iPhone Life Magazine - - iPhone LIfe - BY DONNA CLEVE­LAND

Down­cast ($2.99) Pod­casts of­fer the per­fect way to learn about the world while do­ing other things. De­signed for the power pod­caster, Down­cast of­fers tons of cus­tom set­tings, like pri­or­ity sort­ing. Over­cast (Free) The high­light of Over­cast is its Voice Boost set­ting, which en­hances au­dio qual­ity, and Smart Speed, which min­i­mizes si­lences for a fast, but clear lis­ten­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Tiny­cards (Free) From the makers of Duolingo comes Tiny­cards, a mem­o­riza­tion app with thou­sands of decks for learn­ing any­thing from state flags to Juras­sic di­nosaurs. Vanido (Free) Want to learn to sing with­out any pub­lic hu­mil­i­a­tion? Vanido can as­sess your vo­cal range and tell you when you go flat with daily ex­er­cises to im­prove your voice. iHeartRa­dio (Free, $5.99/month for un­lim­ited skips) iHeartRa­dio lets you en­joy the glo­ries of live ra­dio with­out the au­dio fuzz. Tune in to live sports events, lo­cal ra­dio sta­tions, and pod­casts all from one app. Ra­dioPublic (Free) With over 325,000 pod­casts on iTunes, you might need some help dis­cov­er­ing new shows. Ra­dioPublic can help with its fea­tured trend­ing and pop­u­lar shows. Bloom by Me­galearn ($4.99) While this app is made for kids, all ages will en­joy its beau­ti­ful graph­ics and fun quizzes all about the world of plants and how they re­pro­duce with seeds. TED (Free) Need some in­spi­ra­tion? Search TED's li­brary of talks to get ex­posed to new ideas and quickly learn about sub­jects that might oth­er­wise take a lot of time to re­search. Spo­tify (Free, $9.99/month ad-free) Spo­tify is the most full-fea­tured music stream­ing ser­vice around, of­fer­ing an un­ri­valed so­cial com­mu­nity, playlist op­tions, and music dis­cov­ery al­go­rithms. Ap­ple Music ($9.99/month) The beauty of Ap­ple Music is its in­te­gra­tion with the Ap­ple ecosys­tem. You can play any song from a li­brary of 40 mil­lion tracks on all your iOS de­vices. Khan Acad­emy (Free) This app is a qual­ity resource whether you're a stu­dent or you're brush­ing up on your al­ge­bra skills, of­fer­ing videos and ex­er­cises in cour­ses that let you track your progress to com­ple­tion. Audi­ble ($14.95/month) Lis­ten and learn while you're driv­ing, fold­ing laun­dry, or cook­ing. Audi­ble's au­dio­book app and ex­ten­sive li­brary is per­fect for the busy per­son who still wants to read.

Net­flix ($7.99/month) We all love to Net­flix and chill. With an ever-grow­ing li­brary of TV shows, movies, and orig­i­nal se­ries like Orange Is the New Black, a Net­flix subscription is well worth the investment. Hulu ($7.99/month) Hulu, like Net­flix, of­fers a huge cat­a­log of TV shows and movies. Try a free trial of each ser­vice to see whose li­brary you pre­fer or whether it's worth pay­ing for both. Ya­hoo Fan­tasy Sports (Free) For many peo­ple, fall means one thing— fan­tasy foot­ball. Use this app to man­age mul­ti­ple teams and leagues, fol­low your matchups in real-time, man­age play­ers, and make last-sec­ond lineup changes. Newsy (Free) Newsy of­fers a mod­ern take on TV news, mak­ing global and na­tional head­lines ac­ces­si­ble and con­ve­nient to watch, whether you're by your iPhone, iPad, or Ap­ple TV. Ama­zon Prime Video (Free) If you're an Ama­zon Prime mem­ber, you get ac­cess to Ama­zon's li­brary of stream­ing video. A cool fea­ture called X-Ray also lets you learn more about ac­tors and scenes as you watch. YouTube (Free) YouTube has over a bil­lion users. Why so pop­u­lar? This video plat­form of­fers free con­tent on every­thing from cute cats to tu­to­ri­als on how to fix your car. ESPN (Free) Don't miss an­other goal, pitch, bas­ket, try, or touch­down. ESPN brings you live games, scores, news, and per­son­al­ized no­ti­fi­ca­tions from hun­dreds of sports leagues around the world. NYTimes ($14.99/month) If you're look­ing for qual­ity, in­ves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ism, the New York Times is hard to beat. Read daily morn­ing brief­ings as well as in-depth sto­ries to make sure you're in the know. HBONow ($15/month) At­ten­tion, Game of Thrones fans! You don't need a cable subscription to en­joy HBO. This stand­alone app of­fers ac­cess to all HBO ex­clu­sive con­tent on your iPhone, iPad, and Ap­ple TV. Plex (Free) Have your own per­sonal stash of fa­vorite movies and shows? With Plex, you can up­load your li­brary to the app and ac­cess it on all your iOS de­vices for free! Twitch (Free) This hit video gamestream­ing plat­form lets you watch as pros con­quer every­thing from Call of Duty to Minecraft and even lets you chat with play­ers to learn their se­crets. Twit­ter (Free) Twit­ter makes it easy to fol­low the pub­li­ca­tions and jour­nal­ists you care about. And it of­fers a great way to fol­low break­ing news, as long as you ver­ify the cred­i­bil­ity of sources.

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