Awesome Apps

Channels for Apple TV

Channels for Apple TV

Channels is a $15 app that lets you watch live TV on the new Apple TV with the help of an HDHomeRun device and an HD antenna or a cable connection. The latest update added buffering so you can pause, rewind and fast forward live shows.

Lonely Planet Guides

Lonely Planet Guides

Lonely Planet’s free Guides app for iOS and Android comes with offline maps, location-aware functions, curated sights and handy tips. It also lets you bookmark places. It covers 38 cities, with more to come soon.

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Zoom, Enhance! for iOS

Zoom, Enhance! for iOS

Zoom, Enhance! does exactly what it says. This iOS app lets you turn static images into animated gifs that zoom in on your selected portion. Pick a photo from your device then pinch and zoom in for each step of the animation.

Face Swap Live for iOS

Face Swap Live for iOS

Face Swap Live does exactly what it says, exchanging two faces in real time. You can take a photo or video of the resulting anomaly and then save or share it. It’s finicky, especially if you’re wearing glasses, but it’s still a ton of fun, and the results are highly disturbing.

Pocket Mortys

Pocket Mortys

Adult Swim Games’ Rick and Morty-themed parody of Pokémon puts you in the booze-stained coat of Rick – or at least, a Rick – to collect, train and combine over 70 Mortys across the multiverse. Gotta squanch ’em all! Available on iOS and Android.

Roger for iOS

Roger for iOS

Like iOS’ iMessage, Roger lets you record and listen to voice messages at will over the Internet. The difference is that Roger has a clean and intuitive interface, with big buttons and a built-in weather, time and location indicator for your contacts.

Everalbum for iOS

Everalbum for iOS

Everalbum is a free and unlimited photo backup service. It stores lower resolution copies of your photos from your iOS device and Google Photos, Facebook, Instagram and Dropbox accounts. You can also pay $10 a month for full resolution backups including videos.

Burner Connections

Burner Connections

Burner is going beyond disposable phone numbers. The new free Burner Connections feature integrates web services with your phone. Save received photos to Dropbox, make an SMS bot with Evernote and more. Also, you can now renew a number for just $5 a month.

Adobe Photoshop Fix

Adobe Photoshop Fix

Photoshop Fix gives you the most commonly used image correction tools on your iPhone or iPad for free. You can heal, clone, patch, change an area’s color or lighting, as well as adjust facial features with its smart liquify tool. Android version coming soon.

Instant

Instant

Instant is a self-improvement app for iOS and Android. It keeps track of both your physical activity and mobile device usage. You can then set a time limit and be notified when you need to lay off your device.

WRIO Keyboard

WRIO Keyboard

An upcoming third-party keyboard for iOS and Android. Unlike the traditional QWERTY layout, WRIO (Write It Once) is built for thumb typing. It has large hexagonal keys, two space keys right where your thumbs are and gestures for deleting, changing cases and adding spaces.

iArrow for iOS

iArrow for iOS
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iArrow lets you save locations or coordinates and then find your way (back) to them even if you don’t have an Internet connection. It also has the location of 2M+ landmarks from around the world.

Final Fantasy Portal

Final Fantasy Portal

It’s an FF news app, but the reason why you’ll get it is because it includes Final Fantasy VIII‘s addictive card game Triple Triad, with both single and online multiplayer modes. Out now for Android; iOS version coming soon.

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Confide Messenger

Confide Messenger

A free messaging app that lets you send encrypted and obscured messages. The message will be visible only when you mouse or drag your finger over them. It also covers the window when the recipient tries to take a screenshot.

Dreamify for Android

Dreamify for Android

Transform photos into mesmerizing images – or nightmare fuel – with Dreamify, a photo editing app based on Google’s Deep Dream software. Pick from 12 filters or fine tune its parameters. iOS app coming soon. More here and here.

Microsoft Sway

Microsoft Sway

Microsoft Sway is the new PowerPoint. It’s an easy to use but flexible app for making interactive and embeddable notes, presentations, simple websites and more. Available online, on Windows 10 and on iOS devices. More here.

Remote AR

Remote AR

Currently in development, ScopeAR’s Remote AR is an augmented reality app that will let experts solve problems remotely. Sketches or icons can be placed in real time over the user’s point of view to make instructions clearer.

Google Translate vs. La Bamba

Google Translate vs. La Bamba

Based on Word Lens, the Google Translate app’s visual translation feature now deciphers texts from 27 languages. To show off its versatility, Google matched the app with the lyrics to the rock & roll classic La Bamba.

iShows 2 for iOS

iShows 2 for iOS
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iShows 2 lets you keep track of your favorite TV shows and discover related shows and popular picks. It can notify you of new episodes, supports syncing with Trakt.tv accounts and has light and dark themes.

Triller for iOS

Triller for iOS

Make your own music video with Triller. Pick a song or part of a song from your library or the app’s playlist, then shoot as many takes as you want. Triller will automatically edit and layer your clips into one video, ready to be shared online.

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SongPop 2

SongPop 2

SongPop 2 is the digital version of Name that Tune. Compete against other players to see who can name a song in the shortest amount of time. Win and you earn coins to buy more playlists. Available now on iOS and Facebook.

Oyster Reader: Lumin

Oyster Reader: Lumin
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Oyster is a read-all-you-can ebook subscription for mobile devices. The latest version of its app filters out blue light to reduce eye strain when reading at night or in the dark. If you love f.lux, you’ll love this reader.

Hound Virtual Assistant

Hound Virtual Assistant

SoundHound’s Hound is a voice-operated virtual assistant. It aims to edge Siri and other similar products by answering very specific questions very quickly. SoundHound’s demo is an impressive and hilarious battle of wits.

Shuffle for iOS

Shuffle for iOS

Like Burner, Shuffle lets you purchase and use disposable phone numbers. But it also sells email aliases that forward messages to your real email account, and the costs of its services are shown in dollars (Burner uses “credits”).

SmartRim Wheel Protectors

SmartRim Wheel Protectors

It’s happened to most of us with a nice car at some point – you pull into a space and scrape or dent your wheels. SmartRim sensors work with a smartphone app to show exactly how close your wheels are to the curb, protecting pricey rims.

Microsoft Hyperlapse Beta

Microsoft Hyperlapse Beta

Microsoft’s time-lapse smoothing technology is now in open beta. Use the mobile app to create hyperlapses on your Android or Windows phone or get the Windows desktop version for videos taken from a variety of cameras.

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