ZDNet App Wrap: November 19, 2012

ZDNet App Wrap: November 19, 2012

Summary: We look at the apps for Xbox SmartGlass, My next car, Duolingo, AAMI Claim Assist, Amazon Cloud Drive Photos, Melbourne Zoo, Skype, and Nokia QR.


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  • (Credit: Microsoft)

    Xbox SmartGlass

    Platform: iOS, Android

    Price: Free

    Take control of your Xbox from your mobile device with SmartGlass.

    SmartGlass claims to allow easy navigation of the Xbox — though we saw at least one CNET editor struggle with its definition of which way is the correct way to swipe to move content left and right.

    The ability to type without having to traverse the console's on-screen keyboard is a definite bonus.

    To work properly, the Xbox and mobile device should be on the same subnet.

  • (Credit: NSW Fair Trading)

    My next car

    Platform: iOS

    Price: Free

    This app out of NSW Fair Trading provides a method to keep track of used cars that you may be interesting in buying.

    It includes a loan calculator, debt check to see whether the car was stolen or has money owning on it, an inspection checklist, and other advice.

  • (Credit: Duolingo)


    Platform: iOS

    Price: Free

    From the creators of reCAPTCHA, this language-learning website has made its way to iOS. Not only does the website and app offer free language learning, it also performs crowd-sourced text translation at the same time.

    Languages that are currently supported are Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and English.

Topic: Apps

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