We’re busy preparing for all the new smartwatches, phones, and gadgets that will be coming out of IFA in Berlin next week, but let’s take a moment to remember all the neat software that will fill up those cases of aluminum, glass, and silicon. Here are the best apps from this week. »
John Sculley is most known for his time with Apple—and his head-scratching maneuver to kick out co-founder Steve Jobs from Apple. Now, he’s back with two phones, the SF1 and the SJ1.5. They’re are also meant for those ~elusive~ 1 billion people Google is always talking about with Android One, and Sculley thinks these… »
Android: Amazon’s Appstore hasn’t done much to take the spotlight off the Google Play Store, but its free app of the day was a nice feature. Now, the company is getting rid of that, replacing it with Amazon Underground. This now gives users tons of paid apps and games for free.
The original smartphone-with-a-stylus is all grown up. It’s easily the best smartphone Samsung has ever made, and it looks and feels the part. »
The Moto X Style is Motorola’s newest flagship phone, but this year, the company did things a little differently, by launching a second smartphone that’s nearly as interesting as the first: the Moto X Play. However, it was unclear whether the Play would be coming to the US at all. »
Samsung’s latest Note 5 is out and about. It’s a nifty little device, except it has one Achilles’ heel: Inserting the stylus backwards can break the damn thing. »
Even as Apple, Samsung, and Motorola are pounding out their latest flagship superphones, the OnePlus 2 is easily the most interesting handset hitting the market right now. It’s different: An ambitious, powerful phone that won’t set you back too much loot.
Microsoft just released the public beta for Cortana on Android. Though we already got a sneak peek thanks to a leaked private beta, anybody can now download the personal assistant software in the Google Play store. Just don’t expect to be blown away. »
The clipboard is such a simple but essential tool everywhere from high-end desktops to low-end smartphones, but you don’t necessarily have to settle for the limited functionality that comes your device. Clipper is a useful third-party utility that adds some clever extra features to phones and tablets running Android. »
We’re only a few weeks out from IFA, but if you were hoping for a preview of this year’s most eccentric devices, Chinese company Huawei has you covered. This is our very first peek at the new Honor 7i, where a flippable, selfie-ready camera takes center stage. Or the world’s fanciest high tech phone projectile. You… »
Slowly but surely, smartwatches are becoming more useful. And this might be one of the most useful feature for a smartwatch yet: Google just announced it’s bringing Google Translate to Android Wear watches, letting you carry on a bilingual converation with a literal flick of the wrist. »
You could just stick with the native apps that came pre-installed on your smartphone—there’s nothing wrong with them—but you’d be missing out on a wealth of excellent alternatives on both Android and iOS. We’ve collected the best second choices in all the key categories. »
Welcome to another week of apps. Android gets all the cool stuff with an awesome Bing upgrade and your next mobile gaming addiction. iOS is all focused on the camera, and Windows Phone wants to make you more productive. Let’s take a look. »
It’s one of the most unwelcome alerts you can expect on your mobile device: storage space is running low. That means no more room for your photos, your offline playlists, and myriad problems updating your apps and OS. If you find yourself in such a predicament, don’t panic—here’s how to navigate your way out. »
There’s a new update for the Asus Zenfone 2, which in addition to fixing the Stagefright vulnerability, also adds a bunch of new features. There’s a new ‘Mobile Manager’ app which is an actually useful way of controlling your data usage, and the music controls on the fantastic Flip cover now finally work with Spotify.… »