iOS

The top 5 iOS games you need to check out this month

Finding good iOS games can take way too much time. Our resident gamer Joshua Smith luckily has you covered this July in this speedy rundown of the five latest favorites he's been playing. See gameplay, hear tips and so much more in this new episode of Game…

Gaming

DeNA’s first Nintendo-licensed mobile game will launch this year

Nintendo's first officially licensed mobile game will premiere by the end of this year, with four additional titles expected to launch by April of 2017. All five will draw from different, extant Nintendo franchises.

Gaming

Facebook loosens grip – allows users to customize news feeds … within reason

New controls allow Facebook users to customize the composition of their news feeds. Set to debut on iOS first, they signal a reversal for the social network, which has historically favored behavioral algorithms to recommend content.

Mobile

X marks the spot: Google Maps for iOS adds location sharing for Facebook and Messenger

Sharing you location from Google Maps just got a lot easier. Version 4.8.0 of Google Maps for iOS lets you share your location to friends on Facebook or anyone you're chatting with via Messenger.

Mobile

Use your PC from the couch – or anywhere – with these smartphone apps

Need to control your computer without a mouse or keyboard, from across the room or across the country? These five apps are up to the task.

Computing

Rayman returns with Rayman Adventures on iOS

Rayman might have been absent from E3, but he'll be jumping his way onto iOS this fall in Rayman Adventures. The new game is in development at Ubisoft Montpellier, and will ditch the auto-running of previous mobile Rayman games.

Gaming

Lifetime bets you will pay $3.99-a-month to watch sappy movies

Definitely targeting a niche group of cord cutters, A+E Networks has launched a streaming application that lets subscribers watch Lifetime movies that are related to the ongoing theme on the Lifetime channel.

Movies & TV

Snapchat update lets you view Snaps with a single tap, add your face to Snapcodes

The improved Snapchat app makes it easier to view Snaps and Stories, add friends nearby, customize Snapcodes, and more. From a functionality standpoint, it's one of Snapchat's biggest updates yet.

Mobile

How to listen to Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio on Android (one link falls, but more exist)

Using a clever workaround, you can listen to one of Apple Music's most popular streams -- the radio station Beats 1 -- without an iOS device or iTunes. The exploit, based on a security hole in Apple Music, hasn't yet been patched.

Music

Now you can watch 60FPS YouTube videos on your iPhone or Android

YouTube is adding support for 60FPS video on its mobile iOS and Android Apps. This marks the completion of YouTube's 60FPS expansion across all major platforms.

Mobile

Officially licensed Pokemon puzzler to hit iOS, Android this year

A Pokemon-themed puzzler featuring characters from Nintendo's long-running portable RPG franchise will launch for iOS and Android devices later this year.

Gaming

The new PushBullet places a big emphasis on messaging

The new PushBullet for mobile, desktop, and browsers places a big emphasis on sending and receiving messages. That's not all -- the clients now sport a cleaner, simpler UI and support for multiple files.

Android Army

iOS Hangouts app gets Material Design overhaul, and a host of cool new features

Google has updated Hangouts for iOS, introducing a Material Design-style new look, and a variety of new features. Version 4.0 of the app includes new photo sharing options, and the new experience will be coming to Android in the near future.

Mobile

The HBO Now app is the most profitable app on the iTunes store despite its high price tag

What won't people do for Game of Thrones? Not much, apparently, including downloading the HBO app from iTunes, even if it sets fans back $14.99. According to App Annie, the HBO iOS app is the most profitable in the market.

Mobile