Software

New iPhone Apps: Tweak Photos, Browse Anonymously And More

Your photos won’t be short on crazy effects with this week’s best iPhone apps. We’re also giving your social calendar a little love, and your beefing up your brain with a little language learning.

The Daily: News Corp’s tablet newspaper has landed on the iPhone about a year after its original debut. Browse through the top headlines, videos, and pictures of the day. For full access and to have the publication downloaded automatically to your phone each day, you’ll have to subscribe at a rate of $1.99/month or $20.99/year. Subscription


My Animals for Kids: Part of the magic of the iPhone is that it can stand in as a virtual babysitter. Toss it in front of a crying kid, and it will instantly silence him. This adorable app does that, plus it helps kids learn the names of tons of animals, by quizzing them on their names and repeating them several times. It will help you have a quieter, smarter toddler. Free


I Heart Fruits and Veggies: Are you eating enough fruits and vegetables? Many nutritionists recommend that you should be eating between five and nine servings per day. This app will help you keep track, by making it into a game. Earn points for munching on carrots, strawberries, tomatoes, etc., learn about the nutritional value of each item, and find healthy recipes too keep yourself in tip-top shape. $0.99


VSCO Cam: If you’re turned off by Instagram now that it’s been launched on Android and purchased by Facebook, you’re might be looking for an alternative. This app joins the lists of photo altering apps. It lets you take pictures, add effects and filters, and share them on your social networks. $0.99


Pick: Instagram is fun, but eventually you might tire of it. Japan’s take on the photo filter app, though, is an endless fount of fun. It starts with filters, then gives you the option to add all kinds of stamps, borders, messages, and silly icons to your snapshots. Free


Onion Browser: Face it: companies want your data. But sometimes you want to browse without being tracked. By using a series of virtual tunnels to connect to the Tor network, Onion pretty much gives you complete online anonymity on a secure browser. $0.99


Time to Enjoy: If you have a busy schedule, sometimes it’s hard to fit in fun. But Time to Enjoy connects with your iCal to offer you all kinds of events in your area. You can even set filters to sift out prices, distance, and the type of activity you want. Free


SayHi Translate: If for some reason you find yourself lost in the streets of a foreign country, you’ll want to have this app installed. Simply speak a phrase into your iPhone and it will quickly respond with a written translation. There are a total of 23 languages and dialects to choose from. $0.99


VFX: Liven up your photos with movie-style special effects with this app. Pick from lightning bolts, animals, makeup, swords, or more than 200 other goods to add to your pics. Free


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