To celebrate the Appstore turning 4 years old Amazon has made 34 paid apps free for a limited time.
Amazon's latest giveaway in the Amazon Appstore includes $105 of paid content for free now through March 21. Titles in this promotion include Cut the Rope, World of Goo, EasyTether and many more.
HTC in the past few days has released a few new Android apps ahead of the global release of the HTC One M9, and it's updated a number of its current apps for it and the HTC One M8 as well. Leading the way is the addition of three new features for the Dot View Case.
Microsoft has released a big update to its Outlook email app for Android devices, adding in a number of new features including a way for the user to sync their address books.
Microsoft first released the Outlook Android preview in late January, and this 1.1 update includes a solid list of new features and improvements.
Emerging markets have been a target for many Android manufacturers, and today Gameloft and Opera Software have partnered to continue the push on the software side.
Mobile browser company Opera Software and popular game publisher Gameloft have announced a new partnership that will allow distribution of games to devices in emerging markets. The new partnership will put Gameloft titles in the...
Tinkerplay, a new free app from Autodesk, hopes to make 3D printing and designing a little more fun.
3D printing is becoming more and more popular, and our own Russell Holly has been having quite a good time with it, but designing and printing isn't for everyone. The folks at Autodesk have just released a new app for Android, iOS and even Windows Phone that they hope will make the experience...
Facebook has announced a new feature for its Messenger app that will allow users to send and receive money from their friends.
While the code for the payments feature was first discovered in October, today is the day that Facebook decided to turn the switch on the service. People who want to send money in the Messenger app simply start a chat with the designated person, then press the "$" icon...
It is finally possible to send message in Hangouts using Google Now voice commands.
Gone are the days of having to pick up your phone and actually type a message to your friends on Hangouts; now you can simply use Google Now to send it. All you have to do is launch Google Now then say "send a Hangouts message." It will then ask who you want to send to and what you want the message to say, then...
Rhapsody has announced a partnership with Twitter to allow users to share full songs from the music service using Twitter Cards.
The full Rhapsody catalog, some 34 million songs, is available for sharing. Users will be able to listen to a song from Rhapsody without leaving the Twitter app.
Acrobat DC apps for Android and iOS (and with easy syncing for Windows access)
Adobe may have invented the portable document format — that'd the venerable PDF, boys and girls — but for whatever reason its "Acrobat" suite never really had much to do with consumers, and even for biz types it often was easier just to print, sign, scan and send. That ends today with the announcement of Document...
Gallery apps are something most of us take for granted.
Google has shipped Google+ Photos as the only gallery app on Nexus phones, but for the most part your phone still comes with both Photos and a gallery app from your manufacturer. Some might see this as bloatware, but there are things that Photos does well. There are also things that are easier (and maybe better) done in a more...
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 16 Mar 2015 3:11 pm
Motorola Gallery has snagged an update today that brings some UI tweaks, along with a couple of new options to sort your camera roll.
Today's update brings a new, flatter icon that is heavily inspired by Material Design. In addition, the update brings some new sorting options for the camera roll, along with some UI tweaks for the Highlight Reel.
Google has announced that it will slowly begin replacing annotations in YouTube videos with a new Cards format, which is designed to work on both desktop and mobile platforms.
Google said they heard from YouTube video creators they wanted more flexibility with the information shown during annotations, along with mobile support. The new Cards are the company's solution to those issues.
Niantic Labs, the Google company well known for Ingress, has just announced their most recent title, Endgame: Proving Ground.
Early last year we heard of a partnership between James Frey and Niantic to bring his newest book series to life in an Augmented Reality game. Niantic has had great success with Ingress over the past two years as users from over 200 countries have joined in the game...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 15 Mar 2015 2:59 pm
Our weekly app picks
It's Appday Sunday and that means we're back with more of our favorites to share. Every week we bring a handful of great apps to the table and share them with everyone. Sometimes they are new apps, sometimes old standards, but every time they are apps we love to use.
Give these a look and then take a minute to tell us all about the apps you are using and love so we can...
We briefly touched on HTC's new fitness tracker app in our massive preview of the HTC One M9, and today HTC Fun Fit is now available for a number of Android devices running Android 4.1 and up.
The app's nicely laid out and uses your phone to keep track of your steps, walking time, distance, calories burned, active time and running time. You also can see how your friends are doing at a glance.
Foursquare's check-in app, Swarm, has just received an update that introduces a new feature, messages, in addition to making it easier to see more details about various locations.
The popular check-in application that allows users to share their location with other users of the application now allows for users to send messages to nearby friends. In addition to adding messages, a few other...
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 13 Mar 2015 2:51 pm
Google announced today that YouTube now supports 360-degree videos, opening up a ton of new creative possibilities for the platform.
For now, 360-degree videos are only viewable on specific platforms, such as the YouTube app on Android and videos embedded in Chrome.