Instagram has become a phenomonom. It’s really quite rare that a service gains such a wide adoption that it becomes a household name. As someone who spends a large part of his day reading and writing about the technology industry, i’m no stranger to a lot of lesser-known apps (i.e., one’s my friends probably wouldn’t have heard of). Instagram is different; my Facebook stream is littered with Instagram shots, and I see people every day taking photos with the app.
Facebook clearly recognised the Instagram team were onto something when they bought the app for a billion dollars. A day or so ago, Facebook released Facebook Camera, a brand new app that is probably going to be the future of Instagram. (more…)
Ever since Apple introduced their Cards app, you knew there were developers out there thinking, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Instead of being bummed because of a missed opportunity, they slowly started to come out with their own versions.
Take for example, the one that I am reviewing today, named Cardmon, their version is somewhat similar to Apple’s, but definitely has some different options. I am not going to go into detail on comparing and contrasting them, and instead will show you what Cardmon is all about. Who knows, this could be a viable option to Cards. (more…)
Since its inception, the iOS App Store has birthed many an app battle. Whether it be Rovio taking on the world (and winning) or minnows like Draw Something causing a stir amongst the big guns, success is not guaranteed but competition is one thing you can count on.
Read later apps are no different, since the original iOS apps were released by Read It Later (now Pocket) and Instapaper in 2008, competition to be the de facto standard has been fierce. Cue the release of Readability in March, another competitor and another piece of the pie to fight for. Want to know which app is best? How do their features compare? Stick around to find out. (more…)
Your iPhone is great for connecting you to the people you love, but it can also be great at connecting you to the world around you. When you plan a roadtrip, you just don’t get out the giant road atlas and the stacks of paperback sightseeing guides anymore. For a long time now, you’ve been going to the Internet for all of your maps and activity planning. And now you’re leaving those reams of paper behind and looking to your iPhone.
For your next big roadtrip to America’s great parks and preserves, National Parks by National Geographic has you covered. Those piles of guides that were outdated in only a couple of years are now on your phone with updates from National Geographic in their National Parks app. Filled with colorful shots of the parks and packed with things to do once you get there, National Parks is a go-to for tourists to America’s national parks and preserves. (more…)