With hundreds of thousands of smartphones apps available, how do you know what the best app to download from the Google Play (formally known as Android Market), BlackBerry World, or Windows Phone Store? Wirefly reviews the best smartphone apps for productivity and personalization of your smartphone. And, of course, we’ll tell you which games are more fun.
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How many times has your best friend, uncle, or chatty neighbor ruined the ending of your favorite TV show via Twitter and Facebook? You shouldn't feel punished for not having enough time to watch shows live every single week, and you shouldn't be forced not to use your smartphone during them!
Spoiler Shield is a brand new app available in the Apple iTunes store, and soon to be in the Google Play store. It hides posts about your favorite shows and sports games based on your settings. You get to decide which shows you want to block, like Mad Men, The Voice, and even NFL and MLB games. This smartphone app is brand new, so it may... read more
As the spooky shadows fall on Halloween night, let your smartphone light your way! Don't worry about carrying an additional heavy flashlight when you can add the brightest LED High-Powered Flashlight app by iHandy to your phone. Also, let the always-on compass help guide your way from house to house. Not venturing out that night? Then set the mood when telling a scary ghost story or creating your very own haunted house with the strobe light mode with 10 different frequencies.
This flashlight app is super simple to use, super bright and best yet free! And definitely a great app you can use once Halloween has come and gone, because who hasn't needed a light while digging through their bag or to help find... read more
Cell phone storage - there never seems to be enough space! Between apps, music, movies, and books, I often end up seeing the dreaded "no room for additional pictures" message. Being the mom of a busy 16 month old stopping all the pictures just won't happen. Remembering to connect my phone to my computer to download images doesn't happen often either. My solution? The Shutterfly app! I order items on Shutterfly all the time anyway, great quality and prices, so the app was a no brainer!
I try to stay organized, but having a full-time job, a child, and a husband, I don't get nearly as much time for my hobbies as once before. There is no limit to the number of albums or images within your account, allowing me to organize to my heart's content! Share directly from Shutterfly's... read more
One of the fastest-growing sites ever to hit the web, Pinterest can be enjoyed through a mobile app for iPhone, Windows Phone and Android devices. Each app, designed specifically for its platform, lets you browse through pins and boards, add your own pins, and manage account settings.
Before we get too far in to the app review let me define a few common terms that Pinterest pinners will often use. When you pin something to your Pinterest account, you are uploading an image along with text that describes the pin. An example of this would be an image of a craft with supporting text that would normally include directions on how to do the craft on your own. When you pin something to Pinterest, you pin it to a board. Boards on Pinterest are simply a way to keep you pins organized by... read more
Whether you are serious about losing weight or just trying to be a bit healthier everyday, the Fitbit smartphone app can help. At a glance, the app displays your latest activity including stairs climbed, miles walked, and even minutes slept. The easy-to-read dashboard indicates your progress throughout the day to help you stay on track toward your fitness goals. Available in the Google Play store and... read more
MyFitnessPal, a free app for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry smartphones, is a great motivator to help you meet your weight loss goals. Within the MyFitnessPal app, you can get support from your community of friends, track progress, and set your weight loss goals. MyFitnessPal's community-oriented app design helps you leverage encouragement from your friends when you need it most.
While there is a MyFitnessPal website, this easy to use mobile app lets you take these features with you wherever you go. You can input or edit your goals, enter your caloric intake for each meal and add new food data to the list if it doesn't already exist. The graphical progress screen will help you see and digest (sorry, a little weight loss humor) everything from the foods you ate to... read more
If you're like me, you can't wait for Thursday September 5th at 8:30pm. At that time, the first NFL game of the year will be kicking off between the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos at Denver's Sports Authority Field at Mile High. While I'm not a fan of either team, I will be glued to the TV watching every play as if my Cincinnati Bengals were playing. Why am I so interested in watching this game? I'm interested in watching the game because I have three players from my fantasy football team playing in the game. While it is easy to watch and keep track of your players when there is only one game... read more