It was not always cool to be one, but times have changed and being a geek is nothing to be ashamed of anymore. Here are apps for all of our inner geeks!
1) GRAPHING CALCULATOR
It’s definitely geeky to be sporting a handheld graphing calculator. But this is the age where smartphones are miniature computers, so take advantage of all that juice your smartphone has and download the Graphing Calculator app.
It’s all about speed for the geeks, be it CPU processing speed or how much you can overclock your GPU. Evaluate your 3G, Wi-Fi and LTE speeds with the Speedtest app by Xtreme Labs, which features a simple interface that’s straight to the point.
3) DOLPHIN BROWSER
Enter the Dolphin browser, which is a web browser for both Android and iOS. It has a clean interface, tabbed browsing and it’s fast to boot. You can tweet web pages, post them to Facebook or share the content via email with the Dolphin browser.
4) IFIXIT: REPAIR MANUAL
Geeks build their own PCs and fix their own gadgets. So what better way to get geek-cred than fixing your own gadgets? The iFixit: Repair Manual provides illustrated guides to bring you through the entire process, step by step.
Price: Free ($6.98 for Android paid version, $8.98 for iOS paid version)
Impress your friends with your indie-music knowledge! Launch the app and let it listen to the song that’s playing on the radio or in the mall, after which it will send a query to its database. Before you know it, you know it.
6) ONAVO COUNT
Android keeps a log of your app data usage, but iOS users have always had to resort to apps instead. Onavo Count is an iOS app that not only functions as a data usage tracker, but also provides information on the data usage of individual apps.