The Best IM Apps

Does anyone use their smartphones as phones anymore? Faux pas, dude. Text me! Send an e-mail. Heck, you know you can even IM me, right? Oh but you don't know what the best Instant Messaging app on iOS or Android is. That's okay. Here you go. » 10/19/11 7:00pm 10/19/11 7:00pm

The Best Apps for News Junkies

A news addiction is one of the few dependencies that it's actually good to indulge. And to a news junkie, a smartphone is like a wide-bore hypodermic needle. » 1/31/11 11:00am 1/31/11 11:00am

The Best Apps for Snow Junkies

Carrying a phone on the slopes isn't just a good way to make sure you don't freeze to death after careening off an unseen ledge. With the right apps, it can be helpful in non-emergency-related ways, too! » 1/24/11 12:00pm 1/24/11 12:00pm

The Best Apps for People Who Need To Know Everything

Yeah, sure, you probably know a lot. But there's always that movie or star constellation or post-graduate vocabulary word or Wikipedia fact that you can dig into. Here are the six best apps that'll satisfy your insatiable thirst for knowledge. » 12/20/10 12:00pm 12/20/10 12:00pm

The Best Barcode Scanner Apps

Nothing ruins a recent purchase quite like finding lower prices online as soon as you bring it home. With one of these barcode-scanning, price-crunching smartphone apps, that never has to happen again. » 12/15/10 4:00pm 12/15/10 4:00pm

The Six Best Apps for Getting Shit Done

To-do lists of the past were scribbled in notebooks, on sticky notes, or on whiteboards. Today, they live in our smatphones. Or at least they should. » 12/06/10 1:00pm 12/06/10 1:00pm

The Best Drinking Apps

Don't get me wrong: people were perfectly good at getting drunk well before the telephone was even a dream. But with a few apps, your smartphone can turn you into a champion bartender, drinker, or both. » 11/29/10 12:20pm 11/29/10 12:20pm

Apps for the Thanksgiving Host with the Most

Thanksgiving is almost here, and only one thing can save you from your lack of preparation, cooking abilities, and holiday etiquette: apps. Lots of apps. » 11/24/10 12:00pm 11/24/10 12:00pm

The Best Android Apps for Forgetful People


They're with us all the time, connected to the internet, and synced with all the important online services in our lives: what better devices to help us remember things than our Android phones? » 11/17/10 12:00pm 11/17/10 12:00pm

The Best iOS Apps for Forgetful People

They're with us all the time, connected to the internet, and synced with all the important online services in our lives: what better devices to help us remember things than our iPhones and iPads? » 11/17/10 12:00pm 11/17/10 12:00pm

The Best Note-Taking Apps

Smartphones have the potential to be killer note-takers: they're always with you, constantly connected, have touchscreens and pack cameras. And with the right app, any Android or iOS device can put your Moleskine, legal pad or padlocked diary to shame. » 10/27/10 12:00pm 10/27/10 12:00pm

The Best File Sharing Apps

One thing smartphones aren't very good at? Sharing. They keep to themselves, hoard what they create, and bristle at the thought of accessing and sharing files like a normal computer. Thankfully, we have these apps. » 10/13/10 2:40pm 10/13/10 2:40pm

The Best Navigation Apps

One moment it's a phone in your hand. The next, it's a full-fledged turn-by-turn nav unit with an active internet connection. What happened? These apps, is what. » 10/06/10 1:00pm 10/06/10 1:00pm