Apps, Apps & More Apps!

What are most smartphones used for? Apps, of course! Apple released it’s annual top apps list last week. It ranges from lists of “Best Apps” to “Best Games.” And now, we present to you…2014’s best app list! Drum roll, please!

2014’s App of the year goes to: Elevate, with a runner-up of Hyperlapse from Instagram.

Game of the year: Threes!, a puzzle game
Runner-up: Leo’s Fortune, physics-based puzzle game.

Best Apps consist of:

  • Yahoo News Digest
  • Storehouse
  • SwiftKey Keyboard
  • 1Password
  • Camera+
  • Toca Lab
  • NYT Now
  • 120 Sports
  • Camu
  • Spring
  • BuzzFeed
  • Peak
  • Nighty Night Circus
  • Uber
  • Paper
  • Waterlogue
  • Human
  • Steller
  • TeleStory
  • Network TV
  • Litely
  • Star Walk
  • Cinamatic
  • Health Mate
  • Yummly

Best Games included:

  • Bonza Word Puzzle
  • Monument Valley
  • Uzzle Adventure
  • Battleheart Legacy
  • World of Warriors
  • XCOM: Enemy Within
  • Hitman Go
  • Smash Hit
  • SpellFall
  • Wayward Souls
  • Trials Frontier
  • Adventure Beaks
  • Rules!
  • Spider-Man Unlimited
  • FarmVille 2: Country Escape
  • Retry
  • Micromon
  • Rival Knights
  • Godus
  • Crazy Taxi City Rush
  • Castle Doombad: Free to Slay
  • Bicolor
  • Royal Revolt 2: Defend Your Castle
  • Fotonica
  • Timberman


And that concludes the list! What do you have to say about it? Do you think an app should have been listed, but it wasn’t?

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Holograms in the Palm of Your Hand


download (1)Remember in 2012,  when a hologram of Tupac performed at the Coachella Music Festival? What would you do if you were able to have a high-powered projector in your pocket? A company called Ostendo may have the right technology to make this happen.

Ostendo is a technology company that develops SSL based display products that is based in Carlsbad, California. The company is trying to figure out how to make a computer chip that’s small enough to fit in your phone, but also is capable of projecting three-dimensional holograms. Venture capitalists have helped Ostendo raised around $90 million dollars to prepare for a two-dimensional project sales in 2015. However the company wants to go beyond that. They hope to start manufacturing a version of the computer chip, which is the size of a tic tac,  in the second half of 2015 that will project three-dimensional images. The chip will be able to project up to 48 inches, but putting chips together can project farther and more complicated images. Ostendo’s smartphone projections holds promise for the future of technology.