Did you get a new iPhone for Christmas? Check out these apps

Did you get a new iPhone for Christmas?  Check out these apps
Was Santa good to you this year? Did you unwrap a present and find a tidy little white Apple box? If you are new to the world of smartphones, it will be a blessing and curse that the iPhone has about a bazillion apps available for it.  We should not need to tell you to download the essentials, like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Google Maps, YouTube and Find My iPhone. If by chance you were thinking of Instagram but heard about all the news they have made lately, we provided some alternatives to Instagram just last week. 

Outside of that, we thought we would pass along a few other apps worth checking out in case you were wondering where to start. Obviously, this is not anywhere near a complete list, and arguably obvious, but it is not a bad starting point for people enjoying their new phone. Throw in your recommendations in the comments below.


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19 Comments

1. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

And... Google Maps.

2. TIrrodan92

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

and youtube... wait.... they cant!

3. Seymur unregistered

*can!

4. Cynipap999

Posts: 138; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

I got a new Galaxy Note 2 (which is equiValent to 3 iPhones) for Christmas, will these 'Starter Apps' work on my 5.5" screen? Can I use my S-Pen with iNotes or to correct the directions on Apple Maps; that S-Pen comes in handy for correcting Apple Maps.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Shhhhhhh. No one cares dude.

11. jmoney62987

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

But can your 5.5 screen and S-Pen fix the constant crashes the apps via android STILL suffer? Can all the added features such as live wallpapers make up for the constant frustration caused by a phone that freezes? Will the effect of spending $300 on a phone only to have it outdated in six months and have virtually no value be fixed by...S-Voice?

13. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Dude my iPhone 5 crashed, lagged,had wifi issues, the k on the keyboard pulsed all the time, and lost service a lot. Even tho I love iOS, and still use my iPad 3 which I absolutely love... I sold my ip5 got a gnote 2, and am blown away by it. Long story short iPhones have the same issues man.

15. jmoney62987

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

I had the Droid (pathetic) then the iphone 4 which was great..I wonder if the 5 is having issues. My 4 crashed very rarely. I only assume the Note 2 has the same issues generally as the GS3 which I have had for a month and is a huge headache sometimes. Im happy you like your new phone though!

18. KFear

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

The original droid was terrible. If you do your research on android phones and which one to buy, you will have an amazing experience. I work for sprint tech. services. Iphones close apps ALMOST as much as android apps do. Iphones, so far they experience huge signal loss issues. It's becoming a nightmare.

16. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

So what is your point. I sold my Galaxy Nexus, and bought a SGS3, and three month later my phone died due to a motherboard issue. Now I find out several S3 are dying due to same issue, as reported by pocket now. At least yours worked, I have to wait who knows how long before getting a replacement.

14. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

And the gnote 2 isn't equivalent two 3 iPhones dude. I own one its an awesome device, but the iPhone is no slouch either. Even tho it has its hiccups.

6. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

I got more debt for Christmas. Anyone else?

7. jimjam unregistered

This has to be the worst post in 2012. Sorry.

8. Droiddoes unregistered

Of course I didn't get an iDevice for Xmas, my family and I love each other why would they troll me by getting me an apple novelty?

9. jibraihimi

Posts: 802; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

This year no itoys for me......... Will see if Apple with come up with some innovations next yr., otherwise for now I'm going for Lumia 920 when it will launch in my country ..........

10. Droiddoes unregistered

Hope in one hand, sh*t in the other LOL

12. jmoney62987

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

I got a GS3 for Christmas!!!! Which I will return for an Iphone 5...So...I got one!!!

17. nerdyking

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 26, 2012

it would be a curse for me if I got any of the apple product for Christmas...especially iDevices... other tech gifts would do.. even the lame Surface RT... best Christmas gift was a 32GB Nexus 7 from my sister : ) ...

19. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

iPhone? No (although I do have a 4S) I DID however just order my Xperia Tablet S (YES!)

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