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

What is HOT and what is NOT in the New Samsung Smart Phone – Samsung Galaxy S3?

samsung galaxy s3 is an amazing smart phone

Samsung Galaxy S3, the new Samsung smart phone, has hit the markets recently, which the makers claim is the beast of all mobile phones. The mobile giant had already released Samsung Galaxy S2, which became the wish child of every Android mobile operating system user. The new smart phone Galaxy S3 is simply the successor of the Samsung Galaxy S2, which created so much ripples and rumors in the mobile world even before its release. So, what is hot and what is not in the ‘beast of the mobiles?’ Here we go.

Hardware Design

Samsung has incredibly designed the Samsung Galaxy S3, when compared to its predecessor. The makers have quit the rectangular design and have opted for the oval shaped one, which clearly looks similar to another Samsung Galaxy phone, Samsung Galaxy Nexus. In addition to the change in the look of the phone, the thickness of Galaxy S3 is also considerably less when compared to the S2 model. You can get this phone in two colors. The white colored model is glossy and the blue one is of brush metal type. However, the sensitive touch keys near the edge of the phone may cause inconvenience to the phone users.

samsung galaxy s3 works at great speed

Display Screen

The display screen is clearly one of the highlights of the new Samsung Galaxy S3. The reason is that the new Samsung Galaxy phone boasts about a 720 pixel High Definition display. The resolution is as high as 1280 x 720, which would definitely impress any type of users. Just like the Samsung Note and Samsung Nexus, this smart phone too features the AMOLED screen, which is the technology behind the deep onscreen colors. In addition to this, the display is very sharp and your icons may appear crystal onscreen.

samsung galaxy s3 has a brilliant display

Software and Apps

The Samsung Galaxy S3 runs on the latest version of the Android mobile operating system – the Ice Cream Sandwich. However, similar to the Galaxy S2 and Note models, the makers have placed their own interface over the basic operating system, called the TouchWiz. Moreover, the device has some quite good features such as S Beam, which allows the users to send large files easily over the Wi Fi connection. Another feature called the ‘Pop up Play’ allows the users to watch videos instantly while sending texts and so on. Since the OS is Android, there is absolutely no draught for the applications and games.

samsung galaxy s3 is a stupendous Android device

Performance

The real hero in the Samsung Galaxy S3 specs is its processor. The device features a quad-core processor that can work at an astounding speed of 1.4 GHz. This means that, the users need not have to worry for using High Definition applications and highly graphic configured games. Unlike other Android devices, Galaxy S3 does not show any slag in the performance, when multitasking is at its peak.

samsung galaxy s3 is quite high in performance

Battery Life

With all the powerful features lined up for Samsung Galaxy S3, the battery life should not be high. However, the device sustains for quite a considerable time, which is far superior to its predecessor S2. The makers have also added the feature of Power Saver, which also helps in saving the battery life.

samsung galaxy s3 has a good battery life

Samsung Galaxy S3 Price

Although it boasts about quite awesome features, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is not a smart phone for the common man, as the price is a very premium one above the £500 mark.

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!