By Teresa Hanafin
By: Gigwalk Inc.
Platforms: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android
Should you get it? If you have time on your hands and want to make a little extra money.
Sounds like a great match: Companies need research done to help them run their businesses, and lots of people can use some pocket change to help with expenses. That's the business model of Gigwalk, a mobile app where companies post "gigs" they need done, people apply, get accepted, do the gig, and get paid.
When you're a newbie, the gigs you are offered are low pay: $3, $5, $8. But the more gigs you do - and do well - the more lucrative the gigs are that you will be offered.FULL ENTRY
By Damon Kiesow
Reviewing: NBC Olympics Live Extra
Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android
Tested on: iPhone 4G / iPad 3
Should you get it? Maybe, if you are a cable TV subscriber.
As stories of #NBCFail bounce around Twitter, it is fair to point out that the broadcaster is at least trying to provide comprehensive live coverage of the Olympics.
The good news: if you want to watch the "Men's Skeet Final" live on your tablet or smartphone, you can with the NBC Olympics Live Extra app. In fact, this morning I counted 20 different live streams available on my iPad - from basketball to volleyball and everything in-between.FULL ENTRY
By Elizabeth Comeau
Reviewing: Hal Higdon Half Marathon Novice 1
Available on: Android, iPhone
Should you get it? Maybe
When I decided I was going to run a half-marathon, the first thing I did was research training plans. Having never run a half before, I needed something that would guide me through the process, help keep me motivated, and, most importantly, keep track of my workouts.
After speaking with several friends who have run marathons, I found the Hal Higdon running apps.
If you don't know who Higdon is, he has written more than 30 books (most on running), run in the Olympic Trials eight times, and finished 111 marathons (his first was Boston in 1959).
The app claims it will have you ready for a half marathon in just 12 weeks, taking you from running two to three miles all the way up to running 10 miles a week before your race.FULL ENTRY