Puzzle game klocki is the free iOS app of the week

From now through next Wednesday, iOS users can pick up puzzle game klocki for free. Normally 99 cents, this app is now the iOS free app of the week. The goal of the game is to connect different types of lines together. Using a lever, you can move a tile that is imprinted with lines, so that the lines on two adjacent tiles match up. You can see the game in action by clicking on the video trailer at the top of this story.

If you’re an Android user who wants to play klocki, we have great news. The game can also be found in the Google Play Store! But the game is not free for Android …


Excellent note-taking app Bear receives sketching feature in latest update

Bear is one of the best note-taking apps for iOS, and it just got a little bit better in its latest update.

What makes Bear different than most other note taking applications is the ability to easily link notes to create a whole body of work, and you can also easily use hashtags to organize your thoughts. Everything is neatly stored in plain text, so it’s easily transferable between different mediums.

Bear is also a flexible app: as much as it is about basic notes and to-do lists, it’s also well fit for coders or more serious prose writers looking …

Twice as many app publishers reach the million-dollar mark on the App Store compared to Google Play

According to a recent report by market intelligence company Sensor Tower, more app publishers are likely to make their first $1 million in annual revenue on Apple’s App Store, rather than Google Play. Sensor Tower’s data shows that 66 iOS app publishers reached this milestone in 2016, while only 39 managed to achieve the same on Google’s online storefront.

Further, the data shows that the number of publishers who made their first million over the last year on the U.S. App Store has nearly doubled over 2015. Tower Sensor’s report takes into account in-app revenues, …

iOS app lets you pick and share colors from the real world, using your iPhone's camera

Have you ever wondered how a different color is considered trendy every year? Pantone, a New Jersey-based company, has been responsible for ‘electing’ a ‘Color of the Year’ since the 2000s. The company pretty much dictates the hues in fashion and has great influence over designer decisions globally. 

Cone is an app that allows you to use your iPhone’s camera to pick colors from the real world, and then match them with Pantone colors. The app converts the color you pick into hex code and then matches it with its closest Pantone counterpart. If you are looking at a dynamic scene, where …

Amazon puts Echo Look app on App Store and Google Play

Amazon has just published the mobile app for its upcoming Echo Look device, and you can now download it on iOS and Android devices. The Echo Look is a hands-free camera that is intended to serve primarily as a style checker, but is still only available by invitation only. Amazon has not given any details on possible release date, but has shared enough about the device to get people excited.

The camera lets you take photos or record short videos of yourself, using only your voice. Algorithms then scan your appearance and give you advice on whether your fashion choices make sense, while also …

Bark is the app that raises a red flag when your kid is texting about sex, drugs or suicide

We all are familiar with some of the benign codes used while texting. Most of these are abbreviations that are used as shortcuts. For example, instead of  Laugh Out Loud, you would type LOL. Other widely used and popular codes include NP for No Problem and BRB for Be Right Back. But not all of these codes are G-rated. Some of them are used by sneaky teens trying to communicate a particular message hidden by the use of the codes.

An app called Bark connects with over 20 messaging and social media platforms over both iOS and Android. It monitors your kid’s online activity 24/7, …

This week's free iOS app is a game about eggs and vomit

Normally $2.99, this week’s free iOS app of the week is Eggggg. The main character of the game is Gilbert, who is allergic to eggs. When he consumes eggs, Gilbert ends up regurgitating them. Yes, this is a game about vomit. In fact, the game is also known as the “Platform Puker.” Gilbert uses the act of vomiting to propel himself around the 21 different levels of the game. Those playing on a device running iOS 10 will find a sticker pack for iMessage that comes with the game.

From now until the end of this coming Wednesday, you can download Egggs for free and use Gilbert’s awesome …

Facebook Messenger gets a redesigned home screen, new ways to navigate the app

Facebook has just revealed the new changes that will be added to its Messenger app in the coming days. If the previous update was about the various capabilities inside conversations, the new one will bring some visual changes that are meant to make it easier to navigate across the app.

The most obvious change will be the new home screen, which maintains the same number of features but is better organized. The update is turning the Messenger into a personal hub for connecting with all the people and businesses users care about.

Also, across the top of the …

Here's how Android O will bring better battery life, strengthened security, app stability improvements

Android may be the most popular mobile operating system in the world, but it is not known as the most secure one. Or as the most responsive or most stable OS, for that matter. Google seems to be well aware of that, which is why with Android O, we’re promised to see improvements in areas with key importance to what Google calls Android’s Vitals: security, stability, and battery life.

That’s great news, of course, but what’s no less interesting is the approach Google is taking to ensure that Android O smartphones run without a hitch. It all starts with doubling-down …

Microsoft's OneNote app gets completely redesigned on iOS

If you’re part of the Office Insiders group, then you already know what’s new in the latest version of OneNote for iOS. Microsoft released a major update for the application a few weeks ago, but the new features were only available to beta testers.

Today, OneNote version 16.0 has been officially released in the App Store, so everyone can give it a try and check out the improvements added by developers. However, the first thing you’ll notice is the complete re-design of the iOS application.

Microsoft changed the way notes are organized by improving the layout. …