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Data Recovery for iPhone for Mac review

Data Recovery for iPhone lets you access items that you may have accidentally deleted or those that were lost from your device after a jailbreak. Once you've completed a scan, you can view the recovered files to find the ones you're looking for, and then you can save them straight to your computer.

Pros

Intuitive interface: This program features a clean interface with tabs across the top of the main viewing window to facilitate navigation. Clicking these tabs lets you move from one type of recovered file to another, so you can quickly find the types of files … Read more

Microsoft OneNote for iPhone review

Microsoft OneNote for iPhone is a flexible note-taking program that lets you save all kinds of important information in one place. Photos, text, and links are all searchable in this app, and you can organize your notes into different notebooks and pages to make things as easy as possible to find later on.

Pros

Checkable lists: While the blank page you start writing your notes on may look just like a regular document or piece of paper, there's a lot of functionality lurking just below the surface. For instance, you can insert checkboxes into lists, and then check them … Read more

SimpleMind for iPhone review

SimpleMind for iPhone is a program to help you map out all kinds of projects and ideas efficiently, so you can stay organized. It features multiple customization options and many tools to make the mind mapping process as smooth as possible.

Pros

Sync with desktop: When you sync this app with the desktop version, you can work on your mind maps in both locations whenever it's convenient for you. This is also a nice option because the larger screen of the desktop will let you zoom out and see the big picture, while the mobile app means you can … Read more

Apple announces 4 updates for iOS 8

Today Apple announced iOS 8, which will be available in the fall, and demonstrated its new features to developers at WWDC 2014. Like iOS 7, iOS 8 has a flattened and streamlined design, but its many updates point toward a more consistent experience across the mobile OS and OS X. Below are four of the most important features.

Notifications and widgets: Rumors about Apple bringing widgets to iOS have been confirmed...kind of. Rather than widgets appearing on the home screen, as in Android, widgets are contained in the notifications panel. iOS 8 will allow you not only to arrange … Read more

VLC Media Player review

VLC Media Player is an open-source program that lets you play all kinds of media on your iOS device even if they're in formats that are not normally supported. Just download your music and videos to your iPhone or iPad, and you're ready to enjoy them wherever you go.

Pros

Multiple transfer options: When you're ready to move files from your computer to your VLC library, you have several options. You can connect your device directly to the computer, and then complete the transfer through iTunes, or you can connect both your computer and your device to … Read more

Splashtop - Remote Desktop for iPhone & iPod review

Splashtop - Remote Desktop for iPhone and iPod lets you stream your desktop to your mobile device and control it from there. When you're using this app, everything you do on your phone is instantly reflected on your desktop, and everything you do on your desktop is instantly reflected on your phone.

Pros

Total synchronization: Whether you're browsing the Web, editing a PowerPoint presentation, or writing a report, you'll have total access to everything on your desktop from your mobile device. And because you're streaming from your computer, you don't have to have the programs … Read more

Skype for iPhone review

Skype for iPhone brings the iconic service to your mobile device, so you can take advantage of it no matter where you are. Keep in touch with your Skype contacts or use the service to connect with friends on traditional telephone service using your Skype Credit.

Pros

Widely used: Calls to any other Skype users are free, no matter where they are in the world. And since so many people use the service, there are probably quite a few of your contacts you can reach this way.

Not just Wi-Fi: Unlike FaceTime or some other services that provide free video … Read more

Opera releases Coast for iPhone

Opera has released its Coast Web browser for the iPhone. Originally available only on iPad, Coast for iPhone now brings content-centric Web browsing to your pocket.

According to Opera, Coast's features have been optimized for maximum reach on iPhone screens. You navigate via gestures and swipes, and additional features are tucked away in two menu buttons.

Similarly to Google, Coast makes quick suggestions as you type in your search words. The iPhone version also syncs with the iPad version, provided you have an account.

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Facebook review

Facebook is an app that gives you full access to your Facebook account from your iPhone, making it possible to keep up with friends while you're on the go. You can do everything from adding photos to viewing status updates with this handy app, and you'll soon find it's an invaluable addition to your app library.

Pros

Fully functional: Whether you need to edit your profile or send your friend a birthday message, you can do it all quickly from this app. There's no part of your Facebook profile you can't access, including Privacy Settings … Read more

Quickie for iPhone review

Quickie for iPhone is a private messaging app that deletes messages seconds after they are opened, so there is no permanent record of the note. With this secure service, you can be sure that the only one to read your note will be the person you intended.

This app sports a sleek and stylish interface, with a cosmopolitan theme and a streamlined navigation bar at the bottom of the screen. There are minimal features included, but that's really the point of this app. When you first open the program, you'll have to set up an account by entering … Read more