17 iPhone-Only Apps That Will Make Your Android Friends Jealous

One of the best things about owning an iPhone is that you get a lot of the newest apps first before they arrive on Android.

It may not be fair, but it’s a great perk for iPhone users. That means there’s always something new to try.

You can enjoy exclusive apps from Instagram and Facebook, cutting-edge photography apps, your own digital butler, and even an app that will tell you the exact minute it’s going to start raining (or snowing).

You’re bound to find something you’ll like, but just remember not to brag too much to your Android friends.

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Maps.Me Offline Maps

What is Maps.Me Offline Maps?

Maps.Me Offline Maps is pretty much what the name says it is. It is a navigation app where the biggest feature is the ability to download maps for offline use whenever you want. There is a free trial version in the Google Play Store and a paid version for $4.99.

The app is pretty easy to use. You select your region and download the maps that you need. There is no time limit on how long they stay there so you’ll have them whenever you want. Maps.Me touts 100% offline use so aside from actually downloading the maps, you don’t actually need a web connection to use this and that’ll probably make a lot of people happy.

In the free version, you just have access to the maps and the GPS will show you where you are on them. In the Pro version, you’ll also gain the ability to create routes, offline search, auto-follow mode, and bookmarking. You really can’t go wrong either way but do remember that the free version is a trial and is appropriately bottlenecked. Continue reading

Goldman Sachs Invests $36M In Korean Food Delivery App Baedal Minjok

Seoul’s startup industry has been awash with major funding news over the past few weeks. Earlier this month, Yello Mobile and game developer 4:33 Creative Lab Game Studio each disclosed that they had raised $100 million or more.

Now Seoul-based startup Woowa Brothers, which operates food delivery app Baedal Minjok, has announced that it has raised a 40 billion won (about $36 million) round led by Goldman Sachs. The capital will be used to improve Baedal Minjok’s technology and fuel its international expansion.

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Tactics Maiden

What is Tactics Maiden

Tactics Maiden is a strategy RPG that closely resembles games like Final Fantasy Tactics and Shining Force. It relies strongly on character customization and strategy which makes it quite difficult. It’s free to download with in app purchases.

If you’ve played a Final Fantasy Tactics game or the old Shining Force games before then you know how this works. You have a set of characters you enter battle with. You move them around what is essentially a chess board and attack the enemy using attacks and spells. The game keeps things like animations light so the game play is actually fairly quick. There are also 36 character classes, five difficulty settings, and the graphics aren’t bad. Continue reading

You can now check which devices are logged into your Google account

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A Google account accessed from an Android smartphone. 
Google has launched a new security feature for its users Monday: A Devices and Activity dashboard, letting you know which devices are accessing your Google account.

The dashboard, available here, shows you a list of all devices active on your account in the last 28 days, as well as the location they’re in.

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myFormula

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What is myFormula?

myFormula is an application that allows you to create and store formulas for easy reference. Think of it like a math cheat sheet that you carry around on your smartphone. It’s currently free in the Google Play Store with no in app purchases.

Here’s how the app works. You use it to create various mathematical equations. You can make things like the Pythagorean Theorem, Quadratics, and other math things that may take a lot of time to do by hand. Once you create the equations, you simply input the variables and the app will give you the answers. It’s a fairly simple app that you can use to create a lot of the more tedious equations.

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Oops AppLock

What is Oops AppLock?

Oops AppLock is a security application that allows you to lock applications and unlock them using a pattern code using your volume keys. It’s useful for those who may want to keep the kids or other people out of personal apps and adds a layer of security to your apps. It’s currently free in the Google Play Store with no in app purchases.

This is one clever application. It shows up in your app drawer as K Note and when you open it, acts like a simple note taking app. However, you can set a password using your volume keys (the default is hitting the volume up key three times) to bypass the charade and get to the actual security app. From there you can manage which apps get locked and which apps do not. Each app can be assigned a key unlock which consists of up to four entries and uses your volume keys exclusively. Thus, you can lock your gallery app with volume down, up, down, up and then lock your messaging app with up, up, down, up.

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