You’ll find thousands of apps available for mobile operating systems, but not all of them are safe. We’ll review whether or not you should install them, show you which are the best options for various functions, and update you on the latest features.

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Tile A File: add any file to the Windows 8 start screen

Microsoft limits the type of files and programs that you can pin to the start screen of the Windows 8 operating system. It is basically the same limitation that is imposed on […]

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Use Plan B to find your stolen or lost Android phone

The chance of getting your smartphone back when it gets stolen is slim, right? That's especially the case if you do not have some form of application or software running on the […]

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Google Search app for Windows 8 update brings YouTube support

I had mixed feelings about Google's Google Search application for Windows 8 for a number of reasons, from missing YouTube video playback  support over being incompatible with Windows RT to not really […]

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Lookout Ad Network Detector: Android apps advertisement scanner

It is important to analyze the permissions that applications request that you want to install on your Android smartphone to avoid installing apps that may request more permissions than they actually need […]


Mobento: Search, download and watch educational videos on Android devices

Mobento is a new video learning application for Android devices that originated out of the web service of the same name. The application makes available a selection of high quality educational videos […]

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Chrome gets apps launcher under Windows

Are you using apps in the Google Chrome web browser or Chromium? If you are new to the browser you may need some background information on the difference between apps and extensions. […]

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Display all Android apps permissions with G Data AntiVirus Free

Apps stores have become quite popular in recent time thanks to the rise of smartphones and other mobile devices powered by Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating system. It has never been […]

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Park me Right for Android: never forget where you parked your car again

Have you ever had troubles locating your parked car? Maybe you drove with it to another city for a job interview or shopping and forgot where you parked it exactly. Or things […]

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How to work with apps on the Windows 8 start screen

If you are not one of the users who decides to sit out on Windows 8 or skip the start screen to go right to the desktop, you may have noticed that […]

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The Windows 8 Kindle Application

If you own a Kindle device you know that the books you download are associated with your Amazon account so that you can access them on other devices as well. Kindle apps […]

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E-Codes Free: Food Additives dictionary for Android

Have you ever asked yourself why food often contains food additives indicated by e-codes on the packaging? This may be especially helpful when you are in a foreign country where different food […]

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Evernote Introduces Windows 8 App

There has been no shortage of Windows 8 news today.  After all, this was the day of the big launch event in New York City and Microsoft officially unveiled the final release […]

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What the Skype app for Windows 8 is missing

The Internet was buzzing with news that Microsoft released the Skype app early yesterday during the release of Skype 6.0 for Windows and Macintosh systems. I was not able to confirm that […]

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What is Xbox SmartGlass?

Xbox SmartGlass is a new application for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 that is being released on October 26 and October 29 respectively when the new operating systems are officially announced. […]

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Xbox Music Pass 6 month free with Windows 8 purchase

Microsoft today has updated the official video and music apps that it ships with the final version of the operating system to include support for the Xbox Music Pass and the feature […]

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Official Google Search app for Windows 8

All major Internet companies will eventually create apps for the Windows 8 operating system. Those that do not, are at a severe disadvantage on the operating system, considering that competing services are […]

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Solid Explorer is an Android file manager with cloud support

When it comes to managing files on your Android smartphone, there is only so much you can do with the default tools Google built in the version of Android your phone is […]

Relax and Sleep for Android helps you fall asleep

I'm always open to suggestions on how to improve sleep in general, or falling asleep in particular. My main issue here is that I'm sensitive to noise, especially at night. I do […]

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Cartoon Camera for Android

I have recently started to look at various camera apps for Android, from the popular to solutions that are less popular but still pretty good in terms of functionality. Cartoon Camera […]

LearnEnglish Elementary: podcast app for Android

Podcasts are a lot like radio shows, only that you can download or stream them to your devices instead of having to listen to the shows while they are on air. LearnEnglish […]

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Microsoft Details Android to Windows Store App Porting

As Microsoft gears up for the Windows 8 and Surface launch on October 26th they are actively trying to build up their new Windows Store with new apps as part of the […]

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Keep track of stock quotes and markes on your Android phone

An Android app like Stock Quote may be useful to you if you have invested money in the stock market, are thinking about it, or are just interested in finance in general. […]


AppSales app for Android highlights on sale store apps

Having spend the last day or so browsing the Android store both on the Google Play website and on the Galaxy Note 2 phone, I have come to the conclusion that it […]

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Don't Forget Avast for Mobile Security

After posting an article yesterday regarding a new update coming to Lookout for Android, I received a nice email from an Avast representative pointing out they too offer a very good, and free, […]

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Default Windows 8 apps get updates prior to launch

Microsoft includes a set of default applications on the Windows 8 startpage after installation of the operating system. This includes the mail app, a desktop email client, a photo app to view […]

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Lookout Plans to Take Android Security to the Next Level

Mobile security has become a necessary evil in today's world, with malware and hacks for both Android and iPhone devices finding their way into our mobile lives, most recently with a high-profile, […]

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iPhone 5 Launcher for Android Released

This may have been done partially as a joke, but an iPhone 5 launcher for Android devices has been released.  I say joke because Android users are notorious for making fun of […]

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Create custom Windows 8 app tiles with OblyTile

One of the things that I do not like in regards to Windows 8's new startpage is the lack of customization options. Microsoft has added lots of custom - and mostly silly […]

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List Windows 8 apps installed on all of your PCs

With cloud synchronization built right into the operating system one would think that Microsoft would have added an easy option to automatically synchronize installed apps between your PCs. That is however not […]

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How to add non-Store apps to Windows 8

Adding custom non-store apps to Windows 8 is something that does not get talked about a lot. Microsoft for one wants Windows 8 users to get their apps from the Windows Store […]

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SkyDrive app for Android incoming, big update today

Microsoft today has released a big update for its SkyDrive service. Regulars know that SkyDrive is Microsoft's cloud hosting and file management service that is offering 25 Gigabytes of storage to old […]

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Opera Mobile use 47% up, impressive growth in emerging markets

Opera Software's ability to grow even in markets where it is facing multi-billion Dollar companies like Apple, Google or Microsoft has kept the company alive throughout all these years. It is like […]

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Create desktop shortcuts for Windows Metro apps

One of the things that you can't do in the Windows 8 Release Preview is create desktop shortcuts for Metro apps. Say you have a favorite Metro app that you want to […]

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eBay launches Windows 8 Store app

News just got in that the Windows 8 store hit 400 apps in the Release Preview of the operating system. This may not seem like much but users have to consider that […]


MightyText, Text and read from computers using your Android phone

If you are one of those who gets itchy fingers whenever your phone leaves your hand in fear of missing a text, you may like the MightyText application for Google Android mobile […]

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Google Chrome for Android now out of beta

Google today has announced the release of the first stable version of the Google Chrome web browser for the Android operating system. According to Google, Chrome for Android is now available for […]

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Firefox Mobile 14 for Android is here

Mozilla last week announced big things coming to Firefox for Android in a Twitter message without revealing too much about what they meant by that. Today, Mozilla has released the next version […]

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Facebook Launches App Center in the US

Up until now Facebook users who wanted to install a particular app or game on the social networking site had to either search for it on Facebook, or be notified about it […]

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Windows Store to list Desktop Apps after all

The Windows Store is one of the major changes coming to the Windows 8 operating system. It is basically an app store comparable to Apple's or Google's application stores. Windows 8 users […]

Apple Reveal the all-time Biggest App Downloads

To mark the download of the 25 billionth app from the Apple App Store the company has released a series of all-time top 25 lists for app downloads.  Unsurprisingly games are at […]



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