My Idol iPhone App

A bizarre Chinese app has taken the Internet by storm this week

By on April 24, 2015 at 2:07 PM.

A bizarre Chinese app has taken the Internet by storm this week

Every month or so, an app comes along that captures the imagination of the Internet. We saw it with Words with Friends, Draw Something and Flappy Bird, but nothing had caused quite as big a stir as any of those apps in a while.

At least, that was the case until everyone stumbled across the free Chinese app My Idol earlier this week. More →

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Google Maps Driving Directions

How have I gone so long without knowing about this secret Google Maps trick?

By on April 24, 2015 at 11:30 AM.

How have I gone so long without knowing about this secret Google Maps trick?

Sometimes you come across a feature so terrific and so simple that you wonder how you ever lived without it. Such is the case with a simple little Google Maps trick that makes finding directions on your phone and navigating to your destination easier than ever. Of course, Google doesn’t publicize this nifty feature so it’s something of a secret. Or at least, it was something of a secret until now. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

By on April 24, 2015 at 10:15 AM.

Welcome to our last list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free this week. We’ve done our best to go out with a big, and we’ve trimmed the 150 or so paid iOS apps that have gone on sale for free today to just eight apps that will hopefully appeal to a wide range of iPhone and iPad users.

Of course, there are also still a free paid apps on sale in yesterday’s post, so be sure to head back and check them out. More →

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Apple Beats Music Vs. Tidal

How Apple and Beats Music could succeed where Tidal has so far failed

By on April 23, 2015 at 4:50 PM.

How Apple and Beats Music could succeed where Tidal has so far failed

OK, so I have a confession: I really like the idea behind Tidal. I think many artists are being perfectly reasonable when they say that streaming services such as Spotify are giving them a raw deal and that they would love to have a streaming service that pays them more for their work. Unfortunately, as we all know by now, Jay-Z’s Tidal service went about marketing itself in the worst way imaginable by having Kanye, Madonna, Nicki Minaj and other extremely rich artists come on stage and talk about how much other streaming services have been doing them wrong. More →

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Best Apple Watch Apps

Every single Apple Watch app in the App Store, all in one place

By on April 23, 2015 at 2:24 PM.

Every single Apple Watch app in the App Store, all in one place

Are you one of the select few people who are actually going to get your hands on a shiny new Apple Watch tomorrow? Once you’re done marveling at its splendor and, if the reviews are any indication, figuring out the device’s confusing interface, it’ll be time to start loading up on nifty third-party Watch apps.

Now for the good news: You don’t have to wait for your Apple Watch to arrive to check out third-party Watch apps. In fact, every single Apple Watch app in the App Store can be found in one place right from your computer, iPad or iPhone. More →

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Best Free Android Apps

This free Android app is packed with more than 3,000 Material Design wallpapers

By on April 23, 2015 at 1:40 PM.

This free Android app is packed with more than 3,000 Material Design wallpapers

Some people are perfectly happy to use one of the few stock wallpapers that came preinstalled on their smartphones. But you’re not “some people.” You’re a savvy Android user and you’ve gone to great lengths to personalize your device with the right apps, widgets and even launchers, in order to ensure that your device is set up exactly how you want it.

Are you going to mar all of that hard work by using a boring stock wallpaper on your Android phone? No, of course not… and that’s where Walloid comes into play. More →

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Apple iOS Maps Nokia HERE

Apple can’t be this desperate to fix iOS Maps… can it?

By on April 23, 2015 at 11:35 AM.

Apple can’t be this desperate to fix iOS Maps… can it?

It’s been two-and-a-half years since the launch of Apple’s own iOS Maps app and Apple is still regularly acquiring new companies and asking for others to pitch in to help fix its assorted problems. Nonetheless, we can’t imagine Apple would be desperate enough to fix iOS Maps that it would purchase Nokia’s failed HERE Maps app… can it? More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

7 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

By on April 23, 2015 at 10:45 AM.

We always spend time digging through all of the paid iPhone and iPad apps that go on sale for free each day, in an effort to pick out the cream of the crop and share them with you. Yesterday’s list of iOS apps on sale was a great one, and several of those apps are still available as free downloads if you rush back to that post and snag them quickly. If you’ve missed the ones you wanted though, don’t worry — there are seven fresh new paid iOS apps on sale for free in today’s list. More →

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New Windows 10 Beta Release

New Windows 10 release offers preview of two other core apps

By on April 23, 2015 at 7:00 AM.

New Windows 10 release offers preview of two other core apps

Insiders who signed up for the Windows 10 Technical Preview beta program should know there’s a new release in town, build version 10061. The new Windows 10 version brings several additional features, including brand new apps for mail and calendar, as well as more user interface tweaks. More →

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Apple Maps Transit Directions

Will iOS 9 finally see Apple introduce the iOS Maps feature we’ve been waiting for?

By on April 22, 2015 at 4:56 PM.

Will iOS 9 finally see Apple introduce the iOS Maps feature we’ve been waiting for?

Though Apple Maps has improved considerably over the past few years, it’s rather surprising, if not downright disappointing, that Apple still hasn’t incorporated built-in transit directions into the app. The omission is even more glaring considering that Google Maps has had such a feature for years.

That said, a recently posted job listing on Apple’s website may hint at the fact that iOS 9 may finally be when Apple gets around to integrating oh so helpful bus and train directions into its homegrown maps app.

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Kanye West Tidal Tweets Deleted

Tidal is such a bomb that Kanye has already deleted any tweets mentioning it

By on April 22, 2015 at 4:12 PM.

Tidal is such a bomb that Kanye has already deleted any tweets mentioning it

How badly has Tidal bombed? So badly that apparently Kanye West no longer wants anything to do with it. Digital Spy notices that West has not only changed the logo on his Twitter feed from the Tidal logo to the artwork on one of his old albums, but he’s also deleted any tweets that mentioned the service. More →

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iOS 9 Features: Lock Screen Apps Concept

Video: iOS 9 concept reimagines one of the iPhone’s most important features

By on April 22, 2015 at 3:30 PM.

Video: iOS 9 concept reimagines one of the iPhone’s most important features

Apple will undoubtedly show off the future of iOS at WWDC in June, but until iOS 9 is unveiled in all its glory, creative designers will likely imagine all sorts of potential features for the upcoming operating system. Such is the case with a new video published on the ConceptsiPhone YouTube channel, which shows off a proposed new user interface for one of the most important features of a smartphone. More →

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