Here are the 5 apps you need to download this week

LG G4 front apps
Malarie Gokey/Digital Trends
App stores are crowded places these days, and because storage space on your phone is often at a premium, you’ll want to find and fill it with not only the best, but also the most helpful apps out there. Because they come and go quicker than the latest fashion trends, and digging through Google Play, the iTunes App Store, or any of the others is such a mission; a little nudge in the right direction is often very welcome. Here are the apps we think you need to check out this week.

Photoshop Mix


Adobe dropped support for its mobile photo editing suite Photoshop Touch earlier this year, stating interest in focusing on other apps. We now know what at least one of those other projects is: Photoshop Mix. Like many other photo manipulation apps for mobile, the focus is on doing one thing well instead of offering an array of features the way a standalone desktop version might.

The focus of Photoshop Mix, as the name suggests, is the ability to mix photos together, creating on-the-fly mashups of your favorite images. The powerful tool is capable of isolating specific parts of an image, cropping it out, and making it easy to apply atop or as part of another photo. There’s additional abilities for changing photos, including color swapping and filters, plus adjustable contrast levels  so you can make sure your photo looks its best.

iTunesGoogle Play

Dash Radio

Apple recently made a splash with the announcement of Apple Music, complete with a free, curated radio program that will run 24/7 with DJs guiding the experience. Turns out, Apple isn’t the only one with this idea. Startup Dash Radio just came out of beta and is providing a commercial-free radio experience with celebrity DJs on the ones and twos, including the likes of Snoop Dogg, Odd Future, Kreayshawn, and more; playing the music they love for others to hear.

iTunes, Google Play

Moleskine Timepage


Moleskine is a big name in notebooks and planners. Even as the world goes digital, millions swear by the leather bound planners and diaries the company creates. But Moleskine realizes it can’t live on centuries-old styled notebooks while millions have smartphones in their pockets, so it’s aiming to dominate digital organization too. Moleskine Timepage is a beautiful, minimalistic, and functional take on the daily planner—exactly as you’d expect from the the company.


Fallout Shelter


Gamers got all worked up when Fallout 4 was announced at the start of this year’s E3, but the anticipated sequel isn’t on sale just yet. To help make the wait more tolerable, developer Bethesda dropped the mobile-only Fallout Shelter to get people back into the post-apocalyptic world. The game puts players in charge of their own vault, and in the role of overseer as they try to develop a vibrant community of survivors and keep the diverse crowd happy in what’s left of the world.


Tiki Taka Soccer


Soccer is known as the beautiful game, as the free-flowing style and constant ball movement leads to stunning fluidity in the action. The style of play known as tiki taka encapsulates this, and the mobile game that bears that name aims to recreate it on your smartphone’s screen. Create your own team, work your way through the ranks, and try to bring your squad the glory of a championship.



Smartwatch sales soared in 2018, with Apple leading the charge

The NPD Group, a market research organization, has reported smartwatch sales soared in 2018. Apple is leading the charge, but it's clear there's still room in the market for competitors, as Samsung and Fitbit also did well.

How to perform a reverse image search in Android or iOS

You can quickly use Google to search, and reverse search, images on a PC or laptop, but did you know it's almost as easy to do in Android and iOS? We explain how to do it here, whether you want to use Chrome or a third-party app.

Need a date for Valentine's Day? Cozy up with the best dating apps of 2019

Everyone knows online dating can be stressful, time-consuming, and downright awful. Check out our top picks for the best dating apps, so you can streamline the process and find the right date, whatever you're looking for.

These 30 useful apps are absolutely essential for Mac lovers

There are literally hundreds of thousands of great software programs compatible with MacOS, but which should you download? Look no further than our list of the best Mac apps you can find.

These are the 6 best free antivirus apps to help protect your MacBook

Malware protection is more important than ever, even if you eschew Windows in favor of Apple's desktop platform. Thankfully, protecting your machine is as easy as choosing from the best free antivirus apps for Mac suites.

Love music? For audiophiles, the LG G8 ThinQ may be the best phone ever made

LG is expected to release a successor to the LG G7 ThinQ, possibly called the LG G8 ThinQ, this year and rumors about it are already spreading. Here's everything we know about it so far.
Product Review

Nokia’s 3.1 Plus is an affordable phone that’s crippled by its camera

The Nokia 3.1 Plus is HMD Global’s first smartphone to be sold by a U.S. carrier in-store. It’s only available on Cricket Wireless right now, which underlines its focus on affordability. Should you buy a phone this affordable?

Love Playmoji pack adds animated Valentine’s stickers to your Pixel photos

Valentine's Day is here, and to celebrate, Google has added the "Love Playmoji" pack to the Playground feature on its Google Pixel camera. The new feature will add cute AR-driven extras to your Pixel photos.

Xiaomi Mi 9 will be one of the first phones with monster Snapdragon 855 chip

Xiaomi's next major smartphone release will be the Mi 9, and the company hasn't held back in giving us a good look at the phone, revealing the design, the camera, and a stunning color.

Galaxy Watch Active isn't official yet, but you can see it in Samsung's own app

Samsung may be about to resurrect its Sport line of smartwatches under a new name: The Galaxy Watch Sport Active. Leaks and rumors are building our picture of the device at the moment.

Stop buying old tablets, says Samsung, buy the new Galaxy Tab S5e instead

Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab S5e -- the E is for Essential -- a reasonably priced tablet that includes many of the features we like from the Tab A 10.5, and the Tab S4. Here's what you need to know.

Bag yourself a bargain with the best budget tablets under $200

The battle for your budget tablet affections is really ramping up. Which tablet, costing less than $200, should be commanding your attention? We take a look at some different options for the budget-conscious.

Focals succeed where Google Glass fumbled (but do we really need smartglasses?)

It’s been seven years since Google took the wraps off Google Glass. Now, we’re finally getting a modern-day equivalent we want to wear. North’s Focals combine subtle style with an intuitive interface to craft smartglasses you’ll…
Home Theater

Hi-res streaming audio service Qobuz arrives in U.S., threatens Tidal’s monopoly

For several years, Tidal enjoyed a monopoly on hi-res music streaming in the U.S. Now, French company Qobuz is here to offer some competition with a variety of monthly plans starting at $10 a month.