Now that you’ve gotten over the excitement of WhatsApp scrapping its $1 annual fee, you’re probably wondering how you can start making the most of the Facebook-owned messaging app. One trick for Android users you might not have come across is using widgets to jump straight to your favorite conversations. Here’s how.
A few weeks ago we rounded up some eye-catching widgets for your Android device so it's only fair that we spend some time looking at a selection for iOS too, even if widgets aren't quite the same thing on both platforms. All of these apps will add functionality and flexibility and to the Notification Center on your…
One of the most obvious ways in which Android differs from iOS is the way you can customize your home screens with panels and widgets. We've picked out some of our favorite ones for adding features and functionality to your device—use them as quick shortcuts for key tools without having to open up the full apps…
Remember when Apple went after that handy note-taking widget, a popular app that's one the first truly useful widgets for iOS 8? Turns out, Apple's been pulling all kinds of apps that take advantage of new features in iOS 8—even after they've been approved to be in the App Store. And developers are starting to get…
A couple weeks ago, we were pleased to see the launch of Neato, a handy note-taking widget for iOS 8 that's actually useful. Now, Apple has decided that Neato no longer fits within its App Store guidelines—despite the fact that it had been already been approved. Now Neato must become useless, or die.
Now that Apple has finally introduced widgets for iOS 8's Notification Center, we're starting to see some great ways to quickly access important info on our iPhones. But a few clever developers are pushing those widgets beyond just notifications. A new iOS game called Overglide can actually be played directly from…
When they were announced, the widgets in iOS 8 sounded like they had huge potential. But then iOS 8 came out and, well, all of the widgets sort of sucked. Until this one.
Yesterday, Apple finally pushed out iOS 8. Unlike last year's refresh, iOS 8 is more about functional tweaks and additions than it is about looks. One of the most useful, and long-awaited features is finally adopting third-party widgets.
Apple has finally made its Notification Center functional. Now, you can include info- and function-packed widgets right in your Notifications screen.
So, Amazon doesn't exactly highlight this, but all of its Kindle Fires are Androids on the inside. Amazon slaps a heavy skin on top, so it's not at all recognizable, but it's Android all the same. Great, so you get access to all of the Android apps, right? Not exactly.
The WSJ has heard from those elusive sources, who're claiming that Yahoo is talking with Disney about developing TV-streaming widgets for the ESPN, ABC and Disney networks. People with Yahoo Connected TVs could stream TV shows from those networks, along with movie trailers and in ESPN's case, stats. These apps would…
Google has introduced a new pair of Google Voice widgets that display your voicemail inbox contents and account settings. Without leaving your home screen, you'll be able to read messages, send free texts, and view your credit balance.
This is it. This is the moment us BlackBerry users have been waiting for. After countless Android, Symbian and Windows Phone 7 OS leaks, our time has come. This could be the turning point—BlackBerry OS 6.0.
Sony just announced the Dash (or as they call it, the "dash") is a crazy convergence of what we think of as a tablet with a stand-up widget device like the Chumby. It looks badass. Update: Hands-on!
I love TV technology, but wince when I see an $11K Japan-only Toshiba stuffed with a 3TB DVR. And adding internet widgets, like Samsung's, is even worse. I hate this trend—TVs just need great picture and lower cost.
The new Chumby One model ditches the old beanbag casing for a retro-clock-radio-inspired look and slashes the price, though the internals are unchanged. It remains a pretty frivolous gadget, yet I can't help really liking it.
Ruh oh! Yahoo has been forced to apologize after hiring scantily clad dancers for its "Hack Day" in Taiwan last weekend. These pictures (pretty tame, but not necessarily SFW) are from a now-removed video posted on its Developer Network Blog.