The iPhone and iPad are marvelous electronic marvels and anyone who owns one or both can attest to how they can make their lives more productive and fun.
You can use your iDevices for surfing the web, making phone calls, and shopping online, but there is so much more that you can do with them if you download some apps that are available from the hundreds of thousands of titles on the iTunes App Store.
But there are so many of them how can you tell the good ones from the bad ones? You could download each app, but going through a few hundred thousand apps isn’t feasible, not to mention your life will come to a standstill if you attempt doing this.
Fortunately for us, the Internet is full of reviews on the best apps out there. We’ve compiled a short list of top 5 apps according to this information so you can make up your mind what’s best for you. More...
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...
In a perfect world no one would have to worry about viruses, Trojan Horses, worms, and other assorted nasties that slowdown or damage Android phones, but the reality of the matter is that these things are out there and are waiting for hapless victims to enter their snares.
The good news is that you can protect your Android devices from this malware by downloading one of many free anti-virus programs from various tech and download sites on the Internet.
We’ll go over two of the most popular anti-virus programs and show you what they can do to make your Android safer. 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...
iPhones are a great deal of fun; you can make phone calls, send text messages, surf the web, listen to tunes, watch videos, and play games. We’ve already covered top Android games recently so it’s only fair to give Apple some equal face time too.
Instead of covering the more well-known games that virtually everyone has on their iPhones such as Angry Birds, Temple Run or Words with Friends, we’ll go off the beaten track a bit and list games that you may have missed. So hang on and here we go!
Arcade and casual games
If you’re looking for quick and easy games that can be learned in a matter of seconds but can keep your interest for hours, you’ve just arrived at the Arcade Zone. Here are some of our picks: More...
For all Android lovers, Google Play, formerly known as the Android Market Place, is the lifeline for downloading music, videos, games, and apps. The number of Android apps has grown tremendously over the past few years and now numbers over 700,000. That’s a lot of apps!
But with so many to choose from and many of them duplicating each other, which apps should you install on your Android devices to improve them? We’ve made a short list of five of our favorites and checked it twice.
The following apps were selected for their ability to perform their tasks well, ease of use, features, style, and overall ease of getting things done. 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...