Apps

New Kindle App aims for more rewarding reading

New Kindle App aims for more rewarding reading

Amazon released what amounts to a full reboot of their Kindle app this week, for both Android and iOS. This new version of said app includes a fully redesigned inside and out, making a bunch of relatively small adjustments all add up to one major change. This version of the app taps into the Goodreads community, too, allowing users to learn from friends' reading habits and rate their own books on an already-established platform.

Continue Reading

HQ is a live trivia game app from the makers of Vine

HQ is a live trivia game app from the makers of Vine

If you enjoy playing simple games on your iPhone but have grown tired of the typical puzzle and action titles, the new app HQ could be a breath of fresh air. Inspired by gameshows like Jeopardy and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, HQ is a trivia game that played live twice a day, complete with a real host. It's created by the co-founders of Vine, the 6-second video app that was acquired by Twitter and eventually shuttered, and available now on the iOS App Store for free.

Continue Reading

Experience The Walking Dead in VR with AMC’s new app

Experience The Walking Dead in VR with AMC’s new app

AMC's The Walking Dead returns for its eighth season this weekend, and to help celebrate the TV network has released a new VR app that will let viewers finally step into the role of the show's titular zombies. Titled AMC VR, the app is available for download on iOS, Android, Samsung Gear VR, and Google Daydream, and while it includes the typical VR tie-in material, Walking Dead will really want to check it out.

Continue Reading

Google app subscription deal improved

Google app subscription deal improved

You can't be a modern smartphone platform without apps, and Google is aiming to make Android more appealing to developers and users alike. On the developer side, the company has announced it will change its fee structure for app subscriptions from the new year, matching Apple in the process. For consumers, there'll be more "Instant Apps".

Continue Reading

Monument Valley 2 finally lands on Android next month

Monument Valley 2 finally lands on Android next month

The original Monument Valley was one of those mobile games that stands out in a sea of free-to-play cash grabs. It was a game that showed us just how great smartphones and tablets can be as a gaming platform, so it's no surprise that it managed to net itself a sizable fanbase. For the past four-and-a-half months, a portion of that fanbase has been waiting for its follow-up - Monument Valley 2 - to arrive on their platform of choice.

Continue Reading

Pokemon GO Halloween just got REAL (Gen 3 real)

Pokemon GO Halloween just got REAL (Gen 3 real)

This morning the latest build of Pokemon GO for Android revealed a collection of changes just before Halloween. This set of changes falls in the category of "oh my goodness this could mean something big" - with regard to the third full generation of Pokemon in the game. An in-game data update just like the one we're seeing today occurred just days before the full release of Pokemon GO's Gen 2.

Continue Reading

Lightroom CC leads huge Adobe updates ahead of MAX 2017

Lightroom CC leads huge Adobe updates ahead of MAX 2017

Adobe is getting ready to kick off its MAX conference for 2017, and in the lead up to the event, it's announced a slew of new apps and updates for existing ones. Though we're seeing a large portion of the Adobe library being updated in one form or another, they all have one thing in common: Creative Cloud. Chief among these updates is like Adobe's plan from Lightroom.

Continue Reading

Gmail iOS beta’s big change makes it the must-have email app

Gmail iOS beta’s big change makes it the must-have email app

Google has launched a new beta test on iOS, and it's giving Gmail users the ability to view non-Google accounts in their Gmail app. Android and web users have been able to do this for a while, but now Google has deemed iOS users worthy of the feature as well. Getting started with the beta test is pretty easy, as it only requires that you fill out a short questionnaire and meet a few requirements.

Continue Reading

WhatsApp will soon let friends see your location in real time

WhatsApp will soon let friends see your location in real time

WhatsApp has pushed out a new feature that enables its users to share their location in real time, making it possible for family and friends to see where you're at and, depending on circumstances, whether you're safe. The feature could come in handy during times when you're venturing out into the unknown alone, or when you're meeting someone for the first time, among other things.

Continue Reading

Nude app uses AI to automatically hide your most sensitive images

Nude app uses AI to automatically hide your most sensitive images

It's a horror story for the modern world: you show someone an image on your phone, only for them to start browsing uninvited. You snatch your phone away, hoping they didn't stumble across one of the intimate photos that may be residing, fully exposed, on your handset. Artificial intelligence may be the solution to this problem, and it comes in the form of an app called Nude.

Continue Reading

Plex users can now stream music with Android Auto

Plex users can now stream music with Android Auto

Android Auto users now have another music streaming app option: Plex. The app can be used by Plex users to stream music from the user's personal music library, giving them in-car access to their favorite albums directly from their own media center. This differs from the other music apps available through Android Auto, such as Pandora, which streams music from the service itself.

Continue Reading

Google blob emojis download brings back cuteness

Google blob emojis download brings back cuteness

This week the team at "Blobs Forever" have created a bit of software to plug in to Android to bring the blobs back. The blob-shaped emoji, that is - the emoji that until recently were unique to Android. Google recently updated their emoji collection to get a bit more round than they were before, making the whole set look a bit more "standard". But for those that love the blobs, there's hope!

Continue Reading