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Enjoy A Perfect Evening At Home

Enjoy A Perfect Evening At Home

Mobile apps don't always have to be about being, well, mobile. Here's everything you need to have all the fun of going out without having to find parking, get a table, or deal with people. These are apps that will feed you and keep you entertained right where you're most comfortable and least crowded -- your own living room.

Movies, Shows, and More

Who needs cable anymore? These apps let you stream all of your favorite movies and shows directly to your phone or Apple TV. Whether you're looking for new shows to binge or want to keep current on your favorites, they'll make it easier than ever to meet your entertainment needs. Just be careful; autoplay is powerful, and you'll probably "just one more episode" yourself into a lot of sleepless nights.

Amazon Prime Video

Stream and download popular movies and TV shows

Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video

For movie lovers; especially those with Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime Video has hundreds of thousands of movies, TV shows and original content available to stream or download. The helpful Watchlist feature makes it easy for you to add videos for later viewing. Auto Play is another useful feature that allows you to start watching the next episode of your favorite show automatically, which is perfect for binge watching! The service is compatible with your Apple TV and is included in your Amazon Prime subscription.

Why we love it

A vast expanse of movies and TV shows included with your Amazon Prime subscription. What could be better?

Dinner Made Easy and Convenient

We love to cook, but that doesn't necessarily mean we want to do it all the time. Here are apps that can solve your dinner problems quickly, efficiently, and deliciously. Whatever you're hungry for, they'll get it to your door in no time. Of course, they won't help you resolve endless debates about pizza toppings, but technology can only do so much.

Have a Glass of Wine

We don't know off the top of our heads which vintage to pair with pizza, but thanks to these apps, we don't have to -- although we assume that their first bit of advice would be, "Don't." Luckily, they make up for our lack of cultivation and basic class with a suite of features that will help pick the perfect bottle for dinner or relaxing.

PairWise - Beer and Food Pairing
PairWise - Beer and Food Pairing

PairWise - Beer and Food Pairing

PairWise LLC

PairWise offers beer and food enthusiasts beer pairings for their food, or foods/dishes to go with their beer. The recommendations are based on pairing principles gleaned from a variety of experts, as well as user ratings. Our database includes 170 beer styles, nearly 1,300 foods, and more than 58,000 beers!

Discover Recommendations: PairWise has a straightforward, simple user interface that provides beer recommendations for foods/dishes, or recommended food pairings for beer.

Rate Your Pairings: Liked the pairing? Hated it? Rate it accordingly.

Share Your Pairings: Share reviews and ratings of the beers you drink with your friends around the world through social media.

Keep It Local: Narrow your results to breweries within 100 miles of your location.

Pairing Feed: Browse our favorite brewers, recipes, beer reviews and your latest pairings. Keep up with the most interesting info on beer & food related happenings.

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WineStein your smart Sommelier
WineStein your smart Sommelier

WineStein your smart Sommelier


Winestein demystifies the world of wine and food and helps you make the right choices, always and everywhere. It will make your life as a wine lover much easier!

Which wine do I choose?
Almost everyone will ask this question on and again. And unless you happen to have a good sommelier at hand, it’s pretty hard to find the answer. We asked ourselves the same question in 2006, when we started what was to become the world’s first Smart Sommelier.

With the knowledge of scientists, inspired experts and passionate amateurs we’ve managed to answer your question. With lots of attention, time and dedication all possible wines, ingredients and preparations were mapped, and artificial intelligence used to scientifically link the culinary and wine world. This is how WineStein objectively answers your question: which wine is the perfect match with my dish, and which dish matches my wine perfectly. A complex problem solved simply to make your life just that little more pleasant and fun.

How does it work?

WineStein’s artificially intelligent engine calculates a taste profile from all ingredients in a dish (dish DNA). Using both dish and wine profiles (wine DNA) WineStein calculates the best matches from there.

WineStein contains thousands of ingredients, sauces and preparations to give you limitless options. Pairing scores indicate how well a wine matches a dish: a score of 100 is a perfect match, one of 60 is a decent match. WineStein will also advise a matching dish with your favorite wine, or find a wine based on your taste preferences.

WineStein will also enable you to:

- Get high quality information on wine
- Keep track of your wine collection
- Get pairing advice from your own collection (Premium feature)
- Pair any wine with your favorite dishes (Premium feature)

Our users say:

‘WineStein is just plain cool.’
‘WineStein takes the mystery out of wine and food pairing.’

WineStein is free to download and use. WineStein Premium includes amazing extra features and is available by subscription.

Subscription options:

• WineStein Premium Starter annually for $3.99
• WineStein Premium Pro monthly for $2.99

Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period.

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Music Makes Everything Better

These apps will help you pick and play music to set the perfect mood for your night. You can make a playlist or be adventurous and pick a curated station or channel to discover your new favorite songs.

Pandora - Music & Radio

A free music and radio app that learns from what you like

Pandora - Music & Radio

Pandora Radio

For people who don't want to spend a lot on their music

With Pandora, you create your playlist by starting off with an artist or song that you love. Using its proprietary algorithm, the streaming music service then picks additional artists and songs that are similar to what you began with. You can refine the station even further by giving songs thumbs up or thumbs down. The free Pandora account offers a limited number of skips per hour, and is ad-supported. For $36 per year, you can subscribe to Pandora One, which gives you an ad-free experience, more skips, and a desktop app. Pandora One is hardly competitive, in terms of features, with other services, but it's a very inexpensive option for music lovers.

Why we love it

Pandora is a great way to discover new music, since it brings in artists and songs that are similar to your favorites but might be a bit off the beaten path. The ads are short and often tailored to your geographic location, which is a nice touch. The library is quite good for a free option, and the paid Pandora One account allows you to enjoy your music stations on the desktop as well as your iPhone or iPad.

Spotify Music

Streaming music for the masses

Spotify Music

Music discovery made easy

For people who love music

Spotify has led the pack in music streaming services for years, and has an excellent library of songs to choose from. The Spotify library has more than 30 million tracks, with curated playlists that make music discovery easy and fun. You can sign up for a free account that includes advertisements, or enjoy ad-free listening and the ability to download your favorite tracks with a Spotify Premium account.

Why we love it

Spotify has one of the largest libraries of music in the business, and a simple, easy-to-use interface. The app has little clutter, and provides you with outstanding ways to find new and exciting music to listen to. With a Spotify Premium account, you can download tracks for offline listening. If you want to create a playlist just for running or jogging, or for any reason you might want a certain tempo for all your tracks, the beat-matching feature works great.

Ready, Set and Play

Game nights are great for having fun and building new beef with your friends, and these apps help keep that time-honored tradition alive. They'll let you play some cards, roll some dice, and move pieces around for some healthy competition. Whether any of them end up permanently banned thanks to causing too much trouble is up to you, though.