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Find My iPhone

Find My iPhone

If you misplace your iPhone, the Find My iPhone app will let you use any other iOS device or a PC/Mac computer to find it and protect your data.

But first you need to get the app installed on the iPhone or iPad that your want to protect. Simply install this free app on your device, open the app and sign in with the Apple ID you use for iCloud. In fact, do this for all your Apple devices, including those of your immediate family!

Now, using a web browser on any computer, you can locate your missing device on a map, remotely lock it, play a sound, display a message, or erase all the data on it. You just need to log into your iCloud account on a computer, once you have this app installed on your iPhone, to do the needful.

For missing iOS devices, Find My iPhone also includes a Lost Mode.
Lost Mode locks your device with a passcode and can display a custom message and contact phone number right on the Lock Screen. While in Lost Mode, your device can keep track of where it has been and report back so you can view its recent location history, right on your computer screen.

If you are using iOS 9, the Find My iPhone app will already be on your phone. Make sure that ‘Find My iPhone’ is enabled in your iCloud settings. If you are still on iOS 8, for whatever reason, we recommend you download this app to secure your iPhone!
Key Features of the app include:

  • Locate your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac on a map
  • Play a sound for two minutes at full volume (even if your device is set to silent)
  • Remotely lock your device with a passcode
  • Display a custom message on the Lock Screen
  • View recent location history of your device while in Lost Mode (iOS devices)
  • Remotely erase all content and settings on your device
Facebook

Facebook

Facebook needs no real introduction! This is their official app.

Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.

With Facebook, keeping up with friends is now faster than ever.

• See what friends are up to
• Share updates, photos and videos
• Get notified when friends like and comment on your posts
• Text, chat and have group conversations
• Play games and use your favorite apps

Facebook is probably the most popular multi-platform ever made!

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Flipboard

Flipboard is like having your own personal magazine on your phone. It curates articles and content basis your preferences and interests. Whats more, it learns your reading habits over time and hence the stuff you get to read actually improves over time.

It’s no wonder that its become one of the most popular ways to catch up on the news, read stories from around the world and even browse the articles, videos and photos friends are sharing.

To begin, pick a few interests and tap a few tiles to help it understand your preferences. That’s it! You can begin flipping through your very own personalised magazine.

You can even add blogs and publications by using the search bar or tapping the red ribbon to open the Content Guide.

Additionally, you can connect your social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Google+ to see what friends are posting and easily share articles with them.

Here are some Key Features of the app:

  • View all your news, interests and social updates in one personalized magazine format.
  • Save stories you love into your own magazine by using the “+” button on any item. Select ‘create a magazine’ and collect all your favorite stories, images or videos.
  • Search for anything—people, topics, hashtags, blogs, your favorite sites and flip through the results in a beautiful magazine format.
  • Read Cover Stories for a quick check on what’s happening currently. Cover Stories are created just for you and is filled with popular items from everything you’ve added to your Flipboard.
  • Flipboard is available in 18 localized editions – for Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latin America, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, U.S. and U.K.
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Twitter

Twitter is the best way to connect, express yourself and discover what’s happening in the lives of people who matter to you. The main premise is following and staying updated with people, be them friends or famous celebrities. It’s also a great app to start a fan base if you are a famous personality, at the same time it allows you to follow other friends and personalities you feel the need to.

Key app features include:

  • Connect with people and your interests to get unfiltered access and unique behind-the-scenes perspectives.
  • Express yourself with photos, videos and comments.
  • Discover what’s happening. Get real-time stories, pictures, videos, conversations, ideas, and inspiration all in your timeline.
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WhatsApp

WhatsApp is the world’s largest instant messaging service and is present on all leading smartphone OS’.

It lets you chat or talk with your friends and family using your data connection or Wi-Fi. The first year is free and each subsequent year of membership costs 99 cents.

There’s a lot more that you can do with WhatsApp that you can’t with traditional text messaging (SMS’) – send videos, images or voice notes, chat in groups, share your location and broadcast messages, all without having to worry about your friend’s phone’s capability to receive such messages.

Traveling internationally – cut down on roaming bills! You can call, text and send images and videos to your heart’s content – and you don’t have to pay those crazy international charges… all you need is your phone to be connected to the internet via WiFi or local data plans.

Unlike other chat/texting apps, there’s no need for pins or usernames and the best part (that has pioneers like Viber down on the mat) – everyone on your contact list whose on WhatsApp automatically shows up on your WhatsApp list!

Here are some of the key features of the App:

  • Send videos, images and voice notes for free.
  • Chat with multiple people at once using Group Chat.
  • No need to Log in or add people
  • Instant push notifications.

Given the humungous popularity of the app all across the world, Facebook went and acquired the company, lock, stock and buzzing servers!

Gaana

Gaana

Gaana is one of India’s largest and most popular online music services and is available for all four of the big operating systems. It’s even available for the iPhone and iPad!

You can listen to your favorite songs (Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu and many more regional languages) from the music catalog.

Key features of this app:

  • Make your own playlists or access your favorite playlists from gaana.com and keep them synced.
  • Browse millions of songs in over 80 languages
  • Listen to thousands of radios and playlists created by experts. There’s even inbuilt support for Radio Mirchi!
  • Smart recommendations for music that matches your tastes.
  • Share your favorites with friends on Facebook, Twitter, or even by email.

Like others, Gaana also has a subscription model for the Android and Apple apps, which enables some awesome additional features:

  • Ad-free Music
  • High Quality Audio experience
  • Downloading songs for offline play
Truecaller

Truecaller

Ever wanted to know who that unknown caller is before taking the call? Want to ignore those telemarketing calls? Block those stalkers?

Truecaller lets you do all of it. All it requires is a 3G or Wi-Fi connection!

True caller is the world’s largest online and crowd sourced telephone directly. It is a simple app which works as a caller ID system for incoming calls and reverse search (mobile and landline) numbers that are not stored in your phonebook. It even doubles up as a call blocker!

You can create your own Truecaller profile to let others see your photo and name when you call them.  There is a paid version which eliminates in app ads and let’s you see who’s visited your Truecaller profile.

Again, here are some of the key features of the app:

  • Check who’s calling before answering.
  • Block unwanted spammers and telemarketing calls.
  • Reverse search landline and mobile numbers.
  • Twitter integration lets you follow someone right from Truecaller.
  • Phonebook integration with photos from social networks.
  • Home screen widget for quick access.