Sadistic robots in Carrot Weather taunt you when it’s going to rain

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 19, 2015

If you’re a fan of Carrot Fit which berates you for keeping or gaining any weight or Carrot Alarm that gets mad at you if you don’t wake up when your alarm goes off, you’re going to have a field day with Carrot Weather.

The $2.99 iPhone and iPad application, like other Carrot offerings, is centered around a sadistic digital assistant that’s more HAL 9000 than Siri and frequently refers to humans as “meatballs”.

As you might have guessed by now, Carrot Weather is a weather app with a personality and attitude. But don’t let that put you off: Carrot Weather provides eerily accurate weather data you can trust, spiced up with some hilariously twisted forecasts. Read More


Weather Underground launches a new storm tracker app

By Lory Gil on Feb 19, 2015

Weather Underground is at it again. The company that provides some of the most comprehensive data from more than 100,000 personal weather stations around the U.S. has just launched a new app to help you keep track of storms.

Aptly named Storm by Weather Underground, it includes a laundry list of features including weather layers, overlays and warnings. Plus, you can see alerts for severe weather warnings, lightning, and rainfall right on your Lock screen using the Notification Center widget. Read More


Get your weather and jokes all in one place with Funny Or Die Weather

By Lory Gil on Jan 22, 2015

The first time I had heard of the comedy website Funny or Die was after discovering Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s short film “The Landlord.” I’ve been a fan of the site ever since.

Today, the team that made famous such web series as Between Two Ferns and Drunk History has launched a weather app to bring a smile to your face, even on the cloudiest of days. Read More


The best Weather apps of 2014

By Lory Gil on Dec 18, 2014

The weather may be getting crazier each year, but the apps that tell us about conditions, both local and across the globe, are getting more reliable. With the update to iOS 8 just a few short months ago, we’ve seen an influx of weather related services that we are glad to add to our Home screen (and Lock screen too).

We rounded up what we think are the best weather apps to have released in 2014. Then, we voted on which ones we liked the best. The winner and runner-ups are listed below; along with the weather app we think takes the cake for all-time. Read More


ReachWeather: view current weather conditions when invoking Reachability

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 16, 2014

Do you ever wish that you could use the blank space that appears when invoking Reachability on the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus? The developer of ReachWeather apparently did, and so he did something about it. ReachWeather is a new jailbreak tweak that uses the available Reachability real estate to place something useful there—current weather conditions for a predetermined location. Read More


Weather Or Not provides weather forecast for your upcoming calendar events

By Lory Gil on Nov 26, 2014

When the weather gets colder, I get grouchier. Even though the crisp autumn air clears the city of pollen and reminds me that the holidays are just around the corner, I still find myself wanting to hide out under a warm blanket for the next four months.

Weather Or Not is a weather app that connects to your calendar to tell you just how cold (or warm) it will be right during events, so you can plan your winter garb accordingly. No more showing up at picnics without an umbrella. Plus, the iOS 8 extension gives you the forecast at a glance. Read More


Living Earth gains universe simulator, adds weather essentials to iOS 8’s Notification Center

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 11, 2014

Living Earth by Radiantlabs marries world clock functionality to a gorgeous weather app where you spin a virtual globe (similar to Google Earth) to get a visual overview of the current weather conditions for any part of our planet.

Bumped to version 3.5 on Tuesday, the app now features support for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screens and includes a Today widget giving you a quick overview of your current weather along with sunrise and sunset times, your world clock and more, right within the Notification Center in iOS 8.

In the app itself, the virtual globe now acts as a universe simulator of sorts, with the stars, constellations and the Milky Way backdrop created from a database of thousands of stars and celestial object and placed exactly “as if you were floating in space orbiting our planet.”

Living Earth sells for $1.99 for the iPhone and iPad. Read More


Google News & Weather gets iOS 8 Today widget

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 4, 2014

Nearly a month following its App Store debut, the search giant’s News & Weather application for the iPhone and iPad has received a Today widget for iOS 8’s Notification Center, along with a handful of bug fixes.

Bumped from version 1.0.232 to 1.1.276, the software now provides an at-a-glance overview of the top three headlines within the Notification Center, but no  interactivity.

Google News & Weather is free in the App Store. Read More


The best iPhone apps for tracking earthquakes

By Lory Gil on Aug 17, 2014

I live in California. I was born and raised here. I’ve never lived more than three hours from the coast my entire life. Growing up in Southern California, I was raised on earthquake preparedness. Every year we would experience a handful of tremors that would send me scrambling to the nearest doorframe or desk. I’m kind of terrified of earthquakes.

I found that I alleviate my fears, somewhat, if I can keep an eye on the shifting plates below my feet. Knowing what has happened historically helps me plan for the future, or at least makes me think I can. We’ve got a list for you of what we think are the best apps for watching earthquakes for those of you who like to keep an eye on things, too… Read More


Weather Channel for iPhone gains detailed hurricane tracking, boat and beach planner

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 31, 2014

The Weather Channel, Apple’s new data provider for the stock iOS 8 Weather app, has refreshed its iPhone app with a pair of useful new features.

Version 6.2, now available free in the App Store, introduces a Hurricane Central feature for detailed hurricane tracking and another one dubbed Boat and Beach Planner that lets you prep for the beaches with the marine forecast summary.

Jump past the fold for full details… Read More


Yahoo Weather now includes customizable notifications for your favorite locations

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 23, 2014

Yahoo’s excellent Weather app for the iPhone and iPad is among the best weather apps on our 2013 list. Today, the app has received a new feature allowing you to take advantage of notifications based on your favorite locations.

You can customize the new Daily Notifications and elect to receive them for specific locations and Yahoo will deliver your weather updates in the form of notifications twice per day – once in the morning to prepare for the coming day and once in the evening with the next day’s weather… Read More


Why Apple dumped Yahoo for The Weather Channel to power weather data in iOS 8

By Joe Rossignol on Jun 20, 2014

Apple announced several new flagship features in iOS 8 at its WWDC keynote a few weeks ago, but one of the quiet changes uncovered was that Yahoo has been replaced by The Weather Channel for weather data. The move came as a bit of a surprise, given that Yahoo has been aggressively pushing to have more of its services integrated across the iPhone software platform.

So, why did Apple make the switch? Interestingly enough, Yahoo weather services have actually been powered by The Weather Channel for quite some time. By cutting the middleman out of the equation, the iPhone maker benefits from more specific weather data and technologies that The Weather Channel did not provide to Yahoo…  Read More


Evidence discovered in iOS 8 suggests iPhone 6 will feature multiple new sensors

By Cody Lee on Jun 18, 2014

The incoming iPhone 6 may feature new barometer and air pressure sensors, according to a report from 9to5Mac. The site has discovered new APIs in iOS 8 that hint at the new sensors, which could be used to offer advanced data for measuring altitude, temperature and weather.

Today’s discovery follows a March report from Sun Chang Xu. Citing sources familiar with Apple’s plans, the analyst said the iPhone 6 would include new sensors for measuring air pressure, temperature and humidity, putting the device on par with Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and others…

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New in iOS 8 Weather: 10-day forecast, Today summary

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 5, 2014

If you’re a fan of weather apps, you’re going to love the minor but welcomed changes Apple has made to its stock Weather software in iOS 8. In addition to replacing Yahoo with Weather Channel for weather data, the stock iOS 8 Weather app now finally gives you a 10-day forecast as opposed to the current five-day forecast in iOS 7.

Moreover, it’s now easier to get an at-a-glance overview of daily weather conditions right inside the Weather app… Read More


Yahoo replaced by The Weather Channel for weather data in iOS 8

By Cody Lee on Jun 3, 2014

Last year, The Wall Street Journal reported that Yahoo was in talks with Apple over increasing its presence on the iPhone. The company wanted more of its content pre-loaded onto Apple’s devices, and was after the default search spot in Safari.

But its quest to expand its reach in iOS isn’t going so well. Apple released the first beta of iOS 8 to developers yesterday, and it’s been discovered that the Weather app, which used to pull info from Yahoo, now uses data from The Weather Channel… Read More


iOS 7: the ultimate Weather app guide

By Jeff Benjamin on May 3, 2014

The stock Weather app is a simple pre-installed application that utilizes weather data from Yahoo. The Weather app makes it easy to quickly view weather conditions and forecasts for a variety of locations at once. It feature location awareness, meaning it can dynamically update to reflect weather conditions in your current area, even when jet-setting across the country or the world.

The Weather app isn’t the most robust or feature-filled app on the block, but it’s good enough to get you by in a pinch. Have a look as we walk through each of the features available in this stock application. Read More


The Weather Channel app updated with all-new iOS 7 design

By Cody Lee on Apr 24, 2014

The Weather Channel app has long been a favorite for iOS users. It provides fast, accurate information, and offers tons of features for the more serious weather watchers. In fact, the only complaint I’ve ever really heard about the app had to do with its decidedly dated design.

That changed this morning, though, as the app was updated with an all-new iOS 7-inspired look. It now features rounded, translucent UI elements and larger, sharper graphics. Users will also notice that the app is much faster thanks to a number of performance improvements… Read More


QuickWeather: Easily access current weather info from anywhere

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 17, 2014

QuickWeather is a recently released tweak that allows users to access current weather information from anywhere on the iPhone. By means of a handy Activator gesture, users can invoke QuickWeather from the Home screen, or while within an app.

QuickWeather a simple tweak with no settings to configure outside of its Activator gesture. Have a look at our video review after the break. Read More


Minimalist iPad weather app, Morning, now available for iPhone

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 11, 2014

Morning by Tamper, the beautiful weather app for the iPad and one of Apple’s App Store Best of 2013 apps, has been updated with native support for the iPhone. Now available in the App Store free to those who’ve purchased it, Morning version 1.5 brings its sleek, minimalist interface to the iPhone and iPod touch.

On the iPhone, Morning includes all the features of the iPad version, including more than two dozen UI themes.

On the iPad, this new version of Morning has also introduced a few new nice-to-haves, detailed after the jump… Read More


Yahoo updates Weather app with new animations, pull-to-refresh for photos and more

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 27, 2014

The reinvigorated Yahoo has updated its gorgeous Weather application for the iPhone and iPad, available free of charge in the App Store, with some noteworthy visual enhancements and feature improvements.

I’ve always absolutely loved how the app presents full-bleed photographs of chosen location(s), sourced from the Flickr community.

But, there was no way to browse through different photos of the same location. Starting today, you can now simply pull down on the image to load a new one, when possible. Another enhancements, straight from the design department: new animations for moon phases available as you scroll through details… Read More

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