Your photos won't be short on crazy effects with this week's best iPhone apps. We're also giving your social calendar a little love, and your beefing up your brain with a little language learning.
Pick: Instagram is fun, but eventually you might tire of it. Japan's take on the photo filter app, though, is an endless fount of fun. It starts with filters, then gives you the option to add all kinds of stamps, borders, messages, and silly icons to your snapshots. Free
Onion Browser: Face it: companies want your data. But sometimes you want to browse without being tracked. By using a series of virtual tunnels to connect to the Tor network, Onion pretty much gives you complete online anonymity on a secure browser. $0.99
Time to Enjoy: If you have a busy schedule, sometimes it's hard to fit in fun. But Time to Enjoy connects with your iCal to offer you all kinds of events in your area. You can even set filters to sift out prices, distance, and the type of activity you want. $2
SayHi Translate: If for some reason you find yourself lost in the streets of a foreign country, you'll want to have this app installed. Simply speak a phrase into your iPhone and it will quickly respond with a written translation. There are a total of 23 languages and dialects to choose from. $0.99
VFX: Liven up your photos with movie-style special effects with this app. Pick from lightning bolts, animals, makeup, swords, or more than 200 other goods to add to your pics. Free