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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


Those Days

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


Until Ago

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 


Benjamin Afterburner

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.

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Threads finally starts its own program to check facts





Meta’s latest social network, Threads, is launching its own fact-checking initiative after leveraging Instagram and Facebook’s networks for a brief period.

Adam Mosseri, the CEO of Instagram, stated that the company has recently implemented a feature that allows fact-checkers to assess and label false content on threads. Nevertheless, Mosseri refrained from providing specific information regarding the exact timing of the program’s implementation and whether it was restricted to certain geographical regions.

The fact-checking partners for Threads—which organizations are affiliated with Meta—are not clearly specified. We have requested additional information from the company and will revise the story accordingly upon receiving a response.

The upcoming U.S. elections appear to be the main driving force behind the decision. India is currently in the midst of its general elections. However, it is improbable that a social network would implement a fact-checking program specifically during an election cycle rather than initiating the project prior to the elections.

In December, Meta announced its intention to implement the fact-checking program on Threads.

“At present, we align the fact-check ratings from Facebook or Instagram with Threads. However, our objective is to empower fact-checking partners to evaluate and assign ratings to misinformation on the application,” Mosseri stated in a post during that period.

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Mark Zuckerberg reports that Threads has a total of 150 million users who engage with the app on a monthly basis





Threads, Meta’s alternative to Twitter and X, is experiencing consistent and steady growth. During the Q1 2024 earnings call, Mark Zuckerberg stated that the social network currently has over 150 million monthly active members, which is an increase from 130 million in February.

Threads made significant progress in integrating with ActivityPub, the decentralized protocol that powers networks such as Mastodon, during the last quarterly earnings conference. In March, the firm granted U.S.-based users who are 18 years of age or older the ability to link their accounts to the Fediverse, enabling their posts to be seen on other servers.

By June, the business intends to make its API available to a broad range of developers, enabling them to create experiences centered on the social network. Nevertheless, it remains uncertain whether Threads will enable developers to create comprehensive third-party clients.

Meta just introduced their AI chatbot on various platforms like Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram. Threads was conspicuously omitted from this list, perhaps because of its lack of built-in direct messaging capabilities.

Threads introduced a new test feature on Wednesday that allows users to automatically archive their posts after a certain length of time. Additionally, users have the ability to store or remove specific postings from an archive and make them accessible to the public.

Threads is around nine months old, and Meta has consistently expanded its readership. Nevertheless, Threads cannot be considered a viable substitute for X, as Instagram’s head, Adam Mosseri, explicitly stated in October that Threads will not “amplify news on the platform.” However, Meta’s social network continues to grow in popularity. According to app analytics company Apptopia, Threads now has more daily active users in the U.S. than X, as Business Insider reported earlier this week.

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TikTok Shop is now introducing its collection of pre-owned high-end fashion items to customers in the United Kingdom





TikTok Shop, the social commerce marketplace of TikTok, is introducing a new section dedicated to secondhand luxury items in the United Kingdom. This move positions TikTok Shop in direct rivalry with existing platforms such as The RealReal, Vestiaire Collective, Depop, Poshmark, and Mercari. The offering has been present at TikTok Shop U.S. for a duration exceeding six months.

The addition of this new category enables clients in the United Kingdom to conveniently buy second-hand luxury garments, designer purses, and various accessories from within the TikTok application. Upon its inception, the platform offers a selection of only five British brands, namely Sellier, Luxe Collective, Sign of the Times, HardlyEverWornIt, and Break Archive.

Since its introduction in 2022, TikTok Shop has generated sales of approximately $1 billion or more in merchandise value. Nevertheless, despite its triumph, some contend that TikTok Shop is undermining the short-form video-sharing platform, alleging that counterfeit and substandard merchandise are inundating the market. The purchase of pre-owned luxury goods online carries the greatest danger of encountering counterfeit products, even for major e-commerce platforms such as Amazon, eBay, and others, which also struggle with ensuring authenticity.

TikTok Shop, like other resale marketplaces, implements an anti-counterfeit policy that ensures a complete reimbursement in the event that a seller is verified to have sold a counterfeit item. Bloomberg has disclosed that the corporation is engaged in discussions with luxury goods company LVMH to enhance efforts to combat counterfeiting.

Every secondhand brand on TikTok Shop in the U.S. must possess certificates from third-party authenticators. TikTok collaborated with authentication providers Entrupy and Real Authentication to verify the authenticity of designer handbags available on the platform.

Concurrently, a representative from TikTok informed me that the five British brands each possess their own internal verification procedure. They declined to provide the commencement date for accepting secondhand brands other than their own.

TikTok Shop’s introduction of a used luxury category is a calculated maneuver to access the expanding market for previously owned high-end goods. The secondhand luxury market is a prosperous industry valued at around $49.3 billion (€45 billion) in 2023, with global sales of pre-owned designer items.

Moreover, this expansion is in line with the growing inclination of individuals towards adopting preloved fashion, and it creates new opportunities for secondhand brands in the U.K. to access a broader client demographic. The prevalence of secondhand fashion on TikTok is apparent, as seen by more than 144,000 TikTok postings utilizing the hashtag #secondhandfashion, resulting in nearly 1.2 billion views.

Today’s statement follows closely after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill mandating that ByteDance sell TikTok or else risk a ban in the U.S. This bill seems to be gaining favor in the Senate. An embargo would have a significant impact on American merchants who sell their products on the application. As per the company’s statement, the brief video-sharing application produced a total of $14.7 billion in revenue for small- to mid-size enterprises in the year 2023.

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