The app works best when you are on the Interstate. Obviously, if you are the driver, you need to pay attention to the road so this app works best when used by someone in the passenger seat. Start the app and iExit figures out which Interstate you are on and which direction you are headed, and then it displays a list of the upcoming exits. This main screen gives you lots of information such as the exit number, how far away you are from the exit, and an icons to indicate what is available at each exit. As you get very close to an exit, it starts to fade away, and then when you pass that exit it disappears and the others move up — animation that is both fun and useful.
Read Jeff’s complete review of this super useful app here.
Jeff Richardson: I often have trouble finding enough outlets when I travel. Hotel rooms will frustratingly only provide a single wall outlet near a desk, with one of the two outlets already occupied by the desk lamp. It is starting to become easier to find power outlets in airports, but you can still often find only a single outlet available for your use. One solution is to use a power strip, but those are typically too large to take with you with you travel. The Outlets To Go Power Strip from Monster seeks to provide a solution for travelers, and after seeing Tampa attorney Katie Floyd call it her favorite travel accessory, I purchased one from Amazon before I headed to Chicago for ABA TECHSHOW last month. I have since used it on several business trips. It has worked well for me and I can recommend it.
The device features two outlets on each side that are spaced far enough apart that you should not have a problem with even larger power adapters. If you are plugging in three of four devices at once it can be a little awkward to have things plugged in on both sides, but it works, and designing the power strip this way keeps it as small as possible.
Read Jeff’s entire review of this useful accessory, with photos.
Click here to get Outlets To Go Power Strip from Amazon ($9.49).
At ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago, Brett Burney, Chad Burton, Reid Trautz and Jeff Richardson presented the 2014 installment of 60 Apps in 60 Minutes. They highlighted a variety of apps including some great new apps, some perennial favorites, and some that were thrown in mostly for the entertainment value. Here is a the full list. Many apps are free, but note that some of those require subscriptions or can have extra fees associated with them (e.g. the WestlawNext and Lexis Advance apps). All of them are worth taking a look at.