New free iPhone apps
Here is a sample of free apps for the iPhone/Pad/Touch that I’ve recently added to my collection.
TWC, The Weather Channel: recognizes your location via GPS and gives you the latest forecast.
FlagsWorld: A nifty little app that lets you scroll through the flags of all nations (plus a few that belong to other organizations) and then immediately access the Wiki page for ones you want to know more about.
5-0 Radio: For all the Lizards who were mocking people who listen to emergency radio - heh! This app lets you listen for free to what the local police/fire/emergency folks are up to. Three-second delay. The feeds are provided by people who actually own the equipment.
Wikipedia: Instead of googling and then searching for the relevant Wiki entry, this app takes you straight to Wiki and lets you search only on that site. The interface is extremely fast and flexible, and whenever you log on, you get the Wiki article of the day, so you might learn something you never imagined.
The Onion: Speaks for itself.
Constitution and Declaration (two separate apps): Free copies of both American documents, with useful addenda, including images of the original documents and bios of all the signers. The next time a wingnut or a Paulian pulls out his pocket copy, you can match him with your ‘Phone.
Heresy Detector: This is a joke app, but lots of fun. Just point your ‘Phone at the subject, and it scores him or her or it for heresy on a metered one-to-ten scale. My atheist family were shocked to get such low scores, except for my mom, who got a ten. Haku the service dog got a five!
55k Quotes: As the name implies, 55,000 quotes searchable by category, author, or keyword.
On This Day: Tells you who was born, who died, and what happened in history on any given day of the year.
Translator: Direct link to Google’s translation service. I recently looked up “happy birthday” for a Jewish friend on Facebook and got the translation in Hebrew characters. Makes you look smart.
amazon.com: Direct ordering.
BJack Free: A casino blackjack game.
Dog Whistler: For calling wingbats and moonnuts. Irresistable.