If you want current weather forecasts with radar, severe weather warnings, and weather predictions for the near future, this is a great app to have handy.
With its impressive menu of listening options (particularly for premium subscribers), Slacker Radio is one of the best streaming-music apps on the market.
The official Twitter apps for iOS offer reliable performance and slick design, but power users may find themselves wanting more.
Xbox Music feels more like a first foray into music streaming rather than a finished product; it's functional, but it needs more features to compare with established apps like Spotify.
Parallels Access is a must-have for iPad owners who need to control apps on their desktop PC.
With new features and a redesigned interface, Shazam is a top app for music identification and discovery.
Despite its overwhelming design, Foursquare is a great way to find the hottest spots around you that suit your tastes.
Microsoft's operating system makes Windows Phone phablets a reality with a new interface fitted for humongous screens, and support for quad-core CPUs.
Android 4.4 KitKat brings Android to the masses, introduces a minimal design, and puts Google search in your dialer.
With neat Lego recreations of the memorable locations, and challenging gameplay, Lego The Lord of the Rings is a lot of fun, if you can get past the awkward controls.
The Square Cash app makes sending and receiving money free and easy, but make sure your e-mail account is truly secure before using it.
The new Numbers is a marked improvement over previous versions on iOS with more templates and collaboration tools, but the Mac version still needs work.
Though it has some issues, Celestial is worthwhile for its relaxing, ambient sounds.
ReTXT gives you all the standard messaging features you're used to, but is worth getting for the added security and the ability to correct or delete sent messages.
With audio and video calls and more features than most messaging services, Viber is the best option, but only if you can convince your friends to use it.
Apple Music has a lot of potential, but its iCloud Music Library bugs and confusing interface keep it from edging out Spotify for now.
Apple has announced its own app that provides the same kind of news aggregation service as the popular Flipboard app.
It's so intuitive and simple that you could use the Drivemode app for Android while blindfolded, but don't try that while driving.