iOS app reviews, tips and features - iPhone and iPad

Remember Ping? Don’t worry if you don’t because few people have heard of it these days. A few years ago it was Apple’s attempt to create a social network based around music artists. Now it is back with a new name as part of Apple Music.

The Pomodoro technique is an interesting and useful way to organise your day and by using it you can get more done in less time. Download a Pomodoro app for your iOS device and work smarter and faster today.

Space, memory and data usage are the three key system functions that you must monitor on your iPhone and iPad. The question is, what is the best way to do it? Here is a great free widget that does the job nicely.

Have you ever wondered how much time you spend at work? Do you really spend as much time as you think you do at the gym? Which friend do you visit the most? Chronos for iPhone can answer all these questions.

If you have played games like DomiNations on iOS and Android, you should check out Space Ape Games Rival Kingdoms: Age of Ruin. It has a similar theme, but there are significant differences and its gameplay will have you hooked.

Every phone has an alarm function and it is one of the basic features of the device. You would not describe it as fun, entertaining, or even slightly interesting and they are deadly dull. AlarmMon makes alarms exciting.

If you have an iPhone or iPad you probably use the iTunes Store app to buy music and the Music app to play it. However, this is not the only way to buy and play music on iOS devices. There is an alternative.

If you like the sort of game where you build a city, train troops, build an army, then go and battle other players, you should add Dominations to your iPhone, iPad or Android phone or tablet.

The Mail app in IOS on the iPhone and iPad has a useful swipe function that enables you to quickly deal with email in your inbox. You probably were not aware of this, but you can actually configure the swipe options.

Do you want to develop an iOS app for your personal use or a business and you don't know how to code or develop at all? Where do you start and what do you need in order to create an iPhone or iPad app? First you need the right tools for the job and here you can find the necessary languages you need to know for iOS app development.

A problem that some people have with the iPhone and iPad is apps not showing, apps not updating or no app updates. It becomes impossible to update the iOS device because there is no longer an update link or update button. What is the solution?

Should you buy the Apple Watch when it goes on sale in April or should you wait? This is the dilemma facing Apple fans and it is a tough decision to make. Here are some thoughts on the matter that might help you to make up your mind.

It seems like there’s an app for just about everything. That’s great news especially for the homeowners among us, who can have a plethora of useful, convenience tools right in the palms of our hands. From apps that ensure we never miss a bill to design apps and apps that help us save energy, here are some of the most essential, must-have apps for homeowners that make homeownership a bit less stressful.

Google+ and OneDrive can automatically backup your photos to online storage as soon as you take them. This sounds like a great idea, but there are problems with both services that you might not like. Is it time to ditch them?

What do you get if you cross a velociraptor with a spider? The answer is a velocispider, which combines the best of both creatures. Plus, it has a huge gun on its head. It is a silly idea of course, but Velocispider is a lot of fun.

Canva is both an iPad app and an online tool for creating impressive designs. With a few taps you can design a wide range of items and it is a very easy app to use. If you lack the design skills or tools to draw something from scratch, Canva will enable you to create what you need.

A fisheye lens is an extremely wide angle one with a short focal length that captures distorted, but interesting photos. A real fisheye lens can only be mounted to a traditional camera, but InstaFisheye is an app for the iPhone that simulates the effect.

I have covered brain training apps twice before and have examined four apps for iOS and Android. I make no excuse for covering two more brain training apps and you simply cannot have too many. In order to have a healthy, active brain you need to spend as much time exercising it as you do the rest of your body at the gym.

The camera on the iPhone is excellent and it is easy to point, tap and shoot high quality video. Apple has an excellent video editing app and iMovie can do all sorts of wonderful things with videos. However, Replay is a different type of video editor and you can have maximum fun for minimum effort.

There are so many photo editing apps to choose from, it is hard to know which to install on your iPhone. Your choice is made even harder because so many of them offer similar features. Typically you can take a photograph using the iPhone's camera or load a previously taken one, crop it, apply various filters and then save it or share it. LensFlare can do all of this, but it also has some extra features that set it apart from the crowd.