If past experience is any guide, it's likely that many iPhone 5 buyers will be first-time iPhone owners. You'll want to kit up your pocket miracle with apps. Here's a selection of apps to get you started, for navigation, weather, productivity, health and fitness, and more. We'll start with some of the most useful, lesser-known apps and then conclude with a brief look at the most popular and well-known choices.
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Garmin StreetPilot OnDemand
Apple's decision to replace the popular Google Maps app with its own navigation tool is unpopular so far. The Garmin StreetPilot OnDemand app restores missing features that were present in Google Maps, most notably public transit directions and Street View. It's priced at $0.99, which includes a one-month subscription to live updates, which are priced at $2.99 per month or $29.99 annually.
indeed it gets tiring for a person to add every detail of what he eats and if a person have food in between the meals then there will be more details to give. however, once used-to to the application, it can help us cut down our excessive eating and maintain our calories. Esp good for those people who work out and needs check and balance!
True, but how many people really need it there? Apple's failure has been in the major cities, where most people with iPhones are. And it's a big disappointment. But, I will add that it has been improving over the last couple weeks in regions I visit often (and regions others with iPhone's running iOS 6 visit).
Mitch - I love QR codes, but I think I may be in a lonely space here.
QR codes seem to be adopted top-down -- retailers print QR codes products to allow the consumers to obtain more product info, or put them on a sign next to the register - you can scan, sign up for their mailing list and get a discount on your purchase. SXSW used QR codes to host a game. My gym has QR codes everywhere to encourage you to check in via Facebook.
I have two QR codes on my business card. One with my professional info and one that lets you connect with me via LinkedIn. I don't write down my info at trade shows, I have the booth personnel scan my QR code. I have the engineering students I work with put QR codes on their tech conference posters because it is an easy way for people to get more information and get connected, plus it makes their poster look professional.
I use Tap Media's QR reader on my iPhone. I put this on my phone a long time ago, so there may be a better QR reader that someone else could recommend.
more map competition... yay! Mapquest and Yahoo used to be the reigning champs, but then Google Maps took over. I think it's nice to see more map apps coming out that have committed development behind them. I don't think I've used Nokia Maps yet, but hopefully having more map providers will make it better for everyone.
@Nathan I haven't noticed an uptick in speed or performance on my iPad. It seems to run just as it did before the update. I know Siri isn't super great, but I still wanted to try it out. I'm looking forward to Google Now in Android 4.1. I'll be upgrading my phone soon.
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