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GO Weather Widget review

With its many features and themes, GO Weather Widget stands out as one of the most sophisticated apps of its kind, providing accurate and detailed weather forecasts through a beautiful interface and appealing widgets. However, to enjoy all its features and get rid of nagging ads, you have to pay.

Pros

Feature-packed: GO Weather Widget includes interactive maps, hourly forecasts, wind forecast, and dynamic backgrounds that change depending on the weather, which is something that few weather apps can boast. Another feature that sets it apart is the chart-based trends for 24 hours or six days.

Amazing customization options: This … Read more

The Weather Channel review

The Weather Channel gives you access to weather conditions in your current location or anywhere else in the world. Just let the app use GPS to find you, or type in the name of a city you're interested in, and you'll have a full forecast in front of you in no time.

Pros

Swipe through locations: You can add several different locations to your list of favorites, so you can quickly see what's going on there. From your home location, just swipe left to start paging through other cities to see what kind of weather your friends … Read more

Desktop Weather, Planner, and Clock review

Desktop Weather, Planner, and Clock's multifaceted display incorporates all of the information you need to plan your day. At a glance, you can scan the weather forecast for the week, check your upcoming appointments, and see how your week is shaping up with this one-stop organizational system.

The interface for Desktop Weather, Planner, and Clock is straightforward and organized, although a little cluttered for the smaller display space on the iPhone as opposed to the iPad. The display shows you a monthly calendar in the upper left with the current day circled. To the right of that, there's … Read more

White House embarks on climate change mapping project

The White House wants people and communities to be prepared for extreme weather events spurred by climate change, like coastal flooding, hurricanes, and wildfires. So, it's making data sets and maps from some of the country's top agencies available to the public in it's newly launched "Climate Data Initiative."

The maps and data sets are being collected in one Web site, data.gov/climate, which is full of open government data on the country's infrastructure and geographical features, like bridges, roads, tunnels, canals, and river gauges. The information comes from agencies such as NASA, … Read more

iPhone 6 may include sensors to detect the weather, says analyst

It's not the heat, it's the humidity. And Apple's next iPhone may feel it just like you do.

Expected to arrive this year, the iPhone 6 could come equipped with its own barometer to automatically detect the temperature, humidity, and air pressure, according to ESM-China analyst Sun Changxu. In a report covered by blog site G for Games, Chagxu cited "sources close to the matter" as responsible for this latest tidbit.

Assuming the report is true, Apple will be playing catch-up with Samsung, which added weather sensors to its Galaxy S4 a year ago. Of … Read more

BeWeather brings its pretty face, forecasts to iOS

BeWeather started as a BlackBerry app before being ported over to Android a couple of years ago, and earlier this week it arrived for iOS. BeWeather is free but some features are held back until you upgrade with a $2.99 in-app purchase to the Pro version. Even the free version, however, has the good looks and some useful features that may make you stray from The Weather Channel's app or Yahoo Weather.

After launching BeWeather and letting it access your location, it will ask you to select from one of three themes: a static image, an animation that … Read more

DirecTV spars with The Weather Channel over takedown

The Weather Channel and DirecTV are at odds after the channel was removed from the satellite provider's service this week.

DirecTV customers who search for the channel formerly reserved for The Weather Channel will find it missing. DirecTV is recommending that subscribers find their weather news and information on WeatherNation instead.

That networks and television providers can't get along is nothing new. However, DirecTV on Monday said that its decision to ban The Weather Channel was in part due to its increase in reality television and, thus, its reduction in weather information.

"Consumers understand there are now … Read more

Review: MyRadar Weather Radar offers a plethora of information about the weather

MyRadar Weather Radar allows you to track weather using a variety of tools on your iPhone. From layers that present additional information like cloud cover and precipitation to general weather tracking tools, it is a powerful tool that goes deeper than most commercial weather apps to provide detailed information about what is really happening outside.

Once you install the app and load it for the first time, you'll be presented with a radar map showing the area and a quick overview of how the app works. You can then start making changes to the display. The settings are deep, … Read more

Yahoo Weather makes debut on Apple's iPad

Yahoo Weather, one of the more popular tools in the App Store for finding forecasts, has made its way to Apple's iPad.

Yahoo announced the change on Monday, noting that the application comes with the same design and feel as the iPhone version but has been optimized to work on the iPad's larger screen.

Yahoo's Weather app comes with high-resolution images behind its forecast data, making it a bit more visually friendly than other services. In addition, the app lists forecast data, current temperatures, and animations when scrolling through forecasts.

In addition to announcing its iPad app, … Read more

Five apps to help you track your steps on the iPhone 5S

The M7 coprocessor in the iPhone 5S is a fancy name for a chip that counts your steps and motion all day, every day. In order to see how many steps you've been taking, you'll need to use an app specifically built for the iPhone 5S and the M7 chip.

While we wait for more developers to integrate the M7 and the stats it keeps into apps, there are currently five apps available that have already integrated with the motion tracker. Here they are in no particular order.

Strava Run This free app has been around for a … Read more