Use Automate to Supercharge Android's Abilities

There are already plenty of automation tools around on Android, giving you deep hooks into how the OS runs, but a new utility called Automate has caught our attention. Like similar apps, it’s based around triggers that then result in actions, and you can build up what it calls ‘Flows’ simply by tapping and dragging.… »Friday 9:45am11/20/15 9:45am

How to Exclude Certain Apps From Android's Battery-Saving Doze Feature

You may have heard one of the new features in Android Marshmallow is Doze, a standby mode for your apps that slows down background processes and pings to the cloud while your device isn’t being used. While there’s no way to turn Doze itself on or off, you can exclude certain apps from it if you want to make sure… »11/19/15 9:30am11/19/15 9:30am

9 Free Apps to Get Fit Using Only Your Smartphone

You don’t necessarily need the help of a wearable or a smartwatch to help track your steps and monitor your activity—most modern-day smartphones have all the sensors and hardware you need to keep an eye on how much (or little) exercise you’re getting. Here are 9 apps up to the task of improving your fitness, no extra… »11/14/15 12:03pm11/14/15 12:03pm

Droid Turbo 2 Review: Definitely Shatterproof, But Also an Eyesore

There is no shortage of high performance Android phones out there, and it can be hard to find a good reason to go with one over the other. The Droid Turbo 2 has a couple of features that say hey over here, pick me. pick me!! But a great phone has to feel right in many different ways, and this one might catch a nerve… »11/07/15 1:00pm11/07/15 1:00pm

Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

These are the apps you’re looking for. And a side note: This might be the most varied roundup I’ve written so far. This week’s apps take on a range of tasks and issues, like backing up photos during the moment you really need more space on your phone, making plans with your friends (efficiently) and even getting your… »11/05/15 9:20am11/05/15 9:20am