Top 10 iPhone Apps to Help You Stay Healthy

It’s amazing what an iPhone can do, but did you know that among its many different abilities that it can help keep you in shape? There are actually a number of iPhone apps that can help you eat right, stay in shape and inform you about what is best for your health.

 

Of the many different iPhone apps dedicated to the health and physical fitness, there are 10 that really stand out.

 

1. My Fitness Pal

 

With this simple, yet highly effective app you can track the amount of food that you eat and the exercise activity that you perform on a daily basis. What makes this app special is how you can set your goals, put in your exercise activity and monitor your calorie intake all in one convenient app. You can even share all the results you have with your friends. Considering that it doesn’t cost anything, this is certainly a remarkable app.

2. 6 Pack Promise Plus

 

Are you trying to turn your one-pack into a 6 pack? If so, then 6 Pack Promise Plus provides you with four levels of intensity crafted from professional training exercises so you can get the abs that you want. The videos that come with this app are straightforward and clear in design so you can follow along easily. For those who want to develop the best 6 pack abs, this is the app for you and it’s all for free.

 

3. Lose It!

 

Another iPhone app that gets right to the point. Lose It! Motivates you on a daily basis to burn off the fat and lose the excess weight. This app can be programmed to your needs and will help you reach your goal. Inside the app are suggested challenges, a food calorie tracker and forums where you can talk to others about their weight loss as well and find new motivation to keep you on track. Considering that it is free, this may be the only part of your weight loss plan that doesn’t lose a thing.

 

4. WebMD

 

This very popular website is visited by millions of people who want to know more about all forms of health. From finding out about different illnesses and ailments to how to stay in good health, the WebMD app is certainly a necessity, especially for those concerned about their health and their family. The app itself is very easy to navigate and you can find out what you want quickly and easily. This is a must-have app for sure.

 

 

5. Pocket Yoga

 

Yoga is certainly one of the most popular fitness programs ever and this app helps you discover new moves and yoga exercises to get you in the best shape possible. This app allows you to take your yoga programs on the go. You can choose the duration of your yoga classes to best fit your schedule. Plus, you can even choose the environment for your yoga classes on the app as well such as “ocean” which just makes this app totally cool as well for only $3.99.

 

 

 

 

 

6. iMuscle

 

For those who want to build up their physique, the iMuscle app is for you. This app has over 450 different lifts, stretches and exercises designed to help you build the muscle. You can create your own workout routine and create a plan with goals that will help motivate you and provide the necessary guidance for you to succeed. Considering that it only costs $1.99, this is a surprising bargain for such a helpful app.

 

7. RunKeeper

 

This is a personal training app for those who like to run, jog or walk. This unique app keeps track of the distance covered using a GPS system, measures your heart rate to insure that you stay “in the zone” and even keeps track of the calorie count as well so you know how much you’ve burned away. The app also comes with a variety of exercises and even lets you play music and take pictures as well.

 

8. Family Doctor

 

Are you suffering from a cold? Perhaps you have an allergy or something else? If so, the Family Doctor is the app for you. This all in one health app lets you diagnose the symptoms quickly and efficiently. The Family Doctor uses the same basic approach as all physicians in asking you “Yes or No” questions until the proper diagnosis is reached. There are charges for children, adults, men, women and a chart finder that helps as well. This is a remarkably intuitive app that helps you identify and diagnose your illness anytime for a single download fee of only $4.99.

 

9. Fitocracy

 

This unique app combines weight loss with the thrill of gaming to make for an interesting experience in shedding the pounds. Fitocracy is a community-based network that lets users interact with people who are also trying to lose weight and try to beat each level as it is presented. You can set your weight loss goals, find motivation in others who are also shedding the pounds and have fun playing games. This is certainly a remarkable app that is both fun and free.

 

10. Dining Out Guide

 

Based on the successful publication “Dining Out Success Guide” which is only available to client of Jenny Craig, the Dining Out Guide is a free app that is available to everyone. You get a full nutritional guide that lets you accurately measure and control the portions that you eat so you can lose the weight. While you don’t have access to the online tools that only Jenny Craig clients are privileged, you can make far better choices about what to eat both eating in and dining out.

 

 

 

 

All 10 of these health and fitness apps are perfect for those who want to get into better shape, learn about what illness they may be suffering and find the perfect workout routines to shed the pounds and live a longer, healthier life. Did you know that you can get iPhone insurance? Help protect your investment and find out more about this form of protection by visiting this www.protectyourbubble.com.

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Will Your Smartphone Survive a Water Damage Test?

In this age of technology, a smartphone is a must. You can do basically anything on this gadget. From making calls to taking pictures, browsing the internet to editing media; you could not have done these added functions with mobile phones 20 years ago. These features make us think that a smartphone is the most powerful gadget of all. However, it has its weaknesses such as battery life, durability and water (or anything liquid for that matter). It is Superman and its Kryptonite is anything liquid. Exposing your smartphone to liquid spills, such as water, results to smartphone liquid damage.

 

Protect Your Bubble, made a study on Smartphone water damage. The recent study posted on YouTube shows a user submerging a Samsung Galaxy S4 and an iPhone 5 in an aquarium.

 

 

The results show that the Samsung Galaxy S4 outlasted the iPhone 5. The first having lasted for 18.8 seconds while the latter lasted for 18.3 seconds. At the end of the video, it showed a statistics of 22% of damage claims that they received have been cases of smartphone liquid damage.

 

Smartphone liquid damage is a kind of smartphone damage that is owner-inflicted. It could just be plain carelessness or owners not paying much attention to their phones when on the beach, at a party or elsewhere. Having these occurrences can make you think: “why can’t there be water-proof phones?” Yes, there have been releases of water-proof smartphones recently. However, tech-savvies would want smartphones that can do it all and a water-proof feature is just a plus. The easiest way to protect a smartphone from liquids is to buy those expensive smartphone water-resistant cases that do not really aesthetically compliment the sleek smartphones now. Thus, the smartest, not to mention most cost-efficient, way to have your smartphone protected from smartphone liquid damage would be getting a mobile phone insurance.

 

We at Protect Your Bubble provide comprehensive and affordable iPhone 5 insurance and S4 insurance that allows you to receive a new phone in the event of liquid damage – among other cases! Learn more about us and our services by visiting http://us.protectyourbubble.com/. Avoid that sinking feeling of losing your smartphone just because you’re clumsy yourself. Reach out to us today.

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“Life-saving” Educational Apps on iPads & iPhones For Your Toddler

I remember when I was a kid – my mother would give me a box or a wooden spoon and a pan to occupy me when she needed to not have to worry about what I was getting in to. Now, I have 2 little ones terrorizing our household on a daily basis – and sometimes even those types of activities aren’t enough.

 

My little hurricanes have a lot of energy and there are days that the only thing that will hold their attention for more than 5 minutes is something electronic. It’s always so easy to plop kids down in front of the television – but we all have felt guilty for doing that. There are a ton of great educational apps for iPads and iPhones that will not only hold their attention but also stave off that TV guilt that – let’s face it we’ve all had to endure during those very special energetic moments!

 

Princess Isabel’s favorites (with mom’s endorsement) include:

 

1. Endless Alphabet – free – 5 star rating

 

An educational app is super cute and a wonderful way for children to learn the alphabet. You get a word and all the letters that spell the word. You have to drag each letter to its correct place in the word. The entire experience is animated with cute little monsters and when all of the letters have been dragged to the proper place, a few of the monsters demonstrate the definition of the word. Fantastic use of letters and language!

 

2. Agnitus – free – 4.5 star rating

 

This app is awesome because it follows your child’s skill level. As the princess gets better, the games get harder. There are a few different games in it like memory games, color recognition, counting, sense of quantity, etc. It actually focuses on 9 academic skills based on the common core state standards. The best part as a parent is that I get a report card emailed to me telling me how Isabel is doing. My 2 year old is the equivalent of a 4 year old with memory… not so fun for mommy when I’m hoping she’ll forget something!!

3. PBS Kids – free – 4 star rating

 

Princess Isabel loves this one because she can watch some of her favorite episodes of her favorite PBS Kids television series. This app features a ton of different videos from shows like SUPER WHY!, Sesame Street, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Curious George, Dinosaur Train and more. Additionally there are new videos every week – which keeps her engaged with new material. The princess is very fond of the potty episode on Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood at the moment – so I am happy for her to watch it over and over.

 

4. I Hear Ewe – free – 3.5 star rating

 

This educational app doesn’t have a high rating in the reviews; however the princess loves animal sounds. She has been playing with this app since she was 8 months old. It has 24 different animal sounds and 12 different vehicle sounds. It’s fun when I can ask her things like “Where is the cow?” or “What does the cow say?” and she can touch the correct answer (or answer me) and then we can listen together. This app has an upgrade called “I See Ewe” for $0.99 that expands into shapes, objects, colors and more.

 

5. Shape-O ABC’s by Bellamon – $1.99 ($0.99 on iphone) – 4.5 star rating

 

This app is a puzzle app where you drag and drop shapes to complete a puzzle. It has pretty colors, which can be changed, and letters are used as puzzle pieces to help with letter recognition. I often find Isabel picking out her favorite animal puzzles and completing them over and over.

 

Princess Regan’s (Isabel’s BFF that lives next door) favorites include:

 

1.Wheel’s on the bus – free/$1.99 – 4 star rating

 

This cute app is a favorite because of the song “Wheels on the Bus”. It features an interactive sing along, a horn piano, car race, happy bus math and more. The two BFFs love to sing this song and this app keeps them entertained while we moms enjoy a quick break. The app starts out free, but you need to pay $1.99 to get access to more song pages and screens.

 

2. Interactive alphabet by piikea street – $2.99 – 3.5 star rating

 

Although this app doesn’t have as high of a rating as some of the other educational apps; Princess Regan loves it. She flips through each letter and works the interactive bit for each one – like eating the apple, zipping the zipper or making the dinosaur roar. When Princess Isabel is playing with Regan the two girls fight over whose turn it is to tickle the whale. It’s a good one for upper and lower case letters as well as phonics sounds.

 

3. WATCH Disney Junior – free – 3 star rating

 

Princess Regan HAS to see Mickey every day. This app is similar to PBS Kids as it’s full of episodes off of the Disney Junior channel. Your toddler can watch learning shows like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, and Doc McStuffins. Since both girls love to dance to the hot dog song – it definitely is a good way to get them up dancing and singing along.

 

4. ABC Mouse – free – 4.5 star rating

 

An educational app that hasa music video for every letter of the alphabet. These little girls love, love music which makes it a favorite. Toddlers learn the sounds of the letters as well as increase their vocabulary. The only thing to be aware of with this app is all of the videos aren’t unlocked – you have to earn tickets through watching videos to unlock the rest of the videos. Or you could make in-app purchases to unlock them quicker.

 

5. Pizza Crazy Chef or Smoothie Master: A Crazy Chef – both by Tab Tale LTD – free – 4 stars & 3.5 stars respectively

 

These aren’t really educational apps– but they do have healthy ingredients as choices… Princess Regan will absolutely argue with you that she’s really cooking – so we had to include them in her favorites. We all need a fun game every once in awhile!!

 

Prince Grayson’s favorites include:

 

All of these – he’s only 10 months old – while he’s too young for the apps – he loves to stick my iphone in his mouth (reason why I own mobile gadget insurance), smash his had repeatedly on my ipad (reason why I own ipad insurance), and screams like a banshee if Princess Isabel takes either gadget away from him.

 

All of the ones I’ve recommended are apple store educational apps because we are an apple family. Having browsed through the apps in the android app store, I found a few similar apps when searching under specific topics like toddler education, toddler alphabet learning, etc. If the ones Princess Isabel and Regan suggest aren’t of interest – there are tons more out there. Just ask people with kids and you will get more recommendations than you can load on your phone.

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Does Your Business Insurance Cover Your Smart Phone or Mobile Device?

In today’s workforce, professionals are not only tasked with staying competitive in their careers. Many employment opportunities begin (and sometimes continue) as extended contracts. This typically means the responsibility of thinking and operating like a business—perhaps more so than the average Joe.

 

Whether you’re self-employed or a vendor for a large corporation, a great deal of your success will depend on the purchase and maintenance of comprehensive insurance policies. And even though Worker’s Compensation, and General and Professional Liability insurance may be required minimally, it’s often not enough to secure you for the long haul. What happens when you unexpectedly damage your laptop? Or when water, also known as a Smartphone’s arch-nemesis, takes out your new Samsung Galaxy S4?

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10 Unbelievable iPhone Stories

With millions of iPhones being sold over the past decade, it’s hardly surprising that there
would be some pretty strange stories going around about this device. However, as far as our imagination might stretch, the following iPhone stories are still quite amazing in their own right.

 

 

What follows are the 10 most unbelievable iPhone stories uncovered so far. All of these stories have been verified, so the one about the man who had his thumbs “narrowed” so he could text better on his iPhone is not included.

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