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Google adds slick weather widget to iPhone and Android weather search

Has Google just killed the need for a separate weather app on your iPhone or Android device? Perhaps, with the launch of an app-like weather widget that's now the first hit when you search for 'weather' on the iPhone or Android. It provides most of what you need from at-a-glance weather information, with a five-day forecast for your current location, or a place of your choosing. But it also...

Is it raining in ... helps you answer one simple question

For a Web 2.0 application, Is it raining in ... follows the book pretty closely. It is: Minimalistic: This thing couldn't possibly be more bare-bones. There isn't a single image on the page. Simple: Just go to http://isitraining.in/ and type a city's name. It will try to figure out the country on its own. Nerd-friendly: The app URL format is very friendly, obviously meant to be used right...

Google Earth now displays real-time weather

Google Earth has always been a great way to explore the globe, but now you can use it to explore real-time rain and snow patterns, too. By enabling the new cloud layer and radar layer in Google Earth 5.2, you can track clouds and also see precipitation on a constantly updating radar. These features are only available in the latest version of the Google Earth desktop app; they are not in the...

YoWindow shows weather around the world with neat Flash animations

YoWindow is a nice weather application (and online tool). It takes the concept of "looking out the window" and stretches it a bit. A pastoral animated landscape reflects the current weather in your location, or in any other location that you select. The Web app correctly found my location. There's a slider on top of the image that you can drag to see the forecast (as well as past weather,...

Weatherbar updates, brings better weather info to your Windows 7 taskbar

It's only been a couple of weeks since I first wrote about weatherbar. The slick, free program integrates weather information into your Windows 7 taskbar (or Superbar, depending on how geeky you are). It looks like weatherbar's author took some of our commenter suggestions to heart in version 2 which is now available for download. What's new? You can now choose to display temperatures in...

WeatherBar puts the weather right in your Windows 7 Superbar

I've never been one to run sidebar gadgets on my desktop. If they're on top, they're usually covering something I need to see. If they're in back I forget about them entirely. The developer of WeatherBar had an interesting idea: why not take advantage of Windows 7's Superbar instead? Extract the zip file, launch WeatherBar, and enter your location. Within a few seconds the taskbar icon will...

Web app tells you what you should wear when running

My wife started running a little less than a year ago, and completed her first 1/2 marathon just last November. Before her recent running experience, I had completely underestimated what being a serious runner actually entails, both in terms of equipment and how complicated it can be to manage various weather types and routes. Most runners I've talked to will tell you that one of the more...

Bored with your weather app? Try Tom Scott's Star Wars Weather

I'm more of the "look out your window to find out what the weather's doing" type, but I have to admit...Tom Scott's Star Wars Weather page is just plain awesome. While I certainly don't need Tom's script to tell me weather in my home town is Hoth-like, it's a heck of a lot more fun than perusing the stodgy reports on the Weather Channel's site. I also hope he's wrong about me possibly having...

A bunch of fun and productivity-boosting gadgets for Windows 7

The number of gadgets for Windows 7, both made by Microsoft and third-party developers, has skyrocketed. Only a few months ago there was little choice and almost nothing worth calling home about -- but today, you're spoilt for choice! What you have here are a bunch of the most useful (or interesting) gadgets usable with your shiny-new OS, Windows 7. Note: If you're going to be installing...

WeatherPoke gives you weather alerts via Facebook

There are a lot of pointless apps on Facebook, but occasionally some useful information turns up on the site. WeatherPoke is one app that might actually tell you something you want to know, instead of more quizzes and top five lists. You can use it to display a local weather forecast on your page, publish the weather to your profile, or get alerts when the weather in your area turns bad. If...

Unleash nature's icy fury in Effing Hail - Time Waster

Hail can be a real bugger. In real life, we usually only have to put up with a few dents in our vehicles. In Effing Hail, on the other hand, the frozen menace is capable of a whole lot more destruction. The goal is to harness the power of wind to increase the size (and destructive force) of hailstones and redirect it toward various targets: homes, skyscrapers, planes, weather balloons,...

Umbrella today?

If you need to know what to prepare for weather-wise for the day, Umbrella Today? can help. I like to know weather basics - like if it's going to be hot or cold and if it's going to rain. I don't need an hour by hour forecast or really specific information to keep myself informed, so I found Umbrella Today? to be just about right. Basically when you arrive on the site, you are asked to enter...

EggJax: Five almost related web services in one

We're big fans of software that does one thing and does it well. But we also have a soft spot in our hearts for jack of all trades style applications. And EggJax almost falls into the latter category. Except we're not entirely sure why all of these trades are in the same package. Here are the five things you can do from the EggJax page: Reverse phone number lookup People finder (enter a...

Google Earth gets weather, new layer layout

Google has rolled out a few new layers for Google Earth and a redesigned layer menu to help keep them tidy. Major categories get their own heading, while sub-directories are folded into, well, subdirectories. For example, Google Earth 4.2 now includes a weather layer with sub-folders for clouds, radar, conditions and forecasts, and information. The clouds information is updated hourly with data...

Figure out when the surf's up with WindGuru

It's now safe to say, we've found a noble use for Dashboard: figuring out when the surf's up. WindGuru is a widget that offers one-glance reports on wind direction and speed--useful for figuring out when the waves are big and when they're just knee-high. This is particularly true in places where surfing is a twice-a-year luxury like on Lake Erie. Sadly, Lake Erie hasn't hit WindGuru's list of...