Best augmented-reality apps

Augmented-reality apps have come a long way in the past few years, and today there are more of them available to consumers than ever before. Check out our top picks for the best AR apps on the market, whether you're using an Android or iOS…

Automatically create interactive moments of your travel photos with Tripstr

“You take photos, Tripstr does the rest.” That’s the tagline for Tripstr, an iOS app and accompany web app that creatively curates photos from your vacations and presents them in an interactive publication.

Google’s iOS-centric Gboard adds dark theme, support for five languages

Google has an update for Gboard, its iOS keyboard, that introduces support for five languages. There are also new Smart GIF suggestions, a dark theme, and the option to add your own image as a background.

Someone deliberately designed the world’s worst camera app, and it’s amazing

Aestheticam is a new camera app for iOS that purposely strives to be “the worst possible camera experience for iOS.” After taking it for a spin and seeing first-hand how bad it is, we can’t help but agree. But it's also fun and…

Gotta track ’em all: Follow your ‘Pokémon Go’ progress with Pogo Profiles

Hardcore Pokémon Go fanatics can now track their progress and compete with friends via Pokémon Go Profiles, a new site dedicated to archiving the hit mobile game's global statistics and player rankings.

Lost your Apple TV remote? This Siri-integrated app has you covered

Apple's new Remote app for the Apple TV supports Siri commands on the newest generation of devices. It also features controls for music playback and games, and on supported hardware lets you control volume with your iPhone's volume rocker.

Photo tip of the day: This app lets you know when to take the best photos

Golden Hour is a new iOS app designed to help you “find the best time, place, and weather for your outdoor pictures.” Using weather information and location, it sends out notifications on when the best time to take photos is.

Waze beta feature reminds parents to take their kids out of the car

Waze aims to help reduce incidences of child fatality and heat stroke from being left in hot cars. Its new feature reminds parents to take their kids out of the car at the end of a trip.

Latest Nest iOS update puts temperature controls on your wrist

With this latest Nest app update (5.6.0), you can now tweak the temperature on your Nest Thermostat by way of you Apple Watch, all without ever needing to open the iOS app. Stay cool.

VisualRuler uses your iPhone’s camera to measure objects in the real world

Did you forget your tape measure at home but need to know if that discarded futon will fit in your hatchback? If you’re an iOS user, VisualRuler can help. Simply snap a photo of an object, and the app will measure it for you.

10 calendar apps for Android and iOS that will help you organize a chaotic day

There are numerous calendar apps available on iOS and Android, but separating the good from the bad can be difficult. Thankfully, we've rounded up 10 of the best calendar apps -- from Fantastical 2 to Awesome Calendar -- to help you better…

Niantic doesn’t take requests for new ‘Pokémon Go’ Gyms and PokéStops anymore

After just over a week of gathering user feedback, developer Niantic Labs is no longer taking requests for new Gym and PokéStop locations via its support site.