dearJulius.com Write For Us

These are the first apps you should download on your new iPhone or Android

SHARE:

© Provided by Penske Media Corporation

By Andy Meek, BGR

New iPads, Android phones, Samsung flagships and a myriad of other shiny new tech toys are likely being unwrapped in homes around the country today. A phone and a tablet is certainly only as useful as the applications you install on it, so without further ado we wanted to share a list of some of our recommended and most favorite apps for both iOS and Android devices — apps that range from entertainment to productivity tools and will help ensure that you get as much use and enjoyment as possible out of your new device.

This is not a comprehensive list by any means, of course, but it should give you a good start. With the exception of the weather app Dark Sky, all of these apps are also available to download for free from the iOS App Store and Google Play marketplace.


GOOGLE MAPS

Google has spent this year packing a ton of new features into Google Maps that will do a lot more than just help you get from Point A to Point B. You can also use the app to do Yelp-like research on restaurants and businesses, share your ETA with friends and family, message businesses directly and even “follow” updates from a business you’re interested in, similar to the way Facebook pages work.
NETFLIX

Netflix gave us so much binge-worthy content to enjoy in 2018, and there’s no reason to expect you won’t find plenty more to watch in the year to come. From the Dogs docu-series to Narcos, there’s literally something for everyone, and the mobile app remains as easy to use as ever. It remains to be seen if credible challengers emerge in 2019 like Disney’s planned streaming service Disney+, but if for some reason you don’t have this on your mobile device to help you fill in the blank spaces in your day, get it now.


DARK SKY

There are a ton of weather apps out there, and in our experience you can usually find a third-party app that will be better or at least have more bells and whistles than the weather app that comes included with your device. Dark Sky is one such possibility. It’s almost universally praised and does a good job of helping you know what the weather is going to be from one minute to the next. (Note: the app costs $3.99 from the App Store.)


1PASSWORD

If you’ve been paying attention at all to the headlines these days, you know how critical password security is. Trouble is, of course, we all have a ton of logins to remember and lots of app sign-in credentials to keep track of. You’ll want an app like 1Password to help you manage this on a couple of fronts — to help keep you from falling back on that bad habit of using similar, simple password because they’re easy to remember and also helping you create stronger passwords to secure your accounts and data.


POCKET

There’s been something of a resurgence in media this year, partly driven by the Trump phenomenon and also a greater awareness of fake news and the importance of trusted sources. An app like Pocket is incredibly useful for helping you keep track of interesting things you come across that you’d like to read later and spend a little time with — things that range from an article to something interesting you spot on a website. As you can see from the image, Pocket also has some cool features like iMessage integration, and you can also set the app to read your content to you, almost like it’s turning your content into a personalized podcast.

FLIPBOARD

Speaking of content, this was also the year social giants like Facebook began to be approached more warily than ever when it comes to the news and information they share and spotlight. For staying informed about the world and in particular about the things that matter the most to you, an app like Flipboard is a good alternative — with it, you essentially build personal digital magazines filled with things you care about and want to read and peruse.

COMMENTS



Note: If you think this story need more information or correction, feel free to comment below your opinion and reaction.
Like & Follow to Stay Updated ...

Name

AI,3,Amazon,1,Apple,5,Emoji,1,Facebook,17,Games,35,Google,7,Instagram,6,Science,205,Security,4,Social Media,24,Tech,242,Technology,989,Tesla,5,Twitter,4,
ltr
item
Technology - U.S. Daily News: These are the first apps you should download on your new iPhone or Android
These are the first apps you should download on your new iPhone or Android
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-c4yAnIACzuA/XCMj2Pj2IiI/AAAAAAAAlhA/5dCG-uQYh4go_0cnHd0X53h-W6Zj6Bf9QCLcBGAs/s1600/3.jpg
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-c4yAnIACzuA/XCMj2Pj2IiI/AAAAAAAAlhA/5dCG-uQYh4go_0cnHd0X53h-W6Zj6Bf9QCLcBGAs/s72-c/3.jpg
Technology - U.S. Daily News
https://tech.dailynews.us.com/2018/12/these-are-first-apps-you-should.html
https://tech.dailynews.us.com/
https://tech.dailynews.us.com/
https://tech.dailynews.us.com/2018/12/these-are-first-apps-you-should.html
true
4191228214535516123
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy