The complete guide to weather alerts on the iPhone

The complete guide to weather alerts on the iPhone

In the Northern Hemisphere we are in the depths of Winter and Spring will soon follow. At this time of the year, there are often severe thunderstorms and the possibility of tornadoes across the southern states or blizzards in the north. You can use your iPhone to gain advance warning and perhaps even life-saving information.

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Weather Underground adds personalized "Smart Forecasts" to iOS app

Weather Underground adds personalized "Smart Forecasts" to iOS app

Have you ever wished that you could make a standard weather app reflect your interests and lifestyle? That's the idea behind the new "Smart Forecasts" feature added today to the free Wunderground app (in-app purchases available). Powered by the over 200,000 personal weather stations that are part of the Weather Underground network (both Marty Edwards and I run personal weather stations), Smart Forecasts provide hyperlocal forecasts tailored to a number of outdoor activities.   

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Notable apps and app updates for December 18, 2015

Notable apps and app updates for December 18, 2015

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks for iOS and OS X. When you purchase an app listed in our daily Notable apps and app updates post, you're also helping to support Apple World Today. 

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Storm Apple Watch companion app: A great reason to set up your own weather station

Storm Apple Watch companion app: A great reason to set up your own weather station

Weather nerds unite! There's now a compelling reason to have not only your own weather station (you do have one, don't you?), but an Apple Watch as well. Weather Underground's Storm app now has an Apple Watch companion you can use to see conditions at your station or one nearby with a few taps.

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Weather Underground's Storm app packs maximum data into a simple UI

Weather Underground's Storm app packs maximum data into a simple UI

I've been a fan of the Weather Underground website since almost the first day it was available, so it's not surprising that I've become an even bigger fan of the apps that the company has created. Whether it's the self-named Weather Underground app, Wundermap (both free with in-app purchases) or my favorite on the iPad -- WunderStation (free) -- I find myself passing over most other weather applications and focusing on those from WU. Today, the company released a new universal iOS app called Storm (free with in-app purchases), so let's take a look at the offering in a short video:

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