Netflix-Style Booze Recommendation Works Surprisingly Well

We all know that desperate feeling of standing alone, motionless, and confused in a bottle shop. You need to take a decent bottle to a dinner party but have no idea what to get. Wouldn't it be magical if a could just read the labels and tell you what's good? Well, yes it would be, and thanks to a new app called Next… » 11/28/14 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

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