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Return to the Planet of the Apps
Last month I highlighted some apps that may be useful to a broadcast engineer. We received lots of additional suggestions.
While mobile device apps abound, we have received a few recommendations that are not specifically mobile apps. One website, Speedtest.net, is an Internet access bandwidth test that verifies upload and download rates. And if you want an app for your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, one is available.
TuneIn Radio is an iPhone/iPod Touch app that accesses more than 40,000 streaming radio stations. While it's designed as a consumer app, it's handy to monitor a station when you're out of town.
Augmented reality apps use the iPhone's camera to overlay additional information in the display. Spyglass displays a military-spec compass, tracker and finder for GPS locations, constant bearings, sun, moon and star locations, inclinometer, sextant, rangefinder, angular calculator, maps and other data over the active camera view or a map. Objects can be assigned a primary target to easily locate them when in view.
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