When Ana Maria Roque’s yoga app stops working, she calls this advocate for help. But can the problems with this nonworking program be untangled? “Help, my Yoga app stopped working. Can you fix that?”
Need a place to park? So does everyone else.
Finding a spot is a problem that’s as old as the automobile. And for almost that long, the solution has remained frustratingly constant: Get there early, look carefully, and hope for the best. As the busy driving season rolls around, chances are you’ll be hearing that recycled advice more than a few times.
“Insider secrets for finding a better parking spot”
If you don’t think technology can improve your trip, meet Judy Williams. When she and her husband recently checked into the Radisson Blu Hotel in Zurich, a clerk asked them to sign the dotted line on a room rate hundreds of dollars higher than their online confirmation.
“Want a better trip? Pack these smartphone apps”
Before he downloaded an iPhone app called Cyclemeter two months ago, Donald McNeill had only a vague idea of where he’d skied on any given day.
But after he hit the slopes of Killington, Vt., for a few early-season runs last weekend, he knew exactly where he’d been — right down to the minute.
“I could track the number of runs, vertical feet, and how long I’d been skiing,” said McNeill, a retired sales manager who lives in Bridgewater Corners, Vt. “The app also accesses Facebook and Twitter, where it updates your status as you reach certain intervals.”
As the 2010 ski season starts, developers and resorts are releasing a flurry of new applications for skiers and snowboarders. They include everything from high-profile contenders like Vail Resorts’ EpicMix, to less flashy initiatives, such as Newry, Me.-based Sunday River’s new Facebook application, Sunday River Patches.
“The social network goes skiing”
No worries. As someone who stood in line to buy the first iPhone, and has pretty much bought each subsequent iPhone within 24 hours of its release — not always with positive results, but that’s a story for another day — I’m here to help.
Here are five almost free iPhone “apps” I can’t leave home without.
“5 almost free iPhone apps you absolutely must take on your next trip”