The Cop That Blasted Apple's New Encryption Got His Facts Backwards

On Tuesday morning, The Washington Post published an opinion piece by Ronald T. Hosko, a former assistant director at the FBI, about how Apple's new encryption techniques would've lead to the death of a victim in a case he oversaw. Turns out he was totally wrong. The newspaper just issued a correction. » 9/23/14 8:40pm Today 8:40pm

An App That Tells You How Obsessed You Are With Checking Your Phone

Deep down you know you have a problem with obsessively checking your phone for status updates, messages, emails, and countless other distractions. But do you really know how often you check it? A simple free app called Checky will keep count for you, but first you'll want to make sure you really want to know the harsh… » 9/19/14 1:27pm Friday 1:27pm

Find The Very Best Apps For Your Smartphone or Tablet

It's no secret: the app stores run by Google and Apple are sagging under the weight of hundreds of thousands of low-quality, derivative apps. Many new releases don't get the attention they deserve if they get spotted at all. But all is not lost—put in the time and effort, and apply the right tricks, and you can… » 9/17/14 2:04pm 9/17/14 2:04pm

Horizon, the App That Prevents Vertical Videos, Is Now On Android

Remember Horizon, the brilliant little iOS app that let you shoot horizontally-oriented videos no matter what angle you were holding your smartphone? It's finally available on Android, ensuring your Moto X isn't going to pollute YouTube with horrible portrait-oriented videos. Do the world a favor and download it,… » 9/17/14 9:13am 9/17/14 9:13am

ZTE Brings Its Phablet-Sized ZMax to T-Mobile

ZTE is a smartphone company that probably exists on the periphery of your consciousness. They're as well known as any other Chinese mobile brand, which is to say not very much at all. But the company wants to change things up by bringing its affordable phablet to the United States. The ZTE ZMax is coming to T-Mobile. » 9/16/14 8:27pm 9/16/14 8:27pm

Moto G (2014) Review: A Phone This Cheap Shouldn't Be This Good

You are now entering the world of inexpensive smartphones. You're in the bargain bin, the bottom end, the cheapest of the cheap. Dispense with your expectations of blistering fast processors, pixel-heavy cameras, premium metal bodies, or 2K screens. Also, while you're at it, do away with the notion that "cheap" means… » 9/16/14 10:19am 9/16/14 10:19am

Moto X (2014) Review: Still the Android Phone For Everyone

The original Moto X, which debuted last year, was a different breed of smartphone. Rather than trying to build a beast with the best screen and the most horsepower, Motorola focused on the user experience above all else. The result was a phone that was so intelligent and comfortable to use that it almost didn't… » 9/11/14 3:34pm 9/11/14 3:34pm

Android Apps Finally Arrive on Google's Chrome OS

Delivering on Sundar Pichai's promise at Google's I/O conference in June, Android apps are beginning to make appearances on Google's Chrome OS. The first set of apps incoming are Duolingo, Evernote, Sight Words, and Vine, and Google says they'll be working with select Android devs to add more in the coming months. » 9/11/14 1:28pm 9/11/14 1:28pm

Moto 360 Smartwatch Review: The Best Might Not Be Enough


Early this year when Google first announced Android Wear, it teased us with the Moto 360. It was by far the best-looking smartwatch we'd ever seen. Many months later it's here at last. It's the best Android Wear device yet, but with the Apple Watch looming on the horizon, it's no longer clear if that's good enough. » 9/11/14 11:00am 9/11/14 11:00am