Weatherbug Weather App

I don’t remember all of the apps that I put on my first smartphone, but I know a weather app was among them. It may have been pre-installed like the one that comes with new iPhones. It displays the current temperature and offers a snapshot of predicted conditions over the next several hours and days.

But for many people, snapshots aren’t enough. They want to see a radar map and be able to drill deep to find details such as the pollen count, wind speed, humidity ratings, and whether they need to wear sunscreen to protect again ultraviolet sunlight. Those are the people that Weather Bug was designed for.

This is an app that not only tells you the hour that thunderstorm will arrive in your area, it can also tell you how close you are to the nearest lightning strike and help you fine-tune a smart heating and cooling system in this area of the Internet of Things.

Check out our video review of the app going over all the useful features of this weather app:

Like most weather apps, WeatherBug puts the high-value details first. The home screen displays the current temperature and a summary of current conditions in large type that you can read at a glance of you iPhone or an Apple Watch.

Just below the basic report is a pair of widgets (three on an iPad) that can be customized to show different reports. Options include a radar map, a live camera, the current day’s forecast and a wind speed meter.

I like having a radar view close at hand. WeatherBug’s radar starts with a regional view of your current location. You can pinch, zoom, scroll and swipe to smoothly change the view. You can scroll the map all the way to Japan, but the radar only covers the US. And while the radar doesn’t show storms patterns at the same level of detail as some other weather radar apps, it’s sufficient show current storms and their movement.

WeatherBug lets you add build a long list of locations anywhere in the world where you might want to check the weather. The reporting network that WeatherBug lets you choose a specific reporting station – usually a school or government building – to represent a metro area. To get a report from a small town, you might have to accept a station that’s 10 or 15 miles away.

Each location on your list gets a red pin on WeatherBug’s global map. Tap the pin on your phone or tablet screen and you get the current weather conditions from that locations. As I write this it’s 82 degrees and clear in Destin, Florida, on the Gulf of Mexico. To prove it, I can scroll through 18 different area webcams. For most larger US cities, a collection of highway traffic cams are also available.

WeatherBug also packages its meteorological data into a set of lifestyle tips arranged along the bottom of the home page. The idea here is to suggest days that might be best suited for different activities such as gardening, boating, golfing or mowing the lawn.

Other pages on the WestherBug offer hourly and 10-day forecasts. For the hourly view, you get predictions for the temperature, sky conditions and the potential for rain or snow. And the predictions go well into the future. For example, you could check the app on Monday to see the forecast for an 8 a.m. tee time on Saturday. The 10-day forecast starts with the basics – high and low temps and sky conditions – but presents a more detailed estimate when you tap on a day.

Although WeatherBug lacks the precision to tell you exactly when a rain shower will arrive in or exit your neighborhood, it’s still the best weather app I’ve seen for lots of data and detail. It may be overkill for some people but if you’re not intimidated by deep data, this is the weather app for you.

You can learn more about WeatherBug and the Earth Networks service that supports it at the WeatherBug website:

The iOS version of the app can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store:

WeatherBug is also available in versions for Android, Ma and Windows desktops and Google’s Chrome browser:
The app is free with an option to remove advertising by purchasing an annual subscription.


Our rating(out of 5 stars):



Favado App – Save Money While Shopping Locally

Favado is the new shopping app in the centre of attention among mobile phone users throughout the world. Developed by and released October 2013, the app has undoubtedly become one of the most downloaded apps on ITunes. Shoppers and users of mobiles with Android or iOS platform accept and appreciate this app, as it enables them discover best deals on their favorite items at grocery stores, compare available and top deals, as well as save money (up to 70%) on daily items.

Nonetheless, there must be a few other facts that would adequately show the grounds for the huge downloads the app has witnessed since its introduction, as we all know that Android and iOS mobile users, in the past would not have gone this far without something beautiful and promising somewhere.

On the standpoint, below are a few points worthy of notice about Favado:

  1. The app is free: the app is free to use and doesn’t require more than a one-time registration of name, e-mail, gender, zip code and password on
  2. Easy to download: unlike many apps we have seen in the past, Favado size makes it easily downloadable. The registration links to iTunes, giving you no reason to bother yourself.
  3. Great push notification system: with Favado and reliable internet connection, you won’t be missing a deal. You would be notified of a few deals going on around you. This extends to matching coupons. You would be notified of what coupons are available to help you save more.
  4. Easy-to-use features: There is a helpful guide, but I am sure no one would need that. I believe team understood what shoppers and all mobile users have been searching for—something simple and effective.
  5. Choice of store to shop: This is a big part of the app, as it allows you to shop your favourite stores for available deals and coupons, thereby saving you from overspending.

Apart from all the points mentioned, Favado partnered with more than 60,000 groceries and drug store which the president of the team Loren Bendele said had good relationship with. “We had excellent long-term relationships with the nation’s top grocery bloggers. So, we were confident we could build an app that aggregates all the best sales and coupons across stores, lets shoppers easily build, manage and share lists, and discover further savings to regularly save up to 70 percent on their weekly grocery bill.”, said the team president.

Other various activities that can be performed by Favado are:

  1. easily compare sales and prices across a range of stores
  2. track your favorites items
  3. Discover additional savings of up to 70%
  4. Find top deals for you
  5. Notifications and coupon matching

To download the iphone app visit iTunes:


Football App Review – The Exclusive iOS Barclays Premier League Digital Trading Card Game

Football Apps

What is the most popular sport on the planet? Golf? Absolutely no! Cycling? Not even near it. Anyway, football is ideal, as it has a huge number of followers worldwide, and in case you are a UK footballing follower, you’d understand that Barclays Premier League, is the most exciting game in modern world.

In every country over the world, people watch Premier League Matches, and this might be the reason behind the development of TOPPS KICK Video Game, a digital camera dealing card video game with regards to new iphone 4 and ipod itouch.

TOPPS KICK is enjoyable and challenging. The idea was born from the fact that gamers love games with a few levels of difficulty. This game doesn’t merely let you acquire your selected players, it’s also a casual football game. The particular trading cards you acquire is usually played within real-time. You possibly can go more deeply in the experience simply by going after rare trading cards, unlocking special honors such as daily money, analyze ones trivia expertise along with interacting about the conversation with a group of football card hobbyists.

KICK is an excellent investing credit card activity, and it truly is intended for football’s avid gamers. With new players added every week, you can collect more than hundred league stars which enables you enjoy the game the more. Apart from this, the actual software is usually great in addition to its platform and nice pictures.

This app is incredible, bringing closer to gamers the real fun football should give. The techniques of the app are something no one can resist, thus making football lovers to enjoy this game to the fullest. Without doubt this is one of our favorite apps here at HotMacApps, as we are a bunch of football fans. So we are giving this app five stars. You can see our video app review below, it goes over all the great features of the app so you can get a taster of what to expect.

You can download the app here:-

888 Poker App

If you like to play poker and are looking for a free IPhone app, you will certainly want to check out 888 Poker.  You may download directly from the 888 Online Poker website.

888 offers web cam poker, private games and 3D poker to their over 5 million registered players.

Whether you are a beginner or a novice you will find this app to be user friendly.   As with any other game, in order to become a better player, you need to both play games and review your play.  An advantage to online software poker is the statistics are kept for you.  Once you have set your profile up, you will have access to a history of the games you have played, wins, losses, ranking, etc.

Unlike other free poker games apps, this one offers playing for cash, something online poker players have been asking for— something that would make everyone happy. Cash game options are set up for a choice of either Fixed limit, No limit, or Pot limit.  The table type options are Heads Up, 6 Max and Full Ring with options for setting the stakes at 1/2, 2/4, and 3/6.

Tournaments are available. There is an option for turbo tournaments that allows a faster game. If you are a beginner you could be playing with some very experienced players who know the software as well as the game.  You would definitely find this competitive and enjoyable.

Cash players want to optimize winnings. You may find it very helpful to use online poker training. Also, try browsing online poker tournament forums for hints, shared mistakes and experiences that can increase your competitive edge.  All this helps you garner more knowledge of the game and equips you with the skills needed to win more games when playing tournaments.

It is noteworthy to mention that 888 won “Socially Responsible Operator of the Year” at the EGR Awards. Prior to winning this award a thorough audit reviewing staff training, underage verification, self-deposit limits/self-exclusion and referrals to helping agencies was performed.

Vuemix Video Browser


Vuemix is a great free app to view several videos all at the same time. We have used it on iphone and ipad to view movie trailers then choose which one you want to watch more of. Vuemix is easy to use and it has some really cool features. The videos stream well with no problems thanks to how the app uses the latest Cloud computing technology to show up to 9 videos at once.

Yes, all the major search engines like Google and Yahoo crawl the web for videos but Vuemix is superior because it crawls the web and quickly indexes new content, searching for the videos and then categorises them. It’s really quite complicated how it happens!

Vuemix searches are done the same way that you would do a text search; you browse through the search results and choose the videos you want to watch.

One of the things we liked best about Vuemix in our office was that you can share your own video ‘mix’ with your Facebook friends. We had quite a competition going on as to who could create the best ‘mix’.

Try Vuemix for yourself, you will be surprised how often you use it.


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