Whether you’re a fan of fiction, or you can’t get enough of the latest autobiography, the world of books is a wonderful one to dive into. If you can’t quite find it in your heart to give up your paperbacks, you can still experiment with enjoying books in a more hi-tech way by downloading a few great apps onto your iPhone. From audiobooks to more unusual and quirky literary apps, we’ve rounded up the best four to help you keep up with your reading on the go.
In 2012, Oyster secured $3 million in financing by Founders Fund, and today the New York startup has begun the invitation process for its app. Commonly referred to as "Netflix for e-books," Oyster offers unlimited books for $9.95 a month. Currently, the app is stocked with over 100,000 titles, updated weekly.
One of our editors here at iPhone Life recently asked me which pair of headphones I would vote for as best headphone of the year. Without hesitation I replied that in my opinion Phiaton’s Bridge MS 500 ($269.00) deserved that honor. These uniquely crafted headphones take precision sound sculpting to a whole new level. And when I use the word sculpting, that is exactly what these superior headphones do. Like a master sculptor, the Bridge MS 500s take the acoustics of whatever you're listening to and mold and funnel the sounds to get the maximum dynamic range out of each and every note.
I have four regrets in my life:
1. A tattoo of an arrow that starts under my right armpit and runs down my side, past my hip. It’s big, bold, and will most certainly look like a crumbled, smeared watercolor painting when I’m 60;
2. The tattoo I got one Saturday night in Soho during a two-week trip to London circa 2004. This tat-ta-roo on my ankle of a heart the size of a fist looks like it was drawn by a 4-year-old with a permanent marker and underdeveloped motor skills;
3. Letting my parents develop the disposable cameras from that trip. (My mom still can’t look me in the eye.);
4. Dumping my iPhone 5 for the Galaxy 4.