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Perfect Weather for iPhone offers great-looking reports

David Barnard explains that he made Perfect Weather for iPhone (US$2.99 and new from Contrast), because he's a Texan. "Most weather apps cater to the idyllic climate in Silicon Valley," he says. "In places like Texas, where big thunderstorms and surprise rain showers are common, the current...

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Daily iPad App: Magical Weather delivers a load of weather info to your iPad

Magical Weather (US$0.99) is an app for the iPad and iPad mini that is simple in operation, but packs a lot of information onto it's nicely rendered screens. The app starts up with thumbnails of up to nine selected locations. For each location, Magical Weather displays the temperature and sky...

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The Clear Day Screensaver for Mac is pretty and useful

I've always felt that a screensaver should be useful and attractive. Clear Day Screensaver for Mac is both. This US$1.99 app lets you view the weather in more than 2.5 million cities via a beautifully rendered globe. Information includes the current weather, three-hour predictions and the forecast...

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TUAW TV Live: Stormy weather episode

Today on TUAW TV Live, it's all about the weather... or the weather apps, that is. We're going to talk about our favorite weather apps and sites, products like the AcuRite Pro Weather Center that work with your iOS devices to keep you in touch with your local weather and share it with the world,...

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Aero weather app for iOS takes design cues from upcoming iOS 7

Aero (US$0.99) is a new weather app that's taken many design cues from the upcoming release of iOS 7, particularly the redesigned weather app that was demoed at Apple's last media event and is currently demoed on Apple's iOS 7 info page. From the icon to the font to the live animations that...

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WeatherPro for iOS has a wealth of weather details

Oh no! Another weather app. Actually, I'm thrilled at all the competition. WeatherPro has a great deal of information, far more than I see in most other weather apps. It is also very graphical in its approach, and a quick glance will show you a lot about the area your are interested in. WeatherPro...

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Weathertron for iOS forecasts the weather accurately, uniquely

Weathertron (US$0.99) is a new and unique weather app for iOS. There are many weather apps available on the iOS App Store. Most of them tell the weather with a number to indicate the temperature and a graphic to show whether it's sunny, overcast, raining, etc. However, to get more information,...

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Beautiful Weather for Mac is beautiful, but limited

Weather apps must be among the most plentiful categories of software for iOS and the Mac. Every week or so, I see some new ones. It was inevitable that the very nice-looking Yahoo Weather app for iOS would catch developers' attention, so now we have Beautiful Weather for the Mac, a US$1.99 app...

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Daily iPad App: Foresee plans your activities based on the weather

I'm an outdoorsy-type person and I set time aside each week to go hiking and kayaking with my children. My plans sometimes go awry because the weather turns sour at the time I selected. To improve my odds of getting outside as planned, I decided to check out Foresee, a new weather-scheduling app...

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BBC releases iOS Weather app

The BBC has just launched its first official BBC Weather app for iOS. The design of the app takes its cue from the elements of BBC's weather website: flat icons, clean text and muted color tones. Here's the full rundown of the feature according to its iTunes app listing: Simple and clear...

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YoWindow update is ready for iPad, Retina

YoWindow (free, universal) is a cute and effective weather app for the iPhone and, now, the iPad. When we reviewed the app a few weeks ago, it was only available for the iPhone. The most recent release, version 1.1, is universal and adds support for Apple's Retina display. Other changes you'll...

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How to turn off Google Now and keep your battery charged

Google has recently added its Google Now service into its search app for iOS, but there's one big drawback to getting constant weather, traffic, and other local information on your phone: Location Services runs constantly. You can tell by the little arrow icon up in the corner of your home...

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Daily iPhone App: YoWindow for iPhone is a cute, useful weather app

YoWindow for iPhone ($0.99) is a super cute weather app that combines information with good looks into a handy little utility. I've been using it for about a week and, while it won't satisfy hardcore weather junkies, those who simply want to know, "What's it gonna be like?" should enjoy...

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Forecast is a great little weather web app

There are so many weather apps. They tend to fall into two groups. Way too much information for me, or fluffy little icons that are pretty and just don't have enough of the information I want. A friend suggested I take a peek at Forecast, a free web app from the people who make a very serious...

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Weather Tab Pro brings graphical weather to your menu bar

There is no shortage of weather apps for iOS. On the Mac side, things are a bit more sparse, so I welcomed the arrival of Weather Tab Pro, a US$2.99 app for OS X. The app lets you create a list of cities, and then you can scroll an animated graphic between them. You'll get local time for each...

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