It’s almost impossible to find someone without an iPod or iPhone or the new iPad nowadays. If you’re reading this, you or someone in your family probably has one (if not all) of the three, don’t they? Since the release of the iPod in 2001, almost 300,000,000 iPods have been sold. How big is that? Well, let’s put it this way: there are 307,006,550 people living in America. Only about 7 million in America don’t have an iPod. That’s how big it is.
In our new generation, we rely on apps to do so much for us. For today, I’ve gathered some of the best, free iPhone/iPod apps that I’ve tried and fallen in love with. If you have your own app to add to this, suggestions are very much welcome.
Facebook. On a larger picture, over 400 million people have a facebook, which means pretty much everybody has the facebook app. Why shouldn’t they? With the click of a button, all your FB media is open. Photos, wall posts, unread messages, and even “like” pages are available on the Facebook app. This is easily one of the most useful apps in the app community. Best of all, it’s free!
Mail. This app doesn’t even have to be purchased. It is already downloaded on your device when you buy it. It is simpy the easiest way of checking your email when you have more than one. For example, I have four email addresses, and with this app, all I have to do is click it open and it checks all four without me having to type in a password/username/personal id for every single email. (To add email addresses, check out the settings and click the box labeled “Mail”.)
Dictionary.com. This app not only tells you the definition of a word, it can also find a synonym, and antonym, and a reference to that exact word. And it runs without the need for wifi (except for the reference part). If you shake your device, it can also take you to a random word. If you’ve forgotten what word you looked up last, there’s a tab for every word you have looked up. With internet connection, you can also get the “Word of the Day” delivered right to your device!
Google. What is there to complain about google? Nothing. In this handy app, you get all your google answers in a little app. Search “James Avery” and you will find anything from the actor who played Will Smith’s uncle in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to James Avery Craftsman American, “the maker of sterling silver, gold, and gemstone jewelry.” This app, for iPhone users, even has a voice command button. Speak and it’ll answer your wishes.
Wikipedia. All the world’s knowledge within reaching distance of a fingertip.
Music. These are some of the best music apps around. I will admit there are more good ones, but all of these are free. First, Pandora is a streaming radio. All you have to do is pick an artist, song, or album you like, and Pandora will set up a list of songs that match your pick and you show you music you might like. Great if you’re looking into trying new things. The second app is amazing for looking at what’s hot and what’s not. It gives a list of every year from like the 80’s and the top 100 songs in those years. In the 2010 list, you are sure to find artists such as Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, and the two biggest hits right now: Katy Perry and Usher. The third app, every single person has: Tap Tap Revenge. Come on. Admit it. It’s addictive. Along the likes of Rock Band and Guitar Hero, Tap Tap is sure to have you r-r-r-r-rocking.
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Book of the Week
Only the Good Spy Young by Ally Carter
Synopsis (from allycarter.com): When Cammie Morgan enrolled at the Gallagher Academy, she knew she was preparing for the dangerous life of a spy. What she didn’t know was that the serious, real-life danger would start during her junior year of high school. But that’s exactly what happened two months ago when she faced off against an ancient terrorist organization dead set on kidnapping her.
Now the danger follows her everywhere and even Cammie “The Chameleon” can’t hide. When a terrifying encounter in London reveals that one of her most-trusted allies is actually a rogue double-agent Cammie no longer knows if she can trust her classmates, her teachers—or even her own heart.
Song of the Week
Pray For You by Jaron And The Long Road To Love.
See it here! Jaron And The Long Road To Love – Pray For You