Are you the friend that everyone thinks lives under a rock? “Who’s Taylor Swift dating again?” “Where did I put my umbrella?” “I wish I could teach myself French.” Well here are a couple of apps that are sure to increase your IQ by a few points.
It’s a brain training website and app that base their games off neuroscience research. The games are really entertaining, and it doesn’t feel like you’re learning, but you’ll notice the improvements when you’re the first person in the group that can remember the name of that actor that was in that movie, doing that thing, that came out that year. The only downside is to get the full experience of all their games you have to pay for a subscription, but the app is free, and there’s a few games, so you can start training your brain right away.
It’s a free language instruction app. It tracks your progress through their very intuitive and engaging lessons. And you’re able to compete with your friends. It’s free and there are no ads. The languages available for now are Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Portuguese.
Flipboard and Zite
Want to know where your friends are getting all those great articles…well here it is. Flipboard markets itself as your personalized magazine, which you can share with your friends. The way it works is you pick from a selection of topics to receive a bunch of articles in that field, then later fill your personalize magazine. While Zite does the same thing, I think it’s more i