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ZDNet App Wrap: October 29, 2012

Emergency Aus, Express Plus, GoToMyPC, LivingSocial, Policelink, QR-WiFi Plugin, Splashtop 2, and ThrowMeApp.
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By Michael Lee, Journalist on
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(Credit: Gridstone)

Emergency Aus

Platform: Android

Price: Free

Australia seems to have had more than its fair share of natural disasters lately, but how do you know whether something will affect you? Gridstone has put together an application that pulls live information from the various alerts sites to ensure that users have the most current emergency information.

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2 of 8 Department of Human Services

Express Plus

Platform: Android, iOS

Price: Free

The Australian Department of Human Services has released an application to help out the job seekers that need to report their income and other changes in circumstances.

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GoToMyPC

Platform: Android

Price: Free

Citrix has released a remote desktop tool for Android, allowing those who simply can't stop working to connect back to their work machines and keep going, even while on the move.

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LivingSocial

Platform: iOS

Price: Free

LivingSocial has brought out another update to its app, allowing users to pick up a good deal whether they're still in the country or out on a business trip.

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Policelink (Queensland)

Platform: Android

Price: Free

In those times where you should report something non-urgent to the police, but don't know who you should be calling, don't tie up triple-zero. Policelink has now launched an app to help out Queenslanders who might not necessarily remember the right number to call.


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QR-WiFi Plugin

Platform: Android

Price: Free

Don't want to keep your Wi-Fi network wide open, but want to make it easy for users or perhaps visitors to connect? An add-in to QR droid allows admins to create a QR code that will enable users to simply walk up, scan, and get connected when they're on premise without broadcasting a password to pesky neighbours.

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Splashtop 2

Platform: iOS

Price: Free

Splashtop is another remote desktop tool, this time for iOS. Fancy being able to open up Microsoft Word, even on your Apple device? Simply remote in to your PC and access it from afar.

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ThrowMeApp

Platform: Android

Price: Free

There are plenty of new phones coming out on the market, so should you throw your old one away? Well, maybe. How about throwing it and taking aerial pictures? Just make sure you catch it, otherwise, that's one expensive shot.

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