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Apps & Software

The best apps, software, and downloads including iOS, Android, Google Maps, Waze, CarPlay, and more.

Google Maps Ghost

The peculiar case of the Google Maps ghost

September 19th, 2021

People love ghosts, as evidenced by the endless number of ghost hunting shows on TV. But what about digital ghosts that many people can experience at the same time? That’s apparently what happened to Google Maps users who witnessed an unexpected change of voice during navigation. A man with a slight Indian accent seems to …

Microsoft Account Password

Microsoft is finally following through on its promise to kill passwords

September 15th, 2021

Microsoft announced plans to “kill” the password years ago. It’s finally going forward with a commercial solution that would allow people to remove the passwords from their Microsoft accounts. That doesn’t mean your Microsoft account will lose its security protection. You’ll still have to authenticate when logging in. And you’ll still be the only person …

WhatsApp Encrypted Backups

WhatsApp launches encrypted backups on iPhone and Android

September 10th, 2021

WhatsApp is one of the chat apps available on iPhone and Android that offers end-to-end encryption. That means that all instant messages, voice calls, and video calls are protected from snooping. Only the parties involved in a chat have access to the messages and contents exchanged on the platform. But WhatsApp backups are not encrypted …

Fortnite iPhone

Apple refused Epic’s request to bring ‘Fortnite’ back to iPhone in Korea

September 10th, 2021

Epic Games and Apple are embroiled in a major App Store legal battle. The outcome might have significant repercussions on how the App Store and Google Play operate. Epic provoked the crisis last summer. The company intentionally added its own payment option to Fortnite on iPhone, defying Apple’s App Store rules. Apple swiftly banned Epic, …

Windows 11 Performance

Windows 11 performance improvements will make your PC feel even faster

September 9th, 2021

The official Windows 11 rollout will start in less than a month. That’s when the new operating system will exit beta, and eligible users will be able to upgrade their devices. Aside from all the novel features built into the new Windows release, Microsoft says Windows 11 should make your PC feel even faster. Microsoft …

Gmail Voice Video

Gmail got a big update that brings voice and video calls to the app

September 8th, 2021

Gmail users who rely on Google’s popular app for email alone might not appreciate the massive changes coming to Gmail. Everyone else, however, might like the fact they can do a lot more from their Gmail screen than reading and replying to emails. After announcing the big Gmail Workspace update just a few months ago, …

Android Updates

Germany has a great idea to fix the worst thing about Android

September 6th, 2021

An exciting Pixel 6 rumor said earlier this summer that Google might do something unheard of. The Pixel 6 phones will get at least five years of software updates, which is something no Android device can offer. It’s usually Apple that supports older hardware for long periods. The 2015 iPhone 6s running iOS 15 is …

Google Drive Offline

Google Drive’s offline mode is finally rolling out to everybody

September 3rd, 2021

Google Drive is one of the top choices when it comes to cloud storage. Google keeps evolving the app to improve its overall experience, and the company announced a big change only a few months ago. The cloud app is getting a massive overhaul on desktops: a new Google Drive app will replace the current …