Download these 5 new apps to get papers notarized, find new music, and more

Need a new app to play around with? This week we've picked Lonely Planet's Guides app, an app that offers you human-curated Spotify playlist a day, and an app that lets you get a document notarized from home, among others.

Here are this week’s 5 best new apps: Gotta Go!, Tack, News Pro, and more

This week's top new apps include an app that gives you excuses to get out of situations, an app that lets you schedule messages, and Microsoft's news reader app for iOS, among others.

Apple News could soon add paywalls for some publishers

Apple could soon add support for subscription content within its Apple News app. The idea would be to offer users a more seamless in-app experience while giving publishers more opportunities to win new subscribers.

Snowed in after Winter Storm Jonas? Plowz is like Uber for driveway snow removal 1:43

Did your driveway get nailed by the snowpocalypse otherwise known as Winter Storm Jonas? Not to worry; Plowz has your back. It's like Uber for snow plows and will dispatch a professional snow remover to your house in less than 24…

Samsung may go platform agnostic in 2016 with new iOS apps

Samsung might be planning to bring most, if not all, of its apps to iOS this year. That will include various Gear apps, so that the Gear S2 smartwatch works with iOS, and possibly the S Health app to compete with Apple's own Health app.

Check out this week’s top five apps: Exploding Kittens, Movesum, Crashlands, and more

Explore a whole planet in Crashlands, or ring up a group of friends to play Exploding Kittens on iOS -- this week's list of engaging apps will keep you preoccupied. Check out the five top apps of the week.

Starbucks convenient in-app, order-ahead service goes live across the U.K.

Next time you're craving a Starbucks coffee, skip the line and order ahead. Following the launch in the U.S, Starbucks customers across the U.K. can now take advantage of the convenient new feature.

Check out these 5 cool new apps for iOS and Android

Apps are a dime a dozen and it's hard picking new ones to try -- so we've done it for you. Check out these five apps of the week, ranging from a productivity app to a slick news reader that just landed on Android.

Seateroo flight app lets you pay to switch seats on a plane 1:12

Whether you want to make some cash out of your seat or swap your cramped window position for a place in the aisle, Seateroo can help. The new app hopes to make flying more comfortable by letting passengers buy or sell their seats…

Google removes 13 malware-infested apps from Play Store

Google has banned 13 apps from the Play Store, after finding traces of malware capable of automatically rating an app and surviving a factory reset. Some of these apps were quite popular on the store, with over 100,000 downloads.

Check out these five great new apps for to start off 2016 with a bang

Every week we parse through the various app stores so you don't have to go through the hassle. With the new year, take a look at Microsoft's Selfie app, or Neqtr, a new dating app for "socially conscious people," and more.

Load your iPad with the best apps in every category

We've completely overhauled our iPad apps list. Here are more than 100 of the best apps available in the iTunes App Store and beyond. We've got apps in every category, organized so you can find what you want fast and easy.

Check out the top 5 new apps you should download this week

Watch your temper with Swing Copters 2, the latest from the Flappy Bird developer, or take a trip to somewhere far away with Ascape VR — no virtual reality headset needed! Here are five apps to download this week.

72 awesome iPhone games you need to play

The iPhone has the best games of any mobile phone. Here are our favorite games in every genre, from sports to puzzles to strategy games, all fresh for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Star Wars apps kicked into hyperdrive after The Force Awakens premiere

The success of The Force Awakens has sent iOS apps into hyperdrive, as millions troop to the mobile store to find Star Wars apps. After the premiere of the new film, we noticed an almost 200-percent increase in downloads.

BlackBerry OS 10 users get a swath of apps for free just in time for the holidays

Even with the success of its Android-powered Priv smartphone, BlackBerry has not forgotten about its OS 10 customers. The company announced that a slew of paid apps on the platform will be temporarily offered for free.
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Facebook ends year as top U.S. smartphone app, but Messenger sees most growth

Facebook remains as the top smartphone app in the U.S., according to a Nielsen study, though its IM app saw the most growth in the last year. Apple Maps appeared in the top 10 for the first time, great news for the company after the app's…

Here are the 5 best apps to download this week

It's a hassle navigating all the respective app stores to find something new, so we've done it for you. Check out this week's top five apps ranging from Cortana, which is now available on iOS and Android, to photo storage app Everalbum.

Ad-supported apps will get a special label inside the Google Play store next year

Just like it does with apps that have in-app purchases right now, next year Google will add a label telling visitors to the Google Play Store which apps have advertising. Developers are being told to supply the information now.

You can now stream Android apps through Google Search

Google has announced a way to stream an app on Search, letting users bypass the download and continue to the use the app for a limited time. This should make things like booking a trip, viewing a video, or buying an item much easier.

5 best iPad Pro games to make the most of your big screen tablet

Have you just bought a new iPad Pro? Then don't make it all about work with our line-up of cool games that make the most of that big, beautiful display. Here's 5 to get you started.

How to automatically back up your apps in Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Android Marshmallow now supports auto backups for app data, which means that things will be a lot easier when buying a new phone. Unfortunately, not all apps are compatible yet. Here's how to find out which ones are and how the feature…

Instagram launches new video channels to challenge Snapchat

Instagram is taking on Snapchat and Twitter again with a new curated set of video channels. The channels are going to be available for 24 hours each, focusing on specific events and holidays.

Best Halloween apps for the ultimate spooky weekend

If you haven't downloaded all the spooky, scary, downright necessary apps for your phone this Halloween, you're not prepared for Halloween quite yet. Here are our top picks, including spooky selfies, games, and more.

Google launches a new app to find out Who’s Down

Find out who's around and who's available right now with the latest app from Google — although right now you need to be a college student in the U.S. to be able to log in and make use of it.

Apple purges hundreds of apps that collected personal data from the App Store

Earlier this week, Apple has purged the App Store of 256 apps that were using a faulty API to steal personal data from users. The total number of downloads for the apps reached 1 million, with most originating from China.

10 must-have apps from the Windows Store

Great apps are still hard to find in the Windows Store, but the selection is better than it was a few years ago. Skip the search with our guide to the very best Windows 10 apps.

Google Play Store’s visual revamp is rolling out now

The Play Store is your way in to all of Google's digital wares, from TV shows to mobile games, and the company is giving the app a brand new look — here's what you can expect to see.

Got allergies? On a diet? Ipiit scans food barcodes to tell you what products to avoid

The ipiit Food Ambassador app learns your dietary preferences to advise product choices on any grocery barcode you scan. It's perfect for anyone with allergies or dietary restrictions who needs a little help making supermarket selections.

Apple approves Facebook and Apple News ad blocker on iOS 9

Apple has gone one step further in the privacy battle, approving an ad blocker capable of intercepting and removing native ads from apps like Facebook, Apple News, and the New York Times.