The Appolicious iPhone weekend advisor

Nov 13, 2009
Misc

Weekends in November are great for watching college and pro football, discovering new games to play and putting together a health and fitness plan that won’t leave you rolling through the holidays. Your friends at Appolicious have recommendations for all of the above, as well as our list of this week’s best five iPhone apps […]

Weekends in November are great for watching college and pro football, discovering new games to play and putting together a health and fitness plan that won’t leave you rolling through the holidays. Your friends at Appolicious have recommendations for all of the above, as well as our list of this week’s best five iPhone apps for business.

Apps made for Pigskin

Is it possible to really understand what impact iPhone apps are having on this NFL season? In our satirically investigative piece, Ten apps that are changing the course of this NFL season, we examine

Although the Oracle of Omaha this week declared the end of the financial panic, the rest of us still have to deal with rising unemployment, inflation and a mounting federal deficit. These five newly released iPhone apps will help you stay ahead of the game. Learn how Body Age is giving renewed life to Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings and how the surprising Cincinnati Bengals are benefiting from downloading Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.

As we head into the college bowl season, Appolicious sports ace David Lister takes a look at apps based around the teams that will most likely be competing for the BCS. A separate article can be written on the calculator and statistical analysis apps that should be used to figure out who will play for the National Championship.

Apps for eternity
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and after of course after that is the bevy of holiday related gatherings and feasts. Did you know your iPhone can not only help you survive the holidays, but actually may help you live longer?

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From apps like Lose It!, that analyze and track every bite you are putting in your mouth and what you are doing to expend them, to Couch to 5K which gets you in enough shape to run 3.1 miles, your iPhone just might be your best friend through the holidays.

This week’s best five iPhone apps for business
Although the Oracle of Omaha this week declared the end of the financial panic, the rest of us still have to deal with rising unemployment, inflation and a mounting federal deficit. These five newly released iPhone apps will help you stay ahead of the game.
 
Career Rescue

With unemployment inching towards 11 percent, who has time to wait for President Obama’s December Job Summit? Put your career path in your own hands, literally, with Career Rescue. This $1.99 application, billed as “the first aid kit for your career success” offers a healthy mix of resume and interview tutorials. There is also a section on using social media networks like LinkedIn and Twitter to find your next gig.

Investment & Inflation Assistant
As Federal Reserve policy makers debate what impact federal stimulus programs will have on future inflation, it is important to understand how this will impact your portfolio. With new updates released this week, the 99-cent Investment & Inflation Assistant is a simple tool that gauges the the effects of inflation on your savings and investments. The tool dynamically calculates interest earned on
initial investment amount, annual interest rate, annual inflation rate and number of years required for investments.

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Debt Snowball Pro
While the federal government can (for now) get away with a $176 billion federal deficit for October, it is unlikely you have the same luxury. Thankfully, Debt Snowball Pro just released new features that allow you to identify and prioritize regular debt payment based on interest rate, principal amount and other variables. The $2.99 application also showcases how much money you save with these methods rather than making minimum payments and it a nice tool to have in your back pocket.

UPS Mobile
Currently among the top grossing business apps available at the iTunes App Store, the free UPS Mobile application brings portability to all the great services found at UPS.com. You no longer have to be tied to your computer or wait on hold to track packages, get service and shipping rate quotes and even create packages while on the go. Perfect app in anticipation of the holidays.

Bail-Out the Game
We all need a little bit of a diversion in these anxious times, and Bailout the Game delivers. The premise for this 99-cent side-scrolling adventure game is pretty simple. Your job is to bailout bonus baby CEOs and guide them towards a padded landing before they drive off into the sunset. While there are no stock options handed out to winners of the worldwide competition, it’s nice to be a master of your universe once in a while.

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Brad Spirrison

Brad Spirrison is the managing editor of appoLearning and Appolicious Inc. In this capacity, he has sampled and evaluated thousands of iOS and Android applications. He also holds an M.A. in Education and Media Ecology from New York University.

Spirrison worked in concert with appoLearning Expert and Instructional Technology Specialist Leslie Morris while curating and evaluating educational applications.

A longtime media and technology commentator and executive, Spirrison is also a regular contributor to ABC News, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Bloomberg West and The Christopher Gabriel Program.

Spirrison is married and lives with his wife and young son in Chicago. As his son was born just weeks before the debut of the iPad, Spirrison takes his work home with him and regularly samples and enjoys a variety of educational applications for young children.

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