According to Adobe Digital Insights, Black
Friday 2016 made history after generating
over a billion dollars in purchases made
via mobile devices, equaling over a third
of online sales.
A 2016 Pew Research Center survey reveals that 15 percent of American adults
have used a dating app or online service
to find love.
ZUtA Labs Pocket Printer ($299)
This mini robotic printer is seriously a dream come true for college students and
desk job workers alike. Instead of having to feed paper through a clunky—and often
dysfunctional—device, this palm-sized robot runs along your sheet of paper and
leaves a printed document in its wake.
If you’re getting fed up with the lack
of features in Apple’s Notes app, then
you’ll love the Bear writing app. You
can use Bear to write virtually any-
thing, from shopping lists to more complex projects
like a book or personal essay. This app has a minimalist
design (which is why we love it), but it’s packed with
features, including a variety of markup options and the
ability to include hashtags and web links. Unfortunately,
you’ll need the Pro version ($1.49 per month) to sync
notes between devices or to apply themes.
The convenience of modern technology
is unquestionable—after all, we can now
record moments and share them immediately with friends and family. Still,
it’s hard to deny the classic beauty of moments captured
on film. If you’re a fan of traditional film photography,
then look no further. This app uses true-to-film presets
and tone profiles to make it look as if you captured your
shots on your dusty old film camera back home.
Voted one of Apple’s 10 best apps of
the year, Detour has quickly become a
favorite among travelers who love to
learn interesting details about the loca-
tions they visit. This app provides audio tours of major
cities like San Francisco, Paris, and New York. Using
your GPS position, the app tells you where to walk and
then narrates your surroundings, sharing stories and
interviews from those who know the city best. You can
even sync audio between phones so that you can share
the experience with friends.
WHAT’S HOT IN THE APP STORE
Users have high standards for speed on
mobile. According the Google, 53 percent
of us will leave a webpage if it takes longer than 3 seconds to load.