Best Apps for iPhone and iPad

The best apps for iPhone and iPad including our list of the best paid and free apps. Includes category specific roundups.

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2015 Best Fantasy Baseball App for iPad and iPhone

Best fantasy baseball app for iPhone

It’s that time of year again, where the sound of a bat cracking a ball and the smell of freshly cut grass permeates the air. It’s baseball season and that can mean only one thing, it’s time to crunch numbers in anticipation for your fantasy baseball draft. If you are looking to get an edge on your competition, then you are going to need help. When looking at the field of available apps, it’s hard to argue for anything but Rotowire Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit 2015 as the absolute best fantasy baseball app for iPad and iPhone. Read on for how I plan to dominate the draft and how you can too.   When it comes to drafting a championship fantasy baseball team, the focus should always be on numbers, but I’ve taken part in many drafts … [Read more...]

How to improve your Redbox movie rental experience with iPhone

Redbox movies

I absolutely love movies. It's a great way to spend 2 hours where you can laugh, cry and find enjoyment outside of our busy lives. Having an active 3 year old, my wife and I just don't have the time to get to the theater as much as we'd like. So for us, renting movies is our way to enjoy the magic of cinema. In our neighborhood, there are no shortage of Redbox kiosks. They don't offer a back catalog, instead focusing on newer releases. At times, they will feature an older movie if there is a tie-in with a sequel or specific actor. This month, you can find "Out of Sight", a great movie with Jennifer Lopez and George Clooney. Being our primary source of movies, I've gotten very good at getting the best from my Redbox experience. Here are my … [Read more...]

How send flowers, edible treats to that someone special with these iPhone apps

Sharrie's Berries

Just days away from Valentine's Day, it is time to think about gifts, cards, chocolate, dinner reservations and flowers. With Valentine's Day landing on a Friday this year, most of you are mired in the middle of the work week. Whether it's your best girl, guy or your Mom, your iPhone might be the most effective way to send flowers. Here are a few apps to help you order flowers or edible treats using your iPhone. … [Read more...]

Best Email Apps for iPhone

Best email apps for iPhone

One of the most frequently used applications on any iPhone is email. Whether you rely on email for business or personal, it's a vital application and one that you will likely interact with countless times throughout a typical day. With iOS 7, Apple's stock mail app underwent some major interface changes, but functionality has largely remained the same. That's continued with iOS 8. Sure we swipe left, instead of right to delete mail, but there has been little in the way of innovative changes to make users more productive. While Apple's stock mail app has remained somewhat stagnant from a features standpoint, there are a number of developers that are rethinking how we should manage our inbox. So while the default Mail app 'just works', these … [Read more...]

Best Free iPhone Apps for 2015

Best free iPhone apps 2015

There are a wealth of great free applications for the iPhone, but with the App Store offering hundreds of thousands of apps, selecting the cream of the crop can be a daunting task. We’ve scoured the App Store, bringing you the best from all categories. Every application you’ll find here was carefully selected and tested. Free apps still require time on your part and we value your time. Our goal with this article was simple. Provide our readers with a comprehensive list of the best free iPhone apps, bar none and then update it on a consistent basis. This year, we're adding a table of contents with categories, making it easier to find apps in a specific category. Also new this year is the Widgets category, a feature introduced with iOS 8. … [Read more...]

Best Free iPhone Apps 2015 Part 2

Best free iPhone apps 2015

Part two of our a comprehensive list of the best free iPhone apps (part 1 is here). We’ve scoured the App Store, bringing you the best from all categories. Every application you’ll find here was carefully selected and tested. Books Education and Learning Entertainment Finance Food Games Health and Fitness Kids Lifestyle Maps and Navigation News Photography Productivity Reference Social Networking Sports Shopping Travel Utilities Weather Widgets News Pocket A perennial part of Apple's essentials, this app acts as a DVR for articles you find online, but not have time to read. When you ‘pocket’ an article, it saves it for reading later. What’s more, Pocket will sync your saved articles … [Read more...]

8 Great Chromecast Apps for iOS You Might Not Know About

Chromecast apps for iOS

Google's Chromecast has seen increased sales, both from Android and iOS users who found the diminutive streamer to be of incredible value. It retails for $35 and if you're lucky, you'll find it on sale for less than $25. To further bolster holiday sales, they are offering a $20 Google Play credit for Google TV and Movies. By plugging directly into a spare HDMI port on your TV, it's an incredibly easy way stream content. Instead of a traditional remote, Chromecast requires a tablet or smartphone. Casting is similar to AirPlay. You launch a compatible app (either on iOS or Android), tap the TV icon and you're streaming content from your smartphone to your TV. When it comes to content, there is an incredible amount of crossover when you look … [Read more...]

10 Awesome Apps With Notification Center Widgets for iOS 8

Big Event

One of the nifty features, is the ability to use custom widgets in iOS 8. We haven't yet reached the point where you can place widgets on your home screen. Honestly, I don't see that happening anytime soon on iOS. For now, widgets call the Today notification view, home. From anywhere on your iPhone or iPad, pulling down the notification tab will reveal your today information, followed by widgets you've added. By having these occupy your Today notification panel, it means quick access from the lock screen, which adds the utility of these apps. The functionality of the Today panel becomes infinitely more useful. That's a big thing, because for some folks, I'm sure the Today view had become an afterthought. We've put together a list of the … [Read more...]

Best Alternative Browser Apps for iPhone and iPad

Alternative browsers to Safari

Apple's iOS ships with Safari, which is an excellent browser that renders webpages fast and generally provides for a good web surfing experience. It's bolstered by tie-ins with Apple's iCloud, making it easy to sync bookmarks between your computer and iPhone or iPad. The core of any good app is reliability and Apple's Safari web browser has had bouts with instability since release of iOS 7. While recent updates have improved things and that's expected to continue with iOS 8, it has left some folks looking at their options. Here's a look at the best alternative browser apps for iPhone and iPad. … [Read more...]

7 Classic Board Games for iPad

Classic board games for iPad

Growing up, board games were always a good way to have fun as a family. You'd reach up to the top shelf of a closet and pull down boxes of classic board games. With each successive game, it seems like some piece would go missing, sending family members into a frenzy trying to find the 'dog' in Monopoly before the game could start. While the lure of vintage gameplay sounds attractive, you can have the same if not more fun with those very same games, but on the iPad. No more looking for missing pieces or 'questionable' gameplay by those who have a creative interpretation of the rules. Here are some of the best classic board games for iPad. … [Read more...]