It’s happened to most of us; we’ve just charged our phones and the next day, the battery level is almost down to nothing, even though we hardly used it to make calls.
And woe is to anyone who forgets to charge their phone the night before; you’ll be cut off from your friends, associates, and family until the little bugger is charged up. You may even have a spare charger at work, but who hasn’t left their phone behind in a hurry to get home?
One cool solution to extend the battery life of your phone is to install one of the many battery status or battery saver apps that are out there for iOS and Android phones.
We’ll go over what they basically do and list a few of them for you to check out. More...
Not everything on your phone is necessary or useful. Bloatware is an example of this—programs that are preloaded on your phone by your wireless carrier that takes up valuable storage space on your device.
But there are some apps that are essentially “useless” but are either entertaining or fun. We’ve rounded up a few of these so you can play with them. But don’t expect them to add to your productivity, because they won’t.
These are simple apps that can fool your gullible friends or family into thinking that you have an advanced identity protection system on your phone. Some of these apps mimic an ID scanner while others can “predict” your mood according to your fingerprint.
Amazingly enough, while these apps are just jokes and don’t really work, some users review these apps and complain that they don’t really scan their fingerprints. We pause to give everyone a chance to say, “Really?”
Fingerprint scanner apps are available for free or a nominal charge of 99 cents. More...
If you own a mobile phone, the odds that you have taken a picture with it, at least once, is virtually guaranteed. In the real world, mobile phones have overtaken the use of “real” cameras for everyday picture taking tasks because of their ease of operation and mobility.
In the early days of mobile phone cameras, all you could do was snap a picture. But the mobile phones of today have onboard software that allows you to edit your photos, adjust for color, and many other things to improve your images.
But there are other things that you can do with your photos by downloading special photo apps that can take your pictures to the next level with special effects, backgrounds, animation or even a bit of humor. We’ll take a look at a few of our favorites and let you know what they can do. More...
By Frank Ling
There are enough apps to browse through on the iTunes store to kill more than a few hours of work productivity. Uh, not me of course, just some people I know. Apps are the lifeblood of our beloved iLife, and they do everything from help our everyday lives to entertain us endlessly. Don’t waste your time searching for the perfect app, though. These three apps will get you playing, watching and following with pleasure and style: More...