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Yelp gives you quotes for home services

Yelp is normally the service you use when you want to escape the home, but now it's aiming to be your go-to source for help <i>in</i> the home. It just launched a feature that gives you price quotes for all kinds of services, ranging from car repairs to event planning to plumbers. The option highlights …

Roku CEO opposes FCC plan to open up cable boxes

Roku's CEO isn't a fan of the FCC's plan to open up cable boxes. In an op-ed published in <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>last night, Roku CEO and founder Anthony Wood writes that "there is no need for the FCC or any other regulator to mandate" open cable boxes, because the internet is "already forcing cable …

Net Neutrality

Amazon's Alexa can now add events to Google Calendar

This should be useful: after an update yesterday, Amazon's Alexa can now be used to add events to Google Calendar by voice. You can either prompt Alexa by saying, "Add an event to my calendar," or you can be a bit more natural and specific, saying something like, "Add family brunch to my calendar …

Smart Homes

MacBook versus Surface Pro 4: Battle of the ultra-lights

It’s funny, and a little humbling, to realize you’ve been doing it wrong.<p>I mean, all this time, I was comparing the Surface Pro 4 to Apple’s giant …

Surface Pro 4

Top 5 File Sharing Apps for 2016: Best Solutions for Small Businesses

Image source: PhotoDune<p>Still emailing photos between your phone and computer? Tracking down lost USB drives for file transfers? Or worse, relying on a cloud storage device for your business documents that lacks sufficient encryption security? Put an end to the file sharing madness with fast, secure …

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Apps

How to easily find the hidden gems in the Play Store

When it comes to trying to find the diamonds in the rough within the Play Store, it can be a pain. Here are some ways to find and test out those …

Apps

Google's new Voice Access app lets you control your phone with your voice

Google is making Android a lot more accessible for people visual and motor impairments.<p>The company is beta-testing an app called Voice Access that …

Digit is a money-saving iOS app that will change how you manage your cash

Managing money is something few Americans learn about in school—if you did, you were one of the lucky ones—but it’s a fact of adult life we all have …

Personal Finance

8 Free Mobile Apps College Students Should Download ASAP

This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>School, college or university -- if you are a student then you know how it feels to carry around a vast amount of equipment all day every day. From papers to books to pens and calculators, you name it you probably have it stashed away in your bag. …

Apps

How to search Google Hangouts and Calendar, and other areas where Google's search fails

Surprisingly, search isn't always Google's strength. Andy Wolber offers a few workarounds when search falls short.<p>In an organization, search matters. …

Google Calendar Helps You Stay On Top Of Your Exercise And Skill Goals [APK Download]

Our lives keep getting busier every day and that's not an understatement. If you've been wanting to learn a new language or practice a new hobby or …

Google Calendar

Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out

New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the …

40 Mobile Apps Onboarding Designs for Your Inspiration

The very first thing users see when downloading an app these days is an onboarding screen. An onboarding screen is like a walkthrough, aimed to</b> …

These apps are pre-installed on the unlocked HTC 10

Among the companies putting their own touches on Android, HTC has always provided the most favorable experience. It’s not like stock Android but it’s …

Android News

Pay Just $49 for 10 Mobile App Development Courses

Whether you’ve got an app idea or are ready to launch a career in mobile app development, we’ve got the courses that will help you get there—for 96% …

Apps
Google Play

Google’s Pre-Loaded Android Apps Target Of EU Competition Probe

While Android smartphones may allow you to install all manner of apps that compete with the pre-installed Google products like Maps, Gmail and its …

10 handy tricks for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch | ZDNet

iPhone -- Easily use symbols in text messages<p>When entering a text message and you need to enter a symbol you can do so by simply long-pressing the …

Apple Watch

Ability to download individual Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides for offline editing now rolling out

In 2013, Google Drive addressed one of the biggest advantages of Microsoft Office: offline access and editing. With this feature enabled, Docs, Slides, and Sheets effectively becomes a native application. An update starting today will allow users to select specific files to store and edit without …

How to control which apps and System Services have access to your personal information on your iPad

One of the most important things we can do to keep us safer in this day and age is to actively take a responsible role in controlling the information we share on our electronic devices. Apple has made this somewhat easier for us by adjusting many of the iPad’s default settings to safer modes out of …

Apps

Google Analytics 3.0 brings Material Design and fresh logo to Android app

<b>Update:</b> The new app also lets users share reports with anyone.<p>Google’s Analytics app has finally been updated to bring it up to date with the all-important Marshmallow-ified version of the Material Design ethos introduced originally with Android Lollipop. That means the top status bar blends in to …

18 best iPad apps you should download now

The Best Chrome Extensions for Google Drive

These browser add-ons will make you even more productive using Docs, Sheets, and Slides.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Google

10 best security apps for Android that aren't antivirus apps

When you Google Search the term security apps, you get a ton of antivirus and anti-malware app listings. Unfortunately, that’s a very narrow view of what’s out there. There are tons of apps that can boost your security. Most of them are fairly easy to use and don’t use a ton of resources. Here are …

Apps

Microsoft Garage releases three new business productivity apps for Android | On MSFT

The latest creations to come out of Microsoft’s wildly innovative department, Garage, has gotten an official introduction on the company’s official …

Google showcases the best Android apps for its first-ever Google Play Awards

Apple has historically doled out annual awards to those third-party app developers that it believes have created the best apps and games over the past 12 months. Now, Google is launching its own take on app awards with the debut of what it’s calling the “Google Play Awards.” But while familiar in …

Apps

9 free Windows apps that can solve Wi-Fi woes

If you believed the vendors, you'd think Wi-Fi was simple: Turn on your computer or other device, hop on the Internet and you're set to go.<p>But as we …

Hesperus is a free, easy-to-use and customizable HomeKit app for iPhone

Early adopters of Apple’s HomeKit home automation framework tend to notice one thing early on: there’s no real UI beyond Siri. HomeKit helps bridge functionality between various smart home accessories which tend to each have their own connected apps using Siri, but Apple hasn’t released a Home app …

Intricate Athlete Sculptures Made of Cut Paper

When a stock photographer approached Barcelona-based paper artist <b>Raya Sader Bujana (you may have seen her</b> <b>paper food sculptures</b><b>) for help in creating</b> …

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