The SwannOne Hub Controls Your Entire House from a Single App

Being able to control virtually everything in your home with just a few taps on a mobile device is fantastically convenient, except when you have to flip between a bunch of different apps for each individual device. But Swann's new universal hub wants to help you run the entirety of your connected home from just one… » 9/30/14 2:00pm Yesterday 2:00pm

Simpsons World Preview: Nearly 300 Hours of Springfield in Your Pocket

As the longest-running sitcom on TV, The Simpsons has accumulated a trove of digital content that's record-setting in almost every way: a staggering 552 episodes from 25 seasons. This October, FXX will launch an app that lets fans (with a cable package) stream every episode, on any device—plus give them… » 9/29/14 2:00pm Monday 2:00pm

The Best Alternative for Every Pre-Loaded iPhone App

The iPhone comes with a bunch of apps you never use. Some of them are poorly implemented. Others are lacking important features. Fortunately, there's a whole world of developers offering some very viable third-party alternatives. You still can't delete the apps your iPhone comes with, but here are some alternatives… » 9/27/14 12:00pm Saturday 12:00pm

Every Response I Got When I FOIA'd the Year's Dumbest App

When the soul-crushingly simple, single-serving messaging app Yo hit the App Store this past summer, people couldn't say enough about the app that said barely anything at all. But given our pseudo-surveillance state and similar apps' privacy concerns, we wondered—could the government be spying on (or even just… » 9/25/14 9:50am Thursday 9:50am

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 9/19/14 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

This New Parking App Can Find Empty Spaces, No Sensors Required

Parking sucks, and that's why there are plenty of apps to help your car find a vacant spot. Trouble is, those solutions tend to require expensive sensors to be installed in each and every one of those potentially open spots. A new app called PocketParker instead leverages the power of passive, portable sensors—the… » 9/16/14 4:15pm 9/16/14 4:15pm