Your App Lady – The Podcast Episode 8: Scanners for your Smartphone, Duck Robots for Kids with Cancer, and How to Easily Identify the Song You’re Listening To

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Show Notes

Series 1 Episode 8

Welcome to series 1 episode 8 of the Your App Lady Podcast!

I am Betsy Furler and I am Your App Lady.

I am a wife, mother to two boys, a Product Designer, business owner and speech pathologist. I’m also an app addict.

Join me as I talk about my favorite subject: Apps.  And I may also occasionally talk about my kids, my work and the rest of my life.

On each episode, I’ll talk about recent tech news, recommend apps that I use myself and leave you with a great tech tip.

Tech News 

AFLAC’s toy robot for kids facing cancer is the smartest toy of all!

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I love this duck robot that is made specifically for kids who are battling cancer.

AFLAC designed the duck to help kids cope. The duck has emoji patches that change the duck’s expression and the child can give the duck an IV.

The duck will also quack and cuddle with the child. One of the emoji patches is a rocket ship. It will take the child to their “happy place” making the environmental sounds from that environment such as a rainforest, garden or amusement park.

App of the Week: Scanner Pro by Readdle 

Available for iPhone and iPad.

Also: Tiny Scanner by Appxy

A scanner app on your phone is one of the most convenient apps you can have. I use Scanner Pro but know many people who are happy with Tiny Scanner – Tiny Scanner is available for Android and iPhones/iPads.

I use Scanner Pro frequently to get paperwork into a digital form and on to my phone.

I use this for business papers, handouts at conferences, medical records, baseball schedules, class lists etc. These papers are then stored on my phone and I can find them easily. I always scan my son’s school schedule with his locker number and combination at the beginning of each year. Then I have the schedule if I need to get him out of class or need to put something in his locker. It is also convenient when you need to sign and return a form.

School permission forms can be scanned and then signed in an app like PDFExpert and emailed right back to the teacher. If you want a copy of a friend’s recipe or photo, it’s easy to scan it.

A scan is much clearer than a photo and the corners can be squared so if you then print it, it will look like a copy and not like a photo.

Tech Tip

Identify Songs In An Instant.

You no longer need an app like Shazam to identify songs.

Siri, Google Now or Cortana can identify songs for you.

Just activate your virtual assistant and ask her to name the song.

For example, I said “Siri, what song is playing?” And she answered correctly. It was “Come Alive” from The Greatest Showman. I’m still obsessed!

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