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Fantastical 2 Comes To Apple Watch
As promised, this week Flexibits updated Fantastical 2 for the iPhone to version 2.3, adding support for the Apple Watch. The new Apple Watch app includes a list of all upcoming appointments and meetings, reminders, quick access to your daily schedule via Glance, and the ability to add events... Read more
Dropbox Gets Material Design-based Facelift
Dropbox, the greatest concept in the history of having to move a large amount of content from one computer to another, got a much-needed and long-awaited update last week, one that’s in line with the shift driven by Google’s Material Design. Like most other apps that are jumping on... Read more
Apple Starts Actively Rejecting Pebble Apps On iOS Store
Apple has started actively taking down apps that work with Pebble’s smartwatch, boding poorly for the future of Pebble’s system if iOS users are incapable of downloading apps for their smartwatch. SeaNav US was the first to bring up the situation, claiming its recent app update was rejected due... Read more
Not Just Another Candy Crush Knock Off
Out of lives on Candy Crush? Tired of begging your ever-shrinking Facebook friends list for lives (shrinking because you keep sending game requests instead of posting cat videos)? Then take a look at these other great app-based games, all built around the concept of the match-three puzzle without being... Read more
Instagram Launches Layout Collage App
Popular image sharing app Instagram, has just launched a new app called Layout. The new app is designed to help users create image collages before sharing them on their social networks. Layout is initially only available for iOS on iPhone. It won’t be long before Android receive their version... Read more
10 Cheap Apps For Autistic Kids
When my daughter was diagnosed with a severe form of autism over 11 years ago, my husband and I immediately got to work on finding out different tools, devices, games, and programs that would help her. In many cases, her unique ‘brand’ of autism meant we had to adapt... Read more
Incredible Things You Can Do With Your Smartphone
As smartphones get increasingly smarter, it makes sense that we should be able to control more things from just one place. So here are some cool products that you can pair with your smartphone, which will hopefully make your life a bit easier. Read more
BlackBerry CEO Calls For “Platform Agnostic” App Development
The net neutrality debate is one of the most important in the U.S. history, but BlackBerry’s CEO John Chen seems to be interested in bringing the debate to more markets. More specifically, Chen claims net neutrality should expand to application development, making apps available on all platforms. This would... Read more
The Top Business Apps You Need For Your Phone and Tablet
Thanks to smartphones and tablets, the working world is no longer restricted to the office desk and instead is available at the touch of a button. These brilliant business apps will get the job done, whatever your business needs and ensure you keep things running smoothly 24/7.   Read more
Pre-Mobile Tech Companies Re-Inventing Their Core Apps for Mobile
The mobile world is becoming vastly different from desktop, with several pre-mobile companies redeveloping their core apps around mobile and tablet, to offer a new experience. This all started with Facebook Paper a few months ago. Rumored to be the new RSS feed, Facebook Paper actually offers more than... Read more
Make The Most Of iOS 8 With These Cool Apps
If you’re looking at iOS 8 on your iPhone or iPad, you may be left wondering what the difference is because let’s face it, it doesn’t look massively different. However it does have some cool new features and thanks to widgets and app extensions, some of your favourite apps... Read more
Australian Guy Recreates the Strangest Tinder Photos
When looking for love many turn to the popular dating app Tinder, however when Jarrod Allen failed to find a girlfriend after a lengthy search, he decided to put Tinder to better use. After seeing how many crazy profile pictures women were using, Jarrod embarked on a mission to... Read more
Google to Pay Out Over Unfair In-App Purchases
In the last few months the use of in-app purchases has come under a great deal of close scrutiny.  Headlines over Apple paying out a fortune regarding the issues caused waves in the industry. Now it looks as though rival Google is to pay at least $19m (£11.6m) to... Read more
The Best New Must-Have iOS Apps
So now that we know the iPhone and iPhone 6 Plus are official, you’re going to need some cool new apps for your cool new phone! Here is our pick of the best new  iOS apps. Read more
Speed Up Your Android Smartphone in Three Easy Steps
If you’ve noticed that your Android smartphone is not at its best, then we’re here to help you give it a check up. It may be that your handset is running slow or just not performing as well as it used to, either way, don’t put it off any... Read more
Essential iPhone Apps You Need In Your Life
Make sure you have every aspect of life covered with these very useful iPhone apps. What’s your essential app? Tell us in the comments section. Read more
Yo: Most Useless iPhone App Ever Goes Viral!
The iPhone app Yo has to be one of the most pointless phone apps I’ve ever come across. It is so basic that it only does one thing – send a “Yo” message to your friends, yet since its release it has already been downloaded over 50,000 times and... Read more
Apps To Get You Through The Morning!
Are you a morning person or do you hit the snooze button repeatedly as you bury your head under the pillow? Either way we all need something to get us going in the morning so why not try these apps, which will go a long way in eradicating even... Read more