Wednesday, February 10, 2010

App-solutely Fabulous

You’ve been there before:

Feeling that 3 p.m. lull at the office and need a caffeine pick-me-up?
Order a frap for that.

Getting a chill from the cool evening breeze?
Wear a wrap for that.

And for staying on top of your crazy-busy life, there are tons of cool apps for that. We asked a few of Honolulu’s best multi-taskers to tell us their favorites.

Lei ChicWho: Ara Laylo, lead singer of avant-garde new age band, Clones of the Queen, playing at this month’s Art After Dark
App: Ghost Radar
Why: If there’s a ghost in the room, for 99 cents this app will let you know. It apparently uses sensors to detect electromagnetic fields, vibrations and sounds that could be paranormal activity.

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Who: Matt Bruening, local fashion designer
App: Mobile
Why: This free app lets me watch fashion shows, read trend reports, and gather inspiration for my own designs.

Lei ChicWho: Lora Nakai, owner of Heaven on Earth Spa
App: Siri Virtual Personal Assistant
Why: With a business and a family, an on-hand assistant makes life so much easier. This app takes any address and gives me a complete list of nearby businesses, like a post office or a specific restaurant. If I want to get Chinese food for dinner, it tells me just where to find it.

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Who: Brandon Reid, owner of Chinatown hotspot Manifest Hawaii
App: Shazam
Why: When I’m at the club and hear a jam that I like, I just hold up my phone and this app finds the name of the song for me. It’s free and keeps me on top of what’s hot in music.

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Who: “Miss Chanel” Moke Puha, on-air talent at 93.1 The Zone
App: My 24
Why: All you do is type in what 24 Hour Fitness location you want, and the entire class schedule from Pilates to cycling classes pops up for that day and the next.




Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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