Best iPad App of the Week: Living Earth HD – World Clock, Alarm Clock, Weather
Living Earth HD is our favorite iPad app of the week. It combines a world clock, weather information, and alarm clock in one handy app for your iPad or iPhone. Frequent travelers will have this app on their must have list, while iPad owners will love its elegant and simple interface. With Living Earth HD, you have a 3D picture of the Earth. You simply spin the interactive globe to choose a location to find out the time and weather. Additionally, you can zoom in and out with a simple pinch of the finger to zero in on where you want to go.
What makes this 3D globe really cool is that you can see the earth as if you were sitting out in a spaceship, real time! The real life animation shows cloud cover and weather in parts of the earth where there is day light. This weather graphic is updated every 3 hours from satellite data. My favorite graphic provided by the 3D globe is the picture of the earth at night. The evening view shows a darkened globe with specks of light emanating from the surface.
Living Earth HD in my opinion is a showcase app, truly representing the power and simplicity of the iPad. With the app you can quickly scroll through a list of your favorite cities as well as have the app access your GPS or WIFI location services to find where you are currently. You can observe sunrise and sunset on all parts of the globe. The app provides current temperature and other weather data as well as forecasts for the coming week. For those who want to use this as an alarm or night stand, the Living Earth HD app has an auto-lock override feature. This keeps the display on while docked for a nightstand or desktop clock.
The built in Alarm Clock is fully functioning with different alarm rings and even a snooze button. You truly do not need to purchase another alarm clock app. For the music aficionados the app allows you to play music as an Alarm ring. The Living Earth HD app integrates with your iPad or iPhone’s Music player allowing you to select any songs in your Music library.
Notes: The normal price for this app is $1.99, but at the time of this publish date, the developer is having a sale of just 99 Cents for Living Earth HD.
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