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Phone Flicks App

By Bob on May 18, 2010 6:00 AM

If you're a Netflix subscriber you really need to check out the Phone Flicks app for your iPhone.

This great new app isn't "officially" associated with Netflix, but it's a very easy way to manage your Netflix queue and Instant queue while adding movies to both.  

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Charlotte and I love Netflix and its Instant "Play Now" feature. 


Our only gripe is that there's no on-screen menu that allows you to add movies to your Instant queue. You have to go to your computer - log in to Netflix - and add them online. It's a hassle.


Phone Flicks allows you to organize your Instant queue on the go - without the trouble of going to the computer and logging in to your Netflix account. Put the app on your iPhone and you can search, browse and get movie recommendations in 23 categories.


The app is simple to navigate. Easy to use. And our favorite - FREE.


My favorite ATC (Ain't That Cool) feature is the "New Instant" category that alerts you to the latest movies available for instant viewing. Netflix is constantly adding new films to its Instant lineup and there's always something worth adding to your queue.


Spoiler Alert. This app is addictive.


In researching this review I added Diane Keaton's, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, Nick Cage's, Wild at Heart and the second season of Party Down without turning on my laptop. This weekend is shaping up to be a good one.


It'll be a good one for you too, when you download Phone Flicks free from the iPhone App Store.  

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Diabetes-Friendly Chicken Burrito Bowl

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By Laura Cipullo and Lisa Mikus, authors of Everyday Diabetes Meals
Image credit: Colin Erricson

Prepare your own Mexican quick fix with this Chipotle-inspired bowl. Carbs are moderated by filling the bowl with beans, extra veggies and chicken. No need for rice, since the beans count as carbs.


If you love tomatoes, increase the quantity to 1/2 cup, but note that the carbohydrates will also increase.

If preparing this recipe for one person, cut all of the ingredients in half. Or simply prepare the full recipe up to the end of step 2 and store leftover chicken and vegetable-bean mixture in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through, and continue with step 3.

Health Bite: The iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc in black beans help to keep bones strong and healthy.

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