4 amazing apps

Published on April 17th, 2012
4 amazing apps

You love your cellphone. Of course you do. But you’d love it even more if you knew that it could rescue you from a bad date, make you look like a genius and help you find hidden treasure. And one day, it could even save your life…

1. Fake Me Out Of Here

What do you do if you need to get out of a boring date but you don’t want to hur the other person’s feelings? You make sure you’ve got Fake Me Out Of Here on your phone so you can fake an incoming call and escape before your brain turns to mush. To generate the call, just give your phone a quick shake, and be sure to programme the app beforehand to play recorded sounds and link the fake call to a real person in your contact list.

2. Cubecheater

Ever tried to solve a Rubik’s Cube (that block of colourful squares you have to twist to match up all the colours)? Well, if you succeeded, we want to know how you did it. And if you didn’t, you must know what real frustration feels like… but it’s time to solve the puzzle once and for all with the help of Cubecheater. This iPhone app is designed to calculate the fastest solution and talk you through it, step by step. All you have to do is photograph each side and then amaze your friends with your incredible puzzle-solving skills.

3. Metal Detector

Want some new jewellery and a little extra cash? Then download and install Metal Detector and take your phone for a walk around the block. Why? Because this smart little Android app turns your cellphone into – you guessed it – a simple metal detector, and it’s bound to help you find all sorts of interesting hidden treasures.

4. Skin Scan

An app to escape a bad date is one thing, but an app that can help prevent cancer could really make the world a better place. Skin Scan is an iPhone app that’s designed to analyse moles and detect potential danger. Just take a quick photo and the app will identify abnormalities, store the data for future comparison and locate nearby doctors so you can book a consultation. Right now, the app still needs a bit of work, but it’s only a matter of time before it’s all set to save people’s lives.