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14 iOS Apps for the Information Geek

Can’t get enough of the most interesting iOS Apps? Keep track of friends, business contacts, the latest news, and the most interesting topics with this list of apps for the information geek.


Never get lost in a sea of news again with the News360 news aggregator. With this app, you get access to more than 20,000 news sources. You also get to customize the feed based on your interests and social media accounts.


Need to satiate your craving for info and more info? With this app, you can find all kinds of facts without opening your browser. Easily one of the best apps for Wikipedia, it also features dual-language searching and language switching, bookmarking tools, history, full searching within the page, dictionary terms, table-based category browsing, image saving, interactive font resizing, audio pronunciations, and more.


Interested in music, the arts, and the latest news? Download NPR, which brings you the most recent audio and articles on the topic of your choice.


Listen to the most fascinating people and their equally fascinating ideas with TED’s official app. You’ll get access to more than 1,100 TEDTalk videos, with more added weekly.

Find My Friends

This is a useful app if you just want to know where everyone is. Find My Friends lets you locate family and friends on your iOS 5 device. To add connections, just send a request on their iOS 5 device and request to see their location. The app also lets you receive location-based alerts if you’re on iOS 6.


The RingCentral app keeps a call log of your entire call history including your fax messages. It also lets you receive alerts for missed calls and new messages and place calls even if Wi-Fi isn’t available. Best part is that it also shows you colleagues’ availability on your smartphone.

Weather HD

Weather HD is a top-rated app that gives you forecasts 24/7, informs you of other weather details like temperature and humidity, and shows you 3D maps with animated NOAA weather radar. The app boasts that it also gives you “revolutionary data accuracy” with MultiForecast.

ESPN ScoreCenter XL

The go-to app for the latest sports news, scores, and updated information on your favorite teams. The app covers leagues around the world and features game recaps and previews, video highlights, in-game statistics, and live play-by-play action. You can also personalize the app to show video and analysis of your favorite teams and to give you alerts for games and scores.


IMDB is the Wikipedia for movie buffs, and the IMDB app showcases celebrity and movie news, TV listings, local showtimes, and filmographies of your favorite actors and actresses.


It doesn’t matter if you’re a Marvel or DC fan. Comics makes you privy to over 700 free comics plus new releases and classics from both and other publishers.

Star Walk

Get treated to a starry, starry night with Star Walk, an augmented reality app which uses your GPS location and your iPad’s gyroscopes to display constellations (with labels) in real time.


Stumble upon the best and coolest things to hit the web with this app. StumbleUpon gathers the latest goods on any topic you’re interested in into one cool site.


Download Flipboard and you’ll understand why everyone’s getting so hyped up about it. With all the sites you frequent online, you’d need something like this app, which collates and arranges all your content in one social magazine. Best part is, it’s totally free.


If you need a shot of all your geek information even when you’re offline, use Instapaper. It lets you save any webpage to read at your own time.

Any information apps you loved and we missed? Sound off in the comments.