As a resident of NYC, I find little use for the SF Climates iOS app that all of my San Francisco-based friends (read: social media whores) are boasting over today.
But a lot of you do live there, so you might find it useful. Let’s say you live in the Marina and for some reason need to go to the Dogpatch or vice versa but you’re unsure what the weather is like. Or maybe the grit of the Mission is getting to be a bit much and you want to hang out with a bunch of babies in Noe Valley. Do you pack a sweatshirt or put on shorts?
From personal inexperience, I’ve never been able to layer properly in San Francisco and this would have come in handy last week. Powered by Weather Underground, the free app boasts current temp, wind (speed and direction) and forecast for each of the City by the Bay’s 17 different microclimates (read: neighborhoods).
If only they’d launch one for NYC. *sigh*
Since the app has been in the wild for three weeks, there’s bound to be a few of you who have been using it. If so, have you found it useful?
SF Climates [Apple App Store]
Follow this link: SF Climates iOS App Offers Neighborhood Specific Weather Reports
There’s some new features for your document-crafting pleasure on Google Docs today. It starts with more fonts, but then there are loads of new templates, plus options for adding images from Google Drive, the LIFE Photo archive or webcam snapshots.
It’s all detailed in a blog post from Google, but here’s what you need to know – In order to add the new fonts, you need to click on the Font menu and then Add Fonts. Once you’ve selected the ones you want to add (with over 450 new ones, you’ll want to pare down your list a bit), they’ll show in your dropdown fonts menu.
Image support via the LIFE Photo archive is a pretty huge feature as well. The Google-hosted site boasts millions of images, free for non-commercial use. Combine that with the quick-add feature from your webcam, and better support for charts and spreadsheets and you’ve got some great editing features for better documents at every level.
Now take things a step further and consider Google’s recent addition of Docs to Google+ Hangouts. Google is, without any doubt, trying to push Docs and Drive further into everyone’s daily workflow.