The best live TV streaming apps in 2018

The best live TV streaming apps in 2018

What do you do if you hate your cable bill or your cable company, but you still want cable TV? Or maybe you hang on because it seems like your only option for live sports. Well, it turns out that a number of companies can basically stream cable TV to you over the internet, allowing you to bypass your cable box and all of its hidden fees that surface on your monthly bill. We've identified the four live TV streaming... Read More »

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Best 2018 grocery shopping apps for easy home delivery

Best 2018 grocery shopping apps for easy home delivery

Getting everything on your grocery list delivered may seem like a luxury -- as out of reach as that tin of imported caviar, that prized jar of European white truffles, or that top-shelf bottle of Macallan Single Malt Whisky.

SEE: 11 apps to save you time on home chores and errands

While these decadent delights may remain out of grasp, a top-drawer delivery experience doesn't have to be, as a handful of grocery delivery services -- Instacart ,... Read More »

Topics: Android Software , iOS Software

How to play Fortnite Mobile and win: A Battle Royale guide for beginners

How to play Fortnite Mobile and win: A Battle Royale guide for beginners

Have you ever wanted to live the dream of the Hunger Games while not actually wanting to put your one and only life on this planet on the line? Well you are in luck, there's an amazing game out there that's sweeping the world, and it does just that!

While you may have read about Fortnite online or seen discussions about it in social media, it's likely you've heard those around you discussing Fortnite at work by the water cooler, or... Read More »

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How Fortnite Battle Royale for Android compares to the console and PC versions

How Fortnite Battle Royale for Android compares to the console and PC versions

When a game transcends its platform to become a cultural phenomenon, one of two things usually happen: It gets turned into a terrible movie, or it expands to another platform in a quest to continue the momentum. While we're still not ruling out Fortnite: The Motion Picture, the game has definitely come to iOS and Android, arriving on the latter just this week, and we're ready to issue our verdict.

In a nutshell: I wouldn't expect Fortnite on Android... Read More »

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Best to-do list apps of 2018 for managing tasks on Windows

Best to-do list apps of 2018 for managing tasks on Windows

If you're looking to manage tasks and to-do lists on your PC, Microsoft gives you a running start on keeping organized with its own Microsoft To-Do app and the popular Wunderlist app, which it acquired in 2015.

If you want help managing tasks, staying on top of to-do lists, being reminded of upcoming events, or collaborating on projects, our picks for the best to-do apps are up to the task. Our choices all do a good job of covering the basics,... Read More »

Topics: Productivity Software , Windows Software

Best apps to help stop panic and anxiety attacks

Best apps to help stop panic and anxiety attacks

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., afflicting 40 million adults, or 18.1 percent of the population each year, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. The good news is that anxiety disorders are treatable via talk therapy, mindfulness training, and medication. If you're feeling nervousness, worry, or even panic, these five apps may help in the short term. Note: If you're in crisis, you should call 911 or... Read More »

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Google Drive won't count backups from WhatsApp toward your storage cap

Google Drive won't count backups from WhatsApp toward your storage cap

Google and WhatsApp have struck a deal that will allow Android users to store their WhatsApp backups on Google Drive without counting toward the storage cap. The new storage policy will take effect November 12. Previously, WhatsApp users could use Google Drive to backup messages, but the backup counted toward Google Drive's storage limit.

In a blog post, WhatsApp said users will have to manually update old backups or they will be automatically deleted from your Google Drive storage account... Read More »

Topics: Social Networking Software , Online Storage & Data Backup , Android Software

Twitter disables core features on third party apps like Tweetbot with recent API changes

Twitter disables core features on third party apps like Tweetbot with recent API changes

Twitter has finally gone through with changes to its API that restrict features offered by popular third-party apps like Tweetbot, Twitterrific, Talons and Tweetings. Some, like Favstar, have already gone offline since Twitter made the decision to wrest control of its social service away from outside developers responsible for so many of the platform's most popular and vital features.

"We feel the best Twitter experience we can provide today is through our owned and operated Twitter for iOS... Read More »

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Mozilla removes nearly two dozen browser add-ons from Firefox for spying on users

Mozilla removes nearly two dozen browser add-ons from Firefox for spying on users

A little over a month ago, both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox removed the Stylish plug-in for logging your browsing history. But Mozilla has apparently continued its efforts to root out nosy browser extensions, and now nearly two dozen more are getting pulled from the Firefox add-on site, ZDNet reports.

SEE: How to beef up your Chrome and Firefox security in 2018

This new phase appears to have been spurred by Raymond Hill, developer of AdBlock Origin, who observed... Read More »

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FDA approves Natural Cycles app to be marketed as a contraceptive

FDA approves Natural Cycles app to be marketed as a contraceptive

For the first time, the FDA allowed an app to market itself as a contraceptive. On August 10, the controversial "birth control" app Natural Cycles gained FDA approval.

The app monitor's a woman's temperature to determine when she can -- and can't -- get pregnant. While natural family planning methods are perfectly acceptable way to determine when a woman is ovulating, the problem is in how Natural Cycles advertises itself. The app's claims to be an effective method contraception, but... Read More »

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Pokemon Go launches parental controls portal for managing the app

Pokemon Go launches parental controls portal for managing the app

Just in time for the new player vs. player feature, Niantic is launching better parental controls for their Pokemon Go app (iOS, Android).

Until this new safety portal, the app had tight restrictions on kids under 13 years of age playing the game. The new log-in system will let these kids, through parental approval, add friends, participate in Pokemon Go tasks, and trade Pokemon.

The company announced parents of young Pokemon Go users will soon be able... Read More »

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Gmail app rolls out 'Confidential Mode' and self-destructing messages

Gmail app rolls out 'Confidential Mode' and self-destructing messages

If Chief Quimby used Gmail, he'd know about the new mobile Confidential Mode with expiring messages and probably have saved himself quite a bit of trouble getting information to Inspector Gadget. But Gmail users today can use the new update to protect their messages instead of following in the grumpy footsteps of the cartoon cop.

Gmail's Confidential Mode launched on desktop earlier this year, but it's new to Android and iOS. The feature restricts recipients from downloading, forwarding, printing,... Read More »

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Snapchat dysmorphia has plastic surgery on the rise, self esteem falling

Snapchat dysmorphia has plastic surgery on the rise, self esteem falling

Selfie filters used to be simple and fun. How much trouble could you get into turning yourself into a puppy or making rainbows gush out of your mouth? But a development always comes along reminding us that we can't have nice things.

Apps like Facetune (Android, iOS), and the sequel, Facetune 2 (iOS), allow users to actually alter their physical appearance for social media. We like to take photos, but we really love to take photos of ourselves,... Read More »

Topics: Android Software , iOS Software , Android

University researchers create app to extend Android battery life by up to 25 percent

University researchers create app to extend Android battery life by up to 25 percent

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have figured out a way for Android multitaskers to get 25 percent more time out of a battery charge, though the particular scenario that takes advantage of this isn't a common one. And as Engadget reports, this battery saving has a few caveats.

SEE: Google Maps app now lets you share battery status along with your location

If you're one of the chosen few to have Android 9 Pie running on your phone... Read More »

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New report says Americans spend an average of four hours on a mobile phone every day

New report says Americans spend an average of four hours on a mobile phone every day

A report from mobile market researcher BankMyCell claims that residents of the United States spend an average of four hours on their mobile phones every day, over an hour longer than the global average. This comes amid recent attempts by Google and Facebook to implement "digital wellbeing" or "time well spent" to help us fight the addictions of social media and cell phone usage in general. Brazil topped the... Read More »

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Best to-do list apps of 2018 for managing tasks for the Mac

Best to-do list apps of 2018 for managing tasks for the Mac

Our recommended apps for the Mac all do a solid job of helping you stay on top of tasks, but each has a different take on how to do it: Some are great at reminding you of what tasks are coming up, others excel at helping you record your notes, and a few stand out in managing tasks for a team.

Most of our choices come in free versions, so you can try one, see if it's a good fit for... Read More »

Topics: Productivity Software , Mac Software

Report: Zelle planning small business payment feature to compete with Venmo

Report: Zelle planning small business payment feature to compete with Venmo

Venmo has emerged as the default "peer-to-peer" way to send money between friends and family, and the PayPal-owned company has been busy extending its lead by expanding to online stores -- in some cases replacing PayPal as a payment option at checkout. But it's not the only contender for this king of this hill, and now Bloomberg reports that rival Zelle is looking to expand to owners of small or local businesses.

SEE: Venmo can soon split the tab for your Uber rides and Uber Eats orders

If... Read More »

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12 mobile apps to organize and simplify your life

12 mobile apps to organize and simplify your life

Life can feel so complicated sometimes. You wake up in the morning feeling exhausted and in dire need of coffee. Your smart coffee maker's gone off, but there's no coffee in it because you forgot to purchase it. You're trying to get out the door to buy some at your local coffee shop before heading into work, but you can't find your keys in your insanely messy and cluttered apartment. When you finally get to the coffee shop, you realize... Read More »

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Microsoft's Bing app on iOS can now solve math problems

Microsoft's Bing app on iOS can now solve math problems

Those of us who struggle with math problems, whether simple or complex, should appreciate a new option in Microsoft's Bing iOS app.

SEE: Fastest Mobile Internet Browsers

Introduced in the latest update to the Bing iOS app, Math mode can work some magic on a photo of a mathematical equation. By analyzing and interpreting a printed or handwritten math problem, the app not only delivers the result but also shows you how it got there. With certain equations, Bing even... Read More »

Topics: Search Tools , iOS Software

LinkedIn mobile app will reintegrate Groups section, with a raft of changes

LinkedIn mobile app will reintegrate Groups section, with a raft of changes

Since their inceptions, Facebook and LinkedIn have operated like two riders on a tandem bicycle. Informally, Facebook was the social network for your personal life, while LinkedIn was the network for your professional life. (LinkedIn CEO Reid Hoffman was also an early investor in Facebook, so he was dis-incentivized to cannibalize.) That said, the two company's goals will often overlap, and both have sought to turn Groups into a major part of their sales pitch.

SEE: LinkedIn's mobile app now lets you communicate with voice messages

It's... Read More »

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