By Daniel Webster | November 3, 2011 1:12 AM
In this episode of the iOS App Picks we demonstrate five applications in 30 seconds each. These apps will find places to go out based upon your likes, allow you to create a photo mosaic from all the photos on your iOS device, and give you detailed information about traffic with free navigation. To download these apps directly to your iPhone, just click on the title of the application and the iTunes software will automatically launch to the app in the App Store. If you have the free Google Search app installed on your iPhone just snap a picture of the QR-Code using Google Goggles or any other QR-Code scanner that will launch the App Store on your iPhone.
Alfred A free application
Trying to find a new place to go out can be difficult sometimes, especially if you are unsure about the establishment being to your taste. Alfred is a neat app that will learn your personal preferences for restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and more. He will then give many options that will probably appeal well to your liking.
PhotoMosaica A lite and $0.99 full version
PhotoMasaica is one of the coolest apps for anyone that loves to take pictures with their iPhone or other iOS device. This app will arrange all the photos in your library to match colors that correspond to the tiles in a photo mosaic. View which colors you are missing to help create more vivid portrayals and share the creations with practically anyone.
Pulse A free application
Pulse is one of the best news readers available for mobile platforms. This app is easy to use and provides customization features that will display the kind of news you want to know about. The articles are delivered in an elegant design with sliding panels help to keep everything organized and looking good. Share the stories with friends and whoever through Facebook, Twitter, or email, and add the ones you like best to your favorites.
Songify A free application
Have you seen or heard any of those catchy songs that auto-tune the new stories? Now you can create your own Songify hits with this easy to use app. Just speak some words, read a news article aloud, or ramble on about nothing and Songify will create a song from whatever you said. Try to make a strange song by speaking random words. More popular songs are available through in-app purchasing.
Waze A free application
Get turn-by-turn navigation for free with Waze. This app is unique in the sense that other Waze users out there will help to keep you informed about changing traffic conditions even before the radio, DOT, or television news stations get word of it. By updating and alerting other Waze users of traffic issues everyone will get to their destination with ease.