardian

Android: Vodafone Guardian for Android

Vodafone Guardian is an app for Android™ devices which is free to purchase that lets you and your child select the best smartphone settings to support safe and responsible mobile use at any age. Families now have the flexibility to decide what services children have access to at any time of the day, including the internet browser, camera, Wi-fi, apps and games and decide who can call and text your child. Vodafone Guardian can be used on any mobile network in Australia.


   Episode 14/2012 - TX:April 2 2012(Ep 378)  
Action Movie

iPhone: Action Movie

ACTION MOVIE FX lets you add Hollywood FX to iPhone movies YOU shoot! 
YOU direct the ACTION! And FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME – 3 Movie FX packs!!

Here's how it works:
Select a Scene like "MISSILE ATTACK," film a target and ACTION MOVIE FX adds an INCOMING MISSILE AND ITS EXPLOSION right into your movie!


   Episode 13/2012 - TX: March 26 2012(Ep 377)  
Klik

iPhone: Klik

KLIK is a camera app that uses face recognition to let you quickly tag your friends in real-time. * Note: KLIK requires a Facebook account, and iOS 4.3 or above.

Fire up KLIK and watch as your friends' names instantly appear next to their faces before or after you snap a photo. If KLIK doesn't recognize a face - snap a photo, tap "Tag Me" over unrecognized faces to pick a name, and then save the photo (no need to share). The more photos you save, the better KLIK gets. When you're not taking photos, check out the feeds for nearby, friend and your photos.


   Episode 12/2012 - TX: March 19 2012(Ep 376)  
Viber

Android and iPhone: Viber

Viber lets everyone in the world connect. Freely. More than 40 million Viber users call, text, send photos and locations with each other worldwide - for free.


   Episode 11/2012 - TX: March 12 2012(Ep 375)  
Telstra

Windows: Telstra Online Text Buddy

Telstra Online Text Buddy is a quick and easy way to send text messages - from the comfort of your desktop computer. This is especially handy when you're at work, you've left your phone at home or have a flat battery. Or maybe you can just type faster on a full size keyboard?

Whatever the need, Telstra Online Text Buddy is a simple and convenient way to send text messages from your desktop computer.


   Episode 10/2012 - TX: March 5 2012(Ep 374)  
Timelapse Creator

Android: Timelapse Creator

Take photos at certain intervals and create a time lapse video

Time Lapse Creator takes photos with the phone's camera at certain intervals and stores them as separate images to the device. The photos can be viewed as a time lapse video with the build in player. Time lapse videos are especially suited when shooting e.g. cloudscapes, plants and flowers and construction projects.


   Episode 09/2012 - TX: February 27 2012(Ep 373)  
Evi

Android and iOS: Evi

Evi is the revolutionary artificial intelligence here to help with all of your everyday information needs. Evi’s app is free to download and with no hidden charges. Unlike a search engine, which simply looks for matching words and shows you a list of websites, Evi understands what you want to know and gives back exactly what you're after.

Need to know where the nearest bank is? Not a problem. Going out for dinner but can't decide where? She can help with that too. The more you ask, the more she will learn, and thus she is improving all the time.


   Episode 08/2012 - TX: February 20 2012(Ep 372) 2 Apps this week!  
Discovr Music

iPhone and iPad devices: Discovr Music

Featured worldwide by Apple. As seen in Techcrunch, Mashable, Billboard Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Venture Beat, and Wired Magazine. Discovr Music makes it easy to discover new music.

With more than 15 million songs and 3 million artists in the world of music how do you find the music you like? We built Discovr Music to make it easy to find and explore new music. Enter an artist you like and you'll discover artists you love. 

Woolworths

Android devices and iGadgets : Woolworths

The updated Woolworths Smartphone App lets you literally shop from anywhere, anytime, and have your purchases delivered fresh to your home at a time that’s convenient for you. 
•Smart shopping lists organised in aisle order for your local store
•The ability to share shopping lists with other app users
•Barcode Scanner to add products to your lists quickly and easily
•Product Finder that lets you check if we sell your favourite products


   Episode 07/2012 - TX: February 13 2012(Ep 371)  
Llama Location Profiles

Android devices: Llama - Location Profiles

Llama uses phone masts to determine your location, so that you can change your ringer, vibrate and ringtones depending on where you are as well as the time of day. Llama provides you with sound profiles so you can quickly switch between quiet, loud, silent and normal sound settings. You can set your family, wife and children to ring even if your phone is set to silent! You can create events and home screen shortcuts to manage your sound profiles and more:

-Silence your phone at work
-Turn your Bluetooth on ready to connect your headset for a morning run
-Set your phone quiet when it's late at night and you haven't gone out
-Start the music player when a headset is connected


   Episode 06/2012 - TX: February 6 2012(Ep 370)  
Tripso

Apple's iPad & iPhone and Android devices: Triposo - Travel Guide to the World

One travel guide for the whole world. It's free and works offline.
Triposo offers you the best travel guide for your phone. Complete and up to date information from the best open sources and handy maps. Download city or country guides and use them offline while you travel. To make our guides we use the content that is freely available from seven different sources, including Wikitravel, Wikipedia, World66 and Openstreetmap. Our mission is to make that content relevant for you. So we mix and mash and annotate - and we distill great, relevant travel guides out of it.


 
 
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