iFive for the iPhone 102 (Transcript)


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iFive for the iPhone 102

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WELCOME TO IFIVE FOR THE IPHONE, EPISODE 102. 69 EPISODES OLDER THAN JESUS, WHEN HE DIED. THIS IS THE SHOW THAT COVERS THE LATEST IPHONE NEWS, APPS, TIPS & TRICKS. I'M SARAH LANE, YOUR GUIDE TO ALL THINGS IPHONE, AND IOS. LET’S JUMP IN.
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#1 - FRENCH GIRLS - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id607904602?mt=8

DRAW ME LIKE ONE OF YOUR FRENCH GIRLS. YOU’VE HEARD THAT TERM, RIGHT? HERE’S AN APP THAT TAKES THAT CONCEPT AND APPLIES IT TO STRANGERS, SOCIALLY. IT’S CALLED “FRENCH GIRLS” AND IT ALLOWS strangers TO anonymously draw portraits OF OTHER PEOPLE’S SELFIES. SO YOU Take photos, OR YOU Draw portraits, OR SOME COMBINATION OF BOTH, ALL WITHIN THE APP. I MEAN, WHAT BETTER WAY THAN TO MAKE THIS WHOLE STUPID #SELFIE PHASE OF THE INTERNET WE’RE IN A LITTLE MORE INTERSTING? AND ARTSY? AND FRENCH?

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#2 - NUTRINO - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nutrino-personal-nutritionist./id5887123...

SO FITNESS APPS ARE ALL THE RAGE THESE DAYS - IT’S EASY TO TRACK YOUR ACTIVITY IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO UP YOUR EXERCISE GAME. BUT IF YOU TALK TO ANY EXPERT THEY’LL REMIND YOU THAT NUTRITION IS THE #1 PLACE TO START MAKING GOOD HEALTHY HABIT CHANGES. SO AN APP CALLED Nutrino MIGHT BE RIGHT UP YOUR ALLEY.“ THE IDEA IS THAT YOU ASK IT “what should I eat?”. AND THAT’S BASED ON A TON OF DATA, LIKE YOUR WEIGHT, YOUR GENDER, YOUR AGE, YOUR WEIGHT LOSS GOALS, OR WEIGHT GAIN GOALS, WHATEVER. SO, DEPENDING ON WHAT KIND OF FOODS YOU ACTUALLY ENJOY, YOU Ask Nutrino to plan your next meall. THERE’S A GROCERY LIST INCLUDED, TO MAKE SHOPPING FOR FOOD EASIER, A HEALTH COACH DESIGNED TO KEEP YOU MOTIVATED, YOU CAN CONNECT TO WEARABLES LIKE WITHINGS, RUNKEEPER, AND THE APP MOVES TO GIVE NUTRINO A SENSE OF HOW MUCH YOU’RE ACTUALLY WORKING OUT, AND SO ON. NOW, I’M NOT REALLY LOOKING TO LOSE WEIGHT BUT I TOLD NUTRINO I WAS, AND THE APP BASICALY TOLD ME THAT BASED ON MY DATA, I WAS BEING UNREASONABLE. WHICH I THINK IS PROBABLY A GOOD THING IN TERMS OF REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS, NOT TO MENTION SAFETY, BUT I CAN SEE SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO LOSE 10 POUNDS IN 5 DAYS FOR A BEACH PARTY GETTING FRUSTRATED BY THAT. ALSO, EVERYBODY’S DIFFERENT, AND THERE’S ONLY SO MUCH AN APP CAN DO FOR YOU. THAT SAID, WHY NOT HAVE SOME HELPFUL FOOD INFORMATION NEXT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS, FOR FREE?

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#3 - YELP - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/yelp/id284910350?mt=8

YOU KNOW HOW SOMETIMES A PHOTO LOOKS ONE WAY, THEN YOU SEE IT FOR YOURSELF IN PERSON AND IT LOOKS COMPOETELY DIFFERENT? YOU KNOW WHAT HELPS WITH THAT? VIDEO. Now IN THE YELP APP, ANYONE WHO WANTS TO SHARE THE REALITY OF A RESTAURANT OR BUSINESS, GOOD OR BAD, CAN UPLOAD A 3-12 second videos of THE experience to give other yelpers a better sense of how big a cafe is, or the view of a business, or the scale of that scorpion bowl your drunk friends just sucked down. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of quality videos Yelp gets, because clearly not everyone is a videographer, but I love Yelp and think more data leads to a more informed decision by me. Look out for my video reviews coming soon to the Yelp app.

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#4 - DUH TIP:

WE GOT A VOICEMAIL FROM EVAN WHO’S GOT A GREAT DUH TIP FOR ANYONE LOOKING TO MANAGE THEIR EMAIL A LITTLE BETTER.

https://www.google.com/voice/b/4#message/TNKIXQGNWVJWKURNMUGZRSVLGQIUHKO...

THANKS FOR THE CALL, EVAN. YOU KNOW, MAILBOX, EVEN THOUGH IT’S A FANTASTIC APP, DOESN’T HAVE ITS OWN SPAM FILTER, WHICH IS REALLY ANNOYING BECAUSE I STILL GET A GOOD AMOUNT OF SPAM, BUT I PREFER TO CHECK MY EMAIL VIA MAILBOX AND I DON’T WANT TO SEE THE SAME JUNK DAY AFTER DAY. SO I ACTUALLY USE THIS FEATURE TO SEND JUNK STUFF TO THE TRASH IF ITS FROM A SENDER I KNOW I NEVER WANT TO HEAR FROM AGAIN. JUST BE CAREFUL, THE FILTER ACTUALLY WORKS AND YOU DON’T WANT TO ‘MUTE’ YOUR BOSS OR ANYTHING.

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#5 - GMAIL - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id422689480?mt=8

EARLIER IN THE SHOW WE MENTIONED A DUH TIP FOR THE EMAIL APP MAILBOX, BUT FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO PREFER GOOGLE’S OWN GmailAPP, the company has brought in Google Drive support to the app. So if you’ve got a file in Google Drive, you can insert it directly into an email you’re sending, and if you receive a file, you can save it easily to your own Drive. If your email recipient doesn’t have shared access to the Google Drive file you’re sending them, the app will inform you so that you can change the sharing sendings before sending it. couple other little tweaks - you can now change your profile picture or bio directly through Settings in the app, and choose which signed-in accounts you want visible in the app for users with multiple accounts. it just keeps getting better for those of us who live inside the Gmail world.

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THAT DOES IT FOR THIS EPISODE OF IFIVE. HOPE YOU ALL HAD AS MUCH FUN AS I DID. ALL OF THE APPS, LINKS, AND OTHER INFO FROM THE SHOW IS AT TWIT.TV/IFIVE. EMAIL IDEAS QUESTIONS, OR GENERAL FEEDBACK TO AT IFIVE@TWIT.TV, LEAVE US A VOICEMAIL AT (614) ON-IFIVE, OR SEND US A VIDEO WITH AN APP REVIEW OF YOUR OWN! I’M SARAH LANE, SEE YOU NEXT TIME ON IFIVE FOR THE IPHONE!