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7 Super iPhone Apps for Wine Lovers




You don’t have to be an expert to appreciate a good wine. In fact, with research showing that red wine can improve heart health, longevity, prevent Alzheimer’s and fight certain types of cancer, a glass of red wine a day seems like a pretty smart idea for everyone. Plus, it tastes good.

Below is a list of 7 popular wine-related apps available for iPhone to help you discover new labels to love:


  1. Hello Vino (Free)

If you’ve ever found yourself standing frightened and confused in the wine aisle, trying to choose an appropriate bottle for a dinner party, this app promises to hold your hand and walk you through the process of picking the perfect wine. Hello Vino wants to be your personal sommelier, while giving you wine ratings and compatible food pairings.


  1. Cellar ($4.99)

The Cellar app allows you to manage and keep track of your wine collection, so you can remember which ones you like and which ones you’d rather not drink again. Consider this app a wine library tailored especially to your taste preferences that you can conveniently hold in the palm of your hand.


  1. Drync Wine Pro ($4.99)

Do you want to learn more about wines? Well look no further, because Drync Wine Pro allows you to search for and place wines in your virtual cellar, add photos and take notes. With a database featuring 1.2 million wines, user ratings, 270,000 expert reviews and current prices, this is the go-to app for anyone seeking wide-ranging wine knowledge. And we all know that knowledge is power. Or it will at least get you a nice glass of wine.


  1. AG Wine ($3.99)

The Approach Guides Wine app is great for beginners because it allows the user to search for wines by style, and learn about different types. If delving deeper into the world of wines and learning about regions, vintages, grape varieties and food pairings is desired, this app will facilitate that as well.


  1. Wine Events (Free)

This handy app works by telling you where and when wine tastings and other food and drink-related events are happening in your area. It allows the user to select a city to search, and even maps out events for the navigationally-impaired among us. Wine Events also allows the user to post events to Facebook so friends can join in on the fun.


  1. Snooth Wine Pro ($4.99)

The Snooth Wine Pro app is like something we would’ve seen in an old movie about the future and laughed at, because we’d never be able to take a picture of a wine bottle and instantly know everything about it, right? Guess again. It’s called image recognition technology, and Snooth Wine Pro has it. Once you take a photo of the wine, the comprehensive catalog gives you a description, user reviews, and a geographic search of nearby stores at which you might find the wine so you can strap on your jet pack and go get it.


  1. Wine Notes (Free)

This is a great app for anyone wanting to keep track of wines they’ve tried and take notes about the different flavors for easy reference. Wine Notes has a visual guide that allows users to choose flavor notes they detect, and to share reviews of wines they’ve tried on Facebook and Twitter. It also allows the user to add wines to their personal library and features barcode scanning technology.


With all the great wine apps available today, anyone can become more well-informed about the wines they like and find new favorites.

Whether you’re drinking for your health, for fun or because you appreciate the finer things in life, there is a perfect wine for you out there waiting to be discovered.


Have a Great Flight: 8 Awesome Aviation Apps



Datalink enhanced communication and surveillance technology previously available mainly for large aircraft is rapidly growing, opening up a well-connected aviation infrastructure that benefits aircraft of all sizes.

Whether you pilot large jets, helicopters, small airplanes, or work in the aviation industry, there are many apps available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android that can help you figure out the safest and most efficient flight plans possible.


Below are 8 aviation apps to assist pilots, instructors and anyone who frequently flies:


1. FlightDeck 360 (iPad)—

Created for SatCom Direct datalink customers, the FlightDeck 360 app gives access to Digital ATIS, while offering technical support and the ability to map out all flight plans.

Even smaller aircraft can view real-time flight data and monitor the cabin from the cockpit. This useful app also provides on-ground tracking of aircraft takeoff, air position and landing to help dispatchers keep the airways safe.


2. CloudAhoy (iPad, iPhone)—

This app is especially handy for flight schools and private aviators, capturing every flight path to allow for analyzing of flights via cockpit video, satellite images, map, or charts.

All flight data is automatically archived by the CloudAhoy app, but users have the option of sharing flights with friends, and can even post flights on Facebook if they choose.


3. Spin-a-Wind (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android)—

Wind plays a large role in the assessment process of every pilot, making this an extremely helpful app for calculating crosswind, tailwind and headwind factors currently affecting the runway.

Spinning wheels are used to make selections, giving Spin-a-Wind its name, but this handy app also offers altitude calculations to keep you flying smoothly, and temperature calculations such as humidity, heat index and wind chill.


4. ForeFlight Mobile (iPad, iPhone)—

Offering detailed weather maps and airport information, the ForeFlight Mobile app was created with pilots in mind, and includes approaches, departures and arrivals for all U.S. and Canadian IFR systems.

ForeFlight Mobile app data includes en-route charts and cleared ATC routes. This app also details current weather conditions, and can eliminate the need for paper charts with flight plan filing and storage via iPad.


5. FAR/AIM (iPad, iPhone)—

In addition to being aware of flight paths and weather conditions, all aviation professionals need to know FAA rules, making this app detailing Federal Aviation Regulations a useful guide to have around for quick reference.

With regular updates and a user-friendly, searchable index, the FAR/AIM app allows pilots of small or large aircraft, engineers and instructors to quickly access the rules and regulations that apply to their particular operations.


6. Intellipilot (Android)—

The Intellipilot app can help serve as a log book for pilots, helping them stay organized and eliminating paper clutter. With the ability to document flight/crew information and aircraft/airport details, this app also includes 10,000+ airport codes.

Users may also connect to the Internet to send files to an email address for safe documentation and recordkeeping.


7. WingX (Android)—

The WingX app offers up-to-date weather with moving radar displays, a flight path planner, an AOPA airport directory, FAA documents and an animated flight calculator.

The WingX Pro 7 app is available for iPad and iPhone users, and gives pilots the ability to file flight plans, stay informed of wind conditions, print charts wirelessly, and even features a GPS-enabled moving map with all of the information a pilot needs to ensure a safe flight.


8. FltPlan.com Mobile (iPad, iPhone, Android)—

This app allows pilots to track flights, access airport procedures, maintain and edit a log book, download documents directly to a device, review and change flight plans on aviation charts and more.

FltPlan.com Mobile gives users access to information about 6000+ airports in 17 countries, GPS-enabled maps and detailed weather conditions.


If you work in the world of aviation, consider using the apps above to organize information, reduce paperwork, avoid flight delays due to weather conditions and manage the many important safety aspects of air travel.

Press the Paws Button: 7 Top iPad Apps for Pet Owners

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Having a pet requires responsibility and dedication, with weekly tasks like veterinarian and grooming appointments, finding safe places for exercise, and acquiring pet supplies being only a few of the necessary duties pet owners find themselves trying to manage.

Organization can play a key role in staying on top of all animal-related activities and errands, and fortunately for pet lovers, there are many apps available to keep safety or personal information and schedules straight.


Below are 7 top iPad apps for animal owners:  


1. Pet Phone—

Available for iPhone as well as iPad, the Pet Phone app allows owners to keep track of multiple pets, with the ability to store detailed information about each pet, with a matching pet image.

Weight, microchip number, pet insurance information, medications, allergies and anything else you need to remember about animal friends can be tracked and stored in this app, as well as veterinarian information.


2. Petcentric—

Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, Petcentric is exactly what it sounds like: an app for everything pet-related under the sun.

Petcentric Places gives users the ability to find pet-friendly restaurants, bars, stores and lodging, as well as locating animal shelters, dog parks, veterinarians, kennels, pet sitters and more.

This app also features pet videos, product recommendations, local events for pet owners and a photo gallery with interactive sharing, rating and comments.


3. Cat Doctor—

Created for iPhone and iPad by a cat doctor with over 30 years of experience, this app features extensive instructional HD videos that discuss issues and common procedures for cat owners.

The Cat Doctor app has 19 different topics including animal basics such as spaying, neutering, proper dental care, and grooming, as well as covering serious complications like parasites, arthritis and allergies.

If you have a cat and want to make sure to handle all medical maintenance matters, this app can help you keep your kitty healthy and happy.


4. The Pet Pal—

This app is a great addition to your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch if you’re seeking a way to efficiently organize all the details of your different pets and their schedules into one convenient place.

The Pet Pal app also offers alerts to remind you of appointments, walking and feeding schedule input, and allows for storage of photos so you can manage galleries to show off your cute pet pals wherever you go.


5. Off Leash—

Especially if you live in a city where it can be difficult to find places for pups to run free and get exercise, the Off Leash app for iPhone and iPad can be a wonderfully useful addition to your collection.

With a database that includes over 600 U.S. dog parks, this app can locate the 5 closest pet-friendly places using GPS technology, and even allows users to submit data upon discovering new information.


6. Pet First Aid—

Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, Pet First Aid is an important app for preparing animal owners to handle any medical emergencies that may arise. It’s unpleasant to think about any harm befalling our furry friends, but being prepared can give anyone peace.

With videos and illustrations to walk users through cat and dog injuries, as well as less urgent procedures like muzzling, giving medication, and proper bandaging or restraint techniques, the Pet First Aid app can help prevent animal injuries and illness, or tell owners what to when they are faced with such situations.


7. iKibble—

Although most animal experts recommend against giving animals human fare, there are actually many foods dogs can eat – as well as some that are surprisingly toxic.

With the iKibble app for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, pet owners can search particular foods to learn about the nutritional content, as well as making sure they’re safe.


Pets are worth every bit of the work, but with the assistance of the many apps available for pet owners, it’s easier than ever to handle the requirements of our animal pals. Give the apps above a try to make pet ownership a stress-free and fully enjoyable experience.