Microsoft Outlook for iOS and Android Looks Like Acompli and That's Good

Well, that didn't take long. After Microsoft bought the hit email app Acompli (it was even one of our favorite apps of last year) last month, they turned it around pretty quickly into an official Outlook app for iOS and Android. Outlook joins Office as Microsoft continues its mobile software push beyond Windows Phone. » 1/29/15 3:00am Today 3:00am

Pushbullet Is a Fantastic App Every Phone Should Have

Pushbullet isn't new, but since I installed it maybe a year ago, it has sneakily gotten a lot better, especially for Android phones. And as I used to it to text from my browser for the umpteenth time yesterday, it struck me how great it's really become. So maybe you've heard already but let me fire off a reminder: You… » 1/27/15 11:50am Tuesday 11:50am

Use Android's Priority Mode So Notifications Don't Wake You Up at Night

Among the features rolled out by Google in Android 5.0 Lollipop was a new Priority Mode that lets you set 'do not disturb' times, times when only the most important apps and people can get in touch with you. It can come in useful in meetings, on dates, and when you're asleep. We'll show you how to set it up to ensure… » 1/22/15 11:37am 1/22/15 11:37am

Seek's Smartphone Thermal Camera Can Now Focus On Targets Far, Far Away

Just a few weeks ago at CES FLIR announced an updated version of its FLIR ONE thermal camera for smartphones with a compact new form factor similar to the Seek Thermal. And to keep the smartphone thermal camera arms race going, Seek Thermal has now returned fire with its new Seek XR that introduces an optical focusing… » 1/20/15 9:00am 1/20/15 9:00am

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

With the holiday season well over, new apps and updates are flooding all mobile platforms. Windows Phone is going to have a huge week with Microsoft (finally) detailing the future of the mobile OS with its Wednesday Windows 10 event. But until then, hold over your mobile phone obsessions by taking a look at new,… » 1/18/15 4:00pm 1/18/15 4:00pm

What are the Best Touchscreen Gloves?

It's freezing outside, and you want to check Dark Sky to further hammer home just how cold you are, but your smart device rejects the inputs from your obsolete gloves, asserting that they haven't changed since at least The Odyssey. You need hand protection from the elements that works with your touchscreen, but which… » 1/12/15 3:45pm 1/12/15 3:45pm

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

Health tracking and data tracking. These seem to be the two big themes concerning our six favorite apps of the week. But all these apps take different approaches, whether focusing on any kind of athletes, calorie counting, digitizing your paper files or just simply keeping tabs on your day-to-day goings on. Let's take… » 1/11/15 6:00pm 1/11/15 6:00pm

An Extra-Long MicroUSB Tip Lets This Flash Drive Circumvent Phone Cases

If you're OK with doubling the thickness of your svelte Android smartphone with a chunky case, you've probably realized that the myriad of OTG microUSB flash drives out there won't actually attach to the bottom of your device. So SanDisk is throwing a bone to those of you paranoid about breaking your phone with a new… » 1/07/15 1:48pm 1/07/15 1:48pm