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Facebook Adding More Than 60 New Apps For Its Timeline!

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Wowsa! Pretty soon we'll NEVER have to leave Facebook…except maybe to use the bathroom (until they make an app for that).

Yesterday, we were happy to hear about Fbook's new Ticketmaster app, which actually seems like something that we'd probably utilize.

Now, we're hearing that Facebook is adding 60+ new apps to its Timeline, including the following:

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Apple Bans DUI Checkpoint Apps

Filed under: Legal MattersTech Talk

Buzzed Banned

Bravo!

We never liked these apps to begin with and we're happy to hear Apple has decided to not allow any more of them!

After pressure from U.S. senators, Apple will ban the sale of any future applications that reveal the locations of DUI checkpoints not publicized by police.

The company released updated review guidelines for its online store, reading:

"Apps which contain DUI checkpoints that are not published by law enforcement agencies, or encourage and enable drunk driving, will be rejected."

While senators applaud the move, they're still not as satisfied as they'd like to be since the guideline only effects FUTURE apps.

Senator Harry Reid of Nevada said:

"I strongly encourage Apple to take the next responsible step of removing all applications that allow unsafe drivers to evade police checkpoints."

It's definitely a step in the right direction, but we feel these apps only do more harm then good by putting other drivers at risk.

Not only will drunk drivers be DRUNK, but they'll be fiddling around on their cell phones to avoid getting caught!

Do U think Apple made the right move or should they have removed all existing applications that reveal the locations of DUI checkpoints?

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Best Fitness Apps !

Filed under: Tech TalkFitness

Best Fitness Apps

Stop playing Angry Birds on your iPhone and use it for something productive — like exercise!

Men’s Fitness compiled a list of the best fitness apps out there. Check ‘em out and start losing weight!

Lose It
Cost: Free
Consolidate your workout journal and food diary into one (or start keeping them) with this handy tracker. Inputting data can get tedious but the food library is extensive and includes name-brands plus generic categories like fruit, coffee and chicken (broiled, oven roasted, etc.). Each food type includes accurate calorie, carb, fiber, fat, sodium and protein values, which you can track on a separate page. Add in your daily exercises—including the intensity and hours spent—and it calculates how many calories you ate, how many you burned and how much more you can eat that day. For added motivation, a graph based on your data shows how much weight you've lost.

GoodFoodNearYou
Cost: Free
Perfect for frequent travelers, this app recommends healthy food options based on your location, which is tracked by GPS. It targets popular casual dining restaurants, fast-food restaurants, grocery stores and convenience stores nearby. Tap one of the suggestions and a lengthy list of healthy menu items appears, complete with calorie, fat and carb totals. Once you decide on a place, simply let the built-in map guide you to gastro-satisfaction.

NutritionTips
Cost: Free
Did you know that cut melon must be thrown out after two hours? Or that the leanest beef cuts include round steaks and roasts? Or that oysters contain protein, calcium, phosphorus and iron? This colorful app has fun factoids like these and more than 500 others to help you have a safe and healthy diet. Each tip is written on a sleek Post-it look-alike. Swipe the page or shake your device for a new tidbit.

RunKeeper Pro
Cost: $9.99
Frequently compared to Nike+, this app, which is only compatible with the 3G or 3GS iPhones, finally offers a tracking system to runners, cyclists, hikers and skiers alike (Nike+ is only for runners). The app uses GPS technology to track your route and speed, and automatically uploads your data to the RunKeeper website (runkeeper.com) after your workout. You can log in to view a history of all your activities, see the exact paths you've traveled (including elevation!) and share your progress with a built-in option to post to Facebook or Twitter. A free version is also available but only the Pro shouts updates at five-minute intervals through your headphones.

C25K
Cost: $2.99
The appropriately named C25K (Couch to 5k) app is perfect for those who are new to the jogging world. A nine-week regimen—at three days a week—guides you through 30-40-minute sessions, each designed to improve your endurance. The first week calls for 60 seconds of running followed by 90 seconds of walking for 20 minutes plus a five-minute warm up and cool down. The second week increases to 90 seconds of running and two minutes of walking. Intensity continues to increase each week and an audio prompter tells you when it's time to run or walk so you can focus on more important things.

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5 Great Fitness Apps

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5 Great Fitness Apps

There are a million and one fitness apps out there, and it can seem impossible to find the right one. Here are 5 that are popular and functional to get you started on your fitness-app journey!

iFitness
If you’ve ever felt self-conscious about not know how to properly do an exercise, this app may be for you. There are over 300 exercises to choose from, and each one is explained with pictures and some video. If you want to target one part of your body, you can pick exercises targeted exclusively for that area. You can also keep track of your BMI, weight, and food on iFitness.

Pocket Yoga
This app offers three different types of yoga at three different levels for three varying durations, which means you'll have the choice to pick between 27 different routines. The app provides excellent depictions of the poses in case you need to check yourself. Another great feature is that it allows you to play your own music from your iPod if you want to.

Get Running
If you have trouble staying motivated while your out on a run, this app may be perfect for you. "Get Running" says encouraging and motivating things into your headphones while you run, which helps you keep going.

Jenny Craig’s Dining Out Guide
It doesn’t matter whether or not you’re on the Jenny Craig diet, this app is great for anyone who wants to eat healthier while at a restaurant. There are over 100 restaurants on the app and it helps you choose menu items that are low in calories.

My Fitness Pal
This app is the closest thing to a personal trainer you can get on a phone. It has tons of recipes and workouts and it helps you figure out how many calories you’re burning so you can make sure you stay on track.

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The Situation Has His Own IPhone App!

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But save your five bucks - it's really lame!

Very soon, you'll be able to carry around all the things you love most about the Jersey Shore's The Situation in the palm of your hand. In his latest attempt to take over the world one annoying gimmick at a time, The Situation is releasing an iPhone App. The app offers fans the chance to live much like the Sitch does, which if you ask us, isn't saying much.

There are five oh so very special features integrated into this app. The first is a workout plan, (no doubt a ploy to get you to buy his workout video!) Then, there is a GTL finder, which will help any struggling pale, dirty and unfit guido find the nearest gym or laundromat with the touch of button. The app also includes a Sitch soundboard and messaging system, in which you can send the abalicious star a message straight to his Facebook.

But it's the fifth and final feature that kind of makes us wonder if this guy has any dignity what so ever. The app introduces a new game called the Grenade Dodger and it's exactly as it sounds. A source explains the premise, saying:

"Grenade Dodger is a really fun game where you can watch these grenades (Jersey Shore slang for ugly girls) drop from the top of the screen and Mike is at the bottom where you, the player, needs to maneuver and dodge grenades. Actual modelsm were chosen from around the world and photographed to use for the game."

So, it's like Pong, but instead of the wanting to tap the ball, you're a disgusting, shallow creep who flees from girls who aren't up to your ridiculously uneven standards.

Fun for the whole family!

This guy has zero shame, but he's certainly not stupid. Guarantee he'll make a nice haul from this venture.

Will U be buying his game?

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