This week in apps: L'Oréal's new UV patch, a cool raw photo editor, and the rest of the best


It’s possible that you couldn’t keep up with the wild world of app updates this week considering all the changes happening with Uber, including Travis Kalanick stepping down as CEO. If that’s the case, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got you covered.

Each week we round up the most important app news along with some of the coolest new and updated apps to help you stay in the loop with everything you need on your phone.

Here’s what caught our eye this week. If you’re looking for more, make sure to check out last week’s roundup of top apps. Read more…

L’Oréal’s UV Patch

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A bunch of cool indie games are coming to the super-powerful Xbox One X


Microsoft’s new piece of hardware may have been the highlight of their briefing this afternoon in Los Angeles for E3, but there were plenty of games to back up what would otherwise just be a cold slab of metal. Especially indie games. 

The Darwin Project

A battle royale-style, multiplayer survival game set in a snowy landscape.

Black Desert

An action-heavy, fantasy-set MMO.

The Last Night

A two-dimensional, cyberpunk open-world game with four districts in four distinct styles to explore. Half action, half stealth platformer. 

The Artful Escape

This one is apparently a little bit of everything. From the developers, “The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti is a video game about great expectations, famous folk singers, lingering shadows, space Gods, hallucinogens, individuality, reptile shops, and wild imaginations. It’s an action, adventure, exploration, narrative driven, musical-laser-light-battle kind of game.” Read more…

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Need a cool smartwatch? The Fossil Q Marshal (2nd Gen) with Android Wear 2.0 is on sale at Best Buy!

ProductLocationItem ConditionCurrent PriceOffer ExpiresFossil Q Marshal Gen 2 Smartwatch Stainless Steel (Silver)Best BuyNew$165 ($275.00) 40% offN/A


With Father’s Day just around the corner, we suspect that many of you are probably looking for some suitable gifts for your dad (or maybe yourself). If that’s the case, we located a great deal that might intrigue you! 
The incredibly stylish Fossil Q Marshal (2nd Gen) is now on sale at Best Buy. You can grab the Silver …

Google contest offers $10,000 reward for building cool Google Home and Assistant apps

There’s no denying that Google’s Assistant holds lots of potential with its ability to interpret queries in plain English, but there’s still room for improvement ahead of it. Something that should bring the feature to the next level are the so-called Conversation Actions, or simply “actions” as they’re more frequently referred to.

Think of these actions as apps for the Google Assistant. The giant enabled them when it opened its Actions on Google platform to third-party developers last December. And as incentive to bring more developers on board, Google announced the Actions on Google contest …

Walabot is a cool gizmo that lets you see through walls with your smartphone

Ever thought about using your smartphone to see through walls? It’s possible now, thanks to a gizmo called Walabot. Designed by a company in Israel, Walabot is a 3D imaging sensor that mounts to your phone’s back panel via a magnetic attachment.

It detects pipes (metal and plastic), electrical wires, studs, and (presumably) the mummified remains of whatever poor soul was buried inside your living room’s East wall some thousand years ago. It’s both a cool “look at what my smartphone does!” showcase and a tool with practical purpose for any electrician.

Walabot is able to trace objects …

Samsung's new Battery Pack Kettle design is a cool new take on the external battery

Samsung has a brand new battery pack it calls ‘Kettle Design’ that looks unlike any other external battery and brings a neat additional functionality: it doubles as a kickstand for your phone.
The Kettle Design is a 5,100 mAh battery pack that also features a neat wrist strap and comes with 1 USB type A port and 1 microUSB port for charging the battery pack itself. The port for charging your devices outputs 9 watts of power (5 volts at 1.8 amps), so this is charging quicker than your regular standards, but not as fast as the latest quick charging …

All jeans should have this cool sixth pocket for smartphones

The most uncomfortable part of owning a big smartphone is just how big of a pain it is carrying it in your jeans pockets. Try running errands with a big phone in your pockets and you will know what we are talking about.

It takes a simple solution to fix this problem, but up until now, jeans and pants makers have not taken any steps to make carrying our phones in jeans pockets easier.
This changes with the new Muji jeans that come with a special sixth pocket made specifically for you to carry your smartphone in. The pocket is …

5 cool LG G6 cases that you can buy right now

The brand new LG G6 may not be released before April in the US, but plenty of protective cases for it are already available to purchase. If you know for certain that you’ll be getting the G6, you might as well find out what cases you could buy to keep it unharmed.

Now, we do know that the LG G6 is pretty tough by itself, being able to withstand regular drops better than most flagship handsets out there. However, extra protection is always welcome! Thus, we’re inviting you to check out some of the coolest G6 cases that are immediately ready to ship.

All …

5 cool gadgets that use your smartphone to turn your car into a Smart car

A smartphone can make anything smarter. All it takes is having the right tools. Thanks to gadgets like these, the smart car is no longer a thing of the future, but a practical, and reasonably affordable reality. They take advantage of your smartphone’s connectivity and processing power to enhance your driving experience.

Imagine having your vehicle data and driving performance analyzed and delivered to you straight away, or no longer having to worry about forgetting your car’s parking spot. Mechanic and emergency services are a single tap away and all the music on your smartphone plays …

Cool New Apps For Your iPhone

If you really want to have some fantastic apps for your iPhone, you know that the best place to look for them would be in iTunes. ITunes lists hundred, no make that thousands, of apps and new and exciting ones are getting added every single day. It’s hard to make your choice from amongst so many but they’ve made it easier by categorizing the apps according to their function. So, you can find apps there which are based on Sports, Education, Finance or solely entertainment. Here’s a look at some such apps.

Amazing Hallucinations: What’s the point of calling something an Amazing Hallucinations app if it doesn’t make your head turn a few times over? You could be familiar with these visual tricks but seeing them on your iPhone seems nothing short of a hallucination. It could be the secret in the roses of the silhouette of a girl that changes as you rotate the phone, there’s loads of cool stuff here and who knows, I might just help you make an impression.

A Mister Prank: It’s so tempting and yet terribly nerve racking to try and make a prank call to someone, but with this app, nerves needn’t worry! All you have to do is decide who you want to call, once you’ve chosen your victim, simple turn on the speaker, turn up the volume and get to the home screen to launch this app. That’s it. Mister Prank will now simulate over 50 sentences to start simple conversations.

Music Jam: Always dreamed of instructing your own orchestra? Fancy being a conductor? Well now you can be the conductor to some really messy music and learn just how tough the job really is. How you do this is, by listening to the tune, figuring out which instrument is used and then, have the Herculean task of trying to replicate the tune by taping on the appropriate instrument players! Since there are 8 players, the task is not easy, but if you keep trying you might just get through all fifteen levels!

Palm Reader: Do you want to know what your future holds? Palm reading is the key to the future is what they all say, so grab a hold of your chance to have some fun with your friends while you let the Palm Reader app on your iPhone do all the magic for you. You could make your readings serious or simply trick your friends and even have some silly predictions given that will make you all laugh. Remember though, that this is only a palm reading simulator and doesn’t actually scan or read palms.

Thom crafts articles for apple software leader, PocketMac. They specialize in Apple and Mac related software, including their Apple iPhone game, Rock, Paper, Airplane.

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