Posts Tagged ‘apps’

Android just got incredibly good at helping you manage your apps

Android just got incredibly good at helping you manage your apps

If you’ve opened the Google Play Store on your Android smartphone recently, you might have noticed something different: the “My Apps” section, which is where you go to update apps or reinstall past downloads, has been redesigned with a tighter, more condensed layout that makes way better use of space. It also shows you...

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Acer’s convertible Chromebook R13 is built for Android apps

Acer’s convertible Chromebook R13 is built for Android apps

Those itching to run Android software on ChromeOS should check out the new 2-and-1 device from Acer. The convertible $ 399 Chromebook R13 laptop has a 13.3-inch 1080p touchscreen that makes it suitable to run all variety of mobile apps. Google announced back in May it would begin letting Android developers support ChromeOS starting in...

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Android pirates who distributed 4 million apps plead guilty

Android pirates who distributed 4 million apps plead guilty

When the FBI shut down a trio of illegal Android app marketplaces in 2012, they were the first website seizures of their kind. Now, the individuals behind these sites have admitted to their misdeeds. Aaron Blake Buckley, 22, plead guilty to criminal copyright infringement (and conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement) for his role running Applanet,...

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New code suggests Apple will finally let you hide iPhone apps you don’t want

New code suggests Apple will finally let you hide iPhone apps you don’t want

iOS users may no longer have to hide stock apps that they don’t want or use inside unnamed folders on their home screens. Apple quietly added new keys to iTunes’ metadata recently that suggest some apps might soon be hideable. The keys say “isFirstParty” and “isFirstPartyHideableApp,” according to AppAdvice, and are showing up on every...

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The secret to finding the best mobile apps: try everything

The secret to finding the best mobile apps: try everything

One of the more popular posts to pop up in my Facebook News Feed last week was a friend’s request for advice on whether he should quit Apple Music and just go back to Spotify. Seemingly everyone I knew had an opinion on the streaming services, ranging from “Apple Music is garbage” to “try...

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Apple’s best apps of 2015

Apple’s best apps of 2015

25. Blue Apron (Credit: Apple) Pore through Blue Apron’s simple and seasonal recipes with their how-to app. Follow along with cooking tips and ingredient guides to make your freshest dish yet. 24. Zova (Credit: Apple) Zova takes fitness guides to the next level with more than 400 workouts from expert trainers via video and...

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5 Apps to Organize Your Financial Life

5 Apps to Organize Your Financial Life

Filed under: Personal Finance, Mobile Technology, Cell Phones, iPhone, iPad Getty Images By Liz Weston LOS ANGELES — Earlier this year a tax pro mentioned the FileThis organizing app to me. Within seconds of installing it, I wondered, “Where has this been all my life?” I have tried an absurd number of software programs...

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The UN doesn’t know if hookup apps are spreading HIV, so stop saying it

The UN doesn’t know if hookup apps are spreading HIV, so stop saying it

“The UN says mobile dating apps are driving an HIV epidemic.” That’s something you might have heard earlier this week, when several outlets reported on a new HIV study from the Asia-Pacific Inter-Agency Task Team on Young Key Populations. The task force, which includes UNAIDS and UNICEF, warned of a rise of infections among certain adolescents — young...

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Google’s Star Wars makeover gives you apps fit for a Jedi (or a Sith)

Google’s Star Wars makeover gives you apps fit for a Jedi (or a Sith)

Google has launched a new tool to celebrate the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, letting users choose to join the light side or the dark side of the force, and customizing the appearance of their Google apps accordingly. Once you’ve picked a side (the dark side was worryingly popular in The Verge‘s offices),...

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Fingerprint security is finally coming to Android apps

Fingerprint security is finally coming to Android apps

Fingerprint sensors are going to be big on Android this year with support being built right into Marshmallow. A number of Android phones already have a head start on including these sensors — some better than others — and it looks like we can expect apps to start adding support now that they’re rolling out wider....

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