(WTVM) - With smart phones comes many valuable apps that replace everyday functions from taking photos, to shopping and even tracking crimes. Watch Lindsey Connell's Special Report "9 Things You Did Not Know Your iPhone Could Do" TONIGHT on News Leader 9 at 11.
CNet reports for at least a year, law enforcement agencies have known about secret iOS tracking on iphones and iPads. They have used information gathered from this technology to aid them in criminal investigations.
[Read: Police use iOS tracking data]
For example, many are opting to leave their old point-and-shoot at home because today's smart phone has similar photo functions.
The iPhone leads the pack in photo apps, with several hundred available for download. Android and BlackBerry offer fewer apps, but their selection is growing.
[Read: The Best Photo Apps for your iPhone]
Best Shopping Apps
Smart phones have also changed the way we shop. There are many apps out there that will help you compare prices and find discounts - thus saving you and your family money and time.
In addition, shopping apps are increasingly using social trends like social networking and geolocation that add a bit of fun to your shopping experience.
[Read: 5 must-have shopping apps]
Our Special Report
News Leader 9 has you covered when it comes to the best iPhone apps that will help you and your family.
Watch Lindsey Connell's Special Report "9 Things You Did Not Know Your iPhone Could Do" TONIGHT on News Leader 9 at 11.