You Can Get Android Lollipop's Best Feature on Older Android Phones

My favorite part of Android Lollipop is having a secure PIN code on my phone but never having to type it in, thanks to the new Trusted Devices and Trusted Places options that bypass the lock screen when I don't need it. If you've got an older Android phone, there's good news: An app can bring you the same great trick. » 11/24/14 11:08am Monday 11:08am

Why App Store Apps Now Say "Get" Instead of "Free"

Peruse the digital wares of the OSX or iOS stores, and you might notice a peculiar change: All of the apps previously labeled as "free" now say "get." It's a pretty small change that has no real impact on us users. "Get" apps are still free, and the apps themselves haven't changed either. "Get" is just a more accurate… » 11/19/14 5:15pm 11/19/14 5:15pm

The Most Horrifying Texting App Shares Everything You Type in Real-Time

There's a reason kids these days have a tendency to text whenever possible—not being able to meticulously craft your every last word is the worst. But now, a new messaging app called Beam wants to take all that hard-earned neuroticism away from us. It shows people exactly what you type, as you type it. We're doomed. » 11/14/14 11:07am 11/14/14 11:07am

Wildcard Promises to Make Surfing the Web on Your Phone Way Easier

No one's nailed the mobile web experience yet. Even when they're supposedly optimized for our on-the-go behavior, websites still take forever to load and feel clunky on our screens. A new app out today named Wildcard aims to be a Safari- or Chrome-killer for your iPhone by changing the format and visual language of… » 11/13/14 4:54pm 11/13/14 4:54pm

5 Apps That Help You Find Your City's Hidden Gems

Ask how a phone can help you discover a new place, and most of us think of the aimless Googling or Yelping we perform when desperately trying to find somewhere to eat. But I wanted to find apps that served like treasure maps, pointing me toward the hidden gems tucked away in a city—if only I knew which way to walk. » 11/13/14 1:21pm 11/13/14 1:21pm

Of Course You Can Track Domino's Pizza On Your Smartwatch Now

In a move that fulfills every basement-dwelling tech nerd stereotype out there, Domino's and Pebble are finally letting you use your wrist computer to watch as your pizza inches ever-closer to your gaping maw. Wipe away those tears and/or meat sweats, and behold the Domino's Tracker smartwatch app. » 11/13/14 10:16am 11/13/14 10:16am

VSCO Cam Update Touts Photo Essays, Web Uploads, and New iPad App

In the age of Instagram, VSCO Cam has managed to carve out a niche of photographer-types seeking a more refined experience in their mobile sharing. With some brand new updates, you can now incorporate text for essay-style stories, upload photos from other cameras straight from the web, and do all the VSCO things you… » 11/13/14 9:03am 11/13/14 9:03am

11 Clever Uses for Your Old Phone or Tablet

Upgrade time has finally rolled around and you're wondering what to do with your old phone or tablet. If you don't want to flog it on eBay, give it to a friend or donate it to a good cause then there are many different ways you can make use of it. Most of these ideas involve turning your phone or tablet into a… » 11/11/14 1:06pm 11/11/14 1:06pm