Best iOS apps February 2015
We’re always looking for the best iOS apps we can find, testing out applications and games, browsing among millions of applications in the store, to see which fits our needs best. There are must have apps out there that every user should install once they get their hands on an iOS device, but there are other apps which exist purely to make our experiences with technology more fun and more interesting. Those are the best iOS apps that you can find, but they are truly hard to come across. I’m going to try and keep you up to date with these kinds of apps periodically, and my lists will include both paid and free apps.
Today’s list will include free apps and temporarily free apps. Aren’t free apps the best iOS apps anyway? Well, we’ve got some good news, but you’re going to have to hurry up and grab these suggestions if you’re interested, because we don’t know how for long you’ll be able to get them. For free, that is, because usually, the apps below cost some dough, but for some reason, they’re free today on iTunes. I will try and stake out the app stores for both iOS and Android and let you guys now when promotions like these show up, so keep in touch.
Let us know which are the best iOS apps in your opinion, or if you’ve come across any apps that have sparked your interest. We are always glad to hear from you, so let us know if you love or hate the apps I suggest, so that I can get a feel of what our readers love and what they loathe. Feel free to make suggestions of your own or tell us if any of these apps haven’t been as good as advertised. We hope you like this best iOS apps for February list, as it is a short list of most recent apps that are free for the moment.
1. Those days – download
Everybody is nostalgic at a point in their lives, and this calendar app is betting on that. This is one of the best iOS apps I’ve come across lately, and it’s completely free right now on iTunes. Usually, it costs $3 save for a cent, but it’s always better to get things free, if possible. Those Days is a calendar application that doubles as a journal, reminder and photo application all at the same time. You can add photos to days of the calendar, which then show up as a tile in the calendar itself, which to me, looks like my childhood. I always liked scrapbooking and doing creative calendars, so Those Days struck a chord with me. Still, it’s a pretty easy to use, comprehensive and customizable calendar app, worthy to be called one of the best iOS apps of February. Hurry up and grab it while it’s free.
2. Until Ago – download
If you like lists, dealines and checklists, this is the app for you. Until Ago is a very simple app that exploits your need for timelines: it counts down to stuff. You can create events, like a Valentine’s Day date, and set the app to count down until you have to reach the bus, until you have to buy the tickets for the Paris trip you’ve planned for your sweetheart or until you find an actual date, whichever. You can also count the days you quit smoking, left your job, kept your job, finished university so that you can keep track of your overall progress in life. I classify this as one of the best iOS apps out there because it truly shows you how important time is. And it’s still free (it used to be $1), so hurry up.
3. WireShare – download
Office apps are a necessity for most iPhone and iPad users, so we couldn’t leave one off the best iOS apps list for the month. Especially since some of you still have school work to keep up with. Spring break is still ahead, though. Until then, you can use WireShare to read all kinds of text, image and audio files, so that you can stay up to date with things. The neat thing about the app is that it can import files through email, Wi-Fi direct, iTunes, Dropbox, Box, SkyDrive, Google Drive and many more, which makes it a pretty comprehensive tool with which you can share your notes from class or that funny photo you took of the teacher scratching their… butt. It’s got an integrated PDF reader and browser, so you’ve got things covered. It’s still free on iTunes, as it used to be $4.
4. Benjamin Afterburner – download
Sorry guys, but this is a game. Still, I can’t leave it off the best iOS apps list because it’s a huge opportunity you shouldn’t miss. This game is usually like $30, but now you can get it for free, although I can’t say for how long it will stay that way. Anyway, Benjamin Afterburner is a fun arcade jet fighter combat game, perfect for the 15 minute break between assignments or classes. It’s got decent graphics and fun gameplay, if you’re into combat in thin air. The game emphasizes the morphing these jets do, which is fun to watch. It might not be worth its original price, but you can try it out for free right now, to get the hang of it.
Google appeared as a car manufacturer
Google has recently used CES as a platform to present its philosophy of “Better Together,” the notion that all devices should get along with one another. Typically, this entails making announcements regarding new Cast compatibility and features like Fast Pair. The business revealed that it is collaborating with Spotify to incorporate the Connect streaming capability into the Android UI at CES 2023. Additionally, it showed a sneak peek at an audio handoff tool that would recommend various devices to shift your music to based on your preferences and location.
However, CES is a significant vehicle event, and Google also sells items for cars. Additionally, it said today that the Polestar 3 would receive its higher-resolution maps, and it debuted the most recent Android Auto user interface for the first time since it was revealed at I/O 2022.
Two vehicles, a Volvo EX90 with Google preinstalled and a BMW i7 with the new Android Auto experience, were at the Google stand in the trailer lot of the Las Vegas Convention Center. We had never seen the Volvo before, and we’ll be posting a separate hands-on on that experience shortly. The new Android Auto is the main topic of this article and video.
The redesigned interface will support larger screen sizes and have a split screen layout, as we discovered at I/O. Google has eliminated the status bar and inserted a row of shortcut keys below it, along with some indication icons in a small area to the top left. When we were in the car, the Spotify app was located on the left panel, and we could access a list of suggested playlists by swiping in from the right side.
Alerts that you won’t have time to respond to while driving are likewise stored in this left pane. For instance, you can swipe right on a notification to move it to the dock, where it will wait until you’re ready to deal with it.
Check out the video up top for more of our experience with the updated Android Auto in the BMW i7! And be sure to pay attention this week as there will be a ton of news at CES 2023.
Apple Mini-LED Display Supplier Reports Decreasing Demand As Rumors Suggest a Switch to OLED in the Next Few Years
One of Apple’s top mini-LED suppliers claims that while the company plans to switch to OLED displays for its iPad and MacBook line in the upcoming years, demand for displays in consumer products is declining while demand for mini-LED in other applications is increasing.
According to a recent report from DigiTimes, the demand for mini-LED displays for consumer electronics devices is declining, but it is anticipated that demand for mini-LED displays for dashboards and vehicle displays will increase in 2023. Epistar, which has been supplying mini-LED displays to Apple for some time, is one company that has made this claim.
The creation of particular kinds of OLED screens that Apple intends to utilize in next iPad Pro models, according to a report published last week, is now Samsung’s top priority. The first iPad Pro with an OLED panel, which Apple is rumored to introduce in 2024, has prompted mini-LED vendors to consider alternate applications for their screens, according to DigiTimes.
In 2024, Apple is also expected to release a 13-inch MacBook Air with an OLED display in addition to an OLED iPad Pro. According to reputable display analyst Ross Young, Apple is exploring adopting an OLED panel in a planned update to the iPhone SE but is torn between employing an LCD or OLED display.
Apple Provides 10 Practical iPhone Tricks
In an effort to assist customers get the most out of their devices and teach new iPhone users some features and tips they may not have previously known about, Apple recently provided ten helpful tips and techniques for iPhone users.
Apple revealed ten tips and techniques for the new features in iOS 16 in a video on its Apple Support channel, including the ability to choose and lift subjects out of images and the newly revamped and customisable Lock Screen. As people get used to their new iPhones, the short film, which is barely six minutes long, was posted on Christmas Day.
- If you tap and hold on a subject inside of a photo in the Photos app on iOS 16, you can lift the subject from the photo and place it into another app.
- The new Lock Screen on iOS 16 allows users to customize different elements, including the color and style of the time and date, add widgets, and more.
- Within Settings -> Wi-Fi, you can select a saved Wi-Fi access point to discover and copy and paste its password.
- If you often write the same thing time and time again, such as your email or address, you can create a text replacement within Settings -> General -> Keyboard -> Text Replacement.
- If you’re running low on battery or want to save some battery life when you won’t have access to a charger, you can add the Low Power Mode toggle to Control Center for easy access. Head into Settings -> Control Center and add it to the list of Included Controls.
- If you want to share or move multiple photos into another app, simply tap and hold on a photo, move it away, and proceed to tap on the other photos. You’ll then be able to drag and drop all of the photos into other apps or places in iOS.
- If you want to quickly open the camera, tap and hold on the Camera shortcut in the bottom right-hand corner of your iPhone’s Lock Screen.
- With iOS 15 and later, you can now use Live Text to automatically translate text in the camera app or inside of a photo. In the camera app, point the camera to some text and tap on the Live Text that appears in the right-hand corner, then select translate in the options shown. This can also work for photos already taken in the Photos app.
- Using the Notes app, you can easily scan a piece of paper and create a digital copy of it. The Notes app will automatically properly crop and edit the image so the document appears legible with no glare.
- If you’re curious about what your first photo is in your photo library, you can easily discover it with one tap. In the Photos app, simply tap on the top edge of your iPhone to jump to the first photo in any specific library, album, or search result.
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