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 …

Sky pool in Houston lets you fly and swim at the same time


Real estate developers use a lot of clever techniques to sell apartments, but this is a new one: stomach-churning fear, with a splash of luxury. 

Situated 40 stories above the city of Houston, with a glass bottom view of the street below, the sky pool at the Market Square Tower probably seemed like a good idea when the developers of this high rise came up with it. 

More about Apartments, Design, Swimming Pool, Luxury, and Pool

New Honor Beta program for the US lets users mould phones that are still in the pipeline

The Honor 8 is already one of the best unlocked phones money can buy in the US, but Huawei’s loosely-affiliated brand is ready to take the relationship with US customers to the next level now, by introducing the Honor Beta program.

The brand has been testing the waters with beta software subscription, for example of the Nougat update for the Honor 8, but the new initiative takes listening to users to a whole different level, with the final aim of becoming the best provider of unlocked handsets in the US by incorporating features that users actually want. For the purpose, anyone …

Galaxy S8 system dump lets Android users test drive the devices' apps

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are finally here, and while neither device is yet available to purchase, this hasn’t stopped many of the new apps from leaking out into the wild. A system dump over at XDA-Developers has outed a slew of S8 goodies, and many can be installed by those rocking other devices. 
A package totalling just over 1 GB inside, some have had luck installing Messaging, Clock, Video, My Files, Galaxy Apps, Samsung Account and Samsung Cloud successfully, and without root. The new Bixby virtual assistant can also apparently be installed, though it’s …