app shootout

Best forum browsing app for iPhone and iPad

Forums are a super popular way for like minded people to gather and discuss topics that interest them. We have the iMore forums and many other communities have forum boards as well. If you own an iPhone or iPad and actively participate in forum communities, regardless of type, there are apps available in the App Store to help you do it on the go.

We took a look at all the forum apps we could find and Tapatalk 2 for iPhone and Tapatalk HD for iPad by Quoord Systems are the best around when it comes to hooking into forums from any iOS device. Here's why...

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Agenda vs. CalenGoo vs. Calendars: alternative calendar apps for iPhone shootout!

If you don't like the default Calendar app that comes with your iPhone, the App Store is filled with alternatives. Whether you want something more simple and elegant, more powerful and robust, or just something that works more the way you work, you have options to consider. Agenda, CalenGoo, and Calendars by Readdle all give you even more control over your calendars, events, and notifications than the default Calendar app does, and all organize things in a different way. But which one is best, and more importantly, which one is best for you?

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iOS 6 Maps vs. iOS 5 Maps vs. maps.google.com: Location data shootout!

iOS 6 removed the Google-powered Maps app that launched alongside the original iPhone in 2007 and replaced it with new Maps app and location services more fully under Apple's control. That's means iOS 6 got features like turn-by-turn navigation, vector-based maps, and Flyover, but lost features like built-in transit directions and StreetView. It also means the quality of the location data changed drastically for many users. While this was hardly unexpected, reaction has varied from "beautiful and perfectly usable" to "dreadful and a deal-breaker."

Recognizing that Apple's new location data, licensed from TomTom and others, seems to vary in quality considerably from place to place, with big, populous American cities tending to be much better than small, rural, international areas, iMore still wanted to put them to a test.

So I got in the car and drove for nearly 6 hours and did just that. Here are the results.

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