February is a really interesting time to release a new Verizon version of the iPhone 4, don’t you think? I spot several impending complications with this timeline, not the least of which is a wrench in the typical cycle for a new iPhone arrival.

Today we’re going to discuss why you should think twice before purchasing a Verizon iPhone in February. Hint: It has to do with the upcoming iPhone 5!

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Your dreams of being a DJ are about to come true. Algoriddim, the developers of djay for Mac, have just released their newest app, djay for iPad. It’s truly an amazing and noteworthy app for all music lovers and those with ambitions of being a DJ.

It’s the easiest way to scratch records, remix your favorite songs, and be the DJ you’ve always wanted to be. It brings you some of the same professional tools and technologies as djay for Mac, but on your mobile device.

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Quick Look posts are paid submissions offering only a brief overview of an app. Vote in the polls below if you think this app is worth an in-depth AppStorm review!

In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting 360 Web Browser | Download Manager and Firefox Sync. The developer describes 360 Web Browser a feature rich, intelligent and highly praised and recommended Browser. It offers more features to offer than any other browsers out there with a refreshing, non-monotonous interface.

Version 2.0.2 brings latest Firefox Sync Support, Improved Download Manager, Ability to customize 7 Gestures with a choice of 16 options and the ability to view flash via Clip Converter Plugin.

Read on for more information and screenshots!

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When it was first released, Mobile Safari was quite groundbreaking. It was a pioneer in blurring the lines between experiencing the web on a desktop and a mobile device. However, since then, it doesn’t feel like Mobile Safari has gained a lot of ground. Consequently, many users are looking elsewhere to either supplement or replace the iPhone’s default browser altogether.

The problem with searching for a replacement browser is that the App Store is bursting with horrible homegrown browsers that are far worse than Safari. Today we wanted to aid your search with a brief list of browsers that are actually worth trying. All of the apps below have decent or great reviews on iTunes and many have been reviewed right here on iPhone.AppStorm. Whether you’re looking for full screen browsing, more privacy, better tab management or even offline viewing, you’ll find the perfect solution here!

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HDR, or High Dynamic Range imaging, is a method of mixing under exposed and over exposed images together to make a composite. This composite gives you much more vivid colors and gives your outdoor photos more detail.

Today we’ll be looking at a way to take your photos to the next level with Pro HDR, a photography application that specializes in HDR imaging. 

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Quick Look posts are paid submissions offering only a brief overview of an app. Vote in the polls below if you think this app is worth an in-depth AppStorm review!

In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Listings. The developer describes Listings as a simple app for browsing and searching craigslist. The primary focus of the app is on a clean, intuitive interface and ease-of-use.

Read on for more information and screenshots!

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Would you like an app that gives you new ideas and forces you to think?  While the press is pondering the way gadgets distract and can keep us from spending time thinking, we’re going to look at an app that promises to promote your creativity and give you food for thought.

Inspiro is a unique new app designed to prompt your creativity and inspire your imagination.  It generates phrases and plot ideas from a vast database of random words and phrases.  Just like the fill-in-the-blank stories for kids that let them create imaginative or crazy stories, Inspiro’s phrases are designed to give you a laugh or inspiration for your next creative project.  Let’s take a quick tour and see how you can put it to use to spark your creativeness.

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Everyday, everyone completes numerous tasks and for some, the completion of the tasks can sometimes be forgotten. Luckily for us Apple users, there’s a wealth of apps available in our much-loved App Store to help us get through the daily grind. One interesting dollar-priced app is in this category is Sorted.

Unlike many other to-do apps, Sorted is quite simplistic in UI and functionality. It’s simple: add tasks, get reminded and then do them. It’s not tedious, even if the task might be. So whether you need to remember to pick up milk from the store or be sure to get that birthday present, Sorted might just be your solution.
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In the past we’ve discussed at length the new fad of vintage photography via apps such as Instagram. There are plenty of outspoken haters of this trend but the rest of us are happy to enjoy the fun of bringing a little old school goodness to our high tech phones.

Some forward thinking developers have already begun looking past still photographs and bringing the same vintage trend into video. The result is a quickly growing selection of apps that make it incredibly easy to create video clips with enough retro flare to make Hipstamatic users green with envy.

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Recently I’ve had a few experiences with the Apple Genius bar, the panel of experts that sits in every Apple store waiting to answer your most complicated iPhone and Mac questions.

To be honest, I’m continually blown away by how much these people go out of their way to help me. The other day I took in a fairly new but non-functioning extension cord but forgot the receipt. I asked if they could simply look up my recent purchase, they said there was no need. If I told them it was a new cord, they would believe me and replace it immediately, free of charge.

In another trip I brought in my cousin’s aging MacBook. The hard drive had suddenly seized up and the computer had ceased working altogether. Though it was well out of warranty, the guy at the Genius Bar actually apologized for the product, stating that this should’ve never happened. He then ordered a free replacement drive and threw in a new outer case because the old one was cracked.

In my experience, these kinds of actions are unheard of in customer support. These are the people that are supposed to shun responsibility and point blame at customers no matter what the problem. The kind of people that will stop at nothing to make sure that you don’t get that 100% satisfaction refund that was promised to you. Apple stores in my area seemed to have missed the memo.

Today we’d like to know if you’ve had any similar experiences. Vote in the poll on the right letting us know what you think of the customer service at the Apple Store. Then leave a comment below and tell your Apple genius story. Did they go out of there way to help you or stick their noses in the air and wait for you to leave. We want to hear all the details!

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