Apps

How to make your Apple iPad kid-friendly

Everything from cases and apps, to privacy settings that keep your child's iPad (and your credit card) safely locked down.<p>Giving a kid an Apple iPad, even a used hand-me-down model, opens up a wide world of videos, games and educational apps. But taking just a few minutes to run through the …

iOS

Apple Store App Offering Free Download of Instagram Tool 'Panols' For Sharing Panoramic Shots

Apple is currently offering panoramic Instagram image-sharing tool Panols as a free download from within its Apple Store iOS app.<p>Usually $1.99, the Panols app takes pictures from a user's photo library that have been shot in panoramic mode and accurately splits them into three images. The triptych …

iOS Apps

8 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

The big news in the tech world today is obviously Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, but we don’t want Apple fans to feel like we’ve forgotten …

iPhone Apps

Sway is another interactive relaxation app from ustwo

Digital design studio ustwo — best known for its mobile gaming chops — is doubling down on a move into mindfulness and well-being apps in recent years, with the launch of a second “interactive meditation” app, called Sway.<p>This follows a journaling app (Moodnotes) with a cognitive behavioral therapy …

Meditation

Google Calendar is finally available for the iPad

I can’t believe that Google Calendar wasn’t available for iPads until now, but that’s the way it is (I’m an Android guy, so please pardon my ignorance). Anyhoo, the company has just launched a new version of its calendar app, complete with optimization for tablet-sized screens.<p>That’s about it, …

Google

Total Android app sales predicted to overtake iOS this year

Android may have Apple beat when it comes to total market share and number of app downloads, but Cupertino is still ahead of Google in terms of …

iOS Apps

Readdle Hires Apple Mail Manager For Spark

by ,<p>App maker Readdle has hired an Apple Mail veteran to spearhead the development of its mobile email application, Spark.<p>Terry Blanchard served as …

iOS Apps

tvOS 10.2 update requires AirPlay hardware verification, breaks third-party streaming apps

Apple's tvOS 10.2 is preventing third-party AirPlay streamers from sending audio to the fourth-generation Apple TV, and it is unclear at this time if …

iOS

How to Turn Your Photos into Artwork on iPhone (Prisma App)

You may have seen some really stunning artwork on Instagram recently that looks like a photo with a really intricate filter. These photos as artwork became a huge trend on social media when the photo editing app Prisma started trending. There are entire Instagram accounts dedicated to sharing …

Photography

Apple once again removes an app that keeps track of U.S. drone strikes

Despite being available recently, the app notifying users of U.S. drone strikes was removed from the App Store<p>Five years ago, Josh Begley made an easy-to-use iPhone app, and all it does is send users a push notification when U.S. drone strikes are reported in the news — an effective method of …

iOS Apps

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 …

Android Apps

Google finally brings its Calendar app to the iPad

iPad users rejoice! The search giant's popular Calendar app is finally on Apple's tablet, the company announced in a blog post. Highlights of the new app include:<p>• Smart scheduling: "Calendar suggests meeting times and available rooms based on your team's availability and room preferences."<p>• Goal …

Google

This App Lets Your Company Pay You To Bike To Work | Fast Company

“We want to create healthy employees,” Jose Diaz, cofounder and CEO of BiCycling, the startup that created the app, tells <i>Fast Company</i>. “We know that companies are willing to spend some money to create a healthy lifestyle for their workforce–that way, they can save a lot of money through less sick …

Cycling

How to Increase Mobile App Engagement With Push Notifications

The ideal app is useful, engaging, even addictive, so that people see it as an indispensable part of their daily routine.<p>The mobile industry is booming, and mobile apps are completely dominating this arena. Companies of all sizes are seeing the benefits of having a mobile app. According to recent …

Mobile Marketing

Teens are using this Tinder-like app—and it’s raising concerns

From our friends at<p>BY ALLEE MANNING<p>A messaging app for teenagers has been gaining users, and it’s modeled—creepily enough—after Tinder, which …

Gear & Gadgets

Hidden feature in Apple iOS 10.3 update will free up extra space on your iPhone

Apple released its iOS 10.3 update this week boasting a host of new features, including the ability to find your AirPod heaphones with Find My iPhone …

iOS

Enable autosave on any Windows app with this free tool

Ever lose hours of work because the power went out, or you closed an app by accident? We’ve all been there, and it isn’t fun in the least. Thankfully, there’s an easy fix for Windows users – and it doesn’t cost a dime.<p>Autosaver does just what its name implies: it runs in the background and hits …

Microsoft Windows

iPhone Browser Showdown: Chrome vs. Safari

Safari has long been the go-to browser on the iPhone, but after Apple finally opened up the secret speed enhancements in Safari to other browsers way …

Chromebook

Ulysses (for Mac)

Writers faced with the horror of staring at a blank page all day might at least be comforted if their writing app is Ulysses, because it's so elegant …

Publishing

Here’s the REAL reason why millennials use Tinder

We all need a confidence boost every now and then. For a growing number of college students, that boost comes from Tinder.<p>LendEDU, an online …

Tinder

App store sales for Android to overtake Apple’s iOS, report says

For years, Apple’s App Store, the place where people download apps for games and social networking services on their iPhones, has generated far more revenue worldwide than its Android competitors.<p>This year, things are changing: The App Store will fall second to the amount of revenue generated by …

App Store

Facebook on your phone might be about to shut down. This is how to stop it

Facebook and its Messenger app will stop working for a number of smartphone users by the end of March.<p>The social media giant has announced it is …

Facebook

You Can Now Watch Stories From Your Home Feed

Instagram has received an update, which allows users to view stories from their home feed. A colored ring will appear around the profile pictures of …

Instagram

Apple listens to developers, eradicates ‘free’ imitation at App Store

Developers. Apple cares about you and is improving its App Stores to make life better for you. That, it seems, is the message following the flurry of …

Mac App Store

The Pixel Launcher is getting a revamped look for some users

When the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones launched in October, they also came with the Pixel Launcher. It did away with the traditional Google search bar, and instead presented owners with a redesigned Google “pill” widget on the left and a weather and date widget on the right. Now, there’s …

Mobile Technology

Google makes sure developers know how to build an app that looks good on the Galaxy S8 and LG G6

"Super widescreen" phones need some special attention if you want your app to look great.<p>The age of larger display format phones is here. LG's G6 …

Google

Consumer spending on App Stores set to exceed $139b by 2021

Consumer spend on apps is set to blow past $139b in 2021, with global downloads forecasted to grow 20% annually to hit $352 billion in 2021, …

App Store

Apple finally allowed drone strike alert app, then removed it again

Josh Begley doesn't give up easily. After 12 rejections, Apple finally allowed his app Metadata+ to be sold on iTunes. But what the App Store giveth, …

Drones

Peel remote app upsets users with a ton of ads and lock screen overlays

You've probably heard of the Peel Smart Remote app. It was pre-loaded on a lot of phones back when everything had an IR blaster for like two minutes. …

Mobile Technology

CampusCare App - Makes Activities Easier for Schools and Parents

The mobile app takes care of 100% accountability of man, money and material of an institution along with most of the peripheral activities.

Education