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Fresh Android Apps for Mar. 25: Aix Weather Widget, CSPI Chemical Cuisine

by Ian Black

Get a new perspective on the weather (Aix Weather Widget) and find out what you’re really having for dinner (Chemical Cuisine).

Aix Weather Widget (Free)

I’m hoping this weather widget shows something other than snow. I’ve had enough of that this winter.

Aix displays weather in a unique way – an XY graph. Each cell on the Y-axis is a millimeter of rain. The X-axis shows the hours in the day. Icons above show you the predicted cloud cover at that time. You end up with a line graph that gives you a gut feeling.

Remember – when you download Aix Weather Widget it won’t appear as an app on your app screen. It’s a widget that you add to your home screen directly.

CSPI Chemical Cuisine ($0.99)

Food labels are great for giving us a sense of what’s really inside the can or box, but they can be scary too.

Use Chemical Cuisine to look up the ingredients that sound like part of a laboratory experiment. You get an explainer article that describes what the chemical is, where it comes from, what it is used for, and any known issues regarding its use in food.

I dare you to use the app for a day without heading to the organic grocery store or deciding to plant your own garden.

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