iPhone App Reviews – Top 5 iPhone Apps of 2013

top 5 iphone apps

There are more than one million apps on the App Store. There is an app for everything these days, literally. The common perception is that the gaming apps are the most popular ones. But that is not necessarily the case. You’ll be surprised to see how many non-gaming apps are frequently used by people.

To get the most out of some of these apps you’ll need a fairly powerful device. As iPhone is sort of a given, I would like to provide an Android alternate for Android users.  Therefore, look no further than the Nexus 5 which performed extremely on the GFXbench tests earlier in the year and considering its affordable price point, it is ideal for both casual and hardcore mobile phone gamers.

Top 5 iPhone Apps of 2013

Here we go, here are the top five:

Afterlight

Afterlight is a photo editing app that allows the iPhone users to crop, rotate and edit photos. There is an advance set of tools such as filters, gradients, color shades, bordering and texturing etc. The good thing about this app is that it can turn an ordinary photo into an artistic one. You can get this amazing app just for 99 cents.

afterlight app

Duolingo

Duolingo was recently nominated as “app of the year” by Apple. It is a teaching app that allows users to learn new languages. At the moment there are five languages it can teach: German, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese. There is both verbal and visual assistance provided to the users. And remarkably enough, this app is free!

duolingo app

Temple Run 2

You probably knew that this app would make the list. Even though it is a free app, it is the most widely played iPhone game in the world. Great graphics, adrenaline rush, skill, hand-eye coordination – this game will push your limits. Based on the sample principle of collecting coins and trying not to fall or get hit by objects, this game has been treating iPhone and Android users the day it came out.

temple run 2

Venmo

Venmo is another creative app that addresses a very common problem: retrieval of small loans you give to your friends. Don’t worry about that $5 you lent! This app enables users to connect their checking account with the app and pay money with a click or a ‘touch’ would be more appropriate. The best part is that there is no processing fee for Venmo, the transactions are completely free! The app is not only about payments, one can also use it for “recovery”. The app sends reminders to your friends, family and coworkers to send your money. And hold onto your hats: Venmo is a free app.

venmo app

ThirdLove

ThirdLove is another example like Venmo of a small technology solving a real life issue. When ordering clothes online, there is always a threat that the clothes won’t fit. This is lingerie making company’s app that allows woman to send pictures so the appropriate bra-size can be determined. It is another useful app that is free. However, since the company that owns the app is an online store, they make money when you purchase anything from them.

thirdlove app

New Gadgets in 2012 – What to Expect?

Ice Cream Sandwich - one of the new gadgets in 2012

Tech geeks nowadays hunt for the list of new gadgets in 2012, as speculations reveal that the 2012 gadgets are some awesome deals that one can never miss this year. Just now, the year has begun, and so far, the happenings in the world of technology suggest us that the year 2012 will see people getting to the next level in terms of technology. Whether it is mobile phones, or the laptops, or the new sensational tablets, or the cameras, or other gadgets like operating systems and gaming devices, the year 2012 seems to have many in store for the technology lovers and users. Based on the speculations and the wish lists of geeks and tech critics, here are the 15 gadgets that come under the most anticipated list of new gadgets in 2012!

1) Google Ice Cream Sandwich

Android is the most used mobile operating system on the earth and its popularity is sky high, even though it faces a tough competition from Apple. Usually, Android gets better every year with the yummy names. This year too, the mobile operating system reaches the version 4 named Ice Cream Sandwich, and eventually, the products using Ice Cream Sandwich fall into this list of 2012 gadgets. This means more good news for the Android fans and more bad news for the Apple and Windows phone fans.

2) Next Edition of Kindle Fire

The year of 2011 was something great for the Amazon, as the company’s tablet, Kindle, sold like hot cakes. Kindle, Amazon’s product aimed against the Apple’s iPad, had a few technical and user – friendly limitations even though the sales were quite successful. The makers of Kindle have promised a new edition in the Kindle series, and because of the previous edition’s success and many people expect it, next edition of Kindle easily gets into the list of new gadgets in 2012. However, one has to wait and see whether Kindle 2 manages to find solutions for the limitations and problems that the first edition faced.

Kindle 2 comes under tablets of new gadgets in 2012

3) iPad Mini

If Android fans have a reason to celebrate this year, surely Apple fans too have their own reasons. The little version of the iPad, which is the world’s most famous tablet series, called the iPad mini may hit the Apple stores this year. People always say that the Apple products have big numbers in the price tags. To put people’s mouths silent, Apple is getting ready to release the small version of iPad to make it affordable to everyone. Speculations also reveal that an interesting price of $300 will attract more buyers. If iPad Mini is possible in 2012, then it is surely the go-get-it type in the list of 2012 gadgets.

ipad 3 is one of the amazing new gadgets in 2012

4) Next Gen MacBook Air

Apple gives reasons for the conventional laptop lovers too to celebrate this year. MacBook Air, one of revolutionary devices from the Apple, has a thin design and powerful performance, and it is the differentiating factor of the laptop. A speculation says that, soon the Tim Cook led tech company may come up with a next generation MacBook Air, which may have an awesome design at the size of just 15 inches, thinner, lighter and more powerful than the previous editions. People who are looking out to buy new gadgets in 2012 should be ready to grab this ultra-design laptop.

Next Gen macbook air features in the list of cool new gadgets in 2012

5) Nook Tablet 2

Nook tablet from the Barnes & Noble Company clearly had a tough battle fighting against the likes of Apple’s iPad and Amazon’s Kindle. This year, the tech lovers can expect the next edition of Nook with improved technical specifications along with other 2012 gadgets. The previous edition lacked the Bluetooth feature, and Nook 2 may sell more, if it includes the Bluetooth this time.

another tablet in awesome list of new gadgets in 2012

6) Fourth Generation Phones

The 3rd generation mobile devices ruled the world of mobile technology last year. The last year also witnessed the introduction of 4th generation mobile phones. Hence, the new gadgets in 2012, in terms of mobile phones, may use the 4th generation technology that will promise better facilities than the 3G models of mobile phones. By the end of the year, the usage costs too come down, according to the predictions of the experts of mobile industry.

next gen mobile phone is one of new gadgets in 2012

7) Nintendo Wii U

Gamers can also expect some awesome 2012 gadgets specially made for them. Nintendo, one of the top companies in the gaming arena, has plans to release the new Nintendo Wii U, which has some stunning features like 1080p graphic support and great compatibility. Critics also predict that the Wii U can try something different and can come up with a revolutionary set of controls.

Wii U is a cool gaming gadget in the list of new gadgets in 2012

8 ) PS Vita

In addition to Nintendo Wii U, the list of new gadgets in 2012 has more gadgets to keep the gaming buffs happy. Vita, a handheld gaming device from Sony Play Station, has everything including an affordable price that can help its makers to get to the top again this year in the gaming world.

vita gaming device is one in the bunch of new gadgets in 2012

9) iPad 3

The year of 2011 witnessed the introduction of various tablet PCs. Apple, ahead of all other companies, released the iPad way back in 2010, which set the benchmark for its competitors, which followed it. When the followers release their next versions of tablets in 2012, why not the leader? Speculation has it that soon Tim Cook may hold the next edition of iPad, the iPad 3, and may smile to the snaps after an introduction ceremony soon. If iPad 3 gets out, in addition to iPad Mini, then it is sure that it will be one of the hottest 2012 gadgets.

another ipad edition which is one of the new gadgets in 2012

10) Ultrabooks

NetBooks became successful last year. However, many people said that the laptops had a price that was not affordable for many regular tech buyers. This year, the UltraBooks may be available at a gettable price, and hence, features in the wish list of new gadgets in 2012.

marvelous ultrabook laptops are also in the list of new gadgets in 2012

11) Nikon D800

Photography attracts huge number of people every year, and hence, cameras attract the photographers every year. Nikon D700 attracted a huge number of buyers in the last two years. Nikon D800, a successor to the yesteryear release, Nikon D700, can have its release this year. The 32 Megapixel cameras, if released, will clearly feature in a photographer’s list of to-buy 2012 gadgets.

nikon d800 is one of the new gadgets in 2012

12) Canon 5D Mark III

Competition is tough in the sales of cameras too. If Nikon comes up with a new gadget, then surely its tough competitor Canon too will be ready. Canon’s 5D Mark II was very popular last year, after its makers released it in 2010. Camera lovers expected the next edition Mark III in 2011. However, the gadget did not arrive and may do this year. It is not necessary to mention that it earns a place in the expected list of new gadgets in 2012.

mark iii - another camera in the list of new gadgets in 2012

13) Apple iTV

Television is one area, which has caught up in the eyes of big payers of technology, Apple and Google. People, however the day is to them, good or bad, never fail to switch on their Television sets. Google realized this fact clearly, and hence, it came up with the concept of Google TV way back in the year of 2010. Now, it is the time for Apple to have plans to come up with its own products to captivate the TV market. Apple iTV may be result, and if it becomes a reality, it may top the charts of 2012 gadgets.

itv is one of the hottest new gadgets of 2012

14) iPhone 5

In addition to the iPads, MacBooks and iTV, Apple seems to have more plans to execute it this New Year. Here is the ‘Wow’ news for the mobile phone buffs. Apple may release the iPhone 5, the fifth edition of iPhone, which changed the terms of a mobile phone after its inception. People expected iPhone 5 in 2011. However, Apple came up with iPhone 4S, an improved 4th edition of iPhone. This year, it is almost sure that iPhone 5 may have its release. What is up then? Those who wish to buy new gadgets in 2012 once again have to stand in queues in front of the Apple stores to buy the iPhone 5 this year.

iphone 5 is one of the coolest new gadgets in 2012

15) Windows 8

If computers rule the world, then it is easy to say that Windows rule the world of computers. The phenomenal success of Windows made Bill Gates the richest man on this earth. Everyone is aware of this fact, and of course, it is as easy to say that everyone has used Windows and is still using. Last year, Bill Gates’ Microsoft released the developer preview of Windows 8, which is the new operating system from the technology giant. The hottest thing with this one of the hottest 2012 gadgets is the new user interface – Metro UI. Metro user interface concentrates in integrating all the features right on the desktop.

Windows 8 with metro UI holds a place in the list of new gadgets in 2012

It is clear that both the big shots and tiny players of the technology world are gearing up to change the face of the technology once again this year. All those who wish to get some new gadgets in 2012 can do one thing – saving some bucks and buying their favorite 2012 gadgets!

The Best Smart Phones of 2011

HTC Rezound stands top in the list of best smart phones!

Stunning Smart Phones

Some people always want to buy the best things, and if you are one such person, sure, you will love to buy one of the best smartphones! Well! It is not only for you, but stunning smart phones are clearly the need of every one. Especially, if you are a gadget freak, then a smart phone will be your priority among other types of electronic gadgets! Since the demand for a smart phone is high in the market, there are many technology giants, who compete with each other in delivering the best products to the customers. This leads to the introduction of a wide variety of mobile phones from various makers of the devices! Even though a healthy competition is appreciable, variety in smart mobile devices always leads to a bit of confusion, when you are about to buy one! However, for an easy selection of your device, check this list out to know which the best is!

1. HTC Rezound

This smart phone from HTC is the top pick for the Verizon users. Rezound has all the features that one would love to have in smart phones. In addition to the features, this multimedia rich mobile phone comes with a beautiful display! In addition to this, delivering a sensational performance makes HTC Rezound to feature in the list of the best smart phones of 2011.

2. Apple iPhone 4S

iPhone 4S is one of the best smart phones ever!

There is a breed of humans, who love Apple products and Apple products only! If you come from that cool breed of humans, then Apple iPhone 4S is the smart phone that you will look for. This dual core smart phone has everything to match up with every other smart phone on this earth. Outstanding performance and unmatchable design and a very sleek look put this stunning device in the list of the best smart phones of the year 2011.

3. Motorola Droid Razr

Droid Razr - Motorola's contribution to the list of best smart phones

Android freaks have more reasons to celebrate the year of 2011 with the introduction Motorola Droid razr! Yes! This is not an exaggeration. Motorola Droid Razr is one of the best Android smart phones that the mobile world has ever witnessed. Advantages like thin design and mind numbing speed and a wide variety of features keeps Droid Razr in the much-anticipated list of the best smart phones of 2011!

4. Samsung Galaxy S2

Galaxy s2 is one of the coolest and best smart phones

Samsung Galaxy S2 is another sensational Android smart phone that has every required credit to feature in the list of the best smart phones of the year 2011. One of the giants in making smart phones, Samsung, has produced this device with top-notch features that offer its users a power-packed performance without compromising the look and design. The device looks sleek and sexy enough to attract the buyers without any difficulty!

5. Samsung Galaxy Nexus

samsung galaxy nexus is one of the greatest and best smart phones!

Samsung Galaxy Nexus is not a just another Android smart phone. The reason is that it comes with a new version of Android operating system – Ice Cream Sandwich! In addition to this, Nexus consists of very useful features that other smart phones lack!

Hope presenting this bunch of the best smart phones of 2011 will definitely help you to pick up the smart phone that you are looking for!

5 Best Android Phones for Android Freaks!

Any Android lover would always love to learn about the top 5 Android phones that currently rock the smart phone world! For Android freaks, especially, the year of 2011 is a year of celebration, as some sensational Android mobile devices have hit the market. Mobile phone manufacturing giants like Samsung, HTC and many such companies continuously have released the best Android mobile phones to try to take an unassailable lead in the Android smart phone market. As the competition gets tough day by day, one can expect more Android phones that may come up with more stunning features and unmatchable performance! For now, go through this list of top 5 Android phones that rule the Android world!

1. Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Samsung galaxy Nexus - One of the top 5 android phones!

The Android world has experienced a major leap with the introduction of Samsung Galaxy Nexus from Samsung.  Samsung, which is one of the consistent makers of the best Android mobile phones, has used the latest Android operating system called Android Ice Cream Sandwich to produce the Galaxy Nexus! Galaxy Nexus comes with a stunning look and its performance is unmatchable. The fantastic user interface and the awesome processing speed are the advantages of this Android phone, which clearly leads the list of top 5 Android phones!

2. HTC Rezound

Rezound is one of the best Android mobile phones that HTC has ever released so far! It features a gorgeous screen display that comes with 720 pixels and High Definition facility. If you are one of the Android lovers, who need excellent camera facility in their Android mobile device, Rezound is one of the best picks for you. In addition to great display and stunning camera features, it also features special software for music lovers – Beat Audio Software, which enables you to enjoy music with a great experience! Thus, it has all the credits to make into the list of top 5 Android phones!

3. Motorola Droid Razr

In the list of top 5 android phones, Razr gets a unique place!

Motorola Droid Razr has every feature that other best Android mobile phones have! Be it the ultra thin size, be it the most useful features, or, its stupendous speed, Razr has everything that a hardcore Android freak would love to have in his smart phone. Thus, satisfying its users, Razr is easily one of the top 5 Android phones that you can get today on this earth!

4. Samsung Galaxy S 2

Galaxy S2 - One of the stupendous top 5 android phones

Yet another device from the Samsung Galaxy mobile series, Samsung Galaxy S2 has all the sophisticated features that are the requirements for an Android phone to get a place in the list of top 5 Android phones! With the dual core processor and a mind-blowing display, Samsung Galaxy S 2 can compete strongly with other best Android mobile phones!

5. HTC Evo 3D

HTC Evo is the only 3D phone in the list of top 5 android phones

Many early Android phones did not have a long battery life. However, you may not experience this battery instability with HTC Evo 3D. The battery life factor is one strong advantage that HTC Evo 3D holds over other best Android mobile phones! Other than long battery life, what gets this device into the anticipated list of top 5 Android phones? Well! It is the powerful performance and the sensational 3D feature!

Which is the Coolest Mobile Operating System – Android vs iOS?

Do you want to check out the interesting comparison of Android vs iOS? Here you are. The world of mobile phones has a dramatic run since its origin. Amazing innovations and inclusion of stunning features in the mobile phones surprise everyone every day. Especially, after the advent of computational technologies in the mobile phones, they underwent an evolution. After this evolution, came the cool smart phones, which had more things almost equaling a computer in performance. Well! Smart phones do have an operating system just like the computers. The big players in the industry of mobile operating system are Android, iOS and Windows Phone 7. The comparison of Android vs iOS is such an interesting thing to discuss. If you are looking to buy a smart phone, you will find this comparison very helpful.

Development and Customization

In the battle of Android vs iOS, both stands equal when it comes to the term of developmental process. Both the operating systems are the products of big players of the computing world. Yes! Apple is the maker of iOS for its range of devices like iPhone and iPad, whereas, Google’s contribution is huge in the development of Android. However, the interesting thing here is that, Android is an open source mobile operating system. However, iOS is a closed source one, though Apple does not license for iOS installation on third-party devices. This means that, Android has good customizing options when compared to iOS. Anyone who has a bit of developing skills can customize their Android operating system largely. In iOS, you cannot find such extensive customizations that you find in Android phones. Thus, Android wins over iOS in the comparison of Android vs iOS, when it comes to development and customization facilities.

User Interface 

In the race of Android vs iOS, iOS has an advantage over Android, if you compare the user interface of both the mobile operating systems. Since Android provides a great extent of customization, it lags a bit in the consistency of the User Interface. The variety of devices that use the Android OS is also more than that of iOS. This leads to the variation in user interface, if the devices vary. However, in most of the cases, only the Apple-made devices use the iOS operating system. Hence, the user interface of iOS remains consistent. Thus, iOS takes a lead over Android in terms of user interface.

Applications

The use of application is one of the great features of smart phones. In the comparison of Android vs iOS, application development and usage vary a lot in both the types of mobile operating system. In iOS, the maker, Apple, has a tight control over API, or Application Programming Interface. This means that, Apple bans the third-party application development for its iOS. However, in Android, anyone can develop applications for open source mobile operating system. Thus, you can find a wide range of applications in Android than in iOS. You can consider it as both a pro and a con, since API has a great influence in user interface as discussed above.

Thus, from this comparison of Android vs iOS, you can feel that, both the mobile operating systems are good in different perspective views.