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Offline AshSimmonds

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I love RunKeeper - I'm not a particularly motivated guy when it comes to exercise, I don't feel the burning desire to look better which drives a lot of people, I just want to keep healthy as I grow older - and in a largely sedentary job with lots of eating/drinking/socialising lifestyle it becomes harder.

One thing that *does* motivate me though is my pure geekiness and love of statistics, back in the 80/90's I would spend hours and hours poring over F1 lap times and comparing telemetry etc - RK let's me keep track of every run I ever do so I can compare times against myself and record routes I take and whatnot and pore over my own stats later on - the only thing that's required is the data collection, which involves me going out running.

As things progress the online area where you can check out your data is becoming more comprehensive and interesting.  Here's an example from last week's Corporate Cup run.

Online interface: http://bit.ly/3qKKsT

I haven't tried any of the other fitness apps out there - but for what I've used this one for it gets my :thumbsup:






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I've been playing MiniGore quite a bit the last couple of days. You're a little guy in a field killing little, big and huge creatures that come to you. Pretty simple but fun!

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http://www.news.com.au/business/story/0,27753,26118320-462,00.html

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Models strip down for a bare market

    * New iPhone app animates market movements
    * Features male and female models stripping
    * Sponsored by a Sportswear company

UNDER normal circumstances the daily movement of the share market might only hold the interest of investors.

But a Sportswear company - we won't mention their name or the product line they're trying to spruik - has come up with a way that will have many hoping for the ASX 200 share market index to slump.

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Pepsi 'sorry' for sexy iPhone app

The app lets users research pickup lines and brag about conquests based on 24 different stereotypes.

    * iPhone app lists men's conquests
    * 'Reduces women to sport' - critic
    * PepsiCo apologises, still sells it

US soft drink giant PepsiCo has apologised for a free iPhone application crafted to help men seduce women and keep records of conquests - although the program remained available today.

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Pepsi's "AMP Up Before You Score" iPhone application categorizes women into 24 types and then uses the Apple smartphone's internet capabilities to link users to information about them and what they like.

AMP is an energy drink made by PepsiCo.

"Let's say you meet a girl who is way into being green and you need a vegan restaurant stat; we've got you covered," a voice-over maintained today in an online Pepsi video about the AMP at YouTube.

"If you are anticipating a successful night, the Before You Score app gives you up to the minute information, feeds, lines and much more to help you amp up and talk to 24 different types of ladies."

Types of women listed in the application include punk rocker, bookworm, aspiring actress, artist, and sorority girl.

A "Keep a List" feature in the program reportedly prompts users to add women's names and encounter details to a "brag list" if they "get lucky".

People offended by the application shared their ire with PepsiCo, which fired off an apology on popular microblogging service Twitter.

"Our app tried 2 show the humorous lengths guys go2 get women," the message read in shorthand typical of 'tweets" which are capped at 140 characters.

"We apologise if it's in bad taste and appreciate ur feedback. #pepsifail"

The AMP app remained available at the App Store, according to a check today.

Online commentary ranged from amused to outrage.

"It's just Pepsi trying to lighten things up in the world," a person maintained in a chat forum accompanying the AMP video at YouTube.

"Whether this is a joke or not... this is not cool," countered another member of the online exchange.

But author and women's advocate Melinda Tankard-Reist said PepsiCo was reducing women to "a sport for boys in the form of sexual scoring".

"In providing coaching tips to men based on stereotypes of women, PepsiCo demonstrates that it is a corporation living in the dark ages," she said.

"An apology means nothing while the app is still available."

RMIT University digital media expert John Lenarcic said Before You Score was more of an "electronic talisman or luck charm" that reflected the lack of confidence and possible insecurities of the men who used it.

http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,28348,26208263-5014239,00.html





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Check out 'Ping!' for a free instant messaging service (ie. messages are free, but app costs $1.19) which works on push notification and still runs in the background (unlike Skype or Fring). Apparently works like the Blackberry messaging service?



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Check out 'Ping!' for a free instant messaging service (ie. messages are free, but app costs $1.19) which works on push notification and still runs in the background (unlike Skype or Fring). Apparently works like the Blackberry messaging service?

I saw a bunch of discussion on that on the whinepool forums - but I'm still left wondering the point?  I guess if you don't have an included plan or something, I don't know much about phone plans, but for the last nearly 10 years I can't remember having to think about how many texts I sent.

Of course if you're too tight to send a text and you already know they have an iPhone (which of course if they're using the app they do), then why not send an email instead?

I must have missed one of the features of the app.



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I spend over $50/mth for local and international SMS's so this is worthwhile for me.

It also allows you to have live chats as per Fring etc..




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Ok - I'm on the $100 plan, last two months I've sent over 400 texts and 30-40 MMS's - haven't noticed a hit on the bill, but I rarely use it for calls.

Dunno what Fring is - I just last week installed an IM client thingo, but I'm not much up with the live chat stuff.




Offline cel

Just started using the Words with Friends app. It's scrabble and you play against a friend on their phone at your own pace. So when my friend makes a move, I get a notification that it's my turn. It's quite addictive :)

It's free and there a paid version without ads

And if you want to play against me, username is celsydney   :mischief:



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