An update to Google Search for iOS has delivered much of the same joy that Android users have enjoyed for the past 10 months, but what are iPhone and iPad users missing with their version of Google Now?
Apple iOS comes with a reminders app to help spark your memory, but it's designed to meet only the most basic needs. Reminder+ is another simple app for remembering what needs to be done, but it manages to provide more sophistication and options based on location.
Apple iPhone users jealous of Google Now still don't have the official app to distract them, but a new iOS app called Osito attempts deliver the basics of predicting what personal information you're likely to seek.
Pandora isn't short on rivals, but the streaming music service just got another one in doubleTwist. The popular Android media player has added a new streaming service called Magic Radio that's backed by 7 Digital's music catalog.
Pie Control is a handy Android 4.0 app that follows the same concept seen in browser quick gestures and the ParanoidAndroid ROM. It's easy to jump from one app to the next, whether switching or launching, and do much more. Here's a video demonstration of the app.
Cloud and back-up service Carbonite has put an interesting twist on its service by introducing Currents, a new tool that enables synchronizing files across devices, enables group sharing and collaboration, and automatically stores up to 30 days of files - all of which is done automatically.
Google Play occasionally has coordinated sales that provide deep discounts on some of the top premium Android apps, but there's no need to constantly wait for a major sale to find deals on paid Android apps.
Grocery iQ is a cross-platform mobile app that lets users easily manage their grocery shopping lists with others in their household. It's ease of use and powerful syncing features earn it the nod for our Best App Ever...this week title.
Newsify is a relatively new Google Reader app for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad that pairs some of the best features of Flipboard and Reeder into one fast and powerful app. Its feature set and easy-on-the-eyes interface earn it the nod for Best iOS App Ever...this week.
I've been primarily an Android user for a long time. But that was not possible, for real, until one thing happened. That thing was the TouchDown Exchange client by NitroDesk. It's my pick for this week's Best App Ever.