March Madness 2018 stream and bracket apps for iPhone and Android

‘Tis the season for the annual March Madness college basketball marathon, and your trusted smartphone can help you with the brackets as well, like with most other things that don’t require you to actually go out and do some physical activity.

The NCAA team bash starts today, March 16, and if you haven’t taken your bracket gambling fix yet, check out a few apps for your Android or iOS that can help you quickly fill that void in your existence.

From streaming all 67 games live from the comfort of your Android or iOS mobile device with the official March Madness Live NCAA …

Best apps for the Samsung Gear S3 and Gear Sport

The Samsung Gear S3 and Gear Sport are some of the best smartwatches money can buy right now. Offering stellar battery life, built-in GPS for independent tracking and navigation, crisp and bright AMOLED displays, and myriad of other Tizen-exclusive features, these two are a worthy buy in 2018. If you just bought either of them and are looking for some essential apps to kick things off—be for productivity, exercise, or catching up with the news—we’ve compiled this list of our favorite apps for Samsung Gear devices.

Since Samsung is using its own …

Apple Watch Series 3 apps now track snowboarding and skiing activities

Apple has announced that as of today, users can track skiing and snowboarding activities on their Apple Watch through the use of third-party apps. There’s a catch, though – you have to own the Apple Watch Series 3 to enjoy the new feature.

The apps that were updated to use the new feature are Snocru, snoww, Slopes, Squaw Alpine and Ski Tracks. All of them use the Apple Watch Series 3 exclusive altimeter, which tracks altitude levels. 
Stats, that will be tracked while you enjoy your time on the ski / snowboarding slopes, …

Dropbox announces integrations with Google's Hangouts, Gmail and Drive apps

Dropbox will soon feature integration with some of the most important Google services, the company announced recently. Dropbox plans to develop a range of cross-platform integrations in collaboration with Google Cloud, which is meant to connect G Suite tools and content with the global platform.

According to Dropbox, these integrations will be available to all its users when they will go live. But what exactly does this mean for those of us who are using Dropbox on a daily basis? The improvements are consistent and will go as far as to allow users to create, open, and edit Google Docs, Sheets, …

One out of every three smartphone users are victimized by malware banking apps; are you the one?

The results of a global research study performed by cybersecurity firm Avast and announced at MWC, doesn’t bode well for those who use their smartphone to bank. 36% of those who responded to the survey couldn’t tell the difference between a fake banking app and a real one. This means that roughly one out of every three smartphone users is at risk of having their financial information (not to mention money) end up in the wrong hands.

40,000 people in 12 countries were surveyed by Avast, and the legitimate mobile banking apps used in the survey were global firms that have already been targeted …

No fooling: BlackBerry World will host free apps only starting on April 1st

If you still use a BlackBerry that runs on the BlackBerry 10 operating system, you might want to circle April 1st on your calendar. Starting on that day, only free apps will be hosted on BlackBerry World. The company has sent out an email to developers explaining that BlackBerry World is making this transition and will disable all “purchasing mechanisms” starting on April Fool’s Day. In the email, BlackBerry tells developers to go to the Vendor Portal to change their paid apps to free apps. Any paid apps still on the site by March 31st will be removed.

Can you believe that the BlackBerry …

How to disable individual Android apps from receiving automatic updates (no root required!)

Having all of your apps updated to the latest version is usually recommended as developers strive to provide a more pleasing and issue-free experience to users, but sometimes, just sometimes, there’s some incentive to not update a certain app.
Maybe it’s new versions bring features that actually couldn’t care less, maybe the app no longer works with your device any more, or maybe it breaks your whole Substratum setup. Few, but important reasons that could easily hold you off from updating your apps.
But how do you disable app updates …

BlackBerry releases new features for Hub, Calendar and Productivity Tab apps

If you’re rocking a BlackBerry smartphone running Android, you’re in for a treat. The Canadian company is updating its dedicated apps in a timely manner, which probably means that software-wise you’ve made a good decision going for an Android-powered BlackBerry phone.

The last batch of updates released by BlackBerry target three apps: Hub, Calendar, and Productivity Tabs. All three are getting various new features and improvements that further improve the user experience.

Firstly, BlackBerry greatly improved Hub’s user interface. You’ll notice that in all BlackBerry’s Hub+ apps there’s …

Best Apple Watch apps: have your Watch achieve its full potential

The Apple Watch is not only the best-selling smartwatch in the world right now — it has outsold the entire industry of Swiss “normal” watches in Q4 2017! That’s huge and Apple’s timepiece doesn’t seem to be slowing down, not one bit.

Now, one of the coolest things about smartphones and smartwatches are the apps — the imagination of thousands of 3rd party developers and creators around the globe has no bounds, and their software enhancements truly flesh out our favorite gadgets. So, what can you get for the Apple Watch?

Well, tons of apps, really. Most of them serve as enhancements …

Even gorillas need dating apps to find love


If a lonely Valentine’s Day has you doubting the power of dating apps, get ready to believe again. 

Calaya and Baraka met just three years ago thanks to a matching algorithm. Since then, the two strangers went from potential dates, to lovers, and finally, to expectant parents — of a baby gorilla.

Baraka and Calaya are western lowland gorillas, residents of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Their, erm, fruitful partnership, only got underway thanks to a dating algorithm, made specially for gorillas.

As reported in the New Yorker on Monday, the Smithsonian’s “Gorilla Matchmaking” program is responsible for the union of Baraka and Calaya. The Smithsonian brought Calaya to meet Baraka back in February 2015 (quite the Valentine’s Day present), thanks to a match determined by a genetic and personality algorithmic compatibility ranking. The initial “Gorilla Matchmaking” technology was designed as part of the Gorilla Species Survival Plan back in the ’80s, and they’ve continued to refine the algorithm to promote gorilla breeding and species health ever since.  Read more…

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