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We can all do with a better memory. Only a daily basis, we all need to remember various dates and events, sequences of numbers, and more. Memorize IDi is an app that helps users train themselves to expand their memory’s capacity by training with the app.
Memorize IDi is a mnemonic calculator that helps turn number sequences into simple images to help expand and extend the capacity of one’s memory. IDi Creative claims that the app will turn “any user into a number memorization prodigy.”
The app is based on a method created by French mathematician, Pierre Herigone, in 1644. His methods are still used in memory training techniques and by “memory prodigies” that compete in world championships. The developers claim that the method hasn’t become as widespread in the last few centuries because of its difficulty to carry out. iOS devices provide a perfect platform for this method and therefore, Memorize IDi will help spread these techniques with the training in its app.
The app is avaible in both iPhone ($2.99) and iPad ($3.99) versions.
Able to remember names in a personal or professional setting? Yeah, neither can I. I’ve said it time and time again that I’m horrible at remembering names. There is nothing more awkward than trying to introduce someone I just met and then drawing a blank when trying to say their name. Apparently, I’m not alone. Namerick, ideated by Jeremy Van Fleet, just launched in the App Store and it’s free for three days.
Jeremy, who was part of the three-day app building contest hosted by BeMyApp, was first inspired to create the app because he needed to remember his girlfriend’s overwhelmingly large extended family. After completing the app over the weekend with a group of colleagues, the app is expected to do more than just remember family names. It might be one of the most powerful networking tools professionals can bring to a mixer.
As Dale Carnegie pointed out in his book “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” remembering a person’s name is the most important thing one could do to win them over. Namerick is an iPhone app that improves memory of people’s names using repetition and mnemonics modeled from memory professionals and studies of the human memory.
Basically, it helps with the “three R’s of memory” including recording notes, dates and categories, retaining new names and reminders and lastly, retrieving names, keywords and notes. The app will even send you notifications on a specific schedule to help you remember the names of people you just met. The name memory app is available now for free during its initial three days, then moves to $.99 thereafter.
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Back in the early nineties, nobody would have understood the meaning of “Googling” something, but Google is now one of the most powerful companies on the web. The team at INYFX, Inc hopes that Whoodl will follow the same path. While not a search engine, this app does return fast results – the names of people you’ve forgotten. You know the scenario, someone spots you across the room, waves and begins making their way over to you. You smile back, attempting to stay calm as the icy realization that you’ve forgotten their name hits. So what do you do? Hope that a simple “Hello, how are you?” suffices? Maybe, but what if you have to introduce them to someone else who joins you? The first thing you need to do is to PAY ATTENTION next time you meet someone. If that doesn’t work, download Whoodl.
Whoodl is a very simple app that allows you to quickly tap in a name along with certain keywords and save them for quick access later. Dave you met at the golf course goes in as Dave Shore with the tag “golf”. Next time you see him out of context at the supermarket and struggle for his name, type golf into Whoodl and you’ll have your name in a matter of seconds. The company claims the app is far faster than the iPhone’s address book and that it’s designed for those names you wouldn’t necessarily add to your Contacts anyway.
We do worry that adding multiple names to a single tag could lead you to calling someone by the wrong name entirely, but this is nevertheless an interesting app that could help you out of some very sticky social situations.
This application lists all the Laptops that Apple have made starting from iBook in July 1999 - and going up to the PowerBook G4, 17" (2005). Why? Well I'm not sure you need this app, but I have to confess to looking & lusting over the laptops!
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PCalc RPN Calculator has an optional RPN mode and a plethora of conversions built-in, a two-line display, undo and redo, and just about everything else one would expect from a scientific or engineering calculator. Its display is fully customizable and includes themes, various color options, landscape/portrait mode, and more. It's an expensive calculator but it has an exhaustive set of features.
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