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Top apps to help with summer road trips

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 22nd, 2016

Benjamin Franklin once famously said that the only certainties in life were death and taxes. During the summer, you can add another thing to that list: lots of people are going to be hitting the road for their vacations.

It wasn't too long ago that travel during the summer months meant breaking out the road atlas and being able to read road signs. Now, of course, all the help you used to need for navigation, lodging, and anything else you might need on a road trip is as close as your phone or tablet.

Best replacements for default iOS apps

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 21st, 2016

When iOS 10 arrives in earnest this fall, it will bring with it a feature that has been long requested by Apple users: the ability to delete the default apps that come pre-installed on your iPhone or iPad.

For most people, the desire to get rid of the default iOS apps has less to do with the fact that they somehow stink and more to do with maximizing precious space. With every bit of memory precious, why leave apps you don't use on your phone or tablet?

5 apps to give as last minute Father's Day gifts

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 18th, 2016

So in case you hadn't heard, it's Father's Day soon. As in this Sunday. If you're reading this and this is news to you, it means you haven't bought dear old Dad a present yet.

That's bad. After all those hours he spent playing football with you even though he knew you were never going to grow up to become the next Wayne Rooney, you just went and did him dirty like that. And now it's too late to order anything online, because it's not showing up in time.

Best free weather apps for your summer planning

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 16th, 2016

It's officially summertime. The temperatures are higher, the days are almost as long as they can possibly get, and schools are out almost everywhere. Time for a vacation, or holiday, as my British bosses would say.

That's if the weather cooperates. When it doesn't, it's nice to have some advance notice, and these days, that can be as close as your phone.

Get more done: The 5 best free productivity apps for iPhone and iPad

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 15th, 2016

While we'd all like to be spending 100 percent of our time on our mobile devices playing games, sending pictures and videos to friends, and doing other fun stuff, the reality is that we occasionally have to use those iPhones and iPads to do work. Sometimes more than occasionally.

The idea, then, is to be able to do that work as quickly and efficiently as possible to get you back to doing whatever you do on your leisure time. Apple has helpfully loaded your iPhone and iPad with default apps to assist in that quest (though iOS 10 will allow you to delete them), but at 148apps, we don't like to settle, we like to find the best -- in this case the best free productivity apps around.

T-Mobile Tuesdays and 4 more free apps to earn you real rewards

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 8th, 2016
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

It's often said that you can't get something for nothing. That thinking has been in the news a lot as of late, with airlines making changes to frequent flyer programsto work via dollars spent instead of miles flown.

Alas, there's still a place where you can be rewarded for loyalty, and it's on your smartphone or tablet. Apps like T-Mobile Tuesdays, which has rocketed to the top of the App Store free app chart, are proof of that.

Beyond Snapchat: 5 popular free messaging app alternatives

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 6th, 2016

There's no escaping Snapchat. Not only is it the dominant force among free photo-sharing apps at the moment, it's also increasingly become the app of choice for text messaging among teens and young adults. After all, why use a separate app for messaging when you can do it from the same one you use to share images and videos too?

That said, there is life beyond Snapchat. A number of free iPhone and iPad apps are out there that allow users to easily communicate with friends and loved ones without necessarily needing to download the current industry leader. Let's take a look at five of them that are currently popular on the App Store charts.

Chik-fil-A app leads top 10 most popular restaurant apps

Posted by Nick Tylwalk on June 4th, 2016

It's not often that a restaurant chain has its app hit the top of the U.S. App Store chart. In fact, it's hard to remember it ever happening before.

Yet Chik-fil-A has managed to do just that with Chik-fil-A One, its new app that launched on iOS in May. What's made it so popular? Giving away chicken sandwiches, as it turns out, is a primo way to get folks to download something.

Why the classic Snake is better than Slither.io

Posted by Matt Suckley on May 17th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Competitive online munch-'em-up Slither.io may be flavour of the month on the App Store right now, but it's only the latest in a long history of snakes in mobile gaming.

The first, and still very much the best, is the monochrome beauty we all wrangled in a time before apps - the titular Snake, from Nokia's imaginatively-titled Snake.

Here's why we'd trade an iPhone running Slither.io for a Nokia 3310 with Snake any day of the week.

4 games that inspired slither.io

Posted by Harry Slater on May 13th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

We all love slither.io, right? I mean, what's not to love about a game that involves scooting around the screen, eating as much as you can, and trying to get as big as possible?

That's right, nothing.

But where did slither.io come from? What games inspired it, shaped it, and turned it into the money-gobbling behemoth that it is now?

Don't worry, we've got your back. Here's a little history lesson, presented with both jokes and serious bits, that highlights the games which inspired your current extendable crush.

5 slither.io mash-ups we'd love to see happen

Posted by Ric Cowley on April 29th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

If there's one thing that slither.io has proved, it's that the addictive gameplay of Agar.io can be transplanted onto basically anything and it will still be good fun.

It wouldn't be surprising if we saw other developers jumping on the bandwagon, and we've come up with five major games that we think could benefit from taking a leaf out of slither.io's book.

The 5 best updates in Apple's Apps for Earth campaign

Posted by Ric Cowley on April 21st, 2016

With its recent Apps for Earth campaign, Apple has partnered with the World Wildlife Fund and a handful of developers to help give something back to the Earth.

What this means in practice is that participating apps will donate all of the money made from certain in-app purchases to WWF, and there's a bunch of new content being added to games just for the event.

The new content is only available until the 24th of April, so with that deadline looming, we thought we'd pick out the best updates to focus your time on while you can.

The 6 best games like Slither.io

Posted by Glen Fox on April 19th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Unless you've been living in a cave for the past week, you've likely heard of - or even played -Slither.io, the mobile multiplayer sensation that combines the seriously addictive gameplay ofAgar.iowithSnake. That's a dangerous assortment right there.

Too much of a good thing is usually, well, not good though. So you'll likely want to find a new game to get obsessed with before long - and that's where148Apps comes in. We've scoured the App Store and Google Play to bring you this list of the best games likeSlither.io you can play right now.

Just don't say we didn't warn you when you inevitably check into gaming rehab.

Six best new apps on the App Store this week

Posted by Jennifer Allen on March 21st, 2016

Another week means another selection of Best New Apps to poke through. While Apple gives you almost too much choice when it comes to what new apps to highlight, we’ve narrowed that field down to six. Here’s our pick of the bunch.

Six best new games on the App Store this week

Posted by Jennifer Allen on March 21st, 2016

You’re never short of a new game to play on the App Store and this week is no different! To help you sift through the new entries, we’ve narrowed this week’s Best New Games list down even further to a mere six titles that really stand out.