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

Top 10 iPad Apps for November 2012

path is one the top 10 iPad Apps this month

The App Store possesses the world’s largest collection of mobile apps, approximately more than 2,75,000 iPad apps, and the number is steadily increasing. It is easy to download iPad apps from the Apps Store. Many of them are free and provide enhanced fun and utility. iPad apps take advantage of the superior technology which is in-built and thus offers a better experience for users. The top 10 iPad apps for November 2012 are evaluated below.

1) Path

Path is a free iPad app which helps to view bigger photos, owing to the larger screen. Path also contains film, music, and book previews, along with the facility to see posts regarding the whole day’s activities in an attractive landscape setting.

2) Wreck-It Ralph Storybook Deluxe

Disney has introduced a new book-app for the animated film named “Wreck-It Ralph.” Wreck-It Ralph Storybook Deluxe narrates the story to children in an animated style, incorporating clips from the film, and also includes a racing game in which kids get the opportunity to construct their own kart.

3) Bubble Guppies

Animal School Day app teaches children about animals, their habitats, and food habits. Rewards upon completion of activities such as designing and decorating a doghouse, and the facility to register up to four children separately with the app is indeed favoured by parents too. This app is included in the top 10 iPad apps for this week owing to its educational purpose.

bubble guppies game comes in top 10 iPad apps

4) LinkTV

The LinkTV World News app focuses on international news, broadcasting videos from all over the world, in addition to written articles and documentaries.

5) Junior Astronaut

Breaking through the space barrier is a free educational app, targeting 9 to 15 year-old children. It imparts information about space travel generally. It deals with rockets, gravity, alongside other topics with child-friendly looks and feel.

6) Monogram

Monogram is a free app which searches for brands or spots new fashion houses from all over the world and assembles all these details in a slick user interface, which enables one to make the best choice.

monogram is a top 10 iPad app this november

7) HuffPost

HuffPost Live is a free app available only in the United States. It enables users to view and exchange ideas in video-based conversations along with posting comments or opinions.The app offers entertainment through social interaction and debates.

8 ) Creatorverse

Creatorverse app involves an invention toolkit which helps you to assemble shapes, moving parts or devices to invent or create something innovative. This social app allows sharing of completed inventions or creations online to enable incorporating them into inventions of others.

creatorverse is one of the useful top 10 iPad apps

9) Sooty Paint

Sooty Paint app involves digital painting, providing 20 pictures to be coloured by children, and a blank canvas in addition, to unleash their creativity.

10) Nigella Quick Collection

Nigella Quick Collection for iPad is Nigella Lawson‘s cookery app formerly limited to iPhone but has now been introduced into iPad too. It has more than 100 recipes, with full-screen photos and videos. Additional features include adding own voice and inserting text notes into recipes.

nigella cooking app features in top 10 iPad apps this month

The list given above highlights the top 10 iPad apps but you can browse through the App Store to download iPad apps other than those mentioned, which may be free or available for a fee. Apps pertaining to work, education or leisure and entertainment can be downloaded from the Apps Store.

iPad Mini – The Next Big Product Release by Apple?

iPad Mini - the next release from Apple!

If you have to believe the rumors and speculations, then the technology giant, Apple, is gearing up for the next product release, which is nothing but the much anticipated iPad Mini. Already, the mini version of the Apple’s tablet is garnering enough attention from the rumor makers even before its release. The speculations too keep on counting the rumored features of the device everyday, which has now increased the Apple fans’ anticipation further to buy the tablet. Here is what everything that is being talked about the iPad Mini.

Why should Apple Develop and Release iPad Mini Now?

Apple is already making huge profits with all its previous tablet versions, the iPad, iPad 2 and the new iPad, are being sold at a fantastic pace. The Tim Cook led company’s latest offering in the iPad series was the new iPad, which boasts about some excellent features like the High Definition screen and so on. With just a few months after the release of new iPad, why should Apple gear up for another release in the tablet series? And even if Apple releases the iPad Mini, will not it affect the sales of the new iPad? An industry expert tells us that Apple’s market share in the tablet space is quite high when compared to the market share of the competitors like Samsung and Sony and Barnes and Nobles and Amazon. He adds that even though Apple is leading the space now, the tablet market still has all the opportunities to grow big in the coming days. He further adds that it is because of this reason Apple is concentrating more on the tablet space.

iPad Mini to reimagine the tablets!

How the Mini Version of iPad would look like?

The latest speculations about the iPad Mini reveal that the device might look like a large third generation iPod Nano, but as thin as the fourth generation iPod Touch. This means that the device would be thinner than its one of its rival devices, the Kindle Fire. The rumored dimensions about the device give us the figure that the mini tablet would be just incredibly 7.2 mm thick, which is almost 25 percentages thinner than the recently released new iPad! The display of the tablet might measure up to 7.85 inches, if the rumors are to be believed. This says us that the new device might look like a large iPod Nano rather than a small iPad. Regarding the height of the device, it might be same as the Google’s Nexus 7, but the width just a bit longer than the Android tablet.

iPad Mini is set to rock the tablet markets!

Features of the Mini Tablet!

It seems as if Apple might release the iPad Mini that would cater to both the 3G and the non 3G users. The speculations about the device give us the detail that Apple might go for a dual core A5x SoC processor. If this becomes true, then the mini tablet would be faster than the expected speed. However, the device might not feature a retina display and would come with limited, but enough, storage capabilities. The rumors claim that the mini tablet might come with 8GB or 16 GB of storage. The experts say that the limited but the unique features of the mini version of iPad will not decrease the sales of the premium editions of the device.

iPad Mini might be up for grabs soon!

iPad Mini Price and Release Date

Since the product’s design and features are not known completely, there is still no news about the price of the mini tablet. Some rumors state that design is being conceived in China, but the mass manufacturing of the device would take place from September in Brazil. If this speculation holds true, Apple fans can expect the company to make the announcements about the iPad Mini in four or five months, targeting the Christmas holidays!