Spotify now lets you create Group Playlists in your Messenger app

David Marcus, VP of Messaging Products at Facebook, said at the F8 developer conference back in April that “Music on Messenger is going to be a good thing this year.” Expectations were that Apple Music and Spotify would be integrated with Facebook’s app and allow users to share music in different ways. Well, it seems that the statement bore truth, as Spotify has recently launched a feature in Messenger that allows you to create and share playlists with friends, while you chat away on the messaging app.

Group Playlists is a lovely new feature for anyone in all sorts of ways. Say you are …


Instagram's latest update lets you hide your terrible old selfies from the public

We’ve all been there: you’re scrolling through your own Instagram feed, when you notice that photo. Why did you upload this? It’s awful! But boy did it get a sweet amount of likes – there’s no way you’re outright deleting it.

Well, luckily for you, Instagram now offers a compromise for exactly this type of situation, where you want to hide a shot from the public, but still have it live somewhere in the depths of the internet. The new feature, which has been in limited testing for the past month, is called Archive, and essentially creates a special, private …

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 …

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 …

BlackBerry Manager lets you download all of BlackBerry's major Android apps on your phone

BlackBerry is making a great comeback on the smartphone scene with the BlackBerry KEYone. It checks all the boxes: unique design, superb camera, and excellent battery life. Definitely a device that puts BlackBerry back on the map. 
It’s an Android device, true, but it comes with a neat selection of BlackBerry apps that you can’t get on any Android device. Or can you? XDA Senior Editor Cobalt232 took it to himself to emulate BlackBerry’s set of apps and make them available for any Android 5.0 or newer device. Great for all those willing to give BlackBerry’s …

Instagram now lets you upload photos from its mobile website

Instagram users are no longer required to have the app installed on their smartphones, as this feature has been added to Instagram’s mobile website. Although the functionality of the website is still limited when compared to the app, it is gradually being expanded upon with new additions. Previously the mobile web version of Instagram offered only a basic set of features to its users, such as browsing and liking photos, searching, and checking notifications.

Along with the option to share photos, a simpler version of Instagram’s Explore tab is also rolling out to …

Sprint lets you lease two Samsung Galaxy S8 phones for the price of one

Sprint announced the opportunity to lease two Samsung Galaxy S8 phones for the price of one with each new line activation. The promotion starts Friday, April 21 and goes through April 27. And with Sprint’s Galaxy Forever program, customers can upgrade to the latest Galaxy any time after 12 lease payments are completed.

Sprint also touted the Galaxy S8 and S8+ as HPUE-enabled (High Performance User Equipment) smartphones. It’s a fancy way of saying both phones will be fast on the carrier’s 4G network. Sprint claims HPUE can extend existing 2.5GHz coverage by up to …

This free app lets you play Overwatch on your Android, Apple, or Windows phone

We know you want to play Overwatch on your phone, because we want to, too! Problem is, there really isn’t any game on mobile that compares to Blizzard’s colorful team multiplayer shooter – at least to our knowledge.

While we’re waiting for Gameloft or some unscrupulous East game studio to produce an enjoyable Overwatch clone, we found a very interesting solution to having the real deal run on your Android, Apple, or Windows phone, tablet, or even TV. As with all things in life, there’s a good side and a bad side to it.

The good? If you do it right, it works like a champ! …

Toca Life: School lets you recreate school adventures; it's the free iOS app of the week

Miss those carefree school days? With Toca Life: School, you can control five locations (house, cafeteria, school building, youth club and playground) and up to 34 characters with different outfits to change into. You can teach a class, run a science experiment, teach band and coach the hoops team. You can even have a fight in the cafeteria! Ahh, don’t you miss those old days? And using the in-app recording feature, you can save two minutes of the action and share it with your friends and family.

The game is free through this coming Wednesday from the Apple App Store. Android users …