Asurion Insurance Extras

If your carrier is a US carrier you are probably offered insurance through Asurion.  If you decided to accept the insurance you might not even know that there are a few extra features offered to you through an Asurion app.  The Asurion app is different based on your carrier, so you just have to search for Asurion and your carrier name (ie: Sprint) and you can download the app for free if you are subscribed.

So what about these extras.  Using the Sprint example above you are given the ability to backup all of your contacts, because a large percentage of phones out there don’t have their numbers on Google or don’t know their password (or email address).  This is big if you use your phone for business, or have a ton of friends.  It’s always a pain to have to reload those by hand…

You also get the ability to locate your phone in the event that it is lost or stolen.  This may save you the cost of the deductible (which is still cheaper than the $600ish cost of the normal price of the phone).  Even if the phone is currently turned off it will tell you where the most recently located place was.

So if you decide to go with the insurance than you might as well download this free app and keep your contacts and phone safe.

Trip Journal – Amazon Free App of the Day 8/16/11

Name:Trip Journal


A Multimedia Travelogue
Trip Journal enables you to capture your vacation and travel experiences and share them with your friends and family in real time. Use the application’s built-in GPS and compass to track your route, progress, location, even altitude. Take your travel photos and videos from your mobile using Trip Journal, and record them with your travel notes as you go. Share your travel experiences day-by-day and your completed travelogue using Trip Journal’s built-in links to Facebook, Google Earth, Trip Journal, Picasa, Flickr, Youtube, and Twitter.

Your Navigator and Record-Keeper
Trip Journal functions as your navigator and record keeper, always there to keep you oriented and on course, and to document your progress. You can check you current position at any time by tapping the “Locate on map” icon; both map and satellite views are available. Tap the compass icon not only to confirm the direction you’re moving in, but to see how your trip is progressing. Look at the top of the screen to find the distance you’ve traveled and the time that’s elapsed since the start of your trip, your average speed over the course of the journey, and the minimum and maximum altitudes you’ve reached.

Capture Your Experiences
Record your experiences as you go, through photos, video, and notes. To snap up important moments while they’re happening, choose “Capture media,” and start recording stills and video. These are automatically saved to your trip album. Record thoughts and impressions about your experiences as journal notes on the vintage notepaper template under “Write a note.” Whenever you review or share your trip album, these notes, images, and videos will be included.

Bring Your Readers Along with You
Trip Journal also makes it easy to share your travel experiences. The app includes built-in links to Facebook, Google Earth, Trip Journal, Picasa, Flickr, Youtube, and Twitter that you can use to instantly upload your routes, photos, video, notes, and more. Embed your trip in your blog to bring all of your followers along on your journey. And, when you’ve completed your trip, you have a complete, ready-made Trip Journal album to keep and share, preserving the whole adventure.

• Compiles ready-made, multimedia journal album as you go
• Supports blog updates and embedding
• Supports Android’s Froyo mobile platform.

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Car Locator – Free Amazon Appstore App of the Day 7/31/11

Car Locator
A radar-style screen and Google map make locating your car easy. If you’ve ever gazed out at a sea of parked cars and realized that you have no idea where yours is, Car Locator is here to help. This GPS-based app for your Android device remembers your car’s location and leads you right back to it. It also keeps track of how long you’ve been parked, lets you know if you need to feed the parking meter, and more.
Park, Save, and Go.
Setting Car Locator to remember your car’s spot is easy. When you park your car, just open the app (or use the handy widget straight from your home screen). You’ll see your current location on Google Maps, along with a cool-looking radar display that signifies your car with a red dot. Just double-tap the location of your car on the map (or simply shake your phone) and Car Locator will remember where it is.
Along with the visual help, Car Locator features a “sonar” function that emits a beeping sound: The closer you get to your car, the faster it beeps. This can be very useful in a crowded parking lot (or if you want to pretend that you’re piloting a submarine).
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Golf Frontier GPS – Free Amazon Appstore App of the Day 7/30/11

Name: Golf Frontier GPS
Description: Get your game on with this fully functional golf range finder and course map. Golf Frontier GPS provides accurate course detail for nearly 15,000 downloadable golf courses, and the best part–no subscription fees and every coarse download is free, always.

Your Golf Game with an Improved View
The feature-rich interface indicates carry and reach distances for the current hole. Distance arcs are placed at 100, 150, and 200 yards (or meters), however, you can calculate distance from anywhere on the map by adding new map points: Just long tap anywhere on the screen in map view. The one-touch interface makes marking and measuring shot distances simple. Does it make the actual shot simple? Well, that’s up to you.

GPS Conveniently
Auto hole transition moves to the next hole without being prompted. As you approach, GPS adjusts with you. It’s there to aide you, not burden you. Go on with your golf game seamlessly. The GPS sensitivity adjustment allows you to configure your settings for optimum accuracy. Additionally, adjust the battery life setup to get the most from your battery for those long days on the course. Use the Most Frequent mode for ultimate accuracy.

Any Course Can Be a Golf Frontier GPS Course
If you can’t find your desired course, you’ve got options: First, check the course library. Golf Frontier is always adding new courses. If they haven’t added it yet, send an e-mail and make a request. Don’t want to wait? Feel free to add it yourself. Golf Frontier GPS allows you to create your own GPS course map using their robust online map editor.

Golf Frontier GPS is dedicated to producing the highest quality Android GPS application possible, and they’re happy to respond to your comments and concerns.

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