GeekWire Radio: Favorite apps, a crossword challenge, and why John’s mom is switching to the Mac

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Sallie Cook and Adam Tratt

This week on the GeekWire radio show, we talk about some of our favorite apps and catch up with two of our favorite guests.

Joining us in the studio are Adam Tratt, the CEO of Seattle startup HaikuDeck, maker of the popular presentation and slideshow creation software for the iPad and the web; and Sallie Cook, the mom of GeekWire’s John Cook, who returns to the studio for her annual report on how she’s using technology — a great reality check from outside the tech industry.

After getting an update on HaikuDeck in the first segment, we share some of our favorite apps in the second and third segments. Here’s the rundown …

Adam Tratt’s favorite location and traffic apps: GlympseWaze

Ride-sharing apps: Lyft, Uber, Sidecar, Flywheel

Kid’s apps: Endless Alphabet, Kindle Free Time

Novel use of 3D technology: Glasses.com for Android, iPhone and iPad

Weather apps/sites: Dark Sky for iPhone and iPad and doescliffmassthinkitsgoingtosnow.com

Crosswords: Words with Friends and Scrabble for iPad.

(Also check out Puzzazz, including a new puzzle book that features GeekWire in a clue.)

Two of Todd’s all-time favorites: ClearTune and Stitcher

And in the raucous final segment, Sallie and Adam challenge each other to a Words with Friends duel (stay tuned for details!) and we give Sallie some advice on her plan to switch from Windows to Mac.

Listen to the show via the audio player below or this MP3 file.

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