Kim Komando: 10 favorite tablet apps for iOS, Android
BY KIM KOMANDO
Sunday, January 06, 2013
1/06/13 at 4:21 AM
This list of my favorite iOS and Android tablet apps will help get you and your gadget off to a roaring start in 2013.
Netflix (Free; iOS, Android): You pay a monthly subscription fee to watch all the movies you want.
HeyTell (Free; iOS, Android): Instead of placing a traditional call, HeyTell allows you to record a quick voice message. It is sent over Wi-Fi or cellular data so you don't even need a tablet with a voice plan.
Evernote (Free; iOS, Android): What sets Evernote apart from similar note-taking apps is that it synchronizes your notes to your password-protected Evernote account. So you can access the notes from any web browser. You can take photo notes and voice notes in addition to basic text notes.
Skype (Free; iOS, Android): Skype isn't just for computers, though. You can also use it on your gadgets. Make voice and video calls over Wi-Fi or cellular. It's free to call other Skype users.
Google Earth (Free; iOS, Android): Google Earth lets you explore the world through satellite and ground-level photos. You can see historic landmarks or plan trips.
Weather Channel App ($4 iOS; free on Android): Get detailed forecasts at a glance with this app, as well as video clips and severe weather and pollen alerts.
Kindle App (Free; iOS, Android): The Kindle app turns whatever tablet you own into an Amazon e-reader.
Lookout Mobile Security (Free; iOS, Android): This app provides antivirus and anti-phishing security for your tablet.
Instant Heart Rate ($1 iOS; $3 Android): Forget checking your pulse manually. Just pull out your mobile gadget with the Instant Heart Rate app. Press your finger to the camera lens, and you'll have your heart rate in just a moment.
Epicurious (Free; iOS, Android): The Epicurious Recipe app gives you access to more than 28,000 recipes and translates the meals you choose into shopping list.
Original Print Headline: Great apps add value to tablets
Kim Komando hosts the nation's largest talk radio show about consumer electronics, computers and the Internet. Listen to her show from 1-4 p.m. each Sunday on KRMG am740 or fm102.3. To receive her newsletters, go to tulsaworld.com/komandonewsletters.