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

A Review On iPhone 5 Features – Heralding the Latest Revolution in Communication Technology

iPhone 5 is cool new phone from Apple

iPhone 5 is the latest innovative touchscreen-based Smartphone released by Apple in 2012, which is a modified version of its predecessor, iPhone 4.

iPhone 5 features

iPhone 5 possesses a notably slim design, larger display, and a faster chip. The ultrafast wireless technology does not compromise on battery life. A customized ARM v7 processor called Apple A6 and LTE support are some notable features of iPhone 5. The amazing phone is available in two colors, White and Silver or Black and Slate. iPhone 5 price ranges from 199$ for the 16 GB model, 299$ for 32 GB model to 399$ for the 64 GB model. The built-in 8 MP iSight camera improves HDR capabilities resulting in reduced motion blur. It enables more light to enter which brightens videos while auto white balance and enhanced noise reduction allows great videos to be created in any setting. Still image photography can be carried out simultaneously while recording HD video.

Siri is a highly intelligent, competent assistant, which carries out multiple tasks such as making phone calls, sending messages or even scheduling meetings or setting reminders in addition to multi linguistic abilities. Face time enables making or receiving video calls from other iPhones, iPad, Mac or iPod touchphones using Wi-Fi or cell connection. iCloud option recognizes VIP mails on your device.

iPhone 5 screen

The 4 inch retina display enables a wider view of every web page, including more events in the calendar, accessing more messages in the inbox, and using more applications on the home screen. The amazing features of iPhone 5 help viewing wide screen HD video with maximum clarity and detail with an incredibly clear, life-like look, and experience for all games, images, words, and applications.

iPhone 5 has interesting features

iPhone 5 Apps

iPhone 5 has lots of built-in applications and many other applications which can be bought from the Apps Store. Creating presentations with animated 3D charts, well organized data and graphs is possible with keynote. Find my iPhone helps to keep track of your iPhone even if it is misplaced and remotely erases all important data. Many other applications are available in the field of business, education, entertainment, finance, health and fitness, music, social networking, sports, and travel.

iPhone 5 has fantastic display

iPhone 5 Specifications

iPhone 5 has a beautiful aluminium body with the latest wireless technology. It measures 7.6 mm in size and weighs 112 gm. It is 18% thinner and 20% lighter than iPhone 4.The iPhone 5 features include dual-core A6 ARM cortex CPU with a memory capacity of 1024 MB RAM. It contains OS 6 operating system and has storage capacity ranging from 16GB to 64 GB.

iPhone 5 specifications are amazing

iPhone 5 Warranty

Standard iPhone 5 warranty provides

• Hardware repairs for 1 year.

•90 days of support through telephone (more than one call involves fees).

Warranty is not provided for batteries, damages incurred due to water, cosmetic changes, or if the phone has been tampered with. Warranty can be extended to include full hardware and phone support for 2 years by buying Apple care protection plan extended warranty policy.

iPhone 5 is a stupendous mobile device

iPhone 5 Jailbreak

“Jailbreaking” means releasing from restrictions imposed on it by the carrier, i.e., Apple in this case. Jailbreaking is usually carried out by downloading a software application on the computer and then transferring it to iPhone where it “breaks open” the file system, enabling modifications unhindered.

The major advantages of jailbreaking involve enabling customization of the look of your iPhone, installing applications unavailable in App Store, and even downloading customized ring tones. Most importantly it allows unlocking of the phone and coupling with a carrier other than Apple.

Disadvantages include voiding warranty, since you cannot rely on any carrier to correct problems incurred during jailbreaking. This activity is deemed unauthorized according to the policies of the manufacturers, and could completely damage or disable the iPhone 5 features.

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!

iPhone Tricks – Top 10 Tricks to Improve Your iPhone User Experience

iPhone tricks can help you to not only save valuable time but also to soothe any frustration you may feel from the many shortcomings it has. The iPhone tricks mentioned below are some of the most popular ones made by users all over the world for users like you.

1) Setting Parental Controls

Go to settings and then select “General Restrictions” to make any changes in blocking inappropriate content.

2) Correcting Settings for the Dictionary

This is one of the many useful iPhone tricks where you can correct any mistakes made in the dictionary department. If you accidently entered a wrong word in the dictionary, you cannot undo your mistake. You will have to reset your dictionary settings back to factory settings. First enter settings and select “General.” Then you need to scroll down until the “Reset” option shows. Select “Reset Keyboard Dictionary” to start from scratch.

3) Sleep Option

This is very handy iPhone trick. All you have to do is go to your clock and select the timer. Then, you can simply enter the amount of time after which your iPhone will go into sleep mode. Then select the “Sleep iPhone” option. This way you can doze off to sleep peacefully, knowing that your iPhone will do the same soon.

4) Scroll to the Top of the Page

This is another convenient iPhone trick. All you have to do is tap on the status bar to automatically scroll to the top of the page. This way you can easily reach the top of the page after reading a long web page or email.

5) Taking Screenshots

You can utilize this handy iPhone trick by pressing both the home and sleep buttons at the same time. You can then access the screenshot in the “Saved Photos” library.

6) Caps Lock

You can toggle the Caps Lock option on and off by simply double tapping the shift key.

7) Shutting Down the Phone

This one is labeled as an iPhone trick due to the fact that many users actually do not know how to completely shut down their iPhones. Most of them mistake the sleep mode for the shut down one. In order to properly turn your iPhone off, you will have to keep the sleep button pressed until a red button appears. Then you have to drag the button in the given direction to turn off your iPhone.

8 ) Quickly Delete

If you want to delete any item from your iPhone in your mail app or other lists, you can simply swipe your finger across the particular item. Once you do so, a delete button will appear.

9) Rebooting

You can use this dandy iPhone trick to reboot your iPhone system. If your phone freezes and if nothing else works, all you have to do is to press both the sleep and home button for about ten seconds to reset your device. It is important to note that this doesn’t change any settings.

10) Locking the Screen orientation

This little iPhone trick can help you to lock the screen orientation i.e. portrait or landscape mode so that it doesn’t change every time you shift the device. Double click on the home button and then swipe from left to right on the multitasking interface. Then tap on the lock button to disable auto rotation and to get the portrait mode locked. Doing the same thing again will re-enable the auto rotation function.

Some of the iPhone tricks above may sound pretty obvious. But you would be surprised to know the number of users who don’t know them. We hope that this article has helped you somewhat in your quest to know about the iPhone tricks. Kindly leave your comments below 🙂