Market Street

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Playdom

 

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Now Playdom has a new Facebook game out that’s focused on running a small business: Market Street.  Using traditional Facebook game features like earning points and coins for inviting friends, you create a micro business and are rewarded for “good” business practices.  You need to maintain supply and build your store from the first purchase on up. It’s an educational experience that can get a player thinking about his own talents for running a business.

Lose It!

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 Lose It!

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If you are looking for results at the scale, this app may be the one to try. Of active users, 85% report losing weight with an average loss is 12 pounds. User reviews are pretty ecstatic — running 4 of 5 stars.

 

Goals display in Lose It!

Lose It! allows you to create a personalized plan and then track what you eat and the exercise that you do. At a glance on your iPhone or the web, you can see what you ate at each meal of the day and how it adds up against your daily calorie budget. Your running and walking will show up as a negative calorie amount against your eating. If you eat something like pancakes, the individual ingredients in the recipe appear.

Probably a major part of the product’s success is that it allows for friends to use it together and share their progress. As we all know, peer pressure can bolster a flagging will as little else can. When your goals and performance are known to others, your motivation increases. Hooks are also there to tweet, email and Facebook report your work.

Foods include meals from popular chain restaurants and supermarkets.

When you start, you input your current weight and target which sets your daily calorie budget. Then you can enter what you ate today so far. Dang, my Carl’s Junior burger combo has me 50% into my daily budget! Looks like salad and a run for dinner!

Loan Calculator

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LoanCalculator is a utility that allows user to calculate loans and  payment schedule. You input the basic fields like loan amount, down payment and interest rate and the app returns the maturation and loan schedule. Though simple in structure, for someone making a large purchase, it allows you to quickly calculate and clarify the loan process.

Zoodle’s Kids Mode

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Zoodles

 

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Perfect for kids who like to play with your phones. Imagine putting your phone into Kid Mode. This product prevents calls, messing with the address book and most importantly, limits online access to only age-appropriate educational content. Kids can do games and activities selected by Zoodle based on age.

Khan Academy

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Khan Academy

 

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http://khanacademy.org

Kids struggling in school tend not to ask for help. If they could just have things explained once or twice more, they would get it. Then they gain confidence and keep up. How’s a teacher going to have time to provide that attention though? By getting parents and students to take advantage of an incredible free resource on the web and on mobile devices: KhanAcademy.org.

Sal Khan used to make a living in hedge funds, but now he makes video tutorials on about any academic subject you’d find in a classroom. There are currently about 1800 videos — 100 or so on Algebra alone. The non-profit company continues to publish more. The Android and iPhone app stores have many mashup apps that provide a subset of the videos along with additional material, such as exercises and integration with Facebook.

Bill Gates has his kids watching the videos. Need more persuasion? Have a look at the introductory video.

Kaplan GRE Flashcards and Reference Guide

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Gwhiz mobile

 

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http://www.gwhizmobile.com/gWhiz/Home.php
Tags: GRE, help, practice, Test

Looking to maximize your score on the GRE? With over 500 flashcards covering need-to-know GRE vocabulary words, Kaplan’s GRE Exam Vocabulary is designed to help you to quickly learn the words that will help you succeed on the verbal section of the GRE. Study on the go with multiple difficulty levels and track your progress with performance scoring to make sure you’re as prepared as possible for the big test.

Improve your score, save some trees

Kaplan’s GRE Exam Vocabulary has a flexible flashcard system that you can take wherever you go–no index cards or magic markers required. For each word you can see definitions, phonetic pronunciations, parts of speech, synonyms, and sample sentences that place the words in the proper context. With Kaplan’s GRE Exam Vocabulary Flashcards you can:

 

Reference mode
  • Manage your progress through three levels of difficulty: challenging, advanced, and most difficult or study all terms simultaneously
  • Study a category or take a quiz to test your knowledge–you decide
  • Try multiple choice to match one of four definitions to the appropriate word
  • Reverse the question and answer side of the flashcard to match the definition to the word
  • Test a higher level of comprehension by matching one of four synonyms to the appropriate word
  • Auto-shuffle your missed cards with a some you scored correctly to allow for focused study
  • Hide or show the score panel to track your progress and hone your study goals
  • 5 star performance scoring for quizzes helps you to track your improvement
  • Set the font size you prefer to make it easier on the eyes
  • Mark cards for later review in your starred cardset
Reference mode

Kaplan’s GRE Exam Vocabulary also has a reference mode so you can search for specific words or scroll through the entire word list. Toggle quick definitions on and off, jump to a word detail view, and quickly skip to a specific letter with the A-to-Z side panel. You can also view in either portrait or landscape mode.

Job Rooster

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Job Rooster

 

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http://www.jobrooster.com/corporate/one-economy/

Text message personalized job openings based on a job title, your personal profile and work history. Allows for near real time access to current job postings from an aggregate of websites from indeed.com to theladders.com. Basic service is free to users.  It sends job descriptions in segments and allows the user to accept as much or as little while also giving the option to apply for jobs directly from your smart phone, or to email jobs to your in box via sms.  Premium subscriptions allow for more than one job posting notification per day and have a more detailed profile and search feature.

For new job seekers, the partially employed and anyone who carries the most basic mobile device, the SMS to web capability of this service offers an on the go method to getting the next gig.

Itriage

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Healthagen

 

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Tags: advise, diet, health

iTriage: built by doctors to help you make better healthcare decisions. iTriage was created by two emergencyroom physicians to help people answer health questions such as “What might I have?” and “Where could I go for treatment?”. iTriage has been used by over 1,000,000 people as a symptom checker, doctor finder, or as a medical reference tool. iTriage helps you figure out what might be ailing you, which doctors can treat which diseases and conditions, and shows you the closest appropriate healthcare providers to your current location or any location you choose. iTriage has many great features, here are a few of them: * Information on thousands of symptoms, diseases, and medical procedures.  * A nationwide directory of all U.S. hospitals, urgent cares, retail clinics, and pharmacies.  * Find the nearest doctor from our list of over 750,000 physicians across more than 350 specialties.  * Turn-by-turn facility directions from GPS, address, or zip code.  * Emergency Room Wait Times and pre-registration for hospitals in select parts of the country.  * Save medical providers directly to your contacts. (read and write permissions required BUT WE DO NOT READ OR COLLECT YOUR CONTACTS)

Interview Prep

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crossapps.net

 

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http://crossapps.net/
Tags: help, Interview, jobs, work

Walk in to your next job interview feeling confident and well-prepared with Interview Prep, an in-depth study aid created by career management experts. Interview Prep systematically walks you through many commonly asked interview questions, and includes interview strategies, suggested answers, and tips on things to avoid.

With Interview Prep you can record customized answers, allowing you to quickly and comprehensively rehearse in an efficient, structured manner. For a quick mobile refresher just prior to your interview, try the practice / rehearsal mode – an excellent way to stay sharp as your appointment approaches.

Interview Prep includes in-depth advice on telephone screens, proper attire, interview etiquette, and more. Other helpful features are random question ordering to better simulate a dynamic interview environment, and favorites, allowing you to focus on the most challenging questions that apply to your particular situation.

Product Features

  • Practice answering common interview questions
  • Record customized answers
  • Review tips on interview strategies, attire, and etiquette
  • Brush up quickly with Practice/Rehearsal mode
  • Answer questions in random order

Hire-A-Droid

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 Hire*A*Droid

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Tracking multiple job search engines seems like too manual a task for the information age.

One of the better search assistant apps for mobile runs on Android. Hire-a-Droid’s main strength is it’s interface to multiple job search engines such as LinkUp, SimplyHired, Indeed and CareerBuilder. In December 2010, it reached 100k downloads and is near the top of the Productivity category in the Android store.

You can save searches for reuse, search per your current location, view job requirements and apply.

 

To conduct a search for a number of different types of jobs, say retail, construction and restaurant, the app helpfully allows you to maintain customized resumes. The application’s web site can also be searched via a desktop browser.