As technology progresses, the concept of cash, or physical money, seems less and less relevant with each passing day. With the advent of bank cards, and mobile computing, it’s no longer necessary to carry a wallet filled with bills. It’s not uncommon to see cash registers at stores that don’t accept cash. Every system available now is tailored to businesses, making it easier for consumers to make purchases. But the bank card has a major limitation when dealing with money transfers between two individuals; enter Square.

Square is an iPhone application which serves many purposes. It works for small businesses, and it works for individuals. A free application, that comes with a free Square Reader. This reader plugs into the headphone jack on your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and now Andriod device, and requires nothing more than a WiFi or 3G internet connection to work. Empowering anyone and everyone to accept money transfers through the use of credit and debit cards.

In this article, I plan to explain the full gamut of features Square offers, but later I’m going to share a little story that I think perfectly demonstrates why Square is such a powerful concept. As I mentioned above, Square now offers their app on the Andriod platform as well. But in this article we’re only going to be covering the iOS version.


Here at AppStorm we want to make sure we’re continually improving our content so that it’s relevant to our readers. One huge way you can help us do this is simply by telling us what types of apps you like best.

Take a second and vote for your favorite category from the App Store. I’m personally addicted to productivity apps but you might be more of gamer or maybe a music lover. If we didn’t mention your favorite category, simply write it in at the bottom.

If you’d like to help us even further, leave a comment below ranking your top three to five favorite categories. Feel free to also mention what types of apps you’re sick of reading about!

Welcome back to the weekend — relax, you made it!

Life is good this Friday because we’ve got a collection of games for you that are not only fun, but free too! So settle in and have a look, and if you’ve got any hot tips for us then don’t forget to pass them along.


Among people who like playing games, I think that there are a few types. There are those who play massive, epic three-dimensional games with dedicated consoles, and then there are the rest of us who become casually addicted to gems like Rolando, Topple 2, Doodle Jump, and my new favorite, Cut the Rope, by Chillingo in conjunction with ZeptoLab.

As you have probably guessed, this review is going to be about Cut the Rope. Keep reading after the fold to see what I think of this truly charming App Store phenomenon.


iOS (formerly iPhone OS) has come a long way since its inception. What began as a simple system with only a few default apps and zero expansion opportunities is now a powerful application platform with desktop-like features such as copy and paste, global search and more.

Despite this notable progress, there’s always room for improvement. Today we’ll go over my personal wish list for the platform then ask for your input on features you’d like to see Apple implement in the future.


Have you ever wanted to format your iPhone email messages? Today we’re going to look at a popular new app, MarkdownMail, which makes it incredibly easy to create HTML formatted emails with the simplicity of Markdown markup.

The default iOS Mail app works great for most emailing purposes, but if you want to format your text or include lists, links, and more, you’ll need a more advanced app. MarkdownMail fills in this gap by letting you quickly create HTML formatted messages using simple Markdown formatting. No matter what email client your receiver is using, including the iOS Mail app, your message will be formatted just like you intended. Let’s take a look at this app and see if it will make emailing from your iOS device better for you.


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 201+ Real Life Cheats & Hacks. The developer describes 201+ Real Life Cheats & Hacks as such: “Allows you to access the world’s most important cheats and hacks for real life. Featuring hundreds of brand new real life cheats and hacks and an all new design, 201+ Cheats gives you tips, tricks, and shortcuts for everyday life. Lean shortcuts and tricks you can use every day that will save you a lot of time and money and even improve your health and relationships.”

Read on for more information and screenshots!


Some of my favorite time killers for the iPhone are relaxing card games. Talented developers have created iOS versions of just about every popular card game you can think of: poker, blackjack, solitaire, rummy, Uno, Phase 10 and a lot more!

Below you’ll find 100 apps to get your 52 card fix. You’ll find a bunch of old familiar favorites as well as some great new games you’ve probably never played.


With enough users to populate a small planet, Facebook has become the quintessential Internet experience. We’re all hopelessly addicted to it whether or not we agree with some of its business practices.

Since I’m a big fan of the iPhone Facebook iPhone app, I naturally went straight to the App Store when I bought my iPad in search of the iPad version and was quite disappointed to see that one doesn’t exist. In lieu of an official app, today we’ll look at your three primary options for getting Facebook free on your iPad.


Most of us rely on Google Maps and Search to get through the day, and never give the choice much thought. Today we’re going to look at the Bing app for iOS and see if it’s worth switching to a new search engine.

In a world where Google is now used as a verb for searching the web, most wouldn’t consider using any other search engine. That’s why Microsoft surprised the world when it released Bing and now they’ve made it accessible even to Apple’s mobile devices with the Bing iPhone app. There’s no such thing as a perfect search engine, so we’ll take you through the Bing app so you can see what it offers and decide for yourself.


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