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Watch TV via iPad with this great new app, and get in shape without breaking the bank with this collection of apps. The folks at Fitbit have a new virtual tool to help you achieve your fitness goals. And get streaming songs while on the road in these select vehicles.
Comcast subscribers can now take their TV to go with a new app specifically for iPad. With a set-top box called the AnyPlay, unveiled at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, iPad users can tap into their Xfinity Internet service to watch live TV. The app offers free On Demand movies and TV shows, too. Right now, the AnyPlay is available at no cost to Xfinity HD Triple Play customers who live in Denver and Nashville. The company says it plans to expand to more markets over the next few months.
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Hot Body Yoga has some new additions, letting you heal your mind and body on the cheap. And you’ll never worry about leaving home without your shopping list – Women’s Health has a free app that lets you build a health-conscious list of things to buy the next time you go to the grocery store. There are other low-priced apps from the magazine, including smoothie recipes based on fitness goals, and get fit apps for $1.99 or less.
Men’s Health also offers fitness apps for iPhone and Android, starting at $1.99.
Speaking of physical fitness, the folks at Fitbit have a new way to help you track your progress as you tone up and slim down. OnSale told you about the Fitbit tracking device that logs your calories and hours at rest, but now it has a virtual scale that tracks weight, body mass index (BMI), and body fat percentage with its new Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale.
The Aria tracks all that information, and syncs it with a user’s Fitbit account online. And, for extra motivation, users have the option of sharing their progress with their friends. You can also take Fitbit with you by downloading the app to your iPhone, Android, or Windows phone. The Fitbit Aria comes in black or white, costs $129.95, and is now available for pre-order.
Streaming music service MOG gives listeners free access to unlimited songs. And now, the company is bringing its services to select Honda and Subaru vehicles. With a little help from JVC and Aha, MOG’s music will be featured in future Honda and Subara models via the Aha Mobile entertainment platform. It’s the second time in the past few months that MOG has ventured onto the open road. In mid-November, the company brought streaming sounds to BMW and Mini models. If you don’t plan on buying any of those new cars anytime soon, don’t worry – you can still enjoy the offerings at MOG via your home stereo system, your computer, and your mobile phone.
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