facebook
It's Time to Ditch Facebook and Start Over

Most of us have had Facebook accounts for the past few years, some have had one closer to a decade. But time and bloat have turned once-beloved font of nostalgia into an onslaught of faux-sentimental sludge from strangers. So as Facebook stands poised to break itself into a bunch of different apps, we say to you: Screw it. It's time to start fresh. Read More >>

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Breeze: Finally, a RunKeeper For Those Who'd Rather Walk

We really dig RunKeeper, the smart fitness app that keeps track of your jogs. But how's an anti-jogger supposed to get in on all the fitness tracking? Enter Breeze, RunKeeper's brand-new walk-tracking iPhone app for people who prefer a saunter to a sprint. Read More >>

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Sky Go, Now TV and iPlayer Streaming is Currently Broken on iOS Devices

If you're an iPhone or iPad user looking to catch up on recent Sky Go, Now TV or BBC iPlayer programming at the moment, it looks like you're out of luck. Streaming is currently not working properly across all three platforms, with a "Client Server Certificate" error seemingly causing the issues with the Sky apps. Read More >>

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Google Camera is a Standalone Photography App for Android

Google is now offering a standalone camera app for Android that's very similar to the standard app that ships with the stock version of Android. TouchWiz users rejoice. Read More >>

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Roku 3 is Getting an Update That Adds Universal Search Support

Today a software update is being rolled out to Roku 3 players that adds support for its universal search feature to the iOS and Android apps. Want to watch something featuring Daniel Craig? This feature allows users to hunt for any actor, TV show, or movie and find it on all of the streaming services that carry it, right from the mobile app. Read More >>

microsoft
Microsoft Online is Headed for the Chrome Web Store

Microsoft's Office Online—the free, web-based version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote—is headed for the Chrome Web Store as a series of apps. Read More >>

apps of the week
The Week's Best Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone Apps

Curating apps isn't as easy as you might think. Some weeks can have so many new releases that I have trouble deciding what to include, while others have so few that I struggle to actually fill up the list. Fortunately this week is a good week, and a lot of incredibly cool stuff has been released. Enjoy. Read More >>

apps
Zeebox Social TV App Becomes Beamly as Female-Focussed Redesign Rolls Out

Tweeting and telly watching go hand in hand these days, and leading the second-screen charge over the past two years has been Zeebox. Today, the app gets a significant redesign and with it a name change -- Zeebox is now Beamly. Read More >>

apps
This Game Might Actually Get You to Learn In-Flight Safety Procedures

Unless you're a first-time passenger who's a little anxious about flying, you probably pay more attention to your phone than a flight attendant's safety spiel. But since it really is important to pay attention, researchers from the University of Udine's HCI Lab are developing smartphone and tablet apps that gamify in-flight safety info. Read More >>

android
Android Now Offers Routine Malware Surveillance for Your Phone

It's no secret that Android apps can get a little shifty, but having the freedom to explore that is part of what makes Android great. Now Google is helping you stay even safer by keeping a constant eye on whether or not any of your apps are doing anything they shouldn't be. Read More >>

android
Could This be the Clean New Look for Android's Built-In Calendar App?

The folks over at Geek.com got this sneak peek at a significantly updated test design for Timely, Google's stock calendar app. If this is the final version that Android users will see, it'll be a nice update. Read More >>

apps
Mailbox Email Tool Now Available on Google Play

Mailbox, the delightful email tool that Dropbox bought a little over a year ago, will finally be available on Android and desktops. The Android version is now available on Google Play, with desktop available as a limited beta for now. Read More >>

apps
A Calorie Tracking Image Recognition App Keeps Portions Under Control

Worried that you've piled your plate too high at the buffet? Researchers at SRI—the folks who created Siri before Apple bought it—are working on a new app that uses image recognition and clever AI to provide a fairly accurate estimate of the calories you're about to consume. Read More >>

google
BT Sport Added to Chromecast's List of Throwable Streaming Stuff

Google UK has uploaded a new Chromecast advert to last-generation video war winner YouTube, showing all the exciting ways you can confuse the elderly by making what's on your phone magically appear on your TV without first spending 45 minutes looking for the right kind of wire. And BT Sport is the star of it. Read More >>

apple
Facebook App Blamed for Nuking iPhone Batteries

A former Apple, ahem, Genius, claims to have devoted "years" of his life to solving the issue of poor battery life on iOS devices, a problem that appeared to become more widespread with the arrival of iOS 7.1. His hypothesis? It's mostly Facebook's fault. Read More >>

photography
Adobe Lightroom Mobile Review: Edit RAW Photos on Your iPad, Sort Of

Adobe's Lightroom is a staple in the editing workflow of most photographers. The new, much-anticipated mobile version shows off a clever workaround for handling RAW files in a simple, if limited, interface. Read More >>

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