This Summer, my partner and I plan on driving across Europe in our 32-year-old Volkswagen bus. Insane? Yeah, maybe, but it will be the trip of a lifetime, and we are very much looking forward to packing up and hitting the open road.
Here, I have compiled a list of ten iPhone essentials that will guarantee to make your road trip run that little bit smoother. Hit the jump to read on!
When Apple introduced the App Store in 2008, retailers and restaurants soon released apps as a means to make their business more accessible to customers. The thing is, though, most of the ones they released were not very good. Some apps, in fact, were embarrassingly bad, and still continue to be bad to this day.
It seems only logical that big name businesses would be able to hire great developers to create amazing apps, but for the majority of retail and restaurant apps this is simply not the case. However, in the several dozen retail and restaurant apps available today, there are 15 apps that are quite good. Some even great. (more…)
Its fair to say that camping trips are as prevalent today as they have ever been before, if not more so, ranging from family overnight trips to weeks away at a time. Nowadays, technology is an increasingly influential part of our lives and in recent years, largely due to the iPhone having brought highly sophisticated technology to the masses, these outdoors excursions have become greatly more technological.
Whereas before when high-tech pieces of equipment were left only to the professionals and regular campers, now anyone with an iPhone and a few bits of software can master the outdoors (or at least be significantly more prepared). Read on past the break to see what apps you should pick up for your next outdoors adventure. (more…)
It’s time to get some last-minute holiday shopping done. And, by the way, if you don’t think you’ve arrived at the last-minute yet, this is your wake-up call. It’s time to bite the bullet, my friend.
And now you don’t have the time or the cash to waste running from store to store, or surfing every corner of the Internet trying to find the best deal on whatever tech toy your little brother wants this year. Click “more” to take a look at these five price comparison apps that can help you find what you’re searching for while trying to remain under budget. (more…)
Let’s not beat around the bush here: The default weather app on your iPhone is — in a word — crap. It gives you a pathetic hourly forecast for the next few hours (which I only discovered how to access recently) and a pretty vague forecast for the next few days, and that’s about it. As a Brit, I want to know exactly what the weather is doing as it dictates pretty much everything I do, what I wear, how I am going to live my life for the next couple of days and so on (OK, the last one was made up, but you get the picture).
You’ll be glad to know that there are plenty of alternatives to the default Weather app so I’ve gone to the trouble of trawling through the App Store and picked out the 10 best for you. Here they are. (more…)
Fashion apps are like actual fashion in that everyone has their own opinions about what’s great and what’s rubbish. That said, here are 50 worth looking into, including content from great style websites, magazines, games, social networks, and oh yes, apps for shopping.
And the best part is: Most of these are free. So take a look, mix and match, and be prepared to find some style inspiration. Click “more” to see the list. (more…)
Words, used by us every day in speech and thought, can have incredible influence on our own lives and those of others. As British politician Pearl Strachan put it: “Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.”
It can be famous statements such as John Kennedy’s “Ask not what your country can do for you … ” or seemingly insignificant lines delivered in a novel or TV show that move and stay with you. To keep them safe and remember them there is now an app for your iPhone and iPad named Quotebook. We’ll take a closer look at it after the break.
Listening to podcasts on the iPhone? Great. Managing podcasts on the iPhone? Not so great. When Apple does things right, they hit it right on the head, but the system of downloading podcasts in iTunes and then jumping over to the Music app to listen to them isn’t very simple or intuitive. Luckily, since the introduction of the App Store in 2008 there have been countless third-party apps the make up for those first-party apps that don’t quite make the grade. Luckily, this is true for podcast management apps as well.
Last August I reviewed Pocket Casts, which I deemed as “the best podcast management app available in the App Store.” Being one to always put my money were my mouth is, I spend time with three other podcast management apps to see if my claim was indeed accurate. Join me after the jump to find out the verdict. (more…)