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Apps

Two Great Golf Apps that Will Help Improve Your Game

Linkside love: GolfLogix (left) and Everyday Golf Coach can help improve your game

Improve your game with technology. Golf apps can help you master specific courses and your swing. GolfLogix (pictured on the left) allows players to zoom in on individual holes and hazards. Among the international database of courses are the Muskoka Highlands, Parry Sound Golf & Country Club, Deerhurst Lakeside course, Muskoka Bay Club and the Lake Joseph Club. Everyday Golf Coach (on the right) is from PGA pro Noel Rousseau and features 32 videos that focus on your swing. A Swing Analyzer function allows you to diagnose specific issues, while videos for your iPhone and iPad help you to apply specific principles. Everyday Golf Coach is available for iPhone, and GolfLogix is available for BlackBerry, Droid, iPhone, Palm and most other devices.

 

Our 5 Favourite Skiing Apps

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Hot Shopping: There’s an App for That

Check out the Natalie MacLean Wine Picks & Pairings app.

Next time you’re standing in the LCBO and debating which wine will be a hit at your dinner party, whip out your smartphone and simply snap a picture of the bar code. The new Natalie MacLean Wine Picks & Pairings free mobile app comes from the Ottawa editor of Ontario’s largest wine website. One click gives you access to tasting notes, scores, and food pairings, as well as allows you to search 150,000 wines at the LCBO. See her website to download.

Eat St.: Find a Food Cart With This App

The rise of the food cart as a gourmet eatery continues, although in Canada, Toronto feels dismally behind the rest of North America compared to Vancouver. For all of you who gastronomical explorers looking for the closest cuisine on the go, the Eat St. app will use your location to link you in to nearby food carts. Click on the individual suggestions and you’ll be given a map, a link to their Twitter, a menu, their hours and a profile that may link to the food cart’s website or Facebook in case you want more info. You can also “like” carts so that other users will know they’re popular, or add a cart if you don’t see it listed.

Keep in mind when searching for nearby carts, many of these aren’t stationary, they’re on the move around the city, so it’s best to use the link to the cart’s twitter feed where the most up-to-date location info is usually posted.

Eat St. also has its own show on the Food Network airing Fridays at 9:00 p.m. EST/PST, which checks out food carts all over North America.

The app: Eat St.
Cost: Free
Where to buy: The iTunes Canada App store.

TripIt: Organize Your Trip With This Useful App

This travel organizer takes all of your reservations and puts them in one place — restaurants, hotels, flights, and more. You simply forward your reservation emails and it recognizes the relevant information and sorts, providing maps and directions, and contact information for where you’re going if you need to get a hold of someone easily. A Pro version ($49 per year) is available as well, and it offers extras like flight alerts, alternate flight options, and tracks your travel points.

It’s attracted considerable buzz: Named on Travel + Leisure‘s 2011 list of Best Travel Websites & Apps, Fortune’s 2011 list of Best 5 Apps for Business, and PC Magazine‘s 2010 list of Top 40 Free iPhone Apps.

The app: TripIt
Cost: Free
Where to buy: iTunes Canada app store.