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Weather Wow probably won't 'wow' you

Weather Wow (free with in-app purchases) has a nice GUI but that's about it. Pop up ads, sometimes full screen, mar the work that went into the graphic niceties. Weather Wow lets you set other cities besides your own location, but the default settings have weather sounds. Since it was raining...

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Google offers a free but bland News and Weather app

Google News & Weather is a free app designed to give you access to more than 65,000 news sources, both globally and locally, as well as weather for your current location and any locations you specify. It's basically a lift from the Google News pages, put into an app format. If you're...

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WeatherPro adds widgets and more for iOS

WeatherPro has always been a top-flight weather app, and the latest iOS update adds some nice features like widgets, worldwide webcams and customizable info. The US$1.99 app comes from the MeteoGroup in Germany, but I find their U.S. coverage excellent and detailed. The forecasts have been solid...

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WunderStation iPad app: Nirvana for weather geeks

Weather Underground runs what it calls the PWS (Personal Weather Station) network, a mesh of over 37,000 individually-owned weather stations that send live weather info to the company as often as every 2.5 seconds. If you live near a PWS, you can be guaranteed that you're going to get forecasts...

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AlertsPro will keep you on top of bad weather

Here in the US we're gearing up for hurricane season, and that means severe thunderstorms and other violent weather. Of course, sever weather isn't restricted to those in hurricane zones. Hail, thunderstorms, severe wind and more happen across the world. With a that in mind, AlertsPro for iPhone...

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Talking Weather Alarm Clock: Wake up to a personal weather forecast

A few years ago I looked at the Talking Weather Alarm Clock app and liked it. It's had lots of updates and added many new features since then, so I'm taking another look to see how it has progressed. The latest Talking Weather Alarm Clock is a US$0.99 app with a nice bag of features. Set an alarm...

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Weather Traveler Pro is a nice alternative to the free weather apps

Why get a paid weather app when there are some really nice free ones with the layout, weather provider, and/or specific data you may want? Weather Traveler Pro is a US$1.99 app with an attractive layout and a good degree of customization. Of course, you can choose any cities you like and get a...

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How The Weather Channel supplanted Yahoo as the source of weather data in iOS 8

It may fly under the radar for most folks, but weather data in iOS 8 will no longer be powered by Yahoo, being supplied by The Weather Channel instead. Seeing how Yahoo has been providing weather data for iOS devices for years, it's only natural to wonder how it lost such prominent placement...

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Temps: Weather station and world clock for both Mac and iOS

Weather apps are plentiful in the iOS world; readers wouldn't believe the number of pitches for new weather apps that we get each and every week at TUAW. But when it comes to OS X weather apps, we just don't see that many. That's why Temps (US1.99 for OS X and $0.99 for the iOS companion app Temps...

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iWeather has some clever features in a crowded field

iWeather (free, ad-supported with in-app options) is a graphically interesting and reasonably complete weather app. The problem for most new weather apps like iWeather is being creative enough to get people to stop using some of the leading weather apps like Yahoo Weather, Apple's built-in app, and...

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Move aside Yahoo, iOS 8 weather data to be supplied by The Weather Channel

Weather heads take note: Weather data in iOS 8 will no longer be powered by Yahoo but by The Weather Channel. This can't be an encouraging sign for Yahoo, which remains intent on deepening its partnership with Apple. You might recall some unsubstantiated rumblings that Yahoo was hoping to convince...

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Klyme: A colorful way to look at your local weather

Klyme (Free) is a new weather application for iPhone that arrived on the App Store today. The app is the latest in a parade of recent applications that promise to offer a new way to view your local weather and share conditions with others. How does it measure up to that promise? Let's take a...

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Wthr is a well thought out and innovative weather app for iOS

Whtr is a free universal app (with in-app purchase options) with a fresh take on how weather information should be presented and organized. The screens are very clean and simple. The app UI is gesture-based, so swiping up brings up the next screen. There is a clever option to drag the current...

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Simple Weather is an elegant 'just the facts' app

With so many weather apps, making the best choices for your iPhone can be a conundrum. Simple Weather (free , supported by in-app advertising) is just that, a bare-bones but attractive app that takes its background colors from the current conditions, and features a screen of basic information that...

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Netatmo expands iOS-friendly Weather Station with Rain Gauge

Netatmo introduced its Weather Station (US$179) to the world in 2012, providing an easy way for iPhone owners to track indoor and outdoor temperatures and air quality at their homes or offices. Since that time, a vast number of users have enjoyed the ease of use of the free iOS app and the ability...

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