Google updates Android Excellence apps and games selection for Q1 2018

Google has updated its quarterly selection of the best Android experiences—both apps and games—for Q1 2018. The Android Excellence collection highlights the apps and games that deliver the best user experiences on Android, make use of the platform’s stand-outfeatures, have great design, technical performance, localization, and device optimization.

Best of all, in order to make the list, an app or a game doesn’t have to be popular, or sell a lot, but rather have stand-out qualities, such as the ones mentioned above. 22 new apps and 16  new games …


Best new Android and iPhone apps (January, 2018)

Well, folks, it’s the new year and it’s a new month. And every time we enter a new month, we comb through the app stores to see what great new apps have come out over the past 30 days. Needless to say, December saw tons of new offerings in both stores, so we had some sorting to do.

We’ve got two new experimental apps by Google released for iOS, an app that automatically makes an emoji out of your face, a couple of cool synth apps for iOS musicians, a file manager by Google that can clean up the junk files on your Android device with a tap, and much more. Check them out below, let …

Iran shuts down Instagram, Telegram apps amid protests

TwitterFacebook

The Iranian government has blocked access to messaging app Telegram and photo app Instagram amid several days of protests in what authorities say is a move “to maintain tranquillity and security of society,” according to state-run media

Various media reports have stated that the apps were used to coordinate plans and share photos and videos of the demonstrations, which began as protests over economic inequality but have since grown in scope, taking aim at leading political figures like Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei  and President Hassan Rouhani. Read more…

More about Instagram, Iran, Protests, Telegram, and Tech

The best apps that came out in 2017

Well, folks, 2017 is over! It was a year with its own highs and lows in the mobile industry. Thankfully, we didn’t have phones blowing up this time around, though, it wasn’t a year without its woes in the battery department. Yes, we do mean the #slowdowngate, which blew up over the past couple of weeks.

The app stores also got their fair share of new software. As you know, we visit them every month to pick out the best new apps for you to try out. Well, now that 2017 is almost out the door, we thought we’d take a look back and pick out the very best apps that came out these past 12 months. …

Google's 12 Days of Play bonanza brings deals on the best Android apps and games for 2017

Google always has surprises for us in its Play Store when the holidays are near, and this year is no exception. The search giant just announced its 12 days of Play undertaking, which bring Android device owners deals on many apps, music, books, movies, and TV shows. 
There are 99 cents movie or series rentals, or up to 80% discounts on poopular games like Minecraft Story Mode season 2, Need for Speed Most Wanted, and even FRAMED 2. 
That’s on top of what game devs have already introduced as holiday extras …

Apple to unify iOS and macOS apps to form one single market? New unified apps could rollout in 2018

Selecting and using apps from the Mac App Store does not offer Mac users the same experience that iOS users have when they use apps from the Apple App Store. In an attempt to change this, Apple is believed to be working on a way to present new unified apps that will work on both iOS and MacOS flavored devices. Sources familiar with Apple’s plans say that  the company will come up with a way to allow developers to design a single app that will work on the iPhone, iPad and Mac. This could happen starting as soon as next year.

Developers currently have to work on two different versions …

Remotely start, unlock or track your car? There are apps for that (Ford vs Honda vs Chevrolet)

While most of us are still searching for pricey aftermarket systems to remotely start/stop the engine of their vehicles, or track their whereabouts, manufacturers are increasingly getting it, and outfitting the cars with smart OEM systems that offer all these features by default, and we don’t mean available as buttons on the remote only. 

Most car makers now have an app to go with their newest models, which offer a bevy of options – from trip logging to keyless entry, and everything in-between. We look at a few options that are available to you …

Reddit's Android and iOS apps are getting a big update today

Today, Reddit is launching a massive update to their mobile apps for Android and iOS. We will give you a quick rundown of the new features. 

Many of the new features are for moderators. ‘Mod Mode’ allows moderators to approve, remove, and flag content in their communities. ‘Mod Queue’ is a powerful tool that will allow mods to take mass action on posts, making the task of moderating large communities easier. Knowing how fast communities can turn from small scale to viral, Reddit added a tool so that moderators can create new moderators for their …

Fake wallet app makes it into the top 3 finance apps on the App Store (Update)

A fake wallet app has managed to sneak its way to become the third most popular finance tool on the App Store over the weekend. Pretending to be popular ETH crypto coins wallet app MyEtherWallet, the impostor app has managed to get both through Apple’s checks and reach the top three in the Finance category.

The fake app was likely propelled through the ranks by the current crypto currency frenzy and the success of apps like Coinbase, TechCrunch notes, which is not to say that the situation isn’t strange all the same.
After …

Fake wallet app makes it into the top 3 finance apps on the App Store

A fake wallet app has managed to sneak its way to become the third most popular finance tool on the App Store over the weekend. Pretending to be popular ETH crypto coins wallet app MyEtherWallet, the impostor app has managed to get both through Apple’s checks and reach the top three in the Finance category.

The fake app was likely propelled through the ranks by the current crypto currency frenzy and the success of apps like Coinbase, TechCrunch notes, which is not to say that the situation isn’t strange all the same.
After …