Despite being THE MOST PROFITABLE app store in the world, you’d be surprised at the number of BOGUS apps listed on the iTunes App Store. With over $10 Billion in total app store sales last year (2013), one would expect that Apple would tighten its standards and demand exceptional quality from its App Developers; and although they’ve taken steps in recent years to eliminate some of the low quality apps from being approved and listed on the iTunes App Store, it’s still not enough. Every once in a while, you’ll notice that bogus/low quality template based apps like Flappy Bird find their way to the top of the iTunes charts, outta nowhere, thus leading unsuspecting users to believe that because this app is #1 on the Top Free Apps list or the Top Paid Apps list, it might be the BEST app on the iTunes App Store; which is simply NOT true. There are a million ways to get an app to rank #1 on the iTunes App Store. The fact is, the iTunes App Store is not perfect, and smart App Developers game their ranking system all the time, by generating fake (paid) downloads, and paid reviews. I’ll do a blog post on this, in which I’ll explain in more detail how the App Developers/Sellers game the system, and make millions off of unsuspecting users; but that’s a discussion for some other time.
Continuing our latest series of ‘The Best Apps For iPhone’ blog posts, today I’d like to share a list of The Best Lifestyle Apps For iPhone.
Living in New York City has its advantages and disadvantages. One of the major advantages is that you never run out of things to do; I mean there are so many restaurants, clubs, events, etc… even if you try, you’ll never get bored in New York City. Now, because there are so many choices, one can easily be overwhelmed and thus might find it more appealing to stay at home on a Friday night, rather than go out and enjoy some quality time with friends and family. I’ve been there, done that. The good news however is that just like everything, there are apps that can assist you with those decisions. You don’t have to do it alone.
An iPhone is more than just a simple device to make and receive calls; it’s a personal computer that is powerful enough to rip a hole in the fabric of space and time. OK, I might have over-exaggerated a bit, but you get the point. Many people don’t realize this and thus are never able to fully utilize the true power of their iPhone. And the only way you can unleash the true power of your iPhone, is by installing some of the best apps available on the iTunes App Store.
As a former Wall Street Trader, I was required to remember and keep track of a zillion things; from company earnings, to important economic announcements, to meeting a VIP Client for lunch, and so on… Often times, I used to find myself losing track of things, and sometimes even confused as to what I need to do next. Part of it was the constant stress and countless sleepless nights. Either way, I was pretty beat-up. That’s when a good friend of mine suggested that I experiment with memory and alertness games; I guess it had something to do with increasing the elasticity of the human brain, which made perfect sense, as the human brain is also a muscle and needs to be exercised regularly. So, the first thing I did was go to the iTunes App Store and find the best memory games; I must have downloaded around 8-10 apps, before I narrowed my list down to the 5 best apps. And so it began.
Have you lost your iPhone? Are you planning to lose your iPhone? If you answered YES to any of those questions, don’t worry, you’re not alone. I’m not here to psychoanalyze you, or point fingers. The HOW is not important. You lost your iPhone; end of story. Now we need to find it.
The method I’m about to describe in this post, is really simple, and hopefully will help you recover your lost iPhone.
With more users willing to adapt to the latest advancements in technology, companies are pushing the boundaries of human imagination and innovation. Companies are constantly in pursuit of the next big idea. iPhone, iPad, Kindle, etc… Gadgets that once only seemed to exist in Hollywood fantasies, are now available at every local electronics store around the world.
There are three things in life I simply cannot live without: Football (American), Soccer, and Basketball. Being a sports nerd and a die-hard fan, I understand how important it is to always stay on top of things, and keep track of all-things-sports, while away from my TV. It’s hard man! The good news is, with the advancement of technology and the brilliant invention of Smartphones, we can now carry our games with us, everywhere we go. One such app that I want to introduce you guys to in this post is, FotMob.
Let’s be honest, EVERYONE, irrespective of their bank balance, loves FREE stuff. Whenever we read the word FREE, we tend to immediately pounce on it, without thinking even for a moment exactly what it is that we’re get ourselves into. A wise man once told me, “Son, NOTHING in this world is FREE.” That’s the cold hard truth of life. So anything that has the word FREE attached to it, usually has some hidden motive which you might not notice at first, but soon you’ll find yourself having Buyer’s Remorse. The same is true for all the FREE iPhone Apps that are currently listed on the iTunes App Store.