ZDNet App Wrap: 3 December 2012

ZDNet App Wrap: 3 December 2012

Summary: New apps from this week include: UN Calendar of Observances, Outlook, Sydney NYE App, Family History, Echofon for Twitter, iTranslate, Police Child ID, and Abbott Nutrition Product Guide.


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  • (Credit: United Nations)

    UN Calendar of Observances

    Platform: iOS

    Price: Free

    Every man and his collective malware dog is aboard, or about to embark upon, the calendar app bandwagon in the coming weeks.

    If your phone's calendar is considered useless and you want a calendar app, why not choose one with a conscience?

    If the International Day of Happiness on March 20 isn't your thing because you wear black and the world doesn't understand you, then fear not; World Poetry Day is later on in the month.

  • (Credit: Microsoft + Seven)


    Platform: Android

    Price: Free

    Take a look at this app. Ugly little critter, isn't it?

    What's the killer feature of this app, then? It claims that it's great at receiving "email messages right away with push notifications," syncing calendar and device contacts, folders, and attachments, and using multiple Outlook.com accounts.

    So, therefore, it is an ugly little mail app that offers nothing over the Gmail app or any other mail client that Android vendors choose to bundle in.

  • (Credit: City of Sydney)

    2012 Sydney New Year's Eve App

    Platform: Android

    Price: Free

    Why would you want an app for New Year's Eve? If knowing the best places to view the Harbour Bridge fireworks from isn't enough, then maybe the 50 free SMS messages will do it.

    According to the app page:

    preload up to 50 midnight SMS messages to your friends and family, and Telstra will send these free of charge from midnight, no matter what network you are on. That way, you can keep partying through midnight and beyond without missing a thing.

    If we can avoid the hassle of post-midnight network congestion, then this app looks like it is a must-have!

    Nice work there, Ms Moore!

Topic: Apps

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