Smartify app works like 'Shazam for the art world' to help you enjoy museums

Smartify app works like 'Shazam for the art world' to help you enjoy museums

Museums only give you so much information about a piece of art when you visit. There's usually a little plaque next to the piece with a bit of background and context. Sometimes you can use an audio tour, but aren't those kind of boring to listen to?

The Smartify app just might be the an enthusiast's modern alternative. Available for iOS and Android, the app has been called "Shazam for the art world" by its... Read More »

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How to sideload the Fortnite Mobile app on your Android phone

How to sideload the Fortnite Mobile app on your Android phone

Fortnite is finally coming to Android phones -- but it won't be coming to the Google Play Store. In a surprise move, Fortnite's publisher has elected to provide the installer file directly on its website, and owners of certain Samsung phones and tablets got an advanced peek at the game before the beta started for the rest of us on August 12.

SEE: How to avoid downloading fake versions of Fortnite for Android so you don't get hacked

Gamers... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software

5 best quit smoking apps for Android and iOS

5 best quit smoking apps for Android and iOS

Nothing is more irritating than being a smoker and having someone who has never smoked tell you to "just quit." It's not that simple. It's an addiction, you like it, and most important, to quit, you have to want to stop.

There are hundreds of reasons to ditch this habit (speaking as a smoker in reform). Smoking physically ages you, leads to cancer, complicates pregnancies, and increases the chance of other illnesses. Smaller, less life-threatening reasons make... Read More »

Topics: Android Software , iOS Software , Android

Google is tracking Android phone location history even when the feature is disabled

Google is tracking Android phone location history even when the feature is disabled

A graduate researcher at UC Berkeley discovered evidence that her Android phone was tracking her movements even with location history disabled, according to a report by the Associated Press, which consulted with researchers at Princeton to confirm the existence of the issue.

SEE: Stylish plug-in yanked from Chrome and Firefox for logging users' browser history

Berkeley researcher K. Shankari said in a blog on a UC Berkeley website that her phone asked her to rate a recent shopping trip,... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software

How to sync photos between Android and Windows with 'Your Phone' by Microsoft

How to sync photos between Android and Windows with 'Your Phone' by Microsoft

Need an easy way to sync and see photos from your mobile phone on your PC? If you have an Android phone and the latest Windows 10 Insiders build, Microsoft has a trick up its sleeve.

SEE: 2018 Best Apps for Android, iOS, Windows & Mac

Among several new features in the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build is an updated app called Your Phone. Through the update, you can quickly access the photos on your Android phone, Microsoft explained... Read More »

Topics: Digital Photo Software , Windows Software , Android Software

Back to school 2018: Google Classroom changes you need to know

Back to school 2018: Google Classroom changes you need to know

Just in time for the 2018-19 school year, Google Classroom is getting some renovations. Google Classroom, launched in 2014, is a learning management system for teachers and students. The program is usable from a web browser, but also comes in app form for iOS and Android.

The Classroom support page points out new features to keep an eye out for this fall:

New Classwork page

The Classwork page is designed to make creating, organizing and finding work easier. Instructors... Read More »

Topics: Android Software , iOS Software , Android

Google warns gamers that Fornite for Android won't be available to download from its Play Store

Google warns gamers that Fornite for Android won't be available to download from its Play Store

Eager gamers have heard that Fortnite is finally coming to Android, but not everyone is aware that this particular title won't be coming to the Google Play Store, which is the home of almost every Android app on the planet.

Instead, its publisher, Epic Games, will be offering the download directly on its website, where you can now sign up for a beta access code. However, only a certain set of Android phones are currently compatible.

SEE: Fortnite Season 5 brings golf carts, wormholes, basketball, and flintlock pistols

When... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Mac Software , Android Software , iOS Software

Time Traveller app shows you historic photos from wherever you're standing in Canadian capital

Time Traveller app shows you historic photos from wherever you're standing in Canadian capital

Ottawa is jumping on the time travel app bandwagon and sending its citizens and tourists back in time. The Time Traveller app for iOS uses maps that show users what happened in Canada's capital from right where they're standing.

Canada's 150th birthday inspired city archivist Paul Henry to make the country's history more accessible from smartphones.

"The app really brings that concept to life that everywhere you turn, something historic may have happened," Henry told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.... Read More »

Topics: Android Software , iOS Software , Android

Parents text and use apps while driving as much as teens, new data shows

Parents text and use apps while driving as much as teens, new data shows

When smartphones became a staple in our everyday life, I had been driving for awhile. My mom still told me she would yank my license faster than I could blink if I ever texted while driving. While I admit I've shamefully broken the rule more than once, I also can say I've taken my mom's phone out of her hand plenty of times when she was behind the wheel.

While the main concern of parents is their children's safety, with mobile... Read More »

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How to add hidden apps to your Android home screen using Pixel Shortcuts

How to add hidden apps to your Android home screen using Pixel Shortcuts

You've just installed the new beta of Google's Digital Wellbeing app on your Google Pixel or Pixel 2. But the app itself doesn't appear on your home screen or in your app drawer. How do you find it and launch it? A new utility called Pixel Shortcuts can help.

Designed by Chris Lacy -- the developer of the Action Launcher screen replacement app -- Pixel Shortcuts tries to make it easier to find and access installed apps that for... Read More »

Topics: Android Software , Android