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Yahoo's New Livetext App Wants You To Livestream While You Text

Smartphone apps are entering a live-streaming age, with services like Meerkat and Periscope offering instant access to everyone you follow. Yahoo’s new Livetext app is the same idea—but tweaked for more personal, one-on-one conversations. Think soundless video for texts. It’s kind of weird. » 7/29/15 12:52pm Wednesday 12:52pm

If You Want to See the Future of TV, Watch the Tour de France

Early in the Tour de France this year, a horrible crash forced six riders to abandon—including one, Fabian Cancellara, who finished the day with two broken vertebrae. NBC reported that 400,000 people had streamed the day’s racing through its app. GoPro footage of the aftermath, shot by a mechanic, quickly blew up too. » 7/22/15 12:06pm 7/22/15 12:06pm

How To Turn Your Smartphone Into a Sidekick for Urban Exploration

In times gone by, a well-thumbed guidebook and the hospitality of locals was your best way to navigate a new city; now, you can get up to speed in minutes using your smartphone. For the next time you travel, these apps and tips will help you see the best a new city has to offer. » 7/22/15 9:40am 7/22/15 9:40am

The Best Alarm Clock App for Android

A perfectly serviceable alarm clock and timer comes with your Android phone, so you might not think to download another one. That may be true, but if you’re looking for more features, more customization options, and more powerful alarms than your stock clock comes with, Gentle Alarm is here—and we think it’s the best. » 7/20/15 7:45pm 7/20/15 7:45pm

Use the Grammarly Extension to Avoid Dumb Mistakes When Writing Online

Chances are you do a lot of writing on the web, and the Grammarly extension for Chrome or Firefox can help you keep your spelling and grammar as accurate as it needs to be. The extension promises to detect hundreds of errors that the likes of Microsoft Word would just wave straight through. » 7/20/15 11:15am 7/20/15 11:15am

James Bond: World of Espionage (And Apparently Terrible Mobile Games)

There is a new James Bond mobile game out, called James Bond: World Of Espionage! Haven’t heard of it? Probably because it hasn’t been advertised at all. Probably because it is the most pointless, uninspired, redundant trash heap of coding to ever associate itself to a successful property in the history of the app… » 7/19/15 9:21pm 7/19/15 9:21pm

6 Apps and Sites to Help You Relax into the Weekend

Life can take its toll, that much is certain, but the same technology contributing to the stress of modern day living—namely the web and the smartphone—can also provide some sweet relief when required. In honor of the upcoming weekend we present a few of our favorite apps and sites for chilling out. » 7/17/15 4:13pm 7/17/15 4:13pm

Save Wikipedia Articles to Your Phone For Offline Access

As ubiquitous as high-speed data connections have become, there are still occasions when you won’t have as much connectivity as you might like, mostly while traveling and roaming abroad. If you want some reading material to pass the time while you’re squeezed for bandwidth, the official Wikipedia apps for iOS and… » 7/17/15 9:22am 7/17/15 9:22am

What Would You Hear on the Radio If You Were Light Years From Earth?

Radio waves hurtle from Earth out into the Universe. That means the older a broadcast is, the farther it’s traveled into the final frontier. Now, a group of developers has built an eye-popping simulator that shows how many light years our music has traveled — and what you’d hear if you were billions of miles from… » 7/14/15 2:55pm 7/14/15 2:55pm

Fly Over Stormwind City in the Warcraft Movie's Awesome VR App

For nearly 11 years, World of Warcraft gamers have soared over the Alliance Capital of Stormwind on their flying steeds, but now you can get a sneak peek of a similar scenario for Duncan Jones’ Warcraft movie for yourself, as well as a fantastic first look at the location re-imagined for the big screen. » 7/13/15 4:36pm 7/13/15 4:36pm

There's Finally an Official Star Wars App To Feed Your Obsession 24/7

There’s no shortage of Star Wars-related games on the iTunes and Google Play stores, but today finally sees the launch of the first official Star Wars app that will now serve as your one-stop portal for everything from news, to trivia, to even sound effects. Never again will you have to scramble to find a Wookiee roar… » 7/08/15 9:02am 7/08/15 9:02am

Lock and Unlock Your Android Device Automatically with Gravity Screen

Levels of smartphone addiction being what they are, locking and unlocking your mobile can take up a lot of precious time in the day: If only your phone knew when you were looking at it and when you’d set it down or put it in a pocket. That’s exactly that Gravity Screen offers, a free download from the Google Play… » 7/06/15 10:15am 7/06/15 10:15am