Cool apps for the hot summer

With summer in full swing, temperatures are heating up and so are barbecue grills. Keep your hungry guests salivating with the Weber Grills app. This app is good for the culinary clueless, according to Tom's Guide Staff writer Cherlynn Low.

She says the app will guide you with what to do with meats, how long to leave the meat on the grill, and what recipes to use. Over 75 mouth-watering recipes will keep things hot on the grill and on the table. Grocery shopping lists and detailed cooking instructions guide the way to tantalizing taste buds. And there are over 60 guides with tips and techniques that will help keep your fire burning.

Even on an overcast day, up to 87 percent of the sun's rays can penetrate through clouds, fog, and mist. That is why knowing the UV index every day is important. The Environmental Protection Agency's UV Index app offers you everything you need. Just type in your ZIP code and get the UV index for your area. There is an hourly index as well as suggestions for UV protection. That is great information to help you plan outdoor activities and to keep you sun-wise.

Now on the flip side, if you're a tanning titan like me, then check out TANtastic app. This app helps you plan your tan according to the UV index. There are suggestions on how to protect your skin from burning, weather forecasts for the upcoming week, and even a stopwatch and timer to alert you when to flip over, take a break, or call it a day. That feature alone makes TANtastic fantastic.

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