In a surprising move, Apple equipped the iPhone 5 with the ability to work on the AT&T network. (Photo : Reuters)
There are thousands of apps out there to fit your every need. Whether you need to know how to get somewhere, what to eat at night or want to edit your personal photos for friends. We picked out the top 5 coolest apps and iPhone features you may want to take advantage of.
1. Find my iPhone (App)
If you've lost your iPhone 5 (or iPad, iPod touch, or Mac) the Find My iPhone app will let you use another iOS device to find it and protect your data. It comes with a map that'll help you located the missing device. If the phone is lost in your sofa, it will blast a sound at full volume for two minutes. Also, if there's no chance of you ever getting the phone back, you can remotely cause all the data in your phone to self-destruct so no one can find out anything about you. Compatible The app is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (third generation), iPod touch (fourth generation), iPod touch (fifth generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
2. SoundHound (Free)
More than 100 million users have downloaded SoundHound. It's an app that allows you to figure out the name and artist of that song on the radio that you can't seem to figure out. This is how it works: simply log into the app, tap phone screen and let it listen to the song for a few seconds. In a short matter of time, the app will tell you the song's name, artist, album and show lyrics.
3. ShopSavvy (App)
Ever been shopping for something and want to know if any surrounding stores have a better deal? ShopSavvy lets users find the "right product at the best price." The app's tagline is that it won't find everything in the world, but it's close. The app looks up products by bar code, or you can type in the product's name.
3. Flashlight (App)
Don't pretend like you've never used your cell phone's display light to search for something in the dark. The Flashlight app allows users to navigate dark spaces using the phone's camera flash. You turn the light off or on by sliding a screen-center power button up or down. You can also adjust the light's brightness. This app has been optimized for iPhone 5.
The Waze app not only helps drivers navigate around town, it allows users to find cheap gas, report crashes, stalls and speed traps. It's hands-free, voice operated.
"So I tried the App because I was looking for a GPS App that talked and didn't want to pay to try one. So far the maps have been really accurate, and getting updates about traffic and accidents is nice," said one user comment.
5. Remember the Milk
Remember the Milk helps users remember to do everyday chores like return the library book, pack lunch, buy new batteries, and of course, remember the milk. The app has been updated and customized for the iPhone 5.
"Love this app. Using the free version (pro now) as a trial and it has been everything I could hope for. Thinking about the Pro version for added capabilities but don't feel like I'm missing much with free version! Try it, you will like it!!!! I went Pro and like syncing all the time as tasks change frequently. This is worth the cashola!!" A user said.