Movable Weather Radar for the iPhone and iPod Touch

Finally a solution for an animated weather radar.  (thanks Zaphu)  There currently two applications that can do just this, but it requires a nominal fee of $0.99.  With the current reviews nearing the low 2 stars, I'm a little hesitant.  The author of Radar-In-Motion has mentioned that he will accommodate the quirks that others have been complaining about which might make it worth it later on.  


iWeathr is the best radar app for the iPhone that I have found so far. Navigate to and locate your nearest radar location. Note that you won’t be entering the city where you live but rather the location of a radar installation. For help finding the nearest one to you go here. This implementation allows both rotation and zooming in - very nice!

Another nifty weather iPhone web application can be found at It's a basic forecasting web-app but all that more powerful and simple.

*Update: kurt mentioned below that he prefers for it's simplicity and the mass information that is displayed on the iPhone screen for that particular location. I have to say that it definitely does show great information, but the moving map on is the basic one that is hosted by the government's weather website: which is the one that prefer using when scoping out the weather prior to flying. Thanks for the comments!

Opera Mini 4.1b & JVM for Treo 650/700p/750/755 (part 2)

Due to the overwhelming flood of requests, I have posted a direct download for the Java Virtual Machine PRC file on my webserver.  Now you will be able to download the install file directly to your mobile Palm device enabling instant satisfaction.  You'll also be able to enjoy a more complete mobile HTML browsing experience with Opera Mini. 


I've been using Opera Mini 4.1 beta for a little while now and all the little upgrades that they did over 4.0 are definitely worth the trial.  Get it now at

Below is an excerpt directly from their website.  Happy Mobile Browsing!

New in Opera Mini 4.1 beta


Now even faster

Prior to this release, we upgraded our servers and Opera Mini now receives your requested Web pages up to 50% faster. So you can now access sites like Facebook, BBC, and any of your other favorite Web sites even faster, with Desktop-like speeds.


Find things faster

Even though scrolling to your Web content is already easy with Opera Mini, the new Opera Mini 4.1 beta lets you search for text within a Web page so you can get to the information you need even quicker than before.


Get to your Web sites faster

Now you can stop wasting time typing in full Web addresses more than once while browsing. When typing Web addresses, Opera Mini 4.1 beta will recognize and suggest completions for you based on your Bookmarks and browsing history, making address input faster, easier and much more intuitive.