Fresh iPhone Apps for Nov. 10: SpeedClock, Twezr, Radio Disney update

Nov 10, 2010
Tech

The freshest app on today’s fresh apps list can use your iPhone’s camera to turn your phone into a radar gun to track the speed of objects. Sounds cool, right? Check out SpeedClock and the rest of our offerings below. SpeedClock (iPhone) $0.99 Remember those math questions in which you had to use angles to […]

The freshest app on today’s fresh apps list can use your iPhone’s camera to turn your phone into a radar gun to track the speed of objects. Sounds cool, right? Check out SpeedClock and the rest of our offerings below.

SpeedClock (iPhone) $0.99

Remember those math questions in which you had to use angles to determine the distance of one object from another? Or science lessons about how the amount of time it takes light to bounce back from objects can be used to measure their speeds? SpeedClock puts those principles into use, and basically turns your iPhone into a radar gun.

Using the iPhone’s camera, you can measure distances using angles, and then use that distance information to calibrate SpeedClock’s speedometer feature, which uses the camera to gauge how fast an object is moving in front of it. The speedometer has various settings, like accounting for a moving background, and it requires a little information to set up, but it seems to work pretty well. And SpeedClock also includes a motion-activated stopwatch for timing things that are moving.

Twezr (iPhone) Free

Twezr syncs contacts from lots of different sources into one place and allows you to search through them. That might not sound especially new or different, until you consider the inclusion of Facebook and Twitter contacts as well as people from your cell phone contact list and email contacts.

Once you sign up with your various accounts in Twezr, you can use it to check all your emails, Facebook and Twitter updates from a single person. It’s a great way to keep your contacts and communications well-organized.

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Radio Disney update (iPhone) Free

Fans of Radio Disney online probably already know about this iPhone app, which allows users to stream free music from the Radio Disney website straight to their iPhone or iPod Touch. Users who like apps such as Pandora or AIM Radio will have an idea of how Radio Disney works.

A new update to the app adds a few cool new features for iOS 4. Specifically, you can now stream music on Radio Disney in the background on your iPhone, which allows you to use other apps without interrupting the music. You can also use the app to request songs and get information about local Radio Disney events, as well.

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