As the number of smartphone users continues to grow, the apps available for iPhones are becoming more and more impressive. While some are just silliness and games—a way to kill idle time—I’m finding more and more attractive apps available that, properly utilized, can have a positive impact on one’s lifestyle.
Weathering the Storm
I was recently watching Last Man Standing, a new ABC comedy, and on one of the episodes, a character, whose chosen profession was a television weather reporter, said that she got most of her weather information from an iPhone app. After seeing what this next app is capable of, I believe her.
Dark Sky uses state-of-the-art weather forecasting to predict when it will rain or snow. While most weather apps provide an hourly breakdown, Dark Sky goes above and beyond by making weather predictions down to the minute. Dark Sky also displays a real-time radar emission to show exactly where the storm is moving. Moreover, it sends a notification just before it’s about to rain at your exact location.
While a tad on the pricey side, $3.99 isn’t much for someone who wants to be prepared in stormy scenarios. It also doesn’t hurt that Dark Sky is highly rated.
Translation by Camera
If you’re planning on traveling abroad, some choice apps can really save you from a lot of stress—especially if you don’t speak the language. $4.99 is a small price to pay for the ultimate translator, right? Allow me to introduce you to CamDictionary. This app allows you to translate between 16 languages, simply by hovering your device’s camera over text.
This virtual gift from the translation gods supports text-to-speech translating, and comes standard with Collins dictionaries so you can study Chinese, Japanese, German, Russian and more.
The New PayPal?
PayPal is great and all, but it requires a lengthy setup process and charges small fees that can eat up your money quickly. Venmo is a great, new iPhone app that is really giving PayPal a run for its money. Venmo is a free transaction app that was originally created with the intention of reminding your friends (and receiving payments) of money they owe you.
Whether they shorted you for pizza because they “forgot their wallet” or you’re subletting an apartment to a friend, Venmo connects directly to your bank account and with no extra charges allows you to get from your friends what you’re owed.
May the Odds be Ever in Your Favor
When it comes to cards, whether you fancy Texas Hold’em on the casino floor or online blackjack, it always helps to have an advantage. Blackjack 21 Pro – Multi-Hand is the best blackjack app available. The other apps might as well fold because no one can hold a match to Blackjack 21 Pro – Multi-Hand.
For those that are extreme blackjack fans, this app offers the user the ability to play up to three hands. Blackjack 21 Pro – Multi-Hand’s user-friendly interface and realistic gameplay make it the perfect addition for anyone trying to improve their luck.
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