Will your Memorial Day weekend be a washout or will get to soak in the sun? You can now get a mobile forecast thanks to a new WeatherBug mobile app for the BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Storm smartphones, available form the Blackberry App World site.
The application, which offers GPS and National Weather Service alerts, can help you determine what to bring on your next business trip. Do you need a heavy coat or should you bring a lighter weight dress jacket? Check WeatherBug to find out.
Key features include:
- Seven-day and hourly forecasts
- Daily National Weather Outlook broadcasts provided by WeatherBug metrologies
- Detailed radar and maps
- Time-lapse animation from more than 2,000 weather cameras throughout the country
- Live temperature conditions on home screen, along with neighborhood weather information from more than 45,000 locations.
The app is available for free and uses an ad-supported model, but the ads are generally not that intrusive. Essentially, there is a banner ad at the top of each page, and below that your weather info for free.
Coupon Sherpa and FreeShipping.org Introduce Free iPhone Shipping App
The founders of Coupon Shepra and FreeShipping.org have released a new iPhone app that allows users to find coupon codes for online shopping, and then make purchases directly from their handsets. The free app, which is available from the Apple App Store, allows consumers the chance to do some comparison-shopping and see if an online deal is better than an in-store purchase.
Best of all, the free shipping app features coupon codes for price discounts, and even free shipping deals from participating merchants. The latter is especially helpful because even as gasoline prices are on the rise again, sometimes a short drive can save you the cost on shipping. And given that some online merchants tack on “handling” charges, those savings aren’t so much of a savings.
USAA’s iPhone App Allows Members to Access Bank Accounts and More
Financial Services company USAA is now offering its nearly 7 million members the chance to do their banking and financial transactions from their iPhone. The company has released a new free iPhone app that is the first to allow customers a chance to manage a combination of banking, insurance and investment services accounts in a single and secure platform.
According to USAA, this apps goes behind the basic transactions such as bill pay and fund transfers, and now includes ability to make stock trades, retrieve a digital copy of their auto insurance ID and even get tips and instructions for handling an accident situation. For users on the go, it offers geo-location functionality, such as offering help with finding an ATM, getting roadside assistance and even locating a rental car service should you find yourself in need.
Key features include:
- Check account balances
- Pay bills
- Transfer funds
- Calculate monthly auto and home loan payments
- Locate nearest ATM
- Place stock traders
- Get real-time stock quotes
- Checklist for accident situations
- An accident notepad to note down important information, such as driver information
- Get a digital copy of auto insurance ID card
- Locate rental car locations
- Contact roadside assistance
After hours apps of the week:
- Resident Evil: Degeneration – The hit survival horror franchise from Capcom, which has spanned games and movies, is now available for the iPhone from the Apple App Store. In the game, players can lock and load with an arsenal of weapons, and you’ll need each and everyone to take down a horde of zombies and other horrific baddies. The game features high-resolution 3D graphics with a third-person over the shoulder perspective along and uses multi-touch controls to let you take command and bring down the undead. The intuitive interface lets you tilt the handset to reload weapons, while shaking the handset will shrug off the infected enemies. The game is available now for $6.99.
- World of Tunes – If shooting zombies is too much, try World of Tunes from Com2us, an easy-to-learn iPhone and iPod Touch game for all ages. In this one, players help defend the Tuneys, passive creatures who value peace, love and harmony, from the evil Robotica, a race bent on destroying all things musical. So the only way to stop the Silence Overload is to play with all your heart. The game features 10 colorful stages, three difficulty levels and four different gameplay modes, combing a multi-touch user interface that mixes music and stunning backgrounds. The World of Tunes is available for $4.99 from the Apple App Store.
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