Here are the 5 best apps to download this week

HTC One A9
Malarie Gokey/Digital Trends
Looking for a cool new app to download? The choice is massive, so we’ve dug through Google Play, iTunes, and others app stores to find the best, saving you time. Here are the apps we think you need to check out this week.

Slide for iPhone


Slide is a neat little 3D camera app for iOS that breathes some life into your photos. All you have to do is take a photo using the app, while moving your device smoothly in a horizontal motion. Once the photo is taken, simply tap on the subject of the photo and watch it turn into a video or GIF, adding depth to the image, and really making it pop. The result is easy to share on Instagram, iMessage, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media channels. The app will cost you $1.99, and great for iPhone owners that can’t use Apple’s own Live Photos feature that’s only on the iPhone 6S.

iTunes

Everalbum

Everalbum

It can be difficult to keep track of all your photos, and Everalbum wants to help with that. The app provides secure unlimited photo backups in the cloud, and pulls in photos stored on your phone and in social media accounts. The free tier saves them at “high” resolution, but you’ll need the premium version of the app to save them at full resolution. Photos are categorized by event, or you can make your own albums, plus you can invite others to upload their own photos. A similar feature was just added to Google Photos. The premium version of Everalbum costs $9.99 per month, with the option to have your favorite photos printed and shipped to your home. Everalbum works in many languages such as English, German, Italian, and Arabic.

iTunes

Cortana

Cortana

Windows digital assistant, Cortana, has officially come to Android and iOS. Built into Windows Phone and Windows 10 desktop, Cortana manages and displays your appointments, tracks packages, gives you your flight information as well as the weather, and more. You’ll need a Microsoft account, and if you already are using a Windows 10 device, Cortana will now sync your data across to your smartphone. In the Android version, you can say “Hey Cortana,” to access the voice assistant from the home screen and in the app as well. If you get a missed call, Cortana will push it to your Windows 10 PC and you can reply via SMS to the caller without having to pick up your phone. It’s similar to the experience on iOS and Android with Siri and Google Now; but the more competition, the better.

iTunes

Google Play

Loop

Loop

If you’re into elegant, simple puzzle games to pass the time, Loop will be right up your alley. The idea is to close a pattern to make a specific design on screen, giving the impression you’re completing a circuit. It’s simple to play, but really satisfying, because the game doesn’t tell you what shape to make, pushing you to play around by tapping the pieces. It’s relatively straightforward and addictive, and the supposedly endless levels should keep you going for some time.

iTunes 

Google Play

HappyID

happyID

If you’re on the phone a lot, particularly for work, you may want to take a look at HappyID. When you get a call, the app shows exactly who you’re talking to, by showing contact notes and other key information. This could include the company they work for, their title, and so on. Granted, you’ll have to fill that information out when you first add the contact to your phone, but it could be worth the effort. The app can show a notification when a call ends, reminding you to make some quick notes about the conversation. It syncs with Evernote, which is handy, and also has Android Wear support.

Google Play

Mobile

Nomad’s new Kevlar cables are seriously tough and seriously fast

Nomad has just released an update to its super-tough Kevlar range of cables to include a new USB-C to Lightning cable and a blisteringly fast 100W USB-C cable. They're expensive, but they're the toughest cables you'll find.
Deals

Need a new tablet? Here are the best Apple iPad deals for June 2019

In the wide world of tablets, Apple is still the king. If you're on team Apple and just can't live without iOS, we've curated an up-to-date list of all of the best iPad deals currently available for June 2019.
Mobile

Samsung dismisses rumors of a revitalized Galaxy Fold launching in July

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is real, but for how long? Folding out from a 4.6-inch display to a tablet-sized 7.3-inch display, this unique device has six cameras, two batteries, and special software to help you use multiple apps.
Deals

Looking to upgrade? These are the best iPhone deals for June 2019

Apple devices can get expensive, but if you just can't live without iOS, don't despair: We've curated an up-to-date list of all of the absolute best iPhone deals available for May 2019.
Home Theater

Watch Amazon Prime Video on your Chromecast — no Fire TV Stick needed

Amazon won't add Chromecast capability to its Instant Video app for Android any time soon, and it won't release an app for Android TV. But there's still a way to get that video on your TV by using your computer and a browser extension.
Mobile

The best Google Pixel 2 XL cases and covers for protection and style

If you want to protect that 6-inch screen and aluminum body, it’s time to shop for the best Google Pixel 2 XL cases and covers. We've rounded up our top picks so far to style and protect your Google phone.
Mobile

The LG V50 ThinQ will be available from Verizon starting on June 20

LG has a habit of releasing too many phones. Following on the heels of the V40 ThinQ, the company has now unveiled the LG V50 ThinQ. There's 5G support, as well as an accessory that turns it into a foldable phone.
Mobile

Rumors say Sony is making an Xperia phone with a six-lens rear camera

How many camera lenses is too many? In the current market, we've seen phones with one, two, three, and even five lenses -- and now rumors are currently saying Sony is planning an Xperia smartphone with six lenses.
Mobile

Your smartphone knows all your secrets. Put it on lockdown with these tips

Having your smartphone hacked can feel like someone robbed your house. It's a massive invasion of privacy and a violation of your personal space. We've put together a checklist of precautions that will help you avoid this terrible fate.
How-To

You can delete Snapchat messages in a snap with these simple tips

If you've ever sent a message to someone and wish you could delete it, Snapchat has a feature you'll like. Yes, it lets you delete messages you've already sent. There are some limitations, though. Here's how to delete Snapchat messages.
Mobile

T-Mobile and Sprint may sell $6 billion in assets to win merger approval

T-Mobile and Sprint are getting closer to merging. After a few failed attempts, the two companies announced their merger at the start of 2018. The new T-Mobile could be better positioned to take on the likes of Verizon and AT&T.
Mobile

Google may speed up the rollout of RCS Chat by taking over for carriers

What is RCS messaging? It's the successor to today's text messaging. It offers features like real-time audio, read receipts, and encryption, but adoption so far has been slow. Here's everything you need to know.
Mobile

Report: Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 10 on August 7 in New York

According to a new report, Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 10 at an event on August 7 in New York City. The news lines up with last year's event, which took place on August 9, and was also in New York.
Mobile

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 may launch on August 7, according to report

The Samsung Galaxy S10 range was only just revealed, but Samsung is already working on the next big release. Not much is known about the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 just yet, but we do have a few details.