Evernote & Evernote Scannable
Nov16

Evernote & Evernote Scannable

  OK…not just one, but two apps for you this time..and be warned..this is hardcore. But vital! Evernote is a free app for your smartphone and computer that stores everything you could possibly imagine losing track of, like a boarding pass, receipt, article you want to read, to do list, or even a simple typed note. You can create categories and add whatever you like  there’s plug-ins for your web browser that let you...

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Traveline Scotland
Aug05

Traveline Scotland

WE have some local transport information in our ‘local info’ section, but comprehensive up to date bus, train and other public transport info is important – especially when living in a largely rural area like G63! This free travel/route planner app from Traveline Scotland is the most comprehensive around – so if you’re a B&B owner trying to help guests get their head round public transport or just trying to plan...

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Kitchen Timer(s)
Jul22

Kitchen Timer(s)

OUR mission at G63 is not only to in produce our readers to the amazing world of smartphone & tablet apps (OK, we admit – we have an Apple/iOS bias!) but to point you to the best of genre. SO here goes…again… Don’t know about you, but we often need several kitchen timers at the same time? – pasta in one pan on the hob, sauce in another. Maybe a couple of things in the oven at the same time. Nightmare? Not anymore...

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Dark Sky – hyperlocal weather forecast!
Jul13

Dark Sky – hyperlocal weather forecast!

WE’RE big weather forecast watchers here at G63 and let’s face it, if you live – or visit – the G63 postcode area the weather can be a little…erm….unpredictable. Most weather apps are a bit hit or miss – even the iPhone’s own built-in weather app – so it’s been the BBC website for us. Last week, though, the forecasts were so inaccurate for East Loch Lomond that our team scoured the web for the...

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Elevate
Jul01

Elevate

BRAIN Training apps are a fun and stimulating alternative to games on your smartphone – but which one’s best? Easy – Elevate! Selected by Apple as it’s 2014 app of the year, Elevate is designed to improve focus, speaking abilities, processing speed, memory, math skills, and more. Each person is provided with a personalized training program that adjusts over time to maximize results. 30+ games for critical cognitive skills...

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Periscope
Jun23

Periscope

THERE’S been numerous apps for streaming live video from your smartphone for a while now…U-Stream was one we liked, but most have disappeared without a trace or were clumsy and unreliable. In March two new video streaming apps appeared – Meerkat and Periscope. We’ve not really tried Meerkat, and as Periscope is owned by Twitter – and is the one we’ve messed around with – we reckon it’ll be the winner in...

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