App Highlight: World Clock – Time Zones App from TimeAndDate.com

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Almost all you know the famous Time resource site online called Timeanddate.com, well they are also now in the Windows 8 Store. Unfortunately we missed their debut in the Store on May 2nd, they obviously escaped our radar, our apologies for that. Still we are glad to bring you their App highlights. Timeanddate.com is the goto site when you’re dealing with International Time zone questions. Like when is your arrival time in that particular country in relation to your own time-zone, or when is that Microsoft online event scheduled in your local London time? Believe me, calculating that each time from your head can be of an headache, or better still, chance that you miscalculate and miss that important appointment. So, we are glad of the services Timeanddate.com provides to the community. And now that they have an app in the Store, which is even better for when you’re offline.

Here is the full description of the app in the Store; note that long list of features. Really nice.

Description

Do you normally check the time for multiple cities around the world? Are you tired of converting the time difference between cities? The World Clock-Time Zones app can help you organize your favorite cities so that you can easily find out the correct local time, as well as get the most relevant time zone information about the city.

Features

  • • Accurate times, synchronized with timeanddate.com.
  • • Large selection of cities from around the world to pick from.
  • • Sunrise / Sunset times.
  • • DST start and end times.
  • • Full support for Desktop and Tablet.
  • • Snapped view, so you can see your clocks whilst you work on something else.
  • • Fullscreen mode, showing a large clock of the city of choice.
  • • Quick access to some of timeanddate services, allowing you to quickly plan a meeting or event, create countdowns, check the weather, check moon phases, and find dialling codes.
  • • Automatic database updating.
  • • Upgrade available with:
  • • – Live Tile
  • • – Time adjustment (including meeting planner style notifications)
  • • – No adverts
  • • – Renaming clocks
  • • – Customize color of clocks
  • • – Show sun state on clocks

Specifics:

Price: Free
Avg Rating: 3.3/5
Total Ratings: 73
Publisher: TIME AND DATE AS
Category: Productivity
Size: 2.2 MB
Age rating: 12+
Download Link: World Clock – Time Zones

Screenshots:

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Source: Windows Store

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TimeCrunch–A Time Recorder App for your Day Job

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Here’s to all Self-Employed people out there. If you bill by the hour, or your Boss is siting on your shoulders demanding breakdown of your hours for projects, well this is for your. TimeCrunch is a Timesheet app, allowing your to record your workday activities. Those of you that deal with this kind of situation know the pain it takes to be diligent in recording hours as it places an extra administrative burden on you, especially if you have a lot of projects you have to spread your days on. That is where Time keeping apps like this come in. To allow you to simply record you hours with as small fuss as possible, and give you extensive reporting ability. Following is quoting Luppes Consulting, the app’s Dev:

Description
TimeCrunch is the ideal way to track your time if you bill by the hour and work on multiple projects for multiple customers.  It gives you a simple way to enter in your time at the end of the day, then lots of ways to report on what you worked.  You can get reports by project, by day, summaries by week or month, and more. You can see at a glance how many hours you’ve worked this week or this month.  If you are looking for a simple way to track your time, this is it!

Features
Stores data on your device
Backup/Restore Capability
Lots of Reports
Share Reports via Email
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If you have a Day job, you’ll definitely need an app like this, so what are you waiting for? Download the app now via the Source link below, it costs nothing; for now.

Source: Windows Store

Star Chart – Solar System Explorer Update and a 75% Discount!

Star Chart, a massively popular astronomy app on Windows 8 has another major update, which adds the ability to explore the solar system in a very cool way! It also ads real time planetary positions of Earth and all other planets in our solar system. So, the position of the planets you see when using the app will correspond to their theoretical position at the date and time set on your PC. Of course, you can fast forward or rewind time and observe the orbit and rotation of the planets react It’s very cool! Check out the screenshots below for a visual representation of the new features.

Also, this week, the week of Thanksgiving and Black Friday, Star Chart is 75% off of its original price. The app is six dollars, but at the time of this writing, you can get it for one and a half dollars. If you want to get it, now is a great time! Anyway, here’s some screenshots that I took. Below that, I included the developer’s description and a download link for your convenience. Enjoy!

Screenshots

With this new update, we can now have a closer look at each of the planets. This is Earth, but you can see more planets to choose from on your left.

Here, we are looking at the moon. You can pinch to zoom or rotate with your finger. Yes, it works with the mouse as well.

You can zoom out and see the solar system as a whole. Try fast forwarding time and watch the orbit around the sun at super speed.

Here’s another neat little feature. You can play “movies”, which basically adds horizontal film strips on your screen and automatically pans around the solar system for a lean-back experience. Turn off your lights and enjoy! :)

Description

*** Special Discount this week only. Over 75% off! ***
Explore the wonders of the Solar System with Star Chart, the definitive star gazing and astronomy app. From our own star – the Sun, to the moons of Jupiter and rings of Saturn, Star Chart gives you a virtual window into the visible universe.
Make the most of your powerful Windows 8 Augmented Reality enabled device and hold it up to the sky. Star Chart will tell you exactly what you are looking at! Augmented Reality (AR) mode is available on tablets, laptops & devices with accelerometer and digital magnetometer sensors.
Alternatively, explore the universe from the comfort of your desktop to learn about the wonders of our solar system and beyond. Visit the planets, explore their rings and moons, learn about the constellations, discover majestic Messier objects, and travel both forwards and backwards in time.
Using state of the art GPS technology, an accurate 3D universe and the latest high-tech sensor functionality, Star Chart calculates – in real time – the current location of every star, planet and moon visible from Earth and shows you precisely where they are; even in broad daylight!
Want to know what that bright star is called? Point your AR device at it – you might just find out it’s a planet!
Want to know how the night sky appears to people on the other side of the earth? Well just point your AR device down!
Want to know where your star sign is in the sky? Star Chart will tell you all this and much more.
So point your Windows 8 AR device at the sky and see what’s out there!
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Escape Velocity and Escapist Games will update Star Chart regularly, so please send us your feedback and feature requests to scwin@escapistgames.com

Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/StarChart
Visit the Star Chart website: http://www.starchart.info
View Star Chart tours: http://www.starchart.tv
Follow Star Chart on Twitter: StarChartApp – twitter.com/StarChartApp
Also follow our latest developments: twitter.com/EscapistGames

Features

  • Explore our beautifully rendered Planets, Moons, Rings, Stars, Constellations, Messier objects and much much more.
  • Just point and view. Hold your Windows 8 AR enabled device up to the night sky and peer directly into the universe.
  • Sit back and enjoy tours of all the planets, as Star Chart shows you views of our Solar System that you have never seen before.
  • Shift forwards and backwards in time by up to 10,000 years.
  • Share your beautiful screen captures, astronomical discoveries and night sky viewing with your friends, with the help of Windows 8 Share.
  • A powerful and dynamic search function lets you search the entire night sky, utilising the new Windows 8 Search.
  • Supports dynamic device orientation viewing. Allows you to view the night sky with your Windows 8 screen at any angle.
  • Accurately depicts all the stars of the northern and southern hemispheres up to magnitude +10 – a total of over 120,000 stars!
  • Explore all the planets of the Solar System, their moons, our Sun and our Moon.
  • Features all 88 constellations, with intricate constellation imagery based on the beautiful artwork by 15th century astronomer Johannes Hevelius.
  • Includes a complete re-mastered and high quality Messier catalogue of exotic deep sky objects.
  • Select anything in the sky and get facts on what you are looking at, including distance, brightness and exact position in the sky.
  • Very powerful zoom function lets you view the sky in extra detail.

 

Download Now: Star Chart

First Temporal Anomaly Experience

Yesterday, I experienced for the first time in my life a typical Temporal (Time-space) phenomena. My car tried to occupy the same space at the same time with another car. Of course, I tried to stop it from breaking nature’s rule, but it kept going due to low-coefficient of friction on the road as a result of ice. Nature abhors breaking its rules, therefore it resolved the situation, the result is that matter was converted into energy (heat and sound) with matter coalescing into each other, and piece of cars flying off at tangential trajectories.

It was a jarring experience, but thank God I was kept safe by the belt. My internal organs however were travelling at the same speed as the car, so they had to come to halt suddenly as the car; rather discomforting. Now I know how it felt to have an accident. Its an experience I intend to avoid at all cost in the future.

–McAkins