Latest video of Apple iPhone X shows how the notch might interfere with some apps

With the launch of the Apple iPhone X less than two-weeks away, a new video of the tenth anniversary model in the wild has been disseminated. The clip reveals that not all apps appear to be optimized to perfectly fit the new 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED display. Even though the video is only 9-seconds in length, we do get to see how Instagram looks on the phone, and some are not going to be happy with what they see.

The Instagram heading is too close to the dreaded notch at the top of the iPhone X screen, and appears not to be aligned correctly. The picture and video sharing app won’t …


Secret garden: how to hide apps on your iPhone

Apple’s “walled garden” software ecosystem is getting more open to the world with each new iOS edition. First there were third-party keyboards, and now developers can get access to craft iMessage apps, or do silly things with the new Face ID virtual avatar animoji. 

When it comes to more mundane stuff, however, Apple is still running a tight ship, and doesn’t allow much tinkering and customization for no apparent reason. Hiding apps from the homescreen(s) is one of these non-existent options in iOS, and it might be sorely missed by some with sensitive Snapchat or Facebook …

How to hide apps on your Android phone

Every now and then, a man needs to hide their apps from the home screen or app drawer so as not to allow prying eyes or toddler’s hands to hit on a Facebook or WhatsApp icon inadvertently to take a deep dive into your secret chats, or rack up a bill with in-game purchases in no time. That’s where a few solutions to take your sensitive apps away from the home screen or app drawer come in handy.

Samsung
If you own a Samsung, you are in luck, as its Secure Folder solution not only hides apps apps from plain sight, but actually creates …

Best remote control apps for Android (2017)

A few years ago, it seemed as though smartphones with IR blasters were the way to go. In an ever increasingly smarter and interconnected world, it would only make sense for us to be able to control pretty much everything from the pocket computers that we carry on us everywhere. Alas, most smartphone manufacturers would beg to differ (*cough* Samsung *cough*), and thus we see less and less devices out there, properly equipped with the hardware needed to control the devices in your house. …

5 of the best virtual pet apps that will scratch that Tamagotchi itch

Remember Tamagotchi? The cute little virtual pets that we used to have on a key chain as children? They were quite fun to take care of, especially if your parents didn’t allow a real pet in the house. Of course, it was quite annoying when you had to clean up after it in three o’clock in the morning, but you sometimes get that with a real mischievous cat, so it only added to the experience.

Well, Tamagotchi toys are now making a comeback, yet not a lot of people, be it children or grown-ups, would want a separate device to carry around, just to have a virtual pet.

Luckily, plenty of …

These paid iOS apps are free for a limited time

Ah! There aren’t many things better in life than rummaging through some paid apps that are available for free. Today, we have several iOS apps that would normally have you dipping into your wallet to pay for. However, for a limited time only, you can pick up these apps for free. That’s right, all you need to do is decide which apps you want and install them on your iOS device. No fuss, no muss.

There are some interesting apps to choose from including one that brings you a selection of live wallpaper, and another app that features eight “pocket tools” that might come in handy. Another app …

The current best dating apps for iPhone and Android (2017 edition)

So you’ve decided that you no longer want to spend the nights alone and you are back in the dating game.
Good! We have some dating apps for iPhone and Android to help you find that special someone.

Different apps will help you fulfill different dating goals

So get them phones ready, take a deep breath and let’s start shining up that profile picture and bio. It’s time to get to work.
Also, here are a few tips and tricks on…

How to actually succeed …

Apple releases new build of iTunes allowing users to install apps from their computer once again

When Apple disseminated iTunes 12.7 in September, it removed a feature that allowed users to take a shopping excursion through the Apple App Store using a desktop computer. If they saw anything they liked, users could install that app on their iPhone through the box that was running iTunes. However, with Apple stating that it wanted iTunes to focus on music, movies, TV, podcasts, and audiobooks, this feature was removed by Apple on the latest build of iTunes.

Not everyone was happy with this move. According to Apple, “certain business partners might still need to use iTunes to install apps.” …

Best new Android and iPhone apps (October, 2017)

Another month rolled out, and what a month it was! September is behind our backs and so are the announcements of the new iPhones, the LG V30, the Galaxy Note 8, and other cool and nifty gadgets. But let’s not forget that it’s also a full 30 days of brand new apps coming out on the App Store and Play Store every single day. Of course, it’s time to dive in and check out some cool new software for our shiny smartphones!

So, we’ve got a bunch of new AR apps, using Apple’s ARKit and Google’s ARCore, Enlight’s new video-editing app, an awesome accent-corrector for those …

Dock for Huawei Mate 10 allows it to be used as a PC with a desktop UI for Android apps?

Samsung’s Dex dock offers users a desktop style UI when a Android flavored handset being used is connected to a large screen via the dock. This is obviously an improvement over a simple blown up image of the Android UI that the previous technology was capable of. Now, out of France, comes word that the Huawei Mate 10 will be able to sync with a  Dex-like dock, which will enable users to use a desktop-like UI to access Android apps. This will work even if the phone is connected to a large screen wirelessly through Miracast.

MirAxess CEO Yanis Anteur said in a published report that the …