Vivian Chambers

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As SwiftKey readies for iOS, the smart keyboard app goes free on Android and gets premium themes

SwiftKey may be gearing up to launch its very first system-wide iOS keyboard app, but for now the London-based company is knuckling down to bring some big changes to its existing Android users.<p>Launched back in 2010, SwiftKey‘s smart, predictive keyboard app has been downloaded tens of millions of …

5 apps that help you enjoy, and survive, the summer

Summer is here, which can mean hot sun and high stress.<p>Before you put on stylish shades, apply generous amounts of sunscreen and hope for the best, …

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Facebook's Slingshot is a Snapchat competitor that wants you to snap back

After accidentally releasing it to the world last week, Facebook has now officially unveiled Slingshot, a curious new app to come out of the company's Creative Labs division. Widely rumored as a Snapchat competitor, Slingshot certainly has an ephemeral element -- all of the photos and videos you …

Whyd’s song bookmarking app is Pinterest for music lovers

Are you running short of inspiration when it comes to new music to listen to? Whyd may be able to help.<p>The popular music bookmarking tool has just made the leap from desktop to mobile, with the launch of its official iOS app. Giving you the key to a community of music curators interested in sharing …

Apps

SoundCloud launches a revamped iOS app focused on getting you to listen to more audio

Audio-sharing platform SoundCloud has been working on growing its audience of listeners (as opposed to content creators) over the past couple of years. It started with a website redesign and today, that laser focus on the listener is coming to the iOS app.<p>The app was previously a “Swiss Army …

4 brilliant Android apps you've probably never heard of

There are so many mobile apps out there — and most of them are terrible — that it can be hard to find those rare diamonds in the rough. To get a …

Five apps that give back for Android, iOS

Apps can be fun, but they can also serve another purpose. In going about our daily lives, we often turn to apps on our smartphones and tablets to …

LokLok’s New Messaging App Lets You Draw On Your Friend’s Lock Screen

Another experimentation in mobile messaging arrives today, this time from a company innovating on the Android platform first. Yes, Android.<p>LokLok, as this latest app is called, replaces the Android phone’s lock screen with a “synchronized whiteboard” that allows you to leave notes and drawings …

10 Hot New Apps You May Have Missed

With thousands of apps being released every month, it can be tough to keep up.<p>Luckily, we've collected all the best apps from last month, with a nice mix of games, puzzles, and productivity.<p>From Facebook's new Snapchat competitor to sweeping sci-fi adventures featuring performances from Elijah Wood …