Best iPhone Apps: Health and fitness
Turn your grueling workout into an exhilarating fight for survival with an app designed to simulate a zombie attack. Build your base by collecting supplies and avoiding the deadly horde — all by running around town!
Calm is a meditation app that offers guided sessions for beginners, along with programs for those on intermediate and advanced levels. You can choose from different breathing exercises, adult bedtime stories, or soothing nature sounds to use during yoga.
Taking up a new language isn’t easy, but Duolingo makes it a little more manageable. The app is a popular choice for users looking to learn a variety of languages, including Spanish, French, German, Vietnamese, Greek, Romanian, and, most recently, Japanese. With lessons carved out into brief chunks, Duolingo makes it convenient to pop in every day to reinforce what you’ve learned.
Nike+ Training Club
Nike’s free workout app is, unsurprisingly, full of familiar faces. Celebrities and world-class athletes — such as Ellie Goulding and Ashton Eaton — use the app to present their favorite workouts. The app also allows you to track your exercise habits and sync with various social media sites.
Yonder — Outdoor Adventures
Yonder is a free app that features more than 20,000 different outdoor destinations and 25 activity types. You can check out posts by hikers and kayakers from around the world, or craft your own weekend adventure with Yonder’s help.
Daily Yoga features several different ways to get in touch with your inner yogi. Short courses with accompanying music are free, but more advanced users can shell out some cash to get more poses, routines, and tunes.
Best iPhone Apps: Music
Spotify is changing the game for the entire music industry. It’s free on PCs and tablets, but $10 a month if you want to fully use it on iPhone. It’s worth it. You can listen to full albums and create playlists.
If you haven’t used Pandora by now, go turn your AM radio back on. Pandora uses music science to create stations around a song or artist. You tell it what you like and what you hate. It learns.
SoundCloud is the audio player that has become a favorite of musicians, talk shows and podcasts alike. The iOS app gives access to favorites, playlists, and trending audio, and lets you follow and listen with friends.
Tidal, the subscription-based music service backed by Jay-Z, offers high-fidelity sound quality and high-definition music videos, along with access to exclusive tracks and albums. Subscribing to Tidal also nets you free music downloads across all devices.
Amazon Prime members have access to more than just free two-day shipping. With Amazon Music, you can stream popular songs or download your favorite albums for offline playback.
Apple Music works with your iTunes account to give you personal recommendations based on your library. You can create your own profile and playlists, and follow friends to check out their tunes. Depending on the membership you choose — student, individual, or family — you’ll have to pay a fee ranging from $5 to $15 per month.