10 Premium Apps go Free to celebrate 5 Year App Store Anniversary

10 Premium Apps go Free to celebrate 5 Year App Store Anniversary

On July 10, 2013, the Apple App Store will celebrate its 5 year anniversary. To celebrate this occasion, Apple has decided to give away 10 apps for Free! These are premium iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch apps that normally cost anywhere from $.99 to $19.99 and are now FREE! 5 of the apps are what Apple calls “groundbreaking apps”. Then, there are 5 “landmark games” that Apple is giving away too. Even if you don’t need the apps right now, I suggest downloading them while they are free, then deleting them from your device. The purchases will be saved Continue Reading →

App Review: Sensorly for iPhone and iPad Cellular (Mini)

This is a review of Sensorly, one of the best iOS apps for measuring cellular carriers’ signal strength on your iPhone or iPad (Mini). We’ve all been there. You grab your iPhone or iPad Cellular (Mini) to find the best restaurants nearby, the weather forecast, or information about an upcoming event and you realize that you’re outside your carrier’s data coverage area. If this happens frequently, you might be interested in discovering which carriers have better data coverage in your area. Or, you might just wish you could find your way to a nearby area where your carrier offers better Continue Reading →

App Review: Jetscanner for iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

This is a video app review of Jetscanner. Jetscanner is a great tool for cutting down on office clutter. It creates PDFs of physical documents by turning your iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch into a scanner. The app then allows you to upload your PDF to any of several different cloud storage services, including Dropbox, Evernote, and Microsoft Skydrive. UPDATE: Jetscanner is available on the App Store for $1.99. Check out the video review below:

Tutorial: Find My iPhone for iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

This video tutorial explains how to use the Find My iPhone app, Apple’s solution for finding your lost  or stolen iPhone, iPad (mini), iPod Touch, or Mac. You can download Find My iPhone on the App Store for free. Check out the video tutorial below:

App Review – Yahoo! Weather for iPhone and iPod Touch

This is a video review of the Yahoo! Weather app for iPhone and iPod Touch. This app combines a lot of useful weather information with great visual design, making it one of the best weather apps available on the App Store. You can find Yahoo! Weather on the app store for free. Access the video review below.  

Hotel Tonight for iPhone, iPad (mini) and iPod Touch

Hotel Tonight for iPhone, iPad (mini) and iPod Touch. You check out of your hotel, throw the bags in the rental car or taxi and head out with just enough time to make it through traffic as you make you’re way to the airport when you’re greeted by a sea of brake lights. After over an hour of being stuck in traffic you miss your flight… great. Now what? Hotel Tonight is a unique app in that they have worked out contracts with many different hotel companies to help ensure you get the best deal possible… and when I say Continue Reading →

How to check your internet speed on iPhone, iPad (Mini), or iPod Touch

How to check your internet speed on iPhone, iPad (Mini), or iPod Touch

This article will show you how to check your internet speed on iPhone, iPad (Mini), or iPod Touch. Internet speed is increasingly becoming more and more important. Most apps on your iOS Device use the internet in one way or another. Knowing the speed of your internet connection can be helpful when using your iPhone, iPad (Mini), or iPod Touch. Thankfully there is a great little free app called Speedtest. This app lets you quickly test the speed of your internet and then keeps track of each time you test the connection speed for future reference. You can use the Continue Reading →

How to use your iPhone, iPad (Mini), or iPod Touch as a Walkie-talkie

How to use your iPhone or iPod Touch as a Walkie-talkie

Did you know you can use your iPhone or iPod Touch as a Walkie-talkie? It’s actually quite simple with an app called Voxer. The app is free and works globally as long as you have an internet connection. It also works between iOS and Android devices so that you can connect with all of your friends no matter what device they have. Here is a direct link to the app so you can try it out for yourself: Voxer Walkie-Talkie Here is the description from the developers: Voxer is “A truly live push-to-talk and multimedia messaging tool, without the restrictions Continue Reading →

3 Best Alternative Web Browsers for iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

Best web browser alternatives to Safari on iOS

This article recommends the best 3 web browsers that can be used instead of the built-in Safari web browser. Each offers unique features that Safari does not. The Safari browser on the iPhone, iPad (Mini) and iPod Touch offers a great web browsing experience. And, at this point, there is still no way to set another browser as the default browser. However, some of the features on 3rd party web browser apps are superior to what Safari offers. Because of this (and because all 3 of these alternative browsers are free), it is worth trying each of these 3rd party apps Continue Reading →

What is Passbook, how to set it up and use it on iPhone, iPod Touch

How to use Passbook App on iPhone and iPod Touch

In iOS 6, Apple introduced the Passbook App for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Passbook is compatible with iPhone 3gs, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPod Touch. So, what is Passbook? Passbook is the digital, location and time aware manager for all your boarding passes, loyalty cards, retail coupons, movie tickets, and more.  And, the list of compatible apps is growing all the time. For example, airlines like American Airlines and United have integrated their boarding passes with Passbook (See this article for more helpful travel apps: 5 Essential Travel Apps). If you have added an airline boarding pass Continue Reading →